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Art As Ecosystem: Building Community through Artist-led Transformative Spaces

On Sunday, January 24, from 8 to 9 p.m., Guild Hall hosts a virtual Zoom conversation with three artists who work closely and collaboratively with the community in which they live — Eric Fischl, founder of The Church in Sag Harbor, Stephen Petronio of The Petronio Residency Center in New York City, and Emily Simoness of SPACE on Ryder Farm in Putnam County, New York.

Jazz with the Arts Center at Duck Creek

While most of the live programming at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs comes in the warmer weather, Peter Watrous, the center’s music director, has found a way to provide programming to get audiences through the winter. This month, Duck Creek is collaborating with Keyed Up and Bar Bayeux in support of a series of online jazz concerts.

Whale Ho! Digitized Whaling Log Collection is Available Online

The staff of the East Hampton Library’s Long Island Collection recently completed a large project — scanning all of the historic whaling logs in the collection, in full. The collection encompasses 63 individual volumes, detailing at least 70 voyages, with some logs covering multiple voyages, from the years 1783 through 1865.

HamptonsFilm’s Virtual Cinema is Back

To kick off the new year, HamptonsFilm Virtual Cinema’s Now Showing platform offers “The Reason I Jump,” Jerry Rothwell’s moving documentary that Variety calls “as emotionally piercing as it is beautiful to behold.”

Films at Home to Help WHBPAC

In a world where ordinary film-lovers are stuck at home for indefinite amounts of time, one organization teams up with distributors to bring you the very best in virtual cinema. When the temperatures drop and the dark days of winter look bleak, cozy up on the couch with the latest new releases in independent and foreign films — or Netflix — and chill to some of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s weekly suggestions.

All Star Comedy Returns to Bay Street Theater in Online Format

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will host the return of Joseph Vecsey and All Star Comedy on Thursday, January 28, at 8 p.m. at baystreet.org. This online comedy showcase marks All Star Comedy’s 11th season with Bay Street, and the first time that stand-up will be performed at the theater since the space was closed in March 2020.

The Watermill Center’s Winter Viewpoints Series Continues

On Wednesdays in January, The Watermill Center is hosting the 2021 Winter Viewpoints series, a digital continuation of its annual Viewpoints: Nights @ The Round Table series, which began in 2018 and featured intimate conversations with local artists and community organizers, as well as center staff, alumni and community fellows.

Climate Corner: A Q&A with a Higher Authority

Most people know God for his work as a spiritual guide for the last several thousand years. But what often gets overlooked is that as world creator, he’s an expert on the environment. Since he has over six billion followers (not including Instagram), I was lucky to score an interview with him when I ran into him at the W hotel.

Astrologer Kate Plumb Looks to the Stars for 2021

For Kate Plumb, the future is written among the stars. With the closing of a tumultuous year, to say the least, the Sag Harbor astrologer has turned her sights toward 2021 and her gaze upward, looking to the cosmos for clarity on what’s to come.

Viewpoints Ring in the New Year at The Watermill Center

he Watermill Center is ringing in 2021 with its Winter Viewpoints series. On Wednesday, January 13, at 5:30 p.m. North Haven visual artist and fiction writer Erica-Lynn Huberty presents “Running from Houses/Retreating to Houses,” a talk focusing on women's roles in society, which are themes present in her work.

View From Bonac: Grace Schulman’s new Book of Poems

Rainbows, beach walks, silk scarves, jazz and smoky bars are just some themes in Grace Schulman’s new book of poems “The Marble Bed.”

Book Review: “Mad At The World: A Life Of John Steinbeck”

For all the Northern California biographical and literary associations the name “John Steinbeck” evokes —  it was his birthplace and the setting for much of his fiction — Steinbeck was also a celebrity in Sag Harbor where he made his home in 1955 with his wife Elaine, after renting for a couple years. He died in 1968, six years after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, having become a familiar presence in the village, the founder and co-chair of the Old Whalers Festival, now known as HarborFest.

Focus on You this Year with Help from Rogers Memorial Library

To start the New Year, the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton is offering a series of virtual programs to get the mind and the body moving.

The Watermill Center announces 2021 Artists-In-Residence

Each year, The Watermill Center, the interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities based in Water Mill, hosts a process-based artist residency program that provides artists with the time, space and freedom to develop work in a communal environment that encourages experimentation. Artists-in-residence receive exclusive access to The Watermill Center’s art collection, research library, theatrical archives, curated facilities and grounds as tools in the creation of new work.

Memoir Writing with Andrew Visconti and East Hampton Library

East Hampton Library is offering beginning memoirists an opportunity to dive into the genre by writing on an unexpected event, a challenge or the process of seeking a path by working with journalist Andrew Visconti to find their voice.

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Sag Harbor Publisher Dr. Martin Shepard Dies

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Guild Hall’s Student Art Festival Celebrates Past, Present and Future

Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, Guild Hall will, once again, host its Student Art Festival (SAF), an annual tradition that inspires and celebrates the artistic achievement and imagination of students in kindergarten through grade 12 from Bridgehampton to Montauk.