Subject: Northport arts Coalition
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 21:35:41 -0400 (EDT)

AUGUST, 2004

Sunday, August 22
, 12-5 P.M.

     This last "park event" of the summer features: The Poet's Procession (3:00 pm) with Jay Johnson, The Posey School of Dance (2:00 pm), the
Musicians -
Cathy Kreger, Robyn Harris, Constant Wonder, and others, and  the Visual Artists including Rodee Hansen, Margery Kawaller, Dwight Carson, Eugene Weinger, Jance Teubner, Melissa Maravell, Richard Podlesney, Richard Iaboni, Blossom Mayar, Phyllis Hicks, Judy Adolph, Leni Friedland, Michael Stobe, Rhoda Gordon, Aylssa Dubin, Calixto O'Neill, Dawn Votapka, and others.

At the Poets Corner (Gazebo), Paula Camacho, Phil Asaph, Alan Semerdjian(poet)/Tommy Karcher (background music), and Mindy Kronenberg will appear from 1-2 P.M., Jay Johnson from 3-3:45P.M., Dwight Carson, Lisa Cowley and Manhk, 3:45. There will be an Open Mike 4:00 P.M.

The Posey School of Dance will step outside and bring Art, Music and Dance to the Art in the Park series on Sunday, August 22 on stage in front of the gazebo at 2:00 pm. The program will feature traditional ballet, with excerpts from Swan Lake, Modern Dance, Jazz, Tap and Character Dance selections, all choreographed and performed by the dance company students. Other highlights on the program will feature classical guitar performed by local professional guitarist Michael Soloway, who has brought a new dimension to the Posey School with guitar and music classes for children. Sanj Hira and his troupe of professional dancers and students will be bringing the Ballroom Academy of Long Island to the stage with exciting Ballroom and Latin dances. The program will be performed by students and professional dancers, and musicians affiliated with the Posey School.


     August 11th Jazz for a Summer Night II at 7:30 p.m at the Northport Library, Laurel Road, on Ranny Reeve will be at the piano, Paul Mitchell at the bass, Caroline Feldschuh and Joe Loccasiano vocalizing, plus original works for the piano by young composers, Clinton Cameron and Emmitt Drake, as well as pieces by Ranny Reeve. Cool! Admission, as always,  is free.

     September 8 - Our opening season. Join us and take the opportunity to share your art with your peers. To register for a three-minute spot, call Tara Kavanagh at 631 327-1833.

HAPPENINGS ON MAIN STREET (entrance to Northport Village Park)

     Friday, August 6th - 7-8:30pm. Martha and Tom Trachtenberg - Folk Singer/Songwriters

     Friday, August 13th - 7-8:30pm - Oak Street Quartet - Jazz Ensemble


     Friday, August 6th -  7:30, Opera Night, Café Portofino, Main Street, Northport: "Vieni a Cantare"  Bring your music! It'll be great fun reading through the operatic and vocal repertoire together. For more information call 261-2387

WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING? Nac Programs in July

     NAC Summer Art, Music and Poetry in the Park fest II (July 18th) was a great success. The weather held out, to the delight of our audience,  who saw the belly dancers of Aviva, and the poet performance of Jay Johnson with his cast of three men who played the "Chainsaws" (You had to be there.....)We also enjoyed listening to musicians, Alan Semerdjian, Cante Libre, Jeff Curtis, etc.... Many thanks to Tara Kavanagh (our new board member) for all of her hard work! 

     NAC WEDNESDAY (July 14th )featured the Poetry of Neruda presented by George Wallace and the Long Island Poetry Collective.

     "DO-ING MUSIC" series (July 23rd)  featured Leonard Lehrman and Helene Williams in "Song of Long Island" featured original compositions, and music inspired by poetry. This concert took place on July 23rd was well attended and enjoyed by all. A big thank you to Board Member, Sally Shorrock

     VILLAGE HALL ART  (July 25th) presented Barry Adam Simon in a meet- the- artist reception on Sunday, July 25th. This show entitled "Color in Motion" (acrylic on canvas) is coordinated by Elaine Stein and currently showing during Village Hall hours.

