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The Dark Side Of The Moose

Pink Floyd tribute band to perform October 20 Halloween show in Glen Cove

This weekend, fans of Pink Floyd can expect to witness a Halloween spectacle, as local tribute band Us and Floyd performs at Glen Cove Moose Lodge. The Oct. 20 event will include a costume contest, raffle prizes and free food.

A fundraiser for local filmmaker Scott Goldberg and his feature-length film project, The Three, the $25 entry fee will go toward raising money needed to produce the film. Because the film is in the dark/horror genre, Goldberg, who also sings in the band, said he felt it was appropriate to host a fundraising event around Halloween.

“The film comments on socio-political themes which are prevalent in our society today, such as war, humanity and corruption,” says Goldberg. “I’ve worked to make this feature because I feel we have a lot to say about those subjects.”

An avid Pink Floyd, Goldberg helped form the band several years ago, while recently finalizing the current lineup of musicians. Goldberg sings the parts of Roger Waters, and all of the band members have an extensive love and knowledge of the music of Pink Floyd. This past Saturday, the band performed another local gig, at J.D. Gates.

“Having live music and sharing the love of Floyd is something I have wanted to share with everyone for a long time,” Goldberg says.

Glen Cove Moose Lodge is located at 22 Continental Place, a venue that can hold approximately 130 people. The not-for-profit organization promotes itself as music-friendly lodge that supports musicians. A stage was built and a PA system installed earlier this year as the lodge has begun hosting more musical events, including open mic nights. The acts perform in the main hall, while a full bar is available in the basement.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the fee is $25 for the first hour, which includes free food. Beginning at 7:30 pm., the fee is $20. Costumes are encouraged and a contest will be held at some point in the evening. Partygoers can expect three full hours of Pink Floyd songs to help them get into the Halloween spirit.

“Pink Floyd seamlessly bridged music, the arts and performance—it’s a great fit for this dynamic event supporting dark cinema,” says drummer Doug Betensky. “Guests can look forward to three live sets of Floyd performed by our eight piece band and a fun night filled with food, contests, raffles, and costumes.”

For more information on the film project, visit www.thethreefilm.com. To learn more about the band, go to www.usandfloyd.com.

News

It was the second annual goal setting workshop at Glen Cove High School on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and both the board of education and the public came up with some sound ideas for the district. School Superintendent Maria Rianna presented a slide show of four main areas that are the focus of district goals.

 

“We began this process last year and these goals are representative of what the community wanted to see,” said Rianna.

Glen Cove residents may see a 1.64 percent increase in the tax levy next year, the amount proposed at last week’s public hearing. Mayor Reginald Spinello and the Glen Cove City Council held an initial reading of the proposed budget for 2015, and will take final vote on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the next city council meeting.

 

“It’s very easy for a first time mayor to raise the taxes and blame it on a prior administration, and that is not what I am doing,” said Mayor Spinello. “In the past three administrations there were budgets with increases of  almost 28 percent to down to 12 percent, but it’s a different time now...I think that the residents are certainly going to feel relief. I put together a budget...that I believe is fair and reasonable and a good budget.”


Sports

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers, will once again host a special Try Hockey for Free Program on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at ithe Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Ave. 

 

The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.

On Thursday, Oct. 2, North Shore High School quarterback Michael Floccari shattered a school record and tied a Long Island record for the most touchdown passes in a game. This accomplishment ties him with E.J. Clark from Seaford High School (1977) and Joe Capobianco form Lawrence High school (2011). 


Calendar

Harvest Square Dance - October 24

Fall Festival - Octobner 24 - 25

Peace, Politics and Projectiles - October 26


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