AT THE VAN NOSTRAND THEATER at Suffolk Community College Grant Campus
1001 Crooked Hill Rd Brentwood, NY 11717
Thursday, Sept 14 / 6-8pm


The Islip Arts Council & Legislator Manuel Esteban Sr.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration

KEYNOTE SPEAKER and Honored Guest
Dr. Edwin Meléndez
Former Director of The Center For Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College

Marcos Maldonado
Miguel Turell
Jose Tutiven
Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company
El Teatro Rodante Hispanico
Teatro Yerbabruja

Special Performances by
Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company
El Teatro Rodante Hispanico

Performance by El Teatro Rodante Hispanico Junior Dancers

Performance by El Teatro Rodante Hispanico Senior Dancers

Performance by Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company

Celebrate Hip Hop's 50th Anniversary

July 7 / 6-8pm at IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall

Meet popular Graffiti Artists, Celo Money and Jay Hardy, who will perform LIVE, at our 50th Anniversary Celebration of Hip Hop. As a historic milestone, Islip Arts Council is celebrating the genre's enduring influence and evolution since its birth in the Bronx in 1973.

Islip Arts Council, with special guests and local Artists, looks forward to celebrating our Hip Hop Celebration Pop-Up while showcasing the genre's global impact and its continued innovation in music, dance, and culture at the South Shore Mall, on Friday, July 7th, from 6PM - 8PM.

Keith Murray is hosting our bangin celebration!

Artist's Talk at the Gallery

July 8 / 2-4pm at IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall

Waldo Cabrera, Art Director for 4Kids Entertainment, shares behind-the-scenes stories of what it was like to bring Pokémon & Yu-Gi-Oh! to America and how 4Kids helped put Nintendo merchandise in the hands of kids around the world.

LI Vegan pop up

Sunday, June 11, 2023 / 12-6pm at IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, Bay Shore, NY

LONG ISLAND VEGAN POP UP IS BACK! Let’s celebrate summer coming in with this FREE outdoor, family and pet friendly event. The Long Island Vegan Pop Up was inspired by the hip Vegan scene in NYC. Long Island has a large Vegan community, and this is the first event that caters to it. LI Vegan Pop Up's goal is simple: create a welcoming 100% Vegan market space where anyone can learn, shop, eat, drink and have fun.

Art vendors, delicious Vegan food, a Live DJ, and an Art Mural are all a part of this exciting event.


JUNE 8 / 6-8pm

Eight Films. Eight Visions. One Cause.

The Islip Arts Council presents its first student film festival at the IAC Gallery Annes. This initiative was made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council of the Arts, and with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Huntington Arts Council.

The filmmakers, all high school students in the Town of Islip, were asked to shed light on stereotypes of all kinds. The judging was in three categories:
1 - CONTENT - How clearly the film addresses the topic
2 - CREATIVITY - unique choices made to tell the story
3 - PRODUCTION - tech skills: audio, lighting, editing, cinematography

BEST FILM: "Growing Out," Rainer Pasca, Bay Shore HS
FIRST RUNNER UP: "Rewritten," Asher DeVerna & Nick Rampulla, Sayville HS
SECOND RUNNER UP: "Gender Stereotypes," Randy Shephard, Brentwood HS



A Celebration of Pride at the Bayway Arts Center, East Islip, NY

In recognition of Pride Month, the Islip Arts Council in association with Studio Theatre of Long Island, presents "I AM WHAT I AM" – A Celebration of Drag Performers from within the Long Island and NY Community. The performance will take place on the evening of Friday, June 2nd, at Studio Theatre's Bayway Arts Center in East Islip, NY.

Scheduled Performers:
Raffa Show
Cherry Boots
Marilyn Monhoe
Tristan Boyer
Fran Sisco
Matt Senese

Islip Arts Council, South Shore Arts, and Colored Colors Present "The Art Crawl"

A Public Facing Art & Local Business Crawl Through Bay Shore's Main Street
>> MAY 21, 2023 <<

We have partnered to bring you a fantastic crawl featuring Artist Displays, Live Art, Live Music, Poetry, Children's Activities, and Discounts at Businesses.

The Art Crawl starts at The Agency in Bay Shore (61 W Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706).

Get a copy of the official Art Crawl Map at The Agency.

