On Friday, hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar ignited an explosion of excitement on social media when, after posting a cryptic Instagram post, he released a brand new song, “The Heart Part 4.” The new track offers a prophetic message to the masses: we’ve got until “April the 7th to get y’all shit together,” because a new release from K-Dot is imminent.Today, the excitement reached new highs, as what appears to be an official track log for the album was leaked online. The document lists the names of 14 tracks, as well as their collaborators and songwriters, and the list alone is enough to get any hip hop fan’s heart racing. In addition to musical contributions from frequent collaborators and TDE home-teamers Flying Lotus, Anna Wise, Thundercat, and Terrace Martin, the list includes features from a dream team of A-List artists and MCs: Q-Tip, Kanye West, Andre 3000, D’Angelo, and Anderson .Paak.The list is unconfirmed and, if we’re being real, reads more like a hip-hop fan’s dream journal than an actual album. But a similar list that was leaked in the weeks before Gorillaz new release, Humanz, proved to be on the money, and if there’s anyone who can pull together that much star power–and still, in all likelihood, outshine them all–it’s Kendrick Lamar. Get y’all shit together people. New Kendrick looms.Check out the full track list (as listed in the unconfirmed leaked documents):Track List:1. Purple Hibiscus – produced by Sounwave & Terrace Martin2. Counterfeit – produced by Rahki & Taz Arnold3. Trust Everyone – produced by DJ Dahi, Terrace Martin & Thundercat4. Delusional (Like You Haven’t) – featuring Anderson .Paak & Anna Wise, produced by Sounwave5. Product – featuring Andre Benjamin, produced by Kanye West & Taz Arnold6. Richard Nixon – produced by LoveDragon7. None of Your Business – featuring Anna Wise, Kanye West & Q-Tip, produced by DJ Dahi, Kanye West & Sounwave8. Double Standards – produced by LoveDragon & Rahki9. If You Had Me, You Lost Me (Interlude) – produced by Flying Lotus & Mono/Poly10. Commercialized, Failed Experiments – produced by Alchemist, Cardo & Swizz Beatz11. Ten Steps – featuring Bilal, D’Angelo, & Thundercat, produced by Sounwave & Terrace Martin12. Paranoia, Is Love Stronger Than Death? – produced by K.L. & LoveDragon13. Rest in Paradise (Interlude) – produced by Terrace Martin14. Swim with the Fishes (God Said) – produced by Sounwave & Terrace Martin[Listen to “The Heart Part 4” below:][h/t – OkayPlayer]
Harvard engineer Robert J. Wood has been named one of two recipients of the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).Wood, an associate professor of electrical engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a core member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, shares the honor with Scott Aaronson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.The annual award, the NSF’s most prestigious honor, recognizes an outstanding researcher under the age of 35 in any field of science or engineering that the NSF supports. In addition to a medal, Wood and Aaronson will each receive a $1 million grant over a five-year period for further advanced study.“Rob Wood’s research is an intriguing example of the growing interplay of biology and engineering, as well as the power of university research both to advance our basic understanding of how things work and to envision potential solutions to real-world challenges,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “We’re pleased that the NSF has recognized his uncommonly imaginative work.”Wood is founder of the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory, which leverages expertise in microfabrication for the development of biologically inspired robots. His team’s project to develop robotic flying insects received an NSF Expeditions in Computing Award in 2009.A recent aspect of that work resulted in an innovative fabrication technique, inspired by children’s pop-up books, which cheaply and efficiently produces electromechanical devices on the scale of just a few millimeters.“I’m thrilled that Rob Wood has won this prestigious award,” said SEAS Dean Cherry A. Murray. “Rob is changing the landscape of biologically inspired microrobot and soft-robot design and control and has invented a completely new mesoscale-manufacturing technique.“Not only does Rob’s research sit at the intersection of multiple disciplines,” Murray added, “it has catalyzed many exciting collaborations.”Wood is the winner of multiple awards and honors for his work, including in 2008 being named to the TR35 — Technology Review magazine’s annual list of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 — and in 2010 receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama. Wood’s group is also dedicated to STEM education, using novel robots to motivate young students to pursue careers in science and engineering.“I am thrilled to receive this honor and humbled to be in the company of past winners,” said Wood. “This award will enable us to pursue novel topics in microfabrication and bio-inspired robotics, along with new application areas for our fabrication techniques outside of robotics. Ultimately this award will also provide invaluable material for our outreach efforts.”The Waterman Award will be presented to Wood and Aaronson (who is also an electrical engineer) at a dinner ceremony held in Washington, D.C., on May 3. Both will also deliver lectures at NSF. “Robert and Scott embody the best in young, bold, and talented researchers in computing,” said NSF Director Subra Suresh. “I have no doubt that these two researchers will continue to have an extraordinary impact on our nation and the world in the years to come.”
