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Closings Due To COVID-19 Concerns

authorStaff Writer on Mar 10, 2020

Closures and cancellations in our area due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 include the following. The list will be updated regularly. Announcements of closings or cancellation of public events hosted by nonprofit, human services, and other large gathering places may be sent to The Express News Group at

An amended Town of Southampton State of Emergency Order that stipulates playgrounds at the Town of Southampton parks are now closed. The parks remain open, but the playgrounds are closed.

Southampton Village Justice Court is closed. All cases will be adjourned and new court dates assigned.

Constituent services and other inquiries at New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele’s district office will be limited to email and telephone until further notice.

Sagaponack Village Hall will be closed until further notice. No land use meetings by various village boards will be held until at least mid-April. Contact, find the email for applicable departments and email that department with specific questions or requests for building inspections for projects in progress or how to file an application for any required village permits.

The East Hampton Town Board will hold its regularly scheduled work session on Tuesday, March 17 at 10 a.m. In lieu of the planned agenda, Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc will provide an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus situation and share key information for residents during the town state of emergency.

There will be no public attendance at the meeting. The meeting will be taped and broadcast live on LTV channel 22. Public comments for submission to the record may be emailed to the town clerk, Carole Brennan, at

The East Hampton Town Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19 has been canceled. Meetings of the Architectural Review Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Planning Board have been canceled. If a board action is needed within a legally binding timeline, the board may meet by teleconference, which will be covered by LTV.

All public hearings are canceled until further notice.

Town of East Hampton buildings have been closed to the public; employees performing essential tasks will remain on duty. Members of the public in need of essential services may contact town departments by mail, phone, or email.

Athletic recreation and social gatherings have been prohibited at town parks and playing fields.

Southampton Town has issued an emergency order to close most town buildings, administrative offices and community centers to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, through March 31. Town employees will continue to work within the buildings on a limited basis to perform essential governmental services.

The County Sheriff has suspended all visitation at its correctional facilities in Yaphank and Riverhead until further notice.

The Southampton Trails Preservation Society’s Spring Fling set for April 3 has been cancelled.

East End Arts campus is closed until further notice.

Stony Brook University Hospital has suspended patient visitation until further notice. Patients and family members are encouraged to communicate using the bedside phone, mobile phone, FaceTime, Skype or any other technological device to help connect during this time. For patients who are unable to communicate with their families due to their medical condition, the hospital will communicate with their healthcare proxy.

The Hampton Bays Library is closed until March 29

The Montauk Library is closed until further notice.

The East Hampton Library is closed until further notice.

The Peconic Land Trust is cancelling or postponing all of its public programs through the end of March, including our Long Island Grown conversations at Bridge Gardens.

Town of East Hampton-operated facilities and programs, with the exception of the town recycling centers in East Hampton and Montauk, will be closed to the public as of Monday, March 16.

The New Thought Spiritual Center, which meets at the Water Mill Community House, has cancelled its March meetings.

The South Fork Natural History Museum is closed. Outdoor walks will continue.

The Nature Center at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge has closed but all trails remain open form sunrise to sunset.

The Hampton Theatre Company has cancelled its upcoming performances.

Project Most after school programs are cancelled for Monday and Tuesday.

The JP Spata Southampton Town Democratic Club will skip its April breakfast meeting

The Quogue Library has postponed all adult programs through April 3. The library will remain open but with limited hours.

The YMCA East Hampton ReCenter is closed.

The Water Mill Community Club has cancelled all events for March and April.

Southampton Cultural Center will be closed until March 29.

The Parrish Art Museum is closed and all public programs are cancelled until further notice.

The Children’s Museum of the East End will be close starting Saturday, March 14.

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is postponing/cancelling all performances through April 16. Classes will continue as scheduled, unless otherwise notified otherwise.

The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce has cancelled its March 18 mixer at Babette’s.

Hampton Library in Bridgehampton is closed until further notice.

John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor is closed as of 5 p.m. tonight, March 13, until further notice.

Eastville Community Historical Society has cancelled all programs through March.

Southampton History Museum will remain open for tours but all public lectures, workshops and programs will be cancelled through March 31.

The East Hampton Historical Society has cancelled all programs through March.

Southold Historical Society is closed until further notice.

East Hampton Library has cancelled all programs through the end of March. As of right now, the library will remain open.

Hayground School has cancelled its open house that was scheduled for Saturday, March 14.

We are hoping to hold our next Open House in April..

The Montauk St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed, as have the grand marshal luncheon and the gala, set for March 20, 21 and 22.

The Hampton Bays St. Patrick’s Day Parade is postponed; no alternate date has been announced yet.

Southampton Youth Services (SYS) is closing at 5 p.m. on March 13 until March 28.

LongHouse Reserve events are postponed through the end of March, including the Joyous Daffodils Walk on Saturday, March 21, THAWFest open day on Saturday, March 28, and visits by appointment.

Suffolk County Historical Society Museum has cancelled all March events but the museum will remain open.

Shelter Island History Center and Havens Store will be closed through Sunday, March 22.

Slow Food East End has cancelled its Moveable Feast fundraiser.

Village of Greenport Go Green 5K has been cancelled.

