League of YES And Hank’s Yanks Present An Exhibition Baseball Game of Players With Special Needs

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July, 2016 (Dix Hills, NY) – On Friday July 8th, 2016, the League of YES in association with Hank’s Yanks and Matt Guiliano’s Play Like A Pro will present a non-competitive exhibition baseball game with players with special needs.

For the past year, 28 players from The League of YES have been training hard with Hank’s Yanks baseball organization and trainers from Matt Guiliano’s Play Like A Pro. The players are eager to show off their skills as true baseball players and show all their fans there are no limits to what they can accomplish. As a special treat, the players will get to experience the thrill of playing under the lights for a crowd of family, friends and baseball fans alike.

The League of YES Skills Program is now in its third year and the progress has been impressive. The growth in each player’s ability, agility, confidence and basic baseball skills has been nothing short of amazing. The families are thrilled, the players are engaged, they all look forward to playing each week and they have also brought the joy of the game back to the trainers. Now it’s time for the players to show off what they have learned so far on a much bigger field, with a bigger crowd and under the bright stadium lights. It is their time to shine. It will be more than just baseball; It is also an opportunity for everyone to recognize the hard work of a number of people that have helped make this happen and to help the players grow.

The event will be held from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at SUNY Farmingdale’s baseball stadium at 2350 Broadhollow Road in Farmingdale. There will be activities sponsored by Event Kings, a team photographer, baseball cards and trophies for the players. Come experience what the game of baseball is really about and how it is helping these players grow as individuals.

More About The League of Yes:

The League of YES www.leagueofyes.com is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides players of all ages with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. YES stands for where “You Experience Success” and players are able to experience the joy of America’s pastime in a judgement-free area.

More About Hank’s Yanks:

Hank’s Yanks www.hanksyanks.org is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports baseball activities as well as community outreach work for its outstanding young athletes. Founded by Ray Negron and sponsored by Hank Steinbrenner, Hank’s Yanks was created to give kids from all walks of life a chance to play baseball.

More About Play Like a Pro:

Play Like A Pro www.playlikeaprobaseball.com is New York’s premier indoor baseball & softball training facility dedicated to meeting the needs of players of all ages and abilities. Owner and Head Trainer Matt Guiliano played with the Phillies, Blue Jays, and Brewers organizations as well as the Long Island Ducks.

For further information, please contact:

Michelle Wilson – michbb10@gmail.com                               

Greg Cooke – greg@leagueofyes.com

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: rick@rickeberle.com

Second Annual Coltrane Day Music Festival Saturday, July 23rd Celebrating Community & Music with Live Performances, Music Workshops, Community Jams, Art, Food & More!

Event at Heckscher Park, Huntington Village Will Feature Drumming Legend Roy Haynes, Randy Brecker (Brecker Bros.), Charles Neville (Neville Bros.), Michelle Coltrane, Melissa Aldana, and Others TBA

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June, 2016 (Huntington, NY) — On Saturday, July 23rd 12 noon – 10:30 PM (Sunday, July 24th rain date), The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills in conjunction with the Town of Huntington Summer Arts Festival and the Huntington Arts Council will be staging an all-day, affordable, family-friendly festival of live music and music workshops in beautiful Heckscher Park, Huntington Village. “Building Community through Music” is this year’s theme as the event celebrates the legacies of music giants John and Alice Coltrane, who lived in Dix Hills. The Festival will host workshops, master-classes, community jams and live performances for all ages and levels.  World class Live music performances, including jazz,  funk, blues, hip-hop, gospel, electronic music and jamband will be featured, with top local music talent on display. Local arts and food are included this year along with many opportunities for young musicians to play with professionals. With the recent announcement that Tri-State Cadillac has stepped up as Title Sponsor for the event, other corporate sponsors and vendor booths will be available to the public as well.

People may know about Coltrane’s transformative impact on the world of jazz, where he has achieved nearly god-like status. What most people don’t realize is the incredible and acknowledged influence John Coltrane has had on the non-jazz world. From rock, to pop and R&B, world music, rap and hip-hop, Coltrane’s influence has been tremendous. Here are just a few bands and musicians who have credited him with having been extremely influential: the Doors, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Eric Clapton, Bono and U2, Allman Brothers, Mos Def, Rakim, Gil Scott Heron, Common, Flying Lotus, Audioslave, the Byrds… the list is nearly endless. “When you think of the long solo for extended periods of personal expression, think Coltrane,” says Ron Stein, President of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills.

Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the second annual Coltrane Day Music Festival will raise funds for the restoration and transformation of the home into a cultural center and park and support ongoing and expanded education and outreach programming focused on empowering young people and fostering creativity. This is consistent with the late Alice Coltrane’s stated goal for the Home, to “Inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the making of music and the creative process.”

The significance of the Home as the residence of not one but two great African American artists and furthering the Coltrane Legacy cannot be overstated – music which impacted music lovers worldwide and inspired musicians across music genres and cultures, including rock, hip-hop, classical, and Indian and African artists.

The “Friends of the Coltrane Home” — aka “The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills”
— hopes that this event can be a boon to the region’s awareness of the Coltranes’ legacy and furthering the organization’s goals. Last year’s event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of “A Love Supreme” – John Coltrane’s iconic masterpiece composed at the home. According to Stein, “This year’s theme — “Building Community Through Music” – reminds us that nothing brings people together and connects us like music. Creating an event where people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy listening, participating, and developing an appreciation for the incredible gifts the Coltranes have left us is a special opportunity anyone who loves music shouldn’t miss.”

The Day’s Events:  

The Coltrane Day Music Festival offers something for everyone, including jazz, funk, blues, electronic, hip-hop, gospel and more with a tremendous lineup of headline talent. Featured artists include jazz and funk trumpet giant Randy Brecker (of Brecker Brothers fame), Charles Neville (Neville Brothers) who will bring his New Orleans sound into town, Firey String Sistas! featuring Nioka Workman and Mala Waldron- both daughters of jazz giants (bassist Reggie Workman and pianist Mal Waldron) who performed and recorded with John Coltrane, award-winning Downbeat baritone sax winner Gary Smulyan, sax phenom Melissa Aldana and jazz vocalist Michelle Coltrane (daughter of John and Alice Coltrane). The day culminates with jazz drumming legend Roy Haynes – who played and recorded with John Coltrane – and his Fountain of Youth Band (as part of the Summer Arts Festival).

While headline performers continue to be announced, highlighted local bands will also be on display including jam band The Electrix, with music to include gospel and more.

The workshops and community jams, huge successes at last year’s event, are sure to be highpoints once again as musicians, young and old get to sit in with peers and professionals in a supportive environment. Workshops for a wide range of ages and skills will be available, including funk, blues, hip-hop, electronic music, songwriting, with the Coltrane Home’s Legacy Education Project workshops in percussion and music improvisation in full swing as well. Community Jams – enormously popular last year – are coming back this year in jazz, funk, and blues. Coaches will also be available offering one-on-one assistance to aspiring musicians. Additional information will be announced in the coming weeks and pre-registration for workshops is strongly encouraged.

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Full List of Workshops Offered:

– Percussion I, II

– Music Improv I,II, III

– Hip-hop/Rap

– Electronic Music

– Songwriting

– Improvisation Master Class

– Girls-Only Music Improv
(w/ Nioka Workman & Mala Waldron)

– Funk

– Blues

– Vocal w/Michelle Coltrane

Community Jams:

– Funk

– Blues

– Jazz

Said Stein, “Kids were telling me last year that this was one of the best days of their lives. Other older folks were telling me this was better than Woodstock. The smiles last year were unbelievable!”

Building on last year, local performers and members of high school and college bands will also take the stage, as a special stage is being set up to highlight local music talent. The organization is hoping that this is an element that will be greatly expanded. “There is so much incredible local music talent here just crying for an opportunity to be heard. We need to help that along,” says Stein.

In celebration of Alice Coltrane’s impact as an accomplished and highly influential female jazz and Eastern spiritual music artist, a commitment to encouraging and supporting women instrumentalists, composers and improvisers is an integral part of both Coltrane Day 2016 and the mission of the Coltrane Home. Accordingly, the day will feature women artists in multiple settings including a women’s musical collective performance and a workshop geared towards female music students of all ages. A women-only headline ensemble is soon-to-be announced.

