The Island Today: The top seven events for the coming week


Author Event:
“The Gifted Storyteller”

Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

What if a genie popped out of a bottle and gave you the power to create the life you want? This is the intriguing premise of Gregg Korrol’s book, which he will discuss, with a focus on helping people see the empowering meaning in their lives.
Where: Turn of the Corkscrew Books and Wine
110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre
Info: (516) 764-6000 or

”The Godfather” in Concert
Friday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Godfather Live brings Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece to life with music performed by the Long Island Concert Orchestra while the film is simultaneously shown on the big screen. The audience will be enthralled until the final notes of the haunting song, “Speak Softly, Love,” are played. Single ticket prices for the concert are $55, $65, $75, and $85 (includes a $3 facility fee).  $200 VIP tickets include a cocktail party that begins at 5:45 p.m.
Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville
Info and Tickets: (516) 299-2752 or

Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot — Celebrating the Music of
Billy Joel
Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m.

Mike DelGuidice, one of Long Island’s most celebrated performers who has played to sold-out audiences for more than 20 years, heads up his Big Shot Billy Joel Tribute Band once again, showcasing the Piano Man’s greatest hits.   

Where: The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington
Info & Tickets: (631) 673-7300 •

Ladies of Laughter:
Funny and Fabulous

Saturday, May 20 at 8 p.m. 

The Ladies of Laughter competition has discovered some of the funniest women in comedy today, with past participants including Amy Schumer and Tammy Pescatelli.  Kelly MacFarland and Robin Fox will headline this year’s show, with a lineup of other talented female comedians.  All seats $25, friends $20. 

Where: Landmark on Main Street,
Jeanne Rimsky Theater
232 Main Street, Port Washington
Info & Tickets: (516) 767-1384;
Box Office: (516) 767-6444 

Great Neck Street Fair 2017

Sunday, May 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The 28th annual Great Neck street fair will feature more than 100 artisans and vendors, as well as all of the shoppers who flock to this one-day event every year.  The fair will take place rain or shine.
Where: 607 Middle Neck Road at Fairview Ave., Great Neck
Info: (516) 442-6000 •

The Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel Presents…
Journalists Peter Beinart &
Bret Stephens in Conversation

Sunday, May 21
at 3 p.m. 

Head on over to this discussion featuring two of today’s leading journalists — Beinart, a regular contributor to The Atlantic and CNN, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Stephens, now an op-ed columnist for The New York Times — as they engage in a conversation about current events that will be moderated by Lane Filler of Newsday.
Where: Temple Emanuel, 150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck
Info: (516) 482-5701 or

Barry Manilow
in Concert

Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.  

The music veteran known for his string of ‘70s pop-rock classics  — from “Mandy” and “I Write the Songs,” to “Looks Like We Made It” and “Weekend in New England” — will perform his greatest hits, along with songs from his new album, This Is My Town: Songs of New York. 

Where: NYCB Live,
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Info: (516) 231-4848
Tickets: (800) 745-3000


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