Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hamptons Classic: 2016 Amazing Food Vendors to Join This Year’s Classic

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Bridgehampton, NY – July 12, 2016 – The Hampton Classic Horse Show will once again welcome a tempting array of food vendors for this year; from rich Indian specialties to sweet crepes, there is something for every palate.
The Hampton Classic returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 28 – September 4 for its 41st year of world-class equestrian competition, showcasing the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition and offering approximately 200 classes throughout the week for horses and riders of all ages and abilities in six show rings.
This year’s Classic will feature 16 gourmet food choices scattered throughout the show grounds giving riders and spectators a culinary variety unmatched by any other U.S. show. “We have brought in some amazing food vendors this year,” said Shanette Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic. “They will satisfy anyone’s hunger. I can’t wait to try them all!”
“We’re also thrilled to welcome new corporate sponsor, Boar’s Head Brand,” continued Cohen, “they will be sampling of some of their premium offerings throughout the week and will be featured on the menus of many of our onsite concessionaires.”
The Classic’s main food court will offer an array of delicious culinary delights like authentic Mexican fare from Magdalena’s Mexican Food and Indian specialties from Saaz Indian. Boa Vida Bowls will have a variety of Acai smoothie bowls while Boa Thai Asian Fusion will have Thai and Asian specialties. Gourmet sandwiches can be found at Kenyer Natural Bakery and G&L Gyro Corp will feature Greek food. A sweet and savory crepe or handmade French macaroon from La Crepe c’est si Bon is perfect for dessert and Harry’s Fresh Squeezed Juices is guaranteed to quench anyone’s thirst after a long day of showing.
On Stable Row by the entrance to the Hunter Rings will sit Burgess & Clark Coffee, so riders waiting for classes can enjoy a frozen drink or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of java. Pizza Luca will offer classic Napoletana pizzas made onsite in their mobile wood burning oven, and Nice Buns will be crafting slammin’ sliders, hot dogs and pasta salad.
By the Classic’s Kids’ Area, CYNFULFOOD will carry a variety of organic seafood and vegetarian options as well as fried chicken and biscuits and fresh fruit tartlets. Hampton Coffee Company will have smoothies, muffins and cookies to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.
Between the hunter rings will be The Inn Spot…Out offering a varied menu of breakfast, lunch and dessert options as well as gluten-free options. Mr. Softee will be serving soft serve ice cream, bars and shakes to help cool down after a long day in the sun.
Catering the Groom’s Kitchen is David’s World Famous, offering a varied menu for breakfast and lunch as well as Mexican specialties. For those with access to the VIP tents, perennial favorite, Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs will offer a variety of sandwiches, salads, and other specialties. Robbins Wolfe also provides bars in VIP areas and a public access bar adjacent to the Marders Garden installation.
The Hampton Classic will also feature a Boutique Garden with more than 80 vendors for an amazing shopping experience, a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer’s Market, all on The Classic’s immaculate 60-acre show grounds.
Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show is available online at the Hampton Classic website atwww.hamptonclassic.com or by calling (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.
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Hampton Classic Adds New Classes and Thoroughbred Incentive Bonus to Opening Day :: The Hampton Classic

