Jaclyn Gallucci

Jaclyn Gallucci is a writer and managing editor at the Long Island Press. She is a Livingston award finalist who has written extensively about the environment and unsolved murders on Long Island.

A Small Plot of Land: The South End Cemetery

The tomb of East Hampton resident Lion Gardiner lies in the South End Cemetery overlooking Town Pond
The tomb of East Hampton resident Lion Gardiner lies in the South End Cemetery overlooking Town Pond

It’s hard to enter East Hampton without passing its founding members. The oldest burial ground in East Hampton, the South End Cemetery has tombstones that date back to the 17th century. Here, only three steps down off Main Street, you’ll find shipwreck victims, socialites, artists, soldiers, an accused witch and East Hampton’s most prominent resident, Lion Gardiner, who now lies in a sarcophagus surrounded by pillars nearly four feet high.

Gardiner was born in England in 1599 and died in East Hampton in 1663. A military engineer, he was hired to oversee construction of fortifications in the new colony in 1635. By 1639, he was the owner of what is known today as Gardiners Island. His is one of the oldest graves, but his tombstone is relatively new, erected in 1886 and designed by James Renwick, Jr., the architect behind St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan and the Smithsonian Institution Building in Washington, D.C.

An above-ground casket with a representation of the deceased carved in stone, sarcophagi are mostly associated with Ancient Egypt, used to protect royal mummies. Gardiner’s sarcophagus, a knight in complete armor, is the only one in the South End Cemetery.

The inscription reads, “In memory of Lion Gardiner, an officer of the English army, and an engineer and master of Works of Fortification in ye Leaguers of ye Prince of Orange in ye Low Countries in 1635. He came to New England in ye service of ye Company of Lords and Gentlemen. He builded and commanded ye Saybrook Forte. After accomplishing his term of service he removed in 1663, to his island of which he was sole owner and ruler. Born in 1599, he died in this town in 1663 venerated and honored.”

The tomb of East Hampton resident Lion Gardiner lies in the South End Cemetery overlooking Town Pond
The tomb of East Hampton resident Lion Gardiner lies in the South End Cemetery overlooking Town Pond

Generations of Long Islanders going back to the 1600s rest here, some of their headstones unreadable, cracked and covered with moss. An obelisk, a stone pillar with a pyramidal top, marks the graves of those who died in the 1858 John Milton shipwreck off Montauk.

The grave of wealthy couple Sara and Gerald Murphy also sits at South End. The Murphys were the subject of Calvin Tomkins’ biography Living Well is the Best Revenge and they were F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for Nicole and Dick Driver in Tender Is the Night.

Many believe Goody Elizabeth Garlick, accused and acquitted of witchcraft in 1658, is also buried here in an unmarked grave.

Garlick, then in her 50s, was accused of bewitching and killing the daughter of her employer, who just happened to be Lion Gardiner, as well causing the deaths of several infants in the neighborhood, according to village records. The case, including depositions, takes up several pages in the printed records of East Hampton. Like the Salem Witch Trials, the trial was based on hearsay and lies.

Garlick was sent to the General Court of Connecticut, since East Hampton was then within the jurisdiction of that colony. The jury found Garlick not guilty on account of lack of evidence. Her date of death has not been found, and her burial place remains a mystery.

Generations of Long Islanders going back to the 1600s rest here, some of their headstones unreadable, cracked and covered with moss
Generations of Long Islanders going back to the 1600s rest here, some of their headstones unreadable, cracked and covered with moss

One of the oldest original headstones in South End is that of Pastor Thomas James, who died in 1696. His dying request was that his headstone would face the opposite direction of those around him so he could confront his accusers on Resurrection Day. It remains backward three centuries later.

These are just a handful of colorful residents who reside in South End, just steps away from the art galleries and high-end shops of Main Street. So next time you pass Town Pond, pull over for a glimpse into the past.

For more tales of East Hampton residents who are interred at the South End Cemetery, read “In olde New York,” written by Charles Burr Todd in 1907. Hugh King, East Hampton historian and “Town Crier,” gives tours of the cemetery for the East Hampton Historical Society. For details visit www.easthamptonhistory.org.

The Rundown – August 2013


Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with musical performances, arts and crafts, and two days of dragon-boat racing. A centuries-old tradition, dragon-boat racing traces its roots to the legend of Qu Yuan, an exiled court minister who drowned himself when he heard that his home had been invaded. To prevent fish from devouring his body, fishermen threw rice dumplings in the water as a spirit offering. Today, rice dumplings are eaten during this festival of dance, martial arts, street theater and boat racing. See it all go down August 10 and 11 at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens with more than 170 teams and 2000 participants taking part in the festivities.


Getting bored of SparkNotes and their book summaries? Perhaps Thug Notes is exactly what you’ve been looking for. The YouTube channel features just-under-four-minute book reviews, with plot details and important themes conveyed in an easy-to-understand manner. And your host, “Sparky Sweets, PhD,” is hilarious as he explains the classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, and Crime and Punishment. Join him each week as he brings “yo main hookup for classical literature summary and analysis.”


Commander Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield on Twitter) has talked Star Wars with William Shatner, dropped the puck for the Maple Leafs, performed with the Barenaked Ladies and chatted up the Queen of England—all from space, the Canadian astronaut’s second home. He also dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day, showed how hard it is to do things like add salt and pepper to food, while sharing fantastic photos he takes daily from space. His first book is set for release in October and should be just as awesome as he is.

cleverbot4. CHAT WITh CLEVERBOT:

Wasting countless hours engaging in profound conversation with a robot has long been the dream of many an office worker. Well, that dream has finally come true—look no further than Cleverbot, an internet AI (artificial intelligence) who loves nothing more than to go back and forth with humans, endlessly debating and winning arguments against eternally bored first-worlders. To give you an idea of how it works, we asked Cleverbot what it thought of humans, and this was its response: “I think humans need to learn to be nicer to one another.” Sage advice right there. Head over to www.cleverbot.com to chat with it, or download the Cleverbot app, which is available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, to chat on the go.