     HAPPENINGS ON MAIN STREET delighted us all on July Fridays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Appearing were: Tommy Santoriello, Shenole Latimere, Debra Lynne, John Flor Sisante, Larry Moser, and Mary Nagin. Thank you Jackie Rose; you made it happen.



     Saturday, August 3rd - Canta Libre - Home of JoAnn Moran - Canta Libre has appeared at the Chamber music of the Hamptons. Come and hear the talented Northport harp, strings, and flue ensemble. Call 261-9364 for more information.
     Friday, August 13th - The Conklin Barn Singer/Songwriter Series. Featuring Alan Semerdjian, Rick Eberle, -
     Second Fridays of Each Month - Some great intimate music in a historical setting. 2 High Street @ New York Avenue in Huntington, NY. Dark room. Bright music. In August, Phil Jemenez, members of Nine Days, and Brian Sendrowitz. Starts at 7:30pm. $5 dollar suggested donation to pay for costs. No one will be turned away. All ages.
     Saturday August 21st - NAC member Claudia Markovich will have a booth in the Long Island Bluegrass Festival in Tanner Park on the Great South Bay in Copiague, NY. It runs from 2-10pm, with music all day, presented by the Babylon Citizen Council on the Arts & the town of Babylon. Admission is $5 for Adults & $2 for children under ten for an all day pass.
     September 9th - Shenole Latimer, jazz saxaphonist, will appear at 8 PM at the historic Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Special guest appearance by tenor saxophone sensation Dan Faulk! Shenole Latimer is described as "A young Jazz star on the rise," and winner of the Long Island Voice Best Horn Player Award in 1999.   Call the Patchogue Theater box office at (631)207-1313 for tickets.
     September 8, 15, and 23 - The Northport Chorale will hold auditions for new members at 7:00 PM at the Northport High School Choir Room – A115.  Concerts will be in December, May and June.  Prospective members must call Su Ronneburger for an appointment; (631) 754-3144. Or go to the web site, and contact them there.  All voice parts needed, especially bass & tenor.
     October 20th - Annual College Night for Music Students will be held this year  7:30pm-9:30pm.  Music admissions officers from  nationwide colleges and conservatories will be available to answer questions.  Students and parents welcome.  Check the website for details and directions. http:/


     August 22nd - The 1st Annual Jack Kerouac Softball Challenge, hosted by  the Northport Historical Society, as part of its current exhibit, "The Sporting Life of Northport"  will be held from 11am to 1pm at the Ocean Avenue School ball field, George Wallace is organizing the writer's team; Kate Kelly & Peg Wallace are organizing the artist's team. (Musicians and all others welcome too!) Email contact to sign up: or call the Northport Historical Museum at 757-9859 during open hours Tuesday through Sunday, 1-4:30pm.

George Wallace (our Suffolk Poet Laureate George Wallace lists the following events: 
     August 9 - Poetry Workshop at Hutton House, CW Post
     August 14 Memorial for Richard Weber at Brunswick, Maine
     August 21 - Howl Fest, C-Note, NYC at 7-9 PM

     August 21 - Radio Free Hampton hosts Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan poetry reading/book signing for info. 631-204-1240. The North Sea Poetry Scene's Summer Sundays Poetry Reading Serieswill be hosted by Radio Free Hamptons Readings start @ 1 p.m. featured poets reading followed by an open mic reading and a wine & cheese reception. For information to read or attend please call: 631-204-1240

     August 22 - Softball Challenge (see above)
     August 23 - Read with Steve Dalachnisky, Colony Cafe, Woodstock NY at 7 PM
     August 30 - Cafe Review Benefit Reading, Portland Maine at 7 PM
     George is pleased to announce the release of two chapbooks of poetry in August, and another scheduled for September. The first, "Burn My Heart In Wet Sand",  is published by Troubador Books, UK. The second, "Without Benefit Of Men,",  is published by Chlemsyia Zhurnal, NYC. The third is a bi-lingual collection in Italian and English, "Fifty Love Poems,", published by La Finestra Editrice, Italy.


