Do This: Long Island Events September 11-17

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Vinyl PlaneHailing from Uniondale, local rockers The Vinyl Plane—singer Dave Seubert, guitarist Keith Obenauer, bassist Frank Mascaro and drummer Steve Mazz—dish out dirty, gritty, powerful, no-holds-barred rock ala some of the fury unleashed in early ’90s grunge (a damn good thing). They’re just the latest local band invading The Space’s Lounge—the place to go on Thursday nights to relax, enjoy a beverage, and catch Free, killer performances of local acts. Expect loud guitars, soaring vocals and a hell of a lotta fun. Free! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. Doors: 5 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. Show. September 11Hawthorne HeightsThe Ohio quartet (rhythm guitarist/screamer Casey Calvert passed away in 2007) delivers super-charged, emotional rock that is both moving and sincere. Touring in support of their latest, this year’s acoustic edition (and tenth anniversary celebration) of their 2004 debut The Silence in Black and White, expect melodic flashes of hardcore, emo and pop punk, along with ear-splitting screams and of course, single “Ohio Is For Lovers.” With opening acts The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Approaching Troy and Long Island rockers Famous Last Words. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $20. 6 p.m. September 11Mobb DeepThe hardcore rap duo Havoc and Prodigy from Queensbridge will perform songS from their latest album The Infamous Mobb Deep, as well as their earlier hits. With opening acts Depo, Status, Tony Slippaz, DA the Future, F. Blanco. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $20-$25. 8 p.m. September 11JiThis 22-year-old concert pianist who has performed across the nation was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places.” Trust us, it’s worth stopping in to see what all the fuss is about. Have you ever experienced waterfalls of cascading notes that rise and fall and twinkle and sear like waves of pseudo-crystalline flaming-magnetic meteoric stars? You will. Wow. Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor. $20. 6 p.m. September 12 Secrets and SeawallsInspired by vulnerabilities felt after Superstorm Sandy and the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, this original work is performed by the Kinesis Project dance theatre under the artistic direction of choreographer Melissa Riker, an alumnus of the venue. It is powerful, emotional, moving. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. $30. 7:30 p.m. September 12, 3 p.m. September 13United InkTattoo artists and lovers will converge for the United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo, Art and Music Festival, featuring 150 booths, live music, games, contests, tattooing demonstrations, tattoo movie screenings. Some of the 250 of tattoo artists confirmed to be in attendance include Master Mike, Myke Chambers, Cris Gherman, Jose Perez, Zhang Po plus, Shanghai Kate, called “the godmother of tattooing.” Also in attendance will be tattoo reality show celebrities, including Big Gus and Jasmine Rodriguez from Tattoo Nightmares, Joey Tattoo from Tattoo Rescue, many of the current and former Inkmasters such as Halo, Lydia Bruno, Al fliction, Jayvo Scott, Sarah Miller, and more. The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. $22, $12 kids ages 2-12. 2-11 p.m. September 12; 12-11 p.m. September 13; 12-7 p.m. September 14SinbadOff-stage he’s a mellow fellow named David Adkins but when he’s on stage, he’s on fire as Sinbad, a hugely entertaining American stand-up comedian and actor who’s been lighting up the comedy world with his incendiary HBO specials, his TV shows—he even got his family into the act—and funny films like Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid and Jingle All The Way. Some have dubbed his comic style “hit ’em in the face” because when Sinbad gets going, he delivers a no-holds-barred laugh riot that pulls no punches. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$74. 8 p.m. September 12Mash UpGuest curator Stephen Lamia will lead a special lecture and gallery walk through of current exhibit “Mash Up,” inspired by Picasso and Braque, who first experimented with the art form called “collage” a century ago. This exhibition promotes and encourages artists to employ both conventional and unconventional ideas about collages, especially those that incorporate two or more media into them. Participating artists will discuss the works on view. Islip Art Musem, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. $10. 3-4:30 p.m. September 13Steely DanEver since they met at Bard College back in another century, Donald Fagen (on vocals and keyboards) and Walter Becker (on guitar) have been making great music together as Steely Dan as well as on their own solo projects. Their songs pack a distinctive, soulful sound with lyrics that border on genius. This summer they’ve been hitting the road with their Jamalot Ever After Tour, featuring a hot horn section, great backup singers and a crew of “super-fine musicians.” Their style is a pop infusion of jazz, rock and blues. They’ve got the chops to bring down the temples of doom and gloom. Yeah, they’ve been “Reelin’ in the Years,” but so have we all. “Jamalot Ever After” with Special Guest – Bobby Broom. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $75-$250. 8 p.m. September 13 & 14The Charlie Daniels BandThe devil goes down to Westbury when The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage with their Southern Rock/Country roots. Be prepared to stomp to the fiddle and whoop it up as Long Island goes country for the night. With opening acts Molly Hatchet and New Riders of the Purple Sage. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$62.50. 