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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Kiwanis Summer Gazebo Readings Resume in Oceanside on June 4

The Gazebo on School House Green in Oceanside, New York


(May 27 - Oceanside, New York) The Kiwanis Club of Oceanside, New York  announces, with great pride and enthusiasm, their Sixth Annual Summer Gazebo Readings series. The Summer Gazebo Readings feature four published authors/poets each Monday evening throughout the summer, set on a village green in Oceanside. An eclectic mix of authors (non-fiction and fiction) and poets read from their works before large, friendly, receptive crowds.

Tony Iovino

The Summer Gazebo Readings are held each Monday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in June, July & August. Each evening 4-5 authors and poets share their work from the Gazebo on Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY.  The event is hosted by attorney and writer Tony Iovino, a longtime resident of Oceanside, and author of novel Notary Public Enemy (Diversion Press, 2011).


Linda Opyr
The first event is scheduled for Monday June 4th.  Feature readers include Nassau County Poet Laureate Linda Opyr; Roxanne Hoffman;  New Jersey publisher and writer Roxanne Hoffman of Poets Wear Prada; Peter Dugan, author of Members Only(2011), a book of poetry offering unique insight into the world of motorcycles, bikers, and those who move to the beat of a different drummer; and Beverly Koch, member of the Long Island Writers' Guild and co-leader of the guild's memoir workshop held at libraries in Bellmore, Merrick, East Meadow and Commack.


Roxanne Hoffman

Schoolhouse Green is located on Foxhurst Road, Oceanside, New York (just east of Long Beach Road), about a 4 minute drive from the Long Island Rail Road's Rockville Centre Station.

The event is free an open to the general public.  Seating is limited; please, bring your own lawn chair. Many of the authors/poets will have books available for sale and signing. Light refreshments will be also be available.

Peter Dugan
As this in an outdoor event, the reading may be cancelled in the event of  extreme inclement weather. 

The Kiwanis Club of Oceanside sponsors numerous programs in the Oceanside Community geared for children and the under privileged. Their major use of the funds is to sponsor underprivileged children to a week long summer camp outside of Utica called Kamp Kiwanis. Each year we send upwards of twenty five children, fully outfitted.

The Kiwanis Club invites you to become an advertising sponsor for the reading series.  All proceeds raised (all--not net--all) by the program help send underprivileged kids to Kamp Kiwanis. Sponsorships are $150 and include your name and logo on signs, posters and the thousands of flyers they distribute, as well as on all announcements (including every email they send).

The club is also offering "Program Patrons" for $25. "Program Patrons" will have their names listed on the weekly program distributed each week at the reading.

If you would like to become a sponsor or Program Patron, send your check made payable to "Oceanside Kiwanis" to 68 Yorktown Street, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-- email or include your logo and the listing you want us to print.

Raffle tickets will also be sold at the readings to raise additional funds for the program.

For more information contact Tony Iovino by email at

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