Arts & Leisure

After 21 Years at the John Drew Theater, Josh Gladstone is Ready for a...

As dusk set in on an early December day, Josh Gladstone and Kate Mueth were found settling in for a long-winter’s nap at their rustic barn-like home in Springs. The Christmas tree was up and fully decorated, the lights were dimmed and hot coffee and pastries had been procured from a nearby purveyor of such things.

The Shine Studio will Help Kids Find Their Natural Talents

When he was a child, Aaron Goldschmidt was not the shy and retiring type. He describes himself as gregarious, saying he was the kind of kid who relished being the center of attention. As he grew into adulthood, that core aspect of his personality did not change, but he came to realize that not every child is naturally outgoing, or feels immediately comfortable being themselves in a large group of people.

Book Review: Get Cabin Fever and Build the Perfect Hideway

"Cabin," which is neither treatise nor how-to with floor plans, is a celebration of the simple, rustic, small dwelling — anything that is “easy, economical and functional” to build, starting with “Finding Your Land.”

Christopher Durang’s ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ Comes to the SCC Stage...

Intrepid Theatricals in partnership with Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) will present Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award-winning play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” opening Friday, January 7, and running through Sunday, January 16 at SCC, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton.

Bay Street Classes are Back in 2022 

Bay Street Theater will be offering a full schedule of winter and spring adult classes and kids summer camps for the 2022 season. Adult classes and kids camps will be held live and in-person in Sag Harbor, ranging in focus from ballroom dancing, introductory acting, group singing, musical theater and more.

Garrison Keillor and Paula Poundstone Come to Bay Street in 2022

Bay Street Theater will bring legendary storytellers and audience favorites Garrison Keillor and Paula Poundstone to the stage this spring, adding to a growing lineup of hilarious and talented special guests in the new year.

Summer 2022 Internships Available at Bay Street Theater

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is currently accepting applications for positions in its 2022 Summer Internship Program. From now through Monday, January 17, students currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs are invited to submit their application for priority consideration via the online application portal at baystreet.org.

‘Encounters’ Features Nine Artists with East End Roots

The Parrish Art Museum has opened “Encounters: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection,” featuring work by nine living artists with deep connections to the region and to the museum.

New Grant Support for the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art is Museum in Water Mill is the recipient of two important competitive grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), both of which were offered to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.

‘Texture and Tone’ at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Folioeast presents “Texture & Tone,” a two-person show of new paintings by Eva Faye and Amy Wickersham, opening January 1 at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts,  2418 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, January 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Bedside Reading for Christmas

Bedside Reading is bringing good cheer to the East End this Christmas weekend, providing visitors with the gift of reading. From Thursday, December 23, to Sunday, December 26, complimentary books will be available by the bedsides at several East End inns, offering guests a collection of both fiction and non-fiction books.

New Year’s Eve Dinner and a Show with Cristina Fontanelli

The holiday season has arrived with the new year right around the corner. This season, Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn is offering awe-inspiring throwback dinner theater shows to close out 2021. 

Choral Society Concert is Postponed

The Choral Society of the Hamptons’ seasonal holiday concert, which was originally scheduled to take place at Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 19, at 3 and 5:30 p.m., will now take place after the New Year.

Let’s Talk Art: A Tony Walton Retrospective at Mark Borghi Gallery

As an award-winning director, production designer, and costume designer, Tony Walton’s name is synonymous with some of the most fabled films and Broadway productions of the last 60 years. On December 10, a never-before-seen collection of Walton’s artwork was unveiled at the Mark Borghi gallery in Sag Harbor.

One Last ‘Nutcracker’: Six Seniors to Graduate From Hampton Ballet Theatre School

In the days leading up to opening night of “Nutcracker,” a thick, nearly tangible tension hung in the air of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School (HBTS) dance studio in Bridgehampton. For six seniors, the weight of this production was not lost on them as they settled into the most demanding roles of their dance careers. All the while, the first of their college acceptance or rejection letters flooded in.

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