This year’s event also offers other family-friendly amenities. Food vendors will be offering a variety of food and beverage items, an artist booth (working with the Long Island Arts Alliance), highlighting the creative work of local arts will provide a new and exciting area of interest. Artists of different levels will also be drawing and painting during the day. Adding to the attractions will be sponsor booths, and hangout areas where musicians can jam and work with coaches in the beautiful Heckscher Park setting.

So come join in the celebration as the Second Annual Coltrane Day Music Festival kicks off Saturday, July 23rd 12 noon – 10:30 PM (Sunday, July 24th rain date) at Heckscher Park, 100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743! Admission: Under 18, free; adults – $10 (requested donation). VIP packages available.

www.thecoltranehome.org

www.facebook.com/coltranehome

For More Information, Contact:

Rick Eberle | www.rickeberle.com

516-­729-­6872 | rick [AT] rickeberle.com

Backup  Contact :

Ron Stein

rstein [AT] thecoltranehome.org

631 223-1361

516 635-9719 (cell)

More About The Coltrane Home:

Fifty years ago, Coltrane’s opus work, “A Love Supreme”, considered by many music enthusiasts and jazz critics to be among the most influential pieces of music of the 20th century, was composed at their Dix Hills home. The Coltranes moved into the Home in 1964. (After John’s passing in 1967, Alice sold the Home in 1973 and moved to Los Angeles.) The Home was slated for demolition until jazz enthusiast and Dix Hills resident Steven Fulgoni helped publicize the significance of the property. In 2004 an outpouring of support from around the world, including letters from Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, and many others persuaded the Town of Huntington to purchase the property and convert the site into a park. The Home was placed in the hands of “The Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills” – aka “The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills”.

According to Stein, saving and restoring the Home is the right thing to do. “John Coltrane is revered as a music god across all music genres, generations and around the globe. It’s as if Beethoven had composed his Ninth Symphony right here on Long Island. People around the world will recognize Dix Hills, Huntington and Long Island as the Home of John Coltrane. This place is a Long Island gem.” Continues Stein, “His legacy is more than his music. His desire to use music as a force for good, his embracing of diversity, his kindness, and his work ethic and commitment to excellence set an inspirational model for all of us.”

The Home is also a national gem. In 2011, the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated the Home as one of the “Eleven-most Endangered Properties” in the United States, a designation only given to properties deemed to have critical cultural importance. Since that time, the “Friends” have made many improvements to stabilize and repair the Home, but much more needs to be done. The Coltrane Day Event will provide an opportunity for the Home to announce a major capital campaign to create a Cultural Center on the beautiful site.

The dual mission. The Coltrane Home has a dual mission: a) restore the Dix Hills Home and create a state-of-the art museum and inspirational learning and cultural center at the site, along with a beautiful park environment, and b) develop its Legacy Education Project to help encourage young people to engage in the creative music making process, and improve communication and life skills. The theme of the program is “Music for Life”.

2016 also marks the 51th anniversary of the Town of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival, and is testament to the importance of Huntington’s commitment to arts and music.  The Huntington Arts Council is assisting The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills to present the Music Festival. The day’s program is also partially funded by a Suffolk County Community Arts grant from the Department of Economic Development and Planning.

The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills hopes to attract all members of the Long Island community and beyond to this event. As Alice Coltrane has intimated in the past, this is about bringing everyone together to make, and enjoy music.

Cadillac

The Cadillac Tri-State Dealers are proud to sponsor the 2016 Coltrane Music Festival. A leading luxury automotive brand since 1902, Cadillac is in the midst of global expansion and elevation today.  Cadillac’s early history was redefined by series of achievements and firsts in technology and design, propelling it worldwide fame as a premium brand.

In recent years Cadillac has refined itself, driven by new products with exhilarating performance and expressive design.  Cadillac continues to embark on a new wave of product expansion to further strengthen its position as an iconic luxury brand.

