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KIDS SHOWS IN NASSAU WEEK OF OCTOBER 26

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Kids Shows in Nassau Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of October 26 in Nassau. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Nassau or will just be visiting during the week of October 26, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Nassau, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Neil Sedaka, Jeffrey Biegel: An American Program - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
October 27, 2013 - Rockville Centre

A fabulous program of American music. Included in the repertoire is Gershwin � Rhapsody in Blue; Sedaka � Manhattan Intermezzo; and Bernstein � Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Jeffrey Biegel on piano.

Master Pianist David Holzman in Concert - Adelphi University
October 27, 2013 - Garden City

David Holzman, called a “master pianist” by The New Yorker, will perform “Keyboard Kaleidoscope,” a special concert of contemporary works for pianoin the Concert Hall of the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center. Holzman, a pianist, writer, and lecturer, has won acclaim for both his recitals and recordings which focus on 20th century keyboard masterworks. Described as “the Horowitz of modern music” (Jerry Kuderna, San Francisco Classical Voice) for his spirited performances, Holzman has premiered the works of composers from Schoenberg and Bloch, to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Donald Martino, to the younger generation of American composers and made first recordings of many of them. His CD, Stefan Wolpe: Compositions for Piano on the Bridge label received wide acclaim and won Holzman a Grammy nomination in 2003, as well as an Indie Award for best classical album and an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for his liner notes. In 2011, Holzman released a follow up CD, Music of Stefan Wolpe, Vol. 6. Holzman has performed throughout the world giving lecture-recitals at the Museum of the Diaspora in Jerusalem, the Holocaust Museum in Washington and the African Museum in New Jersey, and at distinguished universities throughout America. He has been featured at festivals such as Darmstadt, Leningrad Spring, the Wolpe Festivals in Toronto, Chicago and New York, the Schoenberg Festival in Vienna, the Alternative Festival in Moscow and the Festival Internacional De Musica Nueva Siglo XXI in Vera Cruz, Mexico. He has received recording grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alice B. Ditson Fund and the Aaron Copland Foundation and commissioning grants from such organizations as Reader's Digest-Meet the Composer and New Jersey Council on the Arts. Holzman received his bachelor of music degree from Mannes College of Music where he studied with Paul Jacobs. He completed his master’s degree in music at Queens College where he worked with Nadia Reisenberg. In addition to writing and lecturing extensively on 20th century music, Holzman teaches at Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus. The program at Adelphi will feature pieces composed by Adelphi Professors Sidney Marquez Boquiren and Paul Moravec. The evening will include: Sidney Marquez Boquiren Three Preludes; Elmar Lampson Drei Klavierstucke To Axion Esti; John MacDonald Selections from Piano Books; Alba Potes El Jardin de Tomas; Paul Moravec Isle of Manhattoes; Noel Zahler Piano Etudes; Poul Ruders Selections from Thirteen Postludes.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
October 31, 2013 - Glen Cove

The weekly open mic, one of the most popular on Long Island, typically attracts 10-12 performers, most playing guitar and singing original material. Host Tedeschi emphasizes, "You don't have to be a seasoned performer to showcase your work at the open mic. We definitely work at also making this venue a welcome place for those who are new at getting up in front of an audience. Having personally played at many open mics, I know how important it is to feel part of a welcoming atmosphere, especially for performers who show up for the first time and need to experience the feel of that kind of atmosphere. We also have any number of people who come in each week just to listen and be part of the scene." Co-owner and executive chef, Jeanine DiMenna, has created a special open mic bar menu, with all entrees priced at $5 and ranging from special salads to a burger with fries, fish and chips, sesame chicken and more.

2nd Annual 'Arts Alive LI ' Festival - Long Island Arts Alliance
Through October 31, 2013 - Woodbury

Arts Alive LI is a month-long showcase of Long Island's many art, entertainment and cultural attractions. The event is presented by the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) and Bethpage Federal Credit Union. From visual, musical and performing arts, to community festivals and epicurean delights, Arts Alive LI is a tribute to Long Island's arts and entertainment world and will take place on stages, in galleries, at film houses, and in neighborhood restaurants across Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties. Long Island families and visitors to the region are invited to attend and participate in the 35 + signature events, many offered for free. For a full calendar of events and to purchase tickets, visit artsaliveli.org.

Tribute to Jazz Piano Featuring Five Towns College Piano Greats and Renowned Jazz Pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
November 01, 2013 - Dix Hills

The annual Jazz Piano Tribute at Dix Hills, held each fall, features top Five Towns College piano graduates from around the country and around the world. This year it will also feature a leading exponent of Jazz piano, and one of the music industry's most respected and talented collaborators, pianist, composer, arranger and producer, Onaje Allan Gumbs.

Kids and Family Programs: Dash Thru the Decades - Old Westbury Gardens
November 02, 2013 - Old Westbury

Good old-fashioned fun transports children back in time across an array of eras! Children will dash through the decades at Westbury House with vintage games and entertainment experiencing what life was like for kids nearly 100 years ago.

The Age of Flowers - Old Westbury Gardens
November 02, 2013 - Old Westbury

Westbury House floral designer and Head Grower, Scott Lucas, fashions one-of-a kind creations representing historic works of floral art from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Enjoy this self-guided visual history tour on Saturdays and Sundays in November.

Annabelle Broom: The Unhappy Witch - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
November 02, 2013 - Bellmore

This enchanting children's musical tells the story of Annabelle Broom, who clashes with her tough witch superiors over her unconventional beliefs, nearly losing her haunting card when she decides to help – instead of frighten – two lost children. Audience is encouraged to come in costume.

Model Train Show - Baldwin United Methodist Church
November 02, 2013 - Baldwin

How-to-do-it clinics, operating modular layouts, model and photo contests, Bargain Table (used model railroad equipment), door prizes, raffle and banquet with featured speaker. The event is sponsored by the Sunrise Trail Division of The National Model Railroad Association, a not-for-profit organization promoting model railroading in the NY Metro area. For more information call Steve Perry, or email [email protected]

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