Morgan Park Summer Music Festival recently held its annual Young Performers Talent Competition at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Glen Cove. Fifteen very talented vocalists and instrumentalists played and sang before four judges.
The 2013 competition winner is the vocal duet of Alyssa DeGuzman, age 18, of Roslyn Heights and Deena Hower, age 23, of New Hyde Park. The winners studied with Jaisook Jin at Manhasset School of Music. Alyssa currently attends Adelphi University where she is a Music Vocal Performance major. She plans to obtain her Masters in Music Education. Deena attended Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She is currently pursuing her Masters at Brooklyn College.
The junior winner is Jasmine Galante, age 13, from Roslyn. She is a seventh- grader at Roslyn Middle School. This talented young pianist is the winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and American Protage International Piano and String Competition.
This year’s pop winner is Patrick Wilhelm, age 16, of Locust Valley. Patrick attends Locust Valley High School and pursues his music talent at Stella Adler Acting Conservatory.
The public will have an opportunity to hear these very talented competition winners in Morgan Park on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Morgan Park Summer Music Festival thanks Jill Weissman, Fran Howlett, Linda Hochberg and Sally Zweibach for judging the competition this year. All of the judges were impressed with the caliber of this year’s participants. They noted that it was difficult to choose from among so many talented and gifted young people who clearly worked very hard to prepare for this audition. The judges hope that a good crowd comes out on July 14 to hear these exciting young performers. The festival also thanks Stacey Sunshine for her many years organizing the competition and St. Patrick’s Church for providing a venue for the auditions.
Morgan Park Summer Music Festival is a not-for-profit organization, administered by an all-volunteer team. No taxpayer money is used or requested for these concerts. Our seasons of professional, family-oriented performances are funded entirely through tax-deductible contributions.
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00
Local residents were out in full force at Thursday night’s zoning board meeting at Glen Cove City Hall in opposition of a new 7-11 convenience store that is set to be built at the corner of 4th Street and Cedar Swamp Road. According to Stuart Grossman, chairman of the Zoning Board, the meeting was officially supposed to be focused on sign variances for the new store, but residents wanted to make sure their voices were heard.
New York State Assemblyman and Frost Pond Road resident Michael Montesano said that he hopes the board will deny the application for the new 7-11 because of the traffic impact and light pollution the new store will create.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
If you missed the 6th annual champagne party at Coe Hall in Planting Fields, put it on your calendar for next year, because this is the party of the summer. A total of 175 guests attended, many in costume, a new addition to the popular event. The always ebullient Henry Joyce, executive director of Planting Fields Foundation, greeted his guests with his date, Daphne, a 3-month-old long-haired Dachshund, who is a companion for his Great Dane, Lucy.
“This is a splendid event to celebrate Coe Hall and Planting Fields; everything looks so wonderful in the summer,” said Joyce. “The gardens are glorious and we have a new exhibition to celebrate and it’s just so lovely to be out here in these gardens.”
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) is holding its 34th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational, a charity tournament, on Monday, Sept. 22, at The Creek and Piping Rock Clubs in Locust Valley.
This year, LICADD will have Kristin Thorne, Emmy Award Winning WABC-TV news reporter and personality joining them as Emcee and Auctioneer. The live auction boasts playing opportunities at some of the country’s top golf courses, along with dozens of silent auction and raffle prizes to please the most discriminating of tastes.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00
All athletes interested in putting their bodies to the ultimate test can hop on over to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, which will once again be the site of Long Island’s premiere multisport event – the 27th annual Runner’s Edge - Town of Oyster Bay Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23, and the Runner’s Edge – Town of Oyster Bay Junior Triathlon for youngsters ages 8-13 on Sunday, Aug. 24.
The Saturday main event is a “sprint” triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim in Oyster Bay harbor, a one loop 15 kilometer bike ride over hill and dale through beautiful Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove and Laurel Hollow, and a 5 kilometer run through Mill Neck and Brookville, “up” to Planting Fields Arboretum and “down”to the finish at back at Roosevelt Park.