Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 3 – 9

Posted On Dec 16 2020 by

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The JacksonsCelebrating the first family of pop music’s 50th Anniversary tour, one of the greatest groups in history returns, electrifying the stage with the late Michael Jackson’s famous dance moves. The king may be gone but his legend lives on through videos of him unleashing his genius, played alongside the performance. Relive classics, such as ear candy “ABC” and so many others, for a crazy night you’ll never forget. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$89.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 3. Sailin’ Shoes, a Little Feat tribute band, rocks The Space at Westbury.Sailin’ ShoesThis tribute band performing music by Little Feat will play tunes from each incarnation of the influential group from the 1970s through the ’90s. This isn’t just any cover band, however. With a familiar classic sound bellowing with originality yet reminiscent of so many soul, blues, and rock greats of our time, singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Newman brings tones of familiarity yet originality in his music throughout the many stages he’s had the presence of gracing throughout his acclaimed career. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. Sept. 3.The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity FestivalIf laughter is the best medicine, this festival is a miracle. Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari and Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer are joined by SNL’s Jay Pharoah, Comedy Central roaster Jeff Ross, ex-Daily Show correspondent Michael Che, Insomniac Dave Attell and so many others in what is expected to be a night of sharp-tongued, sexual, and morally questionable jokes. Get ready to laugh, uncontrollably. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $22-$125. 5:15 p.m. Sept. 4.Invitational Gallery Show OpeningBreathtaking oil paintings, ceramic works, photography and more define this Invitational Gallery Show and opening reception, featuring the works of Shain Bard, Puneeta Mittal, Pamela Waldroup and Constance Sloggatt Wolf. Art has the divine capability of transcending this realm and showcasing the boundless, unimaginable vortex of the soul. Come be inspired! The show runs through Sept. 19. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington huntingtonarts.org Free. 6 p.m. Sept. 4.Counting CrowsSinger Adam Duritz & Co. make this intimate, local stop in support of their seventh album, last year’s Somewhere Under Wonderland. Adjusting the setlist every show, fans should expect a different, undeniably memorable night of rock that includes gems from this most recent drop as well as a joyous barrage of hits from 1993’s August and Everything After. Warming up the crowd are Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $70-$150. 7 p.m. Sept. 4.Pat DixonExpect plenty of quirky crook jokes from this New York City-based comedian, writer and producer who hosts The New York City Crime Report with Pat Dixon, which is the only comedy podcast that focuses solely on the topic of crime in NYC. The weekly show presents a comedic take on the most bizarre and interesting criminal and court activity in New York City through the lens of the popular city tabloid news. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $17. 9 p.m. Sept. 4, 5. Fire Island Lighthouse just east of Robert Moses State Park Field 5.Fire Island National Seashore 50th Anniversary Weekend CelebrationIf the late master planner Robert Moses had his way, Long Island’s largest and most magical barrier island would have a parkway running down the middle of it. Marking the preservation of this car-free paradise a half century ago are a slew of events that reveal the soothing natural beauty of one of the region’s only National Park Service sites. Events include a ranger-guided Sunset Paddle canoe tour in Watch Hill 5-7 p.m. Sept. 4, a Sunset Breach Hike from the Wilderness Visitors Center at Smith Point County Park in Mastic to New Inlet 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, an Evening Seaside Stroll from the Fire Island Lighthouse to Kismet 6:15-7:45 p.m. Sept. 4, the 50 Years, 50 Plants Tour of the William Floyd Estate in Mastic at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 5, a Hike Through History from Robert Moses State Park Field 5 to the Fire