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New Dinosaur Exhibit Debuts at The Center for Science, Teaching and Learning in Rockville Centre

Dinosaurs! and People’s United Bank Animal Adventure, will officially open to the public on July 15 at The Center for Science, Teaching & Learning in Rockville Centre. (Courtesy CSTL Photographer: David Conn)

A much-anticipated new attraction called Dinosaurs! And Peoples United Bank Animal Adventure debuts Monday at the Center for Science, Teaching and Learning (CSTL) located in the Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre.

The exhibit in CSTL’s new 35,000-square-foot WAC Lighting Hall features 20-foot-tall model dinosaurs, 17-foot-tall animatronic dinosaurs, and live animals such as emu, owls, goats, alligators, and lizards with 90 percent of these animals being rescued or permanently disabled.

“We want kids to think science is cool again,” CSTL Executive Director Ray Ann Havasy told reporters Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new exhibit. “I feel like we have done a good job when visitors leave wanting to know even more.”

The exhibit, which is expected to attract 150,000 visitors annually, boasts family-friendly, interactive exhibits so that children can have fun while learning.

“I want kids to learn how animals have evolved to what they are today,” said paleontologist Ryan Ridder, who helped set up the attraction and create the interactive parts of the exhibits.

The attraction will also teach kids about the animals while also giving the rescues a home.

“We want to teach people about how animals cohabit wildlife with us, especially on a place like Long Island and using animals who need a home was a great way of doing this,” said Havasy.

A PSEG sponsorship ensured that the building is the only exhibit in New York State heated and cooled by geothermal energy.

“As our kids are getting more and more into the digital world it’s important to go out, get dirty, and discover the natural world,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

CSTL’s Tanglewood Preserve headquarters is located at 1450 Tanglewood Rd., in Rockville Centre. It’s open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $12 for children. Kids under 10 are free. For more information, visit cstl.org

Long Island Ice Cream Tour Hits The Road For Sweet Frozen Treats

Indulging in scoops, sundaes, and cones aplenty will be participants of the annual Long Island Ice Cream Tour (LIICT) taking place on Saturday. 

The tour invites lovers of the chilled treat to discover hidden gem ice cream parlors across LI, learn how homemade ice cream is made, and enjoy endless frozen desserts along with vegan options at some locations.

“This is a must-do event for Long Islanders because it supports local businesses while getting to tour unique parts of the Island and enjoy a beautiful summer day,” said Jeff Noreman, LIICT co-founder. “It’s ice cream. What could ever not be great about ice cream?”

Born in 2011, the tour blended Noreman’s knowledge and love for homemade ice cream with cofounder Derek Steen’s sense of adventure to create the tour across the Island.

The annual tour begins at 9 a.m. on July 13 and travels to nine different locally owned ice cream parlors across Suffolk and Nassau counties. 

It starts at International Delight Café in Rockville Centre, where participants can buy ice cream along with breakfast to kick off the day. The tour will then proceed to travel down Long Island and stop at many shops along the way and even the beach for a quick photo. The tour ends at Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead, where participants will see a behind-the-scenes demo of ice cream being made.

So what makes this homemade ice cream better?

“When you have regular ice cream it’s created, frozen, then transported from place to place,” said Noreman. “It melts a little during this process, when they refreeze it, sometimes it crystalizes and it ends up being not as smooth and creamy. You get more flavor and it’s a much smoother ice cream when its homemade.”

Tickets cost $20.70 and registration is open on liict.org. Special deals will be available on the tour for registered participants but only if they wear the color of the year, which is yellow.

Long Island Free Outdoor Movie Nights Summer 2019

The Avengers
Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4, Wantagh. Starts at sunset. Thursday, June 27.

Black Panther
Sunset Park, Port Washington. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29. 

Jaws
Grand Beach, Long Beach. Saturday, June 29.

Wonder
Town Hall Park, Babylon. At sunset. Monday, July 1.

Kung Fu Panda
Casamento Park, 101 Muncey Rd., Bay Shore. Sunset, Monday, July 1.

Star Wars IV – A New Hope 
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 5.

A Dog’s Way Home
Crab Meadow Beach Drive-In, Waterside Ave., Northport. Starts at dusk. Monday, July 8.

