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Long Island Culture: Classic Film's Star; Celtic Celebration

Also: Doo Wop sounds coming to Westbury.

Rita Moreno in Person with 'West Side Story'

Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre presents the exclusive New York appearance of Academy Award winner Rita Moreno on Thursday, March 7. Moreno will discuss the classic American film, "West Side Story," during a reception and book signing. The film, with music by Leonard Bernstein, will also be shown.

  • Cost: Members $20 / Public $25. Includes reception.
  • Details: Program begins at 7 p.m. Thursday March 7 at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington, NY. 631-423-7610 www.CinemaArtsCentre.org. Tickets can be purchased online, at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Celtic Celebration at Castle Gould

In the spectacular setting of the Great Hall at Castle Gould in the Sands Point Preserve, celebrate Irish culture with music, dance and an Irish buffet on Saturday March 16.

On the eve of Saint Patrick’s Day, “Celtic Celebration” honors the music and dance and culinary traditions of Ireland. The renowned 'Foot and Fiddle Dance Company' will perform throughout the evening.

Doo Wop Extravaganza at NYCB

Dick Fox's Spring Doo Wop Extravaganza comes to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. The lineup includes Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie, Willie Winfield & The Harptones, Vito Picone & The Elegants, The Toys, The Knockouts, and The Brooklyn Reunion (featuring The Classics, the Mystics, and the Passions).

About this column: "Long Island Culture" is a new Patch Friday feature highlighting upcoming cultural and arts events around our region. Add yours in the comment section below and to our events calendar. You can also pitch your best offerings to Local Editor Joe Dowd at joe.dowd@patch.com.

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