This app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and Android devices presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. Find more than 1,400 TEDTalk videos at your fingertips from around the world.


After several Twinkie-free months, the snack cakes have finally returned and with an extended shelf life: They’ll now last for 45 days instead of the original 26, though Hostess is not revealing what made this possible. It also shouldn’t be too hard to get your hands on a box, as the new Hostess plans to more than double their distribution efforts, reaching an additional 60,000 convenience stores.

artists&writers7. WATCH CELEBS PLAY BALL:

It once featured the likes of Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock and now attracts celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Mark Feuerstein and Giada de Laurentiis. The annual Artists & Writers Softball Game at Herrick Park in East Hampton kicks off Aug. 17.

moleskinedetourbook8. BUY MOLESKINE’S DETOUR BOOK:

This 352-page volume by Moleskine is a collection of more than 250 Moleskine notebooks that have been decorated, sketched in and filled with notes, clippings and drawings by internationally renowned authors like Ron Arad, Marti Guixe, Ross Lovegrove, Karim Rashid, Zhang Yuan and many others. Be inspired.


Pre-hear all kinds of music, from the soundtracks to upcoming movies to independent artists. NPR features the newest and the best a week before everyone else—for free.

lastdaysofsummer10. ENJOY THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER:

Flaunt your white duds while you can and head to LongIslandPress.com/Calendar for daily events that will help you finish out summer like a boss.


Do This – Long Island Events August 2013

carcultureArt Exhibit: Car Culture
While some artists focus on images of the car itself, inspired by its alluring modernity or its status as an icon or expression of personal identity, others create art work from car parts such as scrap metal and tires. Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington. www.heckscher.org. Through August 11

MarionWinikMarion Winik
A cross between Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, longtime NPR commentator Marion Winik has a uniquely hilarious way of looking at life. Her new book Highs in the Low Fifties follows Winik’s attempt to rebuild her world as a once-widowed, once-divorced single mom. With her signature optimism, resilience, and poor judgment, Winik dives into a series of ill-starred romantic experiences. Winik will speak and sign her book. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com. 7 p.m. August 2

sickpuppiesSick Puppies
The L.A.-based, Australian-bred band struck an elusive musical and lyrical balance of past and future on Connect, as band co-founder/singer/guitarist Shimon Moore explains: “There are two ways to shoot yourself in the foot—never changing… or changing too much.” With Connect, Sick Puppies came into their own, thanks in no small part to five years of touring and a full year of songwriting, finding their musical medium without sacrificing intensity or their trademark, dead-on lyrical acuity and introspection. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com. $47.25, $32.75. 8 p.m. August 3

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Known for her songs, “Toms Diner” & “Luka,” Vega is one of music’s most distinctive singers and storytellers, whose career spans more than 20 years. Stephen Talkhouse, 61 Main St., Amagansett. www.stephentalkhouse.com. $95, $80. 8 p.m. August 3

Gary ValentineGary Valentine (King of Queens)
A 20-year veteran traveling the country refining his comedy, performing at clubs, theaters and festivals, Valentine has since made the jump from standup to acting and is best known for his nine years as Cousin Danny on the hit CBS show King of Queens. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. www.govs.com. $55, $25. 7 & 10 p.m. August 3

Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, www.prospectpark.org. 7 p.m. August 4

beyonceBeyoncé: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows, Beyoncé’s latest tour is slated to run for almost one year and take her around the world. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. www.barclayscenter.com. $282.75, $59.15. 8 p.m. August 3-5

Panel Discussion: “No Nukes, No Wars, Save the Planet” 
In commemoration of the 1945 Hirsoshima bombing, award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, Assemb. Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck), and Margaret Melkonian and Ariel Flajnik of L.I. Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives will discuss nuclear weapons and drones. With music by folk singer Dave Sear. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset. 7 p.m. Free. August 6

wizkhalifaUnder the Influence of Music Tour
With Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, B.o.B, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Berner, Chevy Woods, Smoke Dza. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com. $175, $38.25. 6 p.m. August 6
silversun pickupsSilversun Pickups
Their latest album Neck of the Woods sees Silversun Pickups stretching the boundaries of their exhilarating psychedelia with confidence, invention and undeniable ambition. Having long made their bones as masters of widescreen power, this Los Angeles-based band takes their filmic vision to another level entirely on their third Dangerbird Records album—this is full-on IMAX rock ‘n’ roll, in stereoscopic 3D and Sensurround. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com. $74.75, $35.25. 8 p.m. August 7

jimmyeatworldJimmy Eat World
With Royal Bangs. Central Park Summerstage, East Drive, Manhattan. $35, 7 p.m. August 7

The Dillinger Escape Plan
With Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, AEON, Rings of Saturn & Thy Art is Murder. Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway, Manhattan. www.bestbuytheater.com. $35, $29.50, 2:30 p.m. August 7

NorthForkCraftBeerFestcopyNorth Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival
Showcasing the finest craft breweries—more than 50 in all—from across the country, the annual festival will feature award-winning beer from local favorites including Blue Point Brewing Company, Long Ireland Beer Company and the Port Jeff Brewing Company; plus attendees will also have the opportunity to sample exceptional craft beer from national and international craft breweries. Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead. www.northforkcraftbeerfestival.com. $85, $57. 2-6 p.m. August 10

onerepublicOne Republic
With Mayer Hawthorne & Churchill. Hudson River Park, Pier 26, Manhattan. 5:30 p.m. August 10

