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5 Thanksgiving 2016 Events on Long Island


By Natalie Coloprisco

Thanksgiving is a week away and with it comes a mad dash to prepare for the annual flood of family in town for the feast celebrating the arrival of America’s earliest settlers.

Sometimes, the meaning of the holiday—to be thankful for what you have—gets lost in the rush to make sure the festivities are perfectly executed. So, here’s one more thing to be thankful for: the Long Islanders that organize these Thanksgiving events designed to make sure nobody forgets what the holiday is all about.

What follows is a listing of five Thanksgiving events on Long Island:

Thanksgiving Craft Workshop
Join in creating a beautiful Thanksgiving craft to share with your family during the holiday season. A portion of the class’s fees will go to Island Harvest. Crafttree, 7 Green St., Huntington. craftreeclasses.com $35. 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 19.

2016 Annual Thanksgiving Native American Feast
This celebration held the weekend before Thanksgiving for more than 25 years includes Native American foods, spear throwing, face painting, fire making, pottery making, wigwam and much more, including the museum’s famous popcorn soup! Films about Native American culture will be shown throughout. Activities are appropriate for all ages. Activities are held both indoors and outdoors. Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. garviespointmuseum.com $5 ages 5 and above. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19, 20.

RELATED EVENTS: Thanksgiving 2016 Turkey Trots on Long Island

1863 Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration
Visitors to this re-created mid-19th Century village will be able to enjoy the sights and aromas of an old-fashioned Thanksgiving, including decorated pumpkin pies baked in a beehive oven, and turkey roasted over an open fire. In addition, each afternoon, Traditional Fiddle music will be played and children’s stories will be read. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. nassaucountyny.gov/parks $10 adults, $7 kids are 5 to 12, seniors and volunteer firefighters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19, 20, 26 and 27.

Who Took Tom The Turkey?  
Everyone is a suspect in the case of the kidnapping most foul. An annual holiday musical sure to delight to children of all ages. BayWay Arts Center, 265 East Main St., East Islip. broadhollow.org $11. 1 p.m. Nov. 23, 25.

Thanksgiving Day-After Beach to Breach Hike
Make the most of your holiday weekend. Walk off those Thanksgiving calories while exploring Fire Island’s dynamic shore. Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Visitor Center, County Road 46, Shirley. nps.gov Free. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Nov. 25.

Thanksgiving 2016 Turkey Trots on Long Island

By Natalie Coloprisco

Most people think of Thanksgiving as a day for food and family time, but for hundreds of thousands of people across the country, the holiday is also a time for competitive running.

These festive Thanksgiving Day races known as Turkey Trots are often tied to different charitable fundraisers, food drives and other good causes dovetailing with the season of giving.

What follows is a guide to 16 Turkey Trots on Long Island this weekend through Thanksgiving:

7th Annual Massapequa Park Turkey Trot
Brady Park, corner of Lake Shore Drive and Front Street, Massapequa Park. massapequaturkeytrot.com $15-$30. 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 19.

2016 Matthew’s Turkey Trot 5K & Chicken Run 1K
West Harbor Memorial Beach, West Harbour Dr., Oyster Bay. bayvilleny.gov $25-$30. 9 a.m. Nov. 19.

12th Annual Long Beach City Council Turkey Trot
New York Avenue & Boardwalk, Long Beach. runsignup.com $5-$30. 8:30 a.m. Nov. 20.

Stony Brook University’s 2016 Turkey Trot 5K
Nichols Road, Walter J Hawrys Campus Recreation Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu $15- $25. 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20.

36th Annual Shoreham Wading River Thanksgiving Day Races
Miller Avenue Elementary School, Miller Avenue, Shoreham glirc.com $15-$20. 8 a.m. Nov. 24.

40th Annual “Run for Fun” Turkey Trot
742 Montauk Hwy., Montauk. montaukchamber.com 8 a.m. Nov. 24.

9th Annual NRSP Foundation 1K Turkey Trot for Kids & 5K Run/Walk for the Park
Nissequogue River State Park, 799 Johnland Rd., Kings Park. ourstatepark.com $10. 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24.

TWF’s 2016 Thanksgiving Day Charity Run (Turkey Trot)
American Legion Hall, 1 Mill Dam Rd., Huntington. townwidefund.org $7-$40. 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24.

Garden City’s 2016 Turkey Trot
St. Paul’s School, 285 Stewart Ave., Garden City. gcturkeytrot.com $15-$35. 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24.

41st Annual Port Washington Thanksgiving Day 5 Mile Run (Turkey Trot)
Manorhaven Park, Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington. runsignup.com $25-$60. 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24

Massapequa’s 2016 Turkey Trot
John J. Burns Park, Merrick Road, Massapequa. turkeytrotmassapequa.com $10-$35. 8:30 a.m. Nov. 24

9th Annual Smiles Turkey Trot
Corey Beach Park, 1 Corey Ave., Blue Point. runsignup.com $10-$20. 8:45 a.m. Nov. 24

Smithtown Kickers Turkey Trot 2016
Smithtown Elementary School, 51 Lawrence Ave., Smithtown. smithtownkickers.com $10- $25. 9 a.m. Nov. 24.

11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Mattituck High School, Main Road, Mattituck. mufsd.com $15-$30. 9 a.m. Nov. 24.

North Shore Turkey Trot
North Shore Community Youth Organization, 200 Glen Head Rd., Glen Head. active.com $5-$25. Nov. 24.

13th Annual St. John the Baptist Run Your Turkey Off
St John the Baptist Diocesan High School, 1170 Montauk Hwy., West Islip. runsignup.com$25. 9 a.m. Nov. 25.

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events November 17–23

Long Island Concerts
Carcass and Deafheaven destroy The Emporium on Nov. 20! (Photo: Christopher Twarowski / Long Island Press)

Ainsley Earhardt
The co-host of Fox and Friends will be signing copies of her new children’s picture book Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream, a love note to her child and a reflection on her own childhood. Earhardt will read several selected passages as well as discuss the book’s genesis and purpose, sharing life lessons that parents can pass along to their children, in the hopes of helping their own little ones follow their own passions and achieve their dreams. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

The Big Party
As a “thank you” to all their friends and fans, Disco Unlimited will be hosting The Big Party in Westbury, where they are set to perform some of disco’s greatest hits. This six-piece disco tribute features powerful vocals, tight harmonies and dance grooves. Shake it, don’t break it! Also performing will be DJ Jenny Costa. Come get your boogie on and dance, dance, dance the night away! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

Carlos Mencia
Best known from Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia (2005-2008), the comedian recently returned to his stand-up roots, indiscriminately discriminating all races and ethnicities, without fear or favor. Get ready to laugh uncontrollably. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$44.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 17.

Murder Mystery: Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”
With the massive stone fireplace in Hempstead House’s Winter Living Room as the centerpiece of the stage set for this frightening murder mystery, the audience will feel as though they are a part of the play as they share this great space with the actors. But not everyone will survive, as the plot thickens, and the body count adds up, figuratively speaking, of course. The 2.5-hour play has two intermissions: The first will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and dessert and coffee will be served during the second. Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org $60-$75. Nov. 17-19.

Mary Poppins
A spoonful of sugar really does make the medicine go down, that is, if one prepares for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious night with Mary Poppins. When the wealthy but broken Banks family hire the quirky Mary as a nanny, things get fun and whimsical! With a pop of imagination, Mary is able to bring the family together to an understanding of each other’s feelings. Chim-Chim Cher-ee away! This timeless tale is sure to amaze and inspire! John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport engemantheater.com $71-$76. Nov. 17-Dec. 31.

Jarrod Spector: Jukebox Life
For six years, Spector played Frankie Valli, the lead in Jersey Boys. For three years, he played Barry Mann in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (for which he received a Tony Award nomination). With a red-hot seven-piece band along with unrivaled and often-embarrassing childhood archival footage, Jukebox Life traces Jarrod’s journey from Philly to Los Angeles to New York, through some terrible (and eventually less-terrible) auditions, to scoring the role, and, best of all, getting the girl of his dreams. This performance is part of the Poole Family Broadway Series, which is sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $45. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18

Tower of Power
This 10-piece brassy R&B band, which formed in 1968, boasts two saxophonists, a bassist, a drummer, a keyboardist, two trumpet players, a guitarist and two lead vocalists. Now they’re in town to perform their best-known songs, such as “So Very Hard to Go,” “You’re Still a Young Man” and “Down to the Nightclub.” Expect a whole lot of groovin’! Opening the show is Average White Band. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

10,000 Maniacs
Natalie Merchant may no longer front the alt-rock quintet from upstate Jamestown, but the group is still producing albums and performing their hits, including “Because The Night,” “These Are the Days” and “Candy Everybody Wants.” Give ’em what they want while the band tours to promote their latest album, Twice Told Tales, a full-length collection of traditional British Isles folk songs. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of Southern rock and blues hellraisers The Black Crowes’ indefinite hiatus (a group featuring Chris Robinson on vocals and brother Rich on guitar), Chris continues melding the realms of all that is supersonic and cataclysmic in rock. Touring in support of their latest drop, If You Lived Here, You Would Be Here By Now, this L.A.-based psychedelia-rock powerhouse has released four albums to critical success and always rock! Will they launch into The Crowes’ “Remedy,” just for old-time’s sake? Only one way to find out. Not to be missed. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $29.50-$45. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

The Dillinger Escape Plan
This mathcore band counts nearly 20 years of blast beats, off-time shredding and onstage pyrotechnics under their belt as they tour to promote their latest drop, Dissociation. Warming up the crowd are O’ Brother, Car Bomb and Cult Leader. Do not miss this gig! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15, $18 & $35. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Kerry Kearney
This Long Island blues legend, New York Blues Hall of Famer, and slide-guitar master plays and works his six-string to its virtuosic limits, creating sounds that amaze even the most seasoned musician or jaded music fan. His music features wailing upbeat styles of blues, guitar riffs and infectious rhythms. Get ready to rock! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Miles To Dayton
This harmonizing local folk band features a husband-wife singing duet who incorporate classical and funk, as well as improvising violin and cello players. They also rock out on the guitar, accordion and trumpet. Wait. Accordions? Trumpets? Gallons upon gallons of oh-so-healing caffeinated elixirs such as espressos, extra-larges, and lattes!? Oh, yeah! Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $10-$15. 8 p.m. Nov. 18.

