Jazz in the Living Room
Jul
27
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!

 

 

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Jazz in the Living Room
Aug
24
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 - 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!

 

 

Final concert June 29

 

 

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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!

 

 

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Glimpses of Surrealism Opening Reception
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Glimpses of Surrealism Opening Reception

Smithtown Township Arts Council is pleased to present Glimpses of Surrealism at Mills Pond Gallery Saturday, July 7 through Saturday, August 4.  The public is invited to an opening reception Saturday, July 7 at 2 pm to meet the exhibiting artists, enjoy poetry by George Wallace, music by Sal Santiago, dance by Wendi Weng, and view the art. The gallery is located at 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780. All parking in rear lot off Mills Pond Rd. (directly across from 199 Mills Pond Rd.)

Surrealism was the 20th century art movement that explored the hidden depths of the 'unconscious mind'. The surrealists sought a new kind of reality, a heightened reality that they called 'surreality', which was found in the world of images drawn from their dreams and imagination. They sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. By employing fantasy and dream imagery, artists generated creative works in a variety of media that exposed their inner minds in eccentric, symbolic ways. Although Surrealism is most usually associated with anything that seems odd, uncanny, or freaky, initially surrealist art was romantic and revolutionary in its goals. The Surrealism movement has had a lasting impact on painting, sculpture, literature, photography and film. Surrealism has never disappeared as a creative artistic principle. 

The works and artists exhibited illustrate a few of the varied ways in which surrealism survives today as a diverse and viable visual vocabulary. Exhibiting artists.Michael Krasowitz, Lauren Matsumoto, Louise Millmann, Mark Strodl, Damon Tommolino

 

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Jazz in the Living Room
Jun
29
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! Summer/Fall Flier PDF

 

 

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Acoustic Afternoons Open Mic
Jun
2
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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Model Railroad Open House and Holiday Market
Dec
1
to Dec 3

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, Dec 1 (6 – 9 PM), Saturday, Dec 2 (11 AM – 5 PM), Sunday, Dec 3 (11 AM – 5 PM) at the Mill 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 featuring Die- cast models, collectible dolls, jewelry and more.

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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