Film janisFilm: Janis
This biographical film about Janis Joplin, from her Texas origins to Woodstock and super-stardom, features performances by Big Brother and The Holding Company. Refreshments including wine and beer are available throughout the evening, and audiences are encouraged to come early and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Post-show the party moves back outside. $10. 7 p.m. Tilles Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. www.tillescenter.org. August 11

Maroon5Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson
With Rozzi Crane. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com. $100, $35. 7 p.m. August 11

Lecture: Free Speech & the Constitution
Despite the absolutist wording of the First Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled in a 1919 decision that free speech does not “protect a man in falsely shouting ‘fire’ in a theater and causing a panic.” As a consequence, the government routinely makes laws preventing people from speaking or expressing themselves in every instance without recourse. So if free speech is an absolute right, then when are government restrictions permitted? In this lecture, circumstances and other landmark Supreme Court decisions will be discussed to analyze the challenge of balancing an important civil liberty and public safety in America. $25. 10 a.m.-noon. LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. www.liu.edu. August 14

AMERICAN IDOL: Candice Glover. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. Copyright: FOX.American Idol Live
Get up close and personal with Season 12 Idol Finalists Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis Finch Jr, Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, Paul Jolley and Aubrey Cleland, who joins the Tour as the 11th Idol finalist thanks to the Tour Fan Save voted on by fans. Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. www.nassaucoliseum.com. $81.55, $28.50. 7:30 p.m. August 15

lynyrd skynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd
With their first set of new studio material since 2003’s Vicious Cycle, legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd returns with God & Guns, due out September 29 on Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records. Recorded in Nashville in 2008-2009, the project was interrupted—but, tellingly, not ended—by the deaths of founding member/keyboardist Billy Powell and longtime bassist Ean Evans earlier this year. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694. $80.50, $60.50, $40.50. 8 p.m. August 15


macklemoreMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
Part of the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. Viewers are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m. when the park opens. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, Manhattan. 7 a.m. Free. August 16

Matchbox 20/Goo Goo Dolls
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com. $133.50, $25. 7 p.m. August 17

paul reiserPaul Reiser
In addition to co-creating and starring in NBC’s Mad About You, which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Reiser is author of multiple New York Times best-selling books including Babyhood, featuring his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. www.govs.com. $60, $30. 8 & 10:30 p.m. August 16; 7 & 9:30 p.m. August 17

Bigger and better every year, Madonnathon is the annual celebration/dance party in honor of Madonna’s birthday, featuring live performances by some of New York City’s most talented musicians/singers who collaborate to bring out the very best of Madonna’s huge repertoire. This year’s all-star cast includes Tammy Faye Starlite, Mark Rinzel (Jessie’s Girl), Amber Martin (Mattachine), Yana Chupenko (Shiny Mama), Hot Sausage, Emily Strigl (The Mynks), Cathy Cervenka (The HoHos, Love Bites), Daryl Glenn, Angela Di Carlo, Patrick Johnson, Rhythm Knights Dance Troupe, Gia Mele, Edie Nightcrawler, Daniel de Jesus and a special appearance by “Renowned Madonna Tribute Artist, Chris America.” Wear your best Madonna look (virgin bride, lucky star, peepshow dancer, geisha glam, cone bra & ponytail, urban cowgirl, Evita, material girl…etc.). Best-dressed Madonna fans will sing onstage with the band and win prizes! Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn. www.brooklynbowl.com. $12. 8 p.m. August 17

uproarfestivalRockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival
Featuring Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, New Politics, Middle Class Rut, Danko Jones and The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com. $128, $39.75. 2 p.m. August 18
pastrami&punsPastrami & Puns
A buffet dinner followed by a comedy show with Greg Rahner, Les Degen and Stevie GB. $35 per person includes all. Reservations must be paid in advance by calling 631-979-8770. Zan’s Kosher Restaurant, 135 Alexander Ave., Lake Grove. August 18

Rickie_Lee_JonesRicki Lee Jones
Stephen Talkhouse, 61 Main St., Amagansett. www.stephentalkhouse.com. $125, $110. 8 p.m. August 22

Janet Leigh Screams In Shower From 'Psycho'Pay-to-Get-Out Horror Marathon
A showing of five hardcore classic horror films with vintage horror trailers until dawn. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. www.cinemaartscentre.org. It’s $25 if you survive the night and $35 to escape before the end. 11 p.m. August 24

cheaptrickCheap Trick
Performing classics like “I Want You to Want Me,” ”Surrender” and “Dream Police,” plus tunes from their more recent body of work, veteran rockers Cheap Trick hit Westbury, more than 30 years after forming in Rockford, Ill., in the early 1970s. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694. $49.50, 8 p.m. August 24

DoThis_AddOnChallenger Baseball League Benefit
A BBQ to raise money for Special Needs Little League Teams featuring the Hofbrau Mug Holding Contest Round One. Mr. Beery’s, 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage, LongIslandJamboree.com. August 25

aliciakeysAlicia Keys
Part of the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. Viewers are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m. when the park opens to the public. Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, Manhattan. 7 a.m. Free. August 30

tootsandmaytalsToots & The Maytals
He’s known for songs “Do the Reggae” and “Funky Kingston,” but at the heart of it all is that voice—drenched in soul, rooted in gospel and still breathtakingly powerful after decades in the spotlight. Stephen Talkhouse, 61 Main St., Amagansett. www.stephentalk house.com. $125. 8 p.m. August 30 & 31


