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Long Island Concerts & Events November 15-17

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CHERIE CURRIE AND BRIE DARLING
Currie, of The Runaways, and Darling, of Fanny, are touring to promote their new album, The Motivator, an homage to T. Rex. Stereo Garden, 9  Railroad Ave., Patchogue, stereogardenli.com $19-$25. 7 p.m. Nov. 15.

KEM
This Nashville-based R&B singer will play hits including “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $49-$109. 8 p.m. Nov. 15.

ROOMFUL OF BLUES
One of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world plays with a combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul that remain their calling card. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $45. 8 p.m. Nov. 15.

FOGHAT
These rockers best known for their hits “Slow Ride,” “Fool For The City” and “I Just Want To Make Love To You” play their timeless tunes. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com $65-$75. 8 p.m. Nov. 15.

’90S HOUSE PARTY
Dust off the Starter jackets and pump up your sneakers. The lineup includes Rob Base, Young MC and Tone Loc. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue, patchoguetheatre.org $49-$79. 8 p.m. Nov. 15.

THE SMITHEREENS
This seminal modern rock band ushered in the ‘80s and ‘90s rock revival with songs such as “A Girl Like You,” “Blood & Roses,” and many others. Marshall Crenshaw will perform as a guest vocalist. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org $43-$58. 8 p.m. Nov. 15.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
a Broadway quality production performed with a full orchestra, professional lighting, costumes and sound performed by Herricks Players, a nonprofit organization with all profits support programs in the community. Herricks Players, 999 Herrick Rd., New Hyde Park, herricksplayers.seatyourself.biz $20-$25. Nov. 15-17.

CARL PALMER
The Emerson, Lake and Palmer legacy lives on as the band’s drummer comes to town. The Space at Westbury Theatre, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$70. 8 p.m. Nov. 15. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore, boultoncenter.org $70-$75. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

LINDA EDER
One of the greatest voices of our time, her repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, madisontheatreny.org $45-$55. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

ELTON JOHN
On the heels of his biopic, Sir Elton graces Long Island with his presence on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. NYCB Live Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale nycblive.com $246-$2,557. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

MAZARIN
These Long Island Music Hall of Famers were thrice voted New York’s top rock band in the 1980s. My Father’s Place, 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, myfathersplace.com $30. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

STYX
The rock legends will play their new album The Mission in its entirety, plus their many classics. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, thetheatreatwestbury.com $54-$139. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR VETERANS
The only Billy Joel cover band starring a musician who currently plays in the Piano Man’s band, Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot will play this show in support of General Needs, a nonprofit that helps local homeless veterans. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $20-$100. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

BERNADETTE PETERS
An evening of theater tunes and standards with Broadway’s brightest star. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, tillescenter.org $49-$89. 8 p.m. Nov. 16.

A CHRISTMAS STORY
The story from a cherished movie classic that’s enchanted millions is now a musical spectacular. CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, cmpac.com $18-$42. Nov. 16-Dec. 22.

UKELELE FESTIVAL
Following a free ukulele expo, catch a concert with Ukulele Ed, the Long Beach Ukulele Orchestra, Bach to Rock and Bethpage Strummers Club. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington, landmarkonmainstreet.org $20. 11 a.m. Nov. 17.

LI MUSIC HALL OF FAME HOLIDAY CONCERT
Proceeds of this benefit concert will go toward funding for music education programs. The Space at Westbury Theatre, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $15-$25. 2 p.m. Nov. 17.

BENEFIT CONCERT 
College Media Group is hosting its first-ever fundraiser to support its mission of educating and empowering student journalists. The event will feature three local musicians: The Como Brothers Band, Matt Relevo and Friends, and Tony Sidito. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue, 89northmusic.com $12-$25. 3 p.m. Nov. 17.

