Sandy Hinden, executive director of the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College, will be honored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport at its inaugural “Top 25 Advocates for the Arts” Reception Benefit on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Bellmore Movies in Bellmore.
The awards reception will honor 25 worthy advocates who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the arts on Long Island. “We are pleased to honor Sandy as one of the top 25 individuals who has done so much to advance and promote the arts,” noted Marnie Katzman, Executive Director, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport.
Hinden is executive director of the and the John Lennon Center for Music and Technology at , connecting artists and audiences for mutual enjoyment and benefit. For 35 years, he has helped through development, the environment, the arts, education, health and human services, peacemaking, fundraising, marketing and community relations.
A developer of people, ideas and programs, he is the author of "7 Keys to Love," Global Transformation TV, The Thought System of More, The Sustainable Communities Inventory and Index, The Bank for Humanity and the Earth and The Enlightenment Game.
Creator of Universal Children’s Gardens and The Concert for the Earth, and supporter of the International Network of Museums for Peace with the UN, his mentor was Robert Muller, The Man of 5000 Ideas, an Assistant Secretary-General and creator of 22 specialized UN agencies and co-founder of the UN University for Peace who attributed Sandy with inspiring him.
Hinden is author of "7 Keys to Love" and a workshop leader in communication, collaboration and creativity leading to improvements, change and transformation in the self, relationships, families, communities and the world. He provides a full-day workshop that teaches meditation, consciousness, brainstorming, mind-mapping, energy-shifting, communications skills, collaboration skills, the seven love and relationship skills, journaling and social networking skills, and the attitude of positivity, gratitude and happiness.
Proceeds of this important event will benefit the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport, a non-profit organization which provides many programs and services. The Arts Council administers the High 5 Long Island (a program providing teenagers with $5 tickets to cultural events and special youth programming), presents concerts and exhibits, sponsors a juried photography show, donates musical instruments to schools in underserved communities, manages an international musical composition contest and much more.
Sponsors for the January 25th awards program include Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, Oheka Castle/The Elena Melius Foundation, 5678 Dance School of Levittown and Love and Quiches Desserts.
To donate on Sandy’s behalf, visit http://supportsanfordhinden.eventbrite.com/