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By Lorna Luniewski
The National Park Service will host a special celebration to honor the 300th anniversary of the purchase of the William Floyd Estate, Mastic Beach, with music, light refreshments and tours of the historic Old Mastic House. The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. with the unveiling of a new historic marker procured by the Narrow Bay Historical Society. Music by Sampawans Creek and cake and refreshments on the front porch will follow at noon. A new exhibit, “A Celebration of 300 Years,” may be viewed throughout the day on regularly scheduled Old Mastic House tours. The exhibit includes some never-before-seen items, like the original Floyd Farm deed from 1718, and offers a glimpse of the Floyd family’s life at Old Mastic. For details, call 631-399-2030.
The 400 Meter, 1 Mile and 5K Ocean Swim hosted by Open Water Swim LLC is an open water charity swim event that will start and finish at Atlantique Beach, ocean side, beginning at 11 a.m. For volunteer and other information, visit openwaterswimli.com.
Northwell Health offers a free support group that allows you to connect with others who are going through the same experience and empower you to move beyond your diagnosis and overcome any challenges. The group, open to patients and caregivers, meets today, July 24, Aug. 5, 21 and Sept. 4, at 1 p.m., at Northwell Health Physician Partners Immediate Care Center, 153 Doctors Walk, Cherry Grove. To register, call Joyce Davis at 631-547-6385 or visit grovewomenscancergroup.eventbrite.com.
Sagtikos Manor, Montauk Highway, Bay Shore, holds an Antique and Classic Car Show, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. View over 100 cars and help vote for the People’s Choice Award. Entrance fee: $5. For car show participants registration fee is $10. For more information, call 631-957-1133, email email@example.com or visit sagtikosmanor.org. On July 15, from 1-3 p.m., decoy appraisals are offered. Appraisal fee: $10 for three decoys and $5 for each decoy. Meet at 1902 dining room front porch. For details, visit sagtikosmanor. org or call 631-854-0939.
Town of Islip hosts a night of food trucks, crafts, games, a film and family fun. Tonight, at 5 p.m., at Holbrook Country Club, view “Star Wars Empire Strikes Back,” with Jedi training games and crafts. On July 16, “Free Willy” is shown at Bay Shore Marina, with under the sea games and crafts. No food trucks tonight, concession stand only. Movies begin at dark. For details, call 631-224-5430.
This popular Brown Bag Lunchtime Concert Series kicks off at Dr. Kings Park Gazebo, Main Street, Bay Shore, at 12:30 p.m., presented by Islip Arts Council with support from Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce and BID. Today Jacks Waterfall performs; on July 17, Stephen Salerno takes the stage. For information, call 631-224-5420; or visit www.bayshorecommerce.com.
Islip Town presents Milagro, a Santana tribute band, at Gull Haven Golf Course, Central Islip. Beginning at 5 p.m., music, trivia and food trucks; featured concert at 7:30 p.m. For details, call 631-224-5430.
The Bay Shore Restaurant Committee brings back this popular event, featuring music, art, food and entertainment, along Main Street in Bay Shore, from 5:30-9p.m. For information, visit Facebook.
From 10 a.m. to noon, children ages 7-12 can meet at Fire Island Lighthouse for a family tower tour to explore the history of the lighthouse as they climb the 182 steps. Once at the top, step outside and experience the sights of Fire Island and the Atlantic Ocean 168 feet up. When they return to ground level, families will proceed to the Art Studio and creatively paint a wooden 3D sea creature. Cost: $5; children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 631-661-4876.
Swimmers begin their journey off shore from Fire Island Lighthouse and travel over five miles across the Great South Bay, ending at Gilbert Park in Brightwaters, in memory of Maggie Fischer. Proceeds benefit Hospice Care Network Children’s and Family Bereavement Program and a scholarship at St. Anthony’s High School in Maggie’s name. Visit www.greatsouthbayswim.com to learn more.
Arts Project of Cherry Grove presents this year’s Homecoming Queen of Cherry Grove, Rose Levine, at the Community House at 8:30 p.m. This annual show features Brian Taylor, accompanist; Chris Bell, choreographer and staging; and George McGarvey, artistic director. For tickets, visit www.artsprojectcg.org or the box office, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Seaview Community Fund presents Bill Mays, at 8 p.m., at the home of Diane Charlap, 33 Homesite, Seaview. Seating is limited; no children under 12. Tickets: $35 (available weekend mornings in front of Seaview Market); $45 at the door.
Islip Arts Council presents the annual Philharmonic Concert in the Park, under the stars at Heckscher State Park, East Islip, at 8 p.m. An Artisan’s Fair and Food Truck Rally is held from 3-8 p.m. For details, call 631-224-5420.
Cherry Grove Archives Collection presents 20 feature films and documentaries that celebrate LGTBQ families in Cherry Grove and around the world, with special guests Alan Cumming, Tom Bianchi, Brooke Guinan, Parker Sargent, Daniel Nardicio and others. For a complete list of films and ticket information, visit www.cgacff.com.
Kismet Fire Department Auxiliary presents Kismet Community Day, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Kismet Marina, featuring games and prizes, raffles, vendors, dunk booth and food and drinks for purchase. Kids can learn to build their own lighthouse and learn knot tying from the U.S. Coast Guard. Live music by the Dirty Vice Band. Proceeds go to the Kismet Fire Department for new safety equipment. Rain date July 22.
Fire Island School, Ocean Beach, offers several adult education classes this sum- mer, for ages 18 and older. The classes being offered are: Tabata for Everyone, Music Appreciation, Bingo, Summer Crafts and Yoga for Everyone. All classes: $60; except Music Appreciation, $50. If you plan to pay per class, please bring a check or exact change. Register early to avoid disappointment! For information, call 631-583-5626, weekdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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