Ernesto Cortés Jr. has spent nearly 40 years teaching the disenfranchised how to communicate their stories in ways that assert their place in the world.As co-director of the Industrial Areas Foundation, which has dozens of affiliates in the Southwest, he has taught thousands of people how to harness and direct their anger by helping them to organize with others to change conditions around them. He teaches people to take their anxieties, fears, and insecurities and translate them into programmatic issues that can be organized around public services, housing, and early childhood education, for example.For those efforts, the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) presented its annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Award to Cortés on Friday in the Memorial Church.“What he is about is nothing less than restoring our American democracy,” said Gene Corbin, assistant dean of student life for public service, who presented the award.After receiving his award, Cortés climbed up to the church’s grand pulpit, 15 feet above the audience, to deliver his lecture. “I feel like I’m in ‘Moby Dick,’” he chuckled in his soft Texas drawl above the crowd of 150 alumni, community leaders, and students in the pews below. Coles himself, professor of psychiatry and medical humanities emeritus at Harvard Medical School, sat in the front row with his two sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.Cortés is well-known for peppering his talks with information from favorite writers. In this lecture, he quickly brought up a 1938 essay by philosopher John Randall called “On the Importance of Being Unprincipled.”The essay, Cortés explained, teaches that “the only people who can afford to be overly principled are lunatics and dictators. The rest of us mortals have to learn the art of compromise, the art of concession.”From this idea, Cortés has built his organizing work, helping people at the “margins of life … earn their rightful place” at the table of politics.“What he is about is nothing less than restoring our American democracy,” said Gene Corbin, assistant dean of student life for public service, who presented the award.When people with no status, no land, and no wealth learn to negotiate, he said, that can transform communities. He urged such civic organization at the local level, in communities, townships, and school boards.One project in which he takes the most pride helped to create water and sewage systems for more than 2 million people in the Texas-Mexico border region, from El Paso to Brownsville. “Neighborhoods that were virtually shantytowns transformed into vibrant communities,” he said.Cortés stressed that organizing is not about the “haves vs. the have-nots.” It’s about being inclusive, and finding that people, regardless of class or race, often have similar concerns. Discovering those commonalities takes “time and patience,” as well as “a lot more care” and “a lot of false starts. But that’s the nature of any kind of transformation.”What can improve anyplace, Cortés said, including cities, states, universities, businesses, and unions, is recruiting new people from different communities and constituencies. By constantly reorganizing in this manner, “You get different ideas and create a type of pluralism.” That, he said, is the way to prevent oligarchy.He took a moment to reflect on the presidential election, which he suggested “has very little to do with politics. It’s about mobilization of a forced and managed electorate.”“Your political perspective depends on what you think is the relevant time period,” he said after the lecture. “The relevant time period for a politician is the next election. The relevant time period for a corporate executive is the end of the quarter. But the relevant time period for a grandparent is a generation, so I argue that you need to develop organizations that think like grandparents, to organize and reorganize to build power to make things happen for grandchildren.”Cortés is the sixth recipient of the award. Past recipients include Marian Wright Edelman and Geoffrey Canada. PBHA is a Harvard College student-facilitated nonprofit, with more than 1,600 volunteers serving more than 10,000 people through 83 programs.
