Amagansett Community Notes, September 12


Today is the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and no matter how we feel about it today, we all can remember what we were doing when the planes first struck. Please take this historic day to be grateful for not only our beautiful hamlet, but for all we have and our families and friends.

School is back in session and fall sports have begun. Please come out to support your child and others as football, field hockey, XC running, girls swimming, soccer, tennis and volleyball are in full swing.

The Amagansett School PTA will have its back to school picnic today, Wednesday, September 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Amagansett School. The first PTA meeting is Monday, September 16, at 9 a.m. in the school library.

The Amagansett Free Library will hold its Wednesdays at One book club today and the book will be “Light Between Oceans,” by M.L. Steadman.

The First Monday Book Group will take place on Monday, October 7, at 1:30 p.m. The book for discussion will be “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks, please pick up a copy at the circulation desk and join the group.

Saturday Story and craft time for families continues on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. This week, Saturday, September 14, is “Fantastic Fire Breathing Stories About Dragons.”

The final stand-up paddleboard race of the season for the Ocean Rescue Squad will take place on Saturday, October 12, from Lazy Point to Montauk. Please come out and support the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad that kept you safe at all summer water events and helped to work with the Junior Lifeguard programs. The race is a 6 mile downwind course. For more information or to register, please go to or call 537-2716. Thank you in advance for supporting and participating in this event.

The First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett holds its worship service on Sundays at 11 a.m. and all members of the community are welcome to attend. The sermons are led by the Pastor Steven E. Howarth.

St. Peter’s continues its 9 a.m. worship service through Christmas, followed by coffee hour on the front lawn.

St. Michael’s Lutheran church holds its worship service on Sundays at 11 a.m. The church is located across the street from the post office and next to the senior housing center.

St. Michael’s is home to the Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton food pantry on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. For more information, visit

The East Hampton Town Marine Museum, located at 310 Bluff Road in Amagansett, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 27. This is the original Amagansett museum; please take the time to check it out and while you are there, and make sure to check out the community boat shop located behind. For more information, please call 324-6850.

Vicki’s Veggies is open through Thanksgiving. There is still time to have all the fresh fruits and veggies you enjoyed all summer.

This weekend is the last weekend for lifeguards at our beach, but you can still enjoy your walks—and make sure you clean up after your pets. On Sunday, September 15, at 5 p.m. the lifeguard stands will go to their winter homes.

I would like to give a special shout-out to my sister, Jennifer, whose birthday is tomorrow. Happy 50th, Jenn!

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

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