Incredibles
Hidden Pond Park, 660 Terry Rd., Hauppauge. Sunset, Monday, July 8.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Village Green, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale. Starts at dusk. Tuesday, July 9.

Hotel Transylvania 
Cedar Creek Park, 3340 Merrick Road, Seaford. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday July 9.

Mary Poppins Returns
Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, Plainview. 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11.

Christopher Robin
Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4, Wantagh. Starts at sunset. Thursday July 11.

Hotel Transylvania 3
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Sunset, Thursday, July 11.

Finding Nemo
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 12.

Finding Nemo 
The East Terrace, 880 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 12.

The Incredibles 2
Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Rd, Mt Sinai. 8:15 p.m. Friday July 12.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Sunset Park, Port Washington. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

The Goonies
Lafayette Beach, Long Beach. Sunset, Saturday, July 13.

Casper 
Tanner Park, Babylon. At sunset. Monday, July 15.

The Greatest Showman
Islip Grange Park, 10 Broadway, Sayville. Sunset, Monday, July 15


Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse
Village Green, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale. Starts at dusk. Tuesday, July 16.

A Bugs Life
North Woodmere Park, Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16.

Back to the Future
Allen Town Park, Farmingdale. 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18.

The Grinch
Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4, Wantagh. Starts at sunset. Thursday July 18.

Goosebumps 2
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Sunset, Thursday, July 18.

Singin’ in the Rain
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 19.

Small Foot
South Bay Bible Church at 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches. 8 p.m. Friday, July 19.

Singin’ in the Rain
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 19.

How to Train Your Dragon 
The West Terrace, 880 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach. 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

Jurassic Park
The Great Lawn, Main St., Westhampton Beach. 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 22.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Crab meadow Beach drive-In, Waterside Ave., Northport. Starts at dusk. Monday, July 22.

Fred Claus
Holbrook Country Club, 700 Patchogue-Holbrook Rd., Holbrook. Sunset, Monday, July 22.

Small Foot
Village Green, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale. Starts at dusk. Tuesday, July 23.

How to Train Your Dragon 2
Cedar Creek Park, 3340 Merrick Road, Seaford. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday July 23.

Incredibles 2
Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, Woodbury. 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25.

Aquaman
Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4, Wantagh. Starts at sunset. Thursday July 25.

How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Sunset, Thursday, July 25.

The Incredibles 
Nickerson Beach, West Terrace, 880 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 26.

Get Out 
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 27.

The Greatest Showman
Riverside Beach, Long Beach. Sunset, Friday, July 27.

Incredibles 2
Tanner Park, Babylon. At sunset. Monday, July 29.

Night at The Museum
Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. Sunset, Monday, July 29.

A Dog’s Way Home
Village Green, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale. Starts at dusk. Tuesday, July 30.

Megamind
North Woodmere Park, Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

Beauty & The Beast
Marjorie Post Park, Massapequa. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

Bumblebee
Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4, Wantagh. Starts at sunset. Thursday Aug. 1.

Instant Family
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Sunset, Thursday, Aug 1.

Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2.

Ghostbusters
Sunset Park, Port Washington. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.

Madagascar
Nickerson Beach, West Terrace, Nickerson Beach, 880 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4.

Pete’s Dragon
Tanner park, Babylon. At sunset. Monday, Aug. 5.

Incredibles 2
Heckscher Park, Main street and prime Ave., Huntington. Starts at dusk. Monday, Aug. 5.

A Bug’s Life
Broadway Avenue Park, Sayville. Sunset, Monday Aug. 5.

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Village Green, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale. Starts at dusk. Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Parent Trap
Cedar Creek Park, 3340 Merrick Road, Seaford. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 6.

Ralph Breaks the Internet
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach, Oyster Bay. 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

Incredibles 2
Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4, Wantagh. Starts at sunset. Thursday Aug. 8.

The Lego Movie 2
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Sunset, Thursday, Aug 8.

Crazy Rich Asians
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.

How to Train Your Dragon 3
Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Rd, Mt Sinai. 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.

The Goonies
Nickerson Beach, East Terrace, 880 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. Sunset, Friday, Aug. 9.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Grand Beach, Long Beach. Sunet, Saturday, Aug. 10.

Finding Nemo
Nickerson Beach, East Terrace, 880 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. Sunset, Friday, July 12.

