Arts & Leisure

‘Marvin Booker
Was Murdered’ added to Doc Fest line-up

During its December 2017 festival, Hamptons Doc Fest screened the film, “Marvin Booker Was Murdered.” Now, the festival is providing viewers the opportunity to watch the film via its website, thanks to the film’s director Wade Gardner, who has provided a free link to his film.

Say ‘Thank You’

The Parrish Art Museum is coming together to create art to thank those who are taking risks in the community to keep everyone safe. All are welcome to send a positive message with art and take a moment to design a thank you card or two for the frontline workers in the area.

Duck, Duck, Deuce at Duck Creek

The Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs announces “Le Deuce Deuce,” a two-person exhibition featuring sculpture and paintings by Mason Saltarrelli and Bill Saylor. This exhibition is now open and will remain on view through July 5.

Markel Gallery Opens For Season In Bridgehampton

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery in Bridgehampton has opened for the season with an exhibition titled “Susan English: New Works on Paper.” The show runs through July 6.

Must-See Films for June

Through June 25, Sag Harbor Cinema will be running five must-see films that span nearly 100 years, including three classics of early queer cinema.

Sag Harbor Cinema Drive-In Schedules ‘Grease’ Test Run For June 21

In collaboration with Sag Harbor Village and sponsored by the Sag Harbor Partnership, the Sag Harbor Cinema Drive-In will officially kick off with a free test run on June 21, in lieu of grand reopening festivities originally set for the second weekend in April — now postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Future of the Arts: East End Leaders Brace for Bumpy Recovery

Last week, the Express News Group explored this murky future during “The Show Must Go On: The Arts in the Time of Lockdown,” a virtual Express Sessions forum designed to be an exchange of ideas and concerns among a panel of local experts.

Guild Hall Marks ‘Bloomsday’ with a Virtual One-Man Show

To most people, June 16 is just another nondescript day on the calendar. But to fans of James Joyce, it’s Bloomsday.

A Season of Green for the Love of Asparagus

If ever there were an edible plant that carried with it the significant weight of the changing of the seasonal guard, asparagus would be it. A perennial that bears spears after its third year, asparagus is a hearty plant, but a challenging one, too. Prolific, weed-prone, and in need of constant tending, asparagus is the gift that keeps on giving.

‘The Land Claim’ Explores East End Cultures

Artist Tomashi Jackson’s project “The Land Claim” focuses on the historic and contemporary lived experiences of Latinx, Black, and Indigenous families on the East End. On Friday, June 12, at 5 p.m., the Parrish Art Museum and museum senior Curator Corinne Erni will present a live stream talk with Jackson — the museum’s 2020 Platform artist.

Authors Night and the Free Children’s Fair go Online this Summer  

The East Hampton Library will host its annual summer celebrations, Authors Night and the Free Children’s Fair, as interactive online events this year. Both events, which are traditionally held on the second weekend of August, will be hosted online during the same approximate time frame.

Life and Art During a Pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, the Parrish Art Museum is launching “Artist Stories From the Pandemic,” a series of short videos by East End artists who reflect on their life and work in the era of Coronavirus

Celebrating Gay Pride Month with “To A More Perfect Union”

The next film to join the Hamptons Doc Fest online is “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor,” a 2017 film by Donna Zaccaro which was the Sunday Night Spotlight at Hamptons Doc Fest in December 2018.

Curating a ‘Lifestyle of Positivity’ with WHBPAC

“The Moment,” one of Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s (WHBPAC) longtime successes and brainchild of empowerment coach Colette Lettieri, unveiled its upcoming roster of virtual information sessions with exclusive lifestyle entrepreneurs running through June 23.

Drive-in Family Movie Night

For two nights this weekend, an open field in Bridgehampton will be transformed into a drive-in movie theater, with guests of all ages coming together to enjoy a new family film and support the local community.

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A Short History Of A Long Wharf

As a result of what was uncovered during the wharf project, which is now nearing completion, Heller has just published a new book, titled “A Short History of Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf.” In it, he takes a look back at the structure that has served as the centerpiece of the village for centuries.

For Actors Of Color, Art Reflects Life, for Better and Worse

As white Americans struggle to accept — or struggle to deny — the parts we’ve played in perpetuating the systemic racism that’s pulsed through this country since its inception, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) have been shining a light on the obstacles they’ve inherited as a result. And, if we resist the urge to look away, we’re faced with the painful and undeniable fact that racist ideologies have been insidiously permeating our every interaction, institution, and industry in ways that effectively prevent white people from discomfort, and BIPOC from equality. The entertainment industry is, unfortunately, a glaring example.

‘The Third Daughter’ Tells The Story of Forced Jewish Prostitution in South America

Zwi Migdal was a Jewish mafia of sorts, and from the 1870s until 1939, it brought an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 young women to South America from Europe and Russia under pretense of a better life. But in fact, these girls were bound for a new country and a life of forced prostitution. In her novel “The Third Daughter," Bridgehampton author Talia Carner tells the little-known story of these women.