Celebrate the Arts on Long Island
Join the fun, sample fine arts and fine dining for the whole family with
ARTS ALIVE LI’s full calendar of events!
Concerts • Theater • Dance • Gourmet Food • Fine Art Exhibitions
Sol Y Sombra at Suffolk County Community College Elska at the Long Island Children’s Museum
Hampton Theater Company
Jen Chapin in Concert with Special Guest Dave March at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
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It’s October and you’re invited to share in the bountiful harvest of Long Island’s arts, culture and cuisine at the Arts Alive LI month-long Festival. From visual, musical and performing arts, to community festivals and epicurean delights, the Arts Alive LI Festival takes place on stages, in galleries, at film houses, and in neighborhood restaurants across Long Island. It’s all here for you and your family. Many Long Islanders often venture to New York City for cultural events without realizing that many great venues are in their own backyard that are family friendly and affordable. Led by the Long Island Arts Alliance, the region’s arts and culture organizations come together in October to offer more than 40 tempting opportunities for you to sample something new and wonderful throughout the month.
The festival kicks off the last weekend of September and ends on Oct. 31st. Throughout the month there are drawings for free tickets and prizes such as a Family Four-Pack of airline tickets donated by Southwest Airlines®—all in an effort to inspire you to explore your community, meet your neighbors and support your local theaters, restaurants, performing arts centers and museums. Get inspired and visit ArtsAliveLI.org for a full calendar of events.
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This year the festival is divided into three categories of Signature Series events including: Arts Alive LI Classic: Visual and performing arts presented in venues such as performing arts centers, museums, libraries and universities. Arts Alive LI for Families: Fun family events that introduce the arts to children through performances, festivals and hands-on experiences, many are free. Arts Alive LI for Foodies: Events for people with a passion for the culinary arts.
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Prices range from $100 per person to absolutely free. There is something for everyone offered in this amazing array of events. But it doesn’t end in October! ArtsAliveLI.org is your year-round source for events on Long Island. The continuing “Calendar of Events” offers a host of fun activities to do with family and friends. The “Arts Mkt” features workshops, art classes and opportunities for artists.
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Join us at the 2nd Annual Arts Alive LI Festival to celebrate the best Long Island has to offer.
GET INSPIRED! Theresa Statz-Smith Executive Director Long Island Arts Alliance
For details and the full calendar of events, visit www.ArtsAliveLI.org
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Jen Chapin Gets To The Heart Of It With Reckoning By Jenna Kern-Rugile
Growing up in Huntington, native Long Islander Jen Chapin was surrounded by music. As the daughter of famed folk singer/songwriter Harry Chapin and a niece of Tom Chapin, also a famous singer/songwriter, it’s not surprising that performing and writing songs is in her genes. It would be a big mistake, however, to pigeonhole this diverse singer/songwriter into a “folk chick” box. “My Dad was touring for over 200 days a year,” says Jen, whose father died in 1981 while driving on the Long Island Expressway en route to performing a free concert at Eisenhower Park when she was just 10 years old. “Although we accompanied him on some of those tours, other than that it was a regular suburban household, where my parents’ activism influenced me more than anything.” In fact, she says, because of her wellknown musical family, “People used to joke about how crappy our stereo system was.” Jen’s own blend of urban-folk-soul is in full bloom in her latest and most fully realized release, Reckoning. She spent her youth listening to much of the music that her older brothers loved—lots of classic Seventies rock, and everything from Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens and Van Morrison to Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind & Fire. “I’m definitely drawn to artists who are in it for the long haul and have careers spanning decades,” she says, adding that a particularly strong influence was Bill Withers, best known for such hits as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me” and “Lovely Day.” “He’s a particular touchstone for me because of the honesty, economy and fine groove of his songs,” says Jen. “It’s something I find myself
