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eter/Piper” will hit the stage for the first time with the Post Theater Company at LIU Post. The play, written by Trista Baldwin, a playwright and co-founder of Workhaus Playwrights’ Collective, tells the story of two sisters, Piper and Claire, who face a family tragedy and experience grief down two very different paths. The story shows how people move on after tragedy and how we, as a society, can do better grieving or allowing space for people to not be okay. Piper and Claire are just starting their lives; one is a college student and one just got engaged. Then tragedy strikes their family. Their lives are altered and they both react in different ways. Piper tries to escape through work, sex, and drinking. Claire tries to hold on too hard to the past. Beth Lambert, a sophomore musical theatre major at LIU Post, plays Piper, who runs away to start over in NYC. “I connect with Piper about the need to constantly keep looking for more and more,” Lambert said. “She starts off with the life she wants and is comfortable, but you get one thing and you just want to take it further. She’s looking for a new story, love and life.” “Peter/Piper” was originally commissioned by the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn. Baldwin was asked to write the play for the theater’s class of 2014 B.F.A. actor training program. The original script was shorter. At Post, Baldwin has the liberty to extend the length of the show. This draft of the play is the first to be performed. Baldwin is still making a few changes, either removing or adding scenes as the rehearsal process moves on. Yet the cast members do not let that phase their performances. The cast members are versatile to any changes that come their way, taking their direction well and committing to the truth of the characters they are portraying. “It is very fun to be hearing the changes in rehearsal right after I wrote them,” Baldwin said. Lambert said that working with the playwright is a good challenge. “I never did a new work where you are constantly getting new lines and new pages. It’s fun to explore the nooks and crannies that may have not been in the previous copy. It’s a lot of working on your feet and being ready for anything,” she said. Lucy Sanci, a sophomore musical theatre major at LIU Post, plays Claire, who returns home and tries to relive past experiences. “Claire is very independent, but still loves her friends and family,” Sanci said. When the tragedy hit her family, Claire wants to understand every angle of it and why it happened. “It’s her way of control-

LIU Post debuts play ling the situation,” she said. Sanci connects to Claire’s character. “I’d do anything for my family and [want to be] able to support them,” she said. Sanci also enjoys working alongside Baldwin in the rehearsal process. “It’s an amazing experience, especially so early on in my career, getting to work with Trista as the play is developed,” she said. Sanci and her castmates have the opportunity to lend a hand in the progress of the show, rather than working with a predetermined set of characters. “You get to have a say with what the character is like,” she said. Though it is n0t a musical, choreography is a huge factor in “Peter/Piper.” The cast uses contemporary dance and movement as well as poetic language to tell a story. The movement, according to Baldwin, creates an experience of the surreal state of mind post state-of-shock, which represents the narrative. “It’s more of an experiential play, rather than a linear narrative,” Baldwin said. The movement is not explicit, as the cast are responding to the script. “There is a physical language in addition to the verbal language,” she said. “For Claire, the movement is a form of categorizing stuff,” Sanci said. “[Her movement] is very specific, she’s searching for something. She’s really trying to find an answer and put things in list.” Claire wants to feel what it is like to be present in the moment and is “grounding herself in her reality when everything can feel so up in the air,” Sanci said. The play is inspired by Baldwin’s own personal experiences with loss, and friends’

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The cast in rehearsal. experiences with loss. She looked at society and how it deals with loss, especially of young people. “I was given three days off work when a family member died,” Baldwin said. “Everything was all processed and afterwards everyone was like, ‘Yeah okay, move on,’ and that’s not how tragedy works.” Baldwin was glad for the play to be performed by an ensemble, where some lines are spoken in unison, and the scenes are primarily interactive to better represent the dynamics within a society. This is different from the classic, spotlight monologues or two-person scenes usually in plays. There are scenes playing out in the background of the narrative, creating a sense of community and togetherness. “Trista’s done an excellent job in delving into the psychology of how people grieve,” Sanci said. “People from all walks of life can deal with the same circumstance.

