Amagansett Community Notes, September 26


Fall has officially arrived in the hamlet and the best way to kick it off is this Saturday at the Amagansett School Fall Fair. There will be a Chinese auction with many great items from local businesses, a 50/50 raffle, lots of fabulous games and prizes, a Bouncy castle for pre-K children and an obstacle course for older kids.Great arts and crafts and food and drinks will be available at the Pumpkin Cafe and delicious baked goods at the bake sale. The fair, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is great for families and grown-ups alike. Come support the Amagansett PTA and catch up with neighbors and friends often missed in the hustle-bustle.

Body Tech Health and fitness is happy to announce the 10th annual Serpents Back Dualthlon on Sunday, October 6 at the Eddie Ecker Park in Montauk. The race is a 2.4-mile run, a 12-mile mountain bike and then another 2.4 mile run. Preregistration is available at Body Tech, Main Street, Amagansett and Body Tech in the Montauk Playhouse. Proceeds from the race will benefit the construction of an indoor pool at the Montauk Playhouse. For more information, call 267-8222.

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

The Amagansett Free Library will host a lecture Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m. on Oystering and Early Conservation on Long Island. Nicole Menchise, archivist of the Oyster Bay Historical Society and a member of the Board of Trustees for the North Shore Historical Museum, will speak about the decade of the 1880s when oysters were imperiled by demand and destroyed by spills of waste and refuse in the waters surrounding Western Long Island. She will discuss the work of Eugene G. Blackford, Commissioner of Fisheries, who lobbied for cleaner waters and supported some of the earliest conservation legislation in New York. This is right on track with the recent brown tide in our waters. Please call for a reservation because space is limited 267-3810.

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

The Wednesday at One Book Club will take place on October 9. The book is “Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes, copies available at the circulation desk.

The Saturday Story and Craft time for families continues on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. This week’s theme is dog stories and making a dog puppet craft. Also at the library, for parents and children age 10 to 36 months there is a Tuesday story time at 10:15 a.m. and every Friday at 10 a.m. is Shake, Rattle and Roll and circle time. Miss Jeanne, the children’s librarian will also be at the Amagansett PTA’s Fall Fair on Saturday, September 28, so make sure you stop by for a story or two.

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

October 15 is the anniversary of the devastating fire that destroyed Scoville Hall, Amagansett’s own community center. Repairs have begun but funds are still needed. Please donate to help bring the hall back to our hamlet. Mail a check payable to the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett to P.O. Box 764, Amagansett, NY 11930

St. Peters continues its 9 a.m. worship service through Christmas followed by coffee hour. The church is undergoing a major renovation and looks fabulous.

St. Michael’s Lutheran church holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. It 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, go to

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. until October 27. This is the original Amagansett museum. Please take the time to check it out and while you are there visit the Community Boat Shop located behind. For more information, call 324-6850.

The Town of East Hampton is offering a number of new sport programs for adults and youths. Go to or stop by the Department of Parks on Pantigo Road behind the courthouse.

If your child is a student in the East Hampton Middle School, picture day is tomorrow. Have a great week and thanks for all your Amagansett news.

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