referring back to when I’m working on a song.” Jen’s expansive musical tastes and her love of that “fine groove” are in fine form on Reckoning, which came out just last month. The songs, all originals, beautifully reflect the complexities, joys and challenges of life. She’s a mother of two: Maceo, 8, and Van, 4. She’s the wife of Stephan Crump, her Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband. She’s an activist as a member of the board of directors of nonprofit WhyHunger, founded in 1975 by her father. She’s a singer/ songwriter with several CDs under her belt, many featuring Crump and his Rosetta Trio. And she’s a touring artist, on her own, with Crump and the Rosetta Trio and as the opening act for everyone from Bruce Hornsby to the Neville Brothers. In Reckoning, produced by five-time Grammy award-winner Kevin Killen (U2, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel and more), Jen gets right to the heart of the matter, whether those matters are of the heart, womb or world. In songs that display a perfect balance of poignancy, outrage and optimism, she tackles parenting, marriage and inequality, all while gracing her listeners with a voice that, although all her own, brings to mind Norah Jones, Shawn Colvin and one of her idols, Joni Mitchell. In “Go Away,” Jen shares the not-so-secret but rarely admitted truth about parenting—that, as much as you adore your progeny, their incessant demands and often mundane routines can make you act down-right nasty: “I need you to go away/For a minute for an hour for a blessed day/Pack up your mirror/Take that ugly woman away.” But the song concludes with love prevailing, as she sings, “Do I feel guilty?/Not really/I watch your breath rise and fall in your sleep each
night/Each morning I’m reeling from any smile, any touch, any kiss any kindnesses/You are willing to bestow.” In “Feed Your Baby,” Jen looks at our broken food system in a culture where, despite the great wealth of a few, so many hard-working people lack access to healthy, affordable, fresh food: “Worry worry work and cry/Full warm breast goes limp and dry/Wilted leaves still priced too high/Too hard feed my baby.” Jen’s passion for social justice issues—she’s involved in many sustainable local food movements, including a new group called AmpleHarvest.org—isn’t born of pity. “It’s not, ‘We’re going to help, you poor, suffering people;’ it’s about listening to the voice of the people in those situations and helping to build leadership in those communities from the grassroots up, not the top down,” she explains. Her belief is that most people are working honest jobs—in shops, restaurants, factories, and yes, the arts, too—but have been denied the benefits because of the greed of those in power. “Economic growth and greater productivity need to translate into better wages,” she says. “Major employers can afford to do this and still be profitable, and more money in the pockets of regular people means more dignity, stronger families, a better society and a stronger economy.” Despite her passion to overcome inequality and her frustration at social injustice, Jen chooses to keep the faith. In Reckoning’s closing song, “Gospel,” Jen celebrates social movements for economic justice and democracy around the world, singing, “Solitary voices become one/ Building of a new world has begun/Shopworn gospel brought back in the sun/Human evolution never done/It’s gonna take a long time but we’re not going away...” Jen Chapin is one artist who’s not going anywhere...and that’s something to celebrate.
Don’t miss Jen Chapin’s performance at the stage at the Patchogue Theatre’s Live in the Lobby program on Oct. 10, as part of the Arts Alive LI Classic Signature Series. To learn about all the Arts Alive shows, visit www.artsaliveli.org.
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Melissa Errico Long Island native Melissa Errico is back with a program of Broadway favorites and more in the intimate Cabaret at “Club T” setting at Tilles Center. She has been called everything from “divine” to “the voice of enchantment” to “one of the most valuable assets of the musical theater.” This sizzling evening of songs is a co-production with WLIW and will be taped live at Tilles Center for broadcast on WLIW and THIRTEEN. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville (516) 299-3100 tillescenter. org $53. 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. (Two performances.) Friday, Oct. 18.
First Friday with Brazilian Guitarist João Luiz
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Heckscher Museum presents world-renowned guitarist João Luiz of the famed Brasil Guitar Duo. João will perform a program featuring Latin American choros and dances, along with traditional Spanish classical guitar repertoire. He will be joined by flutist Kirsten Johnson for several lively Latin duets. João has appeared internationally at major concert series as well as at festivals in Europe, South America, and cities throughout the United States. Heckscher Museum of Art 2 Prime Ave., Huntington (631) 351-3250 heckscher.org Free. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
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Cultural Arts Workshops: Robbi K and Bakithi Kumalo
Musician and storyteller Robbi K and Grammy-winning bassist Bakithi Kumalo (who worked on Paul Simon’s Graceland album) will lead an interactive workshop exploring music across continents. The Kumalos visit historical footprints and contributions of South African and American music using their own personal narrative, with an emphasis on humor, history and music. Through interactive movement and song, they demonstrate the musical connection that unites cultures and peoples. Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St., Huntington (631) 271-8423, ext. 14. huntingtonarts.org $20; Free for participating JOURNEY school district teachers. 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8.
