Few pics of Morgan Wallen when he played and opened for Chris Lane at Stereo Garden in Patchogue.
Few pics of the Michael Magro Foundation 13 Annual Tasting and Giving that was held at the Carltun in East Meadow.
Few pics of country music singer Chris Lane when he performed at the debut opening of Stereo Garden in Patchogue.
THIS WEEKEND!! 10th Annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival at Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor - Nov 30-Dec 4
10th ANNUAL HAMPTONS TAKE 2 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, NOV. 30-DEC. 4
Expands to Five Full Days at Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor
HONORS LIZ GARBUS WITH LUMIERE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD;
Helen Whitney with Filmmaker’s Choice Award;
Adds Three New Festival Awards
“The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival is shouting out in celebration of its 10-year anniversary, a decade of bringing audiences hundreds of memorable documentary films,” says Jacqui Lofaro, Founder and Executive Director of the festival.
HT2FF’s 10th year of “all docs, all day” runs from Thursday, November 30, through Monday, December 4, all at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
HT2FF will celebrate Opening Night of its 10th anniversary on Thursday, November 30, at 8 p.m. with “The Opera House,” Susan Froemke’s captivating account of the development of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, which premiered at the New York Film Festival this year.
“The Opera House” accompanies an impressive slate of bold and inspiring films from distinguished documentary filmmakers. Among this list is:
. the Friday Night Spotlight Film, December 1 at 8 p.m., “Spielberg,” Susan Lacy’s look into the career of one of cinema’s most esteemed filmmakers;
. the Sunday Night Spotlight Film, December 3 at 8 p.m., “Letters from Baghdad: The Story of Gertrude Bell and Iraq,” a mesmerizing and immersive journey into Gertrude Bell’s life and the tremendous impact she had on society following WWI, from directors Sabine Krayenbuehl and Zeva Oelbaum;
. the festival’s Closing Night Film, Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m., “The Killer Bees,” by Ben and Orson Cummings, a thrilling dive into the world of the renowned Bridgehampton basketball team as they prepare to defend their state championship title.
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO LIZ GARBUS
The festival is also proud to announce that the prolific documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus, whose past work includes “Love, Marilyn” and “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” as well as the Emmy-winning “What Happened Miss Simone?” will receive the Lumiere Career Achievement Award at the festival’s Gala on Saturday, December 2, starting at 7 p.m. The cocktail/buffet reception and ceremony will be followed by a screening of her film “Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech” and a conversation with Ms. Garbus and her father, First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus. Ms. Garbus is a two-time Oscar nominee, two-time Emmy Winner, Grammy nominee and Peabody Winner.
Previous recipients of the HT2FF Career Achievement Award include Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, Barbara Kopple, Stanley Nelson, Susan Lacy and most recently, Alex Gibney.
FILMMAKER’S CHOICE AWARD TO HELEN WHITNEY
Accepting another of the festival’s prestigious annual awards is Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Helen Whitney, director of “Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death,” who will receive the Filmmaker’s Choice Award at the screening on Saturday, December 2, at 11:30 a.m. The film is a powerful confrontation of the eventuality and certainty of death, told intimately through the voices of humanity. Throughout her career, Whitney has received acclaim for her examination of a wide range of compelling subject matter and a deep interest in spiritual journeys.
The highly-anticipated Brown Harris Stephens Audience Award will be announced on Tuesday, December 5.
THREE NEW FESTIVAL AWARDS
In addition to these three previously-established awards, the festival will recognize the 10th anniversary through the creation of three new awards.
“In honor of this 10-year milestone, we created three new awards that bestow special recognition to the makers of films and to the non-fiction films they create. It is their extraordinary contribution to the world of non-fiction story telling that connects us to a shared humanity,” said HT2FF executive director Jacqui Lofaro.
The Breakout Director Award will be presented to a documentary film director whose voice and vision are original and exceptional. The award is in recognition of artistic merit for a feature-length film, selected by a distinguished jury, which has resonated widely with audiences and the industry. The inaugural Breakout Director Award will go to Catherine Bainbridge who wrote, directed and produced “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” about the contribution of Native Americans to rock and popular music history. It will screen on Saturday, December 2, at 4 p.m.
