Here’s a nice shot of our international friends from China in front of the historic Stony Brook Post Office. This was a group whom were part of the Brand USA Mega FAM (familiarization) Tour. They included Stony Brook Village on their list of destinations. Thanks for stopping by guys!
Yesterday was our 23rd Annual Walk for Beauty/Hercules Run. The Walk for Beauty Committee and the Hercules on the Harbor Run Committee want to thank everyone for their participation despite the cold and the wind. We had 1,100 combined walkers and runners! All the monies earned go directly to directed Breast Cancer Research at Stony Brook University Hospital. Here are some photos from yesterday’s event. More to follow!
Stony Brook, NY – In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, participating shops and restaurants in Stony Brook Village will be part of a festive Ladies Night Out, Thursday, October 20 from 6 pm to 9 pm. The Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Annual Walk for Beauty will also take place the following Sunday, October 23 and proceeds raised for both events will go toward a targeted research fund at Stony Brook Medicine for Breast Cancer Research and the WMHO Unique Boutique for prosthesis and wigs.
Ladies Night Out will include live music throughout the village including WALK-97.5, pink cocktails, foodie specials, sales, raffles and more. Upon arrival visitors can pick up their free “goodie bag” at Flair Boutique & Bridal filled with surprises from shops and restaurants. Only 150 bags will be handed out so visitors must register online at stonybrookvillage.com/lno to receive one.
This year’s Walk for Beauty…in a Beautiful Place will be held Sunday, October 23 with registration beginning at 8:30 in the Village Center. It is the 23rd year WMHO has hosted the event and includes a 4K/6K Walk and the “Hercules on the Harbor” 10K timed Run, sanctioned by USA Track & Field. For full information and to register, donate or sponsor, visit wmho.org/wfb.
For a full events calendar call 631-751-2244 or visit stonybrookvillage.com.
Captions: Photo Credit: WMHO
(L) Walk for Beauty Finish, 2015; (R) Ladies Night out 2015
Experience a theatrical performance showing the creation of the Culper Spy Ring right from the heart of Setauket’s history, the Brewster House, c. 1665. This was the home of Joseph Brewster, first cousin to Caleb Brewster, a member of the Culper Spy Ring.
Performance presented by the Youth Corps Theater Troupe, a teen volunteer group dedicated to stewardship projects in history and ecology.
Guests will also receive a special tour of the Brewster House by our teen docents!
Children are encouraged to attend!
$4 pp adults; $2 pp child under 12. For reservations call 631-751-2244
Jazz Legend Warren Vache Donates Personal Library to the Jazz Loft
Just when you think you can predict how cornetist Warren Vaché might finish off a phrase or interpret a given song, he turns quite another way or the tune receives a totally new treatment. In Vaché, jazz has found a creator whose prodigious, hard-earned skills enable him to craft swinging performances of beauty, emotion and surprise.
Sometimes narrowly classified as a swing musician, the cornetist regularly defies this or other labels. Vaché has listened to and absorbed all styles of music. His trumpet heroes include Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Bobby Hackett, Fats Navarro, Tom Harrell and Ruby Braff among others. Warren has spent years playing with such greats as Rosemary Clooney, Benny Goodman, Hank Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Woody Herman, Bobby Short, Benny Carter and countless others who were blessed to share their stage with his masterful artistry which served to do nothing short of elevating their art to greater heights.
Shunning imitation, he is able to evoke some of the best from these and other models, creating an individual cornet voice, one that stresses purity of tone. In the liner notes for Vaché’s Easy Going album, Peter Straub wrote, “Here Warren has located himself firmly in that most immediately satisfying of jazz territories, where (in trumpet terms) Bunny Berigan shakes hands with Clifford Brown”.
Mr. Vache recently donated his book library to the Jazz Loft. 140 books, mostly autographed, span the lifetime and career of both he and his father Warren Vache Sr. Along with this outstanding donation Vache also included an assortment of period photographs including the likes of Pee Wee Erwin, Bobby Hacket and others as well as an important artifact from a 6/27/75 New York Jazz Repertory Company television special which can be seen on youtube.
Mr. Vache appeared with his trio in Stony Brook this past winter as part of the Jazz Loft’s Harbor Jazz Series. His recent donation is on the heels of a significant past contribution of his fathers 78 record collection. Roughly 500 recordings including original test pressings from Decca records courtesy of his mother Madeline who was a secretary at Decca records during the 1940s and 1950s are a highlight of the Jazz Loft recording archives.
On a recent trip to Rahway, NJ Mr. Vache recalled how his father would skip lunch at school and save his 5 cents each day. At the end of the week he would walk the five miles to the neighboring town that had a record shop and buy a record for his quarter!
The Jazz Loft is honored to house the Vache Family Archives and especially happy to have established such a wonderful relationship with a true legend in the world of jazz. We look forward to Mr. Vache’s debut performance at the Loft upon our opening!
The Anima Brass Quintet will perform at the next “Saturdays at Six” concert at All Souls Church in Stony Brook Village (61 Main St) on February 27. Anima Brass is a dynamic quintet of brass musicians dedicated to reinvigorating chamber music as an artistic medium. The group will explore the Russian music of Victor Ewald, who composed some of the first notes for the brass chamber ensemble. Moving into Europe, Anima offers selections by Brahms, the great throwback to Classicism, and a set of madrigals that lined English high society. Jumping across the pond, we’ll take us to Broadway with the great American composer Bernstein in selections from West Side Story. There will be a 15 minute intermission and refreshments will be served.
Please join us for a free (donations accepted) memorable night of music and fellowship in the historic Stanford White-designed chapel. The program will begin promptly at 6:00pm. All Souls Church collects food each week to help feed the hungry at the St Cuthbert’s food pantry. Please bring a can of food to donate if you want to help feed the hungry in our community. “Lend a hand, bring a can.” Please call 631-655-7798 for more information.