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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Deck the Halls: Original Art for Holiday Giving
Gallery North
90 North Country road
Setauket
6317512676

OPENING RECEPTION:  Friday, November 21st from 5:00pm-7:00pm
on View Nov 21- Dec 23
Generously Sponsored by Liz & John Miastkowski

Gallery North is pleased to present Deck the Halls: Original Art for Holiday Giving, an exhibition that features the work of local artists and artisans with all the charm of the holiday season.
Deck the Halls will feature the work of: Fred Badalamenti, Eleanor Berger, Joan Branca, Sheila Breck, George Booth, Nancy Bueti-Randall, Sue Contessa, Anthony Davis, Jeff Foster, Ray Germann, Gina Piccirilli Hayden, Ginger Hendler, Larry Horowitz, Melissa Imossi, Anita Lamb, Bruce Lieberman, John Mansueto, Muriel Musarra, Rhoda Needlman, Neil Scholl, Sungsook Setton, Arlene Steinberg, Ty Stroudsburg, Schery Markee Sullivan, Susan Tango, Carlina Valenti, Sharon Way-Howard, Marlene Weinstein, Laura Westlake, Felicitas Wetter,
Consider the gift of original art this season.
As in previous years, Gallery North will come alive with a unique array of handcrafted jewelry, giftware and clothing by local and nationally recognized artisans, as well as a selection of sustainable and fair-trade items.
 
ArTalk with Sungsook Setton, Sunday, December 14, 3-5pm.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Cocktails at the Maidstone - 2014 East Hampton House Tour
Maidstone Club
Old Beach Lane
East Hampton

A kick-off Cocktail Party on the eve of Friday, November 28, welcomes in the highly anticipated East Hampton House & Garden Tour. This annual event, now in its 30th year, will be held for the first time at the historical Maidstone Club, ringing in the East End holiday season in style! Tickets to the Opening Night Cocktail Party at the Maidstone Club cost $200 each, which includes entry to the House Tour the following day.  All ticket proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.  Tickets can be purchased via:

• EHHS office at 101 Main Street Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• Website: www.easthamptonhistory.org.
• phone at 631-324-6850

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Feature Film
Feature Film
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
510 Sweet Hollow Road
Melville
631-421-4535

The Book Thief (2013) Rated PG-13. 131 min.
2:00 PM- 4:30 PM

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Christmas Fashion Show
Solo New York
336 Main Street
Farmingdale
5165866990

Kick off your Christmas season by attending our annual Christmas Fashion Show! There will be Music, wine and discounts. The Fashion Show starts at 8:30. There will be great deals on the merchandise within the store! Perfect for a girls night out! Save the date and join us!

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour
5 Unique Homes
throughout East Hampton Village
East Hampton
631.324.6850

The East Hampton Historical Society will host the 2014 House & Garden Tour on Saturday, November 29, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  “Up & Down the Village Lanes” is the theme, offering a peek inside some of the most iconic homes in East Hampton.  This year’s tour has celebrated designers, European gardens, mid-century accents and historical properties.  Tickets to the self-guided 2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour.  All ticket proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. Tickets can be purchased via:

• EHHS office at 101 Main Street Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• Website: www.easthamptonhistory.org.
• phone at 631-324-6850
• Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, on Friday, November 28, and Saturday, November 29, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Great Neck Plaza BID Celebrates “Shop Small Business Saturday”
Great Neck Plaza's downtown shopping district
Great Neck Plaza
Great Neck
516-829-1301

WHAT:  The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) will be participating in American Express’ Shop Small Business Saturday on November 29, 2014 with its first ever $2,500 Shopping Spree Scavenger Hunt at stores in Great Neck Plaza. 

The scavenger hunt involves shoppers discovering the location of 14, 5-foot giraffes located throughout Great Neck Plaza’s downtown shopping district.  On November 21, clues to the giraffes’ locations will be provided on the Great Neck Plaza BID’s website. Each giraffe will have a specific letter identified on its torso.  The 14 letters spell out the contest’s two-word mystery phrase.  Shoppers who decipher the two-word phrase can enter to win the $2,500 shopping spree (second and third place prizes will be $350 shopping sprees) on the Great Neck Plaza BID’s website at www.ShopGreatNeck.com.  Entries for the contest will be accepted through midnight on Sunday, November 30.  However, the giraffes will only be up on Shop Small Business Saturday.
All participating businesses are within walking distance of the Long Island Railroad Great Neck station, and parking is available on-street, in municipal parking fields and in garages.  For more information on the scavenger hunt promotion visit www.ShopGreatNeck.com.
WHERE:  Great Neck, N.Y.
WHEN:  November 29, 2014

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Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas
Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas
Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton
631-324-0806

8pm
One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for more than twenty-five years. In their Celtic Christmas program, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols, such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night,” in arrangements that highlight the group’s unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular stepdancing. Hailed by The New York Times as “passionate, tender and rambunctious,” Cherish The Ladies have released two critically acclaimed holiday albums, On Christmas Night and their latest Christmas release, A Star In The East.
Balcony $30/$28 members; Orchestra $45/$43 members; Prime Orchestra $55/$53 members
Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office 3 hours prior to curtain; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111.

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2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour
5 Unique Homes
throughout East Hampton Village
East Hampton
631.324.6850

The East Hampton Historical Society will host the 2014 House & Garden Tour on Saturday, November 29, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  “Up & Down the Village Lanes” is the theme, offering a peek inside some of the most iconic homes in East Hampton.  This year’s tour has celebrated designers, European gardens, mid-century accents and historical properties.  Tickets to the self-guided 2014 East Hampton House & Garden Tour are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour.  All ticket proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. Tickets can be purchased via:

• EHHS office at 101 Main Street Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• Website: www.easthamptonhistory.org.
• phone at 631-324-6850
• Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, on Friday, November 28, and Saturday, November 29, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Small Works - The Botanical Exhibit
Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery
25425 Main Road (at Alvah's Lane)
Cutchogue
631-734-8545

Opening reception is Saturday, November 29 from 5-8pm with holiday cheer sponsored by the Long Island Wine Council.

“Small Works - The Botanical Exhibit” features 45 works of flora life by fifteen regional photographers.  All framed works are sized 14” or smaller for perfecly sized unique gifts for the special people on your Holiday list. 
Photographers include:

Karen Celella, Rich Faron, Scott Farrell, Alex Ferrone, Richard Gardner, Nijole Kudirka, Jacques LeBlanc, Michael McLaughlin, Chris Randall, Jim Sabiston, Steven Schreiber, Jeff Schultz, Jim Slezak, Mary Trentalange, and Alex Vignoli.  Please join us for the opening reception with Holiday Cheer sponsored by Long Island Wine Council on Saturday, November 29 from 5-8pm.

“Small Works - The Botanical Exhibit” is sponsored by Abatelli Realty and runs from November 29, 2014 though February 15, 2015.

