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Newsletter - Jun 2019

A Note From The Chairman's Desk

It is becoming evident that as I get older, I am without asking to, becoming an elder spokesman for education, performing arts, academic and social development, etc. I suppose with my past experiences I should be honored or I should take the “bull by the horn”, as they say. I should probably be honored to be thought of in such …

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Editor's Message

Hello All, Welcome to our second quarter newsletter! As summer approaches and the school year comes to a close, we must remember to count our blessings as the seasons change and we move on to bigger and better things. It has been an honor to work with Chairman Andrew Joseph Koslosky who has given me tremendous support over the years, …

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Memorial Day at Maple Grove

Greetings! The Friends of Maple Grove in partnership with the choir of St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset under the direction of Andrew Joseph Koslosky, the Richmond Hill Boy Scouts with Scout Master Patrick Kearns and many volunteers, gathered to honor the veterans at Maple Grove Cemetery on Memorial Day.  Over the years, Helen Day, Joanne Raskin and I, have …

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Board Member Highlight

by Marco Vittozzi For those that have seen productions for the Josephine Foundation, you will notice many recurring faces. One of the most common faces you’ll see includes that of Pat White, the music director for JABEN Productions. Most know Pat as a jokester who’s always got a line to make you laugh. But not many know how he became …

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A View from Backstage

Mic check for “The Andrean Players Then and Now: 56 Years in Revue” by Peter Carrozzo “In Celebration of a Backroom” The backroom of a theatre is a magical and mythical place. A good one is a well-organized work area with modern tools and catalogued building materials ready to be transformed into any number of theatrical sets and props. A …

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Rydell High Reunion Starring the Cast of GREASE

On Friday (June 7) and Saturday (June 8) nights at American Martyrs Church in Bayside, a reunion of Rydell Highschool from Grease occurred. Over 200 guests attended as Danny Zuko, Sandy Dombrowski, Rizzo, Kenickie, Roger “Rump”, Jan, Doody, Frenchy, Sonny, Marty, Patty, Teen Angel, Johnny Casino and the rest of the Grease gang performed hits reminiscing of the old days …

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A Board Member's Perspective

Hi All Welcome to A Board Member's Perspective We hope you are getting excited and prepared for a great summer as it is certainly fast approaching.  It gives me great pleasure this month to share with you a fantastic event I had the honor of attending.  On Monday June 10th our very own Advisory Board Member Clarence "Clyde" Bullard was …

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St. Mary’s Drama Guilds Hits a Home-Run with DAMN YANKEES

by Lenore Fedow For two weekends this spring, St. Mary’s Drama Guild transported audiences back to 1950’s Washington, D.C. with its reprisal of Damn Yankees. The musical is a modern retelling of Faust, the tragic play by German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in which a scholar sells his soul to the devil in exchange for unlimited knowledge. In this …

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Gala Information:

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Gala Awards 2019!

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