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Parrish Museum's Midsummer Weekend

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 10:43
Dorothy Lichtenstein is the honorary chairwoman of the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Dinner.

The annual Midsummer Party at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, which, like every other benefit, was canceled last year, will return tomorrow reimagined as a three-day Midsummer Weekend.
The festivities will kick off with Midsummer Dance tomorrow evening, with music by the acclaimed musician and D.J. James Murphy of DFA Records and LCD Soundsystem. The latter has been called by The New York Times “a connoisseur’s dance band.” Tickets are $500; the doors will open at 8, and the music will begin at 8:30.
The Midsummer Dinner, set for Saturday evening, will honor Tomashi Jackson, whose exhibition “The Land Claim” is on view at the museum. The honorary chairwoman is Dorothy Lichtenstein, a longtime supporter of the museum whose late husband is the subject of the exhibition “Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960,” which opened at the Parrish on Aug. 1.
The evening will begin at 6:30 with cocktails outdoors, followed at 7:30 by dinner on the museum’s terrace. Tickets start at $2,500.
Sunday afternoon will feature the eighth annual Midsummer Family Party, which will offer a variety of outdoor interactive experiences. A comedy-variety show by the National Circus Project will feature circus arts from around the world, including juggling, unicycling, balancing, object manipulations, and clowning.
Also, children will have an opportunity to work with the artist Nathan Carter on a music-theme collaborative mural. 
A catered meal with child-friendly options will be available throughout the event, which runs from 3 to 6. An ice cream truck will visit the property toward the end of the afternoon.
Tickets, which are $125 for adults, $100 for children, with a $25 discount for members and their children, include all activities, food, and beverages. Masks will be required throughout the museum during the party.  

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