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July 1st-5th, 2013


 

COMMUNITY UPDATES

Opinion/Editorial

Harras Bloon & Archer

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"For many people the 4th of July is all about fireworks, cook outs and hanging out our flag. The truth be told it is so much more than all of that, it is a celebration of the American spirit; a spirit that has encourage millions to reach for a better life, a spirit that has given the weak of heart the strength to speak out for justice and a spirit that no matter how some people try to kill is just as strong today as it was in 1776...It’s time to bring our jobs home and stop giving tax incentives to companies who export our jobs." - John Durso, Prsident, Local 338

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Development in Farmingdale May Provide New Units of Affordable Housing

The Greater Farmingdale Community Land Trust (CLT), a non profit which promotes local revitalization efforts, has plans to build a new development with 100% affordable housing. They aim to attract new residents, such as young professionals in an effort to revitalize the downtown area.

Mayor Ekstrand said earlier this week that the village has plans to lease the parking lot to CLT for construction, located on South Front Street, located between the Long Island Rail Road train station. The deal will require that the village retain the land title, but CLT will sell the new homes in order to keep prices below the market rates.

"To revitalize our downtown, we have to keep the youth on Long Island," he said. "The youth are the ones who walk, shop downtown, take trains to the city, eat in restaurants."

According to the most recent census, 2000 to 2010 showed a decline of twelve percent  in Long Island's population of 25 to 34 year olds. The rise in housing costs which have outpaced wage increases over time and a limited space and supply of rental units have been factors in this decline.

Ekstrand recognized the problem when his kids, aged 28 and 32, were struggling to make payments on a home. Since then, he has been a leading revitalization efforts in Farmingdale, becoming a regional influence in high-density, mixed-use, transit-oriented development. Currently, four differently developments are under construction, which include mixed use buildings and rental units, just a short distance from the train station.

Affordable housing is a key factor in Long Island’s local economy. Attempts to bring in more affordable rentals have been minimal on the island in general, but developments such as Patchogue’s Artspace and the Village Lofts in Hempstead Village are good examples of what affordable housing add to the revitalization efforts. State law, as of 2009, requires that new construction which consists of five or more units must include 10 percent affordable housing units, but it’s not enough.

"We're advocating a better way to do it," Ekstrand said of the development, which will only offer affordable housing. The number of units and their cost have not been set.

Vision Long Island’s Executive Director Eric Alexander, said while he was skeptical of how the plan would be implemented, believes it is a great concept.

"Housing land trusts are an approach that have worked successfully off of Long Island but haven't been built here in any prominent way to date."

Chuck Gosline, co-founder of CLT and a village planning board member, said the group is currently seeking funding through private donations, bank loans and government grants.

"We believe if we can start the first project, people will see it works," he said.

For further reading, please visit Newsday.

 

NYMTC Public Hearings

In order to improve local and regional transportation and gain public feedback of the proposed plans, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) will be hosting a series of review meetings during the public comment periods that have been put in place to collect public opinion on Plan 2040 and the draft of Transportation Conformity Determination.
Plan 2040, titled A Shared Vision for a Sustainable Region gives an outline of the ideas and goals for improving bridges, bikeways, roads, pedestrian walkways, and mass transit facilities. This plan addresses obstacles for long term growth and gives development and policy recommendations for the proposed projects. Plan 2040 will focus specifically on bridging the relationship between transportation and growth. The Coordinated Human Services-Public Transit Plan, Freight Plan and Pedestrian/Bicycle Plan have also been amended and can be found in the 2040 plan to also be commented on Click here to download the draft Plan 2040
The Transportation Conformity Determination is another document available for public comment, related to the 2040 plan. It is required by the Clean Air Act and assesses regional mobile source emissions in non -attainment areas. This determination will indicate whether the 2040 Plan conforms to the standard outlined in the Clean Air Act on mobile source emissions.
Following the conclusion of the comment period there will be Transportation Coordinating Committee Executive Committee Meetings to make recommendations on implementation of the projects proposed in the TIP plan. There will be a meeting on August 29th to discuss these endorsements and the Executive Committee will meet on September 4th to administer them.
The public comment period will last from June 19th to July 18th and the Long Island meeting will be held on July 18th at Republic Airport Main Terminal located at 7150 Republic Airport in Farmingdale New York. Go to www.NYMTC.org to download the full documents and learn more about the projects. Email any comments on the proposed projects to: NYMTC-PUBLIC-INFO@dot.ny.gov

