Give Back to LI Cares at the Beyond Van Gogh Experience

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, located at 1500 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY, and Long Island Cares ( are extending their summer food drive through August 31 due to the generous donations of hundreds of pounds of nonperishable food items already collected. In time for the back-to-school season, the food drive will be expanded to also accept donations of new school supplies and food items. These donations will help children in need from Long Island obtain necessary school supplies for the upcoming academic year. 

For each ticket purchased that is accompanied by a donation of groceries or school supplies (a minimum of two items) the ticket holder will receive one complimentary access to the immersive event as a thank-you for their contribution. Buy one ticket and bring a donation and get one free ticket! During exhibit hours, Long Islanders can drop their food and school supply donations into the exhibit’s Long Island Cares collection bins onsite.

Tickets can be purchased online at

 In addition, a minimum $20 of monetary contributions can also be accepted online at A donation receipt must be presented at entry along with a paid ticket to qualify for one free ticket. To donate to Long Island Cares, ensure that all school supply donations are new and nonperishable items are unexpired and unopened. Acceptable donations include canned soups, tuna, vegetables, fruit, pasta packages, crackers, juice boxes, canned proteins, juice bottles, cereals, and granola bars. We welcome the generosity of our visitors and ask that they consider a value of at least two or more items. Examples of new school supplies that are accepted include notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, and more. 

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, produced by Paquin Entertainment Group, is on Long Island for a limited engagement. This immersive experience features more than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic artworks and takes the art lover into a three-dimensional world that exhilarates the senses.

 About Long Island Cares:

Founded in 1980 by Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin, Long Island Cares’ mission is to provide nutritious, culturally relevant food to 221,000 food-insecure Long Islanders (including 65,000 children) and attack the root causes of hunger. We annually distribute more than 10 million pounds of food to more than 300 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior-living facilities, homeless camps, and more. Food is also distributed at our five satellite pantries, targeting each area’s underserved communities. As Harry Chapin once said, “To know is to care, to care is to act, to act is to make a difference.” Long Island Cares exists to make these words a reality.

About Paquin Entertainment Group:

Established in 1985, Paquin Entertainment Group is a leading, full-service North American arts and entertainment company with offices operating in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver and Nashville. Paquin Entertainment Group is home to a diverse portfolio, including artist agency and management, film and television, theatrical production, brand partnership, and touring exhibitions. Since its inception, Paquin Entertainment Group’s core vision remains unchanged: to foster a creative culture that seeks and develops the world’s premier artists and productions. For more information visit

The main photo of this post (top of page) has pictured: Paule Pachter (President & CEO of LI Cares), Gerold Picard (General Manager of Beyond Van Gogh), William Gonyou (Community Events & Food Drive Manager) 

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