Community Briefs July 17

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Sag Harbor

 

Car Wash Fundraiser

The East Hampton PAL Cheerleaders will hold a car wash to raise funds for new uniforms at the old Apple Bank drive-thru, 16 Spring Street, Sag Harbor on Saturday, July 19. The car wash will run from 9 a.m. to 11 or 11:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per car. There will be bake sale items available.

 

The Bash is Back

Bay Street Theatre’s Summer Gala Benefit Bash is back on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor this year, and will be held on Saturday, July 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. The benefit includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a sit down dinner provided by Robbins Wolfe eventeurs followed by dancing to the music of Hank Lane Revue, all by the bay at starlight. Entertainment will include performances by jazz pianist Judy Carmichael and the cast of Bay Street’s upcoming musical production of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” which opens August 5.

Richard Kind (“Spin City,” “Mad About You”) returns as Guest Auctioneer, joined by comedienne Caroline Rhea (“The Caroline Rhea Show,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”) for the Live “Fantasy” Auction, which along with the Silent Auction features trips, jewelry, house seats for Broadway shows, celebrity memorabilia and much more.

Tickets are $500, with tables of 10 at $5,000 and a limited number of preferred tables at $10,000. For further information or to purchase tickets, call 725-0818, email gala@baystreet.org.

 

Summerfest

Summerfest is offering a Defensive Driving Class on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29 and 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Sag Harbor. The New York State certified class will reduce license points and liability insureance premiums. Preregistration is required through Summerfest by calling director Susan Pashman at 725-9818.

 

Breakwater Open Party

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Breakwater Yacht Club will host an open party on August 9 at their Club House on Bay Street, Sag Harbor. The Lone Sharks will perform, playing their signature music for an evening of dancing by the Bay from 7 to 10 p.m. Festivities include an open bar, light fare, and views of the harbor. Tickets are $100 in advance ($110 at the door). Funds support BYC’s community programs such as Jr. Sailing, High School and Middle School Sailing Teams and Adventure Sail for at risk youth. To purchase tickets contact Jane Babcock at 680-1001. Everyone is invited.

 

Baby and Me

Yoga Shanti is holding Baby and Me classes for babies from birth to walking and their moms or dads. Babies learn spatial orientation, gentle stretching, sleep better and digest better while moms get back in shape. The class meets Mondays from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. and the cost is $90 for a 6-week series ($20 to drop in). Classes are ongoing throughout the summer. Drop in or sign up online at www.yogashanti.com. Yoga Shanti is located at 23 Washington Street off Main Street in Sag Harbor. Call Subhadra Fleming at 848-2520 for more information.

 

 Custom House Open for Business

The Sag Harbor Custom House Museum at Main and Garden streets is open every day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sag Harbor became a United States port of entry in 1789, with a growing population involved in servicing whalers, coasters and West Indies trade ships. The Custom House was owned by Sag Harbor’s first United States Custom Master, Henry Packer Dering. The daily activities of Dering, his wife, and nine children are portrayed in the room settings of a formal dinner, office, children’s room, bedrooms, kitchen, pantry and laundry. Admission to the Custom House is $5 for adults $5, $3 for children (ages 7 to 14) and senior citizens. Groups are accommodated by appointment. Call 725-0250 for more information.

 

Summer Beach Program

The Safe Summer Beach program has begun, and is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings in July and August. The program is sponsored by YARD and runs from 8 to 11 p.m. on Long Beach in Sag Harbor. The evening is supervised recreation for teens ages 12 and older. For more information, call 725-5302 ext. 750.

 

Beach Wellness

Sag Harbor certified trainer and nutritional consultant Barbara Kinnier is offering wellness-classes on Long Beach every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. It’s a workout for the spirit, mind and body and participants should bring a yoga mat or a towel. The fee is $20 per class (discount packages available). To register, or for more information, call 838-2364.

 

Community Rowing

Every Tuesday, Sag Harbor Community Rowing will host a group rowing at 6 p.m. at its location at Cove Park in Sag Harbor. The event is free for members, although the public at large is encouraged to attend. For more information on either event call Lee Oldak at 267-6325.

 

2008 Season of the Sag Harbor Farmers Market

The Sag Harbor Farmers Market is open every Saturday through November from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market sets up on Bay Street, Sag Harbor, east of Marine Park near the Breakwater Yacht Club. Local farmers and food producers bring locally grown and produced foods for sale to the Sag Harbor Farmers Market, including: vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, artisanal breads and cheeses, jams, jellies, baked goods, pickles, honey, eggs, fish and more. For more information, contact Kate Plum at 725-9133 or kplumb@optonline.net.

