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Jul 17, 2017 1:38 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Community News, July 20: What's Happening In Your Neighborhood

Jul 17, 2017 3:33 PM

Crossing the finish line at the 22nd annual Lighthouse Triathlon on Sunday was extra special for two people. Sweaty but smiling, David Krol and Joanne Santorelli Krol, ran through the finish, kissed and hugged, just moments after the announcer said they were celebrating 10 years of marriage. What made it unique for the two of them is that they got married 10 years ago, following the completion of that same race, under the lighthouse, overlooking the Atlantic. They’ve done the race every year since.

Sunday’s race was a fundraiser for the Montauk Lighthouse Museum, which also announced an upcoming music festival to take place in September in the lighthouse amphitheater.

You may see a group of patriotic cyclists on Saturday, rolling through Amagansett, East Hampton and Sag Harbor. That’s the annual Soldier Ride for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The bike ride, which has 25- or 60-mile routes, will start at the Amagansett Farm and head west to East Hampton and then on to Sag Harbor and a turn-around loop in North Haven. The shorter ride will end at the start, but the longer route continues on to Montauk Point and then loops back to the start. Finishers can enjoy a barbecue and more.

Also that day will be the Soldier Ride Community Walk in Sag Harbor. For details about both events, go to woundedwarriorproject.org.

Next Wednesday at 11 a.m., the John L. Behan Port Security Vessel for Montauk Harbor will be commissioned at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Montauk. The public is invited. The port security vessel with firefighting capabilities will be homeported in Montauk Harbor. Its purpose will be to assist the U.S. Coast Guard with its Homeland Security mission, thereby making Montauk a more resilient port, and to provide fire protection in Montauk Harbor. A federal grant will cover $450,000, or 75 percent, of the approximately $600,000 cost of the project, with the town contributing $150,000, or 25 percent.

Mr. Behan is a Montauk resident and decorated Vietnam veteran. He served as the director of New York State’s Division of Veterans’ Affairs, as a New York State Assemblyman, and as the East Hampton Town Assessor.

So on to the news in the community:

East Hampton

Alexandra Perez, who recently graduated from East Hampton High School, was awarded the ninth annual South Fork Natural History Museum scholarship, supported by Bridgehampton National Bank. The South Fork Natural History Museum’s mission is to stimulate interest in, advance knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment with special emphasis on the unique natural history of Long Island’s South Fork. The $1,000 scholarship was presented to Alexandra at the museum’s annual benefit.

Alexandra is passionate about the study of biology and has demonstrated her interests in the environment through her involvement at SoFo. Last winter and spring Alexandra worked at an Enrichment Bilingual Program at SoFo, with the help of grants made from the All for the East End (AFTEE) fund, at the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) and an anonymous organization. As a result of her dedicated participation, the program helped ensure that Latino and Hispanic families in the community are able to experience all that the SoFo museum has to offer. In addition, families are given the ability to learn about the fragile ecosystems of Long Island. Alexandra will be attending Brown University this fall to pursue her studies and work in biology.

In order to be considered for the SoFo Scholarship, students must meet specific guidelines: “The award is given each year to a student who has exhibited outstanding scholarship in the sciences on the high school level, has been accepted to a college or university, and wishes to pursue undergraduate work in the field of Environmental Science. SoFo hopes the elected student will have an impact on the understanding and well-being of the natural environment as a result of their college studies.” Congratulations, Alexandra!

The East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series on Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m. will feature Roman Roth of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Kareem Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards and Kelly Urbanik Koch of Macari Vineyards in a panel discussion about the ever-changing nature of one of the country’s most important wine regions. After the talk, attendees will enjoy a complimentary tasting of each vineyard’s wine in the library’s courtyard.

Admission is free.

The East Hampton Historical Society will host the East Hampton Antiques Show on the grounds of the Mulford Farm on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23. Admission to the Antiques Show is $10, with early buying at $20. Show hours are Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an early buying hour at 9 a.m. On Sunday the show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information, contact the East Hampton Historical Society at 631-324-6850, e-mail at info@easthamptonhistory.org.

A garden party is planned to celebrate the opening of the renovated Thomas Moran Studio, and the new garden added to the site. The really good news is that there will be free walking tours offered to the public on August 11, 18 and 27. For details, visit thomasmorantrust.org or call the office at 631-324-0100.

