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Sunday
Apr072019

Events - Town Supervisor Wehrheim To Speak At Public Meeting

Sunday
Apr072019

Events - Art Work Of Ivy Michelle Berg Can Be Viewed At Apple Bank

Smithtown Township Arts Council is pleased to announce that the works of Smithtown artist Ivy Michelle Berg will be on view at Apple Bank, 91 Route 111, Smithtown, April 15 - June 15, 2019. The exhibition, part of STAC’s Outreach Gallery Program, can be viewed during regular bank hours.  

Smithtown’s Ivy Michelle Berg considers herself not an artist, but a “scientist who paints.” She received a bachelor degree in Neuroscience from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst then went on to a position as a science fact-checker for Microsoft in Redmond, WA, and a 5-year engagement as an exhibits interpreter at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center before. In the late 1990’s art found its way front and center she began creating watercolor portraits of her favorite musicians, most notably, Tori Amos and Alanis Morissette, both of whom have portraits of Ivy’s in their private collections. Ivy returned to Long Island and accepted a teaching position at the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the very same camp she’d attended as a child. Over the years, she’s taught in both private and large group formats to students of all ages and abilities, ever enjoying the challenge of understanding each student’s unique learning style and how to best customize lessons.

To this day, Ivy remains a life scientist at her core, drawing her primary inspiration from the natural world, especially from wildlife. She hopes that by bringing not just images of animals into her classroom, but also interesting facts and lessons about the importance of environmental awareness and ecological health, she will impart this passion to future generations. Ivy feels the world is far too beautiful a place to ignore the inspiration it offers up freely. And so, she continues to create…

My work is inspired by a life-long love affair with the natural world. I was that kid who lifted rocks and rotted logs, eager to behold the living treasures underneath, breathed wildlife documentaries, and devoured each new issue of Ranger Rick! I am fascinated by life on our beautiful planet in all its forms. Painting enables me to connect more deeply with this life, understanding its intricacies, its workings, and its most detailed and unique structures. I’ve painted creatures as small as mosquitoes and as large as elephants. Their eyes fascinate me most, sometimes complex alien mosaics…often pools so deeply human that it’s hard to imagine we’re different from them at all. Art is reflection, and I’m thankful to have the opportunity to reflect a world so rich in color, texture and diversity. Each painting enables me to learn more about the beings I love and to share my discoveries with those around me. I hope you’ll enjoy this window from my eyes into their eyes and sense a bit of that which connects us all.”

STAC is grateful to Apple Bank for its continued support of culture in our communities.

Smithtown Township Arts Council is a 501(c) (3) Not- For-Profit Organization 

Tuesday
Apr022019

Events - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve

Sat04May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Register
Meeting Location for all projects: Nature Museum. Parking Instructions: In parking lot by the toll booth.

Volunteer Project #1: Trail Work: volunteers will be spreading woodchips and or blue stone dust on our walking trails.Please bring: Garden Gloves
Start time: 9am | End time: 12pm. Ages: Appropriate for 13 and up

Volunteer Project #2: Gardening: prep 5 flower beds for planting. Planting flowers in 2 of the beds.Please bring: Garden Gloves
Start time: 9am | End time: 11am. Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project #3: Litter Pick: Picking up trash along our walking trails. (Might be muddy. Please wear appropriate footwear).Please bring: Garden Gloves
Start time: 9am | End time: 12pm Ages: Appropriate for 13 and up

We can accommodate: Small groups, Boy or Girl Scouts Questions? Call: 631-265-1054 Email: kathleen.roth@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Tuesday
Apr022019

Events - Happening at The Smithtown Library – Smithtown Building

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Smithtown Building

Community Room Art Exhibit- Smithtown Theater Lights

View Smithtown resident Robert Saal’s tribute to Smithtown through art.  This exhibit will be on display in the Smithtown Building Community Room through April.  The Smithtown Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

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 Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown 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 Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown 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.

Movies at the Smithtown Building

Join your friends and neighbors for a movie on in our Community Room.  The Smithtown 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, April 5 • 2:00pm

Instant Family

Rated PG-13; runtime 118 minutes.

Friday, April 12 • 2:00pm

Mary, Queen of Scots

Rated R; runtime 124 minutes.

Friday, April 19 • 2:00pm

Harry and Tonto

Rated R; runtime 115 minutes.

Friday, April 26 • 2:00pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rated PG-13; runtime 135 minutes.

Friday Night Movie 

Friday, April 26 • 6:15pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rated PG-13; runtime 135 minutes.

