Organizing a workshop will be the far better bet as far as something in the reasonably close future. We have one more Achieve the Dream event in the Eastern US coming up in a couple of weeks, then we will be focusing on the Western half of the country for the next few months.
Contact Kerrey Campbell, the manager of our Newark office, and discuss your wish to to a Long Island workshop with him. If you can come up with a suitable venue for the workshop, that will go a long way toward making the workshop a reality. You will want a location that can handle an absolute minimum of 200 people, and preferable 300 to 400. This is why so many workshops are held in church sanctuaries.
We typically get a great deal of support from the faith community, and it won’t hurt to reach out for support from your local elected officials too, so any outreach or contacts you may have will be of great help as well.
That’s the place to start on bringing a workshop to Long Island. If there’s anything else I can do to help, please feel free to email me.