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May 7, 2018 1:50 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Community News, May 10: What's Happening In Your Neighborhood

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If you have a story, milestone, event information or news tip to share, please email community@pressnewsgroup.com. So on to the news in the community:If you want to learn more about what is on and under the waters that surround us here on the East End, then think about heading over to Tiana on the bay side on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. During that time Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program will host an open house and stewardship day.

Participants will learn about Cornell’s many programs and projects from its educators, and have a chance to work side-by-side with researchers as they prepare for another season of conducting research and restoration activities.

Among the highlights will be a coastal plant care workshop, in which participants can split beach grass and populate nursery boxes with species including cordgrass, switchgrass, and goldenrod. These plants will be cared for on site until they are needed for habitat restoration and coastal resiliency plantings. Learn more at marinemeadows.org.

Reps from Aquaculture Training Program will be there to talk about how you can raise your own shellfish (how cool is that?) right at Tiana Beach.

There will be plenty of fun and educational experiences for the kids too.

For more information, contact Kim Barbour at 631-461-5294 or kp237@cornell.edu.

Do you have an old cell phone you don’t use? If so, the Town of Southampton would like to make it into a 911 phone for senior citizens and women in domestic violence shelters. Through a “Secure the Call” drive, a national coalition of more than 400 organizations including police and sheriff’s departments, women’s shelters, neighborhood watch groups and senior citizen centers, the phone would be digitally cleared of any old phone numbers and address books. Then, after charging, cleaning and testing the phones, they give them back to their coalition partners who in turn distribute them to the community groups or shelters like “The Retreat.” The phones are reprogrammed to dial 911 only.

Old cell phones and accessories can be placed in collection barrels in the Citizen Response Center at Southampton Town Hall or the Hampton Bays Community Center on Ponquogue Avenue.

Donors can download a tax deductible form through the website at securethecall.org.

After nearly two years of research and development, Group for the East End unveiled the New York State Wildlife Action Plan website, nyswap.org, tp provide an update on the conservation status of local species.

The website features valuable information on more than 50 high priority Long Island wildlife species that have been deemed by the state to be in imminent need of conservation action. In addition to providing specific information about all of Long Island’s threatened species, the site provides visitors with specific information about where they can see wildlife, how they can learn more about the wildlife in their community, how to manage their property to enhance its value to wildlife, who to contact if they find injured wildlife, some helpful “Dos and Don’ts” about interacting with wildlife, how to get involved. Visitors will also find current case studies of ongoing species restoration projects and campaigns including Plum Island preservation, shorebird monitoring and protection, osprey monitoring, and even the restoration of Long Island’s river otter population, which was once believed to be locally extinct.

East Hampton

Congratulations are in order for Daniel McKee of East Hampton, who was recently awarded his Bachelor of Science degree in recreation and sport management from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina.

East Hampton Library’s first in the fourth annual Tom Twomey Series is on Saturday, May 12. Admission is free. First up in the series, on May 12, is Jim Rutenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times media columnist, being interviewed by Brooke Kroeger, NYU journalism professor. The topic: Fake News, Real News, and Failing Upward at The New York Times. Advanced reservations are requested, as seating is limited. Visit TomTwomeySeries.org to RSVP online.

Storytime will be special at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center on Friday, May 11, when East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc comes in to read to the prekindergarteners.

Partnering with the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, the Wellness Foundation of East Hampton presented “Green Monkey” vegetable and fruit smoothies to children and their parents at afternoon pick-up time on May 2.

Swim classes for prekindergarten students have begun at the East Hampton YMCA RECenter.

Finally, the center’s annual Multicultural Day will be on Friday, May 18, when each group of students, with their teachers, will represent a different country and its culture, sharing traditional dress, music, foods, and more.


Amagansett’s Barbara Hennessy has been recognized by Suffolk County for her volunteer work at The Retreat’s shelter. She was recently presented with the Child Abuse and Neglect/Family Violence Volunteer Award for Suffolk County. For the past seven years, Ms. Hennessy has been volunteering her services of alternative healing modalities to victims of domestic violence on a weekly basis. She shares Reiki, aromatherapy, yoga, and relaxation techniques with clients to help with the healing process.

