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The Northport Jazz Band To Play In Kings Park June 23

Musical Moments in Kings Park presents The Northport Jazz Band Friday, June 23, 7:30 PM

Russ Savatt Park, 14 Main Street, Kings Park will be the scene of a concert by The Northport Jazz Band on Friday, June 23, 7:30 PM. All are invited to enjoy this free concert. Just bring a chair and enjoy music under the stars with neighbors and friends.

Eight members of The Northport Jazz Band will be performing. They are: Megan DeRiso, vocalist; Ken Cook, alto saxophone; Giuseppe Rappa, tenor saxophone; Mike Lawshe, bass; Joe Hopke, drums; Bill Valecente, keyboards; Steve Witthoff, trombone, and Tom Pandelakis, guitar. These musicians have been performing together for over seven years. They have given concerts at many Long Island libraries, the Kings Park Heritage Museum, Northport Family Fun Night and the American Airpower Museum.

Musical Moments in Kings Park is a series of outdoor summer concerts presented by the Kings Park Civic Association and the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce. Special sponsors for the evening are Ciro’s Italian Restaurant, McKnight Realty and Reel Kitchen. The concerts are made possible with support from sponsors and funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc. Further information is available at: facebook.com/MusicalMomentsKingsPark, kingsparkconcerts@gmail.com, and by calling 631-269-6160 or 516-972-4979.

Guiseppe Rappa stated that the Northport Jazz Band is dedicated to keeping jazz, America’s original art form alive. The band is made up of local community members of all walks of life and aims to encourage people of all ages to listed to and appreciate this ageless form of music. Giuseppe and Musical Moments urge all to come and support live jazz in Russ Savatt Park on June 23!


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HooDoo Loungers Performing In Kings Park

HooDoo Loungers Performing in Kings Park on June 16

Musical Moments in Kings Park is bringing the Hoodoo Loungers, a nine-piece New Orleans jazz band, to Russ Savatt Park, 14 Main Street on Friday, June 16 at 7:30 PM. This free, high energy concert will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Special sponsors for the evening are Gaio’s Collision, Main St. Pub, and Moon Shadow Massage.

The Hoodoo Loungers is a nine-piece band performing music inspired by the rhythms, sounds, history and spirit of New Orleans. The band’s sound encompassses traditional New Orleans jazz, brass band, classic R&B and funk - a blend of original music and re-arranged New Orleans classics. Since its formation in 2008. the HooDoos have performed at numerous East Coast music festivals and concerts as well as at top music venues such as the Paramount Theater (Huntington), The Stephen Talkhouse (The Hamptons) and B.B. Kings Blues Club (NYC).

Musical Moments in Kings Park, a series of live, outdoor concerts on Fridays throughout the summer, is presented by the Kings Park Civic Association and the Kings Park Chamber of Commerce. The concerts are made possible with the generous support of sponsors and funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc.

Concerts are held, weather permitting. Please bring chairs. Further information available at facebook.com/MusicalMomentsKingsPark, kpnotebook@aol.com, and by calling 516-972-4979 or 631-269-6160. 


Vanderbilt Museum 6th Annual Lobster Fest

CENTERPORT, NY (June 5, 2017) – In July, you can experience a relaxed summer evening like the ones the Vanderbilts and their guests enjoyed on their lush, 43-acre Eagle’s Nest estate above Northport Bay from the Jazz Age through the Second World War.
For the sixth year, the Vanderbilt Museum will hold its annual summer fund-raising event, Lobster Fest, on Saturday, July 22, from 6:00 to 10:00 in the Celebration Tent on the Great Lawn overlooking the bay and Long Island Sound.
This is the Vanderbilt’s largest fund-raising event, and benefits the Museum’s education programs.

The Lobster Fest celebrates William K. Vanderbilt II’s passion for the sea, and his landmark circumnavigations of the globe, during which he collected thousands of marine specimens, some of them first-time discoveries, for his museum.

Sponsored by: 
  • Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, Cold Spring Harbor, N,Y.
  • AVZ Certified Public Accounts
  • Konica Minolta Planetarium Company, Ltd.
  • Long Island Moving Supplies
The menu will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, whole steamed hard-shell lobsters, grilled skirt steak, steamed clams, and roasted sweet corn. As an added attraction – enjoy craft beer and sangria while witnessing the preparation of a 5-foot Paella. A deejay will play music for listening and dancing.

Tickets: $125 per person, $115 for Members (and $1,125 for a table of 10). Purchase tickets on-line at vanderbiltmuseum.org, or call 631-854-5579, Monday through Friday, 10:00-4:00 p.m.

