The Westhampton Beach Project is the 4th annual free to the public event that brings a combination of contemporary dance, music and delicious eats from local Long Island restaurants. The two-day event will be hosted on the Great Lawn on Main Street in Westhampton Beach, NY on July 29th & 30th beginning at 8:00 PM.
The project was conceptualized by artist and President of the Musical Mime Theater, Steven Colucci, who has been working in the arts for over 45 years and worked closely with the famous Marcel Marceau. The following evening, on July 30th, NYC award winning singer songwriter, Eva Sita will open for four-time Grammy nominated, and Tony Award-winning actress, Melba Moore, who will be performing songs from her hit Broadway shows and the Great American Song Book.
A local Westhampton resident, Colucci has made it his personal mission to expose the younger generation to some of the art forms he has spent so many years of his life dedicated to studying.
In support of the event, guests interested in making a charitable donation of $50 and up will receive a VIP seat on the Great Lawn, specialty appetizers and cocktails for the event. All proceeds will go towards The Musical Mime Company, INC, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to assembling artists in all areas of creativity and collecting information on corporal movement and furthermore on art in general.
“Knowledge of arts brings the ultimate freedom. We are pleased to share this evening of freedom” said Steven Colucci.
The project will kick off on July 29th where guests can enjoy performances by The Parsons Dance Company, a contemporary American dance company internationally renowned for its energized athletic ensemble work. The Parson Dance Company, founded by David Parsons and Tony Award winning light designers Howell Binkley in 1985, bring life-affirming performances and joy to audiences worldwide and through education and outreach programs, to sustain an appreciation for dance.
The following evening, on July 30th, NYC award winning singer songwriter, Eva Sita will open for four-time Grammy nominated, and Tony Award-winning actress, Melba Moore, who will be performing songs from her hit Broadway shows and the Great American Song Book. Moore was the first female pop/R&B artist to do a non-operatic solo concert at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House 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 will be able to enjoy Westhampton Beach Project’s mini food festival with local bites from over 25 restaurants and cocktails from a dozen bars. Restaurants 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, Handlebar, 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. In addition, Drydock Digital LLC will be donating 3 unique 1:1 NFTs from Steven’s Mime Collection for auction at the Westhampton Beach Project. 100% of the proceeds from the auctioned pieces will be donated to The Musical Mime Company, Inc., which is the not-for-profit corporation responsible for organizing and planning the Westhampton Beach Project. The remaining NFTs will be auctioned off online.