Southampton Arts Center is closed.

Guild Hall has suspended all programs at Guild Hall, including those in The John Drew Theater, the museum, and classroom, through March 31.

The Madoo Conservancy has cancelled all March events.

Hampton Bays Little League will delay opening the 2020 season until April 6.

The Paul Koster Memorial Benefit at Seasons of Southampton set for March 28 is cancelled.

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has canceled all weekend events from now through the end of March. Education classes and workshops will not be affected and will proceed as scheduled.

Montauk Library is closed until further notice.

The Bridgehampton Museum has postponed its potluck supper that was scheduled for March 21.

The Town of Southampton will limit certain services at its Senior Centers. Beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20, the town’s Senior Centers at Hampton Bays, Flanders, and Bridgehampton will temporarily suspend their congregant dining and recreation activities for the week.

The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton is closed until March 29. The Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library Book Shop will also be closed beginning March 14 until the end of the month, and will not be accepting any donations.

The library offers many resources that can be accessed remotely from home with a library card. Go to

The Amagansett Library is closed.

The Montauk Community Church Coffee House has cancelled its Poetry Across the Pond event that had been set for March 17.

The First Presbyterian Church or East Hampton has cancelled the March 28 Spring Ring handbell concert, an annual benefit for the East End food pantries.

The Watermill Center has cancelled all public programs and events through the end of March.

The Ecological Culture Initiative’s Organic Farm-to-Table Spring Equinox Dinner at St. Joseph Villa on March 20 has been canceled.

Heart of the Hamptons food pantry and human resources has implemented a limited service plan. Call ahead (631-283-6415) if you need to access the food pantry, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be limited access to the building, and staff and volunteers will be stationed at the door with pre-packed bags of food to hand out. Additionally, no donations of clothing will be accepted at the present time; the clothing room is closed until further notice.

The Westhampton Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade has been postponed. A new date will be announced.

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island & North Fork has cancelled its March 25 Spring Into Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show at Baron’s Cove restaurant in Sag Harbor. It will possibly be rescheduled in the fall. The League has also cancelled its Women Voters forum that was scheduled for March 16 at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

The Westhampton Free Library is closed until further notice.

Stony Brook University students, beginning March 23, will move to remote instruction. Classes will be held through the end of the semester and all classes and finals will meet remotely at their regularly scheduled times. Most non-classroom events and large gatherings will be cancelled or postponed as of this week through at least March 31. Throughout the remainder of the semester, however, the campus will remain open, operational and will continue to provide services.

The East Hampton Town Arts Council’s “Labor of Love” student and alumni art show, with an opening reception at the East Hampton Library on March 14, has been cancelled. It may be rescheduled for a later date.

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center has postponed its Parenting in the 21st Century discussion for the month of March.

Wamponamon Masonic Music Series in Sag Harbor is canceling all March performances until further notice.

The Southampton History Museum has cancelled Friday’s Meet the Mayor event.

The Suffolk County Music Educators Association festival set for this weekend is cancelled.

Sag Harbor School District is closed through March 29.

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons has cancelled all remaining events in March.

The Eastern Long Island chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s 1000 members party scheduled for Thursday, March 12, at the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton is postponed.

Southampton School District is closed until March 29.

LTV Studios has postponed East End Underground Latin Music Celebration scheduled for Friday, March 20.

The Express News Group has cancelled Sessions and Press Sessions events for March; future dates, possibly in May, are being considered. The following events have been postponed: March 13 Express Sessions, Pollinators Gardens and Going Green in Landscape Design, at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor; March 19 Press Sessions, Aging in Place, at The Mill Roadhouse in Westhampton Beach; March 26 Press Sessions, Show Stoppers: The Challenges Facing Arts in Today’s World, at The Maidstone in East Hampton.

The East End Food Institute cafe at Stony Brook Southampton campus has closed until the end of next week (March 23).

Springs School has postponed the March 12 STEAM night, the March 27 and 28 Festival of the Arts, and all March field trips. The Monday and Friday Spirit Meets have been cancelled, as have pep rallies.

John Jermain Memorial Library is closed until further notice.

Until further notice the three-part Self Help for Mental Health series at East Hampton Middle School, offered by the East End Mental Health Awareness Initiative, has been postponed.

The Town of East Hampton has temporarily suspended programs for senior citizens at the East Hampton Town Senior Center and at the Montauk Playhouse, as well as other group activities for seniors.

The Springs Community Church has cancelled its corned beef and cabbage dinner set for Saturday.

The Long Island Natural History Conference at Brookhaven National Laboratory (March 20 and 21) has been cancelled.

The East Hampton Fire Department Community Dinner that was scheduled for tonight (March 10) has been cancelled. All other village meetings are scheduled to continue at this time.

All March Goat on a Boat puppet shows have been cancelled.

The Writers Speak program at Stony Brook Southampton, scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, has been cancelled.

East End Disability Associates has cancelled its March 19 St. Patrick’s Dance at the Greek Orthodox Church in Southampton, the March 27 Shakespeare Project at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, and its April 3 gala at Atlantis Aquarium and Sea Star Ballroom in Riverhead.

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