The map will detail all the information on WHO, WHERE, WHAT is happening, and WHEN. You can also pick up a bracelet that will give you discounts at participating locations. Please be sure to look out for other goodies we will distribute to those who come to support the Crawl. At The Agency, you will also find a sign-up table for interesting workshops. These workshops are FREE, but space will be limited, so sign up as soon as possible.

This program is entirely FREE to the public, thanks to our sponsors.



Come and immerse yourself in this artistic and historic experience. On February 15 – March 11, IAC will present a black box theater project titled FLIGHT: THE IMMERSION PROJECT at the South Shore Mall. The immersive experience, designed for 2023 Black History Month will include the history of flight and the bravery of the Tuskegee Airmen (TAI) & MLK through images, videos and voices of narration, clips from interviews with some of the Tuskegee Airmen, as well as participation by other black leaders. The story of African Americans and their historic journey has helped strengthen the American Story.

We would like to thank the contributing artists to FLIGHT: THE IMMERSION PROJECT who passionately embraced the project, Reynard Burns, Composer & Historian; Waldo Cabrera, Videographer; Sean Fitzthum, Photographer; Rico Ford, Visual Artist; Andrea M. Gordon, Photographer; Larissa Judd, Visual Artist; Missy Longo-Lewis, Visual Artist & Educator; Chuck Moses, Producer & Director; Belinda Rubino, Graphic Artist & Photographer; Mark Strodl, Visual Artist & Photographer; and, Nancy Walsh, Visual Artist & Educator.

Click here to see photos and video from February 15 Opening Reception




EXHIBITION AUG. 10 - SEPT. 10, 2023

Exhibiting Artists:

Diana Aliberti
Anthony Bacarella
Gail Carlin
Sukie Chen
Faith Evans
Natasha Fernandez
Rico Ford
Kym Fulmer
Theresa Graff
Kiya Henry
Nia Henry
Benna Holden
Jeanatte Kamar
Tara Kawas
Storm Keeler
Staci Kolinsky
Richard Kramer
Olga Lang
Nancy Lazard
Christine MacDonagh
Bevin Macutay
Lina Mangual
Kerri McKay
Meagan Meehan
Clare Moore
Hannah Moran
Cindy Pacini
Erica Perjatel Stolba
Anna Prikazchikova
Lakshmi Segura
Danangelowe Spencer
Ed Vega
Daniela Velez
Melissa Vultaggio
Cydney Wilson
David Woodward

Sponsored by

DREAMSCAPES: summer Members' exhibition


Member Artists:

Tove Hasselriis Abrams
Anthony Bacarella
Debra J Bazik
Whitney Bell
Paul Cammarata
Lisa Claisse
Bernice Corbin
Anthony D’Avino
Geralyn Diamond
Charles Ferrara
Suzanne Hoffman
Richard Kramer
Katrina Kuan
Olga Lang
Michael Lombardi
Maryanne Majeski
Vito Marrone
Meagan Meehan
Felecia Montfort
Bernice Rausch
Bruce Rosen
John Salzano
Steve Terr
JT Tolson
Heather Toomey
Ed Vega
Caroline Waloski
Elise Weber
Joan Weiss
Annie Wilkinson
Cydney Wilson

Supported by

Anna Prikazchikova

ON VIEW July 13 - August 13

Anna is a Russian artist who left her Motherland almost a decade ago. That transition made her take a closer look at people and the nature of connections humans create and/or destroy throughout their lives. She often reflects on the many ways identities of a person are created and altered depending on the people, places, and situations one lets become a part of oneself. From the viewer's standpoint, Anna's work explores themes of home and the subconscious through repetitive mark making and symmetrical patterns. The meticulous and extreme attention to detail is faced with vibrancy in her color choices, which then mirrors the somewhat unclear message of beauty in longing.

Plein Air Art Exhibition

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
Show open July 18 - Aug 5, 2023
Reception Wednesday, July 19 / 5-7pm

Artists who completed a painting at Pleinathon 2023 are showing now at the Plein Air Art Exhibition at Islip Arts Council Gallery.

