This looks amazing! Please join the Huntington Arts Council (HAC) at the Engeman Theater in Northport for their Chapin Awards 2023: A Tribute to the ArtsContinue reading
Life Without Limits: The USA Patriots Want You to Know About the Winters Center for Autism
Joe recently wrote in gratitude for support from the Winter’s Center for Autism, a foundation that provides employment opportunities for adults with autism. He was excited at sharing their passion for “Life Without Limits.”Continue reading
Come Learn: Huntington-Northport Oyster Reef Project
As part of a larger program, the Huntington Rotary has been coordinating a 3-part forum at Town Hall, “How to Improve and Protect Our Marine Ecosystem” featuring Aquaculture Experts at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.Continue reading
Firefly Reception at Northport Library!
Come to the Reception Thursday, 5/18 for a Firefly Pop-up Show at the Northport-East Northport Public Library!Continue reading
Huntington Art Walk!
We are delighted to hear that, even though they’ve been very busy moving their entire shop a few doors down, The Huntington Art Center still managed to assemble a great Art Walk for this spring!
Come experience the rich culture of Huntington Village on this free self-guided tour.
Check out the new exhibits at the museums and galleries. Enjoy tasty treats. Many of the exhibiting artists will be on hand, as will musicians playing along the way.
When: Sunday, May 21, 12-5pm
Here’s a pdf of the flyer and map: ArtWalkSpring23_FlyerX (1)
More information is available at The Huntington Art Center Website including details regarding the various venues and what you’ll find that Sunday.
There will be an info table under the marquee at the Paramount Theater on the day of the event.
BLUE Reception 5/6, Other Great Events With The Firefly!
There’s a reception this Saturday at The Firefly for a beautiful show called BLUE, a lovely exhibition we’ve flown together at our local library, and more!Continue reading
Groundbreaking at Nikola Tesla’s Last Remaining Lab
The Phase 1 groundbreaking ceremony for the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) marked a milestone in a massive international and yet deeply local endeavor to restore Nikola Tesla’s last remaining laboratory, advance his humanistic legacy, and inspire great innovation.Continue reading
Bay Shore Art Crawl — WOW!!!
THE BAY SHORE ART CRAWL HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, 5/21, 12-5PM.
We love local art walks! Have you seen what’s been developing in Bay Shore? This event presented by the Islip Arts Council, South Shore Arts and Colored Colors is AMAZING. It has grown exponentially in the few years it’s been a thing. It’s HUGE.
The event features art displays, live creating and music, poetry, kid’s activities and discounts at local businesses. Start your day at The Agency, 61 W Main St, Bay Shore. There you can pick up an informative map, and a bracelet that will give you discounts at participating locations. Get there early to sign-up for FREE, limited seating workshops. Other goodies are promised along the way!
They are super grateful to their sponsors: Northwell Health, The Agency, Suffolk County, Suffolk County Legislator Steve J. Flotteron, Pace Real Estate, Ramsay Realtors, Chapey Funeral Home, Samson Inspection Services, Campasano Law Firm, Greenview Properties, Digho Arts and Lost Island Arts.
Special Thanks to Jose!
Folks involved also make a point to tell me that, while the whole community has really stepped up, the magic here has a lot to do with a guy named Jose “Tutes” Tutiven.
Jose is an Ecuador-born, NYC raised, Bronx based portrait and lifestyle photographer known for both his incredible talent there, and his unparalleled capacity to build community, help others get their work to light and generally serve as a force for deep good. A primary platform for this is Colored Colors (on Instagram @colored.colors), where he is “Creating Relationships between Creatives and the Communities through community driven events.”
I’ve never met him, but I hear from excellent sources that he is THE BEST.
“Where do we start when it comes to Jose Tutiven??” said Diane Palma of Digho Arts, “He is THE example we should all follow to be a strong cultural leader. Be true to yourself. Honor your roots. And embrace those around you in order to grow. Bringing people together while highlighting their talents has always been Jose’s driving force as he grew Colored Colors the past few years. His welcoming community and growing success is a testament to his natural leadership qualities of empowering those around him. We are lucky to call him our friend.”
This is going to be awesome.
Go check it out!
Note: Please click on images below to get the full picture. There may be some adjustments due to all the rescheduling caused by inclement weather. More information can be found and will likely continue to be updated on the Art Crawl’s Eventbrite here. Hard copy maps may also be available at The Agency in Bay Shore on the 21st. Thanks!
Jonas Wagner Needs a Kidney: Family Still Searching for Donor Match After Community Event
I met Jonas Wagner when he was serving in his Citizen Advocate role for the Town of Huntington at a Huntington Station BID Meeting. He struck me as kind and knowledgeable; someone I’d like to get to know better. Though he didn’t bring it up at the meeting itself, conversation after led him to reveal that he was in need of a kidney. One got the impression that he wasn’t the kind of guy who would bother folks over this, but that he’d do whatever it took for his wife and kids…
Since, I have heard from multiple discerning sources that Jonas is all I thought he might be and more. Deeply intelligent, curious and generous. Kind and patient. Willing to do whatever it takes to serve his family and his community.
His situation is sudden and severe.
Gratefully, community response has been significant. There was a swabbing event at Huntington Town Hall led by Renewal, an organization that helps patients, families, and donors navigate the complex process of kidney transplant.
The event was covered by Northport Patch, News 12 and others. You can also view a recording of the event with Rabbi Josh Sturm of Renewal here. It’s long, but worthwhile. Here, you can hear from someone who is a kidney donor himself. Overall, the event was well attended and of tremendous uplift to the family.
They’re still looking for a match.
Folks interested in learning more about Kidney donation and seeing if they might be a potential match can please contact Renewal by email R25727@renewal.org or by calling 718-431-9831 ext 209.