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November 19, 2017
  • Music Competition

    Starts: 9:00 am

    Location: NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590, USA


    Description:

    For further information, please contact Tom Needham [mailto:soundsoffilm@yahoo.com]

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  • FREE History of the Harry Payne Whitney Estate (Greentree), Manhasset

    Starts: 2:30 pm

    Location: Community Meeting Room, The Westbury Memorial Public Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury, NY, United States


    Description:

    History of the Harry Payne Whitney Estate presentation by Westbury Arts member, Chris Hobbs, who grew up on the Estate. He has some very interesting personal memories to share. Chris is a Third Generation member of the family that worked on the property for more than 50 years.
    Light refreshments follow the presentation. All are welcome.

    William Payne Whitney (March 20, 1876 – May 25, 1927) was an American businessman and member of the influential Whitney family.

    Whitney had major holdings in banking, tobacco, railroads, mining and oil. He was a member of the board of directors and/or an executive officer of several large corporations, including the City Bank New York, and the Great Northern Paper Company, and the Northern Finance Corporation.

    A horse racing enthusiast in the tradition of his father and brother, Payne Whitney's Greentree Stable, named for their Long Island estate, was a very significant racing and breeding operation for thoroughbred horses.[

    Whitney died in 1927 at his Greentree estate. His will bequeathed more than $20 million to the New York Hospital and smaller amounts to other educational and medical institutions. His estate funds contributed to the establishment of the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in 1932. Although he had contributed $1,000,000 to the Yale Endowment Fund shortly before his death, sufficient estate funds were also given to Yale to enable construction of the 9½ story Payne Whitney Gym that too was completed in 1932. As a tribute to him, a road in Manhasset was named after him, Payne Whitney Lane.

    Greentree is a 400-acre (1.6 km2) estate in Manhasset, New York on Long Island. Payne Whitney purchased the estate for his bride, Helen Julia Hay, in 1904. Later, John Hay Whitney and his second wife, Betsey, occupied the main house, where Mrs. Whitney remained in residence there until her death in 1998.

    Radio and TV talk show pioneers John Reagan "Tex" McCrary, and his wife, model and movie star Jinx Falkenburg, intermittently lived on the Jock Whitney estate with their sons from 1947 to 1977.

    As with other Gold Coast Mansions, the original estate was pieced together. The five family farms that were purchased to make up the new estate were the Mitchell, Ketchum, Brinkerhoff, Skidmore, and Schenck farms. The estate was later divided, with gifts of land being made to several organizations.

    The North Shore Unitarian Universalist Society, now known as the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock (UUCSR), received a portion adjacent to Shelter Rock Road and has built a large Worship Hall on the site of the former Apple Orchard. The old clay real tennis court was removed at that time.

    North Shore Manhasset Hospital also received a donation of property adjacent to Community Drive.

    John Hay Whitney was an honorary member of the Manhasset Lakeville Fire Department, and donated the land along Community Drive East to be the site of the M.L.FD. Company Two fire house, and Nassau County Police Departments 6th Precinct.

    The remaining 408 acres, including the family home, are run by the Greentree Foundation, as a conference center dedicated to international justice and human rights issues. The estate has hosted the Manhasset negotiations, a round of talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front, August 10–12, 2007, as part of a set of UN-led meetings centering on the future of Western Sahara, among others.

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November 27, 2017
  • Development Committee Meeting

    Starts: 7:30 pm

    Location: Maureen's House


    Description:

    Email maureen@westburyarts.org for more information.

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November 30, 2017
  • An Evening with Mark Twain (with Rob Alvey) $15/$10

    Starts: 7:30 pm

    Location: Westbury Recreation Center, 348 Post Ave, Westbury, NY 11590


    Description:

    Westbury Arts presents “An Evening with Mark Twain,” celebrating the life and works of author, humorist, and raconteur Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and presented on the anniversary of his birthday. November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910. This will be a thoroughly entertaining evening starring Rob Alvey (who does a pretty decent impersonation of Hal Holbrook portraying Mark Twain), an actor and Samuel Clemens scholar.

    All proceeds from this benefit support Westbury Arts and its mission to promote art and culture in Westbury and the surrounding communities.

    Refreshments will be served.
    Special $10 rate for students.

    The Long Island Harmonizers Join The Show!

    Opening the show will be The Long Island Harmonizers, Long Island's premier men's a capella vocal group, who will entertain us with popular American songs.

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, was a major American writer from Missouri. His stories and novels are famous for their humor, vivid details, and memorable characters. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both classics in American literature.

    The writings of Mark Twain endure on bookshelves and in the hearts and minds of readers around the world. In his sketches, articles, stories, and novels, he captured the flavor and spirit of America during the late nineteenth century. More importantly, he wrote eloquently about universal themes that affect people of all times. His wit, combined with a deep sympathy for innocent and well-meaning people, came from his humble origins in Missouri. Clemens died at Stormfield on April 21, 1910, at the age of 74. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York, next to his wife and children. His pen name lives on in his books, in an annual book award, and in the vast national forest in Missouri that is named in his honor.

    Rob Alvey has focused his research on Samuel Clemens during the period 1861 through 1865, when the 21-year-old young man lost his job as a river boat pilot and headed west to seek his fortune in the booming mining towns of Virginia City, Carson City, and Silver City, Nevada.

