Nearby things to do this week in Oceanside, Island Park


Preventing overdoses

The Oceanside Fire Department and Assemblywoman Melissa Miller will be at the Oceanside Library on June 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. teaching guests how to administer naxalone or Narcan and prevent overdoses.

Make (and eat) peach tart!

You can learn how to make delicious peach tart with homemade crust at the Island Park Public Library on June 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. Please register beforehand, $4 each, and bring a rolling pin!

The FIFA World Cup

Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 27 at the Oceanside Library from 1 to 3 p.m. and enjoy some Brazilian treats too. Who will win: Brazil, or Serbia? (Don’t forget your jerseys!)

An historian in the gallery

Join historian and collector Dr. Jay Tartell at Nassau County Mueum of Art, on Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m., for an unforgettable trip through the Jazz Age using records played on period talking machines. An expert on the early history of the phonograph and recording industry, Dr. Tartell is also a connoisseur of the jazz recordings of the 1920s, a selection of which he has curated (along with the an exhibit of rare phonographs, Victrolas and radios) specially for the museum. By sharing his collection of voices from the past, the events, performers, composers, and musical styles of the ‘20’s achieve new vibrancy. Info: (516) 484-9338 or

Welcoming the summer solstice

Celebrate the solistice by spending the longest day of the year outside on the lush grounds of Sands Point Preserve, on Thursday, June 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy guided walks in the woods, and along the pond and shoreline Also get involved in some nature-based art projects and participate in a family yoga session, lawn games, plein air watercolor painting, and more. Bring a picnic meal and relax. Info: (516) 571-7901 or