Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Largest Crowd Ever!

What an incredible evening! The weather cooperated, with a breeze strong enough to keep us cool and comfortable, and no rain and no hail! Even better, our largest crowd ever was treated to four marvelous Readers: Helen Donato, who will be enjoying her 65th wedding anniversary this September, read her poetry publicly for the very first time--and was a hit!
Nancy Solomon followed with engaging true stories about Long Island's Bay houses, and their rum-running history;

Nancy Solomon

Frank VanZandt served up a rollicking poem about 19th Century baseball and those who dared to play, and a riveting tale of pre-teen boys and an escalating neighborhood battle;
and we finished with two passages by internationally-acclaimed novelist Tom Phelan from his WWI, Ireland-based novel The Canal Bridge.


Next week is a fan-favorite--a free barbecue (sponsored by Home & Hearth Real Estate & Bondi & Iovino Attorneys at Law) and readings from American historical speeches and documents. Come on down Monday July 7th and enjoy a unique evening on Schoolhouse Green as we celebrate our American Heritage!!


The Readings start at 7pm at Schoolhouse Green, located on Foxhurst Road, just east of Long Beach Road, Oceanside NY. For more information, www.schoolhousegreen.org. or our new blog site http://summergazeboreadings.blogspot.com/

(By the way, check out photographs of our readers and the Green at http://summergazeboreadings.blogspot.com/)

We are re-scheduling the Readers we lost to the weather. Subject to additions, our schedule for the balance of the summer is:

July 7 Patriotic Readings
July 14 Brenda Janowitz Robert Dunn Sandi Sonnenfeld Adriana DiGennaro
July 21 Jack Anderson Judy Turek Geri Lipshultz Anthony Policano
July 28 Betsy Transom -double slot Christine Timm Lee Kostrinsky
August 4 Teri Coyne Bruce Grossberg Paula Comacho Susan Deacon
August 11 Long Island Writer's Guild
August 18 Yolanda Coulaz- The Reverend Mofo Doris Bush Florence Gatto
August 25 Barbara Hoffman Barbara Reiher-Meyers Barbara Southard Karen Swenson

The Readings start at 7pm at Schoolhouse Green, located on Foxhurst Road, just east of Long Beach Road.

The Summer Gazebo Readings are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside, in support of the Oceanside Education Foundation. The Gazebo Readings will be held each Monday evening in June, July and August, and will feature 4 readers each evening. Scheduled readers include some of Long Island's most prestigious poets, published authors, comedians, fiction and non-fiction writers, and local community members sharing some of their favorite literature. The Summer Gazebo Readings will be held outdoors; seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic table. The grounds are open, and the public is encouraged to come early and have a quiet summer's picnic on the grounds. Admission is free.

Sponsors include:
Home & Hearth Realty
Tower's Funeral Home
Oceanville Mason Supply
Westron's Light Bulb Warehouse
NY Municipal Credit Union
Childs Murphy Kuehn & Cesiro, Inc. Insurance
Dr. Aaron Rappaport, DDS & Dr. David Rappaport, DMD
Marsh Hawk Press
LI Pulse Magazine
Councilman Anthony J. Santino
M. Schamroth & Sons

E. Fine
C. Scarlata & Family
Kaufman Family

Doc's Mechanical Piping & Heating Corp.
Bondi & Iovino, Attorneys at Law

For more information:

Tony Iovino
68 Yorktown Street
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
H 516 763-1667
C 516 459-3262
W 516 741-8585

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