Winterfest: Live of the Vine, now in its eighth year of providing cabin fever-suffering East Enders with a respite from the winter doldrums, returns with live concerts and more with a kickoff party at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead Feb. 6.
An artist with a holistic approach to lesson planning has been named East End Arts’ newest education director.
Diane Giardi, who began work in the downtown Riverhead office last week, said she’s excited to help teachers prepare curriculums and to build relationships with local artists and community groups.
“One thing I’d like to incorporate is some text in courses — poetry and other aspects of writing and the narrative,” she said. “It would also be nice to bring a little more theater back.”
You won’t see Brandon Boardman using sheet music when he plays piano. That’s because the 20-year-old Riverhead musician can bang out an entire tune — mistake-free — after hearing it just once.
Mr. Boardman, who has Asperger Syndrome, was one of just a handful of performers to receive a standing ovation during last month’s Long Island Music Hall of Fame Gala at The Paramount in Huntington. (more…)
A family pumpkin carving workshop at East End Arts in Riverhead is scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Pumpkins, carving tools, stencils and templates will be provided. Children must be accompanied by adult. Pre-registration required. The cost is $5 per family.
Pumpkins may be entered in the Carved Pumpkin contest immediately following the workshop. Entries must be submitted between 1 and 3:30 p.m. for public voting scheduled from 3:30 to 5 p.m. One entry per family.
All pumpkins must be picked up between 5 and 5:45 p.m.
To register and for more information, call 631-369-2171.
Six artists judged best in show during East End Arts’ 2013 exhibits will be featured in the annual Winners’ Show at the Riverhead gallery.
The artists are Central Islip poet Dolores Cinquemani, East Hampton poet Toby Haynes, Riverhead photographer Katherine Liepe-Levinson, East Quogue mixed media artist Jonathan Pearlman, New York photographer Nancy Scherl and painter Win Zibeon of Blauvelt, N.Y. (more…)
Fire hydrants are a prime example of functionality over aesthetics. They’ll get you water in an emergency, but no one’s ever insisted they have to look good doing it.
Still, the folks at East End Arts believe it wouldn’t hurt to try. (more…)
It was a picture perfect summer evening Friday as several hundred people filled downtown Riverhead to see JumpstART artists unveil their work on the grounds of the East End Arts complex and various venues along East Main Street and Grangebel Park. (more…)
High school musicians and vocalists ages 14-18 with an interest in jazz may apply for the East End Arts Music Masters Fellowship Program, to be held Monday evenings, Sept. 29 through Dec. 1, at the EEA school in Riverhead. (more…)