Tag Archives: 2014

“The Interview” Opens at Merrick Cinemas on Christmas

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
December 31, 2014

On Christmas morning, I read that The Interview, the comedy by Sony Pictures Entertainment, was playing at Merrick Cinemas, the only movie theater showing it in Nassau County, Long Island. So, even though I still had most of my Christmas present wrapping left, I headed out to capture news photos before the first show, 12:30 pm.

Merrick, New York, USA. December 25, 2014. The Interview plays at Merrick Cinemas, the only movie theater showing it in Nassau County, Long Island, on Christmas Day. (Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, USA. Dec. 25, 2014. “The Interview” opens at Merrick Cinemas, in Nassau County, Long Island, on Christmas Day. (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

In November, hackers hacked – yes, that sounds like coughing – Sony Pictures computers, and later threatened theaters planning to show The Interview, in which stars James Franco and Seth Rogen play civilians recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korea’s dictator.

Due to the terrorist threats, Sony originally canceled public release of the film, but then changed its plans again, and released the film in a limited way, including several hundred independent theaters. Several people who bought tickets to the movie in Merrick said they were seeing it mainly to protest the attempt to suppress Americans’ Right to Free Speech.

Photo Gallery:   The Interview at Merrick Cinemas

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United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo and Body Arts Show

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
October 16, 2014

For those who appreciate tattoos and other body arts, United Ink Flight 914 was the Long Island show to catch at the Cradle of Aviation mid-September. Tattoo artists and aficionados from the USA and abroad were at booths and events throughout the museum’s three floors.

Garden City, New York, USA. September 14, 2014. SEAN GRIFFEN, aka NME, of Freeport, is a graffiti artist creating an outdoor mural of a girl, at the United Ink Flight 914 tattoo convention at the Cradle of Aviation museum of Long Island. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Garden City, New York, USA. Sept. 14, 2014. Graffiti artist SEAN GRIFFEN (aka NME) creates outdoor mural at United Ink Flight 914, Cradle of Aviation museum, Long Island. (© 2014 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

Outdoors, visitors could watch artists create murals. And United Ink’s body suspension show later that evening was piercingly memorable.

Photo Gallery: United Ink Flight 914 Tattoo and Body Arts Show

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Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Old Westbury Gardens 2014

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 28, 2014

I saw Tartan to left of me, tartan to right of me, tartan in front of me…. and much more at the 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games last weekend at Old Westbury Gardens.

TARTANS

The Clan Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band of Locust Valley were one of the spirited marching bands that performed.

Old Westbury, New York, U.S. - August 23, 2014 - Clan Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band, of Locust Valley, are marching and playing bagpipe music at the 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games, co-hosted by L. I. Scottish Clan MacDuff, at Old Westbury Gardens, has bagpipes, booths, and family entertainment. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Old Westbury, N.Y., U.S. – August 23, 2014 – Clan Gordon Highlanders Pipe Band of Locust Valley, marches at Long Island Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Old Westbury Gardens. (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

American Revolution re-enactors of the 42nd Royal Regiment of Foote wore colorful red and black uniforms, carried muskets with bayonets, and performed synchronized movements. The regiment, The Black Watch, was raised in the Scottish Highlands in 1740 and fought for the British.

WINORR

Cosmo the barn owl was one of the fascinating birds at the Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation exhibit, where WINORR’s CATHY ST. PIERRE HORVATH and her husband BOBBY HORVATH taught children and adults about the area wildlife and how the non-profit group helps them.

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Old Westbury, New York, U.S. - August 23, 2014 - CATHY ST. PIERRE is with AUGIE, a 4-year-old male Eurasian Eagle Owl from non-profit WINORR, Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation, at 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival and Highland Games, at Old Westbury Gardens. WINORR is run by Cathy and her husband Bobby, licensed animal rehabilitators in North Massapequa. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, U.S. – August 23, 2014 – CATHY ST. PIERRE HORVATH is with AUGIE, a Eurasian Eagle Owl, from non-profit WINORR, Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation, at 54th Annual Long Island Scottish Festival & Highland Games. (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Long Island Scottish Clan MacDuff co-hosted this festival rich with Scottish musicians, singers, and booths with food, clothing, artwork… stretching across the rolling lawns of the historic Gold Coast estate.

Mar sin leibh an dràsda.

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WINORR:   Winorr  –  Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation

Scottish Festival at Old Westbury Gardens:   SLIDESHOW     GALLERY

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Hillary Clinton Book Signing ‘Hard Choices’ at Huntington Book Revue

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 26, 2014

Lots of people in Huntington must have been happy it didn’t rain as originally predicted for August 6th, 2014, the day Former Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON signed copies of her new memoir Hard Choices for 1,200 people at the Book Revue.

Huntington, New York, U.S. - August 6, 2014 - A police officer and police dog are leaving the Book Revue, a few hours before a book signing for H. Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, starts at the Book Revue in Huntington, Long Island. A large sign on the book store window says that the Clinton book signing that night is Sold Out. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. – August 6, 2014 – Police officer and K9 officer leave Book Revue before Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’ book signing, Long Island. (©2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Several hours before the 6-8pm Hard Choices book signing, I drove to Huntington with my daughter, who had a ticket and copy of the memoir, and she got on the line, already a few blocks away from the store’s entrance.

Huntington, New York, U.S. - August 6, 2014 - At the entrance to the Book Revue, a teen girl is told water bottles are not allowed at the book signing for H. Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, in Huntington, Long Island. (Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. – August 6, 2014 – At Book Revue entrance, security tells teen that water bottles aren’t allowed at Hillary Clinton ‘Hard Choices’ book signing, Long Island. (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

I began capturing news photos, including of KENNY MITCHELL of Garden City, who arrived 11:10pm the night before and was first on line; protestors; members of Super PAC Ready for Hillary; extensive security including county police, federal agents, and K9 officers.

Sue Moller, of Merrick, at book signing for Hillary Rodham Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices, at Book Revue in Huntington, Long Island. Clinton’s book is about her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State and how they influence her view of the future. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Huntington, New York, U.S. August 6, 2014. Hillary Clinton shakes hands with visitor at book signing for Clinton’s new memoir, Hard Choices, at Book Revue, Long Island.  (© 2014 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

When it was time to enter the store, Secret Service checked my Nikon D4 and lenses very thoroughly. Finally, the Book Revue’s co-owners, brothers Richard Klein and Robert Klein, introduced Hillary Clinton, and she began signing copies of her memoir.

Hillary Clinton at Book Revue:  Gallery     Slideshow

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