Nearby things to do this week in Oceanside, Island Park


Power laughter

The Oceanside Library is presenting “Script in Hand: Power Plays,” three short comedies about the collision of wills, on June 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Alan Arkin and Elaine May will perform this live, directed by Lisa Rudin.

Reading at the gazebo

The Oceanside Kiwanis’ 12th annual summer gazebo reading series continues on June 18 at 7 p.m. at Schoolhouse Green on Foxhurst Road. There is a different line-up each week of talented authors and poets.

Yoga Nidra

The Island Park Public Library is holding a guided meditation session known as yoga nidra, which is intended to transform, heal and rejuvenate the core. Bring a mat, even a pillow and blanket if desired, on June 19 and join in from 7 to 8 p.m.

Welcoming our feathered friends

Sands Point Preserve is hosting a birdhouse building workshop to salute Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 10 -11:30 a.m. and 12-3 p.m. Create and decorate your own birdhouse to take home to your garden. Participants will be guided by biologist Eric Powers who will provide step-by-step instructions. Advance ticket purchase is required. Info: (516) 570-2185 or

Groovin’ to the Fab Four

Penny Lane, the popular Beatles tribute band visits Planting Fields Aboretum, on Saturday, June 16, at 6 p.m. with their “Beatles Experience.” Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and even a picnic and enjoy some great tunes amidst Planting Planting Fields lush grounds. Info: (516) 922-8600 or