Seven events happening on Long Island next week


Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses

Friday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m.













The son of legendary musician Louis Prima, Louis Prima Jr. has made his mark adding new elements to his father’s songs. He attempts to distill elements of his father’s five-decade musical career through a contemporary filter. Tickets for the show are between $49 and $55, with a $10 minimum for food and beverages. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St. , Riverhead, NY 11901

Info: 631-727-4343 or


Sports Card and Memorabilia Show

Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.











The Westchester County Center will be playing host to a sports card and memorabilia show throughout the weekend. With over 300 tables expected to be set up, this could be the largest sports card show in the tri-state area. Some former sports stars are expected to be on hand for autograph signings. There will also be a free raffle. Kids 12 years or younger get into the event for free and will also receive free packs of cards. Adults can get into the event for $10.

Where: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY 10606

Info: 631-243-1028 or



The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Saturday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m.













This critically-acclaimed concert-style theater show tells the story of the titular musical duo from Queens. The concert will feature state-of-the-art video projection and a live band as songs like “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Boxer” and “Bridged Over Troubled Water” are performed. This concert series has already been seen by about 250,000 people worldwide.

Where: The Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, NY 11590

Info: 516-247-5200 or 


New York State Parks Winter Run

Sunday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.








Heckscher State Park will play host to the first of the New York State Parks Winter Run series. Medals will be given out to the top three males and females to finish in each age group, divided into 12 and younger, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89 and 90 or older. Registration for the race is $15. However, those interested in registering for the whole series of four races would be charged a total of $40.

Where: Long Island State Park Recreation, 625 Belmont Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704

Info: 631-321-3510 or


Women for Israel Paint Night with Jewish National Fund

Monday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m.











In this workshop, wine bottle artist Betty Cole will guide attendees as they create an oil dispenser. This event can potentially help female philanthropists who care deeply about Israel connect with each other. General admission for the event is $54 per person.

Where: Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, NY 11576

Info: 516-678-6805 ext. 115, [email protected] or


American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m.










Those interested in volunteering for the American Red Cross can attend the organization’s upcoming orientation at their Long Island office. In addition to learning how to get involved with the organization, attendees may partake in the light refreshments that will be provided.

Where: American Red Cross, 195 Willis Ave., Mineola, NY 11501

Info: 516-747-3500 or


Phil Vassar

Thursday, Jan. 16, 8 p.m.











Country music artist Phil Vassar will be performing at the Space at Westbury. Vassar has had two of his songs reach number one on “Billboard’s Hot Country Songs;” “Just Another Day in Paradise” from his 2000 debut album, “Phil Vassar,” and “In a Real Love,” from his 2004 album “American Child, Shaken Not Stirred.” Advanced ticket prices for the show range from $25 to $55, depending on seating.

Where: The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury, NY 11590

Info: 516-283-5566 or

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