The intellectually curious have it made this week with talks and discussions abounding across The Hamptons and the East End through the weekend. Notable events that made our list include talks by authors, photographers, an editor and a Senior Policy Adviser of the UN Refugee Agency discussing matters of art, architecture, human migration, cooking or the natural world. Other things to do that made our top choices include live music at Sylvester Manor and garden tours of LongHouse Reserve before it officially opens on April 28, 2018. Continue reading to find out the possibilities for the weekend through April 15, 2018.

Author Talk on New Cookbook

Rogers Memorial Library presents “A Visit with Stephanie Villani author of 'The Fisherman’s Wife: Sustainable Recipes and Salty Stories'” on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The talk will be held in the Morris Meeting Room of the Southampton Village library.

Stephanie Villani and her family are commercial fishers in Mattituck on the North Fork. Join Villani as she shares stories and recipes from her new cookbook, which includes 100 recipes, techniques, and fish handling tips, as well as answers to common seafood questions and concerns. She will also bring a sample of a smoked fish dip for the audience to try.

Register here or call (631) 283-0774 x 523. Rogers Memorial Library is located at 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY 11968.

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Ai Weiwei Film Screening & Talk with Senior Policy Adviser of the UN Refugee Agency

HT2FF and The Parrish Art Museum presents “Film: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei and talk with Senior Policy Adviser of the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR,” on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 6 p.m.

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. "Human Flow," a film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Directed by Ai Weiwei, 2017, PG-13, 145 minutes. The screening will be followed by a talk with Firas Kayal, Senior Policy Adviser at the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Tickets are $20 and $5 for members and students. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Refugees walking near Idomeni Camp, Greece in HUMAN FLOW, an Amazon Studios release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios.


Live Music at Sylvester Manor

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm presents “House Concert: Cold Chocolate” on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Two shows will be held in the Manor House Music Room, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m.

Cold Chocolate is an Americana band that fuses bluegrass, folk and rock to create a sound all their own. With three-part harmony and skillful musicianship, this trio from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond. Since their formation in 2011, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original songs and high-energy shows.

Tickets are $25. Click here for the 6 p.m. concert and here for the 8 p.m. concert. Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is located at 80 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964.

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Cold Chocolate Members. Courtesy of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.


Spring Sneak Peak Tour at LongHouse

LongHouse Reserve presents the “Spring Sneak Peek Horticultural Walk with Alex Feleppa” on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The first tour will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the second tour takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

For 40 years Jack Lenor Larsen has spent his autumn days planting spring-blooming bulbs of all shapes, sizes, and colors throughout LongHouse’s 16-acres. Join Alex Feleppa for a tour to learn about the spring bulb displays and get a sneak peek of the new artwork installed for the 2018 season.

RSVP by purchasing tickets here. Limit 25 people per tour (not recommended for children). Tickets are $20 and free for members. LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Courtesy of LongHouse Reserve.


“The Architect in Conversation” at The Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum presents “Talk: Inter-Sections: The Architect in Conversation, with Iwan Baan and William Menking” on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Photographer Iwan Baan will discuss with William Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Architect’s Newspaper, the ways a photographer’s aesthetic choices and use of technology can imbue seemingly static buildings with feeling and meaning. Baan, whose work is included in the current exhibition, "Image Building," is known for images that narrate the life and interactions that occur within architecture.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and free for members, students and children. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976.

Click here for event details. Click here to read a review for Hamptons Art Hub by Sally Grant.

Bird Photographer Talks in Greenport 

The North Fork Audubon Society and Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport Village presents "A Photographer's Gazetteer with Conrad Obregon" on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Award winning bird photographer Conrad Obregon will present a selection of his avian photographs from the region, the country, and the world, along with two videos of locations on the North Fork.

Floyd Memorial Library is located at 539 1st St, Greenport, NY 11944.

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East End Things to Do Highlights column is published weekly and presents our selection of the most interesting events and things to do in art and culture for the upcoming week (and weekend) in The Hamptons, the North Fork and the East End of Long Island. Looking for art? Visit our Exhibition Finder to see what's on view in the galleries and museums. Click here to begin browsing.


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