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Long Island Concerts & Events October 11-13

Jerry Seinfeld, the legendary comic from Massapequa, continues to do his stand-up act while producing his Netflix show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

TRITON FIGHTS MMA
Get ready to rumble as mixed martial arts comes to Suffolk. Fight card TBA. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $55-$85. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11.

TAYLOR HICKS
The season 5 American Idol winner brings his unique take on Southern soul, R&B, country and blues. My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $40. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.

CIRQUE MEI
Traditional and contemporary Chinese circus acts blend in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned performance. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $25-$69. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.

BEHIND THE LENS
A two-hour-plus visual feast of music photography and stories as told by two iconic music photographers, Mick Rock and Henry Diltz, who documented memorable times. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore, boultoncenter.org $45-$50. 8 p.m. Oct. 11.

SUICIDE PREVENTION FUNDRAISER
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presents an evening of live entertainment, open bar, buffet, raffles, and 50/50 tickets. Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh, muls.com $75. 3 p.m. Oct. 12.

GRAHAM NASH
The two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer comes to town for an intimate evening of songs and stories. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach, whbpac.org $81-$401. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org $75-$95. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.

BILL KIRCHEN
The Grammy-nominated Titan of the Telecaster of “Hot Rod Lincoln” fame and three of his fellow Lost Planet Airmen fly again. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore, boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.

OTTMAR LIEBERT
Guitarist and Zen monk Ottmar Liebert is a giant of new age music, beloved by fans around the world for his virtuosic brand of Spanish-influenced guitar instrumentals. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $50. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.

MELVIN SEALS AND JGB
Seals is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band, in which he spun his magic and helped pioneer and define what has now become jam band music. The Space at Westbury Theater, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $30-$55. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.

EFX ALL STARS
Chieli Minucci’s seminal contemporary jazz super group Special EFX marks their 35th year of recording and touring in 2018 with the release of Deep As The Night, their 21st album. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org $45-$95. 8 p.m. Oct. 12.

JERRY SEINFELD
The Long Island comedy legend makes his Tilles Center debut at the Gala 2019 honoring Gillis and George Poll of Poll Restaurants. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $149-$499. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

FAMOUS FOOD FESTIVAL
“Taste the World” with vendors from across LI and the NY metro area. There is also a 250′ zip-line, rock-wall, beer and wine garden, VIP section, virtual reality, butterfly exhibit, golf simulator, art tent, live painting, kids section, and more. Tanger Outlets, 152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park, famousfoodfestival.com $5-$8. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 12, 13.

GHOST: THE MUSICAL
A daring love story about danger, murder, and life after death, this timeless tale tells the story of Sam and Molly, a couple from Brooklyn who ends up in danger leaving one of them dead, stuck between the afterlife and this world. CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, cmpac.com $18-$42. Oct. 12- Nov. 2.

LONG ISLAND AUTISM SPEAKS WALK
Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives and support providers, the Long Island community comes together to celebrate the lives of people with autism. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Jones Beach State Park Field 5, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, autismspeaks.org/longisland 10 a.m. Oct. 13.

LARRY CARLTON
Four-time Grammy-winning jazz guitar great plays selections from his 1978 self-titled album. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore, boultoncenter.org $70-$100. 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

THE YARDBIRDS
The classic rock legends have gone through a few lineup changes but are still known for “I’m A Man,” “Heart Full of Soul,” and “For Your Love.” Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com $49-$60. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

AUDITIONS FOR THE SEAFARER
Modern Classics Theater Company of Long Island is looking to cast actors ages 40 and up with Irish accents to perform in The Seafarer, a play by Conor McPherson, which will run in January. Tryouts will be held at 149 North Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 16.

Country Chic Malverne Victorian Asks $519,000

This country-chic Victorian that has been owned by members of the same family for more than a century is listed for sale at 195 Ocean Ave. in the Village of Malverne.