An Acoustic Night with Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner
Lou Gramm, the lead singer of Foreigner, is one of the most successful vocalists in rock. His unique sound made the band one of Billboard’s Top 100 Artists of All Time. Gramm sang lead on all of the band’s hits, including “Feels Like the First Time,” “Cold as Ice” and “I Want to Know What Love Is,” which topped the charts at #1 in 1985. Gramm was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame this year. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. (516) 767-6444 landmarkonmainstreet.org $67, $72. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11
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Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance
The home of Long Island’s most famous bard continues its signature poetry series for a third season with a reading by San Francisco poet Sandra Alcosser, joined by regional poet Robert Gibbons. The event begins with a writing workshop with Gibbons at 3 p.m. and continues at 6:15 p.m. with a free reception featuring Gibbons and Alcosser. At 7 p.m., Gibbons and Alcosser will share the stage and read from their works. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station (631) 427-5240 waltwhitman.org Writing Workshop: $15 (3 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Evening Reading: $10, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
During the seven-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities and more come together to celebrate the art and influence of cinema in the charming and historic towns of Long Island’s Gold Coast. The festival will feature screenings of more than 50 feature-length and short films, as well as filmmaker workshops and panels, family programs and other special events. Venues throughout the Town of North Hempstead, goldcoastfilmfestival.org (516) 829-2570 Many events are free, and others start at just $10. Monday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 27.
And Then The Merry Widow Waltzed
Friends of the Sands Point Preserve presents “And Then The Merry Widow Waltzed,” performed by the DiCapo Opera Theatre. The show takes the audience on a musical journey through the history of American Musical Theater, beginning with “The Merry Widow” through Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music.” It includes selections from many favorite musicals, including “Show Boat,” “Kismet,” “The Most Happy Fella,” “West Side Story,” and more, for a song-filled evening in celebration of our musical heritage. Great Hall at Castle Gould, Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point (516) 571-7901 thesandspointpreserve.com $125; Includes performance, cocktails and dinner. 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.
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With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. Sedaris, who is the author of many best-selling books and is known by many for his readings on NPR’s “This American Life,” will read from his work in an evening that promises to be both hilarious and original. Staller Center for the Arts Main Stage at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook (631) 632-ARTS stallercenter.com $40, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.
James Hunter’s classic-yet-modern brand of rhythm and blues has captivated listeners and earned him two Billboard Blues #1s; tours with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Etta James and Willie Nelson; and performances on Leno, Letterman and Conan. About Hunter, Van Morrison said, “He’s one of the best voices and best-kept secrets in British R&B and soul.” All guests attending this performance will have the opportunity to meet James Hunter after the event. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore 866-811-4111 boultoncenter.org $50. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Second Saturdays: Viva L’Art
Youngsters (ages 4 to 10) and their grown-up companions explore works of art every second Saturday of the month here with hands-on activities and discussions. In celebration of Spanish Heritage Month, the art of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali will be featured, with opportunities for children to create their own collages and drawings inspired by these two artists. November’s Second Saturday will feature American architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn. Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery, 112 Hofstra University, Hempstead (516) 463-5672 hofstra.edu/ museum $5 per child; Free for adult companion 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
The Vixens Of Broadway! With Betty Buckley
Tony Award-winner Betty Buckley has become the quintessential leading lady of the American musical theatre through her dazzling performances in “Cats,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “1776” and “Pippin.” “The Vixens of Broadway!” is a fun and light-hearted evening that will include some of the best songs of both classic and contemporary Broadway, including “When You’re Good to Mama” (“Chicago”), “Another Suitcase In Another Hall” (“Evita”), “I Know Things Now” (“Into the Woods”), and “Whatever Lola Wants” (“Damn Yankees”). Bay Street Theatre On the Long Wharf, Sag Harbor (631) 725-9500 baystreet.org $50 - $75; VIP tickets for $100 include after-party with Betty Buckley. 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
