Past Events

Performed by Singer Sanda Weigl
The Little Commie Girl: One Story, Fifteen Songs
Performed by Singer Sanda Weigl
November, 2022

We joined at The for The Little Commie Girl: One Story, 15 Songs curated and performed by singer Sanda Weigl with Shoko Nagai on accordion and piano. The performance created a timeline of Weigl’s extraordinary life and career – featuring Romanian folk and songs by Kurt Weill, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Edith Piaf, Nina Simone, and Luz Casal, all layered with soul, jazz and avant-garde precision.

with Kim Profaci
Marionette Workshop
with Kim Profaci
November, 2022

Participants joined us for a marionette workshop led by Kim Profaci of the Modern Marionette Company! Inspired by The Church’s current exhibition HAND MADE, the workshop was a magical, hands-on experience that lifted imaginations and excited creativity.

The workshop began with a brief introduction of marionettes and the art of puppetry, participants and spectators gathered around for a demonstration of various techniques as Profaci and her marionettes performed the tale of “Strega Nona”. Following the performance, Profaci guided participants through the process of creating a scarf puppet, allowing everyone to leave with a marionette of their own creation! The session concluded with an open discussion of puppetry and the possibilities of marionette creation and fabrication.

featuring Art Baron & The Duke's Men
Reflections On Ellington
featuring Art Baron & The Duke's Men
November, 2022

The Church was thrilled to once again host the innovative Reflections in Music concert series, under the direction of composer Bruce Wolosoff, for Reflections on Ellington, a concert and dance party featuring Art Baron & The Duke’s Men.

With Steve Miller
Surfing the Cosmos
With Steve Miller
November, 2022

We were joined at The Church for a conversation between artist Steve Miller and The Church Chief Curator Sara Cochran on Miller’s newest book Surfing the Cosmos; an original book of photographs and text that provides a unique perspective on energy and the unplanned sculptural beauty of electrical wires that power our world.

at The Church
1940's Style Dance Class
at The Church
November, 2022

In celebration of our Reflections on Ellington concert, participants joined us on November 9th for a 1940s Style Dance Class. The class learned the swing and the fox trot.

With artist-in-residence Tabitha Arnold
High School Printmaking Workshop
With artist-in-residence Tabitha Arnold
November, 2022

Students aged 15 and older were invited to join us at The Church for a protest-poster printmaking workshop led by artist-in-residence Tabitha Arnold! Utilizing the American French Tool etching press that resides on the studio floor of The Church, participants had the opportunity to design and print their own unique posters using a reductive monotype printmaking process!

with the American Artists' Hand Archive
Insight Sunday
with the American Artists' Hand Archive
November, 2022

The Church was thrilled to welcome Vanessa Hoheb and Thomas Donahue of the American Artists’ Hand Archive, featured in our current exhibition Hand Made, as part of our ongoing Insights Sundays series. Founder and Director of the Archive Vanessa Hoheb and Artistic Director Thomas Donahue spoke about the 31 bronze life castings of acclaimed artists’ hands displayed on The Church’s mezzanine. The hands include artists like Jasper Johns, Martin Puryear, Maya Lin, among many others. Hoheb and Donahue reflected on the intimate casting process, sharing stories of collaboration with the artists on the pose and individualized patina that depicts their unique personas and careers. In celebration of curiosity and creativity through handmade crafts and touch, the audience–under supervision–were able to handle the sculptures. This was the only opportunity for the public to touch and feel the casts and meet the founders of this extraordinary project.

a Profile on Guitar Builder John Monteleone
Screening and Q&A of "The Chisels are Calling"
a Profile on Guitar Builder John Monteleone
November, 2022

The Church was honored to host a screening of "The Chisels Are Calling", a profile of the world’s greatest guitar builder and living artist on permanent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Monteleone. Directed, edited, and produced by Trevor Laurence, the documentary looks beyond the technical aspects of the luthier and examines the life, passion, talent, and unique approach Monteleone takes to his art. It also features musical tributes and interviews with Mark Knopfler, Ben Harper, David Grisman, Julian Lage, the late Woody Mann (Producer and Music Supervisor of the film) among notable musicians and the like. Following the screening, a Q&A was held with John Monteleone and director Trevor Laurence.