“ The New York, New Jersey, Connecticut Tristate Cadillac dealers are proud to be the lead sponsor of the Coltrane Day Music Festival and part of a fun-filled family day of music, food and art. The Tristate Cadillac dealers have been long time supporters of the arts with a special emphasis on Jazz. Cadillac dealers believe strongly that Jazz is America’s true original art form and the business community has an obligation to support, nurture and help preserve this truly valuable National American Treasure. The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills and its Coltrane Day Music Festival are an important step in both honoring John Coltrane, one of the greatest Jazz legends and in helping promote the principals and ideals
that both John and Alice Coltrane exemplified.” – Sam Fox, Tristate Cadillac Dealer Association

Gold Coast International Film Festival Very First on Long Island to Screen Award Winning Feature “Life, Animated” Wednesday, July 6th

Inspiring Film from Academy Award-Winning Director Tells the Story of a Boy with Autism’s Unique Journey Towards Communication

June, 2016 (Great Neck, NY) — With the Gold Coast International Film Festival’s Summer Furman Film Series in full swing, the coming-of-age tale from Director Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda, Undercover Boss) Life, Animated is set to make its Long Island premiere on Wednesday, July 6th at Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)!

LIFE, ANIMATED

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

Directed by Academy Award Winner Roger Ross Williams

2016 / USA / 91 min. / Color

From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.

Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to reconnect with the world around him.

LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality.  Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks. Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

Winner- Directing Award: US Documentary, 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Winner- Audience Award, 2016 Full Frame Film Festival  

Winner- Audience Award, 2016 San Francisco International Film Festival  

Join the Gold Coast International Film Festival in premiering this wonderfully engaging film as part of their Summer Furman Film series!

For Tickets to “Life, Animated” 7/6, Visit:

http://goldcoastfilmfestival.org/life-animated/

For More Info on The Gold Coast International Film Festival, VISIT: www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick [AT] RickEberle.com

More About the Gold Coast Film Festival:

Located on the “Gold Coast” in the Town of North Hempstead, the Gold Coast International Film Festival was founded with the purpose of establishing a home on Long Island to showcase the work of exceptional filmmakers and provide the public with an insider’s view of the film industry. Year-round festival events include screenings, workshops, conversations with prominent members of the film community, parties and a gala.

During the annual seven-day festival, area residents, visitors, members of the business and film communities, public officials, students and academics come together to celebrate the art and influence of cinema in the charming and historic towns and villages of Long Island’s Gold Coast. In addition to the Fall festival, GCIFF also presents dozens of preview screenings and filmmaker Q&As throughout the year at their year-round Furman and Douglas Elliman Film Series.

The Gold Coast is just a short ride from New York City, and is easily accessible by car, train and the area’s three major airports: John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and MacArthur.

The Gold Coast International Film Festival is produced by the Gold Coast Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1993 and dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach.

More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:

The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through our (1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.

LIVE MUSIC STILL LIVES IN NEW YORK, AT THE CUTTING ROOM, ONE OF THE CITY’S CROONING JEWELS

Having Hosted Everyone From Lady Gaga to Kid Rock, The Premiere NYC Local Gears Up for Exciting Summer Music Schedule

New York, NY (June, 2016) —  When it comes to live music in New York City, one of the few venues left for such entertainment is The Cutting Room, a place where it is still possible to hear vocalists and bands while enjoying a fine supper at one of 250 well-ordered tables. Since re-opening its new location on East 32nd Street between Park and Madison, one of NYC’s biggest Live Music staples has built on a decade of history that includes some of today’s top performers, and some of their current upcoming shows include Rita Coolidge Thursday, 6/23; James Maddock Friday, 6/24; Samba New York’s Brazilian Brunch 7/9, and MORE!

The Cutting Room is keeping alive a New York tradition of live music that began even before the Swing Era, with the Supper Clubs of old, and continued through the Rock N Roll generation and beyond.

Steve Walter is the manager and prime owner, and the actor Chris Noth is an investor. “He gets the fan mail, I get the bills,” Walter jokes in an interview. But Walter is serious about his club, the music, and keeping alive New York as a place of real, honest-to-goodness live music.