7 p.m. September 13Dierks BentleyMega-selling country singer Bentley offers a night of his brand of Nashville numbers and bourbon-soaked ballads to Nassau and Suffolk county bumpkins who just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy great music, great company and a great, great time. Expect hits spanning his impressive, acclaimed career, including tracks of his latest, Riser, including “Bourbon In Kentucky,” “I Hold On” and “Drunk On A Plane.” With opening acts Parmalee, Natalie Stovall and The Drive. Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 Bicycle Path, Farmingville, $34.50-$89.50. 5 p.m. September 13The Union Army is on the march and headed to Old Bethpage Village Restoration for an action-packed day of fun, living history!Civil War EnactmentThis event will be an interactive weekend focused on the lives of the Civil War-era soldier, circa 1864, encapsulating the camp environment and weaving the history of Company H of the 119th New York Volunteer Infantry, an entirely Long Island-raised infantry unit that participated in General Sherman’s March to the Sea and the capture of Savannah, Georgia. Among the presentations are a quartermaster’s tent focusing on soldiers’ equipment, the officers’ quarters outlining military tactics, an early war Sibley tent illustrating early war camp life, as well as military drills and stations detailing the history of the War and the soldiers that fought it. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. September 13 & 14Long Island Marine and Outdoor Recreation ExpoFishing and boat displays, touch tanks, live music and arts and crafts while learning about environmental protection and oceanic recreational fun? Tack on some camping, fly fishing and renewable energy demos!? Hell. Yes. Captree Boat Basin, 3500 Ocean Parkway, Babylon. 516-541-4598. $8 state park parking fee. 12-4:30 p.m. September 14Long Island Family FestivalThis is a festival within a festival. There’s a carnival, live music, pet expo, arts and crafts, a gift show, magician, hypnotist, fashion show and pizza-eating contest. Rides, strange animals, magic and pizza!? Can you say “Sign me up!” Tanner Park, Bayview Avenue, Copiague. Free. 6-10 p.m. September 13; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., September 14; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. September 15British Invasion Tour 2014That classic British sound, so breathtaking in its simplicity and its monumentality, is coming back full throttle to rock our shores again, as those Sixties’ blokes bring their pop cultural contributions back across the pond with rhythms and harmonies that will make you stand up and shout. The promoter, Andrew Sandoval, vows that this is not your typical “oldies but goldies” sing-along. He’s got something more inventive in mind, thanks to Denny Laine, Billy J. Kramer, Chad & Jeremy, Mike Pender’s Searchers and more surprise artists. Alas, an illness has forced Gerry & the Pacemakers’s lead singer Gerry Marsden to drop out of the lineup but all is not lost, because Terry Sylvester, the former Hollies vocalist who replaced Graham Nash way back when, will fill in. The British are coming, the British are coming! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$96. 7 p.m. September 14Enrique Iglesias, PitbullLatin beats will reverberate throughout Long Island’s biggest concert venue when the sexy duo Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull entertain the masses with hits like “Freak” and “Let Me Be Your Lover. ”Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $46-$197.75. 7:30 p.m. September 14Ana PopovicThe sexy blues-jazz-rock guitarist/songstress from Nashville via Serbia can play and sing the blues as if she were raised along the banks of the Mississippi and has topped the Billboard Blues Chart with her lean, mean and passionate guitar work and vocals, wowing crowds across Europe and the Delta Land. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch her live within our shores. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $30-$35. 7 p.m. September 14Comedy for a CurePULSE of New York, a Wantagh-based patient safety nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety and reducing medical errors, is hosting this fundraiser event in its quest to raise awareness to the fact that as many as 440,000 people die in hospitals from preventable medical errors each year. Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Road, Bellmore. $20, plus two-drink minimum. 7 p.m. September 14Journey to Flapperdom: The New Woman 1910-1925The early 20th century presented women with remarkable challenges and opportunities. Textile historian Sally Buchanan Kinsey will explore fashion as a symbol of women’s progress from World War I through the emergence of the flapper. Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages. 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook $9. 2 p.m. September 14Conexiones/ConnectionsThis new exhibit featuring contemporary Hispanic-American artists is timed to coincide with Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month in September. Artists whose work is displayed include: Kalra Caprali, Miriam Costanza, Orestes Gonzales, Ignacio Plapietrapiana, Jorge Posada, Gilberto Ruiz and Daniel Valle. Runs through Oct. 31. The Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. Free. 4-7 p.m. September 14Suzanne VegaThis eclectic folk goddess will sing her ‘90s hits “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner.” Her captivating storytelling to he strums of her acoustic guitar has earned her a loyal following. Fun fact: “Tom’s Diner” was set at Tom’s Restaurant at 112th Street and Broadway in New York City – the same diner the Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer frequented on Seinfeld. Boulton Center for the Arts of the Great South Bay-YMCA, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $55-$60. 8 p.m. September 17God Help the GirlWriter/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop’s biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours as lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. This uplifting musical film about friendship, romance and teen rockers over a long, dream-like summer, is followed by an after-party with live local bands! