Looking for something to do this week? Check out these events happening in person or online.
Monday, April 19
All Day, Take & Make Craft Kit: Paint a Birdhouse (Gr. K-5): The kits are on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. If picking up curbside, please call ahead so we can have it ready for when you arrive. For more info, call the library at 631-979-1600 or visit Hauppauge Public Library
All Day, Spring Unlimited Yard Waste Collection Start Unlimited yard waste collection will run for 5 weeks from April 19 through May 22. Please refer to your seasonal mailing card or the Town’s Information Dashboard for your spring yard waste collection day and eligibility requirements. www.islipny.gov
6:30pm, Block Island Seafood Join Craig from the Block Island Seafood Co. as he demonstrates from one of his favorite chefs…The Barefoot Contessa. He will demonstrate Baked Ritz Cod and Spring Green Spaghetti Carbonara from her Modern Comfort Food cookbook. Visit our YouTube channel to attend this event. Hauppauge Public Library
Tuesday, April 20
1pm, What you need to know about Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Please join the FEMA Region 2 National Preparedness Division in partnership with the Individual Assistance Branch for a webinar on FEMA’s Covid Funeral Assistance. FEMA understands the financial stress and burden this pandemic has caused families and is willing to assist with funeral needs. Register here for the webinar. Please note: This webinar takes place on Adobe Connect. Click this link to download and install: Adobe Connect
5:30pm, Town of Islip Board Meeting This event will take place on Zoom. Instructions on how to access the Zoom Webinar and/or livestream are available on the Town’s website www.islipny.gov or call (631) 595-3500.
7pm, Reshaping Unconscious Bias Dr. Penny Stern from Northwell Health will illustrate the prevalence of unconscious bias and how to increase the conscious awareness of the factors influencing decision-making. Organized by Long Island Reads. Registration required. This event will take place on Zoom. Register here
Wednesday, April 21
7pm, Hey Long Island – What’s Up with That? The Savvy Sightseer returns for a closer look at roadside question marks dotted around Nassau and Suffolk Counties – and tries to answer the questions: Why is that there? And Who put it there? View 26 sites, memorials, and curiosities and learn some interesting facts about their history. Visit our YouTube channel to attend this event. Hauppauge Public Library
Thursday, April 22
10am, Defining Mental Illness and Wellness The WellLife Network will look at what determines mental illness and how it functions at varying levels within individuals. Elements of positive psychology practices and how developing new habits and setting goals for healthy lifestyle choices lead to developing greater overall wellness will be discussed. This event will take place on Zoom. Register here
5:30pm, Town of Islip Change of Zone Hearing This event will take place on Zoom. Instructions on how to access the Zoom Webinar and/or livestream are available on the Town’s website www.islipny.gov or call (631) 595-3500.
6:30pm, Bead and Button Tree Celebrate Earth Day by creating a beautiful textured tree on canvas using beads, buttons, gems and paint. Come and pick up your supply kit at the Children’s Desk starting on Thursday, April 22 at 9am. Visit our YouTube channel to attend this event. Hauppauge Public Library
7pm, A Tree Grows in Hauppauge In conjunction with the Plant-a-Tree event, join Roxanne Zimmer, Community Horticulture Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension, to learn the many benefits of trees, especially those native to Long Island. Visit our YouTube channel to attend this event. Hauppauge Public Library
Friday, April 23
10:30am, Miss Dara Sings Bug Songs Sing along with Dara Linthwaite as she plays her guitar and sings beloved songs from childhood. Young children will enjoy her stories, puppets, finger plays, and craft suggestions with a different topic to explore musically every week. Visit our YouTube channel to attend this event. Hauppauge Public Library
3pm, Future of Fashion Teatro Yerbabruja will present a hands-on creative workshop, Future of Fashion, at its Second Avenue Firehouse Arts Center and Gallery in Bay Shore. Basics of fashion draping on a mannequin will be demonstrated to participants, after which they will be immersed in a creative sustainability exercise, working collectively to reuse and repurpose common items such as curtains, pillowcases, water bottles, and more, to create fashion garments. Limited capacity, to register email firstname.lastname@example.org
8pm, Spring Lantern Walk Family Program at Heckscher State Park. Enjoy the park by lantern light and stop along the way to discover what nature does in the spring. Lanterns will be provided or bring your own. No open flame lanterns please. $4.00 per person cash; no parking fee. Reservations are required. Please call 631-581-1072
Saturday, April 24
11am Seatuck Eco-Carnival 2021 will take place on Saturday, April 24 from 11am to 4pm at the Suffolk County Environmental Center at 550 South Bay Avenue in Islip.
6pm, Earth Day Open House at Teatro Yerbabruja Featuring live music and artists and fashion students showcasing earthly art and eco-friendly garments. Guests will welcome in person at the Arts Center, 17 2nd Avenue in Bay Shore, wearing required masks and adhering to social distancing (though masks, as well as hand sanitizers, will be available). Phone: (631) 669-3236
Sunday, April 25
2pm, J.K. Hodge Piano Concert Film composer and pianist, J.K. Hodge will perform some of his original compositions and some of your favorite piano works that capture the essence of spring. Visit our YouTube channel to attend this event. Hauppauge Public Library