Bay Street Lands Shortlist for Long Island Imagine Awards

The cast of “Evita” was part of the 2018 Mainstage Season (Credit: Lenny Stucker)

For the second year running, Bay Street Theater is a finalist in the Arts and Culture category of the seventh annual Long Island Imagine Awards, to be held April 30 at Crest Hollow Country Club.

“We are so pleased to be a leader in arts and culture as a professional regional theater,” Bay Street Theater Executive Director Tracy Mitchell said in a press release. “It is wonderful to be recognized for the hard work of a wonderful team.”

The Long Island Imagine Awards was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations. Last year’s event attracted more than 400 attendees from the nonprofit and business communities — and an even larger crowd is expected this year.

“More than 170 entries were submitted for consideration in five categories, including Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Impact and Arts & Culture,” the release said. “Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is one of four finalists in the Arts and Culture category.”

Long Island business professionals selected the finalists during a preliminary judging, and members of the official judging panel will ultimately decide Imagine Awards winners.

“Being named a finalist in the Long Island Imagine Awards is an important achievement,” Ken Cerini, founder of the Long Island Imagine Awards, said in a press release. “It means that the organization has been identified as a leader on Long Island, exhibiting impactful and innovative operations. Congratulations to all of the finalists on their achievement.”

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