Do This: Long Island Events October 30 – November 5

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ephemeral: Unraveling HistoryCan art define the transitory? That is the question posed by this Ephemeral exhibition, an annual event exploring the instability inherent in the existence of the fleeting and the temporary. For this year’s show, part of the month-long Arts Alive LI celebration, participating artists examine how historical narratives change when told from the vantage point of other, often overlooked, perspectives. Included in the show are Kara Walker, William Kentridge, Duke Riley, Lynne Allen, Ken Gonzales-Day, Skylar Fein, Sarah Peters, Patricia Olynyk, Maureen Cummins and Monica Chulewicz. Some of these artists wholly rethink history or engage in a dialogue with historical figures. Others consider the unreliable nature of memory and its impact on our perception of reality. In this way, the fluid, the unfixed and the ephemeral character of history comes under scrutiny. Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, 1 South Ave., Garden City. Free. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 5.Harvey by Mary ChaseThis classic comedy—immortalized on film with Jimmy Stewart in the lead role—recounts the comic confusion created in the community by the unique comradeship forged between Elwood P. Dowd and a 6-foot-6 rabbit that is invisible to everyone but him. The American playwright Mary Chase won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1945. Presented by the Hampton Theatre Company, this performance is directed by Diana Marbury with Matthew Conlon as Harvey’s one and only enabler. Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Ave., Quogue, $15 adults, $10 students under 21. 7 p.m. Oct. 30-31, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2.Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Nightmare on Main Street Nearly 40 works of talented Long Island student artists in grades K-12 will be on exhibit through Nov. 10 following this opening reception. Now painting and teaching in Islip, Kevin McEvoy, who’s studied art in Santiago, Chile and Florence, Italy, is the juror. He’ll pick two Best in Show winners, one in the senior division (grades 9-12) and one in the junior division (grades K-8), and award each winner a $50 prize at the exhibit’s debut. Art-party-goers are encouraged to show up in costume at the reception. The exhibit, part of the ongoing mega-arts celebration that is Arts Alive LI, is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 30.Funkin’ A Album Release PartyCop the latest album full of catchy tunes from his groovy, eight-piece soulful act. Warming up the dance floor is Patchogue’s own Soundswell and the like-minded jammers of Jellyband. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. $5. 7 p.m. Oct. 30.Check out many more Halloween Haunted Houses frightening Long Islanders from Elmont to Montauk HERE!Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse“Haunted house” and “professional theatre” come under the same roof thanks to this talented company assembled for this special Halloween performance. “Ever get stuck in a nightmare?” asks Michael Baker, the haunt director of Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse. “Don’t die in that nightmare or you might end up here.”  These folks have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears—emphasis on fake blood—into their top-notch fright night festival. Come see for yourself—if you dare. The Gateway Playhouse, 215 South Country Rd., Bellport. $25-$35. 7 p.m. Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1.Jim GaffiganThis hysterical funnyman has four cable television specials including Mr. Universe, Beyond the Pale and King Baby to his name. The fourth, Obsessed debuted this past spring on Comedy Central. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, Dad Is Fat and has just published Food: A Love Story. He has appeared in a number of comedies and dramas including Portlandia, Flight of the Conchords, Law and Order and Bored to Death. Ticket price includes a signed copy of Food: A Love Story, which is also the name of his tour. Don’t miss this gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $75. 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Sandro RussoFor those opting out of Halloween, there’s this Italian concert pianist, whose repertoire comprises well-known masterpieces of all periods as well as more obscure and challenging works. Definitely more of a treat than a trick, and definitely worth checking out. Parish Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill. $10 members, $20 public. 6 p.m. Oct. 31.ElementsA reception for the fine art images by top local photographers who captured breathtaking snapshots of earth, fire, water and air. Who would have known photographs could move the human spirit so much? Experience it for yourself. Amazing. Long Island Photography, 467 Main St., Islip. Free. 6 p.m. Oct. 31.MastodonThis Georgia-based sludge metal quartet is a fitting way to rock out on Halloween. Warming up the crowd are Gojira and Kvelertak. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $29.50-$60. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.Todd RundgrenThis multi-talented songwriter and producer is touring to promote the release of his new LP, Something/Anything? But, don’t worry, he’ll still play his classic hits, including “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light” and “Bang the Drum All Day.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. Oct. 31.  Lost in YonkersNeil Simon’s poignant comedy about two brothers stuck in a nutty household in an unfamiliar neighborhood as America girds for World War II gets the Bare Bones Theater treatment at Northport’s community playhouse. The play won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award in 1991. Tears and laughter abound. This production is directed by Jeff Bennett. Bare Bones Theater Co., 57 Main St., Northport. $25 adults, $15 students, kids under 15 free. 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1.Edgar Allen Poe FestivalIf the bard from Baltimore ever haunted Riverhead in the days of yesteryear is a mystery but the place will go stark “Raven” mad about him come Halloween. In fact, the Edgar Allan Poe Festival, hosted by the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Riverhead Business Improvement District, promises to be Long Island’s largest “spooktacular” event. For three days, beginning Oct. 31 and ending Nov. 2, the streets and shops along Main Street will be taken over by street performers portraying Edgar Allan Poe plus embodying many of his infamous literary characters who promise to step off the pages of his frightful fiction to take shape right before your eyes: there’s Lenore, “the rare and radiant maiden” in The Raven; Roderick Usher (whose house takes a fall); Prince Propsero (the ill-fated host of The Masque of the Red Death); “the noble Fortunato,” whose unbridled taste for wine led to his demise at the hands of the vengeful Montresor in The Cask of Amontillado; the wind-struck maiden who lived and died by the sea, Annabelle Lee; and the eccentric sleuth, C. Auguste Dupin, who solved The Murders in the Rue Morgue. You want to rub shoulders with “things that go bump in the night”? Then come to Riverhead Halloween weekend as part of the Arts Alive LI festivities and have a boo-tiful time. Perhaps the streets will ring with “so strange a noise” that would put a grim smile on Poe himself. Riverhead, Main Street. Free. 3-7 p.m. Oct. 31, 12-6 p.m. Nov. 1, 2.Reflections from the Small WoodsLife bends the human heart, stretching both emotion and time into one, un-ending song. How deeply art can transcend it all. How beautifully it can mend the soul. An opening reception for an exhibit of colorful paintings by Cindy Shechter, these kaleidoscopic vision must be experienced firsthand to be believed, and then treasured. Wow. B.J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6 p.m. Nov. 1.Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Mark LundholmComedy possesses the ability to raise the human spirit and usher in light to an otherwise dark place. Lundholm will be utilizing his exceptional, hilarious gift, to do just this, and so much more. This comic hosts a show benefiting the effort to help maintain Dr. Bob’s House, the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous. Come and celebrate in the joys that comedy can unleash. Come rejoice in Lundholm’s transformative talents. You’ll be laughing for weeks. Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton. $25. 7 p.m. Nov. 1.Monsters of Freestyle Halloween BallDance away Halloween with all the best Freestyle, including Lisa Lisa of Cult Jam fame who sings “Can You Feel The Beat;” Shannon, who’s biggest hit was “Let the Music Play;” Rob Base, who’s best known for “It Takes Two” and many more. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$84.25. 8 p.m. Nov. 1. Get the Led OutBilled as the American Led Zeppelin, Philadelphia cover band Get the Led Out rocks out like Plant, Page, Bonham and Jones. Fresh from California on a cross-country tour, GTLO promises studio overdub tracks from “The Mighty Zep” that fans would never hear in concert. Blasting out Zep’s “Dazed and Confused,” “Starway to Heaven” and “Ramble On,” this gig is sure earn this awesome cover band a whole lotta Long Island love. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $25-$40. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Suzanne VegaEclectic folk goddess Suzanne Vega hits Long Island to sing her ‘90s hits “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner.” Her captivating storytelling to he strums of her acoustic guitar has earned her a loyal following. Fun fact: “Tom’s Diner,” recently sampled by Fall Out Boy on their new single “Centuries,” was set at Tom’s Restaurant at 112th Street and Broadway in New York City – the same diner the Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer frequented on Seinfeld. Have you visited there yet? They’ve got killer grilled cheese sandwiches, chickn Parm heros, and milkshakes to die for. Trust us! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. $30-$50. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Amber FerrariDuring the first half of her show, this powerhouse and will perform the music of some of her favorite artists, such as Jefferson Airplane, Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox and others, along with her own original music. During the second half of her show, when she steps out on stage dressed as Janis Joplin, audience members will feel as if they have stepped back in time. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $20-$48. 8 p.m. Nov. 1.Meghann Wright“A rocker with the spirit of Joplin and the heart of a poet,” raves Crave Online, this Brooklyn-based indie guitarist/songstress will sing her way into your heart with songs from her self-titled EP in one of her last local shows before she hits the road on her Good Times With Bad People Tour. With folk-rock band The Green Gallows. Brickhouse Brewery, 67 West Main St., Patchogue. Free. 10 p.m. Nov. 1.Vengence FestMore New York hardcore bands than could play in a one day, plus a special guest to be announced. Bands include Indecision, Tripface, Turnstile, Foundation and many more. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $27, $30 DOS. 2 p.m. Nov. 1, 2. Check out all the crazy, fun and scary Halloween Parties wowing costumed ghouls all across Long Island!Chocolate FestivalFrom cookies to cakes, fudge and candies, this uber-chocofest features scores of vendors offering free samples of their delicious confections, which are also for sale. How sweet it is! Long Island Sports Complex, 246 N Main St., Sayville. $10. 11 a.m. Nov. 2.Claus Boesser-FerrariThe world-renown German jazz guitar virtuoso will come to LI for his only live performance in the nation this year to take the audience on a musical journey. Joining him will be the legendary guitarist and composer Woody Mann. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $15 members, $20 public. 2 p.m. Nov. 2.Jazz FundraiserWhat better cause in life is there than music? There is none! Three jazz bands take the stage to help raise funds for the Islip Arts Council. They include New York Jazz Mission, Mind Open and the John Restrepo Jazz Trio. Price of admission includes one drink. Come on out, groove to the tunes, sing some songs, laugh, and celebrate the sheer joy that is really damn good jazz! Treme, 553 Main St., Islip. 2 p.m. Nov. 2.Shinnecock ShamrockA music and cultural festival with Irish & Native bands, raffles, dancing, beer, wines, chowders and more. 14 North Howells Point Rd., Bellport. $40, kids 12 and under free.  2 p.m. Nov. 1.Jay Black’s 76th Birthday Celebration ConcertThis multi-talented, gifted singer otherwise known as “The Voice” has been wowing audiences around the globe for decades, first rising to fame in the ’60s as the front man for Jay & The Americans. His stand-up routine is also a whopper, and here’s a tiny lil factoid about the man: He speaks Yiddish fluently! Expect some amazing serenading and possibly even a few knee-slapping jokes as JB celebrates his birthday at this very special gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$84.25. 3 p.m. Nov. 2. The Tommy Dorsey OrchestraA big band tribute to Old Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $25. 3 p.m. Nov. 2.Gold Coast International Film FestivalForm the opening gala featuring Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin of Great Gatsby fame to a special kids film day event, this fourth-annual film fest is rolling out the red carpet for the north shore of Nassau. Hosting the screenings will be cinemas in Port Washington and at Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck, Port Washington, Manhasset and Roslyn as well as the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. Q&As scheduled throughout the festival include those with Jim Serpico, producer of the firefighting documentary Burn, Tony-winning actor Phylicia Rashad, sports writer Harvey Araton for The New York Times and others. Times, venues, prices vary. Nov. 3-9. Click here to learn about even more events and performances taking place across Long Island as part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-celebration!Disney Frozen on IceThe award-winning movie that was made to be performed on ice—and also happens to be the top-grossing animated movie of all time—begins its week-long run of live performances on Long Island. Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman and all the beloved characters of this smash hit will sing all your favorites songalongs, including “Let it Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $35-$529.75. Showtimes vary. Nov. 4-9.Stations of the ElevatedA gritty 45-minute documentary released in 1981 that captured graffiti in New York City during the tumultuous period of the 1970s. Shown with CLAW, an experimental documentary depicting urban changes in the city during th ’60s. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5.O-TownCheck out the boy band creation from the debut of MTV-produced 2000 hit “Making the Band.” O-Town is making the rounds again singing their hits “All or Nothing” and “Liquid Dreams,” and their new single “Skydive” off their new album Lines and Circles. Get ready to swoon as these boys (now men) serenade the audience and dance their signature moves – they’ve still got it. With special guest Todd Carey. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $27.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Nov 5.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jamie Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tiranalast_img read more

Gov. Wolf Signs Bill to Develop CPR Curriculum

