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35th Annual Foundation Golf Classic scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018

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Suffolk County Community College College Brief

  1. 127           August 6, 2018

TO:                The College Community

FROM:           Mary Lou Araneo, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

SUBJECT:     35th Annual Foundation Golf Classic scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018

The Suffolk Community College Foundation will host its 35th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, August 20th at the Nissequogue Golf Club in St. James. The proceeds from the Golf Classic will support need- and merit-based scholarships, emergency student loans and quality academic enrichment programs for Suffolk County Community College students.

During this year’s event, we will recognize and honor the many contributions made in support of the College and its Foundation by Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Company (certified public accountants/wealth management services).

The golf day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with registration and breakfast; shot-gun tee off at 11:30 a.m., followed by a cocktail reception at 5:00 p.m. and an awards dinner at 6:00 p.m.  Player registration is $390 per golfer and $1,400 for a foursome.  Registration includes golf, access to the driving range and putting green, golf cart, breakfast, food on the course, cocktail reception and awards dinner.

Individuals who do not wish to play golf, are cordially invited to join us for the cocktail reception and awards dinner; tickets for this portion of the evening are $175 per person.

Please visit the Foundation’s website at www.sunysuffolk.edu/golf to register your support for this event.

If you are unable to attend the golf classic, you can still visit the website to make a contribution in support of student scholarships.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at (631) 451-4458 or via e-mail at Golf@sunysuffolk.edu.


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Suffolk County Community College The 6th Teaching of Writing Festival 10/26/18

The 6th Teaching of Writing Festival

Suffolk County Community College

Friday, October 26th from 9:00am-2:00pm

The sixth Teaching of Writing Festival will be held at Suffolk County Community College (Ammerman Campus, Selden NY) on Friday October 26th from 9:00am-2:00pm through the auspices of the Ammerman English Department and the Office of Academic Affairs. This conference/festival is for teachers, students, and administrators to learn, share, and celebrate different approaches to the teaching of writing. We are inviting teachers and students from local high schools, colleges, and universities to explore the diversity of academic writing and how we can bridge the gaps between high schools, two year colleges, and four year universities. The theme of this year’s conference is the link between journalism, news literacy, and teaching writing: how these forms of composing and research mutually inform each other as well as the pedagogies of teaching both subjects. Our keynote speaker will be Howard Schneider, Dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University.

These professional development workshops will be given by faculty from across Long Island to give our conference/festival a more diverse program. Proposed workshops  include syllabus construction, creating high school writing centers, college writing centers, evaluating student writing, assessing student performance and progress, BRIDGE programs, developmental writing, creating in class assignments, successful writing prompts, academic integrity/plagiarism, collaborations between high schools, two year, and four year schools, teaching for/against COMMON CORE, writing beyond COMMON CORE, journalistic approaches to composition, and research and revision preparation for multiple writing situations. We are also inviting students to participate as well so that faculty can gain more holistic and practical insights into the writing process and how teachers and students conceive, perceive, and live writing in all aspects of academic, civic, and community life. The Teaching of Writing Festival will provide speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, relevant activities, and opportunities to discuss, explore, and celebrate diverse teaching methods in order to enhance and expand practices of writing, composition, and rhetoric. This event is open to all who are interested in writing so please share this with your colleagues!

Proposed Schedule:

9:00-9:30am—On-site registration (for those who don’t preregister)

9:30-10:00am—Greeting and overview of events

10:15-11:00am—Session 1: Panels and Workshops

11:15am-12:00pm—Session 2: Panels and Workshops

12:15-1:30pm—Lunch and Keynote Address by Howard Schneider

1:30-2:00pm—Closing and Feedback

Registration is free. If you would like to attend, please contact William Burns at 631 451-4537 or burnsw@sunysuffolk.edu.

Certificates of participation will be issued for all attendees.

Submitting a Proposal:

Please e-mail 200-250-word proposals as attachments to burnsw@sunysuffolk.edu no later than September 8th, 2018 for consideration.  Be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your institutional affiliation
  • Your e-mail address
  • The title of your paper/presentation
  • Any audio-visual needs or special accommodations that you might have.
  • Full panel proposals are welcome. Panel organizers should include the proposal information mentioned above for all panel participants (no more than 4 participants)
  • Roundtable proposals are welcome. Roundtable organizers should include the proposal information mentioned above for all roundtable participants (no more than 4 participants)
  • Workshop proposals are welcome. Workshop organizers should include the proposal information mentioned above for all workshop facilitators (no more than 4 facilitators)

All submissions should receive a response by September 21st, 2018.

