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Music, wine fest comes to L.I.

BY A M E L I A C A M U R AT I fter hosting a successful inaugural Dinner en Blanc at NYIT Old Westbury’s de Seversky Mansion in October, a marketing group returns to Long Island with the first Gold Coast Summers Music and Wine Festival this weekend at Nassau County Museum of Art. Donyshia Boston-Hill, CEO of the marketing group, Keeper of the Brand, said the 21-and-up p event will run from registration at 1 p.m. ev on Saturday and Sunday and end around 7 p.m., featuring wine tastings from wineries that source their grapes from w Long Island’s North Fork and New York Lo as well as France, Spain, South Africa, California, New Zealand, Australia, C Chile, Argentina, Portugal, Japan, AusC tria and Germany through a partnership tr with New York Uncorked. w “I was married at the museum, and I love it,” Boston-Hill said. “I call it my happy place, and I wanted to bring happiness to people in the form of music and sampling wines and artisan cocktails.” In addition to wine tastings, Boston-Hill said there will be gourmet food and cheese tastings as well as a handful of food trucks on site during the event. Boston-Hill said the final PHOTOS COURTESY OF KEEPER OF THE PH artist each night will take the BRAND stage around 6 p.m., including local artists, a string quarKeeper of the Brand will host the tet, jazz bands and singers. K in inaugural Gold Coast Summers “We look forward to evM Music and Wine Festival at Naseryone coming out and enjoyssau County Museum of Art this ing the day,” Boston-Hill said. “Hopefully, we can grow this w weekend.

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event a little bit for next year.” Festival attendees will be able to view the exhibit, including the original cover art for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” and theHobey Baker Memorial Award trophy given to the best college hockey player annually, at a discounted rate. Tickets for the festival are available for $59, or $79 with a blanket provided for the picnic event. Those interested in attending can purchase tickets online at goldcoastsummersmusicwinefest.eventbrite.com, and receive a 50 percent discount on either ticket option with the promotional code “Times.” Reach reporter Amelia Camurati by email at acamurati@theislandnow.com, by phone at 516307-1045, ext. 215, or follow her on Twitter @acamurati.


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Weekend Concerts at Jones Beach Theater

Friday, June 15 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. Jones Beach Theater continues its summer 2018 concert series with the following headline shows: 106.1 WBLI’s Summer Jam with Shawn Mendes, the Backstreet Boys, Meghan Trainor and 5 Seconds of Summer on Friday, and 103.5 KTU’s KTUphoria with Dua Lipa, Ne-Yo, Charlie Puth, Sting, Shaggy, Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias on Saturday. Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Ocean Parkway, Wantaugh Info & Tickets: (866) 558-8468 • jonesbeach.com

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Live Nation Presents: Dead & Company

Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. Citi Field, home of the N.Y. Mets, kicks off its summer concert series with Dead & Company, which formed in 2015 when the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir joined forces with artist and musician John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, resulting in one of the most successful touring bands of the decade. Where: Citi Field, 12301 Roosevelt Ave., Corona Info & Tickets: (718) 507-8499 • livenation.com

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Eternal Con: The Long Island Comic Con

Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 starting at 10 a.m.

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Eternal Con, Long Island’s premier comic book and cosplay convention, returns for its sixth anniversary — a two-day extravaganza with gaming tournaments, informative panels, a vendor room with over 150 tables of toys, jewelry, clothing and collectibles, and a car show that will feature iconic movie vehicles including the DeLorean time machine from “Back to the Future” and a jeep from the original “Jurassic Park.” Where: NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale Info & Tickets: (516) 231-4848 or (800) 745-3000 • nycblive.com


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Roger Daltrey Performs The Who’s “TOMMY”

Sunday, June 17 at 8 p.m. Roger Daltrey and The New York Pops unite for a special Father’s Day performance of The Who’s “TOMMY,” backed by the symphonic orchestra and a band of seasoned Who players. Fans can expect to hear beloved classics from the 1969 rock opera, including “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me,” and more. Where: Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills Info & Tickets: (888) 929-7849 • foresthillsstadium.com

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Trace Adkins Wednesday, June 20 at 8 p.m.