By Dialogo January 19, 2012 On January 16, Guatemala’s new president, Otto Pérez, offered the Army more equipment and technology, during an official ceremony to mark his inauguration as commander-in-chief of the Guatemalan Armed Forces. In his first speech as commanding general of the Army, Otto Pérez called on the Military to fulfill its commitment to the country’s citizens, in accordance with the constitutional mandate to fight drug trafficking and organized crime. “Guatemala is going through a period marked by security concerns, despite having recently reached the 15th anniversary of the conclusion of the internal armed conflict by signing the peace accords. Citizens’ expectations are not being met, setting back not only security, but also social development in other spheres,” the president reiterated. The goal imposed on the Armed Forces is their participation in coordinating and cooperating with the other institutions responsible for security, in order to achieve the exclusion of external threats and contribute to neutralizing illegal armed groups through the use of military power, by means of recovering and maintaining control of the country’s air, maritime, and land spaces by conducting inter-institutional support operations. “From now on, this constitutes the Military strategic concept for support in the area of citizen security … in order to ensure that we’re going to work together with you (military personnel) in favor of citizen security and of all Guatemalans,” the president indicated. To achieve this, President Pérez stated that the aim is to provide the Defense Ministry with resources, with weapons, equipment, and transportation suited to the territory, as well as coastal patrol vessels and speedboats in order to successfully intercept and neutralize organized crime, accompanied by a border security plan to control the crossings and routes used by criminal organizations. He added that there will be a review of the air and land monitoring system initiative, known as C4i, which foresees the acquisition of planes, radars, and other equipment with loans from Brazil and Spain. The president reiterated his intention of creating a program of Military special forces and Military police units, combined with joint inter-ministerial efforts, both domestically with the Interior and Defense Ministries and with their counterparts in neighboring countries and elsewhere in the region. The head of state confirmed plans to recruit 2,500 personnel for two new brigades, proposed for June. “This is due to the fact that Guatemala is being challenged to put her best face forward in order to confront criminal organizations,” he added.
By Dialogo May 13, 2013 Seeing the need for an exercise that would allow U.S. Air Force rescue units to test and improve the full range of their capabilities, in 2006, Brett Hartnett, then an Air Force rescue pilot, created Angel Thunder. Seven years later, Hartnett, now a civilian contractor based at Davis-Monthan U.S. Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, is director of the largest Air Force exercise of its kind in the world. From its modest beginnings, Angel Thunder has become an extensive inter-service, interagency, international exercise. Angel Thunder 2013, a two-week exercise that concluded on April 20, 2013, involved all of the uniformed services, several civilian federal agencies such as the U.S. State Department and the Department of Homeland Security, Arizona state and local law enforcement, medical and emergency management officials, as well as participants and observers from 20 foreign countries. In all, nearly 3,000 individuals, more than 100 aircraft (including Arizona’s Civil Air Patrol), and several U.S. Navy vessels participated in an exercise that covered an area from the Texas Panhandle to 60 miles off the west coast near San Diego; an area larger than the country of Afghanistan. The recent Angel Thunder had a number of scenarios and mini-exercises, ranging from military support to civil authority, traditional combat search and rescue, military response, and an attack on a U.S. Embassy. The rescue of tourists stranded after a simulated bus crash in the Grand Canyon, for instance, was the largest military exercise ever held in a national park. Responses to emergencies, such as terrorist attacks on local villages in the fictional country of Diyeme, friendly to the U.S., saw forces from several nations, such as Colombia, Brazil, Chile, and Singapore working together with their U.S. counterparts. Cooperation with allied forces, interagency partners, and civilian agencies (in the U.S. and abroad) is a hallmark of the Angel Thunder exercise. “While search and rescue is a core function of the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Defense cannot rescue everyone, everywhere,” Exercise Director Hartnett said. By building interagency and partner nation