Authors on tap to make an appearance at BookHampton in East Hampton include James Thornton, author of “Client Earth,” on July 21; Richard Haass, author of “A World in Disarray,” on July 22; Annette Hinkle, author of “Sag Harbor: 100 Years of Film in the Village,” on July 25; Paul Annacone, author of “Coaching for Life,” on July 27; John Freeman Gill, author of “The Gargoyle Hunters,” on July 28; and Margery and Sheldon Harnick, authors of “Koi,” on July 29. Go to bookhampton.com for details.


Next up in the free East End Poetry Marathon program are Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Sharon Dolin on Sunday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum. It is held under the auspices of the East Hampton Historical Society. Attendees can tour the museum at 5. A reception will be held after the reading.

Ms. Beaumont’s poem “Afraid So,” which asks a list of worrying questions such as “Was the gun loaded?” “Did All the Books Burn?” and “Will it get any worse?” was made into a short film narrated by Garrison Keillor. A Manhattan resident, who teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, she has published four books of poetry and her works have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines that include The Nation, Harvard Review and The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2007, among others.

Ms. Dolin’s books include “Burn and Dodge,” which was selected for the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Her works have appeared in over 100 magazines including Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, The Kenyon Review and The New Republic as well as a variety of anthologies. She has been awarded the distinguished 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and teaches poetry workshops at Poets House in Manhattan the borough where she resides.

This sounds like fun: The Amagansett Village Improvement Society will hold its annual fundraiser, “A White Night with a Summer Splash of Rosé!” on Saturday, August 5, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the South Fork Country Club. Get your tickets while they last. They cost $65 and may be obtained at keepamagansettbeautiful.com. For more information, call Joan Tulp at 631-267-3664.


The third annual Hamptons Plein Air Invitational continues at Ashawagh Hall through July 23. As part of the event, 21 artists will participate in an exhibit and daily plein air painting at locations throughout East Hampton and Springs including the Pollock/Krasner home, Gerard Drive and Louse Point, Maidstone, and ocean beaches and villages. A schedule of painting venues will be posted at Ashawagh Hall.

In addition, a reception will be held on Sunday, July 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. where attendees can meet the artists and view their plein air paintings that will be available for purchase.


We heard recently from the folks at the Montauk Community Garden. In its eighth year, the garden was started by Greg Donohue with $5,000 of his own “seed” money. He designed the garden and volunteers built it and maintain it. It started as a 30’ by 60’ garden, but the church allowed it to be expanded to its current size and in year three a flower garden was added. Bill Becker, also a founder in addition to Greg Donohue, continues to work the garden. Volunteers work the soil and sell what is grown on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., donating the net proceeds to the Montauk Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels, the most recent donation being $27,000! The produce is organic and is sold on the grass lot between Air & Speed surf shop and Goldberg’s Bagels.

The free outdoor concerts on the Montauk Village Green and at Gosman’s Dockside Stage in the Harbor are co-sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Gosman’s. The next Monday (July 24) concert on the Green will feature Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks, starting at 6:30 p.m. Rhonda Denet is the featured performer in the Sunday series at Gosman’s on July 23. A bonus open mic night with Ray Red will be held on Wednesday, July 26, at 6 p.m. on the green.

The Montauk Library will offer Sharing Music with Lori, for kids, on Thursday, July 20, at 11:45 a.m. Also for kids will be the Jackson Pollock Painting workshop on Saturday, July 22, at 3 p.m.; bilingual story time will be on Tuesday, July 25, at 11:45 a.m. and Rainforest Butterflies will be on July 25, at 4 p.m.

Tech Tuesdays will focus on spreadsheets on July 25, at 10:15 a.m.

Call the library to register for programs.

Sag Harbor

Suffolk Federal recently presented $1,500 college scholarships to 10 Long Island high school seniors, including Isabel Peters of Sag Harbor. The awards were based on academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities as well as the quality of written essays.

It’s time for the annual Eastville Community Historial Society of Sag Harbor’s Old-Fashioned Fish Fry, a very popular family fun event. Stop by on Saturday, July 22, between 4 and 7 p.m., at the Eastville Heritage House on Hampton Street. The cost is $25 per person and includes dinner, beverage and dessert.

For more information or to be a sponsor, email eastvillechs@gmail.com or call 631-725-4711.

An exhibition focusing on Native American life specific to the East End, covering history from the Paleo-Indian period to the present, will be on view at the Eastville Community Historical Society through August. The show features more than 60 artifacts, including tintypes, vintage photographs and contemporary artwork.

