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Like many non-profit organizations, the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses to enable us to provide a variety of programs and services to artists, cultural organizations, and the community. Please click below to support the Arts Council. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

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Attention Teenagers! If you are 13-19 years of age, join High 5 Long Island to attend cultural events throughout Long Island for only $5 per ticket.

Attention Cultural Organizations! Seeking a younger audience to fill empty seats?
Join High 5 Long Island and the Arts Council will help promote your events to teens.

Click the links above left to learn more about High 5 Long Island.

Click the link below for a directory of artists and organizations. To be included in the Directory, please join the Arts Council as an Affiliate.

2013 Sunset Concert Series
Sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport
Hosted by the Village of Freeport

Nautical Mile Esplanade
Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport
Rain Location: Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road


Photo caption: The Tribunes perform on July 18, 2013 at the Nautical Mile Esplanade.

Thursday, July 11, 7:30pm
Freeport Community Band
Music from the Movies directed by Sandra A. Vigliotti

Thursday, July 18, 7:30pm
The Tribunes
Partially Sponsored by Rachel’s Waterside Grill
New York’s Favorite Doo Wop A Cappella Group

Thursday, July 25, 7:30pm
Classical Strings - This concert will be held in the Freeport Recreation Center due to the inclement weather.
Sponsored by Mayfair Power Systems
Alla Sherbakov and Laura Mole, violins, Jody Ratner, viola, Susan Lehr, cello, and Kageki Nagao, bass, perform music from the Classical, Baroque, Romantic and modern periods

Thursday, August 1, 7:30pm
Banjo Rascals - This concert will be held in the Freeport Recreation Center due to the inclement weather.
Partially Sponsored by the Freeport Memorial Library
The Banjo Rascals delights audiences of all ages with a variety of distinctive toe-tapping music ranging from 1890s Ragtime to 1950s, 60s and 70s rock-n-roll. 

Thursday, August 8, 7:30pm
The East End Trio - This concert will be held in the Freeport Recreation Center due to the inclement weather.
Partially Sponsored by the Freeport-Merrick Rotary Club
Music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s performed with Style, Grace, and Originality

Thursday, August 15, 7:30pm
The Phonzetta V. Ladson Ensemble of Bethel AME Church
Sponsored by Raquel and Bob Pachas
Contemporary and Traditional Gospel 

Thursday, August 22, 7:30pm
Steel Impressions
Sponsored by Raquel and Bob Pachas
Steel Impressions is Long Island's very own family steel band performing in the tri-state area for over 20 years.  

Thursday, August 29, 7:30pm
Train of Thought
This five-piece band performs your favorite rock and soul.

Guests are asked to please bring chairs as available seating is limited. Please e-mail LarryLIACF@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring a concert and helping the Nautical Mile come back to life after Hurricane Sandy.

Exhibit by West End Arts

The Art Alcove, Freeport Recreation Center Lobby
Through Thursday, September 19, 2013

Photo caption: Joel Rossin, Arts Council Exhibit Coordinator, in front of The Art Alcove featuring work by West End Arts

Exhibit by West End Arts

Display Cabinets, Freeport Recreation Center Lobby
Through Thursday, September 19, 2013

Please assist us in our fundraising efforts by joining the fundraising committee!

Meetings are held in the Freeport Recreation Center.

For further information, e-mail logo.away@yahoo.com or cpar302409@aol.com.

Featuring work by Andrea Baum, Jason Gorbel, and Olegi Osepaishvili.

The Art Annex, Freeport Recreation Center Program Wing

The Arts Council is among this year's sponsors of Rich Rivkin's 2013 Summer Arts Festival Series.

Visit http://limusicfestivals.com/.

Artists are welcome to paint live at all events and will be admitted free if carrying in an easel and art supplies.

If you are interested in displaying in the Sculpture Garden, located in the rear lobby of the Freeport Recreation Center, please e-mail infoLIACF@gmail.com.

Photo caption: Sheldon Aptekar with his sculptures in the Sculpture Garden.

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, pianist Marianela Santurio, along with drummer/ percussionist Miguel Santurio, will play a repertoire of popular music written by an array of talented Cuban composers. This musical brother-and-sister team will combine a lively blend of Spanish and French melodies and harmonies with African rhythmical concepts to present a colorful array of sound.