BAYSIDE
The hometown emo stalwarts are back on the road hyping their eighth album, Interrobang, with Incendiary, Sincere Engineer and Sainthood Reps opening. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $20-$45. 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

THE SUBDUDES
This New Orleans-based group blends American folk with traditional blues and gospel. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore, boultoncenter.org $60-$65. 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

CROCE PLAYS CROCE
AJ Croce honors his father’s legacy with a complete set of classics by his father Jim Croce, such as “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead, suffolktheater.com $49-$55. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

New York Long Island Film Festival Debuts At Seaford Cinemas

Paul Laudicano (The Straight Man), Michele Lulic (Fine), Nicholas Rapuano (Take Care of Emily). (Photo by Ed Shin)

The inaugural three-day The New York Long Island Film Festival debuted Nov. 7 at Seaford Cinemas.

The newest film festival on LI was the brainchild of Gerry Ferretti and Katie Schrader, his friend and co-star of his first indie film, The Mark. The festival drew filmmakers from New York, Long Island, and beyond seeking out New York as a market to showcase their films. 

The mission of the new film fest is being open to everyone regardless of budget, sex, color, genre, race, sexual orientation, what kind of software it was edited on or what camera was used. The only criteria is that filmmakers be passionate, take their craft seriously, do their best with the resources they had, and tell a compelling and interesting story. 

The goal was also to create an opportunity for filmmakers who might not be able to get into the increasing number of festivals, especially as the larger ones cater more to films with “star power.” 

One by one, as the word got out, NYLIFF started receiving shorts, feature films, student films, music videos, screenplays from Long Island, New York, out of state, and even numerous other countries. As films came in, the judges watched many films, taking great strides to evaluate each fairly and honestly, with an open mind and staying true to the core principles of NYLIFF. As a filmmaker, Gerry knew how deflating it can be to receive a rejection from a festival and now we was on the other side of it. 

“This was the only part of creating NYLIFF I had not anticipated,” Ferretti said. “I did not look forward to informing filmmakers that their film could not get into our festival.”

Even adding to the schedule, they had to turn away dozens of filmmakers. At the end of the process, the settled on five blocks of 38 films, with a wide range of shorts and feature films, music videos, and documentaries, with the furthest entry coming from New Zealand. 

Filmmakers came to attend NYLIFF from as far as California. The first day of the festival was a near sellout. The final night’s block was a completely sold out show. The after party was held at Runyon’s restaurant across the street. 

As the winners proudly accepted their scrolls, everyone could feel that they were part of something that had made a difference in people’s lives. Filmmaker John Piazza, who created a short comedy called Participant, indicated that after a number of setbacks, he had considered getting out of the business. But being accepted into NYLIFF helped him to reconsider.

And if NYLIFF can be instrumental in doing that, then they have surely succeeded in their goal, the organizers said.

NYLIFF is accepting submissions for 2020 starting on Nov. 15, 2019. Submissions can be made by logging onto FilmFreeway.com and searching NYLIFF or The New York Long Island Film Festival. They can be reached by contacting Gerry Ferretti at [email protected] or [email protected] or by visiting nyliff.com.

NYLIFF Festival Directors Katie Schrader & Gerry Ferretti. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Gerry Ferretti & Shevy Guitierez (The Job). Photo Credit Gerry Ferretti.
Gerry Ferretti at the projection booth. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Katie Schrader, Heather Lehrman (Herbie and the Smooshies – Bullied at the Dog Park). Gerry Gerretti – Photo Credit Gerry Ferretti. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Katie Schrader, Cast from Duet, Gerry Ferretti. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Katie Schrader, Philip Snyder & Robert Snyder (Winner of Best Sci-fi Short – The Eye), Gerry Ferretti. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Q&A from the films Participant, The Eye, Duet & Living the Warrior Code. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Katie Schrader, Actor John Harrington & Director John PIazza (Participant), Gerry Ferretti. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Photo Credit Gerry Ferretti

Quaint Farmingdale Dutch Colonial Asks $499,000

This Dutch Colonial combining historic charm with modern upgrades is listed for sale at 212 Grant Ave. in the Village of Farmingdale.

