Billy Joel will pledge $1 million from his foundation to help save the Long Island High School for the Arts, which school officials have said is facing closure because of dwindling enrollment and falling tuition revenue.
The rock and roll star will direct The Joel Foundation to donate the money to an organization supporting the arts school if Nassau BOCES pledges to keep it open for three years, his spokeswoman said Thursday.
Joel also plans to be front-and-center at a big meeting Feb. 8 with students, aimed at helping to raise the school’s enrollment. … The “Afternoon of Questions & Answers . . . And a Little Music” will be held in the Hillwood Recital Hall at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville. The invitation-only event will include students from the arts school and the university, as well as prospective students and school superintendents from districts across the Island.
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