Friday, May 6
Hiroko Sasaki has established a successful career as recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. At 16, she entered the Curtis Institute, where she studied with Leon Fleisher, graduating in 1994 She later earned a master of music degree with Mr. Fleisher from the Peabody Conservatory and an Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. The recital will be held at 6 p.m. in the Grace Auditorium, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, One Bungtown Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. Reservations: Individual tickets will be sold at the door in Grace Auditorium for $20. Call 367-8455 to reserve seats.
Saturday, May 7
Operation Clean Sweep
The Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce members and volunteers meet at 8 a.m. to clean up the hamlet. Bring work gloves, brooms and dustpans please. Call 922-6464.
The Renaissance comes alive at the Muttontown Preserve. The year is 1627. The King of France is hosting a grand festival in honor of May Day, but rumor has it that trouble may be afoot. Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D’Artagnan, Musketeers to the King, are on hand to foil any plot that may arise against king and country. Will the Musketeers succeed? Find out at the Chelsea Mansion Renaissance Faire, May 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Chelsea Mansion at the Muttontown Preserve. 34 Muttontown Ln. (just off of Route 25A), East Norwich. Adult admission $7; $4 children ages 4-12; children under 4 free. Each day will include a Maypole dance, martial demonstrations and swordplay, a fashion show depicting styles of the Tudor through Cavalier eras, demonstrations of period crafts, children’s games, archery, and a unique marketplace. Presented by Medieval Scenarios and Recreations, Inc. Call 914-664-2733, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kingdomofacre.org.
America’s Poets Walk With Walt
The program, which will be held at the birthplace of America’s Good Gray Poet at 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, will be hosted by Whitman Birthplace Writer in Residence George Wallace. The program will pair a nationally prominent visiting writer with one of Long Island’s fine regional poets for a program of poetry and conversation. Individual tickets to the series will be on sale in advance, or at the door, for $15 per ticket or $70 for the full series. For further information about the series visit www.waltwhitman.org/component/eventlist/details/64. Today’s event: C.K. Williams. 4 to 6 p.m.
Create Poems and Paint
Prairie poetry writing and painting will be happening on the Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College, Garden City, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fee is $10 payable to the Friends of Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College. To register and for information call 572-7570 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, May 8
Stillness, Awareness, Wisdom
Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf will speak on Stillness, Awareness and Wisdom. Rabbi Wolf is an internationally acclaimed, author, psychologist and Kabbalist lecturer from Australia. His talk is a practical and meditational approach to calm, tranquility and emotional intelligence. At this PowerPoint presentation Rabbi Wolf will provide specific strategies to create inner peace and wisdom in a fast-moving and fast-changing world – spirituality meets technology. He will draw on contemporary psychological and medical research, a well as teaching the ancient wisdoms of Kabbalah and Hassidism. His approach is based on the cutting edge psychology known as meta-consciousness which has its Kabbalistic component in the teaching known as Kavvanah. 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of Oyster Bay, 1055 Jericho Oyster Bay Rd., East Norwich. The fee for the presentation is $18 per person. For more information visit Rabbi Wolf’s wholistic center – Spiritgrow -web site is www.spiritgrow.org and his personal web site is www.laiblwolf.com.
Monday, May 9
LI Bonsai Society
Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the main greenhouse classroom, Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay. Program: Hardy Olives: Care and Design presented by Doug Philips. Call 922-9210 or www. longislandbonsai.org.
Thursday, May 12
The Illegal Wildlife Trade
Devastating Wildlife Populations Around the World with speaker Elizabeth Bennett, PhD. The scope of illegal wildlife trafficking, the various branches of it, and the solutions that could help bring an end to this despicable trade will be discussed. 7 p.m. at the Cold Spring Harbor Library. Call 631-692-6820. Go to www.hobaudubon.org.
Mompreneur Networking Event
Host/sponsor: NY Mom’s World (www.nymomsworld.com). Speakers: Joyce Schulman and Nicki Hemby, co-founders, National Macaroni Kid; Sueanne Shirzay – president, Killer Social; Christine Laureano, the coach to inspired women entrepreneurs, creator of Soul-Purpose to Prosperity. 6 to 9 p.m. at Friends Academy, 270 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley. These quarterly gatherings host high-profile Mom Entrepreneurs who will speak to attendees about their unique experiences of building successful businesses. They will share valuable information on how they achieved success as well as techniques and tools they use to grow their companies. Attendees are afforded the opportunity to mix and mingle with other MomPreneurs as well as make valuable support contacts. To register: https://www.nymomsworld.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=5&eventId=4&controller=event&task=individualRegister
Friday, May 13
Anybody remember the old Lyric Movie Theater on Audrey Ave.? It’s been about 30 years since downtown Oyster Bay had a movie theater, but starting in February there will be a modified version of a theater, 17 Audrey Ave. Come gather, eat, drink, watch and discuss. To celebrate this vibrant history, The Oyster Bay Main Street Association is offering a new film series called “Oyster Flix” with an initial run of classic movies filmed in part on the north shore of LI. Movie snax’ will be available but bring your own beverages. Films (shown at 7:30 p.m.) will be immediately followed by a group discussion hosted by a speaker. $5 suggested donation /per person at the door. Contact www.oysterbaymainstreet.org or 516-922-6982 for more information. Today’s film: A New Leaf.
