Thursday, July 2, 2009

Coming Up July 6th

An incredible evening this past Monday--threatening clouds spit on us a bit (what else is new? Impossible to think we could get out of June without some rain on our little parade!) But then the sun came out and the women stepped up to the microphone and it was--perfect.

Brenda Janowitz, Saralee Rosenberg, Carol Hoenig and Ellen Meister were wonderful. Each read from their novels (with Saralee bravely reading from her current in-progress work) and each was funny, engaging and too-soon done. Debbi Honorof did a splendid job of guest-hosting. A very special night on Schoolhouse Green.

This Monday, July 6th, we feature our very own FREE BARBEQUE (courtesy of Home & Hearth Real Estate and Bondi & Iovino) and Patriotic readings. Over the last two years this has become a fan favorite-- come celebrate our Nation's independence with readings from Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore & Franklin Roosevelt, JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr.--and more!


The cell phones are being donated through Sen. Dean Skelos' office (

The paperback novels are being collected by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside, and will be donated directly to soldiers overseas through through Operation Paperback. Please note that these books are for soldiers--romance novels, kids books, etc. are not needed. See for more details.

The Readings start at 7pm at Schoolhouse Green, located on Foxhurst Road, just east of Long Beach Road, Oceanside NY. For more information, directions, etc. go to

The Summer Gazebo Readings are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Oceanside and are held each Monday evening in June, July and August, featuring 4 readers each evening. Scheduled readers include some of Long Island's most prestigious poets, and fiction and non-fiction writers. The Summer Gazebo Readings are 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 Real Estate
Herb & Marian Brown
Bonbino's Pizza
North Sea Poetry Scene
Max Wheat NC Poet Laureate Comm.
Maryanne Lehrer
Mary Jane McGrath, Attorney
Gary & Sandie Schoell
Philip Reinstein, CLU
Diversion Press
Oceanville Mason Supply
Kiwanettes of Oceanside
21st Century Appraisers
Village BookShoppe
Long Island Pulse
Westron Lite Bulb
Tower’s Funeral Home
Michael Schamroth and Family
Councilman Anthony Santino
Jay R. Myers & Co., Inc.
Childs Murphy Kuehn & Cesiro,
Municipal Credit Union
Bondi & Iovino, Attorneys-at-Law

Upcoming Schedule

7/13/2009 Joan Cergol/Ellen Schaffer John P. Loonam Clive Young Jack Anderson

7/20/2009 Jillian Abbott Reed Farrel Coleman Barbara Reiher-Meyers Roxanne Hoffman

7/27/2009 Authors & Poets from the Long Island Writers' Guild

8/3/2009 Christina Rau Bruce Grossberg Harriet Slaughter Deborah Hauser

8/10/2009 Adriana DiGennaro Teri Coyne Frank Van Zant Joan Marg

8/17/2009 Open Read (must sign up in person at a prior evening's readings) & Betsy Transom & troupe!

8/24/2009 Barbara Hoffman Herb Siegel Christine Timm Joan Dupre

8/31/2009 Sonya Russell Yolanda Coulaz Paula Curci Theresa Rosario- Berzner

For more information:

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

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