 

Breakwater Yacht Club

The Breakwater Yacht Club Community Sailing Center, 51 Bay Street, Sag Harbor is celebrating its 20th anniversary. There will be open membership throughout the season. The club offers racing, boat usage, camaraderie, and adult sailing lessons. For more information visit www.breakwateryc.org.

 

Lil’ Cowpokes Pony Club

On Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lil’ Cowpokes Pony Club will take place for ages three and up at Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue, 53 Merchants Path, Sagaponack. This program is designed to teach children compassion for animals and includes pony rides, games and crafts. Amaryllis also hosts a weekly open house on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Pony rides are also offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit hamptonshorserescue.com and click on the lesson link or call 537-7335.

 

Bridgehampton

 

Annual Summer Lecture Series

The Third Annual Summer Lecture Series will take place on Monday, July 21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Town of Southampton’s Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center, formerly known as the Schaffner House, on 1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike. Presenters will be members of Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt (FLPG). The topic of the evening’s lecture, an update on the Vineyard Field Grasslands Restoration, will describe the progress this project has undergone since it’s beginnings two years ago to today. FLPG, an all-volunteer organization, is working to recreate native grasslands on a 39-acre parcel of land called Vineyard Field, owned by the Town of Southampton and located behind the South Fork Natural History Museum on the Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. The event is open to the public and 25 people can be accommodated. This building is not handicap accessible, and parking is limited. Anyone with questions regarding this meeting can call Laura Smith, Principal Environmental Analyst with the Town of Southampton Community Preservation Department at 287-5720.

 

The Joys and Challenges of Shade Gardening

The Joys and Challenges of Shade Gardening will take place on Thursday, July 31 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bridge Gardens Trust, Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton. Meet co-curators Jim Kilpatrick and Harry Neyens of Bridge Gardens Trust for a private and informative tour of their five acre garden. Established in 1988, the gardens were designed and installed over the following 10 years, and opened for public tours in 1997. Our visit will focus on a presentation by Jim and Harry of woodland and shade-loving plants, with an emphasis on proper selection, cultivation and balance in the garden.

Limited registration available, reservations required. Please call Peconic Land Trust at 283-3195 or email events@peconiclandtrust.org. The cost is $10 per person and rain cancels this event.

 

Help for Orphans

Help for Orphans International founder Sarah Ehrlich and Benefit Committee members will host the Second Annual Help for Orphans International Hamptons Summer Benefit on Friday, July 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Nova’s Ark, 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton.

The gala is Help for Orphans’ most important fundraiser of the year. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an auction of art, luxury items and experiences. All proceeds benefit the Help for Orphans International Vocational School in Kisii, Kenya.

Tickets start at $150 and individual and corporate sponsorships are available by contacting Sarah Ehrlich at (917) 232-6477. For more information about Help for Orphans International visit www.helpfororphans.org.

 

Weekly Meeting

Each Saturday, an Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families meeting is held at10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse. 977 Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike. All are welcome.

 

Book Bay

The Book Bay in the old firehouse garage behind the Bridgehampton Community House is open in July and August every day Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday from l to 3:30 p.m.

Shelves are full of books on gardening, decorating, cooking, history, art — all donated by book lovers who’ve run out of shelf room at home.

Volunteers from The Bridgehampton Association sell books as part of their mission to raise money for non-profit organizations which serve the Bridgehampton area. New donations arrive daily.

 

St. Ann’s 40th Annual House and Garden Tour

Four houses and one garden will be featured on St Ann’s 40th Annual House and Garden Tour on Thursday, August 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. The houses, in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack, all reflect the personal taste and interests of their owners. Included are a Mediterranean style farm house set in five acres of gardens, a shingle-style house perfect for family summers in the Hamptons and featuring art from the owners’ native Brazil, another summery house, this time for a young working couple, which has great outdoor entertaining space and spectacularly landscaped grounds; and last but not least tour goers will see a house built in 1677, very much updated, of course, but showing its origins in intriguing ways. The garden, where refreshments will be served, is on two-plus acres and includes a variety of garden experiences and features native plants.