American country singer Trace Adkins will perform his Billboard music hits, including “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury Info & Tickets: (516) 247-5211 thetheatreatwestbury.com

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Georgia O’Keeffe’s sartorial style became an intimate part of her artistic identity. She dressed like she painted, highly valuing abstraction, simplicity, and seriality. Drawing from the clothing in her closets when she died, this lecture led by Wanda M. Corn explores O’Keeffe’s modern use of dress to join body and art in a common aesthetic. A seated luncheon including wine, iced tea, salad, fresh breads, and dessert will precede the lecture at 12 p.m.

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Trevor Hall with Special Guest Will Evans Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. Trevor Hall, a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who grew up in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, performs music that blends roots, folk, and reggae with spirituality and life exploration. His latest album, KALA, written in Hawaii and recorded in Los Angeles, debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes singer/ songwriter chart. Where: The Paramount 370 New York Ave., Huntington Info & Tickets: (631) 673-7300 paramountny.com

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THE TOP EVENTS FOR KIDS FOR THE COMING WEEK

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ather’s Day Story Time

Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. Kids can join this special Father’s Day story time with a book celebrating all that is great about dads, “With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family.” Activities to follow.

Where: Barnes and Noble, 1542 Northern Blvd. in Manhasset and 91 Old Country Road in Carle Place Info: 516-365-6723 (Manhasset), 516-741-9850 (Carle Place) or barnesandnoble.com

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Saturday, June 16, 8:30 p.m. (ongoing through Aug. 11) Cinema on the Bay, a favorite summertime tradition in Port Washington, kicks off on this evening with a sunset screening of “Wonder Woman” and a lineup of upcoming films that includes “Wonder” on July 7, “Ghostbusters” on July 21, and “Sing” on Aug. 11 — all brought to the community for free by the Town of North Hempstead.

Where: Sunset Park along Manhasset Bay in Port Washington Info: 516-767-9151 or northhempstead.com

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ather’s Day at Adventureland Park

Sunday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dads ride for free on Father’s Day at Adventureland Park, Long Island’s amusement park since 1962 that has something for everyone — thrill rides, family rides, kiddie rides, and water rides. And as of the first day of summer on June 21, the park will be open every day of the week (see website for daily hours). Get your season passes now!

Where: Adventureland Park, 2245 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale Info: 631-694-6868 or adventureland.us

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he Wiggles! Sunday, June 17, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

The world’s most popular children’s entertainment group, which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1991, presents their Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Tour!

Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury Info & Tickets: 516-247-5211 or thetheatreatwestbury.com

hildren’s Nature Film Festival: AnC imal Adventures Tuesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Children’s Nature Film Festival launches with “Puffin Adventures” on June 19, “All About Amphibians” on June 20, “Eyewitness: Mammal” on June 21, “City of Bees” on June 22, and “All About Plant Pollination” on June 23.

Where: Garvies Point Museum & Preserve, 50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove Info: 516-571-8010/11 or garviespointmuseum.com


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‘Be the Change’: talks now online This spring, Adelphi University presented the third annual TEDxAdelphiUniversity series, centered on the theme “Be the Change.” Some of the major topics focused on healthy eating and community, including healthcare in the communities, how news is portrayed and reflected, healthier alternatives to common toxins, the use of aeroponic Tower Gardens, drug abuse prevention and more. The event featured talks by notable speakers including: Benjamin Dynkin has spent his career working to help defend the United States and its businesses from cyber threats. He is the cofounder and co-executive director of the American Cybersecurity Institute and the co-founder of Atlas Cybersecurity. Tracy Stopler is a registered dietitian and the nutrition director at NUTRITION E.T.C. She has been an adjunct nutrition professor at Adelphi University for 20 years and has published extensively on the topic of nutrition and exercise. She is also the campaign coordinator for the Enough Abuse on Long Island and has published an award-winning novel, The Ropes That Bind: Based on a True Story of Child Sexual Abuse.

