Local events: Synagogues, a sip and shop, nuno felting and more

The Northport Historical Society’s hosts speaker Brad Kolodny, author of Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island on Sunday, February 20 at 1pm. Photo via Instagram.


Seeking Sanctuary; 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island
Sunday, February 20, 1pm
The Northport Historical Society’s “Stamp Your Passport” event series will host speaker Brad Kolodny for a Sunday at the Society event on Sunday, February 20 at 1pm. Brad is the author of Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island. He will be discussing his book which outlines the history, architecture and other aspects of about every synagogue, past and present, in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Where: Northport Historical Society, 215 Main Street, Northport
Register for this free event here.


Valentine’s Sip & Shop Weekend Event
Saturday February 12 (10am-6pm) and Sunday, February 13 (11am-5pm)
Nest on Main is hosting a Valentine's Weekend Sip & Shop event with pop up vendors. See flier for details.
Where: Nest on Main, 135 Main Street, Northport

Learn Nuno Felting
Saturday, February 12, 12-2pm
Learn nuno felting with Firefly Oksana Danziger and take home two beautiful heart-shaped coasters. Wool is a magical fiber that has tiny scales that stick together, allowing the user to create patterns. Felting is a user-friendly technique that is simple to learn and create with. This process of melding fibers together can be used to achieve a beautiful watercolor effect on fabric.
Where: The Firefly Artists, 162 Main Street, Northport
Email Firefly Oksana Danziger at danzigeroksana@gmail.com to register. The cost of this workshop is $50; materials are included.

Year of the Tiger Workshop
Saturday, February 12, 10-11:30am
Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year!) Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with crafts, dancing, and a visit to the collections. For children in grades K-4, with an adult. Register for the 10am workshop here.
Where: Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
Cost: $15/$13.50 members


In Conversation with Thelma Jackson Abidally
Thursday, February 17, 7pm
In honor of Black History Month, NIOT Northport invites guests to learn from Thelma Jackson Abidally, local historian and author of African Americans of Northport: An Untold Story. Register for the virtual event at www.niotnorthport.org.

A St. Baldrick’s Event
Friday March 11, 3-7pm
During the pandemic, kids were still being diagnosed with cancer, but donations to support research have been down drastically. Join Northport High School to have some fun – and help the biggest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants do more to speed up the search for cures. Whether you decide to shave your head at the in-person shaving event, volunteer to raise money another way, or make a donation, join the fight to give kids with cancer the long, healthy lives they deserve.
Where: Northport High School, 154 Laurel Hill Road, Northport
For more information, or to donate to the cause, visit here.


Rock of Ages
Through March 13
The five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical smash Rock of Ages tells the story of a small-town girl, a city boy, and a rock ‘n’ roll romance on the Sunset Strip. When the bar where rock reigns supreme is set to be demolished, it’s up to these wannabe rockers and their band of friends to save the day – and the music. Rock of Ages’ electric score features all your favorite ’80s rock anthems and power ballads, including “Every Rose has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and more! So, get ready to rock and roll all night....or at least until the curtain goes down!
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

Huntington Winter Farmers’ Market
Sundays through March, 9am-1pm
Get your farm fix in the off-season. Since 2010, the Huntington Winter Farmers’ Market has provided Long Island residents with a direct source of local produce and goods during the winter months. Visitors will find items ranging from hoop house greens to artisan breads and vegan treats and everything in between. There will be up to 30 different vendor tables, with some rotating vendors and some that will be there on a regular basis.
Where: 423 Park Avenue, Huntington (behind the senior center)