PAST EVENTS

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Knowledge Fridays kicked off on November 19th with five-time Emmy Award winning writer, director, and producer Bill Persky, who will speak on television and what it has become – from the 50’s to today.

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John kamitsuka performs: Music in johan sebastian bach's home

Mr. Kamitsuka performs regularly throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Japan. He has played at prominent New York City venues such as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and for the first time The Church! Kamitsuka performed several pieces from composers such as Johan Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven. 

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tour of the church with
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Award-winning architect Lee Skolnick toured groups for a behind-the-scenes look at how The Church project came to fruition. Highlights included an introductory presentation on the process of converting this historic building into a vibrant new cultural center, plus a guided insider’s tour of the facility led by Mr. Skolnick.  

TWO PERFORMANCES OF ADELAIDE MESTRE'S TOP DRAWER

Narrated in story and song, TOP DRAWER is the tale of the daughter of a Cuban refugee as she searches for her father’s piano that was left behind when he fled in 1960.  With sentiment and laughter, she chronicles her life with her mother; a thrice-married, opera-singing socialite with impossible top-drawer standards, and her father, a gay, Cuban, manic-depressive concert pianist. TOP DRAWER will make you laugh, weep and maybe even... sing.

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world premiere
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Sara sant'Ambrogio in concert

REFLECTIONS IN MUSIC presented the  world premiere of Requiem for the Planet and Paradise Found for cello and piano, presented by composer, pianist and Artistic Director Bruce Wolosoff with cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio.

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SEeing happiness

A collaborative project between the artist P. Maurides and The Explorers Program – an arts engagement initiative for adults with varied needs and abilities developed by the East End Special Players.

ROAD RAVE:

A Community Traffic Jam with Laurie Anderson

We hosted a ROAD RAVE with Laurie Anderson, who conducted a group of cars in a beautifully organized cacophony car-horn orchestra. The percussionists play on car parts. 

Video by Nick Whelan.

Smiles by all. 

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The Alex Sipiagin Sixtet

HAMPTONS JAZZ FEST:


The Alex Sipiagin Sixtet with Jaleel Shaw, Misha Tsiganov, Boris Kozlov, and Ari Hoenig joined us for an evening of Jazz at The Church! 

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In Conversation With: Curators from MoMA & The Church

Co-curators of ROAD RAGE Eric Fischl, co-founder of The Church, and Sara Cochran, welcome Andrew Gardner, one of the curators of AUTOMANIA and Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA for an in-depth discussion about why cars, and why now.

Moby Dick Marathon Reading

Harborfest returned  to The Church for the annual Moby-Dick Marathon Reading on September 10th. Sponsored by Canio’s Books, this marathon was the first of its kind.

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Hamptons Jazz Fest:

Olivia Foschi Quintet

From July through September 2021, the first Hamptons Jazz Fest presented more than 50 concerts at venues from Southampton to Montauk, including The Church.

The inventive, surprising, audacious work from Cohen's BODYWORK series was the topic of her lecture at The Church.

In Conversation With:

Alice Aycock 

Passers-by were stunned when Alice Aycock's great work Twister Grande (Tall), 2019 was installed at The Church. Alice spoke about her practice. 

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In Conversation With:

Robert Rubin & Alastair Gordon

Noted art critic and writer Alastair Gordon interviewed Robert Rubin, collector, scholar, preservationist and film historian in a dynamic and wide-ranging talk from cars to art to preservation.

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In Conversation With:

Liz Cohen

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Car Rally Weekend

Car rally clubs visited The Church parking lot. A highlihgt was the last handmade Silver Cloud Rolls Royce from 1965, with its original paint job. 

In Conversation With:

Eric Fischl

Co-founder and acclaimed artist Eric Fischl spoke on his curated show ROAD RAGE.  Fischl's talk was dynamic, funny, smart and warm. 

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In Conversation With:

Don Lemon

The Social Justice Committee of Temple Adas Israel, in partnership with The Church, was proud to welcome Sag Harbor resident Don Lemon, host of CNN Don Lemon Tonight for a virtual book event in celebration of his book, This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism.