To Help

We are now in the process of restoring the Coltrane home to the condition that it was in while John, Alice and the children lived there.

From an initial donation, provided by Alice Coltrane and her family, we have made significant progress so far. We have restored electricity and water to the home and greatly improved the condition of the interior of the home.

We have a great amount of work to do. The home has been vacant for more than four years and nature’s elements have taken its toll.

We are in need of a new roof, heating system and many other repairs.

We need your help !!

Since this situation began, so many of you have asked how you can help in the fundraising campaign. Our position has always been that we would not seek donations until we could properly establish a non-profit organization.

In 2005, we formed The Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, LLC, a NY State non-profit organization. In 2006, we received our IRS 501(c)(3) designation so all donations are fully tax deductible. The organization is led by a Board of Directors, Ravi Coltrane, his wife Kathleen Hennessy and Steve Fulgoni.

We also have a working committee of eight individuals with extensive expertise and knowledge in the field of non-profit organization, historical restoration and music.  The Board of Directors and committee members are all volunteers and 100% of your contirbutions will go to restore the home and ultimately open it to the public.

Donations should be made payable to Friends of the Coltrane Home and can be sent to our administrative office:

Friends of the Coltrane Home
81H East Jefryn Blvd
Deer Park, NY 11729

Feel free to call our office at (631) 860-9200 if you would like to personally discuss how you can help, or send an email to

13 comments on “To Help

  1. Hi,

    I would very much like to visit the John Coltrane House as I greatly respect his musicianship, but I can find no visiting hours on the website. I will be on Long Island Dec. 24th – 27th. Would you please tell me what visiting hours are available on these days. Thank you very much.

    Mike Marcinowski

  2. I just sent you an email before I saw this. Does the Friends group meet regularly? Are there any upcoming activities associated with the house? I would like to plan some community education projects.

  3. The home is owned by Friends of The Coltrane Home in Dix Hills; but is not yet open to the public. Restoration work needs to be completed. Efforts are underway to prepare a study to guide the restoration.

  4. i am a furniture restorer. fully experienced in total furniture restoration of all types of furniture. i tend to side step refinishing as it, in my eyes, ruins the integrity of the furniture. i offer my services in anyway i can be of help.i work very well with time frames, example 50′, 60’s decor. feel free to contact me. i want to see this house saved and open to viewing. thank you

  5. I live 15 minutes away. I am donating right now, however it would be a dream come true to literally help in the restoration process if any help is needed. Let me know if I could help more. I’d love to do as much as I can! This project is amazing, its great to see it progressing well!

  6. I just read about this tonight, you guys should try to raise funds by going to sites like and, I would love to see where this project goes, I can just see the possibilities, please keep me in touch

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  8. I have in my posession the original round stained glass window that was located over the garage that separated two indoor rooms, the living room and the garage loft. I lived ther for a short time before the house was due to be demolished. I would be honored to donate this window to the estate to restore thehome to its original glory. The window is quite large and still in its original condition.

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