Monday, November 3, 2014

Join the celebration to benefit RSVP Inc at Vineyard Caterers 978 Main Road - Rte 25 Aquebogue - NY 11931

To purchase tickets for the 

Holiday Evening Celebration to benefit RSVP Inc 

go to the website

RSVP Inc. Animal Welfare & Rescue Group
P.O. Box 335
Eastport, NY 11941

(631) 533-2PET (2738)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Rotational Arts Exhibits offer area artists and crafts people an opportunity to display their work in libraries, banks and businesses throughout the Town of Oyster Bay. Juried Art Shows, co-sponsored by CAPA in conjunction with the Suburban Art League and the Independent Art Society offer local artists a venue to display their work and to compete with other artists.

Debra Ann Kasimakis - Also on view will be assorted new pieces & several images featured in "Petscapes". The book is available for purchase - $20 each & a portion of the proceeds goes to animal rescue right here on Long Island  

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OCTOBER =====================Bayville Free Library
NOVEMBER ================ The Phoenix Restaurant
DECEMBER ========== Plainview-Old Bethpage Library

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Briggs Music

New store check it out for Studio rental,guitar set up, repair and sales, Amp repairs,Music lessons and much more. Make Briggs your choice for all your music needs.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY


Brecknock Road, Greenport, NY 11944   ~   (631) 477-0698

Sculpture Garden Exhibition
at Brecknock Hall

Peconic Landing and the East End Arts Council announce a juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Brecknock Hall in Greenport, NY, to take place from June 11 through October 1, 2011. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, June 11th.

Located 100 miles from New York City on the North Fork of Long Island, Greenport is a major summer tourist destination. This is the second annual juried sculpture exhibition showcasing high-quality works by local and national sculptors that best complement and enhance this unique building and garden setting. It is an honor to announce that the jurors will be Richard Mizdal, Dr. Charles Riley II, and Marianne Weil. The Honorary Committee includes Matko Tomicic of the Longhouse Reserve..  

Accepted artists will receive a stipend, and a one year membership to the East End Arts Council. The artists and a guest will be given admission to the Opening Reception. A catalog will be published featuring each selected sculpture.

Up to three pieces per artist may be submitted for jury consideration. Entry is open to all sculptors submitting only their original creations.  Completed applications must be postmarked by April 22, 2011. Artists will be notified of the jury decision by May 15, 2011. CLICK HERE for a full prospectus and application, OR call 631-727-0900 for more information.

Important Dates:
Deadline for Entries: Postmarked by April 22, 2011
Notification of Acceptance:  May 15, 2011
Receiving of Artwork: May 28 - June 8, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Closing of Show: October 1, 2011
All Sculptures removed by October 30, 2011  

For more information contact  - - 631-727-0900

Monday, March 7, 2011

Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center


Poetry in Performance featuring Bob Holman and Mary Jo Bang

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1.00 - 3.00
WWBA is pleased to present Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance, a series of performances and presentations by some of the most intriguing figures in contemporary literature and the arts on the national scene, paired with respected voices on the regional scene. The series will be hosted by Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer in Residence George Wallace.
Sunday, April 3 (1-3 PM)  Bob Holman & Mary Jo Bang

Bob Holman

Dubbed a member of the "Poetry Pantheon" by the New York Times Magazine and featured in a Henry Louis Gates, Jr. profile in The New Yorker, Bob Holman has previously been crowned "Ringmaster of the Spoken Word" (New York Daily News), "Poetry Czar" (Village Voice), "Dean of the Scene" (Seventeen), and “this generation’s Ezra Pound,” (San Francisco’s Poetry Flash). Holman achieved prominence nationally as a result of a series he produced for PBS, the United States of Poetry, featuring over sixty poets including Derek Walcott, Rita Dove, Czeslaw Milosz, Lou Reed and former President Jimmy Carter, as well as rappers, cowboy poets, American Sign Language poets, and Slammers. He was founding editor of the NYC Poetry Calendar (1977), curated reading series at St. Marks Church (he worked at the Poetry Project for seven years), the Whitney Museum, the Public Theater, and other locales. He co-edited Aloud! Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café (also from Holt), winner of the American Book Award, having helped reopen the Cafe in 1989, where he ran the infamous Poetry Slams through 1996. He serves as curator for the biennial People’s Poetry Gathering ( in NYC, bringing together oral poetry traditions from around the world. Poetry Guide for, he has won three Emmy's and a Bessie Performance Award.
Mary Jo Bang  
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Mary Jo Bang is the 2010 winner of the Paumanok Poetry Prize. She's author of five books of poems, including Elegy (Graywolf Press, 2007), The Eye Like a Strange Balloon (2004), The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of the Swans (2001), and Louise In Love (2001). Her first book, Apology for Want (1997), was chosen by Edward Hirsch for the 1996 Bakeless Prize. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a "Discovery"/The Nation award, a Pushcart Prize, a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, and a Hodder Award from Princeton University. Her books Louise In Love and Elegy both received the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for a manuscript-in-progress. Bang was the poetry co-editor of the Boston Review from 1995 to 2005.

