Amagansett Community Notes, September 19


Congratulations to Amagansett’s own Jack Murphy—his grandparents Drs. Robert and Simone Marshall of New York City and East Hampton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and Simone’s 89th birthday on Saturday, September 7 at the home of their daughter Annette and son-in-law Jacques Franey. They were joined by their other daughter, Gabrielle, and son-in-law Amir Salomon of Summit, New Jersey. Their grandchildren Arielle, Tara and Jack wrote and sang a song, which, I trust, was beautiful. This was truly a special celebration in the hamlet. The Amagansett School PTA Fall Fair will be held on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a Chinese auction with many great items from local businesses and a 50/50 raffle, plus lots of fabulous games and prizes as always, and this year there will be a “bouncy castle” for younger children and an obstacle course for older kids.

This fair has great arts and crafts, and food and drinks will be available at the Pumpkin Cafe and delicious baked goods at the bake sale. The PTA is looking for volunteers from the community to help out. If you would like to volunteer your time or make a donation to one of the fabulous raffles, or just to get more information, please contact

Some members of the East Hampton Ocean Volunteer Rescue Squad posed for pictures on Sunday at Indian Wells Beach to support the “Real Men Wear Pink on Fridays” campaign for the month of October to remind women to get mammograms.

The final stand-up paddleboard race of the season for the Ocean Rescue Squad will be held on Saturday, October 12, from Lazy Point to Montauk. Please come out and support the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad, which kept you safe at summer water events and helped to work with the Junior Lifeguard programs. The race is a 6-mile downwind course. For more information or to register, please go to, or call the Main Beach Shop at 537-2716.

At the Amagansett Free Library, the First Monday Book Group will take place on Monday, October 7, at 1:30 p.m. The book for discussion will be “Calen’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks—please pick up a copy at the circulation desk and join the group. Call 267-3810 for information.

The Wednesday at One Book Club will take place on October 9. The book will be “Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes—again, please pick up a copy at the circulation desk.

The Saturday story and craft time for families continues on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m., but this Saturday, as a special event to welcome fall, the library will join with the Wildlife Rescue Center to offer a program on birds of prey. This 3:30 p.m. program is for families with children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Advance registration is required.

Next Saturday, September 28, story and craft time will return at 3:30 p.m. with dog stories and making a dog puppet craft.

Also at the library, for parents and children ages 10 to 36 months old, 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 and craft.

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

October 15 is the anniversary of the devastating fire that destroyed Scoville Hall, which was Amagansett’s own community center. Work is under way to repair the devastation, but funds are still needed. Please donate if you can to bring the hall back to our hamlet. To donate to the Scoville Hall building fund, please 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 on the front lawn.

St. Michael’s Lutheran church holds its worship service on Sundays at 11 a.m. They are 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, please go to

The East Hampton Town Marine Museum, located at 310 Bluff Road in Amagansett, is open Saturdays and Sundays, 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, make sure you check out the community boat shop located behind. For more information, please call 324-6850.

Stop by Sportime at 320 Abrahams Path if you are interested in fall programs for adults and youth, or give them a call at 267-3460.

There are a lot of fall fairs and festivals going on out here. This weekend is the first Seafood Festival in Montauk at the Marine Basin on Westlake Drive. The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (516) 660-0100.

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoy fall in our hamlet—and please continue to be safe and kind.

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