 

Sustainability Institute at Molloy College Hosts Tri-Annual Clean Energy Leadership Task Force Conference

On Friday, June 28th the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College hosted the tri-annual Clean Energy Leadership Task Force conference. The Clean Energy Leadership Task Force strives to educate Long Island Municipalities so that they may lead by example in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The conferences brings together around 75 local leaders representing towns and villages, local utility providers such as LIPA, as well as clean energy experts from all across Long Island in order to discuss the implementation of clean energy projects, policies, and technologies.
The task force featured a number of speakers such as Michael Deering, Vice-President of Environmental Affairs, Eric Alexander, Executive Director of Vision Long Island, and John Rhyner, Director of Sustainable Energy Group at P.W. Grosser Consulting Inc. and founding Board Member and Chair of Standards and Codes Committee of the Long Island Geothermal Exchange Organization. After a brief introduction by Neal Lewis, Michael Deering, was the first to speak at the conference on the subject of LIPA’s Clean Solar Initiative Feed-in Tariff. This LIPA initiative is a program in which the owner of an eligible solar photovoltaic (PV) electric system is paid a fixed rate for every solar kilowatt hour generated over the term of a Power Purchase Agreement ("PPA") between the owner and LIPA which will have a 20-year term.
Following Michael Deering, Neal Lewis went on to outline selected highlights of key energy goals and strategies for the Cleaner Greener Long Island Sustainability Plan. These goals include both to improve the energy efficiency of existing residential building structures as well as the energy efficiency existing commercial buildings.
Eric Alexander then went on to cover selected highlights of key smart growth goals and strategies for the Cleaner Greener Long Island Sustainability Plan. These strategies include increasing the number of mixed-use developments in downtown areas and transit hubs, the use of city bikes with designated bike lanes, as well as moving towards increasing the walkability of urban areas. Collectively these strategies prove to be quite effective in the reduction of green house gas emissions across Long Island.
John Rhyner, Director, Sustainable Energy Group at P.W. Grosser Consulting Inc. took some time to speak about the Long Island Geothermal Exchange Organization (L-GEO). A geothermal heating and cooling system uses the constant temperature of the earth to efficiently heat and cool a building and even produce hot water. LI-GEO hopes to increase geothermal heating and cooling awareness through education, events, promotions, and web presence.
Next to speak was Rosemary Olsen from Cleaner Greener Communities of long Island and David Berg of Cameron Engineering. The Cleaner Greener Communities Program, is offering $100 million in competitive grants to be awarded to applicants by NYSERDA to New York’s 10 regions. Now moving into is second phase, CGC is trying to help facilitate the implementation of smart development projects across the State of New York through the use of a consolidated funding application.
Last to speak at the conference was Beth Fiteni of Cleaner Greener Communities about new funding opportunities on Long Island. The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) has made available up to $1.25 million for eligible businesses to implement On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities that develop green job skills. The aim of this program is to pair businesses with needed workers. The OJT program covers training-related expenses a business would incur for these employees.

 

 

4th of July Message from John Durso, President Local 338

Below is a special message from LI Federation of Labor President and Vision Long Island Board Member John Durso

For many people the 4th of July is all about fireworks, cook outs and hanging out our flag. The truth be told it is so much more than all of that, it is a celebration of the American spirit; a spirit that has encourage millions to reach for a better life, a spirit that has given the weak of heart the strength to speak out for justice and a spirit that no matter how some people try to kill is just as strong today as it was in 1776. We American’s may well be divide on dozens of issues but we are United in our love of country and of our freedom. Our women and men in uniform should never be the pawns of political debate but should always be the subject of praise and of admiration. As we go forward this week and celebrate our country’s birthday let us all give thanks to the women and men who have given their all for our freedom and thank the women and men who today and yesterday left their families to guard our country and keep us all safe.


That flag that we are hanging out is probably made in China as well as the grill we are cooking on, the tablecloth, silverware and many of the items we use to celebrate our freedom.


It’s time to bring our jobs home and stop giving tax incentives to companies who export our jobs.
Happy 4th of July!


John

John R. Durso
President Local 338
1505 Kellum Place
Mineola, NY 11501
516-294-1338

"Our mission is to better the lives of our members and all working people"

Visit our website at www.local338.org

Sign on to US Department of Transportation Petition that Would Make Smart Growth Projects Easier


A US Department of Transportation petition is in circulation which could change the current road standards, determined by the US functional classification system, to meet the efforts and standards of complete streets.  With enough political support, the US DOT will seek changes to thoroughfares classifications.

