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Voting for “Norman Hall Memorial Playwrights Festival 2019 Competition”   [September 17, 2019 by G Grella]

It’s time for you to vote for your favorite finalist in the “Norman Hall Memorial Playwrights Festival 2019 Competition”.


Just click on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcd4S6GU9Y0GpPUJuHvw84Dx5Vo1nAnt0LeL0r3u7Ls8lzDA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Voting ends on October 1, 2019 – so tell all your family and friends to get their vote in to determine the winning play.



PATV 2019 Play Contest Finalists   [August 21, 2019 by G Grella]

The PATV 2019 Play Contest Finalists have been selected to move onto the next level for staged readings, which will be uploaded to YouTube for audience selection of the winning play.   Here are the three finalists:

“Dying to Be a Comedian” by Mimi Mazzarella, “Echos of a Lost Son” by Chima Chikazunga, and “On a Midnight Dark and [More...]

New Series “The Shoshana Show” on PATV   [July 26, 2019 by G Grella]

On Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 6:30pm (EST) watch the new series program; “The Shoshana Show” with Producer/Host Shoshana Ellihou Cellers as she takes us on a tour of the 2019 Great Neck Plaza Street Fair/Music Festival.

Series airs on Thursdays at 6:30pm (EST).

(L to R): Shoshana Elllihou Cellers, Producer/Host interviews Ari, proprietor of “The Wandering [More...]

Vote PATV Long Island in Best of the North Shore 2019   [June 17, 2019 by G Grella]

PATV Long Island is entered as “Best of the North Shore 2019” choice under “Arts and Entertainment” Best Attraction.

Please show your support of community media with your vote by clicking on the link below:


Arts & Entertainment, Best Attraction vote PATV – Long Island!

Women in Technology Open House June 20, 2019   [June 11, 2019 by G Grella]

PATV “Women in Technology” will be having an Open House at 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite LL27 Lake Success, NY 11042 on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5-7pm.  Please RSVP: info@patv.org if you are planning on attending.  This is a free program funded by NYS Legislative Grant and donations.

Women in Technology Open House – June 20, [More...]

Michael DeCristoforo Community Service Award – 2019   [June 3, 2019 by G Grella]

This year, 2019, “The Michael DeCristoforo Community Service Award” was given to Corey Seng, Great Neck South High School Senior who will be attending San Diego State University in the fall, with a media major.

PATV wishes Corey all the best in his future endeavors.


Corey Seng (L) with Instructor Mike Peters (R) on set in PATV [More...]

PATV Women in Technology Open House   [May 10, 2019 by G Grella]

PATV has a new offering for you – Women in Technology Open House – FREE Program!

If you would like to attend our Open House on May 28, 2019  from 5pm – 7pm,  please RSVP to info@patv.org.

Contact Erica Bradley at ebradley@patv.org for  further information on Women in Technology at PATV.


Play Contest Entries 2019 – Call for Submissions   [January 25, 2019 by G Grella]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 1 through May 15 per calendar year.

Entries must be from Long Island Playwrights.

The guidelines for submissions are as follows:  Original, Fifteen minutes in length, limited to three or four characters and one set – no children.

Limit 2 entries per playwrightScripts will not be returned.  Winners are announced at www.patv.org. Submit typed manuscript to:

The Public [More...]

Legislator Ellen Birnbaum Secures $25,000 Grant for PATV   [December 28, 2018 by G Grella]


Erica Bradley, PATV Executive Director, (L) receives the official notification from Legislator Ellen Birnbaum (R) for the $25,000 grant to be used to purchase new equipment for PATV. PATV is grateful to Legislator Birnbaum who has always shown her support of community television.

  (Photo credit: Daniel Small)

PATV Receives $2,500 Grant through Huntington Arts Council   [ by G Grella]


“This Norman Hall Memorial Playwrights Festival is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.”

PATV is grateful for the $2,500 grant towards the 2019 production [More...]