Over the years, The Cutting Room has hosted some of the biggest names in music: Neil Young, Donovan, Buddy Miles, Judy Collins, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Alanis Morrisette, the J. Giles Band Johnny Winter, Seals & Crofts and Humble Pie. Alexa Ray Joel made her debut at The Cutting Room, while her proud parents, Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel, looked on.

The Cutting Room’s current location, at 44 East 32nd Street, is its second incarnation. It has been there since January, 2013. The venue is larger, with a bigger kitchen, more tables, better acoustics and larger food selections. The Cutting Room opened in November, 1999, on West 24th Street.

But Walter acknowledges the city is different than the one he started in almost two decades ago. Many of the live clubs have been driven out by astronomically high New York rents. A younger generation is now more interested in computerized music and DJs. The Internet has also taken its toll, with free music for all.

So how does The Cutting Room keep its doors open?

“It’s events and parties and the generation that still likes live sound,” said Walter, a guitarist from his youth who was graduated from the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston. “The corporate events, the food, and the music keeps them coming,” he said.

The Cutting Room has also begun serving Sunday brunches, a virtual religion in New York.

His 7,000-square-foot venue with its 18-foot high ceilings makes for excellent acoustics, which is something not too many other places can boast of anymore. “That’s why we’re still getting the top talent,” Walter said. “There’ not much else like us around these days.”

Walter, who grew up in Asbury Park, N.J., and was highly-successful in selling womens’ garments before opening his music club, said he is trying to keep alive the edge that New York City had decades ago.

“Sometimes I feel like a blacksmith,” he said, referring to an antiquated trade. But those feelings vaporize when some of his talent takes to the stage and the audience feels the music. He recalls fondly when Joan Rivers stood brought the crowd to its knees with her sharp jabs at New York society and the crazy life in the Big Apple. And, there was the time in April, 2001, when Sheryl Crow made an unadvertised appearance with Kid Rock.

The Cutting Room does not intend to be among them. “We’ll be here, keeping the lights on and letting the live music flow,” Walter said. “We keep getting the major talent.”

Upcoming Shows Include:

Rita Coolidge Thursday, 6/23 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

Sugar Sammy Thursday, 6/23 (Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm)

James Maddock Friday, 6/24 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

Oak & Ash Friday, 6/24 (10:00 pm)

Jim Dawson: A 70th Birthday Celebration Saturday, 6/25 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

Anastasia Zannis Saturday, 6/25 (Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm)

The Midnight Experience: Sex, Aerial & Rock’n’Roll Saturday, 6/25 (Doors: 11:30 pm / Show: 12:00 am)

Chip Taylor Wednesday, 6/29 (Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm)

Pericles Kanaris & Synolon Unplugged: The Series Thursday, 6/30 (Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm)

Cookin’ Hooks Thursday, 6/30 (Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm)

Al Chez Thursday, 7/7 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

The Zombie Wedding Friday, 7/8 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm)

Samba New York’s Brazilian Brunch Saturday, 7/9 (12:00 pm)

Pete DeLorenzo Saturday, 7/9 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

Nashville to New York: An Intimate Evening with Hit Songwriters Tuesday, 7/12 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

Audrey Joy Wednesday 7/13 (Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm)

Rob Burke Sextet Wednesday, 7/13 (Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm)

Big Pussy’s Gangster Squad with special guest Killer Joe Thursday, 7/14 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

Peter Fish Group Friday, 7/15 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

Dancing On The Cutting Room Floor Monday, 7/18 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

To Catch a Rising Star featuring Bobby Collins, Stewie Stone, with Music Larry and the Hudson Banks Tuesday, 7/19 (Doors: 6:15 pm / Show: 7:15 pm)

Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses Wednesday, 7/20 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

Birthday Bash Brunch with Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros with Special Guest Mark Lacob Sunday, 7/24 (Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm)

John Jorgenson Quintet Tuesday, 7/26 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

Carl Wockner, Siobhan Magnus Friday, 7/29 (Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm)

WONDERSHOW Saturday, 7/30 (Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm)

With such an astounding lineup of shows to look forward to, The Cutting Room is ready for another great summer ahead!

