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Islip Arts Council Exec Dir, Linda Moran – Long Philharmonic

June 3, 2011 @ 12:00 am EDT


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Today’s presentation was from the Islip Arts Council Executive Director Linda Moran. Ms. Moran has been guiding this organization for the past few years when the founder Lillian Barbash retired.


Among the many events the council organizes during the year, the biggest one is held in July at Hechscher State Park. This year the performance is July 16th at 7PM, but most people make it an all day affair, some arriving as early as 11AM.


The Long Island Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing and this year is even more special. It is being billed as a "Salute to the Armed Forces of the USA" The idea was born out the multiple needs of returning vets. The concert is free to the general public, but funds will be raised from corporate and individual sponsors. The proceeds from sponsorships will be distributed to qualified veteran service groups, and administered by the United Way of Long Island.


Having attended this event in the past I can tell you that this is a great way to spend a summer night on Long Island. The party atmosphere of this informal setting is a joy to be a part. It’s not quite Woodstock, but then again we have matured, I think. There will be posters and memorabilia on sale to help support the noble intent of this year’s performance


Sponsors and VIP seating will be served food and have access to the musicians, and various other perks. There are several levels of participation available. Whether you attend as a free concert attendee or expressing your generosity as a sponsor or individual VIP attendee, this is a good time. General attendance people are encouraged to bring their own food and beverage and picnic on the grass. Grucci Fireworks will be displayed at the end of the evening


Attend and enjoy. Here is the Islip Arts Council website. www.isplipartscouncil.org 


Ernie Fazio