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Stony Brook Child Care: Split The Pot
September 19-November 14
Stony Brook Child Care is hosting their first SPLIT THE POT! 50/50 Cash for Kids Raffle to benefit the child care. Tickets are $10 and are on sale until November 14. The drawing will be on November 15. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Galley North: Home Land Nature
September 29- November 13
Gallery North is pleased to present Home · Land · Nature, a selection of recent works by Han Qin, on view.The exhibition, reception and affiliated events will be free and open to the public. Learn more.

Zuccaire Gallery: Mindful Moments
October 3, 1PM
Join The Zuccaire Gallery on October 3rd at 1PM for a Peer Led mindful moment session in the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery located at the Staller Center for the Arts - 1st floor!


The Jazz Loft: Young at Heart: Kansas City Swing
October 5, 1PM
Young at Heart is a monthly jazz themed concert series for those who prefer their jazz in the afternoon. This month the Jazz Loft Trio will feature the style of jazz developed in Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s.Tickets: $10

Hispanic Heritage Month
October 5, 1PM
Stony Brook University will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in October beginning with their opening ceremony Wednesday in SAC Ballroom A. All are welcome to attend.

Hispanic Heritage Month

The Jazz Loft: Jazz Loft Trio
October 5, 7PM
Join The Jazz Loft  for a performance by the Jazz Loft Trio followed by a jam.Tickets: $10 at 7 PM, $5 at 8 PM.

Emma Clark Library: Chair Yoga
October 6, 11:30AM-12:30PM
Experience the many benefits of yoga in stabilizing and mobilizing the body, fortifying the respiratory system, and developing a calmer, clearer, more meditative and focused mind. All you need is a chair that doesn’t have arms (which may get in the way), and a strap, belt, or tie will come in handy (but is not necessary). Taught by Jackie Incorvia.

Zuccaire Gallery: Fall Art Crawl
October 6, 1PM
Join The Zuccaire Gallery In a Fall Art Crawl. Stony Brook University hosts a variety of renowned art galleries that provide unique spaces and opportunities for cultural and artistic exchanges and collaborations. Our art crawls unite our university’s galleries through a series of free guided tours led by expert curators. This initiative directly supports the university’s commitment to celebrating diversity and promotes the university’s place in the global community. Each art crawl will offer tours of five galleries, visiting each for about 30 minutes.

The Jazz Loft Big Band: Kansas City Sound
October 6 & 7, 7PM
The Jazz Loft Big Band presents Kansas City Sound.A 17 piece big band directed by Tom Manuel; trumpet. Purchase tickets here.

Kansas City Sound

Peking Acrobats- Featuring Shanghai Circus
October 7, 7PM & 9PM
Combining time-honored Chinese music and groundbreaking special effects to create an environment that mirrors the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.   A true carnival experience: See them perform atop a precious pagoda of chairs, while defying gravity in displays of contortion, flying across the stage with trick-cycling, juggling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and riveting gymnastics.Tickets here.


Emma Clark Library: Relax and Paint Autumn Sun
October 7, 7PM-9PM
Follow along step-by-step with art instructor Melissa and create a serene fall scene in acrylic paint. Supplies needed:Canvas/surface to paint on. Acrylic paint:   green, red, white, black yellow. Paint brushes:  one flat one small round pointed.Cup of water and rag or paper towel. For ZOOM link, Register here.

Fundraiser by the Firepits
October 8, 6PM
Olde Towne Gardens, a local greenhouse nursery, is partnering with Room 4 Love, to host a fundraiser to support childhood cancer. Olde Towne Gardens will open its doors for a “Fundraiser by the Firepits” which features raffle baskets, music by Victims of Rock, and a preview of our haunted house for children ages 3-12.Admission is $10 and includes 5 raffle tickets. 

Emma Clark Library: AARP Smart Driver Course
October 11, 10AM-1PM
This 6-hour course for those age 50 and up qualifies licensed drivers to receive a reduction of up to four points on their driver’s license or a 10% deduction on collision and liability auto insurance rates for a period of three years.  Some insurance companies give both benefits.   A $30 fee ($25 with proof of AARP membership) must be paid by check to the instructor before class.  Learn more. 

Celebrate St. James: Art Classes for Adults
October 11 & 12
Art classes are $100 for a six-week course.Instructor, Professor Beth Drucker is a Designer, Illustrator and Writer. She has taught at Parson's The New School of Design, F I T, Nassau CC, the Art League of Long Island plus many others.

Art Classes

Emma Clark Library: Preserving Your Organic Harvest
October 15, 2PM-4PM
Renato Stafford will discuss what you can do with your seasonal harvest to preserve it for the entire year. Topics he will cover include: canning foods, storing root vegetables, fermenting, freezing and dehydrating.   Renato will demonstrate how to can tomatoes, and make delicious crispy dill pickles.  Registration begins Monday, August 22, at 9:30 a.m.

The Bristal at Lake Grove: The Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease
October 18, 3PM-5PM
Join The Bristal at Lake Grove as Dr. Nicole Absar of The Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease takes us on the journey of dementia diagnosis. RSVP to

Timothy Snyder: The War in Ukraine and the Future of Democracy
October 19, 4:30PM
Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History and Global Affairs at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He is the author of a dozen books, including the bestsellers, On Tyranny, Our Malady, The Road to Unfreedom, Black Earth, and Bloodlands. His work has been translated into forty languages and received a number of prizes, including the literature award of the American Academy of Art and Letters, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding. Register here.

Timothy Snyder

Emma Clark Library: Mobile Health Outreach Bus
October 20, 10AM
The Catholic Health Community Outreach Bus will be in Emma Clark Library's parking lot. Registered nurses will provide blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, and glucose screenings along with patient education and referrals as needed. Free flu vaccinations will be offered by a registered nurse. This service is open to the public. There is no need to register or to be a Three Village resident to participate. 

Gallery North: Introduction to Needle Felting
October 21, 6PM-8PM
Gallery North is presenting Introduction to Needle Felting with Kate Schwarting. Enter the wonderful world of needle felting! Learn how to create basic three dimensional fiber sculptures including fuzzy creatures, decorative designs and abstract forms. Each student will take home a set of basic tools to continue felting on their own! Register here.

Needle Felting

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization: Patriots & Poultices
October 22, 10AM, 11:30AM OR 1PM
Join the Ward Melville Heritage Organization October as they present Patriots & Poultices. A family fun experience at the Thompson House. Interact with artifacts, explore the history of the American Revolution and the power of medicine while helping Dr. Thompson treat his most ailing patients. All proceeds will benefit the historic Thompson House.Call the WMHO at (631) 751-2244 to learn more and to register today!

Patriots & Poultices

Stony Brook Village Secrets & Spirits
October 27 & 28
Join Stony Brook Village for Secrets & Spirits.Times are listed below. Search for spirits through time with new stories of local hauntings along Stony Brook's coastal community.

Stony Brook Village

Gallery North: Cabinet of Curiosities
October 28, 6PM-8PM
Join Gallery North  for Cabinet of Curiosities Sketch Night; Skulls, Bones & More! Join us in the studio for a curiosities sketch night! Draw inspiration from our collection of bones, insects, skulls and more! Get up close and personal with our vast collection of objects and sketch as many as you'd like.Drawing materials provided or bring what you'd like to draw/paint with.Register here.

Gallery North

The Jazz Loft: Big Band
November 3, 7PM
The 17  piece Jazz Loft Big Band led by trumpeter Tom Manuel performs jazz standards and original compositions and arrangements written by band members.Tickets: $30 adults, $25 seniors, $20 students, $15 children, children 5 and under are free.

Comedy Night
November 4, 6:45PM
Join Kings Park for Comedy Night. Tickets are $35 per person. There will be light snacks and raffles.

comedy night 

Charles B. Wang Center: Korean Art Alive
Stonybrook, NY
Join The Charles B. Wang Center in Korean Art Live. Supported by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, Korea, Korean Art Alive is a free online learning resource of Korean art and culture, created with the collaboration of leading Korean art collections in the United States. Learn more. Lectures:
Hats Make The Korean Man, Chaekgeori: A Korean Curiosity Cabinet

Natural Earth Farms' Plant Sale
Calverton, NY
The Annual plant sale has opened at the Calverton Farm. Reserve your organic vegetable plants NOW! This is perfect for your size home garden (big or small), raised beds, or any other container gardening in small spaces. Pre-order plants for your home garden or container gardening!  First order in, first served (and reserved). Reserve Plants Here.

Lake Side Emotions Wine Boutique
Stony Brook, NY
Create a custom wine tasting kit!
Call: (631) 675-2750 or click here

Blue Salon & Spa
Stony Brook, NY
Check out their Valentine’s day specials, plus 10% off gift cards! Click here, or call (631)-751-0822.

Blood Bank
Stony Brook, NY
Help someone else today and schedule an appointment
to donate blood or platelets. All donations must be made in the Donor Room of the Stony Brook University Hospital Blood Bank, located in the Lobby, Level 5, of the hospital.  You will also receive (while supplies last):
Whole Blood Donors – Long sleeve “Straight from the Heart” T-shirt Platelet Donors – Fleece field blanket. Learn more.

Stony Brook Village Self-Guided Audio Experience
Stony brook Village,NY
Starting March 1st 2022-March 1st 2023 Stony Brook Village is presenting an audio experience which is now available and can be enjoyed on your own time and at your own pace! The experience is FREE to the public and will allow all visitors of Stony Brook Village to immerse themselves in the quirky history and stories of the lifestyle center and some of its surrounding properties. The audio experience is obtained by scanning QR codes throughout the village and is also available here.
SB Village

The Art Of Folding
Stony Brook, NY
The Charles B. Wang Center presents an online work shop of The Art of Folding. Jule Waibel, a fashion designer and multimedia artist will reveal how you can create your own pleated textiles by utilizing origami techniques and geometry. The link for the workshop along with instructions and list of materials is here.

