Stepping Out

The pipes come calling

Nassau County's Irish Festival celebrates age-old traditions

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Seasonal Delights

AOH Feis & Festival

The Nassau County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians welcomes the fall season with its annual AOH Feis & Festival. Experience all things Irish at this lively celebration of Irish dance, music, piping, drumming, language and athletics, presented by the Nassau County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The 18th century tradition lives on in Nassau County, where the AOH’s eight strong divisions join to organize competitions of dance and piping and present awards to the best. There are competitions in Irish singing as well, along with Gaelic games for children, and much more, including performances by popular Irish bands. Enjoy a day chock full of activities, including with an Irish marketplace. Bring a picnic lunch and settle in for the day, ready to experience the age-old traditions of this fascinating event.

Sunday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated at 11 a.m. $10. Children under 16 free. Nickerson Beach, Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach. For more information, visit www.nassauaohfeis.com or call (646) 481-3347.

Family Fun

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere and her friends take to the stage in a musical adaptation of Andrea Beaty’s popular books. The stories of “Rosie Revere, Engineer,” “Iggy Peck, Architect” and “Ada Twist” unfold in TheatreworksUSA’s lively production, geared for grades K-4. See what happens in Ms. Greer’s classroom with her three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams, Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture, and Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. Follow along with Ms. Greer’s class on a field trip to a remote island. When the small footbridge connecting the island to the mainland collapses (and their teacher faints), Iggy, Ada and Rosie Revere must come together to solve a big-time crises using their wits, engineering prowess, and problem-solving skills.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m. $25, $15. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.