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Sagtikos Manor Historical Society 4th Annual Gingerbread Competition
West Islip Library
3 Higbie Lane
West Islip
631-321-6809

Design, bake and decorate your own gingerbread creation at home. Then bring it to the West Islip Library for judging and display. Prizes awarded by People’s Choice voting. Gingerbread projects will be displayed at the West Islip Public Library.FREE to register,www.sagtikosmanor.org for registration form. Send or e-mail before Nov 26. Viewing free and open to the public.

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THE SHOP at Guild Hall Holiday Sale!
Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton
631-324-0806

Saturday, November 29 / 11am-5pm
Sunday, November 30 / noon-5pm
Enjoy discounts on all art books, cookbooks, and posters! Shop for artisan jewelry, scarfs, and other unique gifts! One stop shop to make the Holiday shopping easier!

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Sunday, November 30, 2014
Displays @ Dix Hills
Displays @ Dix Hills
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

Lens to Lens
Photography by Gabriella Speigel
Reception: Sunday, November 30, 2-4 pm.

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THE SHOP at Guild Hall Holiday Sale!
Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton
631-324-0806

Saturday, November 29 / 11am-5pm
Sunday, November 30 / noon-5pm
Enjoy discounts on all art books, cookbooks, and posters! Shop for artisan jewelry, scarfs, and other unique gifts! One stop shop to make the Holiday shopping easier!

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Monday, December 01, 2014

What You Need to Know: Pooled Income Trusts and Homecare Medicaid
Nancy Burner & Associates, P.C.
12 Research Way
E. Setauket
631-941-3434

Is your loved one on Homecare Medicaid?

Did you know that Pooled Trusts can help preserve monthly income for living expenses and supplemental needs for those on Medicaid or receiving public benefits?

When: Monday, December 1st at 5:30 PM
Where: Nancy Burner & Associates, P.C.
          12 Research Way, E. Setauket 11733

Join us for an important question and answer session!

RSVP with Kris at (631) 941-3434 or by e-mail at burnerlaw12@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

So You Have a Trust…Now What?
Nancy Burner & Associates, P.C.
12 Research Way
E. Setauket
(631) 941-3434

Join us for refreshments in our Setauket office on Tuesday, December 2nd at 5:30pm as we discuss everything you need to know about trusts including titling and naming beneficiaries.

Please RSVP with Kris at (631) 941-3434 or by e-mail at burnerlaw12@gmail.com.

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Felting with Multiple Resists with Justine Moody
gallery North
90 North Country Road
Setauket
6317512676

Now that you’ve mastered the concept of felting over a single resist to develop a hollow form, whether a felted slipper or a pod, it’s now time to build surface texture and dimension.  Not only will we add multi-layered resists to our form, we will also design our piece using collages of silk chiffon patches and various luxury fibers like locks and raw silk.  Learn how to incorporate the shibori technique for added surface design.  Use these techniques and create a beautiful sculpted wall hanging or a one of a kind felted bag.

Skill level: beginner

Local artisan, Justine Moody, has had a passion for working with fibers and clay since the day she discovered handcrafting. She is a fine art graduate from Pratt Institute and for over 10 years, owned a bright and bustling studio that nurtured the creativity of others by introducing them to two of her favorite mediums. Over the past few years however, Justine has focused her work on the grounding techniques of traditional wet felting using natural fibers and hand dyed fabrics. Justine’s current work consists of both non-functional three-dimensional pieces as well as an ethereal collection of nuno felted wearable art pieces and tapestries.

Date: December 2
Time: 10am- 1pm
Fee: $60
Materials fee: $18

For more information about this class or this teacher, or to sign up for this class please email education.gallerynorth@gmail.com or call 631-751-2676

Gallery North is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5 and Sunday 12 – 5.

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2nd Annual Sustainability All-Star Awards
OHEKA Castle
135 Westgate Drive
Huntington
(516)-873-0230

Sustainable Long Island invites Long Islanders to the beautiful OHEKA Castle in Huntington, New York on Tuesday, December 2. for the Second Annual Sustainability All-Star Awards.

The Sustainability All-Star Awards show how important it is to recognize Long Island leaders in the field of sustainability. Honorees often demonstrate All-Star characteristics by:

Helping disadvantaged communities by implementing innovative projects and programs;
Engaging Long Islanders directly to help foster relationships and build capacity;
Dedicating themselves and their affiliated organizations to advance sustainability initiatives Island-wide.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Medicaid Basics
Astoria Federal Savings Bank
71 Sunset Ave
Westhampton Beach
(631) 941-3434

Join us for snacks and an informative discussion about advanced planning options. 

Hosted by Astoria Federal Savings

Please RSVP with Kris at (631) 941-3434 or by e-mail at burnerlaw12@gmail.com.

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Beginning Canasta
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
510 Sweet Hollow Rd
Melville
631-421-4530

Presented by Jacqui Palatnik. Enjoy a beginner or refresher class of this card game that was popular in the 50s and is once again making a big comeback. Played with partners, it is a great way to socialize. Classes are Wednesday December 3, Thursday December 11 and 18. Registration begins on 11/17 at 9:30 am.

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Spa Adriana’s 30th Anniversary Event
Spa Adriana
266 Main Street

Huntington
631-351-1555

Spa Adriana is celebrating 30 beautiful years in Huntington. Join us for a fun evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, music, holiday shopping—and complimentary spa treatments!

December 3, 2014
5:30pm-9:00pm
RSVP required

First 100 RSVPs receive a gift card valued between $25-$100

One lucky guest will receive a MayaSpa Journey Package (valued at $485)

Register online (http://conta.cc/1uUNGCH), call our appointment hotline at (631) 351-1555 or email spaadriana@optonline.net

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Italian Futurism: Reconstructing the Universe
Italian Futurism: Reconstructing the Universe
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

2:00PM-4:00PM
To be a Futurist in Italy of the early 20th century was to be young, modern and insurgent. It emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth and violence, and objects such as the car, the aeroplane and the industrial city. This lecture will examine the historical sweep of the movement, from its inception in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II. Free registration begins October 27th.

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Decoupage Workshop
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

Create a set of three soaps decorated using the decoupage technique. Registration begins 11/17. Cost: $5.00.

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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Southampton Chamber of Commerce Holiday Dinner
Plaza Cafe
61 Hill Street
Southampton
6312830402

Join us for the Southampton Chamber of Commerce Holiday Dinner at the Plaza Cafe! Enjoy cocktails, a cash bar, passed hors d’oeuvres,your choice of dishes on a 3-course menu and a great night of networking! Limited seating, advance reservations required.

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Gifting and Estate Planning: How to Do It the Right Way
Nancy Burner & Associates, P.C.
12 Research Way
E. Setauket
(631) 941-3434

‘Tis the Season to gift, come find out how to structure your gifts so that your estate and your beneficiaries all benefit.

Please register with Kris at (631) 941-3434 or by e-mail at burnerlaw12@gmail.com.

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Socrates Cafe
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

November 6 & December 4. 2:30 PM-5:30 PM
Exchange ideas in this monthly discussion group based on the socratic practice of questioning. Based on the work of Christopher Phillips, author and co-founder of The Society for Philosophical Inquiry, Socrates Café groups are gatherings that meet all over the world when people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing—the idea that we learn more when we question, particularly when we do so with others.

