Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 3 – 9

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The JacksonsCelebrating the first family of pop music’s 50th Anniversary tour, one of the greatest groups in history returns, electrifying the stage with the late Michael Jackson’s famous dance moves. The king may be gone but his legend lives on through videos of him unleashing his genius, played alongside the performance. Relive classics, such as ear candy “ABC” and so many others, for a crazy night you’ll never forget. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$89.50. 8 p.m. Sept. 3. Sailin’ Shoes, a Little Feat tribute band, rocks The Space at Westbury.Sailin’ ShoesThis tribute band performing music by Little Feat will play tunes from each incarnation of the influential group from the 1970s through the ’90s. This isn’t just any cover band, however. With a familiar classic sound bellowing with originality yet reminiscent of so many soul, blues, and rock greats of our time, singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Newman brings tones of familiarity yet originality in his music throughout the many stages he’s had the presence of gracing throughout his acclaimed career. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury thespaceatwestbury.com $10. 8 p.m. Sept. 3.The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity FestivalIf laughter is the best medicine, this festival is a miracle. Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari and Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer are joined by SNL’s Jay Pharoah, Comedy Central roaster Jeff Ross, ex-Daily Show correspondent Michael Che, Insomniac Dave Attell and so many others in what is expected to be a night of sharp-tongued, sexual, and morally questionable jokes. Get ready to laugh, uncontrollably. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $22-$125. 5:15 p.m. Sept. 4.Invitational Gallery Show OpeningBreathtaking oil paintings, ceramic works, photography and more define this Invitational Gallery Show and opening reception, featuring the works of Shain Bard, Puneeta Mittal, Pamela Waldroup and Constance Sloggatt Wolf. Art has the divine capability of transcending this realm and showcasing the boundless, unimaginable vortex of the soul. Come be inspired! The show runs through Sept. 19. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington huntingtonarts.org Free. 6 p.m. Sept. 4.Counting CrowsSinger Adam Duritz & Co. make this intimate, local stop in support of their seventh album, last year’s Somewhere Under Wonderland. Adjusting the setlist every show, fans should expect a different, undeniably memorable night of rock that includes gems from this most recent drop as well as a joyous barrage of hits from 1993’s August and Everything After. Warming up the crowd are Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $70-$150. 7 p.m. Sept. 4.Pat DixonExpect plenty of quirky crook jokes from this New York City-based comedian, writer and producer who hosts The New York City Crime Report with Pat Dixon, which is the only comedy podcast that focuses solely on the topic of crime in NYC. The weekly show presents a comedic take on the most bizarre and interesting criminal and court activity in New York City through the lens of the popular city tabloid news. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $17. 9 p.m. Sept. 4, 5. Fire Island Lighthouse just east of Robert Moses State Park Field 5.Fire Island National Seashore 50th Anniversary Weekend CelebrationIf the late master planner Robert Moses had his way, Long Island’s largest and most magical barrier island would have a parkway running down the middle of it. Marking the preservation of this car-free paradise a half century ago are a slew of events that reveal the soothing natural beauty of one of the region’s only National Park Service sites. Events include a ranger-guided Sunset Paddle canoe tour in Watch Hill 5-7 p.m. Sept. 4, a Sunset Breach Hike from the Wilderness Visitors Center at Smith Point County Park in Mastic to New Inlet 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, an Evening Seaside Stroll from the Fire Island Lighthouse to Kismet 6:15-7:45 p.m. Sept. 4, the 50 Years, 50 Plants Tour of the William Floyd Estate in Mastic at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 5, a Hike Through History from Robert Moses State Park Field 5 to the Fire Island Lighthouse 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 5, an Enchanted Evening Sunken Forest to Cherry Grove Walk starting at the Sailor’s Haven Visitors Center 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Maritime Music with The Shipmates at the Wilderness Center 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5, plus several sand castle contests.R5This pop/rock quartet is coming to Long Island from LA to play for fans songs off their debut album, Louder, which was released last year. Fans of Disney’s Austin & Ally will recall the band’s singer/guitarist, Ross Lynch, who appears regularly on the show. Opening the show are Jacob Whitesides & Ryland. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50-$75. 7 p.m. Sept. 5.The Brooklyn Bridge BandLong Island Music Hall of Famers and diehard rock and rollers will be delivering their legendary heartfelt hits “Sixteen Candles” and “The Worst That Could Happen,” along with other gems from their seemingly endless, four decades-plus career creating addictive melodies and seamless, ever-flowing harmonies. The late, great Johnny Maestro, will be singing along from the clouds, smiling. A great band, an unforgettable night. The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. Sept. 5.BenyaminOne of Iran’s most famous religious and traditional pop singers will be perform hits from his latest album, 85. Benyamin Bahadori, a south of Tehran native, shares his musical talents with multiple countries around the world and is taking that world tour to Long Island. Don’t miss this rare chance to witness this musical maestro’s music and spirit of his culture. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westburythespaceatwestbury.com $55-$125. 9 p.m. Sept. 5.Sean PaulHe’s been heard on Beyonce’s U.S. #1 single “Baby Boy” and seen on various television shows like Punk’d, 106 & Park, and Making the Video. The Jamaican rapper and musician, sold more than six million copies of his album Dutty Rock, following his triumphant win of Reggae Album Of The Year for the 46th Annual Grammy Awards. His latest release, Full Frequency, furthers this amazing artist’s successful future, featuring guest appearances from Damian Marley, Iggy Azalea, and many more. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25, $35 DOS. 10 p.m. Sept. 5. Fine art, such as this work, will be available at the Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts.Westhampton Beach Festival of the ArtsExplore the world of art through these breathtaking creations of painters, jewelers, sculptors, photographers, mixed-media and fiber artists. Select from handmade originals in glass, ceramics, metalwork and woodwork. Purchase spectacular pieces for your home or office. Commission a piece specifically for yourself! Artists are available throughout the event. Great Lawn, 35 W Main St., Westhampton Beach. paragonartevents.com Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 6.FishboneFor more than 25 years Fishbone has been seen touring alongside acts including the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Clinton, and many more. American Ska, Punk, and Rock Fusion are only a few genres the band crossed paths with, as they continue to push their boundaries with their 2014 release Intrinsically Intertwined. Fishbone is known for their hyperactive and humorous live presence, even adding a bit of social commentary into the mix. The band’s top hits include “Freddie’s Dead,” “Sunless Saturday,” and “When Problems Arise.” Supporting acts include Downtown Brown, Nonstop To Cairo, Soul Junkies and Pillow Theory. Hells yes! Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6.Blues LegendsJoin host Bill Shelley for a celebration of the unique musical talents who created the highly inspiring sound of The Blues. Some of the film clips that will be shared in this program are the only known filmed performance of the artists. This program will feature an assortment of legends and pioneers from the earliest days of Bessie Smith (known as the “Queen of the Blues”), John Lee Hooker, Son House, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, T-Bone Walker, Ida Cox, Pops Staples, Memphis Minnie, and many more. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public, including reception. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8.—Compiled by Nicholas Semelak, Chuck Cannini, Chelsea Russell Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

