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East End Arts School Announces
Summer Arts Camps for Kids: July & August 2016
Art, Music, Performance, and More!
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(RIVERHEAD, NY, April 5, 2016) – The East End Arts School is proud to announce this summer’s award-winning Arts Camps taking place throughout July and August for children and teens ages 5 through 8, and 9 through 14 on the grounds of East End Arts, located at 141 E. Main Street in Riverhead, NY. East End Arts summer camp programs allow young people to explore a broad range of artistic experiences and also hone in on what they are passionate about. Programs include vocal choir, guitar camp modeled after the levels of the Japanese sensei in martial arts, sculpture, painting, and more! New this year is a bilingual music camp! Advance registration is required; limited space is available. Early morning and after care, as well as scholarships are available. Enroll and pay in full by April 30, 2016 and receive a 5% discount. To register, contact the East End Arts School at 631-369-2171 or

For more information, visit: Below is the list of programs:

Renaissance Kids Camp, Ages 5 – 8
Theme: Life Under the Sea

· Two-Week Art, Music and Theatre Camp
· July 18 – 29, 2016, Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 3:00 PM
Renaissance Kid Camp is a two-week program where campers are introduced to a broad range of artistic and creative experiences through a camp-wide theme. In this imaginative summer arts program campers will immerse themselves in art, theater, music and dance while being inspired by this summer’s theme: the fascinating world of life under the sea. Sea turtles, dolphins, spotted whales… the colors, patterns and movement of the world under the sea will motivate creative creations.

Renaissance Summer Arts Camps, Ages 9 – 14
· One-Week Focused Arts & Music Camps
· Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 2:30PM
This is an opportunity for tweens and teens to immerse themselves in their passion. The East End Arts School offers award-winning camp experiences where campers will learn and grow creatively in the arts. Programs last one-week, and are designed to bring out each camper’s unique, artistic ability in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Our instructors are professionals who work every day in the subject areas they teach. Group sizes are small to allow for personal mentoring.
· Fine Arts Camp 1 – Drawing & Painting: July 11 – 15
· Fine Arts Camp 2 – Sculpture: August 1 – 5
· Fine Arts Camp 3 – Mixed Media: August 8 – 12
· Music Camp 1 – Chorus Camp, Voices United: July 11 – 15
· Music Camp 2 – Guitar Sensei (Bilingual): August 1 – 5
· Music Camp 3 – Composing on the Keyboard: August 8 – 12

For more information, contact the East End Arts School at 631-369-2171 or


East End Arts, established in 1972, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization, and operates a School of the Arts, an Art Gallery, and presents a variety of events and programs to promote the arts year-round. Proceeds from all events, sales, classes, donations, and memberships benefits the mission and commitment to building and enriching our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.

9th Annual Long Island WINTERFEST – Live on the Vine

Friday, February 19 at the Suffolk Theater, Riverhead, NY
(RIVERHEAD, NY, February 8, 2016) – The award-winning Long Island Winterfest – Live on the Vine music festival returns for its ninth and most eclectic year ever. The music festival will open with its annual Winterfest Kickoff Party concert which will be held Friday, February 19 at the historic Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Long Island rock favorites Miles To Dayton, and internationally acclaimed roots-music guitar wizard Toby Walker will headline this evening of world-class Americana music, with special guest singer-songwriter Andrew Fortier opening the night. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are limited and are now available online at or by calling the Box Office at 631-727-4343. The Suffolk Theater is located at 118 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. Ticket links and more information can be found at

Miles To Dayton
Having built a large grass roots following of fans young and old, Miles to Dayton (M2D) has headlined performances at the Patchogue Theater and sold out the Boulton Center, with notable gigs at the Paramount Theatre, Great South Bay Music Festival and the North Fork Rock and Folk Festival. Miles to Dayton’s music happens at a personal level, blending elements of folk, rock, classical, and funk into an irresistible invitation. The M2D recipe is simple: four-part vocal harmony, clever songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section that stirs up the creative stew. M2D has shared the stage with the likes of The Subdudes, Leslie West, Jorma Kaukonen, Tom Paxton, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and Richie Havens, to name a few.

Toby Walker
“A real killer with fantastic technique. He just knocks me out.” – John Hammond
Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar wizard who has toured the US, England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Walker has been featured in the New York Times, the London Sunday Times, the London BBC, Sirius-XM radio and was the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award, Solo division, given out by the Blues Foundation in Memphis TN. Walker blends the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style. Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane says “Flat out… you have to hear this great musician… I’m blown away” and has employed Walker to teach at his famous Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp for six years. In 2010 Walker won the New York Music Award for Best Instrumental CD, sharing the honors with Mariah Carey, Rufus Wainwright and Judy Collins among many others.

Andrew Fortier
Archivist, storyteller, most importantly husband and dad: Andrew Fortier’s music and words are reflections of life in progress. Major recording contracts came and went for Andrew, people say they can’t believe he’s “not all over the radio” or say “you’re gonna make it”; his reply time after time is, I’ve already made it as far as my life has been, and the rest is just icing. The Upsidedown Sky is Andrews latest album he dedicates to all the life guards and guardian angels in his life. His glass is at least half full and every day a blank canvas awaits.