Sunday, September 22, 2013
Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road

Donations accepted at the door.

On Sunday, September 29, 2013 the Arts Council is hosting a “Mother/Daughter Princess Tea Party” fundraiser. The Tea Party will take place at the Freeport Recreation Center’s Restaurant Lounge from 1pm until 4pm.

Elaine Sanzone, Girl Scout Leader and PTA Volunteer, will be honored with the "Making A Difference Award."

Come dressed like a princess! Activities will include “Make Your Own Tiara,” “Make Your Own Wand,” “Make a Candy Tea Cup," and “Story Time.” We will be serving refreshments and light tea party treats.

The goal of this fundraiser is to introduce young families to the Arts Council, raise funds for programs throughout the year, inquire what programs you would like to see, and of course enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon with your princess!

The cost of the event is $25 per mother/daughter. There is a cost of $10 per additional child/guest.

RSVP at infoLIACF@gmail.com or call 516-223-2522 x11.

Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road
Freeport, NY

We look forward to seeing you!!!
The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport

3rd Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Freeport Memorial Library

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is pleased to sponsor a Craft Fair as part of the Freeport Memorial Library's Fall Festival. A variety of hand-crafted items will be available for sale. Also enjoy a petting zoo, carnival games, inflatable bouncy house obstacle course, refreshments, and more.

Vendors! Please contact the Arts Council for registration information.

You're invited...
to join us in support of
the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport's

2013 Arty Party

Falling into Art

Thursday, October 24, 6 to 10 p.m.
Coral House
70 Milburn Avenue, Baldwin, New York


MARNIE KATZMAN: Arts Recognition Tribute (ARTY) Award
BRADY RYMER: Alexander Schanzer Memorial Art Smart Award - for professional artists who share the arts through performance and education
Legislator DAVE DENENBERG: Citizen of the Year Award
BUTCH YAMALI: Business Person of the Year Award
TOM PHELAN: Literary Award

Please see the attached invitation for information about tickets, advertisements, and sponsorships.

Download: invitation_2013.pdf  

Have a musical instrument gathering dust in your closet? Donate it to the Arts Council's MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MARKETPLACE and we will find a home for it. We have donated numerous instruments to school districts in need. Let us find a home for yours.

www.artflock.org is a new website listing professional development opportunities, workshops, and lectures for artists in the New York City area. The website features a comprehensive calendar of professional development events searchable by organization, topic, or date.

artflock is a core project of the Alliance for Sustainable Arts Professional Practices (ASAPP). ASAPP is a coalition of not-for-profit arts organizations and arts-related businesses dedicated to sharing professional development opportunities and best practice resources with artists in the New York City area. ASAPP members include A.I.R. Gallery, ALJIRA, apexart, ARTISIN, LLC, Bronx Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Art Space, Brooklyn Arts Council, Center for Book Arts, Creative Capital, Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, CUE Art Foundation, Culture Push, Dieu Donné, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Harlem Arts Alliance, Laundromat Project, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Foundation for the Arts, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, NURTUREart, Parsons - The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, Queens Council on the Arts, the Urban Artists Initiative, Utrecht Art Supplies. Major funding for ASAPP and artflock is provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, with additional support from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is affiliated with the Long Island Ballet Competition and Long Island Dance Consortium.

Long Island Ballet Competition:

Long Island Dance Consortium:

Photo caption: The Long Island Dance Company performs an avant-garde contemporary piece entitled "THE DOLLHOUSE."

33rd Annual Juried Photography Show
Co-Sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings
June 1-27, 2013
Freeport Memorial Library

Juror: Jeff Harris www.jeffharrisphoto.com

Awards Reception: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7-8:30pm
Awards Presentation: 8pm

Click the "more" button to the right for a list of exhibitors and important information.

Arts Academy
After-school art classes were offered for students at Atkinson Intermediate School and Dodd Middle School
April and May 2013

Funded by the Freeport Community Development Agency
Hosted by the Freeport Public Schools
Endorsed by the Freeport Youth Services Coalition

Click the link below for the class schedule.

Photo caption: Student artwork on exhibit at the Atkinson Festival of the Arts.

The Arts Council honored 18 of Long Island's Outstanding Advocates for the Arts!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6pm - 8pm
Adelphi University's Performing Arts Center, Garden City

Click the "more" button to the right for a list of honorees.