Janine L. Bradley was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. She is a graduate of Jamaica High School, where she faced the struggles of attending night school so she could graduate on time. She is now the coordinator/principal of the Uniondale Alternative High School Program. Hannah Fons ’19 currently serves as senior editor at a small trade publishing company and is also a professional strength and conditioning coach at Five Points Academy in New York City. Hannah is a graduate student in the M.S.W. program at Adelphi University’s Manhattan Center, focusing on the care and concerns of LGBTQ

youth in general and transgender/ gender-divergent youth in particular. Anthony Guerne began his career in medicine in 1990 as an emergency medical technician and in 1994 he became a paramedic and began working in New York City. He is currently the Simulation Center technologist for the Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health and works for volunteer fire departments on Long Island as a first responder. Howard Robertson retired from the New York City Department of Correction after serving more than 22 years as a warden on Rikers Island.

He currently serves as the CEO of Airtight Solutions Inc. Robertson is now focused on keeping our youth out of gangs, away from drugs, reducing violence, and motivating them to become successful in life. Oscar Bruce, a Long Island native who graduated from Baruch College with a degree in public affairs and a minor in AfricanAmerican and Latino studies, currently serves as a community organizer and workshop facilitator for the Pulse Center for Patient Safety – ASK For Your Life Campaign and has interned at Hunger Free America. His passion for writing has motivated him to become a spoken-word artist, and his goal is to empower people to advocate for themselves to achieve better healthcare outcomes. Karen Clements Roach is an award-winning journalist and founder of the news organization, Communities of Color News, which has been honored by the City of New York as a best business for Communities in Queens. The outlet has become a go-to source for community news for people of color that has the courage print what others will only say behind closed doors. “What made us different as

a news organization was we were celebratory and not sensational,” said Roach. “This was something people of color didn’t regularly see, themselves represented positively and consistently in the news.” Beth Fiteni is the executive director of Green Inside and Out, a nonprofit whose mission it is to educate on matters of toxins and environmental health. She has a master’s in environmental law from Vermont Law School and has worked in multiple environmental positions such as Renewable Energy Long Island, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College and Beyond Pesticides. She lectures regularly on non-toxic and energy-efficient green living and has been trained by former Vice President Al Gore. Kaylenne Brown ’20 is a nationally recognized authority in health education and dance fitness and a plant-based chef. She is currently pursuing her master’s in nutrition from Adelphi and delivers the “Health is Wealth Project” curriculum to several schools with the power of aeroponics and seedlings. For more information on TEDxAdelphiUniversity – including links to all 10 of this year’s talks — visit tedxadelphiuniversity.com.

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Art League ‘BIG Picture’ winners The names of “The BIG Picture” winners are in. The Art League of Long Island’s latest juried art exhibition invited artists from the Long Island region to submit large pieces into its latest juried exhibit. Out of 259 works submitted by 115 artists, 39 works were selected by juror Bruce Lieberman. Of the 39

works on display in the gallery, six were singled out for awards. Awards of Excellence went to Pura Cruz of Coram for “A Guitarra Grows on L.I.” (triptych/acrylic), Joseph Santarpia of Farmingville for “Dual Range” (alcohol ink on Yupo paper), and Marjorie van de Stouwe of Upper Brookville

for “Berries of Winter” (oil). Honorable Mentions were awarded to Terry Finch of Northport for “Passing By” (acrylic and pastel), Lori Horowitz of Dix Hills for“Inside Out” (mixed media welded copper and bronze relief sculpture with photography), and Caroline Kaplowitz of Roslyn for “Biographical Portrait

of Miriam Shapiro” (acrylic paint on canvas, collage, paper, mirrors, transfers, powder pigment). “The BIG Picture” exhibit is on currently on view through June 30. The public is also invited to attend the juror talk in the gallery on Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. The gallery is open free

of charge Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Art League is located at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills. For more information visit www.artleagueli.org or call 631-462-5400.

