Stepping Out

Treasure hunting at the Long Island Book & Ephemera Fair

Annual event features rare and vintage books and memorablia this weekend


Finding Treasures

Book/Ephemera Fair

It’s time for that annual antique and collectible lovers paradise known as the Long Island Book & Ephemera Fair. The prestigious showcase of rare and vintage books and ephemera gathers exhibitors from across the nation. They’ll present a wide array of fine, rare and unusual old books, maps, posters, and prints, among other items. From the frivolous to the sublime, all sorts of treasures are offered from knowledgeable dealers eager to share their expertise.

Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. With appraisals ($5 per item) from renowned appraiser John Bruno, Sunday, 1-3 p.m. $6, $3 students. The Field House (formerly St. Paul’s School), 295 Stewart Ave., Garden City . For more information, visit

Savoring Spring

Taste and Style Experience

Great taste comes to Tanger Outlets at the Arches for a spring celebration of food and fashion. Gourmet food trucks and celebrity chefs visit the outlet center all weekend long for special tastings and demonstrations. The event includes entertainment and giveaways, with the opportunity to sample the best of New York City’s food truck scene,

Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7; with cooking contest, Saturday, noon-3 p.m.; demonstration with Chef Curtis Stone, Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Tanger Outlets at the Arches, Deer Park. For more information, visit

In Concert

Musical Treasures

The American Chamber Ensemble returns to Hofstra University this weekend to perform chamber masterworks for piano, woodwinds and strings. Hear Bohuslav Martinu’s Serenade: 2 clarinets, violin, viola and cello; Gabriel Faure’s Quartet No. 1, Op. 15: piano, violin, viola and cello; Ernst von Dohnanyi’s Sextet in C Major: piano, viola, viola, cello, clarinet and French horn. ACE Directors pianist Blanche Abram and clarinetist Naomi Drucker perform, with violinist Eriko Sato, violist Lois Martin and cellist Chris Finckel. Renowned clarinetist Stanley Drucker and Andrew Cooper on French horn join the ensemble as guest artists.

Sunday, Apr. 7, 3 p.m. $15, $12 seniors and students. Hofstra University's Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Ave., South Campus, Hempstead. (516) 463-6644.