Browsing: Long Island

Thursday, June 22, 6:15 pm (gates open at 5:35 pm) Join Stony Brook Children’s Hospital as the Long Island Ducks host the Somerset Patriots. This family-friendly event includes free Quackers and sunglasses for the first 1,500 fans, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities and health demonstrations. Stony Brook employees can take advantage of a special ticket rate of $10 per person through end of day Friday, June 16. Call Sean Smith at (631) 940-3825 x108 to place your order. Any questions can also be emailed to tickets@liducks.com. Wear red to show your Stony Brook spirit!

Due to this past mild winter, experts are predicting one of the worst tick seasons ever. Dr. Luis Marcos, Director of the Adult Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Center at Stony Brook Medicine, and Dr. Saul Hymes, Director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, offer advice on how to protect yourself and your children from tick-borne illnesses. What are tick-borne illnesses? Many people have heard about Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of the Ixodes scapularis tick. In acute infections, it can cause headaches, fevers, rash and muscle aches. More severe cases can progress to Bell’s Palsy…

New Music for Strings — a collaboration between faculty from the Department of Music at Stony Brook University and faculty at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark — held its first festival last summer in Denmark, bringing together highly skilled performers and composers from both sides of the Atlantic to work with top faculty. This summer, New Music for Strings 2017 features a concert series on Long Island and in New York City that showcases a roster of world-class musicians alongside accomplished student participants, ranging from members of the Emerson String Quartet, violinist Mari Kimura, and faculty from Royal Academy of Music…

The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center opens for the season on Thursday, May 4, with an exhibition of never-before-seen photographs by Tony Vaccaro, one of America’s most distinguished photojournalists. There will be a reception and gallery talk with the photographer on Sunday, May 28, from 5 pm to 7 pm. In August 1953, Look magazine sent Vaccaro on assignment to East Hampton to photograph Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner for a feature article. The piece was killed, but Vaccaro kept the black and white images, a group of which was shown at the Pollock-Krasner House in 2010. While in the Hamptons, Vaccaro also…

World-famous chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay will deliver the first of two keynotes at the third annual Food Lab Conference hosted by The Food Lab at Stony Brook Southampton June 9-10, 2017. David Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant and the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, will give the second keynote. Michel Nischan, a chef and leader in the sustainable food movement, as well as a three-time James Beard Foundation Award winner will also give a talk at the conference. “50 Years of Food in America: 1970-2020” is the theme of this year’s conference, featuring two days of…

The Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) is hosting a Benefits and Resources Fair for veterans and their families on Saturday, April 29, from 9 am to 1 pm in the LISVH Multi-Purpose Room. Representatives from a variety of federal, state and local service agencies will be present to distribute information and answer your questions. Experts in the field of VA benefits, managed care, Medicaid, housing, home care, assisted living, legal counseling, mental health, long-term care, banking, burial arrangements and more will be on hand. In addition, representatives from VA eligibility and enrollment will be on site. Free health, dental, and vision…

Stony Brook University has been nationally applauded for providing access and upward mobility to students in need. Recently, the University offered another program to demonstrate its enduring commitment to diversity and inclusion by encouraging local high school students to achieve their full potential. On Monday, March 6, 2017, more than 240 young women and their 21 chaperones from nine Long Island high schools packed the Stony Brook University Student Activities Center to attend the 2017 Women’s Conference: “Women Leaders Paving the Way for Young Women.” The message to the students was direct and clear — education can transform your life. The…

Stony Brook University, the economic engine of Long Island, offers many ways for businesses to improve their bottom line. On March 9, 2017, University staff held a presentation at the Stony Brook University Business Incubator at Calverton and Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) in partnership with the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce entitled “Grow Your Business with Stony Brook University.” A panel of campus experts shared information with chamber members and Incubator tenants for tapping University resources to potentially increase profits, raise awareness, and take their business to the next level. More than 70 people crowded the multipurpose room at the…

Cuisine & Confessions, a unique theatrical circus with nine outstanding acrobats combining dance, music, comedy and theater, will perform on Staller Center’s Main Stage Saturday, April 1, at 8 pm and Sunday, April 2, at 4 pm. Tickets are $42 at stallercenter.com. Cuisine & Confessions celebrates the joyous memories triggered by cooking in the kitchen. Audience members can expect to be recruited to participate, asked to set their smart phones to measure cooking time, and may leave the theater nibbling the banana bread that is mixed and baked on stage, all while they watch elastic performers turn themselves into human projectiles that exhibit unlimited…

Learn how to effectively communicate in the ever-changing business world. Colleen McKean, from the College of Business at Stony Brook University, will present “Business Communication for the Busy Professional” on Friday, April 28, from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Miller Business Academy at the Middle Country Public Library in Selden, NY. This one-day, hands-on workshop will focus on writing clearly and concisely, presentation skills, and creating a 30-second elevator pitch. You will leave the course ready to write and speak with confidence. Topics Covered Writing clear and concise: • Emails • Client proposals • Simple press releases and…