Though we feel alone, we don’t grieve alone. We are experiencing it together.” Baldwin’s second inspiration came from the lack of roles for young women in plays. As a professor of playwriting, screenwriting, and dramatic literature at St. Cloud University, she witnessed the inequality. “I watched men and women audition and always noticed that the men look better, as the material is better suited for them,” she said. The three males in the eight-person cast all interact with the grief, as well as the women. The story, Baldwin says, shows how grief impacts the community, not just the sisters. Lambert is happy to be working with a smaller cast. “We have grown a lot closer and have put our all into this. It’s great to work with people who are really dedicated,” she said. Continued on Page 36


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Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. With the melodious voice of French native singer Violette and her musicians from around the world, La Vie En Rose is a tasteful marriage of French Chanson and Golden Age swing, with a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs — a unique alliance between the old world and the new, between French charm, American glam and soulful pop. Where: Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay Info: (516) 922-8678 • plantingfields.org

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Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Ranked among Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers, Darlene Love gained prominence in the 1960s for the song “He’s a Rebel,” a No. 1 American single in 1962. She went on to perform with many of the legends of ‘50s and ‘60s’ rock and soul — Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, the Beach Boys and Elvis Presley — and her powerful vocals are behind many of the biggest hits during these years, including “Be My Baby,” “Monster Mash,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” and Frank Sinatra’s version of “That’s Life.” Where: Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theatre, 232 Main St., Port Washington Info & Tickets: (516) 767-1384 • landmarkonmainstreet.org

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Get Ready for March Madness Saturday, Feb. 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Meet and debate with author Mark Mehler as he discusses his book, “Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finals,” which tells the stories behind the ten most compelling and memorable championship games in tournament history. Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine 110 N. Park Ave. Rockville Centre Info: (516) 764-6000 turnofthecorkscrew.com


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Melissa Manchester Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Melissa Manchester, whose hits include “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Midnight Blue,” and “Through the Eyes of Love,” has played to sold-out audiences all over the world and had her music recorded by everyone from Barbra Streisand to Barbara Cook. She will perform two shows on this special evening. Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Hillwood Recital Hall, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville Info & Tickets: (516) 299-3100 • tillescenter.org

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John Pizzarelli: Midnight McCartney

Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli will perform the solo work of Paul McCartney — the lesser-known McCartney songs — alongside the works of Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers. Where: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre Info & Tickets: (516) 323-4444 • madisontheatreny.org

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Wagner’s “Lohengrin” Sunday, Feb. 18, 2 to 5:30 p.m.

This screening of Wagner’s beloved “Lohengrin,” a romantic opera based on part of the Knight of the Swan tradition, is performed in three acts, with its most popular and recognizable part being the Bridal Chorus, better known as “Here Comes the Bride,” played as a processional in many weddings. Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Westermann Stage, Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City Info & Tickets: (516) 877-4000 • pac.adelphi.edu

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Sunday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. This event is a celebration of words as seven writers read their personal stories — some are humorous, some bittersweet, all will move you. The participating writers include Rolling Stone memoirist Bill German, New York Times “Modern Love” writer Paula Ganzi Licata, Long Island LitFest founder and author Claudia Gryvatz Copquin, former longtime Friars Club writer and author Barry Dougherty, New York Emmy Award-winner Iyna Bort Caruso, and Boston Globe essayist Robin Eileen Bernstein. Where: Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington Info & Tickets: (631) 423-7611 • cinemaartscentre.org

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Saturday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. Kids can enjoy family time at MoMI with daily matinees of “My Neighbor Totoro,” a Japanese animated fantasy about two young daughters and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar, rural Japan, as well as a week of drop-in art making and animation projects inspired by the film.

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Saturday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 25, 12 to 4 p.m. Young visitors to the museum can celebrate National Engineers Week by engineering their own balancing robot and watching the museum’s new giant-screen documentary, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World.”

Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City Info: 516-572-4111 or cradleofaviation.org

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Monday, Feb. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium); Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (The Whaling Museum & Education Center) The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium will be hosting a Winter Wonderland school break for kids, featuring Make Your Own Ice Cream activities and a Slippery, Slimy Science event. The Whaling Museum & Education Center’s winter break will have children in grades K through 3 exploring the Arctic with a different theme each day comprised of crafts, scavenger hunts and snacks.

