The pandemic may have closed the doors of the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street temporarily, but that hasn’t stopped Landmark’s Board and staff from being busy thinking of ways to make the theater even better.
Reimagining the theater includes purchasing removable seats, which allows for more flexible seating configurations and a dance section, as well as upgrading the flooring and acoustic wall treatments.
An additional bar at the back of the theater will offer more refreshment choices.
To support this reimagining, a matching gifts initiative is being launched to secure $250,000. The 17-member Landmark Board of Directors has already pledged $40,000. Please go to the Landmark website to make your pledge.
Executive Director Laura Mogul is excited by these enhancements, saying, “I am so proud that 100 percent of our board members have pledged their financial support for this enhancement. The comfortable new chairs will allow for flexible seating configurations for both our large events and our smaller, more intimate conversations.”
Mogul, who has announced that she will retire from Landmark in December after 6 rewarding years on the job also said, “I love Landmark – its mission, our connection to the community, the artists we attract and are happy to return – and I know I’m not alone. Over the next seven months I’ll be working to ensure that Landmark is well-positioned for our next 25 years.”
“Laura Mogul’s contributions to Landmark cannot be underestimated. Her work ethic, knowledge and dedication to Landmark are quite remarkable and much appreciated,” said Kathy Coley, board co-resident.
Marlene Munnelly, board co-president, echoed those sentiments. “Laura is an integral member of the Port Washington community and has ensured that LOMS has been an integral part of numerous community-wide initiatives, including Port Outdoor Dine and Shop, Residents Forward’s Party in the Park, HEARTS PortFest and Port Holiday Magic.”
Under Laura’s leadership, mutually beneficial partnerships have been developed with the PW Library, Transition Town PW, the Sousa Bandshell and Red Stocking Review. Shows featuring popular bands, singers and comedians compliment shows that bring understanding of different cultures.
Popular events for children and seniors bring in whole families. And free Conversations from Main Street programming addresses topics such as recycling, wellness, education, and civics.
Landmark on Main Street is a not-for-profit whose mission is to enhance the spirit and enrich the lives of the residents of Port Washington and the surrounding region by bringing the performing arts to the community and the community to the performing arts. The Jeanne Rimsky Theater, closed since March 2020, typically presents over 75 world-class performances and community events each year:
Landmark’s 2021-22 Season is made possible thanks to our Partners in Performing Arts: Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation, Peter & Dorette Forman Foundation, Harding Real Estate, Town of North Hempstead, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.