South Fork Arts Organizations Cancel Events and Exhibitions

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An image of the coronavirus, courtesy of the CDC.

Closures and cancellations of arts organizations in our area due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 include the following:

Suffolk Theater
Due to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proclamation on COVID-19 regarding theaters and large gatherings, Suffolk Theater (suffolktheater.com) in Riverhead is suspending operations until staff is able to reconvene, hopefully at the end of May.
For current ticket holders, effort are underway to reschedule shows. For those who can’t make it to the makeup date, Suffolk Theater is asking patrons to accept a credit for an upcoming show instead.

Bay Street Theater
Bay Street Theater (baystreet.org) is postponing its recently scheduled casting audition for the summer production of “Ragtime! The Musical.” The audition, originally scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 26, will be held on a later date.
At this moment, no decision has yet been made to move or postpone the production dates of the production and everything is proceeding as planned. For those affected by the postponement of this audition, call 631-725-0818. Keep up-to-date with all audition announcements by visiting baystreet.org/about/actors-and-playwrights
Bay Street Theater has canceled all weekend events from now through the end of March. The situation will be reassessed soon in terms of April events. Education classes and workshops will not be affected and will proceed as scheduled. Anyone with tickets should call the box office at 631-725-9500 to either donate or exchange tickets for another performance later this year.

Jam Sessions
The regular Thursday night jazz Jam Sessions (thejamsession.org) at Ed’s Lobster Bar in Sag Harbor have been cancelled until further notice. Fnn can still listen to The Jam Session Radio Hour on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at WPPB 88.3FM.

East End Arts
As of March 16, East End Arts (eastendarts.org) in Riverhead is closed and staff will be monitoring Suffolk County guidelines and Riverhead School District’s closures and notify the public of any changes or updates
For all students in group and private music lessons and art workshops/classes, East End Arts is working with instructors to set up virtual lessons. Check e-mail for updated instructions.
The membership meeting and artists call for Art in the Park scheduled for March 24, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Tripoli Gallery
Tripoli Gallery (tripoligallery.com) in Wainscott has postponed the March 14 public opening reception for its exhibtion “Surge” featuring the work of Alice Hope. The gallery will temporarily be open by appointment only with the work scheduled to remain on view through April 12. Visit the gallery website and social media platforms for information or call 631-377-3715.

Southampton Cultural Center
The Southampton Cultural Center (scc-arts.org) is closed until March 29. The remaining performances of “Sherlock’s Secret Life” by Boots on the Ground Theater have been cancelled. Ticket holders will receive a full refund in the next 7 to 10 days.

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
All performances at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (whpbac.org) are postponed or cancelled through April 16. All classes will continue as scheduled, unless otherwise notified. Patrons who have purchased tickets to any events scheduled between those dates may request a refund or ticket transfer to a rescheduled date.
Ticket holders will be contacted directly by the box office.

Bridgehampton Chamber Music
The Saturday, March 21, Bridgehampton Chamber Music concert “A Mozart Portrait with Alan Alda” has been postponed. The upcoming concerts in the spring series on April 18 and May 16 are still scheduled to take place as planned, The organization is sharing updates with ticketholders directly and on its website, www.bcmf.org.

HamptonsFilm
All HamptonsFilm (hamptonsfilmfest.org) screenings scheduled at Guild Hall in East Hampton will be canceled through March 31.

Guild Hall
Guild Hall in East Hampton (guildhall.org) is suspending all programs, including those in the John Drew Theater, the Guild Hall Museum and classrooms, through March 31.
In order to continue providing cultural programming to patrons during this time of uncertainty, Guild Hall will be live-streaming select content like gallery tours of the “Artist Members Exhibition” as available. These programs will not be open to the public but will be created for online audiences only.

Wamponamon Masonic Music Series
All March concerts of the Wamponamon Masonic Music Series (masonicmusicseries.com), which take place upstairs at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, are canceled.

Parrish Art Museum
The Parrish Art Museum (parrishart.org) in Water Mill is cancelling or postponing all public programs and museum gallery visits effective immediately until further notice.
For other ways to engage with the museum, visit parrishart.org/engage-with-the-museum-online/. Scheduling updates can be found at parrishart.org/16253-2/.

Hampton Theatre Company
As of March 13, Hampton Theatre Company (hamptontheatre.org) in Quogue has decided to postpone its production of “Sylvia,” originally scheduled to run from March 19 through April 5.
To exchange tickets for a future date or receive a credit, call 631-653-8955 or email info@hamptontheatre.org.

Southampton History Museum
Southampton History Museum has cancelled all public lectures, workshops and programs through March 31. The museum will remain open for tours as follows:
Rogers Mansion Museum Complex, 17 Meeting Lane, Southampton open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street, Southampton.Open by appointment at 631-283-2494.
Conscience Point Historic Marker and Nature Walk,1640 Conscience Point Road, North Sea. Open sunrise to sunset.

Southampton Arts Center
Southampton Arts Center (southamptonartscenter.org) in Southampton Village has canceled all programs through April 12, and as of March 13, has decided to close all galleries effective immediately. A virtual tour of the SAC’s “TAKEOVER!” artists-in-residence exhibition is available on YouTube.

Madoo Conservancy
Madoo Conservancy (madoo.org) in Sagaponack is postponing all upcoming March events including:
March 15, Winter Lectures at Madoo with Toshi Yano, Director of Horticulture at Wethersfield
March 24, Madoo in Manhattan with rosarian Stephen Scanniello.
Madoo will alert patrons once new dates have been selected. Those who have already bought tickets to either event will be contacted personally.

The Watermill Center
The Watermill Center (watermillcenter.org) has canceled all public programs through April 3. The organization will continue to house its artists-in-residence. Meanwhile, the situation will be reassessed on a daily basis and other spring residencies may be canceled if warranted.

Goat on a Boat
All March Goat on a Boat (goatonaboat.org) puppet shows in Sag Harbor have been cancelled.

Sag Harbor Cinema
Sag Harbor Cinema (sagharborcinema.org) has cancelled its screening of “A Bigger Splash” scheduled for March 29 at Bay Street Theater. The screening will be rescheduled at a later date.

Shelter Island Friends of Music
Shelter Island Friends of Music (shelterislandfriendsofmusic.org) has cancelled its upcoming concert, “iSing! An Evening of Opera & Song,” scheduled for Saturday, April 18.

BookHampton
BookHampton in East Hampton (bookhampton.com) has cancelled its upcoming wine tasting with Park Place Wines & Liquors which was scheduled for March 19. In addition, Sunday morning story times have been cancelled until further notice.
As of now, scheduled author events will go on as planned at BookHamptnn, but check the website for updates. These events will be limited to no more than 15 attendees.

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