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The Other Side: A Photographic Memorial to the Slaves at the William Floyd Estate

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Gallery Talk with curator and photographer Xiomáro at the Oyster Bay Historical Society – Sunday, March 15 in the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center (Long Island, NY) On Sunday, March 15, the Oyster Bay Historical Society invites you to attend a behind-the-scenes gallery talk with curator and photographer Xiomáro, as he discusses his […]

Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation Grant of $135,000 Supports Restoration of Vanderbilt Marine Collection

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum has just received a grant of $135,000 from The Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation to support the restoration of the museum’s extensive marine collection, the largest privately assembled collection of sea specimens from the pre-atomic-era. Jennifer Attonito, executive director of the foundation, said, “The Vanderbilt Museum is […]

Congressman Lee Zeldin: “A Bad Deal with Iran is Worse Than No Deal at All”

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) New York Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – NY-1) released the following statement in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress today: “I was honored to take part in and listen to the Prime Minister of Israel’s historic address to the American people, where he offered his […]

A.G. Schneiderman Secures Agreement with Hempstead School District to Ensure Equal Educational Opportunities for Students Regardless of Immigration Status

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Agreement Removes Barriers Impacting Unaccompanied Minors And Other Undocumented Youth Seeking To Enroll In The District (Long Island, NY) Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with the Hempstead Union Free School District to ensure educational access for students regardless of their immigration status. Among other things, the district agreed to retain an […]

Adelphi University to Present the 7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Festival to play at over 35 venues throughout New York including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of the Moving Image and the New York Public Library, followed by National Tour (Long Island, NY) The official line-up of The 7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival was announced, marking the largest edition of the festival […]

Educational Excellence Award Presented to LICADD’s Student Assistance Program Team Leader

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Caron Treatment Center’s Annual Great Long island Community Service Awards Breakfast honors Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.’s (LICADD) Student Assistance Program team leader, Lisa Ganz, LMSW, CASAC. This breakfast pays tribute in a tangible and meaningful way to individuals, organizations and institutions that have made an outstanding contribution […]

Senator Marc Panepinto Comments on the Passage of First Anti-Hunger Legislation

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Senator Marc Panepinto released the following statement on the passage of his first co-sponsored bill (S.854) combatting poverty and hunger: “We have all been taught from very young ages that food should never be wasted. My co-sponsored bill tackles this notion head on by increasing the amount of food assistance that New York provides […]

Statement from Senate Democratic Conference Communications Director Mike Murphy

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Statement from Senate Democratic Conference Communications Director Mike Murphy on raising minimum wage in New York State: “Raising the minimum wage is something that the Senate Democrats have long fought for and we were the ones that pointed out that the last deal made on the raise was nothing more than a half loaf. […]

Police: Man Stole Beverages from Walmart, Pepper Sprayed Employee During Getaway

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who stole beverages from a Centereach store last year. Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the man who stole beverages from a Centereach store last year. […]

Man Wanted for Stealing $850 in Hair Regrowth Products from Smithtown Pharmacy

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who stole hair regrowth products from a Smithtown store last month. Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the man who stole hair regrowth products […]

Sustainable Long Island to Launch Disaster Preparedness Program

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Releases Storm Readiness Assessment (Long Island, NY) Sustainable Long Island has been awarded a $10,000 grant from State Farm to develop and launch a Disaster Preparedness Program. The focal point of this program is a storm readiness assessment, which aims to collect data to determine if Long Islanders are better prepared for natural disasters since […]

Montesano Announces $8 Million in Federal Funding for Drug Abuse Prevention in New York

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) today announced that New York State has been awarded $8 million in federal funding to help in the battle against heroin, prescription and opioid addiction. In recent years, there has been a drastic increase in heroin and opioid abuse, addiction and criminal activity. Sadly, easy accessibility, high […]

Internationally Renowned Graphic Artist Chip Kidd to Speak at Farmingdale State College March 10

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Kidd Does Everything from Designing Iconic Book Covers to Writing Novels (Long Island, NY) Multi-award-winning graphic artist Chip Kidd will speak at Farmingdale State College on Tuesday, March 10.  The lecture is being held in Gleeson Hall, Room 104, from 3:05 – 4:20 p.m.  Admission is free and the public is invited. A reception for the […]