“Clients leave their session with her feeling calm, energized, and ready to take on the world,” says Vicki Cooper, shelter director. “Barbara’s time, energy, and information are an immeasurable gift to the clients of The Retreat.”

The award was presented during the annual Recognition Day ceremony, which pays tribute to the volunteers and professionals of Suffolk County who have contributed their time, knowledge, and talent in the area of child protection and family violence. Held at the Suffolk County Legislative Auditorium in Hauppauge, the day of recognition was sponsored by The Suffolk County Advisory Board on Child Protection and the Task Force to Prevent Family Violence.

Ongoing programs at the Amagansett Library include My First Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Shake, Rattle and Roll on Fridays at 10 a.m.; and Lego Club on Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Upcoming events that require registration are the Family Movie on Friday, May 11 at 3 p.m. with a screening of “The Boss Baby”; and Mindfulness for Children on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m., during which children will experience breathing exercises, yoga poses and relaxation; on Wednesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. is Make Your Own Fluffy Slime; and a TAG meeting for teens is set for Friday, May 18. For further information or to register, call 631-267-3810 or go to amaglibrary.org. Young patrons of all East End libraries are invited to attend Amagansett Library programs.


Take your mom for a stroll on Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day with the Montauk Youth. The 14th annual Mother’s Day Run-Walk-Stroll around Fort Pond will start at 8:30 a.m., with registration opening at 7:30 a.m.

Volunteers are also needed for this event. Interested individuals should email michele@virtualstarmedia.com.

Coming up at the Montauk Library is Stay and Play on May 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.; Michelle Vamos will lead a craft session on making terra cotta bunnies on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m.

A special film screening is set for Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at the library. Being screened is “Baymen: Our Waters Are Dying,” a documentary made in 1976. The screening is presented by the Concerned Citizens of Montauk.

To register for library programs, call 631-668-3377 or email info@montauklibrary.org.


The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center will hold its annual Barn Dance at Kilmore Farm fundrasier on Saturday, June 2. The event raises money to support the nonprofit Center’s year-round, extended-day programs for toddlers through prekindergarteners.Tickets are $250 each, or $100 for adults under 35. To purchase tickets, visit ewecc.org.

Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce is hosting a teen Job Fair on Monday, May 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John Jermain Library. The following businesses will be in attendance looking for seasonal and year round help: Adornments, Cove Deli, In Home, Kites of the Harbor, Land Shark, People’s United Bank, Sag Harbor Inn, Sag Harbor Variety, SagTown Coffee, Sen Restaurant, UPS Store, and the Wharf Shop. High school and/or college students are welcome, but must be at least 14 years old.

For more information, please email vp@sagharborchamber.com.

The Masonic Temple will open its doors to the public for an evening of music featuring Darcey on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door ($10 for students) and all proceeds will go to the Pierson High School scholarship fund and other local charities. For more information, email Robert Beres at beresvideo@optonline.net.


The Bridgehampton Museum will feature folksinger Caroline Doctorow in the music series Summer Songs: The Great American Songbook ... and Other Stories. It kicks off Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s Archive Building on Montauk Highway. Ms. Doctorow and her acoustic band, The Ballad Makers, will present four concerts in all, performing folk standards, Americana favorites, classic fiddle tunes and her own songs. Up-and-coming local songwriters will open each show and the concerts will include special musical guests. Doctorow’s band members—Gary Oleyar, fiddle and guitar; Chris Tedesco, fiddle; Karl Allweier, upright bass—are all nationally-touring musicians. The shows will highlight rarely-heard, twin “dueling” fiddles in a high-energy showdown in what promises to be a memorable musical evening, for those of any age or musical preference. The series dates are all Saturday evenings: May 12, June 30, July 28 and August 25. Tickets are $20 (door only). For further information, call the museum at 631-537-1088. Caroline Doctorow’s most recent album, “Dreaming in Vinyl,” reached number two on the national folk radio airplay chart. She and her family live in Bridgehampton.