The petition was launched at The Congress for the New Urbanism in Salt Lake City, on May 30 and since then, various organizations and local leaders met with US DOT officials. Having received positive response, the US DOT wants to promote livability, complete streets, and multimodal transportation. The petition will show the support need to move forward and make changes to a system which has not seen changes in over 50 years.  

Arterial, collector, and local designations, which are divided into rural or urban locations, will not change but rather the petition seeks to add a third suburban location and allow enough specificity to introduce different standards.

Currently, if a thoroughfare is in an "urbanized area," and is designated "arterial," then a certain standard applies. The standard  for metro areas, since they are largely suburban, is geared towards to creating suburban, auto-oriented environments. Under the proposed functional classification system, suburban arterials and collectors have the potential to be designated as future walkable thoroughfares where official plans support such a transformation and, over time,  suburban streets could get funding to convert to complete streets.

The changes would make smart growth projects easier and boost walking and bicycling, complete streets, and active living to the benefit of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users.

For further reading please visit, Better! Cities & Towns. To view the petition, please visit the following link.

Volunteers needed for Clean Up this Weekend!

Dear potential volunteers who have not yet signed up for a community for this weekend.

Thanks for your past help of Sandy  impacted residents but much work still needs to be done. I know that with the holiday season, it may be hard for you to come out but any time you could donate would be greatly appreciated.

This weekend we will be continuing our cleanup efforts in the following communities:

FREEPORT:
Services for rebuilding will be needed at 9am at:
100 West 4th St.
Freeport, NY 11520
Saturday at 9am
For more information, please contact Eric Alexander 631-804-9128

LINDENHURST:
Saturday at 9am
For location, please contact Eric Alexander 631-804-9128

MASTIC BEACH:
St. Andrew's Church
250 Neighborhood Road
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Saturday and Sunday at 10 am
Skilled labor preferred for rebuilding.
For more information please contact Victoria Lissy at 631-617-7273

Please provide your own supplies needed for clean-up:  Industrial bags, rakes, hammers, shovels, gloves, masks, heavy boots.  We may have many of these items available but it is safer to have them ready to go just in case.

With a goal to get at least 50-100 more Long Islanders back in their homes, the Friends of Long Island group has embarked on a fundraising campaign to initially raise $500,000 for building materials and labor. All donations will go directly to these communities to aide in recovery efforts. If you would like to support the relief efforts, you can send your donations to:

Vision Long Island Sandy Relief
24 Woodbine Ave
Suite 2
Northport, NY 11768

SIMPLY CONTACT INFO@VISIONLONGISLAND.ORG OR CALL 631-804-9128 SO WE KNOW WHO IS SIGNING UP

Starting This Week

 

Old Bethpage, Independence Day Celebration1303 Round Swamp Road, Dates: Thursday, 07/04/2013 - 07/04/2013

Baiting Hollow, July 4th Celebration BBQ 2114 Sound Avenue, Dates: Thursday, 07/04/2013 - 07/07/2013

Cutchogue, Wine Makers Walk Vineyard Tour & Wine Tasting Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery 17150 County Road 48, Dates: 07/4, 7, 11, 14, 18,21,25,28/2013

Riverhead, Vines & Canines Educational Vineyard Walk 6025 Sound Avenue, Dates: Thursday, 07/04/2013

East Meadow, Cole Brothers Circus Merrick Ave. and Park Blvd. Eisenhower Park /Administration Building, Dates: 07/3-7/2013

Riverhead, Live Music with Two Man Acoustical Jam 6025 Sound Avenue, Dates: 07/04/2013

Copiage, Babylon Summer Concerts SeriesKerrigan Road & Tanner Park, Dates: 07/03/2013 - 08/09/2013, All Concerts begging at 7:30pm:
Wednesday, July 3 - Minute By Minute - Doobie Brothers Tribute Band,
Friday, July 5, - Who's Bad, Michael jackson Tribute Band
Wednesday, July 10 - Strawberry Fields, Beatles Tribute Band
Friday, July 12 - Simply Diamond, Niel Diamond Tribute Band
Wednesday, July 17 - Billy Ocean
Friday, July 19 - Starship starring Mickey Thomas
Wednesday, July 24 - The Bronx Wanderers, Mixed Oldies and Rock & Roll Favorites
Friday, July 26 - Jay Siegel's Tokens
Friday, August 2 - Dr. K's Motown Revue
Wednesday, August 2 - Jodee Messina
Friday, August 9 - The Cowsills

Sag Harbor, The Mystery of Irma Vep Bay Street and Main Street, Dates: 07/2-28/2013
Bay Street Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam Directed by Kenneth Elliott. This high-camp, quick-change masterpiece satirizes all that is ridiculous in Gothic horror, Victorian melodrama and Hitchcocks Rebecca.

