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December 11

Art Lecture/The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)

The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. The collection is among the top six in the United States. The governor has given indications that he plans to sell off the collection to help bail out Detroit. Join Professor Thomas Germano as he introduces this collection to those who may not even be aware of its existence. Jericho Public Library, 2 p.m.


December 12

Ooh La La-Tra La La: The Great American French Songbook

Presenter: Robert Spiotto. An informative and entertaining musical review. Memorable songs that will delight you include “C’est Magnifique!,” “April in Paris,” “The Last Time I Saw Paris” and many others. Syosset Public Library, 2:30 p.m.


December 13

Film/All Together

Comedy/Drama – Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternative to living in a retirement home. Starring Guy Bedos, Daniel Bruhl, Geraldine Chaplin and Jane Fonda. (France) Subtitles. Not rated. Jericho Public Library, 2 p.m.


December 14

Festival of Lights

An elegant evening of dining and dancing at the Friedberg JCC’s Festival of Lights. The benefit will be held will honor individuals for their generous contributions to the community including Janie, Charlie, Alyssa & Jacob Innamorato of Syosset. Raffle prizes and auction items. Tickets are $125 per person for adults; $85 for high school students. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Friedberg JCC and Sunrise Day Camp. East Meadow Jewish Center, 1400 Prospect Ave., East Meadow, 7 p.m.


December 15

Naomi Zeitlin

Enjoy the music of the season with Naomi Zeitlin’s presentation of a “Musical Holiday Feast” at the JPL on Sunday at 2 P.M.  The Christmas, Chanukah and winter songs will keep you in the joyous holiday spirit. You’ll hear some old favorites including White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Chanukah Oh Chanukah, Light One Candle and many more.  Tickets are required.


December 16

Current Topics Discussion Group

Presenter: Fred Chernow, retired professor from St. John’s University and journalist. Discussion about current topics in the areas of world, national and local news. Syosset Public Library, 1 p.m.


December 19

Gatsby’s Gallery: F. Scott Fitzgerald & The Art World

Presenter:  Charles Riley, II, Ph.D. As Fitzgerald completed his masterpiece in France during the Jazz Age, his social circle included Picasso, Leger, Gertrude Stein, Man Ray and many of the stars of Modern Art.  The new Gatsby movie raises the question, where is the art in Gatsby? Syosset Public Library, 2 p.m.

Blood Drive

Syosset Hospital will be having a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. The blood drive will take place in the conference room A/B in the first floor of the hospital. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 516-496-6409. Syosset Hospital, Jericho Turnpike, Syosset


December 20

Current Events in Perspective

Presenter: Michael D’Innocenzo, Hofstra University Professor of History and board member, National Issues Forum Institute. Syosset Public Library, 2 p.m.