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The main event: Cow Harbor weekend plus a nature art show, Mystic Pizza, an important discussion about ticks, and more


Amazing Turtle Pose, just one of John P. Cardone’s wildlife and waterscape photographs now on display at Daniel Gale Realty in Northport.

FEATURED
John P. Cardone Nature Art Show
Through October 5
Daniel Gale Realty, 77 Main Street, Northport
Long Island author, photographer, lecturer, and photography instructor John P. Cardone is showing (and selling) an array of wildlife and waterscape photographs, most taken while kayaking and hiking the island. The show, within the Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty office in Northport, through October 5.

Susan Peragallo, gallery coordinator and curator for the Art League of Long Island, said of John’s work: “One can almost hear the wind rustling in the trees and the crickets creating their musical rhythms as you walk around the room.” Photographs in John’s solo exhibition range from an elusive snowy owl, to a magnificent American bald eagle, awe-inspiring hummingbirds, egrets and even moose.

The show is free and open to the public.

TONIGHT
Learn How to Protect Yourself against Ticks
Hosted by the Northport Native Garden Initiative
See flier for details; register here.

THIS WEEK
National Recovery Month at the Library
In person at Northport and East Northport library buildings
National Recovery Month is held annually in September; our local l libraries are joining the community initiative to “turn purple” to raise awareness about addiction treatment and recovery as well as support those in recovery. The following two programs are co-sponsored by Northport-East Northport Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force:
Medicine Collection at the Library
In person at Northport and East Northport library buildings
Thursday, September 15, 3:30-6:30pm
The Northport Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will collect unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Proper disposal of these items is essential for risk reduction and environmental protection. No questions asked and no personal information is required. Only medications in pill form will be accepted and must be placed in a plastic bag before arrival.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Training
Northport Public Library
Tuesday, September 20, 7pm
CN Guidance & Counseling Services will conduct training for all interested adults (16 years and older) on how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and administer Naloxone (Narcan). Register here.

Mystic Pizza, A New Musical
Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, October 30
John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
Based on the classic 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts, Mystic Pizza charts the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in the harbor town of Mystic, Connecticut. Featuring some of the best pop songs of the ’80s and ’90s such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Addicted To Love,” “Small Town,” “Hold On,” and “Take My Breath Away,” Mystic Pizza has all the ingredients for a romantic comedy – with the works. For tickets and more Information, visit the theater website.

St. Paraskevi Greek Fest 2022
Friday through Sunday, September 16-18, hours vary
1 Shrine Place (Pulaski Road), Greenlawn
Come for the food, stay for the people (and the music, games, and rides)! St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church’s annual tradition draws in crowds for its authentic Greek grill, seafood, pastries, beer, and wine, with a small fair atmosphere for the kids. Hours are Friday from 4-11pm, Saturday from 11am-11pm and Sunday from 12-8pm. A flea market and vendors make sure there’s something for everyone. A shuttle will be available from TJ Leahy School on Pulaski Road.

The Cow Harbor Race and Cow Harbor Day Parade
Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18
The 2022 Great Cow Harbor 10K Run, scheduled for Saturday, September 17 has reached its cap of 5,000 registrants. One of the most prestigious foot races in the country, the Great Cow Harbor 10K Run (recently announced as the USATF 10K National Championship) has been described by New England Runner as a "big race atmosphere in a small town on the Island; it's a winner! Who says those "rolling" courses can't be fun?" In addition to the live run, there will also be a virtual race and the 2K Fun Run. For more info, visit www.cowharborrace.com.

A concert in Village Park and a lighted boat display at the dock are scheduled to start at 8pm that evening.

Cow Harbor Day follows on Sunday, September 18 with the festive, familiar and oh-so-popular parade beginning promptly at noon. Park activities and sidewalk sales will take place throughout the day. For more info on all the day has to offer, visit www.cowharbor.org.

The annual Cow Harbor race and parade are here! Photo of a past crowd by Bruce Adams via www.cowharbor.org.

pARTy til the Cows Come Home
Through September 25
The Firefly Artists, 162 Main Street, Northport
pARTy til the Cows Come Home is a juried exhibition celebrating and complementing the Great Cow Harbor Day festivities this weekend in downtown Northport. Works featuring cows, and other farm life, as well as those honoring the run and festival are featured.

“Beloved,” charcoal and graphite on bristol board, by artist Tammy Liu-Haller, now on view at The Firefly Artists.

ONGOING
Northport Farmers’ Market
The farmers’ market will NOT take place this week due to the Cow Harbor 10K Run but will return next Saturday, September 24 in Cow Harbor Park.

Raúl Guerra, “Tales”
Through September 18
Haven Gallery, 50 Main Street, Northport
Spain-based artist Raúl Guerra is back for his third solo exhibition at Haven Gallery. “Tales” is a collection of seven works that depict well-known characters from folklore and fairytales in the artist’s quintessential style. Mermaids, goblins and recognizable characters such as Pinocchio (Italy), Medusa (Ancient Greece), the Queen of Hearts (England) and Kaguya-Hime (Japan), unite stories and dramatic personae from their worldly origins. Despite their supernatural details and cultural genesis, each narrative resonates and universally teaches children and adults alike, making their visages and accounts unforgettable. For more information and gallery hours, visit www.havengallery.com.

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.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE
Northport Oktoberfest 2022
Saturday, October 1 from 12-5pm
Fire Department Fairgrounds, Steers Avenue, Northport
The Northport Fire Department’s annual Oktoberfest with beer, wine, German food, raffles and live music is back! This event has sold out each year, with no available tickets at the door. Purchase your tickets (before they’re gone) here.

OUT OF TOWN (but still quite close)
42nd Annual Pickle Festival, Saturday, September 17, John Gardiner Farm, Greenlawn (10am-4pm)
Suffolk YJCC Free Family Fun Fall Festival, Sunday, September 18, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack (11am-3pm)