first_imgGov. Wolf Signs Bill to Develop CPR Curriculum June 12, 2019 Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Act 7 of 2019, formerly Senate Bill 115, which will require the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to create potentially life-saving curriculum for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).“I’m proud to sign into law this important life-saving measure. Each additional set of hands trained to do CPR increases the likelihood that a cardiac arrest will be reversed,” said Gov. Wolf. “Teaching our young Pennsylvanians to save a life not only promotes the health of all of Pennsylvania, it builds a sense of community and neighborliness.”More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year, and nearly 45 percent of those patients who received CPR survived. Act 7 requires PDE to provide a curriculum to schools to teach “hands-only” CPR, a no-breath, compression-only technique recommended by the American Heart Association for sudden cardiac arrests. The curriculum must also include the use of automatic external defibrillators.“This new law will help provide generations of Pennsylvanians with an important lifesaving skill. Knowing how to properly use the hands-only CPR technique and AED equipment is critical when an individual suffers a cardiac arrest,” said Sen. Tom Killion, who sponsored the bill. “I deeply appreciate Gov. Wolf signing this legislation. It will save many lives.”Gov. Wolf’s history of improving health for Pennsylvanians includes expanding Medicaid to give 720,000 Pennsylvanians access to health care and legalizing medical marijuana to provide relief to patients with qualified medical conditions. Act 7 will take effect Aug. 12, 2019.Gov. Wolf also signed into law on Tuesday Act 6 of 2019, formerly House Bill 275, which changes the name of the Early Intervention Program to the Strategic Management Planning Program to encourage participation, and Act 8 of 2019, formerly Senate Bill 441, which designates the bridge carrying Route 2087 over the East Branch Codorus Creek in York County as the Sgt. Christopher M. Wrinkle and Tosca Memorial Bridge. Wrinkle, a graduate of Dallastown High School in York, died alongside his service dog, Tosca, in 2011 while serving in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cornerback Cordy steps in after injuries to secondary, records 1st career interception

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse PITTSBURGH — Antwan Cordy didn’t try and pretend to be something he’s not.After seeing his most action of the season and playing a bulk of the second half due to upper-body injuries to Julian Whigham and Corey Winfield and Wayne Morgan still out, the freshman cornerback said he was both exhausted and overwhelmed.But he did seize his opportunity in a game that Syracuse head Scott Shafer said would be a good chance to look at the Orange’s younger players.“I felt like I came out and did what I had to do,” Cordy said after Syracuse lost to Pittsburgh, 30-7, on Saturday. “I just wanted to show that I can be a true freshman.”On a night when the Orange (3-8, 1-6 Atlantic Coast) couldn’t do much against the Panthers (5-6, 3-4), Cordy gave a quick look into the secondary’s future with his fill-in performance at Heinz Field. He intercepted a pass at the end of the first half to keep Pittsburgh from burying SU early, and collected four total tackles, the most of any cornerback.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was happy for Antwan Cordy,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “He did a nice job in the kicking game for us, kind of an unsung hero, and when Winfield and Whigham went down with upper-body injuries, he got thrown in there and they went right at him, just like they always do.“They went right at the young corner and he did a nice job, which was good to see.”SU sophomore quarterback Mitch Kimble had just been intercepted by linebacker Bam Bradley and the Panthers had 32 seconds to stretch its lead to 24 points before the half.Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik dropped back and looked for wideout Dontez Ford in the left corner of the end zone, but Cordy knocked the ball out of Ford’s hands and snatched it out of the air while tapping his feet inside the white chalk.He came out of the half lining up on the opposite side of Brandon Reddish as SU’s second cornerback.With less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Voytik gift wrapped Cordy’s second interception of the game with Pittsburgh marching deep into SU territory. But the pass hit Cordy’s chest and then the Heinz Field grass, leaving the freshman face down on the field before Chris Blewitt came on to hit a 31-yard field goal to give the Panthers a 20-7 lead.But as a whole, there was more growing than growing pains.“I was honestly thinking about scoring and took my eyes off it,” Cordy said. “But I think it was my only real big mistake of the night.” Commentslast_img read more

Poe’s Perspective: Eagles complete impossible season