Bret Ernst
This stand-up comic was one of the four comedians featured in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights–Hollywood to the Heartland. He is also known as host of the Oxygen channel series, Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too, a recurring character on the popular TV show Weeds, and guest star on CSI: NY. With all his great success, Ernst performs every show, big or small, with the same goal in mind: He wants to have his audience howling with laughter and rolling in the aisles with their sides splitting. This gig promises to do that and more. Wow. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $22. 8 p.m. Nov. 18, 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

Ion Dissonance
This five-piece Canadian deathcore band is known for their heavy groove-based style and unique sound featuring a 7-string guitar, dissonant tuning, syncopated drumming and unorthodox chords and time signatures. They’re currently touring to promote their latest release, Cast the First Stone. Supporting acts include Fit For An Autopsy, Great American Ghost, Of Feather & Bone, Iscariot and TheWarWithin. Hot damn, indeed. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15, $18 DOS. 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

The Brooklyn Bridge
Long Island Music Hall of Famers and diehard rock-and-rollers TBBB will be delivering their legendary heartfelt hits “Sixteen Candles” and “The Worst That Could Happen,” along with other gems from their seemingly endless, four decades-long career spent creating addictive melodies and seamless, ever-flowing harmonies. The late, great Johnny Maestro, we’re sure, will be singing along from the clouds, smiling beatifically in appreciation of the sublime. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts,71 East Main St, Patchogue $44-$64. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

Joe Bonamassa
Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano, Hammond organ), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, horn arrangements) and Paulie Cerra (saxophone), this must-catch gig will feature new songs (from Joe’s CD) alongside career-spanning favorites. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for a musical night to remember for the rest of your life. Don’t be square, be there! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $99.00-$125. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Vanilla Fudge
This legendary classic rock Long Island-based quartet is best known for bridging psychedelia and metal with their hits “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “Season of the Witch” and “Shotgun.” And their album, Spirit of ’67, released last year, proves that the group has no desire to stop creating, despite almost 50 years of making amazing music. Not to be missed. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Get The Led Out
This is the closest thing to seeing the almighty Led Zeppelin live, short of taking a time machine back to the ’70s or waiting for another rare reunion show from the original band’s surviving members. And why waste another moment expecting that to happen when this great band is knocking at your door? GTLO is billed as “the ultimate Led Zeppelin concert experience.” Just like the band GTLO is a tribute to, they regularly sell out large venues. Will they play “Dazed and Confused”? Will they use a violin bow!? Hope so. Only one way to find out. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $25-$40. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

This rocking band produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album and their million-selling gold single, “Dust in the Wind.” They also have their No. 1 hit, “Carry On, Wayward Son,” of course. Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, this band owned the charts, and put Kansas on the map of our pop-culture consciousness. It will definitely be a show that fans will not want to miss. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 & $89.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Signed to the Beatles’ Apple label in the late ’60s, Badfinger is known for hits with the Beatles such as “Come And Get It,” “Day After Day,” “No Matter What” and “Baby Blue,” which was the finale track for Breaking Bad. They also appeared on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, John Lennon’s Imagine, and Ringo Starr’s single “It Don’t Come Easy.” Will they launch into an unscripted, mega-jam-out rendition of “Blackbird” in homage to the Fab Four? Only one way to find out! Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45-$49. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

John Hiatt
On his most recent album, Terms Of My Surrender, he digs deep into acoustic blues, like only Hiatt can, with his gritty voice, killer guitar skills and masterful lyrics. This guy is a true artist and Long Island is lucky to have him–even if it’s just for one night! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $75-$95. 8 p.m. Nov. 19.

Trio Solisti
Hailed as “the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker, Trio Solisti proudly marks its 12th year as Ensemble-in-Residence at Adelphi University. They will celebrate the 14th season of Telluride MusicFest, an annual chamber music festival founded by the ensemble. Expect an absolutely unforgettable performance and a night replete with absolutely phenomenal musical virtuosity. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $35. 8 p.m. Nov. 19

The Trinity Tour
Legendary metal vocalists Geoff Tate of Queensryche fame, ex-Judas Priest front-man Tim “Ripper” Owens, and Blaze Bayley of Iron Maiden join forces for an incredible night of metal. Tate’s band, Operation: Mindcrime, has just released their newest album, Resurrection, and Owen’s other band, Charred Walls of the Damned, has just released Creatures Watching Over the Dead, so this show will be filled with new songs and novel collaborations of great hits. Freaking amazing! Also performing are Magus Beast and Black Dawn. $20, $25 DOS. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall: 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh muls.com 9 p.m. Nov. 19.

Reggae Explosion
This compilation of top performers includes Jamaican dancehall duo Tanto & Devonte, known for hits like “Everyone Falls in Love” and “Give It To Her.” Also performing will be Elephant Man, known for “Willie Bounce” and “Pon de River.” That’s in addition to Serani, known for involvement with Sean Paul in “The Trinity” and for hits like “Skip to my Luu” and “She Loves Me,” and Mr. Vegas, known for “Sweet Jamaica” and “Bruk It Down.” Can you say, “Irie!” Yah, man! Also performing are Sugar Bear, K Coneil, Kemar Highcon, Adventuous and Shane Hoosong. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $22, $30 DOS. 10 p.m. Nov. 19.

Thanksgiving Native American Feast
Hands-on activities during the weekend include pottery-making using ancient methods, primitive fire-building, and on-site open-fire cooking with samples, including their famous popcorn soup. There will also be authentic Native American food displays for nibblin’, along with artifacts and tool technology such as drilling in stone, face painting with natural pigments, and spear throwing using an atlatl. Films about Native American culture will also be shown throughout the day. Garvies Point Museum, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. www.garviespointmuseum.com $3 adults, $2 kids. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19, 20.

Photo Exhibit Openings
Three new photo exhibits will debut on the same day at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The first, “Ansel Adams: Sight and Feeling,” features works from the famed photographer’s collection that demonstrate how his intuitive and emotional response to the landscape resulted in powerful and enduring images. The second, titled “Light Works: 100 Years of Photos,” spans the history of photography, and includes the works of celebrated photographers from 1873 to 2000. The third, “New Photos: Long Island Collects,” presents a survey of photographic works from private collectors spanning the 1960s to present day. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. nassaumuseum.org $4-$12. Nov. 19-March 5.

Less Than Jake
This Florida-based third-wave ska quintet will perform all their must-get-up-off-my-tuckus-and-skank-skank-skank hits, including “She’s Gonna Break Soon,” “The Science of Selling Yourself Short” and “Look What Happened.” Warming up the crowd will be Mustard Plug and High School Football Heroes. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20, $25 DOS. 7 p.m. Nov. 20.

Not for the faint of heart, British extreme metal band Carcass are known for their gruesome album covers and morbid lyrics. Since their ’93 debut album Heartwork, they have continued to push the blood-soaked envelope, with songs like “Unfit for Human Consumption,” “Incarnated Solvent Abuse” and “The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills.” Too bad they couldn’t perform at the Republican National Convention! Supporting acts include Deafheaven and Inter Arma. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25, $28 DOS. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

Scott Stapp
Since another Creed reunion appears unlikely, you can catch the post-grunge rock band’s former frontman, who turned his Grammy Award-winning hit, “With Arms Wide Open,” into a charity. Supporting acts include Adelitas Way, Citizen Zero and Manafest. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15, $25, $30, $35 & $40. 8 p.m. Nov. 22.

Cherry’s In Season
This award-winning documentary chronicles a season in the life of legendary Fire Island club Cherry’s On The Bay, told through stories and memories. Stonewall shook the world and changed things forever. The LGBT revolution ignited there, and set the stage for a cultural shift. But before the riots, there was Cherry’s On the Bay, a safe haven where a man could be whoever he wanted to be, and a woman could be whatever she dreamed of. Director Dave Dodds and Producer Gina Scarda will be at the screening for a discussion afterward! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23.

This Arkansas-based prog band and two-time Grammy Award winner is coming to town to play all their hits, including “What You Want,” “Bring Me to Life” and “My Immortal.” Opening the show is Veridia. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $35, $50, $65 & $99. 8 p.m. Nov. 23.

Main Art: Carcass and Deafheaven destroy The Emporium on Nov. 20! (Photo: Christopher Twarowski / Long Island Press)

-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III

Long Island Doctor Who Convention Marks ‘Fantastic’ Fourth Year

Doctor Who
Fans of the sci-fi TV series Doctor Who dressed up as characters from the show during the fourth annual Long Island Doctor Who Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hauppauge on Nov. 11-13, 2016 (Long Island Press/Joe Nuzzo)

By Joe Nuzzo

Fans of the cult classic British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who traveled from across the country and the world to attend the fourth annual Long Island Doctor Who Convention over the weekend.

The convention featured three actors who have played the role of The Doctor over the years, as well as a variety of other notable guests who met fans at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hauppauge. The actors engaged in discussion panels, autograph signing and photo sessions with fans.

“It’s nice to welcome people from all over the country and all over the world to our home to show off Long Island and let them taste our food and drink our wine,” Ken Deep, the convention organizer, told the Press.

Droctor Who debuted on BBC in 1963, went off the air in ’89 and returned in 2005. Over the years, 13 actors have played The Doctor, a time-traveling alien on a mission to protect the human race in his TARDIS, his time machine and spaceship disguised as a police phone booth.

As the Press has previously reported, the LI Doctor Who convention, which debuted on the show’s 50th anniversary, is so popular that it outgrew its venue in its second year.

This year, about 1,500 attendees, many dressed in the costumes of their favorite characters from the show, attended the convention, which included a costume contest, discussion panels, gaming, celebrity meet-and-greets and other events that ran well after midnight on Friday and Saturday night before concluding on Sunday.

Of course, no such convention would be complete without a vendor floor selling Doctor Who collectibles, which this convention had in ample supply. The vendor floor featured a range of merchandise from jewelry, to t-shirts, to mystery prize boxes.

“One of the advantages to having a convention in a hotel is that fans can buy a collectible and bring it right back up to their room,” Deep said. “They don’t need to worry about carrying it around all day.”

Fans also had the chance to interact with and ask questions of celebrities without the feeling of being rushed, that is all too prevalent at bigger conventions.

“Our motto is up close and personal,” Deep said. “At the end of the day, the attendees at this convention had a wonderful experience with the celebrities they wanted to meet.”

L.I. Who 5 will be back next year November 10-12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge.

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events November 10–16

Justina Valentine
Singer/songwriter Justina Valentine will be setting Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville on fire Nov. 10! (Photo: Justina Valentine official Facebook profile)

Larry Kudlow
Conservative journalist and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow will be signing copies of his new book JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, discussing its inspiration, and reading passages. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Nov. 10.

Justina Valentine
Eclectic, raspy, and redheaded, Justina Valentine’s hip hop-and-soul-infused sound has gained her a variety of musical accolades, with such chart-topping collections as Valentine, Red Velvet and Scarlet Letter. Teaming up with big names such as Fetty Wap and Nick Cannon, her recent hit singles include “Candy Land,” “All the Way” and “Muse.” Her music has also been used in NBC Steven Spielberg hit Smash, VH1’s Mobwives, MTV’s True Life, Oxygen Network’s Running Russell Simmons, among other networks, and she has joined forces with rapper Mike Stud for two tours. Opening the show are Sarkazm, CuzOH, Wyman, Swindleville and Seyi. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12. 7 p.m. Nov. 10.

Toni Braxton
Best known for her No.1 hit single “Un-Break My Heart,” Toni Braxton has seen many accomplishments over the course of her career. Following the release of her first self-titled studio album, she went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide. Overall, she’s totaled more than 67 million records, won seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, and seven American Music Awards. Renowned one of the most unforgettable voices of this generation, her The Hits Tour features all of her most popular songs, including “Un-Break My Heart,” “Breathe Again,” and “Another Sad Love Song.” Be sure not to miss it! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$84.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 10.

Eric Paslay
At 15, Eric Paslay wrote his first song. The rest, as they say, is history. Whether he’s penning number-one hits for Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum, or captivating listeners with his own tunes, Eric Paslay is rocking the country music world with his soul-searching lyrics and on-stage charm. No longer the guy behind the scenes, Paslay has taken centerstage with last year’s eponymous record. With so much radio airplay, “Friday Night” is sure to be a singalong and “Song About a Girl” will have everyone on  their feet. Don’t miss Paslay live—he loves to entertain, and it shows. Warming up the crowd are Runaway June and Courtney Cole. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20, $24 DOS. 8 p.m. Nov. 10.

Originally formed in 1997, these rockers have seen several lineup changes, and following the replacement of their then-guitarist and lead singer, the band released their debut The Underdog EP in 2002. They’ve gone on to produce nine additional albums, including their most recent, final drop, Yellowcard. Their accompanying final world tour simply titled The Final World Tour, which includes the performance of album Ocean Avenue in its entirety, and will undoubtedly be bittersweet, but one thing is for sure: They will put on one hell of a show, and go out with a bang. With Like Torches & Dryjacket. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$60. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

Oogee Wawa
This Long Island-based alternative reggae hip-hop fusion band is known for their feel-good music, which captivates a wide range of fans, and for performing with national touring acts, such as Badfish, Sublime with Rome, and Rusted Roots. In 2012, they were named the Best Touring Act at the LA Music Awards. They also won first place at the indie Music Fest in Las Vegas. They are set to rock tunes off of their three albums, including the latest, More Sand Than Money. Get ready for a night of pure fun, as Oogee Wawa inspires the desire to party! With Pasadena, Samurai Pizza Cats, and Carrie & The Cats. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

Three Dog Night
Now in their fourth decade, Three Dog Night are simply musical legends. Formed in 1967, these rockers scored 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, with three of those rising to number one. Some of these popular hits include “Joy to the World,” “Mamma Told Me Not to Come” and “Easy to Be Hard.” Recently, Three Dog Night released their first double-A sided single in nearly 25 years. Since 1986, they have performed more than 2,200 shows and two Super Bowls. Get ready to dance and sing “Till The World Ends,” among many other classics. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $55-$85. 8 p.m. Nov. 11.

