Bits and Banter: Cocktail Party, Blast To the Past, Just Plane Fun

Last summer’s cocktail party at the Southampton Historical Museum’s Rogers Mansion. Emma Ballou photo.
Last summer’s cocktail party at the Southampton Historical Museum’s Rogers Mansion. Emma Ballou photo.

Cocktail Party Rounds Out The Summer

Whether it was a jam-packed season or a relaxing respite, celebrate summer’s end with fun hors d’oeuvres and an open bar at a cocktail party hosted by the Southampton Historical Society on Saturday, September 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Rogers Mansion in Southampton.

Make new friends, see familiar faces, dance to the beats of DJ Twilo and start planning for the fall, all while supporting the museum’s educational programs. Tickets are $60 and $35 for juniors until Friday, or $75 and $45 day-of, respectively day-of.

For more information, call (631) 283-2494, or visit

A Blast To the Past At SCC

Ten years and 14 musicals consolidated into one weekend of greatest hits and memories? Challenge accepted, director Michael Disher says.

Celebrating the repertory that has graced the Southampton Cultural Center stage over the last decade is “Center Stage Sings: Fantastic Promises,” a musical review that includes “A Chorus Line,” “Cabaret,” “South Pacific,” “Promises, Promises,” “The Fantasticks,” and so many more.

“I was thrilled that all of the original performers I asked to be a part of this event gladly and eagerly accepted,” Disher said in a press release. “For all, I hope this memory lane is more of a memory freeway.”

Featured singers include: Isabel Alvarez, Bethany Dellapolla, Sue Conklin, Brett

Chizever, Tom Rosante, Brianna Kinnier, Daniel Becker, Kimet Speed, Shannon

DuPuis, Christine Martinez, Christina Stankewicz, Mary Ellen Roche, Mary Sabo,

Joey Giovingo, Adam Fronc, Julie Crowley and Darren Ottati. Amanda Jones musically directs.

Performances are Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, September 10, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $45 for ringside table seats. Light refreshments and beverages will be served at intermission. For more information, call (631) 287-4377, or visit

Just Plane Fun Day

Look to the skies for military flybys and demos during “Just Plane Fun Day” on Saturday, September 9, at the East Hampton Airport on Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the East Hampton Aviation Association event also will feature classic and antique aircraft displays, gourmet food trucks, a car show with models from the 1920s to the 1990s, and a raffle with aviation-related prizes.

Admission and parking are free. Rain date is Sunday, September 10. For more information, call (631) 230-0630, or visit

Kristen Lee Curcie Helms Teeny Awards

East End Arts has appointed Kristen Lee Curie as the new Teeny Awards coordinator, who will take the reins from Anita Boyer for the 2017-18 academic year.

The program, now entering its 16th year, recognizes and celebrates the achievements of theater students across the East End, and is a world Curie deeply loves and understands.

With more than 20 years experience as an actor, dancer and singer, Curie trained and competed with Long Island Academy of Dance since age 3 in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and lyrical, and continues to perform with Our Fabulous Variety Show. Since June 2014, she has worked as the special events associate at Guild Hall in East Hampton, and has curated several of their events, including the annual Summer Gala, Season Spectacular and Clothesline Art Sale.

“She is thrilled to bring her passion for theater and performance to the Teeny Awards and is looking forward to combining her skills as an artist and event manager as the new coordinator,” according to a press release from East End Arts.