The Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Gains Permanent New Home

After nearly 18 years without a physical place to call their own, the Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame announced they will finally have their first building location in Stony Brook. The grand opening for the space will be held in November. 

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The non-profit signed a long-term lease with the Ward Melville Heritage Organization and will move into the educational and cultural center located in Stony Brook Village.  With 8,800 square feet and two stories, the Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame has ample space to make the building their own.

The Hall of Fame has existed since 2004 with no permanent building. With over 100 inductees including Billy Joel, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, LL Cool J, Twisted Sister, and more, the building will allow for a permanent “Hall of Fame” with plaques and exhibits to recognize these talents.

We’re looking forward to creating world-class displays that showcase Long Island’s rich and diverse musical and entertainment history in new and exciting ways. We will feature different and exciting exhibits, displays, videos, and education offerings that will make our center a dynamic place for people of all ages to visit on a regular basis.

LIMEHOF Chairman Ernie Canadeo
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The space will allow areas for a library, classrooms for educational programs and master classes, and even a theater. The main exhibit space will rotate through different themes to celebrate Long Island’s long musical history.

Designed by world-renowned visual designer Kevin O’Callaghan, the music hall’s first theme will be “Long Island’s Legendary Club Scene: 1960s-1980s.” According to the president of The Ward Melville Heritage Organization, Gloria D. Rocchio, the center was specifically constructed with performances and exhibits in mind.

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Our organization has grown and our wish has always been to have a physical facility to showcase our mission of celebrating Long Island’s musical history and supporting education … we can now achieve our dream. 

LIMEHOF Co-founder Norm Prusslin

The official ribbon-cutting and public opening of the completed space is scheduled to take place this November. For more information and to see artist renderings of the exhibits, visit limehof.org

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