The Westhampton Beach Project announces two nights of contemporary dance, music and local Long Island food

The free-to-the-public event will feature famed Parsons Dance Company, singer-songwriter Eva Sita and Tony Award winner Melba Moore on July 29-30.

The Westhampton Beach Project is the 4th annual free-to-the-public event that features a combination of contemporary dance, music and delicious food from local Long Island restaurants. The two-day event will take place on the Great Lawn on Main Street in Westhampton Beach, NY on July 29-30 starting at 8:00 p.m.

The project was conceptualized by the artist and president of the Théâtre Musical du Mime, Steven Colucci, who has worked in the arts for over 45 years and worked closely with the famous Marcel Marceau. The following evening, July 30, New York City award-winning singer-songwriter Eva Sita will open for four Grammy Award nominees and Tony Award-winning actress Melba Moore, who will perform songs from her hit shows from Broadway and the Great American Song. Book.

A local resident of Westhampton, Colucci has made it his personal mission to expose the younger generation to some of the art forms he has devoted so many years of his life to studying.

In support of the event, guests interested in making a charitable donation of $50 or more will receive VIP seating on the Great Lawn, appetizers and special event cocktails. All proceeds will go to The Musical Mime Company, INC, the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together artists in all areas of creativity and gathering information about body movement and more about art in general.

“Knowledge of the arts brings ultimate freedom. We are happy to share this evening of freedom,” said Steven Colucci.

The project will kick off on July 29 where guests can enjoy performances by the Parsons Dance Company, an American contemporary dance company internationally renowned for their energetic athletic ensemble work. The Parson Dance Company, founded in 1985 by David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designers Howell Binkley, brings vital performance and joy to audiences around the world and through education and outreach programs, to maintain an appreciation of dance.

The following evening, July 30, New York City award-winning singer-songwriter Eva Sita will open for four Grammy Award nominees and Tony Award-winning actress Melba Moore, who will perform songs from her hit shows from Broadway and the Great American Song. Book. Moore was the first female pop/R&B artist to perform a non-lyrical solo concert at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and at the Olympia in Paris and became the first African-American woman to perform the role of Fantine in Les Misérables.

Throughout the two days, guests can enjoy Westhampton Beach Project’s mini food festival with local bites from more than 25 restaurants and cocktails from a dozen bars. Restaurant and bar sponsors include: Insatiable Eats, Brunetti, Rogue Kitchens, The Cottage, SOBOL, Mill Road Cheese Shop, Whitney’s Fine Food, Centro, One North, Buttery Cooker Café, Justin Chop Shop, Mill Road Seafood, Mary’s, Buoy One, Olish Farms-The Fruit King, Tony Asion Fusion, Salt and Loft, LT Burger, Caffeine Café West Hampton, FishTailes, MV Marina, North Fork Roasting Co. and sips by Westhampton Beach Brewing Company, Westhampton Fine Wine, William Grant and Sons, 1875 Spirit, Zamora Company USA, LLC, Guidon, British Ginger, Kedem Winery, Maple Tree, Monkey in Paradise and Zuccia Wines.

The Westhampton Beach Project is funded by Steven Colucci and Colucci Musical Mime Theater and the Lanza Family Foundation. Additionally, Drydock Digital LLC will donate 3 unique 1:1 NFTs from Steven’s Mime Collection at auction at the Westhampton Beach Project. 100% of proceeds from auctioned pieces will be donated to The Musical Mime Company, Inc., which is the non-profit company responsible for organizing and planning the Westhampton Beach project. The remaining NFTs will be auctioned online.

To receive special event announcements, performance announcements and more, RSVP here. For more information about the event, please visit https://whbproject.com.

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