Saturday, May 14
The meetings are held in the Oyster Bay Library at 1p.m. The main purpose of the group is to create projects for CaretoKnit who then distributes them to the needy. However, you are free to bring personal projects to work on too, so expertise can be shared. It will be a relaxed atmosphere allowing for the free exchange of ideas, experiences, thoughts and fun. If you don’t have supplies they will be provided for you. Refreshments will be served. If interested email Lisa @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 796-9609. Also on May 28.
Spring Fair and Estate Sale
Rides, Bistro, raffles, bake sale, Garden Gazebo and new estate sale. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at East Woods School, 31 Yellow Cote Rd., Oyster Bay. Go to www.eastwoods.org. Also on May 15.
Race for Literacy
Brooke Jackman Foundation’s annual Race for Literacy fundraiser will be held at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School beginning at 10:15 a.m. Come for this fun 5K run/walk that will help us donate books, create literacy programs and build libraries all over the greater New York area. Dozens of prizes will be awarded to winners in all age categories, and each participant will receive a T-shirt and water bottle commemorating the event. Child under 10? No problem. Again this year, the free 1/4 mile Fun Run for future Olympians will begin with arts and crafts at 9:15 a.m. and the Fun Run starting at 9:45 with prizes for all awarded at the end.
Walk in the Woods
With the North Shore Land Alliance. Space is limited. Registration recommended. To register and for directions call 626-0908 or email@example.com. May 14: Shu Swamp and Upper Francis Pond, Mill Neck. Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society’s John Turner and Stella Miller will lead the group through these treasured preserves on a search for spring migrating birds and ephemeral plants. 8 a.m.
Sunday, May 15
Concerts at Christ Church
Presents The World in Song, Sarah Adams Hoover (soprano) and Arielle Levioff (pianist), music from around the world. 4 p.m. at Christ Church, 61 E. Main St.
Come and enjoy an afternoon of wonderful music at the Community United Methodist Church, 1300 Jericho-Oyster Bay Rd., East Norwich, at 5:30 p.m. The concert will feature The Milal Choir, a worldwide known 40-member choir who sing, play instruments and perform its famous Bell Choir. A free-will offering will be taken and a lite dinner will be served following the event. All are invited. Free. Call 922-0133.
Bailey Nature Adventures
Family Day + Amazing Amphibians. Bailey’s great spring event: tree climbing, music, food, animals, face painting, fairy houses and a chance to check out the frogs and salamanders in Bailey’s ponds and forests with Dan Kreisberg, inspiring naturalist and science teacher. May 15 from noon to 3 p.m. No charge; donations much appreciated. Bailey Arboretum, Lattingtown, www.baileyarboretum.org, 571-8020.
Wednesday, May 18
Landmarks Preservation Commission
The Town of Oyster Bay Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Ave. The commission was formed to recommend sites and structures within the Town of Oyster Bay which have historical, architectural or antiquarian significance. For further information call the Department of Planning and Development 624-6200. Meetings will also be held on July 20, Sept. 21, Nov. 16.
Open House for Day Break
The community is invited to an Open House to learn more about The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay’s “Day Break” adult day care program at 1 p.m. The program provides a special setting for older adults who need extra care with daily activities and offers respite to the family caregiver. In addition, caregiver support meetings are held twice monthly by the center’s social worker. The Open House will be held in Christ Church’s parish hall, 61 E. Main St. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Ruth Humphreys 558-7211.
Thursday, May 19
Chinese Auction Benefit
The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, 45 E. Main St., will hold a Chinese Auction with extravagant themed baskets. The preview is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The auction begins immediately after. Your $6 admission includes 25 tickets and coffee and cake. Larger ticket items are two for $5 and one for $3. Hot dogs, soft drinks and snacks will be sold while you await your winning number to be called. Bring friends. Call 922-1770 for more information.
Sunday, May 22
Rhodendron/Azalea Flower Show
Hosted by the American Rhododendron Society NY Chapter meeting from noon to 4 p.m. in the Conference Center at Planting Fields Arboretum (922-9200). The public is welcome. Admission $8 arboretum nonmembers. Call Bruce or Marianne Feller 631-689-9498. Website: www.nyrhododendron.org.