East Hampton Community Notes, May 23


Well, the season is here and there is plenty to do and be aware of. Remember that enforcement of all rules and regulations is stepped up from now through the end of the summer. There are time limits on parking in the village, dogs are not allowed on the beaches, there are different permits for different beaches and all beaches require a parking permit.

With the summer crowds here, there seems to be many uncalled for and negligent behavior patterns. One thing that comes to mind, and that many have claimed to witness, is the dumping of household garbage in public trash cans. Come on, folks, buy a dump permit or arrange for trash pickup but don’t trash our beaches—yes, that what happens when dump your bags of trash there and fill up the cans.

Please be careful driving and, when walking, cross the street within the crosswalk. Doing otherwise is a hazard as some drivers will stop to be “polite” even though it can cause an accident. And drivers, note that if anyone has a foot in the crosswalk you are required to stop and let them cross.

SUNY Geneseo student Andrew Hessler was recently inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society during a ceremony on campus. Juniors or seniors with a grade point average that places them in the top 15 percent of their class are eligible for membership.

Today, at 6 p.m., is the Ross School’s Science Fair for students in grades six to eight. Nearly 70 students will display their innovative and exciting science projects.

The East Hampton Farmers Market will launch its eighth season this Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A farm stand in the heart of East Hampton, the farmers market provides residents with a source of locally grown or produced fresh produce, spring greens, mushrooms, savories, cow and goat cheese, pastured pork, grain fed beef, baked goods, local bread, fresh cut flowers, pickles, seafood, seasonal fruit, raw food, local wine, coffee, dog treats. Supporting the farmers market is supporting the local farmers, fishers, food producers and celebrates the agricultural history of the East End.

The market is held in the Nick and Toni’s parking lot, located at 136 North Main Street and will run, rain or shine, every Friday through August 30.

The “Cripple of Inishmaan,” will be at Guild Hall, from May 22 through June 9. The performances will be on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

This comedy is written by the living master of Irish theater Martin McDonagh. The play is directed by Stephen Hamilton, who last year directed Guild Hall’s critically acclaimed and sold-out production of “Uncle Vanya.” Produced by Guild Hall in association with Ellen J. Myers, the play features Evan Daves, Margaret Dawson, Tom Gustin, Christopher Imbrosciano, Kristen Lowman, Tuck Milligan, Joe Pallister, Janet Sarno and Georgia Warner. General admission is $30/$10 for students. For more information visit www.guildhall.org.

On Saturday, at 9 a.m., there will be a mega yard sale at East Hampton Middle School. Furniture, light fixtures, household and kitchen wares, lawn equipment, lamps, toys, electronics, and more will be for sale. All proceeds raised will benefit the Senegal school construction project. Fifteen students from East Hampton High School will travel to Senegal this July to begin construction on an elementary school. For additional information, call 604-0855, or e-mail pcampbell@ehufsd.org.

Also at the high school, Bonac Botanicals will host a plant sale to help raise money for the school garden. They will be there on Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27, from 9:30 to 1:30.

On Saturday, from 5 to 8 p.m., is the third annual ARF Designer Showcase and house vignettes, which are inspired and arranged by guest designers from thrift shop donations and the designer’s personal collections. All items are for sale at charity prices presenting unequaled sales opportunities for those who attend. To purchase tickets call 537-0400 x216. The shopping will continue on Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop is located at 17 Montauk Highway in Sagaponack.

Eric Firestone, located on Newtown Lane, will be having an art opening this Saturday, from 6 to 9 p.m., with “ A View With A Room,” curated by Robert Stilin. Featuring works by Eric Cahan, Gregory Johnston and John Messinger.

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is pleased to announce “Jonas Wood & Shio Kusaka: Still Life with Pots,” the first two-person exhibition of this Los Angeles-based couple, opening Saturday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on view through June 22.

From 6 to 8 p.m., QF Gallery, located at 98 Newtown Lane, will show “A Picnic and Smokes” including works by Rachel Barrett, Miriam Cabessa, Marc Dimov, Brad Fisher, Paul Gallegos, Joyce Lee, Joe Nanashe, Rotem Reshef, Matthew Satz and Andrew Werner.

I have finally opened up another gallery, Karyn Mannix Contemporary, which is located in Water Mill. I, too, will be having an opening this Saturday, from 6 to 9 p.m. The theme is “Vernacular: Language of the Landscape” featuring regional painters, including East Hampton artists Ralph Carpentier, Carly Haffner, Mary Laspia plus Dalton Portella, Doug Reina, and Scott Hewett. The gallery is located at 688 Montauk Highway (behind Suki Zuki).


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