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. September 17“Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa”This new stage adaptation of Howard Beckerman’s language-learning comedy is a story that follows someone who remembers very little from high school Spanish classes. After being smitten by a Spanish speaker, the spirit of the Spanish teacher appears and begins to coach our frustrated language learner in this interactive musical comedy. The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. $10. 7:30 p.m. September 17WIN FREE TICKETS TO CHER AT NASSAU COLISEUM SEPTEMBER 22 !!The iconic songstress will be gracing the stage of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale September 22 and You Can Win FREE Tickets to her legendary show! Click The Link at the top of this blurb to find out how! We’ll be announcing the lucky winners on September 17, so you’ll want to hurry to enter in order to seize upon this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! ALSO…ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO LAUGH HYSTERICALLY ENJOYING COMEDIAN CHRIS D’ELIA’S GIG AT THE SPACE IN WESTBURY SEPT. 18 !!Funnyman Chris D’Elia, known for his side-slapping role as Alex Miller in the NBC comedy Whitney, is sure to have the audience rolling in the aisles when he unleashes his hilarious brand of comedy on all those in attendance this special night. And you can be there, laughing along !! Click The Link above to learn just how !!All part of the amazing gigs and giveaways brought to you by the Long Island Press and The Island Ear! Wow!! —Compiled by Jamie Franchi, Spencer Rumsey, Timothy Bolger and Zack Tiranalast_img read more

The Latest: Philadelphia clarifies ban on public events

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___City of Philadelphia officials have clarified their ban on public events, opening up the possibility the Eagles would be allowed to have fans in the stadium if the city changes its rules before or during the season, assuming the NFL plays games this season. The city on Tuesday banned all large public events that require public permits through February 2021. Teams will be permitted to play without fans in Philadelphia.The Phillies will host the Miami Marlins next weekend when the major league baseball season begins.___The Baltimore Ravens won’t have fans at their training camp this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.The team announced Wednesday that it will adhere to NFL/NFLPA protocols that prohibit fans from attending practices, even if state and local government regulations would eventually permit them to do so. The Latest: Philadelphia clarifies ban on public events July 15, 2020 The OVC says it plans to reschedule for a date closer to the start of the season, which is slated for Sept. 3, a Thursday night.The conference’s meetings were held virtually in June for the first time in league history.___The Denver Broncos are telling season ticket holders that Empower Field at Mile High won’t be at full capacity this season because of the coronavirus outbreak and face masks will be required if local officials allow a limited number of fans to attend games to maintain social distancing.The Broncos told season ticket holders in a memo that they’ll get priority for any single-game tickets that are sold this season whether or not they opt for a full refund for 2020 or a credit for 2021. ___The Tennessee Volunteers report multiple positive results for COVID-19 after the university ran a batch of tests last week.The tests were conducted after the Fourth of July holiday weekend. A spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the positive tests spanned “multiple sports.”Tennessee previously had two basketball players test positive, with both clearing quarantine. A graduate assistant for the football team tested positive and was quarantined for 14 days.Tennessee is bringing athletes back to campus in phases, with football the first to return on June 8. Associated Press The team’s ticket office will contact season ticket holders about game and seat availability after local capacity guidelines are established, according to the memo sent Wednesday.The memo also outlined enhanced safety precautions at the stadium in addition to face masks and social distancing requirements, including cashless concession options, touchless bathroom fixtures, sanitation stations, and “the latest air purification technology.”–Arnie Stapleton reporting from Denver.___The Head of the Charles Regatta is going virtual because of the new coronavirus, only the second time since 1965 that the two-day rowing event has been canceled. center_img With 44 players invited, the event was part of USA Hockey’s selection process in determining its team to compete at the world junior championships in Alberta in late December.Without citing the coronavirus pandemic, USA Hockey executive John Vanbiesbrouck said it was in everyone’s best interest to cancel the event.___The Green Bay Packers say they won’t admit fans to any training camp practices or preseason home games due to the coronavirus pandemic.This also applies to the annual Packers Family Night, an annual event that features a practice and other activities. The Family Night event will still take place at Lambeau Field and will be televised statewide, though the date and time haven’t been announced yet. The Phillies will host the Miami Marlins next weekend when the major league baseball season begins.