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August 12th - August 16th, 2013


COMMUNITY UPDATES

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“Today, I announce the proposer who provided the best opportunity for Nassau County residents; one that will create jobs and opportunities, one that generates the greatest revenue for the county and completely relieves the county of costly capital expenditures." - Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano speaking on the proposed development for the Nassau Coliseum.

“It’s got to look beautiful, iconic. Because there are 3 million people that live on the Island, and they’ve gotta have a place – whether it’s entertainment, whether its sports – they’ve gotta have a great place." - Bruce Ratner from Forest City Ratner speaking on his winning proposal for the Nassau Coliseum

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Mangano announces Forest City Ratner as developer for the new Nassau Coliseum

This past Thursday, August 15th, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced Forest City Ratner as the developer for the Nassau Coliseum. The project will be a part of the overall redevelopment of the Nassau Hub in Hempstead and will be incorporated into the vision of Master Developer Renaissance Downtowns.

“Today, I announce the proposer who provided the best opportunity for Nassau County residents; one that will create jobs and opportunities, one that generates the greatest revenue for the county and completely relieves the county of costly capital expenditures,” Mangano said in a statement.

The finalists were Madison Square Garden and Forest City Ratner, after having submitted their bids to renovate the Coliseum and the area surrounding it. Both companies had the idea for creating a smaller, more compact stadium with less seating than what the Coliseum currently has. MSG proposed an entertainment complex with restaurants and shops. Ratner, the winner of the bid and the company behind the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, has plans for a skating rink and ampitheater.

The proposal includes a 13,000 seat arena that could be changed to 4,000 for smaller shows. Next to the arena would be a 2,000 seat concert venue and club, a 2,5000 seat outdoor amphitheater, up to six restaurants, a movie theater and generous retail space. The proposal would also place a monument to Long Island veterans on the southeaster section of the property.

Mr. Ratner has also pledged to work with Charles Wang, the owner of the adjacent Long Island Marriott, to transform the exhibition hall below the arena into a convention space. The project will also include 309 events per year including six regular-seasion Islanders games, a Brooklyn Nets preseasion game and 83 outdoor events. Ratner also expressed confidence that a minor league hocker team would relocate to the arena.

The project is estimated to generate almost $11 billion in economic activity for up to 30 years and will generate over 1,300 construction jobs and more than 2,500 permanent and seasonal positions. The plan will also include 5,000 parking spots as opposed to the 6,800 currently in place and will leave 10 acres available for development by Renaissance Downtowns.

Mr. Ratner introduced his team at the presentation along with many other luminaries, including Jason Kidd of the Nets, Matt Martin of the Islanders, NCAA Coach John Calipari, Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins.

Elected officials in attendance included Nassau Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves, and Legislators Denise Ford, Michael Venditto, Rob Walker, David Denenberg Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, and Councilperson's Dorothy Goosby, Gary Hudes and Ed Ambrosino.  County Executive Mangano also expressed thanks for the  Nassau Business Advisory Committee, local Labor Unions, Renaissance Downtowns, Vision Long Island, and LI Association among others.

The County retains the rights to the development on the surrounding 77 acres for future development.  The County will work with the Master developer Renaissance Downtowns on the surrounding property.

“It’s got to look beautiful, iconic. Because there are 3 million people that live on the Island, and they’ve gotta have a place – whether it’s entertainment, whether its sports – they’ve gotta have a great place,” Ratner stated.

Town of Hempstead officials have already rezoned the land as part of the project. The selection is expected to accelerate the long-stalled process to renovate the aging arena. Renovations will begin June 2015 with construction to take roughly eighteen months.

For further reading, please visit CBS Local.

Bellone signs off on Rails to Trails contract with LIPA

Suffolk County Executive, Steve Bellone, signed a contract with LIPA enabling the county to construct a series of pathways through undeveloped land this Wednesday, August 14th. 

According To Suffolk County Legislator, Sarah Ankler, the proposed corridor known as the Rails to Trails path, “Will provide a safe outlet for people to run, walk and bike.”

The Rails to Trails pathway is expected to run for 10 miles between Mount Sinai and Wading River, the initial phase covering 2.5 miles starting at Wading River and ending in Shoreham.  Part of this pathway will run through a property in Wardenclyffe, currently owned by the Tesla Science Center, where the insitute has plans for a new museum to be developed.  President of the Tesla Science Center, Jane Alcorn, believes that the pathway and museum will work together and fulfill the sense of community.

