People Say NY Hosts Open Mic, Art Show in Water Mill

Snowday performs at the People Say NY open mic in December. Photo credit: Daniel Gonzalez
Snowday performs at the People Say NY open mic in December. Photo credit: Daniel Gonzalez

People Say NY returns to Water Mill Saturday for its third monthly open mic session for musicians, poets and comedians.

Anyone is welcome to perform, says organizer and event host Dominique Lamboy. “Anybody, if they think/feel they have something to say—poetry, sing a song, play an instrument, short story, one man/woman show, tell some jokes, or just an audience member—come to People Say NY … where no-one is left behind and everyone is safe to express themselves freely.”

“We are embracing what it means to feel like a community,” Lamboy adds. “Expression of all kinds and humanity at its best.”

Southampton comedian Jeff Schaeffer will emcee the open mic and the art of painter Amando Itachi will be displayed.

Schaeffer has performed standup for the past eight years and is the creator of Comedy Incorporated, which puts on a monthly show at 230 Elm in Southampton Village.

Itachi came to America from Mexico City to pursue art. “He is a young gentleman with a versatile and unique style…” Lamboy says. “I put him in this show because he is tremendously talented, works so hard, and studies diligently at Suffolk Community College so he can become mainstream enough to continue to follow his dreams.”

Water Mill’s Ashley Foster, of Tasty Bites Catering, will serve organic New American cuisine.

People Say NY‘s open mic convenes at 760 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, above the former Citarella/Avanti, in the Water Mill Shoppes.

Preceding the open mic, Southampton Wines, which is also located at the Water Mill Shoppes, has a tasting at 6 p.m.

For performers, signup begins at 7 p.m. Poets and comedians have six minutes each, and musicians have seven.

Guests must be at least 18 years old. The cover is $10. B.Y.O.B. or wine. Food is a la carte.

The open mic will repeat the last Saturday of each month.

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