“Invisible Threads: From Wireless to War” ~ Preview Screening with Q&A

by Shoshanna M. |

 Great inventors like committed to wireless had a Long Island presence at the turn of the 20th century, with Tesla’s laboratory in Shoreham NY and Marconi’s ship-to-shore stations in Babylon and Sagaponack. As they all competed for radio supremacy, Telefunken was using their plant to send nefarious communications to Germany. Among the suspected subterfuge was information that led to the sinking of the Lusitania. With drama, intrigue and local history this documentary has it all, and this will be the public’s only chance to see it this year.

The Marine Life Around Long Island

by Shoshanna M. |

Long Island is home to marine mammals for 12 months a year. Become better acquainted with the marine mammals that live in local waters and beyond. Find out where they can be seen and how to observe and photograph in the wild without disturbing them. Understand the threats they’ve overcome, as well as the ones that are still critically in need of solutions. Dr. Artie Kopelman and the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) has 34 years of experience in the field, and with his guidance you too can become a more aware, better-informed citizen scientist

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DINING REVIEW: Zest for Life on Long Island

by Shoshanna M. |

Other publications have called his eclectic menu as Tapas dining, but this label seemed too constrictive for the wealth of globally influenced choices during our experience when gathering with friends recently. Indian, Asian, as well as European continental selections are just some of the tempting possibilities offered – with all entrees under $20.

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Barrier Beach Lights: Smith Point Light Show

by Shoshanna M. |

A stark beach combined with dark skies from the recent new moon, created the perfect dramatic backdrop for a drive-thru of this year’s Smith Point Light Show. A Long Island tradition 18 years strong, 2021 marks the fifth year it is being held on the camp grounds of Suffolk County Park’s Smith Point beach, making it the only public holiday light show that takes place on Fire Island.

Chanukah on Main Street at Brightwaters Canal

by Shoshanna M. |

One of the best Chanukah celebrations on Long Island happens right across the bay, overlooking Brightwaters Canal, is free and fun for the whole family. Highlights include a giant ice menorah lighting, live DJ gelt dropping, balloontwister exhibitions, crafts for … Full Story

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Long Island Locals Kickstart Shoe Drive for the Homeless

by FIN |

Nearly 4,000 people on Long Island are suffering from homelessness according their website – with approximately 1,650 being children. They began looking for ways to help. After much research, they arrived at the decision to start up a shoe drive. Footwear is one of the most needed necessities for this vulnerable population. “We are hoping that this drive grows to be as big as possible,” Kurka said.

Boat Building and Boatyards of Long Island Book Release Presentations

by Shoshanna M. |

Long Island Traditions announces the publication of “Boat Building and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition,” by its executive director, folklorist Nancy Solomon. On December 4, and continuing throughout the month, Long Island Traditions will be hosting several public programs supporting the release of the new publication.

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AT BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM

by Shoshanna M. |

Everyone is welcome to participate in this Yuletide Celebration! Join the carolers in a sing-along of traditional holiday songs while awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus. At 6 p.m. sharp, Santa will light the tree for the 2021 holiday season. Afterwards, hot beverages will be served, and you can visit with Santa.