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MUSEUMS AND OTHER THINGS
For over a decade, The Sea Cliff Silly Shakespeare Company has performed “Shakespeare with a twist”- original, abridged and user friendly versions of William Shakespeare’s works to its audience, enabling them to grasp story lines without a full knowledge of Elizabethan English. Children to grandparents have appeared together in our shows creating a deep sense of community spirit. On Saturday night September 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (Rain date, Sunday September 21 at 5:00 p.m.) the Sea Cliff Silly Shakespeare Company will conclude the 2014 Performing Arts Season at the Sea Cliff Beach Arts Pavilion by presenting its version of Shakespeare’s Scottish play, MacNoooo! READ MORE
July 21, 2014 -- This past Friday evening, the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor hosted an opening reception for the exhibit Still Life: 1970s Photorealism, featuring the works of several notable painters and sculptors of that decade who, using photographs of the seemingly ordinary as their subject matter, provide an accurate representation of the image, although sometimes changing the scale, or cropping the image to focus on a particular aspect of the larger scene. Inspired by Pop Artists of the 1960's, such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, in their portrayal of the recognizable, READ MORE
July 6, 2014 -- On a perfect summer Saturday, several hundred turned out for Sea Cliff Palooza 2014 - the Sea Cliff Beach Committee's annual music festival that showcases local musicians while raising funds for maintaining and enhancing Sea Cliff Beach. READ MORE
June 27, 2014 -- Residents filled Memorial Park for the first concert of the season in the Sea Cliff Civic Association's summer music series "Sunset Serenade" on Thursday. Larry Martone and friends performed a wide mix of folk and light rock throughout the evening under a spectacular Sea Cliff summer sunset. Joining Mr. Martone were Gunner Martone, Jimmy Witowski, Lesley Pryde Haley, and Alana DeStefano. Concerts are held every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 pm at the park where Sea Cliff Avenue intersects with Prospect. Next week, The Lazy Dogs will be performing. Click here for full concert schedule.
June 9, 2014 -- With weather that could have easily been mistaken for mid-summer, Sea Cliff was bustling this weekend with the Civic Association’s Garage Sale Saturday, and Sunday's Springfest and Northwinds’ performance at Clifton Park. READ MORE
WEATHER COOPERATES FOR WARM UP IN SEA CLIFF DO-OVER
The weather cooperated this time around, as the Warm Up in Sea Cliff do-over kicked off under clear skies early Friday evening with a performance by Mac Ayres and the Brady Brothers in front of Musu. READ MORE
After a career on Madison Avenue as a "real Mad Man" that began in the mid 1960's, Glen Head Artist Larry Aarons left the advertising and marketing fields in 2012 to return to his first love - creating art. READ MORE
February 10, 2014 -- This past Saturday afternoon, the Hoftsra University Museum hosted an opening reception for Sea Cliff artist David Jacobs' exhibition "Sight and Sound," which highlights selected works from Mr. Jacobs prolific career. Multiple aspects of his artistic directions and sensibilities are conveyed through the sculpture on view, which date from 1959-1987. READ MORE
The Rusty String Band performed its eclectic blend of Americana, bluegrass and psychedelic acoustic rock at Still Partners in Sea Cliff this past Thursday night.
SEA CLIFF ARTIST DAVID JACOBS' WORKS TO BE EXHIBITED AT HOFSTRA MUSEUM
The Hoftsra University Museum is hosting an opening reception for Sea Cliff artist David Jacobs' exhibition "Sight and Sound" on Saturday, February 8 from 2-4 pm.
This singular exhibition created by Karen T. Albert, Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections for the Hofstra University Museum, highlights selected works from the prolific career of the contemporary artist David Jacobs. Mulitple aspects of his artisitc directions and sensibilities are conveyed through the sculpture on view, which date from 1959-1987. Featured is his Sound Columns Enviornment, part of his famous Wah Wah series, works that exemplify his use of nontraditional materials to create a dynamic aesthetic. These large-scale sculptures use principles of physics and engineering to create sound using air. The artist asks viewers to actively participate with his works by immersing themselves in the sensory experiences he creates.
Sight and Sound will be on display at the Hofstra University Museum from February 4 through April 27.