Where: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor; Info: 516-692-6768 or cshfishhatchery.org The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor; Info: 631-367-3418 or cshwhalingmuseum.org

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Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Thursday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children of all ages and their families can enjoy the school break together with three days of art making and gallery tours inspired by the exhibitions on view, with a different project offered every day. Museum admission plus $10 per family materials fee. Reservations not needed.

Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor Info: 516-484-9337 or nassaumuseum.org

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Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. (flick) and Thursday, Feb. 22, 12 to 3 p.m. (crafts) Little ones can watch a moo-vie, “Maya the Bee,” in the barn, where they can purchase hot popcorn and visit with the farm animals before the show. On Thursday, little farmers ages 4 to 10 years old can create works of art with materials found in nature and enjoy a farm-themed story time throughout the afternoon. The film screening is free and the craft event is $5 per child (ages 2 and up).

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park | Info: 718-347-3276 or queensfarm.org


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Dinosaur exhibit comes to L.I. Museum All the youngsters out there who love dinosaurs can travel back to the Cretaceous Period and come face to face with dinosaurs of all sizes in their prehistoric environments with a new exhibit,Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™, currently on display at the Long Island Children’s Museum. The immersive exhibit takes visitors to two dinosaur habitats (warm and cold environments), as well as a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig component), where junior

paleontologists will experiment with materials and tools. Here children of all ages can examine a touchable T-Rex and Triceratops and make observations and comparisons, important steps in scientific thinking; climb into a Troodon’s nest and play with dinosaur eggs; uncover dinosaur bones and examine fossils in a dig station; cooperate and collaborate to help complete an over-sized puzzle; and put on insect costumes and buzz around a swampy

bog. Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and is nationally sponsored by The David B. Jones Foundation. The Long Island Children’s Museum will display the exhibit, which is free with museum admission, through Sunday, May 13. The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave. in Garden City.  Museum visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am. to 5 p.m. and most school holidays. Museum admission is $13 for adults and children over 1 year old, $12 for seniors, and free for museum members and children under 1 year old. For additional information, contact 516-224-5800 or go to www.licm.org.

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Her name is Love, and that’s what the audience feels whenever Darlene Love takes the stage. The star of the Academy Award-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom” and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Love is an adored American musical icon. For years, she made holiday guest appearances on David Letterman’s show, singing “Baby Please Come Home,” and appeared as a special guest during Bruce Springsteen tours. Since the early ‘60s, as part of Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” hit factory and as the lead singer on “He’s a Rebel,” Love has done it all from major motion pictures like the highly successful “Lethal Weapon” series to Broadway hits like “Hairspray” and “Grease.” In the early years,

Love’s background vocals behind The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. Landmark audiences have shown their own love for this acclaimed performer, selling out her annual Christmas show at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater for the past six years. Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. marks her first Valentine’s show at Landmark. Rolling Stone maga-

zine has proclaimed Love to be “one of the greatest singers of all time” and that certainly rings true, but perhaps legendary band leader Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: “Darlene Love is rock and roll!” Tickets for this show and more are available through Landmark’s box office, 516-767-6444 or online at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org. Landmark on Main Street is located at 232 Main St. in Port Washington.

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cians and comediennes. This is the first step to compete in the national pageant in Atlantic City. The 2018 pageant seeks candidates who exhibit charm, dignity, inner beauty, grace, accomplishments and enthusiasm, among other winning qualities. Contestants will be judged in four categories: personal interview, evening gown presentation, philosophy of life, and talent. Those who successfully pass the auditions will compete in the Ms. New York Senior America Pageant and the winner will move on to the national pageant. To participate in the audition, call NYSA State Director Marleen Schuss at 516-678-3242 or via e-mail marleenschuss@aol.com for an appointment time and date. For more information about the pageant, visit the website at www.newyorksenioramerica.org.

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A charming comedy about prize-winning playwright Nate (Jemaine Clement) who has lost his mojo, his agent, and then his wife and home. Forced to move in with his father Bob (Elliot Gould), Nate has some real soul searching to do. But first he has to fold some towels for the residents of his father’s retirement community.