Arts Alive LI Festival Closing Event DINNER THEATER with HAMPTON THEATRE AND STONE CREEK INN Dinner begins at 5 p.m. at the Stone Creek Inn in East Quogue followed by the 7 p.m. performance of “Other Desert Cities” nearby at the beautiful and historic Quogue Community Hall. All guests will enjoy an after-theatre “talk back” session with the actors. All ticket holders are eligible to win a drawing for two free round-trip tickets courtesy Southwest Airlines® and must be present to win. Contest Rules and information at www. ArtsAliveLI.org. The cost for the
evening—3-course dinner (including
tax and tip), show and talk back—is $53. To reserve your space at this Arts Alive LI Signature Series Event, please send your check for $53 per person to: Hampton Theatre Company, P.O. Box 734, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978. Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address if you have one so that we may e-mail you your tickets. Tickets Theater ONLY: $25 Adults, $23 Seniors (except Saturday), $10 Students under 21. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 5 p.m. Dinner and 7 p.m. Theatre (631) 653-8955 hamptontheatre.org
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Chapin, a Long Island native, activist, educator and amazing songwriter and performer. Dave March is a founding member of JERUSALEM is the first-ever Miles To Dayton, known for their giant screen film to soar above SAG HARBOR AMERICAN four-part vocal harmony and the Holy Land giving audiences MUSIC FESTIVAL (SHAMF) clever songwriting. Tickets: $10 at a rare glimpse of the ancient, Friday, Sept. 27 & Saturday, the door & include a beverage at Sept. 28, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Free. storied city, as well as exclusive the bar; seating is limited, doors access to iconic holy sites and SagHarborMusic.org open at 7 p.m., or call (631) 207Special kick-off event featuring little-known parts of the region— CHRISTIAN WHITE: NEW WORK 1313 to reserve. Non-perishable BeauSoliel avec Michael Doucet, including the Western Wall, the Friday, Oct. 4, Opening Refood item requested to help supkings of Cajun music at the Old Church of the Holy Sepulchre, ception 5–7 p.m. Free. Gallery port RockCANRoll. Whalers Church. Friday, Sept. 27, the Dome of the Rock, the Jor8 p.m. General admission $25; dan River, the Sea of Galilee, and North, 90 North Country Rd., EPHEMERAL: CURATED BY Limited reserved tickets $40. the mountain fortress of Masada. Setauket (631) 751-2676 galCARSON FOX lerynorth.org Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. – 9 The exhibition will feature paint- Wednesday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-2 LONG ISLAND’S FINEST… p.m. Free. Local to Global, Jazz ing and sculpture, and include a p.m. Free. Adelphi UniversiFINE ART, FINE FOOD, FINE and Blues, Roots and Folk, preview of his carvings for the ty’s Ruth S. Harley University WINE, FINE COMPANY Pop and more! Local galleries, restaurants and businesses serve Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6–9 p.m. Iconic Wall, soon to be installed Center Gallery, 1 South Ave., at the Simons Center. White will Garden City adelphi.edu The Nassau County Museum as the free, intimate venues Artists, Christian Boltanski, talk about his work as part of of Art, One Museum Drive, along with outdoor locations, Oscar Munoz, Mary Temple, the ArTalk@GalleryNorth series Roslyn Harbor (516) 484offering a wide variety of free on Oct. 20th. It runs from Oct. 4 Cal Lane, Portia Munson, Mac performances during the Festival 9338 nassaumuseum.org Premo, Ariana Page Russell, Joe thru Nov. 1. A talk by the famed artist Alex weekend. Mangrum, Sarah Heinemann, Katz, plus the opportunity to WESTBURY STREET FAIR and Cara Lynch employ a range ROOTS BISTRO GOURMAND meet and mingle with contemWITH STREET MOSAIC of materials from paint, sand, presents HARVEST FEAST porary artists whose works are Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-5 photo, and earth in artworks Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. showcased in Aftermodernism, p.m. Free. Post Ave., Westbury that question human experiRoots Bistro Gourmand, 399 are among the highlights of ence, memory and mortality. As Montauk Highway, West IsLong Island’s Finest, an evening The Greater Westbury Council lip (631) 587-2844 rootsbist- of tastings from prominent area for the Arts in conjunction with part of its Ephemeral exhibition, rogourmand.com restaurants, caterers and winer- the Westbury Business Improve- the Long Island community is invited to join students, faculty Roots Bistro Gourmand pays ies. Tickets are $100 and support ment District Street Fair invites kids, families and professional and staff in “chalking up” the homage to the season by servspecific education programs artists to “paint a panel” in chalk, campus with images and text. ing Long Island-inspired dishes, such as Family Art Programs, on the street, to create a pictoMulticolored chalk will be supfeaturing local ingredients from Autism & the Arts, Adults with rial mosaic of street art. The plied to participants. All ages Montauk Point to upstate New Memory Loss and Art Partners. street fair includes a wonderful are welcome. (Rain date: Oct. 9.) York. This six-course harvest array of merchants, dozens of Evening reception: 5-7 p.m. Light JAMBOOZI FESTIVAL LIVE celebration features dishes outside vendors, a delicious food refreshments will be served. All MUSIC/LIVE PAINTING handcrafted by talented chefs are welcome. Exhibition runs Sunday, Sept. 29, Noon-6:30 court and plenty of live enterand matched with wines and tainment all day long. (Rain date: through Oct. 20. beers. This limited-seating event is p.m. The Great Lawn at the hosted by Executive Chef Philippe Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Sunday, Oct. 6.) LONG ISLAND FALL Neck Rd., Centerport limusicCorbet and Chef James Orlandi.
