Islip Arts Council



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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December 4 - 11, 2014  

Deck the Halls Day / Dec. 4th from 3-7 pm
a community event launching the Festival of Trees- a project designed by Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron  

 Children, families, community groups and service organizations will participate in the kick off of the Brookwood Hall Restoration project by decorating Brookwood Hall inside and outdoors in the cobblestone courtyard ...the entryway to the Mansion. If you or your community group wishes to purchase a tree at $25, please contact the arts council at the number listed below.  

Annual Town of Islip Christmas Parade / December 6th / 2pm
Step off from Brookwood Hall
for the Town of Islip Merry on Main celebration
and Tree lighting at Town Hall 

Annual Holiday Book Fair / December 7th – 12 - 4 pm
in the Islip Art Museum
Over 20 authors will be participating in this event.

Islip Arts Council Orphan Tree LIghting

Annual Orphans Tree Lighting / December 7th – 7 pm

This annual event is hosted by the East Islip Historical Society and Islip Arts Council to celebrate the Orphans  of Brookwood Hall. There will be caroling, presentations, and  community members joining in the celebration which is the centerpiece of the week long program of events. The Brookwood Hall mansion was home to over 75 orphans from the late 40s to mid 60s and the tree is a replica of their annual tree.

Kick-Off  Cocktail Reception for the
Brookwood Hall Restoration 
December 11th – 7 - 9 pm

There will be music, fabulous food and desserts, wine and beer tastings and so much more ....all in Brookwood Hall Mansion. This event is $50 per person and all proceeds go to the Brookwood Hall restoration project. There will be raffle baskets, 50/50 tickets, and many of the decorations will be for sale.  

Atlantic Wind Symphony Islip

Atlantic Wind Symphony “Holiday Favorites” Concert
December 20, 2014 / 8pm

Sayville Middle School, Johnson Ave. Sayville NY
For tickets call the Islip Arts Council at 631-224-5420


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

"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.

For more information call (631) 224-5420

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Islip Art Museum Exhibits
50 Irish Lane, East Islip
Thursday and Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM
Suggested Donation $5


Pieces That Invite a Closer Look
A Review of 'Shock-U-Mentaries' at the Islip Art Museum

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Pulse review of islip arts council
The Art of Long Island
Lynda Moran expands the reach of art in Islip
read article >>


A Special Afternoon at the Historic Second Avenue Firehouse
Sunday, December 7th – 12-4:30 pm

Oaxacan scultpure

OAXACAN ANGELS Exhibition by Vicki Ragan

Gallery Opens at Noon
1:00-2:00pm Lecture by Vicki Ragan,
photographer of Oaxacan Woodcarving: The Magic in the Trees
2:30-3:30pm "The Bards of Bay Shore",
reading and awards ceremony
3:30-4:30pm Artist's and Authors' Reception

Second Avenue Firehouse is
located at 17 Second Avenue, Bay Shore, NY


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