with Marit Molin
Knowledge Friday
with Marit Molin
November, 2022

Knowledge Friday featured one of our most inspiring and hardworking community leaders, Marit Molin. Founder and Executive Director of Hamptons Community Outreach and Hamptons Art Camp, Marit is an advocate for families and children of varying socioeconomic backgrounds. Marit spoke on her passion for volunteer and social work, her on-going efforts through Hamptons Community Outreach and HCO’s current/future projects that heavily support the Shinnecock Reservation.

at The Church
Community Costume Contest
at The Church
October, 2022

On Halloween from 5:30PM-7PM, following the Pumpkin Trail, The Church invited everyone to enter our Community Costume Contest. Judges declared first, second, and third place winners for three different categories: children (12 and under), adults/teens and pets. For the adults/teens, first place received a one-year membership at The Church, second place received a $100 certificate to any upcoming Church events, and third place received a $50 certificate to any upcoming Church events. First, second, and third place in the children’s contest received toys from our sponsor the beloved Sag Harbor Variety Store. For pets, winners received treats! The panel of judges included The Church team along with Lisa Field and other members of the Sag Harbor community. Thank you to all who participated!

Fall Benefit for the Church
Monster Smash
Fall Benefit for the Church
October, 2022

“Come as you aren’t” was the tagline for MONSTER SMASH, a Halloween costume dance party with proceeds benefitting The Church. Inspired by Sag Harbor’s Halloween traditions, The Church was excited to join the spooky festivities.

Costumes were encouraged, with a suggested theme of art and artists, including but not limited to actors, writers, musicians, and creatives from all fields. We saw the dance floor filled with so many different artists, works of art, creative ideas and the space was filled with collective creative energy. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and donated. We appreciate your continued support!

with Jill Bialosky and A.M. Homes
In Conversation
with Jill Bialosky and A.M. Homes
October, 2022

We were thrilled to have best-selling authors Jill Bialosky and A.M. Homes in conversation about their newest novels, The Deceptions by Bialosky and The Unfolding by Homes. The two writers read excerpts from their novels and interviewed each other on the works, their process, and careers. Canio’s Books provided copies of the authors' books for sale. The evening concluded with a book signing.

with Katharine Holabird
Children's Spooky Story Hour
with Katharine Holabird
October, 2022

Award-winning author Katharine Holabird was our featured reader for The Church’s Children’s Spooky Story Hour. Author of the widely popular children’s book series Angelina Ballerina, Holabird read Angelina’s Halloween. As Katharine read, a trained ballerina from the Hamptons Ballet Theatre School performed a dance choreographed to the book’s storyline.

The live performance aspect of the reading was not only a whimsical addition but more importantly made this event appropriate for children of all reading levels, languages, learning abilities and those who may be hard of hearing.

Speaks on Guitars in Hand Made
G.E. Smith
Speaks on Guitars in Hand Made
October, 2022

The Church was honored to hear from the expert who selected the 16 rare and classic guitars currently on display– renowned guitarist G.E. Smith. G.E. spoke on the beautifully crafted guitars– many of which come from his private collection. The evening allowed guests to see the guitars through the eyes of G.E., providing insight into what he values in the instruments. This collection includes both acoustic and electric guitars that date from 1810-1992.

With Carlos Barrios
Knowledge Friday
With Carlos Barrios
October, 2022

The Church was thrilled to have this month’s Knowledge Friday feature East Hampton bassist and luthier Carlos Barrios. Barrios amazed us! First with The Search for Tone – A Guitar Maker’s Path, directed by John Jinks, a short documentary on Barrios that follows the creation of one of his guitars from start to finish, then a live demo of the guitar, followed by a short Q&A with April Gornik and our audience. We see why GE Smith was blown away by Carlos's expertise!