Film and Discussion

Join Joyann Cirigliano of the Four Harbors Audubon Society for a film viewing and to offer a light discussion of topics related to our environment.  This month’s film will be Trashed- No Place for Waste.  This program is scheduled for Friday, April 5 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown 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.

Balance and Fall Prevention

Dr. Daniel Davids, PT will present a hands-on workshop that takes you through your own body to best understand how your balance systems work together, what happens when something is “off” and how you can fix it. Come for a fun lesson on how to be safe at home. All registered patrons will receive a Balance & Fall Prevention Guide.  This program is scheduled for Monday, April 8 from 10:00-11:00am at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown 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.

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

When a family member or loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease you may be uncertain where to turn first. A representative from the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation will discuss the resources available for you and stress the importance of taking care of yourself.  This program is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown 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.

Edible Landscaping

Edible landscaping is the practical integration of food plants within a residential garden or patio. Join Cornell Cooperative Education Specialist, Tamson Yeh, as she shares the benefits of integrating edible and low maintenance plants into your current landscapes.  This program is scheduled for Friday, April 12 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown 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.

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, April 16 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown 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.

Illuminating New York - The Life and Legacy of Inventor Lewis Latimer

The son of fugitive slaves, Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928) was determined to overcome his lack of formal education and, as a result, taught himself mechanical drawing while serving in the Union Navy.  He eventually became an expert draftsman and worked with three of the greatest scientific inventors in American history—Alexander Graham Bell, Hiram S. Maxim, and Thomas Alva Edison.  As Edison’s chief draftsman, Latimer invented and patented the carbon filament, a significant improvement in the production of the incandescent light bulb and went on to supervise the installation of street lighting and the construction of electric plants in many American cities, as well as London and Montreal.  Today, the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, located in Flushing, Queens is a New York City landmark.  Join Museum Education Associate, Alex Unthank as she recounts Lewis Latimer’s remarkable story and many contributions to the field of electrical engineering.  This program will take place on Tuesday, April 16 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown 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.

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, May 7 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown 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.

Mohonk Mountain House Bus Trip

Mohonk Mountain House is an historic resort located on the shore of Lake Mohonk. The main structure was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 and was built by Quaker twin brothers Albert and Alfred Smiley between 1869 and 1910. When we arrive we will take a guided tour of the Greenhouse on the property. We will then enjoy a buffet lunch in the main dining room. After lunch, patrons will enjoy free time in the Mohonk Museum, beautiful gardens and nature trails.  This program will take place on Wednesday, June 12 departing from the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library.  Meet at the Smithtown Building to board the bus at 6:45am.  We will return at approximately 7:00pm. Registration begins Friday, April 12 for Smithtown Library cardholders. Registration will open to all, regardless of Library district starting Saturday, May 11. There is a fee of $140.00 per person for this program, which includes all expenses and gratuities; registration is required.  The Smithtown Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

World War II Veterans Oral History Project

The Long Island Room is collecting personal accounts of Smithtown World War II veterans to preserve a permanent record of their military service experience.  Library staff will conduct, record and make the interviews available to the public through the Long Island Room’s website. They will also send a copy of each interview to the Library of Congress for inclusion in their national Veterans History Project. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the Long Island Room’s WWII Veterans Oral History Project, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 197 or send an email to longislandroom@smithlib.org.


Sunday
Mar312019

Events - Happening at The Smithtown Library – Nesconset Building

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Nesconset Building

Community Room Art Exhibit- Abstract Expressions

View abstract expressionist paintings by Bruce Levine as well as collages by Jane Briganti. This exhibit will be on display in the Nesconset Building Community Room through April.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Front Lobby Display Case- Poetry Unconstricted

View poetry and illustrations by Andreas Ioannou.  This exhibit will be on display in the Nesconset Building front lobby display case through April.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  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 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.

The Craft of Poetry

Did you know April is National Poetry Month? Whether you are an experienced poet or a wannabe, this class if the perfect place to expand your skills. Explore new paths of creativity at this poetry writing workshop. Please bring a notebook and pen or laptop.  This program is scheduled for Monday, April 8 from 6:30-8:30pm 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.

Women’s Heart Health

Dr. Michelle Goodger of Smithtown Cardiology will present this lecture on how women can maintain a healthy heart.  This program is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 from 10:00-11:00am 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.

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.

New Movie Matinee 

Wednesday, April 17 • 1:00pm

Aquaman

Rated PG-13; runtime 143 minutes.