A free program designed for emerging filmmakers in grades 7-12. Produced by Hofstra University and GCIFF, student filmmakers are invited to participate in a day full of film activities, panels, workshops, and special giveaways. Participants will have the opportunity to submit their own short films for awards and feedback.

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A series of special programs designed for people living with memory loss and their caregivers. Individuals will enjoy clips of classic films followed by guided conversation and reminiscence. Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections.

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A seemingly minor traffic collision has far-reaching consequences in this story of a well-meaning medical examiner haunted by the death of a child he might have prevented. In Farsi with English subtitles.

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Pizzarelli show to benefit HELP-Uganda John Pizzarelli is a world-renowned guitarist and singer, hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star called him “the genial genius of the guitar.” And the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.” Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Lennon-McCartney. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica Molaskey, suggest there is no limit to Pizzarelli’s imagination or talent. The next step is introducing the solo work of Paul McCartney to his audience through his release on Concord Records, Midnight McCartney, and on stages around the world. The chal-

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Starring Elliott Gould, Humor Me is a heartfelt father-son comedy about a struggling playwright who is forced to move in with his joke-telling dad in a New Jersey retirement community. A once-acclaimed New York playwright, Nate (Jemaine Clement), is struggling to finish his new play when his wife (Maria Dizzia) leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, Bob who, always quick with a joke, uses humor to deal with all of life’s challenges, even the death of his beloved wife. It drives Nate crazy.

Visit goldcoastfilmfestival.org or call 516-829-2570 for tickets. Tickets $15/$10 for students when purchased in advance, $20 at the door.

lenge, Pizzarelli says, is lining up the lesser-known McCartney songs alongside the works of Gershwin, Berlin and Rodgers. “It’s not out of the realm to say, ‘Here are some excellent songs. What you just enjoyed and maybe thought was Johnny Mercer, is really Paul McCartney.’ I think they can all stand next to each other,” Pizzarelli says. His upcoming performance of Midnight McCartney will take place at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 516-3234444 or going to www.madisontheatreny.org. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to raise funds for HELP Primary School — HELP Uganda. For more information and to donate directly, go to www. help-uganda.com. The Madison Theatre at Molloy College is located at 1000 Hempstead Ave. in Rockville Centre.

DelGuidice, Big Shot to celebrate Billy Joel Mike DelGuidice, one of Long Island’s most celebrated performers — a veteran of 27 years playing to sold-out audiences in the U.S. heading up his Billy Joel Tribute Band, Big Shot — realized a life-long dream in the fall of 2013 when he became the newest member of the Billy Joel Band.  DelGuidice is a bril-

liant vocalist and composer and a master of several instruments including bass guitar, guitar, piano and drums. He has worked with several of the original members of Billy Joel’s band over the years, and his encyclopedic knowledge of the Piano Man’s catalog made him a perfect fit as background vocalist and guitarist for

Joel.  DelGuidiceis the author of two albums, My Street and Miller Place, and several of his new songs are currently under favored consideration for film soundtracks. He now juggles his own busy schedule of soldout shows, with his new schedule of monthly shows at Madison Square Garden, along with weekly shows around the country and abroad with Joel. Despite his busy touring, DelGuidice and his Big Shot band always make time for a show on Long Island, with a performance scheduled at The Paramount on Friday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. The Paramount is located at 370 New York Ave. in Huntington. For tickets, call 631673-7300 or go to www. paramountny.com.


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Best of Broadway returns to Adelphi

Please join us for 2 nights of local art galleries showcasing world class pieces from their collections. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a wine tasting!

Adelphi University’s talented students return with the always-popular Best of Broadway series. “We Tell the Story: Songs of Love, Life, Pain and Hope” will be performed on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center located at 1 South Ave. in Garden City. This installment of the Best of Broadway series, featuring songs from the iconic musicals “Ragtime,” “Anastasia” and “Once on This Island,” celebrates the music and lyrics of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The show is conceived by Director Duane McDevitt, who is best known for his storytelling on stages both musical and operatic. McDevitt says, “The best musical theatre moments are created by great storytelling, and the actors are the

human vessels charged with telling the stories. This is our quest this semester. You are in for a treat!” Adding musical flavor to the show is Music Director Patrick Burns. Both McDevitt and Burns are making their Adelphi debut with this show. The Adelphi Performing Arts Center is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $25 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Tickets are available for purchase at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516-877-4000 or boxoffice@ adelphi.edu. Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances. Information is available online at pac.adelphi.edu.