 

William Burns, PhD

Professor of English

631-451-4537


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August 20, 2018 35th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

October 4, 2018 SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE GALA “Celebrating 30 Years of Automotive Workforce Development”

The Arts at Suffolk County Community College, Theater Schedule Released

The Arts at Suffolk County Community College, Theater Schedule Released

The Olate Dogs – Winners of America’s Got Talent (Season 7) CANCELLED
The Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humor. Richard Olate grew up in a poor family in South America. A third generation circus performer, Richard has been in the spotlight since he was 12. He started rescuing street dogs and through hard work and constant struggle, he made it to the United States at the age of 33 with his dog troupe.
Please bring a bag or can of dog/cat food to donate to local shelters.
 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
 
General Admission: $19.75. Students 16 years of age or younger: $9.75. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one FREE ticket.
 
Van Nostrand Theatre – Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood (Map)
 

Sol y SombrePasion

Sol y Sombra will be joined by guest artists from Tango for All, a concert of the passionate dance and music of Argentina’s tango, Spain’s fiery gypsy flamenco and the Caribbean’s sensual dance rhythms. Join us for the excitement and energy of a pre-concert workshop in bachata!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 a t8:00 p.m.

General Admission: $19.75. Students 16 years of age or younger: $9.75. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one FREE ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre – Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood (Map)

A Christmas Carol

This adaptation of Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with lush costumes, stunning sets, effects, puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor and a timeless message. Join us and enjoy the 26 beloved traditional carols of the season that are woven throughout this classic tale.

Saturday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

General Admission: $19.75. Students 16 years of age or younger: $9.75.
Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one FREE ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre – Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood (Map)

The Best of Broadway Holiday Concert 

Back by popular demand! Rob Gallagher, Marie Danvers ’83 (best known for her starring turn as Christine in the Broadway and national touring productions of The Phantom of the Opera, directed by the legendary Hal Prince) and their Broadway star friends perform your holiday favorites.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

General Admission: $19.75. Students 16 years of age or younger: $9.75.
Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one FREE ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre – Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood (Map)

Buffalo Soldier
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Bruce Craig Miller
Created in association with the Virginia Historical Society
Based on the true story of our nation’s longest surviving Buffalo Soldier and veteran of the Spanish-American War, this dramatic play with music tells the heroic story of the brave soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalries, who served our country well with little
of the recognition they deserved. In 1996, Buffalo Soldier was one of twelve plays selected as the Best American Plays for Young Audiences and has been performed at the Pentagon in honor of African American History Month

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

General Admission: $9.75. Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students and staff with current ID are entitled to one FREE ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre – Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood (Map)

Houston City Dance Company

Houston City Dance’s touring company performs their vibrant mix of jazz, hip-hop, and classical styles in theaters and at cultural events locally and internationally. The Company’s performers are young adults of diverse ethnic, social, and cultural backgrounds, some of whom were at-risk students or high school dropouts from troubled backgrounds.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
General Admission: $19.75. Students 16 years of age or younger: $9.75.
Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one FREE ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre – Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood (Map)

Jason Bishop – Straight Up Magic
You won’t believe your eyes as Jason Bishop, America’s hottest illusionist, mystifies with spellbinding magic, award-winning sleight of hand and grand illusions, all set to a rock and pop soundtrack. He might read your mind one second or make goldfish appear out of nowhere the next. Direct from Broadway…Bishop’s funny and truly magical show is guaranteed to make you ask “How did he do that?” (New York Times).
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

General Admission: $19.75. Students 16 years of age or younger: $9.75.
Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one FREE ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre – Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood (Map)

reVoiced – Acapella
reVoiced is much more than a great vocal ensemble. Their signature sound fuses the classic concept of acapella with a sleek, modern twist and show-stopping stage presence. Tight harmonies, incredible solo vocals, sharp movement, witty banter and tasteful audience interaction make this group a world-class entertainment experience.  Covering music spanning over seven decades, the all-vocal quintet leaves audiences of all ages cheering for more.
Saturday April 4, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

General Admission: $19.75. Students 16 years of age or younger: $9.75.
Veterans and Suffolk County Community College students with current ID are entitled to one FREE ticket.

Van Nostrand Theatre – Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood (Map)

https://www.sunysuffolk.edu/experience-student-life/arts/arts-and-entertainment-schedule.jsp

Performances 2018-19Parking & DirectionsMedia Contact:
Drew Biondo
631-451-4776
biondodr@sunysuffolk.edu


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August 20, 2018 35th Annual Suffolk Community College Foundation Golf Classic

October 4, 2018 SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE GALA “Celebrating 30 Years of Automotive Workforce Development”

8/11/18 Alumni Volunteer Request – 4th Annual Community Youth Exhibition

Suffolk County Community College Alumni Volunteer Request

4th Annual Community Youth Exhibition
Rain Date 8/18/18

Saturday, August 11, 2018 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Suffolk County Community College Alumni interested in volunteering?