FIRST FRIDAY WITH BRAZILIAN GUITARIST JOÃO LUIZ Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Free. Heckscher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington (631) 351-3250 heckscher.org
Live music featuring The Electrix, Miles to Dayton, Abraxas, Ken Talve Trio and Elana Rivkin along with 40 Artists painting to the inspiration of the live music, scenic vistas, and audience interaction. Art, Sculpture & Food. Enjoy free extended viewFor all ages. Bring chairs & cooling hours of Stan Brodsky: ers. Rain or Shine. Free parking. Retrospective from 4 p.m. - 8:30 Fee: $15 Adults; $5 Children 12 & p.m. and a special musical under; FREE for children 5 years performance at 7 p.m. in honor and younger. of Hispanic Heritage Month with CULTURAL ARTS world-renowned guitarist João Luiz. This program features Latin WORKSHOPS: AFRICAN ABSTRACTION & MODERN American choros and dances, ART INTERTWINED and a traditional Spanish clasWednesday, Oct. 2, 4:30-7:30 sical guitar repertoire. Luiz is joined by flutist Kirsten Johnson p.m. Huntington Arts Council, for a few lively Latin duets. Stan 213 Main St., Huntington (631) 271-8423 X14 huntingBrodsky is ArtsAliveLI.org featonartscouncil.org artsined@ tured Artist of the Month.
FIRST ANNUAL LONG ISLAND AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE PARADE AND FESTIVAL Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. Free. Hempstead (516) 5721999 Parade and festivities celebrating the importance of the rich heritage of African Americans on Long Island. Featured events include local artists, art vendors, fine cuisine from the African American Diaspora, a Health Pavilion and a Kiddy Corner for family friendly fun. The parade’s scenic route starts on Nassau Road, Roosevelt and ends at the festival at Washington Avenue and Front Street in Hempstead.
JERUSALEM Opens Saturday, Sept. 28. Cradle of Aviation Museum,
A Workshop Series: Christopher Agostino, visual and performing artist and author of “Transformations! The Story Behind the Painted Faces,” will display examples of mask and makeup art traditions of different cultures in Africa. Participants will design a mask and observe Christopher’s face-painting technique. FREE for participating JOURNEY district teachers, $20 for general public and other teachers.
GUY’S PIG ROAST AT RESTAURANT MIRABELLE Friday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. Restaurant Mirabelle at the Three Village Inn, 150 Main St., Main St. on the Harbor, Stony Brook (631) 584.5999 It’s time for Guy’s Annual Pig Roast hosted by Long Island’s renowned chef Guy Reuge at
Restaurant Mirabelle in The Three Village Inn. Chef Guy will roast the pig himself and introduce his guests to the best in locally sourced “farm to table” cuisine. Featuring live music. $55 Adults (Inclusive). $20 Children under 12. Unlimited Wine, Beer & Sangria
CHILD’S BREATH~A BUTOH DANCE COLLABORATION Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Free Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport (631) 261-6664 Susanne Daeppen and Christoph Lauener, international Butoh Dancers from Switzerland, choreograph a dance piece based on the work of local playwright Bruce Teifer accompanied by local violinist/composer Matthew Pierce. It’s a presentation by the Northport Arts Coalition (631) 261-8590.