Built in 1872, this four-bedroom home has one and a half bathrooms and a brand new roof. Charming details include a brick fireplace mantle in the living room. Among the upgrades is a hot tub in the backyard. 

The house features a new eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, den, and partial basement. Outside it has a porch, deck, and detached one-car garage.

The property is a five-minute walk from downtown Farmingdale, the Farmingdale Long Island Rail Road station, and is in the Farmingdale School District.

The asking price is $499,000, not including the annual property taxes of $11,872, which come to $10,474 after a Star Exemption.

An open house is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. 

The real estate agent listed for the property is Robert Rizzo of Signature Premier Properties, who can be reached at 631-368-6800.

March of Dimes on Long Island Signature Chefs Auction Raises $120,000

Signature Chef Award Winners L. to R.: Best Sweets Category – Chef Sean O’Donnell of The Flour Shoppe Café; Best Savory Category – Chef Michael Abbatiello, Executive Chef and partner of City Cellar; and for the People’s Choice Award there was a tie between Chef Chris LaVecchia, Private Chef and Chef Matthew Alexander of Sabor de Arte. The panel of tasting judges were Chef Paula Gottlieb Herman - Host/Producer "Chef Paula's Cooking With Stars"; and Chefs Chef Paul C Jensen CEC, AAC and Elijah Dalager, Private Chef, CEC, ACE both of the American Culinary Federation Long Island Chapter. (Photo by Ed Shin)

More than 300 guests helped March of Dimes on Long Island raise $120,000 for the health of all moms and babies at its annual Signature Chefs Auction at The Mansion at Oyster Bay on Oct. 28.

NBC Sports host Liam McHugh emceed the culinary benefit that featured some of Long Island’s top-tier chefs, who prepared a selection of their signature dishes and helped make Signature Chefs Auction a success. 

Guests explored two floors of the magnificent Gold Coast Mansion in a walk-around tasting. Along with three professional chefs who judged their favorite savory and sweet bites of the night, guests got to cast their votes, too. All throughout the venue, jazz saxophone, guitar, piano, and close-up magic entertained the crowd. Jim Leyritz of the Yankees posed for selfies with guests to remember this special annual tasting event raising funds for healthy moms and healthy babies.”  

Local March of Dimes Ambassadors Christina and Michael Lynch shared their personal and moving story of how March of Dimes-funded research helped save their premature babies, and asked guests to contribute to help “Fund the Mission.” Attendees also had the chance to bid on an impressive selection of live auction items.

March of Dimes thanks all the participating chefs and restaurants, as well as the event sponsors. Platinum Sponsor was Team Sami Brooke. Gold Sponsors were EY, Intracoastal Abstract Co., Inc., PwC, and Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Silver Sponsors were Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Cushman & Wakefield, IBEW Locals 1049 & 25, North Shore University Hospital, NYU Winthrop Hospital, People’s United Bank, and Sunrise Contracting Inc. GC.  Bronze Sponsors were Freedom Mortgage, McAndrew, Conboy & Prisco, LLP, Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc., and TD Bank. Media Sponsor was Long Island Press.

