ISLIP ART MUSEUM OPEN CALL: Forever Young Online Exhibition

East Islip, NY— Building on the success of 2020’s Art@50+: New Beginnings, Islip Arts Council and AARP Long Island are pleased to announce a new statewide virtual art exhibit embracing the theme Forever Young.

Whether you are a novice or an expert, New York State artists who are 50 years and older are invited to submit their artwork for the upcoming Forever Young virtual exhibition. Submissions in all media will be considered, but previously exhibited work is excluded. Artists will be able to submit their work from May 1 through May 15.

As part of AARP’s effort to Disrupt Aging by dispelling negative stereotypes and bias toward aging, the 2021 exhibit asks New York-based artists to submit pieces that symbolize their vision and ideas to stay Forever Young. Selected artists will be featured in a virtual exhibition sponsored by AARP and shown on the Islip Art Museum website in July and August.

“It’s timely, appropriate, and relevant that Forever Young is our exhibition theme, said artist Holly Gordon, curator of the exhibit. “People 50 and over are society’s greatest asset. It is our ability to look back on our life experiences as we move forward. This patina of time gives depth to our vision, substance to our voices and verve to our creativity. Art is a powerful force that energizes, infuses, incites and inspires.” Forever Young is open to residents of New York state.

Artists can start the submission process  beginning May 1 by registering at: https://aarp.cvent.com/ForeverYoungArtSubmissions. Artists will receive additional instructions to digitally submit artwork following registration. Previously exhibited work is excluded. Artists will be asked to provide a maximum 80-word written statement about their work, as well as a 30-second audio recording of their statement.

 

Open to artists in New York State

Submission Period: May 1 – May 15, 2021

Exhibition Dates: July 1 – August 15, 2021

 

For more information, go to the Islip Art Council website click on EVENTS then choose AARP Presents Forever Young, and click there for prospectus. Digital submission only. The body of the email must include these image details (Last name, First name, Title, medium, size, date), Artists Statement, and all artist’s contact information. Contact: Holly Gordon curator for hi-res files and additional information Telephone: 631.666.8841 (t) 631.835.0697 (m) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Beginning March 30, 2021: New Yorkers 30 and over qualify for the vaccine.

Adult New Yorkers of any age with the following conditions qualify for the vaccine:

  • Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Pulmonary Disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
  • Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or Thalassemia
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus 
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer's Disease or dementia
  • Liver disease

 

The list is subject to change as additional scientific evidence is published and as New York State obtains and analyzes additional state-specific data.

 

 

 

Phase 1a & Phase 1b  

Eligible New Yorkers in Phase 1a and 1b are:
  • Individuals Age 30 and older who reside in New York
  • First Responder or Support Staff for First Responder Agency
  • Fire
    • State Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
    • Local Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
  • Police and Investigations
    • State Police, including Troopers
    • State Park Police, DEC Police, Forest Rangers
    • SUNY Police
    • Sheriffs' Offices
    • County Police Departments and Police Districts
    • City, Town, and Village Police Departments
    • Transit of other Public Authority Police Departments
    • State Field Investigations, including DMV, SCOC, Justice Center, DFS, IG, Tax, OCFS, SLA
  • Public Safety Communications
    • Emergency Communication and PSAP Personnel, including dispatchers and technicians
  • Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel
    • Court Officer
    • Other Police or Peace Officer
    • Support or Civilian Staff for Any of the Above Services, Agencies, or Facilities
  • Corrections
    • State DOCCS Personnel, including correction and parole officers
    • Local Correctional Facilities, including correction officers
    • Local Probation Departments, including probation officers
    • State Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Local Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
  • P-12 Schools
    • P-12 school (public or non-public) or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff, and support staff including bus drivers)
    • Contractor working in a P-12 school or school district (including contracted bus drivers)
    • Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group childcare
  • In-person college faculty and instructors
  • Employees or Support Staff of licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Setting
  • Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Provider
  • Public Transit
    • Airline and airport employee
    • Passenger railroad employee
    • Subway and mass transit employee (i.e., MTA, LIRR, Metro North, NYC Transit, Upstate transit)
    • Ferry employee
    • Port Authority employee
    • Public bus employee
  • Public facing grocery store workers, including convenience store and bodega workers
  • Individual living in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared with individuals and families who are not part of your household
  • Individual working (paid or unpaid) in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared by individuals and families who are not part of the same household, in a position where there is potential for interaction with shelter residents
  • High-risk hospital and FQHC staff, including OMH psychiatric centers
  • Health care or other high-risk essential staff who come into contact with residents/patients working in LTCFs and long-term, congregate settings overseen by OPWDD, OMH, OCFS, OTDA and OASAS, and residents in congregate living situations, overseen or funded by the OPWDD, OMH, OCFS, OTDA and OASAS
  • Certified NYS EMS provider, including but not limited to Certified First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician – Critical Care, Paramedic, Ambulance Emergency Vehicle Operator, or Non-Certified Ambulance Assistant
  • County Coroner or Medical Examiner, or employer or contractor thereof who is exposed to infectious material or bodily fluids
  • Licensed funeral director, or owner, operator, employee, or contractor of a funeral firm licensed and registered in New York State, who is exposed to infectious material or bodily fluids
  • Staff of urgent care provider
  • Staff who administer COVID-19 vaccine
  • All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care, or other staff in a position in which they have direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
  • All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Home care workers and aides, hospice workers, personal care aides, and consumer-directed personal care workers
  • Staff and residents of nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and adult care facilities
  • Restaurant workers*
  • Restaurant delivery drivers*
  • For-hire vehicle drivers*
Beginning March 17, the following essential workers are eligible:
  • Public-facing government and public employees
  • Not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need
  • Essential in-person public-facing building service workers

*Eligible for vaccination at State-operated mass vaccination sites, and, at the option of local health departments (LHDs) at LHD-operated point of distribution sites.

