Local events: A toast to Kerouac, last weekend to see The Diary of Anne Frank, and more

Image courtesy the Northport Historical Society Facebook page.


100 Years of Jack Kerouac
Sunday, March 20 at 1pm
Join the Northport HIstorical Society for its “100 Years of Jack Kerouac” Discussion and Walking Tour as award-winning journalist (Newsday, Long Island Press) and long-time Village resident, Spencer Rumsey, talks about Jack Kerouac’s unique connection to Northport and his long-lasting cultural impact. Special guest Larry Smith, accomplished Northport photographer and architect, will discuss his friendship with Kerouac and show photos he took from their time together. Poetry readings followed by a walking tour of Kerouac’s local haunts will be led by acclaimed Northport historian Dan Sheehan. A toast to Kerouac at Gunther’s will culminate the event.
Where: Northport Historical Society, 215 Main Street
A $10 donation is required to join us in-person. You can also tune into the discussion for free on Zoom. Register for the in-person event here, or the Zoom discussion here.

The Diary of Anne Frank, Final Weekend
Saturday, March 19 at 8pm and Sunday, March 20 at 2pm
In this transcendently powerful adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence – their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief.
Where: Stage 74 at the SYJCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack
Tickets are $25/$20 for seniors and may be purchased here.
On March 20: Join the SYJCC after its final Sunday performance for an in-depth conversation with Holocaust survivor and author Ruth Minsky-Sender about her experiences, the hardship of being a Jew in Nazi-occupied Poland, and how at 92 years old she continues to spread of the message of “Never forget.”

Egg My Yard
Order by April 1
The Northport Girls lacrosse team is back and ready to egg your yard just in time for Easter morning. See flier below for details.


Art Madness at Firefly
Through March 27
A celebration of mixed media creations, “Mix It Up March” ( aka “Art Madness”) is on view in The Firefly Artists’s upstairs Darcy Arts Center from March 4 – 27. Featured artists include: Mary Ahern, Beth Atkinson, Marilyn Barker, Darlene Blaurock, Tom Brydelsky, Callie Campbell, Anna Chan, Mei Fung Elizabeth Chan, Marie Corfield, Elyse Elguezabal, Ann Fox, Donna Gabusi, Joseph Gattulli, Jan Guarino, Susan Guasp, Cathy Hammerquist, Karen I-Kemper, Oxana Kovalchuk, Mary Ledwith, Karen Lind, Celeste Mauro, Roni Murillo, Deborah Porretto, Greg Rapp, Leah Tomaino, Janice Tozzo, and Ana Urbach.
Where: The Firefly Artists, 162 Main Street, Northport
Please note, the Darcy Arts Center is located on the second floor of the historic building that houses our gallery. Unfortunately, there is no handicapped access to this exhibition.

A glimpse of “Mother Nature Healing” by Darlene Blaurock, now on view in a mixed media exhibition in The Firefly Artist's Darcy Gallery.


A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Thursday, March 24 - Sunday, May 8
Based on Chazz Palminteri’s classic movie, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring a doo-wop score, A Bronx Tale: The Musical is a story about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else – family.
Where: John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
For a complete show schedule and more information, contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, or visit www.EngemanTheater.com.