Tickets and brochures are available in advance in Bridgehampton from St Ann’s Church Office and the Candy Kitchen or in Southampton at the Chamber of Commerce. Prices are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. Please call the church office at 537-1527 if you have questions.

The entire proceeds of the tour are given to the community through St Ann’s Outreach Program. Recipients include Hampton Health Services, Long Island Association for Aids Care, East End Hospice, Dominican Sisters Family Service, Habitat for Humanity, Eastern Farm Workers Association and the Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center.

 

Through Farms and Fields

On Sunday, August 3 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., The Peconic Land Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary with “Through Farms and Fields — a Country Supper.” This year’s “Through Farms and Fields Country Supper” is themed “Generations” celebrating past, present and future conservationists. Hosted by John L., Evelyn, and daughters Jennifer and Amy Halsey at their farm on Mecox Road in Bridgehampton, the event will be set in the apple orchard, and includes a supper featuring local food and wines, live entertainment, a special Children’s Activity Tent, and ends with a spectacular fireworks display over Mecox Bay during dessert. Call 283-3195 to reserve tickets.

 

Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will launch his inaugural Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit at the Ross Lower School, 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 10. This family-centric event will include Vert skateboarding and BMX demonstrations and performances by Tony Hawk and other top skate and BMX professionals. The day will also host an interactive action-sports carnival with activities and giveaways, as well as food and drinks. All proceeds will benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation, which supports recreational programs to empower and support youth.

 

East Hampton

 

Drivers Wanted!

The Retreat is hosting the 1st Annual Vintage Car Rallye Tour de Hamptons this Sunday, July 20. The Retreat is looking for drivers to compete in their first rallye, which is in support of domestic violence services. Sign yourself up for an ultimate day of touring the Hamptons’ countryside.

Entrants will cruise the backroads, starting at Long Beach in Noyac, traveling through Sag Habor, Southampton, Bridge and East Hampton, stopping to get their passport stamped at various checkpoints along the way.

The rallye ends with a party at Kalbacher’s Auto in East Hamtpon catered by Foody’s and an opportunity to participate in an on-line auction of classic cars (many will be on-site for viewing), with bidders from around the world.

If you are interested in competing, please call the Retreat for more information 329-4398, or visit www.theretreatinc.org.

 

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Human

Beginning July 24, North Haven’s Richard Gambino, Ph.D. will lead a workshop at the Ross School on what it means to be human, as seen in “existentialist” works of four authors — Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Grand Inquisitor,” Albert Camus’ “The Plague,” Milan Kundera’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Those enrolled in this course are encouraged, but not required, to read these works.

Beginning with a three-word definition of “existentialism,” the course will expand on the meaning of existentialist philosophy as the workshop considers the four works in lectures and discussions.

The class meets Thursdays July 24, 31, August 7 and 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ross School, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton. The cost is $80. Call 907–5555 to register.

 

East Hampton Garden Tour

Five East Hampton gardens will be open for touring on Sunday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will benefit the Jewish Center of the Hamptons. The gardens are open for self-guided tours rain or shine. Tickets are $100 per person and a sponsorship of $400 includes two tickets and a reception at the home of Linda and Peter Berley from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on July 20. To purchase tickets and a map with addresses and locations of the gardens, call 323-9858 or visit www.jcoh.org. Proceeds go towards underwriting the JCOH Summer Institute.

 

Early Childhood Program

In response to the many requests from families, the Ross School, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton has added an Early Childhood camp program for children ages 3 to 5, which fosters the imagination, curiosity and intellect through play and exploration. Activities include art, music and singing, dancing, cooking, stories, science and math. The Early Childhood program runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from Monday through Friday and is offered in two, three-week sessions.

 

Summer Camp @ Ross Classes

The Summer Camp @ Ross runs until August 22 and is for ages 3 to 14 with two sessions, one from June 30 through July 25 and the other from July 28 to August 22. Parents have the option of enrolling their children in one session or both. A limited number of one and two-week openings are available. Campers who attend the entire eight-week season are welcome to choose one major for both sessions (when available) or select different majors each session. Camp begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Morning half-days from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. are available, except for those majoring in Theater Arts. The camp is located at the Ross Upper School, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton. The camp director is Christopher Engel, with Nicolas Behrens as the athletic director. To enroll, call 907-5555 or visit summercamp@ross.org. Space is limited.

