Monday, December 29, 2008

BAHC January/February 2009 events not to miss!

The Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council has many great events coming up that are family friendly, date worthy, and perfect for those on a budget! Save the following dates, as these shows have something for everyone!

On January 9th, The Sea Monkeys will be rocking the house with the best of the 60's and 70's! Sing, dance, or just're sure to have a great time! Catch them at the North Shore Heritage Center as part of the Cafe Fridays Series!

The Kids Club has two great shows coming up! Tom Stock--puppeteer, teacher, artist and actor, will be hosting a workshop where children will enjoy an interactive show, learn how puppets are created, and create their own puppet to take home! January 11th at 10:30 AM.

Johnny Cuomo--musical storyteller--will be weaving tales from his travels and life experiences that will hold an audience spellbound. I've seen him at the Patchogue Theatre and had to buy the CD...this is a show suitable for all ages! Catch him February 8th at 10:30 AM!

Cafe Fridays presents a very special Valentine's show on February 13th with a performance of A. R. Gurney's Love Letters. This Pulitzer Prize nominated drama centers on two characters who sit side by side reading letters from their youth to old age throughout their separated lives.

For more information on the North Shore Heritage Center, click here.

At Gallery I, the Annual Membership Show will be running starting January 15 (dropoff is January 12). All media is invited. Loves of my Life will be the show running, appropriately enough, in February for Valentine's Day. Grab your sweetie and take a look!

Registration for this year's Choral Festival (our 15th anniversary!) has begun! From classical to pops, there's something for everyone. Call 451-9070 to register.

There's more happening around town! Jazz on the Vine is back again, thanks to the East End Arts Council. Make a point of checking it out! Music, could it possibly get better?

The Phoenix Gallery will be presenting Wild Kingdom starting January 14, with an artists' reception on January 18. Come celebrate the untamed power of nature with this show!

JOIN NYS ARTS in Albany on January 13!
We are off to Albany to persuade our legislators not to cut $7 million from the current arts budget. The Governor's proposed $7 million mid year cut will mean that almost 600 organizations from the October and December funding cycles will receive NO FUNDING! YOU need to join us in Albany on January 13 to advocate for the (current) 2008-09 arts budget. Click here for more information!

Have some time to spare? Due to budget cuts, gallery hours and other programs may be cut back in hours. Won't you donate a few hours sitting in the gallery or working in the office? Call Helen at 451-9070 to let her know your availability!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

In the beginning...

Welcome to the first post on the Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council Blog and E-Newsletter! This is your source for the latest updates on BAHC events. Check back often as new content is always being added!

Coming this Friday, December 12, 2008 to the Gallery on the Hill--The Bach Boys! This classical guitar duo has delighted many with their performances. Don't miss this very special holiday event! $10 for members, $12 for the general public. Call (631) 451-9070 for reserved seating.

The final days of "Big Stuff" are just around the corner! This exhibit is all about artists who "work big"! Make a point of catching this one-of-a-kind exhibit!

Not a member of the BAHC yet? There's still time to sign up for the 2009 membership year. Though membership is not required to attend our events, there are advantages to becoming a BAHC member. And there are membership levels for to fit everyone! Individuals, Families, Seniors, Students, Patrons, Associate memberships and more. Click to download our membership form and Join the Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council today!