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2024 Special Events

What's On at LongHouse

Upcoming Events

Summer is the perfect time to explore LongHouse, discover miraculous new plants, and simply enjoy the tranquility of our 16 acres of art and gardens. Looking ahead, we have a full slate of events and activities for all ages and interests - check out the events below to see what's happening! We hope to see you soon.

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IMAGINATION: 2024 LongHouse Summer Benefit (July 20)

Join us on Saturday, July 20, for our annual summer benefit celebrating the power and wonder of Imagination. Come to revel and to play in our beautiful gardens while you enjoy friends, food, drink, music, and performance.

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Monica Banks Bird Happenings: Garden Art Walk and Talk (July 13)
Monica Banks Bird Happenings: Garden Art Walk and Talk (July 13)

Monica Banks Bird Happenings: Garden Art Walk and Talk (July 13)

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Monica Banks will discuss how her work evolved from monumental public commissions to “Bird Happenings at LongHouse,” a site-specific installation of 12 porcelain sculptures nestled in the gardens. The unmediated experience of discovering art unexpectedly, whether in an urban setting or in nature, has its own kind of force because there are no expectations or defenses against the encounter. To add to the experience, she has integrated seed into the works to entice birds to interact with them, a way of further celebrating the unique beauty of LongHouse and the magic of our avian friends.The works range from life-size everyday objects—a box of candy, an open gift box-- to miniature versions of things birds normally experience from high above—a bistro table, a sports car. By playing with scale, color, and placement, she hopes to evoke a bit of wonder in human and bird visitors.

Monica Banks was born in New York City and lives and works in East Hampton NY. Her work is held in the permanent collections of The Parrish Art Museum, The University Museum of Contemporary Art at U. Mass. Amherst, The Islip Art Museum, The Leiber Collection, NYC Dept. of Transportation, Peter Marino Art Foundation, and the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park. In addition to the public collections above, he has exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art, White Box in NYC, Spring Break Art Fair NYC, The Heckscher Museum of Art, The Carriage House at Islip Art Museum, The Center for Architecture in NYC, The Arkell Museum in Cahajoharie NY, and other venues. She created "Faces: Times Square,” a block-long sculpture which stood in Times Square from 1996-2009, for which she won an award from The Public Design Commission of the City of New York. Her permanent public works are located in the Bronx, Binghamton NY, and Charlotte NC. She has been exhibiting sculpture and doing site-specific installations since 1989.

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Wreathed: An Evening of Poetry and Music (July 13)
Wreathed: An Evening of Poetry and Music (July 13)
Wreathed: An Evening of Poetry and Music (July 13)
Wreathed: An Evening of Poetry and Music (July 13)

Wreathed: An Evening of Poetry and Music (July 13)

$25.00

Please join us on Saturday, July 13 from 7:00-8:00 PM for an evening of poetry and music presented by young, vibrant literary voices. Come bask in the serenity of the Longhouse Reserve while enjoying poetry by August Gladstone, music by Reilly Rose, and more!

About Reilly Rose

Reilly Rose is an East End-raised, NYC-based singer/songwriter. She writes and performs her original piano folk music. She is a recent graduate of NYU Gallatin where she developed an individualized concentration in 'The Ethics and Aesthetics of Storytelling'. In addition, she writes and performs sketch/improv as well as musical comedy with her troupe LaLaHaHa. She hopes her songs can make you laugh, or cry, or both!

About August Gladstone

August Gladstone is a 23-year-old Los Angeles-based Writer, Poet, Performer and Musician. Using his theatrical upbringing (on Broadway at age six) to craft absurd comedies, he placed as a Semifinalist in the Humanitas Awards’ David & Lynn Angell College Comedy Fellowship and as a Quarterfinalist in the Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards. He has played across the country as a comic, actor, clown, and poet. Most recently, he performed in the Netflix is a Joke Comedy Festival as an ensemble member of the critically acclaimed, internationally touring clown troupe Stamptown. August is currently working on publishing his debut book of poetry, which is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment.

