The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport

Committed to the idea that the power of the arts is to touch the mind and enrich the soul of the individual and community through advocacy and education. THE LONG ISLAND ARTS COUNCIL AT FREEPORT IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SERVING THE LONG ISLAND ARTS COMMUNITY AND GENERAL PUBLIC SINCE 1974.



 

April is Poetry Month 

 

 All Nassau County high school students

Submission period for the Fifth Annual Poetry Review is now open.

Download the application forms from our website. Deadline for submissions is March 15th, 2020

 

 

Poetry Brochure CoverFifth Annual Poetry Writing Review
for all high school students in Nassau County
 
9th and 10th Grade
 
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize
First, Second, and Third Honorable Mention
 
11th and 12th Grade
 
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize
First, Second, Third Honorable Mention
 
Download both the prospectus HERE and the Parent Permission Form HERE to submit your poem(s).

 

 

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40th  Annual  Juried  Photography  Show

 June 1 - 30, 2020

at the Freeport Memorial Library

(reception Thursday, June 11, 7-9pm)


JPS

Prospectus

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2020 Annual Sunset Concert Series

Our 20th Season

Thursday Nights in July and August

7 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.

All Concerts Are Free

Nominate Your Favorite Performers


 

 

 

 

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Freeport Yacht Club

533 Guy Lombardo Avenue, Freeport

 


JUDE SCHANZER

The Arts Recognition Tribute (ARTY) Award


MICHAEL "EPPY" EPSTEIN

  Champion of the Arts Award


CAROLINE DOCTOROW

Alexander Schanzer Memorial Smart with Art Award

for arts professionals who share the arts through performance and education

 

 

 

 

 

 Go the the Membership/Support menu tab at the top of the screen to purchase tickets through PayPal.  Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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17th ANNUAL SUNSET CONCERT SERIES 

 

ON THE NAUTICAL MILE ESPLANADE

 

Entertainers are subject to change.  Please check back here for any updates before attending the concert.  Guests are requested to bring chairs since seating is limited. Metered parking.  Rain location is in the Freeport Recreation Center - 130 East Merrick Rd.

 


 

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE

THURSDAY NIGHTS IN JULY AND AUGUST

7:00PM - 8:30PM


July 6 - Columbus Circle

July 13 - Freeport Community Band

July 20 - Banjo Rascals

July 27 - Classical Strings

August 3 - The Bionic Babes

August 10 - Broadway and You

August 17 - Train of Thought

August 24 - Black and Tan

August 31 - East End Trio


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Winners of the Second Annual Poem Writing Contest

Sponsored by Dover Publications

Dover ad pre april

 

Grades 9-10

 

First Place: "I Am the Wind" by Alyscia Batista

 

Second Place: "She Asked Me" by Halle Akaeze

 

Third Place: "Creature of the Dark" by Hanah Leventhal

 

First Honorable Mention: "A Pink Sparkly Tutu" by Joanna Lau

 

Second Honorable Mention: "Siren" by Jenna Cuevo

 

Third Honorable Mention: "Hurt" by Suanna Cheng

 

 

 

Grades 11-12

 

First Place: "Culture Clash" by Rina Sarfraz

 

Second Place: "The Model" by Rudy Malcom

 

Third Place:"Recipe for Soy Sauce from a Western God" by Angela Tran

 

First Honorable Mention: "Legs" by Noelle McManus

 

Second Honorable Mention: "Who Knows" by Desirae Merchant-Allen

 

Third Honorable Mention: "Relax" by Daniel Vieira


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37th  Annual  Juried  Photography  Show

June 1 - 29, 2017

 

Juror: Allison Rufrano, MFA, MS


Reception: Thursday, June 8th     7pm to 8:30pm

Award Presentation at 8pm


Freeport Memorial Library

 

TO ENTER: 

Please call or send Email request for two page Prospectus, Entry Form and Calendar

516 223-2522      Joelliacf@gmail.com

 

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10 AM  -  2 PM

 

 

 

 

16th ANNUAL SUNSET CONCERT SERIES 

ON THE NAUTICAL MILE ESPLANADE

Schedule is subject to change.  Please check back here for any updates before attending the concert.  Guests are requested to bring chairs since seating is limited. Rain location is the Freeport Recreation Center 130 E. Merrick Rd. Thanks. Metered municipal parking.


ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE                   THURSDAY NIGHTS 7:00PM - 8:00PM

 

July 7, 2016

FREEPORT COMMUNITY BAND

Patriotic

cb2 

cb3 

 

 

 

July 14, 2016

BANJO RASCALS

Dixie, Ragtime, Swing

BR1

 


BR2

Imperial DinerTurn of the Corkscrew


July 21, 2016

BLACK AND TAN   

Great American Songbook

 

July 28, 2016

MARC BERGER & RIDE   

America's Roots Rock

 

 

August 4, 2016

FEINBERG BROTHERS   

Bluegrass


 

 Feinberg C

 

 Feinberg E


August 11, 2016

STRING QUARTET   

The Classics

 

August 18, 2016

COLUMBUS CIRCLE   

Oldies


August 25, 2016

KALYPSO KEVIN   

Caribbean




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  • April is National Poetry Month
    • April 2019

    April is National Poetry Month



    High school students from across Nassau County present their poems - winners get published in a booklet and students read their winning poems at a poetry reading. read more  
  • 2019, Sunday, Nov. 3rd - J O I N T H E F U N - Arty Party Fundraising Brunch
    • 2019

    2019, Sunday, Nov. 3rd - J O I N T H E F U N - Arty Party Fundraising Brunch



    J O I N T H E F U N

    Arty Party Fundraising Brunch Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2019 1 - 5 pm Freeport Yacht Club 533 Guy Lombardo Ave Freeport, NY

  • 2019. July and August - Free Summer Concerts
    • 2019

    2019. July and August - Free Summer Concerts



    Free Summer Concerts

    On the Nautical Mile at the Esplanade

    Thursday Nights, July and August, 2019

    7pm – 8:30pm

    July 4th

    No concert



    July 11th

    Turnpike Joe
  • Juried Photography Show - 7 - 8:30pm
    • June 2019

    Juried Photography Show - 7 - 8:30pm



    Juried Photography Show


    Freeport Memorial Library
  • New Outdoor Mural
    • June 2019

    New Outdoor Mural



    New Community Mural Unveiled at the Freeport Memorial Library
  • Come Join the Fun
    • May 2019

    Come Join the Fun



    Laugh Tracks Comedy Night
  • New Community Mural
    • 2019

    New Community Mural



    Outdoor Mural Proposal
  • 38th Annual Juried Photography Show
    • June 2018

    38th Annual Juried Photography Show



    Photographers from across Long Island and the five boroughs of NYC display their best photos.
  • Free Summer Concerts
    • June and July 2018

    Free Summer Concerts



    Nautical Mile Concerts
  • Art Alcove Featured Artists
    • May - August 2018
    • 2018

    Women’s History Month



    Women's History Month Exhibit
  • Beer and Painting
    • 2018

    Beer and Painting



    Beer and Painting - Stay Within the Lines
    • October 2017

    Love, Life and the Hereafter Concert



    An afternoon concert of songs about the beauty of love, the vagaries of life, and the effects of death
    • October 2017

    Arty Party October 2017



    Arty Party Award Luncheon
  • 18th Annual Summer Concert Series
    • Jun & July 2017

    18th Annual Summer Concert Series



    18th Annual Summer Concert Series
    • Mar 17, 2017
    • Jul 16, 2015

    October 21, 2016 - Arty Party 2016, A Masked Ball



    Arty Party 2016, A Masked Ball

     Friday, October 21st The Freeport Yacht Club

     

    Marc Courtade, The Arts Recognition Tribute (ARTY) Award

    Peter Lerangis, Literary Award

    Laura Curran, Citizen of the Year

    Gregg Vitello, Business Person of the Year

    Alnoe Paler, Alexander Schanzer Memorial Smart with Art Award

  • July - August 2015
    • July - August 2015

    July - August 2015



    Free Summer Concert Series on the Nautical Mile
    • Jul 16, 2015

    November 6, 2016 - A r t S h o w



    A r t   S h o w

    Freeport Memorial Library

    Opening Reception Sunday, November 6, 2016

    2pm - 4pm

    • Jul 15, 2015
    • Jul 16, 2015
  • Access to the Arts
    • 2019

    Access to the Arts



    Discount tickets to Arts Events
    • Jul 16, 2015
    • Jul 16, 2015
  • Arty Party 2018
    • October 2018

