Memorial Day is when we, wear our poppies, fly our flags and place flowers and flags on the graves of Military Personnel. Many volunteers and organizations march in patriotic parades. Frequently there is a reading of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. We all take time to remember the human sacrifice it has taken to establish and maintain this great Nation of ours. It also marks the beginning of the summer season. Here are just a few events going on this weekend!
Old Westbury Gardens – 71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568 Highlights include: Sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven, with violinist Anastasia Khitruk and pianist Elena Baksht, 2:30 p.m. May 26; Mozart and J.S. Bach, with World Youth Alliance United Nations Chamber Orchestra and pianist Philip Edward Fisher, 1:30 and 4 p.m. May 27 (different programs); Mozart and Beethoven, with violinist Anastasia Khitruk and pianist Elena Baksht, 1:30 and 4 p.m. May 28 Visit: longislandmozartfestival.org
Jones Beach State Park – 2400 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY 11793 Featuring military and civilian performers, the United States Army Golden Knights parachute team, the United States Navy Blue Angels, the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Visit: jonesbeachairshow.com
Long Island Biennial 2012- Heckscher Museum of Art – 2 Prime Ave. at Route 25A, Huntington, NY 11743 – Weekly: Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thu. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Through Sun. 8/12.
Juried exhibition of approximately 40 works (paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, mixed media works) by artists and filmmakers of Nassau and Suffolk counties; jurors include Renato Danese , Franklin Perrell (Nassau County Museum of Art) and Richard Vaux Visit: heckscher.org