Do This: Long Island Events – May 19-24

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The FaintDon’t call it a comeback. With a reinvented creative process, The Faint has injected passion and fun back into their punk rock-esque artistry. Their newest album, Doom Abuse, is raw and unpolished in a good way. Meant to be conceived holistically rather than track-by-track, it seeks to implore exploration and curiosity within accidental recurring themes, unveiling a rare and genuine insight into the subconscious minds behind the music. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., Manhattan. $25. 8 p.m. May 19Barbara WilliamsSigning and speaking on behalf of her new instructional hockey book, Positive Power. Williams is a Suffolk County Long Island Sports Hall of Fame inductee and also the first female skating coach in the National Hockey League. Ideal for young hockey players ages 7-14 aiming to get an edge over their competition by learning from the best. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free Admission. 7 p.m. May 20Conor OberstBetter known as the thought provoking lyricist and singer with the voice sweet as a bowl of oranges for Bright Eyes, Oberst remains equally if not more sentimentally driven as a solo act. Album release celebration event for his latest venture, Upside Down Mountain. Strummin’ pain and bliss and everything in between with his fingers. Rough Trade NYC, 64 N. 9th St., Brooklyn. $20 at the door. 7 p.m. May 20Emily GiffinFrom The New York Times best-selling author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue comes another beautifully written tale, The One and Only—a story of love and trust told through the eyes of a tragically relatable heroine. When the safety net of routine is ripped from beneath Shea Rigsby, will she land gracefully or get tied up? Emily Giffin will be speaking and signing copies. Book Revue 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free Admission. 7 p.m. May 21Blackmore’s NightRenaissance inspired folk melodies as authentic as they are joyous. Party like it’s 1599 with a modern twist with Blackmore’s Night. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $48.50-$76. 8 p.m. May 22Manchester OrchestraIn support of their third record, Simple Math. Andy Hull and the rest of Manchester Orchestra are back with vengeance, spilling their guts lyrically and compositionally to take listeners on a guided journey through all of the most human pangs and prides. With Balance and Composure and Kevine Devine and the Goddamn Band. Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St., Manhattan. $22.50 advance/ $27 day of show. 7 p.m. May 22Rusted Root/The WailersNotorious happy-makers Rusted Root and The Wailers double-headline this love and good vibes fest, sure to send fans home smiling and exasperated, but forever thirsty for more. Rusted Root has laid countless tracks for feature films including Matilda and Ice Age as well as having performed beside powerhouses Carlos Santana and Dave Matthews Band. The Wailers continue their New York run lead by founding member Aston “Family Man” on the bass. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $31-$60. 8 p.m. May 23Jim JefferiesAustralia’s quickly rising shining star, stand-up comedian and television actor Jim Jefferies takes the stage offering up a taste of everyone’s favorite medicine: laughter. Writer and star of FX series, Legit, Jefferies knows what it is to couple content with performance in such a way that anyone with a pulse can get a kick out of. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $48. 7 p.m. May 23Chelsea Handler at the 2012 Time 100 Gala. (Photo credit: David Shankbone/WikiMedia Commons)Chelsea HandlerBoisterous but lovable host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler turns up to sign copies of her new book, Uganda Be Kidding Me. Nobody gets into trouble more hilariously (or frequently) than Ms. Handler, so one can expect silver-lined misadventures galore between the covers of a memoir dedicated to her worldly travels. Her book signing is followed by a stand-up performance at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free Admission. 2 p.m. May 23Men are from Mars Women are from Venus- LIVEActor Peter Story stars in this theatrical, comedic rendition of the best-selling book of the decade, Men are from Mars Women are from Venus by John Gray. For adults only. This witty, helplessly significant collection of scenarios is brought to life on stage in what Story calls “a delicious evening of entertainment.” The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $52.65. 8 p.m. May 24last_img read more