Two Suspects Rob Freeport Auto Parts Store at Gunpoint, Police Say

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) The First Squad reports the details of a Robbery that occurred on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. in Freeport. According to detectives, two male black subjects entered the AutoZone located at 55 E. Merrick Road and approached the two male employees 19 and 36 years of age. The subjects forced […]

13th Annual Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Long Island Used Bike and Sewing Machine Collection on April 18

March 3, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Donate That Old Bicycle (or sewing machine) (Long Island, NY) Long Islanders can put their old bicycles to good use by donating them to Pedals for Progress, a program that rescues unwanted American bicycles (and sewing machines) and sends them to communities overseas. On Saturday, April 18 from 11 am to 2 pm, members of […]

SUNY Chancellor Recognizes Two From Suffolk County Community College

March 2, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Two Suffolk County Community College adjunct professors are recipients of Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching for Academic Year 2014-2015.  The award recognizes consistently superior teaching at the graduate, undergraduate, or professional level. Suffolk’s Kelliann Schrage Flores, assistant professor of Foreign Language, Humanities and Women Studies and Krystyna Janicka-Wlodek, assistant professor […]

“The Day After Tomorrow” at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre

March 2, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Starring Dennis Quaid, Emmy Rossum & Jake Gyllenhaal (Long Island, NY) Alistair Rogers, Ph.D., who studies plants and ecosystems as the Group Leader for the Terrestrial Ecosystem Science and Technology (TEST) Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory, hosts a lively and eye-opening exploration of the science of Climate Change, featuring a screening of Roland Emmerich’s high-concept […]

Assemblyman Murray to Host Student Photography Contest

March 2, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I-East Patchogue) is inviting all area high school students to take part in his Annual Student Photography Contest. The contest will focus on photographs of community-based events and allows students to showcase their hometowns or schools. Photographs can consist of town government functions or other public events, a building […]

Bay Street Theater’s Kids School Vacation Theater Camp

March 2, 2015

Long Island Press Releases April 6 – 10 (Long Island, NY) Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its KIDS SCHOOL VACATION THEATER CAMP April 6-10 at Bay Street Theater. This camp is for boys and girls ages 7-12 and runs 9 am to 3 pm daily. Class size is limited and always […]

Suffolk County Police Warn of Dangers of Melting Ice

March 2, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) With warmer temperatures in the forecast, the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau is reminding the public of ice safety tips. There is no such thing as 100-percent safe ice. The strength of ice cannot be determined by its appearance, age, thickness, temperature or whether the ice is covered with snow. Ice strength […]

Queens Tourism Council: It’s In Queens! (March 5 to March 11)

March 2, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Queens, NY) Two upcoming events are clear signs that the weather is about to get better: a St. Patrick’s Day parade and a workshop on vegetable gardening. Other options include a huge NYC trivia competition, a Turkish cooking class, Asian fan dancing, jazz, opera, and film. Here’s the rundown. March 5, Preview Screening of Kumiko, […]

Suffolk County Community College Students Travel to Albany, Advocate For Tuition Affordability, Increased Funding

March 2, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Three busloads of Suffolk County Community College students travel to Albany onWednesday March 4, 2015 where they will tell the New York State Governor and State Legislators about the issues most important to them, especially the affordability of higher education and New York State’s failure to maintain its promised share of funding […]

Rockin for Autism Set to Hit Mulcahy’s Pub and Music Hall

March 2, 2015

Long Island Press Releases (Long Island, NY) Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), the leading service provider for children and adults with autism on Long Island, is hosting its eighth annual Rockin’ for Autism concert on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  Mulcahy’s Pub and Music Hall in Wantagh will once again be heating things up with […]

Abstract and Almost Abstract: A Juried East End Arts Gallery Show

March 2, 2015

Long Island Press Releases Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 5-7 PM – Show Dates: March 13 – April 17, 2015 (Long Island, NY) The East End Arts Gallery is pleased to announce the new juried, all media art show, Abstract & Almost Abstract, at the East End Arts Gallery which will open with a reception on Friday, March 13, from […]