Prior to the first meeting a list of potential questions will be sent to each participant. At the first meeting, participants will select the question to be examined. From then on, participants will suggest and select questions at the end of each meeting for future meetings. To learn more about Socrates Café go to http://www.philosopher.org/Socrates_Cafe.html. Registration is underway.

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Speaker Series: CRAZYBUSY: Overbooked. Overworked and About to Snap!
Speaker Series: CRAZYBUSY: Overbooked. Overworked and About to Snap!
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City
516-742-3434

CRAZYBUSY: Overbooked, Overworked and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD

Thursday, December 4th
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Optional School TOUR: 5:00 PM

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a NY Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker. A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine. Dr. Hallowell is a psychiatrist who has presented on topics such as strategies on handling your fast-paced life, the Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness and other pertinent family and health issues. His approachable style combines his expertise as a Harvard Medical School instructor with his uncanny understanding of human nature. He has been prominently featured in the media, including Dr. Oz, Oprah, 20/20, 60 Minutes, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America and The New York Times, Time Magazine, and the Harvard Business Review.

This event is FREE.
Please rsvp on our website: www.waldorfgarden.org/speakerseries

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Friday, December 05, 2014

Clara’s Dream, The Nutcracker presented by The American Dance Theatre of Long Island
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St.
Patchogue
631-207-1313

Friday, December 5 at 10:00 AM (*Special ‘School Show’) and 7:00 PM; Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM; and Sunday, December 7 at 1:00 PM
Tickets: $15-$32 +fee; available at the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, or online at www.patchoguetheatre.com. *Tickets for the December 5 10:00 AM ‘School Show’ are available by calling 631-472-3455 or visit www.adtli.org for more information.

Since 2000, the American Dance Theatre of Long Island has been delighting sold-out audiences with their magnificent performance of “Clara’s Dream, The Nutcracker.” Warm your spirit this holiday season as you witness toys that come to life, a Christmas tree that grows before your eyes, flowers that dance, and snowflakes that waltz in this classic magical story.

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3rd Annual Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference
3rd Annual Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference
LI Marriott, Uniondale
101 James Doolittle Blvd.
Uniondale
516-216-5270

The 3rd Annual Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference will be held at the LI Marriott in Uniondale from December 5, 2014 to December 6, 2014.
This year, in addition to our professional track, we have a new autism parent track.  Autism Speaks is also sponsoring a free professional workshop on ABA Insurance Training for Providers.
Long Island Behavior Analyst Google Group (LI-BAG): The Mission Is To Support The Professional Needs Of Behavior Analysts In The Long Island Area Servicing Children And Adults With Developmental Disabilities. LIBAG Will Provide Ongoing Educational Support, Share Resources, Provide Networking Opportunities And The Development Of Unified Responses Pertaining To Local Issues That Affect The Practice Of Behavior Analysts. Members Will Guide The Focus Of LIBAG Based On The Current Needs In The Field. LIBAG Also Seeks To Expand The Awareness And Importance Of Behavior Analysis And Best Practice Guidelines In The Local Long Island Community. We do an annual conference to bring the community together.
For more information, please go to the ELIJA website, www.elija.org

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Irrevocable v. Revocable Trusts 101
Lake Grove Diner
2211 Nesconset Highway
Lake Grove
(631) 941-3434

Confused about the differences between a Revocable Trust and an Irrevocable Trust?

Come to the Lake Grove Diner for breakfast as we gather for an informative discussion about Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts.

Please RSVP with Kris at (631) 941-3434 or by e-mail at burnerlaw12@gmail.com.

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Long Beach Christmas Angel 15th Annual Holiday Fundraiser
Bridgeview Yacht Club
80 Waterfront Blvd.
Island Park
516 697-4551

The LBCA is hosting its 15th Annual Holiday Fundraiser event to raise awareness and support for families in need within the Long Beach School district. Admission is $125 pp. Reservations and donations are being accepted at www.longbeachchristmasangel.com. Raffle tickets will be sold, and a limited number of $100 tickets for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize. Musical performances by Ground Swell and DJ Terrence Harris.

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Saturday, December 06, 2014

New Horizons: Arlene Baker, Maxine Jurow and Laura Powers-Swiggett
Alfred Van Loen Gallery
145 Pidgeon Hill Rd.
Huntington Station
Huntington Station
631. 549 4411

Three artists define the horizon in their work and aim to use it as a mediative line, or to allude to nature or as a suggestive emotion

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Colored Pencil Workshop with Laura Westlake
Gallery North
90 North Country Road
Setauket
631-751-2676

December 6&13;
Fee: $160
12pm-4pm

In this exciting two-day workshop, accomplished artist Laura Westlake will teach you how to create exquisite images using colored pencils. Each student will accomplish an understanding of how color pencil is applied in a realistic approach. By the end of the workshop students will leave with a finished work of art or a piece that they can finish on their own.

A native Long Islander, growing up in Stony Brook, Laura Westlake is essentially a self-taught artist drawing and painting since the age of four.  Her love of nature and the outdoors has always been the inspiration for her work. Laura studied at Santa Barbara College in California, and The School Of Visual Arts in New York where she developed an interest in commercial illustration that lasted for 15 years.  Her career included work for television, magazines, portraiture, and book illustration.  She later turned her focus back to the fine arts in the late 1980′s painting subjects, which came from personal experience.

Students are responsible for bringing their own materials.  To see a complete list, please click the green button below.
Paper will be provided by the instructor at $3/sheet.

For more information about this class or this teacher, or to sign up for this class please email education.gallerynorth@gmail.com or call 631-751-2676

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Gallery Talk with Curator Christina Strassfield
Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton
631-324-0806

3pm
Chief Curator Christina Strassfield will lead visitors through a tour of the New Additions to the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection 2010-2014.
Free with Museum Admission

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Board Games: The Next Generation
Board Games: The Next Generation
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

2-3:30 PM
Board games have evolved since the days of Clue, Sorry, Monopoly and Life. Long Island Boardgaming Organization founder, Chris Palermo will introduce you to the popular world of new table-top games like Puerto Rico, Agricola, Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan. These games are not only great for social interactions, they rely on far less luck than their predecessors, making the games a great learning experience. There will be time to play games at the end of the presentation. free registration begins October 27.

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Holiday Winterfest in the Village
Westhampton Beach Village
Main St.
Westhampton Beach
(631)288-3337

Westhampton Beach’s Annual Holiday WinterFest Event in the Village. Sponsored by the Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce. Starting at 10:00 AM in the Hampton Arts Twin Cinema enjoy holiday movies for kids.  Then, beginning at noon, come discover the year-round shops and restaurants as they host kids activity craft stations, holiday treat stations, and holiday discounts, while visiting with Olaf at the Village Green.  Local radio station will be broadcasting live and handing out give-aways. 2:00 PM is storytime with Mrs. Claus in the WHB Library. The Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting begin at 6:00 PM.

