A Party for the Sag Cinema

The Sag Harbor Partnership’s party on Sunday will help raise money to buy the Sag Harbor Cinema property, which was destroyed in a fire in December. Durell Godfrey

The Sag Harbor Partnership’s Party for the Cinema, to help raise money for the group’s effort to buy the Sag Harbor Cinema property and establish a cinema arts center there, will be held under a tent on Long Wharf on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The party will feature food from village restaurants, beer and wine from East End producers, music by the HooDoo Loungers, portrait sketches, raptors on view, and face painting for kids. Tickets cost $50 for adults and $15 for children. They can be bought online at sagharborpartnership.org.

The partnership was established in an effort to rebuild the cinema after it was destroyed by fire in December. It reached a tentative deal with the property’s owner, Gerry Mallow, this spring and was to go into contract to buy the property last week. According to its website, the partnership has raised about $4.5 million of the $7 million it needs to raise by the end of this year. If it cannot meet that goal, it will cancel pledges and return donations.

In addition to the party, there will be an art auction from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday to raise money for the effort. Work from Sag Harbor galleries such as Sara Nightingale, Grenning, Romany Kramoris, Monika Olko, and Tulla Booth will be included.

Those not able to attend the event but who would like to donate can do so online or by mail. Checks should be made payable to Sag Harbor Partnership, with “Cinema Fund” on the memo line. They can be sent to P.O. Box 182, Sag Harbor 11963.