Christ Episcopal Church is doing its part to support the rebuilding of the Sag Harbor Cinema by offering a summer outdoor movie series starting today, July 20. Working with the Sag Harbor Partnership, the church will use the events to promote the rebuilding of the new cinema complex as well as raise monies through donations and on-site sales of food and beverage. First up is “La La Land.” On August 10, the movie will be “When Harry Met Sally.” Films will be shown on a 20x40 screen with professional sound and projection provided by Hampton Drive-In. Admission is free and open for all with screening to start at dusk.

For more information contact Christ Episcopal Church at 631-725-0128 or go to www.christchurchny.org.


The Children’s Museum of the East End, known as CMEE, will hold its ninth annual Family Fair fundraiser on Saturday, July 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “With a theme that resonates with so many kids—animals from A to Z—this year’s Family Fair is going to be a blast,” said Steve Long, the museum’s president. For tickets and information, TICKETS/TICKET PACKAGES: $150 — Individual Adult Ticket ($200 at the door) $100—Individual Child Ticket ($150 at the door) Ticket packages range from Pat the Bunny ($750) to the Big Red Barn ($10,000) For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit CMEE.org

The annual Jazz Mass at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Bridgehampton will be held on Sunday, July 23, at 9:30 a.m. The service features local area musicians including Steve Shaughnessy on bass, Mike Gari on guitar, Ellis Holmes on drums, Ada Rovatti on saxophone, Baron Lewis Jr. on trumpet and Janet Fensterer on piano. “A Little Jazz Mass” will be sung by St. Ann’s Choir, as well as a special anthem written by Adam Judd, especially for St. Ann’s. All are invited to attend.

The Fridays at Five author program at the Hampton Library on July 21 will feature Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of “Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939-1962.” The event takes place in the rear garden of the library. Admission is $25 or the entire series of eight for $175. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres are provided. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 631-537-0015.


The State University of New York at New Paltz has recently released a list of graduates for the class of 2017. Included in that graduation ceremony was Sagaponack’s own Ronald Aucapina, who participated in commencement exercises with more than 1,200 fellow undergraduates. Congratulations, Ronald!

Water Mill

Mark your calendar for the annual Taste of Water Mill party, which is set for Saturday, August 5. This event raises money for the Water Mill Community Club’s scholarship fund and to help cover costs of maintaining the buildings and grounds of the club.

Tables of eight may be reserved for $540. Individual tickets are $70.

The cool part of this event is that it relies on the community to make it happen, everything from putting up the tent, decorating it, and supplying (some) of the food. If you can help out, here is the schedule: Wednesday, August 2, tent setup starts at 4:30 p.m. Volunteers should being sledge hammers and cordless drills/screwdrivers. Friday, August 4, starting at 5:30 p.m., set up tables and chairs, decorating and food prep. Saturday, August 5, the finishing touches. Then, of course, it all must come down. Sunday, August 6, is clean up starting at 10 a.m. Monday, August 7, the tent will be dismantled. Community service hours are available for high school students.

Call Cindy Corwith and Danny McKeever at 631-726-4772 or 631-291-7558, or Eileen and Tom Noonan 631-726-4899 or 516-848-7500

Today is opening day for the Mecox Bay Dairy’s Farm Store where customers will be able to purchase Mecox Bay Dairy products fresh off the farm itself, including their favorite meats and cheeses. The grand opening event will feature a barbecue, cheese tastings and tours of the Mecox Bay Dairy farm, which has been farmed by the Ludlow family since 1875.

An art exhibit called Chromogenic opens today, July 20, at the Water Mill Museum.

The Parrish Art Museum is offering a special Wednesday afternoon concert featuring the Trinidadian steel drum band Steel Sensations on July 26. The concert is free for those 18 and under, students, seniors, and Parrish members; and free with museum admission for non-members. Reservations are suggested.

Also at the Parrish, look for The Hendrik Meurkens Quartet, next in the summer outdoor music series on Friday, July 28 at 6 pm. Meurkens, a harmonica and vibraphone virtuoso who is considered a master of Brazilian jazz, is a regular of the New York jazz scene. He previously appeared in the museum’s 2015 jazz concert series, organized by Richie Siegler, and is joined at the Parrish this summer by pianist Misha Tsiganov, bass player Gustavo Amarante, and drummer Rogério Boccato.