Please contact Mary Seymour ’15 barnettmgt@gmail.com

On August 11th at 3pm – 7pm Y.E.P. Celebrates 4th Annual Community Youth Exhibition at Central Islip Community Park, CI.

Y.E.P. is doing it again! We have a plethora of colleges (HBCU’s and more…), entertainers, business professionals, DJ’s, sports tournaments, etc. coming to expose our kids to opportunities so they can understand that life is filled with limitless possibilities.

There will be raffles/prizes and scholarship info given out. Don’t miss it.

Y.E.P.

Empowerment and Vision

Mary Seymour ’15  barnettmgt@gmail.com

Board of Directors/Talent Director

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2018-YEP

Youth Empowerment Project’s (Y.E.P.) 2018 Community Youth Expo will include live musical performances by renown artists Eddie Neblett and DJ Zah.  Y.E.P. will have sports tournaments, College/Career Expo, Kid Zone, delicious foods and family fun. Youth Empowerment Project created this annual event to benefit youth in the Central Islip, Brentwood and Bay Shore surrounding communities with the intent of exposing youth to college and career options in a fun environment.

This star-studded event will be our best one yet! ADMISSION IS FREE.

Location: 555 Clayton Street Central Islip, NY 11722
Fees: Free
Contact: Mary Seymour barnettmgt@gmail.com
More Information

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Bay Shore’s Belinda Pagdanganan is New Suffolk Trustee

Belinda Pagdanganan portraitBay Shore’s Belinda Pagdanganan has been sworn in as Suffolk County Community College’s newest member of the Board of trustees. Pagdanganan, 62, was appointed by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to fill the vacancy left by Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri’s resignation from the board last year. Pagdanganan’s term is seven years.

Pagdanganan is a member of the college foundation’s board of directors and currently manages government relations in Suffolk County for National Grid. Pagdanganan earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of the Philippines and a master’s degree from Dowling College and has been a volunteer firefighter in the Brentwood Fire Department since 1997.

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6/22/18 Craig Boyd ’76 Concert at Riverhead Free Library

Riverhead News Review “Former ‘disco cop’ to give jazz concert in Riverhead”

by 06/19/2018 6:00 AM

You may know Craig Boyd ’76 of Riverhead as the “disco cop” who used dance moves to direct traffic at a busy intersection in Hampton Bays and became known nationally for a time.

Or you may know him as the chairman of the music department at Suffolk County Community College, a position he held from 1994 to 2013.

You may even know him from his first band back in the 1960s, called the Big Men. At age 14, Mr. Boyd played in that band with the late Vietnam War hero Garfield Langhorn; they played at the 1965 World’s Fair. Curtis Highsmith later joined the band to form Little Curtis and the Big Men, one of the most popular local bands.

But on Friday, Mr. Boyd, who is still a professor of music at the college, will get back to doing what he started out doing: playing music in his hometown of Riverhead, in a presentation he’s calling “Full Circle.”

He will perform a solo jazz guitar concert at Riverhead Free Library at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22.

Mr. Boyd said it was the rockabilly music of Duane Eddy that originally turned him on to the guitar as a youngster.

“My mother saw that I was interested, so she went down to Ninow’s Music and bought a guitar for me,” he recalled. “To this day, I can’t remember when I didn’t have a guitar.”

He was 6 when he started taking lessons from Otto Ninow in Riverhead. His mother and his entire family were musically inclined, and his mother made sure everyone played an instrument.

“The guitar game me purpose in life,” Mr. Boyd said in an interview this week.

He would walk to Ninow’s from Roanoke Avenue school for lessons, but he also learned from migrant farm workers who played at Grangebel Park.

“These men used to walk around with guitars on their backs, they were blues men,” Mr. Boyd said. “You don’t see that anymore.”

When he was 12, he joined his first band, which included Mr. Langhorn, who would later sacrifice his own life in the Vietnam War to save other soldiers from a live grenade.

Mr. Langhorn was his “mentor” on guitar, Mr. Boyd said.

“He was really a nice kid,” Mr. Boyd said. “I can see his big smile now. He knew chords on the guitar that I didn’t know.”

Pfc. Garfield Langhorn posthumously received the Medal of Honor, and a bust honoring him is located outside Riverhead Town Hall.