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electric zooElectric Zoo
Now in its 5th year, New York’s Electronic Music Festival features DJs and live acts providing techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more over three days on multiple stages. This year’s festival includes Main Stage performances by AVICII, Above & Beyond, Tiesto, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren and more. www.electriczoofestival.com. $359, $139. Randall’s Island Park, Randall’s Island. August 30-September 1

owl cityOwl City
Say goodbye to summer with the last show of the season on the Tanger stage. Owl City performs at the Arches Fountain for the finale of the Sounds of Summer Concert Series. The electronica band will play their top hits including quadruple-platinum hit “Fireflies” and recent release “Good Time.” Tanger Outlets at the Arches, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park. Free. 6 p.m. www.tangeroutlet.com/deerpark. August 31


The Book – Robert Kolker’s Lost Girls

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I’ve made it a point to avoid anything connected to the “Long Island Serial Killer” case that results in a profit for anyone other than the victims’ families. So I had no intention of reading Robert Kolker’s just-released Lost Girls, essentially a 416-page character analysis and life history of everyone connected to the case, from the victims and their families to internet sleuths and quirky local residents.

Then I was contacted by one of the victim’s family members. She was upset over what she claimed were misrepresentations in Kolker’s book and thought I had something to do with it due to the book having the same title as a series of articles I began writing when Megan Waterman disappeared in 2010, also titled Lost Girls.

Although not mentioned by name, part of my Lost Girls article is quoted by Kolker in his Lost Girls bookI realized as I flipped through, so I decided to read from page one.

Lost Girls, the book, expands upon an article Kolker wrote for New York Magazine in 2011, “A Serial Killer in Common.”  Drawing from an arsenal of extensive interviews, both the article and the book give a comprehensive look at all the people connected to the victims as well as the rocky pasts that led these women to the streets.

The criticisms I have of this book are not in the writing or the reporting. Both are done extremely well. But, while the majority of the book is written with a non-judgmental sympathetic view of the victims, one rarely found in the mainstream media, Kolker’s Lost Girls also reads like a long-form indictment of the women’s mothers, and even grandmothers, which I imagine has added even more stress to already existing familial rifts.

Whether the not-so-flattering portrayals in this book are deserved or not, it feels the reader is being told things that no one has a right to know. To state in print, no matter who the source, that one victim “despised her mother” seems unfair and unnecessary.

And at a time when reality TV is the norm, personal details of who is sleeping with whom, who only dates black men, which family members didn’t visit the other in rehab, who has an eating disorder, who owes what on their mortgage and intimate sexual details of encounters with johns may not seem like a big deal. But these women are dead. And it feels like they deserve something in return for sharing their stories—or having those stories shared for them.

As a book, Lost Girls is a good read, a well-written and engaging narrative that does something very important—it once again shines a light on these cases that, at least in the public eye, have gone cool. Just keep in mind as you read that this isn’t merely a story. These characters are real people and this tragic tale doesn’t end for them, as it ends for you, when the book does.

Shannan Gilbert’s case will be featured on an updated episode of 48 Hours on CBS Saturday, July 20 at 10 p.m. The original episode aired in July 2011.

Do This – Long Island Events July 2013


Outside the Jam
A new series of photography from international contemporary artist Rick Odell bringing his view of the fastest growing women’s sport in America, Roller Derby! Ripe Art Gallery, 67A Broadway, Greenlawn. www.ripeartgal.com. Through July 13

Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art
Landscapes and collages from early in Katz’s career and through the 1960s and beyond with his hallmark paintings— enormous, brilliantly colored portraits of his family and friends. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. www.nassaumuseum.com.Through October 13

Punk: Chaos to Couture
Punk garments from the mid-1970s juxtaposed with recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear have borrowed punk’s visual symbols, with paillettes being replaced with safety pins, and feathers with razor blades. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan. www.metmuseum.org. Through August 14

From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boat Yards of Westchester and Long Island
A major exhibition on the traditional occupational and recreational culture of boat builders and boatyards in the region.  The exhibit will include special profiles of builders and yards after Superstorm Sandy in the South Shore communities of East Rockaway, Amityville and Babylon. For full schedule visit www.longislandtraditions.org. Port Jefferson Village Center, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson. www.portjeff.com. Through September 2

South Pacific
Based on the book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan adapted from Tales of South Pacific by James A. Michener and winner of more than 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, South Pacific weaves together two love stories with themes of prejudice, war, death and love, featuring classic songs like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair”  and “Some Enchanted Evening.” John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, 250 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. www.johnwengemantheater.com. Through July 14

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July 6

Christopher Roach
Ronkonkoma native Chris Roach is a fast-rising comedian/actor known for his work on television commercials, Comedy Central and as Rodney the loveable mental patient on ABC’s One Life to Live. The Brokerage, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. www.brokeragecomedy.com.

phishJuly 12

The jam band rereleased Lawn Boy, the band’s second full-length studio album, as a Limited Edition Deluxe 2-LP vinyl set on Record Store Day, the first time the album has been available on vinyl in more than a decade. Now the band brings their 25-date festival experience to the beach. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com.

Melissa Etheridge
NYCB Theatre at Westbury,
960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694.

July 13

Hawthorne Heights
A special acoustic performance and signing of the band’s new album Zero. Must pre-order Zero from Looney Tunes for wristband. Zero, a dystopian concept album, is the 2013 Vans Warped Tour headliners’ fifth full-length album, produced by Brian Virtue (30 Seconds To Mars, Chevelle, Audioslave). Looney Tunes, 31 Brookvale Ave., West Babylon. www.looneytunescds.com.