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Festival of Lights: Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting
The Village Green
Main St.
Westhampton Beach
(631)288-3337

Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony performed on The Village Green.  Caroling by the Westhampton Beach High School chorus and The Hampton Synagogue’s Youth Choir will fill the evening with the festive sounds of the season, free hot cocoa and cookies, and the arrival of Santa Claus by Fire Engine tops off the evening! Sponsored by The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce, The Hamptons Interfaith Council & The Incorporated Village of Westhampton Beach.  The Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting begin at 6:00 pm.

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Free Rape Prevention Class for Women
Modern Warrior
711 N. Wellwood Ave
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

(Right next to the Fit Zone)
Lindenhurst
631-226-8383

Saturday, December 6th
5:45 - 10:00 pm
Lindenhurst, NY

Ladies! Learn to protect and defend yourself against a sexually motivated attacker!


We’ve been offering this class as a community service for over 20 years and
we’ve trained thousands of women; now it’s your turn!


Open to ALL women 12 and older.


While this is a very hands-on class, there are no prerequisites with regard
to health or physical ability. Whatever your fitness level, your size, your physical abilities or disabilities we will teach you how to use what you have! We teach self defense for the real world, that means that every technique we teach has to work for YOUR world, so we’ll make sure it does!


Advance registration is required, early registration is recommended.

While this class is FREE, a $25 deposit is required to hold your place, it
will be returned to you in it’s original form the night of the event.

MODERN WARRIOR
“Self Defense for the Real World”
711 N. Wellwood Ave.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757


Call 631-226-8383 to register

For more information on our school, and our mission, visit www.modernwarrior.com
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Birding Montauk Point
Montauk Point
2000 New York 27
Montauk
516-433-5590

Please join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society as we look for winter birds at 9am.  We hope to spot scoters, eiders, loons, gannets, and numerous pond ducks. In addition we will keep an eye out for rare gulls, razorbills, snow buntings, etc.  Please call to register.
Directions: Take the LIE to exit 70, Manorville. Go south on Route 111 to Route 27. Take Route 27 east all the way to Montauk Point Lighthouse. There may be a parking fee. Meet in the parking lot.

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Invasive English Ivy Pull at Shu Swamp
Shu Swamp Preserve
Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck
516-695-0763

Please join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society in helping to restore one of the finest preserves on Long Island at 10AM. Come to the swamp for this fun and worthwhile effort. Snacks will be provided to the volunteers. Bring garden gloves if you have them; wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting muddy.  Please call 516-695-0763 to register.
Directions: From Route 25A in East Norwich, take Route 106 north to Oyster Bay. Make left on to Lexington Ave then another left on to West Main Street. At the Mill Pond (on the left), bear to the right as if to go to Bayville. At first traffic light (water will be on your right) make a left onto Cleft Road. Take Cleft Road to Frost Mill Road, make a left. (If you wind up on the causeway going over Beaver Dam, you have gone too far.) Shu Swamp will be on your right after you go under the train trestle.
DO NOT USE YOUR GPS…FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS! Your GPS will get you lost and if you call, reception is spotty in the area.

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Christmas Concert
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church
369 Green Avenue
East Meadow
516-483-3649

The Choir of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will present its annual Christmas Concert at 7:00 PM on Saturday, December 6.  This year, the Choir will include hymns for St. Nicholas Day along with its program of Orthodox and Western hymns and carols.  Advent refreshments will be served after the concert.  Admission and reception are both free of charge.

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Sunday, December 07, 2014
Ridotto Concert: The Voxare String Quartet
Ridotto Concert: The Voxare String Quartet
Huntington Jewish Center
510 Park Ave
Huntington
631 385 0373

Sunday, December 7 at 4 pm   The Voxare String Quartet. Central to this program is the extraordinary collaboration between film and music. Dziga Vertov’s 1929 silent Soviet masterpiece, The Man with a Movie Camera, ranked as the 8th greatest film ever by the British Film Institute, is stunningly and painstakingly scored by Voxare with quartet music by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Mosolov.

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Table Talk: How to Give a Great Toast
Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton
631-324-0806

11am-12:30pm
The holiday season is filled with reasons to celebrate. Whether you are hosting a sparkly grande fete or attending an intimate family gathering, a toast is the perfect way to honor your guests. Carmen Adriana, entrepreneur and founder of the local, public speaking club ToastHampton, invites you to raise a glass this December! Learn tips and techniques on how to craft a great toast, from getting the room’s attention to taking the celebratory sip. Hear, hear! Meet, mingle, munch and learn while enjoying coffee and light refreshments generously provided by Golden Pear Cafe.
Open to all and FREE (however a $10 donation would be appreciated if you are so inclined).

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Locust Valley Library Holiday Sing Along
Locust Valley Library
170 Buckram Road
Locust Valley
516-671-1837

Locust Valley Library presents Pianist STAN WIEST Sunday Dec 7 from 2 PM to 4 PM to lead the annual holiday music sing along. Free admission Free refreshments.Children welcome. Free sing along books

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LOCUST VALLEY LIBRARY PRESENTS PIANIST STAN WIEST FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY SING ALONG
LOCUST VALLEY LIBRARY PRESENTS PIANIST STAN WIEST FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY SING ALONG
LOCUST VALLEY LIBRARY
170 BUCKRAM ROAD

LOCUST VALLEY
(516) 671-1837

Locust Valley Library presents Pianist STAN WIEST on Sunday Dec 7,2014 from 2 PM to 4 PM to lead the annual Holiday Sing Along.Free sing along books will be given out. Children welcome. Free Refrechments. Free Admission

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Sunken Meadow Park Winter Bird Walk
Sunken Meadow
Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway
Kings Park
(631) 885-1881

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society will investigate the trails, ponds and seashore to see what birds are leftover from the fall and which birds have arrived for the winter. Please call (631) 885-1881 to register.
Directions: Meet at Sunken Meadow Field Three at 9am. Take Sunken Meadow Parkway to the park.

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Southside Hospital’s Holiday Spectacular
Southside Hospital
301 East Main Street
Bay Shore
631-647-3825

Southside Hospital will hold its annual Holiday Spectacular on December 7th.  Starting at 3:00PM the front parking lot of the hospital will be transformed into a winter paradise with face painting, petting zoo, and arts and craft tent as well as a gaming trailer.  At 5:30PM the show will start with speeches from local dignitaries and politicians before we welcome in Santa!  Following Santa’s arrival will be performances by the North Shore Dance Studio (Huntington), the Center Stage Studio Dancers (Farmingdale), the St. Patrick’s School Choir (Bay Shore) as well as four finalists from the Health to Hollywood Talent Show.  Southside Hospital will be giving out hot chocolate, their famous warm baked cookies throughout the event as well as gifts for all children who sit with Santa Claus.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Estate Planning and Medicaid Basics Breakfast
Hamptons Bays Diner
157 W. Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays
(631) 941-3434

Let us answer your Elder Law questions while enjoying breakfast!
 
Please join us for breakfast and an informative discussion on Estate Planning and Medicaid Basics.

Seating is limited so please register with Kris at (631) 941-3434 or by e-mail at burnerlaw12@gmail.com.

