Long Island Socially Distant Events For June 2020

Long Island Sip And Paint
Long Island sip ‘n paint nights have gone virtual due to the pandemic.

Itching to see some live music? My Father’s Place, the music venue in Roslyn, is hosting a live streaming concert series with a host of performers on upcoming dates, including Little Toby Walker, the Como Brothers, and Mike Nugent. Find upcoming shows at myfathersplace.com/live 

Don’t let the coronavirus rob you of your ability to soak up some culture by patronizing the arts. The Art Guild of Port Washington is hosting an uplifting online art competition and exhibit titled Joy of Color. The online exhibit and awards will be at 7:30 p.m. June 11. Exhibit runs through July 29. theartguild.org

Among the things many miss from our pre-pandemic lives is the simple fun of a paint night. Thankfully, a number of local venues are offering virtual paint ‘n sip events. Added bonus? No need for a designated driver since you’re never leaving the house. yaymaker.com

Supporters of community theatre will be pleased to learn that at least one local stage is offering entertainment, albeit online. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center has on its June lineup a master class with Broadway vocalists, a talk with Seri “Little Miss Party Planner” Kertzner, a Q&A with Dan Micchiche of Broadway’s Wicked, and more. whbpac.org

Miss catching indie flicks at Cinema Arts Centre? Good news: The venue is live streaming events. Anna Kolber, producer of Chasing The Present, and the documentary film’s subject, James Sebastiano, discuss the movie about a materially successful young man riddled with anxiety who embarks on a worldwide journey of self-inquiry. cinemaartscentre.org 7 p.m. June 16.

Don’t miss the history-making spectacle of the 152nd Belmont Stakes running without an audience at Belmont Park in Elmont. To make things even more interesting, this year it will be the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown series, a title normally held by the Kentucky Derby, which will follow the Stakes. The race will air on NBC. 3-6 p.m. June 20.

House parties may still be iffy for those worried about keeping their distance amid the pandemic, but thankfully, there’s an app for that. HouseParty is like Zoom, but instead of work-related meetings, it features fun games that users can play with one another. Download it onto your devices wherever you buy apps.

Since movie theaters fall under phase four of reopening, which is not expected until July, makeshift drive-in movie theaters have been popping up across Long Island as a socially distant alternative. Sure, the chairs aren’t as comfortable and the view isn’t the same, but it makes for a fun, retro night out. Pop-up drive-in venues include NYCB Live, home of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, local malls, and parks. See the full list of LI’s drive-in movies at longislandpress.com

Chef Paula Gottlieb Herman, owner of Cooking With Stars, is revamping how she teaches kids to cook to adapt to social-distancing mandates during the coronavirus pandemic. At the end of each remote-learning session, the kids sample what they made together and discuss it. Participants can purchase single classes for $22, or join the Cooking With Stars Loyalty Club and receive a 20 percent discount. Siblings can take part at no additional charge. cookingwithstars.com

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