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Mid-Island Y JCC Teaches Value of Volunteering

Mid-Island Y JCC CEO Rick Lewis

Since its creation in 1956, the Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center (Y JCC), centered around Jewish identity, family, and fellowship, has been active in its Plainview location, but the Y’s community outreach has far more to offer than within the neighborhood.

Regardless of age, fitness level, ability, or interest, the Y offers something for everyone. With membership, community members have access to a fitness center, heated pool, gymnasium, babysitting services, cultural activities, afterschool programs, wellness lectures, counseling, and much more. The organization has made it its mission to accommodate the needs of anyone interested in attending, and plans on expanding accessibility in the future.

“We’re significantly expanding a new program as part of our fitness center,” says Rick Lewis, the nonprofit organization’s chief executive officer. “We offer services to adults with disabilities, Parkinson’s, or cancer. We invite everyone in, exercise with them, and provide a recreation center so people can get to know each other and talk about their struggles together as well as the positives.”

The Y’s amenities are plentiful, but they never detract from the organization’s focus on giving back. The volunteer program, which is currently seeking applications, consistently schedules events to connect with the community. On September 16, the JCC plans to host a 9/11 Day of Service to honor local police and firefighters with baked goods.

Throughout the year, volunteers can get involved by driving senior citizens to local medical appointments, food shopping, or errands. The Rudman Family Food Pantry also operates year round to provide food security to town neighbors. Adults and teens can contact the Y’s volunteer services through application, email, or phone to find out more ways to lend a hand.

“People drive by us all the time and don’t really know all we do,” says Lewis. “The best way to get involved is to walk in the front door. Have a conversation with someone.”

Interested in giving back? Apply online at miyjcc.org/y-volunteer or email gwarrack@miyjcc.org. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, 516-822-3535, x347.

Kids Lemonade Stand Raises Thousands for First Responders

Two brothers from Massapequa have teamed up once again to benefit local first responders using the most basic of tools: a children’s lemonade stand.

The sons of an NYPD Sergeant, Sean and Kyle Griffin, ages 6 and 4, hosted their second annual lemonade stand fundraiser for the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children Benefit Fund, also known as Answer the Call, on Aug. 3. The charity provides financial support to families of the NYPD, FDNY, and PAPD killed in the line of duty. The boys set up shop at their grandparents’ home in Massapequa and sold snacks, raffles to Mets tickets, and ice-cold lemonade.

“These first responders leave their homes every day and no one realizes how they put their lives on the line,” says their mom, Debi Griffin. “The sacrifices that they make help keep us safe.”

According to Debi, Sean himself came up with the idea for a lemonade fundraiser. He was inspired by his father Sgt. Matthew Griffin, and wanted to help the people and families of those he looked up to most. This time last year, he put on his NYPD uniform and sold glasses of lemonade with his brother, Kyle, who donned the uniform of the FDNY. They raised $7,000.

This year, the boys teamed up again with Answer the Call and aimed to raise $10,000. Both Sean and Kyle were determined to hit their goal and collected donations, prepared raffle tickets, and doled out their signature lemonade with the help of their dad. With funds from the stand and their Facebook fundraiser combined, the family has collected nearly $9,000. They are still accepting donations online. But for Debi, she says she is most proud of her boys for wanting to help in the first place.

“It warms my heart and makes me very proud,” she says.

If you would like to donate to Answer the Call via Sean & Kyle’s Lemonade Stand, go to facebook.com/donate/1805620216203084/ or go to answerthecall.org for more information.

The Loading Dock: Patchogue’s ‘Secret’ Venue

As the backstage of a Patchogue theater by day, Long Island’s most mysterious performance venue, The Loading Dock, transforms into an exclusive speakeasy each night.

The space, run by the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, debuted in March to “secretly” host comedy shows, music acts, and of course, booze, with exclusive access to only 150 guests. Now, after one month of solely musical performances, The Loading Dock brought back their comedy nights this month.

“I think people like something that is hidden or secret, it adds intrigue,” says Bernie Fabig, spokesman for the theatre. “They enter through the backdoor of the Patchogue theater … and we bring out the bar.”