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Hot Rize’s blue grass at Landmark Tours of Dobro slide guitarist, singer and songwriter Abbie Gardner will kick off an evening of string instrument wizardry at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater when she joins bluegrass legends Hot Rize on Friday, June 15 at 8 p.m., the final show in Landmark on Main’s 2017-18 season. Back in April, Gardner stole the show when Red Molly and Ellis Paul rocked the theater at one of the season’s most memorable shows. Now, she returns to open for Hot Rize in a seasonending concert that will have the audience on its feet. Gardner, who toured with Red Molly for eleven years, grew up studying the classical flute, but eventually made the switch to Dobro, a type of American resonator guitar. After familiarizing herself with the Dobro, Gardner wrote her first full-length track in

2004. The track, called “My Crazy Dream,” earned her a spot in Hal Leonard’s 2009 book “The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide.” In the years since the release of the song, Gardner has put out four successful CD albums of her own: Honey On My Grave (2006), Bad Nights and Better Days

(2008), Hope (2011), and Wishes On A Neon Sign (2018). “Abbie Gardner shows her prodigious writing chops in her album, Hope,” said Richard Cuccaro, a publisher for Acoustic Live. “Tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, ride the back of her by now familiar, formidable slide

guitar licks.” Since the release of her CD albums, Gardner has filled her trophy case with a number of distinct recognitions, including a second place finish at the 2006 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase, the 2008 Lennon Folk Award for her song “The Mind of a Soldier,” and the 2008 American Songwriter Magazine Grand Prize Lyric for her song “I’d Rather Be.” Now, Gardner tours on her own, teaming up with other bands at different shows or dazzling audiences at her own gigs. Meanwhile, Hot Rize will bring some heat of their own. The band has no shortage of accomplishments since their formation in 1978, winning the International Bluegrass Association’s inaugural Entertainer of the Year Award in 1990, being tabbed as a Grammy nominee for the

Best Bluegrass Album in 1991, and taking home IBMA Song of the Year at one point. Since the band’s retirement in 1990, Hot Rize has taken the stage at occasional reunion shows, producing the culminating recording of “So Long of a Journey” (2002) in the process. No group in the history of the bluegrass genre has maintained the same members for as long as Hot Rize did from 1978 to 1998. Simply put, Hot Rize is a piece of musical history. Today, 21st century Hot Rize aims to deliver traditional bluegrass music to two generations’ worth of fans. Tickets for Hot Rize are available through Landmark’s box office by calling 516-767-6444 or going to www.landmarkonmainstreet.org. Landmark on Main Street is located at 232 Main St. in Port Washington.

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MOBA Dance Academy’s 2018 Ballet and Contemporary Intensive. Featuring some of the best teachers in the country! June 18th-22nd from 4:00-9:30 pm, Int/Adv Dancers from all over are welcome. Ages 10-14. Summer Intensive June 25th-29th, 4:00-930pm. For detailed questions you can call MOBA Dance Academy at 516-326-2377. We are located in New Hyde Park, NY.

National Historic Site Cedarmere will open its doors for docent-led tours of the house and grounds from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. Docent Mary Maguire will show select rooms of the Cedarmere home of William Cullen Bryant and answer questions on the importance of Mr. Bryant to our history and heritage. Cedarmere on Bryant Ave in Roslyn Harbor.

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Boz Scaggs at The Cradle-Con to Paramount June 26 make debut on L.I. Singer, songwriter and guitarist William Royce “Boz” Scaggs, who performed with the Steve Miller Band in the 1960s and gained fame with several solo hits in the ’70s, including “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown,” will be the headline performer at The Paramount on Tuesday, June 26 at 8 p.m. Scaggs will be playing songs from his new album, A Fool to Care. “I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Scaggs says about his latest work. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.” That sense of fun and willingness to wander in any musical direction is evident in the album’s twelve tracks. The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility.

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The music then evolves from the seductive New Orleans rumble of the title track to the wry social commentary of “Hell to Pay,” to the heartbreakingly wistful interpretation of The Band’s “Whispering Pines.” As he did on his previous album, Memphis (2013), Scaggs worked with producer Steve Jordan and a telepathic core band consisting of Jordan on drums, Willie Weeks on bass, Ray Parker, Jr. on rhythm guitar and Jim Cox on keyboards. “Steve works on a high energy level,” Scaggs says of his prized collaborator. “It’s relaxed and easy, but also very highly charged. His direction is laser-focused, and his playing is intense. It’s a whirlwind and he’s a strong leader, but it’s also lovely and loose and cool. That’s all a comfort to me. I’ve produced myself and I feel pretty solid in the studio, but it’s really nice for me not to have to do anything but help select the material and be free to be a singer and a guitar player.” The result of this collaboration is a concert experience sure to be enjoyed by Scaggs’ fans and a new generation of music lovers. For tickets to the show, go to www.paramountny.com or call 631-673-7300. The Paramount is located at 370 New York Ave. in Huntington.

