Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of exhibits, theater, music, and more


Exhibits and more...

AB-EX/RE-CON: Abstract Expressionism Reconsidered
AB-EX/RE-CON explores both the best known and less familiar practitioners of abstract and gestural painting who dominated the American art, criticism and commentary during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. Artists on display include Diebenkorn, J. Ernst, Frankenthaler, Hofmann, Kline, and Motherwell. Through June 16. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
Across Time & Place: Treasures from the Permanent Collection
This rotating exhibition highlights a broad range of works by 19th and 20th century American and European artists from the Heckscher Museum’s Permanent Collection. Of particular interest is Étienne Berne-Bellecour’s monumental Embarkation Maneuver, 1882, which factually depicts the departure of a regiment of cuirassiers following the Franco-Prussian War. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’s newly reopened exhibit features varied species of bats, including a live family of Egyptian Fruit Bats who fly and “hang out” in the museum’s nocturnal area. Other exhibits include displays about Long Island’s ecology and interactive activities. Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Washington Ave. (between Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Hwy.), Seaford. 571-7443.
The Lyon, the Which and the Warhol: The Sequel
This sequel to the early spring exhibit highlighs photography by artists Danny Lyons and Andy Warhol. focusing on themes of gender and identity. The exhibit also includes works by Diane Arbus, as well as those in other media by Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Maurer, and Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi. Opens Sunday, May 28, through Sept. 15. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Using the Lessons of the Holocaust to Teach Tolerance
A contextualized history that explains the 1920s’ increase of intolerance, reduction of human rights, and lack of intervention that enabled the persecution and mass murder of millions of Jews and others. Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. 571-8040 ext. 100 or
We Hold These Truths...
This exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and examines slavery, the abolition movement and emancipation through artworks, artifacts and ephemera. Artists include Willie Cole, Daniel Chester French, Richard Hunt, William H. Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Howardena Pindell, Betye Saar, and Kara Walker. Through July 26. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or
Afternoon Movie
See “The Guilt Trip,” the comedy about a mother-son road trip, starring Barbra Streisand, Friday, May 24, 2:30 p.m.; also the thriller “Jack Reacher,” with Tom Cruise, Tuesday, May 28, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theatre, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Friday Film
See “Silver Linings Playbook,” the acclaimed romantic comedy-drama about a man with bipolar disorder attempting to get his life back on track, Friday, May 24, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
Garden Tour
Examine “Colors of Spring,” at Old Westbury Gardens, Saturday, May 25, 2 p.m. Join a master gardener on a guided tour of the Cottage Garden and Rose Garden. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury, Rd., Old Westbury. 333-0048 or www.
Movie Showing
See “Flight,” the thriller about a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands a plane and its aftermath, Tuesday, May 28, 10 a.m., 1 and 7 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Movie Matinee
See “Searching for Sugar Man,” the Swedish-British documentary that details the efforts of two South African fans in the late 1990s to find out the truth about the rumored death of American musician Sixto Rodriguez, Wednesday, May 29, 2 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Spring Sculpture Stroll
Exploring a selection of sculptures in Nassau County Museum of Art’s sculpture park, on a tour with Senior Educator Jean Henning, focusing on those that are based in the abstract tradition, Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 p.m. $5. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
Film Time
See “A Thousand Words.” the comedy-drama about a fast-talking literary agent who loses his ability to speak, with Eddie Murphy, Thursday, May 30, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.
Music Talk
Examine the success of the musical “Gypsy,” with Hofstra University Professor James Kolb, at the multi-media presentation, Thursday, May 30. 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.

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