Why your child most likely won’t be going back to school in May

first_imgFurther complicating this decision in Dr. Buyck’s opinion is the rest of the economy, including the reopening of non-essential businesses. He expects schools and businesses to reopen at roughly the same time. He said because the current New York On Pause deadline is May 15, schools will be unlikely to open back up before June. (WBNG) — Despite progress being made, there are still several hurdles that need to be cleared before students can return to school. Dr. Buyck said it is possible schools will still open up some time this school year. He told 12 News the state will most likely be the one to make the decision on whether districts need to extend their school year further into the summer. Dr. Allen Buyck, superintendent of Broome-Tioga BOCES, laid out a plan for 12 News on Wednesday about what will need to happen in order for local school districts to reopen. Many parts of the plan include questions that haven’t been answered, such as will all students come back to school immediately, will lunch be eaten in the cafeteria and what will happen if someone at a school tests positive after the school has reopened.center_img Dr. Buyck said most of the important decisions will come from the state level, like when New York cancelled Regents Exams for all students this year. He said the state health department along with local departments will have most of the say in determining what’s safe or not as well as which social distancing measures will be implemented. This could include taking the temperature of anyone who walks in the door, or making sure people stay at least six feet apart at all times. “If I follow the governor’s reopening strategy and I just do some of the math, he’s talking about having some manufacturing and construction to start after the 15th, then we want to wait for two weeks to see if there’s a continued decline in the data,” Dr. Buyck said Wednesday. “That automatically takes us to June 1st.” Moving forward, Dr. Buyck believes there are many lessons to be learned from this whole experience. First and foremost, he said it shows distance learning could be a viable option for some students. Additionally, he said until a viable vaccine has been created, he expects districts to still take precautions.last_img read more

Herbert Addo wasn’t wrong in tagging Hearts ‘unprofessional’ – Frank Nelson

first_imgHearts of Oak board member Frank Nelson has defended the controversial comments by his team’s coach after the 4-0 drubbing in Tunisia on Sunday.North African giants Esperance tore the Phobians apart, leading Herbert Addo to claim Hearts were now learning to be professional while he felt their opponents were already there.The Caf Confederation Cup first leg game has made the Ghanaian side’s hopes of going into the money zone even more arduous.”Herbert  Addo was giving a judgmental statement based on what he saw in Tunis,” said Nelson on Joy FM’s Monday show Sports Track.Some fans have been angered by the comments and have slammed the coach for speaking carelessly.But Nelson wants perspective as he believes Addo did not mean to slight the Phobian setup: “I think Hearts of Oak is a big club and may edge Esperance in terms of  historical statistics, but I think North African clubs have understood football better than West African Clubs in terms of development.” “So when Herbert Addo is talking about Esperance being professional and we trying to be professional, there is nothing wrong with it,” he said.The return leg is in three weeks at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Accra-based side will require a miracle to oust Esperance with either a 5-0 win or more.–last_img read more

We tried our best, laments Conte

first_imgAfter the game Conte refused to offer an excuses for what was a lacklustre display.“Tough night, but if you remember very well, I predicted this tough night yesterday during the press conference,” he said. “If you remember, I said it would be very, very tough for a lot of reasons. It happened, but now we have to move on and see the next game.“Now it would be very simple to find a lot of excuses, a lot of alibis. This is not the right way, also because I don’t want to. For sure we made a lot of mistakes together. When we win, we win together. When we lose, we lose together.“I think the players tried to do their best, honestly. The commitment of the players was great. But, despite this, we lost. It was a bad defeat. But football is not simple. You have to prepare, to study, and then to try and prepare for every situation, every game, every season.“Now the most important thing is to understand we have to fight. This season will be very tough. We must be ready to struggle this season for everything.“We are doing everything, we are doing 120 percent. I’m exploiting this squad at the maximum level. If someone doesn’t agree about this, I’m here. I have to accept every situation. I’m very relaxed about [the pressure]. I know that I’m doing a great job, a great work, me and the staff and the players.”Asked if he thought Chelsea were overachieving this season, Conte replied: “Yes, I think we are doing more [than expected].”The defeat saw the Blues slip to fourth place in the table, 18 points behind leaders Manchester City and just two ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham.“Yes, we must be worried [about the top four],” Conte added. “It won’t be easy. But this is normal. It won’t be easy this season, and we have to fight. I think the players are starting to understand that this season, we have to struggle for a position in the Champions League.“But I think the players, until now, are great. They are [at the] very, very top for their commitment and their behaviours. If they hadn’t done that, our place in the table would be worse.“We have to understand that, if we want to speak about football and if we think to understand football we know very well this will be very difficult for us. If we want only to dream and not see the reality – in this case, I can tell you now we can fight to win the title this season!“It will be very important to look at the reality and to know that, if we are able to reach a place in the Champions League [by finishing in the top four], it will be a great success for us. Otherwise we have a normal season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Antonio Conte cannot bear to watch as he sees his side succumb to a shock defeat to Bournemouth. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Antonio Conte said his Chelsea players did their best at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as they went down to a shock 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.Three second-half goals from Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Chelsea academy graduate Nathan Ake condemned the Blues to another surprising defeat in an increasingly inconsistent season.last_img read more