Whiffenpoofs Blow In

Whiffenpoofs

    Yale University’s  Whiffenpoofs will be in town tomorrow at 4 p.m. to sing at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $25, $15 for students and children.  
     Every year, 14 seniors at Yale are chosen for the Whiffs, which has been all-male since it was founded in 1909. The group began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar in New Haven.
This year the singers include Raphael Odell Shapiro, a Ross School alumnus who is from Sag Harbor. This is not his first Bay Street appearance; he has been seen there in productions of “Our Town” and “Pippin,” and has been in a number of Stages productions.
The Whiffenpoofs competed recently on NBC’s “The Sing-Off 2.” Every year they make a world tour, which will include all seven continents for the first time during the 2011-2012 season.

Christopher Walsh
Two musicians who should be familiar to music fans far and wide will meet on the Southampton Arts Center's stage on Saturday.
Mark Segal
Divaria Productions will present Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” at the Bay Street Theater on Saturday evening at 8.
Mark Segal
The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a showing of two important documentaries this spring.
Jennifer Landes
A permanent collection show that opened at the Museum of Modern Art last week reveals the result of several decades of commitment to acquiring art objects created by women. “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction” spans the years following World War II through the late 1960s and underlines the primacy of those early female abstract painters who found their way to the South Fork in those decades.
Mark Segal
“Open Garden,” a group exhibition of flower paintings and other mediums with floral motifs, will open at the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Sag Harbor with a reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and remain on view through May 22. “EarthHamptons 2017,” a celebration of Earth Day featuring artworks, panel discussions, and talks, will take place Saturday and Sunday at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. A reception will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.
T.E. McMorrow
Two teens and a 22-year-old who allegedly robbed an East Hampton man a little before midnight on Feb. 22 using what appeared to be a pistol have been arrested by East Hampton Town police detectives.
Taylor K. Vecsey
East Hampton firefighters quickly put out a fire that started in a bedroom in a house in the Hansom Hills subdivision on Thursday afternoon.
Christopher Walsh
Pat Mansir, a first term East Hampton Town Trustee, resigned on Monday, expressing growing frustration with what she describes as the panel’s dysfunction.
Joanne Pilgrim
The State Department of Environmental Conservation has warned against spring and summer pruning of oak trees, which have become infected across the state and Suffolk County with a disease called oak wilt.
Taylor K. Vecsey
New Sag Harbor regulations banning parking on side streets near the village’s two schools may be the village board’s way of encouraging the school district to provide more parking on its own.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Trustees scored a victory in State Supreme Court this month when a judge denied a request for summary judgment by an East Hampton Village resident who constructed a 166-foot-long rock revetment on the ocean beach in front of her house after her property was damaged during Hurricanes Irene in 2011 and Sandy the following year.
T.E. McMorrow
Two men charged with felonies in recent days have been indicted by grand juries.
East Hampton Town could have an answer in June as to whether the legality of three laws designed to cut down on aircraft noise over the community by restricting hours and access to the airport will be assessed by the highest court in the land.