    Arty Party 2018



    Arty Party 2018
    • Jul 15, 2015

    34th Annual Juried Photography Show

    Freeport Memorial Library

    June 1, 2014 through June 26, 2014

    Co-Sponsored by:

    Astoria Federal Savings and Freeport Chamber of Commerce

    Juror: June Bateman

    Reception:

    Reception          Reception More         Reception More 2

    • Jul 16, 2015
    • Jul 16, 2015
  • AARP Community Challenge
    • 2018

    AARP Community Challenge



    New Outdoor Mural
    • Jul 15, 2015
  • SUNSET CONCERT SERIES
    • 2013

    SUNSET CONCERT SERIES



    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

    Free!!

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

  • EXHIBIT IN THE ART ALCOVE - WEST END ARTS
    • Aug 30, 2013

    EXHIBIT IN THE ART ALCOVE - WEST END ARTS



    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

    • Aug 30, 2013

    DISPLAY CABINETS - WEST END ARTS



    Exhibit by West End Arts

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

  • WE NEED YOU!! 2013 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
    • Sep 15, 2013

    WE NEED YOU!! 2013 FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE



    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.
  • THE ART ANNEX
    • Feb 25, 2013

    THE ART ANNEX



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

    The Art Annex, Freeport Recreation Center Program Wing
  • SCULPTURE GARDEN

    SCULPTURE GARDEN



    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
  • BACH TO CUBA PERFORMED BY MARIANELA SANTURIO & MIGUEL SANTURIO
    • September 22, 2013

    BACH TO CUBA PERFORMED BY MARIANELA SANTURIO & MIGUEL SANTURIO



    Pianist Marianela Santurio will play a repertoire of popular music written by Cuban composers.
  • FALL FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR
    • October 5, 2013

    FALL FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR



    3rd Annual Fall Festival
    Saturday, October 5, 2013
    Freeport Memorial Library
    11am-3pm

  • 2013 ARTY PARTY

    2013 ARTY PARTY



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

  • COME TO THE CABARET! SHADES OF GREY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO JOEL GREY
    • May 29, 2012

    COME TO THE CABARET! SHADES OF GREY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO JOEL GREY



    This performance was held on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

    Congregation B'nai Israel, Freeport
    Conceived, directed and performed by Bob Spiotto
    Musical direction by Stephen C. Pagano
    This performance was in memory of Bernard Kalban
    Proceeds benefitted the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport

    From his best-remembered role as the iconic Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret, both on Broadway and in the film version, to his more recent portrayal as the Wizard of Oz in Wicked, Joel Grey continues to entertain audiences of all ages. And now, continuing his own tradition of creating unique and memorable performances, Bob Spiotto takes to the boards once again, in both story and song, to educate and entertain, as he pays tribute to this legendary performer.

    Click the "more" button to the right for thoughts from Bob Spiotto.

    Click the link below for Bob Spiotto's biography.

  • EXHIBITS AT THE MALL AT THE SOURCE - FRANK BRADFORD AND TRUDY RUNYAN
    • May 30, 2012

    EXHIBITS AT THE MALL AT THE SOURCE - FRANK BRADFORD AND TRUDY RUNYAN



    Featuring artwork by Frank Bradford and Trudy Runyan
    The Mall at The Source, Westbury

    Stop by during mall hours to see the exhibits.
    Sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and hosted by The Mall at The Source

    Photo caption: Artwork by Marc Josloff previously on display at The Mall at The Source.

  • PRIVATE VIEWING OF THE ARTWORK AND HOME OF HUMBERTO PILOTO
    • May 06, 2010

    PRIVATE VIEWING OF THE ARTWORK AND HOME OF HUMBERTO PILOTO



    This special event was held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in Bellmore, NY.

