Amagansett Community Notes, July 17


The Clamshell Foundation will hold the Great Bonac Fireworks Show on Saturday, July 20, at 9:30 p.m. at Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. For more information, please check out These fireworks are always spectacular to watch from many different venues along the harbor.The foundation’s annual Sandcastle Contest will be August 3 at Atlantic Beach from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Start thinking of your creations now.

The time for summer worship service at the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett is Sunday at 10 a.m. through September 2. All members of the community are welcome to attend. Mark your calendars for the 100th annual summer fair on Saturday, August 3. It will be held on the church grounds from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Parking will be available in the church parking lot as well as at the Amagansett School.

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. It is also home to the Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.

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

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, at the corner of Indian Wells and Montauk highways has begun its summer worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m.

There are some wonderful weekly programs going on in our hamlet. I have included some dates, so you can mark your calendars.

Every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. the Amagansett Library will have a story and craft event for families. Please register in advance by stopping in or calling 267-3810.

Film nights for tweens (8 to 14) take place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. My daughter, Lucy Pearl, went to first movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful” on July 10, and she and her friends really enjoyed it. Future dates will be July 17, 24 and 31 and August 7, 14 and 21. Registration for the movies is requested.

Movies for families will take place at the library Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. The dates are July 18 and 25 and August 1, 8, 15 and 22.

This Saturday, July 20, the library’s authors series will feature Press columnist Tom Clavin, who will discuss his book, “The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream,” from 6 to 7 p.m. On July 27, it will be Charles Dubow, the author of “Indiscretion.” On August 3, it will be Jules Feiffer, who has recently published his first graphic novel, “Kill My Mother.” The series runs through August.

On Thursday, July 25, there will be a one-night-only Stargazing event with Dr. Inglis of the Montauk Observatory. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. and stargazing with two telescopes (weather permitting) will take place at 9 p.m. behind the library. Please register in advance by calling 267-3810.

Join the East Hampton Town Marine Museum on Sundays at 5 p.m. for the weekly Poetry Marathon. This long-running series features local poets, a fantastic marine setting, and a free reception afterward. The series is produced by Sylvia Chavkin. Sunday, July 21, will feature Alex Russo and Virginia Walker; Sunday, July 28, will be Tammy Morgan and Ted Hartley; Sunday, August 4, will be Patty Noble and Gloria Beckerman; Sunday, August 11, will be Monica Enders and Teri Kennedy. For more information please contact

The Town of East Hampton offers free Youth Recreation for kids in ninth through 12th grade every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Montauk Playhouse and every Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the East Hampton Middle School. For more information and to read about other summer programs, go to

Girl’s volleyball takes place Wednesday nights at the Montauk Playhouse. Girls in grades five through eight meet from 5 to 7 p.m., and those in grades nine through 12 play from 7 to 9 p.m. he cost is $40 per player. Register at the Department of Parks or the Montauk Playhouse.

The Amagansett Village Improvement Society is offering free tennis lessons for Amagansett kids on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue courts. Bring your racquet and be coached by Peter Hoopes. For more information, contact Joan Tulp at 267-3810.

Save the date for the “Summer Splash” on Saturday, August 3. This year there will be a roaring ’20s theme. For more information, go to

Sadly, the Paddlers for Humanity swim-paddle-run fun race at Maidstone Park in East Hampton scheduled for July 13 had to be canceled due to low turnout. Mark your calendars for August 25 for the Wahine Woman’s Stand-Up Paddle Board Race at Big Albert’s Beach in Amagansett. Paddlers for Humanity is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization based in East Hampton that raises money and awareness for local and global organizations dedicated to benefiting children’s lives. For more information, go to

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