___The University of Michigan says fewer fans, if any, will attend games at “The Big House” if the Wolverines play college football games this year.The athletic department says a final decision will be made after conferring with medical experts, the school’s leadership and the Big Ten Conference, along with government officials and agencies.Michigan’s policies include the elimination of season tickets for the 2020 season. Paperless tickets will be available for individual games to only season ticket holders, not the general public, if there is a season and spectators are given access to the 107,601-seat Michigan Stadium. Plans regarding attendance for regular-season games haven’t been announced yet. Season ticket holders have the of opting out of the chance to buy tickets this year without losing control of their tickets for next season.The Packers have already conceded their regular-season home games will have a “significantly reduced” capacity, if there are any spectators at all.___The Philadelphia Eagles won’t be allowed to have fans in the stadium if the NFL plays games this season. The city banned all large public events that require public permits through February 2021. Teams will be permitted to play without fans in Philadelphia. Since 2011, up to 2,000 fans a day have attended camp at the team facility in Owings Mills, Maryland.Ravens president Dick Cass said the team believes the decision is in the best interest of the public and the organization.The defending AFC North champions have not announced the starting date for training camp, which usually begins in late July.___The Ohio Valley Conference announced Wednesday that it has postponed the league’s Virtual Football Media Day scheduled for Monday. The competition scheduled for October will instead go virtual, allowing rowers to take part by racing a 2.9-mile (4.7 km) course on their own bodies of water using a GPS device, or on an ergometer.The Head of the Charles is the world’s largest two-day rowing race, with 11,000 competitors from around the world.The race was also canceled in 1996 during a rain and wind storm.___USA Hockey has called off holding its world junior summer showcase, set to be held in Michigan in two weeks. Josiah-Jordan James, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, spoke to reporters last week about how tough it was seeing two teammates test positive for COVID-19. He said that drove home the seriousness of the pandemic and the need to follow all the safety precautions even when he doesn’t feel like wearing a mask.___More AP sports: and read more

Rob Segedin chasing MBA while in MLB

first_imgAt 27 years old and a veteran of six minor league seasons, Segedin committed to getting his MBA when the year began. His commitment didn’t waver when he was promoted to the majors, then proceeded to bat .295 with 12 RBIs in his first 19 games.Segedin said that studying was easier when he was playing at Triple-A, where the bus rides are longer and down time is more readily available. He would often enlist the help of his roommate, Oklahoma City outfielder Alex Hassan — “a smart guy, really knowledgeable,” Segedin said.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he couldn’t remember coaching or playing with someone who pursued a postgraduate education during the baseball season.“It speaks to his intelligence and drive,” Roberts said, adding that Segedin’s combination of intellect and athleticism “is something we’re trying to create.”The Dodgers’ next road trip is a 10-game swing through New York, Miami and Phoenix beginning Sept. 9. Segedin said his next semester begins three days earlier. DENVER >> August was a good month for Rob Segedin. He made his major league debut with the Dodgers, hit his first home run and became a father.Remarkable as all that is, it’s easy to forget he is also studying toward his Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. A couple of weeks ago before the Dodgers played a game in Cincinnati, Segedin took his final exam in his only class this semester: BUKD-C520, Quantitative Analysis.“I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m just going to take it.’ Whatever I get on it, I get,” he said. “I felt like I did well.”Before the Dodgers take the field Friday to play the San Diego Padres, Segedin will check his phone to get his test score. For those who deride the Dodgers’ front office as a “bunch of nerds,” at least spread the blame to the clubhouse. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “I’m talking to my teachers now, trying to get all my stuff early. During the (road trip), I can maybe knock out two or three weeks of classes when I’m not at home with my family. … By getting lectures to me early, I can knock out two weeks in one morning.”Call-ups comingTeams are allowed to have all of their 40-man roster players in the majors beginning Thursday. Roberts said the Dodgers will add at least three players — catcher Austin Barnes, and pitchers Louis Coleman and Josh Ravin — giving them a total of 29 active players for Friday’s game against San Diego.Coleman is on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder fatigue. Ravin is on the 15-day DL with right triceps inflammation. Left-handed pitcher Luis Avilan was recalled prior to the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies, when the Dodgers were allowed to keep 26 players per MLB rules. He’ll stay on the active roster.AlsoPitcher Scott Kazmir, who threw a simulated game Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, will be activated from the disabled list within a day or two of his eligibility date Sept. 7, Roberts said. The veteran left-hander is battling discomfort in his neck and shoulder that impeded his delivery. … Kenta Maeda will likely start Saturday’s home game against the San Diego Padres, Roberts said, “but that is not a done deal.” … Three prospects from Double-A Tulsa — Cody Bellinger, Willie Calhoun and Alex Verdugo — were selected to play for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. The prestigious short-season circuit begins play Oct. 11. … Dodgers prospect Chase De Jong was named the Texas League pitcher of the year. The Long Beach native went 14-5 with a 2.86 earned-run average with Tulsa. … Dodgers minor league pitching coordinator Rick Knapp was told his contract won’t be renewed when it expires in October.last_img read more