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

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Frank KellyThis poet/lyricist will read from his collected works to kick off the fall Visiting Writers Program. Kelly, a former English professor at Farmingdale State College, has co-authored the book and lyrics for two musicals: “The Texas Chainsaw Musical” and “Pageant.” The latter played off-Broadway and across the US, and as far away as Japan and Australia. He also wrote lyrics and sketches for the satirical cabaret revue “Xmas! The Xpose!” He authored his first book, Growing Up Me: A Memoir of Poems, in 2012. Farmingdale State College, Great Room in Ward Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. 11 a.m. September 17. GwarGalactic criminals imprisoned on Earth for more than a millennia, these demonic creatures formed a bloodthirsty band hell-bent on luring unsuspecting humans to to a grisly end via their savage but irresistible heavy metal screams. If you’ve never experienced this unbelievable band of extraterrestrial outlaws live, well, you just simply have not lived! At least, not on this planet. Press music critic Zack Tirana remarks: “Oh hells yes!!” This means you should do everything in your mortal and immortal powers to attend this rare, cosmic gig. [See also: “Blood Moon SuperMoon Incites Fears Of Natural Disasters“] With Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Moon Tooth. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$35. 7:45 p.m. September 17. Billy CollinsSoft-spoken before his large accumulations, the poet laureate reads his record-breaking poetry like he writes: short, precise, and with a tinge of humor. Hot damn, son. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. $39.50. 8 p.m. September 17.West Side StoryFrom the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable modern American musicals and greatest love stories of all time. And to think it all takes place in Manhattan. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. This landmark Broadway musical opens on Long Island at 8 p.m. Sept. 17. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. $69-$74. Times vary, runs through Nov. 8.Charlie MusselwhiteDispelling the depressing connotation surrounding blues music, the 71-year-old harmonica master empowers the genre with stirring and fun tunes that immediately triggers foot tapping all the way to full-on dancing. The man is a living, breathing legend, who rubbed shoulders with some of the great bluesmen of yore, from Chicago to the Delta. He honors his roots and embraces the present. Play that thing until the cows come home! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $60-$65. 8 p.m. September 17. Rachel FeinsteinThis comic actress who’s gearing up to shoot her one-hour comedy special later this year has made cameos on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Inside Amy Schumer and has co-hosted The View. Fans may also recall her voice from Adult Swim’s Venture Brothers and Grand Theft Auto V. Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. $14. 8 p.m. September 17.Bellmore Family Street FestivalCarinval, craft fair, petting zoo and much more! Long Island Rail Road station, Sunrise Highway, Bellmore. Free, fee for rides. 6-10 p.m. September 17, 18; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. September 19, 11a.m.- 9 p.m. September 20. Kunal NayyarThe star of the Number One hit comedy The Big Bang Theory will speak about and sign his new memoir, Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You. In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, this collection of humorous, autobiographical essays Raj Koothrappali, the selectively mute astro physicist, is bound to both entertain and inspire. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. September 18.Popa ChubbyBeneath this intimidating, towering, and heavily tattooed man is a lovable performer still rocking and redefining the blues with his guitar jams since the early ’90s. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $25-$30. 8 p.m. September 18. Young ThugYoung Thug’s music doesn’t just push the envelope—it tears it up and sets the pieces on fire! Describing his eccentric flow, Fader Magazine said, “He slurs, shouts, whines and sings, feverishly contorting his voice into a series of odd timbres like a beautifully played but broken wind instrument.” Still, no words can define what Young Thug does on the mic. His set is sure to include favorites from his three-volume mixtape series, I Came From Nothing, as well as “Best Friend,” from his upcoming mixtape, Slime Season. Get ready for this hot, new hip-hop artist to blow the roof off! Opening the show are Tory Lanez, Ami the God and The Villain$. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$50. 