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Long Island's Art, Music, Theater, and Culture Scene

Want to know more about the Island's lively arts and culture scene? Then you've come to the right place. Find out what museums offer, discover concert venues, learn where to take in a local show or attend an art exhibit.

The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

Film Festivals on Long Island, New York
Film Festivals on Long Island, New York. Where to see a variety of movie festivals throughout the island.

Gosman's Summer Concert Series for 2014

Cafe Music at the Dolphin Bookshop Cafe
Cafe Music at the Dolphin Bookshop Cafe. Free concerts in Port Washington, New York.

Jon Hamm Portrays Long Islander in "Million Dollar Arm"
Jon Hamm Portrays Long Islander in "Million Dollar Arm". Actor plays East Northport resident.

Landmark on Main Street
Landmark on Main Street. Read about this concert venue in Port Washington, Long Island, New York.

Interview with Long Island, NY Author Talia Carner
Interview with Long Island, NY Author Talia Carner. -The award-winning author of Jerusalem Maiden and other novels speaks with About.com.

Art Museums in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York
Art Museums in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. Where to find excellent artwork in eastern Long Island.

Gold Coast Estate Statue Restored and Displayed in Roslyn

Long Island's Harmony Vineyards FREE Summer Concerts 2013
Long Island's Harmony Vineyards FREE Summer Concerts 2013. Find out who's playing at this Suffolk County venue.

The Port Jefferson Documentary Series

Hillwood Art Museum
Hillwood Art Museum is located on the campus of C.W. Post College in Brookville, New York and is free and open to the public year-round.

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and the Long Island Poetry Place
Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and the Long Island Poetry Place

Harmony Vineyards, Long Island, NY
Harmony Vineyards also has a modern art gallery in its tasting house.

FREE Summer Concerts - Sag Harbor, NY - Windmill Wednesdays
FREE Summer Concerts - Sag Harbor, NY - Windmill Wednesdays. Find out about the free summer concerts in Sag Harbor. Bring a blanket or folding chair, friends and the whole family.

FREE Summer Concerts and Movies in Port Jefferson, NY - 2013
FREE Summer Concerts and Movies in Port Jefferson, NY - 2013.

Glen Cove Downtown Sounds - FREE Concerts - 2012
Glen Cove Downtown Sounds - FREE Concerts - 2012. FREE music in Glen Cove, Long Island, NY

Town of Babylon FREE Summer Concerts 2012
Town of Babylon FREE Summer Concerts 2012. Find out which bands are playing in this summer concert series.

Theater Groups in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY

Huntington Summer Arts Festival 2012 - August listings
Huntington Summer Arts Festival 2012 - August listings. Find out who's playing at this FREE festival.

Huntington Summer Arts Festival 2012
Huntington Summer Arts Festival 2012 (June and July listings.) Find out who's playing at this FREE festival.

LI Schools Districts - Best Music Education
LI Districts on Best Music Education List.

Musical Moments in Kings Park, NY - 2013
Musical Moments in Kings Park, NY - 2013

FREE Summer Concerts at Eisenhower Park 2012
FREE Summer Concerts at Eisenhower Park 2012. See the schedule of cost-free music on Long Island, NY.

FREE Summer Concerts at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell - Saturdays 2013
FREE Summer Concerts at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell - Saturday nights in 2013. Find out which bands are playing this summer.

FREE Summer Concerts - Sag Harbor Community Band, NY - 2013
FREE Summer Concerts - Sag Harbor, NY. Find out about the free summer concerts in Sag Harbor. Bring a blanket or folding chair, friends and the whole family.

The Islip Art Museum

Lindenhurst, NY Free Summer Concerts - 2012
Lindenhurst, NY Free Summer Concerts. Read about the lineup for free music in Lindenhurst this summer.

Do You Believe in the Long Island Medium?

Art Museums in Nassau County, Long Island, New York

FREE Summer Concerts 2013 - Tanger Outlets at the Arches, Deer Park, NY
FREE Summer Concerts 2013 - Tanger Outlets at the Arches, Deer Park, NY. Read about the free Sounds of Summer concerts on Long Island, NY.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hicksville, NY
Trinity Lutheran Church, Hicksville, NY - replica of Ghiberti's door panels. A Long Island church boasts exact replicas of Lorenzo Ghiberti's "Gates of Paradise."

Interview with Long Island Artist Rachelle Krieger

Islip Arts Council School of Cultural Arts - Fall 2012 Classes
Islip Arts Council School of Cultural Arts - Fall 2012 Classes. Find out the schedule of art-related classes, workshops and lectures.

Lisa Matassa, Long Island's Country Singer
Lisa Matassa, Long Island's Country Singer interview with the Long Island Country star.

