When he was 10 years old in 1948, Rocco Liccardi — like others in his family — would tease his father about buying a piece of land in the Wickatuck hills near Noyac Bay and his decision to build a house there. But the family did it, coming out to Long Beach Lane for days at a time, camping out in old Army tents on the property while Rocco’s father put the house together.
As a nonprofit organization, the primary mission of OLA (Organización Latino Americana) of Eastern Long Island is to advocate for the East End’s Latino immigrants. But it also seeks to build bridges by connecting Spanish-speaking residents with the wider year-round community and, in the process, educate everyone about the concerns and strengths of their neighbors. OLA’s annual Latino Film Festival of the Hamptons is designed to do just that.
“Tumbling Woman.” It’s a sculpture created by artist Eric Fischl in the months immediately after 9/11, and it was born as an honest reflection of the complicated emotions that emerged after the attack on the World Trade Center — especially for those who lived in New York.