Huntington, Summer Arts Festival Chapin Rainbow Stage in Hecksher Park 164 W. Main St, Dates: 07/7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31/2013

 

Patchogue - Great South Bay Music Festival. Held on July 19th between 4:30pm-11pm, July 20th between 12pm-11pm, and July 21st between 12pm-9pm.  The festival is located on Smith Street, Shorefront Park in Patchogue, Long Island, New York.

Sayville - Sayville Summerfest. The event will be held on Friday August 2nd starting at 3pm, Saturday and Sunday August 3rd and August 4th at 9:30am. On August 3rd Summerfest will be featuring the last race in the Sayville Summer Series, the Sayville Library 4 Mile Run which will be taking place between 9:15am-10:15am. The festival will be located on Main Street, Sayville, NY.

Massapequa Park - Massapequa Park Street Fair. The street fair will take place between Saturday and Sunday August 3rd and 4th 11am-6pm, rain or shine. Located on Park Blvd. & Front Street, Massapequa Park, NY.

Riverhead - The 39th Annual Polish Town Street Fair & Polka Festival. Held on August 17th and 18th. The Street fair will be located on Pulaski Street, Riverhead, NY.

Ronkonkoma - Ronkonkoma Chamber 8th Annual Labor Day Street Fair. The fair will be held on Sunday September 1st between 11am-6pm. The event will take place on Hawkins Ave. from Portion Road south to Wittridge Road, Ronkonkoma, NY.

Nesconset - Nesconset Day Street Fair. The event will take place on Sunday, September 8th between the hours of 10am-5pm. The street fair will be held at the Nesconset Plaza Shopping Center on Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset, NY.

Bellmore - 27th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival. Held between September 19th-22nd at the Bellmore LIRR, Bellmore, NY.

Garden City South - Garden City South Street Fair. The event will be held on Sunday September 22nd, between 10am and 5pm (rain or shine). The street fair will be located on Nassau Blvd, approximately 1 mile north of Hempstead Tpke. (Route24).

NASSAU


Saturday, Jul 06, 2013
Sea Faire Festival   (City Class)
Place: Captain's Cove at Sunset Park
Glen Cove, NY

Thursday, Jul 04, 2013
City Of Glen Cove 2013 Independence Day Celebration   (City Class)
Place: Morgan Park, Glen Cove, NY

Suffolk

Thursday, Jul 04, 2013 
"Stars Over Montauk" July 4th Fireworks   (State Class) 
Place: Umbrella Beach, Montauk, NY 
Website: www.montaukchamber.com 

Friday, Jul 05, 2013 
Southampton Fresh Air Home 26th Annual American Picnic Fireworks by Grucci   (National Class) 
Place: Southampton, NY 
Website: www.sfah.org 
Details: For tickets prices and information please call 631-283-5847 

Saturday, Jul 06, 2013 
Sag Harbor's Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration sponsored by the Sag Harbor Yacht Club   (State Class) 
Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, NY 

Farmers Markets in or adjacent to Long Island's downtowns:

NASSAU

Baldwin
American Legion Hall, 2754 Grand Ave.
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Oct. 26th

Elmont
Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke.
Saturdays, 11 am - 5 pm

Glen Cove
18 Village Square
Fridays, 9 am - Noon
June 14th - Nov. 22nd

Hewlett
Grant Park
Fridays, 8 am - 1 pm
Through Nov. 15th

Locust Valley
115 Forest Ave.
Saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm
Through Nov. 16th

Long Beach
Kennedy Plaza, Park Avenue
Wednesdays, 10 am - 4 pm & Saturdays, 9 am - 2 pm
Through Nov. 16th

New Hyde Park
1441 Jericho Tpke.
Saturdays, 8 am - 1 pm
Opens on June 17th

Oyster Bay
54 Audrey Ave.
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Nov 16th

