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Steve Adelson of the Steve Adelson Stick-Tet performs

Steve Adelson of the Steve Adelson Stick-Tet performs at the 2011 Long Beach Jazz Festival. (Sept. 17, 2011) Credit: Alexi Knock

Four-day jazz festival to kick off Sept. 19
The annual Long Beach Jazz Festival will take place from Sept. 19 to 22.

The event — in its 11th year — takes place at a host of locations around the city, with the Long Beach Public Library serving as the main venue. Performers this year are slated to include the Dean Brown Band, Uppercut and the Ted Rosenthal Trio.

“Eleven years and one major storm later, the Long Beach Jazz Festival remains a much-anticipated entertainment event in our great city,” event producer Steve Adelson said in a statement. “The fan base we’ve won over the past decade has grown each year.”

The other venues are the Allegria Hotel, The Cabana, Lola’s, the Long Beach Historical Society Museum, Long Beach Hotel, Sutton Place and Sugo Cafe. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19 and end at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.

More information about the jazz festival is available online at

Documentary on war vets to be shown
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and the Cradle of Aviation Museum will present the free movie “Honor Flight, One Last Mission” at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the museum’s theater.

“I especially invite our hometown heroes and their families to see this truly heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime,” Mangano said in a statement.

In the movie, volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after the end of the war.

The trips are called Honor Flights and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it’s often the first time they’ve been thanked and the last trip of their lives.

The museum is on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Museum Row, in East Garden City. Seats are limited and reservations can be made at 516-571-6000.

Unwanted pills to be accepted for disposal
Schools in North Hempstead will accept unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals for disposal during a series of drop-off sessions, part of a town and county effort to curtail prescription drug abuse and heroin use.

In partnership with the Nassau County Police Department and district attorney’s office, the town announced that the drop-offs will take place in seven school districts.

The town has hosted pharmaceutical disposal events since June 2009, and officials said the town has hauled in more than four tons of pharmaceuticals.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a drop-off event at New Hyde Park Memorial High School, 500 Leonard Blvd., in New Hyde Park.

Unwanted pharmaceuticals will be accepted Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Rd., New Hyde Park; Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carle Place Middle & High School, 168 Cherry Lane, Carle Place; and Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., at John Philip Sousa Elementary School, 101 Sands Point Rd., in Port Washington.

Future events are Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Wheatley School, 11 Bacon Rd., Old Westbury; Oct. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manhasset Park District; and Oct. 26 from 10 to 1 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 1A Grassfield Rd., Great Neck.


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