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Weekend Plans: September 30th to October 3rd

Get thee to Cold Spring Harbor this weekend and immerse yourself in art, history, commerce and maybe a glass of wine in between

Aside from the deluge expected on Thursday, the rest of the weekend looks dry and cloudy with temperatures lingering in the mid 60’s to lower 70’s. There is lots of things to do inside and out, below are some of the things that caught our eye, please check our events calendar for a complete listing.  Have fun!

THURSDAY, September 30th

Manahattan Short Film Festival at the Cinema Arts Centre at 7:30pm: Over 100,000 Film Lovers Around the World Will Come Together for One Week for One Purpose – to Vote for Their Favorite Film. Make your vote heard! An extraordinary global event will take place the week of September 26th to October 3rd 2010 when over 100,000 people in over 200 cities across six continents gather for one purpose…to view and vote on our Finalists’ Films in the Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival Our mission is to unite audiences across all seven continents of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. One World One Week One Festival is emblazoned within the rings that surround the Festivals Logo and it is this mantra that sets us apart from any other film event of the year. The winner is announced and is posted on the website, www.msfilmfest.com.  The cinema is located at 423 Park Avenue. www.cinemaartscentre.com

FRIDAY, October 1

Say Something Important, Theatrical Comedy: Critically acclaimed Theatrical Comedy by John Blenn, $15, $12 Sen-Stu Box Office 631.656.2148 FTC Phone 631.424.7000. 7:30pm at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE 305 North Service Road Dix Hills, NY 11746-5857

My Fair Lady, The Musical at 8:00PM at John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport, NY 11768. Tickets are $60. call 631-261-2900 or go to John W. Engeman Theater

SATURDAY, October 2nd

Annual Baby and Child Equipment & Toy Sale 9am – 1pm Rain or Shine at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church Community Room and Patio (lower level of church, waterside), Prospect Road and Mill Dam Road, Centerport.LARGE GROUP SALE! Put the date on your calendar – it only comes around once a year – Don’t miss it! CRIBS, BASSINETS, STROLLERS, CAR SEATS, CLOTHING, TOYS, LITTLE TYKES, BOOKS, PUZZLES and LOTS MORE! Great Condition! Excellent Prices!Don’t miss this great opportunity for parents, grandparents and caregivers to find some great items and terrific bargains! For More Information: call 631-54-9045 or email parishoutreach@olqmparish.org**Would you like to clean out your basement or attic? They  will accept any baby or Kid “Stuff” that is in good condition (except clothing.) Thank You! Bring your donations to the Community Room at OLQM on Friday, October 1st between 12 pm and 7 pm.

The Arts of Cold Spring Harbor: The Charming old Seafaring Village of Cold Spring  Harbor is holding a special Event weekend to give visitors the opportunity to participate in the uniqueness and artistry of local shops. Shopkeepers  will be hositng free demonstrations throughout the weekend.The shops are all tucked in along Main Street making all within walking easy distance of the Main Parking .  Most events are scheduled for both days .

The Cold Spring Arts schedule for this weekend is as follows: Candle Making at the Heritage Candle Shop from 1-4pm,–Celtic Arts at Molly McGuires from 2-3pm, –Mixed Media Collage at Whimsey at the Beauty Tree from 1-2pm, –Sculpture and Fused Glass at the Mind Gift Shop from 2-3pm–, Handbag Art at My favorite Place from 2-3pm, –Culinary Arts at the Gourmet Whaler from 11:30am -2pm, –Healing Hands at the Reiki Center from 11am-2pm, –Tie Dye at Dress Up from 10:30am -5:30pm,– Antiques Appraisals at Huntington Antiques from 1-2pm, –Crafts for children at Pashley from 1-2pm, –Cold Brew Coffee at Sweetie  Pies from 7am-6pm, –Art of Jazz at Grasso’s from 1-4pm, –Table Settings at Master Suites from 2-4pm,–Art of Jewelry at Gorgeous Salon and Treasures from 1-3pm,–Art of Style at the Hitching Post from 11am-4pm, –1852 Hand Pumper at the Fire House Museum from 11am-5pm at the Fire House Museum,–Art of Portraiture at Len Marks Photography from 12-5pm, –Art of Hair at the Orpheus Salon and Spa from 9am-6pm

Saturday Only: Art of Beauty at Colors of Cold Spring Harbor from 11:30am -1:30 pm,–Rags to Riches at Faded Rose from 12-2pm,–Quilting and Embroidery at Sentimental Stitches from 1-2 pm,–Makeup and skin care made easy at Sandy O’s Faces 1-2pm

Sunday only: Art of Massage at Welcome Back Message Therapy from 12-4 pm

Children’s Festival and Crafts Fair at Crab Meadow Beach:The Town of Huntington is hosting the annual Children’s Festival and Crafts Fair at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m..This event, sponsored by the Town of Huntington on behalf of the Child Care Council, includes craft vendors, bounce rides, a petting zoo, pony rides and all-day entertainment, and refreshments. This promises to be a fun-filled, inexpensive day for the whole family. There is a $5.00 fee per vehicle and all proceeds will be donated to the Child Care Council of Suffolk for its Parent Leadership Program. For further information call: 631-351-3233.

Unity in the Community Day Parade  and Festival in Huntington Station: The parade will start at 10 AM from West Hills Road  and march north ending at  Church Street/New York Ave (Commuter Parking lot), across from the Huntington Train Station. The parade will feature groups marching to show unity and pride in the community, including Huntington High School’s Blue Devil Marching Band, Huntington Manor Fire Department and other emergency service providers, and numerous community-based organizations.  The festival will be where families can enjoy a fun-filled day with activities for all ages, including live musical performances, an international food court, children’s activities and a state-of-the-art Gamin Ride video game trailer. There will also be a vintage and antique auto expo.

