Nearby things to do this week in Oceanside, Island Park


To Atlantic City!

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5199 Auxiliary in Oceanside is hosting a bus trip to the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Sunday, Sept. 16. For $45, you get $25 in free play and an 8 a.m. tailgate breakfast in the parking lot. The group leaves at 8:30 a.m. and you won’t be getting home until around 8:30 p.m.! Contact Debbie at 978-7549 for tickets.

Shed the meds, bats and docs

Oceanside Sanitation will be at the Oceanside Library parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 to collect electronic waste, batteries and unused medication as well as shred documents for FREE.

Defensive driving

There will be a class on defensive driving on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Island Park Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Save 10 percent on auto insurance or reduce up to four points on your driving record! Make checks or money orders for $28 to the Empire Safety Council.

Sample some wine

Indulge your palate while supporting Last Hope Animal Rescue, at the annual wine tasting event, Friday, Sept. 14, 6:30-10 p.m. All proceeds go to rescuing and providing care for dogs and cats in dire situations. The evening, held at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, includes a live auction and raffles. Admission is $55, including wine and dinner. Info:

True Colors

A full range of color’s magic is on display in this exuberant show of over 100 works from the 19th century to the current hot talents. From Monet and Matisse to Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, and onward to the huge Color Field canvases and pulsing neon sculptures of today, color as a means of expression is the keynote for this exhibition. Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. 484-9338 or