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Cradle-Con is Long Island’s newest comic, collectible, and pop culture convention — built for fans, by fans — that will take place on Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center has been host to many expos, conventions, and special events over the years. But this year, the museum is hosting its own comic convention to address the changing needs and wants of an evolving fandom, making it accessible for all and delivering a genuine fan experience like no other. Cradle-Con is an opportunity for readers to meet and greet their favorite comic book creators, for collectors on the hunt for those elusive rare books and toys, and for cosplayers to show off some of their best work, providing a spectacular new experience for fans of all ages to gather, socialize, and be passionate about what they love. The event not only supports local artists, it is also raising much needed funds to support the museum’s Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Programs. Seamus Keane, director of special events for Cradle-Con, says the following about the show: “It’s an innovative community and family-friendly event in response to the fans’ evolving needs and our changing climate. The guest artists, vendors, and panelists have all been carefully curated to deliver an exceptional fan experience that showcases local talent, recognizes the diversity of a changing fan base, and is all about nostalgia and having fun among a community of clever, creative, and collaborative members. Its built

entirely around what the fans want.” The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center’s awe-inspiring space — home to more than 75 planes and spacecraft representing over 100 years of aviation history and Long Island’s only Giant Screen Dome Theater — provides the perfect backdrop for this family-friendly event where cosplayers can take plenty of photos. Other highlights of the convention include: a live podcast with “Rick & Morty” Co-Creator Dan Harmon; comic artists Billy Tucci (“Shi,” “Heroes for Hire”), Mark Russell (“Flintstones”), Jennifer Hernandez (“Sonic the Hedgehog”), Somos Arte (“Ricanstruction”), Rich Drezen (“Luckyzilla”), and up-and-coming local artists Jay Stuart and Tom Velez; pop culture actors and voice actors Michael Bell (“X-Men,” “GI Joe,” “Call of Duty,” “Star Wars”), Larry Kenney (Lion-O on the “Thundercats”), and Michael Copon (“Power Rangers,” “One Tree Hill”); Jedi training and visits from 501st Legion Star Wars Cosplayers; cosplay costume contests for adults, teens, and children, with prizes including an Apple MacBook Pro and iPad; and a Retro Arcade Game Lounge featuring “Space Invaders,” “Pac Man,” “Star Wars,” and more. Tickets to Cradle-Con are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 2 to 12, and $30 for a 2-Day Pass (advance sale only). The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center is located on Museum Row, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., in Garden City. For more information about the event, call 516-572-4111 or go to www. cradlecon.com or www.cradleofaviation. org.

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar NYCB LIVE, HOME OF NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale (516) 794-9300 • www.nycblive.com Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m. U2 — Experience + Innocence Tour Saturday, June 16, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Volksnation X Dubexpo Through Sunday, July 1 (check venue website for daily showtimes) Cirque du Soleil: VOLTA Through Sunday, Dec. 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Empire State Fair Market: Every Sunday through Dec. 23. NORTHWELL HEALTH AT JONES BEACH THEATER Ocean Parkway, Wantaugh (866) 558-8468 • www.jonesbeach.com Friday, June 15, 5 p.m. 106.1 WBLI Summer Jam: Shawn Mendes / Backstreet Boys / Meghan Trainor / 5 Seconds of Summer Saturday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. 103.5 KTUs KTUphoria: Dua Lipa, Ne-Yo, Charlie Puth, Sting, Shaggy, Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m. ZZ Top / John Fogerty Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m. Poison / Cheap Trick & Pop Evil EISENHOWER PARK 2018 FREE CONCERT SERIES Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick and Stewart Aves., East Meadow, Parking Field 6/6A (516) 572-0347 • www.nassaucountyny. gov Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m. International Music Night: South AsianAmerican Night Sunday, June 24, 8 p.m. Band of Long Island Monday, June 25, 7 p.m. International Music Night: Italian-American Night Friday, June 29, 8 p.m. The Real Diamond: A Neil Diamond Tribute FOREST HILLS STADIUM 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills (888) 929-7849 • www.foresthillsstadium. com Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. alt-J with Kamasi Washington Sunday, June 17, 8 p.m. Roger Daltrey Performs The Who’s “TOMMY” with the New York Pops Friday, June 22, 6 p.m. Dropkick Murphys & Flogging Molly NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury (516) 247-5205 • www.thetheatreatwestbury.com Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m. Howie Mandel Sunday, June 17, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. The Wiggles Wednesday, June 20, 8 p.m. Trace Adkins Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m. Cesar Millan

