Eastport, Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, July 28


The Academy in Remsenburg has had many beautiful art exhibits this summer—and they are not finished yet! The photography exhibit featuring the works of artist Marilyn Di Carlo-Ames, and entitled “Alluring Barns and Views from the Farm,” recently wrapped up after a solid three-week run at the white building off South Country Road.She noted her heartfelt thanks this week to Sally Pope for offering her the opportunity to have her own show at the Academy this summer, to Andrea Klausner for assisting with a long list of details, and to the entire ArtRemsenburg committee for their support in making this dream a reality. Without counting her exhibit’s final weekend, Ms. Marilyn Di Carlo-Ames noted that more than 85 people had come to view her show. Thanks to all for stopping in and showing this local artist some love!

The next exhibit, called “Landscapes in the Hamptons,” features the works of two artists, Melinda Novak and Eileen Serwer.

Melinda will be showing off her oil paintings and nuno felted wearables inspired by our landscape. Her enthusiasm for fiber arts started at the East End Arts Council. She considers herself a “maker,” working with her hands to create items such as soaps, ceramics, wet and nuno feltings, and oil paintings. You can view some of her work at facebook.com/melindanovakhandcrafted.

Eileen is an artist from Remsenburg with a lengthy resume, including affiliations as a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Her accomplishments include an award from The Pen and Brush and Manhattan Arts International, and she has exhibited in both solo and group shows from Manhattan to various spaces on the East End, as well as those in New Jersey and Connecticut.

The joint show opens this weekend and exhibit hours are 4 to 8 p.m. this Friday, July 29, 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, which will also serve as the opening reception for both Melinda and Eileen, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 31.

The following weekend’s hours are as follows: 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. Exhibit hours the final weekend are: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 12, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 14. The Academy doors will be closed on Saturday, August 13.

For private appointments, please call Eileen Serwer at 917-301-6936, or Andrea Klausner at 914-260-7997.

Kiddos enrolled in summer camp at the Raynor Country Day School in Speonk enjoyed the annual Summer Camp Carnival last Friday, July 22. The day involved lots of water activities, including bouncy houses and water slides, to keep them cool. And it is not every day that campers enjoy a visit from the school’s larger-than-life mascot, Rocky the Ram! To learn more about the school’s summer offerings, call 631-288-4658.

Registration is still open for the Eastport Bible Church’s Vacation Bible School Kids Camp that runs the week of Monday, August 1, through Friday, August 5, from 9 a.m. until noon daily, at the Montauk Highway house of worship. The program is open to children from prekindergarten through those entering seventh grade. To register, visit eastportbiblechurch.com and click on the “VBS Kids Camp” link. For further information, please call Esther Heine at 631-325-9233.

Congratulations goes out this week to Alexandra Lecuit of Speonk, who recently graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Wishing you the best with your future career planning, Alexandra!

Tonight, Thursday, July 28, jazz and soul vocalist Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio from New York City will perform a collection of jazz standards and soul classics spanning five decades over at the Westhampton Beach gazebo. The next free concert in this summer series begins at 7:30 p.m. on the Village Green and, if it rains, the performance moves to the Westhampton Beach High School auditorium on Lilac Road.

And then next Thursday, August 4, the 20-piece Swingtime Big Band will perform hits from the 1930s and 1940s, as well as music from the Great American Songbook. Break out those lawn chairs and go enjoy a beautiful evening at this local sweet spot!

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