Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Award Winning Photography Group Announces Upcoming Show.
Nature and Wildlife Photographers of Long Island (NWPLI)
is proud to announce their annual Autumn Exhibition of Nature Photography.
The Exhibit will once again take place at the Castello di Borghese Winery in Cutchogue, New York and will showcase the group’s work which presents nature, wildlife, and landscape photography at its best.
NWPLI and its membership have been awarded numerous honors for their work.
Exhibition photography will encompass a diverse variety of natural subjects that have been captured with digital and film based mediums, many from Long Island's own natural surroundings. Select images from the exhibition will be also available for purchase.
The exhibition will open Sunday, November 15 and will run through Saturday, December 12, 2009.
The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, during the winery’s regular business hours.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 21 from 12-3 PM. Many club members will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.
Castello di Borghese is located at:
Route 48 (Sound Ave) and Alvah’s Lane
Cutchogue New York 11935
Tel. (631) 734-5111
Directions are available online at: http://www.castellodiborghese.com/directions.html
For additional information, please contact Terry Buonomo at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (631) 877-1036.
NWPLI is Long Island based photography organization whose members have combined a love for nature with a passion for photography. This award winning team is comprised of approximately 65 members, many whom have also received individual recognition. The main focus of the group is capturing the essence of nature while not disturbing the elements. Their team approach promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge, fostering the growth of each team member’s photographic skill. While photography from exotic locales is always welcome, the group’s main subject matter is the diverse natural beauty of Long Island.
Learn more at: http://www.nwpli.com
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Thursday, July 02, 2009
LONG ISLAND ARTIFACT MUSEUM OPENS AT JFK HIGH SCHOOL
IN PLAINVIEW-OLD BETHPAGE
Museum made possible with a grant from the Long Island Index
Plainview, NY (June 23, 2009) -The new Long Island Artifacts Museum at Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School opened on May 27. The museum, created by Nick Ventimiglia of Merrick and a social studies teacher at the school, was made possible by a grant from the Long Island Index for the development of a program that engages Long Island students in learning more about the region. The museum will be utilized by students in the Plainview-Old Bethpage district and will be available, by appointment, to school groups from other districts.
Mr. Ventimiglia was inspired to create the museum after taking classes from local historian Beverly Tyler and believes that the museum’s exhibits will be an excellent supplement to the new course he has created called, “Long Island’s History through its Economics”, and a great project for JFK’s students.
The first exhibit entitled “Tools of the Trade” spans over 300 years of Long Island history, and includes farming implements, medical instruments, fishing and manufacturing tools used on Long Island. The oldest artifact in the museum is a tobacco shearer from the 1700’s. Other objects are from Native American cultures, the Industrial Revolution and the Great Depression. Most of the items on display are on loan from a private collector and will be rotated each semester.
The students studied the history of farming and industry on Long Island in order to learn more about the donated relics. As part of the project they used their research to create the placards that describe each of the articles and researched patent information to date several items.
Rochelle Morgan, an art teacher at the school, worked with her students to create the montage of Long Island scenes that wrap around the exhibit. The school’s marketing club, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) will be taking over the business of running the museum next year including running tours, creating a web site and outreach programs, raising funds and developing new programs as the exhibits are rotated.
“We are trying to make it an interactive learning experience for kids outside of the classroom” said Mr. Ventimiglia. “Our goal is to make this fun every year. We’re going to come back in September with a whole new set of artifacts.” The next exhibit will be called “Long Island Leisure: Games, Toys, Recreation and Sports of the last 200 years.”
Gerard Dempsey, Superintendant of Schools, commentated that “the development and launch of the museum was a unique and remarkable achievement. It involved several departments, numerous students and a variety of disciplines all working together to accomplish a common goal. I am very proud of everyone who participated. Every student will benefit from this extraordinary learning experience.”
From fourth graders who are learning about local history, to seventh graders learning about New York State history, Mr. Ventimiglia says that he “is confident that the museum will benefit all 5400 students in the Plainview-Old Bethpage school district, because the museum brings history to life”.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Where is it?
Holtsville, N.Y. 11742
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.