Hampton Classic Adds New Classes and Thoroughbred Incentive Bonus to Opening Day :: The Hampton Classic: Bridgehampton, NY – May 11, 2016 – The 41 st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, the world renown equestrian event, is pleased to announce
Bridgehampton, NY – May 11, 2016 – The 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, the world renown equestrian event, is pleased to announce new Opening Day competitions as well as a new exciting Thoroughbred Incentive Bonus when the elite event returns to Bridgehampton, NY on August 28-September 4.
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The Hampton Classic showcases the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition at a world-class venue, offering approximately 200 classes throughout the week for horses and riders of all ages and abilities in six show rings. Opening Day is always exciting at the Hampton Classic and this year’s changes will make it even more so when the show kicks off on Sunday, August 28.
New additions to the Opening Day schedule include the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby, a two-round 3’3” class in the Anne Aspinall Ring, the Hampton Classic’s premier hunter ring. All horses entered in the derby must be stabled on Long Island for a minimum of 75 days since January 1, 2016 to be considered a “local” hunter. There will also be a new$30,000 Speed Challenge, an Open Jumper class, which will take placein the Grand Prix Ring to culminate the day.
Another new exciting element on Opening Day is the New York Racing Association (NYRA) Thoroughbred Incentive Bonus. NYRA will match all prize money won by American Thoroughbreds on Opening Day, including all Local Hunter divisions, the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby and the $30,000 Speed Challenge, as a way to promote the Thoroughbred breed in the show ring.  Accepted proof includes: Jockey Club certificate, Letter of identification, Lip Tattoo or TIP card. Winners will need to complete a Thoroughbred Incentive Bonus Form in the Hampton Classic Show Office and mail it to NYRA to receive their bonus check.
“We are very excited about this year’s additional classes on Opening Day and are thrilled that NYRA is offering a Thoroughbred Incentive Bonus,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s Executive Director. “What a fantastic way to reward and help promote this multi-talented breed.  I had an off the track Thoroughbred and know first-hand what special horses they can be.”
In addition to the six show rings, the Hampton Classic features a Boutique Garden with more than 80 vendors for an amazing shopping experience, a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer’s Market, all on its immaculate 60-acre show grounds. The Classic is one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States and a premier destination for many of the world’s best show jumping riders competing for top prize money. It’s a celebrity hot-spot, as many A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Lauer, Jerry Seinfeld, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Sofia Vergara, Mary-Kate Olsen, Julianne Moore and Michael Bloomberg have been spotted watching the world-class horses and riders that include Olympic veterans.
For those who can’t make it to the show grounds, a complimentary live webcast of all Grand Prix ring classes will air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet and courtesy of LONGINES.  In addition, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic.  These broadcasts can also be seen on line at www.wvvh.tv.  Most of the Classic’s other classes will also be available on ShowNet.biz.
For a link to this coverage and for more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. 
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is now accepting artwork submissions for consideration for the 2016 MOJA Arts Festival's Juried Art Exhibition.

 
2016 MOJA Arts Festival
Juried Art Exhibition 
Call for Submissions
The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is now accepting artwork submissions for consideration for the 2016 MOJA Arts Festival's Juried Art Exhibition. 

The MOJA Arts Festival is an 11-day multi-disciplinary celebration of African-American and Caribbean culture produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee. MOJA's wide range of events include visual arts, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B, classical music, storytelling, theatre, children's activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and more. 

This year's festival is September 29 - October 9, 2016. The 2016 MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition will be held at the Avery Research Center's McKinley Washington Auditorium. This year's juror is Greg Jenkins who serves as the Operations Manager and Chief Preparator at the Gibbes Museum of Art, having worked with the Gibbes since 1983. A native of Charleston and a graduate of Chicora High School, Mr. Jenkins has a lifelong interest in art. He was the 1986 MOJA Arts Festival poster artist and is a member of the MOJA Arts Festival Planning Committee. Cash awards will be made at the jurors's discretion.
Artists exhibiting in past years have included Herman Keith, Steve Hazard, Hampton R. Olfus, Robert B. Reed, Georgette W. Sanders, Patricia E. Sabree, Katherine Houghton, JahSun, Dorothy Montgomery, and many other local talents.
Apply Online! 
Application Link: https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/31869

Application Fee (USD): $20.00

Deadline: September 2, 2016
Entry Specifications/ Eligible Works
Anticipated art delivery date is Sept. 19. All artists living in the state of South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia are invited to submit.

Entry Specifications/ Eligible Works: Submitted work must have been completed within the last two years. Work previously exhibited in the 2015 or 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibitions, the 2014 or 2015 MOJA Arts Festival, or at the City Gallery at any time, or work exhibited at the 2016 ArtFields or that will be entered into the 2016 North Charleston Judged Art Exhibition will not be considered. The artwork must also be created solely by the artist and not in a workshop, class, or under supervision of an instructor. Artwork in the following categories may be submitted: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, printmaking, drawing, photography, and graphics. Additional work in fiber, sculpture, metals, ceramics, basketry and mixed media will also be juried, however, space constraints will inform our ability to exhibit. Wall pieces must be framed and ready for hanging. Freestanding pieces must be fully assembled and ready for installation.

Accepted artwork may not be removed before the assigned time. Early removal or late pick-up will result in disqualification from future participation. An Exhibition program listing participating artists, their phone number, title and value of artwork will be available. The City of Charleston provides damage and theft insurance for artwork while on display.
For more information, contact:
Shannon Drake | Cultural Projects Coordinator
City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs
75 Calhoun St. Suite 3800 Charleston SC 29401
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