The Week Ahead

Week of March 1 to March 8


- Kickin’ Country Music Festival

Artists in Partnership, Inc. presents the 6th annual Kickin’ Country Music Festival and Food Drive on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Community Center, 650 Magnolia Blvd., with NY City Stompers featuring Megan Downes, Melody Berger, live music and refreshments as part of the First Fridays series. For more info, visit

- Beyond the Dunes events

As part of the “Beyond the Dunes” Cultural Arts Month hosted by AIP and LBNY Arts-Council, Lil Mo’ & the Monicats Trio will perform at 2 p.m. on Sat., March 3, at the library, at 111 W. Park Ave. Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches Trio will perform at 3:15 p.m. March 4, at 1:30 p.m., the Carolyn Miller Duo, followed by the SPINN Band at 2:30 p.m. and the Feinberg Brothers Band at 3:30 p.m.

- Island Harvest Food Drive

In conjunction with the Long Island Village Clerks and Treasurers Association, the office of the clerk is participating in the Island Harvest food drive. The city will be accepting donations through Wednesday, March 8 in the city clerk’s office on the third floor of City Hall, at 1 W. Chester Street. Visit for more information.

- Book talk

Actress and author Roma Downey, best known as the beloved angel on “Touched by an Angel,” visits the Madison Theatre, in Rockville Centre, on Wednesday, March 7, to discuss her book “Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us.” Every since she was a little girl, according to Downey, she has seen butterflies as a reminder of God’s presence. In her deeply personal book, Downey shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she hopes will uplift others as they have her. (516) 323-4444 or

- Musical interlude at the Heckscher

Celebrate “First Friday” at Heckscher Museum of Art, Friday, March 2, 5-8:30 p.m. Explore the Museum’s exhibitions during free extended hours and enjoy a Performance by the Claudia Jacobs Band. The band, known by many for their eclectic and passionate originals, are equally known for their loving and inspired interpretations of songs written by beloved artists from the ‘60s and ‘70s (and ‘80s). Their set list could include vintage Talking Heads, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, CSN&Y and Richie Havens, for whom they opened. Info: (631) 351-3250 or