I’m definitely getting too old for this. On Sunday my son Henry and I helped my daughter, Olivia, move out of a very pleasant, if out of the way, apartment in Bath Beach way down on the southwest side of Brooklyn, to a more centrally located, but decidedly more seedy location, in Crown Heights. (As I said to my wife, “Your daughter has really moved to Brooklyn this time.”)Thank God, the heat wave broke, so it was only about 90 degrees in the third-floor apartment we moved her out of and the fourth floor apartment we moved her into instead of the 100 to 110 degrees of the day before. All I know is that by the time we finished, I had sweat off about 10 pounds, my legs felt like rubber, and my back was as stiff as a board.
Please stay put for a couple of years this time, dear.
My ordeal gives me an excuse to put up the hammock in the backyard and relax with my copy of The Bridge, the annual journal of the Bridgehampton Museum. This year’s edition features an account of the area’s golf courses, which complements one of the museum’s summer exhibits, “From Pastures to Putting: Greater Bridgehampton’s Golfing Traditions.” Other articles include one on the Peconic Land Trust, the winning essay from the museum’s scholarship winner, and the second part in a series about Captain Charles A. Goodale. Regular features by the museum staff and board president are included as usual, and guest writer Jeff Mansfield has contributed “A History of Sailing on Mecox Bay.”
The Bridge is complimentary with membership and is sold for $5 at the Corwith House at 2368 Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton. For additional information, call 631-537-1088 or visit www.bhmuseum.org.
The Friends of the Hampton Library’s Fridays at Five lecture series features Peter Wolf, the author of “My New Orleans, Gone Away,” on Friday. The artist Eric Fischl, the author of “Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas,” will speak on August 2. Tickets are $15, and you can buy a series of four for $60.
If you have a young driver with a learner’s permit in your household, the library is offering a five-hour pre-licensing course on Saturday, July 27, that is a requirement before you can schedule a road test. The course begins at 10 a.m. and a $45 cash fee is required.
Check in at the library, at 537-0015, to learn about its many other programs.
Looking ahead, violist Richard Wolfe and his chamber music group, which includes Elisabeth Perry, Matthias Naegele and Elaine Hou, will be accompanied by renowned Swedish soprano Lisa Larson in a program of Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Respighi and Brahms at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork on Sunday, August 4, at 4 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children. The congregation is on the east side of the Bridgehampton Turnpike, just south of Scuttlehole Road. For more information, call (631) 537-0132, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uucsf.org.
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church will host its annual “Evening of Art” on Saturday, August 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the parish center. The event includes a cocktail party and silent auction, which will showcase the works of Ted Asnis, Susan Alessio, Gayle Tudisco and Alice Ryan, among others.
Admission is $35, and proceeds are used for the parish’s outreach programs.
And don’t forget, the carnival sponsored by the Southampton Kiwanis Club is set up at Sayre Park through Sunday. The gates are open from 6 to 11 p.m.