The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York has awarded the 2017 FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship to Nicolas Westerhoff of Southampton. Nicolas received a certificate and scholarship of $1,500 for his volunteer service in the community from Eugene Perry, member of the FASNY Board of Directors.

“I joined the fire department after my brother encouraged me to, and because I thought it would be a great way to give back to my community,” said Nicolas. “I also hoped it would help teach me critical leadership skills, and be a great learning experience.”

Nicolas will be attending Boston University this fall to study biochemistry. After earning his degree, he plans to attend medical school with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.

Outside of the fire department, Nicolas is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Southampton Troop 58; the Southampton First Presbyterian Youth Group; and the Rotary Interact Club. He is also the president of the Mariner Patriot Club (a club dedicated to honoring veterans), co-vice president of the Class of 2017, and a volunteer for the North Sea Lions club.

He is one of 20 students in New York State chosen for this scholarship.

“This scholarship means a lot to me and my family. I hope it will inspire other students in my area to apply for it,” said Nicolas.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an applicant’s volunteer service to his or her community, such as serving with a local fire department, scouting, church, school, work with senior citizens, fire prevention, and other projects. Additional criteria include consistent demonstration of good character and completion of a written essay.

Binghamton University, State University of New York, has named several students from Southampton to its dean’s list, which requires having achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Named to the list were Michele A. Abatangelo, Ariana E. Bernhardt Flanag, Megan Goleski, Ryan Joseph Sharpelletti and Karla Paola Valdespino.

The State University of New York at New Paltz has recently released a list of graduates for the class of 2017, which included Evan Gravano of Southampton. Mr. Gravano participated in commencement exercises with more than 1,200 fellow undergraduates. Congratulations, Evan!

Blossom Sustainable Development will host its inaugural “A Taste of Tradition,” a fundraiser for its Tuktu Canoe Club to participate in the annual Tribal Journeys from August 5 to 10 in Vancouver. Tribal Journeys is an annual gathering of indigenous canoe cultures with participants from as far away as Hawaii and the Philippines. Shinnecock is one of the first Northeastern tribes to have consistently participated in the Tribal Journeys in the past five years.

Sponsored by Red Thunder Fisheries and Tuktu Paddle Tours, tickets are sold only in advance at www.aTasteofTradition.Eventbrite.com or at Shinnecock Smoke Shop, 50 Montauk Highway, on the Shinnecock Reservation. Red Thunder Fisheries will light the fire pit at 1 p.m. on July 22, serving up traditional clambake dinner plates, which include a whole 1-1/4 lb lobster, corn, potato, clams, and local catch of the day fish. Tuktu Paddle Tours will offer visitors two opportunities for an educational paddle tour off the coast of Shinnecock Reservation at 3:30 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 for a traditional Shinnecock Clambake Dinner, served at 5 p.m.; or $75 for dinner and a one-hour Tuktu Paddle Tour.

Next up in the Concerts in the Park (and the occasional concert at Coopers Beach) is Project Vibe—this one at at Coopers Beach—on July 26. The Chiclettes are next up at Agawam on August 2.

The Friends of Rogers Memorial Library will present the Guthrie Brothers performing the Everly Brothers on July 20, from 6 to 7 p.m., and Inda Eaton on August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. There is no charge, and refreshments will be served.

The library will host a visit with Tom Clavin, author of “Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West,” on Wednesday, July 26, at noon.

The Southampton Arts Center and Rogers Memorial Library will present “The Last Dalai Lama?” at the Arts Center on Jobs Lane on Thursday, July 27, at 6 p.m. The 81-minute film, which explores the question of whether there will be a 15th Dalai Lama, was directed by Mickey Lemle.

To register for library programs, visit myrml.org or call 631-283-0774, extension 523.

The third annual Southampton Jewish Film Festival continues through August 29, at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton Village and Guild Hall in East Hampton. Tickets are $15 general admission and $ 7.50 for children under 12 and may be purchased in advance at scc-arts.org.

Hampton Bays

The Hampton Bays Civic Association will meet on Monday, July 31, at the Southampton Town Community Center on Ponquogue Avenue at 7 p.m. The meeting will include the screening of the film “One Big Home,” which follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

Join the HBCA for a summer film screening and watch how a community very similar to Hampton Bays takes a hard look at itself and decides to change its future.