A TASTE OF PORT JEFFERSON Saturday, Oct. 5, Noon-4 p.m. Port Jefferson Village Center, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson (631) 473-1414 atasteofportjefferson.com
Sample an abundance of food, desserts, wines & beers featuring more than 30 local restaurants and eateries at the Port Jefferson Village Center, which overlooks the Harborfront Park and Harbor. Tickets are $45 per person in advance and $50 at the door. Available for sale at the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce-118 West Broadway, Port Jefferson. Credit cards & phone orders welcomed.
519 N. Broadway, Jericho (516) tonartscouncil.org artsined@ 513-1487 marketbistroli.com huntingtonarts.org Edible Long Island and Brooklyn Brewery present a Celebration of Beer, Food & Stories! Try Brooklyn’s latest beer, Cuvée La Boite, pick up the first issue of Edible Long Island, and sample locally made snacks. Market Bistro’s mission is to bring farmfresh, seasonally inspired and thoughtfully procured provisions to Long Island.
A Workshop Series: David Martine, director/curator of the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center, an award-winning painter of Native Americans and natural landscapes, talks about his background and gives an overview of the new living Wikun Village at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center as well as the museum’s collection. Participants create their own portraits using reference and drawing tools. FREE for participating JOURNEY district teachers, $20 for general public and other teachers.
SOL Y SOMBRA: LATIN SOUL Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Van Nostrand Theatre, Suffolk County Community College, Michael J. Grant Campus, 1001 Crooked Hill Rd., Brent- MICHAEL PARASKEVAS Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6–8 p.m. wood (631) 851-6589 SunyFree. Memorial Gallery, FarmSuffolk.edu/TheatreArts Join the Sol y Sombra Spanish ingdale State College, 2350 Dance Company for an exciting Broadhollow Rd., Farminglook at the roots of Hispanic dale (631) 794-6118 or (631) music and dance in a concert 420-2181 Farmingdale.edu celebrating the diversity of the “Latin Soul” through its music, song and dance. The program features live Spanish Flamenco, Argentine Tango and Mexican Folklorico. General admission: $15; Seniors and SCCC Faculty: $14; SCCC students with current ID: One FREE ticket.
ELSKA PLUS ARCTIC ANIMALS WORKSHOP Saturday, Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City (516) 224-5800 LICM.org
The well-known artist, painter, illustrator and animator, Michael Paraskevas, will exhibit a collection of his work. Meet the artist himself at the opening reception or at a lecture from 3:05-4:15 p.m. Exhibition runs from Oct. 7 thru Nov. 1.
ART AFTER DARK Friday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m. Free. Art League of Long Island, 107 E. Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills (631) 462-5400, artleagueli.org
Participate with Art League instructor David Miller as he explains his work “Exquisite “Hiddi! hiddi!” that’s the word as Corpse,” which is similar to an Elska combines theatre, storytell- old parlour game called “ConFESTIVAL ing, and musical performance sequences.” Visitors will take Friday, Oct. 11–Monday, Oct. in order to whisk children and part in this fun and interactive 14, Free. Heckscher Park, families away on a musical tour Halloween-themed artistic crePrime Ave., Huntington lifall- of her native Arctic home, includ- ation. Enjoy live music with wine festival.com ing her 2-foot-tall best friend, the and cheese refreshments. The event offers four stages of Goobler, an Arctic fox and a vast entertainment, a world-class THE CRAIC FESTIVAL: colony of “Lost Socks.” Ages: 1 carnival, hundreds of arts and STOKED FEST and up. Fee: $5 with museum crafts, and food vendors and Saturday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m. admission ($4 LICM members), numerous activities designed $10 Theater Only. Arctic Animals Free. Long Beach Hotel, 405 especially for young children. E. Broadway, Long Beach Workshop: at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Heckscher Museum of Kids can create their own Arctic stokedfest.com Art invites visitors of all ages A One-Day Kids Film Festival animal puppets to sing along for a FREE art activity on the with all the quirky characters on will help the revitalization of museum terrace throughout the the Island of Elska. All ages. Free Long Beach in the aftermath of afternoon. Half-price museum Hurricane Sandy. The festival with museum admission. admission and docent-led tours features a 75-minute short films of the Stan Brodsky rRtrospecHEALTHY SNACKING WITH program, arts and crafts with tive, plus recent acquisitions, and DEBBIE SUNSHINE local artists right after the films, “Picture Perfect” exhibitions. Art Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. and a reception (food & drinks) activities daily from 12 to 4 p.m. 300 Forest Drive, East Hills with free goodie bags for the during festival dates. Stan Brod- (516) 484-1545 sjjcccomKids. FREE event with donations sky is ArtsAliveLI.org featured merce.org accepted at the door. “Artist of the Month.” Learn how to make yummy, CULTURAL ARTS nutritious snacks for kids and CULTURAL ARTS WORKSHOPS: INDIAN adults with Debby Sunshine, WORKSHOPS: BLOCK PRINTING TRENDS author of the blog “Vegan STORYTELLING AND AND TRADITIONS American Princess.” Fee $15 / FOLKTALES Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4:30members $10.