 

Bow Hunter Class

A bow hunter education program will be offered by the Maidstone Gun Club on Daniel’s Hole Road, East Hampton. The course will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, July 21 and 22 from 6 to 11 p.m. For more information, call 728-7832.

 

Annual Ladies’ Improvement Society Fair

 

Cleanup and Picnic at Maidstone Park

On Saturday, August 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., group staffer Kate Schertel and Volunteer Melanie Lauzon are teaming up to clean up East Hampton’s Maidstone Park. By joining in, you can win some great prizes. Teams of 2 to 4 will compete to clean up the most litter – each team’s bags will be weighed at the end of the cleanup and prizes will be given to the teams with the most weight in trash. Please feel free to bring a beach blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy after the cleanup. Group for the East End will provide water, soda and snacks for all participants. For more information, please contact Kate Schertel at 537-1400 ext. 13 or kschertel@eastendenvironment.org.

 

Community Programs At Ross

Adult programs, including workshops and courses, continue to be offered at the Ross School in East Hampton through the summer. Courses include kayaking, tapestry design, creative writing, language, fitness and more. All programs are held at the Ross School Upper Campus at 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, 11937. To register or for more information call 907-5555, or go to www.ross.org/community.

 

Farmers Market is Back

The East Hampton Farmers Market operates Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features produce mushrooms, cheese, baked goods, bread, flowers, fruit and seafood. The market is held in the Nick and Toni’s parking lot at 136 North Main Street in East Hampton and will run — rain or shine — every Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September 26.

 

Transformational Breath

A three class Transformational Breath Work series will be led by Lorna Tobin at the Ross school (18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton) beginning August 12 at 6 p.m. The fee is $35 per class ($75 for the series). To sign up, contact Connie @The Ross School at 907-5191.

 

East Hampton’s Old Time Town Fair

East Hampton’s Old Time Town Fair will be held on Sunday, August 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mulford Farm Museum, 10 James Lane, East Hampton. The fair includes a bountiful banquet of county arts & crafts, magic shows, theatre, games, potato sack races and general good times with neighbors and passers-by. Call 324-6850 for information. Donations are accepted.

 

Southampton

 

Peter and the Wolf

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School in collaboration with the Hampton Chamber Music Orchestra and a live narrator, Pia Lindstrom, will perform the ballet “Peter and the Wolf” on Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The performances will be held at the Levitas Center at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton. Admission is $12 ($6 for children). The ballet is choreographed by the director of HBTS, Sara Jo Strickland, with costumes by Yuka Silvera. The ballet will be danced by the students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School, who range from four to 18 years old. The 25-piece Hampton Chamber Music Orchestra is a group of professional musicians who all hail from the East End. Call the Hampton Ballet Theatre School at 237-4810 or email at hbts07@optonline.net to reserve tickets or for other information.

 

Bazaar

A Summer Collectible Bazaar will be offered this Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to noon in the First Presbyterian Church garden at Main Street and Job’s Lane in Southampton Village. The food table will feature homemade baked goods and for sale will be handmade aprons, stuffed animals, shawls, plants and more. Call 283-2590 for details.

 

Herstory

The Southampton branch of Herstory Writers Workshop, “Changing Memories into Chapters of our Lives” is offering free introductory workshops to any woman who wishes to participate. The group meets at the Southampton Cultural Center, Veteran’s Memorial Hall on Pond Lane, Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.

Facilitator Linda Coleman leads the group. The Herstory technique, is based in “speaking to the stranger reader.” Writing memoir in the hopes that another may wish to read it represents a giant leap from the personal diary or the intimate story that is told to a friend or therapist.

Tuition for the workshop is $150 a month for four three-hour classes. Scholarship help is available. New members are welcome and invited to a free introductory workshop to try the process. For information call 676-7395.

 

Southampton Hospital’s 50th Annual Summer Party

The Southampton Hospital Foundation will host it’s 50th Annual Summer Party, The Golden Gala, on Saturday, August 2. The event will take place under the tents, designed by Tony Urrutia, on Wickapogue Road in Southampton, and is chaired by both Jean Remmel FitzSimmons and Ann Grimm. The Golden Anniversary Benefactor is Brooks Brothers. Chuck Scarborough will be. As in past years, the evening will benefit the Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The party includes music by Alex Donner and dinner catered by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs. Also featured will be a silent auction and a raffle of trips and prizes including a one-week stay in a Paris apartment, diamond and gold earrings from Buccellati, handbags by Valentino, Michael Kors and Ferragamo and more. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Southampton Hospital Foundation at 726-8700 or purchase tickets online at www.southamptonhospital.org/foundation/special_events.

