Stepping Out

The Sound of Music at Eisenhower Park

A theatrical favorite is performed outdoors on Friday


Summer Stage

The Sound of Music

Those hills — or in this case Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre — come alive with the sound of music when Plaza Theatrical Productions brings the beloved musical to Eisenhower Park. The classic musical of hope and inspiration continues to enchant audiences of all ages, with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless-award winning score. As Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final triumphant collaboration, based on the true story of the Von Trapp family, this family musical features those iconic melodies, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Me,” “Climb Every Mountain,” and, of course, the title song, “The Sound of Music.” Bring the family and enjoy the summer tradition of theater under the stars.

Friday, July 19, 7 p.m. Free admission. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. (516) 572-0200 or special events line at (516) 572-0223.

At The Movies

L.I. International Film Expo

Bellmore rolls out the red carpet for this summer’s installment of the Long Island International Film Expo. The festival celebrates its 16th season with a varied slate of 152 films, including contributions from local filmmakers. Director Fred Carpenter returns with his crime caper “Send No Flowers,” in the prestigious Friday night opening block. There’s much to choose from, including drama, comedy, documentaries, shorts, and even three Westerns this year.

Now through Thursday, July 25. Gold Pass $65, Day Pass $25, Screening Pass $10. Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. For information on the Long Island International Film Expo and related events, visit

Sounds of the Season

Beech Tree Concert Series

Relax in the glorious setting of Old Westbury Gardens listening to some stirring sounds, as part of the Gardens’ West Porch Beech Tree Concert Series. Artist-in-residence cellist Suzanne Mueller is joined by the duo Hungrytown. Husband and wife Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson perform their original traditions-based folk music. Settle in for a tuneful afternoon, with a lawn chair or blanket.

Sunday, July 21, 3 p.m. Free with admission to Gardens. Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. (516) 333-0048 or