The Suffolk County Legislature expects to appoint RBA Engineering of Melville to design the Rails and Trails path, while a grant for 6.5 million has been awarded for the project to take place.  

To learn more about the Rails and Trails Pathway, please visit the Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch or Newsday.

The 2nd Annual Westbury Short Film Concert under the stars!

Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running short film exhibition, will return to its roots and present: “The 2nd Annual Westbury Short Film Concert,” under the stars, on Friday, August 16th at the beautiful Piazza Ernesto Strada - located on the northeast corner of Post Avenue and Maple Avenue in Westbury, Long Island. Founded in 1980 in Westbury, Asbury Shorts presents their film “concerts” across the United States year round. Admission to the 2nd Annual Westbury Short Film Concert is free and recommended for ages 16 and way above. The evening festivities begin with a live music performance @ 8:15pm. The concert will be co-sponsored by the Village of Westbury and The Greater Westbury Council for the Arts.

The Asbury Short Film “Concert” combines classic, award winning shorts with new international film festival honorees to create a rare opportunity for audiences to view world-class short films on a big screen rather than on a computer or iPad. Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking and the most recently, Young Adult) calls Asbury Shorts “The best short film show I’ve ever seen.” The fast-paced, highly entertaining evening features the best in Live Action, Comedy, Drama and outstanding Animation. Highlights of the June 8th show include:

ASAD – Internationally renowned TV commercial director Bryan Buckley created this remarkable coming of age story about a young Somali boy living precariously day-to-day in his war torn country. It was nominated for a 2013 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and is a five-time festival winner, including Best Narrative Short Film at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and the Audience Awarded Best Short Film at the 2012 The Los Angeles Film Festival.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – The 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Short, from directors William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, is an amazing short story about a magical library of flying books. Created by mixing computer animation, miniatures and traditional hand drawn animation, it’s no surprise it’s won more than 12 awards and is an audience favorite.

Time Freak – This fast-paced comedy is the tale of a man who invents a time machine for which the sole purpose is to correct a communication problem at his local laundry. The story behind the making of the film is as much fun as that of the short itself. The newly married Andrew Bowler (director) and Gigi Causey (producer) used their $25,000 nest egg to complete production on the film. After being initially rejected by Sundance and other major festivals, it received a 2012 Oscar nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences… talk about a happy ending!

Opinion/Editoral

Op-ed: Long Island, Pros and Cons

Donald Schug is entering his junior year at the University of Albany. He interned with Vision Long Island this summer and we asked him to give us an opinion on what potential a young Long Islander sees when they look at their future in the region.

Long island has its pros and cons. For a kid coming out of college it may be a little impractical to attempt to stay. A first major concern I would have would be affordability. Finding a “cheap” apartment on Long Island is not an easy find. Another concern I would have would be job accessibility.

Most people who have a career on long Island are more self-employed or have already put their foot in the door and established themselves in their field. Although these people may commute, they have the patience to do so because they got their life in order. Also, I would like to be with people my age after college. Long Island is not really a young people’s place, like say the city.

This is not to say there are no incentives to stay, there are many. The Downtowns on Long Island are very nice. However they can get very boring very fast. There is only so much you can do with one park and three bars before you get bored. The advantage of living in a place like the city is the versatility. You can never get bored, and it’s very accessible. Also it gives you a chance to succeed in your field with your peers.

A huge advantage Long Island has is its beaches, the Hamptons is easily on of the best places to go to in the county. If you’re looking to relax and have an easy lifestyle, Long Island is the place for you. However that in itself is the problem, young people after college want to work and play, not just work in a calm environment.

Long Island is truly a great place, it has wonderful downtowns and people, but in order to attract younger people it’s going to have to make some changes. It’s going to have to have more affordable housing, and a lot more versatility. That being said, Long Island has made some huge strides to accommodating these types of things.

So maybe, just maybe, in the near future Long Island will be a destination for younger people. But as of now this is how I see it.

