COMING TOGETHER FOR COMMUNITY, EQUALITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE
A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN & AFRO INDIGENOUS CULTURE ON THE EAST END & BEYOND
Sponsored by Mara Burros Sandler
Additional Support by Lisa and Richard Perry
ON THE GROUNDS OF SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER
Guests are expected to wear face masks and follow established social distancing protocol. Scroll to the bottom to for details on what to expect when you visit SAC in the time of COVID-19.
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020
Rain Date: Saturday, August 1
Unity Fest: 11:30 AM-5 PM
Screening of KILLER BEES: 7:30-10 PM
CLICK to Reserve free tickets to the film.
Artist Hospitality Courtesy of Citarella
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement we have organized a special day to celebrate unity and support the diverse members of our community. The event will include live performances on the outdoor stage from Certain Moves, Winston Irie and Selective Security Band, and Project Vibe, additional music on the lawn between concerts, representation from various organizations, retailers, food vendors and more, inspiring speakers, art projects, and a special educational and eye-opening installation in the studio.
12-1 PM: Certain Moves (on Stage)
1-1:45 PM: Dwayne Kerr on Jazz Flute (on the Lawn)
2-3 PM: Winston Irie & Selective Security Band (on Stage)
3-3:45 PM: Yacouba Sissoko on Kora (on the Lawn)
4-5 PM: Project Vibe (on Stage)
11:45 AM: Welcome Address – Amy Kirwin of Southampton Arts Center, Brenda Simmons of Southampton African American Museum, and Dr. Georgette Grier-Key of Eastville Historical Society
11:50 AM: Trevon Jenkins and either CC Highsmith or Ariana Dozier of Long Island United Youth
1:45 PM: Paul Jeffers of Bridgehampton Childcare and Rec. Center, Minerva Perez of OLA, & Billy Moss of the NAACP
3:45 PM: Community Organizers Travis Wilkins and Lisa Votino and Larry Street of NAACP Eastern Long Island Chapter
7:40 PM: Singing of LIFT EVERY VOICE & SING performed by Tanisha Wingfield-Highsmith
7:45 PM: KILLER PRE-SCREENING PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Dr. Georgette Grier Key
Panelists: Filmmakers Orson and Ben Cummings, Coach Carl, Willie Jenkins, Travis Wilkins, and Brenda Simmons
8:40 PM: SCREENING OF KILLER BEES (2017 | 85 min.)
Dedicated to Bobby Hopson
*For those who can’t attend, the movie is available on Hulu and Amazon Prime.
Space is Limited – Advance Reservations strongly encouraged:
CLICK to Reserve.
SUNDAY, JULY 26
11:30 AM-5 PM
Due to social distancing regulations, capacity will be limited and closely monitored at all times. Space is limited for the screening of Killer Bees, and advance reservations are recommended.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
If you’re planning to attend a program or visit the galleries, please review this section so you know how to prepare, what to expect, and all that we’re doing to make your visit safe and enjoyable in accordance with NYS and CDC Guidelines for the health of our community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In the interest of your personal safety and community health, Southampton Arts Center requires that all visitors observe the precautions listed below. We reserve the right to request that visitors who do not follow these guidelines leave the premises.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting Southampton Arts Center’s galleries and grounds, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
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SEATING FOR OUTDOOR PROGRAMS
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Paint outside on the grounds of Southampton Arts Center and learn techniques for painting sky and clouds, trees, grass, shadows, and all aspects of landscape, plein air (in the open air) painting. Great for all levels, ages 15 and up. Supplies are included and advance registration is 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