"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it."

-Robert Swan

Community Beach Clean-up

Gallery North is proud to announce its first ever Community Beach Clean-Up, on April 27 and April 28!

The Beach Clean-Up will take place at two locations – Flax Pond Tidal Wetland Area (15 Shore Drive, Old Field, New York) on Saturday, April 27 and Smith Point Beach (1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, New York) on Sunday, April 28. Each Clean-Up will be conducted in two shifts starting at 9 am and 10:30 am each day. 

The Clean-Up will be free and open to the public and will be a rain or shine event. Pre-registration is encouraged. All ages are welcome. Please dress appropriately.

Come One! Come All!

Join Us!

In an effort to reduce the amount of plastic in our waterways, Gallery North will be traveling to Flax Pond and Smith Point Beach to tackle the ever-growing issue of plastic pollution. Spanning two days and two locations, the clean-up will both address the unsightly litter in our communities, and make a remarkable difference in our local ecosystems.

Following the Community Beach Clean-Up, artist and lead Clean-Up coordinator, Jack D'Ambrosio, will use the collected trash to create a public sculpture that will educate the community about the dangers of plastic pollution.

Gallery North is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, CEED - Center for Environmental Education and Discovery, and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

This is a rain or shine event, please dress appropriately!

Join us on one day or both!

Saturday, April 27

Flax Pond Tidal Wetland Area

15 Shore Drive, Old Field, NY



Sunday, April 28

Smith Point Beach

1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY



About Jack D'Ambrosio

Being a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, Jack D'Ambrosio brings a fresh perspective to the Carmela Kolman Fellowship. With extensive knowledge in printmaking as well as years of experience teaching both children and adults, Jack is excited to share his art with the community and find new ways to enrich Gallery North's art scene.