 

Sibling Support Group

The Cody Center will run an East End Sibling Support Group based on the SibShops model for children with siblings who have special needs. Groups will meet for approximately 10 weeks at the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. Children ages 8 to 16 are eligible for the program for which there is no charge. Projected start dates for groups are July 27 and September 7 at 11:30 a.m. Please contact the social worker who facilitates the group, Lorraine Sawyer at 474-6489.

 

Adult Historic Walking Tour

An adult historic walking tour, titled “Renovation of a Guest House and Gate House Garden circa 1930’s,” will be given by landscape architect Jack DeLashmet on Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet at 76-82 Captains Neck Lane, Southampton. The cost is $10 and is free for members. Sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museums and Research Center.

 

Travel Again with Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories’ programs, Little Travelers, ages three to five, and World Travelers, ages five to eight, will take place at the United Methodist Church, 160 Main Street, Southampton Village through August 22. This year, drop-ins with adult family members and adult friends of the children are welcome to join. At the programs, children enjoy songs, stories, games, puppets, costumes, dance, and arts and crafts projects. Little Travelers “visit” local sites — a zoo, garden, pet store, farm, circus, beach, and food fair. World Travelers “travel” internationally to Brazil, Indonesia, Ghana, Japan, and other exotic destinations. They’ll have tickets and passports that will be stamped and they’ll receive keepsakes and treasures. The program meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Little Travelers come on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; World Travelers come on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (917) 538-5049.

 

Global Wines

The Stony Brook University Center for Wine, Food, and Culture is hosting an international symposium called “The Art of Balance: Cool Climate/Maritime Wines in a Global Context,” at its Southampton campus on August 5 and August 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a Grand Tasting on August 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The two-day symposium will feature advanced educational presentations and wine tastings led by winemakers and vineyard managers from top wineries in cool climate/maritime winegrowing regions around the world, with a Grand Tasting the evening of August 5.

This event marks the 20-year anniversary of the first ground breaking conference of its kind, “Maritime Climate Wine Growing: Bringing Bordeaux to Long Island,” which was staged in Riverhead in summer 1988 and drew participants from Chateau Margaux, Chateau Pichon-Lalande, and Institut Technique de la Vigne et du Vin, Montpellier. The support of New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has been crucial to this program’s success. The Senator keyed the birth of the Stony Brook Center by securing its initial funding and continues to provide ongoing support for both the Center and the Long Island Wine Council.

Ticket prices are $180 per day or $360 for two days, inclusive of the Grand Tasting. A 20 percent discount will be offered to wine industry affiliates. Limited on-campus housing will be made available upon request. On Thursday, August 7, special activities and winery visits will be offered for symposium participants who want to stay and explore the East End. Further details and registration can be found at www.stonybrook.edu/winecenter.

 

Wainscott

 

Sit….Stay

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) will offer its popular dog obedience classes again starting July 19. Each five week session will cost $125 payable in advance. All ARF adopters within the last 12 months will receive a discounted rate of $100. The obedience classes are at 9 or 10 a.m. The classes will be held at the ARF Adoption Center, located at 90 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott. Space is limited. To register visit their website www.arfhamptons.org or call ARF at 537-0499 ext. 201.

 

Sagaponack

 

Musical Garden Party

Pianofest in the Hamptons will hold its annual Musical Garden Party benefit on Saturday July 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Madoo Conservancy, 618 Sagg Main Street, in Sagaponack. The event, hosted by Robert Dash, benefits scholarships for Pianofest’s emerging young artists.

Guests are invited to stroll through the gardens, and enjoy music from the classical piano repertoire, along with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Jane Thors, of Greenport, is honorary chair. Tickets, at $75. per person, may be reserved by calling Pianofest at 631-329-9115 or by email from Pianofest@verizon.net. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

Pianofest’s Monday afternoon concerts continue at the Avram Theater at Stony Brook Southampton, on July 14, 21, July 28, and August 4. The season concludes with a Grand Marathon Concert on Saturday, August 9.

