'Tis the season for celebration and song
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The concert begins at 1:30 p.m. and is free with general admission ($8, $5 seniors and children). Advance ticketing is required for some events during the holiday season, including First Night. Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. For information, contact (516) 333-0048 or www.oldwestburygardens.org.
Christmas in Hawaii with Uilani’s Polynesian Review
Share some Aloha during this holiday season when Uilani’s Polynesian Review visits the Elmont Library Theatre stage, on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. The intriguing and captivating show features haunting melodies and colorful dances. It’s a musical tour of the Islands, that showcases the special Polynesian appeal of the season.
Admission is free. Elmont Memorial Library is located at 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. For information, call (516) 354-5280.
Celebrate the holidays Big Band-style – also on the Elmont Library stage – with the Long Island “Sound” Swing Band, Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy some seasonal tunes along with standards of the Big Band era, including Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and other favorites.
The 20-piece band, led by Bill Wilkinson, delivers the full Big Band sound, familiar to fans throughout the region. The performance features vocalists Chuck Kamborian, who can be heard on WHLI, and Michele Sivori Herman, known for her delightful musical style and off-Broadway appearances.
Admission is free.
Paul Anka’s “Christmas My Way”
The singer-songwriter is ready to entertain with songs from his new album “Songs of December,” when he visits NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.
Anka is eager to share the season with his fans as he performs some of the tunes from the album, his first seasonal recording from in more than 50 years. It features 11 holiday classics produced by Anka, the original ‘teen idol’. “Music has always filled my home, especially around the holidays, and when the idea of recording these seasonal standards came about, I couldn’t resist,” commented Anka.