Standing Where They Stood: Learning about Slavery in Oyster Bay
Friday, March 20, 3 p.m.
This 90-minute program will discuss the history of slavery in Oyster Bay and on Long Island as a whole. True stories about slaves from the area are discussed. Among the notable historical figures that will be examined are the first slave freed on Long Island, the first black author to be published in the United States, a woman who escaped from slavery by joining British soldiers in the area at the time and a regiment of African Americans who allied themselves with Col. John Graves Simcoe of the British Army during the Revolutionary War. Registration for the event is $8 per person.
Where: Raynham Hall Museum, 20 W. Main St., Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Info: 516-922-6808 or raynamhallmuseum.org
Oldies Concert at Holy Spirit Church
Saturday, March 21, 6 p.m
For the Holy Spirit Church’s tenth annual Oldies Concert, Stan Zizka’s “Del Satins” will be performing. The show will be MC’d by Don K. Reed. Advance tickets are $40 and tickets purchased at the door are $45. The money raised from this event will go towards the parish. Attendees also have the option of making a basket for the raffle table or donating gifts. Come over for a fun-filled night of dinner, music and dancing.
Where: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 500 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Green Day’s American Idiot
Saturday, March 21, 8 p.m.
The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will be putting on a production of this two-time Tony Award-winning musical, based on Green Day’s Grammy-winning platinum album. In the play, three men leave their hometown behind for the city. However, their relationship becomes estranged when one of them enters the armed forces, another returns home to take care of family responsibilities and the third man’s attention gets divided between a woman and dangerous new friendship. Much of the play’s story is told through songs off of Green Day’s 2004 album, “American Idiot.” Ticket prices range from $25 to $40.
Where: Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown, NY 11787
Info: 631-724-3700, firstname.lastname@example.org or smithtownpac.org
The Holocaust Through the Eyes of a Survivor’s Daughter
Sunday, March 22, 12 p.m.
This exhibit will feature 20 sculptures by Tmima, the daughter of a survivor of the Holocaust. She will be on hand and speak to those in attendance about her approach to art, career and connections to the Holocaust. The sculptures may offer the viewer a glimpse into how the Holocaust affected the survivors and their families. There is a $10 suggested donation to attend the exhibit.
Where: Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove, NY 11542
Info: 516-571-8040, email@example.com or hmtcli.org
Chefs of Long Island Food and Wine Tasting and Exquisite Culinary Experience
Monday, March 23, 6:30 p.m.
More than 50 of the area’s most prestigious restaurants and beverage-providers will be on hand at this event. Proceeds made from the event will go towards “Life’s WORC,” a non-profit that helps people with intellectual challenges, developmental disabilities and autism. In addition to the food and drinks, there will be live music, a raffle for prizes and a live auction. General tickets are $100 per person.
Where: The Carltun at Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Tpke.,East Meadow, NY 11554
Info: 516-741-9000 Ext. 5110, firstname.lastname@example.org or eventbrite.com
Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Originally developed at the Denver Center Theatre company, “Quilters” tells the story of a pioneer woman and her seven daughters living their lives on the American frontier. Each patch of a quilt being made represents a story that gets illuminated. Among the obstacles the women on the frontier deal with are twisters, fire, illness and death. There will be a post-show discussion following the play. Tickets are $25 for the public, $23 for those over the age of 60, $20 for Adelphi alumni, $10 for staff members and $5 for students.
Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City, NY 11530
Info: 516-877-4000, email@example.com or pac.adelphi.edu
Dave Mason and John Mayall
Wednesday, March 25, 8 p.m.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and guitarist Dave Mason will be joined by blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter John Mayall as they perform at the Theatre at Westbury. In addition to being a founding member of the band “Traffic,” Mason has performed and recorded with several notable musicians, including Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Michael Jackson, throughout his more than 50 years in the music industry. John Mayall is a founding member of “John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers” and his musical career spans more than 60 years. He’s collaborated with some of the most popular blues and blues rock musicians over that time span. Among the notable former members of his band are Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and Mick Taylor.
Where: The Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY 11590
Info: 516-247-5200 or thetheatreatwestbury.com