Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays has launched “Front Row at Canoe Place,” a speaker and music series. Grab a “Front Row” seat to new perspectives from leading thinkers who explore and celebrate critical ideas through short talks, conversations and performances The year-round programming combines intimate live talks, musical performances, and film screenings to encourage all walks to come together to listen, share and discover.
“Every aspect of the ‘Front Row’ is curated to surprise, excite, and inform audiences,” said Mario Arakelian, general manager of Canoe Place. “The aim is that these dialogues and experiences will inspire and connect both our guests and local community.”
Each event will include a presentation followed by a Q&A. Guests will mix and mingle as they network over cocktails and music. Additional voices and programming will continue to be added throughout the year, including a curated list of musical artists led by Brian Kelly of Murmrr and a jazz series with renowned saxophonist Ken Fowser.
The 2023 “Front Row” series lineup includes the following, with more to come:
March 23: “TV Talk” with authors Felix Fillette and John Koblin. Journalist-raconteurs Gillette (of Bloomberg News) and Koblin (The New York Times) discuss their incisive book, “It’s Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO.”
March 30: “Curtains Up!” A night with veteran actor Jay O. Sanders. With over 50 memorable film, stage and screen roles to his credit, Sanders shares tales from his storied career.
April 6: “Leonardo Da Vinci, the Last Supper and the Art of Throwing a Great Dinner Party” with art historian Rocky Ruggiero Ph.D. who brings to life “the first work of the High Renaissance” and reveals little-known facts about the famous painter and painting.
April 23: “Art Talk” with Yenna Hill and Lucy de Kooning Villeneuve. Join the two artists as they have a candid conversation on the world of art, moderated by Rachel Wilkins.
May 11: “Campus Culture” with Michael Roth, president of Wesleyan University. The well-known historian, author and curator talks about current culture on campus and what it means for the future.
May 18: “Art Today,” a conversation with Kristy Edmunds. The director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (MASS MoCA) discusses her career and the world of art today.
June 1: “The U.S. Political Landscape” with Deval Patrick. Former two-term Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate has an open discussion on U.S. politics.
June 14: “Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America” with former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who candidly opens up about his career and discusses his book “The Profession.”
June 23: “Candlelight Concert Series: Queen.” A wildly popular, one-of-a-kind multi-sensory tribute series with musicians from all over the world. Experience music in a whole new light with an homage to one of the greatest rock bands of all ages.
July 13: “A Wellness Talk” with Susan Bauer Wu, president of the Mind & Life Institute, who shares insight on how to improve mind, body and spirit.
July 14: “Candlelight Concert Series: Vivaldi.” A multi-sensory experience illuminated by thousands of candles creates a magical night honoring the Italian composer and violinist’s masterpieces.
August 4: “Candlelight Concert Series: Fleetwood Mac.” Experience the legendary British-American rock band’s greatest hits under the gentle glow of candlelight.
To register, visit canoeplace.com. Canoe Place Inn is at 239 East Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.
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