Long Island Wins will start regularly publishing a roundup of cultural and immigration-related events to keep you posted on what’s happening! As always, you can visit our events calendar to also get an overview of what’s happening on Long Island. If you have any events you’d like to list, reach out to our online editor, Jano Tantongco, at email@example.com.
Falun Dafa Meditation Classes
Falun Dafa is an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline. It consists of moral teachings and five gentle exercises that are a truly unique and highly enjoyable way to improve your physical health and energy levels, relieve stress and anxiety, increase vitality, and promote spiritual growth and enlightenment.
Where: East Meadow Library – 1886 Front Street, East Meadow
When: Every Wednesday – 1 p.m.
More information: www.eastmeadow.info
1. “Everything You Wanted To Know About Transgender, Non-binary and Intersex People…But Were Afraid To Ask”
The Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition (LITAC) is sponsoring this presentation to inform the public, give people an opportunity to meet local transgender and intersex people, and receive complete and accurate information. The program will include a “Trans 101” introduction led by Juli Grey-Owens, LITAC’s Executive Director and Long Island’s leading trans activist.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook – 380 Nicolls Road, East Setauket
When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Program from 6-9 p.m.
More information: Juli Grey-Owens – 631-885-1283
2. Ebru Art Class
Flick of the wrist. Splats and drips. Swirls and twirls. Clean and repeat. Practice the mesmerizing art of Ebru at the Turkish Cultural Center of Long Island.
Where: Turkish Cultural Center – 770 Grand Boulevard Suite 8, Deer Park
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $35/two hours
More information: RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
November 18 & 19
Garvies Point Museum 2017 Annual Native American Feast
Try your hand at making a 12-foot-long dugout canoe! Demonstrations and hands-on activities will be on-going, including pottery-making, authentic Native American food displays with sampling, Native American tools and artifacts, natural face painting, using an atlatl, plus primitive fire-building and on-site cooking, plus films on Native American culture. Held rain or shine, indoors and outside. There are a variety of foods to sample, however, we recommend to bring a bag lunch and spend the day!
Where: Garvies Point Museum
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $5 for children 5-12 years old; $8 for adults. Includes all activities and museum admission. Free for current members.
More information: www.garviespointmuseum.com
Kosher Taste of Long Island
Join Jewish Community Relations Council Long Island for the Kosher Taste of Long Island! Enjoy a variety of offerings from Long Island’s kosher restaurants, markets, caterers, and more. Sample kosher food, wine and beer, win auction prizes, socialize with friends, and support JCRC-LI’s efforts to strengthen community relations on Long Island.
Where: Midway Jewish Center – 330 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset
When: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $36 on or before November 17; $50 after November 17
More information: Click here to purchase tickets
Círculo Holiday Show
The event features children and adults in its cultural and dance programs. Performances including presentations by Círculo’s guitar classes, Tae Kwon Do, Salsa, Merengue and Flamenco students among other performances. At the holiday show, elementary school age children are invited to submit letters to the Three Kings. This is a cultural celebration that Círculo holds every January to distribute toys to children. Children must attend the holiday show to participate in the Three Kings Celebration event and to receive a gift.
Where: Lindell Elementary School – 601 Lindell Boulevard, Long Beach
When: 7:30 p.m.
More information: www.cdlh.org