North Shore Middle School 

Stage E3 presents

30 Reasons Not to be in a Play

By Alan Haehnel 

Stage kisses, pinkeye, inciting World War III -- these are only a few of the many things that can go wrong during the production of a play. From the author of 15 Reasons Not To Be in a Play comes a full evening of the horrors and hardships that befall those who feel the call of the stage. In a series of hilarious examples, this play proves that drama can be a very dangerous thing and it must be avoided at all costs.

Three Shows @ the MS Cafetorium

Friday, February 5 at 7 p.m.

Satuday, February 6 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.


Tickets are $7 on sale in the Middle School store 


Support the Arts at North Shore

Join North Shore Arts Angels

$25 suggested family donation

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Did you know that North Shore Arts Angels has pledged over $10,000 this year to enhance the arts in our schools?  We have a great time for a worthy cause - why not join us? Read more about our recent fundraising campaigns

Costume Sale - $9,500

Many thanks to all who joined us for the excess Costume and Prop sale - it was a HUGE success!  We raised ov
er $3,500 in sales AND received a donation credit of $6,000 from the Theater Development Fund Costume Collection in Astoria for future costume rentals.  That credit will enable cost-free rental of about 100 costumes for the NSHS theater productions over the next several years. Read more

Membership Drive $4,500
Thanks to the generosity of North Shore residents our annual membership drive raised over $4,500!  These funds will go toward programs, equipment, supplies and services not covered by the district budget.  Learn more at Who We Are 

NSHS Cuba Performance Tour - $5,000 +

The 90 North Shore high school musicians departing for Havana in February will be among the first US students going to Cuba under relaxed cultural exchange rules. Thanks to many donors and volunteers, our "Danza Cubana"kickoff party raised over $5,000 to defray tour expenses.  Learn about this extraordinary educational tour at:

Danza Cubana Partygoers Enjoy Latin Dance Lessons

Boost the Bass (on-going) - 5 Euphomiums, 
2 Bass Clarinets 
and 34 String Basses

Students in North Shore’s instrumental music programs are transformed by their experiences learning, practicing, rehearsing and performing year after year.  The results of their hard work are clear to parents, friends and community residents who enjoy concerts, sporting events, parades and other celebrations featuring our award-winning Viking ensembles.  That's why we launched "Boost the Bass,” a large instrument purchase campaign.  Our goal - raise funds to buy 70 instruments to be donated to the district.  Thanks in part to generous donations to this campaign, the district already has purchased 5 euphoniums, 2 bass clarinets and 34 string basses for use by students in our elementary, middle and high school programs.

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Colored pencil artwork by Nicole Hasbrouck Class of 2015



Artful Destinations

Looking for something artful to do on a winter weekend?  

Heckscher Museum of Art - Huntington

You Go Girl!  

Celebrating Women Artists

Now through April 3, this exhibition presents works of  more than 50 artists from the late 19th century through today.  Working in representation and abstract styles, the artists in You Go Girl! express a wide range of concerns that challenge traditional boundaries.  Learn more at:             

Charles B. Wang Center - Stony Brook University

Origami Heaven

Showcases the extraordinary power of contemporary origami with works by visionary masters who redefine origami into breathtaking paintings, sophisticated furniture, wearable fashion, large-scale installations and conceptual works that express an extraordinary range of bold statements and beautiful ideas.  Learn more at:

Cradle of Aviation Museum - Garden City

Arcade Age

Explore the history of video arcade games just as they were intended to be experienced - in an arcade!  Through April 3, the Cradle of Aviation has transformed a section of its galleries into an arcade complete with unforgettable favorites like Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Centipede, Donkey Kong and more.  Reservations required.  Learn more at

Nassau County Museum - Roslyn

Maxfield Parrish Exhibit

Works from this extraordinary American imagist are on display at the museum through February 28, including illustrations from children's stories like "Jack and the Giant." The museum also hosts family Sundays with hands-on arts activities. The outdoor sculpture garden is a perfect destination for this unseasonably warm weather.  Learn more at

Find more local exhibits and arts events 

on the Long Island Arts Alliance website:

North Shore Arts Angels, Inc.

Board of Directors


Vivian Parisi - Board Chair

Julia Brennan - President

Rick Bloom & Gina Martone Brown - Vice Presidents

Michele Manfredi - Treasurer

Alexandra Zarb - Secretary

Nina Livingston - Director at Large

Dalia Rodriguez

North Shore Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Terryl Donovan

Director Emeritus

NS Arts

Apply today for the 

2016 Summer Theater Workshop!

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STW 2015 students and interns enjoy a game of "Zip/Zap/Zop" 

Fine Arts @ NS

See the work of student artists on display in our schools 

and on the district's new arts website

North Shore Viking Masquers

Kudos to the NSHS Viking Masquers for their beautiful production of the lovely "Almost, Maine." The talent and dedication of the cast and crew shone through all three performances! Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped feed hungry actors, sell tickets, and staff our Arts Angels table!

 If you are interested in volunteering to help out with future shows, contact us at

Summer Theater Director Premieres New Play

InProximity Theatre Company recently presented the  Off-Broadway premiere of PROMISING, a new play written by Michelle Elliott and directed by Terry Berliner,  who served as artistic director of the 2015 season of the North Shore Summer Theater Workshop and plans to return to lead the 2016 program. 

 Students Celebrate World Drumming Day

With support from North Shore Arts Angels, MS Music teacher Bryce Larsen invited master teacherJohn Ward, aka Jembe John, of CW Post, to present drum clinics to students as part of the development of a World Drumming Team at the school.  Students interested in joining the team should contact Mr. Larsen at the MS.  See videos of the sessions here

NSHS Senior in All National 

Symphony Orchestra

Angelo Antinori, a senior at North Shore High School, traveled to Nashville recently to perform in the percussion section of the All National Symphony Orchestra. This is a high honor for which Angelo had to compete in a rigorous nation-wide audition process with other student musicians.  Read more

Student Talent on Display at Homecoming

The following talented groups and individuals took the stage at our student performance space at the district Homecoming Celebration in October:

‘HS Jazz Quintet’ - Nick Rubertone, Andrew Michalik, 

Mercer Shavelson, Alex Drivas & Angelo Antinori

'Night Fury' - Joseph Ciampa, Danny Becker, 

Will Hunt & Dylan Roth

'Electra' - HS Women's Ensemble 

Sam Rosenberg, Eamon Esposito, 

John Stehling & Reuben Shonik

'BitterSweet' - Ella Oswald, Siophan Esposito, 

Eamon Esposito, & Colin Oswald

'Broken System' - Griffen Oletsky, 

James Roth & Jacob Lanvo

Special thanks to Susie Oswald and Kate Murphy for coordinating the event, and to Jason Domingo, Frank Ferrara and Bryce Larsen for their work with these fine student musicians and student tech team.