Arts & Leisure

Matthew Raynor Photography Exhibition at SCC

The photography of Hampton Bays resident Matthew Raynor will be on view in an exhibition at the Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) opening Saturday, December 5. Raynor, who suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident in April 2019 that left him paralyzed from the chest down, will be displaying a combination of pre-injury and post injury art in the show.

Meet Visionary Vanessa Price

Visionaries 2020 is a series of intimate gatherings hosted by East Hampton’s Guild Hall that introduces innovators and their personal stories of success. The next program, on Friday, December 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will feature Vanessa Price who will share her deep passion for wine and her journey to the top of the industry.

Enjoy a Socially Distanced ‘A Christmas Carol’ Dinner Theater on the North Fork

Vanessa Leuck, Ethan Popp and Broadway on the North Fork will produce an all-new, one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to play an immersive, socially-distant run at Greenport’s First and South Restaurant & Bar this holiday season.

Author Elaine Pagels Discusses ‘Why Religion?’

On Saturday, December 5, at 4 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton will host an event with Elaine Pagels, author of numerous best-selling books about religion. Her most recent book, “Why Religion? A Personal Memoir,” is a departure from her earlier writings and one in which she tells her own story, and why she loves investigating the history of religion.

Climate Corner: Planet Full Of Leftovers

My favorite moment returning home to Sag Harbor after renting our house out has always been discovering Renter Food, the massive amount of stuff left behind that I’d never think to buy, but was happy to find (Cha-Ching!). This was our junk food Christmas.

In His New Book Jeffrey Sussman Explores the Underworld of Big Apple Gangsters

As a boy, Jeffrey Sussman spent Saturday mornings working at his father’s garment manufacturing facility in Queens. One day, he witnessed a rather testy exchange taking place between his father and a man he did not know. The man pointed his finger at Sussman's dad like a gun and said, ‘We’ll get you.’ That incident was his introduction to the world of New York mobsters,

An Artist Finds Solace in the Woods of East Hampton

From the outside, it appears to be a fairly unassuming house on a fairly quiet road, situated, as it is, on a tree-filled lot deep in Northwest Woods just outside East Hampton Village. But inside, there’s a whole lot of history — and art — going on.

East Hampton Historical Society Offers a Socially Distanced Yuletide

The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired holiday fanatics across the globe to decorate early, taking the “Christmas in July” phenomenon to a whole new level, from stringing lights and hanging up stockings to fully decking the halls — going so far as to set up trees that might not even make it to Christmas.

Concert and Conversation with “The Sand Man”

In recent weeks Lonnie Holley, a sculptor/outsider artist/musician/filmmaker/musician known as “The Sand Man,” has been the artist-in-residence at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton. Holley’s residency will culminate with a conversation/performance that will run virtually via Guild Hall on Sunday, November 22, at 6 p.m.

Movie Screenings at WHBPAC

Under new state guidelines unveiled by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) has reopened for in-person movie screenings and is now offering a full slate of movies each weekend.

Time for the Trees at Southampton History Museum

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Southampton History Museum host its Carriage House Holiday Sale & Designer Tree Auction on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. Martha Stewart and many well-known designers are using their considerable talents to create tabletop holiday trees to benefit the museum’s free education programs.

Travelers Book Club

Since it will be a while before any of us can do much traveling, The Montauk Library has announced a new virtual “Armchair Travel Book Club.” The

A Taste of Downton Abbey in Riverhead

Just in time for the holiday season, Tanger Outlets Riverhead is currently hosting “Dressing the Abbey,” a costume exhibition. Experience fashion and history from the early 20th century through original costumes worn by stars of the popular television series “Downton Abbey,” one of the most widely watched television dramas in the world.

A Holiday Concert with Melissa Errico 

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is pleased to announce the virtual holiday concert, “Season For Joy,” starring Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico. The concert premieres online Thursday, December 10, at 8 p.m.

Jazz At St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton, as part of its outreach and community enrichment program, has inaugurated a series of jazz concerts. The first concert for the fall, on Saturday, November 21, at 4 p.m. will be a virtual performance of The Simón Willson trio.

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