Monster Trucks
Roberto Clemente Park, Brentwood. Sunset, Aug. 12.

Incredibles 2
Village Green, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale. Starts at dusk. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

School of Rock
North Woodmere Park, Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Mary Poppins Returns
Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4, Wantagh. Starts at sunset. Thursday Aug. 15.

Small Foot
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Sunset, Thursday, Aug 15.

Ralph Breaks the Internet
South Bay Bible Church at 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches. 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Black Panther
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

The Sandlot
Nickerson Beach, East Terrace, 880 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Peter A. Nelson Park, Oakwood Rd., Huntington Station. Starts at dusk. Monday, Aug. 19.

Bedtime Stories
Eastview Fields, Central Islip. Sunset, Aug. 19.

The Goonies
Village Green, 361 Main Street, Farmingdale. Starts at dusk. Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Lego Movie 2
Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4, Wantagh. Starts at sunset. Thursday Aug. 22.

The Kid Who Would Be King
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Sunset, Thursday, Aug 22.

Bohemian Rhapsody
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.

Mary Poppins Returns
Sunset Park, Port Washington. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. 

Ralph Breaks The Internet
Lincoln Beach, Long Beach. Sunset, Saturday, Aug. 24.

School of Rock
Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. Sunset, Monday, Aug. 26.

Captain Marvel
Jones Beach Bandshell, Field 4, Wantagh. Starts at sunset. Thursday Aug. 29.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald
Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Sunset, Thursday, Aug 29.

Jaws
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30

Mary Poppins Returns
South Bay Bible Church at 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20.

 

Purple Heart Recipient Wins Free House in Mastic

Kevin Palacios, center, is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. (Long Island Press photo)

Tears streamed down the face of Kevin Palacios, a purple heart recipient and veteran of the war in Afghanistan, as it was announced that he was the new owner of a fully furnished mortgage-free home on Long Island.

After finding out he was a finalist in the Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation’s Purple Hearts Campaign Contest, Hauppauge manager Steve Probst announced that Palacios was the winner and introduced him to his new home in Mastic.

“I can tell you this man is deserving, and I knew it the first minute I met him,” Probst told the crowd at Brookhaven Town Hall on Tuesday.

After being wounded during two tours in Afghanistan, he came back to civilian life got a degree at Farmingdale State College. He now works with fellow veterans at a job he describes as lovable.

“When you get out of the military nobody really teaches you how to come back to this world,” said Palacios. “It’s a place that I once knew and once called home.”

To help injured veterans assimilate back into civilian life, the foundation decided they wanted to give away a house mortgage free and fully furnished. With the help of the Long Island Board of Realtors, the Interior Design Society’s Long Island Chapter, and many local businesses this three bedroom home was fully decorated, renovated and furnished for the family. 

“I’ve gone and seen a whole different side of the word and it made me mature at a different level,” said Palacios. “While it was sometimes a struggle to adapt to this life, I was lucky to graduate and get a job with people I consider family.” 

For veterans, it can be hard to ease back into civilian life, with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), injuries, and other issues they face from their experience serving on the front lines. 

“You have to get right back into it or you’re going to lose yourself,” said Palacios. 

Finishing college, getting a job, and figuring out the future are all part of this new life these veterans have to adapt to.  

“These young veterans come into my office with their eligibility certificate and say they want to go to college but, they have a lot of fear in their eyes,” said Eric Farina, director of veteran affairs at Farmingdale State College. “They have been trained to face fear and roadside bombs, all the brave things that come with military service in a combat zone but they were not prepped to go sit in an English 101 class with kids that are five years younger than them.”

Long Island has the highest concentration of veterans in New York State and the second largest in the nation. This is just a start for how they can be paid back for the selfless service they gave. 

This foundation is planning to work continuously hard to help other veterans receive the help they need through their Purple Hearts Campaign.

“You deserve this,” Probst told Palacios as he held back tears.

LI Congressional Delegation Calls on EPA To Better Protect Drinking Water

U.S. Rep. Lee Zelzin (R-Shirly) and the rest of the Long Island congressional delegation held a news conference on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Photo by Amanda De Lauzon)

Long Island’s congressional delegation is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen public drinking water standards following a report suggesting the region has the most contaminated water in New York State.