Island Lighthouse 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 5, an Enchanted Evening Sunken Forest to Cherry Grove Walk starting at the Sailor’s Haven Visitors Center 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Maritime Music with The Shipmates at the Wilderness Center 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5, plus several sand castle contests.R5This pop/rock quartet is coming to Long Island from LA to play for fans songs off their debut album, Louder, which was released last year. Fans of Disney’s Austin & Ally will recall the band’s singer/guitarist, Ross Lynch, who appears regularly on the show. Opening the show are Jacob Whitesides & Ryland. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$75. 7 p.m. Sept. 5.The Brooklyn Bridge BandLong Island Music Hall of Famers and diehard rock and rollers will be delivering their legendary heartfelt hits “Sixteen Candles” and “The Worst That Could Happen,” along with other gems from their seemingly endless, four decades-plus career creating addictive melodies and seamless, ever-flowing harmonies. The late, great Johnny Maestro, will be singing along from the clouds, smiling. A great band, an unforgettable night. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. Sept. 5.BenyaminOne of Iran’s most famous religious and traditional pop singers will be perform hits from his latest album, 85. Benyamin Bahadori, a south of Tehran native, shares his musical talents with multiple countries around the world and is taking that world tour to Long Island. Don’t miss this rare chance to witness this musical maestro’s music and spirit of his culture. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westburythespaceatwestbury.com $55-$125. 9 p.m. Sept. 5.Sean PaulHe’s been heard on Beyonce’s U.S. #1 single “Baby Boy” and seen on various television shows like Punk’d, 106 & Park, and Making the Video. The Jamaican rapper and musician, sold more than six million copies of his album Dutty Rock, following his triumphant win of Reggae Album Of The Year for the 46th Annual Grammy Awards. His latest release, Full Frequency, furthers this amazing artist’s successful future, featuring guest appearances from Damian Marley, Iggy Azalea, and many more. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25, $35 DOS. 10 p.m. Sept. 5. Fine art, such as this work, will be available at the Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts.Westhampton Beach Festival of the ArtsExplore the world of art through these breathtaking creations of painters, jewelers, sculptors, photographers, mixed-media and fiber artists. Select from handmade originals in glass, ceramics, metalwork and woodwork. Purchase spectacular pieces for your home or office. Commission a piece specifically for yourself! Artists are available throughout the event. Great Lawn, 35 W Main St., Westhampton Beach. paragonartevents.com Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 6.FishboneFor more than 25 years Fishbone has been seen touring alongside acts including the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Clinton, and many more. American Ska, Punk, and Rock Fusion are only a few genres the band crossed paths with, as they continue to push their boundaries with their 2014 release Intrinsically Intertwined. Fishbone is known for their hyperactive and humorous live presence, even adding a bit of social commentary into the mix. The band’s top hits include “Freddie’s Dead,” “Sunless Saturday,” and “When Problems Arise.” Supporting acts include Downtown Brown, Nonstop To Cairo, Soul Junkies and Pillow Theory. Hells yes! Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6.Blues LegendsJoin host Bill Shelley for a celebration of the unique musical talents who created the highly inspiring sound of The Blues. Some of the film clips that will be shared in this program are the only known filmed performance of the artists. This program will feature an assortment of legends and pioneers from the earliest days of Bessie Smith (known as the “Queen of the Blues”), John Lee Hooker, Son House, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, Ida Cox, Pops Staples, Memphis Minnie, and many more. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public, including reception. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8.—Compiled by Nicholas Semelak, Chuck Cannini, Chelsea Russell Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more


