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Southampton Center Launches Free Summer Programs for the Whole Family

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Southampton Center is the NEW arts and cultural center where the Parrish Art Museum used be located at 25 Jobs Lane in the heart of Southampton Village. They’ve just announced a schedule of free programs to be presented from July 12 to August 25th 2013!

The free programming includes a diverse slate of movies, visual art, live music and dance performances, and interactive educational workshops and children’s programs. “We are proud to partner with this wonderful group of producing organizations and artists in our inaugural season,” said Southampton Center Board Chair J. Whitney Stevens. “This summer we hope to offer an array of programming for everyone to enjoy. It is exciting to engage with the community to define this space for future generations.”

Programming for this INAUGURAL SUMMER includes live performances with East End favorites such as Goat on the Boat puppet theater as well as national organizations such as Jazz at Lincoln Center. Southampton Center has partnered with The Hamptons International Film Festival to screen indoor and outdoor films. The film series will feature both classic favorites as well as highly anticipated independent films not yet released in theaters.

In July, an exhibit of photographer Diane Tuft’s works and a lighting installation by Bentley Meeker will address critical issues of climate change and personal consumption. David Michalek will also present an excerpt of his renowned Slow Dancing, which has been seen at Lincoln Center and Trafalgar Square in London. August will feature several site-specific experiential installations from Eric Corriel, Wade Kavanaugh & Stephen B. Nguyen, Aurora Robson, and Krista Dragomer.

Plans are currently underway with world-renowned architecture firm Machado & Silvetti for a complete renovation and adaptive reuse of this historic property – bringing a piece of Southampton’s unique history into the modern era. “The Village of Southampton is committed to a cultural use for 25 Jobs Lane and is enthusiastically working with Southampton Center,” commented Mayor Mark Epley. “The array of arts and cultural programming offers a new way to experience this beloved building and grounds. We are thrilled to welcome Southampton Center as a new neighbor in our community.”

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July 9th, 2013 Posted by | here & there | no comments