This Year’s Theme: The Sporting Life!






We did the MASH, we did the MONSTER SMASH! Calling all witches and warlocks on the East End, we invite you to ‘COME AS YOU AREN’T’ to The Church’s annual fall fundraiser, MONSTER SMASH, a Halloween dance party. The evening returns in a slightly pared-down but still spooky fashion. Join us on the dance floor with music from the one and only MISTER LAMA, whose 70s/80s hits you’ve boogied to at The Church before. Enjoy some light bites from a festive grazing table prepared by East Hampton Kitchen with wine sponsored by Channing Daughters Winery.

Costumes are strongly encouraged; this year’s theme is “The Sporting Life,” inspired by our summer exhibition Strike Fast, Dance Lightly: Artists on Boxing and our upcoming fall exhibition RE:CYCLE– The Ubiquitous Bike. Come as your favorite sports legend or perhaps even a depiction of sports in art, such as Andy Warhol’s “Muhammad Ali”, a Jeff Koon’s basketball, or one of Catherine Opie’s High School football players. Who knows who or what we’ll see this year? Only one way to find out!


The Church was established in 2019 by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik. Housed in a deconsecrated 19th-century church, its doors were opened in April 2021. Our mission is to foster creativity and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a maker village. The East End represents an exceptional artistic legacy, spanning the practices of Indigenous art of several centuries ago, Abstract Expressionists of the mid-20th Century, and the many celebrated writers, makers, musicians, and visual artists of the recent past and current moment. Core programming includes visual art exhibitions, concerts and events, educational programming, workshops, lectures, and an artist’s residency.   


48 Madison Street
Sag Harbor, New York 11963



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