Since 2009 the HooDoo's have been performing their brand of New Orleans inspired original music and NOLA classics at concert halls, festivals and clubs across the North East. With two gospel church inspired lead singers and a slammin' horn section the HooDoo's aim is to bring the party to all of their shows. Band members include leader JOE LAURO - string bass, Dawnette Darden & Marvin Joshua vocals, Michael Schiano vocal/guitar, David Deitch keys/arranger, and Dave Giacone on drums. Their second CD of original material LOUISIANA LULLABY will be released later this summer and the band is enjoying a full slate of summer concerts from Brooklyn to Montauk.
This event is FREE and open to the public!
Funding for this event is sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming through the Omnibus grant from the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation And Conservation.
An Exhibit of works by Vija Celmins, Ann Chwatsky, April Gornik and John Torreano
Opening Reception Friday, August 17th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Exhibit runs through September 16th, 10:00am to 5:00pm
The sky is a vast storybook open above us, but it doesn’t tell the same stories to everyone. For thousands of years, people have looked up and taken from the sky tales that explained some of the amazing things they saw or imagined were there. Through the ancient stories, we learn something about the human mind and with it, something about ourselves. And today, with satellites, probes and moon walks we know so much more. We are all aware of the sky and its unique qualities particular to this area as it reflects the various bodies of water and of its land surfaces.
Artists have long been fascinated by the sky and its solar systems and portrayed their versions of what they “see”. The artists for this exhibit “see” and express very different views of the Universe and its systems that we live with, with the feelings that are there, and with what the universe portends and it feels like to them. Each of these four artists has looked at these concepts in varied ways which we hope will give rein to everyone’s imagination.
Sandi Brewster-walker, Chair & Executive Director of the Long Island Indigenous People Museum & Research Institute, will give a talk about the people of color whaling captains, and crew on all sides of the Long Island Sound. She will highlight the genealogies and experiences of the local men of color, who hunted the whale during the peak years (1840-1860) of the industry. The type of whaling vessels, journey, destinations, ship wrecks, and desertions will be discussed.
Sandi will talk about her experience researching ship records, logbooks, crew list, seaport custom house records, US Federal Census, newspaper archives, Seaman Protection Certificates, family papers, and more.
Brewster-walker is an independent historian, genealogist, freelance writer and business owner. She has served in President William Jefferson Clinton’s Administration as Deputy Director of the Office of Communications, United States Department of Agriculture.
As a columnist, her writings are found in the Amityville Record, Babylon Beacon, and Massapequa Post weekly newspapers, as well as articles in LI Boating World, Sound Boating World, and Hudson Boating World monthly newspapers. Recently, she became a winner of the Press Club of Long Island’s 2017 Media Award – 3rd Place for Narrative: Column.