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The Islip Arts Council through its School of Cultural Arts, offers fine art, music and theatre classes for adults and children. All classes are taught by professionals in their fields.

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Treme Islip Arts Council Jazz Benefit

A Jazz Fundraiser at
553 Main Street, Islip NY
To benefit the Islip Arts Council

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 / 2:00pm - 6:00 pm

Call to RSVP: 224-5420

$20 includes admission
plus a glass of either wine, beer or a soft drink


New York Jazz Mission
Milton Hernandez with special visits from
Rey Burns and Chris Weckerle
This outstanding jazz trio founded and led by Milton Hernandez, "is the result of the desire to carry on the grand tradition of America's classical music, Jazz".

Mind Open
Chris Covias, Vibraphone; Andrew Ahr, guitar; Chris Elsner- bass; Hugo Lopez, drums
"One of the freshest sounding, exciting and unique bands on the scene today. Instrumental and Jazz based, with a touch of rock, Brazilian and psychedelic grooves."

John Restrepo Jazz Trio
John Maurice Restrepo, tenor sax; Dominic Duval Jr., bass; Chris Covias, drums
This tremendous trio of jazz musicians was founded and is led by John Restrepo, saxaphonist, jazz musician, and improviser. John teaches sax, clarinet, and flute.


the art of writing islip arts council

The Art of Writing Series
All Sessions are 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturdays

  • October 18 – Sparking Creativity – Dorothy McPartland
  • October 25 – Introduction to the Art of Writing - Inspiration -- Lois Stern
  • November 1 – Together We Can Improvise – Lois Kipnis
  • November 8 – Technical Aspects of Writing -- Russ Moran
  • November 15 – John Cardone – Writing with Pictures
  • November 22 – Sandy Lanton – Enhancing Sensory Details
  • November 29 – Shoshanna McCollum – The Photo Essay
  • December 6 – So you want to write a story -- Linda Frank and Karen Bonnet

    $175 /series for non-members; $135/members; $20/session - non-members; $15 members

Call: 631-224-5420 TO register or register in person at Islip Art Museum

Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY

Bayard Cutting Arboretum 2014 Winter Series

  Upper Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Sundays at 2 PM

Sponsored by Islip Arts Council with support from Natural Heritage Trust

February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29

Discover Music Series at Sayville Library
88 Greene Ave, Sayville
Discover Music Series is a combination of performance, lecture, and audience interaction.

islip arts council discover music series 2014
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  • Quattraphonium Saxophone Quartet-- Sunday, September 21, 2pm-3pm
  • Chris Merwin, Shakuhachi Flute-- Sunday, October 19, 2pm-3pm
  • From Handel to Gershwin with Love-- Sunday, November 23, 2pm-3pm

Historical Exhibits
History Exhibit Room, Brookwood Hall
Sponsored by the Islip Arts Council
50 Irish Lane, East Islip
Thurs-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-4pm

"Postcards from the Shore"
August 28 – November 28
presented by Historical Society of Islip Hamlet
Exhibit featuring 100 postcard highlights from the collection of the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet

"East Islip- America's Main Street"
December 1 – March 29
presented by East Islip Historical Society
Exhibit featuring photos and memoirs of East Islip Main Street throughout the decades.

postcards from the shore
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Atlantic Wind Symphony "Holiday Favorites Concert"
December 20, 8pm
Sayville Middle School, 291 Johnson Ave, Sayville
Co-sponsored by the Islip Arts Council`
Tickets available by calling (631) 224-5420




For more information call (631) 224-5420


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Saturday and Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM
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