Purchase tickets online for the April 3rd poetry event featuring Bob Holman & Mary Jo Bang.

 The full Walking with Whitman series will take place on the following dates and times:

Sunday, March 6 (1-3 PM): Leslie Bai
Sunday, April 3 (1-3 PM): Bob Holman & Mary Jo Bang
Saturday, May 7 (4-5 PM): C.K Williams
Saturday, September 3 (7-9 PM): M.L. Lieber
Saturday, October 1 (7-9 PM): Neeli Cherkovski
Saturday, November 5 (7-9 PM): Hettie Jones
Saturday, December 3 (7-9 PM) TBA
Series tickets may also be purchase in advance: $70. for 7 events. (A $5. per ticket savings).

Purchase tickets for the full series of 7 readings

Monday, February 28, 2011

"The Rally for Resources"


"The Rally for Resources"

               This conference features keynote speaker Woody Tasch, 

President of Slow Money

$150 for the day $100 for lunch only

For more information visit

Katie Kelly 516.873.0230 – 

Time is running out!

Friday March 4 - 2011
8AM - 2:30PM

Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage, NY

Thursday, February 24, 2011


CONTACT:  Mark Segal
                  631-283-2118, ext 22


SOUTHAMPTON, NY 2/24/11 — After an enthusiastic response from the community to last year’s event, the Parrish Art Museum, in collaboration with the Rogers Memorial Library, will again host the International Cultural Celebration on Sunday, March 6, from 1:30 to 4 pm. Admission is free, and no advance registration is required.
          This year’s festival will celebrate the East End’s cultural diversity with traditional dances and music, art workshops, and light refreshments. Scheduled performers include Grupo Folklorico Xochipilli, The Hamptons Hellenic Dancers from the Greek Orthodox Church of Southampton, Kildare Academy of Irish Dance, Kings Chapel Church of God in Christ Showers of Blessings Choir, Shinnecock Thunderbird Singers and Dancers, and an interactive instructional demonstration of Poi Arts by Susan Blacklocke.


The Museum's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011


CONTACT:  Mark Segal
                  631-283-2118, ext 22


SOUTHAMPTON, NY 2/17/2011 —As part of Emerging Pictures’ Opera in Cinema series, the Parrish Art Museum is presenting the Royal Opera Company’s 2009 production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata on Sunday, February 27, at 2 pm. The production stars the celebrated American soprano Renée Fleming, as well as renowned Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja and the American baritone Thomas Hampson.
          One of the most popular operas in the canon, La Traviata was composed in 1853 and based on the play La dame aux camellias by Alexandre Dumas, fils. The title means “the fallen woman” and refers to the heroine, Violetta Valery, a courtesan in nineteenth-century France. Pursued by Alfredo Germont, she at first rejects his declaration of love, but by Act II she and Alfredo are sharing a country house near Paris. Their idyll is doomed, however, by the intercession of Alfredo’s father, jealousy, misunderstandings, and ill health, among other dramatic events.
          According to Emerging Pictures’ cultural programming curator Christiana Little, “The role of Violetta is widely considered one of the most challenging (if not most feared!) in the soprano repertoire. The score requires a vast range of vocal pyrotechnics from the performer, and also sheer endurance—Violetta is onstage for nearly the entire opera.”
          Tickets to La Traviata are $14 for Parrish members, $17 for nonmembers. The running time is 136 minutes.

The Museum's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

About the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum is an American art museum located in Southampton, New York. Founded in 1897, the museum celebrates the artistic legacy of Long Island’s East End, one of America’s most vital creative centers. Since the mid 1950s the Museum has grown from a small village art gallery into an important art museum with a collection of more than 2,600 works of art from the nineteenth century to the present. It includes such contemporary painters and sculptors as John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Elizabeth Peyton, as well as such masters as Dan Flavin, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning. The Parrish houses among of the world’s most important collections of works by the preeminent American Impressionist William Merritt Chase and by the groundbreaking post-war American realist painter Fairfield Porter. A vital cultural resource serving a diverse audience, the Parrish organizes and presents changing exhibitions and offers a dynamic schedule of creative and engaging public programs including lectures, films, performances, concerts, and studio classes for all ages. On July 19, 2010, the Parrish broke ground on a new building designed by internationally acclaimed architects Herzog & de Meuron. The 34,500-square-foot facility will triple the Museum’s current exhibition space and allow for the simultaneous presentation of loan exhibitions and installations drawn from the permanent collection.