Ambassador Family Christina and Michael Lynch Celebrates the NICU Staff at NYU Winthrop ( Cristina Lynch, Jennifer Hauck, Monica Lecrichia and Michael Lynch) (Photo by Ed Shin)
Ambassador Family Christina and Michael Lynch Celebrates the NICU Staff North Shore University Hospital (Jessica Campbell, Cristina Lynch Debbie Grabher and Michael Lynch) (Photo by Ed Shin)
Sponsors Michael Tobin from Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc. and Michele Himberger from People’s United Bank. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Ambassador Family Michael & Christina Lynch. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Megan and Matt Smith. (Photo by Ed Shin)
MariaElena Di Mino & Meri Levine from Le Selfie, Not Your Ordinary Photo Booth. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Jim Leyritz from the New York Yankees & MariaElena Di Mino. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Terri Magro & Lidia Szczepanowski. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Ambassador Family Christina and Michael Lynch Celebrate the NICU Staff at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital (Cristina Lynch, Dr. Shanthi Sridhar, NICU Medical Director and Heather Ferguson, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Michael Lynch) (Photo by Ed Shin)
Ambassador Family Christina and Michael Lynch Celebrates the NICU Staff at Cohen Children’s Medical Center (Cristina Lynch Dorothy Molloy and Michael Lynch) (Photo by Ed Shin)
Signature Chefs Auction Chair Brandon Raymar. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Sponsors Eric Reeps from Freedom Mortgage and Maria White Reeps from Intracoastal Abstract Co., Inc. along with their guests. ( VIC Pascale, Eric Reeps, Maria White Reeps and Gerard Troha) (Photo by Ed Shin)
Platinum Sponsor Team Sami Brooke (Brandon and Sami Brooke Raymar) (Photo by Ed Shin)

Diocese of Rockville Centre Challenges Child Victims Act in Court

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Center's headquarters on Sunrise Highway.

Attorneys for the Diocese of Rockville Centre filed a court motion Tuesday that challenges the legality of the New York State Child Victims Act that recently sparked hundreds of lawsuits alleging decades-old abuse.

The diocese is one of several within the Catholic Church named as defendants in cases under the new law, but the defense is arguing that the one-year window that victims have to file suit is illegal and all cases should be thrown out.

“With this motion, the Diocese of Rockville and officials within the Catholic Church are demonstrating their cowardice, hypocrisy, and refusal to do what is right,” said Jennifer Freeman of Marsh Law Firm, who represents more than 700 childhood sexual abuse survivors statewide, including some on Long Island.

Besides the church, large institutions such as the Boy Scouts of America, foster homes, and other religious institutions have also been targeted under the law that went into effect in August. Survivors were previously time barred by New York State’s previous statute of limitations. 

“For decades, the Church has been desperate to escape accountability and protect their institution at the expense of the most vulnerable among us,” Freeman said. “This legal gamesmanship clearly reveals that the church is still avoiding the truth and denying the negative impact its policies and practices had on the children entrusted to its care. We are confident that the courts will uphold the Child Victims Act and that justice will ultimately prevail for the thousands of New Yorkers impacted by childhood sexual abuse.”

What Is The Best Cleaning Service on Long Island?

Not everyone has the luxury of having the time to clean their home between work, taking care of the kids, and trying to have a life, but which professionals are best to do the dirty work?

Long Islanders voted Magical Touch Power Washing as Best Cleaning Service on Long Island in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island.

Keep your home and office looking sparkling with the help of Magical Touch Power Washing. They’re a full service residential and commercial Window Washing – Roof Washing and Power Washing Company serving all of Suffolk and Nassau counties since 2001.

Magical Touch Power Washing uses soft wash technology. Their Mission is to create a clean and pleasant environment for their customers. They care about customer service and want their customers to be happy with their work. They are a family owned business who prides itself in a job well done.

They continually seek to improve their methods, better serve their customers and they strive to be the very best!

To find all the other 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote for your favorite businesses and people in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island program Oct. 1 through Dec. 15.

Magical Touch Power Washing is located at 402A Dunstan Pl. in Coram. It can be reached at 631-482-7775 or magicaltouchpowerwashing.com

Lifes WORC and The Family Center For Autism Hold Annual Gala

That’s Jon and Stacy Zauderer of Roslyn joined by their family members (left to right): Ethan, Justin, Dani Nicole, Alyssa, and Alex. The Zauderer’s were recognized as the “Model Family of the Year” for Life’s WORC/FCA. Their son, Matthew, receives care from Life’s WORC. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The Garden City Hotel grand ballroom was packed as many contributors from communities throughout Long Island and as far away as Manhattan supported the Life’s WORC/Family Center For Autism Annual Gala on Nov. 7. 
 