The lawmakers also called on the EPA to provide more financial and technical support to LI’s public drinking water providers so the utilities can better handle contaminants such as 1,4 Dioxane and other emerging chemicals.

“There are millions of families across Long Island who drink this water every single day and we cannot turn our backs on them or their health and safety,” said U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City). “We need to act now and we need to act fast.”

Rice was joined at a news conference Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove), and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who co-signed a letter to the EPA listing their demands.

Also joining the lawmakers was Liz Moran, environmental policy director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), which conducted the water contamination study finding LI drinking water had higher than acceptable levels of contaminants that have been linked to cancer and other medical issues.

“The public has the basic right and expectation when they turn on the tap that the water is going to be safe for them to drink, but unfortunately, here in New York and other places in the country, that basic right has been put in jeopardy,” said Moran.

While the effects on humans aren’t fully known, studies show that there could be possible negative health effects over time due to exposure to chemicals such as 1,4 Dioxane, which is found in many household products is a possible carcinogen, according to the EPA. State health officials are currently considering new water standards to regulate that and other new chemicals found in drinking water.

“These are emerging contaminants, this is not settled science yet, we know this is a problem that is going to be coming in the future that we have to be prepared for,” said Zeldin. “We are working proactively to try to get the EPA to pay more attention to what’s going on here on Long Island and to help us get funding to do the testing and treatment.”

Still awaiting a response from the EPA, this group is working hard to make the issue known and fighting to protect the water of the Long Island residents.

“We have a crisis, and a crisis deserves action and it deserves funding so that’s what we are calling for today,” said Adrienne Esposito, executive director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

KTUPhoria Warms Up Jones Beach Summer Concert Series

Bebe Rexha performed with The Chainsmokers at KTUphoria on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Amanda de Lauzon)

Windy weather didn’t stop fans from enjoying 103.5’s KTUphoria on Saturday at Northwell Health Jones Beach Theater.

The annual music festival that helps usher in the amphitheater’s summer concert series brought seasoned chart-topping artists along with some hit newcomers.

“I always get nervous right before I go on stage but as soon as I start singing it goes away,” singer Ava Max said right before she opened the festival with her song “So Am I” and her hit song “Sweet but Psycho.”

The Canadian DJ duo Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace who make up Loud Luxury played more than just their music and made sure to hype up the audience for their hit single “Body” and newer song “Love No More.” They also made sure to bring out fellow artist Bryce Vine to preview a new song together they are working on.

Ava Max performs at KTUphoria on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Amanda de Lauzon)

Combining Latin music and pop, Becky G and her energized background dancers excited the audience next. She sung many of her hits as well as some newer ones including “Green Light Go” and her classic song “Mayores.”

After that, newer rap/pop sensation Bryce Vine performed. He came out last year with the song “Drew Barrymore,” which hit No. 16 in the US pop charts. He also sung a few of his popular songs including his new song with rapper YG called “La La Land.”

Bebe Rexha came on next and sung many of her popular songs including “I’m a Mess” and brought an 8-year-old boy named Liam on stage to dance with her during her set.

“Get lost, be happy to be alive, because who knows what tomorrow brings, but right now with you Long Island, let’s just enjoy the music,” said Bebe Rexha to the audience right before her song “Meant to Be,” which features country group Florida Georgia Line.

Becky G performs at KTUphoria on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Amanda de Lauzon)

Next up was Latin American boy band CNCO, who brought a new twist and fun feeling to the stage with their choreographed dances as well as hit songs such as “Hey DJ” and “Se Vuelve Loca.”

English singer/songwriter, Ellie Golding came out after with her fan favorite “Love Me Like You Do,” which was featured on the soundtrack for the movie “Fifty Shades of Gray” in 2015. She also sung popular hits “Burn” and “Close to Me (with Diplo) feat. Swae Lee.”

Closing the show was the cover liner, The Chainsmokers, who are known for their mix of DJing, singing, and special effects. They played classics of theirs like “Paris,” “Who Do You Love,” “This Feeling,” and their song “Call You Mine,” which is accompanied by Bebe Rexha, who came out again to perform it.

The show ended with a bang as streamers came down from the ceiling and fire and smoke special effects shot up from the stage as they played their song “Closer,” which was No. One on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 12 weeks in a row in 2016.

