Mission & History

What is the Arts Center?

Letter from our Executive Director


Celebrating 25+ years of exceptional artistic and educational experiences for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities!


A NOT-FOR-PROFIT 501(c)(3) MULTI-ARTS CENTER dedicated to promoting and supporting the visual and performing arts through education, exhibition, performance, and outreach for a quarter of a century.

A SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS that offers classes, camps, vacation arts and workshops for children and adults of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

A free public ART GALLERY that hosts dynamic exhibits, school tours, and artist talks throughout the year.

An ARTS-IN-EDUCATION OUTREACH provider that brings arts programming to thousands of students, teachers, and seniors throughout Long Island and Queens. We are proud affiliates of the John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program and the National Gallery of Art.

A PERFORMANCE & CONCERT VENUE providing intimate concerts, comedy shows, artist & book talks, and more in our own black box theater.

A year-round CINEMA SERIES that previews the best new independent, foreign, documentary and studio films featuring special screenings with filmmakers at the Manhasset Cinemas.

An INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrating its 14th Anniversary, with over 70 of the best new feature-length and short films, filmmaker Q&A’s, and special events.