Exhibiting Artists:
Steven Behler
Amanda Burns
Rico Ford
Stephanie Geremito
Katrina Kuan
Genevieve Lambert
Olga Lang
Jessica Mennella
Drigo Morin
Jonathan Van Brunt
Ed Vega
Cydney Wilson
Lorelei Olk
Jairo Ortiz

"Reflections" - NYC High School of Art & Design Alumni Art Show & Fundraiser

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
Show open June 20 - July 14, 2023

What happens when talented teenagers are fully immersed in an art education? They become professionals that are shaping America's creative landscape. The HS of Art & Design Alumni Show features the works of artists whose work has been in major museums, books, comic books, Hollywood blockbusters, ad campaigns and in some of the most iconic shows in television history. Join us at the opening reception on June 24th at 6pm, and meet the artists whose childhood dreams of living a creative life have come true.

Rosemary Apun
Johnny Barlanti
Waldo Cabrera
Leo Cabrera
Pavan Carter
Isaac Castaneda
Belle Cheverino
Ingrid Duffer
Flint Gennari
Randy Globus
Timothy John-Luke Smith
Minjin Kung
Jeannette Kurie
Nelson E Martinez
Suzana Mestric
Jason Narvaez
Janet Rutkowski
Jose Santamaria
Titus Thomas
Julian Turovsky
Rob Vigo
Tsui Yuen-Pappas


ON VIEW June 13 - July 12

By day, Lori is an elementary school teacher (art, reading), and by night, she is an avid photographer. "There is beauty in everything. You just have to stop and notice. That's what a photograph allowed you to do... stop and notice."

Born and raised here on Long Island, Lori celebrates the beauty that is all around us. This collection is a visual inventory of Long Island's treasures: from the iconic bridges that connect us to New York City and Fire Island beaches, to the stables of Belmont, to the bountiful harvest of wine and flowers of the North and South Forks. "We have it all." Lori's photographs are displayed and sold in Port Jefferson, Ocean Beach, East Islip and West Islip and in Saratoga Springs. She often donates proceeds to charities including: Meals on Wheels; New Beginnings Traumatic Brain Center; Teen Challenge Alcohol and Drug Rehab Center; Make A Wish; and Island Harvest.

Cut & Paste: Collage Works

At the IAC Gallery Annex, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION on World Collage Day, May 13, 2023 / 5-7pm
Show May 9 - 31, 2023

World Collage Day is an annual, international celebration of collage on the Second Saturday of May. Initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018, they invite artists and art venues to hold events on that day to celebrate collage. World Collage Day is about artists connecting across borders against a global context of entrenchment and separation.

Ric Kasini Kadour, the editor of Kolaj Magazine, writes, “We created World Collage Day because we wanted to honor this community of artists and to remind the world what a spirit of cooperation, mutual support, and creativity can look like.”

ollage gives artists a chance to create unimaginable scenarios with boundless imagery. From beginners to professional artists working in the field, we invited all to dive into this art form and celebrate World Collage Day through this exhibit: CUT & PASTE.

Cut and paste your own collage piece on our blank paper canvas wall and be part of our gallery mural! watch as we build a large collage piece cREAted by visitors from all over.

Exhibiting Artists:
Sheri Berman
Erin Bonner
January C.
Carmen Chiorean
Dorian Collymore
Kathy Cunningham
Lorraine Fehr
Rico Ford
Bobby Goff
Casey Greene
Larissa "Sunny" Judd
Storm Keeler
Julianna Kirk
Richard Kramer
Katrina Kuan
Aleta Levine
Meagan Meehan
Rosemary Ortiz
Mariana Ospina
Gabrielle Ricciuti-Gomes
Bruce Rosen
Carol Salerno
Jamie Sandler
Veronica Schliemann
Harlene Schwartz
Zannat Sultana
Betty Lynn Tims
Ed Vega
Cydney Wilson

May 11 - June 11 / Opening Reception May 13, 5-7pm

Meagan J. Meehan Is A Published Author, Poet, Cartoonist, And Produced Playwright. She Is A Freelance Journalist, A College-Level Educator, And The Founder Of The Conscious Perceptionalism Art Practice. Meagan is an abstract artist whose work is bright and colorful. Her work aims to combat the darkness and negativity in the world by showcasing cheerfulness, playfulness, creativity and imagination. If someone looks at her art and smiles then it has fulfilled its purpose. Meagan's work is three-dimensional, formed of many found objects, and celebrates the beauty of recycling.