Kicking off the relaunch was a comedy night featuring Jared Sandler, Adam Sandler’s nephew and star of Netflix’s The Week Of and Sandy Wexler, as well as Sunday Night Live host Jamie Roberts and Mark Demayo of Gotham Comedy Live.

Headlining August 10 is two-time Emmy Award winner and comedian Judy Gold, delivering a hilarious routine from her experiences as a producer, actor, and mom.

The venue will also host a staged play reading of Dog Whistle later in the month, whose ticket sales will benefit Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Originally advertised with “Come get weird with us,” the backstage turned front-of-house has an industrial cabaret feel. Metal decor with exposed elements such as stage lights set the mood for the small event space, with chairs and tables at a cozy distance from the theater action.

In its initial launch, only guests who expressed interest on the Loading Dock Facebook page were granted a ticket to opening night. The venue’s location and subsequent advertising were to be spread strictly by word of mouth. Now, theatergoers can buy tickets on The Loading Dock’s website to take part in the exclusive experience.

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, 631-207-1313, loadingdockpatchogue.com or facebook.com/LoadingDockPatchogue

Long Beach International Film Festival Returns

The Long Beach International Film Festival returns Aug. 1 to Aug. 4 for the seventh year of full-length features, short films, eats, and boardwalk fun.

The four-day film fest will team up with the Regal Lynbrook 13 to showcase 13 different feature films. Long Beach and Lynbrook have a history of supporting each other since after Hurricane Sandy, when Lynbrook helped LBIFF continue.

“People weren’t even living in their homes, and there was a lot of destruction in Long Beach, but the show must go on,” says LBIFF co-founder Craig Weintraub.

Weintraub, a filmmaker himself, was inspired to create a film festival on LI after his seeing his own films showcased nationally.

“I had my films in festivals around the country and going to these festivals and seeing what a great opportunity it was, Long Beach is the perfect spot for that,” he says. “And that was the exciting moment in 2011.”

The LBIFF committee received nearly 400 submissions from filmmakers from more than 20 countries for festival consideration; 50 of those films will be screened at the festival. All feature films will be shown at Regal Lynbrook 13 and will require tickets, but short films that screen on the beach at Long Beach are free and open to the public.

Kicking off the fest on Aug. 1 is the drama, Change in the Air, at Regal Lynbrook 13. Aug. 2 will see animation shorts at the Beach Theater (free) on the beach, as well as four different feature films in Lynbrook.

LBIFF will also team up with Devour! at the Allegria hotel for a movie-dining experience dubbed “Chefs and Shorts,” where guests watch a short film and eat a course based on the movie.

“We introduced a new event last year and reinvented the whole ‘dinner and a movie’ concept” says Weintraub. The Chefs and Shorts event is highly anticipated this year and will require tickets that can be purchased online.

The latter half of the festival will consist of a “Taste on the Beach” on Aug. 3, where guests can sample food, wine, and craft beer, and “Concerts on the Beach,” an outdoor music event featuring local artists. That night will also showcase dramatic shorts on the beach, and three feature films in Lynbrook.

The fest will close Aug. 4 with comedy shorts and four feature films, including the award-winning ROCKAWAY, a drama directed by John Budion that takes place in East Rockaway.

The coming-of-age drama tells the story of the director’s childhood growing up on Long Island and was filmed entirely in New York. It’s expected popularity added an encore showing of the film Aug. 5. The movie’s success and impressive amount of awards (Best U.S. Feature Film at the Catalina Film Festival and Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Flickers’ Rhode Island Film Festival, to name a few) is attributed to the story’s nostalgia and brotherly chemistry between the child actors.

“All the boys I wrote about grew up going to Long Beach,” says Budion, whose film is based on his brother and childhood friends. “It’s our South Beach home.”

Tickets for the feature films as well as for Chefs and Shorts and Taste on the Beach, can be purchased at the LBIFF website, longbeachfilm.com, where moviegoers can also checkout showtimes and more info on what will be shown. For questions, contact contact@longbeachfilm.com.

 

Carly Rose Foundation: Helping Families In Need

Carly Rose

After twice beating juvenile cancer, Carly Rose Nieves is channeling that fighting spirit to support families that are also facing life-threatening illnesses.

