Upcoming Events

  • MURDER, MYSTERY AND MAYHEM
    Sat, Oct 01
    Freeport
    Oct 01, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Freeport, 195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in Freeport presented by librarian and archivist, Regina Feeney The secrets of Freeport will be revealed! Learn about an 1880s unsolved murder; a 1920s sensational alimony case that garnered national attention.
  • Emma -- Her Adventures in NYC
    Sun, Oct 02
    Sparkle on Stage Cultural Arts Center
    Oct 02, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Sparkle on Stage Cultural Arts Center, 195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Join author Debi Allen for Storytime at Sparkle on Stage as she reads as book Emma, Her Adventure in New York City. Purchase a copy of the book and she will sign it for you.
  • FHS Class of '82 Micro Reunion
    Oct 08, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Freeport, 195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Take a stroll down memory lane and catch up on what's new with your classmates from the Freeport High School Class of 1982.
  • Open Mic Night
    Sat, Oct 15
    Freeport
    Oct 15, 8:00 PM – 8:05 PM
    Freeport, 195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Do you have a talent you want to share with an audience? Or do you just want to come and watch? Please join us for a fun night of entertainment. All ages welcome!
  • Dueling Pianos
    Fri, Oct 21
    Freeport
    Oct 21, 8:00 PM
    Freeport, 195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Paul Kerekes and Joseph Martin will be performing works by Reich, Sondheim, and Rachmaninoff.
  • Halloween Costume Party
    Sun, Oct 30
    Freeport
    Oct 30, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Freeport, 195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    Dancing, Games, Prizes, Candy, Crafts, and FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!
  • Nutcracker...It's Not Just a Ballet
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Nov 26
    Freeport
    Nov 26, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Freeport, 195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    This fun and original version of the Nutcracker is based on the original story. Watch as candy canes come to life and tea crackers dance. Fun for the whole family.
  • Nutcracker...It's Not Just a Ballet
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Nov 27
    Freeport
    Nov 27, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Freeport, 195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520, USA
    This fun and original version of the Nutcracker is based on the original story. Watch as candy canes come to life and tea crackers dance. Fun for the whole family.

News

Sparkle lights up the Mile

Dignitaries convene for ribbon-cutting at the Sparkle on Stage Cultural Arts Center

07/14/2022

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By Reine Bethany

Passion for the arts doesn’t always pay, but for Robyn Workman, her daughter Stefanie, and their supporters, passion has finally paid off.

For years, they have discussed their dream of a permanent home for Sparkle on Stage, Inc., the youth theater group founded by Freeport native Workman years ago. In May, they moved into 195 Woodcleft Avenue and fixed it up to have an internal theater with dressing rooms and rehearsal space. 

In fact, the space will be more than just a home for Sparkle. On July 6, friends and local officials gathered at the official ribbon-cutting to christen the space the Sparkle on Stage Cultural Arts Center. 

   See LI Herald for the full story. 

News Archive

Sparkle on Stage re-animates "Nutcracker"

12/16/2021

Freeport’s own youth theater group delighted friends and family last Sunday with a combined reading and enactment of Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffman’s 1816 novella, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.”   See LI Herald for the full story. 

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Holiday Fun on the Nautical Mile

12/18/2020

Congratulations to the Sparkle on Stage players for their fantastic performance of A Christmas Carol on Freeport’s Nautical Mile last week. Preceding the Freeport Annual Holiday Boat Parade, this  amazing cast of seven persevered, despite masks, to project their character’s emotions with only the  benefit of microphones and eyes in the cold and damp.


While the venue was rustic, the set was festive and the audience was game for a live holiday performance. Bravo to these youngsters who toiled to learn their lines and emote their meaning despite the challenges of rehearsing wearing masks. Their commitment to the project was evident.


In the end, it was somewhat like being a live audience at a radio drama from back in the day. The audience was enthusiastic, hanging on their every  word, and in fact, they joined in at the end for a round of caroling. With cookies and hot cocoa in hand,  the whole crowd emptied joyfully onto Woodcleft Canal to watch the lighted and decorated boats parade by. The entire evening was a triumph for Freeport and the intrepid holiday makers of Long Island’s south shore! Bravo!  ~  Jackie Anner Kimlingen

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Local Non-Profit Lifts Spirits with Summer Fundraiser

August 13, 2020

The Sparkle on Stage players sang the songs of Mary Poppins on Freeport's Nautical Mile on August 13, 2020.  The children were expecting to perform on stage in May, but the pandemic put an end to that.  Undaunted, they continued to rehearse on Zoom and created a performance video. It wasn't the same as performing live.  Our SOS players were invited to perform as part of the Long Island Arts Council of Freeport's outdoor summer concert series.  It was an excellent opportunity for our players to experience a live audience.  A smaller cast performed the music in concert style of Mary Poppins, entertaining friends and family in a safe socially distanced venue.

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Arty Party Brunch Celebrates the Arts

11/7/2019

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport held its annual Arty Party Brunch on Nov. 3 at the Freeport Yacht Club to honor three members of the community for their contributions to the arts.  Our own Robyn Workman received the Theatre Arts Award.  See LI Herald for the full story.