Works of art will be available for sale from the following Galleries: - Roslyn Village Gallery - Long Island Picture Frame and Gallery - Galleria Fine Arts - Huntington Art Council

Thursday, February 22 - 5:00pm-9:00pm Friday, February 23 - 5:00pm-9:00pm •With a wine tasting from “The Wine Special List” on Thursday from 6:00pm-8:00pm RSVP: Adam Murchison 516.922.7500 ext. 1213 or email: membership@themuttontownclub.com

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LIU Post theater company to debut play Continued from Page 23 Mia Rovegno, a Brooklyn-based director, playwright and puppeteer, was hired by PTC to direct the play. While Baldwin is on set to make a few changes to the script, Rovegno also contributes by helping the cast members figure out their movements. “Mia does a great job working with us, not at us,” Sanci said. “Working with an all-female creative team is an amazing experience,” she added. “Peter/Piper” will be performed on Feb. 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m., and

Feb. 18 and 25 at 3 p.m. in the LIU Post Rifle Range Theatre in Brookville, N.Y. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students who show valid ID. Tickets are available online at www. tix55.com/ptc700, or by calling the box office at 516-299-2356. This article was originally published in the Pioneer, the award-winning student newspaper of LIU Post, www.liupostpioneer. com, and is republished here by Blank Slate Media with the permission of the Pioneer.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Town invites children for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Vacation Recreationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; days North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board, in conjunction with the Department of Parks and Recreation, will be hosting two â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vacation Recreation Days,â&#x20AC;? a program for children on Tuesday, Feb.20 and Wednesday, Feb. 21 beginning at 1 p.m. during the February school break at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are pleased to once again host

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Children enjoy a film during the Town of North Hempstead â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vacation Recreationâ&#x20AC;? Program.

the popular Vacation Recreation Day,â&#x20AC;? Bosworth said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we are expanding it two days for the children to enjoy activities, a movie, and swimming during the February school break.â&#x20AC;? On Tuesday, participants will be able to enjoy a showing of the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Captain Underpantsâ&#x20AC;? and a puppet show featuring Petra Puppets. Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program will feature a magic show by Scott Interrante and the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spider-Man: Homecoming.â&#x20AC;? Both days will be followed by swimming at the indoor pool. The program is $5 per child for members of Tully Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aquatic Activity Center, $10 for non-member residents and $12 for non-resident guests, who must be accompanied by a resident. For the pool time portion of the program, children ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The Vacation Recreation program is designed for school children ages 5 to 13. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at Michael J. Tully Park, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 311 or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov.

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CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Arts & Entertainment Calendar NYCB LIVE/NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale (516) 794-9300 • www.nycblive.com Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. Long Island Nets

GOLD COAST ARTS CENTER 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck (516) 829-2570 • www.goldcoastarts. org Through April 1 (opening reception on Sunday, March 4, 4 to 6 p.m.) Art Exhibit: Collective Consciousness

NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury (516) 247-5205 • www.thetheatreatwestbury.com Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. The Heart of Hop Hop Classic Edition

NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn (516) 484-9338 • www.nassaumuseum. org Ongoing During Museum Hours: Sculpture Park, Walking Trails, Gardens Family Sundays at the Museum, 1-4 p.m. Family Tour at 1 p.m.; Art Activities at 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fri-Yay Art Days! at The Manes Center: For children ages 3 to 5 and their families. Saturdays, Feb. 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Studio Saturdays at The Manes Center: For children of all ages and their families. Through March 4 Exhibits in the Saltzman Fine Art Building: “Fool the Eye” Through March 4 (Tuesday through Sunday screenings at 11 a.m., 12, 1 and 3 p.m.) Film in the Saltzman Fine Art Building: “Paper Medium Rare: All Things Paper”

