East End Arts Invites Long Island Cares / Annual Mosaic Street Painting Festival

East End Arts Invites Long Island Cares

To its 22nd Annual

Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival


Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Downtown Riverhead


East End Arts is pleased to partner with Long Island Cares Inc. at the 22st Annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, which will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in downtown Riverhead. Along East Main Street, between Roanoke Ave and East Avenue.


East End Arts and LI Cares is asking everyone who attends the Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival to bring a non-perishable food item to help fill the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank. One item for every person who comes can make a big difference at the end of the day. LI Cares will have a booth and table at the event where the items can be dropped off. While at the booth talk to their representative about all the ways one can donate or volunteer for them.


The top ten most needed items are: low-fat, boxed and non-refrigerated milk; rice; canned vegetables; cooking oil; pasta; tomato sauce; cereal; canned meat, poultry and fish; peanut butter and jams. Donated items should be in boxes, cans or plastic bottles, not requiring refrigeration. To promote healthy eating, items that are low sugar/sodium and free of high fructose corn syrup are best options.

Each donation enters the giver in a raffle for a chance to win Splish Splash tickets.


Long Island Cares, Inc., founded in 1980 by the late Harry Chapin, a year before his untimely death brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island, providing outreach to many communities. Their goals as stated in their mission statement are “to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island.” Their vision is “A Hunger Free Long Island


A visit to their website: wwwlicares.org shows the many ways people can give to this local organization, including opportunities for youth volunteers, “our future tomorrow” such as Hunger 101, Kids United and Student Volunteer Corps. They have established many other creative ways to give, including matching gift programs, group volunteer projects, hosting and/or attending an event and food drives.


The festival features artisans, and crafts people selling original handmade products, and gourmet food trucks, all while street painting artists brighten Main Street with street chalk art. Admission to the festival is free.


“East End Arts is honored to be partnering this year with LI Cares, an organization that works tirelessly to provide for the humanitarian needs of Long Island communities. With our commitment to building and enriching our communities through the arts I hope the Community Mosaic, a beloved annual family festival will contribute to raising the public’s consciousness and inspire new ways to create social awareness to our youth and communities,” said Patricia Snyder, Executive Director, East Ends Arts.


For more information about the event and LI Cares, visit:




East End Arts, established in 1972, is an award-winning 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefit the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.






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