California Pizza Kitchen and Friends of Long Island hosting fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims

On August 30th, Friends of Long Island will also be hosting a fundraiser at all California Pizza Kitchen locations across the island. To participate, simply bring this flyer with you and 20% of your bill will be donated to Friends of Long Island.  All funds collected will go directly to affected communities helping families to get back in their homes.

Friends of Long Island: Communities Helping Communities post-Sandy is a diverse coalition of local community and business organizations focused on post-Sandy rebuilding. Approximately 18 different community groups make up Friends of Long Island representing Sandy affected communities from East Rockaway to the Hamptons. Although it has been almost 9 months since the storm, many south shore neighborhoods, residents and businesses still need all forms of assistance. The goal of these groups is to ensure public and private resources make it directly to local communities, and has pledged to raise $500,000 to this end.

You  can also send a donation to Friends of Long Island: Communities Helping Communities post-Sandy by clicking here.

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:
Meetup on Miller Ave
Freeport, NY 11520
Saturday at 8am
Look for the Red Shirts!
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

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

Bourbon, Beer, and BBQ Festival on August 24th

On Saturday, August 24th, T.J. Finley’s will be hosting their first Bourbon, Beer, and BBQ Festival  The festival will consist of samplings with a variety of at least 30 different whiskies, craft beer releases, and a tutorial on making whisky cocktails.  Food will be provided at the event for purchase.  For admission, tickets may be purchased online for $50 and the first hundred buyers will receive free t-shirts. 

The festival will occur from 3:00pm to 7:00 at T.J. Finley’s on 42 East Main Street in Bay Shore.  Please be aware that participants must be 21 years or older and will be checked for ID.

For more information, please read this posting at MetroUs.com.

National Endowment for the Humanities announces Bridging Cultures grants program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced their Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges grants to encourage exploration of the ways in which cultures from around the globe, as well as the myriad subcultures within America’s borders, have influenced American society. With the aim of revitalizing intellectual and civic life through the humanities, NEH welcomes proposals that enhance understanding of diverse countries, peoples, and cultural and intellectual traditions worldwide. Applicants might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest.

Projects which are eligible for funding must: create opportunities for community college faculty members to study together while improving their capacity to teach the humanities; enhance or develop areas of need in an institution’s humanities programs; and give community college faculty access to humanities resources through partnerships with other institutions with appropriate resources.

Grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.

About seven to nine applicants will be awarded funding of up to $120,000 each. Applicants can be any non-profit with a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; state and local governmental agencies; and Federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply. The planning and implementation of a project must involve a partnership between a community college or community college system and another institution with appropriate resources, such as a college or university, museum, research library, or professional association. The applicant of record may be either the participating community college or community college system or the collaborating institution.

The deadline is August 27, 2013, for projects beginning no later than September 2014. To apply, please contact:

Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges
Division of Education Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
Room 302, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20506

You can call (202) 606-8380 or email bccc@neh.gov, or visit the website for more information.

For more information on available state, federal, and private grants please visit the NYS Assembly website.

NYSERDA releases Program Opportunity Notice 2722

The New York State Energy Research and Development Association (NYSERDA) has just released this past week a new Program Opportunity Notice, PON 2722.

NYSERDA hopes that with PON 2722 the State of New York can begin to move towards the development and implementation of zero-net Energy Wastewater Treatment systems through the improvement of the performance, sustainability, and the resilience of municipal water and waste water treatment infrastructure.

Through PON 2722, NYSERDA hopes to achieve three goals: to support Zero-Net Energy waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) - plants where energy demand is balanced with energy generated from on-site renewable sources; evaluate WWTP energy efficiency opportunities, evaluate energy efficient process improvement alternatives, and demonstrate use of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) or similar tools.