THE PARAMOUNT 370 New York Ave., Huntington (631) 673-7300 • www.paramountny.com Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. My Funny Valentine Featuring Gary Valentine Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Jim Breuer Residency: Comedy, Stories and More Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Mardi Gras Madness Tour THE SPACE AT WESTBURY 250 Post Ave., Westbury (516)283-5566 • www.thespaceatwestbury.com Friday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. The Lords of 52nd Street LANDMARK ON MAIN STREET 232 Main St., Port Washington (516) 767-1384 • www.landmarkonmainstreet.org Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Darlene Love — The Valentine Tour TILLES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS | LIU POST 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville (516) 299-3100 • www.tillescenter.org Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Lettermen, The Association & Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Melissa Manchester Sunday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Birdland All-Stars Featuring Tommy Igoe: The Art of Jazz MADISON THEATRE AT MOLLOY COLLEGE 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre 516-323-4444 • www.madisontheatreny. org Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. John Pizzarelli: Midnight McCartney ADELPHI UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1 South Ave., Garden City (516) 877-4000 • www.aupac.adelphi.edu Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. New Music XIII: Ensemble Pi Sunday, Feb. 18, 2 to 5:30 p.m. Wagner’s “Lohengrin” Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. Film Screening: “Do the Right Thing”

THE ART GUILD 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset (516) 304-5797 • www.theartguild.org Second Thursday, March 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sip & Sketch: Live model, all levels, no instruction, short and long poses. Bring a snack and/or beverage. ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills (631) 462-5400 • www.artleagueli.org Saturday, Feb. 17 through March 4 (reception on March 4, 1 to 3 p.m.) Exhibit: Go APE Exhibition of High School Advanced Placement Students SANDS POINT PRESERVE CONSERVANCY 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point 516.571.7901 • www.sandspointpreserve. org Sunday, Feb. 25, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tea & Meditation PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay 516.922.8678 • www.plantingfields.org Friday, Feb. 16, 7 to 9 p.m. Music at the Mansion: La Vie En Rose LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City (516) 224-5800 • www.licm.org Friday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids in the Kitchen: Strawberry Chocolate Valentine Delight Ages 3-5. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members). Saturday, Feb. 17, 1 to 3 p.m.


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A&E Calendar contâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Green Teens: Science of Snowflakes Ages 3 and up. Free with museum admission. Saturday, Feb. 17, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Calling Young Artists: Eye Spy Ages 5 and up. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members). Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Messy Afternoon Ages 18 months to 4 years. Free with museum admission. Through Sunday, May 13 Traveling Exhibit: Dinosaurs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Land of Fire and ice All ages. Free with museum admission. THE DOLPHIN BOOKSHOP & CAFE 299 Main St., Port Washington (516) 767-2650 â&#x20AC;˘ www.thedolphinbookshop.com Fridays at 11 a.m. Music & More: Marilyn & Her Guitar For children ages 2-4 Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Cafe Music at The Dolphin. Free admission. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. The Dolphin Book Club: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pachinkoâ&#x20AC;? by Min Jin Lee Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m. For Kids: Story & Craft: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elmoreâ&#x20AC;? by Holly Hobbie BARNES AND NOBLE 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset; (516) 365-6723 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place; (516) 741-9850 www.barnesandnoble.com Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. Mother Bruce Story Time (Manhasset and Carle Place) TURN OF THE CORKSCREW BOOKS AND WINE 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre (516) 764-6000 â&#x20AC;˘ www.turnofthecorkscrew.com Saturday, Feb. 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Meet Mark Mehler, co-author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finalsâ&#x20AC;?