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Feature Film
Feature Film
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

Chef (2014) Rated R. 114 min. 2:00PM-4:30 PM

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Tigers: Can we Save Our Most Charismatic Species? with Peter Clyne, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor Library
95 Harbor Road (Route 25A)
Cold Spring Harbor

7pm - 9pm
Please join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society as Dr. Clyne discusses the specifics of tiger conservation efforts in 25 Source Sites.

With Wild tigers are down to a historic low of 3,200 compared to 100,000 at the beginning of the 20th century. These 3,200 are now found in scattered fragments across tropical Asia and Russia. Of these fragments, only 42 of them are large enough to hold viable populations of tigers (defined as enough land to hold at least 25 breeding female tigers). Called Source Sites, these 42 fragments hold 60% of the remaining tigers. These Source Sites are the last realistic hope for wild tigers. But although it may sound bleak, the reality for tigers in most of these Source Sites is considerably more optimistic provided high-quality protection is given to them.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Nutcracker Suite presented by Ovations Dance Repertory Company
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St.
Patchogue
631-207-1313

The Nutcracker Suite presented by Ovations Dance Repertory Company
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772
December 11th & 12th at 10:30 AM (*Special One-Hour Show); December 13th 1PM & 7PM; December 14th 1PM & 6PM
TICKETS: $14-$29 + fee; available at the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, and online at www.patchoguetheatre.com.  *Tickets for the one-hour 12/11 & 12/12 performances as well as discounted rates for educators, large groups, and Girl or Boy Scouts (includes a fun patch) are only available by contacting Ovations directly at ovationsdance@aol.com or 631-218-0315.

This year, the extremely talented dancers of Ovations Dance Repertory Company will be joined by Atlantic Wind Symphony.  The vision of the glittering dancers and the sounds of the famous Tchaikovsky score will delight your senses and stay with you forever!

As the curtain rises you will feel like a welcomed guest at the Stahlbaum’s lavish holiday party as the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings to life the many toys, and as the enchanted tree reaches heights beyond the theatre. Youngsters will be cheering in their seats as the life-sized toy soldiers battle the mischievous mice. Then it’s on to the Land of Snow where the crystalline snowflakes dance and the Snow King and Queen perform a breathtaking Pas de Deux as the snow falls gently around them.

In ACT II, Ovations Dance Repertory Company broadens the appeal of The Land of Sweets with a multicultural production that welcomes all dancers and audiences. The Cavalier and Sugar Plum invite the enchanting Waltz of the Flowers into the Land of Sweets, where you will experience the traditional treats of Chocolate from Spain, Coffee from Arabia, Tea from China, Trepak, Candy Canes, and Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles. As an extra treat “Indian Spice” is an added divertissement bringing the flavor of bhangra music and Indian dance to add to your enjoyment.

The young and the young at heart will be captivated by the dazzling blend of choreography by Orlando Peña, lavish costumes, brilliant sets in an enchanting storybook world, and unforgettable Tchaikovsky score performed live to the delight of all the senses. Also joining the production this year will be the world renowned Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Orlando Pagan. This strong and passionate ensemble is internationally recognized for their artistry and prowess. As an added treat “Indian Spice” celebrates the multicultural flavor of Bhangra music and Indian dance this special edition of “The Nutcracker Suite.”

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Soiree Noir: Winter Wonderland Burlesque Cabaret
George Martin Strip Steak
60 River Road
Great River

Join us on Thursday, Dec 11. to celebrate the beauty and glamour of burlesque and old-fashioned, humourous striptease!

Seating begins at 9pm. Show at 9:30pm.

Soiree Noir is the premiere burlesque cabaret in Long Island. It is a monthly event taking place at the elegant and sophisticated George Martin Strip Steak in Great River, NY.

This month we are thrilled to feature performances by:

Bettina May “The Canadian Cutie” and the only burlesque person to receive a US green card based on her shimmying!

Rosie Cheeks “The Blushing Beauty of Burlesque” - This tall drink of water is a regular performer at The Borgota in Atlantic City’s show and a favorite in NYC!

Calamity Chang “The Asian Sexsation’’ - The producer of Soiree Noir and one of the busiest producer/performer in NYC is back again to show you what spicy (she’s from Texas) and sultry (not sour) is all about!

Odette Coquette one of the quickest rising stars in the burlesque scene is also a Long Island native!

Broadway Brassy “The Golden Throat of Burlesque” returns with her golden set of…pipes as our Mistress of Ceremonies!

Stitch the Geek will be providing fortune & palm readings and show you things you may not realize with his debonair mystique…

Our resident stage kitten Chantilly Lace will be on hand to wrangle you and keep you in line!

Show Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR0RI7DeK2g

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soireenoir

Long Island Newsday Press: http://long-island.newsday.com/bars-and-clubs/lol-1.1887675/the-return-of-soiree-noir-1.8014443

There are only 50 reserved seats available, and 20 standing room. First come, first reserved unless you specify which seating you prefer. NO refunds.

If you would like to have dinner at the restaurant prior to the show, please call George Martin at 631-650-6777

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Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

2:30PM-4:30PM
Presented by Hofstra Professor James Kolb
Though now frequently produced as a holiday moneymaker, Hansel und Gretel is fundamentally a powerfull retelling of a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers, but with a slightly lighter touch. Hear the story through music and enjoy learning more about this famous tale. This is a multi-media presentation. Free registration begins October 27th

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Presents Holiday Chorus Concert Brass Ensemble Performance
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 E. Main St.
Patchogue
631-207-1313

Tickets available at: the box office, 631-207-1313, Patchoguetheatre.com or 877-772-5425
Tickets $9 - $25

The evening will be a benefit for the Patchogue Neighbors INN Soup Kitchens and feature Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter as Emcee, Singers of Long Island (SOLI), Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts (BAFFA), Choral Society of the Moriches (CSM), plus the Tri Valley Brass Ensemble. The show will consist of a presentation of holiday melodies and selected seasonal choral singing by the three choral groups. The second half will be an old fashioned sing-a-long of seasonal favorites!

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A Christmas Cabaret
Montfort Retreat House
26 South Saxon Avenue

Bayshore, NY
631-255-1995

Join us for a very merry musical revue featuring some memorable holiday songs, as well as several classic and comic selections that will tickle your mistletoe and make you feel “sparklejollytwinklejingley!”
All proceeds from show to benefit Sobornost For The World Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Long Island-based, supporting orphaned children with food, education, shelter and medicine since 2003.

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The Art Buzz
Gallery North
90 North Country Road
Setauket
631-751-2676

For the First Time at Gallery North

Fill Your Evening With Creativity

Sketch with John Mansueto
Friday December 12th, 7-9pm

Have a fun evening of art, friends, and wine while learning to create your favorite local artists work.

A Perfect Date Night or Girls night out!

$60, Wine and Supplies included. Tickets must be purchased in advance

For more information about this class or this teacher, or to sign up for this class please emaileducation.gallerynorth@gmail.com or call 631-751-2676

Gallery North is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5 and Sunday 12 – 5.

http://gallerynorth.org/event/the-art-buzz/

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The Minstrel Players Present Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”
Houghton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church
130 Main St
Northport
(631) 732-2926

Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”  – Presented by The Minstrel Players of Northport. Performances will be on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 at 8 PM, and Sunday, December 14 at 3 PM at Houghton Hall theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 130 Main Street in Northport Village. Prices are $20 Adults and $15 Seniors/Children. Group rates available. For more information, please call 631-732-2926 or visit us online at www.minstrelplayers.org or join us on Facebook.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Free Holiday Open House
Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton
631-324-0806

12-4pm
Tour the museum or just stop by to nibble on some complimentary Holiday cookies or sip a cup of apple cider in the lobby!

