NYS Council on the Arts Funding for 10 Local Organizations

Ten local arts and cultural organizations have been awarded a cumulative $467,000 in state funding through the New York State Council on the Arts.

New Year’s Eve Dinner and a Show with Cristina Fontanelli

The holiday season has arrived with the new year right around the corner. This season, Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn is offering awe-inspiring throwback dinner theater shows to close out 2021. 

Choral Society Concert is Postponed

The Choral Society of the Hamptons’ seasonal holiday concert, which was originally scheduled to take place at Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 19, at 3 and 5:30 p.m., will now take place after the New Year.

One Last ‘Nutcracker’: Six Seniors to Graduate From Hampton Ballet Theatre School

In the days leading up to opening night of “Nutcracker,” a thick, nearly tangible tension hung in the air of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School (HBTS) dance studio in Bridgehampton. For six seniors, the weight of this production was not lost on them as they settled into the most demanding roles of their dance careers. All the while, the first of their college acceptance or rejection letters flooded in.

Elegant People Perform at the Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor Masonic Club this week has a new sound from the Hampton Jazz Festival with the band Elegant People. On Sunday, December 19, at 6 p.m. Elegant People will be bringing the fusion sounds of the 70s and 80s to the Masonic Temple.

Dinner and a Show with Pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski

Back by popular demand, celebrated international pianist and composer, and Juilliard alumni and teacher, Konstantin Soukhovetski, returns to Claude’s Restaurant in Southampton for a dinner and a show on Friday, December 17.

Gene Casey Corrals Nostalgia in a New Christmas Single

It’s the holiday season and musician Gene Casey is getting a bit nostalgic. But it’s OK if you know that because he freely admits it. “This time of year, I’m very sentimental and often have a breakdown where I start weeping,” said Casey, front man for the Lone Sharks.

The Moondogs Perform ‘The White Album’ at Bay Street

The Moondogs are back and ready to perform The Beatles’ legendary 1968 “The White Album” in its entirety on Saturday, December 11, at 8 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

Masonic Music Series Presents Winston Irie

Winston Irie, the number one reggae charting artist, returns again to the Wamponamon Masonic Temple in Sag Harbor on December 10, at 8 p.m.

‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ Explores Sag Harbor Man’s Friendship with Jonathan Larson

On the first Monday in November, a small group of friends gathered in Sag Harbor’s Oakland Cemetery just as the last glimmer of sunlight was fading and true dusk was setting in. They brought with them candles, food and beverages for an impromptu celebration of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. Among those honored was Jonathan Larson, composer, playwright and creator of the hit Broadway musical “Rent" and "Tick, Tick... Boom!" which has just been released as a film directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Pianist Judy Carmichael is in the Swing and Coming Back to Bay Street!

The Saturday after Thanksgiving happened to be Judy Carmichael’s birthday. But this year, Carmichael, a Grammy-nominated stride and swing pianist, wasn’t home in Sag Harbor, celebrating with friends. Instead, she was at sea as part of her latest gig, sailing aboard the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity where she had been performing all week. And after a year and a half of canceled performances due to COVID-19 — some 200 of them — she’s totally fine with that.

Nancy Atlas’s Fireside Sessions Return to Bay Street in January

The ever-popular concert series “Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas” is returning to Bay Street Theater in January, with four live concerts at the theater starting Friday, January 14, at 8 p.m.

December Programming at SAC

Continuing programming complementing its current exhibition, “Clearing The Air,” Southampton Arts Center (SAC) has scheduled a number of studio workshops, wellness events, talks and a special jazz performance for the month of December.

The Nutcracker Comes to WHBPAC

Join Clara, as her beloved Nutcracker Doll turns into a prince and takes her on a journey to an enchanted wonderland forest and into...

The Popsicles in Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor Masonic Music Series will host a performance by The Popsicles on Friday, December 3, at 7 p.m. The Popsicles are a fun band playing original and blues/country songs featuring piano and guitar and percussion. And everybody sings.

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