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The Dark Side Of The Moose

Pink Floyd tribute band to perform October 20 Halloween show in Glen Cove

This weekend, fans of Pink Floyd can expect to witness a Halloween spectacle, as local tribute band Us and Floyd performs at Glen Cove Moose Lodge. The Oct. 20 event will include a costume contest, raffle prizes and free food.

A fundraiser for local filmmaker Scott Goldberg and his feature-length film project, The Three, the $25 entry fee will go toward raising money needed to produce the film. Because the film is in the dark/horror genre, Goldberg, who also sings in the band, said he felt it was appropriate to host a fundraising event around Halloween.

“The film comments on socio-political themes which are prevalent in our society today, such as war, humanity and corruption,” says Goldberg. “I’ve worked to make this feature because I feel we have a lot to say about those subjects.”

An avid Pink Floyd, Goldberg helped form the band several years ago, while recently finalizing the current lineup of musicians. Goldberg sings the parts of Roger Waters, and all of the band members have an extensive love and knowledge of the music of Pink Floyd. This past Saturday, the band performed another local gig, at J.D. Gates.

“Having live music and sharing the love of Floyd is something I have wanted to share with everyone for a long time,” Goldberg says.

Glen Cove Moose Lodge is located at 22 Continental Place, a venue that can hold approximately 130 people. The not-for-profit organization promotes itself as music-friendly lodge that supports musicians. A stage was built and a PA system installed earlier this year as the lodge has begun hosting more musical events, including open mic nights. The acts perform in the main hall, while a full bar is available in the basement.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the fee is $25 for the first hour, which includes free food. Beginning at 7:30 pm., the fee is $20. Costumes are encouraged and a contest will be held at some point in the evening. Partygoers can expect three full hours of Pink Floyd songs to help them get into the Halloween spirit.

“Pink Floyd seamlessly bridged music, the arts and performance—it’s a great fit for this dynamic event supporting dark cinema,” says drummer Doug Betensky. “Guests can look forward to three live sets of Floyd performed by our eight piece band and a fun night filled with food, contests, raffles, and costumes.”

For more information on the film project, visit www.thethreefilm.com. To learn more about the band, go to www.usandfloyd.com.

News

Known for her love of exotic cars, sophisticated leather fashions and a penchant for giving back, part-time Long Islander Joanne Del Prete-Rosten can often be seen driving around town in her Lamborghini LP550, which is decked out in the colors of her clothing company, Canto NYC.  On Sunday, Sept. 14, those interested in getting a closer look at the car that has become somewhat of a local celebrity can see it on display with hundreds of exotic cars at the sixth annual Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock event, presented by Martino

Auto Concepts and benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute. Rain or shine, the event will take place in downtown Glen Cove from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to spectators. For those wanting to register a car, the fee is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event.

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which will take place on

Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


Sports

At the end of July, children from across Long Island traveled to Pierce Country Day Camp in Roslyn to make a big splash for disaster relief. Two events hosted by the American Red Cross gave young swimmers the opportunity to put their skills to the test, all while raising money to support their local Red Cross.

 

In late July, hundreds of children came out to the venerable Pierce County Day Camp to swim laps in support of the Red Cross. The children raised a collective amount of over $11,000.

Glen Cove High School graduate and former All-County basketball star Garen Spendjian has proven that hard work and dedication to a sport you love can pay off.

 

The Armenian National Basketball Team player will soon begin his professional basketball career with the El Shams basketball team of Cairo, Egypt. The 6’5” Spendjian will play both the power forward and small forward positions for El Shams of the Egyptian Super League. 


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Bimmerstock - September 14


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