The Sloane Shelton Human Rights Award is to be given to a documentary film that celebrates courage in the face of social injustice. This premiere award is aptly named in honor of Sloane Shelton, a great American actor whose many theatrical and film roles were created from the depths of her honesty and humanity. This year’s Sloane Shelton Human Rights Award will be granted on Sunday, December 3, at 1:30 p.m. to Josh Howard for “The Lavender Scare,” a film about discrimination against government homosexuals in the 1950’s.
The Hector Leonardi Art & Inspiration Award will be bestowed upon a film that embraces the vibrancy of an artist whose experimentations in painting, puppetry and illustration expand our spirits and lives. This premiere award is named in honor of Hector Leonardi who has been communicating the joy of painting through art and color for over fifty years. The first ever Hector Leonardi Art & Inspiration Award will be presented to Richard Kane at the screening of his poignant film, “I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan,” on Sunday, December 3, at 12 noon, about the 93-year old African-American poet/illustrator.
FESTIVAL EXTENDED TO FIVE FULL DAYS
Also in celebration of the 10th anniversary, the festival will extend its run by one day in order to include a first ever Douglas Elliman Community Day of free screenings, held on Monday, December 4. “Thanks to the support of Douglas Elliman, we are thrilled to be able to ‘give back’ to our loyal audiences with a day of free screenings capping off a diverse and exciting five-day program celebrating the best of the documentary,” says HT2FF Creative Director, Karen Arikian.
“Douglas Elliman is always looking for meaningful ways to give back to the Hamptons community,” said Carl Benincasa, Douglas Elliman’s Regional Vice President of Sales. “Through our sponsorship of HT2FF’s Douglas Elliman Community Day, local residents are given a free opportunity to view important documentary films, which in turn are given the level of exposure they so justly deserve.”
Tickets are available online at www.HT2FF.com and www.baystreet.org and at the Bay Street Box Office, 631-725-9500, Bay and Main Streets, Sag Harbor.
$15 adults, $13 senior citizens (no online sales). Friday & Sunday night Spotlight films, $25. Saturday night Gala, $50. Four-day pass, including Gala, $150. Monday films free, no ticket required.
For more information please click on the following link.
COMING SOON!!!! The 2017 Chocolate Expo Holiday Edition at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Dec 10th.
It's coming soon. On Dec 10th the biggest chocolate expo on Long Island will be at the Cradle of Aviation.
Online Tickets: Adults/$15 & Children/$10 (Ages 2-12)
Online 5PM Special (for use 5PM-7PM ONLY): All Tickets $10
Admission at the Door (if available):
Adults/$20 & Children/$15 (Ages 2-12)
Enjoy tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines, beers, cides, spirits, craft sodas and much more from 90+ local, regional and international vendor booths.
See celebrity chefs demos by Larry Rosenberg (Guy's Grocery Games), Barret Beyer (Hell's Kitchen) and Tony Albanese (Cake Boss and Cake Wars) at NO CHARGE!
World-class entertainment in the Museum's Giant Dome Theater to be announced soon! (And yes... there's NO extra charge for entertainment at The Chocolate Expo!)
Dance and party with DJCHEF.com, winner of Cutthroat Kitchen, as he cooks and spins records in Hargar 2.
Free facepainting and balloon twisting for kids, along with a visit by Santa & Mrs. Claus.
Kosher, vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free options available from our vendors to accommodate a variety dietary needs and preferences.
This is a great opportunity to purchase gifts for all your holiday gift-giving needs.
For more information click on the following link.
Few pics of the 2017 Rocking the Road For a Cure Motorcycle Run. The Road for a Cure a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization who provides free in home wellness programs and support services for people going through the treatment and diagnosis of Breast Cancer.
Few pics of young talented singer Sammi Murciano when she sang in front of Space at Westbury Street Festival