More information about the 2016 Winterfest Live on the Vine music festival
The 9th Annual Winterfest Live on the Vine is an award-winning festival is a five-week, mid-winter music and wine festival, running each weekend from February 19 through March 20, 2016. Winterfest is a project of East End Arts in partnership with the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Long Island Wine Council, and presenting sponsor, Suffolk County National Bank.

Winterfest Live on the Vine will feature more than 70 concerts and wine events in over 40 unique venues throughout Long Island’s scenic East End. Vineyard tasting rooms, boutique hotels, and historic theaters provide the stages for more than 30 emerging artists and legendary Grammy-winning headliners in a diverse menu of musical styles: jazz, rock, country, world, singer-songwriter and more, amidst the backdrop of one of the most charming regions in New York.

The Winterfest Kickoff Party on Friday, February 19, 2016, at Suffolk Theater will feature Long Island favorites: Toby Walker and Miles to Dayton. Tickets are available at Music for every taste and in every genre includes New Orleans favorites The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Grammy award-winning folk icon Judy Collins, Grammy award-winning jazz trumpet legend Randy Brecker quartet featuring Ada Rovatti, and back for a second sold-out year is Americana-sweetheart Amy Helm. Jazz drummer Bryan Carter & his Trio, Downbeat Magazine award-winner Ray Anderson with Steve Salerno, Paul Simon bassist Bakithi Kumalo & Friends, and the Late Night Gospel Choir performing a “raise the roof” Gospel Brunch, are just some of the artists appearing this year, with many more being added. The Closing Party and grand finale concert will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Suffolk Theater and will feature classic rockers Jefferson Starship, presented by Suffolk County National Bank and Certilman Balin Attorneys.

Winterfest is also very excited to announce the addition of the Long Island Wine Council’s “Art of Wine” events. This exciting and hands-on series of over 23 wine-focused events gives visitors exclusive access to rare wines, Long Island’s incredible winemakers and progressive winemaking techniques. Guests can spend a day or a weekend at Winterfest; special all-inclusive weekend or one day packages are available.

For all show schedules, ticketing, artist information, packages and special offer information, please visit or call J Faith Presents at 631-331-0808.

Additional Information
Conceived in 2006 by East End Arts, the Long Island Wine Council and the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (LICVB), Winterfest Live on the Vine was created to encourage employment to musicians, and to bring tourists to the region during slower, winter months. In 2012, the festival was awarded the “National Destination Marketing Award” by Americans for The Arts and Destination Marketing International.
Winterfest Live on the Vine would not be possible without Presenting Sponsor, Suffolk County National Bank. The festival is a project of East End Arts, with support from the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Long Island Wine Council, with additional support from NYSCA, Suffolk County, AARP, Certilman Balin Attorneys, Hamptons Art Hub, Hotel Indigo, and produced by veteran festival promoter J Faith Presents (Great South Bay Music Festival).
For 2016, Winterfest has again added headliners to the schedule, and widened the scope and theme of the festival. With the addition of the “Art of Wine” series, and non-musical events to the schedule, all are ingredients that Faith believes will help enhance the Winterfest Live on the Vine experience; the experience of this Winterfest is like no other. The combination of world-class music, in an architecturally stunning environment, amid the backdrop of the magnificent East End of Long Island, is what makes this festival the unique experience that it is!

Featured Artist & Venue Information
The historic Suffolk Theater will host the festival Kickoff Concert and Party on Friday, February 19, featuring Toby Walker and Miles to Dayton; Grammy award-winning folk icon Judy Collins will perform on March 17; and the legendary Jefferson Starship will close the festival with a party on March 19.
Performing on February 20 at Hotel Indigo East End, one of Long Island’s newest boutique hotels, is Paul Simon Bassist Bakithi Kumalo with an all-star band. Stay overnight and wake up to the award-winning Late Night Gospel Choir for a raucous Gospel Sunday Brunch on February 21.
Direct from New Orleans, Martha Clara Vineyards will present The Dirty Dozen Brass Band on March 5.
Hotel Indigo East End will present Americana favorite Amy Helm – back for her second sold-out year – on March 12.
Macari Vineyards will host the Grammy award-winning legend Randy Brecker quartet featuring Ada Rovatti on March 13.
Bedell Cellars will present, direct from Lincoln Center, jazz giant Bryan Carter on March 20.
Rocker Randy Jackson of Zebra will perform at Coffee Pot Cellars on March 20.
Emerging artists include original rockers Miles to Dayton, Kerry Kearney Blues Band, Mundo Clave, HooDoo Loungers, Black & Sparrow, country rockers Joe Bayer Band and Six Gun, Billy Joel Tributes: Songs in the Attic and Cold Spring Harbor, Irish rockers Bangers & Mash, Bobby Sexton Jazz Trio, Danny Keane and Friends, and many more.

