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Community Calendar: August 3 to August 15

By Lorna Luniewski


Pictures and Memorabilia

Ocean Beach Historical Society is hosting a show featuring items from the Ocean Beach Sandpiper Run for Kids, and vintage shirts will be available for sale. This year the race is on Aug. 25, at 1 p.m. More information will follow in an upcoming calendar.


Summer Concert

Islip Arts Council, with support from The Natural Heritage Trust, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Dahab Associates, presents a series of concerts, at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Hwy., Great River. Today, Ahmad Ali performs and on Aug. 12, see Janine Dintale and Friends; both concerts at 2 p.m. There is an $8 parking fee. For details, call 631-224-5420.

Catch of the Day

Marine Seining Wade in the shallows of the Great South Bay with a park ranger and use a seine net to see what marine creatures live in our waters, at Sailors Haven Visitor Center, from 2-3:30 p.m., today and every Sunday through Sept. 2.Wear water shoes; for all ages. For more information email or call 631-597-6183, Wednesday-Sunday.


Food, Film and Fun

Town of Islip hosts a night of food trucks, crafts, games, a film and family fun. Tonight, at 5 p.m., at Central Islip Rec Center, view “Robots,” with reduce, reuse, recycle robot craft and games. On Aug. 13, “Cars” is shown at Broadway Avenue Park, Sayville, with Matchbox car races. For details, call 631-224-5430.


Summertime in the Park

Mind Open performs 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. On Aug. 14, Karpenteers take the stage. For information, call 631-224-5420; or visit

Movie Night

Town of Islip presents “Knight and Day,” at Brookwood Hall, East Islip, beginning at dark. Music, trivia and food trucks at 5 p.m. For details, call 631-224-5430. Alive By The Bay The Bay Shore Restaurant Committee brings back this popular event, featuring music, art, food and entertainment, along Main Street in Bay Shore, from 5-9 p.m. For information, visit Facebook.


Seaside Story Time

Meet at Fire Island Lighthouse, from 10-11:30 a.m., for a book reading, nature walk and art activity, for children ages 5-8 and their caregivers. This event is also held on Aug. 15 and 22. Bring something to sit on. To register for this free program, call 631-661-4876.


Women’s Volleyball Tournament

The Annual LezVolley Tournament is held in Cherry Grove, from noon-4 p.m., on the beach at Sand Castle, followed by an after party at Cherry’s Bar and Grill, from 5 p.m.-4 a.m., featuring DJs, a full bar and food menu. For details, visit or email

Art Show

The Ocean Beach Historical Society will be honoring Kenny Goodman with a show of his art (wood sculptures, walking sticks and sterling silver jewelry) spanning 50 years. The show opens today and runs through the summer. All of the pieces will be for sale. For a preview of his work, visit kennygoodman. com. and click on wooden sculptures.

Wilderness Beach Coastal Cleanup

Join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation at the Wilderness Visitor Center, to help clear Fire Island’s ocean shore of unsightly and harmful marine debris, from 6-8 p.m. For more information call 631-369-9840 or email

Annual Barefoot Black Tie Dinner Dance

Enjoy a catered dinner, open bar, a silent auction, and dance to the sounds of the live band, Tradewinds, from 6:30-11 p.m., on the Terrace of the Fire Island Lighthouse. Tickets (limited): $175 per person. For details, call 631-321-7028.



Islip Town presents the John Jason Trio, performing rock, country and soul, at Bay Shore Marina. Beginning at 5 p.m., music and trivia and concession stand; featured concert at 7:30 p.m. For further details, call 631-224-5430.


Coastal Connections Exhibit

At Patchogue/Watch Hill Ferry Terminal, Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 3, featuring works inspired by the sounds and sights of Fire Island and created by the six artists that participated in the Seashore’s 2016 and 2017 Artist-in-Residence Program. See original paintings, mixed media, paper and graphite arts, and listen to musical compositions, all inspired by the barrier island. For information, visit or call 631-687-4780, weekdays.


Computer Auction

The Fire Island UFSD is accepting bids for surplus computer equipment. All computers have been cleaned of all files and operating system has been reinstalled. All computers have been serviced by a computer support technician, are in working condition and sold “As Is.” There is a minimum bid for each item. Bids must be received by the School District at the District Office at Surf Road, Corneille Estates, by Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. – time in effect and then at said time and place publicly opened and read aloud. The Fire Island School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities. For more information or to download a form, visit

Vendors Wanted

The Davis Park Arts and Crafts show will be held on Sept. 2, from noon-4 p.m., at Church of the Most Precious Blood, Davis Park, rain or shine. For information, call Max at 631-872-4209.

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