9 p.m. September 18. HelmetLead singer/guitarist Page Hamilton leads the latest lineup of his influential post-metal quartet in performing the entirety of their critically acclaimed third album, Betty, featuring “Milquetoast,” one of their biggest hits. The Betty tour, launched upon the 20th anniversary of its release in 2014, passes through home turf as New York City’s answer to the Seattle grunge scene prepares to drop their eighth studio album later this year. With any luck, they’ll play some of their non-Betty hits, such as “Unsung,” “Sinatra” and “In The Meantime.” Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $20. 7:30 p.m. September 18.The NieldsSisters Katryna and Nerissa Nields will perform songs from their seventeenth album The Nields – XVII. Well into their third decade as musical partners, and at the top of their game with this latest album, the Nields turn to meditations on time and turning points, their roots and their community. The primary inspiration behind the new album is their hero Pete Seeger. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. $20 adults, $10 students. 8 p.m. September 18.Dragon Boat Race FestivalThis event will include local and regional teams facing off against each other in a series of heats. Spectators are encouraged to come to Port Jefferson harbor with their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities.Bring your water-wings, too. Food vendors and music will keep the event lively for all throughout the day. Port Jefferson Harborfront Park 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. September 19.Pickle FestivalThey’re green. They’re slimy. They are both sour and the sweetest of sweet. (And, wow, do they taste great on top of burgers, hot dogs and even ice cream!) Yes, you know you love them. This extraordinary, do-not-miss festival features specialty pickles, jams, jellies, vegetables, baked goods, a lollipop farm train (!!), corn maze, and hayrides. Rain or shine. John Gardiner Farm 900 Park Avenue, Greenlawn. $5, kids under 5 free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m September 19.Kite FestivalGliding through the sky, their movements dictated by the wind and the gentle, light tugging from their human operators, kites symbolize so many things: freedom, the fragility of this divine realm, life. Come celebrate all that is good and just in the world, and revel in the supreme glory that is these winged, tethered-yet-moving-at-the-whim-of-Mother Nature, yes-they-are-amazing creations! Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. September 19.Antigone RisingThis inspiring all-female country band is headlining the second annual BeachFest in Long Island’s artsiest downtown. The group is adding special guests Trina Hamlin and Annika to this year’s concert bill, as well as inviting Mia Alonso—a North Shore High School aspiring singer-songwriter. Wow. 56 The Blvd., Sea Cliff. Free. 5:30 p.m. September 19.Eric PaslayAt 15, Eric Paslay wrote his first song. The rest, as they say, is history. Whether he’s penning number-one hits for Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum, or captivating listeners with his own tunes, Eric Paslay is rocking the country music world with his soul-searching lyrics and on-stage charm. No longer the guy behind the scenes, Paslay has taken centerstage with last year’s eponymous record. With so much radio airplay, “Friday Night” is sure to be a singalong and “Song About a Girl” will have everyone on  their feet. Don’t miss Paslay live—he loves to entertain, and it shows. He’ll be headlining the Salute to Heroes show featuring Parmalee, Brothers Osborne and Chr Lane. Pennysaver Amphitheater, Ski Run Lane, Famingville. $30-$75. 6 p.m. September 19. Stephen Bauman, “The End of the Night,” graphite on paper, 2015 (photo by Stephen Bauman)Selected WorksAn opening reception will be held for a gallery exhibit featuring the works of internationally renowned, award-winning artists Stephen Bauman, Cornelia Hernes and Steve Forster. This exhibition reunites three graduates of the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Studying together more than 10 years ago at this prestigious institution, each artist brings his and her own unique vision and experience to this special show. Long Island Academy of Fine Art in Glen Cove, 14A Glen St., Glen Cove. 6-8 p.m. September 19.The Charlie Daniels BandThe devil goes down to Westbury when The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage with their Southern Rock/Country roots. Be prepared to stomp to the fiddle and whoop it up as Long Island goes country for the night. With opening act The Marshall Tucker Band. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. $49.50. 