Arts & Leisure

Traces of the Trade: One Woman’s Journey To Learn An Ugly Family Truth

Katrina Browne grew up believing a family story. The rosy picture wasn’t wrong, per se — but it wasn’t perfectly accurate, either. It was truth by omission, overlooking one critical detail that, at her core, Browne says she somehow always knew.

Judy Collins Looks at Life From Both Sides Now

It’s hard to fathom the impact singer/songwriter Judy Collins had on the music scene back in the 1960s and early ’70s. Not only is...

The Pastime of Play on Display at the Whaling Museum

By Jennifer Corr While the string of popular animated Pixar films tend to come to mind when you hear the words “Toy Story,” currently, there’s...

Preserving History, One Column at a Time

Jim Marquardt wasn’t always a history buff. His professional life was spent heading up an advertising agency in Stamford, Connecticut. But then, he retired. “We wanted...

“Romeo and Juliet” Redux, Courtesy of Benatar and Giraldo

Rock superstar Pat Benatar and her husband, Neil Giraldo, after 40 years together, still identify strongly with “Romeo and Juliet.” So much so, in fact, that they’re developing a musical based on the play.

Artist’s Creativity Goes Beyond The Box For East End Hospice

Historically, the Sag Harbor-based painter has conceptualized and executed his annual creation for the East End Hospice “Box Art Auction” months ahead of schedule. Until this year, that is.

Surf’s Up: Photographer Brings Old Techniques To Modern Sports

Joni Sternbach is willing to do what it takes to get the photo. And, in the mid-1990s, that meant hauling her large-format camera to the edge of a bluff in Montauk — over and over, unabashedly trespassing, for the sake of her art.

Village Board Calls for Standards Before Waiving Licensing Fees for Non-Profits

The Sag Harbor mayor and trustees voted 5-0 on August 13 to have their attorney draft a proposed code amendment “to clarify our standards” for exemptions from licensing fees, as Trustee James Larocca put it in his motion. The exemption would not apply to reimbursements for the village’s police and other personnel costs.

Enchanting Book, Intriguing Author Who Defies a Simple Biography

“So Long, Big Duck” book has been in Mr. Holme’s mind for years, slowly taking form on handwritten spiral notebook pages that gathered in what his friend, editor, companion and caretaker Fiona Molloy Lepperd calls the “creative mounds, mountains of paper and notes and poems” scattered all around his place near Key West, where he moved with Kate Wyckoff-Holmes around 2011. She died there in 2016. Turning those pages into a sweet, enchanting yet soulful children’s book about two city kids’ summer visit to “Deep Harbor” (a dead ringer for Sag Harbor) was an effort led by Ms. Lepperd and Mr. Holme’s Sag Harbor friends Reynold Ruffins, the artist and retired commercial illustrator, and graphic designer Charles Grubb of C D Grubb Photo Graphics.

Author, Author!

East Hampton Library’s 15th annual Authors Night fundraiser is Saturday, August 10, and will be held under a tent on the “555” field in Amagansett on the north side of Montauk Highway.

Shakespeare Meets Mashashimuet

Bay Street Theater and Guild Hall, in association with Jamie Cesa and Bel Chiasso Entertainment, are presenting a free concert staged reading of “The Romeo & Juliet Project” at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor.

It’s a Sunny Day in East Hampton

This weekend, Guild Hall in East Hampton opens a new exhibition featuring works by the renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone.

G.E. Smith’s PORTRAITS series brings Tommy Emmanuel and Amy Helm to Guild Hall

On Tuesday, August 13, at 8 p.m., G.E. Smith presents his next PORTRAITS show at Guild Hall with featured artists Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel and Americana musician Amy Helm.

Pianofest Students Make Themselves at Home

One house, four weeks, 11 pianos, 12 musicians. The result is a limitless level of talent, energy and camaraderie. Welcome to Pianofest in the Hamptons.

Music Festival May Have More Luck This Time with Bid for a Fee Waiver

There were signs last week that the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees, under a new mayor, may be open to waiving the licensing fees it charges the non-profit Sag Harbor American Music Festival to use public facilities.

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David Bouchier Offers a Taste of The Real South of France

WSHU FM’s weekly essayist and Long Island resident David Bouchier will be at the Rogers Memorial Library on Thursday, September 19, at 1 p.m. to give a talk entitled, “The Real South of France.”

Going For the Greek at the East Hampton Library

On Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m., George Theotacatos gives an author talk at East Hampton Library on his book “Finding Ithaka.”

Slack Tide Time At Duck Creek in Springs

From September 14 to October 13, the Arts Center at Duck Creek in East Hampton hosts “Slack Tide,” a group exhibition curated by Matthew Nichols that features art by peter campus (stet), Cindy Hinant, Matthew Larson, Luke Murphy, Hanna Sandin, Jean Shin, and Carrie Yamaoka.