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Local events: Plan ahead for a nenSEPTA event, family fun at the planetarium and more

LEAD: A Bronx Tale: The Musical is now playing at Engeman Theater in Northport. Image via Facebook.


Paint for nenSEPTA
Thursday, April 7 at 7pm
Paint a pair of stemless wine glasses while having fun with friends, making new ones, and supporting a great cause. Funds raised at the event will help bring all Northport-East Northport SEPTA (Special Education PTA) scholarships back next year. Scholarships are granted to both children with special needs and those who will become special education teachers. The event will feature door prizes, a 50/50 raffle as well basket raffles, including tickets to John W. Engeman theater, Gino’s, Ralph’s, AMC theater, Del Vino and many more local supporters of nenSEPTA.
Where: Napper Tandy’s, 229 Laurel Avenue, Northport
Tickets to the event are $40. Register here. Each person who registers will also receive a drink ticket.

Second pic of glasses: Paint a pair of stemless wine glasses at the upcoming Northport-East Northport SEPTA fundraising event.


Passport to Croatia
Sunday, April 3, 2pm-4pm
Join the Northport Historical Society for “Passport to Croatia – Dobro Dosli (Welcome!),” the latest Sunday at the Society event. Guest speaker Anton Angelich will guide participants through a presentation of Croatia and the immigrants, like his father, who helped the Northport and East Northport area become what they are today. This celebration of Croatian culture will include Croatian music, treats and beverages here in the museum gallery.
Where: Northport Historical Society, 215 Main Street
Register here to attend this “Stamp Your Passport” event, which runs in conjunction with the museum’s Immigrants of Northport and East Northport exhibit.

Tennis, Anyone?
Deadline April 15
Get back in the swing of things with a free membership to Long Island’s Huntington Tennis Association (HTA) for the 2022 spring/summer season. HTA membership is open to all levels, from beginner to advanced, with five ladders: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. As an incentive, the HTA is waiving the annual membership fee this year (normally priced at $25 for individuals/$35 for families). The free membership entitles members to play on as many ladders as they want, with matches running from April 15 through September 30, 2022 in and around the Huntington area (Huntington residency is not required). Players choose where they want to play their matches.
Visit for more information.
Register for free 2022 HTA membership here, and be sure to join your ladder(s) by April 15.

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 for details.


Thankful Thursdays: Earth, Moon & Sun
Thursday, April 7 at 7pm
The Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium is proud to present its second Thankful Thursday, a FREE event series featuring family-friendly planetarium shows made possible by funding generously provided by BAE Systems. “Earth, Moon & Sun” explores the relationship between the Earth, moon, and sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Learn why the sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. The show also explores past and future space travel to the moon and beyond. After the show, participants may join an astronomy educator in the observatory to look through a telescope at the night sky (weather permitting). And what a view it is!
Where: Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
Reserve your free tickets here. Reservations are highly recommended.


A Bronx Tale: The Musical
Playing now through 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

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 to March 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.