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Bits and Pieces: 12.05.19

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:05

Doctorow Concert

Caroline Doctorow will perform a seasonal concert featuring traditional American ballads, standards, fast-fiddle instrumentals, and her own holiday songs on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Her most recent album, “Dreaming in Vinyl,” reached number two on the folk radio airplay charts.

A fixture on the East End music scene, Ms. Doctorow has received the Alexander Award from the Long Island Arts Council and a New York State proclamation from State Senator John E. Brooks for her work as a folk singer. She has released 11 solo albums and will appear in the upcoming film “Pete Seeger’s Legacy: If I Had a Hammer” along with Taj Mahal, Guy Davis, Dar Williams, and others.

Those unable to attend the library concert can catch Ms. Doctorow at the Bridgehampton Museum on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Merry Madoo!

The Madoo Conservancy in Sag­aponack will hold its annual holiday market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be caroling, wreath making, roasted chestnuts and marshmallows, offerings from several of the conservancy’s favorite vendors, and Madoo-grown paperwhites. 

Also on Saturday, Miguel Flores-Vianna, an acclaimed photographer, editor, and writer, will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “A Wandering Eye: Travels With My Phone,” at 5 p.m. in Madoo’s summer studio. The book features some 250 of his favorite images taken throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas using only his smartphone. Tickets are $30, $20 for members, and the book can be preordered at

Urban Farming

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will host a talk by Annie Novak, the author of “The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof Into a Garden or Farm,” about green roofs, greenhouses, container gardens, and other aspects of urban farming, on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House.

Ms. Novak is the co-founder of the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn, the first commercial green roof farm in the country. Admission is $10, free for members, and a holiday party will follow the lecture.

The alliance will hold a free round-table discussion about native plants on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon, and its garden book review group will meet from noon to 1 p.m., also on Dec. 14. Attendees need not have read the three books on horticulture that will be discussed.

PechaKucha Night

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will hold the latest in its popular series of rapid-fire presentations by creative members of the East End community tomorrow at 6 p.m. PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Vol. 30, will feature the artists Michael Drury, Candace Hill Montgomery, and Blair Seagram; Alex Ferrone, an aerial photographer; Sandi Haber Fifield, a photographer; Alex Cheblal, a plant-based chef; Tina Mills, an activist, and Mark-Antonio Smith, an educator and founder of the Nurtury for Kids.

The program is sold out, but an email to [email protected] can secure a place on the waiting list.

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