For elegant period ambience, a 1908 Rolls Royce, 1911 Cadillac and 1920 Buick Roadster will be on display. Tickets will be sold for raffle baskets filled with useful items and services from local businesses.
Participants are invited to bring their nine irons and take part in a chip-shot contest on one of the remaining holes of Willie Vanderbilt’s original estate golf course. The player who gets closest to the pin wins the pot.
Purchase Tickets:


Become a Sponsor:
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(Museum administrative office hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 4:00. Closed weekends and holidays.)
Hours - Museum and Mansion
Through June 25: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00. Last mansion tour begins at 4:00. (The Museum and Mansion are closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.)Planetarium open Friday and Saturday nights.
 Hours - Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium
Through June 25: Daytime shows Tuesday at 2:00, and Saturday and Sunday at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00. Evening shows on Friday and Saturday at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00. (The Planetarium is closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but is open Friday and Saturday nights.) 


Through June 25
Friday Nights
8:00 – Long Island Skies
9:00 – From Earth to the Universe – New Show!
10:00 – Laser Led Zeppelin – New Laser Show!
Saturday Nights
8:00 – Night Sky, Live!
9:00 – From Earth to the Universe – New Show!
10:00 – Laser Led Zeppelin – New Laser show!
Saturday & Sunday Afternoons 
12:00 – One World, One Sky
1:00 – Earth, Moon, and Sun
2:00 – From Earth to the Universe – New Show!
3:00 – Stars
4:00 – Black Holes
Tuesday Afternoons
2:00 – From Earth to the Universe – New Show!

Year-round viewing of the night sky (weather permitting), Friday only, 9:00-10:00. Observation is free. 

Museum Admission
General museum admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students with ID and seniors (62 and older), and $3 for children 12 and under. General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Marine Museum, Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a mansion tour, add $6 per ticket. (A video tour of the mansion is available on request.)
Mansion Tours
Guided tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — are available Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00.
Planetarium Admission
During the day, visitors to the Planetarium pay general museum admission ($7 for adults, $6 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $3 for children 12 and under), plus $6 each for a Planetarium show. Since the museum is closed in the evening, no general museum admission is charged — visitors pay only for Planetarium show tickets: $9 for adults, $8 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $7 for children 12 and under.
Vanderbilt Observatory
Night-sky viewing on Friday (weather permitting), 9:00-10:00 p.m. Observation is free.  
Location and Website
The Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY. Directions and updated details on programs and events are available at www.vanderbiltmuseum.org. For information, call 631-854-5579.
Available upon request. Call Patrick Keeffe at 631-854-5562.
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum — a unique combination of mansion, marine and natural history museum, planetarium and park — is dedicated to the education and enjoyment of the people of Long Island and beyond. This mission is achieved through the thoughtful preservation, interpretation and enhancement of the Eagle’s Nest estate as an informal educational facility. Many exhibition and program themes focus upon Long Island’s Gold Coast Era. Programs also concentrate on William K. Vanderbilt II’s desire that his marine, natural history and ethnographic collections promote appreciation and understanding of the marvelous diversity of life, other cultures, and scientific knowledge. Planetarium programming, more specifically, focuses on scientific knowledge and seeks to capture Mr. Vanderbilt’s sense of adventure and exploration through state-of-the-art entertainment. 

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman To Host "Doing Well While Doing Good" Symposium 

HAUPPAUGE – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an invitation to non-profits across Long Island to attend a Charities Symposium, “Doing Well While Doing Good,” which will include presentations by the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau on governance, accounting, legal and management issues concerning not-for-profit organizations. The symposium is part of the Charities Bureau’s educational program designed to assist not-for-profit organizations in New York so they may fulfill their missions effectively while complying with the legal mandates of this State. 

The Symposium will be held on Wednesday, June 14th from 8:15am - 12:30pm at:

Van Nostrand Theater in the Sagtikos Building
Suffolk County Community College
Michael J. Grant Campus

1001 Crooked Hill Road

Brentwood, NY 11717

Register here: https://ag.ny.gov/CharitiesSymposium

If you have any questions, please contact the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at (212) 416-8402 orcharities.bureau@ag.ny.gov.


Monthly Dance Party At Brush Barn Ballroom - Latin - Swing


Holy Cross Lutheran Church Invites You To The Installation Of Rev. Winston Dookram


Nissequogue River Rally June 10


Naturalist Jan Porcinchak To Conduct Nature Walk At Caleb Smith

Naturalist Jan Christopher Porinchak will conduct a nature presentation and walk at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve on Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown on Saturday, June 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call (631) 265-1054. www.friendsofcalebsmith.org