Water Mill

The Parrish Art Museum will hold a public information meeting at the museum in Water Mill on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. At the event, open to the entire community, Parrish Deputy Director Chris Siefert will answer questions on the upcoming annual vote (Saturday, June 2) for qualified voters in the Southampton School District to approve funding for the museum. Siefert will also provide information about the Parrish and how it uses the funds to support public programs, exhibitions, educational outreach and other services to the community.

Admission to the Museum is free for those attending the information meeting on May 12. Participants are invited to visit the galleries, café and shop before or after the program. Residents of the Tuckahoe and Southampton school districts are encouraged to sign up for the Resident Members program, which provides free admission to the museum and many of its programs year-round.

For the 2018-19 school year, the museum is requesting $353,152 for exhibition and program expenses. These funds are raised by a tax levy on the taxable real property within the Southampton Union Free School District’s boundaries. District voters have approved funding for the museum since the 1970s, and each year the services provided by the Museum increase.


Treat yourself at the Southampton Hospital Foundation Thrift Shop on Friday, May 11, when all patrons who make a purchase of at least $25 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. may receive a complimentary massage from one of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s licensed massage therapists. The Thrift Shop is located at 40 West Main Street in Southampton, directly behind Herrick Hardware, and all proceeds benefit the Coalition for Women’s Cancers. For more information, please call 631-204-0526.

Want to learn more about the Southampton Yacht Club? Now’s your chance. The club is hosting an open house on Saturday, May 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. It is located at 96 Little Neck Road in Southampton, overlooking Old Fort Pond; that’s over by the college, south of Montauk Highwy. The open house welcomes those interested in learning about membership possibilities including the Junior Sailing Program, a sailing school for those age 8 to 18. If you’ve got questions in advance, contact Carole Read Bennett, chairperson, Junior Sailing Committee, at jrsailingsyc@gmail.com.

The eighth annual Reconstructed Bra Fashion Show & Auction will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Social Club. The Bra Auction is a benefit for local breast cancer organizations: Lucia’s Angels and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

The event features 20 reconstructed bras worn by local models and auctioned off live. Full open bar and high-end appetizers will be served.

Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at luciasangels.org/bra or at Catena’s Market or at the Ellen Hermann Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

A job fair for available positions at the 2018 U.S. Open will be held Friday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southampton Town Hall on Hampton Road. Positions for the U.S. Open include licensed security guards, action station attendants, bartenders, buffet managers, dishwashers, chefs and more. The Open will be held June 11 through 17 at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. Representatives from Suffolk County advise any job fair participants to bring their resumes and dress accordingly. For more information visit suffolkcountyny.gov/labor.

The Rogers Memorial Library has its usual full lineup of programs. Paula M. Peterson, a clinical social worker, will lead an informal discussion on living and dying, on Thursday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Gail Pudaloff, an exercise and kinetic therapist, will be at the Rogers Memorial Library on Friday, May 11, at 10:15 a.m., to talk about and demonstrate everyday movement and ways to feel more balanced and relaxed. Nuclear engineer Edson Brolin, biologist Stuart Lowrie and physicist John Andrews will talk about “Junk Science vs. Real Science: How Can We Tell the Difference?” on Monday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m.

Applied positive psychology practitioner Eva Centeno will talk about retirement planning on Thursday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. She will discuss the six life areas that play a role in retirement happiness and will explore how to cultivate a sense of purpose in one’s life.

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

Comics and Artists Stand Up Against Opiates event is set for Saturday, May 12, at 230 Elm in Southampton. Headliners include Dan Naturman and America’s Got Talent finalist Joey Kola, plus a raffle and more. For information, visit jeff-nichols.com or call 631-466-7223.

In conjunction with the event, an art exhibit at The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton took place on Saturday, May 5. Proceeds from both will be given to New Hope Rising, which aims to help those affected by addiction.

