Arts & Leisure

Finding Beauty in the Fire: ‘East End Collected6’ Endures Against Pandemic Backdrop

When Patrick J. Peters III picks up the phone last Friday afternoon, he is standing in front of an 80-square-foot canvas, staring at a cacophony of color — and, within it, two dichotomous dragons. The first is black and red, greedy and fear-driven, overshadowed by the beast behind him. She, on the other hand, is vibrant and playful, her taloned hand plunged deep into her foe. And, out of the struggle, comes energy and light.

Rosenblatt’s ‘Write America’ Invites a Nation to Heal Through its Authors

In the days and weeks following the 2020 presidential election, writer and Quogue resident Roger Rosenblatt began to feel a distinct sense of unease. His was a common reaction, and one that only grew worse during the subsequent interregnum and the storming of the Capitol on January 6. So Rosenblatt decided to put out a call to arms — or in this case, quills — with the suggestion that he and his writerly compatriots create a literary venue in order to share their works, ideas and compassion with a wider audience on a regular basis.

Book Review: Joe Clifford’s ‘Rag and Bone’ Looks at the Gritty Side of Rural...

Beer, brawls, bad behavior… Joe Clifford’s fifth book in his Jay Porter series delivers once again for guys, though “Rag and Bone” may also appeal to women intrigued by what constitutes a hardcore male mystique in crime fiction (the protagonist “bulled up the sidewalk”).

Climate Corner: Get Your Next Car in Green

My 2010 Toyota Corolla is what people politely call a beach car, and impolitely call a piece of … well … they’re just being honest. The exterior is covered in nicks and scrapes. Inside, it looks like I’m always on my way to the dump. It’s the sort of car that you never have to lock, because if someone is desperate enough to steal it, be my guest.

30th Anniversary Season Bay Street Wine Event

Bay Street Theater will host its 30th anniversary Season Kick-Off Benefit on Wednesday, February 24, at 6 p.m. The evening will be presented live, online via Zoom, and will begin with an introduction from Bay Street Artistic Director Scott Schwartz, who will introduce exciting new plans for the upcoming season. Schwartz will then hand it over to Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s master winemaker, Roman Roth, who will lead a wine tasting of three Wölffer wines, all included and sent directly to attendees’ homes.

Guild Hall’s Members Exhibition Deadline is Extended to February 8

Guild Hall in East Hampton has extended its deadline to register for the 83rd Artist Members Exhibition to February 8. Artists are required to be active members of Guild Hall through April 12 in order to submit their works.

See some Academy Award-nominated Docs

In its effort to support the outstanding films nominated by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the category of Best Documentary Feature, Hamptons Doc Fest will profile and promote the five documentary nominees, starting on March 15, after the Academy’s announcement of the Oscar finalists.

An Opera Education Courtesy of Guild Hall

Guild Hall has teamed up with Bel Canto Boot Camp (BCBC) for two presentations — the first is a one-night-only session, and the second a series of four workshops, based on the history, lexicology and love of opera.

‘Adam Umbach: Halcyon Daze’

Roman Fine Art in Sag Harbor is currently hosting “Halcyon Daze,” a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based painter Adam Umbach. This exhibition marks Umbach’s first solo show at Roman Fine Art and showcases new work from his ongoing series, “Playtime.” The exhibition will continue through Sunday, February 28, and the gallery will host a private cocktail reception for the artist on Saturday, February 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bedside Reading for Book Lovers on Valentine’s Day

Bedside Reading, which places a wide variety of complimentary books on bedsides in luxury hotels and boutique properties each summer on the East End, is sharing the love by returning early this year with a variety of Valentine’s Day book candy to be savored by guests of partner hotels. Sugar-covered romances, chewy thrillers and minty wellness books are just some of the offerings to be found at the hotels from February 12 to 14.

Tuesday Night: Watch With WHBPAC

Tuesday nights are for bonding, if only in the virtual sense. At least, that’s the philosophy of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) which, now through March 30, is hosting a biweekly Tuesday night movie series for patrons and staff to watch (and comment) on films as a group.

A Talk with Pietro Marcello

“Cinema Live,” conversations and new films hosted online by Sag Harbor Cinema, continues this Saturday, February 6, at 4:30 p.m. with a live discussion featuring Pietro Marcello, who discusses his latest film, “Martin Eden.”

András Szántó Discusses ‘The Future Of The Museum’

Cultural strategist András Szántó, Ph.D., will discuss his new book, “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues,” with Parrish Art Museum’s senior curator of ArtsReach and special projects Corinne Erni, in a livestream talk on Friday, February 12, at 5 p.m.

They’re Here! Meet the Coyotes of the East End

It appears as if the centuries-long and inevitable exodus of the coyote in North America is almost complete. The offspring of coyote families that colonized the Bronx a couple of decades ago have now made their way into Nassau County, where two breeding pairs have been identified in the past couple of years, one in a county park and the other on an estate on the celebrated Gold Coast. Sightings and photo evidence have recorded a coyote roaming the South Fork since 2013 — and last year for the first time, a single photo by a local hunter captured two coyotes together here.

Gallery Owner Richard J. Demato Pulls Up Stakes and Leaves East End

Back in January 2017, art dealer and Sag Harbor resident Richard J. Demato opened the doors of his brand new RJD Gallery on Bridgehampton’s Main Street. The space was christened just a month after a devastating fire destroyed his previous gallery in the Sag Harbor Cinema building, along with millions of dollars in artwork. Now, exactly four years later, Demato has relocated again, this time to the small town of Romeo, Michigan, where he is set to soon open his newest gallery space.

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Manager Thierry Balihuta is at Home with the Sag Harbor Cinema

When the newly refurbished Sag Harbor Cinema opens its doors, presumably sometime this spring, and patrons are finally able to settle into the comfortable, brand new seats for a state-of-the-art film experience in one of its three theaters, they just might encounter a familiar face running the place — especially if they have been regular customers of the nearby UPS Store. That’s because Thierry Balihuta, 33, who joined the staff last fall as the cinema’s manager, most recently managed the Sag Harbor UPS Store where he could be relied upon to help customers ship parcels, design brochures or produce marketing materials.

A 1905 Novel for Our Place and Time

My love for local history began when I was archiving the collection at the Sag Harbor Historical Society’s Annie Cooper Boyd House on Main Street. By March 2018, when the Suffolk County Historical Society mounted the Eastville Community Historical Society’s exhibition of tintypes celebrating African Americans and Native Americans, I was compiling a bibliography of local primary resources on Native American history. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the first peoples who lived here. I kept thinking we are all living on stolen land, and I couldn’t reconcile myself to it.

Marine Geologist Pens Tale of Two Lost Ships for Young Adults

They gathered on the dock in the Port Du Cadiz in the south of Spain: three archeologists, two college students, three captains, one cook, one engineer, two scuba divers, one able-bodied seaman and Laurie Zaleski, a marine geologist, who had just signed up for the adventure of a lifetime. The 2004 months-long mission to locate a pair of 200-year-old shipwrecks using multibeam sonar was among the first of its kind. And they were sailing, quite literally, into uncharted waters.