December 22, 2013 -- This past Saturday evening, Glenwood Arts and Occupy Potato hosted an opening reception for the exhibit Potatoville: Post Potatoism at the Glenwood Church on Grove Street in Glenwood landing. . . Honoring the often under-appreciated tuber for its importance in human history and perhaps for the countless ways in which it can be prepared, the exhibit's artwork incorporates the potato in a variety of ways - in some as the centerpiece, and in other pieces a bit more subtly. READ MORE
December 20 -- Roger Street Friedman, together with a very talented group of musicians, performed at Still Partners in Sea Cliff this past Thursday night. The band played original songs - a rich blend of rock n roll, folk, blues, R&B, and country - from Mr. Friedman's soon to be released album The Waiting Sky. Click here for large images.
NORTH SHORE MADRIGALS PERFORM AT OUR SAVIORS CHURCH IN GLEN HEAD
December 15 -- This past Friday Evening, Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Glen Head resounded with the joyful voices of the North Shore High School Madrigals. The group performed a rich variety of holiday standards, spirituals and classical pieces. They included Down to the River, Carol of the Bells, Chanukah, O Chanukah, and Silent Night. With little encouragement needed, the audience enthusiastically joined in for Joy to the World and Jingle Bells. And as the concert neared its conclusion, many accepted choir director Michael Kerschner's invitation to join the Madrigals in the front of the sanctuary to sing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.
December 8 -- The Sea Cliff Children's Library held its annual "Introduction to the Nutcracker" workshop this past Saturday morning. Led by the Library's director, Ann DiPietro and her husband Dan, who have held the event each December for the past 23 years, the nearly twenty children in attendance were introduced to the story, dance, and music of the Christmas-time classic as well as to ballet as an art form. READ MORE
December 6, 2013 -- Glen Head Artist Larry Aaron's piece "Black and White Cali Lily" (upper left in photograph) was accepted into The Long Island Academy of Fine Art's "Wrap It Up" - the art school's first annual small works Holiday Benefit and Exhibition. A reception was held at the Academy's Glen Cove gallery this past Friday evening and the exhibition will continue until the end of the month. 50% of all proceeds from the sale of works will go to the Glen Cove Arts Council Scholarship Fund - which helps underprivileged students in the area who have an interest in the arts. READ MORE
The weather was appropriately cold and brisk, as the first ever “Chill Out in Sea Cliff” was held this past Friday evening. The celebration of the community’s local businesses, musicians, and artists kicked off at 5:30 pm in front of Musu Restaurant on Roslyn Avenue across from the Village Green, with a performance by local band the Lazy Dogs. READ MORE
Bars from the old Sea Cliff Jail. Click for more
On Sunday, October 6, the Gold Coast Library hosted an art show and opening reception for Glen Head artist Larry Aarons' exhibit of pastel portraits, "The Myths of Man." READ MORE
Xiomaro's "City Grids Country Patterns" at the K. DiResta Collective through November 1.
By Margie Malone
The Sea Cliff Arts Council's 2013-2014 season kicked off Wednesday, October 2 at the K. DiResta Collective, 212 Sea Cliff Avenue, Sea Cliff. The evening began at 7:30 pm with a one-act comedy, "Just Desserts," and continued with an exhibit of the photographs of Xiomaro. READ MORE
The Sea Cliff Silly Shakespeare Company performs The Real Housewives of Henry VIII at the Sea Cliff Beach Performance Pavillion on Sunday, 9/22. CLICK for larger images.
LOCAL ARTIST JOANNE GRAY'S EXHIBIT
May 24, 2014 -- The Sea Cliff Silly Shakespeare Company took the show on the road earlier this month as it performed MacNoooo! in Port Washington and Haworth, New Jersey. READ MORE
SEA CLIFF SPRINGFEST SUNDAY
The second annual Sea Cliff Springfest will be held this Sunday on Sea Cliff Avenue between Roslyn and Main from 11 am to 5 pm. The event is a celebration of Sea Cliff's vibrant community culture - in particular its volunteer groups, businesses, artists and Musicians. This year, a Kid's Korner will be added to the mix, with crafts and a Sidewalk Art Exhibit by local High School Students. Musical performers will include Jenn Gerrity, the Community Drum Circle, in which all are invited to participate, the Lazy Dogs, Kris Rice and Co., Chicken Head, and Roots Revelators. Food Donations will be collected for Mutual Concerns.
