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In a village that seemingly boasts a higher concentration per square mile of writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, photographers and other creators than so many other places, one public library is doing something to reach out and preserve their as-yet unpublished works.
LongHouse Reserve will be in full gala mode on Saturday, July 21, during an annual summer benefit celebrating Dustin Yellin + Pioneer Works and Joe Melillo + BAM Next Wave — two honorees who embody the unconventionality and risk-taking the East Hampton reserve stands for itself. “And in homage to Brooklyn from whence they have made their mark — along with our usual LongHouse style, surprises and feast — there will be great beer, really cool music, Bob Dylan bourbon and even a little bit of science,” according to a press release. “The better-then-ever auction will be geared to all the senses. These two great guys from Brooklyn have made and are making a huge leap in our culture and are an innate part of the pulse of the times.” Catch the tail end of “Planters: ON+OFF the Ground IX,” which drew 250 guests at its opening last month, and will remain on view through Saturday, July 28. The first place winners were Hamptons Grass and Bamboo, followed by Gardens by Romi in second place and Soil Inc. in third. The People’s Choice award winner was Geoffrey Nimmer Landscapes. The reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road, and tickets to the summer benefit start at $1,250, or $650 for contemporaries age 21 to 35. For more information, call (631) 329-3568 or visit longhouse.org/collections/tickets/products/longhouse-celebrates-brooklyn.