Sunday Series


Sunday, October 22, 2017      3pm



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moderated by
Errol Louis


Few journalists in America’s history have had the impact on their era and their craft as Carl Bernstein. For 40 years, from All The President’s Men to A Woman-In-Charge: The Life of Hillary Clinton, Bernstein’s books, reporting, and commentary have revealed the inner-workings of government, politics, and the hidden stories of Washington and its leaders. In the early 1970s, Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story in The Washington Post, leading Steele, Michael Smiling copy 2to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Bernstein addresses the increasing dysfunction of America’s governmental institutions and its devolving political-media culture. Michael Steele is a political analyst for MSNBC. He has been a contributor on the Fox News Channel and a regular host for the Salem Radio Network’s nationally syndicated Morning in America Show. Additionally, Mr. Steele has appeared on cable political talk shows such as HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and Comedy Central’s Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Most recently, Michael Steele served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee (2009-2011). He earned a place in history in 2003 when he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, becoming the first African American elected to statewide office in the state.

Errol Louis 72 websiteErrol Louis is the political anchor of NY1 News, where he hosts Inside City Hall, nightly prime-time show about New York City politics, on which he interviews top political and cultural leaders. Louis also is a CNN Contributor, providing on-air commentary on key events from presidential primaries to Election Night. He writes frequently for 


Sunday, November 12, 2017      3pm



Imagine watching a show with unparalleled vocals and explosive energy.

Imagine classic songs being completely reinvented.

Imagine a program of show tunes presented with a contemporary flair.

You’ve just envisioned the Broadway Boys.

THE BROADWAY BOYS is a collection of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage. Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, the Boys add elements of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz and Folk to show tunes and classic pop songs. Performing in groups of six, the Boys are able to explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers.


Sunday, December 10, 2017      3pm



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Comedian, Impersonator, Entertainer Sal Richards was voted the “Entertainment Industry’s Hottest Comic” by the New York Friars Club.  The New York Daily News calls Sal Richards “One of the Funniest Guys in Show Biz!”

Sal is an accomplished actor, appearing on TV on Law and Order, and in such films as Rounders, and Out for Justice co-starring with Steven Segal.

Comedy is still his first love along with his legendary celebrity impersonations.

Once you have seen Sal Richards, he’s sure to be one of your favorite performers.



Steve Diamond 72 for websiteSteve Diamond has appeared with Freddie Roman, Dick Capri and on a syndicated TV show, filmed in Las Vegas and hosted by Frank Sinatra, Jr.

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Steve loves to play to New York audiences and tailors his material to highlight the vocalists that New Yorkers love. Steve regularly shares the stage with Sal Richards and recently appeared at Westbury Music Fair to a sold out audience.

MARCH 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018      3pm




Dialogue moderated by Errol Louis


Malcolm Nance is a counter-terrorism and intelligence consultant for the U.S. government’s Special Operations, Homeland Security and Intelligence agencies. He’s also a counter-terrorism analyst for NBC News. Over 34 years, Nance participated in field and combat intelligence activity including acquiring experience as an Arabic-speaking special intelligence collections operator, field interrogator as well as providing both covert and clandestine anti & counter-terrorism support to national intelligence agencies and assets. A former Navy intelligence operator, he has eye witnessed numerous terrorist incidents and/or participated in response operations, and has trained and advised numerous international and government agency personnel in terrorist tactics and countering extremist ideology including the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Malcolm is the author of several books, including, most recently, Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight and What They Believe and the recently released, The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election.



Admiral James Stavridis attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and spent over 30 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star Admiral. Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans, and piracy off the coast of Africa. He also commanded U.S. Southern Command in Miami, charged with military operations through Latin America for nearly three years. He was the longest-serving Combatant Commander in recent U.S. history. In the course of his career in the Navy, he served as senior military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense. He led the Navy’s premier operational think tank for innovation, Deep Blue, immediately after the 9/11 attacks. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts, winning the Gullion prize as outstanding student in his class in 1983. Admiral Stavridis has published six books and is the 12th Dean at The Fletcher School, a post he assumed in the summer of 2013.

