This weekend kicks off tonight with a fascinating exhibit of Tacy Borg’s multi-media work-in-progress titled “Long Dream,” which looks at the topic of immigration, immigrant rights and the attainability of the American Dream, at The Watermill Center tonight, June 6, at 6 p.m. More information is online here.
Reaching the Far North
Also tonight, author Sheldon Bart will discuss his book, “The Race to the Top of the World,” at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge at 7 p.m. The year was 1926 and Admiral Richard Byrd of the U.S. Navy was locked in a battle against world- renowned polar explorer Roald Amundsen in an attempt to be the first to navigate the North Pole by air. After decades of controversy, Mr. Bart reveals, that it was Byrd, rather than Amundsen, that was the first over the North Pole. More information on the program is online here.
Plenty of Music
10,000 Maniacs play The Stephen Talkhouse Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Ben E. King plays The Suffolk Theater Saturday night at 8 p.m. Local singer-songwriters Bryan Gallo, Mick Hargreaves and Pete Mancini take the stage for an intimate show at the Old Mill Inn in Mattituck Saturday at 8:30 p.m.The Beacon’s full music listings are online here.
The “Passion for Color” art opening at Southold Historical Society will open tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., Cindy Patrick’s “East End Eden” will open at the Quogue Library on June 7 with a lecture by the artist on using an iPhone for art at 1:3o p.m. and an opening reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Gallery Crossing in Peconic hosts an opening for the work of Janet Paposikos and Mary Laspia on June 7 from 3 to 6 p.m.The Beacon’s full arts listings are online here.
Sunday in Greenport
Greenport is having a big day Sunday, with a clam chowder contest to benefit the East End Seaport Museum from noon to 3 p.m. and an in-water boat show at Mitchell Park featuring 22 in-water boats, including several tugboats, 23 out-of Water boats on display and paddle boats from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.