For More Information on The Cutting Room, VISIT:

www.TheCuttingRoomNYC.com

Facebook.com/CuttingRoomNYC

Twitter: @CuttingRoomNYC

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT:

Rick [AT] Rickeberle.com

ToddsPr [AT] yahoo.com

Smitty’s All American Grill Is The Perfect Location For Your Next Event!

Smitty’s Will Help to Plan Fundraisers, Birthday Parties, and Much More!

June, 2016 (Riverhead, NY) — There are so many places to choose from when picking a location for an event throughout Riverhead NY, but only one stands out from the rest; Smitty’s All American Grill! Any celebration there will be one to always remember with good food, entertainment, and memories made to last a lifetime.

At Smitty’s All American Grill, guests have the ability to choose between holding a private event in the 3 level stadium restaurant or in a private catering room. That way, guests can always enjoy their celebration away from all the hustle and bustle.

The restaurant is also used for full buy-outs for fundraising events. Therefore, their 21-foot video wall and the different levels can be fully utilized for the different types of fundraisers that customers might be having. Smitty’s additionally provides fundraising packages and catering packages for every event.

Clearly, Smitty’s makes it a point to accommodate their guests in any way possible! By creating a modern take on the classic North Fork experience, as well as providing a buzzing atmosphere, a spacious layout, 3 level stadium seating, and a friendly wait staff, Smitty’s All American Grill has become the place to be this summer!

For More Information on Smitty’s All American Grill, Call (631) 998-4232 or

Visit: http://www.smittysallamericangrill.com/

For More Information on The All Star, Call (631) 998-3565 or

Visit www.theallstar.com

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick@RickEberle.com

ABOUT SMITTYS ALL AMERICAN GRILL

The North Fork of Long Island is known for its vineyards, which produce beautiful local wines, and for its flourishing farms, which grow some of the freshest fruits and vegetables, raising grass-grazed cattle, and brewing handcrafted beers. As a product of its surroundings, Smitty’s All American Grill exceeds expectations as a true taste of the North Fork. The venue, which opened in 2012, has a growing reputation as the place to go for exceptional food, drinks, and fun for any occasion!

GOLD COAST ARTS CENTER GEARING UP FOR SummerArts & HALF DAY JUNIOR CAMPS JULY – AUGUST

Having Completed Their Year-End “Festival of the Arts” Celebration, the Arts Center Has More in Store with Specialty Camps Taught By Top Artists Performers in Their Respective Fields

Students in Dance, Art, Ceramics, Music, and Drama programs celebrate their accomplishments as part of “Festival of the Arts”

Great Neck, NY (June, 2016) — Having completed another successful year end celebration of “Festival of the Arts 2016”, the Gold Coast Arts Center’s invites your child to be creative and innovative over the summer in their specialty SUMMER CAMPS! SummerArtsTM brings fun and creative experiences to children of all ages! With activities like cartooning, chess camp, music, 3D Arts and so much more- the GCAC is offering specialty camps taught by top artists and performers 9AM-3PM  at 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021. Reserve your spot today!  www.GoldCoastArts.org

Parents can choose 1 or 2 week camp programs. Each weekly program culminates in a performance, competition or exhibit at the end for parents and friends to enjoy. Children can be signed up for as many sessions as they wish!

