The Garden City Library will host an storycraft this month for National Vanilla Ice Cream Day (Photo from the Garden City Library Website)

Nassau Illustrated Community Calendar 7/17-7/23

Wednesday, July 17

Concert in the Piazza: Hitman Blues Band

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Village Piazza, corner of Post and Maple Avenues) Welcome to the Westbury Arts FREE Summer Concert Series featuring the Hitman Blues Band! Join with neighbors and friends as we enjoy the melodies of New York City native Russell Alexander, the master guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and his Hitman Blues Band. This is a great opportunity to unwind and enjoy a summer evening with friends and family. Get ready to groove to the blues with the talented musicians of the Hitman Blues Band. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable evening under the stars! Parking is Free after 6:00 p.m. in the Westbury Village lots.

Thursday, July 18

Blood Drive

1 p.m. (East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front Street, East Meadow) Come help others by giving the gift of life! This event is sponsored by District 13 Legislator Thomas McKevitt. Every donor will receive a voucher for 2 NY Mets tickets. Call 1 800-933-BLOOD to register. For more information, please contact Tom McKevitt’s office at 516-571-6213.

Friday, July 19

Movie Screening: The Boys in the Boat (2023)

4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson St, Westbury) The Boys in the Boat is a sports drama based on the #1 New York Times bestselling non-fiction book written by Daniel James Brown. The film, directed by George Clooney, is about the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This inspirational true story follows a group of underdogs at the height of the Great Depression as they are thrust into the spotlight and take on elite rivals from around the world. Directed by George Clooney. Starring Hadley Robinson, Courtney Henggeler, Joel Edgerton, Callum Turner, Chris Diamantopoulos.

Comedy Jam

6:30 p.m. start (Knights of Columbus, 186 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola) This event will be hosted by Curtis B. Sterling, featuring Dave Laster, Ralph Anthony, Helaine Witt, and Bruce Lipsky. Music will be from DJ PEEBO. $30 per person includes show and buffet dinner. Cash Bar Available. Doors will open 6:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. For reservations, call Pete (516) 643-4784.


Tuesday, July 23

C is for Cookie

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Mineola Public Library, 195 Marcellus Rd, Mineola) Pair up with a teen “cookie buddy” volunteer to read stories and decorate a yummy cookie together! Presented by Miss Vivian the Librarian. For ages 2 through 7. Food allergens may be present. To sign up, email [email protected]. Please include your library card number, the child’s grade, the child’s full name, and the name of the program you are interested in. Failure to provide this information can lead to a delay in your sign-up.

Wednesday, July 24

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day Storycraft

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Garden City Public Library, 60 7th St, Garden City) Children entering Grades K-5 in Fall 2024 can mingle and make new friends while enjoying ice cream with a choice of toppings. Online registration with a Library Card on Eventkeeper is required beginning July 16 at 10am. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend this program. It is Library policy that parents of children under 10 attending a program remain at the Library throughout and meet the child upon completion of the program. Email [email protected] with any questions.

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