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2019 Cultural Heritage Festival

Spring is here, and soon will be the Fourth Annual Sag Harbor Cultural Heritage Festival! On Saturday and Sunday May 4-5, cultural institutions around the village will be hosting over 20 events celebrating our history and culture. The theme this year? Sag Harbor: The Stories that Shape Us. 

John Jermain Memorial Library (JJML) is a proud member of the Sag Harbor Cultural District, and we’ll be a hosting bunch of events over the weekend for patrons of all ages. For the full list of events that weekend (and some that Friday, too) check out the Cultural District’s Facebook page note here: Read on for details about JJML events happening during the festival.


JJML Festival Events

Literary Audio Tour of the Library

Saturday, May 4 10:00-5:00; Sunday, May 5 1:00-5:00

Explore the library through the eyes of our local authors and artists! John Jermain is conducting mini, 3-minute interviews with local authors, artists, and musicians around Sag Harbor and the East End, which will be compiled into an audio tour of the library. Bring your headphones (or borrow ours), and grab an mp3 player from the Welcome Desk to start your tour. You’ll be taken all around the library to where our authors and artists’ books or works are kept, as they tell you anecdotes about their work, explain their process, or read a short passage they love from their work. These exclusive mini interviews were recorded right here at the library, with authors, artists and musicians including Tom Clavin, Caroline Doctorow, and Dan Rizzie, and many more!

Tour the library with your favorite local authors, artists, and musicians.

East End Beauty: The Work of Ken Robbins

Saturday, May 4 10:00-5:00; Sunday, May 5 1:00-5:00

John Jermain is joining with five Sag Harbor galleries to host a pop up art show of Ken Robbin’s photographs of the East End, for this weekend only. We join Sara Nightingale, Laura Grenning, Tulla Booth, Julie Keyes and The Spur galleries to host this pop-up celebration of the work of East End photographer Ken Robbins, organized by Fighting Chance. This is a don’t miss opportunity to experience the ephemeral beauty of the place we call home.

Literary Walking Tour of the Village

Saturday, May 4 10:00-12:00; Rain Date Sunday, May 5

Tony Garro, local expert in historic Sag Harbor homes, will lead a literary walking tour that explores a one-mile stretch surrounding the library. It includes the former homes of authors including John Steinbeck, James Fenimore Cooper, Betty Friedan and more! Registration is required for this program- sign up here!


Children & Family Events @ JJML

Introduction to Card Magic

Saturday, May 4 11:00-12:00 | for ages 9+

Discover the secrets of entertaining card magic with master magician and local author Allan Zola Kronzek. Tricks taught in this workshop are from two of Allan’s books: A Book of Magic for Young Magicians – The Secrets of Alkazar, and Grandpa Magic. This workshop is for children ages 9 and older. Remember to register in advance- we only have 12 spaces! Sign up with our online calendar here.

Free Comic Book Day

What? Free comics? WOW!

Saturday, May 4 10:00-5:00 | For all ages

Stop by the library any time and pick out a comic book to take home and keep- if you come in costume, you can bring home two comics! Then get inspired and make your own comic to share and bring home with you. We’ll have comics for all ages groups, so bring the whole family!

Indie Music Concert: Rorie Kelly

Saturday, May 4 2:00-3:30

Come to the library for the Sag Harbor American Music Festival sponsored concert featuring the inspirational Long Island singer/songwriter and acclaimed indie artist, Rorie Kelly. Rorie will perform in the courtyard, or in the program room if it rains.


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