By Waldo Cabrera


It all started ten years ago with breakfast between two friends, Randi Shubin Dresner from Island Harvest  and Linda Armyn of Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Linda asked what does Island Harvest need. Randi said.. "Turkeys for our hungry families."


They immediately got to work on The Bethpage Turkey Drive, which instantly became the largest food drive on Long Island.


A decade later, more than 30,000 turkeys and more than 109,000 pounds of food which were then provided to Long Island families facing hardship in time for the holidays.


More than 300,000 Long Islanders live with food insecurity year round.



To find out how to make a food donation visit



WALK (OR DANCE over) to the AARP table before performances to meet fellow AARP members, guests, volunteers and staff before their performance of Footloose!

The toe-tapping Hollywood hit FOOTLOOSE comes to the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Syosset. Put on your comfy shoes because this Tony Award Winning musical will have you dancing in the aisles.

Playing though July 15



Are you looking for ways to get more involved in your community?  Be sure to stop by our AARP table at our events and learn more! 

On July 6, It's a southern rock festival at the Tilles Center. Enjoy performances from The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Bands and The Outlaws



July 5 – 21 The Gateway Playhouse puts on its rockn' production of MEMPHIS.

This Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. 



Look for the AARP table before performances to meet fellow AARP members, guests, volunteers and staff!

 on July 7 at Theatre Three, laugh along with the comedy show that's been 50 years in the making... with comedians all 50+ performing... it's sure to be a blast.



July 14 - August 11 - The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre gets exciting with Bullets Over Broadway the Musical

Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the ‘20s roar, Bullets over Broadway The Musical is bringing musical comedy back with a bang.


To learn more about these local events and AARP member and guest discounts visit us at AARP dot org slash Long Island

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