On Broadway

Oren Jacoby, Pat Schoenfeld, Christine Baranski

“On Broadway” directed by Oren Jacoby makes World Premiere at Hamptons International Film Festival

October 13, 2019:  An all-star cast tells the inside story of Broadway theatre, and how it came back from the brink thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and is, an often uneasy, balance between art and commerce. 

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Hamptons Film Festival announce Winners

Bryan De Palma Piper De Palma Alec Baldwin Photo: Lisa Tamburini

October 14, 2019: The 27th Hamptons International Film Festival, presented by HamptonsFilm, announced their award winners at a ceremony in East Hampton. The 2019 festival was dedicated to Michael Lynne, a HIFF Board Member for almost two decades, and Mark Urman a member of HIFF’s Advisory Board for eleven years, both of whom passed away earlier this year.

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Alfre Woodard @ HIFF

Alfre Woodard Photo: Barry Gordin

A Conversation with Alfre Woodard @ Bay Street Theater

October 12, 2019: In celebration of one of this year’s most talked about performances for her role in Chinonye Chukwu’s CLEMENCY, the HIFF festival honored Alfre Woodard with a special A Conversation With… featuring the Emmy Award winner, Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress in person for a career spanning discussion.

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Annie Get Your Gun @ Bay Street

Mathew Saldivar, Alexandra Socha

Sarna Lapine’s delightful staging of the Irving Berlin classic, infused with Blue Grass Melodies, lights up the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

August 4, 2019: Sarna Lapine’s delightful staging of Irving Berlin’s beloved musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opened last night at Bay Street Theater, centered by a luminous Alexandra Socha as Annie. Every element of this streamlined production, infused with Blue Grass melodies, shines beautifully, lighting up the intimate stage in Sag Harbor with rollicking good fun. To hear these classics songs like, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful,” sung with a Blue Grass Band that sits elevated at the back of the stage is simply wonderful and a unique surprise.

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ARF Pet Celebration

Free Admission at ARF Alumni Reunion/Pet Celebration day at Adoption Center in Wainscott

May 5, 2019: On Saturday morning from 10am till noon ARF honored our furry friends with a pet celebration day at the ARF Adoption Center on Daniels Hole Road in Wainscott.  The event was FREE for the whole family, and ARF planned a special morning of fun-filled activities and goodies for everyone, including pets. Here are some of the wonderful things available to guests at Pet Day Celebration.

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LTV Creative Salon

Frazer Dougherty, Angela LaGreca

Angela LaGreca continues Creative Artists Salon Series to Benefit LTV.

May 4, 2019:  On Friday evening LTV Creative Director, Angela LaGreca, hosted and performed at LTV’s third creative artists salon, a unique night of comedy, music, film, scene readings, and chat, all to benefit LTV, the East End’s premier public access station and media center on Industrial Road in Wainscott.  Angela, an actress and comedian, also produces the monthly event by having talent from New York City mingle with local talent to try out new works in progress.

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Hampton Classic Horse Show

McLain Ward with HH Gigi’s Girl, winners of the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix

McLain Ward Wins the $300,000 Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman on the final day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton.

September 2, 2018:  The 43rd edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show ended in spectacular fashion Sunday, with America’s McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, capturing the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman for a record seventh time.

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The Hampton Classic

The 43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show opened in Bridgehampton under blue skies on Sunday.

August 26, 2018:  The 43rd Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday morning to a pristine blue sky, welcoming horses and riders to this spectacular annual equestrian and social event. For the next seven days the Hampton Classic will host the highest levels of competition for hunter-jumper horses and riders of all ages and abilities. From the youngest leadline riders (ages 2+!) all the way to Olympic and World Champions, the prestigious Hampton Classic Horse Show attracts the best of the best.

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“Outside The Box” @ the White Room

Billy Joel, Andrea McCafferty

Billy Joel attends opening reception @ The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton.

