Jazz in the Living Room
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz in the Living Room

Admission free to listen, $5 for Jazz in the Living Room participants/players

Challenge the world of sheet music and exact chords...If you are looking to expand your creative and imaginative horizons, join in this fun and creative evening of Jazz Improvisation at the Mills Pond House.

Calling all young musicians! Learn Jazz Improvisation! Originally created by jazz pianist Ranny Reeve, these jazz clinics encourage young musicians to learn to play or sing jazz and to improvise. Working professional musicians from long island help the new students grasp the concept of jazz improvisation and most of all to have fun!

Summer Session July 27, Aug 24, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 9    Admission: $5 to participate  Free for listeners. Bring your own instrument * beginners welcome* everybody plays!

Final Concert January 25, 2019 - Free for Jazz in the Living Room participants. This final date is designed to allow Jazz in the Living Room performers to show off their new improvisational skills to an audience! 

 

 

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Jyoti | Yoga + Wellness Center FREE Pop-up Event!
Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Jyoti | Yoga + Wellness Center FREE Pop-up Event!

Jyoti FREE Yoga & Wellness Event  at Mills Pond Gallery

Burn Bright! Explore the power of mini-habits on mindfulness, movement, and nutrition

Jyoti is a Yoga + Wellness Center that is opening this October in Saint James.

Sunday, September 30, 2018     9:00am - 1:00pm

Registration required - http://jyotiwithin.com/yoga-pop-up-event-new-york/.


Step into the light and join us for an empowering morning of mindfulness, movement, and nutrition to help you set goals for a happier and healthier life.

Throughout the day, we’ll come together to celebrate the beginning of the Jyoti community in St. James with energizing yoga classes for all levels. After class, founder Marie will lead an enlightening session that will inspire you to learn more about how to actively fall in love with taking care of your body.

What you can expect:
• An invigorating session on the yoga mat
• Words from our founder Marie that will make you excited to brighten up your inner light
• Powerful information about how to create positive habits in mindfulness, movement, and nutrition

REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT http://jyotiwithin.com/yoga-pop-up-event-new-york/.

*Yoga mats and blocks will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes.

 

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Jazz in the Living Room
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz in the Living Room

Admission free listen, $5 for Jazz in the Living Room participants/players

Challenge the world of sheet music and exact chords...If you are looking to expand your creative and imaginative horizons, join in this fun and creative evening of Jazz Improvisation at the Mills Pond House.

Calling all young musicians! Learn Jazz Improvisation! Originally created by jazz pianist Ranny Reeve, these jazz clinics encourage young musicians to learn to play or sing jazz and to improvise. Working professional musicians from long island help the new students grasp the concept of jazz improvisation and most of all to have fun!

Summer Session July 27, Aug 24, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 9    Admission: $5 to participate  Free for listeners. Bring your own instrument * beginners welcome* everybody plays!

Final Concert January 25, 2019 - Free for Jazz in the Living Room participants. This final date is designed to allow Jazz in the Living Room performers to show off their new improvisational skills to an audience!

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Jazz in the Living Room
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz in the Living Room

The June 29 date is the final date of the Winter series. This final date is designed to allow Jazz in the Living Room performers to show off their improvisational skills to an audience!

Admission $5 to listen, Free for Jazz in the Living Room participants/players

Challenge the world of sheet music and exact chords...If you are looking to expand your creative and imaginative horizons, join in this fun and creative evening of Jazz Improvisation at the Mills Pond House.

Calling all young musicians! Learn Jazz Improvisation! Originally created by jazz pianist Ranny Reeve, these jazz clinics encourage young musicians to learn to play or sing jazz and to improvise. Working professional musicians from long island help the new students grasp the concept of jazz improvisation and most of all to have fun!

Summer Session Dates July 27, Aug 24, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 9     Bring your own instrument * beginners welcome* everybody plays! 

Final Concert January 25, 2019 - Free for Jazz in the Living Room participants. This final date is designed to allow Jazz in the Living Room performers to show off their new improvisational skills to an audience!

 

 

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Model Railroad Open House and Holiday Market
Nov
30
to Dec 2

Model Railroad Open House and Holiday Market

Smithtown Township Arts Council and St. James Model Railroad Club will hold their Annual Holiday Open House Weekend Friday, Nov.30 (6 – 9 PM), Saturday, Dec 1 (11 AM – 5 PM), Sunday, Dec 2 (11 AM – 5 PM) at the Mills Pond House in St James. The weekend will feature the annual open house of the St. James Model Railroad Club, a Fine Art Showcase and Holiday Market.

Call 631-862-6575, email gallery@stacarts.org or visit www.stacarts.org for information. Parking for the Mills Pond House is located off Mills Pond Road, directly across from Flowerfield Celebrations at 199 Mills Pond Road. Our driveway is directly across from the two white stone pillars. Admission to the train display is by donation to the St. James Model Railroad Club: Adults $2.00, Children 50¢.  Please note: The St. James Model Railroad Club train display is not handicap accessible.

Steam engines puff smoke and "chuff" with the recorded sound of a real steam engine in synchronism with the wheels. Diesel engines also sound like the real thing, and passenger trains make station announcements. Children of all ages will enjoy the sights and sounds of this impressive model railroad display!

