Gold Coast Arts Center reports water main fix

Gold Coast Arts Center reports water main fix
The Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. Officials presented encouraging updates on Friday following a water main break on Aug. 11. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

The chairman of the Gold Coast Arts Center said Friday that a broken water main that forced the closing of the organization’s offices at 113 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck and the temporary move of summer arts camp programs to other locations had been fixed.

“We have been informed that the break in the pipe has been fixed,” Michael Glickman said. “And restoration to the lower level of the building, two floors below art center occupied space, will soon begin.”

Glickman said he is very grateful for the support and offers of help from the community since the water main break on Aug. 11.

He said the arts center has maintained constant contact with representatives from the various government departments. He said they are working to make sure that the facility is fully functional as soon as possible.

He also thanked Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, Deputy Town Supervisor Joseph Scalero, Councilwoman Veronica Lurvey and Councilman David Adhami for their “continued concern and thoughtful attention to this unfortunate event.”

The arts center, Glickman continued, values the efforts of Great Neck Plaza Mayor Ted Rosen and Building Commissioner Richard Belziti in ensuring a speedy resolution.

Executive Director Regina Gil also said the arts center is alive and well.

“We are grateful to those community entities like Temple Emanuel, Temple Beth El and the Inn at Great Neck who are providing beautiful classrooms and spaces to serve our summer arts students,” she said. “We are heartened by these great community partners.”

Gil also recognized her gratitude “to the leadership of the Town of North Hempstead, Village of Great Neck Plaza and the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, all of whom have worked hard to identify and fix the source of the break that led to our temporary displacement from our building.”

Following the break, art center employees were able to retrieve their notebooks and other equipment so they could continue to work from home.

Officials said that this summer, more pupils attended its Summer Arts Camp than last summer.

The Gold Coast Arts Center is still taking registrations for its fall 2022 classes, which will start on Sept. 10 as scheduled. One can visit for more details on the courses and lessons.

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