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Long Beach’s Premiere Weekly Arts Festival Arts in The Plaza Returns

Long Beach’s Premiere Weekly Arts Festival Arts in The Plaza Returns

“Arts In The Plaza” is Long Beach’s Weekly Arts Festival Bringing Handcrafted Art and Live Music to Long Beach Every Saturday Through October!


May, 2016 (Long Beach, NY) — Since 2010, thousands of Long Islander’s have flocked to Long Beach’s Kennedy Plaza to enjoy sensational art, music, and cultural programming. Arts In The Plaza will once again be been inspiring those of all ages running through Oct 29th at Kennedy Plaza – 1 W Chester St, Long Beach, NY 11561.


AITP features handcrafted art by Long Island artists, live music, cultural performances, a free Kids Art Station, art demonstrations and workshops, and the Kennedy Plaza Farmers Market Saturdays from 10:00AM until 3:00PM. (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.”


Live Music for AITP will include performances by Chris Rob and Mark Klein June 4th as well as Benoir and Studio Noir June 5th 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:

June 4

Chris Rob

Mark Klein

June 5


Studio Noir

June 11

Long Beach Ukulele Orchestra w/Jeff Alan & Ashley Flynn

Rebecca Kapica (Kapica Kids Music) 10:30am-11:30am

June 18

Barrier Beach Blues Festival 12pm-3pm (Musical Acts TBA)

Dance Loft / Professional Youth Theatre 11am

June 25

Music Together (Free for Toddlers) 11am

Jen Danby – “Sharon Tate in Heaven” one woman play 12pm

Acoustic Cafe (various Artists) 1-3pm

July 2

Fenandito Ferrer

July 9

Rick Eberle Presents: City Alley and Corvaa

July 16

Rick Eberle Presents: Mark Newman

Stephen Scouten

July 23


July 30

Brian Comeau Trio 12pm-1pm

Wishing On Stars 1:15pm-2pm

Acoustic Cafe (various Artists) 2-3pm

August 6th

Dance Loft / Professional Youth Theatre 11am

August 11th
Bionic Babes 12-1pm
Katie Mitchell Band 1:30-3pm



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 28th at Kennedy Plaza – 1 W Chester St, Long Beach, NY 11561.


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


To Join AITP as a Vendor, Fill Out the Vendor Application: http://www.artsintheplaza.com/application.html


To join AITP as a Sponsor, Fill Out the Sponsor Application:



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