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Experience the Thrill: Musical Hits and Laser Light Shows

Posted on 05/08/24

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AARP Long Island is thrilled to sponsor and connect with AARP members and guests at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Reichert Planetarium in Centerport, at Music Laser Light shows! Music lovers can enjoy these immersive visual shows that are projected overhead on a 60-foot dome.

Find our AARP volunteers and staff at select performances! Come by the AARP table in the lobby before, during or after each show and meet us to learn more about what AARP is doing in the local community. Learn about the AARP local resources, AARP HomeFit, AARP Fraud Watch Network, contests, giveaways and much more!

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1. May 24, 2024 – June 28, 2024: Laser Depeche Mode

One of the most popular and creative bands of the 1980s and early 90s, Depeche Mode and their dark, synthesized music is realized in one of the finest laser tributes ever. Songs include Enjoy the Silence, Blasphemous Rumors, Never Let Me Down, People Are People, Strangelove and many more.

  • May 24, 2024
  • May 31, 2024
  • June 7, 2024
  • June 14, 2024
  • June 21, 2024
  • June 28, 2024
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2. May 25, 2024 – June 29, 2024: Laser Rocket Man

Elton John’s unique blend of pop and rock styles turned him into one of the 20th century’s biggest music icons. What better way to celebrate his musical hits than with laser light accompaniment? Sit back, relax, and let this unique light and sound experience move through you. Songs include Saturday Night, Crocodile Rock, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bennie & The Jets, Candle in the Wind, Pinball Wizard and many more.

  • May 25, 2024
  • June 8, 2024
  • June 15, 2024
  • June 22, 2024
  • June 29, 2024
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3. July 5 – August 10: Sgt Pepper’s Laser Light Show

Sgt. Pepper's Laser Light Show is a magical way to experience the influential concept album from The Beatles. Combining laser technology with the Beatles’ groundbreaking album results in a laser show that resurrects the spirit of the late 60s, and adds a modern twist.  Songs include With a Little Help from My Friends, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, When I'm 64, Lovely Rita, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), A Day in the Life, and many more.

  • July 5, 2024
  • July 12, 2024
  • July 19, 2024
  • July 26, 2024
  • August 2, 2024
  • August 9, 2024
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4. July 6 – August 10: Laser Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin is proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, and their individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the 1960s and ‘70s. Indeed, they have been hailed as one of the most successful, innovative, and influential bands, alongside Pink Floyd, U2 and the Beatles. Now you can relive the magical sounds of Led Zeppelin while enjoying a visual treat of custom laser imagery.  Songs include Over the Hills and Far Away, Kashmir, Song Remains the Same, Black Dog, Whole Lotta Love, and many more.

  • July 6, 2024
  • July 13, 2024
  • July 20, 2024
  • July 27, 2024
  • August 3, 2024
  • August 10, 2024
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5. August 16 – September 21: Laser Kiss

Relive the bombastic 70s phenomena of KISS! Laser KISS features the best classic songs including live tracks from their legendary performances. If you can’t see KISS in concert, Laser KISS is the next best thing.  Songs include Deuce, Love Gun, Rock and Roll All Nite, Calling Doctor Love, and many more.

  • August 16, 2024
  • August 23, 2024
  • August 30, 2024
  • September 6, 2024
  • September 13, 2024
  • September 20, 2024
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6. August 17 – September 21: Laser Queen

Queen's epic songs provided a soundtrack to the 70s and 80s. Laser Queen was inspired by these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and combines their biggest hit songs with intense laser programming for one heck of a show.  Songs include We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions, Bicycle Race, Under Pressure, Another One Bites the Dust, and many more.

  • August 17, 2024
  • August 24, 2024
  • August 31, 2024
  • September 7, 2024
  • September 14, 2024
  • September 21, 2024
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7. September 27 – November 1: Laser Red Hot Chili Peppers

Are they alternative? Funk? Pop? The Red Hot Chili Peppers combine all of these musical styles in their high energy rock sound that makes for a heart-pounding laser experience.

Songs include Scar Tissue, Give it Away, Roller Coaster, Aeroplane, Warped and many more.

  • September 27, 2024
  • October 4, 2024
  • October 11, 2024
  • October 18, 2024
  • October 25, 2024
  • November 1, 2024
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8. September 28 – October 26: Laser U2

Combining big ideas and big sounds, Laser U2 explores the band's long musical history in vibrant laser light. It's an amazing way to experience the power and passion of one of the world's most prolific groups. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immersive journey through this British band’s rise and success!  Songs include Beautiful Day, October, The Fly, Pride, New Year’s Day, and many more.

  • September 28, 2024
  • October 5, 2024
  • October 12, 2024
  • October 19, 2024
  • October 26, 2024
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9. November 8 – December 14: Laser Van Halen

Laser Van Halen’s dynamic laser choreography perfectly complements the energy of one of the world’s most influential bands. Featuring the biggest hits sung by David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar and showcasing Eddie Van Halen’s genius guitar playing.  Songs include Jump, Panama, Dreams, Unchained, Eruption, and many more.

  • November 8, 2024
  • November 15, 2024
  • November 22, 2024
  • November 29, 2024
  • December 6, 2024
  • December 13, 2024
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10. November 9, 2024 – December 14, 2024: Laser Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows of all time!  Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.  Songs include Breathe, On the Run, Money, Brain Damage, Eclipse, and many more.

  • November 9, 2024
  • November 16, 2024
  • November 23, 2024
  • December 7, 2024
  • December 14, 2024

Learn more about volunteering with AARP at aarp.org/VolunteerwithAARPNY

See you at the Laser Light Shows! www.vanderbiltmuseum.org

* These are not AARP events. Any information you provide to the host organization shall be governed by their privacy policy. Show images seen here, are provided and approved by the theater.

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