Port Washington
Town Dock
Saturdays, 8 am - Noon
Through October

Rockville Centre
Sunrise Highway & Long Beach Road.
Sundays, 7 am - Noon
June 2nd - Nov. 24th

Seaford
Railroad Street, LIRR Lot @ Washington Avenue
Saturdays, 7 am - Noon
Through Nov. 23rd

 

SUFFOLK

Amityville
9/11 Memorial Park, Route 110
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Opens July 6th

East Hampton
American Legion Hall, 2754 Grand Ave.
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Oct. 26th

Greenport
1st St Lot of United Methodist Church
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Oct. 12th

Huntington
Route 25a, East of Route 110
Saturdays, 7 am - Noon
June 2nd - Nov. 15th

Huntington Jack Abrams School, 155 Lowndes Ave.
Sundays, 10 am - 2 pm
Through Oct. 27th

Islip
Town Hall Lot, Montauk Highway
Saturdays, 7 am - Noon
Through Nov. 23rd

Kings Park
Main Street, across from fire department
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
Through November

Northport
Cow Harbor parking lot, Northport Village
Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm
June 8th – Nov 23rd

Patchogue
7-11 Lot, 255 East Main St.
Fridays, 8 am - 1 pm
July 5th – Nov. 15th

Port Jefferson
Corner of Route 25A & Route 112, Steam Room Parking Lot
Thursdays, 10 am - 4:30 pm
July 4th - Oct. 17th

Riverhead
Town lot next to Aquarium at Peconic River
Thursdays, 11 am - 4 pm
July 11th - Oct. 24th

Sag Harbor
Breakwater Yacht Club lot, Bay & Burke streets
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Oct. 26th

Sayville
Broadway & Main Street
Saturdays, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Stony Brook
Ward Melville Heritage Org., Main Street
Wednesdays - Saturdays, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Through Oct. 31th

Southampton
25 Jobs Lane
Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm
May 26th - Oct. 13th

Westhampton Beach
85 Mill Rd., next to historical Society
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm
Through Nov. 16th

The Sustainable Living Film Series to screen “Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle” on July 18th

The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College will be showing Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle, the 11th installment in their Sustainable Living Film Series, on Thursday July 18th at 7:30 p.m. The Sustainable Living Film Series features documentaries about sustainability and the environment and partners with a different organization at each screening. This month the partnering group will be the Sierra Club.

Cape Wind! is a multi-award winning documentary about the Cape Wind clean energy project on the Nantucket Sound. If implemented this wind farm will be the first offshore wind farm located in the United States. There is a great amount of controversy surrounding the development of this farm and this film gives a look into both sides of this issue outlining the tactics of each side and unlikely political alliances that have formed with a comic twist, making the film both entertaining and informative.  

The Sustainability Institute will be working with the Long Island Sierra Club, a local organization that is part of the nationally recognized non- profit Sierra Club that works to preserve open land and protect our natural resources. Locally the Long Island Sierra Club organizes hiking and kayaking outings and raises awareness about the environmental issues that are specifically affecting the Long Island region.

Admission is $5 and space is limited so if you are interested in attending you must RSVP to 516-678-5000 ext. 7562 or email si@molloy.edu. The Molly College Sustainability Institute is located in Farmingdale at 7180 Republic Airport. In addition, there will be a vegan buffet, popcorn, and socializing beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the movie at 7:30.

For more information, please visit the event Facebook page.

What's happening in your downtown this weekend?

NASSAU

Baldwin


Clearview Grand Avenue

1841 Grand Avenue, Baldwin
516-223-2323
clearviewcinemas.com

Bellmore

bellmore
Bellmore Movies

222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore
516-783-7200

Freeport


Freeport Historical Museum

350 S Main Street, Freeport
Housed in a Civil War cottage, the museum chronicles Freeport's history through the 20th century. On display are a spinning wheel from the town’s oldest house, vaudeville-era items, waterfront memorabilia, a 1930s television and a 1777 13-star flag. The museum holds a collection of historic postcards and high school yearbooks from the early 1900s to present day.