Built in 1895 on a quarter-acre lot, this four-bedroom, one-bathroom rustic home with lots of history will make you feel like you are living in the country while only a 30-minute train ride from Manhattan.

The house features an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room with a fireplace, living room, office, full basement, and walk-up attic. Outside it has a detached 1.5-car garage, front porch, and a spacious backyard.

The property is within walking distance of the Malverne Long Island Rail Road station, downtown Malverne’s shopping and dining district, and several nearby parks. It’s in the Malverne School District.

The asking price is $519,000, not including the $10,865 in annual property taxes, which come to $9,382 after a Star Exemption.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Heidi Byrne and Timothy Pastor of Home and Hearth of Long Island. They can be reached at 516-544-4200.

Nor’Easter Bringing Strong Winds, Rain to Long Island

A nor’easter meandering passed the region is forecast to bring heavy rainfall, coastal flooding, and strong wind gusts that may cause power outages on Long Island through Friday, experts say.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a wind advisory due to gusts up to 50 mph, coastal flood warning due to high tides causing flooding in low-lying areas, and hazardous weather outlook for much of Nassau and Suffolk counties as the storm impacts the area.

“The rain is expected to taper off later tonight and into Friday as the storm will begin to gradually move to the east,” Upton-based NWS meteorologists said in a statement. “The winds will also begin to decrease into Friday.”

Overall, an additional inch to an inch and a half is expected east of the New York City metro, the agency said.

The coastal flood warning is in effect from 5 p.m. Thursday through midnight Friday and a coastal flood watch continues through Friday morning.

“This evening, expect widespread flooding of vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline, with two to three feet of inundation above ground level,” NWS said in its flood statement. “This will result in numerous road closures and cause widespread flooding of low-lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront. Vehicles parked in vulnerable areas near the waterfront will likely become flooded. Flooding will also extend inland from the waterfront along tidal rivers and bays.”

In addition, the combination of elevated water levels and large breaking waves will cause beach flooding and erosion on the oceanfront, the agency said.

As for the wind advisory in effect through 6 p.m. Thursday, north winds will be about 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph.

“Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines,” NWS said. “Scattered power outages are expected.”

Once the storm pushes further away into the weekend, there will be clouds lingering along with some breaks of sun. Temperatures after averaging below normal through Friday, with then climb closer to normal with mainly dry conditions returning to the region to begin the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday is forecast to be partly sunny with temps in the 60s.

Filmmakers Seek Donations To Finish My Father’s Place Documentary

Clockwise from top: Outside My Father's Place, Emmylou Harris, Billy Joel and Debbie Harry of Blondie all were among those who played the legendary venue (Photos by Steve Rosenfield)

A group of independent documentarians are asking online donors for help finishing their partly completed film about the legendary Long Island music venue My Father’s Place and its founder, Michael “Eppy” Epstein.

The filmmakers raised more than $30,000 in a Kickstarter campaign last year for their documentary, titled Names Are Bulls*** about the Roslyn venue where the likes of Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Madonna — and many other big names — played early in their careers.

“We’re now at a critical juncture and need your support to help finish production,” the filmmakers say in their latest campaign to raise another $20,000, this time on Facebook. They note that they “shot reenactment scenes with a terrific cast, created animation, sourced crucial archival materials, and worked hard to bring the project to fruition.”

The original venue — a gritty rock trend setter akin to the CBGB of Long Island — was open from 1971 to 1987. Thirty years after its closing, Eppy relaunched it as a posh supper club called My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel in 2017.

The team behind the movie is Director and Producer Meshakai Wolf, Cinematographer and Co-director Zac Nicholson, Producers Eric Weil and Raymond Schillinger, Associate Producer Jonah Koplin, Editor Sam Reiss, and Animator Whitney Theis. Watch the trailer below.

Related Story: 30 Years Later, My Father’s Place Returns in Posh Style

My Father’s Place film (teaser 2.0) from Suburban Rebel on Vimeo.

Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank Allows Boomers To Retire in Style

Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank pond views. (Photo Credit: Beechwood Homes, Rise Media)

After putting his three kids through college, credit card industry veteran Mike Turano no longer had a need for his big custom-built Stony Brook home, so he started eyeing a move down south.

But before he and his wife packed up and left New York, they stumbled upon Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank, a luxurious 400-home condominium lifestyle community for adults aged 55-plus. A year after becoming its first resident last summer, he couldn’t be happier that they decided to stay close to their kids on LI — and are doing so in style.

“It’s very upscale,” he says. “For what you’re paying, I think this is total value. One hundred percent.”

Pricing ranges from the upper $400,000s to the upper $600,000s with real estate taxes as low as $3,900 — well under the $21,000 Turano was paying in property taxes in his previous home — at Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank. It’s the for-sale, home-ownership component of The Boulevard, a 322-acre smart growth mixed-used development that will include retail stores, a park, dog park, hotel, baseball field, track, rental apartments, and assisted-living facility.

“It’s a great place to meet your neighbors and spend time with your family,” Turano says. “Knowing what Long Island costs to live, this really kept me here and it really helped us out and allowed us to continue a beautiful lifestyle.”

The development is being built in three phases, with phase one completed and nearly sold out. Phase two is currently underway and is a third has been sold, for a combined 65 units bought so far, with more in contract. Phase three starts in 2021.

Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank community entrance. (Photo Credit Beechwood Homes, Rise Media)

Conveniently located right off exit 68 on the Long Island Expressway, it’s less than an hour’s drive from Nassau County and near the gateway to the East End’s farms, vineyards, golfing, shopping, and waterfront  — assuming residents can tear themselves away from their beautiful abodes.

“The level of finish and quality of the home, our open floor plan, the wood floors, the marble counter tops … There’s nothing like it in Suffolk right now in terms of retirement communities being built,” says Steven Dubb, a principal of the Jericho-based Beechwood Organization, Long Island’s largest homebuilder. “The condo lifestyle is what our residents are looking for.”

At the heart of the community is an active 11,000-square-foot clubhouse boasting a ballroom, oversized gym, bar, barbecue area, firepits, patio, pool, and all the amenities of resort-style living.

“It feels like you’re on a vacation,” says Maria Pini — like Turano, an empty nester who moved to the community from Woodbury with her husband. “It’s really that kind of atmosphere. There’s no pressure.”

Of course, what makes a community great is not just top-notch houses with high-end creature comforts, but also quality people.

“We now have more friends than we could have possibly met anywhere else,” Turano says. “And they’re all just like us the same exact story. They’re here on Long Island, they had the big house, the kids moved on, and this was their opportunity to stay on Long Island because the taxes are reasonable and the maintenance fees are reasonable. Everyone’s loving it here and I honestly can’t say a bad thing about it.”

The Beechwood Organization is hosting an open house at Country Pointe Meadows from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. The community is located at 1 Grace Hall Lane, Yaphank. For more information, visit beechwoodhomes.com

The Elgin Home living room at Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank. (Photo Credit Beechwood Homes, Rise Media)

Who Are The Best Financial Pros on Long Island?

Best Accounting Firm
inanceBehar & Company
When you need help crunching numbers, turn to the experts at Behar & Company. The company offers its clients, whether individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates or trusts, a full range of tax services, including tax planning, tax return preparation, and representation before tax authorities. Proper tax planning can avoid costly interest and penalty assessments due to late filing or late payments. Through proper planning the firm can help minimize your current tax burden. It prepares all federal, state and local tax returns for individuals, businesses, trusts and estates. 150 Broad Hollow Rd. PH-12, Melville, 631-470-7977, beharandcompany.com

