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Suffolk County’s Role In The Film Industry




Suffolk County’s Role In The Film Industry

The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum in Riverhead will present “The Silver Screens of Suffolk: Celebrating the History of Film: 1900s to 1960s” at its Grand Staas Gallery through April.

With some of the earliest production studios located on Long Island, Suffolk County played an important role in the early stages of the silent film industry. The exhibit celebrates the history of film, illustrating its early connections to Suffolk County and the area’s local theaters. Showcasing private collections of movie posters, programs, heralds, and theater window cards, the exhibit outlines cinematic history and comprises silent films, Hollywood legends, sci-fi works, and Disney animations.

The historical society will also host “Book & Bottle: African Genealogy” with Sandi Brewster-Walker on February 16 at 1 PM. Attendees can learn about African American family history research accompanied by resources for consolation. Light refreshments and admission to current exhibitions will be included. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. To RSVP, call 631-727-2881, ext. 100.

Hospital Offers Exercise Classes

East End Long Island Hospital will offer an interactive program to get participants moving on February 1.

Dr. Marilyn LoPresti, founder of North Fork Bodies in Motion, will lead an exercise program in honor of February being American Heart Month. The first session will be held at 11 AM in Mattituck, with a second session held at 1 PM in Greenport.

Space is limited. Call the ELIH Foundation office at 631-477-5164 to register and for the exact locations.

Lunch Lecture

The Peconic Bay Medical Center will offer a “Lunch and Learn: Laryngopharyngeal Refulx” class on February 12 from 12 to 1 PM.

The class will allow attendees to learn about “Silent Reflux” and the traditional reflux verses throat reflux. If you have frequent throat clearing and throat mucus, a sensation or lump in your throat, trouble swallowing, or a hoarse throat, learn if your symptoms come from reflux. For more information, call 631-548-6744.

Compiled by Genevieve M. Kotz