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Jazz festival makes a splash in Long Beach

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Long Beach Jazz Festival

The City by the Sea welcomes fall with a lively weekend of music. An eclectic group of renowned musicians will have everyone feeling the vibe as the festival celebrates its 15th year of free performances. Special guests include legendary bassist Jeff Berlin, keyboardist Dave Frank and guitar masters Peter Bernstein and Yotam Silberstein. The lineup also features the return of many favorite “alumni.” Among them, former Peter Gabriel pianist Rachel Z appears, along with the virtuoso jazz guitarist Chieli Minucci with Special EFX, Paul Simon’s bassist Bakithi Kumalo, guitarist Charlie Hunter, drummer Omar Hakim, blues legend Kerry Kearney, and many others.

Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 14-17. At the Long Beach Public Library and local restaurants. Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Ave., Long Beach. Schedule is available at www.longbeachjazzfest.com.

Art Adventures

Travel Through Time

Bring the family to Nassau County Museum of Art to collaborate and create — inspired by the current exhibition, “New York, New York.” The Big Apple comes alive as everyone travels through time throughout the galleries to discover New York City of the past, before creating a city of their own vision. Participants can plan and construct three-dimensional urban environments using LED lights to illuminate their cities, guided by the dynamic contrast of light and dark as seen in John Sloan’s Bleecker Street painting. Also, collaborating with NY Children’s Theater, families can write lyrics and stories about the own communities to bring life to their city sculptures.

Sunday, Sept. 17, 1-4 p.m. $10 materials fee plus museum admission. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr. (off Northern Blvd.), Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9337 or www.nassaumuseum.org.