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 all year long 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, cover bands, artist & celebrity talks, and more in our own black box theater.

A year-round FILM PROGRAM which screens over 100 films each year and hosts dozens of filmmakers and special guests in venues throughout Nassau and Suffolk County, including workshops for young filmmakers produced in partnership with Hofstra University.

An INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL celebrating its 11th Anniversary, with over 70 of the best new feature-length and short films, filmmaker Q&A’s, workshops and special events – presented In-Person, Virtual, and at our new Drive-In series.