America! Vote for the ARTY Party!

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Cherry Valley Club, Garden City

We honored...
John Appelt, Citizen of the Year (President of Enertelplus, Inc. and Partner at Senior Network Solutions, Ltd.)
Ray Maguire, Outstanding Community Service Award (Executive Director of the Freeport Fire Department) 
Robert T. Spiotto, Arts Recognition Tribute Award (ARTY) (Executive Director of the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead)

Photo caption: Left to right: James Caracciolo, representing Mayor Andrew Hardwick; Arts Council Executive Director Marnie Katzman; Citizen of the Year award recipient John E. Appelt; Outstanding Community Service award recipient Raymond Maguire; and Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg.

The Arts Council's 2012 Hat & Artist Luncheon was held on June 14 at The Mansion at the Woodlands, Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, in Woodbury.

The event featured a vintage & designer hat exhibition, silent auction, raffles, an exhibit, a performance, wonderful honorees, and great company!

Photo caption: From left are Marnie L. Katzman Executive Director of the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Linda Mangano Luncheon Chairperson, the Honorable Thomas S. Gulotta who received the Distinguished Community Service Award, Robin and Irwin Krasnow who received the Outstanding Citizens of the Year Award, Robbie Rosen who received the Emerging Artist of the Year Award, and Nassau County Executive the Honorable Edward P. Mangano.

A Kick-Off Celebration for Freeport's new

Nautical Mile Health Walk

was held on Saturday, May 14, 2011
at Sea Breeze Park

This program is jointly sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, Freeport Public Schools, and Village of Freeport.

Fitness instructor and Freeport resident Carol Madigan led us on a walk to view the distance markers.

Marker Design by award-winning Freeport artist Marc Josloff
Marker Paintings by Freeport Public School Students

Special thanks to the following businesses for their participation:
Modell's Sporting Goods
Blue 42, 42 Woodcleft Avenue
Bonito Sushi, 301 Woodcleft Avenue
Bracco's Clam & Oyster Bar, 319 Woodcleft Avenue
E.B. Elliot's, 23 Woodcleft Avenue
JC Cove Restaurant, 229 Woodcleft Avenue
Landshark Tiki Bar and Grille, 39 Woodcleft Avenue
Otto's Sea Grill, 271 Woodcleft Avenue
Rachel's Waterside Grill, 281 Woodcleft Avenue
River House Grille, 195A Woodcleft Avenue
The Schooner, 435 Woodcleft Avenue
Woodcleft Crab Shack, 150 Woodcleft Avenue
Crow’s Nest Mini Golf
Crow's Nest Cove and Ahab's Attic Gift Shops

Photo caption: (left to right) Freeport Village Trustee Jorge Martinez, School Board Member Ron Ellerbe, Hempstead Town Councilwoman Angie Cullin, School Board Vice President Debra Mule, Freeport High School Student and Artist Aleya, Mayor Andrew Hardwick, Arts Council Executive Director Marnie Katzman, Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, and Freeport Superintendent of Schools Kishore Kincham, Ed.D. attend the Kick-Off Celebration.

Click the link below to view the distance markers.

A reception was held on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 to celebrate the renovation of The Art Alcove Gallery located in the Freeport Recreation Center.  This project was funded by Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg. The enclosure will ensure the safety of the artwork and provide a more accessible viewing space for the public.

Special thanks to Compare Foods, Love and Quiches, T & L Beer and Soda Distributors, King Kullen, and Terranova Florist for their donations for the reception.

Photo caption: (left to right) Executive Director Marnie Katzman, Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, and artist Muriel Herring in front of the new entrance to The Art Alcove.

Supported by Sam Ash Music Stores
Contest Chair: Herb Rothgarber
Judges: Jay Anthony Gach and Dana Richardson

Fifty-nine entries were received from all over the world, including England, Australia, Canada, Italy, Belgium, New Zealand, and the United States. The winning composition was performed at the Long Island Composers Alliance Music for Students program on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at the Freeport Memorial Library.

FIRST PRIZE: Amanda Jacobs of Rochester, NY for Garden Verses (voice and piano) SECOND PRIZE: Sang Mi Ahn of Bloomington, IN for Two Pieces for Violin and Piano


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