Arts & Leisure

Hallelujah, It’s Handel!

Each January, residents of Shelter Island gather at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church to welcome the new year by singing George Friederich Handel’s 1741 composition, “Messiah.” On Sunday, January 12, at 3 p.m. the Shelter Island Community Chorus invites one and all to the fifth annual Handel’s Messiah Sing at the church.

The Art of Writing Explored at Conference

Award-winning author and activist Donna Kaz is a multi-genre writer and activist based in New York City. From January 9 to 12, she will host a creative nonfiction writers conference at the Southampton Inn.

Hampton Theatre Company Invites High School Students To A Free Preview Performance Of ‘Admissions’

The many pitfalls, scandals and complications of getting into a top college have dominated headlines across the country in recent years. And it’s a timely topic that will be tackled by the Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) in “Admissions,” a play opening January 16. High school juniors and seniors are invited to the dress rehearsal free of charge on February 15 at 7 p.m.

Springs Student Finds Voice In Art

For Viggo, a 13-year-old student in the special education department at Springs School, art is his tool for connection, communication and expression. And, above all, it is the place where he belongs.

Carlos Lama Livens up the Dance Floor with Records from his Club Kid Days

At the height of his “Club Kid” days, Carlos Lama could be found under the disco balls of every major dance floor in New York, from Palladium to Danceteria to Studio 54. They were a weekly necessity, his therapy and remedy. And around this time last year, Lama found himself missing those nights — and that music.

East End director Michael Disher Breaks his Silence on recent Health Issues

December 2 marked the one-month anniversary of Michael Disher's discharge from Grimes Center at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, where he had spent the three months prior rehabilitating from a partial paralysis following cancer and subsequent brain surgery gone awry.

It’s ‘Destination Motown’ with the Sensational Soul Cruisers

One of Jersey’s best kept secrets and the longtime favorite house band at New York City’s famed Copacabana, the Sensational Soul Cruisers perform their show “Destination Motown” at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) on Saturday, December 28, at 8 p.m.

Candlelight Tours to Brighten the New Year

elebrate the end of the holidays with a self-guided tour of the Gilded Age Rogers Mansion by candlelight. On Saturday, January 4, from 4 to 6 p.m., Southampton History Museum presents “First Saturday” and guests will see the 20-room Rogers Mansion as it was in the 1920s filled with holiday decorations.

Holiday Week Workshops and a Family Film at the Parrish Art Museum

With the kids out of school, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill has got you covered and is offering two Winter Vacation Art Workshops and a film in the days ahead to keep the little ones happy and thinking creatively.

Time to Twist and Shout with The Beatles on Film

Shake away the winter blues with the Montauk Library and its upcoming series “Twist and Shout: The Beatles on Film,” from late December to early February, six innovative and fun movies featuring The Beatles.

Baker House Seasonal Specials, WordHampton Awards, OFVS Workshops

Baker House Offers Seasonal Specials The Baker House 1650 is turning up the heat this winter with a pair of special experiences, from the moment...

Out East makes Music for the Masons

The Wamponamon Masonic Music Series in Sag Harbor continues on Sunday, December 22, at 5 p.m. with a performance by Out East, an original band based on the East End.

“Queen of Hearts” Takes Top Award At Hamptons Doc Fest

The 12th annual Hamptons Doc Fest ran from December 5 to 9, with screenings at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor and the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton Village. The festival winner of the Long and Mattone Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature was “Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack.”

Bay Street Theater Announces Its Summer 2020 Line-Up

Get ready all you play lovers! Bay Street Theater has announced its 2020 Summer Mainstage Season and among its trio of offerings will be the musical “Ragtime” which features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and is based on the novel by the late E.L. Doctorow.

The Ghosts Of Christmas Will Descend at the Old Whalers Church

Gayden Wren has a track record to uphold, and on December 22, the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island will put it to the test in “A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol” —a musical adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story mashed up with the tunes and humor of duo W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.

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Sag Harbor Cinema Screens Keaton Classic

The next installment of Sag Harbor Cinema’s “Here Comes the Cinema!” is “The Cameraman,” a 1928 film directed by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton, which will be screened on Sunday, February 2, at 2 p.m. at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Writer and director Mary Harron will lead a post-screening discussion.

Meet Chef George Hirsch, If He Can Do It, You Can Do It

Maybe you’ve seen Chef George Hirsch while you’re out and about on the East End. You might have caught him at a farm stand chatting up a grower, or discussing wine production at a local vineyard, or even cooking up a recipe on a grill somewhere near the water. It’s all done for the filming of George Hirsch Lifestyle, his long-running PBS television series which is about combining good food with good living.

Student Artists Consider the Role of Water in Their Lives and Art

Every winter, for almost three decades, Guild Hall has turned over its galleries to 2,000 painters, drawers, sculptors, photographers, mixed media and digital visionaries — none over the age of 18 — for its annual Student Art Festival. This year, for the first time in its 28-year-history, the work in the show all speaks to a theme, “Made by Water,” which is a reflection of the community and the landscape.