Thursday June 20, 2019
12:00 PM
The Mattituck-Laurel Library:

The Mattituck-Laurel Library will host a bus trip to Belmont Park on Thursday, June 20 at noon. The tickets, which are on sale at the circulation desk, are $90 per person and include round-trip transportation, tip, buffet lunch, gratuities, and admission to the racetrack. The library will also host the 1819-2019 Whitman Bicentennial Celebration, “I Shall Be Good Health to You,” on June 20 at 6:30 PM. Jerry Matovcik will give a PowerPoint presentation celebrating Walt Whitman’s life and poems. The library will screen “The Mustang,” a new R-rated film that tells the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs, on Friday, June 21 at 1:30 PM. The screening is free.  Sign up for children’s summer programs and reading clubs will start on June 24 at 9 AM. Register in-person only. The library will host a Regents review for chemistry on June 24 from 6 to 7:30 PM. The program is free, but enrollment is limited and registration is required.

5:00 PM

BookHampton in East Hampton welcomes Nicola Harrison, author of “Montauk” on Thursday, June 20, at 5 PM; Christian Peltenburg Brechneff on Friday, June 21, at 5 PM with “Into the Garden”; and Richard Barons, author “Behind the Privets” in conversation with David Netto and Stan Rumbough on Saturday, June 22, at 5 PM. Go to for book details.

5:30 PM
Rogers Memorial Library:

The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will host “U.S.-China Relations: What the is going on?” with Tom Grunfeld, an East Asia specialist, on Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 PM. Grunfeld, a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, will focus on how the Trump administration has initiated a policy of confrontation and examine the changes in the relationship from a broad historical perspective. The library will also offer a discussion in the “Great Decisions 2019” series, produced by the Foreign Policy Association, on nuclear negotiations, on Monday, June 24 at 11:30 AM at Cooper Hall. Martin Levinson, Ph.D., will moderate the session. The library will offer an introductory yoga class for men with Vinyasa yoga instructor Vinny McGann on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 PM. The session will outline the basics of yoga, with a special focus on areas of particular challenge for the male physique. There is no charge. The library will host Laurence Maslon, the professor, producer, author, and host of 88.3 WPPB-FM’s radio series “Broadway to Main Street,” on Wednesday, June 26 at noon. Maslon will talk about how the songs of Broadway made their way from the theater district to living rooms all across the country. The first concert in the library’s summer series will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 6 PM. In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, a quartet led by pianist and arranger Alexander Wu with soprano Rachel Elezi, Ben Kono on woodwinds, and Rex Benincasa on percussion, will present a selection of Bernstein’s songs and instrumental works. Reservations are recommended. For more information, visit

6:00 PM
Camp SoulGrow:

The fifth Annual Camp SoulGrow Benefit will be held at The Palm in East Hampton on Thursday, June 20, from 6 to 8 PM. There will be open bar, a complimentary menu by The Palm, and a silent auction. Tickets are $60 in advance and $70 at the door. Camp SoulGrow is a donation-operated enrichment workshop camp for kids. For more information, visit

7:15 PM
Sip & Paint at the Water Mill Museum:

Join the Water Mill Museum for “Sip & Paint” on Thursday, June 20 at 7pm with local artist, Louis Puglisi. This will be a fun evening of painting and wine with a surprise painting theme. Please bring your own refreshment. Admission is $25 per person. Space is limited to 20 people. Reservations are required in advance by calling the Water Mill Museum at 631-726-4625.

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