Bits & Banter: Holiday Trunk Show, Small Art, Thanksgiving in Montauk, ArtXchange

Joan Hornig at work.

Holiday Trunk Show to Benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

The Southampton Hospital Foundation will host a holiday trunk show featuring Pavé The Way — a playful and whimsical line of distinct jewelry by designer and philanthropist Joan Hornig — on Thursday, November 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Parrish Memorial Hall, located at 235 Herrick Road in Southampton.

“Pavé the Way Jewelry allows you to express your style while supporting causes closest to your heart,” Ms. Hornig said in a press release. “Our jewelry is intended to makes a difference, as well as a statement.”

Hornig personally designs every piece of jewelry — crafted from sterling silver, 18-karat gold vermeil, or a combination thereof, with diamonds and gemstones — from necklaces and earrings to bracelets and rings.

“I want to make giving easy and pleasurable, to reinforce that it can be done in pennies, as well as hundreds and thousands and millions of dollars,” Hornig said. “I want everyone to be able to participate in changing the world.”

All profits will benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and its medical centers or departments, donated in the name of the purchaser or gift recipient. Admission is free. For more information, call (631) 726-8700.

Holiday Invitational Focuses on Small Artworks

The Small Artworks Holiday Invitational at Romany Kramoris Gallery isn’t a flurry of a show.

It’s a snowstorm.

More than 30 local artists will be on view at the Sag Harbor gallery, located at 41 Main Street, showing small and affordable art and fine crafts from Friday, November 23, through January 13.

Participating artists include: Nancy Achenbach, Lianne Alcon, Herbert August, Olivia August, Adriana Barone, Ann Barzola, Eve Behar, Lois Bender, Joyce Brian, Lauren Chenault, Sue and Al Daniels, Christopher Engel, Patricia Feiwel, Suzzanne Fokine, Rick Gold, Barbara Groot, Barbara Hadden, Ruby Jackson, Mary Jaffe, Adrienne Kitaeff, Romany Kramoris, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Mary Milne, Alan Nevins, Maria Orlova, Isabel Pavao, Heidi Rain Oleszczuk, Christina Schlesinger, Veronica Mezzina, and Deby Zum.

A reception will be held on Saturday, November 24, from 3 to 5 p.m.. For more information, call (631) 725-2499 or visit

Thanksgiving Weekend in Montauk Stars Lighthouse Lighting; Ushers Holiday Events

For some, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the Turkey Trot.

Celebrating its 42nd year, the annual Run for Fun/Turkey trot around Fort Pond in Montauk was started by John Keeshan and is still going strong. Get to the Village Green for check-in by 8 a.m. and register for the 3- or 6-mile race, with categories for all ages. Entry is $15 and proceeds will benefit the food pantries in Montauk, East Hampton and Springs, and Meals on Wheels.

Festivities continue on Saturday, November 24, with the Montauk Community Church Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring baked goods, new and used toys, handmade items and other gifts, and a visit from Santa at 11 a.m. The Montauk Library will hold its Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with books of all kinds — gift books, art books, cookbooks and children’s books, as well as decorations, jewelry and more.

A special guest will lead the 10th annual Lighting of The Lighthouse from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Montauk Lighthouse, which will remain on every night until January 1. Santa will make an appearance, and the evening will include holiday music and caroling. Parking and admission to the grounds are free.

The following day, enjoy Christmas at the Lighthouse with Santa on Sunday, November 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the festively decorated museum. Hot cider and snacks will be served, and the gift shop will be open for holiday shopping. Pony rides and photos with Santa will be available for young children. Admission is free.

In the meantime, Montauk businesses will be busy preparing — and decorating — for the “Starbrite” Storefront Lighting contest on December 12 at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for four “Best” categories: Traditional, Whimsical, Display of Montauk, and Brightest.

For more information, visit

ArtXchange Unites at Guild Hall

ArtXchange is a celebration of cultural diversity at Guild Hall, located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton.

And it is open to all — for free.

“The annual family-oriented afternoon offers creative activities centered on the exchange of traditions, ideas, and stories to further advance inclusion, foster respect, and ignite interaction within our community,” a press release said.

On Sunday, November 25, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., stop by the free empanada truck, get creative during a community art project with the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council, or saddle up for a family scavenger hunt. Local groups, including the East Hampton High School and Middle School dance teams, will perform in the theater from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and the Golden Eagle will host art workshops in the Green Room and Boots Lamb Education Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. And at 2:45 p.m., Esperanza Leon and Casey Dalene will lead a bilingual tour through the galleries.

Admission is free and reservations are appreciated. For more information, call (631) 324-0806 or visit

Daniel J. Rowen Memorial Design Awards to Celebrate Architecture

The AIA Peconic Memorial Design Awards will honor members Michele Hugo and Bill Chaleff — who have worked closely with the 2018 jury team of F. Eric Goshow, Chris Cooper, Graham Wyatt and Patrick Burke to identify 10 projects that will be receiving the 2018 Design Award — on Saturday, December 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Ross School Senior Lecture Hall, located at 18 Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton.

Chef Reeve Andrew and Jessie King will cater hors d’oeuvres, wine and sparkling water. Tickets are $55 or $30 for members. For more information, visit