August 26, 2018:  Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill, Co-Directors of The White Room Gallery, 2415 Main Street, in Bridgehampton hosted the opening reception for an exciting new exhibition, “Outside the Box,” featuring Donna Bernstein, Steve Cohen, Jackie Fuchs, and Karen L Kirshner, which will be on view at The White Room Gallery through September 10th.  The piano man himself, Billy Joel turned up to support his friend, Steve Cohen, who just happens to be Billy Joel’s lighting designer as well. Steve, who has been painting with light his entire career, is a guest on Spotlight on the Arts this week chatting about his art and process. Check it out! Spotlight on the Arts airs on LTV, channel 20 in East Hampton or streamed live at ltveh.org, Tuesday at 5pm, Thursday at 10:30am, Friday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3:30.  The White Room Gallery, 2415 Main Street in Bridgehampton is open every day during the Summer from a 11am to 5pm. For more information: www.thewhiteroom.gallery

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Stephen WIlkes @ Tulla Booth Gallery

Tulla Booth Gallery  Presents:
Meet the Artist : Renowned 
Stephen Wilkes
Reception: Friday , August 31, 2018 6– 8PM
Exhibit continues thru September 27th

August 23, 2018:  Stephen Wilkes’s wildly popular “Day to Night” Series are exciting images of the most beloved cities and sites of the world. As part of his on going series he wanted to capture the iconic Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles which he felt captures the essence of Southern California. Wilkes photographs from a stationary 50 foot crane. All explained on a “CBS Sunday Morning” segment Shooting 12 hours from day to night and gathering 1,200 to 1,500 image into form one image from dawn to dusk. He was recently featured in newest National Geographic Issue celebrating the 100th anniversary of the State Parks in America.  He is on a quest to complete his vision photographing for an upcoming a fine art publication. National Geographic Museum featured an exhibit earlier this year.

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“Mail Art” at Keyes

Scott Covert & Ray Johnson at Keyes Art

August 19, 2018:  On Saturday August 18, Keyes Art, 53 The Circle-Main Street in East Hampton, hosted the opening reception of “Mail Art,” the pairing of two preeminent artists, Scott Covert and Ray Johnson, with unique mediums at an exciting new show that will be on view at Keyes Art through August 31. Ray Johnson delivers stunning work, and Scott Covert brings gravestone rubbings into vibrant life.

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Author’s Night 2018

Jules Feifer , Florence Fabricant

East Hampton Library’s 14th Annual Authors Night

August 11, 2018:  The literary event of the Hamptons and one of our country’s leading annual literary celebrations began at 5 pm with the Authors Book Signing Reception under a tent in Amagansett, where  guests enjoyed scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and fine wine while mingling with the over 100 authors.  The evening provides an opportunity to have books personally inscribed by the authors when purchasing. Afterwards at 8 pm twenty-four private dinner parties  featuring one or more of the guest authors, followed the reception.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Hayground School’s “Chefs Dinner”

Renowned Chef, Jacques Pepin, honored at the 14th Annual Hayground School’s benefit “Chefs Dinner.”

July 29, 2018:  Ten chefs prepared a five-course meal in honor of Jacques Pépin at the 14th annual Hayground School’s benefit “Chefs Dinner” on Sunday, July 29 on the School’s grounds in Bridgehampton, NY. The Chefs included Josh Capon, Jessica Craig, Christian Mir, Ayesha Nurdjaja, Francois Payard, Joe Realmuto, Hillary Sterling, Bill Telepan, Carissa Waechter, and Jason Weiner.  The benefit dinner raises much-needed financial aid for Hayground School, an inclusive, diverse school that incorporates an expansive Edible Garden/Kitchen Science program into its curriculum on its pastoral grounds. The honorary chairpersons of the Chefs Dinner are Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.

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Time Bomb

The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit and Auction honoring Pierre Berge.

July 28, 20018:  The Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, described as an “enchanted forest” and “performance art extravaganza,” is one of the summer’s most anticipated events of the summer. The celebration on the 10 plus acre grounds of The Watermill Center, founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson in 1992, unites the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture and fashion into an immersive experience that simply must be witnessed. Each year Wilson tops himself from the previous year with extraordinary, mind-boggling installations throughout the grounds.
Photography: Barry Gordin 

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