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St., Huntington (631) 271-8423 X14. huntingtonartscouncil.org artsined@ huntingtonarts.org
A Workshop Series: Heather Forest Ph.D., an award-winning storyteller, educator and author of 17 children’s books and recordings, creates a workshop to explore the art of storytelling. FREE for participating JOURNEY district teachers, $20 for general public and other teachers.
JEN CHAPIN IN CONCERT WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVE MARCH Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue (631) 207-1313 THE QUARTERLY CAROUSAL patchoguetheatre.com This intimate LIVE IN THE LOBBY Wednesday, Oct. 16, 5:30 show provides a rare look at Jen 7:30 p.m. Free. Market Bistro,
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WINDS, WAVES AND SKIES Sunday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport (631) 854-5555
7:30 p.m. Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St., Huntington (631) 271-8423 X14 huntingtonartscouncil.org email@example.com
Puneeta Mittal, painter and exhibiting ceramic artist, discusses the ancient art of Indian block printing and current trends in modern fashion/textile design, and how these trends relate back to patterns Indian designers have been CULTURAL ARTS using for centuries. The hands-on WORKSHOPS: CREATING workshop demonstrates simple PORTRAITS FROM HISTORY ways to create your own stamp Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:30-7:30 for block printing on fabric. p.m. Huntington Arts Council, FREE for participating JOURNEY 213 Main St., Huntington district teachers, $20 for general (631) 271-8423 X14 huntingpublic and other teachers. Monmouth Woodwind Quintet performs the music of the Long Island Composers Alliance members in the 60-foot sky theater at the Planetarium. Tickets $20.
Choose Your Own ART-VENTURE!
If you’re an ’80s fan, you might remember the Choose Your Own Adventure book series that began with a warning, “This book is different from other books.” You were instructed to not read the entire book. At the end of each page you were given a choice that determined how the story would continue, which put you in control of the story and its ending. For Arts Alive month we selected some great events and give you some options to complete the experience…. So you are in control of your own experience… an ArtVenture!
Plan a Night around... An Acoustic Night with Lou Gramm: The Voice of Foreigner
Plan a day around... Elska Plus Arctic Animals Workshop Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Long Island Children’s Museum,11 Davis Avenue, Garden City. Ages: 1 and up. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members), $10 Theater Only
“Hiddi! Hiddi!” That’s how to say “hello” on the Island of Elska, an imaginary volcanic island off the coast of Iceland, home to the singer Elska. Joining her on the island are a cast of quirky characters, including her 2-foot-tall best friend the Goobler, an Arctic fox and a vast colony of Lost Socks. Her award-winning debut album, “Middle of Nowhere,” is packed with kidfriendly modern pop songs blending vibraphones, chimes, bells, twinkling analog synthesizers and one of the most endearing and lovely voices in family entertainment. Elska combines theatre, storytelling, and musical performance in order to whisk children and families away on a musical tour of her Arctic home. Arctic Animals: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Museum guests are invited to learn about animals that live in the Artic, and then create your own Artic animal puppet to sing along with all the quirky characters on the Island of Elska. All ages. Free with museum admission. For information: LICM.org Your day should always begin with a wholesome breakfast, especially before traveling to the Arctic. Thomas’ Ham & Eggery in Carle Place was voted 2013 Bethpage Best of LI winner for Best Breakfast and serves delicious fare. You can also visit Gourmet GRILL on Mineola Blvd in Mineola, nominated in the Healthy Eatery cateogry in the 2014 Bethpage Best of Long Island. You might want to dress warm for the Icelandic weather, so pick up some cozy and colorful clothing at Denny’s Childrens’ Wear, with six locations across Long Island, they were nominated as Best Childrens Clothing Store fo 2013 and 2014. Sundown Ski and Sports Shop, with multiple locations, is also a Best of nominee this year. Once Upon A Child in Seaford, nominated for Best Children’s Clothing Store in 2013 and 2014 might have some socks to help Elska and the colony of Lost Socks! After the show, stop by Fun Stuff Toys in Seaford, voted Best Toy Store in 2013 and nominated again this year. You can purchase a take-home puppet theatre so you can perform Elksa songs with your own puppet from the create-your-own workshop. Your play can be accompanied by chimes and bells that you can find at Fun Stuff and at ALL MUSIC, INC. in Plainview, nominated for Best Musical Instrument Store for 2014. What could be better than ending your Elska adventure than skating at Iceland in New Hyde Park, nominated for Best Ice Skating Rink for 2014. If you prefer stargazing, one of Elska’s favorite pastimes, the Jet Blue Planetarium, is located inside the Long Island Children’s Museum, nominated for best museum in 2014. As Elska says, this not-to-be-missed Artic Animal ArtVenture and Workshop is “Totally Amazing!”
