The Week Ahead

April 19 - 26


Lights on for Education

All three Valley Stream elementary districts will come together for the annual Lights on for Education festival on April 26 at 7:15 at Memorial Junior High School. The festival showcases the work being done at all of the elementary schools in the Valley Stream Central High School District.

Valley Stream Book Club meeting

The Valley Stream Book Club will meet on April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library to discuss “Spaceman” by Michael Massamino. “Spaceman” is Massamino’s memoir about life as an astronaut. Registration is required at the Adult Reference Desk.

Frogs, bugs and animals in Elmont

Kids ages 3 and up can touch and learn about animals, bugs and reptiles at the Elmont Memorial Library on April 24 at 5 p.m. No registration is required.

Strumming along at the Guitar Expo

The guitar legend Arlen Roth headlines the latest edition of the New York Guitar Show, on Saturday, April 21, 12-4 p.m. The annual showcase of new and used instruments, vintage guitars, accessories and memorabilia offers something for everyone, whether novice or pro. An eclectic mix of music industry movers and shakers ‘gear heads,’ musicians, collectors, fans and consumers come together for guitar and music-related activities, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 at the Freeport Recreation Center in Freeport. Info: (516) 435-8382 or

An evening with Bruce Cockburn

The Canadian music legend stops on Long Island during his latest concert tour, on Tuesday, April, 24 at 7:30 p.m. An exceptional songwriter, who is a revered guitarist, Cockburn captures the essence of the human experience in song. His creative journey —shaped by politics, spirituality and musical diversity — embraces folk, jazz, rock and worldbeat. Info: (516) 767-6444 or