Susan R. Marano
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Susan R. Marano passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the age of 98. Beloved Sister of the late Antoinette Schramn, Nancy Marano, Charles Marano and Jean Marano. Loving Aunt of Charles Marano, Elizabeth Carpenter, Vincent Marano and Theresa Zorovich. Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Stanislaus Church on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10 AM Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY under the direction Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378 www.papaverofuneralhome.com
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Anthony A. Labriola is the new owner of the Long Island Puppet Theater
Anthony A. Labriola is the new owner of the Long Island Puppet Theater
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Puppet theater hopes to be revitalized under new ownership
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Anthony A. Labriola is the new owner of the Long Island Puppet Theater
Anthony A. Labriola is the new owner of the Long Island Puppet Theater
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At the age of seven years old, Anthony A. Labriola attended his first puppet show at the Long Island Puppet Theater. When he turned 13, he returned to the theater with his working papers and the rest is history. Over the past 10 years, he has been working at the theater in several roles, but now his passion has given him the ultimate role as the new owner of the theater he’s cherished practically his whole life. Growing up, Labriola worked alongside the theater’s former owners, Roman and Eliza Valdes, to learn the various art forms of puppetry from around the world and to create new and exciting shows, parties, and events. As they ventured off into a new project, pursuing entertainment in film and television, they enlisted Labriola as the next owner, who they taught the art of whimsical storytelling to. While working at the theater, Labriola also attended The School of Visual Arts, with the hopes of combining his passion of film, puppetry and storytelling together. He graduated from the school within the top 10 percent of his class with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and television writing. “As much as the theater has shaped me, my education has played a major role in preparing me for this undertaking,” Labriola said. Some of the new shows that the theater will be playing includes “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” “Punch & Judy: Birthday Surprise!” and “Peter Pan.” Those productions are all set for after the grand re-opening in July. Currently, the marionette puppet show “Sirena, The Little Mermaid,” is playing from Tuesdays to Sundays at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The story was originally written by Roman Valdes. For anyone wanting to learn about puppetry, the Long Island Puppet Theater holds several puppetry workshops which will teach students about the history of puppeteering as well as how to create and work with puppets. While the theater has provided entertainment through performances and events, Labriola is hoping to save the theater after a series of issues. After a fire in the building, much of the theater’s in-house museum was destroyed, and the many puppets collected from around the globe were lost. The building itself is in need of an update. Labriola is hoping to modernize the venue through a “Go Fund Me” page. The funds would go towards superficial damages, electrical repairs and a fresh coat of paint for the theater. So far, $800 has been raised out of $45,000 according to the Go Fund Me page. If you’d like to learn more about the theater and donate, visit gofundme.com/lipuppett.
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Watch South Korean director Hong Sang-soo films from June 3  to June 19 at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Watch South Korean director Hong Sang-soo films from June 3 to June 19 at the Museum of the Moving Image.
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Weekly Entertainment Calendar - June 2 - June 9
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Watch South Korean director Hong Sang-soo films from June 3  to June 19 at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Watch South Korean director Hong Sang-soo films from June 3 to June 19 at the Museum of the Moving Image.
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Art “This Place” - Ongoing; All Day - 10am to 11p.m. - The Brooklyn Museum’s new exhibition “This Place” explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Prospect Heights Landmark - Ongoing; All Day - Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents LANDMARK, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. LANDMARK features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. | Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk - Ongoing; All Day - The vision of Queens Museum guest curator Marc H. Miller and GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, the exhibition will be organized under a sequence of themes — places, events, songs, and artists.| Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Highlights from the Collection: Design Into Art - Ongoing; All day - Long before it was widely accepted to do so, Noguchi ignored the traditional distinction between “art” and “design.” This exhibition focuses on the permeable membrane between these categories in Noguchi’s work, with lightweight and flat-packable furniture, stage sets, sculpture, and Akari Light Sculptures.| Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City Bearing Witness - Ongoing ; All day - Drawings by William Gropper. Growing up in poverty on the Lower East Side, Gropper learned early about social injustice. He dropped out of school to work in the sweatshops but found respite in drawing and studied with Robert Henri and George Bellows. Gropper’s aunt was a victim of 1911’s Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which further radicalized his thinking. Along with his study of artists who came before him, it was the graphic works of Goya and Daumier that helped solidify his direction as an artist. | Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Music/Dance LGBTQ Voices - Sat, June 4 - 5 p.m. - To help kick off Queens Pride week, Flushing Town Hall presents a program featuring established and up-and-coming performing artists who identify as LGBTQ, and brings the event to the heart of the LGBTQ Community in Jackson Heights. | Diversity Plaza, 37th Road at 74th Street, Jackson Heights Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm” - Sat, June 4 - 8 pm - Ben Holmes and Patrick Farrell perform a six-part suite inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, accompanied by animation and a reading.| Barbes, 376 Ninth St., Park Slope Film Tales of Cinema: The Films of Hong Sang-soo - June 3 - June 19 - Check movingimage.us for schedule - The films of South Korean director Hong Sang-soo are at once deceptively simple and dense with subtle shades of meaning. Hong is often compared to legendary French filmmakers Éric Rohmer—for his extended dialogue scenes and his acute moral vision—and Alain Resnais—for his abiding fascination with the function (or malfunction) of memory and the structure of storytelling. Yet his films are firmly grounded in the social and sexual politics, and drinking rituals, of his native South Korea. | Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria Family/Kids Sat. June 4 - 10:30 - 11:30 am - Literacy and technology collide! Join us for science story time and use NYSCI’s Picture Dots app to add colorful dots, text, silly sounds and your own voice to make the story come to life. Then bring a part of the story home with you by using everyday materials to design and create something extraordinary. These workshops are for families with children 4 – 6 years old and are free with museum admission. |New York Hall of Science, 47-0111th Street, Corona
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