Gin Wigmore
Nassau Coliseum,
Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale. www.nassaucoliseum.com.

Hot Chelle Rae
Nashville-based pop band Hot Chelle Rae takes the Arches stage at 6PM to perform their hit “Tonight Tonight” along with “I Like It Like That” and their newly released “Hung Up” from their current album WHATEVER. Tanger Outlets at the Arches, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park. www.tangeroutlet.com/deerpark.

HomePage_BestDayEverVans Warped Tour
Bringing the “Best Day Ever” to Long Island, Vans Warped Tour brings Reel Big Fish, Big D & The Kids Table, Hawthorne Heights, Memphis May Fire, Gin Wigmore, Set It Off, Sleeping With Sirens, Black Dahlia Murder, The Used, We Came As Romans and more. New to the tour this summer is the Spotify Stage, which will showcase such EDM and hip-hop artists as Crizzly, Outasight, Wallpaper. and Stephan Jacobs, to name a few. For the full list of confirmed artists and dates they are playing, visit www.vanswarpedtour.com/bands. Nassau Coliseum, Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale. www.nassaucoliseum.com.

July 14

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater,
1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com.

mammaJuly 15

June “Mamma” Shannon (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo)
Barnes & Noble,
East 54th Street, Manhattan, www.bn.com.

July 17-25

LI International Film Fest
A week of screenings, panel discussions and events which hosts filmmakers, dignitaries and an arsenal of short and feature-length independent films from all over the globe. Showing 146 films from around the world, LIIFE will showcase movies from 18 countries, with 36 of the films having Long Island ties and 35 more hailing from New York in general. This year’s honorees include William Sadler (Iron Man 3) and Ally Sheedy (Breakfast Club). Presenters include Federico Castellucio (The Sopranos) and Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods) with more signing on daily. Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. 516-783-7200.

July 17

Corey Taylor (Slipknot)
Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor will sign his new book, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven: (Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics. In this book, Corey Taylor undertakes something never before attempted in the history of rock superstardom: he takes you with him as he journeys undercover through various ghostbusting groups who do their best to gather information and evidence about the existence of spirits. But that’s not all, folks. Taylor once again gives you a behind-the-scenes tour of his crazy life and the many beyond-the-grave events he’s encountered. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. www.bookrevue.com.

July 18

The Specials
The Paramount,
370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com.

July 19

America’s Most Wanted Tour: Lil Wayne/T.I./2 Chainz
After being hospitalized for seizures earlier this year, Lil Wayne has recovered and takes the stage with T.I. and 2 Chainz. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com.

jt_press_photo_2013_-5153ebJuly 19 & 20

Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z
Yankee Stadium,
East 161st Street & River Avenue, Bronx.

July 19-21

Great South Bay Music Festival 
The largest three-day, “American-Themed” music, art & cultural family event on Long Island. Featuring more than 50 musical artists on four stages, and presenting top-name, as well as local emerging artists in contemporary & classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco, funk and all types of American music, the festival also has kids’ entertainment and an artisan market. With The Doobie Brothers, Electric Hot Tuna, Dark Star Orchestra, Antigone Rising, Patent Pending and dozens more. Shorefront Park, DeWitt Avenue, Patchogue. 631-289-3444.

July 21

Blake Shelton
The country star hits the road with Mercury Recording artist Jana Kramer. Meet-and-greet opportunities available to Blake’s BS’er Fan Club members via www.blakeshelton.com/bsers. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com.

For more events visit our online calendar!

teganandsaraJuly 22 & 23

Tegan & Sara/Fun.
Twin sister duo Tegan & Sara join Fun. For the Most Nights Summer Tour, playing their new record, Heartthrob, along with their classics. A portion of the ticket sales from the tour will benefit The Ally Coalition, a partnership started by Fun. and designer Rachel Antonoff, devoted to encouraging and inspiring the music, fashion, and entertainment communities to take action in support of LGBTQ equality. Each tour stop will showcase the Equality Village, featuring The Ally Coalition as well as other local and national LGBTQ equality organizations. Hudson River Park, Battery Place and West 59th Street, Manhattan.

July 26

The Montauk Project & the Hidden Secrets of the Romanian Sphinx
Author Peter Moon forged an association with scientist Preston Nichols, one of the world’s foremost experts in the world on electromagnetic phenomena who had been involved in strange experiments at the Montauk Air Force Station/Camp Hero on Long Island which included the manipulation of time. Peter has also continued his own investigation into the occult forces behind the Montauk Project and has also collaborated with Dr. David Anderson of the former Time Travel Research Center. Eyes of Learning, Hicksville, www.eyesoflearning.org.

gaslightanthemJuly 26 & 28

The Gaslight Anthem & The Bouncing Souls
Hudson River Park,
Battery Place and West 59th Street, Manhattan.

July 27

Buster Poindexter
Stephen Talkhouse
, 61 Main St., Amagansett. www.stephentalkhouse.com.

Americanarama Festival feat. Bob Dylan/Wilco/Beck
The iconic singer/songwriter teams up with Wilco and Beck for this 26-city tour. Dylan recently released Tempest, his 35th studio set, which peaked at No. 3 on The Billboard 200. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. www.jonesbeach.com.

July 30

Sugar Ray/Smashmouth
Under The Sun Tour with Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. www.paramountny.com.

July 31

This tour marks the first time since 1973 that Yes—bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison—have performed an album onstage in its entirety. The Yes Album is widely considered to be the multi-platinum progressive rock band’s breakthrough album. Certified platinum, it features such signature songs as “Yours Is No Disgrace” and “I’ve Seen All Good People.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 877-598-8694.

