Category Archives: Manhasset

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE decorates his truck and makes sign with ‘Happy Birthday Ada, Thank You for being our Hero!’ and 2 schnauzers, for friend, nurse Ada Cea, a COVID-19 frontline healthcare worker at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, on Long Island, during novel coronavirus pandemic. (© 2020 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

Happy Birthday Ada, Thank you for being our Hero!

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
May 21, 2020

Frontline RN Ada Cea

Long Island is a hot spot for the COVID-19 pandemic, so ADA CEA, a nurse at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health, has been staying at a hotel to avoid exposing her parents to the novel coronavirus.

JOEY CESTARE decorates his truck and makes sign with ‘Happy Birthday Ada Thank You for being our Hero!’ for friend, nurse Ada Cea. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOEY CESTARE decorates his truck and makes sign with ‘Happy Birthday Ada Thank You for being our Hero!’ for friend, Ada Cea, RN, a COVID-19 frontline healthcare worker at North Shore University Hospital. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

JOEY CESTARE, her close friend and the owner of Signarama in Bellmore, wanted to give Ada a special surprise on her birthday earlier this month.

He decorated his truck and created a huge colorful sign showing a smiling Ada wearing a superhero nurse’s uniform, complete with red cape, as she ran with her two schnauzers.

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. At dusk, L-R, JOEY CESTARE and LAURIE GRAB are by truck decorated for friend Ada Cea's birthday. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Seaford, New York, U.S. May 5, 2020. At dusk, L-R, LAURIE GRAB and JOEY CESTARE are by truck he decorated for friend Ada Cea’s birthday. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

And based on a photo I saw captured on her birthday – when Ada saw Joey with his decorated truck and cheerful sign: “Happy Birthday ADA – Thank You for being our Hero!” at the front of her hotel, her smile matched the one on the sign.


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Seaford, NY, U.S. May 5, 2020. JOE CESTARE, owner of Signarama in Bellmore, stands next to his truck he decorated and sign he created, to celebrate his friend Ada Cea’s birthday. (full color version)


Birthday Truck for Frontliner Nurse:  PHOTO GALLERY

First Responders & Health Care Workers Fund:  https://www.healthresearch.org/donation-form/  (Donation link is from https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4955/Important-COVID-19-Resources

Signarama in Bellmore  •  516-783-1075
2956 Merrick Rd, Bellmore, NY  • directions

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Manhasset, New York, U.S., Dec. 7, 2019. Guests enter historic house, with festive outdoor lights, at Elderfields Preserve during The Art Guild's annual 10x10 Fundraiser Silent Auction and Reception. (© 2019 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

The Art Guild Photography Exhibit: Everything Old is New Again

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
February 9, 2020

  “Everything Old is New Again” at The Art Guild:
   Exhibit:  Feb. 1 – 23, 2020   •   HOURS   •   MAP
   200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030

The Art Guild past & present   (video with music, 2013-2020):

I got such happy news recently – my photograph “The Three Graces” won First Place in The Art Guild’s current Photography Exhibit: “Everything Old is New Again.”

TAG board members and the juror stressed how each photographer with work in the exhibit had reason to be proud, since there were over 200 entries, and Elderfields has room to display about 65 pictures.

Old Westbury, New York, U.S. 22nd June 2013. Dances by Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, with appearances by the Beliloveables, are performed by dancers at the Midsummer Night event at Old Westbury Gardens, throughout the illuminated grounds of the historic Long Island Gold Coast estate. (© 2013 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, U.S. Three dancers in the Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company perform “The Three Graces” dance at the Midsummer Night event at Old Westbury Gardens. (original photos © 2013 / Oval photo completed 2020.  Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

“The Three Graces” is part of my multi-year photographic series of Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company performing on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, an historic estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island.

I captured the photos used to create “The Three Graces” during a dance of the mythological trio at the South Allee, a vast evergreen-lined path unfurling from the rear of the mansion, and I completed the oval photo in 2020.

Expressing and unifying the dichotomy of the eternal and ephemeral, individual and group, past and present… helped inspire “The Three Graces.”

  • Big thanks to TAG member Steven Silberstein for capturing this photo during awards ceremony:
Manhasset, NY, U.S., Feb. 1, 2020. L-R, Board Member DAVE WOLLIN, 1st Place winner ANN PARRY, and Judge HAROLD NAIDEAU pose at The Art Guild exhibition Everything Old is New Again, at Elderfields Preserve. (© 2002 Steven Silberstein)

Manhasset, NY, U.S., Feb. 1, 2020. L-R, Board Member DAVE WOLLIN, 1st Place winner ANN PARRY, and Judge HAROLD NAIDEAU pose at The Art Guild exhibition Everything Old is New Again, at Elderfields Preserve. (© 2020 Steven Silberstein)

Juror HAROLD NAIDEAU is a photographer, artist, and educator. He teaches photography at several Long Island institutions, including Five Towns College and Stony Brook University. His photographic portraits include NYC inhabitants, and icons such as Andy Warhol, Kiss, and Robin Williams. Naideau’s book Women on the Wall: Graffiti’s Urban Mythology – Struggle, 2014, is a compilation of graffiti and poems about women.


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Manhasset, NY, U.S., Dec.7, 2019. Guests enter house at Elderfields Preserve during The Art Guild’s annual 10×10 Silent Auction Fundraiser and Reception.

Originally built as a one-room house, circa 1675, this historic building exemplifies “everything old is new again.”  (© 2019 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)


The Art Guild Receptions, Past & Present:  PHOTO GALLERY • VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/annparry/tag

“Midsummer Night” my photo galleries:  2013 • 2014  2015

Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company: SITE

Old Westbury Gardens: SITE

TheArtGuild.org  MAP:

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