The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week


Opera in Ebony: Tribute to African American Singers

This lecture will pay tribute to legendary African American singers who performed at prestigious venues like the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and the Royal Opera House. Sound clips featuring Marian Anderson, Leontyne Price, Paul Robeson, and George Shirley will be included. The event will start at 2:30 p.m. at Freeport Memorial Library at 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport, on Feb. 25. For more information call, (516) 379-3274.

Karaoke Kraze

Do you like to sing anytime you hear music?  Then come to our Karaoke Kraze program where you can sing your favorite songs. You can sing by yourself, in a duet, or a group. Snacks will be served for students in seventh to 12th grade, at the Freeport Memorial Library at 144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport, on Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. For more information call, (516) 379-3274.

Flap those flippers

Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out. Join Mr. and Mrs. Popper and their penguin friends, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book (also made into a film starring Jim Carrey) is a 60-minute family treat. Also hear the story, of Mr. Popper, Bill, and Janie, on their adventures at a 1 p.m. family workshop. Info: (800) 745-3000 or or

Stepping back in time

Visit Garvies Point Museum and Preserve and discover what Native American families did for fun, during a session on “Native American games of the Plains,” Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-

4 p.m. Learn & play authentic Native American games of the Plains region. Learn to play the  Gusigonogo Dice game, Cheyenne, Odd and Even, and Dark Walk.  Other activities include Native American sand art, face painting, and the screening of a film, “The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle.” Info: (516) 571-8010 or