For more information, call 631-723-2289 or email info@hbcivic.org.

Marvil Fit Indoor Cycling and Fitness Studio will be Sweating for Soles, when members and guests can attend regularly scheduled classes from July 21 to 23 and trade a lightly used pair of shoes for a brand new pair of Okabashi flip-flops. All donated shoes will sent to Sole4Souls for distribution. Soles4Souls helps distribute shoes to people in poverty and in need of shoes. Currently they have brought shoes to 127 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

The Lioness Club of the Hamptons will host a night of bingo on Thursday, July 20, at the American Legion Hall on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first drawing will begin at 7 p.m. Coffee, tea and desserts will be served; players may also purchase drinks at the bar. Tickets are $10, the proceeds of which will go toward the Guidedog Foundation and other charities. For more information call 631-375-7182.

The Hampton Bays Library has a number of programs scheduled. On Monday, July 24, at 11 a.m. is The Go and See Tour: A Discussion about Plastic Pollution with science writer and artist Erica Cirino. Learn How You Can Help the Whales, Dolphins, Seals & Sea Turtles is set for Saturday, July 22 at noon; The Lost City of Atlantis on Tuesday, July 25, at 1 p.m.; and on Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m., learn about Backyard Beekeeping.

The Town of Southampton’s Music in the Park starts Friday, July 21, with a performance of local youth bands from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Good Ground Park. Folk-country artist Molly Brown is next up on July 28.

Stock up on fresh produce at the farmers market on the grounds of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September 2. Locally sourced produce and fresh fish will be available, as well as the work of local artisans, reps from community nonprofits, live entertainment and much more. Email info@eciny.org or call 631-335-9137.


The work of artist Mark Perry will be on display at The Art Gallery at the Quogue Library through August 6. Mr. Perry, who divides his time between New York City and East Hampton, studied portraiture and life drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design. He began exhibiting in Providence and later moved to New York City to continue his studies at the Society of Illustrators and the Spring Street Studio. He began to visit Amagansett regularly, and at the same time moved from figurative work to what became his passion: the landscape. The artist describes his process as fluid and says that “the challenge when making abstract work is keeping an open mind when imagery and thoughts constantly swirl through the brain.”

Mr. Perry says that one of his current themes is the perception of time and what it means to an artist in middle age. “Is it possible to see and to paint with a heightened sense of discovery? Does experience give depth or limit my ability to engage fully, and without judgment?” He is a member of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton and, for years, was part of the AAEH annual studio tour. His paintings have been in solo and group shows and art fairs in NYC, Houston and East Hampton, and featured in sets for a major motion picture.

Judy McDermott and Liz Plate chaired this show for the library. For more information, go to quoguelibrary.org.

The Reverend Dr. Richard D. McCall will officiate for the last of his three services this season on Sunday, July 23, at the Church of the Atonement. He and his wife, The Reverend Dr. Terry McCall are from Bloomington, Indiana. The McCalls have a daughter Anne and son-in-law Myles living in New Orleans, a son Ross and daughter-in-law Liz in Atlanta, and a daughter Emily and son-in-law Trent in Bloomington.

All children in the community ages 7 to 14 are invited to sing in the junior choir which is led by Patricia Osborne Feiler, organist and choir director. Rehearsals are at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings. For additional information regarding the junior choir please contact Mary Vogel via email at m.vogel@verizon.net.

A Holy Eucharist service will be at 8 a.m. and a morning prayer at 10 a.m. this week, all are welcome. The Episcopal church is located at 17 Quogue Street.

East Quogue

The State University of New York at Oswego has released a list of recent graduates from its May commencement exercises. Included on that list is Tal Gordon of East Quogue, who completed his baccalaureate studies in marketing, cum laude, in the spring 2017 semester. Mr. Gordon achieved an overall grade point average of 3.3 or higher to achieve cum laude honors.

Although schools are closed for summer break, we heard from the folks at East Quogue Elementary School, who wanted to give props to the winners of the the school spelling bee. First place went to Robert Stabile, second place to Julia Stabile, and third place went to Gabriel Presutti. The bee was sponsored by Lydia Staiano and Vincent Henry.

Next up in the East Quogue United Methodist Church’s free Thursday night movies is “Sing” on July 20. The movies will screen at the church on Montauk Highway with refreshments being served at 7:30 p.m. The movie will start at dusk. Rain will postpone.