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All This & Heaven Too

Shrine of Our Lady of the Island

 the Holy Stairs leading up to a life-size replica of Jesus on the Cross

If you’ve driven east on the Long Island Expressway, you may have missed it. Or, you may have seen the blue sign that reads “Attractions at Exit 70” and dismissed the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island listed underneath it as some kind of roadside gathering of religious statues on a street corner.

But winding through 70 acres of the Pine Barrens in Eastport, these peaceful paths seem more suited to a pilgrimage in the mountains of Spain, not sandwiched between two parades of weekenders heading out to the Hamptons. But here they are, completely silent except for a few birds calling back and forth in the trees above, a sanctuary that draws believers from all over to Long Island.

At the end of the path is a man-made cavern with an empty pine box in the middle under a sign that reads, “You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen. He is not here. See the place where they laid him.”


On one side a quarter-mile path is lined with the Stations of the Cross, wooden kneelers and codes that can be punched into your cell phone for a personal guided tour. A woman in the distance walks alone, stops to kneel at each one, and eventually disappears into the woods.

Another woman holds a Bible and sits next to a small garden and a statue of the Virgin Mary, the entrance to the Rosary Walk, with 150 bushes sculpted into beads that end in a hedge shaped into a cross.

The entrance to the Rosary Walk
The entrance to the Rosary Walk

About a mile down the road a man strolls along the Avenue of Saints, where gifts like miniature statues, flowers and rosary beads are left at the feet of immortalized saints.

There’s a chapel, an area for an outdoor mass, a coffee shop and a gift shop. But all of this leads to the main attraction, a towering statue of the Virgin Mary, “the Lady of the Island,” perched on a massive boulder.The shrine is Long Island through and through. The land was donated to the Montfort Missionaries by Crescenzo and Angelina Vigliota, Sr. in 1953 for a shrine to honor Mary. In 1957 the Harrisons of East Moriches gifted the rock and surrounding areas overlooking Moriches Bay. In 1975 the 18-foot statue of Mary and Jesus, designed by Rafael Desoto of Patchogue, was gifted by the Vigliotta family.

The Beloved Disciple at the Foot of the Cross statue along the Stations of the Cross trail
The Beloved Disciple at the Foot of the Cross statue along the Stations of the Cross trail

The grounds also include a huge replica of the Pieta, the Holy Stairs—a massive concrete staircase leading to a likeness of Jesus on the Cross. Candles, left by past visitors, are still lit, and along the ledge there are messages written on stone. Some are prayers, some are pleas for healing. Others offer messages to the dead. More notes written in ink and marker cover the sign. And others simply offer words of gratitude like this one: “Thanks for everything —Justin.”

On July 10 beginning at 10 a.m. the shrine will host the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue – World Apostolate of Fatima, a wooden hand-carved Image of Our Lady of Fatima given to the United States by the Bishop of Fatima in 1967, blessed by Pope Paul VI and crowned by Cardinal O’Boyle in the National Basilica in Washington, D.C., to spread the message of Fatima, which began in the summer of 1916 with the first apparition to three shepherd children by the Angel of Peace in Fatima, Portugal.

The Rundown – July 2013

Manhattanhenge1. EXPERIENCE MANHATTANHENGE: For four to five minutes on July 12th and 13th you’ll have a clear view of the Manhattan sunset. Derived from Stonehenge, where the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices, Manhattanhenge happens twice per year, when the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan’s main street grid above 14th Street. At sunset, around 8:15 p.m., the sun will fully illuminate every cross street from the west, and for the entire day, there will be perpendicular shadows that exactly line up with sidewalks, street corners and painted lines. The best places for photos and viewing—and the worst places to drive—are along 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th Streets.

Type n Walk2. DOWNLOAD TYPE N WALK: Text and walk responsibly with this app for iPhone that displays a transparent view of what’s directly in front of you while texting, updating Facebook or posting to Twitter. The app is also great for spying on your surroundings when you’re sitting or standing.

ManCandle3. BURN MAN CANDLES: While the Yankee Candle Company is known for delicious scents like Pumpkin Pie, Birthday Cake, Juicy Peach and Coconut Bay, the wax giant has entered the not-so-girly market of Man Candles—and yes, they really call them that. These masculine scents include Riding Mower (Freshly Cut Grass), Mmm Bacon!, Movie Night (Popcorn), First Down (Leather Football), Man Town (Musk) and 2×4 (Wood).

4. VISIT SANGER.DK: Having a bad day? Not anymore. We’re not going to tell you anything else. Just go here. You’re welcome.

instapaper5. USE INSTAPAPER.COM: Available in website and application form, Instapaper allows you to save online articles for later reading. When you find something you want to read but you don’t have time, bookmark it, then pull it up on your computer, tablet or Kindle on the go.

Eauplaydoh6. WEAR EAU DE PLAYDOH: It’s exactly what it sounds like—a cologne that smells like Play-Doh. Remind yourself of your carefree childhood with this scent on your wrists as you type for nine hours straight while sitting in a squeaky, armless chair at your desk job. It’s only $20.

DairyQueen7. GO TO DAIRY QUEEN: Alas, Long Island, the Blizzard giant hits our shores. No more cursing at those people in the Brownie Batter commercial, hoping their tongues get caught in the beaters, no. So, what will it be?  Oreo. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Mint. CheeseQuake. Snickers. Reese’s. Banana Split. Choco Cherry Love. Midnight Truffle. S’mores. Figure it out at DQ’s new and only LI location—Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. Then sign up for a gym membership.

