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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.