Since the Middle Village native and her family founded the eponymous Carly Rose Foundation in 2016, the charity has paid $15,000 worth of medical bills for families in need. That’s in addition to related efforts, such as partnering with Carly’s high school, Christ the King High School, to host blood drives.

“It opened my eyes to everything we take for granted in our lives and has helped me look at things from a different perspective than most teens/young adults would normally view things,” she says of her overcoming cancer.

She is now one of 375,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States.

Carly was 7 years old when she was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2003. She beat the disease through chemotherapy and blood transfusions but relapsed at age 12. She beat cancer a second time and owes her victory to strangers who donated blood and platelets.

After graduating LaGuardia Community College with honors, Carly now works as a substitute teacher and teaching assistant at her old high school while also running events for CRF and telling her inspirational story.

This month, CRF will host their annual Christmas in July party to raise money for the charity and provide a fun afternoon for the children being treated by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center’s Hematology/Oncology unit. There will be food, face painting, characters, music, and more. Santa is also promised to make an appearance and give out gifts.

“It’s a nice, happy occasion to help them have a nice day out,” says Lisa Horner, Nieves’ mother and founder of CRF. “We try to make life a little easier For families.”

Visit “How to Help” section of carlyrose.org for an Amazon Wishlist of toys that Santa will hand out and other items requested by child cancer survivors. Christmas in July will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 29 at Plattduetsche Park in Franklin Square. For more information, contact Lisa Horner at mom@carlyrose.com or call 917-620-8716.

New LIRR President Makes The Rounds

LIRR President Phil Eng

Newly appointed Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng last week landed at an airport hotel in his latest stop on his continuing local meet-and-greet tour to introduce himself to the public.

Eng, who was appointed as president of LIRR in April, shared updates on various major transit projects and gave insights into his priorities Friday during a Long Island Metro Business Action meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma.

“Any feedback, constructive or positive, is important to us,” he told the crowd. “We’re trying to make the ride a little better for everybody … It’s about being a safe, seamless, and comfortable ride.”

Eng’s tenure begins just as the The Double Track Project, which will add a second track to the Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Farmingdale, is slated for completion later this year. It also comes as work has begun on the LIRR Expansion Project, which will bring a third track to the Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville, while crews continue to make progress on the East Side Access project. Eng also oversees the LIRR Forward innitiative, which aims to improve service reliability, seasonal preparedness and customer communications.

“Customers need clear and consistent information,” he said.

The LIRR president said he is creating a “fix-it-now” attitude that “protects and prevents” problems from occurring on the nation’s busiest railroad. For example, in the next six months the LIRR will upgrade 10 switches that caused 44 percent of track failures.

He is also increasing inspections, installing high visibility safety delineators at all 296 grade crossings, partnering with Waze to prevent accidents, clearing 180 miles of vegetation along tracks to reduce the number of trees that fall on tracks and replacing 80 utility poles along tracks.

That’s in addition to his plans for upgrading GPS systems on trains that will update train schedules/countdown clocks at stations, increasing the frequency of station cleaning by 30 percent and increasing communication with local stations to address parking issues.

3 New Al Fresco Dining Spots on Long Island

2 Spring serves up upscale, locally sourced cuisine.

INDIGO

This upscale restaurant and bar is in tune with the newest American dining trends. The metropolitan vibes carry throughout the restaurant, inside and outside, especially when local DJs play at night.

With its industrial tin decor and indigo lighting, this steakhouse easily turns into a nightlife bar after 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Food is modern and pleasing to any steak-loving carnivore.

Popular on the menu are the Lobster Fries ($15), juicy lobster and béchamel sauce served over a bed of shoestrings. Many recommend the Hanger Steak served with a peppercorn gravy ($29) for a romantic, sophisticated meal. Get the S’mores Brownie for dessert.

Indigo, 32 W Main St., Patchogue, 631-730-7555,indigopatchogue.com

THE BEER GARDEN

Overlooking the water on The Nautical Mile is The Beer Garden, an outdoor bar and grill that serves fresh seafood, varied entrees, and local brews.

Picnic-style tables create a cozy, friendly atmosphere while guests dine looking at an attractive canal view. The Garden is open Thursday through Sunday and hosts a variety of music acts, perfect for summer weekends. On the menu, the full bar also offers lighter fare as well as seaside classics.

