The Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy and excellence in the arts by presenting, producing, and promoting culturally responsive, high quality programs for diverse populations in varied artistic disciplines. In partnership with local, state, federal and private organizations, our goal is to facilitate these programs in response to the needs of our community and Long Island at large. The Islip Arts Council hosts a series of free concerts and cultural programs. These performances were presented by professional artists as well as local favorites of the highest caliber. The performances included: traditional Jazz, Blues, Folk Rock & Blue Grass Groups, Classical & Chamber Music, Big Bands, Opera, a Workshop educational series, a two-day Jazz Festival and the annual free Philharmonic Concert in the Park.