THE PARAMOUNT 370 New York Ave., Huntington (631) 673-7300 • www.paramountny.com Friday, June 15, 8 p.m. Gary Gulman Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m. The Jim Breuer Residency: Comedy, Stories & More Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m. Trevor Hall THE SPACE AT WESTBURY 250 Post Ave., Westbury (516) 283-5566 • www.thespaceatwestbury.com Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Broadway Dance Academy Celebrates a Decade of Performing Arts LANDMARK ON MAIN STREET 232 Main St., Port Washington (516) 767-1384 • www.landmarkonmainstreet.com Friday, June 15, 8 p.m. Hot Rize Wednesday, June 20, 2 p.m. Magic & Comedy with Pat Darienzo GOLD COAST ARTS CENTER 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck (516) 829-2570 • www.goldcoastarts.org Monday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. (food tasting), 8 p.m. (film screening) Movies to Dine for — “The Quest of Alain Ducasse” NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor (516) 484-9338 • www.nassaumuseum.org Friday, June 15, 9:30 a.m. Fri-Yay Art Days! at The Manes Center Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. Studio Saturdays at The Manes Center Sunday, June 17, 1 p.m. Family Sundays at the Museum Saturday, June 23, 3 p.m. An Historian in the Gallery: Dr. Jay Tartell SANDS POINT PRESERVE CONSERVANCY/HEMPSTEAD HOUSE 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point (516) 571-7901 • www.sandspointpreserve. org Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free Family Fun Day LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 11 Davis Ave., Garden City (516) 224-5800 • www.licm.org Friday, June 15, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids in the Kitchen: Ranch Pasta Salad For children ages 3-5. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members) Friday, June 15, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Summer Garden Stones Children ages 3 and up can create their own colorful garden stone to celebrate the arrival of summer. Ongoing event through June 22. Free with museum admission. Sunday, June 17, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Coolest Pop Children ages 3 and up will create a cheery Father’s Day card and paint a popsicle shape in bright colors for their cook pops. Free with museum admission.


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A&E Calendar contâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d BARNES AND NOBLE 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset and 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place (516) 365-6723 (Manhasset) (516) 7419850 (Carle Place) â&#x20AC;˘ www.barnesandnoble.com Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Story Time: â&#x20AC;&#x153;With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Familyâ&#x20AC;? BOOK REVUE 313 New York Ave., Huntington (631) 271-1442 â&#x20AC;˘ www.bookrevue.com Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m. Tina Alexis Allen: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception and Double Lives â&#x20AC;? Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m. Dave Bushy: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The World Looked Away: Vietnam After the Warâ&#x20AC;? CINEMA ARTS CENTRE 423 Park Ave., Huntington (631) 423-7611 â&#x20AC;˘ www.cinemaartscentre.org Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. Cinema for Kids: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lu Over the Wallâ&#x20AC;? Free for kids 12 and under. THE DOLPHIN BOOKSHOP & CAFE 299 Main St., Port Washington (516) 767-2650 â&#x20AC;˘ www.thedolphinbookshop.com Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cafe Music at the Dolphin Sunday, June 17, 11:30 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Story Time & Craft Through Saturday, June 30 John P. Cardone Photography Exhibit THE ART GUILD 200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset (516) 304-5797 â&#x20AC;˘ www.theartguild.org Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Studio (Ages 8 to 12) Mini Sessions $65 members/$100 noon-members per child/per session Saturday, June 16, 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Art Explorations (Ages 5 to 7) Mini Sessions $65 members/$100 noon-members per child/per session OLD WESTBURY GARDENS 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury 311 or (516) 869-6311 â&#x20AC;˘ www.clarkbotanic.org

Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Take Flight: Bees and Brews PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay (516) 922-8678 â&#x20AC;˘ www.plantingfields. org Thursday, June 21, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Summer Luncheon & Lecture at Coe Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keefeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Closets: Clothes, Style and Dressing Modern Through Sept. 30 Exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture TURN OF THE CORKSCREW BOOKS AND WINE 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre (516) 764-6000 â&#x20AC;˘ www.turnofthecorkscrew.com Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meet James Campion, Author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Accidentally Like a Martyr: The Tortured Art of Warren Zevonâ&#x20AC;?

Community Calendar UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION AT SHELTER ROCK 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset (516) 627-6560 â&#x20AC;˘ www.uucsr.org Friday, June 15, 1 p.m. Bridge Lessons and Game Play Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Group Book Series: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Child in the Woodsâ&#x20AC;? by Richard Louv Sunday, June 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Seasonal Cooking Class in the Veatch Kitchen Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. Inisfada Zen Sitting Meditation

OLDE TRADING POST 1218 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park (516) 492-3195 â&#x20AC;˘ www.oldetradingpost.com Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. Live Music: The Atlantics Saturday, June 16, 7 p.m. Live Music: Rick & Ted Friday, June 22, 7 p.m. Live Music: The Stages Friday, June 29, 7 p.m. Live Music: Dexter Haven Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m. Live Music: Marco Coneli & Friends Continued on Page 46

THE WHALING MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor (631) 367-3418 â&#x20AC;˘ www.cshwhalingmuseum.org Saturday, June 16, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ship in a Bottle Workshop for Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Children of all ages will explore the history of â&#x20AC;&#x153;ship in a bottleâ&#x20AC;? and make their own â&#x20AC;&#x153;ship in a jarâ&#x20AC;? craft. $12 per child; $5 for adults. Sunday, June 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Dads get in free with a paying visitor. COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM 1660 Rte. 25A, Cold Spring Harbor (516) 692-6768 â&#x20AC;˘ www.cshfishhatchery. org Sunday, June 17, 10 a.m. Happy Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Free admission for Dads when accompanied by their children. WALT WHITMAN BIRTHPLACE 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station (631) 427-5240 â&#x20AC;˘ www.waltwhitman.org Saturday, June 16, 1 p.m. Civil War Storytelling with Walt: Path Through History

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Community Calendar cont’d Continued from Page 45 VFW HALL SUMMER LUAH 2163 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park Friday, June 15, 7 p.m. New Hyde Park Collumbiettes Luah Dinner, music, raffles, door prizes. $25 (BYOB — wine or beer). For more information, contact phylthomas609@gmail. com or jbird33325@verizon.net. NYU WINTHROP HOSPITAL (516) 663-3916 • www.winthrop.org Saturday, June 16, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The 2018 Men’s Health Seminar At the Garden City Hotel, 45 7th St. in Garden City. A series of panels and workshops will address men’s health issues. $40 per attendee includes a continental breakfast and a threecourse lunch. To register, go to www. menshealthseminar.com or call 516663-2316. Wednesday, June 20, 3:30 p.m. Free Multiple Sclerosis Support Group At the NYU Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, 1300 Franklin Ave. in Garden City. For further information or to reserve your place, call 516-663-4593. Friday, June 22, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Free Prostate Cancer Support Group At the Winthrop Wellness Pavilion, 1300 Franklin Ave., Suite ML-5 in Garden City. Sessions are free, but pre-registration is required by calling

