SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 | 6:30 PM | $25
Advance Purchase Required
This program is currently SOLD OUT. Please contact Daniela at email@example.com for more information.
Please join us along with the Peter Matthiessen Center and Peconic Land Trust as we gather for an outdoor film screening of No Boundaries (2009 | 60 min.), Jeff Sewald’s documentary film narrated by Glenn Close capturing the essence of the literary and spiritual force that is Peter Matthiessen.
From 5-6 PM the team from the Peter Matthiessen Center invite you to enjoy delicious cuisine and a glass of local wine. Meet the individuals working to bring the Peter Matthiessen Center to life, and learn more about the next phase of our campaign. Tickets to the cocktail party are an additional $150.
Be sure to bring a beach chair and blanket as we gather under the stars to celebrate the legacy of one of America’s most distinguished writers.
Event sponsored by Michael Haggiag.
Photo of Peter Matthiessen: Nancy Crampton
COVID-19 – What to Expect: There will be no restrooms available for use during outdoor programs. Attendees are required to wear masks at all times (except when eating), and to place themselves at the orange markers which will be installed every 10 feet on the grounds in order to enforce social distancing guidelines.
Additional support for Film programming has been made possible by the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs.
Photo: Jaime Lopez
The Peter Matthiessen Center will be located on the former property of the American novelist, naturalist & Zen Master in the Village of Sagaponack, Long Island. By converting Matthiessen’s former home into a writers retreat and a gathering place for advocacy and dialogue, this quiet refuge – tucked behind a privet hedge and located down the road from the Atlantic Ocean – will provide a contemplative and serene space for writers, environmentalists, social rights advocates, and those in the Zen Buddhist community.
Restored to their former condition, Matthiessen’s writing studio and Zendo will provide spaces for reflection and rejuvenation. The grounds – encompassing mature trees, meadows, and wild native habitat – will help promote Matthiessen’s commitment to protecting natural spaces and wildlife.
The first of its kind, the Center will be an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to writing, environmental conservation, social justice advocacy, and Zen Buddhism. As a non profit organization, this serene setting will function primarily as a place where writers, naturalists, scholars, and spiritual leaders can assemble to address the challenging issues of our time. Carrying on his vision, the Peter Matthiessen Center will be a refuge for creative inspiration, environmental activism and spiritual contemplation – engaging people from all walks of life. https://www.matthiessencenter.org
The Peconic Land Trust, is currently serving as the fiscal sponsor for the Peter Matthiessen Center. Since 1983, the Peconic Land Trust has worked diligently with landowners, communities, municipalities, and partner organizations to protect 13,000 acres of land, conserving more working farms on Long Island than any other private conservation organization, and securing millions of dollars from the public and private sector for land protection. Involved in over 500 projects on Long Island – working with landowners, municipalities, partner organizations, and communities – PLT has helped protect farmland, meadows, woodland, dunes and wetlands across the East End. https://peconiclandtrust.org/
Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times