Morocco trash pickers help fight global warming

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgInformal trash collectors on the streets of Morocco are often looked down upon.However, a project to hire them to work officially is starting to change that image and even help Morocco reach an ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 13% by 2020.last_img


Despite early game slump, Syracuse offense shoots itself to win

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_img Entering the game against the Blackbirds, SU was shooting just 25.5 percent from beyond the arc. But Monday night, with its leading scorer Alexander playing just four minutes in the first half, five different players knocked down 3s as the Orange put on a shooting show. Long Island called a timeout after Morrow’s second three to try to cool off SU’s shooters, but it was to no avail. Senior guard Tasha Harris eventually got into the mix, hitting two back-to-back 3’s of her own late in the half to extend the Orange lead. By halftime, Syracuse turned a 1-for-10 performance into a 45-18 laugher. But head coach Quentin Hillsman said that even in a stretch like that, Syracuse simply has to keep shooting. Published on November 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm ‘(Assistant) coach (Rick) Moody always tells me to keep shooting,’ said Tyson-Thomas, who matched Morrow’s team-leading 16 points. ‘Just shoot out of it. That’s the best thing you can do as a shooter is shoot out of the slump.’ ‘They were going underneath every screen,’ Hillsman said. ‘So she was really able to come off and get her feet together and shoot the ball. They went under every screen that we set so she got some pretty good looks at the basket.’ ‘We shoot every single play every day so we know there’s going to be different stretches where we might not make any baskets,’ said senior guard Erica Morrow, who led the team with 16 points. ‘We stuck to our scheme, and we just got through it.’ After Iasia Hemingway scored the first bucket of the game on a fastbreak lay-up, the Orange missed nine-straight shots. Seven minutes in, SU managed just six points. Comments Morrow said the back-to-back 3’s for Tyson-Thomas got the team going and she extended the run shortly after. After a Troya Berry steal, Morrow hit a transition three from the right corner. The next possession, she knocked down a shot from behind the arc with Blackbird guard Krystal Wells in her face, giving the Orange a 20-9 lead.center_img But instead of relying on second-chances, SU started capitalizing on its first opportunities. Tyson-Thomas, who missed her first four shots, hit a quick three after a Blackbird turnover to put SU up 9-7 with 12:16 left in the first half. On the next Orange possession, Morrow dished the ball to the sophomore in the corner where she drained her second three in a row. While the Orange stifled Long Island on the defensive end, its offense could not muster up any scoring. Leading scorer Kayla Alexander picked up two early fouls and was relegated to the bench. With her out, Syracuse struggled to find rebounds for second-chance points, something it has thrived on through its first two games. The Orange (3-0) did exactly what its coach said, shooting its way out of the slump and into a 90-36 romp over the Blackbirds (2-1). Sparked by Carmen Tyson-Thomas’ back-to-back 3’s eight minutes into the game that ended the scoring drought, SU went on to shoot 63 percent from the field for the rest of the half. It hit eight 3-pointers in the first and finished shooting 45.6 percent from beyond the arc in the game. The Syracuse women’s basketball team opened its game against Long Island in a slump. ‘They have to,’ he said. ‘They can’t pass up shots. They’ve got to take open shots. We can’t get to a point where we’re gun-shy, and we stop shooting.’ ‘We just focus on taking good (shots),’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought they took good ones. As long as we have the right people taking good shots, then I think we have a good shot at making them.’ [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Essien confident Chelsea will beat Man City

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgMidfielder Michael Essien has talked up Chelsea’s chances in winning Sunday’s crucial clash with Manchester City at the Stamford Bridge, claiming the game will be decided in midfield, part of the pitch he patrols.It was the Ghanaian midfielder whose solitary header secured maximum points for the West London side the last time they defeated City at the Stamford Bridge in 2009.Essien is now relishing the opportunity to get the better of players like Patrick Vieira, Gareth Barry, Nigel De Jong and Yaya Touré and see the Blues finish in a third place before the international break.‘They have some tough players in the midfield and we have some as well so it is going to be really tough in there and there is going to be movement all over the pitch,’ Essien said.‘It is going to be physical and it is always hard playing Man City. They will come here and make things difficult for us but with the players we have got and playing in front of our fans, hopefully that will give us the advantage to go out there and get the three points.’One player Essien is pleased will be alongside him in midfield if he is selected, is Ramires who is now a regular in the side midway through his first season in England. ‘Ramires has adapted to the Premier League now and you can see he has been doing great for us,’ Essien praises.‘With his energy and his pace and his movement going forward, it is good to have him in the team.’Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more