Exhibits and more...
Don Resnick: Essence of Place
An exhibition showcasing Don Resnick’s landscape paintings, drawings, and watercolors, highlighting the artist’s interest in and commitment to preserving the natural environment. Through Aug. 15. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum and Preserve’s 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.
Picture Perfect: Selections From the Permanent Collection
This exhibition showcases works with appeal to a wide range of aesthetic sensibilities. Brightly colored paintings by Stuart Davis, George D. Green, Richard Hennessy, and Wayne Gonzales contrast evocative landscapes by Ralph Albert Blakelock, Jerome Blum, and Matthew Spender. Heckscher Museum of Art, Main St. and Prime Ave., Huntington. (631) 351-3250 or www.heckscher.org.
Spirit and Identity: Melanesian Works from the Hofstra University Museum Collections
An exhibit of ethnographic artworks and objects created by the distinct regional communities of the South Pacific, including ancestral figures, ceremonial masks, warrior shields, and ritualized practical objects. Through Aug. 29. 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 www.holocaust-nassau.org.
See “The Doctor,” a drama about a prominent doctor who undergoes a transformation in his views about life, illness and human relationships following his own cancer diagnosis, Friday, July 11, 2:30 p.m.; also “Pompeii,” a historical drama that tells the story of a slave in a race against time to save his true love, Tuesday, July 15, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson’s comedy-drama that recounts the adventures a legendary concierge at a fictional famous European hotel between the wars and the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend, Friday, July 11, 2 p.m. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
The Golden Age of Radio and Televion
A nostalgia-filled look back at popular shows and personalities from 1935-1965, with Richard Knox, Friday, July 11, 12:30 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
See “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the drama about a week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961, Wednesday, July 16, 2 and 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Illustrated Art Lecture
Examine “Wadsworth Atheneum,” with art historian Ines Powell, Thursday, July 17, 1 p.m. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
See “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Martin Scorsese’s black comedy about a group of morally depraved, drug-addled stock traders in the 1980s and ’90s, Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m. Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. 223-6228.
Watch the 2014 Best Picture winner “12 Years A Slave,” Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.