STONY BROOK, NY– November 28, 2022: The Lengthy Island Music & Leisure Corridor of Fame (LIMEHOF) is proud to announce the Grand Opening of the non-profit group’s first bodily facility, and Lengthy Island’s very first Corridor of Fame, on November 25th, 2022, at 97 Foremost Road, Stony Brook Village, NY. The situation is close to different LI cultural facilities together with The Lengthy Island Museum, The Jazz Loft and The Reboli Middle.
“We’re thrilled our group has discovered a everlasting residence in such an exquisite location” stated Ernie Canadeo, Chairman, LIMEHOF. “We’re excited to have the ability to share our world-class shows and distinctive memorabilia assortment that showcases Lengthy Island’s wealthy and numerous musical and leisure historical past in new and thrilling methods. We characteristic totally different and thrilling reveals, shows, movies and training choices that make the middle a dynamic place for individuals to go to regularly.”
The First Guests
North Babylon Resident Cliff Schlesinger was the primary public customer to the Lengthy Island Music and Leisure Corridor of Fame when it opened on November 25th at 12 Midday.
Schlesinger says he was most excited to see the primary exhibit “Lengthy Island’s Legendary Membership Scene – 1960’s-1980’s” which is designed to be “a membership crawl” by Lengthy Island’s legendary 60’s, 70’s and 80’s membership scene.
“We used to go all over the place from Speaks in Island Park to The Mad Hatter in Stony Brook,” Schlesinger stated. “We used to go all over the place… Twisted Sister and Zebra and all these bands so I can’t wait to see that exhibit.”
Over 500 public guests got here out to see LIMEHOF on its opening weekend. Additionally, LIMEHOF Inductee Richie Cannata carried out on stage together with Mark Newman and LIMEHOF Lengthy Island Sound Award Winner Kerry Kearney.
Over 250 visitors and inductees lately attended a particular VIP preview occasion on 11/22 to see the primary exhibit. Inductees in attendance included founding and Present Members of Blue Öyster Cult (bassist Joe Bouchard, Albert Bouchard and drummer Jules Radino), Zebra (guitarist Randy Jackson, bassist Felix Hanemann and drummer Man Gelso), The Brooklyn Bridge (Jimmy Rosica), Parrish Smith from EPMD, Granddaddy IU, and Twisted Sister (guitarist Jay Jay French and Mark “The Animal” Mendoza), Music Journalist Wayne Robins, John Gatto from The Good Rats, singer/songwriter Jen Chapin, Paula Janis and Carole Demas of “The Magic Backyard”, singer/songwriter Elliott Murphy, Ira Maltz, CSS Safety. Stanton Anderson (Mark Fowler), LIMEHOF board member Sandra Taylor (daughter of LIMEHOF inductee Sam Taylor) and Lawrence Worrell, stage title L.A.W. from Planet 12 (grandson of LIMEHOF inductee Sam Taylor) and extra. There have been additionally reside performances by Zebra, The Blue Öyster Cult, Jen Chapin, Paula Janis and Carole Demas of “The Magic Backyard” and different inductees.
LIMEHOF Hours and ticket particulars
The Corridor of Fame and Museum is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 12 midday by 5pm. Admission costs are: Grownup $19.50, Seniors (65+) and Veterans $17.00, College students (w/ID) $15.00. Youngsters below 12 are free. Tickets could be bought on-line on the LIMEHOF.org web site and on the door.
The primary exhibit options replicas of golf equipment, with movies of artists performing, adverts, posters, devices, and an actual reproduction of a typical 1960’s stage, with classic gear and sound system. There may be additionally a everlasting “Corridor of Fame” with plaques and reveals recognizing over 120 inductees, in addition to areas for a library, lecture rooms for instructional applications and grasp courses, a encompass -sound theater and a present store with music and leisure themed memorabilia.
There are a variety of compelling visible components and uncommon artifacts on show all through the constructing. Inducted artists who’ve donated their memorabilia embody Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Debbie Gibson, Blue Öyster Cult, Twisted Sister, and households and estates of Harry Chapin, Man Lombardo, John Coltrane, and so many extra. Donations embody varied musical devices, efficiency outfits, classic cars and bikes, uncommon posters and pictures, handwritten lyrics, and rather more.
LIMEHOF has made sturdy associations and neighborhood assist together with Catholic Well being which is the presenting sponsor and a powerful supporter.
For extra details about the Corridor of Fame and Museum: www.limehof.org
Based in 2004, the Lengthy Island Music Corridor of Fame is a 501(c) (3) group devoted to the concept Lengthy Island’s musical heritage is a vital useful resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The group, which encompasses New York State’s Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings (Brooklyn) Counties, was created as a spot of neighborhood that evokes and explores Lengthy Island music in all its kinds. Thus far, the group has inducted greater than 100 musicians and music trade executives, and likewise presents education schemes and scholarships, and awards to Lengthy Island college students and educators.