The Hero8. TIVO THE HERO: Watch a bunch of everyday people (including Marty, a construction worker from Long Island) turn into superheroes by performing insanely terrifying stunts for your viewing pleasure. Hosted by The Rock, contestants are tested “physically, mentally and morally” while competing for cash and the title of “Hero.” Thursdays at 8 p.m. on TNT.

pet hoodie9. GET YOUR DOG A HOODIE: This hooded pullover with long sleeves will make your dog look like a cat burglar. Made from a soft cotton knit, these doggie sweaters are created by RockinDogs on Etsy. Look at that puppy. We dare you not to make your I-just-saw-something-cute face. Then head over to Bethpage Ballpark on July 5 for their first Bark in the Park event to take in a ball game with your best friend in tow.

oreo10. Try New Oreos: Watermelon, Lemon, Rainbow Shure, Bert!, Neopolitan and more unique flavors are in limited supply for the summer. Try ’em!


The Book – The Kennedy Chronicles

kennedyThe Kennedy Chronicles
By Kennedy

Remember when MTV used to actually play music? Then you probably also remember Kennedy—VJ, host of Alternative Nation and on-the-spot correspondent for MTV News. Back in the ’90s, before Justin Bieber, Teen Mom and the reality TV takeover, Kennedy interviewed everyone from celebrities to politicians during the music network’s golden years.

In The Kennedy Chronicles, Kennedy looks back on the memories of the MTV generation from Nirvana’s seminal performance on MTV Unplugged to the behind-the-scenes insanity of the MTV Beach House.

These pages are not only filled with on-and-off set stories about artists like Bjork, Pearl Jam, Weezer, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Oasis, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but all of the off-camera antics with fellow MTV colleagues Jon Stewart, Bill Bellamy, Kurt Loder, and Tabitha Soren. Among Kennedy’s other flashbacks: Playing dice on the men’s-room floor with Michael Jordan, wrestling with Trent Reznor, taking “Puck” Rainey from The Real World to church, making out in a coffin with Dave Navarro, dodging calls from Courtney Love and serving as John Rzeznik’s muse for the Goo Goo Dolls’ hit song “Name.”

This is a great look back for Gen-Xers all grown up who remember the days when reality TV meant The Real World and MTV meant music television.

Kennedy will be speaking and signing copies of The Kennedy Chronicles at Barnes & Noble Warren Street on July 31 and at the Bryant Park Reading Room on August 14.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Sponsors Summer Concerts & Movie Nights

Bethpage Federal Credit Union invites Long Islanders to get out and enjoy summer with a full schedule of free events for the whole family.  June through August, Bethpage has sponsored outdoor concerts and movie nights across Long Island, providing fun, free entertainment for families, couples, and seniors in every neighborhood.

“Summer is a great time to be a Long Islander.  We’re so pleased to partner with these townships and organizations to offer a full calendar of family fun events, allowing locals to enjoy the beauty of Long Island beaches, parks and downtown centers, free of charge,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Bethpage Federal Credit Union.  “Whether its movies, concerts, or arts and crafts, there is an event for everyone to get out and be a part of their community this summer.”

In Suffolk County, Bethpage has sponsored four summer event series.  The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Tanger Outlets at the Arches in Deer Park offers a free concert every Saturday at 6 pm at the Main Fountain with performers including Conor Maynard, Hot Chelle Rae and Owl City.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Bethpage has also partnered with the Islip Arts Council to present its annual free concert at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Saturday, July 13 at 8 pm.  This year’s show “Recovery Through the Arts – Play it Forward” is dedicated to friends, neighbors and loved ones who are still putting their lives together from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  Throughout the course of the evenings, attendees will be able to make a donation to the United Way of Long Island’s Hurricane Relief Fund.

The Town of Babylon Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Bethpage, also offers free outdoor concerts at Tanner Park in Copiague and Overlook Beach in Babylon featuring local tribute bands and musicians.

For movie-goers, Bethpage has sponsored showings in Babylon, Huntington and Stony Brook offering drive-in theaters as well as outdoor lawn viewing.  The Town of Babylon Moving Night will be hosted twice a month, inviting residents to enjoy free outdoor, family-friendly movies on the Babylon Town Hall Lawn.  The Town of Huntington’s Movies on the Lawn program features four family-friendly movie presentations at 7:30 pm at various parks and beaches. Lastly, Stony Brook University Athletics will host a Move Night at the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Tuesday, July 30 at 7 pm.

In Nassau County, Bethpage has teamed up with the Glen Cove Business Improvement District for the fourth consecutive year to present the Downtown Sounds 2013 Summer Concert Series.  Every Friday night at 7 pm during July and August, the downtown Village Square Plaza comes alive with music featuring New York area artists. With the sounds of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, folk, salsa and other genres filling the air, the public enjoys a great night of free music while dancing and dining in Glen Cove’s vibrant downtown area.

The City of Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach series, sponsored by Bethpage, also offers free entertainment every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in July and August.  In Greenvale, the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts has partnered with Bethpage to host two special concerts: Lyle Lovett and his acoustic band on Saturday, July 13 and Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohen on Saturday, July 27.  Tickets for the Tilles Center Bethpage Federal Credit Union Summer Concert Series will be sold through the box office and online at Ticketmaster.

Lastly, the Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park offers locals the chance to see an outdoor showing of some of their favorite family-friendly movies every Friday night starting July 12 through August 16 in Seabreeze Park.

For a full schedule of events, including specific dates, locations and times, please visit: https://www.bethpagefcu.com/community/events.