Student Spotlight - Works in Oils & Acrylics

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, May 13, 2023 / 5-7pm
Show May 9 - 23, 2023

Julie DeBragga
Lori Fehr
Faye Guercio
Ralph Laudano
Clemencia Mennella
Millie Mercado
Judith Sause
Zannat Sultana
Barbara Thompson
Terri Tosti
Kathy Van Dyke
Ed Vega
Randy Weisbin

Youth Empowerment Exhibition

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION Apr 20, 2023 / 5-7pm
Show open Apr 18 - May 5, 2023

Enjoy art from students of the Central Islip School District.

John P. Cardone is a Long Island author, photographer, lecturer, and photography instructor. He actively spends his time inspiring people to get outdoors with nature. John grew up in Astoria, NY moving to Long Island, NY after his military service in 1970. John is proud to say he is the founder of the Long Island Authors Group and a two-time cancer survivor.

Women's History Month Exhibition

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION Mar 31, 2023 / 6-8pm
Show open Mar 14 - Apr 14, 2023

Women's History Month celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of women in culture and society. IAC is presenting artwork that represents the artist's style - an embodiment of the voice they portray in their work. This show invited those who use she/her/hers pronouns as well as those who are non-binary. There are 40 artists and 52 works of art in the show.

Meet our Featured Artist Clare Stokolosa, watercolor artist, at the opening reception on March 25, 12-2pm. Clare Stokolosa’s “Gardens to Seasides” takes viewers on an adventure from garden and seascape scenes of Italy to Queens, NY.

BLACK CREATIVITY: Selected Works by Black Artists

At the IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY
OPENING RECEPTION Feb 15, 2023 / 6-8pm
Show open Feb 14 - Mar 10, 2023

Click here to see video of the Opening Reception

Click here to see photos from Opening Reception

In recognition of Black History Month, artwork from Black Artists will be featured in the BLACK CREATIVITY Exhibition in the Gallery, with support from ITB NAACP and Black Long Island.

Meet our Featured Artist Yvonne Lamar-Rogers, mixed media artist, at the opening reception on Wednesday, February 15, 6-8pm.




At the South Shore Mall in front of the IAC Gallery
Sat, Sept 2 / 2pm

Experience an exciting performance featuring original dances created and performed by an ensemble of Ballet Long Island and students from The Ballet Center. Pieces feature original choreography in Ballet, Lyrical, and Contemporary styles. Kids are invited to take part in a pre-performance Dance Workshop. The performance is followed by a free interactive audience workshop in on-the-spot dance-making. PLUS a post-performance Q&A with the company. This is Free and all are welcome. Held in front of The Islip Arts Council in The South Shore Mall, Bay Shore, NY.


Studio Theater of Long Island Shakespeare Troupe and Islip Arts Council present "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare

A fully costumed version of "Twelfth Night" has been created by Studio Theater Long Island Troupe for Islip Arts Council. This limited engagement will be performed FREE at the following locations:
July 27 on the Lawn behind the IAC Gallery, Bay Shore / 5pm
August 3 at Long Island Maritime Museum, W. Sayville / 6pm
August 17 at Bay Shore Band Shell, Bay Shore / 6 pm
August 27 at Brookside Park, Sayville / 2 pm

*Schedule subject to change

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare that is believed to have been written around 1601–1602 as a Twelfth Night entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The play centres on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as Cesario) falls in love with the Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.

The play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of the occasion, with plot elements drawn from the short story "Of Apollonius and Silla" by Barnabe Rich, based on a story by Matteo Bandello. The first documented public performance was on 2 February 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the year's calendar. The play was not published until 1623.


Heckscher State Park Field 8, East Islip, NY 11730
Please note there is a $10 per car parking fee at this park
Shows Begin at 2pm

JULY 23 - Easy Street / Eclectic variety of rock, blues, funk, soul and country
JULY 30 - Mary Lamont Band / Country, alt-country and classic rock music
AUG 6 - Nina Et Cetera / Original music in the style of 60's folk and soul
AUG 13 - Janine DiNatale & Friends / Popular music, American standards
AUG 20 - Homegrown String Band / Americana, old-time country
AUG 27 - Three's Accompany / Acoustic folk rock, alternative, pop and classic rock

*Schedule subject to change


80 E Main St, Bay Shore NY 11706
Shows Begin at 12:15pm

JULY 18 - Karpenteers / Best of the Carpenters, 70's Rock/Pop/Country
JULY 25 - Trade Winds / 70's, 80's, 90's and more
AUG 8 - Evan & James / Classic Covers of The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney
AUG 15 - Christine Sweeney & The Dirty Stay Outs / Bluesy Pop That Rocks, and Americana Folk
AUG 22 - Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks / Rockabilly, Country

*Schedule subject to change

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Bay Shore and BID
Presented by Islip Arts Council


We will be in front of the Boulton Center.

