XO Editor’s Picks


Killer Bees

March 16, 1 to 3 p.m.

East Hampton Library

159 Main Street, East Hampton

Filmmakers Benjamin and Orson Cummings will bring their documentary, “Killer Bees” to the East Hampton Library for a screening, followed by a question and answer session with the filmmakers. “Killer Bees” documents the famed Bridgehampton basketball team as they prepare to defend their state title, but the film is about more than just sports. The filmmakers followed players on and off the court, exploring racism and gentrification in Bridgehampton. For more information, or to register, call (631) 324-0222, ext. 3 or visit easthamptonlibrary.org.

Eating a Rainbow of Colors

March 20, 1 to 2 p.m.

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library

27550 Main Road, Cutchogue

Health care providers recommend that for optimal health, eating a rainbow of colors offers a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables. Join Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Registered Dietitian, Paula Montagna, MS, RD, CDN, and watch her demonstrate how to create fresh and wholesome dishes utilizing foods with the deepest colors of the rainbow.  Each attendee will enjoy samples and take home recipes.  The event will be limited to 30 participants. For more information, or to register, call (631) 727-3228.

Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee.

Mindful March: Acupuncture & Sound Bath Extravaganza

March 21, 4 to 6 p.m.

Yoga Shanti Tribeca

28 Warren Street, New York, Third Floor

Join Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee for a special two-hour Urban Zen class, acupuncture and south bath experience. In this class, guests will be placed in restorative yoga poses, while enjoying essential oils while reiki is being administered. The class will also feature personal acupuncture while bathing in a sound bath led by Woom Center’s Elian and David Zach-Shemesh. This class will be limited to 20 people. The cost is $120. To register, visit yogashanti.com.

In the Pink

March 30, 6:30 to 10 p.m.

230 Elm Productions

230 Elm Street, Southampton

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will hold the fundraiser, In the Pink, honoring Rita Wasserman for a lifetime of commitment to the organization. The dance party will feature the New Orleans funk stylings of the Hoodoo Loungers, with an open bar and live auction led by Angela LaGreca, an award-winning comedian and Emmy Award winning television producer. Tickets are $100 for one, $170 for two with VIP tickets available for $250. For more information, visit ellenhermanson.org.

The Vegetable Garden, Step 1: Seeds and Soil

April 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Join Bridge Gardens Garden manager Rick Bogusch as he shares tips for how to begin your own food garden. Bogusch will discuss selecting and buying seeds, including some interesting varieties and talk about the best times to start seeds and seedlings indoors and out. The cost is $5 and participants should be prepared to take notes. For more information, call (631) 283-3195 or visit peconiclandtrust.org.

Creative Arts Contest: Mental Health Awareness

May 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Watermill Center

39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill

The Southampton Youth Bureau is hosting a Creative Art Contest focused on mental health. The contest is opening to students in grades five through 12 who reside in or attend school in the Town of Southampton. Art work will be judged on quality, creativity and presentation based on the artists portrayal of “Mental Health Awareness.” All entries must be dropped off at the Flanders Community Center, 655 Flanders Road or at the Citizens Response Center in Southampton Town Hall, 116 Hampton Road in Southampton, by Tuesday, April 30. Participating artists are invited to enjoy the final exhibit at The Water Mill Center on May 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., where prizes will be awarded to the “Best Art Piece” in a variety of subjects. For more information and for contest rules, visit southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or call (631) 702-2425.