East Hampton Village announced on Tuesday that it has canceled plans for a September centennial celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the village’s incorporation.
The coronavirus pandemic and concerns about the public health threats of large public events like the parade and other activities that had been planned for after Labor Day spurred the decision, village officials said, but that they hoped to reschedule the festivities for 2021.
“While we are all disheartened that we will not be able to join the members of our wonderful community to mark the occasion, we remain mindful of the ever changing situation with the pandemic,” the members of the Village Board wrote in a joint statement.
“We thank all the members of the Centennial Celebration Committee for their work, suggestions and collaboration that took place over the last year … We look forward to the opportunity to commemorate this occasion in the future.”
The plans for the centennial celebration included closing Main Street for a parade, a street fair, historical tours, musical performances and a series of films from the 1920s put on at Guild Hall.
The village kicked off the centennial program at the start of the new year this year by unveiling a new village logo for its seal and flag flying over Village Hall.