COURTESY PHOTO Rubber ducks training for the 5th annual Chamber of Commerce Duck Race at Volunteer Park on Sunday, August 28 starting at noon.
There will be a jazz concert with improvisations on Chopin this Saturday in the air-conditioned Parish Hall at St. Mary’s Church. Alex Pryrodny of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Huntington, will be guest pianist. A donation of $20 is requested. For details, call the church office between 1 and 4 p.m. weekdays at (631) 749-1097. (more…)
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Dory owner Jack Kiffer outside his bar and restaurant, where a fundraiser for flood victims will be held this weekend.
Performances by Tom McDermott, renowned New Orleans’ pianist, composer and jazz ambassador, this weekend at The Dory have been reworked as a fundraiser for victims of recent flooding in the Baton Rouge area, according to Joe Lauro, who plans to attend. (more…)
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CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Lydia Martinez Majdišová outside Stars, the café that she and her husband, Pepe Martinez have run for 13 years.
For 13 years, Lydia Martinez Majdišová and her husband, Pepe Martinez, have run STARs Café in the Heights, an Island institution.
With warming soups in the winter, sandwiches in the summer and consistently great coffee every day, their café is an important part of Island life; a place where people gather to catch up, to gossip and to meet new friends.
Lydia’s parents and two siblings live in Slovakia. When Lydia’s parents learned that she would be raising her children, Emma and Sebastian, on an island off the coast of North America, they issued a directive: “Make sure our grandchildren are fluent in Slovak.” (more…)
BRYAN DOWNEY PHOTO | Joe Lauro, with bass, and his HooDoo Loungers
Joe Lauro is a man inspired by music. He’s also driven to share it with others.
Before selling his Shelter Island home and moving to Sag Harbor a few years back, Mr. Lauro frequently hosted live music events in the barn on the property where he lived for 15 years.
“I lived up the road from the Dory on Route 114 in a New Orleans style plantation house,” explained Mr. Lauro in a recent phone interview. “Behind that was the ‘Pleasure Lounge’ — a 19th century barn we converted into a juke joint. (more…)