8 p.m. September 19.James MaddockIt’s impossible to place James Maddock into a neat little box and label it with a musical genre, and that’s exactly why fans keep coming back for more. In fact, his latest album, The Green, was funded by his devoted fan base. His repertoire, spanning six records, gives listeners a little taste of everything—rock, funk, blues, country, folk, even a little gospel. Whether his breathless, gravelly voice is singing about heartache, moving to a new city, or painful regrets, his lyrical depth is bound to pull you in and move you. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $25-$30. 8 p.m. September 19.Jay & the AmericansKnown for their hits “Tonight” from the Broadway Musical “West Side Story,” “Only in America,” “This Majic Moment,” these legends are bound to astound on this one-night-only performance! The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $49. 8 p.m. September 19.ShahkarShahkar Bineshpajooh’s accomplishments as a musician, composer, singer, poet and producer could fill volumes. Born in 1972 in Tehran, Iran, Shahkar taught himself guitar, piano and drums when he was only 15 years old. At his family’s behest, he turned his focus to academics and became the youngest student in Iran to receive a doctorate in urban planning. Still, his love of music and poetry never died. His moving vocal performances with the Los Angeles and London Symphony Orchestras electrified his audiences. Experience the musical whirlwind that is Shahkar, live, before his tour takes him to California and beyond! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $55-$150. 9 p.m. September 19.BorisThese experimental metal demigods flew all the way in from Japan to disperse their high-octane, crushingly sludgy and droning sonic avalanches to the suburban masses. Lift one high. Shout aloud. Time to live. Opening the show is Jay R. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $15 ladies, $20 guys. 10 p.m. September 19.TremontiRemember the devastatingly ear-candy guitar work that took alt-rockers Creed and Alter Bridge “Higher”? [See what we did there? Lol.] Of course, you all do. Well, that was guitarist Mark Tremonti, and this gig features his latest project, which includes Wolfgang Van Halen on bass. Get ready to rock. Seriously. Warming up the crowd are Trivium and Wilson. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $25, $30 DOS. 7:30 p.m. September 20.Garlic FestivalYes, yes, yes-yes-yes! No matter how you peal it, this must-go-and-devour festival will offer garlic-fiending food hounds garlic-inspired delicacies ranging from garlic soup and garlic jelly to garlic ice cream, just to name a few appealing treats. Aside from many garlic-themed vendors and the usual festival fare, there will also be a garlic-eating (!!) and garlic cooking contest. Come and toss back several dozen cloves! Garlic was a sacred food in ancient cultures, known for its healing powers and divine aroma! Guaranteed there will be no vampires at this garlic love fest. So please, if that was the concern, no worries! Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. $5 adults, kids under 6 free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September 19, 20.Dockside Family FestivalBoat rides, pirate shows, live music, pony rides, crab races, magic shows, vendors and yes, seafood, glorious seafood. Captree State Park, Ocean Parkway, Babylon. Free with $8 parking fee. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. September 19, 20.Long Island Heart WalkPut your best foot forward and help raise funds to fight heart disease and stop strokes at The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, guaranteed to get the heart a-pumpin’ and the blood a-flowin’. Jones Beach State Park, Field 5, Ocean Parkway. 8:30 a.m. September 20.Syosset Street FairArts and crafts, knickknacks, food and great conversation abound at this go-to event for fun and all that is handmade in Long Island’s basements and living rooms. Peruse. Admire. Rejoice! Nassau County Craft and Street Fairs, 15 Jackson Ave., Syosset. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. September 20.ApppleFest 2015: There will be pie.Apple FestivalApple-head doll making, apple relay races, candied apples, apple cider, an apple pie baking contest and so much more! If you love apples as much as a certain Press associate editor does (Hint: He’s got the same middle name as Press music critic Zack Tirana does! And, yes, his favorites are Macouns!), then this is the must-attend gathering for you and your family! Sherwood-Jayne House, 55 Old Post Rd., East Setauket. $7 adults, $5 seniors and kids ages 2-12. