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Outdoor dining on Main Street during Port Promenade 2023 (Photo from the Port Washington Business Improvement District)

HAPPENINGS IN OUR AREA

Tuesday, July 9

Free Concert And Fireworks Show at TOBAY Beach. (Photo courtesy Town of Oyster Bay)

Free Concert And Fireworks Show at TOBAY Beach

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board invite residents to celebrate our nation at a special “Salute to America” concert and Grucci Fireworks Show scheduled for Tuesday, July 9th at a special start time of 7:30 p.m. at TOBAY Beach. This year’s “Salute to America” will feature a performance by Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, and will conclude with a spectacular firework show by Grucci. This event honors veterans and members of the United States Armed Forces. Concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs and pack a cooler, as no formal seating exists. “Our ‘Salute to America’ provides a great opportunity for families and seniors to enjoy a free evening of music and entertainment while celebrating our freedoms in America and the veterans and active duty military who secured those freedoms,” said Supervisor Saladino. “This year’s concert features Grammy-nominated Stray Cats founder and bass player Hall of Famer Lee Rocker, who will undoubtedly give a wonderful and fun performance. Please bring your family, and friends, along with some lawn chairs and coolers to TOBAY Beach for a wonderful night!” If doubtful weather conditions arise, please call (516) 797-7925 or visit the Town of Oyster Bay Facebook page for updates. For more on this summer’s Music Under the Stars concert series and other fun summer events, visit oysterbaytown.com/summer

Friday, July 12

A Night of Magic

7- 10:15 p.m. (Milleridge Inn, 585 North Broadway, Jericho) An  evening of fun and fundraising in support of The Sarah Grace Foundation For Children With Cancer, an all-volunteer charity that has provided support to children with cancer for more than 20 years. Great entertainment by Magician and Mentalist David Schwartz. Evening includes show, dinner, beer, wine, soda, coffee and dessert. Great raffle prizes and big 50/50. Tickets are advance sale only and seating is limited so purchase tickets as soon as possible.

Sunday, July 14

Rhapsody in Blue at 100

3 p.m. (Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville) Step into the enchanting world of George Gershwin’s musical genius with an immersive view of the multi-faceted composer. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue, this extraordinary event explores Gershwin’s diverse musical personas. Jazz pianist sensation Ted Rosenthal will share his unique and renowned take on Rhapsody in Blue, and Broadway vocalist Sarah Ellis will dazzle us with Gershwin’s alluring songs, with music performed by the Massapequa Philharmonic, conducted by David Bernard.

Sunday, July 18

Port Promenade

5 p.m.-10 p.m. (Main Street, Port Washington) Main Street, Port Washington becomes a car-free zone. The ultimate Port Washington Block Party packed with family fun, music, and games and activities for all ages includes a fashion show, kids’ messy zone, lawn games and corn hole, mini golf, Touch-A-Truck and more. Main Street closes from Port Washington Boulevard to Mackey Avenue. Free parking on side streets and commuter lots after 3 p.m.

Ongoing

Annual Paddle for the Sound

From July 12 through 21, join us for an exciting and friendly kayak, paddleboard, and canoe competition with a chance to win one of four exciting prize packages sponsored by Bass Pro Shops, Patagonia, Outdoor Sports, Ben & Jerry’s, cinder + salt, and more! Every dollar raised helps protect our beautiful estuary for current and future generations. Since 2015, Paddle for the Sound has united paddlers, nature enthusiasts, and activists both in-person and virtually to support and raise awareness for our region’s environment. Visit savethesound.org/paddle to register. $40 for adults; $30 for youth under 14. Set up your fundraising page on JustGiving or Facebook. Launch from your favorite spot or check out places like Scoot & Paddle, Thumb SUP Yoga, or Kingfisher Adventures Kayak Rentals for special discounts. Track your paddling miles, share photos, and reach your fundraising goal for a chance to win!

Donate food items to Power to Feed Long Island at your local Stop & Shop. (Photo courtesy of PSEG LI)

Power to Feed Long Island Food Drive

PSEG Long Island and Island Harvest Food Bank thank the people of Massapequa and the surrounding communities for donating the equivalent of more than 1,800 meals at PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island food collection on Friday, May 24. The event was the first in a summer-long food drive initiative. For additional information on PSEG Long Island’s Power to Feed Long Island, visit psegliny.com/feedLI. Upcoming drop-off dates include: Friday, July 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Stop & Shop on 260 Pond Path, South Setauket. Friday, July 26 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Stop & Shop on 95 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. Friday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Stop & Shop on 3577 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside. Friday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Stop & Shop on 365 Route 109, West Babylon.

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