Demonstration Projects (up to $250,000 per project)
• Demonstrations of innovative technologies including, but not limited to, alternatives to conventional activated sludge secondary processes; technologies to improve/facilitate anaerobic digestion gas production/use; energy-efficient nutrient removal; side stream treatment technologies to address high nutrient and organic loads generated from biosolids processing liquids; innovative low energy sludge processing technologies; and wastewater and/or biosolids energy recovery technologies.
Feasibility Studies (up to $25,000 per project)

  1. Energy Efficiency Technical Evaluation Feasibility Studies* – Studies including, but not limited to, developing baseline energy consumption data, and/or identifying opportunities for energy efficiency, demand reduction, and/or process optimization projects.
  2. Feasibility Studies to Evaluate Energy Efficient Process Improvement Alternatives* – Studies including, but not limited to, evaluations of alternative energy efficient nutrient removal, sludge processing, or disinfection alternatives.
  3. Feasibility Studies to Evaluate/Demonstrate Use of US EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) or Similar Tools – Studies designed to understand potential climate change impacts, assess related risks, and evaluate adaptive options for municipal drinking water and wastewater systems in New York. Information on the CREAT tool can be found on the Climate Ready Water Utilities website at http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/climate/. Information about projected climate impacts to NYS may be found at: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/climaid.

All proposals must provide a minimum of 50% cost- sharing.

Proposal Due: September 17, 2013 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time*

Proposal Submission -Proposers must submit two (2) paper copies of the proposal and one (1) digital copy of the proposal on CD. A completed and signed Proposal Checklist must be attached to the front of each copy. One (1) of the paper copies must have a Proposal Checklist that contains an original signature. Proposals must be clearly labeled and submitted to:
Roseanne Viscusi, PON 2722 NYS Energy Research and Development Authority 17 Columbia Circle Albany, NY 12203-6399

If you have technical questions concerning this PON, contact Kathleen O’Connor at (518) 862-1090, ext. 3422 or kmo@nyserda.ny.gov. If you have contractual questions concerning this PON, contact Nancy Marucci at (518) 8621090, ext. 3335 nsm@nyserda.ny.gov.

No communication intended to influence this procurement is permitted except by contacting Kathleen O’Connor at (518) 862-1090, ext. 3422 or kmo@nyserda.ny.gov. Contacting anyone other than this Designated Contact (either directly by the proposer or indirectly through a lobbyist or other person acting on the proposer’s behalf) in an attempt to influence the procurement: (1) may result in a proposer being deemed a non-responsible offerer, and (2) may result in the proposer not being awarded a contract.

*Late proposals will be returned. Incomplete proposals may be subject to disqualification. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that all pages have been included in the proposal. Faxed or e-mailed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be accepted at any other NYSERDA location other than the address above. If changes are made to this PON, notification will be posted on NYSERDA’s web site at www.nyserda.ny.gov.

Funding of up to $30 million is available through the CGC Program for capital projects and local planning and zoning

The second phase of the Cleaner, Greener Communities (CGC) Program is offering grant funding of up to $30 million for regional projects which support the goals outlined in Phase I of the program.

The CGC Program was announced back in 2011 in Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address, for the purpose of encouraging communities to create a public-private partnerships and develop regional sustainable growth strategies that reduce carbon emissions.  

This round of funding is the first in a series of three funding rounds, which are expected in 2014 and again 2015. A total of $90 million in potential funding will be available through Phase II, through proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the purpose of which is to lower GHG emissions in the Northeast.

A large portion of the Phase II funding is set aside for large scale, high-impact, and exemplary capital projects, or Category 3 projects. A portion is also set aside funding for local planning and zoning (Categories 1 and 2), recognizing a need for funding in these areas.  Applicants that do not pay into the System Benefits Charge (SBC) are eligible to participate in this solicitation.
The funding categories include:

Category 1 (Open-Enrollment): Up to $1 million available for communities to adopt streamlined permitting and other ordinances for photovoltaic systems and electric vehicle charging stations, with awards of up to $10,000 per project.  Applications for Category 1 will be accepted starting August 1, 2013 and until 4:00 PM Eastern Time on September 30, 2014, until funds are exhausted, or until the solicitation is revised by NYSERDA, whichever comes first.

Category 2 (Competitive): Up to $4 million available for communities to create or revise comprehensive plans, including updating zoning ordinances and addressing sustainability and resiliency, with awards of up to $400,000 per project.  Proposals for Category 2 are due by 4:00pm Eastern Time on August 12, 2013.


Category 3 (Competitive): Up to $25 million for large-scale, capital, sustainability projects contributing to community resiliency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with awards ranging from $1 million to $5 million per project. Proposals for Category 3 are due by 4:00pm Eastern Time on August 12, 2013.

For more information on the Cleaner Greener Communities Program, please visit the website. For technical questions concerning this program, please contact CGC@nyserda.ny.gov. All CGC program resources and guidelines can be found at the following location: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/guidance.