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Jingle Bar Crawl 2014
Huntington NY

Huntington

Take a break from all that holiday shopping and relieve some of that stress. Come spend a day with great people, for a great cause. Long Island Social Events presents our 1st annual Jingle Bar Crawl Saturday, December 13th 2014 in Huntington, NY. Finally a holiday party on Long Island, no more long, crowded, tiring train rides to the city.

This event will be raising money for CancerCare – the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Please check out our Charity page for more information.

Help make this event special by dressing up in the spirit of the holidays. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater, Hanukkah Harry / Elf costume, Santa outfit, or any other holiday attire. Once again there will be some great drink specials, and food specials.

This event will take place from 2PM – 8PM. Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door. Don’t wait! Secure your spot in the 1st annual Jingle Bar Crawl now!

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Gen Y Gaming
Gen Y Gaming
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

12-5 PM
Join us for a day of games galore!
Featuring games such as Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Lords of Waterdeep, Dominion, and more. Our game collection is new and still growing. Please feel free to bring your own favorite games to share.
Registration not required.

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Aztec Two-Step-Classic Duos-Holiday Show
Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 West Main Street
NY

Bay Shore
631-969-1101

Renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will celebrate the season with a special holiday show, performing their own Aztec Two-Step classics as well as a tribute to the iconic Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers, plus a few of their favorite holiday songs.

Aztec Two-Step’s 1972 self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM & college radio, ushering the music of the ‘60s into the ‘70s and beyond.  One of acoustic music’s most respected & enduring acts, and possessing a rich musical legacy of their own, few groups are more qualified to interpret and perform the timeless songs & harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.  They will also perform their own ATS fan favorites.

Reserved Seating $45.00
VIP Reserved Seating $40.00

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Christmas at Sagtikos Manor House Tour
Sagtikos Manor
Montauk Highway & Manor Lane
West Bay Shore
631-661-5169

Take a trip into the past as the holidays are recalled from the works of well-known authors and poets. The tour will take you through the holiday decorated Manor, led by docents in period dress. After the tour enjoy hot drinks and cookies. You can do some holiday shopping in our gift shop. Also available for sale are fresh hand-made greenery items. Tours leave every 15 minutes beginning at 11:00 am. Last tour is at 3:00 pm. Adults $20, Seniors & Students $15 and Children (5-12) $5 if reserved. For reservation forms visit, www.sagtikosmanor.org. Reservations must be sent in with check and received by Dec. 10th. The cost at the door, day of, is $25, with the child price remaining at $5 as space allows.

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Citarella Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop
Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton
631-324-0806

12:30-2pm
A house and all yummy edible embellishments included. Come create and leave the clean-up to us!
Fun for All Ages!
Limited Space.
$20/$15 Members per house
Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office 3 hours prior; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111.

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Long Island Landscapes
BAFFA Gallery at Gillette House
47 Gillette Ave

Sayville NY
631-241-3749

Featuring works from Long Island artists who have created en plein air (outdoors on location). You may see your home, garden, barn or business in our event!
Everyone is Invited!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Table Talk: A Primer on and Tasting of Local Wines
Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton
631-324-0806

11am-12:30pm
First Growth on Long Island with Michael Cinque: A Primer on and Tasting of Local Wines. Meet, mingle, munch and learn while enjoying coffee and light refreshments generously provided by Golden Pear Cafe.
Open to all and FREE (however a $10 donation would be appreciated if you are so inclined).

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Corporate Mixer
Honu Kitchen & Cocktails
363 New York Avenue
Huntington
631-421-6900

Honu’s Annual Holiday Corporate Mixer is a festive celebration that allows small offices and businesses to enjoy an evening of dining, dancing and networking.

The evening consists of passed hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, gourmet food stations, Honu’s passed mini desserts and DJ and dancing. Only $50 per person (+tax and gratuity) includes all.

This popular event has become a tradition for many local businesses! Give us a call at 631-421-6900 to make your reservation today and join in the fun.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Senior Options: Resources for Seniors in the Town of Huntington
Senior Options: Resources for Seniors in the Town of Huntington
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

2:30-4:30 PM
Presented by Family Financial Services
Medicare isn’t “one size fits all.” This seminar will take the confusion out of the options available so you can make the choice that is right for you. Learn the basics and understand when to enroll or postpone to avoid Medicare penalties plus much more. Free registration begins October 27.

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Maximizing Social Security Income Benefits
Maximizing Social Security Income Benefits
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Presented by Barry Feldman, LZ Brokerage Inc.
When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make when it comes to your retirement. There are a number of common mistakes people make when signing up for benefits. A most basic one is, don’t assume you can draw full benefits at age 65. The rules have changed. Learn the key concepts you need to know before applying for social security. This workshop will present several strategies that can help boost lifetime benefits and increase retired income. Free registration begins October 27.

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Third Annual Candlelight Carol Sing
St. William the Abbot Church
2000 Jackson Ave.
Seaford
516-7813253

A wonderful event sure to become a holiday family tradition, attendees participate in singing familiar Christmas favorites as well as being entertained with the sounds of beautiful music provided by professional musicians, handbells and a wonderful group of singers.  A featured moment of the evening is the singing of the familiar “Silent Night” carol with the church illuminated only by candlelight. Arriving early is recommended.  Those arriving early (on or before 7:00pm) will enjoy warm cider or hot chocolate on the front plaza around a fire while a brass quintet serenades them. Admission is free, although free-will offerings are accepted. Please bring your family and friends for an unforgettable event. Opportunities for financial sponsorships are also still available. For further information please contact the Music Ministries office at 516-781-3253 or by email at stwilliamsmusic@gmail.com.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Memories Capable of Changing the World
half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

Mordechai Miller was just eight years old when soldiers from Nazi Germany invaded his home country of Poland. Meet Mr. Miller and hear his story as he and his family were forced to flee their home and take refuge in a nearby forrest while looking for a safe place to stay. One day while hiding in the forrest a nazi soldier stumbled upon the family. Believing them to be Polish refugees, the Nazi Waffen SS Panzer Division offered the Millers work in the kitchen. For the next six years Mordechai and his family feared that they would be discovered until the Soviet Army liberated them on January 17, 1945. Program is from 2:30-4PM. Free registration is underway.