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. 232.
Tuesday, April 23 • 2:15-3:15pm
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

New York Botanical Garden and Arthur Avenue Bus Trip

Join us for a tour around the New York Botanical Garden while exploring NYC’s Little Italy in the Bronx. Our first stop is the spectacular New York Botanical Garden. You’ll enjoy a private 45-minute guided tram tour around the gardens and learn all about the different plants and flowers, as well as time on the grounds enjoying the beautiful displays and exhibits. You will be on your own for lunch at the Botanical Garden cafeteria. Next, we will visit Little Italy located along Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Visit the Retail Food Market, the bakeries and Italian specialty shops during your hour of free-time. This program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 departing from the Nesconset Building.  Meet at the Nesconset Building parking lot at 7:45am. We will return to the Library at approximately 5:00pm. The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  Registration for all Smithtown Library Cardholders begins on Tuesday, February 26. Registration will be open to all, regardless of library district, starting on Saturday, March 30.  There is a non-refundable fee of $101.00 per person for this program, which includes all expenses and gratuities; 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 Thursday, May 2 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, May 14 • 11:00am-12:00pm
A Study in Scarlet Women by Thomas Sherry

Friday
Mar292019

Events - Happening at The Smithtown Library – Kings Park Building

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Kings Park Building

Front Lobby Display Case- Bunnies

View a staff member’s collection of decorative bunnies.  This exhibit will be on display in the Kings Park Building front lobby display case through April.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park, NY 11754.  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 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.

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, April 5 • 2:15pm

At Eternity’s Gate

Rated PG-13; runtime 111 minutes.

Friday, April 12 • 2:15pm

Green Book

Rated PG-13; runtime 130 minutes.

Friday, April 19 • 2:15pm

Instant Family

Rated PG-13; runtime 118 minutes.

Friday, April 26 • 2:15pm

BlacKkKlansman

Rated R; runtime 135 minutes.


Friday
Mar292019

Events - Happening at The Smithtown Library – Commack Building

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Commack Building

Community Room Art Exhibit- Barbara Lewin

View landscape paintings by Barbara Lewin through April.  This exhibit will be on display in the Commack Building Community Room.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack NY 11725.  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 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.

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.

Thursday Movie of the Week 

Thursday, April 4 • 1:30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rated PG-13; runtime 135 minutes.

Thursday, April 11 • 1:30pm

A Star Is Born

Rated R; runtime 135 minutes.

Thursday, April 18 • 1:30pm

The Favourite

Rated R; runtime 119 minutes.

Thursday, April 25 • 1:30pm

Green Book

Rated PG-13; runtime 130 minutes.

Classic Movie Monday 

Monday, April 22 • 1:30pm

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Rated NR; runtime 130 minutes.

Dazzling iPad Apps

Much of the iPad’s popularity is due to the more than 1.5 million apps that users can download, many of which are free.  Join a SeniorNet representative for a demonstration of apps and display attributes, including educational, reading (e-books and e-magazines), and entertainment apps.  Bring your iPad or iPhone to follow along with this lecture.  This program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 from 2:00-3:00pm 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, April 12 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.

Spring Clean Your Life- Three Steps to the Life You Want

How often do you fantasize about the life you always wanted for yourself but never seem to enjoy? We are, for the most part, authors of our own life’ s story line. But how do we begin living the life we want and, once we begin, how do we keep on living it through stress, chaos, loss, and setbacks? Join Constance Hallinan Lagan for this seminar which is divided into three segments: lecture, meditation and time for your own questions. She will discuss habit formation, cognitive theory of change, mindfulness, acceptance, responsibility and implementation.  This program is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 from 10:00-11:30am 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.

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, April 15 • 12:00-1:00pm
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Friday
Mar292019

Events - Hawaiian Night 2019

 

Friday
Mar292019

Events - Registration Is Open For I Love My Park Day May 4

Show your love for parks this spring!

Registration now open for I Love My Park Day on May 4

Spring is here, and online volunteer registration for the eighth annual I Love My Park Day is now open!

registration-buttonOn Saturday, May 4, join volunteers at state parks, historic sites, and public lands across the state to help celebrate and spruce up park lands and beaches, plant trees and gardens, restore trails and wildlife habitat, and more!

At last year’s event, 8,000 volunteers pitched in to give back to parks, completing 250 stewardship projects. This year’s event has 135 event locations, from Montauk to Niagara Falls. Read more in Governor Cuomo’s press release announcing the launch of registration.

Visit the I Love My Park Day website to find an event near you and register to be a part of this fun and exciting day!

Love a park. Lend a hand. #LoveNYParks
Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, coordinates I Love My Park Day at the statewide level, with cleanup, improvement and beautification projects organized by Friends groups and park staff.
Tuesday
Mar262019

Events - Spring Farm Festival May 4th