first_imgJulia Poe | Daily TrojanIt’s been a big week for the underdogs.That nickname has stuck with the Philadelphia Eagles for weeks now, ever since the first-time offensive tackle Lane Johnson donned a German Shepherd mask in the end zone of a playoff game. The image was rather macabre — a burly lineman shaped like a soda machine, with a plastic dog head askew on his broad shoulders — but it sold an idea that quickly became a mantra for the team. Over the past weeks, the Eagles’ success has been accompanied by a sea of German Shepherd, pug and poodle masks as the fans of Philadelphia fully embraced and celebrated their role as the league’s underdogs. It was fitting for a team whose odds were low for every game of the playoffs. It was even more fitting in the Super Bowl, for a team that had never won, playing the team that has become one of the greatest juggernauts of the game. When it comes to football, everyone is an underdog against Tom Brady and the Patriots.Let me just say this. No one could have predicted this ending. No one could have foreseen that Carson Wentz, well on his way to a MVP trophy, would take a hard hit in a game that meant little-to-nothing, then never return to the field. No one could have predicted that a backup quarterback, who struggled to find his rhythm in his initial starts, would string together a series of improbable playoff victories.And similarly, no one could have predicted that Super Bowl game. Tom Brady tore it up with 505 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions, but the Eagles somehow still beat the greatest quarterback in the league? Unheard of. Run a trick play on 4th and goal to give your backup quarterback the first reception — not to mention touchdown — of his life? You’ve got to be kidding me. Win the game on a high-flying, almost-too-good-to-be-true dive into the end zone? This sounds like a deleted scene from the Disney classic Invincible, rather than an actual, real life football game.But this is the season that Philly has been waiting for over the last five decades, over a dry spell that has lasted the entire lifetime of the Super Bowl and the entire lifetime of almost every resident of the city. Philadelphia fans are many things — loyal, passionate and, yes, more than a little crazy — but above all they have been patient in waiting for this final, inevitable coronation. And they did it without any of the legacy or royalty that the Patriots brought to the table.Take, for example, the head coach, the man who made the 4th and goal “Philly Special” play call that will probably go down as one of the greatest and gutsiest decisions in Super Bowl history. Ten years ago, Pederson was preparing for spring ball at a high school in Louisiana, game planning how to break into the state playoffs again. He was used to being held to the sidelines, a guy who played backup quarterback his whole life. Now, in only his second season at the helm of the Eagles, he’s got everything a coach could ask for — a loyal fan following, two stud quarterbacks and a Super Bowl ring to boot.“Our coach has got some guts, huh?” said tight end Trey Burton, who threw that touchdown pass to Foles. “Got some big ones.”Everyone from Pederson down to the water boys had a reason to bring a chip on their shoulder into the game. But what’s amazing about what the Eagles did is that they didn’t play as if they were the underdogs. From the start, they gave the Patriots a taste of their own medicine — efficient drives with a mix of that slashing RPO attack paired with deep bombs from Foles — and put New England in a hole early on.Despite the David and Goliath setting of the game, the Eagles never faltered or seemed overwhelmed by the challenge ahead of them. Even Brady described the game as feeling out of his control. And perhaps that’s why it felt like such an uncharacteristic showing for the Patriots — for a team used to dominating, especially in late-game, high-stakes situations, this was a complete turning of the tables.It’s a bit of an annual pastime for football fans whose teams long ago fell out of Super Bowl contention to cheer against Brady and the Patriots. They are, after all, the Evil Empire of the league, the proverbial Bad Guys who are easy enough to hate. But this year, I saw something different unfold.I watched the game at a friend’s house with a crowd of about 30. Only two people were cheering for the Patriots, per  usual, but the rest of the crowd was resoundingly cheering for the Eagles. It was similar to the 2016 World Series, when everyone in America seemed to agree that if you weren’t cheering for the Cubs, well, you didn’t have much of a heart. Everyone had their own reason to cheer for the Eagles — they’re a fan of Nelson Agholor, the former USC star and current Eagles wide receiver; or of Julie Ertz, the World Cup champion and wife of the tight end who caught that final touchdown pass; or of Malcolm Jenkins, whose political activism has earned attention and respect throughout the league this season. But the core of the support came down to those dog heads that Johnson and his team wore with such pride. Everyone loves an underdog.In yet another year when we all needed a story of the little guy winning big, the Eagles came through to deliver one for the ages, complete with a storybook finish right down to the very last seconds. And while the true fans are still probably recovering from their celebrations (RIP to most of the major streets in Philadelphia), for the rest of us, the truth about this Super Bowl is settling in — we were all lucky to witness a classic.Julia Poe is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism. Her column, “Poe’s Perspective,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more