Mr. Boyd later attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, earning degrees in music composition and music education. He taught music in the Riverhead School District for several years before going to Suffolk County Community College, where he was director of bands for 10 years before becoming chair of the music department.

In 2005, he received the State University of New York’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

In the late 1970s, he worked as a session musician while attending school. Over the years, he produced, recorded, composed, arranged, conducted and performed jazz, classical, pop and dance music.

His brother Wayne convinced him to become a part-time traffic control officer for the Southampton Town Police Department.

By Memorial Day 1981, the “disco cop” was born. He started doing his moves while directing traffic at the intersection of Shinnecock Road and Foster Avenue in Hampton Bays, which leads to the ocean beaches. He was then moved to the busy corner of Good Ground Road and Ponquogue Avenue, where he started getting noticed.

Mr. Boyd, then 30, began dancing in the middle of street while simultaneously directing cars, and it caught on. (Catch his old routine on YouTube)

He would spin his arms while hopping on one foot before telling a driver whether to stop or go. Sometimes, he’d spin around completely in the middle of moving traffic before giving directions.

“The store owners and the people in the community were very positive about it,” he said. “I had no idea it was bringing so much attention. It was just my way of doing things. And I never had an accident.”

He said his background in conducting music actually helped him direct traffic.

The locals loved him — and he was even featured in a Burger King commercial. He recalled a time someone was parked in a fire zone and he went into a bar to tell the man to move his car; about five men from “out of town” became hostile and confronted him.

“Then, all of a sudden, about five local guys, big guys, came up, and said, ‘You all right, Disco?’ They had my back.”

He only did his “disco cop” routine for two summers, and says he never wanted to become a full-time police officer.

His run-in at the bar, he said, “was nothing compared to what a real police officer is involved in.”

In an 2011 interview with the Southampton Press, Conrad Teller, who was Southampton Town police chief at the time, said the department received numerous letters about the disco cop and “most of them loved him. He kept traffic moving and it was a very tough spot in them days.”

Nowadays, an electronic signal conducts traffic at the intersection of Ponquogue Avenue and Good Ground Road. But Mr. Boyd said people still remember him.

“It was quite an experience,” he said.

tgannon@timesreview.com

Top photo caption: Craig Boyd “disco cop” performs as he directs traffic. (Courtesy photo)

Newsday – “Long Island college students get help from on-campus food pantries”

Read Newsday – “Long Island college students get help from on-campus food pantries” By Michael Cusanelli Updated June 9, 2018 10:25 AM

Luigi Pesce is one of the college students on Long Island, and among the 36 percent of college students nationwide, who struggle with food insecurity…

Of the 17 colleges on Long Island, Stony Brook is one of six that has a food pantry, along with Nassau Community College, SUNY Old Westbury, Hofstra University, St. Joseph’s College and Suffolk County Community College. SUNY Farmingdale is currently in the process of developing its own pantry with help from NCC. Students only need to show their school ID in order to utilize the pantries.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed establishing the No Student Goes Hungry Program, an on-site food pantry or outside arrangement for food assistance for all state schools, in his 2018 State of the State address. Currently, fewer than half of SUNY and CUNY campuses across the state have food pantries, according to Cuomo’s office.

There are more than 570 campus food pantries nationwide, up from fewer than 10 in 2009, according to the release.

Food insecurity is more severe at community colleges nationwide, where 42 percent of students are food insecure, according to an April survey from the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a research laboratory that specializes in postsecondary education… More online

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Ammerman Campus, Selden, NY

Babylon Student Center 533 College Rd., Selden, NY 11784

Main #: 631-451-4812 Fax #: 631-732-4330

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-Th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday

Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood NY

Captree Commons #110  1001 Crooked Hill Rd. Brentwood, NY 11717

Main #: 631-851-6702  Fax #: 631-851-6302

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F

Eastern Campus, Riverhead, NY  

Pick-up: Student Success Center

Peconic Building Room 212 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road Riverhead, NY 11901

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F

Contact Rose Dimino (631) 548-2506 diminor@sunysuffolk.edu

Food Donations:

Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development

Peconic Building Room 122 121 Speonk-Riverhead Road Riverhead, NY 11901

Monday through Friday 9am-5pm

foundation-fleece-jacketYou’ll receive a beautiful customized Suffolk fleece jacket (while supplies last) if you decide to contribute $100 or more to make a difference in the life of a college students.

Please respond now and make your gift today! If you have questions, please call 631-451-4846 or email foundation@sunysuffolk.edu.