WALT WHITMAN HISTORIC BIRTHPLACE 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station (631) 423-7611 â&#x20AC;˘ www.waltwhitman.org Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. For Kids: Winter Recess Dreamcatcher & Tea Party CINEMA ARTS CENTRE 423 Park Ave., Huntington (631) 423-7611 â&#x20AC;˘ www.cinemaartscentre.org Sunday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. Living, Out Loud: Writers Riff on Love, Sweat & Fears COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM 1660 Rte. 25A, Cold Spring Harbor (516) 692-6768 â&#x20AC;˘ www.cshfishhatchery.org Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Pollywog Adventures: Preschooler crafts, stories and games. Adults $6; children 3 to 12 and seniors 65 and up $4; children under 3 and members free. Monday, Feb. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Winter Wonderland Break for Kids

THE LONG ISLAND BAROQUE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS The Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voice: LIBE 48th Annual Tribute to John Sebastian Bach Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. At St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, 30 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. At Christ Church, 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay General admission tickets are $30; $15 for students; children under 10 are free. Tickets cab be purchased at the ensembleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, 222.libaroque.org LIVE MUSIC AT OLDE TRADING POST (OTP) TAVERN 1218 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park

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Community Calendar TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD VACATION RECREATION DAYS FOR KIDS AT TULLY PARK Tuesday, Feb. 20 and Wednesday, Feb. 21 beginning at 1 p.m. At Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park Activities include a puppet show, magic show, movies and swimming in the indoor pool. For children ages 5 to 13. $5 per child for members; $10 for non-member residents; $12 for non-residents (must be accompanied by a resident). Pre-registration is required by calling 311 or going to www.northhempsteadny.gov. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights; 516-6212288 Thursdays at 7:45 p.m. The Molly Chernofsky Community Cinema Series ($20 per film) “The Women’s Balcony” (Feb. 22); “Carvalho’s Journey” (March 22) SINGLES ASSOCIATION OF LONG ISLAND BOWLING Last Saturdays of the month, Feb. 24, March 24, May 26 and June 30, 7 to 9 p.m. At Herrill Lanes, 465 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park Cost: $5 per game. For ages 25 plus. Social gathering afterwards at the Omega Diner, 1809 Lakeville Rd. in New Hyde Park For more information, contact Vincent Scire at 516-465-3953. AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S 17TH ANNUAL GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON Wednesday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the Crest Hollow Country Club, 8325 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury For more information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities, call 516-962-0811 or visit www.longislandgoredluncheon.heart. org. ST. ALOYSIUS SOCIABLES OF GREAT NECK Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 12:30 p.m. At the Jolly Fisherman, 25 Main St., Roslyn Cost: Price of your meal Call John Hyland, 516-482-3795, for reservations. SHELTER ROCK JEWISH CENTER 272 Shelter Rock Road, Roslyn Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Purim Festival: Megillah Reading followed by light food, DJ music, dancing and family fun. For more information, call 516-741-4305 x10 THE ROSLYN AND PORT WASHINGTON CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS NETWORKING MIXER Wednesday, Feb. 28, Time TBD At The Atria at Roslyn Harbor, 100 Landing Road, Roslyn For more information, go to www.roslynchamber.org.

ADELPHI NY STATEWIDE BREAST CANCER HOTLINE & SUPPORT PROGRAM At Adelphi’s Alumni House 154 Cambridge Ave., Garden City 516-877-4314 or 800-877-8077 Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. General Support Group and Support Group for Caregivers of People with Breast Cancer Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Young Women’s Support Group, Under 40 Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m. Support Group for Newly Diagnosed Stage 4 Breast Cancer Last Monday of the Month, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Touchstone Group: For those who received their last treatment more than 18 months ago. Tuesday, March 20, 2 to 3 p.m. Strength for Life at Adelphi University: Exercise Strategies for Cancer Survivors At Adelphi’s Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Ave. in Garden City To RSVP, call 516-877-4325, email breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu or register online at breast-cancer.adelphi.edu. NYU WINTHROP HOSPITAL 200 Old Country Road, Suite 250 Mineola, NY 11501 Call 516-663-8300 to register for these free programs. First and third Tuesday of the month, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Breast Cancer Support Group At NYU Winthrop Hospital, Pediatric Conference Center, 259 First St., Mineola Seating is limited; registration is required. Call 516-663-2556. Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Breastfeeding Support Group At Winthrop Welcome Center, 1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML5, Garden City For more information and to register, call 1-866-946-8476 Seating is limited; registration is required. Call 516-663-2556. Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Art Group for Individuals with Cognitive Impairment At NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavillion, 1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML-5, Garden City Registration is required. Call 516-6634429. Thursdays, Feb. 22 and March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 5:45 p.m. Free Tobacco Cessation Program At NYU Winthrop Research & Academic Center, 101 Mineola Blvd. at the corner of Second St., Mineola Registration is required. Call 866-9468476. NORTHWELL HEALTH COMMUNITY EVENTS AND CLASSES Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. Preparation for Childbirth / One-Session Class At Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 270-05 76 Ave., Room T132, New Hyde Park This class should be completed 3-4 weeks prior to delivery date. Bring a snack and beverage.

