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Gold Coast Arts Center Gala 2015: Actor Lou Diamond Phillips to present Director Patricia Riggen (THE 33) with Woman of Influence Award, Emmy Winning Journalist Kristin Thorne to Host & Much More

Gold Coast Arts Center Gala 2015: Actor Lou Diamond Phillips to present Director Patricia Riggen (THE 33) with Woman of Influence Award, Emmy Winning Journalist Kristin Thorne to Host & Much More

Event at Tilles Center at LIU Post to Recognize Trailblazing Latin American Female Director as well as a Grammy-winning Musician and Star of Showtime’s “Homeland”, Emmy winning TV Personality to Host


Gold Coast Arts Center Annual Gala Event, in association with the Gold Coast International Film Festival, featuring performances and presentations of the Artist of Distinction Awards in Music (Vince Giordano), Film (Navid Negahban) and “Woman of Influence” (Patricia Riggen – THE 33). Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and Eyewitness News correspondent Kristin Thorne.



-Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth

-Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos

Jon Kaiman, Special Advisor to Governor Cuomo

Gold Coast International Film Festival founder and Executive Director Regina Gil

Gold Coast International Film Festival Festival Director Caroline Sorokoff

-Executive Producer of Showtime’s Homeland, Michael Cuesta, presenting Actor/Producer and star of Homeland Navid Negahban with the “Artist of Distinction in Film” award.

-Actor Lou Diamond Phillips, presenting the “Woman of Influence” Award to Director Patricia Riggen (The 33)

-Grammy winning musician/conductor/arranger and music archivist Vince Giordano (Boardwalk Empire) accepting the “Artist of Distinction in Music” award

-Academy Award winning screenwriter Norman Steinberg

-Producer Jim Serpico

-President of Long Island University, Kimberly Cline

-Other Elected Officials including members of the North Hempstead Town Board



Wednesday, October 28th @ 5:30 PM (Event runs until 11PM) The red carpet starts at 5:30, running until about 7:45. In that time the cocktail/dinner hour will be going on.  There will be flapper girls and gangsters walking around, and lots of fun shenanigans. Attendees will start going into the theater about 8. The performance/presentations will last until about 9:30 and will include some singing, speeches, video clips and a 20 minute Buster Keaton short film with live music accompaniment. After the show, everyone heads back for dessert which will be cocktail style – with some small additional performances in the cocktail room.



Tilles Center for the Performing Arts- 720 Northern Blvd, Greenvale, NY 11548.



About the Gold Coast Arts Center

The Gold Coast Arts Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts through education, exhibition, performance and outreach. For over 20 years we have brought the arts and arts in education experiences to tens of thousands of people throughout our region through our (1) School for the Arts, which offers year-round classes in all visual and performing arts to students of all ages and abilities, (2) Free public art gallery, (3) Concert and lecture series, (4) Outreach programs, which each year bring artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher training workshops and parent-child workshops to students, senior citizens, teachers and others in underserved communities throughout our region, (5) Year round film screening and discussion series and (6) Gold Coast International Film Festival, now in its 5th year. The Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Partners in Education Program, and National Gallery of Art, both located in Washington DC.

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