For information, visit their website or call 979-233-3526

Garden City


The Garden City Historical Society

109 Eleventh Street, Garden City
Founded in 1975, The Garden City Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the historic character and ambiance of the Village of Garden City, and educating its members and the public in preservation and history related matters. The Society owns and operates The Garden City Historical Society Museum at 109 Eleventh Street, an original 1872 A.T. Stewart-era “Apostle House” listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which was deeded to the Society by the Episcopal Diocese. The Society maintains an Archive of over 1,200 artifacts and a Historic Structure Survey of pre-1935 residential and non-residential structures in the Village of Garden City. It offers periodic lectures and presentations, and publishes a newsletter. The Society’s A. T. Stewart Exchange (consignment shop) on the lower level of the Museum offers unique items for sale. The shop (516-746-8900) is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays (Tuesday is senior citizen discount day) and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

For information, visit their website.

Glen Cove


Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove
The museum is a center for research on Long Island geology, Native American archeology and natural history. Current exhibits feature, “The Seasonal Round”, an exploration through Long Island Native American life throughout the seasons. Exhibits on Long Island’s glacial formation, landform change and cultural evolution are on display. Prehistoric artifacts and audio descriptions add to the story of Long Island migrants, their lifestyles and interactions with newcomers such as Europeans. The museum has special educational programs to accommodate field trips and science research on the history of Long Island.

To arrange a visit, call 516-571-8011 and for information and brochures, visit their website

glen cove
Glen Cove Theatres

5 School Street, Glen Cove
516-671-6866
www.glencovetheatres.com

Great Neck


Palace Galleries

117 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
The museum features highly distinctive collections of antiques, artworks and fine furnishings from around the world. It is a premier art dealer dating back to 1971 and features expertise in 17th to 19th century works. The gallery experience offers the opportunity to not only view fine art but to purchase a piece which stands out.

For information, visit their website or call 516-439-5218

great neck
Clearview Squire Cinemas Great Neck

115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck
516-466-2020
clearviewcinemas.com

Hicksville


Hicksville-Gregory Museum

Intersection of Heitz Place and Bay Avenue, Hicksville
The museum includes a history of the Heitz Place Courthouse and a collection of earth science materials to describe the natural history of the area. It features one of the few remaining Long Island lock-ups and is one of the few remaining courthouses standing from before Nassau County split from Queens. The earth science exhibit in the museum has recent additions of a Mosasaur skull, prehistoric amber and the horn of a Triceratops horridus. The educational program at the museum offers experiences in paleontology, dynamic earth processes and investigating butterflies and moths.

For information, visit their website or call 516-822-7505

Long Beach


Long Beach Historical Museum

226 W. Penn Street, Long Beach
The museum, operated by the Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society, is a classic Craftsman-style summer villa. The house built in 1909, features large stain glass windows which are a hallmark of classic Long Beach estates. The house and backyard are furnished with local artifacts, including an original broadwalk bench, photographs and archaeological findings. The garden features original stock rose bushes.

For information, visit their website.

long beach
Long Beach Cinema

179 East Park Avenue, Long Beach
516-431-2400

Manhasset

manhasset
Clearview Manhasset 3

430 Plandome Road, Manhasset
516-627-7887
clearviewcinemas.com

Oyster Bay


Oyster Bay Historical Society

20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay
The Earle-Wightman House built in 1720, gives a picture of life in Oyster Bay during the colonial period and its transition through the mid-20th Century. It features an 18th century garden, maintained by the North Country Garden Club, holds ornamental plantings as well as herbs used for cooking, medical purposes and fragrances. Exhibited are postcard, photograph, map and newspaper collections. Current exhibition, “Women Wearing History: The Force Behind Fashion”, details women’s influence on the textile and fashion industry in the 19th and 20th centuries.

For information, visit their website or call 516-922-5032

Port Washington


Landmark on Main Street, the Jeanne Rimsky Theater
232 Main Street, Port Washington:
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here

 

Rockville Centre


Museum of the Village of Rockville Centre-Phillips House

28 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre
The museum is a restored 19th century Victorian home which displays life in Rockville Centre in the 19th and 20th centuries. It features furnishings, antique kitchen tools, carpentry tools and clothing of the time period. The museum is considered one of the finest small museums in the state and there is never an entrance fee for special events or exhibits.