The Art of Tea
On January 3, 2015, Ms. Silvious launched the visual project “363 Days of Tea,” a daily record of her impression of the moment, altering tea bags to create a new work of art each day. She draws, paints, prints and collages moody, evocative, and sometimes whimsical art on used teabag paper. Her book about this imaginative, caffeine-laden project is titled 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Teabags, and she’ll be reading passages from it and speaking about its genesis. American Legion Hall, 115 Southern Parkway, Plainview. www.licg.org Free. 7 p.m. Nov. 10.

Sarabeth Levine
This award-winning restaurateur and author will be signing purchased copies of her new cookbook Levine’s Good Morning Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch, and Baking, as a a series of special events marking the celebration of the completion of major renovations at the store hosting this mouth-watering literary event. Lord & Taylor, 1200 Franklin Ave., Garden City. lordandtaylor.com Free. 12 p.m Nov. 11.

Brother Dave And The Brave
This guitarist and vocalist truly defies categorization, as his roots and blues music contains a bit of country, rock and jazz. Since a teenager, Brother Dave has been gigging with bands all over the East Coast and rocking all kinds of venues. Currently, he’s touring as both a solo artist and with his band, The Brave. No matter what your taste in music, no matter who you are, or how old you are, Brother Dave and The Brave is definitely an act that cannot be missed! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. Nov. 11.

Sleeping with Sirens
Led by singer Kellin Quinn, these hellraisers are known for creating a whirlwind of emotion within their music. Since their formation in 2009, they have released four full-length albums and one acoustic EP. They rose to fame with their 2010 hit single “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn,” and have continued on a path of success ever since. Sleeping with Sirens just finished a very successful headlining run on the Vans Warped Tour, where they attracted more than 10,000 fans at every performance. Their End The Madness tour will certainly drive you crazy—a good kind of crazy, of course. Do not miss this concert! With State Champs, Tonight Alive & Waterparks. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50-$49.50. 7 p.m. Nov. 12.

American Classics
A presentation of quintessential scores by two of our country’s most important composers, Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland, among the many highlights of this evening is Barber’s eloquent “Concerto for Violin,” with the exceptional Metropolitan Opera violinist, Wen Qian, as the soloist. A presentation of Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait will include local movie star Steve Guttenberg delivering a dramatic meditation on our democracy. The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org Free. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.

Dom Irrera
Acclaimed stand-up comedian Dom Irrera draws much of his material from stories of his childhood growing up in a large multi-generational Italian American family, which has earned him a place among a list of the top 100 comics, as voted by Comedy Central. With appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Tonight Show, and Late Show with David Letterman, as well as various TV cameos on Seinfeld and other sitcoms, Irrera has spread his relaxed yet charismatic stage presence and funny family metaphors to countless living rooms across the country, and consequently spread resounding laughter, as well. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $25. 7, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 12.

Ani DiFranco
The folk/punk singer/songwriter/guitarist and self-proclaimed “Righteous Babe” is at it again, hitting the road to promote her newest album, Allergic to Water. This politically minded, thought-provoking performer promises to be anything but boring as she explores her younger wild-child ways that pushed boundaries while remaining fiercely independent, and staying married to the indie label she started (Righteous Babe Records), even as the big wigs of the major record companies came sniffing around when she hit major popularity in clubs and coffeehouses in the ’90s. In this album, she’s mellower, and more chill and laid-back, but she still showcases the intricate provocative verse/guitar lick overlap that made her the icon she is. Not to be missed. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. landmarkonmainstreet.org $42-$62. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.

Steve Vai
Selling more than 15 million records, three-time Grammy Award winner and 15-time nominee guitarist Steve Vai is known for his highly individualistic heavy rock/metal presence. Voted 10th greatest guitarist by Guitar World magazine, Vai has also released eight solo albums including legendary hits such as “For the Love of God,” “Tender Surrender” and “Building the Church.” In addition to headlining international tours, Vai also designed the first commercially produced seven-string guitar, the Ibanez Universe. Shredding out on his Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour, you most definitely do not want to miss this gig! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $45-$55. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.

Dave Mason
One of the living legends of English rock, Dave Mason has collaborated with a host of artists over his storied career, from Jimi Hendrix to Michael Jackson. Get ready as he performs Traffic hits from the late ’60s, including the smashes “Feelin’ Alright” and “Hole in My Shoe” along with his solo work from his four decade-long career. With enough album cuts to last the whole evening, this “Traffic Jam” will feel like anything but one. Definitely not like sitting in your ride stuck on the LIE going nowhere at rush hour! With Dave Mason at the wheel, you know you’re in for truly great ride wherever he decides to go! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $55-$80. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.

Livingston Taylor
With an impressive 40-year career encompassing countless performances, songwriting credits, and teaching gigs, current Berklee College of Music professor Livingston Taylor first picked up the guitar at age 13, with a record launch at age 18. Equally at home in genres of folk, gospel, jazz, and pop, Livingston has produced hits like “I Can Dream of You,” “Boatman,” and “I Will Be in Love With You,” and continues to be a natural performer, peppering his shows with anecdotes, stories, and his trademark warmth that connects him to fans. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.

The Machine Tribute to Pink Floyd
One of the oldest and purest of the Pink Floyd tribute bands based in America, The Machine has been playing on the Dark Side of the Moon since 1988, when New York-based musicians Tahrah Cohen and Joe Pascarell first started to think Pink. Now Cohen has been joined onstage by Adam Minkoff, Ryan Ball and Scott Chasolen. As Spin magazine put it, they sound “exactly” like the legendary band. These guys are devoted, delving into 16 albums of material to come up with the perfect playlist. They’ll unleash requests, too. Once they performed songs from A to Z, in order, and they’ve also done gigs accompanied by full symphony orchestras. As Rolling Stone magazine’s Matt Diehl put it, “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.” No Wall is too high or too far for this foursome to top. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $20-$59.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
This musical from the Director (Steve Steiner) and star (Todd Meredith) of the national touring production about the rockabilly legend that changed the course of music history is set to amaze and inspire! Expect all the classics: “Oh Boy!” “That’ll be The Day!” “Peggy Sue!” “Not Fade Away” and so many more! Not to be missed. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

That of A Lion
A five-piece hailing from New Jersey, That of a Lion released their debut EP Dead Weight in August 2014 and have not stopped since. Describing themselves as “progressive metalcore,” the band aims to give its fans high energy complex compositional music, and will undoubtedly be unleashing tunes off their recent drop Amalgamation, too. With openers: Onto Carthage, Anahata, Adix, Acicula, & False Gods. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10, $12 DOS. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

This is the world premiere of a film about the journey of a Colombian man who emigrated to the United States with his younger brother, who sought to be reunited with their parents. The undocumented immigrant went on to study at Princeton, graduate from Harvard Medical School, and is now at the top of his profession as a cardiac surgeon on Long Island. Truly inspiring. Meet filmmakers Patricia Shih and Greg Blank, and subject Harold Fernandez in person for a Q&A afterwards. Not to be missed. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$22. 8:15 p.m. Nov. 13.

Sublime with Rome
Eric Wilson, the original bassist for Sublime, collaborates with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez to perform the band’s ska hits—”What I Got,” “Santeria” and “Doin’ Time,” to name a few—in place of the late lead singer, Bradley Nowell, who died of a heroin overdose 20 years ago last month at the age of 28. Opening the show are The Skints. Will they play fan fave “Bad Fish”? Only one way to find out. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$99. 8 p.m. Nov. 14.

Robert Wagner
Television and movie actor Robert Wagner will be signing his new book I Loved Her In The Movies, discussing its inspiration, and reading passages. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Nov. 15

Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier
Native American activist Leonard Peltier has spent over 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. This documentary is an intimate exploration of the circumstances surrounding the incarceration of this Native American activist. Appearing for a Q&A will be filmmaker Suzie Baer, Native American Rights Activist John Kane, and Peltier’s lawyers. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Fitz & The Tantrums
With chart-topping hits such as “MoneyGrabber” and “Don’t Work It Out,” Indie pop/neo soul band Fitz & the Tantrums has gained a cult following among young alternative fans. With the release of a  popular self-titled third album this past June, this band’s fame has skyrocketed even more with single “HandClap” being the #1 most added on alternative radio for three weeks in a row and in Spotify’s Top 5 viral hits. The band has explored complex themes, such as “primal sexual desire” and “the need to belong,” and has collaborated with big names including Twenty One Pilots, Sia, and Panic! At the Disco. With Barns Courtney The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$50. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

Main Art: Singer/songwriter Justina Valentine will be setting Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville on fire Nov. 10! (Photo: Justina Valentine official Facebook profile)

-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III

Donald Trump Wins US Presidential Election

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Voters want him to make America great again.

Billionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump won his bid for the presidency following an often vitriolic campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former U.S. Secretary of State, First Lady, and U.S. Senator from New York, claiming perhaps the largest upset in American political history just before 3 a.m. following a congratulatory phone call from Clinton.

“I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. I mean, she fought very hard,” Trump told supporters at the Hilton Midtown in Manhattan. “We owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. I mean that very sincerely.

“Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division,” he continued. “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all of Americans, and this is so important to me.

“Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream,” Trump added.

Trump’s triumph capped a divisive campaign that revealed deep fissures in American politics and exposed just how divided the country remains after the election of its first black president.

Clinton had been favored to defeat her Republican challenger Donald J. Trump from the outset. But as Election Day drew closer, the polls tightened, with Trump outperforming Clinton in several key battleground states. Her shrinking lead coincided with FBI Director James Comey’s ambiguously worded letter announcing the agency had uncovered new emails related to Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.

After an uneasy few days, the Clinton camp, along with her Democratic surrogates, relentlessly questioned Comey’s motives—and even drew comparisons to the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, who was notorious for his politically motivated investigations into anti-war activists and civil rights leaders.

That there was yet another obstacle thrown at Clinton or Trump was of no surprise, given how this tumultuous race for the White House had already set a new low for divisiveness. Even before the so-called “October Surprise”—which included thousands of leaked emails from Clinton and her campaign officials—the election had already been defined by scandal and apocalyptic undertones.

The toxic nature of the election extended past US borders, with claims of Russian meddling in a bid to delegitimize American democracy. Indeed, one of President-elect Trump’s first congratulatory calls was from Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin.

The businessman and reality TV star led an insurgent campaign that attracted populist appeal. It was obvious from the beginning of Trump’s candidacy that this would be a campaign unlike any other in modern US history.

When Trump announced his race at Trump Tower in New York City in June 2016, he effectively set the stage for nationalistic upheaval, excoriating Mexico for sending “rapists” and “murderers” to the US—a comment that would bedevil his campaign in the face of an increasingly diverse electorate. He vowed to have America’s neighbor to the south pay for a wall—“a beautiful wall”—to blunt immigrants from entering the country. Later, he said he’d ban Muslims from entering the US following several deadly attacks abroad.

Trump was accused of being many things along the way: a demagogue, a misogynist, an Islamophobe and a racist. But his supporters, many of whom were skeptical of mainstream media, either didn’t care or viewed the attacks as a nefarious effort to derail their candidate. Trump’s ability to shrug off criticism about his inflammatory remarks earned him the nickname “Teflon Don,” and his supporters celebrated his lack of decorum—which they perceived as a direct challenge to political correctness run amok.

Considered a long shot, Trump bludgeoned his fellow opponents like a battering ram buoyed by an ever-growing constituency. He ridiculed more polished politicians like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas) on his way to earning the nomination for president.