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Memories Capable of Changing the World
Memories Capable of Changing the World
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

2:30PM-4:30PM
Mordechai Miller was just eight years old when soldiers from Nazi Germany invaded his home country of Poland. Meet Mr. Miller and hear his story as he and his family were forced to flee their home and take refuge in a nearby forrest while looking for a safe place to stay. One day while hiding in the forrest a nazi soldier stumbled upon the family. Believing them to be Polish refugees, the Nazi Waffen SS Panzer Division offered the Millers work in the kitchen. For the next six years Mordechai and his family feared that they would be discovered until the Soviet Army liberated them on January 17, 1945. Free registration begins October 27th

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Free Screening of Handel’s Messiah
Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton
631-324-0806

8pm
Christopher Hogwood conducts a performance by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey of Handel’s best-loved oratorio. The recording takes full advantage not only of Westminster Abbey’s fine acoustic qualities but also the incomparable architectural splendor of the surroundings.

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Feature Film
Feature Film
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
510 Sweet Hollow Road
Melville
631-421-4535

Chef (2014) Rated R. 114 min.

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The Nutcracker
John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University
Hofstra University
South Campus
Hempstead Turnpike
Hempstead, NY 11554
Hempstead
631.462.0964

Frank Ohman’s New York Dance Theatre presents its 33rd season of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 19 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm, and Dec. 20 and 21 at 12:00 and 5:00 pm.  Tickets are $40 ($35 sr./ch) and are available on line at www.ohmanballet.org or by calling 631.462.0964. Tickets for the Friday 2:00 p.m. show are $20 for all ages. Ohman’s production is the largest Nutcracker on Long Island with added music, scenes and dances. Guest artists include Dance Theatre of Harlem’s DaVon Doane, MOMIX principal dancer Nicole Loizides, NYDT’s own Andrea Cillo and several artists from NYC companies. Frank Ohman, Long Island’s only direct link to George Balanchine, will appear as the mysterious “Herr Drosselmeir” on the Friday and Saturday evening shows. Maximilian Lendegger, who performed the role of the young Prince at Lincoln Center for the last two years, will appear as one of the princes in Ohman’s production this year. In all, a cast of eighty children, pre-professional and professional dancers will bring this charming story ballet to life on the stage of the John Cranford Adams Playhouse.  This holiday classic appeals to all ages with its elegant Christmas Party Scene, its fierce battle between toy soldiers and giant muce, its dazzling live snowstorm, and its brilliant choreography and dancing.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lumiere Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Maguire Theater SUNY College, Old Westbury
1 Route 107 N.
Old Westbury
631-586-2921

Saturday, Dec. 20th 7 pm and Sunday, Dec. 21st 2 pm For Tickets call: 631-586-2921 Ticket $30 (General Admission) $25 (Seniors and Children under 16) for more information please visit www.lumiereballet.com

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Santa Brunch
Santa Brunch
Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street Riverhead NY 11901
Riverhead
6312089200

Celebrate the season at our annual Santa Brunch! Say hello to our mascots, enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in the waterfront Sea Star Ballroom, and take along a camera to capture a family photo with Santa! Enjoy an educational talk and the chance to make a special take-home holiday keepsake!

Price: Children 3-12 & Seniors 62+: $36.95 (Members: $32.95)
Adults: $49.95 (Members: $44.95)
Children 2 & Under: FREE

Reservations required – call 631.208.9200, ext. 426. All prices plus tax.

Don’t forget to ask about our Santa Sleepover at the adjacent Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina!

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Christmas Cabaret
Hotel Indigo
1830 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY
631-255-1995

Join us for a very merry musical revue featuring some memorable holiday songs, as well as several classic and comic selections that will tickle your mistletoe and make you feel “sparklejollytwinklejingley!”
All proceeds from show to benefit Sobornost For The World Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Long Island-based, supporting orphaned children with food, education, shelter and medicine since 2003.

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Lumiere Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Maguire Theater SUNY College, Old Westbury
1 Route 107 N.
Old Westbury
631-586-2921

2 pm
Lumiere Ballet’s Nutcracker follows the original Tchaikovsky, Petipa, Ivanov creation as the magic of the music, waltzing snowflakes, and land of the sweets delight audiences of all ages.
This year’s Nutcracker will mark the 20th Anniversary of Lumiere Ballet, founded by Western European Ballerina, Svetlana Caton, and Internationally acclaimed Dancer and Choreographer from Eastern Europe, Venti Petrov.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Bowling
Bowling
Herrill Lanes
465 Herricks Road
New Hyde Park
516-465-3953

The admission is $6 per game. Social gathering afterwards at the Omega Diner, Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Kwanzaa Celebration
Kwanzaa Celebration
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills
631-421-4530

The Mother’s Club of Wheatley Heights, in conjunction with the Concerned Fathers of Wheatley Heights and the Library, presents a Kwanzaa Celebration. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration with a focus on the traditional African American values of family, community, responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. Please join us for an evening of poetry, theatrical skits, storytelling and dance. Refreshments will be served. Tickets not required.

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Harlem Globetrotters
Nassau Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale
5167949300

For the first time in their 89 year history, the Harlem Globetrotters will dribble into the NASSAU COLISEUM this holiday season on Sunday, December 28, at 2 and 7pm. T

he Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment, showcasing some of the greatest athletes on the planet.  With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime. After the game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Pinecone Bird Feeder Workshop for Kids
Bailey Arboretum
194 Bayville Rd
Locust Valley
631-903-5556

With winter here, our feathered friends are going to be seeking extra food to help them survive the colder weather. Join Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon as we learn how to give them a boost! We will start by reading, Animals in Winter, by Henrietta Bancroft, a story of how our wild neighbors prepare for the winter’s cold; then turn crafty and use pine cones, suet, dried fruits, and birdseed to make bird feeders. We’ll hang them on a tree in the Children’s Habitat at Bailey Arboretum, and then take a winter’s ramble in the woods! When we return, we will quietly observe the birds that have arrived to enjoy their treats! For kids of all ages and easy enough for young children to enjoy. Note that most birdseed is processed in plants that also process peanuts if allergies are an issue. Please dress according to the weather. Group size limited to 15. Registration is a must: 631-903-5556.
Starts at 12PM.
Directions: Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North or Northern State Parkway to Exit 35 North. Proceed north on Route 106 towards Oyster Bay. Make left onto Northern Boulevard/Route 25A (west). By the police booth, make a right onto Wolver Hollow Road. Take to Chicken Valley Road, make a right. Continue on to Oyster Bay Road. At Bayville Road (Barney’s restaurant is on corner) make a right. Continue until you reach Bailey Arboretum.

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Sunday, January 04, 2015
Ridotto Concert: New Year’s Concert
Ridotto Concert: New Year’s Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church
12 Prospect St.
Huntington
631 385 0373

Sunday, January 4 at 4 pm. New Year’s Concert.  Recital II Violin, piano duo. Two extraordinary stars of the international stage join   us in recital. Pianist Michael Brown and violinist Elena Urioste, a BBC New Generation artist, soloist with the Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic, perform an eclectic program that includes the Sonata for violin and piano by Elgar and ‘Porgy and Bess’ (arr.Heifetz) by Gershwin.

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Ridotto Concert: Elena Urioste in Recital
Ridotto Concert: Elena Urioste in Recital
Huntington Jewish Center
510 Park Avenue
Huntington
631 385 0373

Note: this replaces the incorrect venue in previous announcement. Two extraordinary stars of the international stage join   us in recital. Pianist Michael Brown and violinist Elena Urioste, a BBC New Generation artist, soloist with the Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic, perform an eclectic program that includes the Sonata for violin and piano by Elgar and ‘Porgy and Bess’ (arr.Heifetz) by Gershwin.

