Stepping Out

What's happening on Long Island this weekend

Weekly calendar of exhibits, theater, music, and more


Exhibits and more...

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
Past Traditions:/New Voices in Asian Art
Juxtaposing traditional Asian subject matter with modern Western influences, this multimedia exhibition features works from contemporary Asian artists from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. Artists include Xu Bing, Fx Harsono, Yun-Fei Ji, Bari Kumar, Dinh Q. Lê, Nyoman Massriadi, Shahzia Sikander, and Ai Weiwei. Opening Sept. 2, through Dec. 10. Hofstra University’s Emily Lowe Gallery, Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672 or
Mysteries of Bats
Tackapausha Museum’s 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.
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
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. Through Aug. 29. Hofstra University’s David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead. 463-5672.
Still Life: 1970s Photorealism
An exhibition devoted works associated with Photorealism movement. The artists featured include Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit and Idelle Weber. Through Nov. 9, Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
Summer of ‘69 Celebration
An exhibit exploring the close of one of the most tumultous decades in American history. With photographs, artifacts and memorabilia from the Apollo missions, Woodstock, the New York Mets, and more. Through Sept. 1. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. 572-4111 or
Tiffany’s Orient
An exhibit of paintings and decorative arts inspired by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s travels and surroundings in North Africa and the East. Through Nov. 9. Nassau County Museum of Art, Second Floor Galleries, 1 Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. 484-9337 or
Afternoon Movie
See “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club,” the comedy-drama about five struggling single moms who put aside their differences to form a support group, Friday, Aug. 29, 2:30 p.m.; also “Blue Jasmine,” Woody’s Allen acclaimed film about a troubled New York socialite who travels to San Francisco to be with her sister, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2 p.m. Elmont Memorial Library Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. 354-5280.
Nature’s Nighttime Noises
Stroll through Old Westbury Gardens on a guided walk at twilight, Saturday, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. Hear how sound enhances summer sunsets, with entomologist Dr. Tamson Yeh. $5, $3 ages 7-17. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury. 333-0048 or
TR & Conservation
A guided nature walk through the Sagamore Hill grounds in celebration of the naturalist president’s crusade for American wilderness, Saturday, Aug. 30, 1 p.m. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Sagamore Hill Rd., Oyster Bay. 922-4788 or
Movie Showing
See “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” the thriller set in the 1950s about a young underachiever who travels to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled playboy, with Matt Damon, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.
Movie Matinee
Watch “Gravity,” the Oscar-nominated sci fi thriller about a medical engineer and an astronaut who must survive an accident in space, with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m. Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square. 488-3444.

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