Trump’s populist message became a rallying cry for millions of Americans—mostly white—and many working class men and women who had developed a deep mistrust of the central powers in Washington, D.C.

And his supporters responded. They poured into his rallies by the thousands, collectively participating in a call-and-response chant led by Trump himself. He’d ask: Who’s going to pay for the wall? “Mexico!” they’d roar. When his supporters attacked the media—which they saw as part and parcel of a “rigged” system corrupting America—Trump obliged, often pointing in the direction of the media during his rallies, prompting loud boos and sometimes derogatory remarks.

The GOP standard-bearer was often dogged by his own distractions, many of which were self-inflicted. He had to answer questions about the investigation into Trump University, the Trump Foundation, accusations that for years he had stiffed vendors and, most notably, sexual assault allegations from more than a dozen of women.

When a videotape came out of Trump on “Access Hollywood” brazenly discussing how his celebrity allowed him to inappropriately touch women with impunity, it threatened to deal a divisive blow to his campaign. And while Trump was damaged by the leak, it was not the knockout blow some suspected–and his opposition had hoped. And that’s perhaps due to the constant drip of leaks targeting Clinton, who was still hampered by her previous use of a private email server while she was the nation’s chief diplomat.

The majority of the country viewed both candidates unfavorably, which would not bode well, no matter the outcome.

Now it’s up to Trump to unite a divided nation—one that has seemingly become more racially divided and skeptical of the country’s two-party system than it’s been in many years.

Suozzi Wins Israel’s Vacant Seat, LI’s Congressional Incumbents Re-elected

By Rashed Mian and Christopher Twarowski

Former Democratic Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi defeated New York State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury) in the most closely watched Congressional race on Long Island Tuesday night, winning the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington).

Suozzi, a two-term county exec and ex-Glen Cove city mayor, ran on a platform championing the middle class, gun control, job creation and clean energy, painting himself as an environmentalist and ethics reformer who had challenged the status quo in Albany with his so-called “Fix Albany” initiative. He will represent New York’s Third Congressional District, which spans northeastern Queens, the North Shore of Nassau County and northwestern Suffolk.

Suozzi defeated Martins 48 to 44 percent, according to unofficial election results tallied by the New York State Board of Elections. The other four incumbent members of Congress that represent Long Island all won re-election.

Martins, a three-term state senator, former Mineola village mayor and self-professed fiscal conservative, ran on a platform centered around repealing Obamacare, but he also pledged to fight for issues important to Long Islanders, such as protecting the region’s precious waterways. Martins gave up his seat to run, but now, according to news reports, he’s being touted as a likely Republican candidate for Nassau County executive. Replacing Martins in Albany will be Elaine Phillips, Republican mayor of Flower Hill Village, who edged out Democrat Adam Haber.

The four additional Congressional races on LI turned out as expected. U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) handily defeated Suffolk County Legis. DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville), the presiding officer of the legislature; U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) easily overcame a challenge from Democrat Anna Throne-Holst, the ex-Southampton Town Supervisor; U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) successfully won her first re-election bid over Republican challenger David Gurfein; and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens), whose district includes a sliver of western Nassau County, secured a 10th term over Republican Michael O’Reilly of Queens.

Earlier this year Israel, who had held his seat since 2001, announced his decision to retire so he could pursue a career as a novelist and author. He’s published his first novel, a political satire called The Global War on Morris, in 2014.

While Suozzi was Nassau County executive in 2006, he launched an ill-fated gubernatorial Democratic candidacy against then-New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who later left the governor’s mansion in scandal. In 2009, Suozzi lost his re-election bid in a nail-biter to Ed Mangano, who was a Republican legislator. Then in 2013, Suozzi tried to regain his old post by running against Mangano but this time the incumbent Republican won decisively. Now Mangano is embattled, having recently been arrested with his wife Linda on federal corruption charges in a bribery scheme.

Celebrating his election night victory at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho, Suozzi reportedly told the crowd, “Everybody loves a comeback story.”

More than $1.2 million in outside money had been spent by both sides in this contest, according to news reports.

“The results are in and unfortunately we’ve come up short,” said Martins in his concession statement.  “I congratulate Tom Suozzi on a hard-fought victory and wish him well.”

Long Island Voter’s Guide 2016


Long Island voters will cast their ballots Tuesday picking not only the next president of the United States, but also their Congressional and New York State legislative representatives.

The races up for grabs include New York’s U.S. Senate seat, all five members of the U.S. House of Representatives for LI, plus the nine state Senators and 22 members of the state Assembly that represent the region in Albany.

What follows is a guide to these candidates. Polls are open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 8. To find your local polling place, contact the Nassau or Suffolk board of elections.

C = Conservative
D = Democrat
G = Green
I = Independence
L = Libertarian
R = Republican
TRP = Tax Revolt Party
WEP = Women’s Equality Party
WF = Working Families Party


Hillary Clinton/Timothy Kaine
(D, WEP, WF)
Clinton, 69, an Illinois native, is making her second run for the White House after losing the 2008 Democratic presidential primary to then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who later appointed her Secretary of State. Prior to serving five years as the nation’s top diplomat until 2013, she was twice elected as the junior U.S. Senator representing New York beginning in 2000. She and her family moved to Westchester after the second term of her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The former First Lady touts her three decades of government experience, beginning when Bill was first elected governor of Arkansas, where she secured funding for rural health clinics, among other initiatives. She favors passing gun safety legislation, addressing student loan debt, criminal justice reform, equal pay for women, a woman’s right to choose and improving the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. If elected, she would be the first female president in American history. Her running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), is the former governor of Virginia. Their campaign slogan is “Stronger Together.”

Donald Trump/Michael Pence
(R, C)
Trump, 70, who was born in Queens, has repeatedly explored running for president over the past three decades, but this year marks the first time he won a major party’s nomination. The billionaire developer has had myriad businesses—beauty pageants, sports ventures and sold a long list of consumer products—before becoming star in 2003 of NBC’s The Apprentice, a reality show in which contestants vied to work for Trump, until the network ended his contract last year. On the campaign, he touts his business experience as giving him the skills needed to boost the economy. He favors making Mexico pay for construction of a wall along the southern border of the US, temporarily banning Mulsims from countries impacted by terrorism from entering the nation and renegotiating trade deals such as NAFTA. He opposes a woman’s right to choose, gun control legislation and supports repealing Obamacare. If elected, he would be both the oldest and the richest president in American history. His running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, previously served a decade in Congress. Their campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again.”

Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka
Stein, 66, an Illinois native living in Massachusetts, is making her second run for the presidency as the Green Party candidate, after coming in fourth with 0.4 percent of the popular vote in the 2012 elections. She is a retired internist who previously served as a town representative in Lexington, Mass. Over the past 14 years she has also run for Congress, secretary of state for Massachusetts as well as governor of that state twice. Her platform is to end the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels by transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, requiring labels on products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), ending poverty, establishing a single-payer health care system, criminal justice reform and making public college tuition free. If elected, she would be the first female president in American history. Her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, is an international human rights activist. Their campaign slogan is “People, Planet & Peace Over Profit.”

Gary Johnson/Bill Weld
(L, I)
Johnson, 63, a North Dakota native, is a former two-term governor of New Mexico making his second run for the presidency as the Libertarian Party candidate, after coming third in the 2012 elections with 1 percent of the popular vote. He is also running on the Independence Party line. Before he became governor, he led a construction company. After he left office, he advocated for civil rights, launched a Super PAC called Our America Initiative and became CEO of Nevada-based Cannabis Sativa Inc., medical marijuana company. His proposals include implementing term limits for members of Congress, criminal justice reform, creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, legalizing marijuana, cutting wasteful spending and backing a woman’s right to choose. If elected, he would be the first president from New Mexico. His running mate is Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts. Their campaign slogan is “Our Best America Yet.”

U.S. Senate

Charles Schumer
(D, WF, WEP, I)
This three-term, Brooklyn-born senior senator representing New York began his career in elected office as an Assemblyman and later a Congressman before he unseated U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY) in 1999. He is expected to become next year the Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate, where he’s hopeful his party will recapture the majority from the GOP. Schumer, 65, who still uses a flip phone and is frequently seen pressing the flesh at local street fairs, is known for holding weekly Sunday news conferences focusing on issues that affect constituents, such as consumer scams, health scares or terrorism threats. His priorities include making college more affordable, investing in infrastructure projects, improving mass transit and securing federal funding for water quality monitoring at beaches.

Wendy Long
(R, C, REF)
This 56-year-old Massachusetts native and litigator from New York City unsuccessfully tried in 2012 to unseat then-freshman U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Before running for office, she was a law clerk for several federal judges, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who she helped found the conservative Judicial Crisis Network. She was also a legal advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and was a spokeswoman for two U.S. Senators. She is running on a platform of repealing Obamacare, cleaning up corruption in government, ending Common Core in schools, cutting taxes and rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure. If elected, she pledges that she will only run for re-election once and serve no more than two six-year terms.

Robin Laverne Wilson 
Wilson, 42, is a Detroit native currently living in Brooklyn who’s making her first run for elected office. In addition to pursuing her master’s degree in applied theater, she has been community organizer for various progressive groups, including The Opportunity Agenda, the Neighborhoods First Alliance and the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center. She is a believer in using art to make social change. Her platform includes proposals to better protect the environment, transparency in policing, student and mortgage debt relief, universal access to housing and healthcare, ending mass surveillance, gender and LGBTQ equality and legalizing marijuana.

Alex Merced
Merced, 31, of Brooklyn, is involved in both the Brooklyn and Manhattan chapters of the Libertarian Party. This first-time candidate is also the founder of a Media/Marketing consulting company called Merliva LLC. His policy platform includes fighting for health care reforms that empower consumers and fighting against intervening in international affairs of foreign nations. Merced is pro-life, but does not believe in government prohibition of abortion. He supports LGBTQ equality as well as reforming the criminal justice, welfare, immigration and banking systems. He opposes a federal minimum wage as well as government involvement in the education and housing sectors.

U. S. House of Representatives


Lee Zeldin
(R, C, I, REF)
This 36-year-old freshman Congressman from Shirley, Iraq War veteran and former two-term New York State Senator represents the East End of LI, plus the Town of Brookhaven, since unseating his Democratic predecessor on his second try two years ago. He serves on the foreign affairs, veterans’ affairs and transportation and infrastructure committees. He is pro-life and supports repealing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. He opposes gun control and amnesty for undocumented immigrants. He recently passed legislation to help combat the heroin crisis.

Anna Throne-Holst
(D, WF, WEP)
This 56-year-old Sag Harbor resident and ex-Southampton Town Supervisor touts that she cut the town’s debt, uncovered mismanagement of funds and restored the town’s credit rating to the highest- possible status. She helped establish Stony Brook University’s New York State Clean Water and Technology Center, where researchers study nitrogen in Long Island’s water. Before she took office, she co-founded the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, which provides early education to students in need. She is pro-choice, favor gun control and back increasing the accessibility of childhood education.

Peter King
(R, C, REF, TRP)
King, 72, of Seaford, is running for his 13th term representing the South Shore of eastern Nassau and western Suffolk counties. As chairman of the subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence and member of the homeland security committee, which he previously chaired, he is regularly seen on TV discussing national security issues. Over the years, he broke with his party to help pass the $50 billion Sandy aid package and to extend the Zadroga Act that provides medical benefits to first responders suffering from illnesses stemming from their work at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

DuWayne Gregory
(D, WF, I, WEP)
This 47-year-old Amityville resident is an Army veteran and presiding officer of the Democrat-controlled Suffolk County Legislature. He was first elected in a 2008 special election and ran unopposed last year for re-election. During his time in office, he has passed legislation big and small—from creating a gun-offender registry to enabling live webcasting of legislative meetings. If elected to Congress, Gregory said he will work to restore Pell grants to help college students with the cost of tuition, legislation that ensures women are paid the same rate as men and improving veteran services.


