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Jul
17
Wed
2019
Woodstock – Film Screening, Q&A, and Live Concert Event! @ Great Neck Squire Cinemas
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock!


EVENT INCLUDES: 

Long Island Premiere Screening of Woodstock: Three Days that Define a Generation

Special Q&A with renowned music journalist and Woodstock expert, Rona Elliot, original PR rep for the 1969 Festival

Live Concert featuring Woodstock’s greatest hits!

Plus lots of beer, wine & your favorite munchies!

TICKETS

  • $55 General Admission ($50 members)
    • Includes film, Q&A, concert, beer, wine & munchies
  • $20 Film Only Ticket (very limited quantity)
    • Includes film and Q&A
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EVENT FAQ’S

  • Film starts at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the Great Neck Squire Theater 
  • Concert starts at approximately 9:15pm at the Gold Coast Arts Center 

 

 

 

 

 


About The Film:

Barak Goodman & Jamila Ephron  | USA | English | 106 min | Documentary 

In August 1969—against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights, and the Vietnam War—half a million people converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York to hear the concert of a lifetime. What they experienced was a moment that would spark a cultural revolution, changing many of them and the country forever.

With never-before-seen footage, WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION tells the story of the political and social upheaval leading up to those three historic days, as well as the extraordinary events of the concert itself, when near disaster put the ideals of the counterculture to the test. What took place in that teeming mass of humanity — the rain-soaked, starving, tripping, half-a-million strong throng of young people — was nothing less than a miracle of unity, a manifestation of the “peace and love” the festival had touted, and a validation of the counterculture’s promise to the world.

Including audio testimony from attendees, the film focuses not just on how it all came to be, but how it felt for it to happen – how an endless traffic jam was elevated to a communal experience and how a food shortage became a collaboration rather than a disaster. The film also spotlights incredible performances from Jimi Hendrix to Joan Baez to Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman and written by Goodman and Don Kleszy, WOODSTOCK takes us back to the three days that defined a generation.

About The Concert:

  • After the film join us next door to the Gold Coast Arts Center for a fantastic set of Woodstock’s greatest hits performed by Snapper Head, a powerful hard-hitting four piece band featuring Johnny Vlahos (piano and Hammond B3 organ), Shawn Martin (guitar), Andrew Mega (drums) and Patrick Polcari (bass), plus special guests John Byrnes (guitar), Raffi Froundjian (acoustic guitar) and Briana Delach (vocals).

About The Speaker, RONA ELLIOT

  • Since the 1960s, music journalist, Rona Elliot, has been an eyewitness to pop culture history. In a career spanning six decades, Elliot has found herself at the center of countless social and cultural events that shaped and shifted American culture — from seeing Bob Dylan plug in and go electric in 1965 at the Newport Folk Festival to watching the Beatles perform together in 1966 to working at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969.Elliot began her career in the experimental “boss radio” and underground radio scenes of the late 1960s and early 1970s, working at groundbreaking Los Angeles and San Francisco stations KHJ, KMPX and KSAN. Her radio career was capped with a multi-faceted tenure at NBC where she worked both on-air in the NBC’s entertainment division and as news producer for the NBC Radio Networks.In television, Elliot served as a music journalist for VH-1 before becoming music correspondent for the Today Show throughout the ’80s. While on the NBC morning program, she covered seminal ‘80s music events such as Band Aid, Live Aid, Tina Turner’s comeback and the rise of U2. Her interviews with members of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were conducted all over the world.All of Elliot’s life and work have been informed by a connection to counterculture, service, and spiritualty.  From her days as roommate to Yippie, Jerry Rubin, to her documentary work with the Shoah Foundation and Dalai Lama, she has brought a sense of curiosity and commonality to her subjects and her search.

    Elliot’s passion for music and its transformative power continue to be a primary animating force as she dedicates herself to sharing her stories with a new generation of music journalists, professionals, and fans. Elliot has taught continuing education courses on music and pop culture at UCLA, NYU, Amherst College, and Berklee College of Music and has donated her papers to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives where she serves on the board of directors.

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Jul
24
Wed
2019
The Other Story @ Great Neck Squire Cinemas
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm

Avi Nesher | Israel | Hebrew w/ English subtitles | 112 min | Narrative  

In “The Other Story”, two rebellious young women – one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith; the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual and spiritual freedom – cross paths unexpectedly in Jerusalem, to startling consequences. Based on a true story, The Other Story is the latest from acclaimed filmmaker, Avi Nesher, whose films have netted multiple Israeli Academy Award wins and over two dozen nominations.