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. September 20.OmpahfestGet a jump on Octoberfest with this festival of authentic German cuisine, beer, dancing, imported goods, raffles, activities for children, prizes and much more! So don your lederhosen and raise a stein or two. Plattduetsche Park Restaurant 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square. $10, kids under 12 free. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. September 20.BeachFeastEat, drink and enjoy the music at a bistro setting steps away from the beach. BeachFeast will also have vendors on hand selling food and spirits. Food trucks will feature an eclectic mix of culinary delights. This year’s event will even feature a classic car show along the boardwalk. Music and entertainment will be provided by rockers Firestone, new wave/post-punk misfits the Retromantics, and ’80s tribute band the Rubix Kube. Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington. Price of parking. 12-5 p.m. September 20.Frank Olt Meet & GreetPatrons will have a chance to pick the brain of this Oyster Bay-based contemporary artist. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. Price of museum admission. 3 p.m. September 20.Joan LundenThe journalist and bestselling author will speak about and sign her new memoir Had I Known. In this brave and deeply personal memoir, the former Good Morning America host speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect the experience has had on her life. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. September 21.—Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Desiree D’Iorio, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Madame Butterfly Susie O’Neill is selling her riverfront home

first_imgOlympic swimmer Susie ONeill and Ray White New Farm agent Christine Rudolph at the home Ms O’Neill is selling at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.Australian swimming legend Susie O’Neill is selling her family’s riverfront Brisbane home of almost 19 years.It’s a reluctant move for the elite swimmer and eight-time Olympic medallist, who fondly remembers raising her two teenage children and celebrating many milestones in the Yeronga property.Ms O’Neill bought the two-level, five-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 401 Brisbane Corso with her medico husband Cliff Fairley, an ophthalmologist, in 2001, and still remembers the day she first saw it. Former Olympic swimmer Susie O’Neill is selling this house at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.“I remember it was a feeling,” Ms O’Neill said.“When we walked in, it was like; ‘Oh, wow!’.“It is going to be emotional selling it.”Ms O’Neill said the decision to move to another part of Brisbane was based purely on convenience for their two children to get to school and to accommodate her parents.The property has a number of incredible features, but the one she will miss the most is the view.“Whenever I walked in that front door, that view just blew me away,” Ms O’Neill said.“I never took that view for granted.” The modern kitchen in the architecturally designed home.Ms O’Neill said she loved sitting on her beanbag in the lounge room and watching the rowers go by.“We have loved this house since we bought it,” she said.“This is where we had our children and we love the river and all that goes on there. We especially like seeing the rowers in the mornings.“It truly is a great house; ideal for families and entertaining.” Susie O’Neill says she will miss watching the rowers go past her riverfront home.Marketing agent Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm said the Brisbane Corso was renowned as one of Brisbane’s best streets, and the property offered a “golden opportunity” for buyers.Designed by architect Harry Poulos and renovated as recently as last year, the private, 875 sqm north-facing property offers the perfect river aspect. Susie O’Neill’s backyard at her home at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.“The home has the perfect north-facing aspect across the water to the leafy bankbeyond,” Ms Rudolph said.“Yeronga is just 7km from the CBD, and a truly hidden pocket as you only get localsdriving here.“ The home comes with a special pool designed for elite swimmers like Susie O’Neill, where you can set it to swim or run against a current.Famously nicknamed ‘Madame Butterfly’ for her expertise at the swimming stroke of the same name, O’Neill is better known these days as a co-host of Brisbane’s Nova 106.9 breakfast radio show with Ash, Kip and Luttsy. Ms O’Neill said one of the home’s unique selling points was the heated pool, where you could train like a professional athlete. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThis home at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.The Elite Fastlane pool is one of only two in Australia.