It’s Super Bowl Weekend, and we know you’ll all be preparing to cheer the Giants to victory over the Patriots in the Big Game, but there are a few things other than football happening on the East End!
Black History Month: “James T. Johnathan: Photographer” Opening Reception
Friday, February 3, 6–8 p.m., Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 West Main St. Riverhead
In honor of Black History Month, come join the opening reception for the new exhibit “James T. Johnathan: Photographer.” The exhibit features reproductions of original photographs by James T. Johnathan, a pioneering African-American entrepreneur who documented the diverse hamlet of Bay Shore for more than half a century. Exhibit runs through February 29. For more information visit suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
Parlor Jazz 5: From Rio with Love
Friday, February 3, 7 p.m. BHHS Archives, 2739A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
Carnival, Brazil’s most famous holiday, has become an event of huge proportions, drawing 4.9 million people to Rio de Janeiro in 2011. The festival, a farewell to undesirable things, features percussion, dancing and costumes in lively parades led by samba schools. The Brazilian influence in American jazz can be traced to 1962, when Stan Getz earned a first Grammy for his recording of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Bossa Nova hit, “Desafinado.”
Come and experience the music of Brazil as Ludmilla and Marcello, duo extraordinário, pay tribute to their homeland in the final Parlor Jazz concert of the season. The duo’s vivacious interpretations of songs by Jobim, Elis Regina, Joaõ Gilberto and Caetano Veloso, as well as Bossa Nova renditions of American songs by the Beatles and Burt Bacharach, will bring the warmth of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival to Bridgehampton. They will be joined by Parlor Jazz co-hosts pianist Jane Hastay and bassist Peter Martin Weiss in a true Bossa Nova/Jazz celebration.
Charles Dickens Weekend
Friday, February 3–Sunday, February 5, Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main Streets, Sag Harbor
Come celebrate the bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth at Bay Street Theatre with Charles Dickens Weekend and a pair of classics on the big screen—David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. For more info, visit baystreet.org.
South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)—Shinnecock Bird Specialties
Saturday, 8 a.m. Shinnecock. Walk Leader: Hugh McGuinness
The barrier beach area at Shinnecock is one of the few remaining undeveloped dune/salt marsh habitats on the eastern end of Long Island, an area that frequently has wintering Snowy Owls and Short-eared Owls. Join expert birder Hugh McGuinness on this birding expedition in Shinnecock, one of his most popular walks. If we’re lucky we may see either of these two owls and even an American Bittern, Snow Bunting or a lingering Clapper Rail.
*This walk is for adults, although children over the age of 8 may attend*Reservations are required for all walks, workshops, and programs*
There is no charge for SoFo Members (unless otherwise stated); Non-members $7 per adult; $5 per child. Fees include admission to the museum on the day of the program
Poetry at Poquatuck in Orient
Saturday, February 4, 7–9 p.m., Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper’s Lane, Orient
Combat cabin fever with a mid-winter infusion of creativity at this annual celebration of poetry and art!
• Luke Conti
• Vivian Eyre
• Pierre Gazarian
• Billy Hands
• Sarah Kain Gutawski
• Yvonne Lieblein
• Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan
• Adam Penna
• Alan Bull
• Holly Mastrangelo
• Annie Wildey