Best Debt Consolidation Service
Tayne Law Group
Long Islanders have voted Tayne Law Group the Best Debt Consolidation Service on Long Island, and for great reasons. Since 2001, Tayne Law Group has helped thousands resolve their debts. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in student loans, medical bills, or credit card debt, there’s no better company to turn to than Tayne Law Group! The company is known for its understanding, reliability and trustworthiness, so you can feel confident knowing that you have the best debt relief law firm on your side!150 Broadhollow Rd. Suite 314, Melville, 631- 470-8204, attorney-newyork.com

Best Financial Advisor
Agrillo Financial Group
Long Islanders have voted Agrillo Financial Group the Best Financial Advisor on Long Island! Comprised of a family of trusted professionals who take their clients’ financial well-being personally, Theodore “Ted” Agrillo and his mother Katherine “Dee” Agrillo possess the knowledge, expertise, and experience Long Islanders have come to trust. Integrity and extraordinary dedication and personal commitment to their clients define these professionals, making it no wonder Long Islanders declare them the absolute best, year after year! 535 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, 516-542-0261, agrillofinancialgroup.com

Best Mortgage Company
Contour Mortgage Corporation
Offering several loan solutions to suit your specialized needs, Contour Mortgage Corporation is one of the premiere mortgage bankers on the East Coast. Whether you’re an experienced homeowner or a first-time buyer, Contour Mortgage Corporation is committed to working as your partner to help you understand all your financing options, so you feel confident in the choice you ultimately make. For more than 20 years Contour Mortgage Corporation has been helping Long Islanders realize their dream of owning a home and understanding all their refinancing or debt consolidation options. For reliable and experienced advice, Contour Mortgage Corporation will create a plan tailored to your unique future plans and goals. 990 Stewart Ave. Suite 660, Garden City, 516-385-6900, contourmortgage.com

Best Gold Buyer
Collectors Coins & Jewelry
You’ll get an honest appraisal and a fair price every time from Collectors Coins and Jewelry, a family-owned and -operated business with more than 60 years of experience in buying and selling fine jewelry, rare coins, gold and silver, diamonds, bullion, watches, antiques, and other precious metals. With five unique locations, it is one of Long Island’s oldest dealers and has proudly served more than 750,000 customers. Stop by at any time, or call with any questions you may have and their knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you! Multiple locations, 855-777-1946, collectorscoinsjewelry.com

 

Stately Upgraded Historic Miller Place Colonial Asks $850,000

This one-of-a-kind completely renovated historic Colonial located in a 70-acre preserve is listed for sale at 211 N Country Rd. in the Near Pond section of Miller Place.

Built in 1841 on a 2.36-acre lot, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home with 3,365 square feet of living space was exquisitely updated inside and out with state-of-the-art features. The house boasts tall tall ceilings, a veranda, balcony, and lush landscaping completely set back and private.

The home features a completely rebuilt eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances, marble counters, custom woodwork/moldings, formal dining room, library, office, and den. It also has plenty of storage space with a walk-up attic, walk-in closets in the master bedroom, and partly finished basement.

Outside it has a two-car detached garage, front porch, and stone backyard patio. The house comes equipped with a fireplace and central air conditioning. 

The property is located nearby the Long Island Sound, local parks, and downtown Port Jefferson. It’s in the Miller Place School District.

The asking price is $850,000, not including the $19,438 in annual property taxes, which come to $18,196 after a Star Exemption.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Annette Mina of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. She can be reached at 631-581-8855.

Halloween Comes Early With 2019 New York Comic Con Cosplay [Photos]

2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.

Sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book fans were out in force showing off their best cosplay get ups at the 2019 New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan this weekend.

Photos by Joe Nuzzo

2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.

2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.

 

2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.

2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.
2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.