All I want for Christmas … is to sell my home

first_imgBruce and Maureen Eastland’s Oxley home has been on the market for 264 days. Picture: Mark Cranitch.IT might not be at the top of everyone’s wishlist this time of year, but all Bruce and Maureen Eastland really want for Christmas is to sell their home.And they’re not alone.Brisbane-wide, the average number of days on market for a house is 34, and for a unit, 61, but for some particularly patient Queensland property owners, it’s a different story.Their properties have been on the market for well over a year, and some even longer.Research from realestate.com.au shows that more than 580 properties — within just 20km of Brisbane’s CBD — have been listed on the market since 2016.More than 50 homes have been listed for sale for a year or more and sixteen have been on the market for more than 18 months.The Eastlands’ home at 23 Mabel Street, Oxley, has been on the market for more than 260 days.The property is on a massive 1492 sqm block and is currently rented by room for $1000 a week. Aerial view of the property at 23 Mabel St, Oxley. Picture: realestate.com.au.Another long-term listing is 10 Perth Street in sought-after Camp Hill.The impressive, contemporary family home on an elevated 469 sqm has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a pool, a media room and an entertaining deck, yet has been on the market for eight months. LUXURY HOMES BOOM IN QLD The property at 23 Mabel St, Oxley. Picture: realestate.com.au.Mr Chrobak said the bottom level of the property was flooded in 2011, but it was fully insured and had since been rewired, repainted and repaired.“The house is better than before it was flooded,” he said.Mr Chrobak said Brisbane City Council had conducted significant flood mitigation in the area and the Eastlands had no trouble securing flood insurance cover in the aftermath. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE One of the two kitchens at the home at 23 Mabel St, Oxley. Pic: realestate.com.au.The Eastlands live on a caravan on the property when they’re not using it to travel around the state, so haven’t been desperate to sell, but would love to offload it by Christmas.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“I’ve retired, so we bought a caravan and we come and go,” Mr Eastland said.The property is for sale without a price guide, but Mr Eastland said he’d “walk away with $850,000 tomorrow”. “We’re realising a mum and dad with two-and-a-half kids aren’t going to want it,” he said.“If a developer gets hold of it, he’s going to make a motza.” HOW TO WIN AT AUCTION This property at 69 Byron St, Bulimba, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Kim and Jose Guerreiro would love to sell their Morningside home for Christmas — so much so that if it doesn’t, they’re prepared to take it off the market, subdivide the block and build a new house next door.The beautiful home on more than 1000 sqm at 37 Carramar Street has six bedrooms and six bathrooms over three levels with views to Bulimba, Teneriffe and Brisbane’s CBD. This home at 23 Mabel St, Oxley, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.It has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchens, accommodation for six cars, two 5000L water tanks and 26 solar panels.Despite this, and the fact it offers both an investment and development opportunity, the property still hasn’t sold.“It has serious potential for redevelopment based on what’s happening in the area,” marketing agent Alf Chrobak of Ray White Eight Mile Plains said.“Oxley is just going gangbusters.“The property is only a five to 10 minute walk from the train station and everyone’s building townhouses in the area.”center_img This home at 37 Carramar St, Morningside, is for sale. Picture supplied. Teh entertaining deck of the home at 10 Perth St, Camp Hill. Pic: realestate.com.au.And a riverfront home with future development potential in Bulimba has been on and off the market since May 2016.The home at 69 Byron Street is on a north-facing 1120sq m block, with its own a private jetty. FOREIGNERS BUY 1 IN 4 NEW HOMES The pool and backyard at 37 Carramar St, Morningside. Picture supplied.Marketing agent Nick Preston of The Nick Team said the property had originally been listed for sale in the middle of the year and then again in October.He said the vendors were open to offers in the high $2 million range.“If you took it and put it in Hawthorne or Bulimba, you’d be looking at $4, $4.5 million,” Mr Preston said.“It’s in a little pocket of Morningside nestled next to Hawthorne, so for someone looking for something unique but still within walking distance to amenities, you couldn’t really replicate it for a block and house that size at that price point.” This home at 37 Carramar St, Morningside, is for sale. Picture supplied.The couple has lived in the big family home for 17 years and raised their children there, but are now empty-nesters looking to downsize.“We like living in the street and really like our neighbours,” Mrs Guerreiro said.“It would be such a shame to subdivide the block because it will be a different product then and won’t have the big yard and garden.”last_img read more