December 8, 2013 -- An artist's reception for the "Critique Group of Long Island" was held at Daniel Gale Sotheby's in Sea Cliff this past Sunday afternoon. The exhibit, sponsored by the Sea Cliff Arts Council, will continue through January 3, 2014.
The group of thirteen artists met at the Creative Arts Studio in Sea Cliff. They get together on a monthly basis to engage in a dialogue, with the common goal of bringing each person’s body of work to a higher level of accomplishment. READ MORE
October 29 -- This past Saturday morning, a procession of pets, puppets, and pedestrians made its way along Sea Cliff Avenue from Memorial Park to Clifton Park in a proud pageant of color, costumes, and creativity. READ MORE
LOCAL AUTHOR DAN FAGIN DISCUSSES TOMS RIVER AT SC LIBRARY
September 28 -- Local author and environmental journalist Dan Fagin was at the Sea Cliff Library this past Thursday evening to discuss his critically acclaimed book Toms River, in which he tells the story of a cancer cluster among children in a southern New Jersey town, a chemical plant on its outskirts, a town dump, and the efforts that ultimately uncovered the connection between the three. Click here for a review of Mr. Fagin's book in the New York Times.
September 1 -- . . . In the morning, it appeared as the day's scheduled events might not go on at all, as thunderclaps caused lifeguards to close the beach to swimming at around 10:30 a.m. By noon however, the water was open again, and lifeguards weighed anchor on the beach raft and pushed it ashore, bringing only a symbolic end to the season. . . READ MORE
SUNSET SERENADE - THURSDAY AUGUST 15
Perfect music for perfect weather - John Brady and Brian Schnurman perform at Sunset Serenade on Thursday 8/15. Next week - Retro Woodstock
THREAT OF RAIN DOESN'T DAMPEN CHICKEN HEAD'S PERFORMANCE AT THURSDAY EVENING'S SUNSET SERENADE
August 8 -- Sunset Serenade continues on Thursday nights to the end of August. Next week, come see John Brady and Brian Schnurman perform.
To find out where Chicken Head is performing next, visit their Facebook page, Chicken Head Rocks.
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DESPITE THE RAIN, SUNSET SERENADE SHOW GOES ON AS YOUNG MUSICIANS ROCK VILLAGE HALL
RELATIVE performing Thursday night
August 2-- While the rain may have washed out the view of Thursday evening’s sunset, it did not dampen Sunset Serenade as the venue was changed from the scenic park overlooking Hempstead Harbor to the austere court room in the basement of Sea Cliff Village Hall. Thursday’s event featured several young bands, with musicians ranging in age from 9 to 14, and was headlined by the group RELATIVE. Read more . . .
ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWCASES LOCAL TALENT
July13 - Despite threatening skies and reports of heavy downpours points east of Sea Cliff, the show went on. At 11 am, Crooner Jim Bennett kicked off Sea Cliff Palooza, an annual musical festival of local artists, which concluded 12 hours later with a rocking performance by the Roots Revelators. (Photographs by Frank Rasizzi)
THE RYTHYM OF A WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT MEMORIAL PARK IN SEA CLIFF
The Sea Cliff Drum Circle gathered at Memorial Park in Sea Cliff on Wednesday, September 4th. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday each month at the park overlooking Hempstead Harbor and the Long Island Sound. All are welcome to join in.
SUNSET SERENADE - AUG 29
A great evening for great music. Jen Gerrity performed at Sunset Park in Sea Cliff on Thursday, August 29th.
GAMELAN ENSEMBLE PERFORMS TRADITIONAL BALINESE MUSIC AT ST. LUKE'S CHURCH IN SEA CLIFF
July 23 - - This past Saturday evening, a “Celebration of Balinese Music and Food” was held at St. Luke’s episcopal Church in Sea Cliff. The event was organized by Paul Baserman, a Sea Cliff resident and musician. Percussionist Mike
Lipsey, also a resident of Sea Cliff, and professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, led Yowana Sari, a Balinese Gamelan ensemble. Gamelan can refer to the orchestra that performs traditional music of the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali, or to the Music itself. Musicians play a variety of percussion instruments such as xylophones, gongs, drums (known as kendang), cymbals and bells, as well as flutes and stringed instruments.
In addition to Saturday’s Gamelan performance, guests enjoyed a “rice banquet” of traditional Balinese food that was cooked and served by Sea Cliff locals.
(Story by T. Madden, photograph by G. Sturge)