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A Magnificent New Home for Long Island Entertainment

Presented by Catholic Health

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is proud to open its doors to an awe-inspiring new facility in Stony Brook, NY that is dedicated to the recognition, honor, and preservation of Long Island’s music and entertainment heritage. Since 2004, our organization has Inducted over 120 music artists and related professionals who will now be recognized in a permanent home. The space—covering 8,800 square feet—features a large exhibition area, theater, and an official “Hall of Fame Museum.”

Our official “Hall of Fame Museum” features displays of original musical instruments, famous awards, apparel, and other memorabilia from many of Long Island’s favorite artists. The wide variety of talent represented by the 120 inductees includes names like Billy Joel, Blue Oyster Cult, KISS, LL Cool J, Debbie Gibson, Louis Armstrong, the Stray Cats, and Run-DMC, among many others.

Nostalgia devotees will love our first exhibit: “Long Island’s Legendary Club Scene: 1960’s–1980’s”—designed by world-renowned visual designer, Kevin O’Callaghan. Bask in the memories while doing a “club crawl” through the nightclubs of that era such as My Father’s Place, Hammerheads, Action House/Speaks, the OBI, Mad Hatter, Pips, and Malibu, among others, where bands that included Twisted Sister, Zebra, the Rascals, the Hassles, the Illusion, Joan Jett and so many more played. Experience it all at the “Hall of Fame Museum”!

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Catholic Health, and Premier Sponsor Country Carpet for their support in making the “Hall of Fame Museum” and exhibition possible.

We are closed until November 24th as we create the much anticipated Billy Joel – My Life exhibit. See you then!

Hours
Wednesday – Sunday
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Museum
97 Main Street
Stony Brook, NY 11790
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Upcoming Events

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Apr 13
8:00 pm
Long Island Comedy Festival
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

Long Island Comedy Festival

Long Island Comedy Festival featuring Laura Patton, Matt Burke, Richie Byrne. Tickets include admission to the Hall Of Fame. Doors open at 6pm.

All-In Pricing includes $3.50 processing fee. Tickets are not refundable.

Apr 14
12:00 pm
Educator of Note Awards
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum
Join Us For The Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Educator of Note Awards!
On Sunday, April 14th at noon, LIMEHOF will host a special ceremony honoring recent winners of the prestigious Educator of Note Award.
Each year the Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame presents an Educator of Note Award recognizing outstanding achievement in Long Island music education.
This year’s event will feature speeches and musical performances honoring the following educators: Alan Schwartz (2023 Great Neck Middle School), Frank Abel (2022 Freeport and Wyandanch Schools), Kim Lowenborg-Coyne (2021 North Babylon School District),​​​​​ Marc Greene (2020 Middle Country Schools), and Susan Weber (2019 Uniondale School District).
Tickets to the Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Educator of Note Awards on Sunday, April 14th at noon are available at https://www.limusichalloffame.org/tickets-and-gift-cards/
Hope to see you there!
Apr 21
3:00 pm
Freddy Monday
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

Freddy Monday to perform on our stage in celebration of his new single, “Passing By Hours” 

Freddy Monday, Long Island singer/songwriter, composer, and producer will be celebrating the release of his new single, “Passing By Hours”, on our stage on April 21st at 3 pm.  The official music video filmed at a few sunflower fields on Long Island’s east end will be shown prior to his performance. Freddy’s music, incorporating elements of melodic pop and rock has earned him a loyal following throughout his extensive career.

Aside from releasing four studio albums and seven singles, Monday is owner/operator of Endo Music, an award winning music production and publishing company. With a specialty in music for film, TV and advertising, Freddy has had his music featured in a wide array of projects – securing hundreds of TV show placements – over 80,000,000 streams and landing several compositions in movies. Among them, his song “There Were Times” was featured in the film and soundtrack of the Steve Jobs bio pic “Jobs”; and for the ending theme song on the Nickelodeon Emmy-winning show The Loud House, Endo Music won the ASCAP Screen Music Awards for Top Television Series. .

Born and raised on Long Island, Monday has worked with a bountiful variety of music industry pros both on stage and in the studio, including an impromptu 3 hr. performance with Jimmy Buffett at his Margaritaville Cafe in Key West, and with Davy Jones of the Monkees, who appeared in Monday’s music video. “I Want To Be Your Davy Jones.”

Visit Freddy’s website: www.freddymonday.com

Apr 28
3:00 pm
Mountain Maidens
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

The happiest discovery for me this summer was the arrival of the Mountain Maidens cd “We’ll Walk The Road Together.” Their vocal clarity along with creative and striking arrangements gives a new freshness to a wide variety of older songs.  They are my new favorite women’s trio — a great group.

