This weekend’s Film Feast at the Quogue Library—on Saturday, April 21, with feasting beginning at 6:30 p.m. and “Bill Cunningham New York” screening at 7:15 p.m.—presents a perfect opportunity for a gustatory warmup of sorts.
“A gustatory warmup for what?” you might ask. Why, for the cooking demonstration, “Journey Around The Caribbean With Food and Fun,” scheduled at the library for next Thursday, April 26, starting at 6 p.m.
This installment of the always savory Cooking Series will feature chef and owner of Rumba—and the soon to be opened Cowfish, formerly Indian Cove—David Hersh. To create the distinctive “spirit” of Rumba, David and his wife, Rachel, took their love of great food and the flavors of the Caribbean and combined it with the feeling of an island getaway.
An island getaway, it should be noted, that is different, by several degrees of latitude and attitude, from our beloved eastern Long Island getaway here in Quogue. Seating is limited, and the Cooking Series is understandably popular, so it would be wise to call the library well in advance to assure a seat at the table. The number is 653-4224.
This weekend, of course, we are blessed to have on the calendar the Quogue Wildlife Refuge Earth Day Celebration, on Sunday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
Guided nature walks, live animal presentations, crafts for children, environmental exhibitors, and self-guided kayaking and canoeing on Old Ice Pond are all part of the festivities. Co-sponsored by the refuge and the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, this free event puts us in touch with Mother Earth and Mother Nature and should remind us that with great gratitude comes a great responsibility for all of us to be better stewards of the many blessings we all share. A great day for all ages, and no reservations are necessary.
This week, two theater-related dates to pencil in on the calendar: On Thursday, May 24, the Hampton Theatre Company will open its production of the A.R. Gurney comedy “Black Tie,” about a clash of generations and cultures at what is ostensibly a traditional WASP wedding. And, on Friday, July 27, the Quogue Junior Theater Troupe’s annual summer benefit will be held at the Quogue Community Hall, with festivities following at the Quogue Field Club.
QJTT productions this summer will be “Working,” a musical based on the book by Studs Terkel, for the older thespians, on August 7, 8, 9 and 10. The younger division of the troupe will be presenting “Peter Pan” on August 21, 22, 23 and 24. For more information, visit www.QJTTonline.org.
While you have your calendars out, jump to Saturday, June 30, the date of the East End Hospice annual summer gala, which this year will be a moonlight luau at the Sandacres estate in Quogue. Gordon Werner will be honored with the Good Samaritan award and Bonnie Grice will be the emcee for the evening.
Be sure not to miss the April exhibition at the library Art Gallery: “A Life in Art: Paintings by Salvatore Gulla.”