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About Ann Parry

Ann Parry Photography Inc. | site: ANN-PARRY.com | photoblog From Long Island: FromLongIsland.com • • • Long Island, New York, is my home base for photographically capturing PORTRAITS, the arts • civics & government • animals • classic cars • aviation & space • • • I'm also a freelance newspaper & magazine photographer, and a contract photographer for a news wire service.

Hewlett, New York, U.S. September 10, 2022. LINDA LOUIS communes with her painting 'Dream Voyage' (48"x48") during Reception for her solo show 'A Summer's Day' at the Hewlett Woodmere Public Library. Fifty three paintings on canvas and wood are on view from Sept. 2nd to Nov. 2nd. (© 2022 Ann Parry, annparry.com)

Linda Louis: A Summer’s Day

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
September 15, 2022

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Reception: 9/2 – 10/2/2022
Hewlett-Woodmere Library

Linda Louis’ luminous solo show
The expressive artistry of Linda Louis’ other-worldly paintings shines in her colorful solo show ‘A Summer’s Day’ at the Hewlett-Woodmere Library, from September 2 thru October 2, 2022.

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Hewlett, N.Y., U.S. Sept. 10, 2022. LINDA LOUIS gazes at ‘Symphony of the Sea’ (48″x48″), with ‘My Sanctuary’ behind her, during reception for her solo show ‘A Summer’s Day’ at the Hewlett-Woodmere Library. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Hewlett, N.Y., U.S. Sept. 10, 2022. L-R, DAVID, LINDA LOUIS, and fellow artist are reception for her solo show ‘A Summer’s Day’ at the Hewlett Woodmere Public Library. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Linda Louis – A Summer’s Day

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Hewlett, N.Y., U.S. Sept. 10, 2022. Linda Louis’s Star Series, a collection of 20 small paintings, are on display at reception for her solo show ‘A Summer’s Day’ at the Hewlett-Woodmere Library. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Hewlett, N.Y. U.S. Sept. 10, 2022. LINDA LOUIS faces up to, L-R, ‘Dreaming in Color’ and ‘Happy Escape’ during reception for her solo show ‘A Summer’s Day’ at the Hewlett-Woodmere Library. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

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Hewlett, N.Y., U.S. Sept. 10, 2022. LINDA LOUIS and DAVID leave after reception for her solo show ‘A Summer’s Day’ at the Hewlett-Woodmere Library. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)


Feature Photo (at top of post): Hewlett, N.Y., U.S. Sept. 10, 2022. LINDA LOUIS communes with her painting ‘Dream Voyage’ during Reception for her solo show ‘A Summer’s Day’ at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com).


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Garden City, New York, U.S. August 16, 2022. A young girl and her mother ride on horses when historic Nunley's Carousel officially reopens after Covid-19 pandemic forced it to close in 2020. (© 2022 Ann Parry, annparry.com)

Nunley’s Carousel Reopens with a Roar 2022

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
August 27, 2022

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till 9/11/22: Thurs. thru Sun., 11 am – 4 pm

Lion & Horses & Chariot! Oh My!

VIDEO soundtrack: Billy Joel’s ‘Waltz #1 (Nunley’s Carousel)’ on Nunley’s Carousel organ • FULL SCREEN: click lower right corner

What goes around (and around) has come around on Long Island this summer! 

We can once again enjoy Nunley’s Carousel, which recently reopened after the Covid-19 pandemic forced it to close in 2020.

The official ceremony on August 16th had speeches, a ribbon-cutting, and the ultimate fun treat for all – especially the many young children and their parents – a nostalgic ride on Nunley’s Carousel’s lion, 41 horses, and chariot. 

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Garden City, N.Y., U.S. August 16, 2022. Nassau County Executive BRUCE BLAKEMAN, at center, presides over the ribbon cutting ceremony when historic Nunley’s Carousel officially reopens. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

The carousel – now under the management of the Long Island Children’s Museum – is located in the Nunley’s Carousel glass pavilion on Museum Row in Garden City, It’s between LICM and the Cradle of Aviation Museum, which previously managed the carousel. 

If you’d like to ride the carousel this summer, be sure to visit by September 11th, since it will be closed from September 12 to October 4, 2022 for the Long Island Children’s Museum Fall Fix-Up. 

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Garden City, N.Y., U.S. August 16, 2022. AARON, 2, of East Meadow, rides on a horse, with his mother holding him, when historic Nunley’s Carousel officially reopens (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

During the ceremony, Nassau County Executive BRUCE BLAKEMAN shared childhood memories of Nunley’s.

Excerpts from his speech:

Let me tell you something, I was one of those kids that grew up at Nunley’s, and I grew up in Valley Stream, probably 4 1/2 – 5 miles from Nunley’s.