  –Bob Sherman WFUV/WQXR radio host of Woody’s Children September 2018

Three dynamic voices blended in splendid ancient and modern harmonies that will lift your spirit, excite your senses and warm your heart.   They sing ballads, folk songs, Medieval, Irish Traditional music, love songs, country and gospel songs including themes of social justice to the accompaniment of guitars, banjo, dulcimer, bouzouki, dumbec, spoon, castanets and lots of percussion instruments including washboard.  They met at Swing The Teapot Irish Pub in Floral park where they were singing Irish music for St. Patrick’s day they knew right then and there they would be a trio. There was instant magic,  harmony and camaraderie. Marie plays just about every string and percussion instrument there is (guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, Irish Bouzouki, dumbec, bones and spoons) and sings British and American folksongs and Jewish music. Candice (Candy) Baranello is a member of the Long Island group Wild Ginger. She plays dulcimer, washboard, and bodhran and sings traditional, Old Timey, classical and gospel. Lorraine is a member of the Huntington Choral Society, plays guitar and flamenco castanets, dance board and sings in a beautiful alto. They are accompanied at special concerts by Harpist, guitarist and vocalist, Jean Farnworth and Irish Fiddler Madelaine Dillon and other talented musicians when called upon. CD release April 2018 double CD Mountain Maidens

Facebook: Marie Mularczyk O’Connell 

For information and bookings call or text or Marie O’Connell  516 353-0889 or Candice Baranello at 631 427-6744 or email: mmularczyk770@gmail.com

May 05
3:00 pm
Karen Bella
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

Karen Bella, is a NYC & Long Island-based performing and recording artist, who crosses genres in her songwriting, while having a strong foundation in the “classics.”  Her hard work, beautiful voice, and experience with live performances, all attribute to turning all eyes and ears in the room to her when she’s on stage.

Bella began studying music performance and acting in elementary school.  She started booking recording sessions by 9 years old and was writing songs at age 12.  After college, she pursued music full-time, releasing her first album, Ordinary Girl in 2013, Karen Bella, self-titled EP (produced by Josh Dion) in 2020, and the single, “Rise Up,” (produced by Dion) in 2023,  which currently has over 55.7k streams on Spotify.  She continues to perform throughout the tri-state area playing such notable venues as the Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, the Landmark Theater in Port Washington, Great South Bay Music Festival and the Philadelphia Music Festival, Spotlight at The Paramount (opening for Hannah Wicklund) and is currently working on the follow up releases for 2024.  In October 2023, Karen had a show-stopping performance at The Bitter End in NYC, with musicians, David Cook, Josh Dion, Brian Killeen, and Teddy Kumpel.

From a recent interview, Bella expressed that, “I’m lucky that I get to share my love for Folk, Rock, R&B, Pop, and Country music to its fullest.  My shows and albums represent these little chapters of my life and give the fans and audience a glimpse into my heart and mind.  My goal as a songwriter is to have a positive effect on the listener, because music has been a miraculous coping mechanism for me, helping all of us to fight the sadness and anxiety that follow traumatic life events.”

Bella was named a Sam Ash “Spotlight Artist in 2019,” becoming an official Fishman-endorsed artist (2019).  She was also a Yamaha Guitar Ambassador in 2022 and in the same year she became an Elixir Strings Artist.  In June 2022 and April of 2023, Bella was chosen to perform at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, CA.    Most recently, she was nominated as Best Singer From Long Island 2023, by the Town of Bethpage.  The self-titled EP, Karen Bella, charted #30 in the Folk Alliance International Charts and received commercial airplay in 2022.  The single, “Indio,” charted #2 on the World Indie Music Charts in 2023, including more than 31.7k streams on spotify.

Facebook/Instagram/X: @karenbellamusic

Accompanying Karen Bella: Teddy Kumpel 

Teddy played guitar on the Grammy winning album “Home” by Tim Kubart, sang backgrounds with Nine Inch Nails on the MTV music awards, toured and/or recorded with Joe Jackson, Rickie Lee Jones, Goodie Mob, Feist, Toots Hibbert, played on many soundtracks including Anchorman and Talladega Nights, produced, engineered and helped develop many artists all while nurturing his own art and unique vision over his 30 year + career.

Jun 02
3:00 pm
"Dare To Be Different" Screening
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame and Museum

Join us for a screening of the documentary “Dare To Be Different”. The story of WLIR, followed by a Q&A with Larry The Duck (WLIR), Denis McNamara (WLIR) and Ellen Goldfarb (Movie Director). Hosted by The Sound of Film’s Tom Needham.

Accessibility

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame is committed to ensuring that its facilities, exhibitions, and services are accessible to all individuals. Should you have a question, please contact us prior to your visit at (631) 689-5888 or info@limusichalloffame.org.

Venue Accessibility

  • The museum’s entrance, exhibitions, and restrooms are accessible by wheelchair.
  • All public floors of the museum can be reached by elevator.
  • Service animals are permitted.
  • Strollers are permitted.

 

Auditory and Visual Accessibility for Exhibitions

The museum is currently exploring options for assisting our guests with auditory and visual challenges.

Website Accessibility

Please read about our efforts towards website accessibility on our policy page: https://www.limusichalloffame.org/accessibility-statement/.

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