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Thursday
May172018

Events - Join The SHS Planting The 2018 Grow To Give Garden May 21

The SHS Grow to Give Garden is ready to kick off the 2018 growing season! Come down on Monday night, May 21st starting at 5:30pm (weather permitting) and join us as we get the season started. We will be marking rows, putting up signage, and planting seeds in our Grow to Give Garden. 
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The produce we grow here is donated to the Smithtown Food Pantry. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome. You do not need to be a member, or even a Smithtown resident, just willing to work hard and get dirty! 
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We have some gloves and tools, but you are free to bring your own supplies if you prefer. Children are welcome, but they must be supervised by their parent/guardian at all times. Drive in our main entrance at 239 Middle Country Rd. and park in front of the Cottage. Call with any questions. 631-265-6768

 

Wednesday
May162018

Event - Annual Strawberry Festival & Yard Sale


St. James Episcopal Church

Annual Strawberry Festival & Yard Sale

Saturday, June 9, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

490 North Country Road, St. James, NY

Strawberry Treats, Jams, Baked Goods, Plants,

Crafts, Jewelry, Gold Elephant/Treasures, 

Grandma’s Attic, Grandpa’s Garage, Books, 

Silent Auction, and more.

 

Wednesday
May162018

Events - Vanderbilt Gardeners' Showcase

Designers Preparing Gardens 

for First Vanderbilt Gardeners’ Showcase

Grand Opening on Saturday, June 2


CENTERPORT, N.Y. (May 16, 2018) – Eleven local nurseries and garden designers are digging, planting and mulching vigorously in various areas of the William K. Vanderbilt II Estate. They are participating in the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s first Gardeners’ Showcase.

  Vanderbilt Estate Boathouse. Vanderbilt Museum photo.

 

While May visitors may see many of these works-in-progress, the grand opening will be Saturday, June 2. The showcase will run through Sunday, September 30.

Reinheimer, executive director of the Vanderbilt, said “I am grateful for the enthusiastic response from the landscaping and gardening community to volunteer their talents to beautify this historic estate. These floral artisans, as well as our own veteran corps of accomplished volunteer gardeners, are investing their time, labor and resources.  Their enhancements will be enjoyed by more than 30,000 visitors this summer. We hope to continue this collaboration for many years.”

The 43-acre waterfront estate of William K. Vanderbilt II (1878-1944), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the last remaining Gold Coast estates on the North Shore of Long Island, and a popular destination for more than 100,000 regional and international travelers each year.

Participants include Gro Girl Horticultural Therapy, Pal-O-Mine Equestrian J-Step Program, Sacred Gardens, Dina Yando Landscape & Perennial Garden Design / North Service Nursery, Landscapes by Bob Dohne, Inc., Carlstrom Landscapes, Inc., Mossy Pine Garden & Landscape Design, Mother Earth’s Landscape & Nursery, Centerport Garden Club, Joe deGroot Designs, Inc., and Vanderbilt Volunteer Gardeners. Each group will be identified by signage at their showcase site.

 

Monday
May142018

Events - Live@Deepwells June 6th Seth Glier And Ethan Pierce

LIVE@Deepwells continues its 2018 monthly concert series on June 6 with 
singer-songwriter Seth Glier and special guest Ethan Pierce at the historic Deepwells Mansion in St. James. 

Seth GlierEthan PierceGlier is a Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist. His latest album, Birds, recently won three Independent Music Awards for best singer-songwriter album, best song and best production. Glier’s 2011 album, The Next Right Thing, was nominated for a Grammy Award for best engineered album, non-classical. He has also won Independent Music Awards for best love song and best social action song.

Opening the show will be Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Ethan Pierce. 

LIVE@Deepwells is a monthly non-for-profit, volunteer-run concert series that features up-and-coming indie singer/songwriters from across the US and Canada. Doors open at 7pm and the concert starts at 8pm. Admission is $10 and parking is free at Deepwells Mansion, 2 Taylor Lane, Saint James, NY 


For more information, visit http://liveatdeepwells.org/2017/11/05/coming-june-6th-seth-glier-with-special-guest-ethan-pierce/ or call 631-862-2020.

Wednesday
May092018

Events - Happenings At Smithtown Library

 

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Commack Building

Game Day

We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games.  Meet friends here or make new ones.  This program takes place on Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00pm at the Commack Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY 11725.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Living Youthfully Forever, Physically and Spiritually

Matthew Raider, MD, (geriatric medicine), will discuss the research on the anti-aging aspects of exercise, diet, supplements and meditation. He will also present the scientific aspects of consciousness and how meditation can unlock it. Matthew Raider, MD, is a clinical physician and coordinating director of the Geriatric Teaching Program in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut. He has been practicing meditation for over 30 years. Dr. Raider is a physician with a strong interest in meditation and its relationship to health.  This program is scheduled for Thursday, May 24 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Commack Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY 11725.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance

Register for an appointment to meet individually with a Suffolk County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) to answer questions and provide information specific to your own needs regarding your Medicare health insurances and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs and EPIC.  This program is scheduled for Friday, June 8 with appointment times at 10:00am, 10:45am, 11:30am or 12:15pm at the Commack Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack NY 11725.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Commack Book Discussion Group 

Books are available at the Commack Building Circulation Desk. The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack NY 11725.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Monday, June 11 • 12:00-1:00pm
Love Saves the Day
by Gwen Cooper

Movies at the Commack Building

Join your friends and neighbors for a movie on in our Community Room.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY 11725.  These are free programs, but registration is required for each movie you wish to attend.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Classic Movie Monday 

Thursday, May 21 • 6:00pm 

Mildred Pierce 

Rated NR; runtime 111 minutes. 

Thursday Movie of the Week 

Thursday, May 24 • 1:30pm 

I, Tonya 

Rated R; runtime 120 minutes.

Thursday, May 31 • 1:30pm 

All the Money in the World 

Rated R; runtime 135 minutes.

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Kings Park Building

Game Day

We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games.  Meet friends here or make new ones.  This program takes place on Mondays from 12:30-2:30pm at the Kings Park Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Guided Meditation for Stress Reduction

Join Donna Nesteruk, Meditation practioner, in this guided meditation exercise sure to decrease your stress levels.   This program is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 2:00-4:30pm at the Kings Park Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

Kings Park Book Discussion Group 


Books are available at the Kings Park Building Circulation Desk. The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Monday, May 21 • 10:30-11:30am
The Velvet Hours
by Alyson Richman

Retirement Finances Workshop

Joseph DiSalvo, CHFC, AIF of Quest Capital & Risk Management, Inc. will offer a presentation on retirement income resources. Know the income you can reasonably generate from your nest egg and discover the steps everyone needs to take for a successful retirement. Then, learn the disciplines of creating an effective retirement investment portfolio that provides sustainable income and helps to mitigate the four main retirement risks.  This program series is scheduled for Tuesdays, May 22 & 29 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Kings Park Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

Movies at the Kings Park Building

Join your friends and neighbors for a movie on in our Community Room.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  These are free programs, but registration is required for each movie you wish to attend.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Friday Movie of the Week 

Friday, May 25 • 2:15pm
Downsizing
Rated R; runtime 135 minutes.

SCORE Free Counseling For Small Businesses

Are you an entrepreneur seeking help with the formation, growth and success of your business?  A representative from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will sit down with you one-on-one to address your business-related problems.  This program is scheduled for Thursday, June 21 with appointments at 12:00, 1:00 or 2:00pm at the Kings Park Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Nesconset Building

Game Day

We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games.  Meet friends here or make new ones.  This program takes place on Mondays from 12:00-3:00pm at the Nesconset Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Art Exhibit-Discovering Cuba’s Renaissance by Audra Brianne

As a travel writer & photographer, Audra’s travels have taken her far & wide. Come enjoy photographs of her recent trip to Cuba, a mostly misunderstood island-nation on the cusp of discovery, where ironically it is still not 100% legal to vacation.  From time-warped Havana & its endless parade of classic cars, to laid-back Trinidad & Cienfuegos, come discover the beauty of Cuba in the 21st century. This exhibit will be on display through May in the Nesconset Building Community Room.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Seals in New York

A representative of Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will talk about about the seal species we find in our local waters, the threats that they are faced with during their seasonal time here and what we can do to help them as we share our marine environment.  This program is scheduled for Monday, May 21 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Nesconset Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group 


Books are available at the Nesconset Building Circulation Desk. The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  This is a free program, but registration is encouraged.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Tuesday, May 22 • 2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm
The Mother’s Promise
by Sally Hepworth

Movies at the Nesconset Building

Join your friends and neighbors for a movie on in our Community Room.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  These are free programs, but registration is required for each movie you wish to attend.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Sensory Friendly Film


The lights will be slightly turned up and the sound slightly lower to ensure a comfortable and relaxed setting for all.  This program is suitable for patrons with sensory issues, those on the autism spectrum or those who have other special needs.  As with all of our programs, all patrons are welcome to attend.

Friday, May 25 • 1:30pm
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Rated PG-13; runtime 133 minutes.

New Movie Matinee Wednesday, June 20 • 1:00pm 

The Greatest Showman
Rated PG; runtime 106 minutes.