capacity, however, he believes we can come close to being able to rescue “just about everyone.” Sequestration had an impact on this year’s exercise, causing some military participation to be scaled down and some civilian agencies to have to withdraw from attending. Despite this, though, Angel Thunder 2013 was the largest ever, with allied participants such as Colombia, Brazil and Singapore providing airlift, and the Arizona Civil Air Patrol planes helping to fill some of the gaps. In addition to improving the combat readiness of Air Force rescue forces, Angel Thunder is building bridges between agencies and nations, and increasing the global capacity to provide emergency assistance in natural and manmade disasters. It globalizes that part of the Air Force pararescuemen and combat rescue officers’ creed – “It is my duty to save life and aid the injured.” Charles Ray is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer who resides in North Potomac, Maryland, United States. Ray served 20 years in the U.S. Army, followed by 30 years in the Foreign Service. In addition to appointments as U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs from 2006 to 2009.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cold winter months bring overcrowded shelters on Long Island, but adopting,not shopping for your new best friend can help.Here are some of the many adorable animals that are available for adoption this week.Available for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:If what you’re looking for is tall, dark and handsome, then William is your guy! He isthe coolest, making an excellent dinner partner or equally happy to just take a stroll inthe park with you. William would prefer to have all of your attention and in turn will beyour devoted companion and love you forever. Charm is a lovely girl who loves to be pet and will meow at you until you give her some attention and much-needed love. Her favorite part of the cattery is in the kitchen on one of the shelves. As soon as someone walks into the cattery, Charm is right there at their feet meowing…waiting to be loved. She is also a very good eater as she loves her wet food and treats. So, if you’re looking for someone loves to be pet and loved then Charm is your girl.Mila is a 12-year-old Chihuahua mix who is described as a spunky little senior who seeks attention from anyone she meets. She comes right up to the staff and begs for them to pick her up since she loves to be held! Who could resist such an adorable face? Her happy-go-lucky nature can put a smile on anybody’s face.For more information on adopting William, Charm and Mila, please call the Little Shelterat 631-368-8770, or stop in for a visit at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League of America in Port Washington:MidnightLook at this handsome tuxedo cat! Midnight (reference number D48165) is a healthy 7-year-old boy who arrived at the shelter this past summer. Midnight has proved a million ways to the moon and back that he loves loves loves humans very much, but isn’t much of a fan of furry friends. This loveable fella would make a wonderful loyal companion to any cat experienced human.Midnight loves to play, but loves snuggling with his besties even more! On his wish list is a quiet place with older children who can give him the space and confidence he needs to thrive in his new home. If you or someone you know can give Midnight his very own lap to spend forever on, please contact the North Shore Animal League at Sonias@animalleague.org today!Available for adoption at The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter:JesseJessie is a girl after my own heart! As the owner of a Retriever/Pointer, I can tell youthese dogs are the best around! Jessie is described as a sweet gal who is shy around new folks. Jessie would definitely benefit from multiple visits by a potential adopter because once she becomes comfortable with you, you have a friend for life! Jessie would do best in an adult home that would give her all the comfort and assurance she needs. Trust me- you will love making Jessie your new best friend!PeppaPeppa is quite a catch! This 4-year-old “low-rider” American Staffordshire Terrier is solow to the ground that when she is sniffing something her belly almost touches the floor!Peppa likes to go for long walks on the shelter’s nature trail or enjoys a nice scratchingsession by her person. Peppa is an affectionate and funny dog that would like to be theonly pet in the home.Call the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-944-8220 for more information on adopting Jessie and Peppa.Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:CharlotteAs a cat lover and former Russian Blue mix owner, I can agree that 4-year-oldCharlotte would make a super awesome best feline friend to any family! Charlotte’sowner recently passed away leaving Charlotte no choice but to become a resident at Last Hope. Charlotte has lived with other cats and even two dogs so she would work well in a multi-pet house. Sweet Charlotte is FIV positive, but that won’t stop her from living a long, full life! Don’t miss your opportunity to take this gorgeous gal home today.For more information on adopting Charlotte, please contact Last Hope Animal Rescue atlasthopeanimalrescue.orgAs always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Besides a host of haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating, Halloween season sparks loads of frightfully fun festivities across Long Island, from prize-winning costume contests to spooky parades and much more spine-tingling sensations to raise the spirits.Fans of dark comedies will jump at the chance to see big screen resurrections of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Little Shop of Horrors” or a deliciously disturbing ’80s slasher flick marathon. There’s also off-beat events such as a David Bowie-themed horror experience as well as both a zombie wedding and a zombie 5K fun run. But don’t worry, there are plenty of family friendly activities as well.Here are more than three dozen Halloween-themed events on Long Island:Starman: HomecomingThis imaginative David Bowie-inspired horror experience creates a Halloween-themed tribute to the late great artist who died in January. The interactive, immersive Sci-Fi ghost story is set in the family mansion of the befallen astronaut, Major Tom. Patrons are guests at his funeral where they will meet his eccentric family who are dealing with the loss quite differently, to say the least. As the song says: “There’s a starman waiting in the sky; he’d like to come and meet us, but he’s afraid he’d blow our minds.” Islip Art Museum, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. IslipArtMuseum.org $45. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 14-16.Spirit of Halloween PartyStory time, goodie bags, games, line dancing, BBQ and more! Adults are free! 2746 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. 631-875-0433 spiritspromiserescue.org $25. 12-3 p.m. Oct. 16, 23, & 30. Little Shop of HorrorsJoin Seymour and Audrey Jr., the carnivorous R&B-singing hybrid Venus flytrap that gives vegetarians nightmares, in this cult-classic, dark comedy brought to life by SoLuna Studios. 659 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge. solunastudiony.com $15-$20. Through Oct. 30.Rise of The Jack O’ LanternsCome see more than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’ lanterns creatively displayed on a festive walking path as Halloween-themed music fills the air. The incredible pumpkin carvings will wow you! Definitely a cut above the mediocre. Old Westbury Gardens. 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury. 516-252-3392 therise.org Prices vary. 6:15-10:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Oct. 30. The Artist Hanger and Fusion ProjectWithin the walls of one of Long Island’s scariest haunted houses, this spooky one-night-only Halloween-themed art gallery showing will also feature live performances to compliment the chilling event Matt. Visitors can purchase the art, if they dare! Guiliano’s Play Like A Pro, 1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge. chamberofhorrorsny.com $25-$45. 8-10 p.m. Oct. 20.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Halloween Haunted Houses 2016Halloween BallCome in costume or as yourself–if that’s scarier–to watch an underworld cabaret performance of “Broadway Fright Night” as actors recreate the leading roles in Wicked, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Phantom of the Opera, Little Shop of Horrors, among other demonic delights. The evening begins with cocktails in the palm court and winter/summer living rooms. Then the bravest guests can venture through two scary floors of the Hempstead House of Horrors. The mansion’s organ will play terrifying tunes, and a DJ has the perfect Halloween mix. Sands Point Preserve, Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org $150. 7 p.m. Oct. 21.rUNDEAD 5k Zombie RunRunners start off with three belt flags that represent life lines that zombies–both the running and crawling variety–will try to steal. Only runners who cross the finish line with at least one flag “survive” to win the prizes. Of course, getting through it “alive” is a reward in itself. A fall festival with music and BBQ accompanies this unique event. Massapequa PAL Field, 510 Parkside Blvd., Massapequa. therundead.org/longisland Donations. $40-$140. