East Hampton Community Notes, September 5


It’s not over yet! Expect another summer weekend with the Jewish High Holy Days, which, for some, extended the season by one week. Which I am happy about. Even though the hassle of summer seems to get worse every year, it’s better than the winter ahead.

By talking to East Hampton Village shop owners over the weekend, seemingly business was well for most but the stress levels of dealing with the summer crowd had been more overwhelming than in past years. It was brought to my attention by at least three shop owners, that the August crowd is a lot tougher than the July crowd. Maybe it’s because they realize they often overpay to be out here.

This weekend are the Jewish High Holy Days and the Jewish Center of the Hamptons will be holding services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Please visit their online calendar for times, wwww.jcoh.org.

This Saturday, at 4:40 p.m., is the 13th annual Box Art Auction benefiting East End Hospice. The auction will be held at Ross School’s Center for Well-Being. More than 75 of the finest artists on Long Island’s East End have again created memorable art boxes. The reception and silent auction beging at 4:30 p.m., and the live auction is at 6 p.m. WPPB radio host Bonnie Grice will be the live auction auctioneer. The $75 admission includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. For additional information, call 531 288-7080 or visit www.eeh.org. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can enjoy a garden tour in Wainscott. Explore the Biercuk & Luckey garden in Wainscott, which is open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy.

This woodland garden under a high oak canopy with a collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, pieris, understory trees, perennials, bulbs, and tropicals in season is in a mostly sunny, rear corner and includes a pool designed as a pond with a waterfall, winding paths and stone walls that enhance a sense of depth and elevation change on a mostly flat acre. No reservations are required for this rain or shine event. Admission is $5 per person; children 12 and under admitted free. Call 888-842-2442 for information or visit www.gardenconservancy.org.

This Saturday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., is the traditional weekend for the annual Vito Sisti Presents art show at Ashawagh Hall. Sadly, Vito died last winter and so the show will be a memorial show in his honor. Anyone that has showed in any of Vito’s shows, will be on display. This is also a fundraiser for the Springs Improvement Society. Stop by in honor of the “little guy.”

On Saturday, from 4 to 6 p.m., Hampton Racquet Club is having a Pro-Am Tournament to benefit The Retreat. The entry fee is $250, $25 for non-competing supporters, $50 for families (includes registration in the youth clinic). There is a Young Players Clinic, from 3 to 4 p.m., for ages 4 through 7, and 8 through 11. Proceeds will go to The Retreat, which provides shelter, counseling, hotline, and more to victims of domestic violence. Call 329-4398 and speak to Hope to register.

On Saturday, at 8 p.m., Guild Hall is presenting a staged reading of “Kingfisher,” a comedy starring Merecedes Ruehl, Brian Murphy, and Harris Yulin. Visit www.guildhall.org for details. I actually may make this one.

Schools open this Monday so please be aware and drive carefully. Good luck, kids!


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