And on a Sunday, if we were really good, and my 3 sisters and brother, we would be treated to going to Nunley’s. And we would ride the roller coaster, and we’d ride the other rides.

And of course, the highlight was always the carousel, and it brings back so many childhood memories to be here today.

I just talked to so many people in the community who remember vividly the first time they went to Nunley’s and they used the carousel and they took all the rides,

And you know, this carousel right here is a real work of art. It’s over 110 years old, and the fact that we could restore it is really something special.

[….]

So I couldn’t be more pleased to be here today for the opening again of the Nunley’s Carousel, a place that brought me so many great memories, childhood memories.

I have 3 sisters and a brother. They live in Arizona now. They are gonna be so jealous when I send the photos today of that.

By the way, we got to go [to Nunley’s] if we got good grades and we behaved ourselves, so obviously my sisters got to go a lot more than I did….

Based on the laughs following Blakeman’s final comment, many related to it – I certainly did!

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Garden City, N.Y., U.S. August 16, 2022. Nassau County Executive BRUCE BLAKEMAN rides on the lion when Nunley’s Carousel officially reopens.  (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Among those Blakeman thanked for attending:

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Garden City, New York, U.S. August 7, 2012.  Nunley’s Carousel organ has panels above it decorated with paintings of Long Island landmarks and iconic scenes. (© 2012 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Nunley’s Carousel Wurlitzer 153 Band Organ

When the carousel first started, I was surprised the music was a recording of Billy Joel performing his ‘Waltz #1 (Nunley’s Carousel)’ on the piano. Why wasn’t the organ playing his music?

  • During the ceremony, the carousel organ was set so it could only play off music rolls, not MIDI files (Musical Instrument Digital Interface files)
  • The midi was disconnected.
  • Blowers providing air for the organ were on.
  • The pump which provides air to play pipes, and to read the music roll as it passes over the tracker bar, was also on.
  • To play off the MIDI files, the pump has to be turned off, and the MIDI has to be reconnected.

I look forward to my grandchildren enjoying the full Nunley’s Carousel experience in the future: riding the magnificently carved and decorated carousel horses, lion, and chariot + hearing the carousel organ playing music.

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Garden City, N.Y., U.S. August 16, 2022. L-R, BETH OBERGH, of Wantagh, and BOB STUHMER, of Garden City Park, chat when Nunley’s Carousel officially reopens. Stuhmer arranged many of the songs the carousel organ plays. Obergh took care of and operated the carousel for 11 years until all carousel employees were laid off in 2020. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

When BILLY JOEL composed ‘Waltz #1 (Nunley’s Carousel)’ he had BOB STUHMER arrange it for Nunley’s Carousel organ. Stuhmer – a member of AMICA (Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors’ Association) and COAA (Carousel Organ Association of America) – gave Nunley’s a CD of music he arranged for its organ and professionally recorded on site. ‘Waltz #1 (Nunley’s Carousel)’ is the first piece on the CD. (see above photo)

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Garden City, New York, U.S. August 16, 2022. L-R, ANDREW PARTON, Cradle of Aviation Museum President • [LYNNE D’AGOSTINO, Ed.D., Long Island Children’s Museum Board Member] • SUZANNE LEBLANC, LICM President • BRUCE BLAKEMAN, Nassau County Executive • GARY GRASSO, National Carousel Association Board Member • SCOTT BERMAN, LICM Board Chair • and DARCY BELYEA, Nassau County Commissioner of Parks; pose with carousel in background when Nunley’s Carousel officially reopens. Blakeman holds Historic Carousel Award 2020 plaque presented to Nunley’s Carousel by NCA. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Historic Carousel Award 2020

GARY GRASSO, a board member of the National Carousel Association, presented the Historic Carousel Award 2020 to Nunley’s Carousel. NCA had been waiting since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Long Island to present the plaque. (see above photo)

That’s the ticket

Get useful, updated info here:  licm.org/nunleys

  • One ticket is $3 for members of Long Island Children Museum
  • One ticket is $4 for non-members
  • Ten-ticket packs are discounted

… and the Nunley’s Carousel experience is – wait for it – priceless!

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Garden City, N.Y., U.S. August 16, 2022. FRAN PATERSON, of Poconos, Pennsylvania, represents the Nunley family when Nunley’s Carousel officially reopens. Paterson, the great-niece of William Nunley, rode the lead horse, her favorite. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)


Feature Photo (at top of post): Garden City, New York, U.S. August 16, 2022. A young girl and her mother ride on horses when historic Nunley’s Carousel officially reopens. (© 2022 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com).


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