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LongHouse Talks: Rue Matthiessen in conversation with Nina Rayburn Dec (July 14)
LongHouse Talks: Rue Matthiessen in conversation with Nina Rayburn Dec (July 14)
LongHouse Talks: Rue Matthiessen in conversation with Nina Rayburn Dec (July 14)
LongHouse Talks: Rue Matthiessen in conversation with Nina Rayburn Dec (July 14)

LongHouse Talks: Rue Matthiessen in conversation with Nina Rayburn Dec (July 14)

$35.00

Join us on Sunday, July 14 from 4:00–6:00 pm for a conversation with author Rue Matthiessen and journalist Nina Rayburn Dec.

Nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, Matthiessen's essays and short fiction have been published in numerous literary journals. Her memoir, Castles & Ruins, about growing up in an ambitious literary family, was published earlier this year. Decades after spending a summer in the Irish countryside with her parents—author Deborah Love and National Book Award winner Peter Matthiessen—Rue takes her young family back to Ireland to revisit locales from that season in the sixties. What begins as a simple, nostalgic trip quickly becomes something far more complex. As Rue digs deeper into her parents’ literary legacy, a trove of memories is unearthed, forcing her to reckon with a childhood fraught with the stormy energy of two brilliant parents often at odds with each other and their children. Both a rich and informative travelogue and a profoundly emotional memoir, Castles & Ruins celebrates the triumph of creative success while frankly appraising the often-terrible costs a family must pay for it.

About Nina Rayburn Dec

Nina Rayburn Dec is the host and executive producer of The Great Wonder podcast, which demystifies the creative process by exploring the journey to self through intimate conversations. With empathy as her guiding principle, Nina is deeply committed to amplifying the diverse voices and narratives that shape our collective history, from which we find connection and community. This focus is reflected in her career which spans audio journalism, documentary film, and fine art photography, with notable contributions to projects for public radio, The Smithsonian Institution, NBC Universal, The History Channel, and other major television networks.

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Imagination Vernissage (July 18)
Imagination Vernissage (July 18)
Imagination Vernissage (July 18)
Imagination Vernissage (July 18)

Imagination Vernissage (July 18)

$40.00

Join us for a first look to celebrate our artists at the Imagination: The LongHouse Summer Auction 2024, featuring works donated by nearly 60 acclaimed contemporary artists—including Tony Bechara, Randy Polumbo, Ugo Rondinone, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, and more—who support educational and public initiatives. By participating, you also support and celebrate the artists involved, as they share in the final proceeds. The curated collection for Imagination showcases an eclectic mix of media, genres, and eras, sure to captivate collectors with diverse interests.

Honorary Art Chair | Pamela Willoughby

LongHouse Art Committee Chair | Dianne Benson

View and bid on Artsy.net

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Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)
Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)
Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)
Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)
Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)
Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)
Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)
Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)
Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)
Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)

Long Island Modern: The Vanishing: 1993 - A Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect (July 28)

$35.00

Please join us on Sunday, July 28 from 3:00-5:00 PM for a Deep Dive into the Work and Mysterious Disappearance of Norman Jaffe, Architect.

Host and moderator Alastair Gordon will be joined by landscape architect Christopher LaGuardia, designer Keith Boyce, and artist Randall Rosenthal, all of whom worked closely with Jaffe during the late 1980s into the early '90s, for a spirited and informal discussion.

 

Upcoming LI Modern Talks:

The House that Jack Built
Sunday, September 15, 3:00–5:00 PM

A survey of the built environment at LongHouse Reserve, including a look at Round House, Jack Lenor Larsen's first building designed with architect Robert Rosenberg in an African fashion; LongHouse, designed with Charles Forberg in a Japanese fashion; and the Fly's Eye Dome, after a design by Buckminster Fuller.

Moderated by Alastair Gordon with an introduction by Lee Skolnick. Speakers TBA.
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Saving Modern
Sunday, October 6, 3:00–5:00 PM

The final LI Modern event of the year will be a presentation and panel discussion concerning the preservation of modernist structures on Eastern Long Island.