Help Wanted

Intern with Vision Long Island!

Vision Long Island is looking for interns! Our staff likes to say we "wear many hats," and interns will have to do the same. Interns will assist with planning, design, outreach, event planning, writing, research, attending meetings, reporting, photography, video and more. Bring your unique skill set to the table! We are looking for energetic and conscientious individuals with an interest in urban/suburban planning from a bottom-up perspective. This is a valuable opportunity to work with great people and learn about the issues impacting Long Island. Strong writing skills a plus.

To learn more or apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to info@visionlongisland.org. Put "Vision Long Island Internship" in the subject heading. For more information, call our office at 631-261-0242.

What's happening in your downtown this weekend?

NASSAU

Baldwin


Clearview Grand Avenue

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

Bellmore

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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

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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

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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.

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Long Beach Cinema

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

Manhasset

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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

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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:
New York City Ballet On and Offstage- Friday, August 16th at 8:00pm
An Evening with Laurie Anderson- Saturday, August 17th at 8:00pm
An Evening with the Astaires- Sunday, August 18th at 7;30pm 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:
An Evening With The Mickey Hart Band and Special Guest- Tea Leaf Trio- Saturday, August 17th at 8:00pm
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

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AMC Loews Theatres – Shore 8

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

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Cinema Arts Centre

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

Islip Village

islip
Islip Cinemas

410 West Main Street, Islip
631-581-5200

Northport


The John W. Engeman Theater
250 Main Street, Northport:
Nunsense- Friday, August 16th, Saturday, August 17th, and Sunday, August 18th
Tickets and more information available here

Patchogue


Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
71 East Main Street, Patchogue:
Gateway’s Ballroom With A Twist- Friday, August 16th, Saturday, August 17th, and Sunday, August 18th
Annie Jr.- Friday, August 16th at 11:00am, Saturday, August 17 at 11:00am, and Sunday, August 18th at 12:00pm
Tickets and more information available here


The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue:
Candlebox- Friday, August 16th at 8:00pm
Saturday Night Dance Party- Saturday, August 17th at 9:00pm
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:
The Frog Prince- Friday, August 16th at 11:00am and Saturday, August 17th at 11:00am and 2:00pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FACE OFF- Friday, August 16th at 10:30pm
Beatlemania Now- Saturday, August 17th at 8:00pm
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

Clearview Port Washington
116 Main Street, Port Washington
516-756-2589
clearviewcinemas.com

Riverhead


Suffolk Theater
116 E. Main Street, Riverhead:
Ragdoll: The Music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons- Friday, August 16th at 8:00pm
Al E. Gator Variety Show- Saturday, August 17th at 2:00pm
Bobby Collins! Comedy!- Saturday, August 17th at 8:30pm
Karkowska Sisters Duo (Piano/Violin) “From Warsaw to NY”- Sunday, August 18th at 2:00pm
Tickets and more information available here

 


Vail-Leavitt Music Hall
18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead:
Guest Renter: East End Children’s Theater Co presents Summer Camps: Shrek The Musical And Summer Nights Live- Friday, August 16th at 10:00am
Guest Renter: Coffee House Productions presents American Acoustic- Saturday, August 17th at 8:00Tickets and more information available here

Sag Harbor


Bay Street Theater
The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor:
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum- Friday, August 16th at 8:00pm, Saturday, August 17th at 4:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sunday, August 18th 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

sayville
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.

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

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).

Copiage, Babylon Summer Concerts Series Kerrigan Road & Tanner Park, All concerts begin at 7:30

"I am pleased that the Nassau County Legislature has passed unanimously the “Complete Streets” policy.  This will ensure that as we continue to upgrade our County roadways we take into account the needs and safety concerns of all users.  It is important that modern design practices are used and that pedestrians, bikers and drivers understand how to share the road safely.  I look forward to continuing to work with Vision Long Island to promote this initiative which takes into account the increasing use of alternative modes of transportation." - Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth speaking on the recent passing of Complete Streets legislation in Nassau County

Smart Talk

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Contributors: Lucy Ayala, Program Assistant; Tawaun Weber, Assistant Director; Elissa Ward, Sustainability Director

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