For more information and to sign up, call 718-470-5134 or go to www.northwell. edu. Sunday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. Preparation for Childbirth / One-Session Class At North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive TCR 4 & 5, Manhasset This class should be completed 3-4 weeks prior to delivery date. Bring a snack and beverage. For more information and to sign up, call 516-881-7000 or go to www.northwell. edu. NORTHWELL HEALTH CANCER INSTITUTE Saturday, March 3, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (registration and breakfast, 8:30 to 9 a.m.) Wellness Workshop for Cancer Survivors At the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Conference Center, 500 Hofstra University, Hempstead This free, half-day workshop event includes two panel discussions and four breakout sessions. To register, call 516-734-7212 or go to www.northwell.edu/surviveandthrive SID JACOBSON JCC 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, 11548 516-484-1545; www.sjjcc.org/jll. Fridays Shababa Fridays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. General Exercise Group for All Cancer Survivors, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Discussion Group for All Cancer Survivors, 1:15 to 2 p.m. Sundays: Gentle Yoga for All Cancer Survivors, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays: News Behind the News, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eat, Chat, Move!, 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Mah Jongg Clinic, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday Lectures, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Swim Program for Strength & Wellness,11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Knitzvah: Knitting for a Cause, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Knitzvah: Knitting for a Cause, 12 to 2 p.m. Taste of Torah, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursdays: Games Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meditation, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Eat, Chat, Move!, 6 p.m.. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT SHELTER ROCK 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset 516-627-6560; www.uucsr.org Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m. in the Veatch Ballroom Wednesday Bridge Group Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Veatch Ballroom and Terrace Room Inisfada Zen Sitting Meditation Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. in the Art Gallery Yoga with Mike Mancini Members: $5 per class/Non-members: $7 per class (no registration required) Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. in the Veatch Ballroom (1-2 beginner; 2-3 intermediate and advanced)

Friday Bridge, Lessons & Game Play Fridays, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 15, at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Soulful Small Group Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Women’s Group Book Series: “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende Wednesdays, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18 and May 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Emerson and Thoreau: Two Aspects of Transendentalism NOTRE DAME PARISH SPRING CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR Saturday, March 3 (snow date March 10) At Notre Dame Parish, 45 Mayfair Road, New Hyde Park The parish is currently looking for vendors; the cost of a table is $55. If interested, email ndcmain@gmail.com or call Carole at 516-352-7203. 14TH ANNUAL NORTH HEMPSTEAD POLAR PLUNGE Saturday, March 3 (registration at 10 a.m.; plunge at 12 p.m.) At North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W. Shore Road, Port Washington The event benefits Special Olympics. For more information, call 311 or 516-8696311. TEMPLE SINAI OF ROSLYN 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800; www.mysinai.org Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Purim Shpiel: “Purim through the Decades: From Cole Porter to Coldplay.” $18 suggested contribution for non-members. Sunday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Purim Carnival: $15 per child includes unlimited games and activities Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. “Do Not Stand Idly By”: Talk about gun violence prevention. No charge. ST. PATRICK’S AFTER PARADE PARTY Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. (doors open at noon) At Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola Free admission. Live music by Billy and Jacinla. Irish food and drinks at reasonable prices. HUNTINGTON WINTER FARMERS MARKET Every Sunday through March 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 253 Oakwood Road, Huntington Support local growers and enjoy a taste of small-town life with family and friends. For more information, go to www.longislandfarmersmarkets.com. GAME ON TRIVIA Every Tuesday through March 27 at 7:30 p.m. Olde Trading Post (OTP), 1218 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park Free event. Food, drink specials and prizes. For more information, go to www.gameongameshow.com

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