Long Island's FREE Museums for Active Military
Long Island's FREE Museums for Active Military. Read about Blue Star museums, where active military and their families enjoy free admission.

Northport FREE Summer Concerts & Family Nights
During the summer, the Northport, Long Island, NY, offers free concerts and family nights.

Sayville, NY FREE Summer Concerts
Sayville, NY FREE Summer Concerts.

FREE Summer Concerts - International Music Nights Series - Eisenhower Park
FREE Summer Concerts - International Music Nights Series - Eisenhower Park's Lakeside Theatre. FREE concerts in Eisenhower Park. List of scheduled concerts.

Where Are Your Favorite Free Summer Concerts on Long Island?
Where Are Your Favorite Free Summer Concerts on Long Island? Readers share their opininos of the best places to hear free concerts int he summer.

Southold Free Summer Concerts - Summer Showcase Concert Series
Southold Free Summer Concerts - Summer Showcase Concert Series. The schedule for Southold Towns' FREE Summer Showcase Concert Series on Long Island, NY. Updated every year.

FREE Summer Concert Series - Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell- Friday nights 2012
FREE Summer Concert Series at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell. Read about the great line-up of free music at Jones Beach, Long Island, NY.

Where To See The Met Live in HD on Long Island
Where To See The Met Live in HD on Long Island. You don't have to leave Long Island in order to enjoy New York City's Metropolitan Opera. Thanks to The Met Live in HD, you can view select operas onscreen, broadcast live from the famous opera house, at a number of Nassau and Suffolk County movie theaters and other venues.

Long Island Concert Venues
You don't have to go all the way into New York City to enjoy world-class performances in concert venues. Long Island boasts wonderful performing arts centers and theaters where you can see celebrities as well as up-and-coming musicians. Here's a sampling of live concert venues on Long Island.

Top 10 Movies Filmed on Long Island
You're sitting in a movie theater and suddenly it's deja vu. That mansion or that long stretch of beach looks incredibly familiar. Were they places where you lived in a former lifetime? Not exactly. You're just recognizing landmarks on Long Island, often transformed into fictitious estates or towns by Hollywood film makers. Here are the Top 10 movies filmed on photogenic Long Island, NY. Buy or r…

Black History Month Events on Long Island
February is Black History Month, and there's a wealth of events on Long Island to commemorate this month. Here are some of the places you can go to celebrate. If you know of other events that should be listed, please contact me at longisland@aboutguide.com . Thank you. NOTE: This page is updated annually. Here are the events for 2011.

Summer Arts Festival Series - Long Island, New York - 2013
Summer Arts Festival Series - Long Island, New York - 2013. Find out about these events where live music and live painting take place.

Free Things to Do on Long Island
You don’t have to spend lots of money to enjoy Long Island. From free movies, concerts and plays to museums without admission fees, there’s plenty to see and do on Long Island without dipping deep into your wallet. Here are some places where you can have fun on Long Island for free.

Long Island Celebrities: Interview with Twisted Sister's Dee Snider
Read About.com's interview with Dee Snider, Twisted Sister's frontman and native Long Islander.

FREE Summer Concerts - Piazza Ernesto Strada (Village of Westbury Square)
FREE Summer Concerts - Piazza Ernesto Strada (Village of Westbury Square.)

Cinema on the Bay - Sunset Park, Port Washington, NY - 2013
Cinema on the Bay - Sunset Park, Port Washington, NY - 2013. Find out which films will be shown this year.

Buy gifts for Twisted Sister and Dee Snider fans.
Did you know that Dee Snider, Twisted Sister's lead singer, has lived on Long Island for decades? Read the interview with Dee Snider to find out more about him and his great love for Long Island. If you're a Dee Snider and Twisted Sister fan or you're looking for gifts for a fan, here are some videos, CDs, T-shirts and more of the famous...

FREE Summer Concerts on Long Island
Throughout Long Island, there are summer concerts and many are for free. So take your pick of the following, bring blankets or chairs and sit back and listen to music ranging from classical to classic rock and everything in between.

FREE Sunday Summer Concerts in Stony Brook - 2013
Read the schedule for FREE Sunday Summer Concerts on the Green 2013 at the Stony Brook Village Green, Long Island, NY.

Long Beach Free Summer Concerts
Come to the sprawling sands of Long Beach for free concerts every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday during the summer, beginning at 8 p.m.

Town of Oyster Bay FREE Summer Concerts - Music Under The Stars 2013
Town of Oyster Bay FREE Summer Concerts - Music Under The Stars 2013. Find out where to hear free summer concerts in the area.

Westhampton Beach - Gazebo Concert Series - FREE Music - 2013
Westhampton Beach - Gazebo Concert Series - FREE Music - 2013. Find out the schedule.