Eats include a Lobster Bao Bun Duo ($14), which presents a generous amount of buttery lobster, and Jalapeño Corn Fritters ($8), your classic, no-frills fried goodness with a spicy kick. The menu is small and streamlined, but as with the Bacon Cheesy Tots and Horseradish Aioli ($11), it delivers big, satisfying flavors.

The Beer Garden, 43 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, 516-665-2585.

2 SPRING

The clean and cozy yet upscale 2 Spring of Oyster Bay makes fine dining local.

Executive Chef Jesse Schenker prepares sophisticated but timeless eats with locally sourced ingredients and is committed to freshness, simplicity, and elegance. Guests can choose to sit on an outdoor patio garden or one of the two levels inside. The ambience is trendy but comforting, with rustic touches like firefly lamps and cushioned booth seats. For after dinner plans, the restaurant is just a short walk from the sound.

The menu is small but curated, with appetizers like Chicken Liver Toast ($10), served with summery apricot jam and fresh herbs. The popular Crispy Branzino ($32) is noted for its generous portion and freshness, served with quinoa tabbouleh, eggplant, pistachio, and chilis.

2 Spring, 2 Spring St., Oyster Bay, 516-624-2411, 2springstreet.com

7 Questions With Comic Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

We chatted with funnyman Gilbert Gottfried before his next stand-up gig on Long Island. He shared his thoughts on his new documentary, hecklers and which of his voice-over characters would win in a fight. Here is an excerpt of our conversation.

You regularly work the comedy clubs on Long Island. What’s your funniest memory from your time here? I don’t remember from minute to minute, because I’m always grappling some place, so I wind up getting all the places confused. And there are places I swear I’ve never been to, and then I show up and I see a sign on the wall of the club and so I don’t know. But no memories are good memories.

Many comics have complained that heckling seems to be on the rise. Is this true for you and how do you handle them? I tend to ignore them whenever I can because what happens is hecklers, they’re like, drunk and maybe not that smart to begin with, and if you say something, and you insult them, it gets a big laugh, and they hear the laugh, and then they go, “gee I’m really funny!” and that encourages them.

Critics were pleasantly surprised at your revealing your personal life in your recent documentary. What was the reaction like for you? Oh God. That was pretty scary and uncomfortable because, I mention it in the movie, it’s kinda like that scene in Wizard of Oz where he goes “Ignore that man behind the curtain,” and this, to me, was pulling back the curtain. I mean, the funny thing about it is, I’ve seen it a few times, and I’m always uncomfortable watching it, because it’s kinda like the first time you hear your voice recorded or see yourself on any kind of video and you go, “No, no, I don’t sound that way, I don’t act that way.” But reviews have been good! I haven’t seen one bad review.

Where does your stand-up persona come from when you perform live? It’s funny when people ask me that. I feel like it’s like going up to someone on the street and going, “Hey, you know the way you’re holding that cup of coffee and how you sip from it and how you swing your arms when you walk? Where does that all come from?” It’s like I’ve been performing so long that just somewhere along the way, it happened. There was no moment, there was no conscious decision ever. You just, one day wake up and go, “Wow, this is my delivery.” And people always say, “Is that like a relative or something?” And I don’t know.

Given our political climate, have you found it more difficult to push the envelope as far as you have in the past? Wow, I mean, nowadays, I’ve discovered before that I’ve gotten in trouble for stuff I’ve said, but now I feel like wherever you look there’s “someone.” For a while, it was every week there was someone in trouble, some villain of the week amongst celebrities. And now it’s like, every half hour. So it’s a scary time.

Who would win in a bird fight: Iago from Aladdin or the Aflac duck? Iago. In a second. And the duck would be hanging in a Chinese restaurant.

What’s the next big thing you’re working on that should fans be on the lookout for? I don’t know. People ask me, “What’s your next movie.” Well, I can tell you what my next movie is, but I can’t tell you what movie they’ll actually see out there. So I never really know. Most people answer the phone “hello,” I answer the phone, “I’ll take it.” Just recently, the exact second I thought I had the business figured out, it changed. And now the business changes at an incredible rate where it’s like, just recently, I booked something and I said, “What is this, a movie, a TV show?” and just even terms like movies and TV shows seem old-fashioned. There’s all these different ways of watching, and I don’t know. Just as long as the check clears.