SUNDAY, October 3rd

Cabaret, Concert Version: Enjoy a shorter version of a popular broadway show that will be performed by the Plaza Theatrical Productions. Cabaret is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. “Come to the Cabaret” at HPL and enjoy the memorable songs from one of Broadway’s best. The Show begins at 3:00 PM  in the Auditorium of The Huntington Public Library Main Street, Huntington Village, 11743

The Long Island Vettes car club will hold its annual show of vintage and classic Corvettes at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum on Saturday, October 3, from 11:00 to 4:00. The event, the seventh the club has presented at the Vanderbilt, is the final weekend of the 2010 car-show season at the museum. The show is free to spectators with general museum admission (see ticket prices below). Lou Coccaro of the Long Island Vettes, said, “The Vanderbilt is a beautiful venue and a great place to show cars.” The club, established in 2002, expects to show more than 100 cars. (Photo at right: the Corvette insignia.) Early registration fees: Members $25; non-members $30; day of show $35. Participants may register by phone, email or online. Contact Coccaro at 516-248-1277 or at autqipsale@aol.com, or visit the club’s website: www.longislandvettes.org. The museum, in keeping with William K. Vanderbilt II’s passion for automobiles and his seminal role in American automobile history, has hosted car shows on its grounds for three decades. A pioneer race driver, Vanderbilt, driving a Mercedes, set a new land-speed record of 92.3 miles per hour in 1904 at a course in Daytona Beach, Florida. That same year, he launched the Vanderbilt Cup, the first major trophy in American auto racing. The popular, international Vanderbilt Cup races drew drivers from around the world and were run on a famous course that Vanderbilt established in Nassau County, Long Island. Previous shows this year at the Vanderbilt included the Long Island Buick Club’s All-Buick Car Show, the MG Car Club–Long Island Centre’s 30th annual Concours Sanitaire, and the Jaguar Drivers of Long Island’s fourth Concours d’Elegance. The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium are 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.

General museum admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors (62 and older), $3 for children 12 and under. For daytime planetarium/laser shows, visitors pay the general admission fee, plus planetarium admission of $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and $3 for children 12 and under. For evening laser shows, admission is $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, $8 for children 12 and under. For evening planetarium shows (no general admission is charged), visitors pay $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors (62 and older), $3.50 for children 12 and under.

RIDOTTO, Concerts “with a Touch of Theatre”, presents “Folk Infused”. at 4:00pm in the Old First Church, on Rt. 25A in Huntington.:Ensemble Contrasts is an ensemble dedicated to taking the less traveled paths in chamber music. Their program, “Folk Infused”, is an example of great masterpieces combined with exciting, less known repertoire. In this program, works by Bartok, Williams, Dvorak, and Beethoven, for clarinet, violin, cello, piano. Ticket prices are $20, $18 (seniors), $15 (members), $10 (students). Group price (10 or more), $12. For reservations or more information, call 631- 385 – 0373 or email us at Ridotto@optonline.net

The Cinema Arts Centre is pleased to partner with Amahoro Women to present the workshop, What BetterLooks Like. Amahoro Women is a small, committed group of activists who are striving to make a positive, peaceful impact on the world. At the end of October, Amahoro Women will visit the countries of Rwanda and D.R. Congo to connect with those in need.  By participating in this workshop, you will help us to raise funds so that Amahoro Women can begin to offer much-needed aid. : What Better Looks Like Breakfast, Workshop and Fund Raiser from  8:30am-12:30pm   $45 All Tickets, includes Continental Breakfast. Seating is limited to 50 participants, therefore advanced registration by 10/1 is highly recommended. There will also be a raffle of goods & services.All proceeds from the workshop and raffles will be used in direct support of this trip. (The not-for-profit status of our partner organization is currently pending **Amahoro means peace in Kinyarwanda, the language of Rwanda. This workshop is a gathering to connect and share our collective wisdom and gifts and to explore What Better Looks Like. The format is interactive and gives participants opportunities to examine four provocative questions in the company of other like-minded individuals. In Africa, Amahoro Women will be supporting three existing organizations to encourage them in their work: Heal Africa Hospital, Imbabazi Orphanage, and the residents of a Batwa village.  The intention for this first What Better Looks Like humanitarian mission is to determine how best to serve the unique needs of various Rwandan and Congolese communities with a focus on healing, economic support, educational assistance, and any other help requested by these communities. Information: Email Liz Graydon or call Kathleen Casserly at 631-423-3363

Please Click HERE for Official Website.

Click HERE for tickets and further information

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Don’t forget our local Farmers Markets :

Saturday in Northport 8am-1pm -Held in the parking lot of the Park on the South side of Main Street on the harbors edge. Mainly includes Long Island grown fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes plant material and fresh sea food may be available

Sunday in Huntington 7am-12 noon- Held in the  Elm street Parking lot and Main Street.-Fred Terry Farms, Golden Earth Worm Organic Farm, Conklins FarmsFeaturing fruits, vegetables, jams, honey, spices, pickles, lavender, seafood, artesian breads, dairy – eggs, milk, cheese,organic vegetables, wine, olive oil, salad dressings & prepared foods, homemade ravioli, pasta and much more!
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Huntington Village  Movie Listings:

Cinema Arts Center 423 Park Avenue Huntington NY 11743

Shore Theater 37 Wall Street  Huntington NY 11743

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