Amagansett Community Notes, July 25


Summer is the perfect time for summer movies, picnics and enjoying the beautiful weather in our hamlet.Wednesday night is movie night at Amagansett Square. Today, July 24, at 9 p.m. will be “Wreck It Ralph;” July 31 will be “Riding Giants.” Bring a beach chair and a blanket and enjoy the movie on the big screen. Meeting House Restaurant will have its menu available to go so that is an extra treat. For more information, please go to

The East Hampton Food Pantry and Hamptons Drive In will begin their summer movie series at Indian Wells Beach on Wednesday nights as well. August 7 the movie will be “Spiderman;”August 14, “Batman;” August 21, “Superman;” and August 28, “The Avengers.” The movies begin at dusk. The suggested donation is $5 per person, $20 per family. There is food available to purchase and all proceeds go to the East Hampton Food Pantry ( .)

The Junior Lifeguard tournament takes place Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, at Indian Wells beach. From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is always such a great day and a way for our future lifeguards to hone their skills and play in the surf. This is my daughter, Lucy Pearl’s, favorite weekend at the beach.

The Clamshell Foundation’s annual Sandcastle Contest will be Saturday, August 3, at Atlantic Beach from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Start thinking of your creations now. For more information, go to . If you would like to make a donation for all the foundation does for our community, mail it to The Clamshell Foundation, Box 2725, East Hampton, NY, 11937.

The Amagansett Village Improvement Society’s “Summer Splash” party will take place Saturday, August 3, at the South Fork Country Club from 7 to10:30 p.m. This year there will be a Roaring ’20s theme. For more information, go to

The AVIS-sponsored free tennis lessons for Amagansett kids take place Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue courts. Bring your racquet and be coached by Peter Hoopes. For more information, contact Joan Tulp at 267-3810.

The 100th annual Summer Fair at the First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett will take place on Saturday, August 3, on the church grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair has pony rides, great raffles and the 20th annual super raffle with fabulous gift certificates. There will be a plant table, a magic show at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and many great kids’ games. The Second Time Around Table will feature some real treasures.

Donations of jewelry and slightly used books would be greatly appreciated. Please call 267-6404 and bring the appropriate donations on fair day since there is no room for storage. Please note no clothing will be accepted as donations.

And for the first time ever credit cards will be accepted, so bring your families, cash or plastic and be prepared to have fun. Parking will be available at the church parking lot as well as the Amagansett School parking lot.

The time for summer worship service at the First Presbyterian Church is Sunday at 10 a.m. through September 2; all members of the community are welcome to attend. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. It is also the home of the Amagansett satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry, which is open from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. St. Peter’s Catholic Church holds services at 9 a.m. on Sundays, followed by a coffee hour on the front lawn. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, on the corner of Indian Wells and Montauk highways, holds summer worship services Sunday at 10 a.m.

The East Hampton Town Marine Museum is still holding weekly Poetry Marathons on Sundays at 5 p.m. This long-running series features local poets, a fantastic marine setting, and a free reception afterward. The series is produced by Sylvia Chavkin. On Sunday, July 28, it will be Tammy Morgan and Ted Hartley. Sunday, August 4, is Patty Noble and Gloria Beckerman. And Monica Enders and Teri Kennedy will read from their work on August 11. For more information please contact

Don’t forget, the Town of East Hampton offers free Youth Recreation for kids in ninth- through 12th-grade every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Montauk Playhouse and every Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the East Hampton Middle School. For more information and other summer programs, please go to

Every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. the Amagansett Library will have a story and craft event for families. Please register in advance by stopping in or calling 267-3810.

Film nights for tweens (8 to14) take place on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. July 24 will be “Paranorman and July 31 will be “Hotel Transylvania.” Registration for the movies is requested.

Movies for families will take place at the library on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. July 25 will be “Ice Age Continental Drift.” The series will run weekly through August 22.

This Saturday, July 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. the library’s author series will feature Charles Dubow, the author of “Indiscretion.” August 3 it will be Jules Feiffer, whose first graphic novel, “Kill My Mother,” was recently published.

On Thursday, July 25, there will be a one-night-only Stargazing event with Dr. Inglis of the Montauk Observatory. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. and stargazing with two telescopes (weather permitting) will take place at 9 p.m. behind the library. Please register in advance by calling 267-3810.

The Miss Amelia’ s Cottage 2-Mile Race to benefit the Old Montauk Athletic Club grants program and the Amagansett Historical Society takes place Sunday, August 11, at 9 a.m. This is a fun family race for all ages and speeds. The fee is $10 for adults, $5 for kids between the ages of 12 and 18 and kids under 12 run free. There are special awards, games and prizes at the finish line. To register ahead of time, please email Hope to see you there.

Have a great week, stay hydrated and don’t forget extra water for your pets, too.

Thanks for all your Amagansett news and remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours.

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