Saturday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. Landmark on Main Street, Port Washington. Premium tickets $72, standard $67, with discount for Friends of Landmark. Purchase through Landmark Box Office, call 516-7676444 or go to LandmarkOnMainStreet.org As the lead singer of Foreigner, Lou Gramm became one of the most successful rock vocalists of the late 1970s and 1980s. His unique vocals made Foreigner one of Billboard’s Top 100 Artists of All Time in hit songs history. Gramm was the lead vocalist on all of Foreigner’s hit songs, including “Feels Like the First Time,” “Cold as Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Say You Will.” He co-wrote most of the songs for the band, which achieved two of its biggest hits with the ballads “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” which spent 10 weeks at #2 on the 1981-82 American Hot 100, and “I Want to Know What Love Is,” which was a #1 hit internationally (US & UK) in 1985. Their first eight singles cracked the Billboard Top 20, (four went Top 10) making them the first group since the Beatles to achieve this in 1980. “Is It Live Or Is it Memorex?” What a great time to reunite with your high school or college friends for a night of music with Lou Gramm of Foreigner. Make the evening even more memorable by visiting LI Vinyl Exchange in East Northport, a 2014 nominee for Best Record Store, and pick up a few classic Foreigner albums to enjoy before the concert. Then, it’s onto the Junior League of LI in Manhasset or Revival in Roslyn, both nominated this year for Best Vintage Clothing Store. Enjoy the hunt for some Zena or Sergio Valente Jeans, and don’t forget leggings! You’ll be the envy of everyone if you check the time while sporting a Swatch Watch. Coin Galleries, with six Long Island locations, is a multiple-year winner in the Gold Buying category and is a great source for vintage jewelry. If you’re really adventurous, take a ride to the Rockabilly Barbers in Huntington, East Northport or Stony Brook for some business in the front and party in the back (aka a mullet). The Rockabilly Barbers are multiple-year winners of Best of LI, what better way to complete your look. Plan ahead and make reservations for dinner at Louie’s in Pt. Washington, the 2014 nominee for Best Restaurant with a Waterview, or LaCoquille in Manhasset, the 2014 Best of Nominee for Best French Restaurant. Ooh LaLa! If you’re more of a dessert fan, Sweetie’s in Pt. Washington, the 2014 Best of nominee for Best Candy Store, is a yummy choice and 16 Handles, with multiple Long Island locations and the 2014 nominee for Best Frozen Yogurt, is a scrumptious way to end your Art-Venture. All we can ask is, Say You Will!
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GET INSPIRED! A Celebration of Long Island’s Arts, Culture and Cuisine!
Join the fun Island-wide and all month long with our Signature Events Enjoy ARTS ALIVE LI CLASSIC events featuring ALEX KATZ, LOU GRAMM, MELISSA ERRICO, BETTY BUCKLEY and more!
Have fun with the kids at ARTS ALIVE LI FOR FAMILIES events including VIVA L’ART, GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD and the CRAIC FESTIVAL: STOKED FEST
Grab your fork and taste what ARTS ALIVE LI FOR FOODIES events have to offer including ARTISANAL CHEESE 101 at AMERICAN CHEESE, GUY’S PIG ROAST at RESTAURANT MIRABELLE and HARVEST FEAST at ROOTS BISTRO GOURMAND • Find us at our Signature Events • Join us on Facebook and Twitter • Win free tickets and giveaways
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