 

Kick-Off Sagg Pond Paddle and BBQ

On Friday, July 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. there will be a one-mile paddle down Sagg Pond to the ocean beach where participants will enjoy a BBQ, bonfire and sunset. Weather permitting, the group will paddle back. Boat rentals are $30 for a single kayak or $50 for a double kayak or canoe. The BBQ fee is $25 (under 12 is $15). Please bring your own drinks and a chair or blanket to sit on (supplies must be transported in your kayak or canoe). For reservations or more information, call Jodi Grindrod at 537-1400 ext. 23 or jgrindrod@eastendenvironment.org.

 

Idea House

Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 is tge Hamptons Cottages & Gardens’ Fifth Annual Idea House Preview Gala and Opening with weekend tours to benefit the Peconic Land Trust.

The house is located at 151 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, a 150-year old Sagaponack farmhouse, formerly owned by noted author James Jones (“From Here to Eternity”). The farmhouse is being completely redefined, expanded and made as “green” as possible by the developer ModernGreenHome, a team of accomplished interior designers, and led by HC&G Design Director Kyle Timothy Blood.

The Preview Gala reception is Friday, July 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased from the Peconic Land Trust online (www.peconiclandtrust.org) or by calling 283-3195.

Tickets for the House tours, which will run for five successive weekends beginning July 26, will be sold at the door only. Costis $25. The Peconic Land Trust will receive the proceeds from the first weekend tours and the gala. Subsequent weekends will benefit other East End charities, including the Child Development Center of the Hamptons, Fighting Chance, The Nature Conservancy, and The Retreat. Additional information can be found at www.HCandG.com.

 

Water Mill

 

19th Annual Family Day Wild Wild West Carnival

Christie Brinkley will be the Celebrity Host of the 19th Annual Family Day Carnival benefiting the Einstein’s Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center (CERC), which serves children with severe developmental disorders. The carnival will take place on Sunday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Diamond Ranch, 600 Mecox Road, Water Mill. Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call (718) 430-2818 for more information or to buy tickets.

 

Exercise by Sara Jo

The Water Mill Community House, 743 Montauk Highway, Water Mill will host Exercise by Sara Jo now through Labor Day. Classes will be held five mornings a week. Sara Jo Strickland is a trained ballet dancer and gymnast and has been teaching exercise for 22 years on the East End. Her class, “The Hampton Workout” emphasizes flexibility, strength, alignment, and grace. Classes are taught in a fun and noncompetitive atmosphere with upbeat music. Call (516) 857-9713 for more information or email exbysarajo@optonline.net.

 

Amagansett

 

Talk to the Bees

On Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett you can “Talk to the Bees” with Mary Woltz, beekeeper and owner of Bees Needs. Learn more about the challenges and rewards of keeping bees. Get an up-close look at a hive, and develop a better understanding of the dynamics involved in the secret life of bees as Mary shares insights into the lifecycle of these creatures. The program is free for Quail Hill Farm and Peconic Land Trust members and $5 for all others. Heavy rain cancels.

Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane, and meet in the orchard.

 

Amagansett

 

 

Ocean Fun Days Summer Camp

The Town Marine Museum, 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett will host Ocean Fun Days Summer Camp now through August 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers will learn marine science discovery with live animals, maritime history, environmental studies, classes, games, hiking and beach activities. The camp features many hands-on discovery projects that will focus on East Hampton’s unique maritime heritage. The week of July 21 to July 25 is for ages 6 to 8. The week July 28 to August 1 is for ages 9 to 12. Call 324-6850 to register and for information.

 

Applied Arts School of Visual Arts

Applied Arts at 11 Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett is a school for the visual arts offering students and artists the opportunity to work with the latest professional technologies and resources year round. The school offers classes or private instruction for adults and teens in painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. The state of the art facility has a digital lab, large format Epson printers, a large teaching darkroom, and studios for painting, drawing, and printmaking. Call 267- 2787 for more information.

 

Summer Youth Program at Applied Arts in Amagansett

Applied Arts at 11 Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett will be offering a Summer Youth Program (ages 8 to 14) now through the end of August. Students may sign up on a weekly basis or for the entire summer session. Activities range from landscape painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and digital media. Spaces are limited so please register in advance by calling 267- 2787.

 

Open Studio Figure Drawing/Open Studio Darkroom

Applied Arts at 11 Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett, NY offers Open Studio Figure Drawing every Monday night from 6 to 9 p.m. There is a $15 charge and an $8 charge for students and seniors per person/per session. Open Studio Darkroom runs every Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. There is a $20 charge per person for each session. Photographers please bring your own paper. Call 267- 2787 for information.

 

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