Interested in Payroll Deduction? Please complete and return the Faculty / Staff Giving Form


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Jun 14 – 24, 2018 Long Island FunFest at Suffolk County Community College

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Long Island FunFest is the largest fair on the Island bringing all the family fun of a state fair right here to our backyard!

The 2018 Fun Fest is packed with FREE shows and entertainment such as the death defying globe of death in Victoria’s Circus, the amazing animals in the Records and Burpee Petting Zoo and the incredible Butterfly Encounter where you can walk into a netted area filled with these beautiful creatures. We also have nightly music entertainment and so much more. Explore all the fest has to offer on our entertainment pages.

No fair is complete without a thrilling midway and FunFest has the largest ride midway on the Island. Ride the incredible Super Cyclone Roller Coaster; experience the one of a kind Delusion or try one of the family or kiddie rides, there is something for everyone.

And don’t forget our delicious fair food and exciting games.

If you live in Nassau or Suffolk or even The five boroughs, We are conveniently located off Exit 53 on the LIE so plan to start your summer with us – open daily June 14 through 24!

 

6/3/18 LI Puerto Rican Hispanic Parade Brentwood

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Please join us at the

52nd anniversary of Long Island’s largest parade, the

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood, NY

Sunday, June 3, 2018

This year’s theme, “El Puente de la Esperanza / The Bridge of Hope” will highlight Puerto Rico’s recovery post Hurricane Maria, while celebrating how communities come together in times of need through culture and art. Our ability to unify in times of crisis, reflects the strength and resilience of our people.

We are asking any Suffolk County Community College students and alumni to come out and support this parade this year.One of our very own will be the Grand Marshall!!

Christina Vargas will be the Grand Marshall!!!

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TO:                  The College Community

FROM:           Christopher Adams, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Affairs

SUBJECT:     Christina Vargas Named as Grand Marshal of the

52nd Annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade – Sunday, June 3rd

I am pleased to share with the college community that Christina Vargas, Chief Diversity Officer for Suffolk County Community College, has been selected as this year’s Grand Marshal for Long Island’s largest parade—the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade. The parade will be held this coming Sunday, June 3rd, commencing at noon and ending at approximately 3 p.m.

As always, the parade is scheduled to take place, rain or shine, in Brentwood.  With tens of thousands of spectators lining the parade route along Fifth Avenue in Brentwood, thousands of marchers will head north for almost 1½ miles from the Southern State Parkway Service Road to 4th Avenue.

We are encouraging all College faculty, staff, students, alumni and families to join us and march in support of this important community event and in celebration of Christina’s recognition as Grand Marshal.  The position line-up begins at 10 a.m., and all participants must be in position before 11 a.m. as streets will eventually be closed. The College’s parade line-up position is #7 (right behind our Grand Marshal).  Anyone planning to march should arrive at our meeting location, which is 5th Industrial Court (off Fifth Avenue), in Bay Shore, NY.

This year’s parade theme, “El Puente de la Esperanza / The Bridge of Hope,” will highlight Puerto Rico’s recovery following Hurricane Maria, while celebrating how communities come together in times of need through culture and art.

Christina, along with the other parade honorees, epitomize the event theme, as each of these individuals brings hope to the local community through their daily work:

  • Grand Marshal: Christina Vargas, Chief Diversity Officer, Suffolk County Community College
  • Presidential Award: Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, DuWayne Gregory
  • Sandra M. Gil Champion Award: Isabel Sepulveda, Long Island East End Advocate
  • Nilda Alvarez Social Justice Award: Irma Solis, NYCLU, Long Island Chapter Director
  • Roberto Clemente Humanitarian Award: Sam Cruz, KBG Logistics

Parade Officials

The music, floats, dancers and artistic displays will all be part of the day’s excitement. We hope you will join us in celebrating Suffolk County Community College and Christina Vargas as the parade’s Grand Marshal.  I am confident it will be an enjoyable day of community and culture!

View Newsday June 4, 2017 Brentwood’s Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day parade draws thousands


TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA by William Shakespeare at Suffolk County Community College

The Theatres at Suffolk County Community College
present

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA by William Shakespeare

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Valentine and Proteus, the two gentlemen of Verona, fall for the same girl, Silvia, which leads to a spectacular quarrel. Using the ploy of disguises, true love prevails and the friends are reconciled and look to share one mutual happiness.

April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8:00 p.m.
April 22 and 29 at 2:00 p.m.


Shea Theatre
Islip Arts Building
Suffolk County Community College
Ammerman Campus, Selden

General admission: $12
Students 16 years of age or younger: $10
Veterans and SCCC students with current ID: One FREE ticket

For more information call 631-451-4163
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