 

Phase 1a & Phase 1b

New York is currently vaccinating Phase 1a and Phase 1b groups. 

 which includes

  • Individuals Age 60 and older who reside in New York
  • Check if you are eligible to receive the vaccine here

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NASSAU COUNTY

VACCINE SUPPLY UPDATE: 

 The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives, affecting the County’s supply. 

In addition to vaccination centers run by the County’s Department of Health, listed below, vaccines are available at New York State sites which can be accessed through the “Am I Eligible" app.  

An appointment is required to be vaccinated at any Department of Health or NYS vaccination center.  

 

SECOND COVID-19 DOSE INFORMATION:

Please be informed that everyone who received their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccination at Nassau Community College (Garden City), Yes We Can Community Center (Westbury) or Union Baptist Church (Hempstead) will receive an email which contains a special LINK to schedule their second dose appointment. Your COVID-19 second dose appointment will take place at the same location where you received your first dose, 28 days after your first dose.

Please continue to check your email for this very important LINK from the Nassau County Department of Health to schedule your second dose appointment. Please be sure to check your spam filters if you do not see the LINK.

This scheduling system is ONLY for individuals that received their first dose of vaccine from the Nassau County Department of Health.  If you received your first dose of vaccine from another provider, please contact that provider for scheduling your second dose appointment.  If you do not receive the emailed LINK, the information you initially provided may not match our records. If you already received your first dose of vaccine from the Nassau County Department of Health and believe your information should be in our system, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your first and last name, telephone number, email address, date and location of your first dose.

  • Click here for appointments at Nassau Community College, Garden City
  • Click here for appointments at the Yes We Can Community Center, Westbury
  • Click here for appointments at NUMC, East Meadow
  • Click here for appointments at Northwell Health Center for Advanced Medicine, Lake Success
  • Click here for appointments at 8 Greenfield Road, Syosset
  • Click here for appointments at Belmont Park, Elmont
  • Click here for appointments at Northwell Health GoHealth, Hewlett
  • Click here for appointments at Northwell Health GoHealth, Syosset
  • To make an appointment at Jones Beach and other vaccination sites, call the New York State hotline at: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX

Individuals being vaccinated MUST produce proof of eligibility. 

If an individual is eligible due to their Employment, they must prove they are employed in New York State. Proof may include:   

  • an employee ID card or badge,   
  • a letter from an employer, or 
  • a pay stub.   

If an individual is eligible due to their Age, they must produce Proof of Age AND Proof of Residency in New York State. To prove residency, an individual must show:   

  • One (1) of the following: Landlord’s Statement; Current rent receipt or lease; Mortgage records; or  
  • Two (2) of the following: Statement from another Individual; Current mail; School records.    

To prove Age an individual must show: 

  • a government-issued ID that includes their date of birth (like a Driver’s License or passport). 

 

Eligibility by Week

 

Week 1 – 12/14/20

  • High-risk hospital staff, affiliates, volunteers and contract staff, following the clinical risk assessment guidance.

Week 2 – 12/21/20

  • High-risk hospital staff including State-operated OMH psychiatric centers
  • Emergency Medical Services Personnel
  • Medical Examiners and Coroners
  • Funeral workers who have direct contact with infectious material and bodily fluids
  • Health care or other high-risk direct care essential staff working in Long Term Care Facilities and long-term, congregate settings overseen by OPWDD, OMH and OASAS
  • Persons living in Long Term Care Facilities and in long-term congregate settings overseen by OPWDD and OMH

Week 3 – 12/28/20

  • FQHC staff
  • Agency staff and residents in congregate living situations run by the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).
  • Urgent Care providers
  • Any staff administering COVID-19 Vaccinations

Week 4 – 1/4/21

  • All Outpatient/Ambulatory front line, high risk health care providers who provide direct in-person patient care or other staff in a position where they have direct contact with patients, such as receptionists, of any age.
  • Home care workers and aides, hospice workers, personal care aides, and consumer-directed personal care workers.
  • Staff and residents of nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and adult care facilities.

Week 5 – 1/11/21

  • Teachers and education workers
  • First responders (including law enforcement and fire service) 
  • Public safety workers
  • Public transit workers
  • People 65 and older
Beginning March 17, the following essential workers are eligible:
  • Public-facing government and public employees
  • Not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need
  • Essential in-person public-facing building service workers

Check if you are eligible to receive the vaccine here

 

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY

 

Northwell Coronavirus Digital Resource Center

 

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccine Locations

Covid-19 Vaccinations at Suffolk County Community College – Make an Appointment

 

 

NYC Vaccine Finder : Vaccine finder search by zipcode - requires need a city address to register with (Home or Work).

MSSNY: Vaccine Release Schedule by County

Phased Distribution of the Vaccine - Phase 1A

Eligible New Yorkers in Phase 1A are:

  • High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff)
  • Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities
  • Federally Qualified Health Center employees
  • EMS workers
  • Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers
  • Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH and OASAS facilities
  • Urgent Care providers
  • Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff

Beginning January 4, 2021: 

  • All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care
  • All staff who are in direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
  • All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • This includes, but is not limited to,
    • Doctors who work in private medical practices and their staff
    • Doctors who work in hospital-affiliated medical practices and their staff
    • Doctors who work in public health clinics and their staff
    • Registered Nurses
    • Specialty medical practices of all types
    • Dentists and Orthodontists and their staff
    • Psychiatrists and Psychologists and their staff
    • Physical Therapists and their staff
    • Optometrists and their staff
    • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Aides

Beginning January 11, 2021:

  • Home care workers
  • Hospice workers
  • Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

 

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