Thursday March 6, 2014
The Town of Oyster Bay's Distinguished Artists Concert series continues with performances at a variety of libraries throughout the town. These performances are FREE. There was a performance on March 2, 2014 at the Jericho Public Library, and there will be more this month:
- On Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2 p.m., there will be a salute to legendary divas in a performance entitled Sister Act, at the Hicksville Public Library, 169 Jerusalem Avenue.
- On Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8 p.m., The Long Island Brass Guild will perform American music in their performance, From Rags to Renaissance at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY.
- On Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2 p.m., classical pianist Vladimir Zaitsev will perform classical and pop arrangements in a concert entitled From Baroque to Beatles at the Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road.
- On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., the Banjo Rascals will play songs ranging from Scott Joplin rags to Van Morrison's contemporary music, at the Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Avenue.
- On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2 p.m., Mambo Loco will play their unique Latin music sound at the Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane.
The Distinguished Artists concert series is sponsored by the Cultural and Performing Arts (CAPA) Division of the Town of Oyster Bay's Department of Community & Youth Services. For more information, please call them at (516) 797-7900.
Learn more about a walking and driving tour of Oyster Bay
To find out about other things to do in Nassau and Suffolk this month, please go to March Calendar of Events on Long Island - 2014.
Thursday March 6, 2014
If you're like me, you might have a long-standing tradition of forgetting when to change the time on ALL your clocks. It's that "spring ahead..." time of year. So tomorrow, Saturday, March 8, 2014, just before you go to sleep, is a good time to set your clocks ahead one hour so you'll be in tune with the rest of us who observe Daylight Saving Time.
You'll lose an hour of sleep tomorrow, but hopefully, you'll gain some sunlight.
You can read more about the history of Daylight Saving Time.
Monday March 3, 2014
Think of it as an antidote to all this gloomy snow: the 24th annual Hicks Nurseries Flower & Garden Show will burst into bloom on Friday, March 7, 2014 and run through Sunday, March 23, 2014. The show is absolutely FREE and takes place indoors. In the past, the show has been 10 days long, but this year, it has been expanded to 16 days to give more people the opportunity to visit and enjoy.
Among the featured garden displays are a Relaxation Garden, a tropical haven that's ideal for reflection and meditation, replete with palm trees and lush plantings. The Easy Garden (sounds like my kind of place!) includes innovative recycling ideas that are inexpensive and help our planet. It features ideas on attracting beneficial butterflies, bees and birds to your garden.
For the kids, this year's Learning Garden will include an interactive schoolhouse where families can plan their spring garden brimming with delicious, healthy foods that they can grow themselves.
There's also an expanded seminar series with over 35 topics like organic lawn care, pet-friendly gardening, vegetables and many more topics that are important to Long Islanders.
Hicks Nurseries is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury, NY.
Photo © Lyn Dobrin for Hicks Nurseries
Saturday March 1, 2014
Are you or someone you know a member of AARP? Starting tomorrow, Sunday, March 2, 2014 and continuing through Sunday, March 9, 2014, the organization, in collaboration with the New York State Restaurant Association, is sponsoring their Dining and Giving Back Week. At select restaurants across Long Island, NY, AARP members who show their membership cards can save 20 percent off their dining bill.
These restaurants include: Porto Vivo, Honu, Casa Rustica, Rachel's Waterside Grill, Dark Horse Restaurant, and more.
For the full list, please visit AARP's website.