Pride on The Beach Hits Long Beach This Weekend

A rainbow flag, the gay pride symbol, flapping in the wind. (Photo by Ludovic Bertron)

Rainbow flags will be flying high for this week-long LGBT pride festival featuring events ranging from food tastings, prayer services, fun runs, beach parties, a concert on the beach.

A TASTE OF LONG BEACH
Celebrate pride month by discovering delicious food and drinks along the beach with specials at participating restaurants and bars listed at prideonthebeach.org. Long Beach. June 21-23.

KICKOFF PARTY AT JUNCTION
Kickoff pride weekend with a DJ and some quality eats! Junction Live Music Sports Grill, 20 W Park Ave., Long Beach. 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. June 21.

PRIDE 5K RUN AND FUN RUN
Hit the scenic Long Beach boardwalk and run a timed 5K or an easier untimed course with proceeds going towards the LGBT Network. Long Beach Boardwalk at 1 Laurelton Blvd, Long Beach. 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. June 22.

TITO’S VODKA PRIDE PET PARADE
Enjoy the second annual pride pet parade with all your furry friends! Long Beach Rec. Center Gazebo, 700 Magnolia Blvd. Long Beach. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. June 22.

TWILIGHT BEACH PARTY
Plenty of dancing in the sand along with live DJs and special VIP amenities. Beach Pass needed to attend. On the beach at 1 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. June 22.

PRIDE CABARET NIGHT
Enjoy a night of cabaret-style performances at the third annual Pride Cabaret directed by Lydia Sabosto. Located at Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. June 22.

PRIDE MARKET FAIR
Walk along the boardwalk filled with vendors, shops and exhibitors as you enjoy the beach view. Long Beach Boardwalk between National Blvd and Edwards Blvd, 1 National Blvd. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23.

29TH ANNUAL LI PRIDE PARADE
Celebrate pride month by marching with thousands of LGBT people and supporters or grabbing a spot to view the parade and enjoy the floats, performers and marching bands. The parade begins on Broadway at Lafayette Blvd. and will proceed East on Broadway to Long Beach Blvd. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. June 23.

CONCERT ON THE BEACH
End off a day of celebration with a beachfront concert of live performances! On the beach at 1 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. June 23.

Full list of events at prideonthebeach.org Prices vary. June 21-26.

3 New Restaurants to Try on Long Island

The Cuban is one of the many options at I Heart Mac & Cheese

PDQ

PDQ, or People Dedicated to Quality, is opening its first location in New York after a longtime stance in Florida, with other locations scattered across the country.

The restaurant will offer dine-in, drive-thru and catering options as well as many different sandwiches and salads made to order. The menu features a variety of meats and menu items free of hormones and steroids. Its goal is to take away the harmful additives  to add to the flavor and quality of the food.

There are many different sandwich options all served on toasted brioche buns, including popular favorites such as the pimento crunch and the honey butter sandwich.

1004 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, eatpdq.com

PATRIZIA’S

Brothers Giacomo and Gennaro Alaio, who brought the taste of Italy to New York, recently opened the latest location of Patrizia’s in Hauppauge.

Using family recipes that date back 150 years, they crafted a menu full of Italian favorites. This includes a family style dinner feast for $50 per person that consists of seven appetizers, homemade pasta, three entrees, homemade desserts, and coffee, as well as unlimited domestic beer, house wine, sangria, and soda. There’s bound to be something for everyone.

The menu offers gluten-free pasta and pizza as well so all can enjoy. To finish it off there is a generous dessert menu including Patrizia’s special dessert, a puff pastry filled with Nutella ($6).

358 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, patrizias.com

I HEART MAC & CHEESE

This Florida-based fast-casual restaurant chain offering a customizable menu of build-your-own mac and cheese recently opened its first restaurant on Long Island.

The menu offers many new takes on beloved oldies. Chef specials include the lobster and white truffle mac and another fan favorite, the best of both worlds. This baked mac-and-cheese-filled sandwich contains slow-cooked short rib, white Cheddar cheese, American cheese, and barbeque sauce. There are many other chef specials so patrons can choose toppings for mac and cheese or grilled cheese as well as the build-your-own section of the menu.

