It was a legendary North Fork story that Grant Parpan had heard about for years — a tale of intrigue involving a pillar of the community who left town one day with a boat-load of cash and a major secret. Now, Parpan is turning that story into a true crime podcast that he plans to launch this winter.
Given all that has transpired in the past year in terms of the toll COVID-19 has taken on the world, it’s probably not a coincidence that many people are looking to reconnect and rejuvenate with activities that heal mind, body and soul. That includes cultural activities, and now through the end of the year, the Southampton Arts Center is hosting “Clearing The Air: The Transformative Power of the Arts,” an exhibition that looks to bring strength and inspiration in the wake of pandemic, political strife and social injustice.
At 59 years old, Isaac Mizrahi has lived many lives — each of them, at their core, a combination of humor, personality and, of course, fashion. He sings, acts and directs, and dabbles in comedy — all in the pursuit of his purpose, he said, which is to create, perform and inspire. But nearly six decades later, it can still come with a heavy dose of imposter syndrome.
I started writing the Willie Black mystery series back in 2010 after a long career of writing literary fiction (10 of those so far). Some of the first 10 Willies (all published by The Permanent Press) were based loosely on real events in the very real city of Richmond, where I live. No. 11, though, was different.
On Friday, October 8, a solo exhibit of Gabriele T. Raacke's latest glass paintings and new line of unique original glass prints will go on view in “Glass Dreams,” a show at Ashawagh Hall in Springs.
On Tuesday, October 5, at 3 p.m. East Hampton Library hosts a virtual talk entitled “Lawrence of Arabia and his love of Classical Music,” a presentation featuring original recordings of his favorite composers and singers.
On October 9, the Parrish Art Museum presents East End-based Latinx artist Darlene Charneco in conversation with curator Corrinne Erni about “Symbiosome Schoolhouse,” Charneco’s 2021 Parrish Road Show exhibition.
“Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarías will be the first play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2021-2022 season, opening on October 21 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through November 7.
Sage and Madison, a boutique located in a small 18th century barn on Sage Street in Sag Harbor, will launch an exhibition of the work of Michael A. Butler with an opening reception on Saturday, October 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.
On Thursday, September 30, at noon, Alicia Longwell, chief curator at the Parrish Art Museum, will offer a Brown Bag Lunch Talk entitled “Mythic America” exploring the imagery of Roy Lichtenstein whose work is on view in “Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960,” which runs through October 24 at the museum.
With the busy summer schedule slowly slipping away, it’s an ideal time to reconnect mind, body and soul. It’s also a great time to connect with the Parrish Art Museum in a more holistic way. Throughout October, the Parrish is offering a series of four meditation classes on Art + Meditation.
Patrons celebrated 90 years of Guild Hall all summer with intimate trustee-hosted dinner parties to benefit the institution. The gatherings, which took place between July and September, celebrated members of the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts.
This weekend, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival returns for its 10th season. Among the many acts scheduled to perform during the four-day festival will be The Resilient, a band whose members have overcome enormous odds to not only survive, but thrive through their music.
You could say that, as an author, Bill Schutt is drawn to unusual subjects. A vertebrate zoologist at the American Museum of Natural History, Schutt has written non-fiction books on several offbeat topics, offering insight and intrigue into the scientific facts of the world around us.
On Monday afternoon, Eric Schenkman found himself heading east through western New York, just south of Buffalo, taking in his surroundings on his drive to Brooklyn. “It’s actually really, really beautiful,” he mused. “I’m going through these rolling hills with cornfields.”