More than half a century ago, three partners raised a vibrant, multicolored tent on an underdeveloped industrial site and established the Westbury Music Fair. It followed its first production, The King and I, with a decade of top-name talent and Broadway musicals. Then, recognizing its place on the theater scene was permanent, it planted its roots as a fully enclosed theater-in-the-round. Expanding its repertoire to match its new digs, the theater showcased performers such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Julie Andrews. Today, past a lounge blazing in purple and red lights, guests find that same circular stage hosting equally great musical acts and musical theater.
The Long Island Puppet Theater amazes audiences with a cast of colorful marionette puppets, each with a story to tell. Its shows cater to audiences aged one and up and include familiar characters including The Little Mermaid. Special events encourage kids to play with Barbies or dance alongside Cinderella and Batman, whereas traveling shows bring interactive fun to the tristate area with pirates and jungle animals. In addition to performances, the theater also offers private themed parties for special occasions, such as a birthday or day you transform from a wooden puppet into a real boy or girl.
Cultural Arts Playhouse has been fostering the development of up-and-coming actors for more than 15 years. At its Musical Theatre and Acting Academy, students from 1st–12th grade hone their on-stage skills by taking classes on singing, acting, and improvisation under the tutelage of an experienced teacher. Kids get to show off these skills in full theatrical productions, with main-stage shows opening up auditions to the entire community so people can see their neighbors' acting chops and dusted-off fake skulls. Cultural Arts Playhouse alumni have found success in New York and throughout the country, appearing in HBO's The Sopranos, and such Broadway productions as Les Miserables and Aladdin.
Grab some friends and head on over to Village Pub for great pub grub.
With no low-fat options served, come ready to eat your heart out.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — Village Pub has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Village Pub.
Find a close parking spot on the street or in a parking lot near Village Pub.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Village Pub.
At Village Pub, you will want to bring cash for your meal since it's a cash-only restaurant.
Indulge in a wide array of American dishes at Pitz Stop.
Calorie-counters won t find any low-fat fare here, so enjoy the menu and take a break from the diet.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Pitz Stop for a group meal.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
Drivers should plan to park on the street when dining at Pitz Stop's Braddock Ave residence.
You'll find your bill at Pitz Stop to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
At Pitz Stop, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
As a native of the Dominican Republic, Claudette Munné loves merengue beats—but as classical pianists, she and her husband Massimiliano Facchini also cherish traditional piano pieces by European composers. To celebrate these dual passions, the pair arranged a series of fresh, merengue takes on old classics, a project that resulted in a sold-out two-piano show at Carnegie Hall and an interview with NBC.
Revamping traditional piano music isn't the couple's only collaboration, however. They also worked together to found Belle Arti Center for the Arts, a music school that caters mainly to children. Their toddler classes focus on training young ears and building a sense of rhythm that moves beyond freestyle clapping. During private lessons, they train students on instruments from the guitar and violin to woodwinds. Their classes follow a semester schedule, with each semester session culminating in a recital for family and friends.