For more information about Winterfest Live on the Vine, please visit:

Sag Harbor Village 52nd annual Harborfest celebration Harborfest celebration

Sag Harbor’s Annual Celebration September 12-13, 2015
Harborfest will be a village-wide event celebrating the maritime history of Sag Harbor. Arts & crafts fair and sidewalk sale on Main Street will be held this weekend as well!

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FREE Pilates on the Beach, Norma Jean Pilates Windmill Beach
10am – 5pm
Arts and Crafts Fair OPEN for business Marine Park
Sidewalk Fair OPEN for business Main street/business district
Food and Non Profit Vendor Booths OPEN for business Long Wharf
Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre moving walk
Live Music Long Wharf
CHILDREN’S Tug of War Windmill Beach
American Beauty: one hour cruise Long Wharf
Flyboard Demonstration Long Wharf
Whaleboat races begin Windmill Beach
American Beauty: one hour cruise Long Wharf
CHILDREN’S Corn Shucking Contest Windmill Beach
Flyboard Demonstration Long Wharf
CHILDREN’S Potato Sack Race Windmill Beach
Whale Boat Races Windmill Beach
American Beauty: one hour cruise Long Wharf
CHILDREN’S Hula Hoop Contest Long Wharf
Whaleboat Races Windmill Beach

10am – 5pm
Arts and Crafts Fair OPEN for business Marine Park
Sidewalk Fair OPEN for business Main street/business district
Food and Non Profit Vendor Booths OPEN for business Long Wharf
Live Music Long Wharf
CHILDREN’S Tug of War Long Wharf
American Beauty: one hour cruise Long Wharf
Flyboard Demonstration Long Wharf
Whaleboat Races begin Windmill Beach
American Beauty: one hour cruise Long Wharf
CHILDREN’S Corn Shucking Contest Windmill Beach
Annual Wood Regatta, Women’s Open One Design Breakwater Yatch Club
Flyboard Demonstration Long Wharf
CHILDRENS Potato Sack Race Windmill Beach
Whaleboat Races Windmill Beach
CHILDRENS Hula Hoop Contest Long Wharf
Whaleboat Races Windmill Beach
Live Music: Jim Turner Long Wharf

Photo credit: Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Photo credit: Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce



Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers will produce, perform, and host the FreakOut! Festival®, an all-star concert to be presented at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead, Long Island on August 4 and August 5, 2015. Co-produced by music industry veteran Michael Ostin and Peter Herman of Nile Rodgers Productions, the FreakOut! Festival® is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime event that will feature Rodgers and his multi-platinum band CHIC sharing the stage with music legends and contemporary trailblazers like Beck, Duran Duran, Paloma Faith, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Chaka Khan, Janelle Monàe, Q-Tip, Keith Urban, and Pharrell Williams, among other artists. In both scope and size, it’s the first music festival of its kind on Long Island. It will be the ONLY time you will see the two most recent Grammy® “Album Of The Year” winners (Nile Rodgers/Pharrell, 2014 and Beck, 2015) perform together on the same stage and for some artists, the first time you will be able to see them perform live in 2015.FOLD-16x9_v2_1920x1080
This might just be the premier music event of summer 2015, the FreakOut! Festival® will bring the live music experience to a whole new level of spontaneity and excitement.
FOLD Festival – 2 Day Pass 1 day pass $137…..2 day pass $242

Riverhead is known for its commitment to cultural events, as well as being
a warm, friendly, and welcoming township distinguished by its vineyards, good wine, good food, and
good people with an appreciation for the arts. The Suffolk Theater in downtown Riverhead will also be hosting The Official FreakOut! Festival® After Party from 11pm to 4am. Hotels and the Riverhead business community as well as The East End Arts are involved in the festivities. There is easy downtown access for ticket holders to Martha Clara Vineyard via Festival Bus Shuttles — Shuttles will pickup and return to the Riverhead Train Station and The Suffolk Theater hourly from 3pm to 12 am. (Free Parking can be found downtown and at the Train Station.)

Collective Identity Exhibit opening on July 11th in Sag Harbor @ The Eastville Community Historical Society.

Greg Therriault bought a home called the Ivy Cottage in 1978 found portraits on tintypes in a space between two floorboards. Tintypes are small iron-coated photographs exposed on a camera’s film plate. They were common during the late 1800s. Greg recently decided to donate the tintypes to the Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor. Along with the tintypes and other albums that over time had also been found in homes nearby, project photo editor and Sag Harbor native DonnaMarie Barnes along with the committee at the Eastville Historical Society decided to bring this exhibit to the community to share these amazing images.
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DonnaMarie Barnes says the power of an image sheds light on valuable historic records.

The Historical Society has been able to identify one of the men and hopes to soon be able to identify the other. One man is Nathan J. Cuffee, the first Native American author to be published on Long Island.

Photographed images will be on display over the summer in an exhibition called Collective Identity: Early Portraits of Eastville.

There are no coinstidences in life and Greg was supposed to find those images… I am so happy that he chose to share them and now we all get to have a glimpse into the past through these images to be shared at the COLLECTIVE IDENTITY reception to be held July 11th – October 10th 2015
Opening Reception
July 11th 4-7 P.M.
139 Hampton Street
Sag Harbor