Look for Penny Lane, a Beatles Tribute Band, performing on Tuesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. on the East Quogue Village Green. The Village Green is located at the corner of Lewis Road and Montauk Highway. For further information, give Bob Kandell a ring at 631-653-3911.


The Father Joseph Slomski Council of the Knights of Columbus will host its eighth annual dinner and dance on Friday, July 28, starting at 6 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center on Quiogue. Get those dancing shoes ready because this year’s event will feature an extra special performance by the Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band. The evening includes a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, in addition to a delicious dinner. Tickets are $75 or $25 for just the concert. Tickets can be purchased following the Saturday and Sunday masses at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Westhampton Beach. Proceeds will go toward the church homeless shelter program. For more information, call 621-288-4854.

Vanessa Canavan was named to the Provost’s List at SUNY Oneonta for the spring semester. She was a graduate of Westhampton Beach High School and had to maintain a perfect 4.0 grade point average to earn the honor.

Binghamton University, State University of New York, has named several students from Westhampton Beach to its dean’s list for the spring semester. To earn the honor, the students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The students named to the list are Brandon A. Bullock, Erin Patricia Dyer, Sarah Margret Kirshy and Lauren Lorefice.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5350 in Westhampton Beach is sponsoring a golf tournament to be held at The Vineyards links course in Riverhead on Thursday, August 3. The Post is also selling 300 raffle tickets at $50 each, as a fundraiser and eight prize winners will be drawn at the end of the golf tournament. Half of the money raised will be offered as prizes and tickets/donations are tax-deductible.

Information about the golf tournament and/or raffle tickets may be obtained by calling the Post at 631-653-9898 or purchase at Lynne’s Cards & Gifts on Main Street in Westhampton Beach.

The free Westhampton Beach Gazebo Concert Series continues tonight, July 20, with The Sound Symphony, which will perform a Summer Pops concert. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., and are held on the Westhampton Beach Village Green, located at the corner of Mill Road and Main Street in Westhampton Beach. The rain location is always at the Westhampton Beach High School auditorium. Next up, on July 27, Billy Ray & Friends​ will do an evening of Beatles Music. Rain location is the Westhampton Beach High School Auditorium.

The Great Lawn is the location for Monday Night Movies sponsored by the Village of Westhampton Beach. The July 24 film will be National Treasure.

The Westhampton Free Library also has a number of programs lined up for the coming weeks. Delicious Discussions: Clean Eating will be held on Thursday, July 20, at noon, and another Delicious Discussions: The Secret Life of Bees on Friday, July 21, at noon. Tweens can learn about African Dance on Fridays, July 21 and 28, at 5 p.m. Pizza & Planets: A Guide to the Summer Night Sky is set for Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m. And Spa Days are set for Fridays, July 21 and August 18, at the West Hampton Dunes Barrier Beach Preservation House, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plus look for STEM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) programs for children this summer.

Also at the library is A Walk Through History: Tour of a Revolutionary War on Sunday, July 22, at 9:30 a.m. as part of the Westhampton Beach Historical Society’s Revolutionary War Re-Enactment Camp.

The library’s annual Kids on the Green series continues on Tuesday, August 1, at 5:30 p.m., at the Westhampton Beach Village gazebo on Main Street with Birday of Prey presentation by the Quogue Wildlife Refuge.

To register for library programs, call 631-288-3335 or sign up online at www.westhamptonlibrary.net.

Stephen Dewey, a renowned neuroscientist and the director of Research Education at the Seafield Center in Westhampton Beach, will be a keynote speaker at the Labor Assistance Professionals national conference taking place in Las Vegas this month. He will be presenting about the disease of addiction, how it starts and the implications of how it progresses.


Remsenburg playwright Jim Kingston’s comedy, “Priapism,” has been chosen for three productions in the East End Fringe Festival at Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Theater on July 28, 29 and August 5. Featuring Andrew Botsford of Quogue, Carolann DiPirro of Westhampton and Logan Kingston of Westhampton Beach, “Priapism” was developed in the Westhampton Writer’s Group at the Westhampton Free Library, and polished at last year’s Southampton/Stony Brook Writers’ Conference play development lab with rehearsals at the Remsenburg Academy.

