The Sixties Show
That influential decade returns in the form of the Sixties Show’s Woodstock 50-Year Celebration. This dynamic night of nostalgia features all the sights and sounds of the decade, which in addition to the concert experience, is powerfully dramatized by a combination of narration and ‘60s archival audio and newsreel footage. The lively ensemble of accomplished musicians have played for Bob Dylan, James Brown, Ray and Dave Davies and the SNL band, among others. They know their way around the great hits of the ‘60s and salute Woodstock with note-for-note recreations of some of the greatest songs from that concert and that memorable era. Take a trip back to another time and place that was the 1960s, where an AM radio is blasting out the latest sounds from a convertible, on a warm summer starlit Saturday night on any street USA. Experience the stripped-down pulsating two guitar, bass, drum and vocal harmony-laden British invasion up to the pivotal transition of late ’60s orchestrated blasts of harmonious rapture. It’s all meticulously recreated in this high-energy musical trip back in time.
Saturday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. $35-$55. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or www.madisontheatreny.org.
“Explore the Ruins” on hike through Muttontown Preserve’s fields and trails and estate grounds during a guided tour with a naturalist. Examine the preserve’s fascinating history, including the remains of a former estate once owned by King Zog, the last monarch of Albania. Visit what’s left of rthe ruins on the property;also see and identify the preserve’s many floral treasures,. Cobbled together from three separate estates, the remains of King Zog’s 150-acre Knollwood Estate, remains one of Long Island’s curiosities. King Zog, who fled Albania after the Italian invasion of 1939 and lived in England, Egypt and France in the years after, acquired the estate in Muttontown in 1951. It included a magnificent 60-room granite mansion originally built for Wall Street investor Charles Hudson in the early 20th century. But King Zog never moved to the U.S. and sold the estate in 1955 After he sold it, a few years later, rumors spread about treasures hidden there, leading to the mansion’s demolition.
Sunday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Enrollment is limited and registration is required. Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, Muttontown Lane, East Norwich. (516) 571-8500.