Jack Martins
(R, C, REF)
Martins, 49, of Old Westbury, is an ex-Mineola village mayor and three-term New York State Senator representing central Nassau. He is running for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), whose district spans the North Shore of eastern Queens, Nassau and western Suffolk. In the state Senate, where he chairs the labor committee, Martins opposed the MTA Payroll Tax, sponsored the School Bus Mandate Relief Act and co-sponsored measures to require insurance to cover autism treatments. If elected, he said he favors repealing Obamacare, reducing airplane noise on the North Shore and protecting LI’s waterways.

Thomas Suozzi
The 54-year-old ex-Glen Cove city mayor, one-time gubernatorial candidate and former two-term Nassau County executive was the first Democrat in decades to hold that title. During his tenure as county exec, Suozzi renovated the county’s capitol building, successfully lobbied for a New York State two-percent property tax cap and got a cap on local Medicaid expenses before he was unseated in ’09 and lost a rematch against his successor in ’13. He later became an attorney in private practice. If elected, he said his priorities include reinvesting in the nation’s infrastructure, improving Obamacare and fighting climate change.

Kathleen Rice
(D, WEP)
The 51-year-old freshman Congresswoman from Garden City who represents the southwestern third of Nassau previously served nine years as Nassau County district attorney and once ran for New York State Attorney General. Like her predecessor, retired U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola), Rice supports banning assault weapons and universal background checks for gun buyers. She also supports raising the minimum wage, equal pay for women and making college more affordable. The most notable piece of legislation she’s proposed would require automakers to be equipped with anti-DWI technology within 10 years, if passed. She sits on the homeland security committee.

David Gurfein
(R, C, REF, TRP)
Gurfien, 51, of Great Neck, is president of a wellness company and a retired U.S. Marine veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although this is his first run for office, he touts his experience as a congressional liaison for the military as giving him the experience needed. He favors limiting congressional members’ terms to three and fining companies that outsource American jobs overseas. He opposes expanding background checks for gun purchases and closing the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility. He supports limiting domestic surveillance, but only if America military forces destroy enough terrorist groups abroad first.
Gregory Meeks
(D, WEP)
Meeks, 63, of St. Albans, is a former New York City prosecutor running for his 10th term. He has represented the 5th District, which includes parts of western Nassau, since the map was redrawn 2013 and has represented southeastern Queens since ‘98. He sits on the financial services and foreign affairs committees. Among the laws he got passed was one that increased consumers protections to better prevent identity theft. Meeks favors raising the minimum wage, enacting gun control legislation and is pro-choice, having voted against the prohibition of late-term abortions in ’03.

Mike O’Reilly
(R, C)
This 58-year-old attorney, ex-airline pilot and former U.S. Marine from Broad Channel is making his first run for office. He supports increasing scrutiny of immigrants, creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and expanding the wall along the nation’s southern border. O’Reilly is opposed to Common Core and wants to make college tuition more affordable. If elected, he plans to fight for term limits for members of Congress and spend more time in the community working with constituents on issues that affect local residents.

Frank Francois
This 51-year-old insurance specialist from Queens Village is a former Queens Democratic Committeeman making his first run for office. Since his 16-year-old son was an innocent bystander killed in a shooting, he has advocated for ways to reduce gun violence in the community. He also favors the creation of local oversight boards to investigate allegations of police brutality, switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy, free health care for all Americans and decriminalizing the use of marijuana. If elected, he also would focus on improving education, housing and creating more economic opportunities.

New York State Senate

Kenneth LaValle
(R,C,I, REF)
LaValle, 77, of Port Jefferson, is running for his 21st term representing the East End. He has chaired higher education committee for more than three decades, authored the historic Pine Barrens Preservation Act of 1993 and is credited with getting state money to help Stony Brook University build its new computer science building and a burn unit at SBU’s Medical School.

Gregory-John Fischer
This 58-year-old Calverton resident is a business consultant and perennial candidate who unsuccessfully ran for Riverhead Town Supervisor, Town Tax Assessor, Riverhead school board and New York State comptroller. If elected, he plans to fight for gender equality, children’s rights, ending political cross-endorsements that deny voters choices and improving the way East End farms get their product to market.


John Flanagan
Flanagan, 55, of Smithtown, served 16 years in the state Assembly before being elected to the state Senate seat representing the North Shore of central Suffolk. He became majority leader last year. As ex-chairman of the education committee, one of his priorities is the fair distribution of state aid to schools. He took the lead in banning the sale of salvia divinorum, synthetic marijuana and “bath salts,” as well as legislation to help crack down on illegally prescribed painkillers.

Peter Magistrale
Magistrale, 25, of Saint James, is an accountant making his first run for office. He supports campaign finance reform to allow publicly financed campaigns as a way to combat the influence of wealthy donors in politics. He also backs reforming Common Core as well as investing in renewable energy. If elected, he would encourage the state to ferret out an estimated $2 billion in annual Medicaid fraud and use the savings to make college more affordable.

Stephen Ruth
This 42-year-old Centereach man who works in real estate is known as the “Red Light Robin Hood.” That’s because he is facing prison time after Suffolk police arrested him repeatedly over the past year for vandalizing right light cameras, which he believes were installed to generate government revenue rather than increase driver safety and should be removed. Among his priorities are ending Common Core and cleaning up public corruption in Albany.


Tom Croci
(R, C, I, REF)
Croci, 44, of Sayville, is a freshman state Senator representing central Suffolk’s South Shore, ex-Islip town supervisor and a U.S. Navy reservist twice deployed to Afghanistan. He chairs the committees on ethics as well as veterans, homeland security and military affairs. Bills he’s proposed would make killing a service member first-degree murder, discounting mass-transit fares for veterans and defunding municipalities that don’t turn undocumented immigrants over the federal authorities.

John DeVito
(D, WF)
A Mastic Beach native, DeVito, 25, is a law school student making his first run for elected office. Aside from volunteering as a Democratic committeeman, he has also worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Special Victims Bureau. If elected, he would work to repeal Common Core, ban outside income for state lawmakers and curb the influence of special interest groups in Albany.

Joseph Fritz
Fritz is a 71-year-old private attorney and Democratic committeeman from Brentwood who has run for various elected offices over the years. He was previously elected to the Brentwood school board. He also served as a hearing officer for the district and Nassau County. If elected to the state Senate, Fritz intends to use the position to bring more resources to communities that have been left out in the past.


Phil Boyle
(R, C, I, REF)
Boyle, 53, of Bay Shore, was a state Assemblyman for 14 years before winning a state Senate seat four years ago. He chairs the commerce, economic development and small business committee. A law he got passed this year allows the adoption of dogs and cats retired from scientific research. He has proposed increasing penalties for the use of automated concert ticket purchasing software and repealing a law mandating tattoo artists use single-use ink packets, driving up costs.

John Alberts
This 32-year-old North Babylon resident and senior clerk at the Suffolk Board of elections  who challenged Boyle two years ago is not actively campaigning.


Carl Marcellino
(R,C,I, REF)
Marcellino, 73, of Syosset, is running for his 11th full term since winning the seat representing the North Shore of western Suffolk and eastern Nassau in 1995. He was first elected to public service as the Oyster Bay town clerk. He chairs the education committee and co-chairs the transportation committee. Among the latest laws he got passed was one that curtailed light pollution emanating from state-owned buildings and a law banning the use of hands-free cell phone devices for drivers with learners’ permits.

James Gaughran
(D, WF, WEP)
Gaughran, 59, of Northport, is an attorney, Suffolk County Water Authority chairman, former Huntington town councilman and ex-Suffolk legislator. In addition to an unsuccessful run for county comptroller, this is his second bid for state Senate. If elected, he would focus on banning outside income for state lawmakers and prohibiting lawmakers from spending campaign funds on personal expenses. He would also work to focus tax dollars on public schools instead of charter schools and getting rid of Common Core.


Kemp Hannon
(R, C, I, REF, TRP)
Hannon, 70, of Garden City, is running for his 16th term representing the state Senate district that includes central-western Nassau. He previously served a dozen years in the state Assembly. A long-serving chair of the health committee, he’s claimed credit for drafting legislation regarding drug-insurance programs for the elderly as well as an assisted living program, plus helping enact Child Health Plus and extending insurance coverage for autism, prostate and breast cancer screenings.

Ryan Cronin
(D, WF, WEP)
This 35-year-old attorney from Garden City is mounting a rematch after unsuccessfully trying to unseat Hannon four years ago. If elected, he’ll work to close the “LLC loophole” that allows wealthy individuals to avoid campaign donation spending caps by hiding behind secretive limited liability corporations. He would also work to pass a bill that would require safe storage for all guns. He also supports eliminating Common Core.


Adam Haber
(D, WF, WEP)
Haber, 49, of East Hills, is a businessman, longtime Roslyn School Board member and former Nassau Interim Finance Authority director. He previously lost bids for Nassau executive and state Senate. He’s running a second time for the seat being vacated by outgoing state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury). He touts his business experience as giving him the credentials need to create jobs and manage budgets. If elected, his priorities include women’s equality, combating corruption in Albany and fighting climate change by switching to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

Elaine Phillips
(R, C, I, REF)
This 56-year-old Manhasset resident is the mayor of the Village of Flower Hill and a former Wall Street financial analyst. Her priorities include fighting the opioid epidemic by increasing access to drug rehabilitation and fighting gang violence by increasing anti-gang education and giving law enforcement the resources they need to stop the flow of illegal guns from other states, where the majority of firearms used in crime originate. Phillips also has plans to boost tax credits in order to make child care more affordable for middle class families.


Michael Venditto
(R, C, I, REF, TRP)
Venditto, 33, of Massapequa, is a freshman senator representing southeast Nassau and southwest Suffolk. He is an ex-Nassau legislator, former legal counsel to Hempstead Town Board and son of Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, who recently pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. He chairs the consumer protection committee. Laws he got passed include a measure requiring nail salon trainees to register with the state. Among his the bills he’s proposed is one giving the Freeport Armory to the Village of Freeport.

John Brooks
(D, WF, WEP)
This 66-year-old Seaford native is an insurance executive, former risk management director of Nassau and former Seaford school board member. Besides pushing for 10-year term limits for state legislators, his priorities include ending the Nassau guarantee that requires the county to refund tax overpayments that actually went to other municipalities. He also created an Assessment Reform Program to streamline how property tax refunds are handled. If elected, he would also work to tweak the state’s school aid distribution formula to ensure Long Island districts get a fairer share.


Todd Kaminsky
(D, WF, WEP)
Kaminsky, 38, of Long Beach, is a former state Assemblyman and current freshman senator representing the southwestern corner of Nassau who won the seat in a special election this spring. As a former federal prosecutor who replaced ex-State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), who is appealing a corruption conviction, Kaminsky’s priority has been passing ethics reforms to address corruption in Albany. He is also fighting for more state aid for schools, women’s equality and rebuilding after Sandy.

Christopher McGrath
(R, C, I, REF, TRP)
McGrath, 57, of Hewlett Harbor, is a personal-injury attorney running a rematch after losing to Kaminsky this spring. If elected, he would fight for increased penalties for those convicted of DWI and term limits for state legislators. He warns that if Democrats regain the majority of the state Senate, that will mean one-party rule for all branches of state government, resulting in New York City power brokers shortchanging Long Island.

Laurence S. Hirsh
Hirsh, 56, of Valley Stream, is an accountant who lost a bid for the Nassau legislature last year. If elected, he would propose a one-percent tax on all Wall Street transactions that involve trading on vital commodities. The money made would pay for unfunded mandates, infrastructure improvements and a new rail system from Albany to New York City. He would also push for state legislative term limits and increasing state lawmakers salaries to combat corruption by reducing their reliance on outside income that often breeds conflicts of interest.

New York State Assembly


Fred Thiele, Jr.
(D, WF, I, WEP)
Thiele, 63, of Sag Harbor, is a lawyer, former Suffolk legislator and ex-Southampton Town supervisor running for his 11th full term representing the district that includes the entire South Fork. The former Republican-turned-Independence Party member who caucuses with Democrats is a strong advocate for land preservation, the environment, public transportation and a cap on property tax hikes. He chairs the small business committee and supports making the state legislature work year-round.

