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Feb
23
Sun
2020
Your Big Break Competition: SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Feb 23 all-day
Your Big Break Competition: SUBMISSION DEADLINE

8th Annual Your Big Break Competition

Local Musicians Ages 15-25 Perform for Music Business Professionals and Great Prizes In Three Rounds
Your Big Break is hosted by the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org. in association with Rick Eberle, PR.
The competition is open to all musicians ages 15 to 25, who do not currently have a recording or publishing contract and reside on Long Island or in the five boroughs. Artists must perform original songs with a band or solo with an acoustic guitar. Finalists have been chosen from over 1,000 entries, and will be narrowed down in three rounds.

For more information about YOUR BIG BREAK Competition, click HERE.


Here’s how to enter:

-Email the following information to yourbigbreakny@gmail.com:

  • One MP3 song
  • One photo of Contestant
  • A short Bio

– Enter on ReverbNation by clicking HERE

 

Feb
26
Wed
2020
The Whistlers @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Whistlers @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire

LONG ISLAND PREMIERE!

From acclaimed Romanian Director Corneliu Porumboiu comes “The Whistlers”, an inventive and delightful crime thriller that premiered in competition in Cannes to glowing reviews!  The film tells the story of Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.

A highlight of the 2019 New York Film Festival, “The Whistlers” is Romania’s Official Submission for International Feature Film for the 92nd Academy Awards”.

Tickets for “The Whistlers” are $15 Adults/ Seniors and $10 for Film Society members when purchased in advance. Tickets at the door are $20.  All tickets are subject to a $1 service fee. No refunds or credits.

Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online by clicking HERE.

Director | Corneliu Porumboiu
Running Time | 97 minutes
Production Country | Romania, France, Germany, Sweden
Release Year | 2019
Language | Romanian, Spanish, English

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Youth Film Day 2020 @ Hofstra University Campus
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Youth Film Day 2020 @ Hofstra University Campus
A Free Day of Workshops, Screenings & Special Programs for Emerging Filmmakers in Grades 7-12

YOUTH FILM DAY REGISTRATION IS NOW FILLED.
TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.


Hofstra University is the Exclusive University Partner of the Gold Coast Arts Center’s Film Programming and the Gold Coast International Film Festival.

Mar
4
Wed
2020
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire

LONG ISLAND PREMIERE! Everyone knows Ella Fitzgerald was the ‘Queen of Jazz’, but few know how she achieved legendary status. “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.

Moving beyond a conventional biopic, the film uses images and music to evoke the feel of those times so as to bring to life the context of Ella’s unique career. Featuring interviews with Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Norma Miller, and Jamie Cullum, who said “her music is one of the reasons it’s worth being on this planet”.

Gold Coast Cinema Series presents a special Q&A after the screening with the following guests:

Vinnie Bagwell, an artist who has been sculpting since 1993. Her first public artwork, “The First Lady of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald”, at Yonkers Metro North/Amtrak train station, is the first sculpture of a contemporary African-American woman to be commissioned by a municipality in the United States. For more information on Ms. Bagwell please visit www.vinniebagwell.com.

Matthew Trinkwald is in his sixth year as the music department chairperson and his fourteenth year of teaching music at Great Neck North Middle School. He holds a degree in Jazz Composition from Five Towns College and a Masters in Music Education from Queens College, and a second Masters in School Building Leadership. Matt has been performing for over 20 years; most noted for his work at cabaret clubs throughout Manhattan, and a performance at the 2005 JVC Jazz Festival.

Dr. Maya Nova is a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and educator whose 25 year career has taken her through Europe, Asia and North America. After earning her Masters at the Jazz Vocal Performance program at Queens College and her Doctor of Music Arts Degree from Stonybrook University, she has established herself as one of the most sought after jazz vocalists. She saw the debut of her first album in 2010 titled “OPEN” and 2nd album “DAYS” in 2015. Incidentally, one of Dr. Nova’s last lecture researches included a chapter on Ella Fitzgerald’s improvisation technique. Dr. Nova also teaches private music lessons at the Gold Coast Arts Center.

Tickets for “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” are $15 Adults/ Seniors and $10 for Film Society members when purchased in advance, $20 at the door.  All tickets are subject to a $1 ticketing fee.  No refunds or credits.

**Photo credit Larry C. Morris.

Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online by clicking HERE.

Director | Leslie Woodhead
Running Time | 90 minutes
Production Country | USA, UK
Release Year | 2019
Language | English

Mar
10
Tue
2020
Making Memories at the Movies! @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Making Memories at the Movies! @ Gold Coast Arts Center

In our Making Memories at the Movies events, individuals of all ages will enjoy clips of classic films followed 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*

Mar
14
Sat
2020
Your Big Break Competition: Semifinals Round I @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm
Your Big Break Competition: Semifinals Round I @ Gold Coast Arts Center

8th Annual Your Big Break Competition

Local Musicians Ages 15-25 Perform for Music Business Professionals and Great Prizes In Three Rounds
Your Big Break is hosted by the Gold Coast Arts Center and Love Revolution Org. in association with Rick Eberle, PR.
The competition is open to all musicians ages 15 to 25, who do not currently have a recording or publishing contract and reside on Long Island or in the five boroughs. Artists must perform original songs with a band or solo with an acoustic guitar. Finalists have been chosen from over 1,000 entries, and will be narrowed down in three rounds.

