Impending Winter Storm Jonas is already making itself felt on the East End in the form of closures and cancellations of art and culture events. It's pretty safe to say that most events slated for Saturday, January 23, 2016, have been either cancelled or postponed. Sunday is still up for grabs with some events planning to take place while other groups and museums planning to remain closed on Sunday.
One exception for Saturday night is Hamptons Theatre Company's production of "Dead Accounts". Director Andrew Botsford said he's taking a wait-and-see position and the show may go on, despite the snow storm. Ticket holders will be contacted if the show cancelled and those interested in braving the weather should contact HTC for availability to the show (or check back as this story will be updated as information is received). Bay Street Theater hasn't committed to cancelling Nancy Atlas's concert for Saturday night either. A message on their website advises that ticket holders will be contacted if any events cancel and updates on closing will be posted on their website.
UPDATE: 01/24/16: Bay Street has since cancelled all weekend performances due to weather. Hampton Theatre Company has since cancelled Saturday and Sunday performances. North Fork Community Theater will hold its Sunday matinée performance. See below for details.
Writers actually receive a bonus with the arrival of Winter Storm Jonas: Anyone applying during the snow storm to The Southampton Writers Conference, held at Stony Brook Southampton this summer, will receive a free copy of the literary journal TSR: The Southampton Review. "With works from some of today's greatest writers, it is the perfect way to ride out the next big storm," according to the Writers Conference announcement. Click here for details.
For those considering venturing to outside ports of art and culture this weekend, Hamptons Art Hub has compiled a list of what's open and closed in the world of art and culture on the East End. Before deciding to exit post-Snowmaggedon 2016, it's advisable to check with your destination first to confirm the doors will be open and visitors welcome.
Editor's Note: The following was updated on 01/23/16 and 01/24/16.
Bay Street Theater
All events for this weekend have been cancelled. Nancy Atlas's concert originally planned for Saturday night has been rescheduled to Friday, January 29, 2016. Sunday's screening of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" has been postponed until further notice. The Box Office reopens on Tuesday. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street on the Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.
Closed Saturday and Sunday (January 23 - 24, 2016). Weekend programs cancelled are the Student Art Festival Opening Reception; the Open Kids Studios; and Tabletalk. The museum will reopen on Monday, January 25, 2016 for their regular hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street East Hampton, New York 11937. www.guildhall.org.
Hampton Theatre Company
Hampton Theatre Company's production of "Dead Accounts" has been cancelled for Saturday and Sunday. Hampton Theatre Company's productions are held at the Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959. www.hamptontheatre.org.
North Fork Community Theatre
North Fork Community Theatre's production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" has been cancelled for Saturday. The Sunday performance will go as planned. The matinée takes place at 2:30 p.m. with the box office opening at 1:30 p.m. North Fork Community Theatre is located at 12700 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952. www.nfct.com.
Parrish Art Museum
Closed Saturday and Sunday. The art museum will reopen on Monday with its regular hours. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org. (Editor's Note: This entry was updated on 01/23/16 to note the closing of the museum on Sunday).
Perlman Music Program
The concert, recital and family event are cancelled for Saturday and Sunday. The Perlman Music Program Campus on Shelter Island is located at 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, NY, 11965. www.perlmanmusicprogram.org.
Sara Nightingale Gallery
The Opening Reception for "Christian Little, Exhibitionists" originally planned for Saturday night (January 23, 2016) has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 5 - 7 p.m. Sara Nightingale Gallery is located at 688 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.saranightingale.com.
Southampton Cultural Center
The Southampton Cultural Center is closed Saturday and Sunday and has cancelled its weekend productions of "Sordid Lives". Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org.
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