Heather Collins
This 40-year-old assistant Suffolk Board of Elections clerk from East Quogue unsuccessfully challenged Thiele two years ago. If elected, she would push legislation enacting term limits for state lawmakers, ending Common Core, increasing access to drug rehabilitation to combat the opioid epidemic and providing the elderly with resources to prevent being victims of scams.


Anthony Palumbo
(R, C, I, REF)
This 46-year-old Assemblyman from New Suffolk is running for his third term representing the district that includes the North Fork. The former Suffolk prosecutor was an attorney private practice in a Mattituck law firm before taking office. He sits on the environmental, judiciary and consumer affairs committees. Bills he’s proposed would provide student loan relief, ending the Common Core education system and further limiting the privileges of violent state prison inmates.

Michael Conroy
Conroy, 57, of Manorville, is a construction worker, union leader and Democratic committeeman. If elected, he would work to end the practice or employers who pay staffers in cash, which he said shortchanges the state out of an estimated $4 billion in taxes annually.


Dean Murray
(R, C ,I, REF)
Murray, 52, of East Patchogue, who runs R&S Advertising Inc., won his seat in a 2010 special election, was re-elected once, got unseated four years ago and then recaptured his seat in a ’14 rematch. The district includes the South Shore of the Town of Brookhaven. He sits on the aging, education and small business committees. He proposed a bill that would create a statewide mandatory minimum yellow light duration to address concerns that yellow lights are sometimes shorter on traffic signals that have red light cameras.

Gregory Schoen
This 30-year-old East Patchogue resident and Suffolk Board of Elections worker isn’t actively campaigning.


Steven Englebright
(D,I, WFP)
Englebright, 71, of Setauket, is running for his 13th term representing the northwest corner of Brookhaven town. Trained as a biologist and geologist, he chairs the environmental committee and has a reputation as a staunch environmentalist on LI by advocating for a state ban on baby bottles made with bisphenol-A (BPA), opposing fracking and supporting renewable energy. He helped Suffolk preserve open space and protect the Pine Barrens.

Steven Weissbard
(R, C)
This 52-year-old Stony Brook resident is an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County who is a first-time candidate. If elected, he would work to pass legislation to boost the economy, such as funding infrastructure upgrades in the district, as well as mental health issues, such as expanding access to drug rehabilitation as a way to combat the opioid epidemic.


Alfred Graf
(R, C, I, REF)
Graf, 56, of Holbrook, is running for his fourth term representing the central-western area of Brookhaven town and northeastern corner of Islip town. He sits on the housing, codes and education committees. The U.S. Navy veteran and retired New York City police officer has written bills dealing with protecting children and victims of domestic violence. He’s initiated a learn-to-work program bringing businesses and local colleges together to help the curriculum better match the needs of the business community.

Deborah Slinkosky
This 60-year-old former Sachem school board member from Holbrook has been a deputy aide and educational liaison at the state Department of Social Services, where she has provided educational stability and promoted equal opportunity for all school aged children in temporary housing. She is also a civic leader, member of the Islip town youth bureau and a former bank manager. She supports women’s equality, renewable energy and campaign finance reform. She unsuccessfully tried to unseat Graf two years ago.

James Smith
This 25-year-old U.S. Navy veteran from Lake Grove is a full-time college student and first-time candidate. If elected, he would push legislation enacting campaign finance reform to curb corruption and the influence of wealthy campaign donors in Albany, increasing access to drug rehabilitation to help fight the opioid epidemic and decriminalizing the use of marijuana.


Phil Ramos
(D, WF, I)
A 60-year-old retired Suffolk police detective who lives in Bay Shore, Ramos is running for his eighth term representing the district that encompasses the northwest corner of the Town of Islip. He’s pushed legislation to help crack down on illegal guns so they don’t fall into the hands of gangs and backs the Dream Act. In addition to serving on the ways and means, aging, education and local government committees, he was also named deputy majority leader last year.


Andrew Garbarino
(R, C, I)
Garbarino, 32, of Sayville, is a real estate attorney running for his third term representing the South Shore of Islip town and East Patchogue. He sits on the energy, health and environmental conservation committees. He wants to make college more affordable and is pushing for more funding for drug rehabilitation to help combat the opioid epidemic. He also wants to push for unfunded state mandate relief and ethics reform.

Nicholas Gambini
This 22-year-old Holbrook resident is a pizza delivery driver and recent college graduate making his first run for office. If elected, he would push for legislation enacting ethics and campaign finance reform to address corruption in Albany. He also hopes to making Long Island more affordable. News12 Long Island reported that Gambini is the youngest candidate to ever run for state Assembly.


Michael Fitzpatrick
(R, C, I, REF)
Fitzpatrick, 59, of St. James, is an investment banker running for his eighth term representing a district that includes all of the Town of Smithtown and part of northern Islip town. He previously served 15 years on the Smithtown town board. He sits on the housing, local government and small business committees. Widely considered the most conservative member of the Assembly, his priorities include unfunded mandate relief and fiscal reform.

Richard Macellaro
This 64-year-old retired home health care administrator from Kings Park is a Democratic committeeman. He founded and ran a community based not-for-profit organization in Brooklyn before he moved to LI two decades ago. He ran unsuccessfully for state Assembly, Smithtown town board and Suffolk legislature in recent years. If elected, he would push for government consolidation to save taxpayers money and also supports unfunded mandate relief.


Joseph Saladino
(R, C, I, TRP)
Saladino, 53, is a former broadcast journalist running for his seventh full term representing the U-shaped district that includes Seaford and Massapequa, Jones Beach, plus the southeastern corner of Babylon town and southwestern corner of Islip town. He was formerly the executive assistant for the Town of Hempstead and director of operations for the Town of Oyster Bay. He sits on the labor, environmental conservation and ways and means committees. He boasts making the striped bass the official state fish.

Brendan Cunningham
This 23-year-old West Babylon resident is a Babylon town spokesman who previously worked in the town’s industrial development agency. He also interned for the the Humane Society and the re-election campaign of outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington). If elected, he would push for ethics legislation, including campaign finance reform, ending Common Core and increasing access to drug rehabilitation to fight the opioid epidemic.


Chad Lupinacci
(R, C, I, REF)
Lupinacci, 37, of Huntington, is a real estate attorney and professor running for his third term representing the western half of Huntington town. This year, he considered running to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), but didn’t pursue the bid. He sits on the transportation, judiciary and higher education committees. As a former South Huntington Union Free School District trustee, his priority is education issues, such as unfunded mandate reform.

Edwin Perez
This 59-year-old Huntington resident is a Suffolk Board of Elections worker, a member of the Huntington town zoning board of appeals, president of a marketing agency and former director of Suffolk’s Office of Minority Affairs. He is a first-time candidate. If elected, he will work to pass legislation expanding sewers in the district as a way to boost the economy and protect the environment. He also supports a cap on school administrator salaries.


Kimberly Jean-Pierre
(D, WF, I, REF)
This 32-year-old freshman lawmaker from Wyandanch represents the district that includes northwestern Babylon town. She previously served as an aide to Suffolk County Legis. DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) before working at the Town of Babylon’s Industrial Development Agency and leading the Wyandanch Community Resources Center. She sits on the economic development, mental health and banks committees. Her priorities include bringing higher-paying jobs to her constituents, ensuring that her district’s schools get a fair share of aid and championing the rights of minorities.

Shawn Cullinane
Cullinane, 63, of Lindenhurst, is the clerk-treasurer of the Village of Lindenhurst and former Lindenhurst library board member who unsuccessfully ran for Suffolk legislature and Babylon town board. If elected, he would work to pass legislation that increases penalties for gang-related crimes and add resources to anti-gang education in schools. He would also work to combat the opioid epidemic by increasing the penalties for drug dealers, improving access to drug rehabilitation and adding resources to anti-drug education in schools.


Andrew Raia
(R,C,I, REF)
Raia, 48, of East Northport, is running for his eighth term representing the eastern half of Huntington town, the northeastern corner of Babylon town and the northwestern corner of Islip town. He sits on the banks, health and rules committees. He has pushed legislation creating a database of violent felons, increasing penalties for “Knockout Game” participants and cracking down on animal abuse.

Spencer Rumsey
This 63-year-old Northport resident is senior editor at the Long Island Press and a longtime journalist who has worked for Newsday, the New York Post and Long Island Jewish World. He is a first-time candidate. If elected, he would work to pass legislation ensuring campaign finance reform, local government consolidation, making college tuition more affordable and investing in sewer infrastructure upgrades.


Charles Lavine
(D, WEP, WF)
Lavine, 67, of Glen Cove, is an attorney running for his sixth term representing the C-shaped northern Nassau district encompassing the coast of the Oyster Bay peninsula. He is a former Glen Cove city councilman. As chair of the ethics committee, he has been pushing for campaign finance reform. His other priorities include women’s equality and making it harder for criminals to purchase illegal guns.

Jeffrey Vitale
(R, C, REF)
This 32-year-old Sea Cliff resident is an Oyster Bay town employee making his first run for office. If elected, he would work to pass legislation enacting campaign finance and other ethics reforms, ending Common Core, creating a public database of violent convicts so the public knows where they live as well as fostering renewable energy initiatives.

Jeffery Peress
Peress, 44, of Glen Cove, is a custodian and college student who ran for Nassau legislature last year and is seeking a rematch against Lavine, who Peress unsuccessfully challenged two years ago. If elected, he would work to pass legislation to support the use of hemp, hydroelectric, solar, geothermal and wind power. He’d also raise income taxes on individuals making more than $400,000 annually.


David McDonough
(R, C, I, REF, TRP)
McDonough, 79, of Merrick, is a U.S. Air Force veteran running for his eighth full term representing the southeastern corner of Nassau from Baldwin Harbor to Levittown. Besides chairing the Assembly Minority Task Force on Public Safety, he sits on the committees on consumer affairs, education and health. His priorities include passing ethics reform legislation and bills combating the opioid epidemic.

Michael Reid
(D, WF, WEP)
This 55-year-old Merrick resident is a paramedic making his first run for office. If elected, he would work to pass legislation enacting early voting, making college more affordable, ending Common Core, campaign finance reform such as banning outside income for lawmakers as well as investing in the sewer system to boost the economy and protect the environment.


Michael Montesano
(R, C, REF)
Montesano, 62, of Glen Head, is running for his fourth full term representing a spaghetti-shaped district that includes Bayville, Syosset, Salisbury, Hicksville and Farmingdale. He’s an attorney, former New York City police detective and has served as Roslyn Harbor village justice and prosecutor. He sits on the codes, corporations, judiciary, labor and ethics committees. Among the bills he’s proposed is one that would provide greater oversight of the Long Island Power Authority.

Dr. Dean Hart
(D, I, WF, WEP)
This 58-year-old optometrist from Glen Head is making his second bid for office after unsuccessfully running for Nassau legislature last year. If elected, he would work to pass legislation enacting term limits for state lawmakers. He made corruption the top issue of his campaign by giving voters toilet paper adorned with the faces of indicted politicians. He also said that he would donate his salary to charity and erect a statue of Billy Joel at Nassau Coliseum.


Anthony D’Urso
(D, I, WF, WEP)
This 76-year-old former North Hempstead town councilman from Port Washington is running for the seat being vacated by outgoing state Assemb. Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck), whose district includes the Port Washington and Manhasset peninsulas in northwestern Nassau. D’Urso is an Italian immigrant and developer who, if elected, would work to pass legislation banning outside income for state lawmakers and ending Common Core.

Matthew Varvaro
(R, C, REF)
Varvaro, 25, of Port Washington, is first-time candidate and former legislative aide who worked on former Gov. George Pataki’s presidential campaign. If elected, he would work to pass legislation enacting ethics reform, fix Common Core and invest in the sewer system to help both the local economy as well as protect the environment.


