The Watermill Study Library reflects the cultural imprint of humanity. As part of the Center’s collection, the library is unique as a singular space where printed material and artwork are brought together. Comprised of Robert Wilson’s still-growing collection, acquired over his more than 40-year career as a visionary artist and theater director, it houses approximately 8,000 titles, including bound volumes, catalogs and periodicals.
The geographic and cultural diversity of subjects range from Neolithic to Modern and Contemporary Visual Art, Architecture, Design, and Performance Art; theater, dance, and music; tribal arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia and the South Pacific; and photography. Also, the library contains many rare artists’ books and limited editions, as well as major international, non-English books on Western and non-Western art, often difficult to find in the United States. Along with materials on Robert Wilson and his many collaborators, one may also find research books used by Wilson, many containing his notes, as they prove to be inspiration for new works and the visual vocabulary for productions, such as Einstein on the Beach and the CIVIL wars. Watermill’s collection allows one to gain a better understanding of traditional and contemporary art-making practices from around the world, and experience the varying traditions that inform the work being created by the Center’s resident artists.
The Watermill Center Study Library is open to the public on Tuesdays, 12:00pm-5:00pm, September through June. If you have any questions about the library or to schedule an appointment please contact our Librarian, Deb Verhoff at email@example.com or at (631) 726-4628.
If you are in grades 7th through 12th and interested in planning trips and events, doing community service projects, and making friends with students from other schools, then sign up for YAC! The Southampton Youth Bureau is looking for new members to join its Youth Advisory Committee, (YAC). As a YAC member, you can help make a difference in your community. Community service projects may include leaf raking for senior citizens, hosting a blood drive, meeting with elected officials in Albany for youth causes, participating in a sticker shock alcohol awareness campaign, or other activities that can make a difference in our community. Youth Advisory Committee is a great way to get involved and to earn community service credit hours during the school year. Meetings are held every other Tuesday beginning September 19, 2017 at the Hampton Bays Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Avenue, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Transportation is available upon request. For more information or to register, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or call (631) 702-2421. To learn more about all of our programs and events, find the Southampton Youth Bureau on Facebook and follow them on Instagram & Twitter @southamptonyb.
The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau is now accepting registrations for Act TWO. Through games and activities, participants learn improvisation, projection, public speaking, and issues pertinent to everyday life. Topics covered include making appropriate choices, acceptance, tolerance, bullying, drug and alcohol addiction, pregnancy prevention, etc. Skits are created and performed by students for other youth audiences. Act TWO is for teens in grades 7 – 12. Classes are held on Thursdays beginning September 21, 2017 and are held at the Hampton Bays Public Library, 52 Ponquogue Ave from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Registration is ongoing but required in advance. For more information, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or call (631) 702-2421 to register. Find all of your hidden talents in Act TWO!
Beauty = the whales. Beast = plastic marine litter.
This installation is about whales, the oceans and coastlines, and the threat of this beauty from marine plastic litter. It will include paintings as well as Cindy’s UpSculpt whales and other creations, sculpted from marine litter.
Cindy’s emphasis is on the beauty of the largest mammals in the world, whales, and will be contrasted with the marine litter: plastics, and the smallest of beasts: micro-plastics.
This show is designed to enlighten, delight and engage people through Cindy’s folk-arty, playful style of sculpted whales made from this new art medium.
Education through art is a passion of Cindy’s. Therefore, this show will also celebrate the future of this fragile, precious environment by informing, engaging and educating the public to become more aware of the use and disposal of plastics.
Cindy Pease Roe is an environment artist currently working in marine litter/plastics.
Curated by Art Donovan
On View September 22 through November 12, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23 | 5-7 PM
Curator’s Talk & Gallery Tour: Sunday, October 8 | 1 PM | FREE
Steampunk Outdoor Fashion Show: Saturday, October 14 | 3 PM | FREE
Starting from the re-imagined, visual language of the 19th Century Victorian Era, Steampunk now counts its inspirations as far back as the mechanical drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to the bold, streamlined locomotives of Raymond Lowey. But what gives this art form its singular identity is the artists’ visual and cultural fascination with mechanical, gear-driven technologies of the past. This exhibition will present works from the most notable Steampunk artists and designers in the field. Featuring Painting, Fashion, Sculpture, Devices, and Contraptions Extraordinaire, all of the works richly illustrate the artistic need for a messy vitality to allow the imagination to soar.
Photographs of East Hampton landscapes with archeological, historical, and sacred meaning to the Shinnecock and Montaukett tribes native to this area. Drawn from Dennis’ broader ongoing project, On This Site, which was presented in-part at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum and at the Suffolk County Historical Society, the exhibition brings greater awareness and meaning to many of the places we pass each day. FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY BRIDGEHAMPTON NATIONAL BANK AND LANDSCAPE DETAILS. Museum Hours: Monday, Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm.
The Five Wives of Captain Hand: A Maritime Melodrama – Works by Sabina Streeter
Exhibit runs until Oct 31st, 10am to 5pm.
Opening reception: Saturday, October 7th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Captain David Hand VI; celebrated Revolutionary war hero, shore whaling captain, and real-life inspiration for James Fenimore Cooper’s great American saga, the Leather Stocking Tales, had a colorful and mysterious life.
A prisoner of war five times before the age of twenty, Captain Hand was nicknamed “Slippery Dave” for his numerous escapes from British prison-ships. After the war, Hand returned to his beloved cottage on Church Street in Sag Harbor and began a career as a shore whaler – but the controversy continued.
Captain David Hand was married five times – four of his young wives died mysteriously one after the other, only one wife outlived him.
Today, Captain Hand and his five wives remain buried in the Oakland cemetery, with epitaphs that haunt and stir the imagination.
The Five Wives of Captain Hand: A Maritime Mystery presents artist Sabina Streeter’s historical reinterpretation of the infamous Captain David Hand and his five unfortunate wives.
Southampton Town’s Youth Court is a very popular program and a great way to earn community service credits and build your college resume. High school students from local schools work together to hold real trials for juvenile offenders, where all the facts of the case are heard and the jury decides on a disposition, or “sentence”, for the offender to repair the harm that they have caused to the victims. Cases range from trespassing, driving without a license, underage drinking to harassment, possession, and theft – among others.
Any teen in grades 9-12 living in the Town of Southampton can participate. Students who are interested in becoming an attorney, improving public speaking skills, learning about the justice system, building their college/job resume or just enjoy community service are invited to join.
Southampton Town’s Youth Court program meets every Monday night, beginning October 16, 2017 from 6:00pm -7:30pm at the Southampton Town Justice Court, 32 Jackson Ave. Transportation is available to youth living east of the Shinnecock canal. For more information, please visit www.southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau or call Karen Matz at (631) 702-2425 to register. To learn more about all of our programs and events, find the Southampton Youth Bureau on Facebook and follow them on Instagram & Twitter @southamptonyb.
Hours: Thursdays & Fridays at 7PM, Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2:30PM
It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his carefully calculated planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and hilarious chaos ensues.
Boeing Boeing was nominated for 6 Tony Awards the winner of 2 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play and for Mark Rylance as Leading Actor in a Play.
General Admission: $25
Dinner/Theater Package: $62. Includes 3 course dinner, tax, gratuity and a ticket to the show. Dinner is at The Plaza Café, 61 Hill Street, Southampton, (631) 283-9323. We offer the packages on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for all shows.
A Retired Senior Volunteer will present a program to clarify Medicare benefits, options, rules, long term care and more. The session concludes with a chance for you to meet the counselor for one-on-one advice. If we cannot accommodate everyone at that time, we will schedule an additional day for appointments.
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