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Band Shell Concert at Sunset Park, Port Washington

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
July 27, 2014

It felt like stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting when I attended the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell concert, complete with a friendly greeting from Port Washington’s Lions Club mascot, at Sunset Park, on Manhasset Bay, during a vibrant  July 11th sunset.

Port Washington, New York, U.S. - July 11, 2014 - Audience gets ready to leave at end of night time outdoors band concert at John Philips Sousa Memorial Band Shell, at Sunset Park on Manhasset Bay in the North Shore village on Long Island Gold Coast. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Port Washington, New York, U.S. – July 11, 2014 – John Philips Sousa Memorial Band Shell concert, at Sunset Park on Manhasset Bay. (© 2014 Ann Parry, All rights reserved /Ann Parry.com)

The Port Washington Community Summer Concert Band, with Conductor Aaron Prindle, presented the program “Red, White, and Youth” – including iconic patriotic songs and ones younger audience members easily recognized, such as the theme from Daft Punk’s Tron movie soundtrack.

Band Shell Concert, Port Washington:  Slideshow  |  Gallery

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International Slow Art Day 2014

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
April 15, 2014

Saturday, a sunny warm spring day here on Long Island,  was International Slow Art Day, so I visited the Garden Party exhibit and the outdoor sculptures at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

Roslyn, New York, U.S. - April 12, 2014 - During International Slow Art Day, a visitor views artist Hunt Slonem's colorful sculptures of monkeys, wildlife and tropical plants, at the Garden Party exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art on Long Island. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Roslyn, New York, U.S. – April 12, 2014 – During International Slow Art Day, a visitor views artist Hunt Slonem’s colorful sculptures of monkeys at Nassau County Museum of Art.  (© Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

A few of the pieces I lingered at were the Tiffany Studios lamp Chanson de printemps after Bouguereau, the pink and green rhinestone tulip minaudière, and a bouquet of designer dresses with flower motifs.

And I lay down on the grass to enjoy the daffodils.

NCMA’s Garden Party exhibit, which runs through July 6, 2014, is delightful after our winter of snows.

Photo Gallery: International Slow Art Day

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Tackapausha Museum & Preserve, Science Exploration Moon Day

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
July 28, 2013

Science Exploration Moon Day – despite landing during a week-long heat wave – attracted many Long Islanders, especially families, to the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve in Seaford, New York, on July 20, 2013.

Seaford, New York, U.S. 20th July 2013. Science Exploration Moon Day, by Long Island Fringe Festival 5, has moon art, science activities, and animals from the Tackapuahsa Museum and Preserve, the host of this family event. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Seaford, NY, U.S. – 20th July 2013 – Science Exploration Moon Day at Tackapauhsa Museum and Preserve. (© 2013 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

Members of Friends of Tackapausha and seasonal and part-time employees and volunteers at Tackapausha walked around animal residents, such as Zouzi the corn snake and Maple the Rabbit.

And children and adults were actively engaged in the science projects, such as creating green slime in the museum, and shooting off water bottle rockets outdoors.

Commemorating the 44th Anniversary of the 1969 First Moon Landing, the successful event also featured moon art and performances by Long Island artists, presented by Long Island Fringe Festival 5.

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Woodward & Bernstein on 40th Anniversary of Watergate

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 18, 2012

Riding past the Watergate Hotel in 1973, during the summer I spent job hunting in Washington, DC, I stared at the curved buildings as if enough willpower would summon a recreation of the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters there a year earlier.

March 20, 2012 - Hempstead, New York, U.S. - BOB WOODWARD (left) and CARL BERNSTEIN (right), investigative journalists, speak on 40th Anniversary of the Watergate political scandal, at Hofstra University. The lecture was about their investigation, while Washington Post reporters, into the break-in, and its cover-up, of the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Wash. DC, which lead to the resignation of Pres. Nixon. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

March 20, 2012 – Hempstead, New York, U.S. – BOB WOODWARD and CARL BERNSTEIN speak on 40th Anniversary of  Watergate political scandal, at Hofstra University.  (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

In 1974 President Nixon resigned after investigations spearheaded by Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists BOB WOODWARD and CARL BERNSTEIN revealed break-in cover-up attempts that led all the way to the White House. And in 1976 the Academy Award-winning movie based on their non-fiction book All the President’s Men vividly brought to life the events that both brought down a president and profoundly altered the perception of the institution of the American presidency.

Forty years later, on March 20, 2012, Woodward and Bernstein spoke about the Watergate legacy at Hofstra University, which the Commission on Presidential Debates chose as the site of its October 16, 2012 Presidential Debate. It was to be the first of a long series of outstanding Hofstra Debate 2012 Signature Events – all open and free to the public – that I covered this year.

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