East Quogue Community Notes, September 18


The East Quogue Historical Society’s annual meeting promises to be both informative and interesting, and I’ve heard that members of the group have been as busy as those veritable bees making plans to showcase our historic hamlet.The guest speakers will be Southampton Town Councilwoman Bridget Fleming and Sally Spanburgh, chair of the Southampton Town Landmarks and Historic Districts Board, who will lead a discussion on historic East Quogue.

The meeting will take place on Friday, September 26, starting at 7 p.m., at the East Quogue United Methodist Church on Main Street. Everyone is invited.

What wonderful news! Dawn and Billy Steffens of Westhampton welcomed their little bundle of joy, Jackson William, on June 20. Adorable baby Jackson arrived at Southampton Hospital at 8:07 a.m., tipping the scales at 6 pounds 2 ounces. He was 19 inches long.

His proud grandparents are Tammy Shea of East Quogue, Ed and Stephany Shea, also of East Quogue, and Kitt Bruno of Medford. His uncles—Tim Shea, Adam Shea and Matt Pangs—are equally elated. Congratulations to all!

On an artistic note, the Hampton Theater Company kicks off its 30th anniversary season at the Quogue Community Hall next month on Thursday, October 23, with “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s classic comedy about the pandemonium caused by a rabbit visible only to a chosen few.

In January, it is Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies’ drama, “Time Stands Still.” Bruce Norris’ powerful Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama, “Clybourne Park,” is set for March and the season wraps in June with Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever.”

Subscriptions for the season cost $80. Tickets for each show are priced at $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens (except Saturday shows) and $10 for students under 21. Please visit www.hamptontheatre.org for additional details.

And, finally, do you want to do something great for the environment? If so, then take the pledge—the car-free pledge that is!

Join thousands of environmentally conscious Long Islanders who have promised to be car-free on Monday, September 22. Learn more about the second annual Car Free Day Long Island by visiting www.carfreedayli.com. And be sure to check out the raffles and promotions.

On The Calendar

Saturday, September 20: “Color Me Wild” fundraiser benefiting the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. The 5K Color Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. at Tiana Beach on Dune Road. Tickets are $50 each and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Call (631) 728-9453 for more details.

Monday, September 22: The Hampton Bays Civic Association hosts a debate between U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop and challenger Lee Zeldin starting at 7 p.m. in the Hampton Bays High School auditorium, 88 Argonne Road in Hampton Bays.

Saturday, September 27: The “Good Deed” award cocktail and dinner reception, honoring Tony Galgano and Mickey Shields, owners of The Boardy Barn, for their 40 years of generosity to the Scouting movement. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Rosalie’s Roman Catholic Church community center, located at 31 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. Tickets for the event, sponsored by the Suffolk County Council Trailblazer District of the Boy Scouts of America, cost $75 and can be purchased online at www.sccbsa.org/gooddeed. Or, if you prefer, you can call Kim Taylor at (631) 924-7000, ext. 118.

Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5: San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit www.sangennarofeastofthehamptons.com.

Wednesday, October 15: Eastern Long Island Audubon Society’s annual dinner celebration at The East Wind, 5720 Route 25A in Wading River. Guest speaker is renowned falconer Chris Paparo. Tickets cost $50 each. For more information, please visit www.easternlongislandaudubon.homestead.com.

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