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Digital Workshops from The Watermill Center

This spring, The Watermill Center (TWC) launches a series of public workshops, kicking off in March with four digital offerings from TWC’s international alumni. Featuring writer Afua Ansong, theater artist Anton Krause, multidisciplinary artist Tamar Ettun and visual artist Lua Rivera, the workshops aim to demystify the creative process by inviting participants to directly engage with an artist’s studio practice.

Local Artists Given Platform for Socially Engaged Work

Known for its year-round roster of internationally renowned artists and performers, Guild Hall of East Hampton also champions the plentiful talent on the East End. During the month of March, Guild Hall welcomes local artists to apply to its new Community Artist-in-Residence (CAIR) program, which was established in 2020 in response to the pandemic and is focused on spotlighting creatives who live and work in the area.

A Love Song for Jack Lenor Larsen

LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton held its winter benefit, “A Love Song to Jack,” on February 14 — a virtual Valentine’s Day event to celebrate the life of LongHouse’s beloved founder, Jack Lenor Larsen, who died recently at the age of 93.

Virtual Cinema and Conversations with the Filmmakers

Over the next month, the Sag Harbor Cinema will transport audiences to new worlds — virtually speaking — in Brazil, India, Italy, Ukraine, Turkey and around the United States through its virtual cinema and weekly “Cinema Live” conversations.

The Show Must Go On Ice

Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater will host a “Broadway Skating Party,” a novel fundraising event, on Sunday, March 7, and for this one, participants will want to dress warmly and bring their best skills on blades.

‘In Case You Hadn’t Heard’ Presents an Unvarnished Look at Race Relations

As an art form, theater’s mission has historically been to shine a light on real-world issues and conflicts facing the wider population. But when it comes to addressing the true-to-life concerns and realities facing minority populations, how good a job does theater do? Issues surrounding race relations in this country have certainly been the subject of past theatrical productions. But exactly who are these productions geared toward? Could the industry, as a whole, do better? A lot of people think it could.

Parrish Business Council Leads by Example

When Maria Fumai-Dietrich joined the Parrish Art Museum staff, she took one look at the business membership roster and was immediately impressed — and, simultaneously, inspired. The members represented industries across the board, from hospitality, retail and graphic design to architecture, law and real estate. And, in there, she saw unbound potential.

Debbie Geppert Pivots at Bostwick’s Market

By Kelly Ann SmithOne night recently, I was caught without a plan for dinner. A big no-no in the time of COVID-19. Gathering food...

Foodstuffs: Drive Thru Supper Club and Irish Soda Bread

Art of Eating in Bridgehampton welcomes back its socially acceptable EAThampton Drive Thru Supper Club and Hampton Bays Library will host a live cooking demo to make traditional Irish soda bread with caraway seeds and raisins.

Explore Parrish Art Museum’s ‘Field of Dreams’

The Parrish Art Museum offers its next outdoor, socially distanced walking tours of “Field of Dreams” and “Bonac Blind” on Friday, February 26, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Parrish senior curator Corinne Erni and Parrish docents will be stationed throughout the meadow to discuss the sculpture with guests and 2020 Parrish Road Show artist Scott Bluedorn will be onsite to give tours of his “Bonac Blind.”

Key New Staff Roles at Guild Hall

Last week, Guild Hall announced the appointment of Jonquil Schaller-Harris as its new membership, annual fund and communications manager. Additionally, new roles have been established for existing staff members Joe Brondo, Casey Dalene and Anthony Madonna.

A Straight Shooting Artist

The Arts Center at Duck Creek in East Hampton is currently hosting an off-season, outdoor installation by artist Ryan Kitson. Titled “No Fillings for a Copper Plate,” the installation consists of work created from copper and aluminum sheets that have been shot with bullets jacketed in copper and is a nod to the age-old practice of shooting road signs in this country.

Three Voices, Three Evenings With Guild Hall

On February 26, director Jackson Gay presents a night of participatory theater, collective listening and discussion as she reflects on her time as a Guild Hall Artist-in-Residence and shares the beginnings of her new project “Endless Loop of Gratitude” and other works written during her time in residence.

Tuesday Night Movie Club with WHBPAC

Now through March 30, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is hosting a biweekly Tuesday night movie series for patrons and staff to watch — and comment — on films as a group. The next film in the series is Laura Greenfied’s “Generation Wealth,” a postcard from the edge of the American empire that captures a portrait of a materialistic, workaholic, image-obsessed culture, on March 2, at 8 p.m.

Take an Armchair Trip to Old Tokyo

Montauk Library’s virtual “Armchair Travel Book Club” meets the third Tuesday of the month. The next book to be discussed on March 16, will be “The Bells of Old Tokyo,” a 2019 book by Anna Sherman.

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Manager Thierry Balihuta is at Home with the Sag Harbor Cinema

When the newly refurbished Sag Harbor Cinema opens its doors, presumably sometime this spring, and patrons are finally able to settle into the comfortable, brand new seats for a state-of-the-art film experience in one of its three theaters, they just might encounter a familiar face running the place — especially if they have been regular customers of the nearby UPS Store. That’s because Thierry Balihuta, 33, who joined the staff last fall as the cinema’s manager, most recently managed the Sag Harbor UPS Store where he could be relied upon to help customers ship parcels, design brochures or produce marketing materials.

A 1905 Novel for Our Place and Time

My love for local history began when I was archiving the collection at the Sag Harbor Historical Society’s Annie Cooper Boyd House on Main Street. By March 2018, when the Suffolk County Historical Society mounted the Eastville Community Historical Society’s exhibition of tintypes celebrating African Americans and Native Americans, I was compiling a bibliography of local primary resources on Native American history. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the first peoples who lived here. I kept thinking we are all living on stolen land, and I couldn’t reconcile myself to it.

Marine Geologist Pens Tale of Two Lost Ships for Young Adults

They gathered on the dock in the Port Du Cadiz in the south of Spain: three archeologists, two college students, three captains, one cook, one engineer, two scuba divers, one able-bodied seaman and Laurie Zaleski, a marine geologist, who had just signed up for the adventure of a lifetime. The 2004 months-long mission to locate a pair of 200-year-old shipwrecks using multibeam sonar was among the first of its kind. And they were sailing, quite literally, into uncharted waters.