Gilbert Gottfried, The Brokerage, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore, brokerage.govs.com. $25. 9 p.m. July 14.

Xtreme Treats Ice Cream Shop Debuts in Hicksville

Xtreme Treats debuted in Hicksville last month. Photo by Jennifer A. Uihlein.

Just in time for summer, Xtreme Treats opened for business in Hicksville, but this is no ordinary ice cream shop.

Their claim to frozen fame is their Big Dippers, a vanilla ice cream bar dipped in chocolate and served with a variety of sprinkles, candy, and other toppings. The sweet shop had its grand opening Saturday June 16, celebrating with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and plenty of treats for new customers.

“We have more than just ice cream,” says Tara Nawroth, one of the shop’s owners. “There’s candy, novelty gifts and coffee and espresso by Lavazza, an amazing Italian coffee company. It’s a place for adults and kids, no matter what your guilty pleasure is.”

The shop also serves Whipps, ice cream infused with cereal, and Xtreme Milkshakes.

“We put so much thought and love into the concept and couldn’t wait to share it with the community,” says Nawroth.

Their instagram, xtremetreats11801, features their signature sweets as well as happy customers. Get your own Big Dipper at their shop at 259 West Old Country Rd. in Hicksville, or call 516-931-0485 for more info.

Long Island Outdoor Movie Nights Summer 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Crab Meadow Beach, Waterview St. W., Fort Salonga. *Drive-in. 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

Despicable Me 3
Jones Beach Bandshell, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. 9 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln., Southampton. Sunset. Friday, July 6.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Ellsworth W. Allen Town Park, 45 Motor Ave., Farmingdale. Movie begins at dusk, but seating opens at 6 p.m, Saturday, July 7.

Jaws
Grand Beach, Grand Blvd., Long Beach. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

Wonder
Sunset Park, Main St., Port Washington. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

Tangled
Tanner Park, 400 Baylawn Ave., Copiague. 8 p.m. Monday, July 9.

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson. Dusk. Tuesday, July 10.

Despicable Me
Cedar Creek Park, Merrick Rd., Seaford. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10.

Captain Underpants
Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick Ave., Westbury. Dusk. Thursday, July 12.

Independence Day
Good Ground Park, Hampton Bays. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12.

Cars 3
Jones Beach Bandshell, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. 9 p.m. Thursday, July 12.

Despicable Me 3
Fifth Street Park, 5th St., Greenport. Dusk. Friday, July 13.

Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln., Southampton. Sunset. Friday, July 13.

Moana
Nickerson Beach, West Terrace, Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. Dusk. Sunday, July 15.

Wonder
Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson. Dusk. Tuesday, July 17.

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds
Geiger Lake, Grand Blvd., Wyandanch. Sunset. Tuesday, July 17.

Minions
North Woodmere Park, Hungry Harbor Rd., North Woodmere. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17.

Despicable Me 3
Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick Ave., Westbury. Dusk. Thursday, July 19.

Cars 3
Farmingdale Village Green, 361 Main St, Farmingdale. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19.

The Little Mermaid
Crab Meadow Beach, Waterview St. W., Fort Salonga. *Drive-in. 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 19.

Peter Rabbit
Jones Beach Bandshell, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. 9 p.m. Thursday, July 19.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln., Southampton. Sunset. Friday, July 20.

Lego Ninjago Movie
South Bay Bible Church 578 Montauk Hwy., East Moriches. 8 p.m. Friday, July 20.

Paddington 2
Majorie R. Post Park, Unqua Rd., Massapequa. 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Lincoln Beach, Lincoln Blvd., Long Beach. 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 21.

Ghostbusters  
Sunset Park, Main St., Port Washington. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21.

Holes
Tanner Park, 400 Baylawn Ave., Copiague. 8 p.m. Monday, July 23.

Sing
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook University. Online reservations required. 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.

Storks
Cedar Creek Park, Merrick Rd., Seaford. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.

The Boss Baby
Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick Ave., Westbury. Dusk. Thursday, July 26.

