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Bits and Pieces 01.18.24

Mon, 01/15/2024 - 11:42
Elissa McLean and Andy Winter, seen here with their dog Rafa, will be at LTV Studios to talk about their experience working with migrants near the border wall in Sasabe, Ariz.

Florida Junket
Sag Harbor's Bay Street Theater is offering theater and music lovers a break from winter's doldrums with four days of entertainment in Naples, Fla., starting March 1 with "Into the Breeches," a comedy by George Brant, at the Gulf Shore Playhouse. Dinner and a talk with a member of the theater's team will precede the play.

After a pre-theater dinner, "She's Got Soul," a night of soul and R&B favorites performed by Capathia Jenkins, a Broadway vocalist, will bring visitors to Artis-Naples on March 2. Ms. Jenkins will be accompanied by the Naples Philharmonic and a trio of backup singers.

The festivities conclude on March 4 with Puttin' on the Ritz, the Gulf Shore Playhouse's annual benefit, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

The cost is $1,850, which includes a $500 donation to Bay Street, but does not include travel and lodging. More information and tickets are available from Kim Fink at [email protected], Mick Johnson at [email protected], or by calling 631-718-0818.

Looking for Loot
Doyle Auctioneers and Appraisers, which is based in New York City, will be in East Hampton on Wednesday for a consignment day. Specialists will be looking for jewelry, watches, art, and other valuables for potential auction or purchase. 

Electra Washburn, the firm's Long Island regional adviser, can answer questions and will set up appointments, either in person or virtually. Her email is [email protected], and her phone number is 212-427-4141, extension 25.

Border Stories
Last month, Elissa McLean and Andy Winter, Noyac residents, spent two weeks in Arizona involved in humanitarian efforts at the Mexico-Arizona border. The couple will host "Stories From the Wall: Humanitarian Crisis in the Borderlands" on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott.

During the talk they will provide firsthand accounts of the families they encountered, illuminating the challenges faced by asylum seekers and the resilience they manifest during the crisis.

Admission is free.

Chasing Ghosts
Is the 1843 Rogers Mansion in Southampton haunted? Every month the Long Island Paranormal Investigators, our local ghostbusters, offer opportunities to the public to join their spectral search. 

The next two ghost hunts are set for Saturday night at 7:30 and 8:45. Tours begin with a 15-minute introduction by the paranormal investigators and a crash course in the theories and devices required to interact with and document phantoms. A 45-minute investigation of the mansion follows.

Tickets, which always sell out, are $40. Parking is in the lot behind the First Presbyterian Church, across from the museum. The next opportunities to participate are Feb. 24 and March 23. Just remember -- don't cross the streams!

Standup in Southampton
The Sticks and Stones Comedy Club will return to the Southampton Cultural Center on Friday evening at 7 with a standup set by Joe Winchell, a Sag Harbor native who graduated from Pierson High School "with all C's," according to a release.

After spending most of his 20s acting and doing live theater, Mr. Winchell pivoted to comedy. Over the past six years, he has performed at the Broadway Comedy Club, the Gotham Comedy Club, Comix Roadhouse at Mohegan Sun, and Governors Comedy Club.    

General admission is $35, reserved seats are $50, and V.I.P. seating is $70. Doors open at 6:30.

Virtual Book Group
The next meeting of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons' winter book group will take place via Zoom on Saturday morning at 11. The format usually features three books selected and described by an alliance member, often with accompanying slides.

Saturday's books are "Art and the Gardener: Fine Painting as Inspiration for Garden Design" by Gordon Hayward; "Mini-Forest Revolution: Using the Miyawaki Method to Rapidly Rewild the World" by Hannah Lewis, and "Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration" by Laura J. Martin.

The program is free to all. Members will receive a link via email; nonmembers can register on the alliance website.

Getting the Most Out of Your Tomato Plants

Here's a guide to growing and enjoying your best tomato-flavored life, thanks to Matthew Quick, the farm manager for the nonprofit Share the Harvest Farm, and Marilee Foster, who typically grows 100 varieties each year on her Sagaponack farm.

Apr 12, 2024

News for Foodies 4.11.24

A distillery tasting in Sagg, new cider from Wolffer, wine classes at Park Place, Passover specials, a new menu from the Cookery, and more.

Apr 10, 2024

Quail Hill Announces Summer C.S.A.

Summer shares are now available from Quail Hill Farm, one of the country's original community-supported agriculture farms. Family shares, for households of two or more people, and single-person shares as well, run from early June through Halloween, with picking two days a week, including unlimited flowers.

Apr 3, 2024

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