 

Doors Open: 7:30pm | Show Starts: 8:00pm

Mar
15
Sun
2020
Solarplate Printmaking Workshop @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Solarplate Printmaking Workshop @ Gold Coast Arts Center

For this project all you need is light, water and a bit of imagination! Transfer images with the same Solarplate process used to create the works of art currently on display in our gallery.

For Teens & Adults– No experience is necessary. During this three hour workshop, learn a variety of ways to create unique plates and prints. For this project all you need is light, water and a bit of imagination! Transfer images with the Solarplate process using a thin steel plate coated with a UV light sensitive photopolymer. Create a work of art using a non-toxic technique. No harsh chemicals or solvents are involved.

If you would like to work with a photograph or any image, please bring a black and white photograph printed onto transparency (acetate). You can have your photo printed this way at Staples or print on your home printer (use transparency that is appropriate for your printer!) Photos no larger than 6”x 8”, please. If you do not want to print out an image, you can draw on acetate with a sharpie during the workshop.

All supplies included with registration fee. Class is limited to 6 people. MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE.

Tuition per session: $75 per person.  Member: $70 per person.

REGISTER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED – CALL 516-829-2570

WHAT IS PRINTMAKING?

Printmaking is a process used in art to transfer images from a template onto another surface. The design is created on the template by working its flat surface with either tools or chemicals. Traditional printmaking techniques include engraving, etching, woodcut, lithography and screen-printing. In the 1970’s, Dan Weldon, a Long Island printmaker created Solarplate, a new printmaking technique.


WHAT IS SOLARPLATE?

Solarplate Printmaking is a simple approach and safer alternative to traditional etching and relief printing. Solarplate is a prepared, light-sensitive polymer surface on a steel backing for artists to produce fine prints. Since Dan Welden’s development of the process in the 1970s, printmakers, painters, photographers, and art teachers interested in multiple impressions have found printmaking with Solarplate to be an exciting adventure. All one needs is inspiration, a graphic image created on a transparent film (acetate or glass), sun or UV light, and ordinary tap water, and the process is ready to begin.

Universities and art schools all over the world are using Solarplate as part of their curriculum. The simple, spontaneous approach also makes it faster and more economical for use in professional printmaking workshops and collaborations with artists. Educators are replacing traditional acid techniques with Solarplate due to safety regulations. Being photographic in nature, Solarplate incorporates a broader range of techniques than any other printing medium.


Photo credit: Karen Rubin

Mar
18
Wed
2020
The Truth @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Truth @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire

LONG ISLAND PREMIERE!  In “The Truth,” legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche play a mother-daughter duo in this charming and wise tale of family dynamic, co-starring Ethan Hawke.

The film offers a relatable look at human relationships, featuring performances from its all-star cast. “The Truth” tells the story of a stormy reunion between script-writer Lumir (Binoche) with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne (Deneuve) against the backdrop of Fabienne’s autobiographic book and her latest role in a Sci-Fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

Directed by masterful filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda, “The Truth” was well received at Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. According to Owen Gleiberman of Variety Magazine, “Catherine Deneuve gives a magnificent performance: grand, subtle, lacerating and fearless.”

Tickets for “The Truth” are $15 Adults/ Seniors and $10 for Film Society members when purchased in advance. All tickets at the door are $20.  All tickets are subject to a $1 service fee. No refunds or credits.

Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online by clicking HERE.

Director | Hirokazu Koreeda
Running Time | 106 minutes
Production Country | France, Japan
Release Year | 2019
Language | French, English

Mar
22
Sun
2020
Family Ceramics Workshop @ Gold Coast Arts Center
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Family Ceramics Workshop @ Gold Coast Arts Center

Let the whole family in on the FUN! Join the Gold Coast Arts Center at our one-day art and ceramic workshops.

Parents, grandparents, kids of all ages come together to create unique art projects on ceramic bisque ware.

Unique surface decoration techniques will be taught: such as stamping, printing and stenciling.

MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE

Tuition per session: $45 per person/project. Member: $40 per person/project

REGISTER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED – CALL 516-829-2570

 

Sign up for one session or all three! Winter / Spring 2020 sessions:

  • February 2 – Valentine’s Day Craft
  • March 22- Earth Day Craft
  • April 26- Spring Craft
Apr
1
Wed
2020
Resistance @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
Resistance @ Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire

LONG ISLAND PREMIERE!

From writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz comes a powerful new film RESISTANCE. A true story of heroism in which a group of Girls and Boy Scouts created a network that ended up saving the lives of thousands of orphans whose parents had been killed by the Nazis in the Second World War. At the center of the movie we find an aspiring Jewish actor whose desperate need to help the children lead him into the world of pantomime, and who will later and, thanks to this experience, become the legendary French mime Marcel Marceau. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Ed Harris.

“Resistance is a film about heroes who in the face of the worst imaginable horror, decided to risk it all to save lives.” Jonathan Jakubowicz

Tickets for “Resistance” are $15 Adults/ Seniors and $10 for Film Society members when purchased in advance, $20 at the door.  All tickets are subject to a $1 ticketing fee.  No refunds or credits.

Tickets can be ordered by phone at 516-829-2570 or online by clicking HERE.

Director | Jonathan Jakubowicz
Running Time | 120 minutes
Production Country | France, USA, Germany, UK
Release Year | 2020
Language | English