The Week Ahead

Week of Feb. 22 to March 1


- Gospel Shabbat

On Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., Temple Emanu-El of Long Beach, located at 455 Neptune Blvd., will hold the second annual Gospel Shabbat in celebration of Black History Month. A very special guest speaker is welcomed: Long Beach Councilwoman Anissa Moore, and the Nehemiah Project, the gospel a capella singers. The entire community is invited to join in this celebration of Black History Month.

- Music Through the Ages with Dan Lupo

On Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 W. Park Ave., join for a program called Music Through the Ages with Dan Lupo. Classical music is more than just a listening experience, it’s also a glimpse into the past. Follow the evolution of piano music through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods as participants enjoy some of the most prominent pieces by notable composers during each era. Dan Lupo has published more than 15 books on music and music theory.

- Meet & Greet LBNY-Arts Council

Marketing: social media for artists. If no one knows about your product or service, how can they buy it? Awareness is the first principle in marketing. Join to hear words from SCORE speaker Sharyn O’Mara. To attend the program, go to the second floor of the Long Beach Public Library, located at 111 W. Park Ave., on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact, or go to the library’s website at

- Flap those flippers

Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out. Join Mr. and Mrs. Popper and their penguin friends, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m. With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful, action packed adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book (also made into a film starring Jim Carrey) is a 60-minute family treat. Also hear the story, of Mr. Popper, Bill, and Janie, on their adventures at a 1 p.m. family workshop. Info: (800) 745-3000 or or

- Stepping back in time

Visit Garvies Point Museum and Preserve and discover what Native American families did for fun, during a session on “Native American games of the Plains,” Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn & play authentic Native American games of the Plains region. Learn to play the Gusigonogo Dice game, Cheyenne, Odd and Even, and Dark Walk. Other activities include Native American sand art, face painting, and the screening of a film, “The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle.” Info: (516) 571-8010 or