Coco
Syosset-Woodbury Park, 7800 Jericho Turnpike. Dusk. Thursday, July 26.

Coco
Farmingdale Village Green, 361 Main St, Farmingdale. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Jones Beach Bandshell, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. 9 p.m. Thursday, July 26.

Hook
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln., Southampton. Sunset. Friday, July 27.

Trolls
Nickerson Beach, West Terrace, Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. Dusk. Friday, July 27.

The Lego Movie
Nickerson Beach, West Terrace, Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. Dusk. Sunday, July 29.

Secret Life of Pets
Baldwin Park, Grand Avenue, Baldwin. Movie begins at 8:45 p.m, but seating opens at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29.

Cars 3
Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson. Dusk. Tuesday, July 31.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Geiger Lake, Grand Blvd., Wyandanch. Sunset. Tuesday, July 31.

Lego Batman
North Woodmere Park, Hungry Harbor Rd., North Woodmere. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31.

Cars 3
Syosset-Woodbury Park, 7800 Jericho Turnpike. Dusk. Thursday, August 2.

Lego Ninjago  
Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick Ave., Westbury. Dusk. Thursday, August 2.

Despicable Me 3
Farmingdale Village Green, 361 Main St, Farmingdale. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 2.

Cars 3
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park & Beach, West End Ave., Oyster Bay. 8 p.m. Thursday, August 2.

The Lion King  
Jones Beach Bandshell, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. 9 p.m. Thursday, August 2.

Poltergeist  
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln., Southampton. Sunset. Friday, August 3.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Hoyt Farm Park Preserve, 200 New Highway, Commack. 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 3

Top Gun
Grumman Memorial Park, NY-25, Calverton. 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 3.

Weekend at Bernie’s
Lafayette Beach, Lafayette Blvd., Long Beach. 8:15 p.m. Saturday, August 4.

Coco
Tanner Park, 400 Baylawn Ave., Copiague. 8 p.m. Monday, August 6.

Coco
Mayor Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, Port Jefferson. Dusk. Tuesday, August 7.

Maleficent
Cedar Creek Park, Merrick Rd., Seaford. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 7.

Ferdinand   
Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick Ave., Westbury. Dusk. Thursday, August 9.

Moana
Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, Washington Ave., Plainview. Movie begins at dusk, but free popcorn and seating opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 9.

Wonder Woman
Farmingdale Village Green, 361 Main St, Farmingdale. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9.

Shrek
Good Ground Park, Hampton Bays. 8 p.m. Thursday, August 9.

The Incredibles   
Jones Beach Bandshell, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. 9 p.m. Thursday, August 9.

Beauty & the Beast
Nickerson Beach, West Terrace, Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. Dusk. Friday, August 10.

Coco
Jean Cochran Park, Peconic Ln., Peconic. Dusk. Friday, August 10.

Ready Player One
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln., Southampton. Sunset. Friday, August 10.

Sing  
Sunset Park, Main St., Port Washington. 8 p.m. Saturday, August 11.

Despicable Me 3
Peter Nelson Park, Oakwood Rd., Huntington Station. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.

Daddy’s
North Woodmere Park, Hungry Harbor Rd., North Woodmere. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 14.

Jumanji (original)
Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd, Old Bethpage. 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 15.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle   
Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick Ave., Westbury. Dusk. Thursday, August 16.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Farmingdale Village Green, 361 Main St, Farmingdale. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 16.

A Wrinkle in Time    
Jones Beach Bandshell, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. 9 p.m. Thursday, August 16.

Nut Job 2
South Bay Bible Church 578 Montauk Hwy., East Moriches. 8 p.m. Friday, August 17.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Grand Beach, Grand Blvd., Long Beach. 7:45 p.m. Saturday, August 18.

Daddy’s Home 2   
Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick Ave., Westbury. Dusk. Thursday, August 23.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi  
Jones Beach Bandshell, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. 9 p.m. Thursday, August 23.

E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial  
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln., Southampton. Sunset. Friday, August 24.

The Greatest Showman  
Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Merrick Ave., Westbury. Dusk. Thursday, August 30.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Jones Beach Bandshell, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. 9 p.m. Thursday, August 30.

Jaws
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Ln., Southampton. Sunset. Friday, August 31.