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Weekend Plans 12/2-12/5

Yuletide Family Celebration at the Walt WHitman Birthplace this Sunday

The weather forecast calls for a brisk weekend with temperatures getting up into the low 40’s with either clear or partly cloudy skies. We’ve listed a few happenings that have caught our eye.  Please check out our events calendar for more. Have a great weekend!

THURSDAY

Pitchapalooza!, 7pm.  Do you have an amazing idea for a book?  Let THE BOOK DOCTORS and their friends be the judge when they team up at Book Revue for PITCHAPALOOZA!  It works like this: Anyone with an idea for a book has the chance to pitch it to a panel of judges. But they get only one minute. Judges will critique everything from idea to style to potential in the marketplace. It’s like American Idol for authors (only without Simon.)  All attendees come away with concrete advice on how to improve their pitch, as well as a greater understanding of the ins and outs of the publishing industry. The winner will be personally introduced by The Book Doctors to an agent who is appropriate for their book. In addition, every writer who buys a book will get a free consultation from the Book Doctors, a $100 value. Numerous Pitchapalooza winners and attendees have gone from talented amateur writers to professionally published authors.  At Book Revue – 313 New York Avenue, Huntington NY 11743, Tel: (631) 271-1442

FRIDAY

NUREMBERG: Greatest Courtroom Drama in History, In Person: Co-creator SANDRA SCHULBERG* , 7 pm at the Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue,
Huntington, NY 11743. Painstakingly restored by Sandra Schulberg and Josh Waletzky, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today was widely shown in German cinemas during 1948-49, but the film was withheld from American cinemas by the U.S. government. The decision proved controversial, as revealed in several investigative news stories that appeared during the fall of 1949 in major U.S. papers. The English-language version of the film was never properly completed, and the original picture negative and sound elements were lost or destroyed. One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, Nuremberg illustrates how the four Allied prosecution teams built their case against the top Nazi war criminals during a trial that lasted from November 20, 1945, to October 1, 1946. The film is an invaluable historical document that traces the Nazi rise to power and Hitler’s strategy during WWII, and is startlingly relevant in depicting the establishment of the “Nuremberg principles” — the foundation for all subsequent trials for crimes against humanity. Nuremberg also presents irrefutable proof that the Jews were Hitler’s primary victims. Much of the footage was found by brothers Stuart and Budd Schulberg, members of John Ford’s special OSS Field Photographic Branch/War Crimes Unit). Nuremberg is an incredible piece of cinematic history that can now be seen in an international version that, for the first time, allows you to hear the participants speaking in their own languages.

The Stimson Middle School Showstoppers entertain with some of our favorite holiday tunes!  7 pm at Book Revue , 313 New York Avenue, Huntington NY 11743 Tel: (631) 271-1442

Opening Reception “Juried Still Life Exhibit”, Juror: Diana De Santis, from 6:00 -8:00pm.  A night of art at the Main Street Petite Art Gallery 213 Main Street Huntington, N.Y. 11743. Please arrive by 6:00pm. This event is open to the general public. (Show Dates: November 24th, 2010- January 10th, 2011).

Sebastian Bäverstam, cello, piano accompanist and Constantine Finehouse at 7:30 pm at the Huntington Public Library, 338 Main St Huntington, NY 11743-6999 (631) 427-5165.  Masters of their instruments, the collaboration of these internationally recognized musicians began in 2003.

SATURDAY

The Sound of Music at 3 and 8 pm.  Enjoy the musical classic by Rodgers and Hammerstein based on the life of the Von Trapp family in Nazi-occupied Austria .  At the John W. Engeman Theater , 250 Main St. Northport, NY 11768, Tickets $60, Phone: 631-261-2900 or //johnwengemantheater.com

Mame, the Musical, 7:30pm At FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE 305 North Service Road Dix Hills, NY 11746-5857 .tkts $15, $12 studentsand seniors, Box Office 631.656.2148 FTC Phone 631.424.7000

Folk Music Society of Huntington’s Annual Member’s Showcase. Every year, all-star members of the FMSH contribute their varied and impressive talents to produce a very special concert. This year features Bill Lauter, Claude Margouleff, Dave Anthony, Emma Rucci, Grand Folk Railroad, John Taylor, Judy Merrick, Martha Trachtenberg & Tom Griffith, Tom Ryan, Turtlehead  $17 / $12 members. All Concerts are at the Congregational Church of Huntington (Wheelchair Accessible) 30 Washington Drive, Centerport.  Info:631-425-2925

SUNDAY

Splashes of Hope Holiday Open House 1pm – 3pm at Coindre Hall 101 Browns Road, Huntington, NY .  Join Splashes of Hope this Holiday Season as they introduce Vincent Van Monkey and unveil their new Coloring and Activity Book, Friend on the Mend!  Bring the whole family to enjoy:

Meet Vincent Van Monkey!

Holiday Family Photos with your Friends on the Mend

Friend on the Mend Storytime

Face-painting, Group Mural Making and Family Fun

See their studio on tours offered every 20 minutes

Learn more about their mission of bringing smiles and joy to patients and their families with our hand-painted murals

RSVP on Facebook or by calling us at 631-424-8230

A Yuletide Family Day at the Birthplace of Walt Whitman, 1pm. At the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road,Huntington Station, NY 11746. Bring the family for an afternoon of Yuletide fun! Children’s professional musician, Mike Soloway, will conduct a family holiday sing-along at 2:00 P. M.

·                     Decorate a cookie to munch on and enjoy

·                     Have your face painted with holiday cheer

·                     Make an ornament to hang on your tree

·                     Visit with Santa—Don’t forget your camera!

·                     Participate in ole time interactive games

·                     Play with period wooden toys

·                     Take a guided tour of the home in which Walt Whitman was born

Pre-K through 6th Grade, $7.00/child, chaperones FREE More info, Contact Carolyn at 631-427-5240, ext. 113 or Email: educator@waltwhitman.

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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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