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December 2, 2017
  • Westbury Holiday Farmers and Artists Market

    Starts: 10:00 am

    Location: Phipps Sports Center, 346 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590


    Description:

    In conjunction with the annual Village of Westbury tree lighting ceremony on December 2, Westbury Arts will be holding our first ever Holiday Farmers and Artists Market indoors at the Phipps Sports Center!

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  • Holiday Gift Boutique at the Museum

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: The Museum, 226 West Penn Street, Long Beach, NY 11561


    Description:

    The Long Beach Historical Society is having a Holiday Boutique which will be featuring local artists (weavers, painters, etc.) 3 weekends.

    The Museum will again host various craft vendors with wonderful gifts for the holidays. Come support local artisans and purchase unique things for family & friends.

    (516) 432-1192

    http://www.longbeachhistoricalsociety.org/events.html

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December 3, 2017
  • Holiday Gift Boutique at the Museum

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: The Museum, 226 West Penn Street, Long Beach, NY 11561


    Description:

    The Long Beach Historical Society is having a Holiday Boutique which will be featuring local artists (weavers, painters, etc.) 3 weekends.

    The Museum will again host various craft vendors with wonderful gifts for the holidays. Come support local artisans and purchase unique things for family & friends.

    (516) 432-1192

    http://www.longbeachhistoricalsociety.org/events.html

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December 6, 2017
  • Planning Committee Meeting

    Starts: 7:30 pm

    Location: Westbury Senior Center – Room 1, 360 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY


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December 9, 2017
  • Holiday Gift Boutique at the Museum

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: The Museum, 226 West Penn Street, Long Beach, NY 11561


    Description:

    The Long Beach Historical Society is having a Holiday Boutique which will be featuring local artists (weavers, painters, etc.) 3 weekends.

    The Museum will again host various craft vendors with wonderful gifts for the holidays. Come support local artisans and purchase unique things for family & friends.

    (516) 432-1192

    http://www.longbeachhistoricalsociety.org/events.html

    More details >>


December 10, 2017
  • Holiday Gift Boutique at the Museum

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: The Museum, 226 West Penn Street, Long Beach, NY 11561


    Description:

    The Long Beach Historical Society is having a Holiday Boutique which will be featuring local artists (weavers, painters, etc.) 3 weekends.

    The Museum will again host various craft vendors with wonderful gifts for the holidays. Come support local artisans and purchase unique things for family & friends.

    (516) 432-1192

    http://www.longbeachhistoricalsociety.org/events.html

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  • Winger

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Location: The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY, United States


    Description:

    $35 General Admission; $45 Reserved Loge; $35 Reserved Balcony -- +$5 Day of Show **Please note that General Admission (GA) is Standing Only/No Seats!!
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    Winger is an American hard rock band from New York City. Their debut album, Winger, came out on Atlantic Record’s label in 1988 and achieved platinum status in the United States and gold in Japan and Canada. It spawned such hits as “Seventeen” and “Headed for a Heartbreak.” To support the album, the band toured for over a year with Bad Company, Scorpions, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Poison, Skid Row and Tesla.

    In 1990, Winger was nominated for an American Music Award for “Best New Heavy Metal Band.” Their follow-up album, In The Heart of the Young, was released in 1990 and just like their first album, reached platinum. Hits off this album include “Can’t Get Enuff,” “Miles Away” and “Easy Come Easy Go.” To support this album, Winger toured the world for 13 months, playing over 230 dates with KISS, Scorpions, ZZ Top, Extreme and Slaughter.

    As with many other bands of this time, grunge took over and Winger went their separate ways in 1994. They reunited again in 2001 and completed several very successful tours. In 2006, they recorded their first studio album in over 13 years, IV. In 2009, Winger released their 5th studio album Karma. This album was hailed as their best studio album released. The band toured the US, Europe and South America to support the album.

    Winger took a break in 2011 while guitarist Reb Beach toured with Whitesnake, however, Kip Winger continued touring as a performing solo acoustic performer. He also stays busy writing and scoring music for many different movie and Broadway projects and appeared on Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp.

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December 12, 2017
  • Publicity and Marketing

    Starts: 7:30 pm

    Location: Westbury Recreation Center – Room 1, 348 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY


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December 16, 2017
  • Holiday Gift Boutique at the Museum

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: The Museum, 226 West Penn Street, Long Beach, NY 11561


    Description:

    The Long Beach Historical Society is having a Holiday Boutique which will be featuring local artists (weavers, painters, etc.) 3 weekends.

    The Museum will again host various craft vendors with wonderful gifts for the holidays. Come support local artisans and purchase unique things for family & friends.

    (516) 432-1192

    http://www.longbeachhistoricalsociety.org/events.html

    More details >>


December 17, 2017
  • Holiday Gift Boutique at the Museum

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: The Museum, 226 West Penn Street, Long Beach, NY 11561


    Description:

    The Long Beach Historical Society is having a Holiday Boutique which will be featuring local artists (weavers, painters, etc.) 3 weekends.

    The Museum will again host various craft vendors with wonderful gifts for the holidays. Come support local artisans and purchase unique things for family & friends.

    (516) 432-1192

    http://www.longbeachhistoricalsociety.org/events.html

    More details >>