Amagansett Community Notes, May 30


The new parking booth and the lifeguard stand are up at Indian Wells Beach. The crowds are here, so it must be summer, right? Not quite. Remember, school is still open, so please drive safely. If you can’t make a left turn, which usually is a fact of life around here this time of year, don’t pretend you can. It’s not safe for anyone, and you will not get where you are going any faster, especially if you cause an accident.

The Stephen Talkhouse will be home for a fundraiser on Monday, June 3. It will be a night of music to raise money for a scholarship fund for 6-year-old Bianca Spielberg, the daughter of Karriann and Sam Spielberg. Tragically, Sam died in a car accident on February 22. All donations will be accepted at the door. If you would like to donate and cannot attend, checks can be sent to Jason Spielberg at 16 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. Please write “for Bianca” on the memo line. For more information or to lend a hand please contact

Astro’s Pizza right on Main Street will now be open on Friday and Saturday nights until 2 a.m. Grab a slice before you call a cab home.

On Sunday, June 16, Main Beach Surf and Sport will sponsor a charity stand-up paddle race for Paddlers for Humanity ( The race will start at Beach Lane in Wainscott at 9 a.m., and proceed in an easterly direction to Indian Wells Beach. This is a Surf Zone Race. Participants will enter through the surf, round a turn buoy on the outside break and ride the wind swell downwind to the finish, where another turn buoy will be located. They will then exit through the surf to the beach .Registration will take place at the Main Beach Surf Shop starting at 7:30 a.m. Race support is provided by the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad. Visit or call (631) 537-2716 for more information or to sign up.

The Amagansett Village Improvement Society, founded in 1921, will have a Roaring ’20s theme to its Summer Splash party this year. This is right in step with all the “Great Gatsby” parties going on around town. Save the date for Saturday, August 3. The event takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. at the South Fork Country Club. There will be great music, a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres. Period clothing is optional but doing the Charleston is not. For more information please call 267-3664. Check out the AVIS website at

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. All members of the community are welcome to attend. It is so nice to see the repair process beginning on Scoville Hall.

The deacons of the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett and the Springs Presbyterian Church will have a picnic on Saturday, June 15, at 4 p.m. at Maidstone Park. This is a nice community event. I will bring you more information as it become available.

Reminder to save the date for the church’s 100th summer fair on Saturday, August 3. More details will follow.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds worship services Sundays at 11 a.m. It is also home to the Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton food pantry, which is open on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

St. Peter’s Catholic Church holds worship services Sundays at 9 a.m. followed by a coffee hour on the front lawn, weather permitting.

Congratulations to our Amagansett alumni who will be graduating from East Hampton High School on June 22. Quite an impressive list of colleges: LB Lownes, Brown; Laura Gunderson, Cornell; Jacqueline Smudzinski, Baylor; Andrew Davis, Michigan; Toby Rosenfeld, NYU; Ricki Slater, Alabama; Sam Sabin, Wake Forest; Riley McMahon; Highpoint University; and Grace Plachy, University of Virginia.

East Hampton High School held its annual Century Club Induction on Tuesday, May 21, for students completing more than 100 hours of community service. The following Amagansett students were inducted: Chris Schwagerl, Peter Davis, Conrad Kabbaz, Bridget Stonemetz, Matthew Lownes, Nicholas Tulp and Toby Rosenberg.

There will be a youth soccer camp from June 17 to 20 at East Hampton High School. The camp is staffed by the high school soccer coaching staff. This is a great opportunity to be coached by the best. Sessions for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $85. Grades six through eight meet from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $100. Checks are payable to EHHS Varsity Club. Please mail a check to reserve a place to Rich King, Head Coach East Hampton High School Boys Soccer, 2 Long Lane, East Hampton, NY, 11937. If you have questions, please contact

Story time will take place Saturday, June 1, at 3:30 p.m. at the Amagansett Library. The theme will be “the Zoo.” Join in reading stories about the zoo and make a lion mask.

And since Saturday is June 1, it’s time for June birthdays. Happy birthday to Ed Cashin, Nancy Parsons, Joe Pucci, Jessica Lownes, Joe LaCarruba, Merritt Emptage,, Aubrey Tulp, Ben Bijur, BJ Bistrian, his grandmother Mary Bistrian, Paloma Bahi, Kat Brunn, Tabatha Mello-Aruda, Matthew Ward, Suki Blutstein, Jenny DiSunno and Diana Walker. If I missed your birthday, please let me know.

Have a great week and thanks for all your Amagansett news.

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