For information, visit their website or call 516-766-0300

Roslyn

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Clearview Roslyn Theatre

20 Tower Place, Roslyn
516-756-2589
clearviewcinemas.com

Sea Cliff


Sea Cliff Village Museum

95 Tenth Avenue, Sea Cliff
The museum presents changing exhibits on the history and culture of Sea Cliff. It strives to raise community awareness by preserving artifacts, photographs and costumes relating to the unique historical background of the village. It contains 287 photos taken by Long Island postcard photographer, Henry Otto Korten. Currently exhibited, “Then and Now…” displays a range of artifacts and costumes over a 125 year span. Exhibits include the Connor Cottage, Victorian Kitchen, and a historical town diorama.

For information, visit their website or call 516-671-0090

Seaford

seaford
Seaford Cinemas

3951 Merrick Road, Seaford
516-409-8700
seafordcinemas.com

SUFFOLK

Babylon


Clearview's Babylon Cinemas

34 Main Street, Babylon
clearviewcinemas.com

Bay Shore


The YMCA Boulton Center

37 West Main Street, Bay Shore:
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here

Cold Spring Harbor


Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor
The museum explores the relationship between Long Islanders and the sea through. It details the history of the regional whaling industry, whale conservation and the history of Cold Spring Harbor as a maritime port. A new exhibit, “Right Whales”, highlights the biology, history and decline of the Right Whale. Exhibits featuring New York’s only fully-equipped 19th century whaleboat, ship logs and correspondence as well as whaling and maritime artifacts. Art programs are available for all ages.

For information, visit their website or call 631-367-3418

East Hampton


Guildhall, John Drew Theater

158 Main Street, East Hampton:
Crossroads Music Showcase: Kerry Kearney – An Evening of the Blues - Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00pm
Hamptons International Film Festival presents SummerDocs: GASLAND PART II hosted by Alec Baldwin - Friday, July 5th at 8:00pm
Films at the Farm: Jurassic Park - Friday, July 5th at 8:30pm
Audra McDonald - Saturday, July 6th at 7:00pm
Tickets and more information available here


East Hampton Historical Society

101 Main Street, East Hampton
The headquarters for the East Hampton Historical Society, the house is an example of life in the post-colonial era in the East End. It features historic furnishings and crafts built by local craftsmen of the time. The Historical Society also has four other museums and town houses including one of New York’s first educational academies and a colonial town government meeting house.

For information, visit their website or call 631-324-6850

East Islip


Islip Art Museum

50 Irish Lane, East Islip
The museum is the leading exhibition space for contemporary art on Long Island, featuring work from international, national and emerging local artists. It is said to be the best facility of its kind outside of Manhattan. Current exhibits feature “Jam Session”, a holiday exhibit featuring paintings and sculptures influenced by music. The museum’s store features one of a kind jewelry, crafts and art work. Educational opportunists are also offered at the museum through its Cultural School of Arts.

For information, visit their website or call 631-224-5402

Huntington Village


The Paramount

370 New York Ave, Huntington:
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here


Heckscher Museum

2 Prime Avenue, Huntington
Located in Hecksher Park, the museum features collections of European and American paintings which spans over 500 years of Western art. Photography has become a growing part of the collection as well. Current exhibits include “A Way with Words: Text in Art”, which displays the incorporation of text in visual art and “Coming of Age in America : The Photography of Joseph Szabo”, which portraits adolescence of Long Island through time with a look at summers spent at the beach. The museum also features educational experiences for students and adults and will exhibit Long Island’s best young artists in April.

For information, visit their website or call 631-351-3250

huntington
AMC Loews Theatres – Shore 8

37 Wall Street, Huntington
888-262-4386
amctheatres.com

cinema arts centre
Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Ave, Huntington
631-423-7611
cinemaartscentre.org

Islip Village

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Islip Cinemas

410 West Main Street, Islip
631-581-5200

Northport


The John W. Engeman Theater

250 Main Street, Northport:
South Pacific - Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00pm, Friday, July 5th at 8:00pm, Saturday, July 6th at 3:00pm and 8:00pm and Sunday, July 7th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Tickets and more information available here

Patchogue


Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts

71 East Main Street, Patchogue:
4th of July with The Atlantic Community Band - Thursday, July 4th at 10:00am
Tickets and more information available here


The Emporium

9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue:
Old School Fridays - Friday, July 5th at 8:00pm
Saturday Night Dance Party -  Saturday, July 6th at 9:00pm
Another Cha Cha - Sunday, July 7th at 6:00pm
Tickets and more information available here


Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
20 Terry Street Suite #121, Patchogue, NY 11772
631-438-0083
plazamac.org