Thomas McKevitt
(R, C, I, REF, TRP)
McKevitt, 45, of East Meadow, is running for his sixth full term representing central Nassau. The former deputy town attorney for Town of Hempstead also previously worked as an aide to state Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City) and ex-U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY). He is Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore, the No. 3 rank in the GOP’s Assembly minority, and sits on the codes, consumer affairs and elections committees. His priorities include passing ethics reform and legislation combating the opioid epidemic.

Matthew Malin
(D, WEP, WF)
This 24-year-old Seaford resident is a Nassau Board of Elections clerk who interned for ex-U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and unsuccessfully ran for Nassau legislature last year. If elected, he would work to pass legislation enacting ethics reform by banning outside income for state lawmakers and passing campaign finance reform by closing the LLC loophole. He also supports women’s equality.


Earlene Hooper
(D, WEP)
This 77-year-old Hempstead resident is running for her 15th full term representing the district that includes south-central Nassau. She is the deputy Assembly speaker, making her the highest ranking woman in the state legislature. A social worker by training, she has been an administrator in the state Department of Social Services, Division of Children and Family Services. She touts her support of women’s equality, minorities and small businesses. She has tried for years to pass legislation turning the Freeport Armory over to a community group.

Cornelius Todd Smith
(R, C, REF)
This 47-year-old banker from Lakeview is running a rematch after trying to unseat Hooper two years ago in addition to unsuccessfully running for Nassau legislature and the Malverne school board. If elected, he would use his financial expertise to help manage the state budget better, seek more federal grant funding to assist the community and promote economic development. He supports keeping the Freeport Armory a public facility.


Edward Ra
(R, C, I, REF, TRP)
Ra, 35, of Garden City South, is running for his fourth term representing the central-western Nassau district. He previously served as the deputy town attorney for the Town of Hempstead and a legal aide in the state attorney general’s office. He sits on the codes, education, health and transportation committees. His priorities include combating the opioid epidemic and passing a bill that would increase penalties for those convicted of animal cruelty while committing another crime.

Gary Port
(D, WEP, WF)
Port, 54, of West Hempstead, is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a partner in the Lynbrook-based law firm of Port & Sava. He once unsuccessfully ran for Hempstead town supervisor and this is his third time running for this Assembly seat. If elected, he would work on passing legislation enacting ethics reform by creating term limits. He would also work to ferret out fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid system.


Anthony Eramo     
(D, I, WEP, WF)
Eramo is a 42-year-old, two-term Long Beach city councilman running for the seat vacated by ex-state Assemb. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach), whose district includes all of Long Beach Island as well as the southwestern corner of Nassau. Eramo is also a field technician for Verizon, where he is chief shop steward for his union. He touts his experience in helping the city recover from Superstorm Sandy as giving him the credentials needed to bring good jobs and tax deductions to the district.

Melissa Miller
(R, C, REF, TRP)
Miller, 52, of Atlantic Beach, is a stay-at-home mom and noted advocate for children with special needs who is credited with helping lawmakers make the case to legalize medical marijuana. She is a first-time candidate. If elected, she would work to pass legislation to ensure the Compassionate Care Act covers more ailments, is covered by insurance of Medicaid and make the program more affordable.

Joseph Naham
This 33-year-old Long Beach resident is a solar company worker and Green Party committeeman who unsuccessfully ran for Long Beach city council last year. If elected, he would work to pass legislation converting the state to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, banning political party leaders from holding elected or appointed office, invest further in sewers as well as increase whistle blower protections.


Brian Curran
(R, C, I, REF)
Curran, 47, of Lynbrook, is running for a fourth term representing a sliver of the southwestern corner of Nassau. Before being elected to that seat, he was the assistant village prosecutor of Lynbrook, a Nassau deputy attorney and a former Lynbrook mayor. He’s sits on the aging, banks and ethics committees. He supports requiring lawmakers convicted of crimes to forfeit their pensions and opposes the Dream Act.

Travis Bourgeois
This 31-year-old Nassau Board of Elections clerk from Merrick is making his first run for office. If elected, he would work to pass legislation reforming Common Core, creating more affordable housing options to stem the Brain Drain and enacting ethics reforms such as requiring lawmakers convicted of crimes to forfeit their pensions.


Michaelle Solages
(D,I, WE, WF)
Solages, 31, of Elmont, is running for her third term representing the central Nassau district that abuts the city line. Before being elected, she was a community activist, freelance photojournalist, paralegal and the supervisor of access services at Hofstra’s Axinn Library. She chairs the subcommittee on child product safety. Her priorities include women’s equality, supporting minority businesses and ensuring the redevelopment of Belmont Park in Elmont fits the community.

Robert Bogle
(R, C, REF)
This 24-year-old Valley Stream is a first-time candidate and law clerk at the Manhattan-based law firm of Goldberg Miller & Rubin. If elected, he would work to pass legislation enacting ethics reforms by creating term limits for state lawmakers as well as reforming Common Core.

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events November 3–9

Samantha Fish YMCA Boulton
Blues singer and guitarist Samantha Fish rocks YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 4! (Photo: samanthafish.com)

Metro Station
Miley’s freaky brother Trace fronts these synthpop scenesters, perhaps most well-known for their Billboard Top 10 hit “Shake It,” as well as for their truly unique fashion sense. Currently touring in support of their second studio full-length, Savior, with an other drop expected in the not-so-distant future, expect a barrage of new numbers, as well as some truly extraordinary outfits! And expect to be absolutely floored, of course. Warming up the crowd are Palaye Royale, The Strive, Megaweapon, and The Haunting. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $18, $20 DOS. 6 p.m. Nov. 3.

Story of Judas
This cinematic salvation of Biblical proportions documents the final days of Jesus from the perspective of his once-closest disciple-turned-traitor, Judas Iscariot, as they are swept up in political tumult amid tensions between the Jews and the Romans over the escalating popularity of the man who claims to be the Son of God. At the screening will be director Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, who plays Judas in the movie. Oh blessed be, indeed. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Induction Awards Gala
Dedicated to appreciating and preserving Long Island’s musical heritage, this society holds an induction awards ceremony annually to recognize music industry leaders and exemplary music educators with Long Island roots. With exhibits describing the accomplishments of past renowned inductees (including George Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Neil Diamond, and Aaron Copland, among others), the night also includes cocktails, and of course, wonderful music. This year’s inductees will include Grammy winning record producer Jim Steinman, artist manager/songwriter Sandy Pearlman, hip hop artist Big Daddy Kane, guitar hero Steve Vai, jazz bandleader Vince Giordano, and many more. [Read: Rocker Steve Vai Among Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees] The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $75-$250. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Robert Klein and Rita Rudner
Broadway, television, stand-up comedy and film, Robert Klein does it all. Being nominated for two Grammy Awards and a Tony, he is always pushing himself to do more, appearing in How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days and The Back-Up Plan, his own HBO specials, and Robert Klein: Unfair and Unbalanced, which is now out on DVD. Also performing will be the hilarious Rita Rudner. Get ready to laugh, really, really, really hard. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 3.

Steve Miller Band
Take our word for it: You know every single lyric to every single Steve Miller Band song, ever, which makes seeing them at a live show such a fun experience that is most definitely not to be missed. “Fly Like an Eagle” down to see him this weekend because “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future” and you might miss your chance to see the guy some call the “Gangster of Love” (but whom others simply refer to as “Maurice”). [Read: Abracadabra: Steve Miller Band To Rock Huntington’s Paramount Nov. 2nd & 3rd] One thing’s for sure: Before they “take your money and run,” you will have the time of your life.  The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50- $159.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 3.

Tara Clancy
This author will be speaking about and signing copies of her new book The Clancys of Queens, an electric, one-of-a-kind memoir. In this laugh-out-loud narrative, Tara brings readers into the world of her unusual upbringing as she navigates her way amongst the blue collars and the blue bloods. Come down and ask her about her inspiration, your favorite passages, or just some priceless advice on how to write your own memoir. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Nov. 4.

Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance
This event strives to bring attention to poetry in Huntington and the rest of Long Island. It is hosted by George Wallace and features a musical prelude by Tom Santioriello and friends, followed by a poetry reading by Grace Cavalieri, an accomplished author and writer. Do not miss this chance to be inspired yet again by the magical musings of The Good Grey Poet, who transformed the the written word forever, and whose extraordinary gift has the transcendental power to illuminate the divine beauty of all living things in just a few mere syllables. Oh, sing the body electric! [Read: Walt Whitman’s Long Island Roots] Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. waltwhitman.org $10. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

Samantha Fish
Blues singer/songwriter and guitarist Samantha Fish has released albums Live Bait, Girls with Guitars (with Casi Taylor and Dani Wilde), Black Wind Howlin, and Wild Heart with increasing rock influences. With hits like “Gone for Good,” “Shake Em’ Down,” and “I Put a Spell on You,” Fish has gained two bandmates, and brings her energetic high-heeled, red-haired presence to stages, citing Tom Petty and Sheryl Crow as crucial influences to her sound. Get ready to be wowed. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. Nov. 4.

Cheech & Chong
This Grammy Award-winning comedy duo are among the most well-known comedians of all time. They began their reign in 1970 and went on to produce six gold comedy albums, including the hit Los Cochions. They have also starred in eight different films, including their most famous, Up In Smoke, which was the highest-grossing comedy of 1978. In 2008, they reunited after almost 25 years, and set out on a countrywide tour. This year, they embarked on their Up In Smoke tour, which has spanned from Hawaii to New Jersey. As they come to New York, they will bring uncontrollable laughter to the audience with their stand-up comedy, song parodies, and costume character sketches. Opening the show is Shelby Chong. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$89.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 4.

Fight Night: USA Boxing – NY Metro Championships
Live boxing returns to The East End! And we’re goin’ big! Overseen by the United States Olympic Committee, USA Boxing is the National Governing Body for Olympic Style Boxing in the US! And these are the NY Metro Championships. Expect some fierce hand-to-hand battles, some leveling left hooks, and some phenomenal efforts by all combatants in the ring! Lineup to be announced. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $25-$49. 8 p.m. Nov. 4.

Brian Regan
Stand-up comedy legend Brian Regan is known for his observational, self-deprecating, and sarcastic humor, which uses everyday experiences, like visits to the optometrist, shipping packages with UPS, and constant childhood references, to build a clean, off-center, and hysterical performance. With a fan base crossing age groups and a performance described as “big enough for everyone,” Regan uses sophisticated writing, physicality, and relatable material to sell out acclaimed venues, such as Radio City Music Hall, and leave the audiences absolutely in stitches! Hysterical! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $57.50-$62.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 4.

Indigo Girls
Embrace the color somewhere between blue and purple on a wavelength with the captivating capability of expressing absolute sheer jubilation transposed with the infectious haunting of beauty-sadness. Whoa. Yeah. Dynamic duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers sing folk rock songs like nobody’s business. The two, who have known each other through thick and thin since elementary school, are back at it again. Listen to contrasting harmonious voices against the sound of strumming guitars, making the night one with their powerful duo’s delivery. The acoustic-driven numbers will expose these musicians’ own journey of life at large, and surely inspire all those in attendance. Rejoice! Opening the show is Becky Warren. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $39.50-$65. 8 p.m. Nov. 4.