Moderated by Alastair Gordon with an introduction by Lee Skolnick. Speakers TBA.
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Piano Workshop with Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)
Piano Workshop with Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)
Piano Workshop with Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)
Piano Workshop with Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)

Piano Workshop with Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)

$20.00

On the morning before his concert at LongHouse Reserve, join classical pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner for an inside look at his process and experience of the world through music. Come explore the colors and rhythms of music from around the world, including the celebratory and spirited dancing of Bernstein's Mambo, the tender melodies of Carlos Chávez, the wild beasts of Stravinsky, and more. Llewellyn will teach in English and Spanish.  

Llewellyn will improvise on stage, with help from you! Come with a free spirit, full heart, an open mind, and ready to make music in this immersive workshop!

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An Evening with Pianist and Composer Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)
An Evening with Pianist and Composer Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)
An Evening with Pianist and Composer Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)
An Evening with Pianist and Composer Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)

An Evening with Pianist and Composer Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (August 3)

$100.00

Join us for a midsummer's evening of enchanting music featuring pianist and composer Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. The concert will be followed by a reception with the artist. (Please note: There is a maximum of two tickets per member and six for non-members). Program to come.

About Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner
“A gifted virtuoso” (San Francisco Chronicle) with “mesmerizing artistry and extraordinary ability to communicate” (The Post-Standard) and “masterful technique and a veritable deluge of sonorities” (La Presse Montreal), Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner was just selected First Prize Winner of the 2022 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. He holds multiple degrees from Juilliard and Yale and was named Gilmore Young Artist, an honor awarded to the most promising American pianists of the new generation. His multi-faceted artistry has been featured on NPR, PBS, CNN International, the Wall Street Journal, and WDR-Arte.

He performed at the White House and Kennedy Center for Presidents Obama and Biden, and he received the Atlantic Council Young Global Citizen Award in recognition of social action through music in Rwanda, Iraq, France, Canada, and USA. Recent international performances include The Royal Concertgebouw in the Netherlands, CultureSummit in Abu Dhabi, and the Louvre and Grenoble Museums in France. Principal teachers include Ilya Itin, Boris Berman, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Robert Durso, improvisation with Noam Sivan, and composition with Lowell Liebermann.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Barbara Tober.

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Insider Outsider Series: Oscar Molina (August 4)
Insider Outsider Series: Oscar Molina (August 4)

Insider Outsider Series: Oscar Molina (August 4)

$35.00

Join us on Sunday, August 4, from 11:00–12:00 pm for the fourth presentation of InsiderOutsider: New Voices in the Art World, moderated by artist and curator MAGO. InsiderOutsider is intended as a series of conversations featuring underrepresented artists whose works challenge, intrigue, inspire, and offer opportunities for broadening art circles and engaging in creative dialogue.

Oscar Molina is a painter and sculptor from El Salvador (b. 1971) best known for his Children of the World series. These powerful works are inspired by the artist’s vivid memories as a 16-year old making the treacherous journey through the desert to escape the violence of then war-torn El Salvador in the hopes of finding safe haven in the United States. Newly arrived in the US, the ever-industrious Molina found a talent for landscaping and architectural projects. Over the years, he built a highly successful stone masonry business in Southampton, NY while devoting more and more time to formal art studies and entering the world of painting and sculpture. By the age of 30, Oscar Molina was committing the majority of his time and energy to his true passion–making art.

Today, Oscar Molina is known and respected as a prodigious, multifaceted artist who gives back to the community. In 2023 alone, his “Children of the World” sculptures graced the grounds of Long Island Museum, the Southampton Arts Center, and a major migrating installation at LongHouse Reserve. He is a board member of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and donates his time and artworks to raise money for this and other worthy charities.

MAGO was born in New York City on June 5th, 1982, to Colombian immigrants, weeks after their arrival to the United States.  They nicknamed their “special delivery” MAGO (Spanish for magician/wise man). MAGO is the symbol and signature used by this Latinx installation artist whose gutsy urban education and Latino heritage have developed into a signature style characterized by cross-cultural conversations, becoming the many faces of creativity. MAGO E. Martinez envisions the unimaginable and embodies multiple streams of innovative creation, inspiring culture to another plateau. First as an acclaimed installation artist and now a multifaceted professional with 15+ years of accomplishments, he has successfully labored in a spectrum of areas that allows him to connect with individuals as well as a diverse audience. 

