Stepping Out

They're off to see the Wizard

'The Wizard of Oz' staged at Planting Fields


Summer Stage

The Wizard of Oz

Plaza Theatrical Productions celebrates the joy of the classic MGM movie in this fast-paced stage adaptation. Settle in on the lush grounds of Planting Fields for a spirited adventure over the rainbow with Dorothy and pals. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto travel that Yellow Brick Road in a joyful celebration of the iconic story that includes the music from the much loved film. See the group bravely face the Wicked Witch of the West on the road to Emerald City in search of a brain, a heart, courage and a way back home. These beloved characters come to life on this lively staging, bringing with it all of the magic and music that has captivated audiences for almost 80 years.

Saturday, Aug. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Planting Fields, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. (516) 922-8600 or

Family Fun

Artistic Inspiration

Enjoy a late summer day at Nassau County Museum of Art, indoors and out. Take the kids on a guided walk-through of the new exhibition “True Colors.” The full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to today’s hottest talents. It can be considered a hit parade of art history’s most exciting names. Explore new art materials, vocabulary and ideas in the museum’s studio, drawing inspiration from the varied works on view. beginning at 1:30 p.m. Also, take in the summer blooms in NCMA’s sculpture park, which features over 50 pieces, of all sizes. For more outdoor fun, stroll along a nature trail among the museum’s 145 acres, ideal for family hikes.

Sunday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. $12, $8 seniors 62 and older, $4 children 12 and older. One Museum Dr. (off Northern Blvd.), Roslyn Harbor. (516) 484-9338 or