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The Brent Greenberg Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Brent Greenberg Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

When it came time to decide a Bar Mitzvah party theme for the Greenberg family from Cold Spring Harbor, New York, it was very easy. They spend their summers on Fire Island located on the south shore of Long Island and decided this would be a perfect theme! Their service was held at Woodbury Jewish Center in Woodbury, New York, followed by an evening celebration at Carlyle at the Palace in Plainview, New York.

Pictured Left: Bar Mitzvah boy Brent, Dad Gregg, Mom Tracy, his brothers Ross, Casey and the family dog.

Sherwood Triart was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed below.


 Earl from Sherwood Triart Photography spent an afternoon with the Greenberg family capturing them at all the places they love on Fire Island. These images were later incorporated into various elements of their celebration and will be in their album as well

 Team Greenberg on the beach

Dara Grunberg from Dear Friends created their handsome invitation in deep brown

This celebration was held at Carlyle at the Palace in Plainview, New York

 The theme was Ocean Beach, Fire Island. PBG Miller Immersive Environments served as the party planner and transformed the room into a beach paradise. For the adults, one side of room was designed to look like the town and for the kids, the other side of the room was designed to look like the beach

 A custom bar featured the famous saying, “Don’t Swing The Lights” to resemble the Albatross Bar in Ocean Beach. Mom Tracy worked there in college

Special touches could be seen everywhere including this nautical centerpiece display. The entire room’s perimeter was wrapped in beach fencing while ocean projections could be seen on the walls

 Fisherman netting appropriately served as table cloths

Tables were cleverly created from bikes & wagons (Fire Island has no cars)

 Brent hung out in the beach lounge featuring a faux bonfire and concave ocean projection wall. Check out the umbrella cloud ceiling treatment!

 The kids lounge area

 Those familiar with Ocean Beach know there are a lot of rules. A humorous custom Ocean Beach sign greeted guests 

In keeping with their authentic Fire Island theme, this family entered Brent’s celebration the same way they get around all summer! Mom Tracy and Dad Gregg entered on bicycles

Brent entered the room on a long board skateboard pulled by a bike and water ski tow rope!

ET Events provided the music for this celebration with Matt as the MC

For his sign-in board, Brent wanted to re-create the dart board at the Albatross in Ocean Beach. Brent in front of the real thing in Fire Island

PBG Miller Immersive Environments re-created the dart board which served as Brent’s sign-in board for his celebration

 Kids goofed around with all the props

Donut wall with Life Ring Donuts and custom sign, “Before you jump ship make sure to grab a life ring” 

Brent’s “beachy,” but delicious cake was provided by Carlyle Catering and “dressed up” to match his theme perfectly

Brent with all his friends

Favor bags ready for pick-up!

Red lifeguard Pennies the perfect favor for this Fire Island theme


Some Mom to Mom advice from Tracy:

“Hire an event planner. Let the experts worry about the details so you don’t have to! PBG Miller Immersive Environments was amazing to work with.”

Vendor Directory

The following vendor’s helped to make Brent’s celebration special. If you give any a call, please make sure they know you read about their services on

Venue/Cake: Carlyle at The Palace, Mindy Savvides, 516-756-1600
Party Planner: David Miller, PBG Miller Immersive Environments, 516-358-0800
Extra Entertainment (Photo Booth, Pop-o-shot, LED Ping Pong Tables, Corn Hole Bean Bag Toss): PBG Miller Immersive Environments
Decor/Cake/Sign-In: PBG Miller Immersive Environments
Music Entertainment: MC Matt, ET Events, 516-826-6900
Invitation: Dara Grunberg, Dear Friends, 516-456-2514
Photographer/Videographer: Earl, Sherwood Triart Photography, 516-921-2700
: Ali Mitchel, 404-455-9808
Boys clothing: Kenny’s Mens and Boys Wear, 516-921-2660
Mom Tracy party dress: TSE boutique
Hair: Ben, Salon Mayan, 631-683-5757
Make-up: RJ West, 631-271-2108

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