The Remsenburg Academy’s Community “Tag Sale” Art Show continues through Sunday, July 23. It is a group show consisting of contributions from community members of art pieces that are no longer hanging on their walls. More than 60 paintings, drawings and crafts, including styles ranging from traditional landscapes to abstracts, were submitted. Artists include Kathe Kollowitz, Casimir Clayton Griswold, Me Ferrugia, as well as local artists Myron Greene, Connor Lynch, and Eileen Serwer. To view and purchase the works, or books from the Academy’s library, visit the Academy at 130 South Country Road on Saturday or Sunday, July 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For a complete list of events offered by the Remsenburg Association, go to remsenburgassociation.com.


An Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal Day, hosted by the Rotary Club of Seatuck Cove, will be held on Saturday, July 22, at South Bay Bible Church. Appraisal days are on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Anyone wishing to have items appraised can bring them to the church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, between 9 a.m. and noon. Up to five items may be appraised each time for a donation of $5 each item. If the merchandise is too large to transport, please bring photos.

The appraisals are conducted by a certified auction appraiser and/or antiques dealer. The appraised items may be consigned or donated to the auction to help raise funds for local and international charitable projects. Appraisal days will continue on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month until the auction in September. Call 516-635-7627 or visit the club’s website at www.seatuckcoverotary.org for more information.

The Eastport Green Project is offering a workshop in herbal medicine making on Thursday, July 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eastport Community Garden.

Topics to be covered include basic herbal preparations—infusions, decoctions and tinctures, where to buy medicinal herbs, seeds and supplies, and helpful resources to get you started. For registration details, email jkebrandt@gmail.com.


The Southampton Youth Bureau’s Wednesday Night Teen Nights continue at Ludlam Park, Teens in grades seven through 12 are invited to hang out and participate in numerous activities, which include basketball tournaments, music/live DJ, soccer, baseball, picnics, games, crafts, and more. In the event of rain, the program will be moved indoors to The Drop Spot at 655 Flanders Road. The nights continue through August 30 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. For more information, call 631-702-2425 or visit southamptontownny.gov/youthbureau and click on the calendar.

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The Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah will hold its 22nd annual Woman of the Year fundraiser luncheon on Monday, August 7, at Oceanbleu at the Bath & Tennis Hotel on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. Debra Halpert, publisher of Hamptons Magazine, is the honoree. The $175 ticket price ($185 after July 31) includes a cocktail hour, three-course kosher lunch, a fashion show by Worth, a goodie bag, and a donation to Hadassah to benefit Hadassah Medical Organization. Boutiques and silent auction open at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. To purchase tickets (which must be purchased in advance) and for further information, call Elisa Greenbaum 631-288-5705 or e-mail e1greenbaum@aol.com.

A concert and party to benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center and ASCEND Home and Community will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. at 230 Elm. Admission is $30, with a cash bar. For tickets contact Curtis Highsmith at 631-905-5380 or chighsmith@southamptonha.org, or Bonnie Michelle Cannon 631-204-8028 or michelle@bhccrc.org, or order online at bhccrc.org.

Speaking of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, don’t forget about the talk by Misty Copeland, as part of its Thinking Forward Lecture Series with the Eastern Long Island NAACP. The talk will take place on Thursday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Reservations are required for this free event and may be made at guildhall.org.

Ms. Copeland will discuss her life, dance and writing. In addition, her signed books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Bookhampton.

Also, for college bound students, the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center is offering a low cost SAT prep class throughout July and August. It meets on Sundays from July 16, through August 25, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. To register for the $40 series, email info@bhccrc.org or call 631-537-0616, extension 16.

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton has a number of programs coming up. A three-part series called “Where are Jews in the 21st Century,” which will examine the changing face and experience of being Jewish, will beging with author Steven Gaines, on Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Next in the series is “Welcoming Interfaith Families” on August 10; and the final installment will be “What Makes Me Tic: Comedy Disabilty and the Inclusive Community” with comedian and inclusion speaker Pamela Schuller on August 26.

Also on the JCOH calendar are meditation walks on the beach on Fridays at Main Beach in East Hampton; Meatless Monday program; a Kid’ish Club Shabbat play a music program for young children and toddlers; a Hebrew crash course; prayer yoga.

For details on all progams and a complete list of upcoming events, go to jcoh.org.

The Father Joseph Slomski Council of the Knights of Columbus will host its eighth annual summer benefit dinner dance featuring the Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band on Friday, July 28, at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center on Quiogue. Tickets for the dinner dance are $75 or $25 for the concert only. For information, call 631-288-4854.

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