    Click the "more" button to the right for Humberto Piloto's biography.
  • CULTURE CALENDAR, JANUARY 2012 - MAY 2012
    • Jan 30, 2012

    CULTURE CALENDAR, JANUARY 2012 - MAY 2012



    Be sure to view the Culture Calendar for a schedule of performances, exhibits, and special events presented by the Arts Council's Affiliates. The Arts Council will do its best to regularly update this calendar but it is always wise to confirm program information before attending an event.

    Photo caption: Temple of Ramses, from the exhibit entitled The Paintings of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Works from a Long Island Collection, is on exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art through March 18, 2012.

  • CLUB FREEPORT - FRANK SANCHEZ
    • Jun 21, 2010

    CLUB FREEPORT - FRANK SANCHEZ



    Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Frank Sanchez performed An Evening on Broadway to a standing-room only crowd as part of the Club Freeport Concert Series co-sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and Village of Freeport. This concert/lecture featured Broadway music of the 1920s to the 1950s - the music of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers, to name a few.

    Freeport Recreation Center
    FREE
    Enjoy coffee and dessert for a nominal fee.
    Doors open: 7pm / Performance: 7:30pm

    Click the "more" button to the right for information about Frank Sanchez.

  • HIGH 5 LONG ISLAND’S TEEN REVIEWERS AND CRITICS (TRaC) PROGRAM - JOURNALISM AND THE ARTS
    • Apr 05, 2011

    HIGH 5 LONG ISLAND’S TEEN REVIEWERS AND CRITICS (TRaC) PROGRAM - JOURNALISM AND THE ARTS



    TRaC is a unique opportunity for middle and high school students interested in journalism and the arts to develop critical writing skills and a deeper understanding of different artistic disciplines. For the winter 2011 TRaC program, teens learned to write a critical review of a performance of The Music Man at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

    Instructor: Marc Courtade
    Business Manager, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts; Adjunct Professor, Arts Management Program, CW Post Campus, Long Island University; Lecturer on Musical Theatre and Opera; Performer

    Additional TRaC programs will be offered in the near future.

  • BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR
    • Nov 22, 2011

    BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR



    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Country Glen Center, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
    9am-11pm
    Special arts activities and exhibits in the afternoon and evening. Please check back for a schedule.

    A percentage of purchases on December 14 in-store and December 14-18 online will benefit the Arts Council. Be sure to mention the Arts Council's Bookfair ID #: 10616696.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT - SUNY COLLEGE AT OLD WESTBURY
    • Nov 16, 2011

    PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT - SUNY COLLEGE AT OLD WESTBURY



    The Hispanic Latino Cultural Center of SUNY College at Old Westbury is pleased to present the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport’s Photography Exhibit during the month of November. The exhibit is in the Library located in the Campus Center and features seven of the top nine winners from the Arts Council's 31st Annual Juried Photography Show - Jason Gorbel, Trudy Runyan, Jeff Going, Janice Panaro, Ellery Samuels, John Aveni, and Evan Myar.

    The Opening Reception was held on Thursday, November 10 with music performed by Bryan Carrott, an internationally renowned vibraphonist/mallet percussionist who performs, records, and tours extensively in the jazz idiom.
  • DOCTOR’S HOURS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS: ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH ART PROFESSIONALS
    • Dec 19, 2011

    DOCTOR’S HOURS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS: ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS WITH ART PROFESSIONALS



    Hosted by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport

    *A new session will be scheduled in February or March 2012!*
    Freeport Recreation Center
    6-9pm

    Have a new body of work no one has seen?
    Have a new website?
    Ready for some feedback on images for an upcoming deadline?

    Come to the Arts Council's Doctor's Hours for individual, 25-minute one-on-one consultations with Naomi Grossman and Linda Lee Nicholas. Naomi and Linda have completed the New York Foundation for the Arts' "MARK" training - a statewide six-month program focusing on the professional aspects of art.

    Get practical and professional advice in person. Use your appointment to discuss bios, portfolios, work samples, websites, marketing, and more.