Launched by Victoria Schneps-Yunis, president of Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island Press, with help from broadcast journalist icon Geraldo Rivera, this community provides a variety of services to some 2,500 people with developmental disabilities and autism through a staff of about 1,000 employees.
 
William E. “Bill” Brown, Chief Retail Officer of Investors Bank, was recognized as the 2019 Corporate Honoree. The Zauderer Family of Roslyn was recognized as the 2019 Model Family. Rick Del Mastro, recently retiring after many years as the Life’s WORC/FCA Board Chairman, was presented with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
Upon receiving their awards, each of the honored guests spoke with a passion about the importance and meaning of this organization in their lives.
Investors Bank was out in full force with their team, supporting the Corporate Honoree, Bill Brown, the Chief Retail Officer. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Jason Brett Wasserman, age ten, a student at East Hills Elementary School, Roslyn, who attends The Family Center For Autism, performs “America The Beautiful” on the keyboard for the audience, accompanied by his music teacher Lee Stockner. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Investor Bank’s Bill Brown (second from left) gets the honored guest treatment from his Investors Bank colleague Michael Billia (left), Vice Chairman of the Board for Life’s WORC/FCA, WABC-TV-Channel 7 Weather Anchor Jeff Smith, Life’s WORC/FCA Board Chairperson Lynne Koufakis of Manhasset, and Life’s WORC/FCA Executive Director Janet Koch (right). (Photo by Ed Shin)
Life’s WORC/FCA Executive Director Janet Koch welcomes Board member Anthony Taormina, Jr., and his wife, Sabrina of St. James. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Life’s WORC/FCA Board member Ed O’Donnell and his wife, Anne, of Melville, hit the dance floor. (Photo by Ed Shin)
That’s recently retired Life’s WORC/FCA Board Chairman Rick Del Mastro of Amagansett expressing his gratitude for the outpouring of support by the gala’s patrons where about $250,000 was raised. Rick Del Mastro was honored for his Lifetime Achievement. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Samantha Sohmer of Roslyn Heights with her son, Blake, age 13. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The Corporate Honoree Bill Brown gets honored by his children, Mia and Tommy, and his wife, Lorena. They are joined by WABC-TV-Channel 7 Weather Anchor Jeff Smith (second from right). (Photo by Ed Shin)

Historic Head Of The Harbor Home Asks $1.2M

This waterfront French country style home built by famed architect Lawrence Grant White, who designed Pennsylvania Station in Newark, is listed for sale at 3 Harbor Rd. in the Village of Head Of The Harbor.

Built in 1912 on a 1.3-acre lot overlooking Stony Brook Harbor, this three-bedroom brick home with two and a half bathrooms is known as “The Shore Cottage.” This historic beauty combines old-world detail and modern amenities with its freshly painted exterior, slate composite roof, copper gutters, two story barn, and fine mill work.

The house features an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, living room, study, partial basement, and walk-up attic. Outside it has a screened-in porch, patio, and stairs to the 313 feet of water frontage.

The house comes equipped with five fireplaces, central air conditioning, in-ground sprinklers, and a whole-house generator.

The house is nearby several parks and beaches, about a mile from the St. James Long Island Rail Road station, and two miles from downtown Smithtown. It’s in the Smithtown School District.

The asking price is $1,200,000, not including $18,462 in annual property taxes.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Diane Duffy and Marianne Koke of Daniel Gale Agency, Inc. They can be reached at 631-584-6600. 

U.S. Supreme Court Hearing Long Island Immigrant’s Case For DACA

U.S. Supreme Court

A Long Island immigration advocate is among a half dozen plaintiffs whose arguments against a federal policy of deporting young immigrants the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing Tuesday.

Eliana Fernández, Patchogue resident, Ecuadorean immigrant, and lead organizer of nonprofit Make The Road New York, is among those suing to reverse President Donald Trump’s rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields from deportation children brought to the U.S. by undocumented immigrants. She was among 200 people who marched 230 miles over 16 days to Washington, D.C. ahead of the hearing to raise awareness to the issue.