The Other Story stars Tribeca Film Festival Best Actress Award winner Joy Rieger and European Best Actor Award winner Sasson Gabai. Nesher wrote the screenplay for The Other Story with world renowned psychologist and novelist Dr. Noam Shpancer (“The Good Psychologist”).

The latest work from prolific Nesher underlines his track record for consistently creating engaging, thought-provoking reflections on modern life with broad commercial appeal” – Screen International

Beautifully acted, written, and photographed, Avi Nesher’s The Other Story is a moving, fascinating and complex drama about family, spirituality and love” – The Jerusalem Post

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Jul
25
Thu
2019
50+ Comedy Tour @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm
The 50+ Comedy Tour returns to the Gold Coast Arts Center with an ALL NEW line-up of top comedians ALL over the age of 50!

The Comedians:

Scott Schendlinger    direct from the New York comedy scene!  Scott is a regular at top NYC clubs like Stand Up NY, Caroline’s NYC, Gotham Comedy Club.  Scott’s a rising star in the world of comedy!

David Weiss   winner of the 2017 Search for the Next 50+ Comedy Star competition!  Sharp, witty and hilariious, David Weiss appeals to all audiences with his unique brand of stand-up.

Rob Falcone   National headliner!  AC, Vegas, Catskills, Foxwoods, HBO, Showtime.   Rob is one of the most requested comedians on the 50+ Comedy Tour.  Last year Rob filmed his first Live Comedy Special right here on Long Island!

Plus, a Surprise Guest Comedian too! ( if we told you who it was, it wouldn’t be a surprise! )

For advance tickets, call 516-829-2570 or click below to purchase online.
General Admission for ALL

Start time: 8:00pm | Doors open: 7:30pm

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Sep
10
Tue
2019
Making Memories at the Movies!
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am
Making Memories at the Movies!

In our Making Memories at the Movies events, individuals of all ages will enjoy clips of classic filmsfollowed by guided conversation and reminiscence. Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections, these events will present an opportunity to engage in discussion while socializing with others.

RSVP is required, please call the Arts Center at 516-829-2570 to reserve your spots!

*Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch, light refreshments will be provided*

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Warp & Woof @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Warp & Woof @ Gold Coast Arts Center

The Gold Coast Arts Center is proud to present our September exhibition: Warp & Woof, curated by Gallery Director, Jude Amsel.

Taking its title from the weaving terms “warp” (the vertical and static component of the weave) and “woof” (the dynamic and horizontal aspect of the weave), this exhibition looks at both conventional and unconventional approaches to weaving.

Oct
8
Tue
2019
Making Memories with Music! @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am
Making Memories with Music! @ Gold Coast Arts Center

Our Making Memories with Music events will allow participants with opportunities to sing, clap and laugh along with our specially trained musicians. This stroll down Memory Lane will engage everyone in attendance. The music will be accompanied by brief introductions that will put the songs into historical context, highlighting the social significance of folk music in America from the 1940s to the ‘70s and its role in helping to change our society.

FREE! RSVP is required, please call the Arts Center at 516-829-2570 to reserve your spots!

*Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch, light refreshments will be provided*

Oct
23
Wed
2019
TINA: The Tina Turner Musical @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

A smash in London and coming to New York!

TICKETS:
Orchestra Seats – $155 plus $5 processing fee per ticket
Premium Seats – $290 plus $5 processing fee per ticket

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

 A jukebox musical of the story of Tina Turner, her rise to stardom while facing the odds of age, gender and race, and a malevolent husband filled with violence and rage. The show is a three way split of hard knock stories, broad life brushstrokes and then finishes off with some pivotal turning points that would make Malcolm Gladwell proud.

Call the Arts Center at 516-829-2570 to get your tickets now!

Oct
26
Sat
2019
50+ Comedy Tour @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm

The 50+ Comedy Tour returns to the Gold Coast Arts Center with an ALL NEW line-up of top comedians ALL over the age of 50!

For advance tickets, call 516-829-2570 or click below to purchase online.
General Admission for ALL

Start time: 8:00pm | Doors open: 7:30pm

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Dec
10
Tue
2019
Making Memories with Music!
Dec 10 @ 11:30 am
Making Memories with Music!

Our Making Memories with Music events will allow participants with opportunities to sing, clap and laugh along with our specially trained musicians. This stroll down Memory Lane will engage everyone in attendance. The music will be accompanied by brief introductions that will put the songs into historical context, highlighting the social significance of folk music in America from the 1940s to the ‘70s and its role in helping to change our society.

FREE! RSVP is required, please call the Arts Center at 516-829-2570 to reserve your spots!

*Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch, light refreshments will be provided*