FREE Summer Outdoor Concerts in Clark Botanic Garden 2013
Come to Clark Botanic Garden, Roslyn, NY for FREE summer concerts and a FREE movie - 2013.

Town of North Hempstead FREE Concerts
Find out where you can hear FREE concerts 2013 in the Town of North Hempstead, Long Island, NY.

FREE Summer Concerts - Morgan Park Summer Music Festival 2013
FREE Summer Concerts - Morgan Park Summer Music Festival. Find out about free musical events in Glen Cove,NY.

Performances of The Nutcracker on Long Island
One of the most loved ballets, The Nutcracker tells the story of a young girl's encounters with both strange and wonderful creatures at Christmastime, all set to the captivating music of Tchaikovsky. The whole family will enjoy watching a live performance, and you don't have to go all the way into the city to see this beautiful ballet. Here...

December Calendar of Events on Long Island - 2013
December Calendar of Events on Long Island - 2013. Where to go and what to do on Long Island in December.

Outdoor Sculpture Garden at the Nassau County Museum of Art
The Nassau County Museum of Art features outdoor sculptures in addition to its indoor art exhibits. Take this photo tour of the grounds and read about some of the excellent sculptures on view.

Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery of Long Island
Since March 2009, Long Island, NY has had its own Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery in Melville.

The American Guitar Museum
Learn about the surprising musical treasures in the American Guitar Museum in New Hyde Park.

FREE Concerts at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Five Towns College - 2013
FREE Concerts at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Five Towns College - 2013

Robbie Rosen - American Idol Contestant from Merrick
Robbie Rosen - American Idol Contestant from Merrick, NY.

What's Your Favorite Long Island Local Band or Musician?
Readers share their opinions about their favorite Long Island local bands and musicians.

Long Island Museums

Long Island museums range from art collections to family-friendly and cover topics from the history of aviation to the whaling industry of the past. Here's a sampling of some of Long Island's great museums.

FREE Summer Concerts at the Smith Haven Mall, Long Island, New York
FREE Summer Concerts at the Smith Haven Mall, Long Island, New York.

Visit Movie Theaters on Long Island For Less
Visit Movie Theaters on Long Island, NY For Less. Find out how to get discounted movie theater tickets and more in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York.

American Merchant Marine Museum, Kings Point, NY

FREE Family Fridays at The Common Ground, Sayville, NY - summer 2013
FREE Family Fridays 2013 at The Common Ground, Sayville, NY.

Long Island Philharmonic
Are you a fan of classical music? Are you in the mood for Brahms, Beethoven or Vivaldi? Then listen to Long Island's own symphony orchestra, founded in 1979 by folk singer Harry Chapin and others.

AAA Discounts on Long Island, NY
AAA Discounts on Long Island, NY. Learn about ways to save money by using your AAA membership card at Long Island, NY attractions.

Interview with Long Island, NY Author Dina Santorelli
Interview with Long Island, NY Author Dina Santorelli. Read about the LI-based author of Baby Grand, her first novel.

The First Eagle Scout Was A Long Islander
The First Eagle Scout Was A Long Islander. Read about Arthur R. Eldred, the very first Eagle Scout.

Long Island Woman Dates Downton Abbey Actor

Ancient Order of Hibernians - Long Island, NY Divisions
Ancient Order of Hibernians - Long Island, NY Divisions. Find divisions of this Irish organization in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

The Parrish Art Museum
While you're in Southampton, stop by this excellent museum to view a collection of art from the nineteenth century to the present. With an emphasis on the art and artists of the Island's East End, the collected works include those by Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner and Willem de Kooning.

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
In the mood for a night at the theater? The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport is open year round. With a variety of productions for both adults and children, the theater offers something for the whole family.

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Located on the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts hosts a wide array of music, dance and theater each season. From Savion Glover to Yo-Yo Ma, from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the Paper Bag Players, the Island's premier concert hall presents world-renowned entertainers.

Old Westbury Gardens - A Former Long Island Estate
Old Westbury Gardens - A Former Long Island Estate. Read about this Long Island, NY attraction, set on 160 acres of formal gardens.

Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jones Beach is the place to be in the summer, with its sprawling sands. But you can also be entertained in its vast, outdoor amphitheater. Buy tickets to listen to today's hottest musicians.

The Annual Long Island Woodworking Show
Read about the Long Island Woodworkers annual show.

"Tony n' Tina's Wedding's" Long Island Roots
"Tony n' Tina's Wedding's" Long Island Roots. Learn how the show started at a LI university.

The Village of Bayville FREE Summer Concert Series 2014
The Village of Bayville FREE Summer Concert Series 2014. Find out who's playing and when in this Nassau County, Long Island, New York area.

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