Hampton Bays

The Long Island Chorus will be hosting a Friends and Family night at Anderson-Warner Hall, next to the Methodist Church in Hampton Bays, on Wednesday, May 16, at 8 p.m. The chorus will perform contest songs, which will be showcased at the annual competition held in Albany at the end of May. All are invited to attend the performance to cheer the chorus on. Refreshments will be served.

Hampton Bays High School Science Research students presented their scientific findings at the school’s fifth annual Science Research Symposium on April 26. The 19 students, who are all enrolled in the high school’s Science Research program, spent as many as four years working on their research projects. Topics included the medical uses of 3D technology, cardiovascular medicine, diabetes and obesity.

The Hampton Bays School District extends its congratulations to the following student presenters: freshmen David Catena, Tara Lauther, Katerina Reich, Shaina Pierce, Dulce Pina, Sarola Scully and William Theiling; sophomores Lily Candelaria, Elizabeth Daniles, Sky McMorris and Riley Stotzky; juniors Ava Bianchi, Mecca Brooks, Christina Coulton, Maryrose O’Connell and Jared Strecker; and seniors Sydney Caldwell, Meghan Long and Caroline Oakland.

Need a gift for mom? The annual Benita Matthes Mother’s Day Plant and Gift Sale to benefit the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center will be held at Munn’s County Park in Hampton Bays from today, Thursday May 10, through Sunday, May 13. You will find ready-made grab-and-go gift baskets for mom, hanging baskets, annuals, perennials and herbs. A selection of wildlife gifts, including scarves, note cards, socks, change purses, tote bags, t-shirts and more, will also be available.

All proceeds to benefit the injured and orphaned animals at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will host its second annual fundraising dog walk and picnic, Paws in the Park, on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Red Creek Park. All are welcome to come for a family day of fun, shopping, dancing, doggie fashion show and lots of prizes and goodie bags. Live music performed by Hamptons’ favorite, New Life Crisis, food supplied by food trucks and local vendors for shopping. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for picnicking. Join local and handcrafted vendors and face painters for a day of family fun! Food vendors include Noah’s on the Road and Whole Le Crepe.

Dog walking participants in the 1-mile dog walk are encouraged to preregister online at www.southamptonanimalshelter.org and click on the “Paws in the Park” logo for entrance fees and fundraising details. Call 631-728-7387 ext. 237.

On May 12 the Poets Rising group will meet at the Hampton Bays Library from 1 to 3 p.m. The focus of material will be Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Call Bev at 631-728-4637 if you’ve got questions.

On Sunday, May 20, local acoustic acts will perform at Good Ground Park’s amphitheater in Hampton Bays from 4 to 6 p.m. Featured artists will include Lindsay Dunn, Christiaan Padavan, Juan Munoz, James Puccio, with a special guest performance by Jeff Allegue from New Life Crisis. The event is free and open to the public. Come on out to support local talent! For more information, call the Southampton Youth Bureau at (631) 702-2425 or email Lindsay Dunn at: linzyd17@gmail.com.

Hampton Bays Assembly of God will be hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to face painting, games, a 95-foot obstacle course and a bounce house, there will be a talent show at 1 p.m. open to all kids age 4 to 17. Contact 631-723-1847 or hbag@optonline.net for more information.

East Quogue

There will be an informational meeting about universal prekindergarten on Tuesday, May 22, at 4 p.m. at East Quogue Elementary School. Applications for the pre-K program are available in the main office. Questions? Contact Lenore Rezza at 631-653-5210.


“Don’t Dress for Dinner”—a comedy by Marc Camoletti adapted from the original French by Robin Hawdon—will be the fourth and final play of the Hampton Theatre Company’s 2017-18 season, opening on May 24 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 10. Shows are on Thursdays and Fridays at 7, Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2:30. An additional matinee performance will be offered during the final weekend of the production, on Saturday, June 9, prior to the regular 8 p.m. performance that evening.

The Hampton Theatre Company will again be offering special dinner and theater packages in collaboration with the Westhampton, Southampton, Hampton Bays and Quogue libraries. Offered in association with the Quogue Club at the Hallock House, a special lunch and theater package is available for the Saturday matinee on June 9. For information about all packages and available discounts, visithamptontheatre.org or email info@hamptontheatre.org. Additional information about library dinner and theater packages is also available through the libraries.

