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Guild Hall Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

In August 1931, Guild Hall in East Hampton opened its doors for the first time. With its jewel-box proscenium theater and fine art galleries, the much-loved institution has been a cultural cornerstone of the Hamptons ever since. Now, Guild Hall is poised to celebrate its 90th season with a full summer lineup of events or fine arts and performing arts talent.

New Literary Manager for Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has named theater professional Hope Villanueva to its newly created literary manager position. In the new role, Villanueva will work closely with Artistic Director Scott Schwartz and Associate Artistic Director Will Pomerantz to shape the development of new work and new artists at Bay Street.

‘Story Time’ Continues At Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater’s “Story Time,” a series of children’s books read aloud on Zoom by the authors themselves, continues with Dan Sadlowski reading “Finding Brooklyn — And The Next Great Superhero,” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 10.

‘Hope Blooms’ at Southampton Artists Association’s Spring Exhibit

Southampton Artists Association (SAA) presents its spring art exhibit “Hope Blooms” at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts. The show features work by over 30 member participants and will be on view through Sunday, May 2.

Two Artists Explore the Natural World at Guild Hall

In a new exhibition at Guild Hall Woodhouse Gallery, Argentinian multidisciplinary artist Karin Waisman will present “The Horizon Is Not a Straight Line,” a site specific, 250-inch long cast resin and ceramic wall relief that investigates the notion of the border, conceiving it not as a straight line but a complex contact point between two elements that push and pull while continuing to support one another. Also on view in the Moran and Spiga Galleries will be “Paradise,” featuring the work of Enoc Perez, a  contemporary  Puerto Rican-born multimedia  artist best known for his paintings and oil stick drawings. Both shows will run Saturday, April 24, to Monday, May 31.

Bay Street Theater Unveils Plans; Targets Neighboring Property For Park Addition

The building will be constructed on the site of the Water Street Shops complex, which is best known for its tenant, 7-Eleven. Renderings show the parking lot transformed into a tree-lined lawn opening up to John Steinbeck Waterfront Park behind the theater.

Bay Street Summer Series Faces Uphill Climb With Sag Harbor Village Board

Bay Street Theater’s proposal to hold its Summer Stage series outdoors continues to draw pushback from Sag Harbor Village officials, who have yet to rule on the request.

Bay Street To Unveil Theater Plans In Online Presentation Tuesday, April 6

Friends of Bay Street Theater will raise the curtain on their vision for a new home for the Sag Harbor cultural institution at a public webinar on Tuesday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m.

‘Son of the South’: Bob Zellner’s Life as an Activist is Now a Feature...

Since he began working as a civil rights activist in his native Alabama in the early 1960s, Bob Zellner, the son and grandson of Ku Klux Klan members, has remained vigilant and on the front lines in the fight against racism. As a result, over the course of the last half century, he has been beaten or arrested more times than he can count. And now, there's a feature film that tells the story of his early life as an activist.

‘Met Under Moonlight,’ a Beachfront Drive-In Opera Theater

Starting Saturday evening, East Hampton’s Guild Hall will revive its beloved, long-running opera series through “Met Under Moonlight,” a slate of past Met performances — starting with “Carmen — Live in HD Encore” — screened in a drive-in movie theater format at Main Beach.

21st HamptonsFilm Screenwriters Lab

HamptonsFilm, home of Hamptons International Film Festival, has selected fellows, screenplays and mentors for the 21st edition of its annual Screenwriters Lab, which will take place April 9 to 11. The lab pairs rising screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and creative-producers for a weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year's lab will take place virtually.

The Power of Women Revealed in ’12,’ a Painting at Grenning Gallery

In honor of Women’s Month, Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor is currently presenting a formidable new painting from the gifted Italian artist Daniela Astone, virtually on exhibit through April 15.

‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ To Screen At The Parrish Art Museum...

On Friday, April 9, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present two screenings of HBO’s newly released documentary “Black Art: In the Absence of Light,” an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today.

A Sale for Sag Harbor and its Artists

Under the curatorial leadership of artist April Gornik, along with art dealer Tripoli Patterson and artist Dan Rizzie, the Sag Harbor Partnership is hosting a virtual art sale featuring works by both well-known artists and emerging talent to commemorate the 175th anniversary of Sag Harbor Village.

Art Inspired by Conservation

On Saturday, April 17, Southampton Arts Center will open its new exhibition, “EARTH — Artists as Activists.” The exhibition is a timely, actionable multidisciplinary exhibition featuring artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism.

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Q&A With Bay Street’s Artistic Director Scott Schwartz

This week, Bay Street Theater unveiled its plans for a new facility to be built on Long Island Avenue in Sag Harbor. Bay Street Artistic Director Scott Schwartz talked about the way in which a new space will change what the theater can offer.

Friends Of Bay Street Target 2 Main Street Property To Add To Steinbeck Park

On Tuesday, during a Zoom meeting to unveil the initial renderings for the new theater, Adam Potter, the chairman of Friends of Bay Street, announced that his not-for-profit organization is also in discussions to purchase 2 Main Street, which is currently home to K Pasa restaurant, Espresso, the Yummylicious ice cream parlor, and Havens, a gift shop.

‘Dust For Blood’ Reveals Truth of Long Island’s Migrant Labor Camps

In 1949, two young children died in a Bridgehampton migrant camp while their parents were out working in the fields. The children, who were alone at the time, were killed when the 12-foot-by-20-foot chicken coop in which the family lived caught fire. The tragedy was hardly the first and it would definitely not be the last of many that befell the East End’s migrant farm population in the mid-20th century.