     Thursday and Friday, August 19th & 20th; Tuesday and Wednesday, August 24th & 25th - The Bare Bones Theater Company  of Northport will present an evening of One-Act Plays by Christopher Durang, Elaine May and Edward Albee at the Posey Studio, 57 Main St., Northport at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, August 19, 20, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 24, 25. Charlotte Koons, a NAC Board member has a small, but juicy, role in Hotline.
     Plays include
The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang, a satirical comedy about an accountant who is thrust in front of a live audience when he is mistaken for an understudy; Hotline by Elaine May, a dark comedy about a neurotic woman riddled with urban angst who makes one last desperate call for help to a suicide hotline; and The Zoo Story by Edward Albee, a harrowing portrait of a young man alienated from the human race.
     Jeff Bennett, director of the Bare Bones Theater Company, has spent his professional life teaching theater, English, vocal music and public speaking. In addition to staging over 50 high school shows, he has directed plays at Queens College, Port Jefferson's Theater Three, and New York's Café La Mama.
     Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For advance ticket purchase call (631) 754-3499.

     August 21st - Emily Eisen, a NAC member is holding a workshop on August 21 from 7pm to 10pm. A licensed Brain Gym Instructor/Practitioner. The program "Balancing for Peak Performance " is geared for artists, performers, musicians, and dancers. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 631 757-6127


     August 7th & 8th - Fine-art photographer John Ellsworth will be participating in the  Mary O. Fritche Outdoor Art Show in WestHampton Beach, on the green and Mill Road: August 7 & 8.

     August 21st and 22nd - Fine-art photographer John Ellsworth will be participating in the Montauk Fine Art Show on the green: August 21 & 22.

     August 23rd-November 15 - NAC member Kate Kelly will be one of four artists in a show titled "Metamorphoses" curated by William Grabowski for the Huntington Arts Council's satellite space, Art-trium. The reception will be held on Thursday, August 26th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
The Art-trium is located at 25 Melville Park Road (off Rte.110, just south of the LIE).

     Jane McGraw Teubner pastel work has been accepted into the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's 108th Annual Open Exhibition in New York City.

         Rhonda Dorsett: Photographs by Rhonda R. Dorsett will be on exhibit at Wilkes Gallery 91 Main Street in Northport from August 25-August 30. The featured selection will be a photo essay entitled "Prisons of the Mind", a unique look at the Kings Park Sanitarium from a photographers' point of view. If you ever wondered what it would be like to see through the bars, this is your opportunity. Other traditional photos will be exhibited including scenes of Long Island, flora and fauna. Please join us for an opening night reception August 25th at 6:00pm. For more information, Wilkes Gallery 261-4007 or

     Art Opportunity: Northport Village Hall Art Show, September 2004

"Rebuilding our Future: Life after Nine Eleven." Exhibition open to all artists exploring how America, Northport, and /or the individual has moved on since nine eleven.  Looking for work that reflects how life, freedom,trust and security have changed since nine eleven. Work must be at least 16" x 20" and no larger than 36"x36". $10 for NAC members, $15 for non-members.  Artists will be responsible for transporting their work to the Village Hall. For more infomation, contact: or call 261-0303  


     August 22nd - Posey School performs in the NAC ARTS IN THE PARK at 2 p.m. See you there! (The school offers classes for very young children and very young senior adults with every age in between the two in dance, art (mixed media), music, and drama. Class schedule and registration at or call 757-2700.)


Kevin McMahon
Barry Acan Simon
Pratt-Stephen Family
Shenole Latimer
Nora Nolan
Julia Muller


The deadline for next month's newsletter is August 27
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          As you may have noticed, the Northport Arts Coalition has been busy planning and bringing about some wonderful free events for our community. We hope you will show your appreciation by joining us. Just send a check for $20.00 to Northport Arts Coalition, P. O. Box 508, Northport, NY 11768. Due to the many expenses involved in supporting these events, we plan to increase our membership fee starting September 1.  To see and learn more about us go to our website  One of the perks of membership is the ability to link your web site to ours.