For the month of May, the Quogue Library Art Gallery is presenting an exhibition introducing Children’s Book Illustrators from Long Island. Through collaboration with Long Island Children’s Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, this group show of 15 artists will highlight several different genres of children’s book illustration. An opening reception, meet and greet, Q & A, and book signing is planned for Saturday, May 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Before that, a children’s workshop with artist Deborah Cuneo will take place from 2 to 2:45 p.m.


Theresa Maritato sent word that she will be helping the residents of the Westhampton Care Center create “Adopt Me” portraits of animals up for adoption at the Bideawee animal shelter next Monday. Through this project, those who adopt those animals will get to keep the portrait too.

Need something for mom? There’s a plant sale over at the Westhampton Beach Elementary School on Mill Road this Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Westhampton Free Library invites teens to take part in a Maker’s Challenge on Saturday, May 19, at 6 p.m. During the program, participants will compete in three different challenges to build devices out of ordinary household objects. The team with the most functional and original design will win.

Also at the library, the Monday Night Book Club is back. Starting in May, the new Off the Shelf Book Club, led by reference librarian Mara Zonderman, will meet the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. In May, the club will discuss “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson; in June, “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker; in July, “Best Boy” by Eli Gottlieb; and in August, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America” by Gilbert King.

Finally, it will be Red Nose Day at the library on May 24 to shine a light on childhood poverty. Bring a nonperishable food item to the library and receive a red nose. All goods collected will be donated to a local food pantry.

Look for Adelphi University professor Paul Thaler, author of “Bronxland,” on Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. Thaler will discuss his book, which is based on his coming-of-age in the Bronx in the 1960s. This was originally scheduled for May 12 but was postponed after press time.

And the library is offering several opportunities for young patrons to create gifts for Mother’s Day.

For more information on library programs, call 631-288-3335 or visit westhamptonlibrary.net.

Westhampton Beach Farmers Market will open for the season on May 19.

On Saturday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m., the Moriches Bay Project will host Yale alumni, family and friends for a “Yale day of service.” All are welcome to participate in this day of community service at 906 Dune Road West Hampton Dunes. Breakfast will be served compliments of Best Market.

This day will include the creation of oyster cages for oyster farms and burlap disks for eelgrass weaving, there will be demonstration of a water monitoring program and participants will learn why eelgrass planting and oyster farming are so essential to improving the quality of the water in our local bays.

Pre-registration is requested by emailing Kerri.morichesbayproject@gmail.com. To learn more go to our website morichesbayproject.com


The Remsenburg Association hosts an open bridge game at the Remsenburg Academy on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. There is also an open mah jong game on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to join the fun.


Make note of the Eastport Green Project Yard and Plant Sale fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take Note

Registration is open for t Town of Southampton Lifeguard Surf Training Program 1. The program begins July 5 but it fills fast. Those who wish to work as lifeguards must also be certified in CPR/AED.

The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt have announced their Sundays at 2 speakers for May. On May 13, wildlife expert Dell Cullum will talk about flying squirrels, raccoons and opossums. On May 20, Montauk Indian Museum curator and director Larr Cook will talk about early Native American artifacts.

The Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center is located at 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. All Sundays at Two events are free and open to the public.

Take A HikeHike Elliston Park in Southampton on Saturday, May 12. Meet at the parking lot on Millstone Brook Road at 10 a.m. for the three-mile walk with views of Big Fresh Pond and Wolf Swamp. Walk leader is Howard Reisman, 631-283-5376.

Hike the Long Pond Greenbelt for Mother’s Day, May 13. Meet at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike at 9 a.m. for a moderately-paced 3 mile hike through oak/hickory forest with views of Crooked Pond, Long Pond and Deer Drink. Walk leader is Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.

A reminder that every Thursday, Southampton Trails Preservation Society volunteers work on trail maintenance and new volunteers are always welcome. No experience or tools are needed. To volunteer, call Ken Bieger, 631-283-5432.

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