Year after year, I look forward to writing about the Douglas Moore Music Festival. At first, a sense of pride accompanied the thought of a hometown boy winning a Pulitzer Prize and living in a community that held this in high regard. That, combined with the backdrop of the Village Green, our community’s center of Americana, left me feeling honored to share this event with you! This year’s concert, on Saturday, Aug. 13, is themed “Comedy Tonight!” and introduces Moore’s lighter side with a chorale of local descendants singing his honky-tonk hit, “Kiss Me, Naomi, My Restaurant Queen.” Featuring the outstanding Sound Symphony, conducted by Dorothy Savitch, you’ll also hear selections by Sondheim, Mancini, Puccini and more. The traditional pre-concert picnic begins 5 p.m. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council invites you to a general meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Old School. And there are a few tickets left for the council’s Lobster Fest on the Village Green, Saturday, Sept. 17, 5-8 p.m. Contact any trustee or officer, or stop by Braun’s or the Carriage House to get yours.
The Cutchogue East PTA will hold an outdoor movie night fundraiser, featuring “Rio,” at Strawberry Fields on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket and chairs.
Another movie night, sponsored by the Southold Town Youth Bureau and Youth Advisory Council, will be on Friday, Aug. 12, at dusk at Tasker Park, featuring “Toy Story 3.” (Rain date is Aug. 26.) Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Again, bring a blanket and chairs.
There’s still time to see the exhibit ”The American Child: 1600 to 1900.” It’s on view at the Schoolhouse on the Cutchogue Village Green, Saturday through Monday, 1 to 4 p.m., until Aug. 20.
The young ladies who created and modeled clothing for Green Project Runway included Julianna Voegel, Julia Gammon, Claire Gatz, Jillian Orr, Charlotte Keil, Sarah Santacroce and Maggie Bruer. They were assisted in their designs by high school students Alecia Knopp and Emily Gatz and Gayle Wagner of the Old Town Art and Crafts Guild. Congratulations on a job well done!
North Fork Reform Synagogue presents Peter Pitzele, Ph.D., an accomplished artist who uses the Bible as the basis for his therapeutic theater, on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. By exploring the psychodramas of misdrash — the stories portrayed in the Bible — Dr. Pitzele created Bibliodrama, an improvisational presentation that deepens biblical learning and commentary. NFRS invites you to join them for a unique and special experience! Tickets are $10; contact Sylvia Pafenyk at 765-6182 or [email protected]
Cutchogue New Suffolk Library is chock-full of activities this week. Stop by or call 734-6360 to learn more about the one that’s just right for you!
Have a good week!