    FEE: Each 25-minute consultation is $25, with a three appointment limit
    Discounted fee: $20 per appointment for Arts Council Affiliates and Friends

    Please mail payment and time preference to:
    Long Island Arts Council at Freeport
    Freeport Recreation Center
    130 East Merrick Road
    Freeport, NY 11520

    Questions? E-mail infoLIACF@gmail.com or call (516) 223-2522.

    Click the "more" button to the right for biographies about consultants Naomi Grossman and Linda Lee Nicholas.
  • ANNUAL APPEAL
    • Jan 14, 2011

    ANNUAL APPEAL



    Click the "more" button to the right to find out why you should support the Arts Council and how to make a donation.
  • FUNDING SEMINAR
    • Aug 19, 2010

    FUNDING SEMINAR



    Attention artists of all disciplines! The SOS (Strategic Opportunity Stipend) Grants, a joint project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and New York State arts and cultural organizations, is designed to help individual artists residing outside of NYC take advantage of opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career development. This year, the grant cycle happens only twice – in September and April – but the funding level has doubled. The East End Arts Council is the administrative site for Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

    Attend a free seminar, hosted by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, to learn how to apply for an SOS grant.
    Thursday, September 16, 2010
    Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road
    7pm

    Click the link below to RSVP online.
    www.ticketleap.net/buy-tickets/conferences-and-seminars/sos-grant-workshops-for-artists/riverhead/CCCB75DB-2B90-421C-9CE9-615A01201F9. Applications may be accessed online at www.nyfa.org/SOS or call the East End Arts Council at 631-727-0900 for a printed version. The application deadline is September 24, 2010 at 4pm.

  • FREE BRUNCHTIME CONCERT
    • Aug 18, 2010

    FREE BRUNCHTIME CONCERT



    Sunday, August 29, 2010
    12 noon

    TURNPIKE JOE & THE TRAFFIC JAM
    Classic Rock and Pop Tunes from the '60s and '70s
    An "ages 8 to 80" show

    Bring chairs or a blanket and have a picnic!

    Freeport Village Hall Courtyard
    North Grove Street
    Village Hall is at 46 North Ocean Avenue; the Courtyard is behind Village Hall
    Rain Location: Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road

    SPONSORED BY LONG ISLAND FOOT CARE, PC / DR. EMILIO GOEZ, DPM, FACFAS
    and COMPARE FOODS

    Photo caption: Turnpike Joe & The Traffic Jam
  • 33RD ANNUAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND AWARDS RECEPTION
    • June 1-27, 2013

    33RD ANNUAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND AWARDS RECEPTION



    33rd Annual Juried Photography Show Co-Sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings. Freeport Memorial Library

  • 2013 ADVOCATES FOR THE ARTS RECEPTION
    • March 13, 2013

    2013 ADVOCATES FOR THE ARTS RECEPTION



    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

  • HAT AND ARTIST LUNCHEON
    • 2012

    HAT AND ARTIST LUNCHEON



    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.

  • FREEPORT’S NEW NAUTICAL MILE HEALTH WALK
    • May 14, 2011

    FREEPORT’S NEW NAUTICAL MILE HEALTH WALK



    A Kick-Off Celebration for Freeport's new Nautical Mile Health Walk was held on Saturday, May 14, 2011
    at Sea Breeze Park

  • THE ART ALCOVE RIBBON CUTTING AND RECEPTION

    THE ART ALCOVE RIBBON CUTTING AND RECEPTION



    A reception was held on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 to celebrate the renovation of The Art Alcove Gallery located in the Freeport Recreation Center.
  • SIXTH INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
    • March 21, 2010

    SIXTH INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPOSITION CONTEST



    Supported by Sam Ash Music Stores
    Contest Chair: Herb Rothgarber
    Judges: Jay Anthony Gach and Dana Richardson
  • HOLIDAY DISPLAY IN THE FREEPORT RECREATION CENTER
    • Dec 17, 2009

    HOLIDAY DISPLAY IN THE FREEPORT RECREATION CENTER



    A festive holiday display is on exhibit through the beginning of January 2010 in the lobby of the Freeport Recreation Center. Photograph by Alan Richartz.
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