Winter Concert Series
at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

In the Carriage House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
440 Montauk Hwy, Great River, NY 11739

All concerts are FREE; a $5 suggested donation is welcome.

Margo Andrea, Artistic Director

Concert starts at 1 PM
Doors Open & Sign-In at 12:15 PM
All attendees must be signed in prior to seating.
Seating is first come, first served.
Doors open for full seating at 12:45 PM

Celebrating Women's History Month with "HER GRACE"
Music of women composers of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Margo Andrea: Mezzo Soprano, Baroque Violin
Louise Schulman: Viola, Vielle, Lute, Gittern

The Long Island Baroque Ensemble, one of the first professional ensembles in the New York area dedicated to historical performance practice on period instruments, was founded by harpsichordist Sonia Gezairlian Grib in 1970, with her pioneering vision to offer the Long Island public professional Early Music concerts. LIBE remains true to its mission. Now in its 53rd year under the direction of Artistic Director Margo Andrea, and with our nation’s greatest early music artists, historians and scholars, we present an annual concert series to Nassau and Suffolk County audiences in New York State.

A few notes on the composers:
Hildegard von Bingen, aka Saint Hildegard, was a German Benedictine abbess, composer, mystic, writer, poet, medical practitioner, and naturalist. According to Oxford Music, she is the most recorded composer in modern history, and more chants by Hildegard survive than any other composer of the Middle Ages.

Comtessa Beatriz de Dia, Countess of Die, Provence, was a famous trobairitz (a female troubadour from Occitania, France). Only 5 of her works survive, and A Chantar is the only canson (troubadour song genre) in Occitan to survive with the music and poetry intact.

Queen Elizabeth I was one of the most famous patrons of the arts in British history. Her mother, of course, was Anne Boleyn who was put to death by her husband, King Henry VIII. She purportedly wrote "Oh Death" while in the Tower of London awaiting her execution. At least today divorce is an option.

Composer and Benedictine nun Catarina Assandra published various works in her lifetime. She was also famous as an organist.

Singer and instrumentalist Claudia Sessa was also a nun who composed sacred and secular works. She was famous for recitative style singing and she was highly praised by the nobility of Parma and Mantua.

Composer Francesca Caccini was also a musician and teacher for da Medici and was the highest paid musician in the court. She is the first known woman composer of opera. Unfortunately, her opera La liberazione di Ruggiero and some of her songs are her only works which survive. (But we can hope more works may someday be unearthed.)

Venetian composer and singer Barbara Strozzi was daughter of Giulio Strozzi, a member of the Accademia degli Incogniti, the most prestigious intellectual academy in Europe. Fiercely independent, she never married, had 3 or 4 children out of wedlock and she published more music than any other composer of her era, mostly without aid from patrons, the court, or the Church (probably because she herself was born out of wedlock).

Hailing from a prominent Novarese family of nobility, Isabella Leonarda entered an Ursuline convent at the age of 16 and remained there for the remainder of her life. Aside from Strozzi, she was one of the most prolific female composers of the Baroque era having composed about 200 works. She composed sacred vocal as well as instrumental music. She was the first woman composer to have a published instrumental sonata.

Women today STILL struggle with many issues these women experienced: access to power and representation, right to wealth and the control of their own bodies and destiny. I wonder how many "anonymous" musical compositions and poems are written by women of these eras who did not have the high social standing to document their work. Our intent is to give a glimpse of these women's lives through the culture they created. They contribute to our identity and enrich our lives. Thanks for supporting this music today.

Black History Month Winter Concerts
at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

In the Carriage House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
440 Montauk Hwy, Great River, NY 11739

All concerts are FREE; a $5 suggested donation is welcome.

