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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,09:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Bay Street Theater's 23rd Annual Summer Gala

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The 23rd Annual Summer Gala was a huge success!

July 14, 2014 - Sag Harbor, NY - Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the success of its 23rd Annual Summer Gala, chaired by longstanding patrons of the theater and the arts, Christine Wächter-Campbell & Bill Campbell, and Pia & Jimmy Zankel, which took place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf on July 12, 2014 to benefit Bay Street’s Scott Schwartz New Directions Fund, which supports a myriad of new programming initiatives and educational offerings. 
 
This year’s benefit featured a farm-to-table dinner prepared by Hamptons Chef Peter Ambrose, dancing with the Nancy Atlas Project Band, live entertainment by Broadway stars, Tony award-winning actress and singer Patina Miller, and Obie award winner and actress and singer, Tovah Feldshuh, who also acted as celebrity auctioneer, and exciting live and silent auctions. 
 
“Our gala was a very successful night of bright stars both from above and inside the tent. We are very grateful to our Board of Trustees, our patrons and our honored guests who joined us to support the new Bay Street at this exciting time of expansion and renewal,” said Executive Director, Tracy Mitchell.  
 
Awards Presentation
At the Pre-Gala VIP Cocktail Reception, which took place from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Theater, guests enjoyed performances by Tony award winner Patina Miller, who sang with special guest, Academy Award-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and by Obie award winner, Tovah Feldshuh, who was accompanied by Christine Cadarette on piano. The Arts Visionaries Honoree awards were presented to actress Kate Burton, artist April Gornik and lyricist Sheldon Harnick by actor, author, producer and director, Bob Balaban; playwright, screenwriter and novelist Marsha Norman; and actor and star of Travesties, Richard Kind, respectively.
 
The party continued with a silent auction extravaganza in the cocktail tent that was staged in the style of a backstage setting at the theater. At the end of the cocktail hour, guests were surprised with a flash mob dance event choreographed by Wendy Seyb, featuring dancers Jeremiah Ginn, Jessica Kennedy, Ashley Haycock, Daphne Lee, Megan MacPhee, Crystal Rodriguez, and Sidney Erik Wright. Approximately 400 guests followed the dancers into the colorful dinner tent to enjoy a farm-to-table dinner by Peter Ambrose, during which stirring speeches were delivered by Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, and Executive Director, Tracy Mitchell highlighting Bay Street’s exciting new projects including The Scott Schwartz New Directions Fund, which supports new programming at Bay Street such as the New Works Festival; The Shakespeare Initiative, which will present The Tempest on August 16 (free to the community) and 17 (VIP benefit); Blackout at Bay Street, a new late night performance event launching this summer; and expanded educational initiatives including free student tickets for this fall’s Literature Live, which this year will present To Kill A Mockingbird. Schwartz also introduced the new Joseph Stein New Musicals Fund at Bay Street Theater, which has been recently launched to support the development and presentation of new musicals. 
 
"The 23rd Annual Bay Street Gala was a great event and wonderful opportunity to share with our supporters and friends the new programs we have launched at Bay Street this summer,” said Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. “This really is the new Bay Street, a place of artistic innovation and live entertainment where the most exciting artists engage with our community in so many ways." 
 
During the live auction, which was led by guest auctioneer, Tovah Feldshuh, guests bid on prizes including two VIP tickets to Broadway’s If/Then Broadway, which included a meet and greet with Tony award- winner Idina Menzel; a walk on role in Bay Street’s mainstage production, My Life is A Musical, which will run from July 29 through August 31; a one-week stay at a luxurious St. Bart’s Wimco Villa; a great stay in a Canopy Suite at the Four Seasons Costa Rica; and golf at The Bridge with Richard Kind. Winners of the live auction received bottles of champagne to toast their success.  Before the guests danced to the spirited sounds of Nancy Atlas and the Nancy Atlas Project band, they were entertained with performances by Patina Miller and Stephen Schwartz, ballroom dancer James West, and the Flash Mob Dancers, listed previously. 
 
Special guests of the evening included Bay Street Theater’s Board of Trustees as well as Stephen Schwartz, Patina Miller, Tovah Feldshuh, April Gornik, Eric Fischl, Kate Burton, Sheldon Harnick, Bob Balaban, Marsha Norman, Richard Kind, John Wiedman, Susan Stroman, Roy Furman, Joel and Michelle Cohen, Elisa Stein, Ellen and James Marcus, Steve Kroft, Janelle Reiring, Helene Wiener, Ralph Gibson, Toni Ross, Neda Young, Jo Anne Ross, Mary Jane Marcassiano, and many other notable members of the community.
 
Sponsors
Bay Street is extremely grateful for the support of its sponsors, who helped make the evening so memorable.  Flowers were donated by Bridgehampton Florist. The wine was donated by Channing Daughters Winery, and the beer by Southampton Publick House. Additional sponsors included The American Hotel, Adornments, The Bridge Golf Course, Brown Jordan, East End Limousine, East Hampton Golf Club, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, Frosae Wine Sorbet, The Golden Pear, Harlow Restaurant, Heron Live with Kelly & Michael, Merrill DataSite, Nightcaps by SantaMarie, Pepalajefa, Peter Ambrose Events & Catering, Pierre’s Restaurant, Searles Graphics, Soho Grand Hotel, Suffolk County National Bank, Tamara Comolli, The Port of Egypt, Wimco Villas, Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Worth, and media sponsors including Dan’s Papers, Edible East End and Hampton Magazine. 
 
Mission
Bay Street Theater is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists. Bay Street is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations.
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