Port Jefferson


Theatre Three

412 Main Street, Port Jefferson:
Long Island Comedy Festival -  Friday, July 5th at 8:00pm and  Saturday, July 6th at 8:00pm
Friday Night Face Off - Friday, June 28th at 10:30pm
Tickets and more information available here

Port Jefferson Historical Society
115 Prospect Avenue, Port Jefferson
The Mather House Museum, the headquarters of The Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson, and features several exhibitions of local artifacts. The museum complex features the 19th century home, a country store, a marine barn, a tool shed, the Spinney Clock Museum and the Thomas Jefferson Perennial Garden. Exhibitions feature ship models, period furniture and paintings, vintage tools and clothing, antique dolls, taped oral histories, 250 antique clocks and other examples of life in the 19th century.

For information, visit their website or call 631-473-2665

Riverhead


The Suffolk Theater
118 E. Main Street, Riverhead:
70's Explosion! 45rpm & the Terri Hines Band - Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00pm
July 4th on Main Street! - Thursday, July 4th at 6:30pm
Great American Classic Rock/Classic British Rock Show - Friday, July 5th at 8:00pm
Red, White & Swing! Saturday Supper Club - Saturday, July 6th at 8:00pm
Tickets and more information available here


Vail-Leavitt Music Hall

18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead:
No shows this weekend.
Tickets and more information available here

Sag Harbor


Bay Street Theater

The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor:
The Mystery of Irma Vep - Wednesday, July 3rd at 8:00pm, Thursday, July 4th at 8:00pm, Friday, July 5th at 8:00pm, Saturday, July 6th at 7:00pm and Sunday, July 7th at 7:00pm
Tickets and more information available here


Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum

Main and Garden Streets, Sag Harbor
The museum details Sag Harbor’s whaling industry through the 19th century and its impact on the culture and development of the area. It details how the whaling industry brought migrants from all over the globe and turned the port into an international destination. Artifacts left by whalers, antique tools, harpoons, captains’ portraits, antique furnishings and children’s toys are all on display at the museum.

For information, visit their website or call 631-725-0770

Sayville


Sayville Historical Society

Edwards Street, Sayville
The museum is the headquarters to the Sayville Historical Society. The museum aims to foster historical spirit, encourage historical research and to preserve historical materials. The museum features products of both Sayville and other Suffolk localities. The Society holds 4 historic buildings, 1,500 items of clothing, 1,000 photographs, a map collection and numerous classic furnishings. Its collection is constantly growing and tours of the Edward Homestead offer a view at the area through its history.

For information, visit their website or call 631-563-0186

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Sayville Theatre

103 Railroad Avenue, Sayville
631-589-0232
sayvillecinemas.com

Smithtown


Smithtown Township Arts Council

660 Route 25A, St. James
The Council aims to enrich the township and surrounding area’s quality of life through celebrating and supporting the arts in everyday life. It is a goal to make art accessible to people of all backgrounds. It Mills Pond House is a valuable place in its preserved traditions as well as its evolving and unique influences. Current exhibit, “Winners Showcase” displays the artistic development and achievements of the region and nation. Classes in jewelry making, poster design, scrapbooking, pottery, drawing and several other skills and topics are available. The Council has also partnered with local downtown businesses to display local artists’ work.

For information, visit their website or call 631-862-6575

Southampton


Southampton Historical Museum

17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
The Southampton Historical Society was created to preserve the town’s history as well as history from the surrounding area. Its Rogers Mansion Museum features year round exhibits, a research center and education programs for children and adults. Current exhibits include “Shopkeepers of Southampton: Photographs by Davis Gaffga”, which gives a detailed look into historic businesses which helped shape downtown and community. Its research center allows for visitors to conduct research with a professional research assistant. Collections feature antique furnishings, a classic parlor room and dining hall and photographs of the 1938 historic hurricane.

For information, visit their website or call 631-268-2494

West Sayville


Long Island Maritime Museum

88 West Avenue, West Sayville
Featuring 14 acres with 9 historic buildings on the West Sayville waterfront, the museum preserves Long Island’s maritime history and heritage. It is committed to research, preservation and interpretation of the region’s nautical history and the relationship to Long Island’s natural history. The Elward Smith Library houses racing trophies and records of over 500 wrecks and groundings in the Long Island waters. The other buildings feature rotating exhibits of maps, photos, newspapers and personal accounts of maritime history. Also highlighted are boats and materials left behind by the US Life Saving Service.

For information, visit their website.

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