 

The InsiderOutsider series is made possible with support from Agnes Gund and the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning and County Legislator Ann Welker. 

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LongHouse Talks: Maryam Eisler Panel (August 22 & 28)
LongHouse Talks: Maryam Eisler Panel (August 22 & 28)

LongHouse Talks: Maryam Eisler Panel (August 22 & 28)

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During the lockdown of 2020, Maryam Eisler brought together 164 of the world’s most influential artists, interviewing and photographing them over video calls to create a unique series of portraits and accompanying insights. Like 21st century miniatures, each of Eisler’s portraits is contained within the frame of the mobile phone. Each screen shot is a portal into the world of the artist. We see glimpses of homes and studios that had also become spaces of confinement during the pandemic. Renowned for her captivating photographs of artists, Eisler also elicits their ideas, philosophies, and survival strategies in what is a unique art historical record. Embracing different generations and geographies, Confined Artists – Free Spirits is a definitive survey of the artists of our time, at once personal, political, and poetic.
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Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)
Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)
Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)
Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)
Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)
Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)
Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)
Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)
Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)
Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)

Long Island Modern: The House that Jack Built (September 15)

$35.00

Please join us on Sunday, September 15 from 3:00-5:00 PM for a survey of the built environment at LongHouse Reserve, including a look at Round House, Jack Lenor Larsen's first building designed with architect Robert Rosenberg in an African fashion; LongHouse, designed with Charles Forberg in a Japanese fashion; and the Fly's Eye Dome, after a design by Buckminster Fuller.

Moderated by Alastair Gordon with an introduction by Lee Skolnick. Speakers TBA.

Upcoming LI Modern Talks

Saving Modern
Sunday, October 6, 3:00–5:00 PM

The final LI Modern event of the year will be a presentation and panel discussion concerning the preservation of modernist structures on Eastern Long Island.

Moderated by Alastair Gordon with an introduction by Lee Skolnick. Speakers TBA.

Get Tickets

 

 

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Long Island Modern: Saving Modern (October 6)
Long Island Modern: Saving Modern (October 6)
Long Island Modern: Saving Modern (October 6)
Long Island Modern: Saving Modern (October 6)
Long Island Modern: Saving Modern (October 6)
Long Island Modern: Saving Modern (October 6)
Long Island Modern: Saving Modern (October 6)
Long Island Modern: Saving Modern (October 6)

Long Island Modern: Saving Modern (October 6)

$35.00

Please join us for our final Long Island Modern Talk on Sunday, October 6 from 3:00-5:00 PM for a presentation and panel discussion concerning the preservation of modernist structures on Eastern Long Island.

Moderated by Alastair Gordon with an introduction by Lee Skolnick. Speakers TBA.

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Canines in Costume in collaboration with ARF (October 26)
Canines in Costume in collaboration with ARF (October 26)

Canines in Costume in collaboration with ARF (October 26)

$35.00

In collaboration with ARF, bring your pup, your rescue, your best friend in costume to LongHouse for a romp on the great lawn, treats, and companionship. (Cats in costume welcome too...as long as they stay in carriers!)

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LongHouse Illuminated (November/December)
LongHouse Illuminated (November/December)
LongHouse Illuminated (November/December)
LongHouse Illuminated (November/December)
LongHouse Illuminated (November/December)
LongHouse Illuminated (November/December)

LongHouse Illuminated (November/December)

$45.00

Visit LongHouse after dark on garden paths lined with lights and glowing sculptures, and see the gardens as you've never seen them before!

ZIMA! presented by the Neo-Political Cowgirls

Featuring ZIMA! performances throughout the gardens creating a a winter wonderland of mystery, poetry, theater and exploration. 

Holiday Artisan Market

Enjoy the beauty of trees and plants in winter, warm up in the Pavilion with holiday music and a holiday market of local artists and makers, hand-made gifts, culinary treats, and creative activities for all ages with The Shine Studio.

All proceeds go to the LongHouse Annual Fund.

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