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events—A Stages Premiere: Southampton, NY

A Children's Theatre Workshop, Inc.

A STAGES Premiere:

“Little Shop of Horrors,” the hit off-Broadway and Broadway musical, will be performed by the young actors of Stages, A Children's Theatre Workshop, Inc., at Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, opening Friday, August 25th at 7:30PM, Saturday, August 26th at 7:30PM and Sunday, August 27th at 3:00PM.

“Little Shop of Horrors,” with music by Alan Menken, and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, is based on the cult classic, a 1960 Roger Corman film, screenplay by Charles Griffith, that featured Jack Nicholson. The musical opened off-Broadway in 1982 and at the time was the highest grossing production in off-Broadway history. A film adaptation of the musical, starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin, was made in 1986. Little Shop enjoyed its first Broadway run in 2003-2004.

Helene Leonard will direct and choreograph Stages’ production of "Little Shop of Horrors,” Little Shop is a new addition to the Stages’ repertoire of musical theater productions. Audrey II, the plant puppet, was designed by Martin P. Robinson, New York City, and constructed by Character Translations, Inc., for Music Theatre International.

Musical accompaniment to
Little Shop will be provided by Amanda Jones and James Benard, with sets designed by Goran Petmil, and costumes by Barbra Oldak.

Tickets are
$12 for children 12 and under
$15 for adults
They are available in advance at
Stevenson’s Toys and Games
68 Jobs Lane, Southampton
or can be reserved by calling STAGES at 631-329-1420.
Tickets are also available at the
door on the day of performance.

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to
Team Southampton, the Southampton Sports Booster Club.


Results of Public Hearing for "Atlantic Yards"—Brooklyn, NY

Read the Results from Last Night's (8/23) PUBLIC HEARING


Check out the '121studio' feature below!


feature—Clare Donohue, 121Studio

urbanseashell — a collection would like to introduce
Clare Donahue of One to One Studio. Clare is a Brooklyn-based kitchen & bath designer and a renovation coach. Clare consults with clients who are considering renovating and helps develop strategies to guide them through the process.
"I do this through either a one-time site visit or through an ongoing relationship. I'll look at
the space and make suggestions, then do floor plans, help shop for tile and fixtures, refer contractors, etc, as needed. For a lot of people I act as a sounding board. I seem to attract clients who sort of know what they want, but still need some guidance. Often, people who have already
hired architects will have me review the blueprints from
a kitchen/bath-specific viewpoint, or as a second opinion.

Clare's designs are clean and simple. She likes both modern and traditional interiors, but in either style her work is warm, friendly, and welcoming.
I believe in designing for the way people actually live, not some fantasy, although I will always encourage clients to clean out what is unnecessary in their lives."
Clare works in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Clare Donohue One to One Studio 347.452.9594


events — "Atlantic Yards" Brooklyn, NY


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 4:30 - 8:30 PM

On Wednesday, August 23rd, the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) will hold a legally mandated Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Forest City Ratner's proposed "Atlantic Yards" project. We urge you to attend this critical hearing. The ESDC has provided just five weeks for the public to review the 2,000-page DEIS and 1,000-page General Project Plan prior to this public hearing, and has required the submission of all written comment by September 22nd, a total comment period of just 66 days. By comparison, NYC allowed nearly four months for public comment on the new Yankee Stadium project, and a three-month review of the proposed Hudson Yards redevelopment.

This limited window for public comment on the "Atlantic Yards" DEIS is symptomatic of a process that has severely limited the community's input and scrutiny from the outset. By scheduling the hearing in late August, the ESDC appears to be trying to minimize public criticism of the DEIS, so it's crucial that we don't let them get away with it.

Please prepare as well as you can
The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods,
Brooklyn Papers
Develop — don't destroy. Brooklyn
They have some great info to get you started.

Arrive at the DEIS hearing as early as possible
(we expect
"Atlantic Yards" supporters to arrive at least an hour
prior to the scheduled start time), sign up to speak, and
let the ESDC know what you think.
This hearing is the only opportunity our community
will have to speak out publicly about the DEIS.
Please be there if you possibly can

Wednesday, August 23rd, 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
New York City Technical College,
Klitgord Auditorium, 285 Jay Street
@ MetroTech, between Tillary & Johnson

Mass Transit Access
A/C/F to Jay Street, M/N/R to Lawrence Street, 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall

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Presented by Brad Lander
Director, Pratt Center for Community Development
Other Consultants TBA
Wednesday, August 30th, 7:30 p.m.
Habana Outpost
755 Fulton Street (at South Oxford)

Thursday, September 7th, 7:00 p.m.
Location To Be Announced

The Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods has contracted with an
impressive team of consulting engineers to analyze the DEIS in depth.
These consultants include Phillips, Preiss, Shapiro Associates,
the Pratt Center for Community Development,
and the Hunter
College Center for Community Planning and Development.

These meetings will be the first presentation
of their preliminary findings.
Your participation matters! Please join us.

For more information,
send an email to
or call 718-408-3219


events— Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

Summer in the City Event
Tribes Gallery

Thursday August 24th at 6:00PM
John Cage film by Mitch Corber
Donations welcome
285 East 3rd Street #2
NY, NY 10009

Bert Sterns' "Jazz on a Summer's Day" and
movies showcasing the life of Hilton Ruiz, and
the 'Jazzmobile' will be available for viewing
upon request throughout the month.

I received an email from my friend Sam informing me
that "Jazz on a Summer's Day", a classic, was directed by Bert Stern,
and edited by former SUNY Purchase
Aram Avakian. Thanks for sending that in!