Last week, she announced her retirement at the end of 2016 to the staff and board
After 16 years of directing Guild Hall, Ruth Appelhof announced her retirement to the staff and board last week. Rossa Cole
Guild Hall’s programming has expanded to 270 performances and events this year, part of the early commitment of Ruth Appelhof, shown here with Nathan Lane, to bring East Hampton’s diverse audiences into the John Drew Theater. Barry Gordin

John Ludlow’s 13 years under McKusick’s tutelage had a clear and profound impact
John Ludlow warmed up before the Shelter Island Jazz Fest at his family’s dairy farm in Bridgehampton on Monday. Jennifer Landes

Two free productions of Shakespeare plays to choose from
The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative reading of "The Tempest," starring John Glover, last year

Ryan McGinness has developed a vocabulary of icons
Ryan McGinness’s paintings line the back wall of the gallery loft.
Ryan McGinness’s “Sign Trees” are installed in the lawn outside the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton.
The lower level of the gallery has another “Sign Tree” and a group of “Sign Post-Paintings.”

By Kurt Wenzel
Betty Buckley and Rachel York play Big and Little Edies in the Bay Street Theater production of “Grey Gardens” though Aug. 30. Lenny Stucker
Their music and concerts are meant to give strength and power to women, religious and secular alike
Dalia Shusterman, left, and Perl Wolfe of Bulletproof Stockings, the Hasidic all-women band from Brooklyn, will play at the Chabad of the Hamptons in East Hampton on Wednesday.

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After this year’s festival Stuart Match Suna will hand the reins to Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro

Events at Guild Hall