516-663-1017. 5 Washington Ave. in Mineola. Admission is free, but seating is limited by calling 516-663-8300. KINGS PARK 2018 FARMER’S MARKET Sunday, June 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Head over to the Kings Park Farmers Market (Municipal Lot 25A and Main St.), which will be open every Sunday through Oct. 7. NORTHWELL HEALTH (855) 544-1250 • www.northwell.edu Monday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free Career Workshop: The Business of Life After Cancer This workshop is tailored for those returning to work or entering the workplace after a cancer diagnosis and will be held at the Monter Cancer Center, 450 Lakeville Road in North New Hyde Park. To register for the event or for more information, call 888-321-3627 or go to northwell.edu. WALK ‘N TALK SINGLES Monday, June 18, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Monday night through Sept. 3 at Jones Beach Boardwalk, Ocean Parkway, Field 6, Wantagh. For more information, call 516-681-0540.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Tuesday, June 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington. All levels welcome. For more information, call 631-355-1293. NORTH HEMPSTEAD PROJECT INDEPENDENCE MEETINGS (FOR THOSE 60+) (516) 869-6311 • 311 Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fruits and Veggies Bingo Join this interactive class where you will learn how to eat healthier by eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables while playing a fun game of bingo at Magnolia Gardens, 899 Broadway in Westbury. Call 311 or 516-869-6311 to register or for more information. Wednesday, June 20 and 27, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Caregiver to a Spouse Support Group Learn new ways of coping with demands of care giving and your relationship with your loved one (over age 60) at the Port Washington Senior Center, 80 Manorhaven Blvd. in Port Washington). Call 311 or 516-869-6311 to register or for more information. LONG ISLAND ROAD RUNNERS CLUB WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUMMER SERIES Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. for kids; 7

p.m. for adults Every Wednesday through Aug. 8 at Eisenhower Park, Field 2, East Meadow. Cost: $12 (adult)/$6 (kids). For more information, contact Peter Cirona at 516-797-2685. WIT & WHIM 6 Carlton Ave., Port Washington (516) 944-9200 • www.wit-and-whim. com Thursday, June 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Handmade Soap & Scrub Workshop Create your own soap and shower scrub. To register, go to www.wit-andwhim.com. SID JACOBSON JCC 300 Forest Drive, Greenvale (516) 484-1545 • www.sjjcc.org Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 28, 2 p.m. Randi & Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival Screening: “Shelter” Directed by Eran Riklis (Thriller, Drama | 93 minutes | Israel | 2018 | English, Hebrew, Arabic with subtitles). Israeli Mossad agent Naomi is sent to Germany to protect Mona, a Lebanese informant who is recovering from plastic surgery to assume her new identity. What should be a quick assignment turns into a labyrinth of espionage and intrigue inside a safe house. To purchase tickets, go to www.sjjcc.org.

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When Every Child is Known, it’s even harder to say goodbye. It is with great pride that we present The Green Vale School’s 2018 graduating class. We celebrate their high level of academic accomplishment, strength of character, selfawareness and well-roundedness. These traits will translate to natural leadership as they go on to excel in high school, college and beyond. They join generations of Green Vale alumni in a commitment to improve the world we all share.

High Schools for 2018 Graduates Chaminade High School Choate Rosemary Hall Deerfield Academy Episcopal High School Friends Academy Georgetown Preparatory School Harborfields High School The Lawrenceville School Locust Valley High School Manhasset High School Middlesex School Millbrook School Phillips Academy Andover Portledge School St. Anthony’s High School Stevenson School Taft School Trinity School Westminster School

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Frederic Bancroft, Caitlin Bianco, Carter Nicholls Biondi, Sofia Alexandra Bontempi, Harrison Frank Bruderman, Daniella Luisa Burke, Miles W. Churchland, Tomás Hepburn Cushman, Olivia Sarah DeMarco, James E. Deng, Ellen Dorrian, John Brennan Eberle, Catherine Grant Hills, Mohan Jauhar, John Kenneth Jervis, Manu Bhasker Kadiyala, Thomas Peter Kenny, Brooke Trani Koundourakis, Alexandra Olivia Mead, James Gordon Merrill, Trent Michael Midura, Mary Cooper Moore, Jack Joseph Murray, Conor O’Keefe, Frank O’Keefe, Alexandra Katherine Poll, Daniel Joseph Sbiroli, Olivia Gracie Schwab, Katrina Gail Schwarz, Angela Shi, Eric Seung Deok Suh, Jack Sweeney, Brandon Tong, Ariana Vitale, Charles Walker Whitman, Samantha Stafford Worth, Katrina Pei Yun Wu, Isabella Zhang

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For a list of the awards presented to our graduates, please visit www.greenvaleschool.org

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