Smithtown Matters:Reboli Center
Stony Brook, NY
The Reboli Center's April artisan is Keith Lewis. Come visit the Reboli Center and admire pieces of jewelry made by Lewis. Lewis began his journey in jewelry at the age of 12 in South Korea and now creates jewelry with material and textures found in nature. Most recently, Lewis creates jewelry using recycled material and has a line of earrings made from recycled water bottles. The Reboli Center is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday 1 - 5pm. Admission is free, and for more information, please call 631-751-7707 or click here.

Gallery North's Carmela Kolman Fellowship
Setauket, NY
Gallery North is inviting artists to submit a proposal to the 2022 - 2023 Carmela Kolman Fellowship in Fine Art Program. The Carmela Kolman Fellowship recognizes one exceptional artist annually who embodies the character and creativity of Carmela Kolman, an outstanding artist and member of the Gallery North community. The fellowship offers studio space for working artists within the Studio at Gallery North over a ten-week term. For more information, click here.
fellowship gallery north

Gallery North: Hanusa Design Mathematical Jewelry
Setauket, NY
Gallery North’s featured gift shop artist this month is Christopher Hanusa. Based in New York City, Christopher Hanusa is a Professor of Mathematics and a mathematical artist. Inspired by the beauty of mathematics, he started Hanusa Design Mathematical Jewelry in which each piece is 3D modeled using mathematical equations and 3D printed in nylon or metal. Such pieces can be found in the National Museum of Mathematics, the Queens Museum, and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. To shop the collection, click here

All Souls Second Saturday Poetry series
Stony Brook, NY

Join All Souls Church in The Second Saturdays poetry series -- the poetry series taking place on the second Saturday of every month! The readings will be hosted by current Suffolk County Poet Laureate Richard Bronson and hosted via Zoom. For access, visit the All Souls Website. 

Native American Drumming Meditation: Hosted by Ric Statler
Join Native American elder and experienced drummer, Ric Statler, as he leads a group drumming meditation. With a suggested donation of $10-$20, you can enjoy this unique healing practice at All Souls Parrish House (10 Mill Pond Road, Stony Brook, NY).  For more information, contact Dan Kerr at All Souls (631-655-7798)
Last events:  November 18, December 23, January 8

The Stony Brook University Hospital Blood Bank
The need for blood donations is still critical. This blood is being used to help save lives. For appointments: call (631) 444-DONATE (3662). Visit online at

YMCA Family Services: Free Youth Counseling
Starting October 18
The YMCA Family Services is offering free groups and counseling for youth ages 6-21. Part of Suffolk County Youth Bureau's Diversion Project, groups will start the week of October 18, 2021. Featuring strategies for adapting to change, managing difficult emotions, increasing self esteem, and much more.

HeartBeet Farms Farmers Market
Every Thursday from 10:30am - 2pm @ the University Hospital’s “Convenience at the Brook”
Featuring sustainable vegetables and fruits, flowers and spices by HeartBeet Farms, breads by Side Hustle Bread, plant-based desserts by The Savory Fig, handmade soaps by Pixie Soaps & Suds, honey by BeeWitched Bee, microgreens by Long Island Microgreens & North Fork Potato Chips, and more. Click here for more information. 

Charles B. Wang Center | Lectures
Open to the public, the Wang Center hosts an array of informative events that aim to spark discussion between the established and the experimental, between the past and the present.  The center's mission is to encourage a deeper understanding of enjoyment of Asian and Asian American arts and culture. Click here to view the Fall 2021 schedule.  

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Stony Brook Music Department: CONCERT SEASON
All events are in-person unless stated otherwise. For more information on these performances, view their events calendar.

Saturdays at Six Concert Series
All Souls Church: 61 Main Street, Stony Brook
All Souls Church Rectory invites all to join them for their monthly, free concert series! Launched with monthly programs by the Stony Brook Chamber Ensemble, this weekly event features professional quality performers seeking exposure in an intimate, quality-acoustic venue with. Please call 631-655-7798 for more info.

Community Resource Guides

Long Island Travel Guide Explore world-renowned beaches, historical lighthouses, culinary delights, premiere golf courses,  and award-winning vineyards on Long Island. Download a copy of the Travel Guide for inspiration  to plan your perfect getaway. Get the guide.

50 Reasons Why We Love Living on Long Island
Life on Long Island is great.
Though many already call it home, people from all over love to deep dive into what Long Island has to offer. With loads of museums, parks, beaches, tours, and beautiful villages, it's obvious why many choose to vacation here, shop here, and spend their weekends here. This site lists 50 reasons why people love Long Island. Check out this guide for your next day-off plans!