The St. James Model Railroad Club presents a 38’ X 48’ O scale train layout, the result of 34 years of continuing improvements, represents Railroading from the Age of Steam to Present Day with many freight and passenger trains running simultaneously in a scenic, imaginative setting.  If you can only get to see one train exhibit this year, THIS IS THE ONE TO SEE!  Featured will be many brightly illuminated, scratch‑built structures, animated accessories, bustling towns, a colorful circus and amusement park.  Our ever improving layout guarantees that you will see MORE TRAINS presented in a Detailed, Realistic Setting

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Merging Cultures Fine Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Merging Cultures Fine Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Smithtown Township Arts Council presents a fine art exhibition Merging Cultures September 15 – October 7, 2018. Exhibiting artists Kelynn Z. Alder, Carlos Morales, Filiberto Perez and Shajee Haider draw their inspiration from a broad range of themes, from immigration to cultural assimilation and family values. The work presents a snapshot of the rich customs and traditions that their cultures have woven into their American lives.

 The Merging Cultures project strives to inspire the creative voices of people who have come to America from other countries and assist them in navigating within and between their different cultures. Art is one of their strongest tools for assisting people in finding ways to connect to new communities and civic or cultural institutions and to articulate values and beliefs and better understand those of others.

Our community building arts projects for the Merging Cultures Exhibition brought people together as art-making participants, rather than simply spectators. We invited immigrant children and their families into Mills Pond Gallery to actively engage them in the process of making art and give them with a tool to process their own immigrant experiences. The workshops were offered Sundays in July and August at Mills Pond Gallery free of charge to participants. The work of participants will also be exhibited in the Merging Cultures Exhibition.

Kelynn Z Alder is an accomplished artist whose portraits have been commissioned by notable publications such as The New Yorker, Time Magazine and Australian Geographic as well as many private collectors. She is also internationally recognized for documenting indigenous people and their artifacts. Kelynn is of Mexican American heritage and grew up with a family that lived in several countries and traveled extensively. At a young age, she learned to appreciate a wide range of the world’s living cultures and became fascinated by peoples’ diverse backgrounds. Portraits of everyday people from all corners of the world, but most especially Mexico remain her favorite subject matter.

Carlos Morales is currently pursuing his BFA in Photography and Related Media at the Fashion Institute of Technology and holds an AAS in Photographic Imaging from Suffolk County Community College.  Photographing diverse people in their unique environments, much of his work points to the humanity we all possess, especially the dignity of the so-called “outsider.” Assisting a photographer sent by the Southern Poverty Law Center to document hate crimes in Suffolk, he also contributed photographs to Climate of Fear:  Latinos Immigrants in Suffolk County. Carlos published photographs and prose in the 10th anniversary edition of Hybrido, a Spanish arts and literature journal, and co-authored “On Hate Crimes” for the 11th edition of the same journal.   Honored as a recipient of the Equality Award given by the Suffolk Chapter of the NY Civil Liberties Union (2010), he continues to use photography to advocate for social justice.  

Filiberto Perez was born in Mixquiahuala, Mexico.  Using pencil and pen during his early years, due to a lack of financial resources, he was introduced to the use of paints, brushes, Crayola and other materials later during his high school years. Having engaged in subjects as diverse as the Statue of Liberty, as well as Aztec and religious figures, Filiberto's work reproduces familiar visual signs arranging them into conceptually new pieces. Being able to draw and paint after a long day of work in construction serves as a form of meditation, allowing him to express all the contradictions inherent in the many injustices suffered by those who are marginalized for one reason or another, including himself.

Shajee Haider’s bronze sculpture is “A tip of the hat if you will, to all who take that first step into the unknown. I wanted to create that first step that every immigrant individual makes, every immigrant family makes, whether they are trying to move due to security purposes or to improve their lives. Everything revolves around that first step, the first step towards a better life, the first step to leave the familiar behind and embrace the new unknown. This is not a lite decision but a rather strong, bold and firm one. Hence my choice of material, bronze is solid, strong and difficult to manipulate, much like the immigrants and their will. The rock on the other hand represents the unknown territory which is the new lifestyle, the new struggles, the new culture and the new challenges the immigrants will have to face.”

Families of SEPA MUJER Long Island Latina Immigrants Rights Organization participated in our self-portrait project workshops. Working with exhibiting photographer Carlos Morales and Workshop creator/ artist Kelynn Z. Alder, participants began the self-portraits with photography and then explored other mediums to portray themselves: pencils, watercolor, collage and imagination.  We consider the idea of portraiture: Is it a singular portrait of one person or does a portrait include family and/or friends? How do we see ourselves in our Long Island landscape? Do we include elements from our ancestral lands? Do we include our ancestors? What are our favorite objects/symbols that may help describe us? Do we express our dreams for our futures?

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Acoustic Afternoons Open Mic
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Acoustic Afternoons Open Mic

Join local musicians for an afternoon open mic. Share your musical talents, read a poem, sing along, or just listen in a beautiful gallery space. Great acoustics in the gallery - no need for amplification - and a lovely baby grand piano as well.  20 minute sets

 Free to listen! $5 donation for performers to help support Smithtown Township Arts Council

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Jazz in the Living Room
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz in the Living Room

Admission free to listen, $5 for Jazz in the Living Room participants/players

Challenge the world of sheet music and exact chords...If you are looking to expand your creative and imaginative horizons, join in this fun and creative evening of Jazz Improvisation at the Mills Pond House.

Calling all young musicians! Learn Jazz Improvisation! Originally created by jazz pianist Ranny Reeve, these jazz clinics encourage young musicians to learn to play or sing jazz and to improvise. Working professional musicians from long island help the new students grasp the concept of jazz improvisation and most of all to have fun!

Summer Session July 27, Aug 24, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 9    Admission: $5 to participate  Free for listeners. Bring your own instrument * beginners welcome* everybody plays!

Final Concert January 25, 2019 - Free for Jazz in the Living Room participants. This final date is designed to allow Jazz in the Living Room performers to show off their new improvisational skills to an audience!

 

 

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