Remsenburg And Speonk Community Notes, August 8


Have you fit in all the things you wanted to do this summer? Now that it is August, it might be time to cut that list down to what you do not want to miss.The 39th annual Quogue Historical Society Art Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., on the Quogue Village Green, located off Jessup Avenue. Many favorite exhibitors will be returning and there will be some new local artists, including Enid Hatton, Donna Levy and Keith Mantell, showing off their talent.

The Pond House, located at 114 Jessup Avenue, will be open during the show. Current exhibits include: “Through the Lens of George Bradford Brainerd; Quogue in 1875,” “Quawcannantucke; Early Settlement” and “An Antique Dollhouse: Handmade in Miniature.”

Admission is free to the art show and sale. Parking is available behind the Quogue Firehouse.

Local photographer Cheryl Machat Dorskind will hold a question-and-answer session at The Remsenburg Academy, located off South Country Road. Ms. Dorskind will answer questions regarding techniques and inspiration for her unique photo art on Sunday, August 11, from 1 until 5 p.m.

She also said you can bring in your camera if you have questions related to using the various settings. If you would like to set up an appointment, please call (888)395-1666.

Save the date for the Remsenburg Academy Heritage Golf Open! It is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17. The outing will be held at Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club in Westhampton. More information will follow when we get closer to the date.

The Rotary Club of Westhampton will host its annual Bill Hautmann Flea Market on Westhampton Beach’s Great Lawn this coming weekend. Show hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, and from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 11.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children between six and 12 years of age. There will be vendors selling clothing, collectibles, antiques, jewelry and sports memorabilia, as well as live music, refreshments and plenty of free parking. This event will take place rain or shine.

The Remsenburg Academy has a book club and members will be meeting on Monday, August 26, at 6 p.m. at the academy. The group will be discussing “Man and Crisis” by José Ortega y Gasset this month. The book is written by a Spanish philosopher who examines the nature and reactions of man during turbulent periods of history. If you are interested in joining the group, please email Donna at

Enjoy playing bridge? If so, the Monday Bridge Group is welcoming new members at the Remsenburg Academy. For more information, please visit and shoot them an email.

We have a few other options if you don’t mind traveling a little bit to the east.

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is offering its August Cinema Series on Monday evenings. Tickets are $15 for adults, $9 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for PAC Film Society members. Visit for a complete listing of movies.

Also, the Westhampton Beach Gazebo Concerts continue on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. This Thursday, August 8, The New York Exceptions will be performing your favorite tunes from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s on the Village Green, located next door to the post office.

And don’t worry about the weather. If it rains, they will move the concert indoors to the beautiful auditorium at the Westhampton Beach High School on Lilac Road.

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