Jake Johannsen
This David Letterman favorite has appeared on The Late Show over 40 times, as well as having starred in his own HBO comedy special This’ll Take About An Hour. Voted Best Male Comedian at the American Comedy Awards, and the original pick for the role of George Costanza in Seinfeld, Johanssen conjures up imagery reminiscent of Gary Larson’s comic strip Far Side, spending time on subjects ranging from his toaster to the conviction that extraterrestrials are living among us, working against us. Expect to laugh, uncontrollably. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $25. 8 p.m. Nov. 4; 7, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

The Okee Dokee Brothers
These Grammy Award and two-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.” Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Their latest album, Saddle Up, released in May 2016, is a joyous adventure through the American West. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. 2 p.m. Nov. 5

Passage: Paintings of Urban Life
Oh, how art possesses that immortal power to wipe away the facade of everyday, daily life to expose the true vastness and divinity of this realm. This opening reception and exhibit features oil paintings by artist Manu Saluja, whose creations depict fleeting moments from her commute to and from Manhattan. These sublime translations interpret the claustrophobic crowds, corroded steel, and soiled walls she encounters each day in New York City’s subway system. Rather than make the work feel forlorn, she chooses to paint the beauty and resilience she sees in these ordinary moments and objects, with visual excitement! Prepare to be inspired! Runs through Dec. 6. Hersh Fine Art at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art, 14A Glen St., Glen Cove. www.hershfineart.com Free. 6 p.m. Nov. 5. passageMORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Pumpkin Picking Guide 2016

Wild ‘ N Out Live Comedy Show
Bringing visceral, cutting, hip-hop-edged comedy to the center stage, Nick Cannon presides in glorious hilarity over this unique melding of rap battle-meets-comedy smorgasbord, which has produced stars from Kevin Hart to JB Smooth. Completely improv, this live version of the top-rated show that has just experienced three record-breaking seasons is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and surely not to be missed! After party featuring Cannon ‘s live DJ set, The Wild N’ Out Cast & The Fly Girls. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $30. 7 p.m. Nov. 5.

Wayne Brady
This Emmy Award-winning actor, singer, and comedian is best known for his role on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and as host of Don’t Forget the Lyrics and Let’s Make a Deal. Brady has also performed on the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots on Broadway. As he takes a break from his TV/Broadway career, he is embarking on this extraordinary tour, which will feature all of his amazing talents, among these: singing, dancing, comedy, acting, and improvisation. Brady’s one-man show will captivate the audience with an array of his talents. He will even be taking suggestions from the audience. Get ready to laugh until your stomach hurts! Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $45-$65. 8 p.m. Nov. 5.

Aztec Two Step and Brewer & Shipley
First up is folk-rock duo Aztec Two Step, best known for their 1970s hits “Highway Song” and “Cosmos Lady.” With a career spanning more than four decades, a New York Music Award under their collective belt, and appearances on TV shows, they’ll be performing alongside fellow folk-rock duo Brewer & Shipley. Still as passionate as ever, this duo continues to perfectly blend guitars and vocals and perform for audiences more than 40 years after their trademark vocal harmonies, which carved a unique position in America’s soundboard. Be prepared to travel back to the future, and get ready to rock out! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. Nov. 5.

Darcy Novick Presents 14th LI Comedy Fest
This year’s Comedy Fest includes some of the most talented comedians in the game. First up is Richie Minervini, known for his clean jokes and quick wit. Next is John Pizzi, a virtual ventriloquist seen on America’s Got Talent and also known for opening for “Weird” Al Yankovic. Next is Chris Roach, the unique and self-deprecating comedian best known for his shows at The Borgata in Atlantic City, and appearances on Comedy Central and The Michael J. Fox Show. Bob Dibuono is a sarcastic cut-up who has a gift for impersonations. He has been seen on Last Comic Standing and on MTV, and even appeared as Donald Trump on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Last up is Tugboat Manny, who will keep everyone laughing with his one-two-punch style! Five comedians in one night! Get ready to LOL! Wow! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $35- $49. 8 p.m. Nov. 5.

Big Gigantic
Big Gigantic is an instrumental livetronica, hip-hop and jazz musical group who combine electronic beats with live saxophone and drum instrumentation to bringing magical vibes to the audience via truly unforgettable performances. Set to perform hits off of their newest album Brighter Future, be prepared to be wowed! Some of their songs include collaborations with popular artists Waka Flocka Flame, Logic, and Rozes. Colorful lights, smoke, lasers, and effects will capture the audience as they ripple like waves above The Mountler’s packed dancefloor and shower all in their kaleidoscopic daydream waterfalls of sonic, blissful joy. Damn. This show is a can’t miss! Supporting acts include Illenium and Codd Dubz. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25- $66. 9 p.m. Nov. 5.

1848 Election
Tired of the presidential campaign? Really? Visitors to this event can experience speeches, rallies, songs and victory celebrations to see how candidates stumped 168 years ago, way before emails and alleged Russian hackers and Billy Bush. Cast your vote for the following Free Soil Party candidate Martin Van Buren, Democrat Lewis Cass or Whig Party candidate Zachary Taylor! Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks. $10 adults, $7 kids. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5, 6.

Budd Burton Moss
Meet legendary Hollywood talent agent, author, and producer Budd Burton Moss for an in-depth discussion and multi-media presentation about his extraordinary life, career and friends, including Sidney Poitier, Rita Hayworth, Larry King and many more. Come on down and ask him about his adventures through Tinsel Town, what it was like being such a mover and shaker, and show him some of your extraordinary talents, too! Will he sign on to represent you? Unlikely. Will he work his magic to get you up on the silver screen alongside Anna Torv, in some absolutely mind-blowing, Fringe followup? Absolutely not. Will you be inspired, regardless?! Most definitely! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 6 p.m. Nov. 6.

Interplay Jazz Orchestra
Catch the only local 17-piece big band that plays all original compositions written by its members. A live performance is simply a must as the band weaves its magical chemistry to entertain audiences with swinging interludes of pure rhythmic madness to the off-beat tempo of brass lightning drenched in infectious groove. Yes, you need to experience this. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com Free. 7 p.m. Nov. 6.

Chef Guy Reuge
This chef and owner of Mirabelle and Sandbar restaurants will be speaking and signing copies of his new book A Chef’s Odyssey. Perhaps he’ll share some of his secret recipes with you? Perhaps you’ll share some of yours with him? Regardless, this event will undoubtedly make all those in attendance exceptionally hungry, so consider heading down the block beforehand for some delicious cold-chee pizza slices at Lil Vincent’s, or hit up any of The Huntler’s extraordinary Greek spots! Yowzler, indeed! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. Nov. 7

David Brooks: What to Expect “Tomorrow”– The Presidential Election
Spend election eve with acclaimed columnist David Brooks of The New York Times. He has a gift for bringing audiences face-to-face with the spirit of our times through humor, insight and quiet passion. Adelphi University, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom of the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu Free but tickets are required. 7 p.m. Nov. 7

Such Gold
These punk rockers from band from Rochester are best known for t2012’s Misadventures, which charted a No. 6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Their newest, The New Sidewalk, is a bit different from their previous two albums, as it includes pummeling drumbeats and punchy guitar tones. Opening the show is Pkew Pkew Pkew. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. $12. 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

The American Side
Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by Nikola Tesla. Filmmaker Jenna Ricker and lead actor and co-writer Greg Stuhr will appear in person at the screening. Come be enlightened. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & Death from Above 1979
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is a three-piece with more than seven studio albums under their belt, just in the past decade and a half. Some of their most popular songs include “Spread Your Love,” “Ain’t No Easy Way” and “Love Burns.” Another, “Done All Wrong,” appeared on the 2009 film soundtrack The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Death from Above 1979 is a rock duo formed in 2001. After breaking up and getting back together again, they won a VideoFact Award at the MuchMusic Video Awards, and also appeared on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien show, where they performed their hit single “Romantic Rights.” Also performing will be Deap Vally. Not to be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$50. 8 p.m. Nov. 9.

Gold Coast International Film Festival
This exciting week of films, parties, filmmaker Q&As and glamour brings together residents, students, teachers, tourists and professionals to celebrate cinema on the North Shore of Nassau County. Filmmakers and special guests scheduled to attend include: renowned photographer Harry Benson, Matthew Miele (Harry Benson: Shoot First), Lawrence Smith (Mad Riot Entertainment), Dani Menkin (On the Map), Scott Rosenbaum (Sidemen: Long Road to Glory), Scott Sharrard, touring guitarist and musical director for The Gregg Allman Band, basketball superstar Tal Brody, Kate Keckler Dandel (Gold Balls), Brett Berns and Bob Sarles (Bang! The Bert Berns Story), Charlene Fiske (The Founders), Ferne Pearlstein (The Last Laugh), Amir Kishon, son of renowned Israeli satirist Ephraim Kishon, legendary Hollywood agent, Budd Burton Moss, plus many, many more. Runs through Nov. 15. Prices, venues vary. goldcoastfilmfestival.org Nov. 9-15.

Main Art: Blues singer and guitarist Samantha Fish rocks YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 4! (Photo: samanthafish.com)

-Compiled by Ellie Schoeffel, Natalie Coloprisco, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III

Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for November 2016


Aries – ruling planet in your 11th house – make use of enhanced personal magnetism to charm a fascinating stranger. You’re entering a brand new cycle and can impress others with your originality, daring and flair for dramatic presentations. Advertising and publishing plans can now be unveiled.

Taurus – ruling planet in your 9th house – you become more free and easy, ready to take a chance. Travel or higher education is in the spot light. You’ll be eager to learn and a Sagittarian type is ready to tell all. Money-making ideas will be proposed. A new value system becomes very important.

Gemini – ruling planet in your 7th house – you realize it’s time to put ideas down on paper, formulate plans and seal agreements. Count on hard work to carry you through. A solid citizen with an excellent reputation gives you the boost you need. Your words will be crisp and effective. The lucky number is 7.

Cancer – Saturn in your your 6th house – nothing happens half-way; be prepared for a special gift, pat on the back and advice from one at the top. Make long-range commitments now about job training and business travel. Your professional status is about to improve. Capricorn and Cancer people are involved.

Leo – ruling planet in your 4th house – the family gathers to celebrate a sentimental occasion. It’s a good month to enjoy gourmet food and flowers and to beautify your home. Much of the burden of planning and carrying out an event is on your shoulders. Perform duties with love; Libra will help. Number 6 is a winner.

Virgo – ruling planet in your 4th house – you’ll receive the financial help you need for a major purchase. Improvements in your home are likely to be a major concern. Go over plans for beautification, addition of space, or other such projects. The happiness of those you love is involved in today’s scenario.

Libra – ruling planet in your 4th house – the accent is on creativity, youngsters and entertainment on a grand scale. Someone in your care can be helped to see his or her true potential. Put aside pettiness and old grudges. You can have greater influence in formulating the future. Aries and Libra people are on the scene.

Scorpio – ruling planet in your 3rd house – a change of routine proves stimulating. Many phone calls, much clever conversation and brief visits adds spice to your month. An exciting development takes place in romance. You’ll hear words that could alter your life. Listen to Gemini and Virgo.

Sagittarius – ruling planet in your 10th house – an older person inspires you to start on a new path. Don’t dwell merely on dreams and wishes; your imagination may be working overtime. Show compassion to someone confined to a home or hospital. A Pisces plays a key role.

Capricorn – ruling planet in your 12th house – be willing to take a secondary role in research and development of ideas. You need to learn from one with more experience. Follow the rules; keep emotions out of the picture. Your earning capacity can improve from new skills learned. A Cancer friend plays a role.

Aquarius – ruling planet in your 11th house – a partner, mate or associate is testing your willingness to lend a helping hand. Be conscientious; show that no duty is too tedious for you to attempt. You’ll be rewarded with greater trust. The situation could be a stepping stone to a richer, fuller future.

Pisces – ruling planet in your 8th house – a relationship heats up. You’ll make a serious decision where your future is concerned. Your office will be the scene of a festive celebration. You attract those who can help you in a big prestigious project. A speculative venture is favored. So is number 8.

Psychicdeb has been a professional astrologer for over 25 yrs. Self-taught, she began her studies in astrology when she was 8 yrs. old learning what she could from her mother’s astrology magazines. As she got older and learned geometry, she searched for books on Astrology and taught herself how to construct a chart. She teaches Astrology for a nominal fee. Psychicdeb also uses the tarot to do psychic readings channeling her spirit guide Helen. Reiki is one of her obsessions. She is a Reiki Master and loves to teach others the benefits of Reiki. Namaste. You can find her at the Original Psychic Fairs on Sundays. A listing of the Fair dates can be found on her website at: www.astro-mate.org or join the Facebook page.

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