Southampton Arts Center: Earth Days 2018 / April 20 – April 22



April 20 / April 22


Southampton Arts Center is thrilled to announce they will be increasing their Earth Day programming from one to three days this year. The “Earth Days 2018” weekend will begin on Friday, April 20 with a special screening of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power presented with his non-profit organization, The Climate Reality Project. A day-long Earth Summit with local and national experts will take place on Saturday, April 21, followed by a celebratory free Earth Day Fair on Sunday, April 22.

Saturday’s Earth Summit will begin with an optimistic exploration of renowned environmentalist Paul Hawken’s DRAWDOWN — The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, followed by impactful panel discussions including ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY with Gordian Raacke (Renewable Energy Long Island), Jen Garvey (Deepwater Wind), and Andrew Smith (Greenlogic), LAND & WATER with Bob DeLuca (Group for the East End), Edwina von Gal (Perfect Earth Project), Kevin McAllister (Defend H2O), Ann Welker (Southampton Town Trustee), Colleen Henn (Surfrider Foundation, Eastern Long Island Chapter), and Melanie Cirillo (Peconic Land Trust Director of Conservation Programs), PERSONAL ACTION, including videos, ideas and discussion about what you can do to help our environment, led by Sarah Hunnewell with Bruce Humenik (Applied Energy Group) and Joe Densieski (Wastewater Works), and GOVERNMENT ACTION Led by Karl Grossman with Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Legislator Bridget Fleming, and Southampton Mayor Michael Irving.

The afternoon will come to a close with a WORLD CAFÉ brainstorm session hosted by Dorothy Reilly followed by an immersive SOUND MEDITATION in the galleries with Daniel Lauter, allowing attendees to absorb all they have learned and emerge ready to change the world. Lunch will be provided compliments of The Golden Pear Café.

Sunday’s free Earth Day Celebration and Fair from 1-4 PM will include activities such as face painting, Tesla test drives, UpSculpt with Cindy Pease Roe, “Alien Bloom” workshop with Eteri and Gocha Chkadua, Andrea Cote’s The Radiance Project, Lexy Ho-Tai’s Kreate Your Own Kooker, Plastic Straw project with Janine Martel, Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center Raptor presentations, plus entertainment by World Music trio Son Mundial (Bill Smith, Steve Shaughnessy, and Rodney Harris). Vendors include Mary Woltz and Bees’ Needs, Querencia Studio, Meatless Mondays, Westhampton.

Garden Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, The Green Thumb & Natural Science Organics, Peconic Land Trust, Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter, The Venus Project, Wastewater Works Inc., Secure the Call, Plan Bee Balms,  Dark Skies Initiative, DeepWater Wind, Union Cantina, and more. Additionally, instructional videos and environmental short films will be on view in the theater from noon to 6 PM.

Southampton Arts Center’s Earth Days 2018 planning committee includes Co-Chairs Elyn Kronemeyer (SAC Board Member) and Dorothy Reilly, as well as James Ewing and Sarah Hunnewell.

Amy Kirwin, Southampton Arts Center Director of Programs says “After the success of last year’s Earth Day event, we felt it was not only important to continue this year, but to expand to a full weekend that is both fun and educational. Thanks to our dedicated committee, Earth Days 2018 has become an incredibly robust and exciting 3 days of dynamic programming for all ages.”

The public is invited to join Surfrider Foundation for a shoreline cleanup at Flying Point Beach on Sunday morning from 9 to 11 AM. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles, plastic bottles and straws for art projects, as well as other materials for the various upcycling activities on Sunday. Additionally, retired cell phones can be dropped in a Secure the Call bin to be reused for 911 calls in women’s shelters.

All additional calls to action can be found on


“Earth Days 2018” Weekend Schedule


Friday, April 20 · 7 PM · $10 


Presented with The Climate Reality Project

Includes a Q&A and meet & greet reception.


Saturday, April 21 · 9 AM-6:45 PM · $25



Sunday, April 22 · 1-4 PM · FREE



Reservations for Friday’s film and Saturday’s Summit can be made online at or by phone at 631.283.0967.

Southampton Arts Center


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