3 Village Green, Patchogue, iheartmacandcheese.com

 

Long Island Farmers Market Guide 2019

Amityville Farmers Market: 911 Memorial Park on Broadway 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays June 15 through Oct. 26.

Babylon: LIRR Parking Lot, 51 Railroad Ave., Sundays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Nov. 18.

Bay Shore: Bay Shore Bandshell, Main St., Mondays-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Bellport: Station Rd. and Brookhaven Ave., Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Deer Park: Tanger Outlets at the Arches, 152 The Arches Circle. Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Oct. 26.

East Hampton: 136 North Main St. Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Sept. 7.

East Meadow: 832 Merrick Ave. Tuesday 10 am-1 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Elmont: 700 Hempstead Turnpike., Thursdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July through Nov.

Farmingdale: Farmingdale Village Green, 361 Main Street. Sundays 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. through Nov. 24.

Farmingville: One Independence Hill, Brookhaven Town Hall South Parking Lot. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 24.

Freeport: Freeport Recreation Center Parking Lot, 130 Merrick Rd. Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 13 through Oct. 26.

Garden City: Behind State Supreme Court, 101 County Seat Dr. (off of Old Country Road), Mineola. Tuesdays 7 a.m.-1 p.m. through Nov. 26.

Greenport: 414 First Street. Fridays 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. till Oct.

Hempstead: YALE Child Care Center, 160 Baldwin Rd. Tuesdays 3:30-6:30 p.m. July through the end of October.

Huntington: Main Street Route 25A. Sundays 7 a.m.-12 p.m. through Nov. 24.

Islip: Town Hall parking lot, 655 Main St. Saturdays 7 a.m.-12 p.m. through Nov. 23.

Long Beach: Kennedy Plaza, 1 West Chester St., Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Nov. 23 Wednesdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through October 30.

Montauk: Montauk Green, 742 Montauk Hwy. Thursday June 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Northport: Cow Harbor parking lot on corner of Main Street and Woodbine Avenue. Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. through Nov. 16.

Oyster Bay: 54 Audrey St., Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Nov.

Patchogue: East side of the Patchogue LIRR station parking lot, Division St. & Ocean Ave., Sundays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Nov. 10.

Port Jefferson: Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, 101 East Broadway, Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. till Nov.

Port Washington: Town Dock, 247 Main Street. Saturdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. through Oct. 26.

Rockville Centre: Long Beach Road & Sunrise Highway. Sundays 7 a.m.-12 p.m. through Nov.24.

Rocky Point: Old Depot Park, 115 Prince Road. Sundays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Nov. 24.

Roslyn: Pennsylvania Ave., Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Sept. 8.

Roosevelt: NuHealth Roosevelt Clinic Parking Lot, 380 Nassau Road. Wednesdays 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Sag Harbor: Bay Street. Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct.

Sea Cliff: Courtyard of St. Luke’s Church, 253 Glen Ave., Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 15 through Oct. 26.

Seaford: Seaford LIRR station, Railroad Street, corner of Washington Avenue and Sunrise Highway. Saturdays 7 a.m.-12 p.m. through Nov. 23.

Shelter Island: Haven’s House Museum Grounds, 16 South Ferry Rd., 9 a.m.-12:30 pm through Sept. 1.

Southampton: 25 Jobs Lane. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. through Oct. 13.

Westbury: The Piazza Ernesto Strada, corner of Post Avenue & Maple Avenue. Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Oct. 28.

Westhampton Beach: The Village Greene, Main St. and Mill Rd., Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 26.

Wyandanch: New Shiloh Baptist Church, 221 Merritt Ave. Saturdays 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Starting the second week in July through the second weekend in Oct.

Jones Beach Theater 2019 Summer Concert Series Kicks Off

Jones Beach Long Island
View of a concert at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh (Photo: Jones Beach Facebook, @JonesBeachNewYork)

A sure sign of beach season heating up is the start of the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater summer concert series.

What could be better than seeing big name music acts while enjoying the summer sun at the amphitheater?

Below is our annual guide to this summer’s hottest concerts at the seaside venue.

Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater is located at 895 Bay Pkwy. in Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com

BOB SEGAR &THE SILVER BULLET BAND WITH GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
Join the band while they kick off the start to summer with some rock and roll. $67- $187. 7:30 p.m. May 30.

