Heart of the East End – April 14th, 2022

Barbara Ransome, Thoughtful Thursday Underwritten by Guild Hall

The Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce has been holding an Easter parade and egg hunt in the village for nearly three decades and Barbara Ransome of Port Jeff’s Chamber of Commerce has held a very important role—wink wink—all 28 years. She said, weather permitting, all is set to go for this Sunday’s free community event, which begins in front of Theatre Three on Main Street starting at noon and ends at the Port Jefferson Village Center. A 4,000-egg hunt begins at the Great Lawn at Harbourfront and Children’s Park for children ages 2-8, as well as pictures with the Easter Bunny! For more information visit portjeffchamber.com.

Wayne Escoffery, HOTsounds Underwritten by William RIS Gallery

Grammy-award winning saxophonist and instructor at the Yale School of Music, Wayne Escoffery talks Mingus amid Jazz Appreciation Month in which the man himself, Charles Mingus, would’ve turned 100 years old. He talks about performing with the Mingus Big Band, how the legendary jazz figure influenced him to continue reaching within himself and his music, as well as teaching students to hear before they play per the aural tradition of mentor Jackie McClean.

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