Top 10 Reasons to Join GOLD COAST SUMMER ARTS CAMP

  1. Generate a love of learning

  2. Explore your child’s inner expression

  3. Your child will shine

  4. Learn from top professionals in the field

  5. Benefit from cool, comfortable facilities

  6. Quality kosher, nut free lunch and snack included

  7. Make new friends who share your child’s interests

  8. He or she will grow more independent

  9. Celebrate your child’s  accomplishments with a display or performance at the end of each session for all to enjoy

  10. HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!

In the brand new Crafts Camp (July 5th-8th) children can make creations beyond their wildest dreams! At Musical Theatre Camp (July 11th-22nd) they’ll explore and create their own renditions of contemporary and theatrical hits with daily classes in voice, basic music, and dance to help them experience the thrill of performing on Stage. With Acting for Film (July 25th-29th) they can learn acting techniques for theatre and film by working on scenes recorded on film, and be able to take home a DVD where they are the star! Drawing & Painting (August 1st-5th) will allow them to have fun with their art using inspiration from nature and the world around them. Through Music (Instruments & Vocal) (August 8th-12) they can experience guitar, keyboard percussion and vocal training. All levels are welcome. Work with wood, paper-mache and wire at 3 Dimensional Art (August 15th-19th), show off what they’ve learned in competitive games at the end of the week at Chess Camp (August 22nd-26th), and imagine characters and explore their creativity through drawing in Cartooning (August 22nd-26th).

Parents can also choose any 2 weeks of the 6 offered in Ceramics Camp (July 5th-August 12th) where children will learn hand-building, sculpture and innovative glazing techniques, and for the younger kids (pre-K through 6th grade) there’s also Half-Day Junior Camp where daily activities include art, dance, music and much more!

It seems there’s a creative activity for just about any child willing to try something new or continue to pique their interest and develop their skills!

With such a wide array of fun, engaging, and stimulating Summer Arts Camps at the Gold Coast Arts Center this July and August (on weekdays 9AM-3PM), every child will be thrilled with the new skills they learn and imaginative ways they can develop their talents while having fun and making friends along the way!

For More Information, and To Register for Summer Arts Camps Call (516) 829-2570 or , VISIT: http://greatneckarts.org/wordpress/school-for-the-arts/

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick@Rickeberle.com

More About the Gold Coast Arts Center:

The Gold Coast Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout the region through our 1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in schools and in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival, in its 5th year this past Fall. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

YMCA Boulton Center to Screen “Rocky” for 40th Anniversary, with Special Guest Burt Young

Iconic Actor and Oscar Nominee Who Played “Paulie” in the 1976 Film and Sequels Will Be in Attendance with Q&A to Follow

Bay Shore, NY (June, 2016) — It’s been 40 years since one of the most iconic sport films of all time, Rocky, was released, and now you can celebrate this legendary motion picture with special guest, Burt Young on Saturday, June 18th, 7:00PM at  YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY!

Burt Young is known for his role as Paulie in the Rocky films. Young has experienced many different roles in his life, including professional boxer. A true boxing aficionado, Young also appeared in 14 professional boxing matches, all of which he won. Young has also boxed with legend Muhammad Ali to raise money for a charity event.

Young caught the attention of Sylvester Stallone as Mac in the 1975 film The Killer Elite. Young landed the part as Rocky’s supportive yet rough-around-the-edges Italian-American brother in law in the hit film Rocky in 1976. Rocky was a success and Burt Young was nominated as Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in the 1976 Oscar awards.  Burt continued the role of Paulie throughout the next 5 Rocky installments.  His roll spanned close to 40 years and created the iconic character “Uncle Paulie”.

All guests in attendance will be a part of the post show Q&A, where Young will share behind the scene stories, talk about making the film and answer questions from the audience. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Burt Young, take a photo with him as well as receive a special autographed piece of memorabilia (see event packages).

VIP PLATINUM PACKAGE: $125 – LIMIT 50 people /45 Minute Pre show in Higbie Lounge at5:30PM

  • Photo with Burt Young

  • Autographed personalized Everlast Boxing Glove

  • VIP reception post show hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beverage

VIP GOLD PACKAGE: $85 – LIMIT 150 people / 30 Minute Post show

  • Photo with Burt Young

  • Pre-Signed 8×10 photo, no personalization

For More Information on the Screening, VISIT: www.boultoncenter.org

For Press Inquiries, Contact: Rick [AT] RickEberle.com

More About the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts:

The YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts of the Great South Bay YMCA seeks to establish itself as a premier cultural institution on Long Island. The YMCA Boulton Center’s mission is to provide high quality arts programs that entertain, educate and inspire the culturally, racially and economically diverse population of Long Island. A wide range of programs and classes are offered across the arts spectrum including music, dance, film and spoken word. Particular emphasis is placed on education and outreach.