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Arts in the Plaza – Long Beach’s Premiere Weekly Arts Festival To Kick Off Sat, May 23rd 

Arts in the Plaza – Long Beach’s Premiere Weekly Arts Festival To Kick Off Sat, May 23rd 

“Arts In The Plaza” Brings Arts, Crafts, and Live Music to Long Beach Every Saturday Through October!


May, 2015 (Long Beach, NY) — Since 2010, every Saturday from Memorial Day weekend through Halloween, tons on Long Islander’s have flocked to Long Beach’s Kennedy Plaza to showcase their artistic talents through music and the arts or to just be a part of the fun! Arts In The Plaza will once again be been inspiring those of all ages when it kicks off this Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 23rd at Kennedy Plaza- 1 W Chester St, Long Beach, NY 11561 and includes “Sideman to the Legends”- Mark Newman on August 22nd–who’s played with an eclectic mix of noted musical talents from Sting to Elvis Costello and Travis Tritt along with an accomplished solo career – and many other incredible and diverse sounding acts.

AITP–which features live music, cultural performances, a free Kids Art Station, art demonstrations and workshops, and the Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market–happens every Saturday from 10:00AM until 4:00PM from Memorial Day Weekend through Halloween. Created in collaboration between the Long Beach community’s three art groups- the Long Beach Art League,Artists In Partnership, Inc., and West End Arts Visual Artists Guild their mission is simple:

To provide a weekly outdoor venue to showcase locally handcrafted art,

and to present musical performances and cultural arts

for the enrichment and enjoyment of the community.”

Kicking off this year’s Live Music for AITP on May 23rd will be the Not Just Ragtime Band 10am-12pm followed by Guardavidas 1PM-4PM among a ton of other great musical acts through the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons! Following its 2010 debut, Arts In The Plaza has been committed to providing a creative, fun, welcoming, and culturally inspiring venue for families to enjoy each Saturday and continue to be a part of their community. Sammi Metzger, Director of the weekly festival, says:

 “Arts In The Plaza is built on love.  Love of art, love of music, love of community, love of Long Beach.”

With so much to look forward to, this year’s Live Music Calendar includes:

May 23

Not Just Ragtime Band 10am- 12pm

Guardavidas 1pm-4pm

May 30

Dave Kellan 1pm- 4pm

June 6

Rebecca Kapica Children’s Musician 11am – 12pm

Nando Griffiths and Pure Fyah 1pm – 4pm

June 13

Barrier Beach Blues Festival

June 20

Jesse Klirsfeld Collective 1pm – 4pm

June 27

Gospel Explosion

July 4

DJ Kojak


With so much to offer to families, artists, entertainment seekers, or those looking for something fun and exciting to do on Saturdays–you won’t want to miss Arts In The Plaza when it kicks off Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 23rd at Kennedy Plaza- 1 W Chester St, Long Beach, NY 11561.

For More information, visit: http://www.artsintheplaza.com/


For Long Island Residents Who Want To Pre-Register and Show Their Art, E-Mail: aitplaza@gmail.com 

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