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22.Halloween Pinup PartyThis bar, which actually is haunted (or so they say), hosts a Halloween pinup and dance party featuring twangy, spine-tingling music by The Smoking Rockets. Katie’s of Smithtown, 145 West Main St., Smithtown. katiesofsmithtown.com Oct. 22.The Rocky Horror Picture ShowThis timeless over-the-top B-movie classic never goes out of style. Everyone’s favorite freaky scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter, is back just in time for Halloween. And he’s opening the doors of his mansion just in the nick of time. The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CMPAC, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. tix5.centerstageticketing.com $20. Oct. 22, 28, 29, 31 and Nov. 5.Halloween Fun FestivalMolloy’s Madison Theatre is transformed into the 4th annual Halloween Fun festival with a haunted house, scary characters who meet and greet, custom-mask making, pumpkin painting, and frights that delight. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22. Rain date: Oct. 23.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Pumpkin Picking Guide 2016Ghost Stories and Legends of Fire IslandBring blankets and flashlights to the lighthouse terrace and come listen to eerie tales of old haunts as you huddle around the fabled Robert Moses Lighthouse. You’ll never look at Fire Island the same way again. Come early to enjoy the additional “spooky” boat house for craft making in the art studio at a nominal cost. Fire Island Lighthouse, east of Robert Moses State Park, Field 5. fireislandlighthouse.com Free. 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Pumpkin ParkGo trick-or-treating at one of Long Island’s most popular amusement parks! This boo-tiful attraction offers pumpkin decoration, thrilling rides, loads of family fun and so much more. You know winter is coming, so what better time to come to the park before it closes for the season? Free parking and admission for the weekend, but ride prices remain the same. Adventureland Amusement Park, 2245 Route 110, Farmingdale. adventureland.us 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22, 23.Knox Halloween Bash RegattaThis spook-tacular event is filled with tricks and treats for the whole family. Rowers are expected to compete in fun Halloween-theme t-shirts and costumes. Halloween decorations will adorn the tents and concession stations. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and picnics. The Knox School, 541 Long Beach Rd., St. James. knoxschool.org Free. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 23.Halloween Boat BurningThis annual Halloween Boat Burning is one of Long Island’s unique events. A large wooden boat is set ablaze, making the occasion LI’s largest aquatic bonfire. Live entertainment, snacks, raffles and a chance to win a new wooden boat! Talk about “fire on the water!” 88 West Avenue, West Sayville. limaritime.org $5. 5 p.m. Oct 28. Spirits of Sag HarborThis “haunted” walking tour of this fabled South Fork village makes stops at several locations where tour guides will share ghostly tales of what’s gone on in the not-too-distant past. If you feel a shiver up and down your spine, that’s expected. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration and prepayment is required. Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main St., Sag Harbor. sagharborwhalingmuseum.org $20. 6 p.m. Oct. 28.It’s A Halloween Party!Great food, music, dancing and fun! Express yourself! There will be a DJ and Buffet, and prizes for the best costume! The Snapper Inn, 500 Shore Drive, Oakdale. 631-589-0248 thesnapperinn.com $40. 7 p.m. Oct 28. Halloween Costume PartyNew Life Crisis performs while revelers compete in a costume contest and dance the night away. Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead. marthaclaravineyards.com $20-25. 7 p.m. Oct. 28.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Fall Festivals and Fairs 2016Haunted Hangars Family OvernightYou’ve all seen the movie–now actually spend a night in the museum! Bring your own sleeping bag or air mattress. Halloween-themed events include creepy science activities, watching films in the IMAX Dome Theater, taking flashlight tours of the galleries and more. There will be pizza, bedtime snacks and a light breakfast. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $50-$65. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.Halloween Scream with the B-52sThese campy party-out-of-bounds rock-n-rollers throw a Halloween-themed concert that will knock your socks off. Opening the show is Mother Feather. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $55-$85. 8 p.m. Oct. 28.Bats, Barnacles, & Broomsticks at the LI AquariumA penguin parade, face painting, author readings, a puppet show, trick or treating, and a “Pirate’s Nightmare Haunted House.” For children who come in costume the admission is 50% off if they’re accompanied by a paying adult. 431 East Main Street, Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com $23.50- $27.95. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 29. BarkfestLong Island’s Largest Pet Costume Contest and Parade! Judging begins at 2:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring pet food donations. Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park Field 6, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Free. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 29.Halloween FestWear your favorite costume, or choose one from a trunk full of freaky vintage apparel. There will be food, treats, crafts, dancing, and more! Way to Grow, 655 Montauk Hwy., Unit 42-51, East Patchogue. 12-3 p.m., 3-6 p.m. Oct. 29.Day of The DeadMexican specialties will be served and cerveza will be flowing on the Dia de los Muertos, the holiday originating south of the border and honoring the dead. Mesita, 212 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre. eventbrite.com $25-50. 12-4 p.m. Oct. 29.MORE THINGS TO DO: Long Island Oktoberfest 2016 EventsGreat Jack-o’-Lantern Spectacular SailThe first 50 carved pumpkins will be lit with candles, placed on floats and sent sailing around Belmont Lake around dusk. In addition to the main event, there will be a kid-friendly haunted house, trick or treating, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, and other attractions. Belmont Lake State Park, Southern State Parkway, Exit 38, North Babylon. nysparks.com $8 parking, free with Empire Pass. 3-6 p.m. Oct. 29.O El AmorWear your best costumes as you go crazy over these popular local phenoms, who don Lucha Libre masks while they croon love songs. Opening the show is Buttered Soul. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10-$20. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29.The Rocky Horror Picture ShowProbably the oddest, most off-the-wall cult film ever made, this kinky rock ‘n’ roll science fiction horror satire is everybody’s favorite late-night show. A young couple stumbles into a castle inhabited by weirdos from the planet Transylvania, including Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a cross-dressing mad scientist in rhinestone heels. The screening will feature an accompanying live “shadowcast” by ZEN Productions to enhance the experience. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $15-$27. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29.Halloween Masquerade BallOpen Bar, DJ, entertainment, buffet stations and more. Come in your best costumes and masks! Express yourself! What are you waiting for? This is the night to skip the light fantastic and go all out. Sea Star Ballroom, 431 East Main, Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com $65.95. 8 p.m. Oct. 29.Halloween Costume BallCalling all ghosts and goblins! Come show off your most creative costumes. There will be a DJ, dancing, Halloween buffet, desserts and prizes for best costumes. Windows on the Lake, 235 Lake Shore Rd., Lake Ronkonkoma. windowsonthelake.com $59.95 8 p.m. Oct 29. Rocky Horror Picture ShowCome for the movie, stay for the Halloween after-party and costume contest. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $20. 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Halloween PartyDJ Dracula will be spinning the spooky tunes while costumed revelers compete for $2,000 in prizes. Talk about a bloody good time! Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $30. 8 p.m. Oct. 29.MORE THINGS TO DO: Apple Picking on Long Island 2016Nightmare on Main StreetDJ Jester will get the ghouls and goulettes dancing while bartenders pour specialty such as caramel apple martinis in the preamble to the annual costume contest. Library Café, 274 Main St., Farmingdale. lessings.com Free. 9 p.m. Oct. 29.Halloween HorrorthonCan you stand it without screaming? It’s a fright-film fest! Four ’80s slasher flicks will unreel in one night, including “Halloween II,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Part 2,” “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter” and “Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.” That’s some bone-chilling celluloid. Admission includes Halloween party and costume contest. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. agileticketing.net $35-$40. 9 p.m. Oct. 29.Halloween PartyLocal surf rock band, Strange But Surf, gets the Halloween party started. There’s a costume contest too. Mr. Beery’s, 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. mrbeerys.com Oct. 29.Halloween Costume PartySmooth City & Fosbeats kick out the jams while revelers compete for $2,016 in prizes for the best costumes. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15, $20 DOS. 10 p.m. Oct. 29.Halloween CruiseThis two-hour round-trip cruise to Bug Lighthouse is adorned is ghoulish decorations, a costume contest, as well as a chance to explore the decorated light house as part of the end of the cruise celebration. Adult version Saturday, family friendly version Sunday. East End Seaport Museum, 103 3rd St., Greenport. eastendseaport.org $45-$50 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29, 30.Halloween ParadeMarch in costume along Lake Avenue to the St. James Gazebo where judges will reward the best creations. Line up in the parking lot of the former Capital One Bank at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Woodlawn and Lake Avenues in St. James. Goody bags for all. You are invited back to the Deepwell’s Haunted Mansion afterward where the spirits never sleep because they’re always restless. stjameschamber.org Free. 1 p.m. Oct. 30.4th Annual Zombie BallCostume contests, plus two rooms of frightful fun. In one room, you can dance until you drop dead, figuratively speaking, while you have a killer good time with an old fashioned monster mash. In the second room, enjoy the scary movie lounge and feast your eyes on some classic horror flicks after you’ve had your fill of partying with fellow ghouls. Rhythmology, 361 Union Ave., Westbury. eventbrite.com $10-15. 6 p.m. Oct 30.Costumes and CocktailsOne hour of hors d’oeuvres, great music, dancing and dessert! The winner of the best Halloween costume will be awarded two free tickets to the Melville Marriott’s renown New Year’s Eve party. But first things first: Halloween is a celebration in itself. Woodbury Country Club, 884 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. woodburycc.com $60. 7 p.m. Oct 30. The Zombie WeddingThis interactive theatrical event is in the spirit of “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.” Except with the walking dead on the guest list. For the first time since the zombie apocalypse, a human bride will be marrying a zombie groom. Not sure about the maid of honor or the best man. Rumors are that they’re kind of peculiar. Once the ceremony ends, the reception will bring humans and zombies together on a wild and crazy dance floor. Can you feel it? The Thriller Dance will be performed as well as several other choreographed numbers that the audience is welcome to join if they’re so inclined. Suffolk Theater, 118 E. Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $35-$45. 7 p.m. Oct. 30.The Amityville HorrorBesides the Halloween party and costume contest, there will be goth bands in the lineup including Baron Misuraca, Night Gallery, Esoterik, Espermachine and Disorder, a Joy Division-tribute band. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12, $15 DOS. 7 p.m. Oct. 30.Monster’s BallDJs and live acts from NYC play a Halloween mix. There will be a “Creepy Carn-Evil” art show, zombie makeup artists, and a $200 cash prize costume contest. Be prepared to dance the night away with other monsters, ghouls and evil spirits! Avanti, 272 Post Ave., Westbury. lihauntedhouses.com 8:30 p.m. Oct 30. -Compiled by Natalie Coloprisco and Thomas MacDonald
In a Facebook post, they said it was because of a lack of guidance from New York State with the uncertainty of permits being issued and guidelines recently obtained from the Delaware County Department Public Health. They continued on to say they hope to be able to hold it again from August 16 to the 21 in 2021. “We understand the hardship and heartbreak that this will bring to the exhibitors, vendors, and fairgoers that flock to see and participate in our event. We are all in a heightened sense of uncertainty and understand the impact this will have on more than 140 people we employ annually and the economy of Walton and Delaware County as a whole. The Delaware County Fair Board takes pride in providing a safe event for all and, with the challenges COVID 19 brings, it’s obvious we cannot do that.” WALTON (WBNG)- On Monday night, the Delaware County Fair Board announced they will be canceling the 2020 Delaware County fair. In a statement the board said,
March 11, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Former Auditor General Flag Order, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff to honor former Auditor General Donald A. Bailey, who passed away Monday, March 9, 2020.The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, and again on the day of the funeral, Saturday, March 14, 2020. The United States flag is to remain at full staff through this tribute.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.
The jeepney driver was identified as 37-year-old Romeo Cataloctocan of Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo. Cataloctocan, meanwhile, was detained in the custodial facility of the Leganes police station. The 30-year-old John Peter Solinap of Barangay Dangulan, Anilao, Iloilo sustained fatal injuries on the body, a police report showed. The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. on June 27. Solinap was brought to the Metro Iloilo Hospital and Medical Center where he died while being treated. ILOILO City – The motorcycle he was driving crashed against a passenger jeepney in Barangay Cagamutan Sur, Leganes, Iloilo. Charges for reckless imprudence resulting to homicide will be filed against him./PN