FEBRUARY 12, 2023 - "Culture Sounds: African American Music in Song"
West Islip Symphony Orchestra

Concert starts at 1 PM
Doors Open & Sign-In at 12:15 PM
All attendees must be signed in prior to seating.
Seating is first come, first served.
Doors open for full seating at 12:45 PM

Join the West Islip Symphony Orchestra as they begin a month-long celebration of the achievements of Black composers and writers throughout the history of music. "Culture Sounds" will feature several members and friends of the orchestra in performances that span from classical to ragtime, pop, and even doo-wop music.

PAUL LITTLE serves as the assistant conductor of the Island Symphony, and is the current Music Director and conductor of the West Islip Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2018, after appearing as a guest conductor of the West Islip Symphony, since 2013.

A conducting student of Timothy Topolewski, Mr. Little graduated from the Crane School of Music in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in music education. He received a Master's Degree in Music Technology from Five Towns College in 2007. In addition to his studies with Dr. Topolewski, Mr. Little's activities at Crane were varied and diverse - as a violinist studying under Joan Harea, he was one of the original members of El Norte Tropicale, the school's Latin Jazz ensemble. Mr. Little also performed with the Crane Symphony Orchestra at the 2000 Goodwill Games Opening Ceremonies and with the Crane Handbell Choir at Crane Christmas Convocations. In his career, he has performed alongside electric violinist Mark Wood, as well as with such acts as Joe Piscopo, Linda Eder, Bruce Hornsby, and Edwin McCain.

Mr. Little is the recipient of the 2015 Town of Islip Black History Distinguished Service Award. He is currently a private teacher of violin, viola, and cello, which he has done for over 15 years. He previously taught orchestra and music theory in the North Babylon and Valley Stream Central School Districts. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the West Islip Symphony and Island Symphony, and is the current President of the Northport Symphony Orchestra

FEBRUARY 19 -"Portrait of a People"
Daryl Jordan - Soprano, with Daniel Ragone - Pianist
Soprano Daryl Jordan, accompanied by Daniel Ragone on piano, will present a sensational tribute called "Portrait of People."

Concert starts at 2 PM
Doors Open & Sign-In at 1:15 PM
All attendees must be signed in prior to seating.
Seating is first come, first served.
Doors open for full seating at 1:45 PM

DARYL JORDAN - Miss Jordan’s many solo performances include concerts with the Long Island Philharmonic at the Tilles Center of the Brahms Requiem, and the premier of Ray Shattenkirk's, The Flower Kissers. Early solo appearances include Radio City Music Hall and the Saratoga Spa Music Theater. She has sung numerous solo recitals at universities and other venues throughout the Northeast, Washington, DC, and Long Island, where she resides. Following the performance of this recital at the famed New York State’s Chautauqua Institution’s Summer Festival a “Daryl Jordan” scholarship was awarded to a college voice student who showed outstanding ability in both music and drama. Miss Jordan is a graduate of the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and received a Masters Degree from Manhattan School of Music.

DANIEL RAGONE, vocal coach and pianist, is a native of Philadelphia where he began his piano studies at the age of seven. He received his formal education at Penn State University and the University of Illinois, where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying. For years a mainstay of the New York City vocal scene and one of its most highly regarded coaches. Daniel collaborated with many artists from the Met and New York City Opera. Among Mr. Ragone's past affiliations are the Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition for Singers, the Rome Opera Festival and The Center for Contemporary Opera. He was responsible for the musical preparation of the world premiere of Stephen Paulus' Hester Prynne at Death at the 92nd Street Y. In 2007 Daniel relocated to Port Jefferson, Long Island where he maintains a thriving vocal studio with a waiting list. He has given performances and guest master classes at Hofstra University, SUNY Stony Brook, Suffolk County Community College, St. Joseph's College, Turtle Bay Music School and Trinity College Vermont. Mr. Ragone is the music director of the ensemble, Divalicious!, a trio of 3 singers who perform scenes from opera and musical theatre at venues all over Long Island. In 2018 Daniel Ragone appeared on the cable TV show "Italian America Long Island" for an interview to discuss his life's work and Italian heritage.



Author Saturdays

A Monthly Series of Special Book Talks and Presentations from the Long Island Authors Group
at IAC Gallery, South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy, NY