APRIL 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018      3pm





YESTERDAY has performed around the world, portraying these musical icons—the BEATLES!!

YESTERDAY transports its audience to a bygone era of magical innocence, featuring some of the most finely written songs ever performed.

YESTERDAY is a spell binding enactment of the best loved pop group in the history of modern music.

Yesterday—The Beatles Tribute was voted the #1 Tribute Act in Las Vegas by The Fremont St. Experience! • Yesterday is the longest running show (3 years) at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City! • Paul McCartney, Toby Keith & Bill Medley’s named Yesterday their favorite Tribute Act! 


Sunday, April 29, 2018     3pm





Dialogue moderated by Errol Louis


RichardPainter for websiteRichard W. Painter served as the chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush and for White House employees and senior nominees to Senate-confirmed positions in the Executive Branch. He has published op-eds on government ethics for a number of first-tier national publications. He is a nationally recognized authority on corporate, government, and lawyer ethics and ethics law, who brings a conservative perspective on meaningful reform in both business and government. He is an expert on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a key provision of which is based on his work. He is the author of books on banking reform, governmental ethics reform, and most recently, the first book on campaign finance reform by a conservative. Richard Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Nick Akerman is a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where he helps clients navigate the Judicial System in dealing with complex civil and criminal issues and government investigations. Prior to private practice Nick served as a federal prosecutor. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted a wide array of white collar criminal matters, including bank frauds, bankruptcy frauds, stock frauds, complex financial frauds, environmental and tax crimes. NickAkermanNick for website was also an Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force under Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski. Nick has over 30 years of experience in helping clients respond to government investigations and prosecutions and assisting corporate clients prevent and respond to internal thefts and outside hackers. He is a nationally recognized expert on computer crime and the protection of competitively sensitive information and computer data.


MAY 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018     3pm



Thomas W. Jones, conductor


A Centenary Celebration of


A musician of extraordinary gifts, Leonard Bernstein gained 
international fame as a conductor, Leonard_Bernstein for websitecomposer, pianist and 
educator. His compositions cover a remarkably wide range
 of styles and genres, from the modern complexity of his early 
three symphonies, through two operas (Trouble in Tahiti being 
the best known), the jazz influenced dance music from Fancy
 Free, chamber music, songs, film music (On the Waterfront—
nominated for an Oscar) and music theater, with the musicals On the Town and Wonderful Town (a Tony Award Winner.) The 80-voice Mineola Choral Society and 37-piece orchestra, along with a 20-voice children’s chorus from Grace Christian Academy in Merrick and soloists with boy soprano will present music from the shows West Side Story and Candide, selections from Mass, and Chichester Psalms.

tomjones-sundayThis season, the Mineola Choral Society celebrates 70 years of presenting the highest quality choral music to Long Island communities. Conductor Thomas W. Jones joined the society in 2006 and is also conductor of the Huntington Men’s Chorus and the Stone House Singers, a chamber choir in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

JUNE 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018     3pm



FunnyGirl logo for websiteFUNNY GIRL

presented by

Plaza Theatrical Productions

Funny Girl opened on Broadway in 1964. Isobel Lennart wrote the book, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The plot is based on the career of Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny Brice, and it features aspects of her relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

The musical was produced by Ray Stark, and after ruling out Mary Martin, Anne Bancroft, Eydie Gorme and Carol Burnett, Barbra Streisand was cast in the lead. Jule Styne remembered her from I Can Get It For You Wholesale, so they went to see her where she was performing at Bon Soir in Greenwich Village. They were impressed.

The production was nominated for eight Tony Awards but, facing tough competition from Hello Dolly!, failed to win in any category. Still, Barbra Streisand emerged a star, from this show, which closed on July 1, 1967 after 1,348 performances.

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc., was founded in 1983 and is a Long Island based professional touring company.

“Long Island’s Most Prolific Touring Theatre Company” -The New York Times




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