“I was in the Australian team for 12 years, but I have been a swimmer for 20 years of mylife,” Ms O’Neill said. The Elite Fastlane pool overlooks the Brisbane River.“What I love about the Fastlane pool is the convenience of it. I can use it as a normal pool and jump in and cool off, or, I can use it to exercise by swimming against the current.“You can also run against the current and our kids have a lot of fun with it, on thekneeboard.” The open-plan living, kitchen and dining area offers stunning views of the Brisbane River.Ms O’Neill said she still considers swimming a great form of relaxation.“Even 15 minutes in the pool at the end of the day is great, but I am not going to drive all the way to a 50m pool to do that, so it’s very special.”The property is scheduled for auction with Ray White New Farm next month. The home at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, offers a peaceful outlook.last_img read more

Team Queso enters two-year partnership with Razer

first_imgTeam Queso has entered into a two-year partnership with Razer which will see its players equipped with the Razer Phone, as well as peripherals and accessories.Team Queso is a Spanish organisation that competes exclusively in mobile esports titles.The Razer Phone was designed and manufactured with competitive gaming in mind, built with a high-spec processor and 8GB RAM for high performance. Team Queso currently competes in Clash Royale, Vainglory, Arena of Valor, and Hearthstone. Founded in 2017, the organisation already counted Gamerswalk, SuperEvil Megacorp, and Brillante as sponsors.Alvaro G. Buitrago, CEO, Team Queso said the following on his organisation’s latest sponsor: “We’re very excited to partner with Razer for the next two years as official gear supplier for Team Queso. Our organization was born in 2017 as the first mobile-focused esports team, and a few months later the Razer Phone was launched as the first smartphone designed for and by gamers. I couldn’t imagine a better match to foster mobile esports in the upcoming years.”Min-Liang Tan, Co-founder and CEO, Razer also discussed the partnership in a statement: “This partnership with Team Queso marks a new milestone in Razer’s rich history as pioneer of esports. Competitive mobile esports is what the Razer Phone was designed for and I look forward to seeing Team Queso’s players dominating the tournament circuit.”The announcement states Razer will also provide mice, keyboards, headphones, and mousepads for Team Quosa’s players.Esports Insider says: Razer is a big name in the world of esports, so it’s impressive that Team Queso has already acquired the company’s assistance for the next two years – especially when you consider they’ve only been competing for a year.last_img read more

Southgate finds weak points in England rout

first_img0Shares0000Gareth Southgate congratulates England defender Harry Maguire © AFP / Johannes EISELENIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – England coach Gareth Southgate was keeping his feet firmly on the ground after England’s 6-1 World Cup group-stage rout of Panama, declaring “I didn’t particularly like the performance”.With a grin Southgate explained to the BBC: “I’m being hyper-critical, but I didn’t like the start, I didn’t like the goal at the end. The bits in the middle were pretty good though!” Southgate was speaking after a hat-trick from Harry Kane, a double from John Stones and another from Jesse Lingard saw off Panama and qualified England into the knockout stages.As it stands England are level on goal difference with also-qualified Belgium but top the group by virtue of yellow cards — two compared to the Belgians’ three.The countries meet in Kaliningrad on Thursday.Asked about possible changes to his XI to face Belgium, Southgate commented: “I want to keep the momentum, we have to think about the team we want to put out, it’s an opportunity for players who need a match who haven’t played for a while but on the other hand we want to keep winning.“It’s a nice decision to have!”Reflecting on a record World Cup win for England — their previous best result was 3-0 — he added: “I was a bit anxious at the start, they (Panama) had six at the back and three in middle, but once we worked that out I thought we played some really good stuff for 35 minutes.Southgate’s main gripe was his defence allowing Felipe Baloy to score Panama’s first ever World Cup goal in the 78th minute.“At half-time we talked about one more goal to be top of the group, that’s why the goal at the end was disappointing,” he said.“We’d rather be in control of the group than not, and confidence wise it’s important to score goals.“It was a big moment for Lingard and great for the captain (Kane) to score a hat-trick, that way he didn’t have the hump when I took him off!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more