Bethpage Summer 2013 Community Calendar of Free Events


June 2013

  • June 28 – Babylon Concert Series, Journey Tribute Band – Overlook Beach, Babylon (7:30 pm)
  • June 29 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)


July 2013

  • July 1 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Ric Mango, Riverside Blvd. (8 pm)
  • July 3 – Babylon Concert Series, Doobie Brothers Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • July 3 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Southbound, New York Ave. (8 pm)
  • July 4 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Killer Joe, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)
  • July 5 – Babylon Concert Series, Michael Jackson Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • July 6 – “Hot Chelle Rae” Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)
  • July 6 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Gary Lewis & Billy J. Kramer (7 pm)
  • July 8 – Babylon Movie Night, Soul Surfer, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)
  • July 8 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Milagro Santana Tribune Band, National Blvd. (8 pm)
  • July 10 – Babylon Concert Series, Beatles Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • July 10 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Weird Science, New York Ave. (8 pm)
  • July 11 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Mary Lamont, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)
  • July 12 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Alive & Kicking, Long Beach Blvd. (8 pm)
  • July 12 – Babylon Concert Series, Neil Diamond Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • July 12 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze Park
  • July 13 – Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Band, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale (8 pm)
  • July 13 – Islip Arts Council “Play it Forward” Concert, Heckscher State Park (8 pm)
  • July 13 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)
  • July 13 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Richie Cannata and Special Guest The Jeff Regan Band (7 pm)
  • July 15 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Chiclettes, National Blvd. (8 pm)
  • July 17 – Babylon Concert Series, Billy Ocean, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • July 17 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Risky Business, New York Ave. (8 pm)
  • July 18 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Wonderous Stories, Neptune Ave. (8 pm)
  • July 19 – Babylon Concert Series, Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • July 19 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze Park
  • July 20 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)
  • July 20 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Antigone Rising (7 pm)
  • July 22 – Babylon Movie Night, Wreck it Ralph, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)
  • July 22 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Big Band Swing, National Blvd. (8 pm)
  • July 24 – Babylon Concert Series, The Bronx Wanderers Mixed Oldies, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • July 24 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, All Together Now, New York Ave. (8 pm)
  • July 25 – Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn, Free Willy, Crab Meadow Beach, Northport (7:30 pm)
  • July 25 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, F.O.G., Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)
  • July 26 – Babylon Concert Series, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • July 26 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze Park
  • July 27 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)
  • July 27 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, The Good Rats (7 pm)
  • July 27 – An Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter & Marc Cohn, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale (8 pm)
  • July 29 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, 6-Gun, National Blvd. (8 pm)
  • July 30 – Stony Brook University Athletics Movie Night, Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium (7 pm)
  • July 31 – Babylon Concert Series, Eagles & Santana Tribute Band, Overlook Beach, Babylon (7 pm)
  • July 31 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Andy Cooney, New York Ave. (8 pm)


August 2013

  • August 1 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Vintage Bliss, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 2 – Babylon Concert Series, Dr. K’s Motown Review, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • August 2 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze Park
  • August 3 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)
  • August 3 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Aztec Two Step and Special Guest Jim Dawson (7 pm)
  • August 5 – Babylon Movie Night, The Parent Trap, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)
  • August 5 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Beginnings Chicago Tribune Band, National Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 5 – Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn, The Mighty Ducks, Dix Hills Park (7:30 pm)
  • August 7 – Babylon Concert Series, JoDee Messina, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • August 7 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Italian Night with Con Astone, New York Ave. (8 pm)
  • August 8 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Linda Ipanema & Dixie Cats, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 9 – Babylon Concert Series, The Cowsills, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • August 9 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze Park
  • August 10 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)
  • August 10 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, John Oates Band (7 pm)
  • August 11 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Simply Tzfat, Long Beach Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 12 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Soundtrac, National Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 14 – Babylon Concert Series, Tanner Park Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • August 14 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Real Hot Lanta, New York Ave. (8 pm)
  • August 15 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Cold Spring Harbor, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 16 – Babylon Concert Series, Tanner Park Copiague (7:30 pm)
  • August 16 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze Park
  • August 17 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)
  • August 17 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Dec8Dia (7 pm)
  • August 19 – Babylon Movie Night, Brave, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)
  • August 19 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, High Tide, National Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 21 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, New Yorkers, New York Ave. (8 pm)
  • August 22 – Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn, Superman, Crab Meadow Beach, Northport (7:30 pm)
  • August 22 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Drive Talk of Town, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 24 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)
  • August 24 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Toby Walker and Special Guest Gail Storm (7 pm)
  • August 26 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Joe Kane Big Band, National Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 28 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Stolen Alibi, New York Ave. (8 pm)
  • August 29 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Steel Horse, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)
  • August 31 – “Owl City” Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)
  • August 31 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Soul Sound Revue (7 pm)


Motorcyclist Killed in Cold Spring Harbor Crash

Suffolk County police are investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a man in Cold Spring Harbor Tuesday evening.

Police say at approximately 4:50 p.m. 21-year-old Andrew Garafalo of Melville was operating a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on Woodbury Road when he crossed a solid double yellow line to pass another vehicle also traveling southbound.

Garafalo, who police say was traveling at a high rate of speed, struck a 2001 Nissan SUV which was making a left turn from Saw Mill Road to travel north on Woodbury Road.

Second Precinct officers and members of the Advanced Life Support MedCAT team responded.  Garafalo was transported to Huntington Hospital via Huntington Community First Aid Squad where he was pronounced dead.

The operator of the 2001 Nissan, Sean Phillips Mayoka, 19, of Cold Spring Harbor, was not injured.

Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with any information to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.