Long Island Getaways
Arts Alive LI, a new island-wide multi-venue arts festival debuting October 2012, showcases Long Island’s world-class arts and culture. The festival promotes existing arts and culture events, as well as newly developed events, scheduled to occur during the National Arts and Humanities month of October and share them on the newly designed ArtsAliveLI.org website.
Throughout the festival month, Long Islanders and visitors alike will have opportunities to experience some of the greatest artists and performers of our time, many of whom have called Long Island home, including Patti LuPone, Jane Monheit, Jackson Pollock, The Emerson String Quartet and Blue Oyster Cult.
Regional arts councils are collaborating to create an entire month of programs, tours and events. Communities are planning the year’s most outstanding food and street festivals featuring performing and visual artists representative of the cultural diversity of Long Island. Many events will take place simultaneously so that from Nassau to the tips of the east end the entire region will be able to be engaged in the arts.
"Bridging all of the Arts on Long Island over the course of a month is another great way to showcase Long Island as a wonderful place to live, work and play”, said Kirk Kordeleski, President & CEO Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “Many Long Islander’s venture to New York City for cultural events and don’t realize there are many great venues right here that are family friendly and affordable, which is why we are proud to present ArtsAlive LI.”
Here is the list of Signature Series Events featuring local cuisine, discounts at partnering restaurants and free programs for families:
MARITIME HERITAGE OF THE NORTH FORK
A month long selection of presentations, lectures, performances and exhibits.
Coordinated by East End Arts and Peconic Landing.
AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale Station
Saturday, October 13
"POLITICAL SLANT: FROM THE DRAWING BOARD"
Featuring Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonists Walt Handelsman
Hofstra University Museum
112 Hofstra University, Hempstead Station
Tuesday, October 2, 3-6 PM
AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH BLUE OYSTER CULT
Landmark On Main Street
Port Washington Station - turn left onto Main Street (toward Starbucks and Alper's Hardware Store) and walk for approximately 8 minutes. The Landmark building will be on your left.
Saturday, October 27
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