Stepping Out

An afternoon of tango with the Quint Quintet

The fiery ensemble visits the Madison Theatre on Sunday


On Stage

The Quint Quintet

Renowned classical violinist Philippe Quint and his Quint Quintet bring the spirit of Argentine music to the Madison Theatre, with “A Night of Tango.” The diverse composite of virtuoso players, led by Quint, explores and promotes the works of composer Astor Piazzolla and Argentine tango. The ensemble, which includes bandoneonist JP Jofre, double bassist Pedro Giraudo, electric guitarist Claudio Ragazzi and pianist Octavio Brunetti, is currently at work on their first album. Quint, a multi-faceted musican, who has performed with major orchestras world-wide has mesmerized audiences with his interpretation of tango music.

Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.,m. $25-$35. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 323-4444 or

Outdoor Adventures

Holiday Bird Watching

Observe some of our feathered friends who make Long Island their home during the winter on a guided hike through Muttontown Preserve. Enjoy the season’s beauty on a two-hour nature walk where you’ll have an opportunity to observe such cold weather birds as woodpeckers, hawks, Nuthatches, and Brown Creepers.

Sunday, Dec. 8, 9-11 a.m. Enrollment is limited and registration is required. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars. Walk begins at Bill Paterson Nature Center, Muttontown Preserve, Muttontown La., East Norwich. (516) 571-8500.