2019 New York Comic Con. Photo by Joe Nuzzo.

South Nassau Honors Supporters at 2019 Soirée Under the Stars

L. to R.: Dr. Adhi Sharma, Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai South Nassau; New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky; New York State Assemblywoman Judy Griffin; 2019 Soiree Honoree John Tamberlane, Vice Chairman, Signature Bank; Cupola Award recipient Tracy Thorn, RN, Mount Sinai South Nassau; Mike McGinty, Mayor, Village of Island Park; Nassau County Executive Laura Curran; Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony D’Esposito; Nassau County Legis. Denise Ford; Anthony Cancellieri, Vice Chairman, Mount Sinai South Nassau Board of Directors. Photo by Ed Shin

Signature Bank co-founder and vice chairman John Tamberlane was honored at South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 2019 Soirée Under the Stars on Sept. 28 at The Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor,.

The hospital also honored Dr. Ricardo Cruz, MD, director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Tracy Thorn, RN, nurse manager of the emergency department, who were presented with the hospital’s Mary Pearson and the Cupola awards, respectively.

The Mary Pearson Award, named in honor of the hospital’s founding administrator, is presented annually to an individual for extraordinary effort and individual contributions that significantly advance the hospital’s commitment to the community. The Cupola Award, established in 2015, honors a deserving hospital employee who goes above and beyond their duties, and lives by the hospital mission to promote excellence in healthcare.

The event included a Broadway-quality cabaret style, live entertainment featuring a 16-piece orchestra and performers.

Arthur A. Klein, MD, President, Mount Sinai Health Network. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to R.: Aaron E. Glatt, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai South Nassau, and 2019 Mary Pearson Award recipient Ricardo Cruz, MD, Director Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai South Nassau. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to R.: L to R) Richard J. Murphy, President & CEO, Mount Sinai South Nassau; Anthony Cancellieri, Vice Chairman, Mount Sinai South Nassau Board of Directors; Wayne Lipton, Mount Sinai South Nassau Board of Directors; George & Pamela Trimes; Joseph A. Fennessy, Chairman, Mount Sinai South Nassau Board of Directors. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to R.: L to R) Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess. Photo b y Ed Shin
L. to R.: L to R) Adhi Sharma, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai South Nassau, his wife, Emily; Michael Sood, MD; Leslie Altus and Jonathan Altus, MD. Photo by Ed Shin
Alexa Green. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to R.: L to R) Richard Lee, MD, Associate Director of Oncology/Hematology, Mount Sinai South Nassau, with Dean Pappaas, MD, Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mount Sinai South Nassau. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to R.: L to R) Dave Widmer, Rajiv Datta, MD, Chair of the Department Surgery, Medical Director of Cancer Program, Mount Sinai South Nassau, and his wife, Arti Datta, MD; Shahriyour Andaz, MD, Director of Thoracic Oncology, Mount Sinai South Nassau; Geri Barish, President and Founder of 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition. Photo by Ed Shin

Long Island Advocates Mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month This October

To boost recognition of the importance of disability inclusion in the workplace, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Long Island-based experts are doing their part.

This year’s theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now,” to encourage business leaders not to overlook this talented pool of prospective employees.

“Unemployment rates for the general public are extremely low right now — less than four percent — but for individuals with disabilities the rate of unemployment reaches eighty percent,” says Michael Kramer, CEO of The Corporate Source, a Garden City-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting the employment of individuals with disabilities. “This heartbreaking disparity drives TCS’s mission: To promote the employment of individuals with disabilities and provide services leading to independence and fulfillment.”

To recognize the value of work — how it gives meaning, purpose, productivity, friendships as well as financial independence — TCS will be hosting a special reception titled Celebrating Work: A Labor of Love, honoring actress Jessica Hecht with its Impact Award on behalf of the cast and production crew of Emmy-nominated series Special that illuminates the challenges faced by a young man with cerebral palsy.

“The cast, crew and executives behind Special have made a bold breakthrough whose time has come,” Kramer said. “They have succeeded in taking subject matter once outside the awareness of the general public and highlighting many of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. By presenting Ryan’s story with humor in a creative and engaging way, the series brings about critical awareness and sensitivity to many who are otherwise unrepresented on screen.”

Celebrating Work: A Labor of Love will be held at The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, Manhattan at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23. For more information or to buy tickets, visit thecorporatesource.org