Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Summer from Think Long Island First

If you, like many other Long Islanders, choose staycations on the Island, you have many attractions to enjoy: from the beaches and parks, farms and vineyards of the North Fork to the various cultural events, many outdoors.

Evenings of July 13th, 20th, and 27th will find us Dancing in the Street of Oyster Bay, where, we hope, you will join us. Like last year, good music, attentive dance instructions, and the star lit skies are awaiting. More ...

We hope you are enjoying our Long Island Poem for Sunday program. On this July Fourth we would like to entertain you not with a poem but with a sound of a marching band, the Sousa Band, in fact. We have learned that John Philip Sousa, the famous composer, band leader, and musician to presidents, lived in Sands Point on Long Island between 1915 and 1932.

This is the 1898 archival recording of the Star Spangled Banner performed by the Sousa Band:

Happy Independence Day! Happy Summer!

Summer joys by Long Island artists.

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