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Summer winds down with so much to offer, from music and poetry to book clubs and fairy tales

The Toby Tobias Ensemble plays for NAC’s Happenings on Main Street this Friday at 7pm in Northport Village Park.

Happenings on Main Street: The Toby Tobias Ensemble
Friday, August 26, 7pm
Northport Village Park gazebo
Presented by the Northport Arts Coalition, Happenings on Main Street features The Toby Tobias Ensemble. Under the direction of the South African-born guitarist and composer Toby Tobias, The Toby Tobias Ensemble plays modern folk and jazz, influenced by funk and world rhythms. The fantastic arrangements and joyful, exhilarating sounds of the band inspire and entertain. The Toby Tobias Ensemble performs in duo, trio and larger configurations, and includes several well-known New York-based musicians. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, picnicking is encouraged!

Poets in Port with Carlo Frank Calo
Friday, August 26, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 330 Main Street, Northport and Zoom
Presented by the Northport Arts Coalition, Poets in Port is poetry with a twist. Each month a featured poet reads some of their work and speaks with the audience about their process. This month, meet Carlo Frank Calo,a grandson of Sicilian immigrants, husband, father, grandfather, born in East Harlem and raised in the Bronx projects. He holds a Masters Degree in health care administration and retired on Long Island after a 50-year career. He enjoys fishing, bicycling, poker, working part-time counseling TBI survivors, babysitting his grandchildren, and writing eclectically. This is a free event. See for more info.

Remembering 9/11: A Discussion with Darryl St. George
Sunday, August 28 at 1pm
Northport Historical Society, 215 Main Street, Northport
The Northport Historical Society will be hosting a discussion led by Darryl St. George, veteran United States Naval Corpsman and current Northport High School history teacher, on the events surrounding the September 11th attacks. “Remembering 9/11: A Discussion with Darryl St. George” is free with online registration. Register here.

Hans Christian Anderson Group Exhibition
Through September 18
Haven Gallery, 50 Main Street, Northport
Haven Gallery presents a visual interpretation of the stories, characters and aesthetics of Danish author Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales. Exhibiting artists include Ronald Companoca, Dewi Plass, Flor Padilla, Marta Wit, Forest Rogers, Phoenix Chan, Jessica Mulholland, Valerie Savarie, Paige Carpenter, Lori Nelson, Katie Gamb, Laverinne, Valéry VECU-Quitard, Yusei Abe, Himena Kokufuta, Hitomi Aoki, Alfred Liu, John Lally, Jeff Echevarria, Steeven Salvat, Sarah Joncas, Krissta Passanante, Kaori Ogawa, Zoe Chigi, and Kei J. Constantinov. For more information and gallery hours, visit Preview the show here.

“Thumbelina’s Dream,” oil on linen, by Flor Padilla, is part of the Hans Christian Anderson group exhibition now showing at Haven Gallery in Northport Village.

Junie B. Jones The Musical
Saturday, August 27, 11am/Sunday, August 28, 10:30am
John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Junie B. Jones The Musical incorporates themes from numerous books in the top-selling children’s series, beginning with a peek into the "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal" of the outspoken and lovable Junie B. Tickets for these final two performances are $20 and may be purchased by calling 631-261-2900, going online at, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office. Read a fourth grader’s review of the show here.

Book Groups at the Library
Through September

Want to join a book club but don’t know where to begin? Try the library! The Northport-East Northport Public Libraries are offering three in September, so register here and get reading! Copies of all books are available at the Northport Library Circulation Desk. Here is what’s planned next:

Page Turners on Thursday, September 8, 2pm at Northport Public Library
Join Page Turners leader Donna Diamond to discuss The Lincoln Highway by AmorTowles. Register here.

Novel Ideas on Monday, September 19, 7pm at Northport Public Library
Join librarian Candace Reeder to discuss The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Register here.

Between the Lines on Tuesday, September 27, 7pm at Northport Public Library
Join librarian Connor McCormack for a discussion of The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. Register here.

Northport Farmers’ Market
Cow Harbor Park parking lot
Saturdays, June 4 to November 19

Yoga in the Park
Saturdays through October 29, 8:30-9:30am
Northport Village Park
It’s back for another session! See flier for details.

Kids Yoga in the Park
Northport Village Park gazebo
Wednesdays through August
Presented by the Funky Om Kids and the Inc. Village of Northport, a kids yoga class will take place every Wednesday through August. For kids ages 4-12. See flier for details. $10 per class; for more information and to register, click here.

Iconic Northport
Through spring 2023
Northport HIstorical Society, 215 Main Street, Northport
“Iconic Northport,” an exhibit now open at the Northport Historical Society features the history behind Northport's most iconic landmarks, businesses and traditions, including the LILCO stacks, the trolley tracks, Jones Drug Store and Cow Harbor Day. The museum’s first ever interactive exhibit, each icon has its own QR code that offers users a short video containing extra photos and interesting facts. There is also a selfie station, where visitors can become a customer of Jones Drug Store's old soda fountain.

Our Town with Edie Falco and Chris Messina
Sunday, September 4, 7pm
John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Tickets are still available for a special fundraising event featuring Broadway and Hollywood stars Marin Ireland, Matthew Del Negro, Liza Colón-Zayas as well as one-time locals Edie Falco and Chris Messina. The two Northport natives will lead a staged reading of Thornton Wilder's classic American play Our Town, produced by the family of Philip and Phyllis Messina. All proceeds from the performance will benefit Northwell Health's Huntington Hospital's Neurosurgery Department. To learn more about this special evening and to purchase tickets, click here. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the theater box office at 631-261-2900 or visiting the theater in person during business hours.

East Northport Festival
September 9-11, hours vary
John J. Walsh Memorial Park, East Northport
The highly anticipated East Northport Festival returns to John J. Walsh Memorial Park in just a few weeks! A family-friendly event with something for everyone including games, rides, live music, Sand City Brewery beer garden, craft show, a food truck festival within the festival, costumed characters (talking to you, Star Wars fans!) and so much more! For all the details and hours, read this article.