On Monday, Oct. 11, Teatro Yerbabruja kicked off its seven-month Nea Big Read Long Island Project at the 2nd Avenue Firehouse in Bay Shore. According to a recent press release, Teatro Yerbabruja received a Nea Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant supports a Long Island community reading program that focuses on one of five books highlighted by the NEA. The book chosen by Teatro Yerbabruja is “An American Sunrise” by Joy Harjo. Throughout the next seven months, Big Read Long Island will include dozens of free events throughout Suffolk County.