BLI SUMMER JAM 2019
The line-up includes popular chart toppers like the Jonas Brothers, Ellie Goulding, Mark Ronson & More. $57- $239. 6:30 p.m. June 14.

KTUPHORIA 2019 
Many fan favorites performing such as The Chainsmokers, Ellie Goulding, Bebe Rexha, & More! $35- $153. 6:30 p.m. June 15.

ADAM SANDLER
Joined by Rob Schneider enjoy a night of comedy and entertainment. $25- $165. 8 p.m. June 20.

TOBY KEITH
In his That’s Country, Bro! tour enjoy the first country concert of the season! $35- $109. 7:30 p.m. July 6.

THIRD EYE BLIND/ JIMMY EAT WORLD
Take a trip back to the 90’s with the Summer Gods Tour 2019 accompanied by Ra Ra Riot. $20-$119. 7 p.m. July 11.

LUKE BRYAN
Enjoy the summer heat with Luke Bryan’s Sunset Repeat Tour 2019 joined by Cole Swindell and Jon Langston.$40- $155. 7 p.m. July 13, 14.

WIZ KHALIFA
The decent exposure Tour joined by French Montana, Chevy woods and DJ Drama. $29-89. 6 p.m. July 16.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Join the band for a night of rock roll and looking back on the good old days! $85- $115. 8 p.m. July 17.

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Joined by special guests Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, and Hardy. $80- $140. 7 p.m. July 20.

KIDZBOP WORLD TOUR 2019
Take the kids and enjoy some family fun in the sun! $25-$95. 4 p.m. July 21.

311 & DIRTY HEADS
With Special Guest The Interrupters. $30- $100. 5:45 p.m. July 26.

NELLY
Joined by TLC, and Flo Rida. $18- $125. 7 p.m. Aug 1.

DIERKS BENTLEY
Burning Man Tour 2019 with Special Guests Jon Pardi & Tenille Townes. $40- $160. 7 p.m. Aug 2.

TRAIN & GOO GOO DOLLS
Joined by special guest Allen Stone. $22- $153. 7 p.m. Aug 3.

BRYAN ADAMS
Accompanied by special guest and English rock legend Billy Idol $25- $162. 6 p.m. Aug 6.

KORN & ALICE IN CHAINS
With Special Guests Underoath. $29- $142. 6 p.m. Aug 6.

JIMMY BUFFETT & THE CORAL REEFER BAND
It’s always five o’clock when you join Jimmy Buffet in his tropical celebration. $56- $156. 8 p.m. Aug. 8.

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
Also performing is Noel Gallagher’s High Flying. $35- $129. 7 p.m. Aug. 9.

JON BELLION
The Glory Sound Prep Tour with Marc E. Bassy and Lawrence. $35- $105. 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

ZAC BROWN BAND
The Owl Tour accompanied by Caroline Jones. $109- $150. 7 p.m. Aug. 23,24.

SANTANA: SUPERNATURAL NOW
Also joined by The Doobie Brothers. $39- $238. 7 p.m. Aug 25

KNOTFEST ROADSHOW
A night of heavy metal featuring Slipknot, Volbeat, Gorjira & Behemoth. $25- $137. 5:30 p.m. Aug 28.

BUSH & +LIVE+
The Altimate Tour with Special Guest Our Lady Peace. $25- $111. 7 p.m. Aug 29.

BRAD PAISLEY
Also joined by special guests Chris Lane & Riley Green. $39-$111. 7:30 p.m. Aug 30.

BREAKING BENJAMIN
Opened by Chevelle, Dorothy & Diamante. $29- $119. 5:30 p.m. Aug 31.

JASON ALDEAN
The Ride All Night Tour with Special Guests Kane Brown, & Dee Jay Silver. $59- $135. 7:30 p.m. Sept 6.

GAME OF THRONES: LIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE
Music by Ramin Djawadi. $49- $152. 8 p.m. Sept 14.

THE WHO
The legends return to LI on their Moving On! tour with Special Guest MOON VS SUN. $113- $337. 7:30 p.m. Sept 15.

ZZ TOP
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary Tour with Special Guest Cheap Trick. $29- $175. 7 p.m. Sept 19.