Notes from Southampton, August 27


Looks like we dodged yet another major storm with Hurricane Bill passing far to the east of Long Island. Area surfers took full advantage of the big waves and while it was certainly no comparison to Hawaii’s North Shore, all boarders were getting their ride on. Even though the official summer season may be winding down, there are still plenty of happenings around town to entertain locals and visitors alike.

The 63rd annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow will begin on Friday, September 4, at 3 p.m., and continue through Monday, September 7, at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. The event will feature native arts and crafts demonstrations, Native foods, live music and dance, sunset fire lighting, and more than 100 vendors selling Native American wares. The powwow is held on West Gate Road, off Montauk Highway. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.

Festival hours on Saturday, Sunday and Monday are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 283-6143, or visit

The Southampton Historical Museum is hosting a rug hooking invitational titled “What I Like About You—Long Island’s East End” today, August 27, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Rogers Mansion on Meeting House Lane. Master rug hooker Gail Horton will select some of her favorite rugs made by her students and friends. There will be a demonstration of hooking rugs, displays of East End craftsmanship and the opportunity to buy a rug for your home. Admission is $4 for adults and free for those 17 and younger. An exhibition featuring rugs will be displayed at the museum from Friday, August 28, through Saturday, September 19.

An architectural walking tour sponsored by the museum, titled “The Intrinsic Value of Ranch Houses,” will be held on Sunday, August 30, at 11 a.m. Led by architect William Sclight, participants will meet at 73 Corrigan Street. Admission is $10 for non-members and free for members. For more information on museum events, call 283-2494.

A “Hamptons Hoedown” to benefit Southampton Town Ambulance will be held tonight, August 27, at Rosewood Farm at 320 Majors Path, from 6 to 10 p.m. Hosted by Jill Rappaport, the evening will feature a barbecue, cocktails, live music and a silent auction. Guests are encouraged to dress in Western attire. For more information, call (917) 821-9459.

The First Presbyterian Church is hosting a kickoff Sunday school celebration for children in pre-K through grade 12. This year’s theme is “We Believe.” For more information about the program, including dates and times, call the church office at 283-1296, or visit

Kings Chapel Church of God in Christ and Dr. Frank Anthone White are hosting a “Celebration on Sunrise Highway” at the Elks Club Fairgrounds on County Road 39, every day, at noon and 7 p.m. through Sunday, August 30. All are welcome.

The North Sea Fire Department’s 75th anniversary celebration will air Saturday, August 29, at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, August 30, at 9 a.m., on SEA-TV, Southampton Channel 22. SEA-TV broadcasts education and government programs along with arts, culture and events of community interest. For more information and programming times, visit

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