Carol Silva

News 12 Long Island Emmy Winning Broadcaster

Moderator, Girls Rising Outreach Workshop
Every year over the course of the festival day, Girls Rising presents an outreach panel discussion much like the one Antigone Rising performs at schools and community centers around Long Island and all over the world. The band invites distinguished women from various professions to come talk about their experiences rising to the tops of their fields. Prior panelists have included grammy winners Julie Gold and Carnie Wilson, gold medal olympian Angela Ruggierio, WNBA All-Star Sue Wicks, Construction entrepreneur Linda Cirigliano, WNBC newscaster Carolyn Gusoff, and many others. This year's panel moderator will be Carol Silva, the Emmy Award-winning Morning and Midday Edition anchor at News 12 Long Island, America's first 24-hour regional news network.

Kelley Brooke

Managing Partner- Bethpage Golf Group

Kelley has spent the last 40 years in the golf industry as both a top notched player, a golf professional and a business woman. Her career has included the teaching of 40,000 golf lessons, television appearances, ownership of golf venues, ownership of entertainment venues, ownership of restaurants/catering venues and more.

Recognizing that there was a void in women’s golf, she created the Kelley Brooke Women’s Golf Clinics, The Winter Strength Training Program (held at the South Shore Jewish Community Center), The Kelley Brooke Winter Golf School for Women and created a private lesson program for more than 1000 women per year. She also created a Psychology of Golf Program for men and women to follow.

One of her proudest accomplishments is the formation of the not-for-profit NYC Junior Golf Club, Inc. Recognizing that youth golf in New York City wasn’t as strong as it could be, Kelley created the not-for-profit entity. The club services economically disadvantaged youth along with the average junior golfer. Currently the organization has 150 members.

In 2010, The NYC Mayor’s Office and the Commission on Women’s Issues selected Kelley as a woman who has made a difference during “Women in History Month”.

In 2015 Kelley joined the NBC/Golf Channel team as a lead instructor and regularly appears on the NBC/Golf Channel and their digital platforms.
In 2012 Kelley produced, wrote and hosted two golf television shows called “Golfing NYC Style” and “The 19th Hole”, also on Time Warner Cable. “Golfing NYC Style” was part celebrity interview and part celebrity golf lesson show. She also appears on the LPGA Women’s Network, providing instructional content and sits on the Continuing Education Committee of the LPGA.

Evelina Grayver, MD

Director of Coronary Care with North Shore University Hospital

Guest panelist, Dr Grayver, currently serves as the Director of Critical Coronary Care Unit at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Under her supervision as the Director, the unit has received the Beacon Award of Excellence in 2018. The awards sets the standard of for excellence in patient care environments by collecting and using evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes, patient and staff satisfaction, and credibility with consumers.

Dr Grayver is also an Assistant Professor at Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She frequently teaches at the medical school and runs a specialized cardiac critical care elective for medical students. She is board-certified in both Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world).  Furthermore, Dr Grayer is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, one of the most distinguished designations the American College of Cardiology offers its members and is the ultimate recognition of professional achievement.

Siela A. Bynoe

Nassau County Legislator, 2nd LD

Guest panelist, Siela A. Bynoe became Nassau County Legislator for the Second Legislative District after winning a February 11 special election in early 2014. Siela is a 40-year resident of Nassau County and Westbury resident.

A graduate of Westbury HS with an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts from Nassau County Community College, Bachelor's in Psychology from Hofstra University and Master's in Public Administration from C.W.Post, Long Island University. Siela has a diverse career background that has allowed her to work in the private and public sectors, as well as not-for-profit. She then entered the public sector, where she became Assistant Director of the North Hempstead Housing Authority, and then moved on to become Executive Director of Huntington Housing Authority in 2006. Siela also served until recently as a Commissioner for the North Hempstead Housing Authority. Working in housing, Siela has worked with her colleagues to secure over $40 million to rehabilitate some of Long Island's oldest affordable communities.

Siela has not only worked for better housing for all, but she is also an education advocate in her community. Legislator Bynoe was twice elected as a Trustee for the Westbury School Board during which she has helped to implement smart fiscal policies which have saved Westbury taxpayers $3.8 million. Such savings kept the district's quality standards while also helping to keep working families in the Westbury community. Also, during Siela's tenure, graduation rates increased by 10 percent. 



Over the course of the day, we showcase young up and coming female artists we have mentored or had the opportunity to work with over the years. In some cases, these artists may have full showcases on the Kidz Bop Youth Spotlight Stage or they may have a main stage spotlight moment alongside one of our national headliners. Join us throughout the day to see how our Girls Rising program can enrich young artists, some from our community and some who have traveled to share their talents with us! 

Check back as more artists are announced!

kalliope Jones

Kalliope Jones is a refreshingly eclectic, all original, vocally rich, emotionally stirring, foot stomping, heart warming, teenage post-rock girl group with exquisite harmonies that’ll leave you feeling happy, sad, empowered, amazed, inspired and enthralled - all at once.

Jackknife stiletto

Jackknife Stiletto is an all-female rock ’n’ roll band from New York City. The trio is known for their aggressive drive and punk attitude with a fresh sound. Think Rancid meets Black Sabbath.

Jackknife Stiletto has toured nationally, sharing the stage with acts such as Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Cheap Trick, Murphy's Law, Cherie Currie, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag and Bret Michaels. Their powerful live performance has also commandeered SXSW and Warped Tour. Members Annie Stoic, Mel Funk and Foxy Roxy believe in loud, melt-your-face-off music, guaranteeing one hell of a sexy, unforgettable rock show.



14 yo singer songwriter

We are honored to have Nikolina with us this year on the KIDZ BOP Youth Spotlight Stage. With an incredible voice and passion for music, Nikolina is one to watch!

Mary poppins

Select songs from the 2019 presentation of Mary Poppins by Jazz Hands Children's Theatre.