The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s annual HarborFest celebration took place over the weekend with a block party down Long Wharf, whaleboat racing, an arts and crafts fair, a village-wide sidewalk sale and, of course, the clam chowder tasting and competition. The weekend kicked off with a Spotlight on Boating and Fishing party sponsored by The Sag Harbor Express at the Breakwater Yacht Club. On Sunday, Team Whalers won the men’s whaleboat championship for a record 18th time, while the women’s team from Brown Harris Stevens won for the first time. Also first-time winners were the Sag Harbor Fire Department Juniors team in the Youth Division. Let’s take a look back through the lens of Sag Harbor Express photographer Michael Heller.
The new film “Shirley” is about the acerbic and moody writer Shirley Jackson. Though it is set in the early 1950s in the college town of Bennington, Vermont, you could say it was a walk in the woods of Sag Harbor that inspired it all.
While we are not yet able to resume our usual live music going habits, this weekend there will be something of a melodic respite thanks to the Sag Harbor American Music Festival and All For The East End, known as AFTEE, who are teaming up to present “Best Jams,” a virtual special featuring local musicians.