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5 Local Events to Hit This Week

Check out what's going on in and around Port Jefferson and Port Jefferson Station.

Monday

Port Jefferson Documentary Series: Plimpton

Plimpton! starring George Plimpton as himself is both a chronicle of one of the last century’s most interesting characters, as well as a cinematic adaption of his nuanced and very funny literary style. This moving and engaging film tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many. Using Plimpton’s own narration – along with thoughts and stories from friends, family and contemporaries – the film is a joyful celebration of a life lived fully, richly, strangely, and, at times, a life that is hard to believe was actually lived by just one man. In fact as an artist, George’s life was his greatest work of art.

Tuesday

Meet the Candidates Night at the Port Jefferson-Terryville Civic Meeting

The Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Civic Association welcomes Candidates Brian Beedenbender, Ed Romaine, Deborah Mckee and Assemblyman Steve Englebright to its "Meet the Candidates Night" that will take place at its Oct. 23, monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Comsewogue Public Library.

Wednesday

Hope After Stroke: A FREE Community Event for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

This event will include free blood pressure screenings and educational sessions about stroke-related topics, including the latest stroke updates, depression & anger management, common visual impairments and nutrition. There will be separate round-table discussions for stroke survivors and their caregivers. Michael Sauter, MD, Chairman of Neurology and Stroke Program Director, St Charles Hospital will provide information and answer questions. Reservation required.

Thursday

Brother Outsider: the life of Bayard Rustin

Free film viewing and discussion. Walter Naegle, the archivist and executor for Bayard Rustin's estate will speak following the film. Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) was a visionary strategist and activist who has been called "the unknown hero" of the civil rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin dared to live as an openly gay man during the fiercely homophobic 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Friday

Film: Moonrise Kingdom

A heartfelt and hilarious film from Wes Anderson about precocious twelve-year-olds Suzy and Sam who run off to a secret New England cove just as a hurricane approaches, throwing the adults in their lives (Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, and Ed Norton to name a few) into a panic. (94 min.)

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