Proud parents Kelly and Jackson Dodds welcomed their son, Ellis Benjamin, into the world on Friday, June 12 at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Ellis was born 9lbs 15oz and 21 3/4 inches long. His birth was attended by the Stony Brook Midwives and doula Carole Perez-Montanari. Ellis has a proud big brother, two-year old Rowan, and a large loving family including seven grandparents: Barbara & Ray Connaughton, Dai Dayton, Kathy & Tom Gisbert, Jill & Richard Dodds; seven aunts, four uncles, eight cousins and his great-grandmother, Pam Dodds.
The Hampton Ballet Theatre School's 11th year of children’s dance classes began Monday, September 10, under the artistic direction of Sara Jo Strickland.
The “Summer Finale” exhibit at the Water Mill Museum acted as a call for their best work, and a third of the group pulled from both this past winter’s challenge and their archive to deliver — showing paintings, prints and drawings for the fourth year in a row.
The upcoming performance of “Don Giovanni in New York” at Bay Street Theater will re-enact the events leading up to New York’s first Italian opera, while mirroring Da Ponte’s passion to spread opera in the New World.