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance

Register for an appointment to meet individually with a Suffolk County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) to answer questions and provide information specific to your own needs regarding your Medicare health insurances and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs and EPIC.  This program is scheduled for Thursday, June 7 with appointment times at 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm or 2:15pm at the Nesconset Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Killer Reads Book Discussion Group 


Books are available at the Nesconset Building Circulation Desk. The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  This is a free program, but registration is encouraged.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Tuesday, June 12 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Red Sparrow
by Jason Matthews

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Smithtown Main Building

Art Group

Fulfill your passion for art.  Bring your supplies and work on your current project while you share ideas and learn new techniques from others in a relaxed atmosphere.  This program takes place on Tuesdays from 12:00-2:15pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Game Day

We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games.  Meet friends here or make new ones.  This program takes place on Fridays from 11:00am-1:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Art Exhibit-Wayne Vannups

Local patron Wayne Vannups has taken up the popular hobby of adult coloring.  His completed works will be on display through the month of May in the Smithtown Main Building Community Room.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235

Nutrition Basics for Disease and Illness
Throughout this 4-week program, learn how to maintain healthy nutrition no matter your health condition: weight management, hypertension, high cholesterol, GI Disorders, Diabetes, mandated anti-inflammatory diets or food allergies and intolerance. 
This program series is scheduled for Wednesdays, May 23, 30, June 6 & 13 from 10:00-11:00am at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

Smithtown Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Building Circulation Desk. The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Thursday, June 21 • 10:15am-12:15pm
The Dream Lover
by Elizabeth Berg

Spring Cleaning - Paper Shredding, E-waste Removal and Shed the Meds

The Smithtown Library, Legislator Leslie Kennedy’s office and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office invite you to finish your spring cleaning in the Smithtown Main Building parking lot.  Shredding company A Shred Away will provide shredding of personal papers and documents, E-waste removal will be provided by AHRC Suffolk and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will host Shed the Meds proper prescription drug disposal.  This program is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 9:00am-1:00pm in the parking lot of the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Friends of The Smithtown Library Social 

Are you interested in learning more about the Friends of The Smithtown Library? Do you want to help out your local library? Join the Friends for an informal, friendly social gathering and find out how to show your support through book sales and other fundraisers. This will also be an opportunity to meet the Friends Board and to discuss future projects.  Light refreshments will be served.  This social is scheduled for Monday, May 21 at 6:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free event, registration is not required.  For more information, please call Julie DeLaney at (631) 360-2480 ext. 230.

Writing Her Own History: The Extraordinary Life of Mary Louise Booth
Mary Louise Booth’s extraordinary life began in 1831 when she was born in what is now Yaphank.  A gifted writer and linguist with an insatiable love of learning from an early age, she spoke seven languages, translated forty-seven books including a number of influential pro-Union titles during the Civil War, worked as a reporter for The New York Times, was involved in the woman suffrage and abolitionist movements, wrote the comprehensive History of the City of New York, the first book of its kind, served as the founding editor of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and was instrumental in securing France’s gift of the Statue of Liberty.  Join Tricia Foley, co-author of Images of America, Yaphank and Yaphank Historical Society board member and historian, as she recounts the remarkable events that defined the life of Mary Louise Booth and describes the efforts being made to preserve her childhood home as well as the rest of her important legacy.  This program is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 197.

Movies at the Smithtown Main Building

Join your friends and neighbors for a movie on in our Community Room.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  These are free programs, but registration is required for each movie you wish to attend.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Friday Movie Matinee 

Friday, May 25 • 2:00pm
The Shape of Water
Rated R; runtime 123 minutes. 

Friday Night Movie 

Friday, May 25 • 6:15pm
The Shape of Water
Rated R; runtime 123 minutes.

Sports Pages Book Discussion Group 

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Building Circulation Desk. The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Monday, June 4 • 10:30am-12:30pm
American Pharoah
by Joe Drape

Open Knit and Crochet Night

Join our local group and enjoy a friendly and informal get-together.  Experienced crafters and beginners are welcome to knit and crochet with other enthusiasts.  This program is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5 from 5:00-7:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Adult Writers Group

Meet with our local group to share ideas and get feedback on your latest writing efforts.  This program is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Tuesday
May082018

Events - 2018 5K Sunset Run/Walk For The Park

Friday
May042018

Events - 1864 Baseball At Smithtown Historical Society

Grounds of Smithtown Historical Society will be home to a dozen baseball battles as the 1864 world champion Brooklyn Atlantics host teams from up and down the east coast, including:

Providence (Rhode Island) Grays

Dirigo (Maine) Vintage Base Ball Club

Mountain Athletic Club (upstaters!)

Brooklyn Eckfords

New York Mutual

Monmouth (New Jersey) Furnace

Elkton (Maryland) Base Ball Club  

These teams are among the finest and most knowledgeable in vintage baseball.  

The games will present baseball (two words in the 1860s) as it was actually played in the year of 1864, the year of Brooklyn’s first undefeated, championship season.  No gloves (they weren’t invented yet!); wood bats and pitched balls from 45-feet away; a struck ball caught on one bounce counts as a “hand down”, or an out: these are among the rules of baseball in its infancy.   

Come see the ghosts of history come to life in flesh and blood action!  Come root for the Atlantics!!

Games begin at 10:45 on Saturday.   

Friday
Mar302018

Events - KPSD & Commack Kings Park Rotary Club Present SCREENAGERS

Saturday
Mar032018

Tales For Tots 2018