“The main reason why I’m here marching and I’m part of the movement is because of my kids,” Fernández, a 31-year-old mother of two and DACA recipient who arrived at age 14, told Democracy Now! “My children are everything, they are my biggest inspiration.”

Hanging in the balance in the Supreme Court care are the fate of 660,000 DACA recipients nationwide seeking temporary work permits and other relief from deportation. President Barack Obama implemented the program in 2012 and Trump nixed it two years ago.

The march concluded with rallies being held in the nation’s capital Tuesday as the arguments were being heard.

Smithtown Children’s Foundation Hosts Community Table Grand Tasting Event

L. to R.: Krissy Lonett (SCF), Christine Fitzgerald (SCF), Honoree Joseph Zangri (Watermill), Nancy Vallarella (SCF), Christina Alcure (SCF), Samantha (Watermill), Ilyse Zangri, Helayne Damianos. (Photo by Ed Shin)

More than 300 participants joined the Smithtown Children’s Foundation’s 2019 Community Table Grand Tasting fundraiser at Watermill Caterers in Smithtown on Nov. 5.

Attendee’s taste buds were more than tickled by 25 participating culinary and spirit providers while giving back to the nonprofit that provides assistance to residents in need due to an unforeseen crisis and awards scholarships to Smithtown High School students.

“The 2019 Community Table Grand Tasting raised a record level of funds in its history,” said SCF President and Co-founder Christine Fitzgerald. “We could not have done so without the extraordinary contributions made by members of the Smithtown community.”

SCF’s 2019 Community Table honoree Joseph Zangri, Owner/Managing Partner of Watermill Caterers, received heartfelt recognition from SCF Board members, Watermill staff, and the Watermill’s former property owner the Katsaros family, represented by Helayne Katsaros-Damianos.  

Entertainment was provided by the talented students of Musicology Performance Center and nearly 150 raffle items and baskets culminated into an evening filled with joy and gratitude.

The Smithtown community has a history of rallying for local causes, but there is fresh energy evolving. Downtown revitalization efforts are being recognized and attracting new businesses. Smithtown school students and alumni are actively contributing to raising awareness and investing in the community. 

“Recently, SCF’s Community Table event had several new businesses open their hearts to our cause before they officially opened their doors for business,” said Nancy Vallarella, Smithtown Children’s Foundation Advisory Board Member and Public Relations Manager. “Husk & Vine Kitchen and Cocktails was the trendsetter last year. Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea and Osteria Umbra followed their lead this year.

“Smithtown school students from the third grade to graduate high school students participate in raising funds and awareness to the foundation,” she continued. “These are some of the seeds that help to grow Smithtown. It all contributes to a healthier, vibrant, and caring community.” 

Amanda Vigliarolo, a 2015 Smithtown High School West graduate and new Smithtown business owner of The Whisk Bakery, was recognized for her fundraising contributions and continued support of the foundation.

High School West students and Family, Career & Community Leaders of America club members Katie Manalastas, Samantha, and Taylor Barone were acknowledged for their years of volunteer work with a Smithtown Children’s Foundation Community Service Award.

For more information visit SmithtownChildrensFoundation.com

  

Vocalists from Musicology Performance Center. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Nearly 150 Raffle Items. (Photo by Ed Shin)
L. to R.: Amanda Vigliarolo-Owner, The Whisk Bakery, Christina Alcure (SCF), Krissy Lonetto (SCF), Smithtown Children’s Foundation mascot, Benny the Bull. (Photo by Ed Shin)
L. to R.: Taylor and Samantha Barone and Katie Manalastas. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Sushi prepared by Insignia Steak and Sushi. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Bombilini (baby donuts) prepared by Chef Paolo Fontana of Elegant Eating. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Savory dishes prepared by Chef Pietro Molendini. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Pastry by Florie’s Finales. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Refreshing bites provided by SoBol. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Chef Alex Homenides of Athenian Greek Taverna and staff. (Photo by Ed Shin)