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Beginning Mah-Jongg
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
510 Sweet Hollow Rd
Melville
631-421-4530

Learn how to play the ancient game of Mah- Jongg with instructor Jacqui Palatnik in this 3-part workshop for beginners. This class is also a great refresher course for people who haven’t played in a while. Classes are Thursdays, January 8,15,22. Registration is limited and begins on 12/20 at 9:30 am.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Speaker Series: The iConnected Parent
Speaker Series: The iConnected Parent
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City
516-742-3434

The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to your Kids while Letting them Grow Up
Thursday, January 15th
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Optional School Tour: 5:00 PM

Abigail Sullivan Moore is an acclaimed journalist with expertise on trends in high schools and universities. Moore will offer practical and compassionate advice, on how parents can stay connected to their kids while giving them the space they need to become independent adults.

This event is FREE.
Please rsvp on our website: www.waldorfgarden.org/speakerseries

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Ballroom Dance to Benefit the Hamptons AARP Community Group
Stony Brook University
Students Activities Center
Ballroom A
100 Nicolls Rd
Stony Brook
6312591385

Long Island Cup Ballroom Dance Tournament Opening Night Cocktail Party/Ballroom Dance to Benefit the Hamptons AARP Community Group
  Schmooze with some of the Judges while enjoying a savory potpourri of exquisite hors d’ oeuvres & open bar hosted by the Hamptons Dance Authority.  Proceeds will benefit the programs and functions of the local AARP Community Group such as: Exercise and Dance Classes, Fall Prevention Programs, Workshops on Senior Financial Management, Creative Aging Programs for mental & physical well-being, creating Social Activity Outlets & much, much more…  Professional show, dance class and other fun, interactive dance activities will be planned for your enjoyment. Purchase your ticket at least 2 weeks in advance to receive a free parking ticket. $55 if purchased by Dec 15, 2014 & $65 after/at the door.

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Sunday, February 08, 2015
Ridotto Concert: Bach at St. John’s
Ridotto Concert: Bach at St. John’s
St. John's Episcopal Church
12 Prospect St.
Huntington
631 385 0373

Sunday February 8 at 4 pm. VENUE CHANGE:  St.John’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Huntington (next to the Library). “Bach at St.John’s“.  Solo cantatas and chamber music by J.S.Bach     performed by oboist Peggy Pearson, soprano TBA and the Ridotto Baroque players.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Speaker Series: The Roots of Happiness, Food and Mood
Speaker Series: The Roots of Happiness, Food and Mood
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City
516-742-3434

The Roots of Happiness, Food and Mood
Tuesday, February 10th
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Optional School Tour: 5:00 PM

Before medical school, Dr. Peter Bongiorno researched as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut, and co-authored numerous medical journal articles in the field of neuro-endocrinology. Dr. Bongiorno will discuss which nutrients and whole foods have been scientifically proven to positively impact mood and help you feel your emotional best.

This event is FREE.
Please rsvp on our website: www.waldorfgarden.org/speakerseries

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Speaker Series: The Creativity Crisis by Ashley Merryman
Speaker Series: The Creativity Crisis by Ashley Merryman
The Waldorf School of Garden City
225 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City
516-742-3434

The Creativity Crisis
Thursday, March 12th
6:00 – 7:30 PM

Optional School Tour: 5:00 PM

Ashley Merryman’s insights have changed the national dialogue. With Po Bronson, she’s written two New York Times bestselling books – Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing and NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children. Together, they’ve won nine national awards for reporting.

Overwhelmed by curriculum standards, American teachers warn there’s no room in the day for a creativity class. Merryman will share with us how out-of-the box thinkers are formed.

This event is FREE.
Please rsvp on our website: www.waldorfgarden.org/speakerseries

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
Ridotto Concert Vassily Primakov in Recital
Ridotto Concert Vassily Primakov in Recital
Huntington Jewish Center
510 Park Ave.
Huntington
631 385 0373

Sunday, March 15 at 4 pm   Piano Recital III Vassily Primakov, award winning Russian pianist “refined, elegant of phrase and immaculately balanced…” (BBC Music)  and Natalia Lavrova. The program includes Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasie and Rachmaninov Suite Op.11. Intriguing fashions are by Madelon Gruen. 
Tickets: $25; $20 seniors; $18 members; $10 student

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Hofstra University 17th Annual Irish Festival
Mack Sports Complex Arena
1000 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead
516-463-6504

Hofstra University presents the 17th Annual Irish Festival on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Mack Sports Complex, Arena, located on the University’s North Campus.       

The Irish Festival celebrates the Irish gifts of music, food and culture to America. There will be a number of music and dance performances throughout the day, as well activities for children, more than 50 craft vendors and authentic Irish food.

Admission to the 17th Annual Irish Festival is $6 and $5 for senior citizens (65 and older). Children under 12 are free. Members of the Hofstra community also receive one free admission upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
                     
The public may call Hofstra’s Festival Hotline at (516) 463-6582 or visit hofstra.edu/festivals for more information. For vendor information call Jessie Garcia at (516) 463-6504.

Guests may also visit hofstra.edu/festivals or become a fan of Hofstra University Festivals on Facebook.

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Ridotto Concert: The Trials of Dido
Ridotto Concert: The Trials of Dido
Huntington Jewish Center
510 Park Ave.
Huntington
631 385 0373

Sunday, April 12 at 4 pm The Trials of Dido. Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas (London, 1689) is central to this performance of actors and singers, frogs and witches, true love and the real tears of a tenor. Margaretha Maimone, joined by master puppeteer Steve Widerman,  musicians and singers, recreate the drama of creating a drama.
Tickets: $25; $20 seniors; $18 members; $10 student

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fun Girls Night Out
Jericho Terrace
249 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola
2037454946

Grab your girlfriends and join us for our annual Fun Girls Night Out Event! Wednesday, April 22 at Jericho Terrace, located at 249 Jericho Turnpike.

Our events feature a Martini Bar, Wine Tasting, Food Sampling, Beauty Make-Overs, Fashion Shows, Psychic Readings, Dancing, Shopping, and the chance to win TONS of prizes. The First 1,000 women through the door will walk away with our signature Pink Bag - jam packed with product samples, coupons and special offers! 

Our charity, Dress for Success, will be collecting gently used handbags and tote bags. Please donate a bag and you will be entered to win a special prize!

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Sunday, May 03, 2015
Ridotto Concert: Being There
Ridotto Concert: Being There
Huntington Jewish Center
510 Park Ave
Huntington
631 385 0373

Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm. “Being There” In concert the LongLeash Ensemble with Renate Rohlfing –piano, Pala Garcia –violin, John Popham –cello, joined by others in Brahms Piano Quartet, Schubert Notturno, songs by Schonberg and Hugo Wolf. Being There reflects on the artist as witness. Margaretha Maimone narrates. 
    Tickets: $25; $20 seniors; $18 members; $10 student

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