Stuff we’re thinking about going to

Seaford spaceman: Retired NASA astronaut Karol Bobko, the first Long Islander to fly into space, will touch down Dec. 20 at Garden City's Cradle of Aviation Museum.


December 12
LIASB Women in Business: Small Business Transformation/Advancing Women Leadership
6-7:30 p.m., Microsoft Community Room, Huntington Station 
The Long Island Advancement of Small Business Women’s Business Committee presents a workshop designed to help entrepreneurs and students achieve social and economic success. Registration and more information.

December 12
Nassau County Industrial Development Agency regular meeting
6:30 p.m., Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building, Mineola
The Nassau County IDA holds its regular monthly meeting in the Roosevelt Building’s second-floor Ceremonial Chamber. Open to the public. The meeting agenda, which includes the appointment of a new deputy director, is available here.

December 14
Suffolk County IDA regular meeting 
10:30 a.m., H. Lee Dennison Building, Hauppauge 
The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency hosts its regular monthly meeting in Media Room No. 184 of the Dennison building. Open to the public.

December 15
Long Island Breakfast Club Holiday Event
9 a.m., The Bristal Assisted Living, Garden City
The Long Island Breakfast Club presents a special breakfast networker featuring Wendy Kaufman, known best as the “Snapple Lady” soft drink spokesperson of the 1990s, in an uplifting discussion about her unique career path. Admission is $20 at the door. Please RSVP to For more information, please email or call (516) 314-8989.

December 20
An Evening With Karol Bobko: The First Long Islander in Space
7 p.m., Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City 
The Cradle of Aviation Museum presents a free lecture featuring Seaford native Karol Bobko, an aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force test pilot and the first Long Islander to fly into space. Pre-registration required. Registration and more information.

January 11
Long Island Association Executive Breakfast
8 a.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury 
The LIA presents its annual state-of-the-region networker, featuring Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and their plans for 2019. Sponsors include Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, Farrell Fritz, Hofstra University and the Rauch Foundation, among others. Sponsorship opportunities available. Ticket pricing, registration and more information available here.

January 11
LIMBA 2019 Breakfast Series: Ed Wehrheim
8 a.m., Courtyard by Marriott, Ronkonkoma
Long Island Metro Business Action kicks off its 2019 business-breakfast networkers with Town of Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim discussing his towns future. Registration and more information.

January 30
Selling to the Government/Socially Disadvantage Business Workshop
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., SBU Small Business Development Center 
The Stony Brook University SBDC presents a workshop on federal assistance for socially disadvantaged small businesses, including discussions on the 8(a) business-development program, HUB Zones and WOSB certifications. Registration and more information.

March 26
Innovator of the Year Awards
8-10 a.m., Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
Innovate Long Island presents its fourth annual recognition of the best and brightest of the Long Island innovation economy. Mitch Maiman, CEO of Hauppauge-based Intelligent Product Solutions, will accept the 2019 Master of Innovation award. For more information on the awards program, contact Marlene McDonnell at

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