In just a few weeks, the big white tent will be up on the grounds of the Water Mill Community Club for the annual Taste of Water Mill fundraiser. The event is set for Saturday, August 6. Get your tickets now for the best party of the season at the best price (a table of eight for $525 or $70 for an individual ticket).Part of the reason the WMCC can offer the ticket prices at such a bargain is that the party is a full community effort, with volunteers doing most of the work and donations of goods and services from generous business owners. You can help continue the tradition by volunteering some of your time. Here’s the rundown on what is needed:
Wednesday, August 3 (rain date August 4), is tent set-up beginning at 5 p.m. Please bring sledge hammers and cordless drills/screw drivers if you have them. Early birds should call Tom White! Volunteers will be fed and hydrated.
Friday, August 5, is set-up of tables and chairs, decorating, food prep, moving plants and anything else that can be done in advance. Volunteers should be there about 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 6, at 9 a.m. is time for the final touches and decorations. Young volunteers (eighth grade or older), including those looking for community service hours, are also needed to serve food at the party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 7, cleanup starts at 10 a.m.
Finally, what goes up must come down, and on Monday, August 8, the tent and dance floor will be dismantled.
Community service hours are also available for high school students for all set-up dates and on the night of the party. Please call Cindy Corwith or Danny McKeever at 631-726-4772 or 631-291-7558 to volunteer.
The East End Photographers Group is presenting “Decisive Moments,” an exhibition featuring traditional, digital and alternative photographic processes, at the Water Mill Museum. The event is free and open to the public. A reception for the photographers is set for this Saturday, July 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will remain on view through August 14.
Work by Virginia Aschmoneit, Berges Alveraz, Paul Dempsey, Dana Dolan, Rich Faron (of Water Mill), Gerry Giliberti, Pamela Greinke, Pete Heinz, Virginia Khuri, Jaques LeBlanc, Joel Lefkowitz, Katherine Levinson, Anthony Lombardo (of Water Mill), George Mallis, Patricia Martinez, Berton Miller, Michael McLaughlin, Ron Nicoletta, Jim Sabiston, Dainis Saulitis, Jeff Schultz, Rosa Hanna Scott, Mark Seidenfeld, Jim Slezak, Clarence Simpson, Marilyn Stevenson, Christina Stow, Catherine Vitale, Bob Wilson and Nicola Wilson.
Looking ahead, the Parrish Art Museum’s Jazz en Plein Air’s outdoor jazz series will continue on Friday, July 29, with 2009 Grammy nominee Nilson Matta.
The event is open to the public (with admission to the museum) and those attending are asked to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Golden Pear Café at the museum.
Congratulations are in order for Jessa Laspesa from Water Mill, a member of the class of 2017 of Loyola University Maryland, who has been named to the spring 2016 dean’s list.