South Fork News

Sag Harbor’s Whale of a Sale

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce will present the annual Arts and Crafts Fair and Whale of a Sale Sidewalk Fair on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, in the village.

Marine Park on Bay Street will have local artists, photographers, and crafts vendors, while merchants will have special deals and promotions on the sidewalks of Main Street. For more information, visit

Much Ado About Madoo

Celebrating its 25th year, the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will host the Madoo Market on Saturday, June 15, from 10 AM to 4 PM followed by the ninth annual Much Ado About Madoo Sunset Cocktail Party from 6 to 8 PM.

The garden cocktail party will feature a live auction that will include works by Robert Dash, Claire Potter, and Frances Palmer. The market will include shopping vendors and gourmet street food. “Madoo in Photographs: 25 Years as a Public Garden,” curated by Perry Guillot, will be on view in the summer studio.

On Affordable Housing

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will host a forum on “Affordable Housing: Needs and Availability” at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Monday, June 17, at 7 PM.

The panel will consist of Diana Weir, the director of housing and community development for Southampton Town; Curtis Highsmith Jr., the executive director of Southampton Housing Authority; Catherine Casey, the executive director of the East Hampton Housing Authority; and Tom Ruhle, the director of the East Hampton Town Office of Housing and Community Development.

It will describe the varieties of public and private affordable housing, affordable housing needs and availability; and the types of funding that can be tapped into for housing. A handout will be distributed that defines general housing terms and income eligibility requirements.

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Strawberry Moon Hike

The Friends of the Long Greenbelt Pond will host a Full Strawberry Moon Hike with the South Fork Natural History Museum on Monday, June 17, from 9 to 10 PM.

The hike, which will begin in the SoFo Museum parking lot on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, will be leisurely-paced and through open fields. For more information, visit

Screening Of “Bohemian Rhapsody”

The Rogers Memorial Library will screen “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Academy Award-winning film about Freddie Mercury and his band Queen, on Monday, June 17, at 3 PM.

The library will also host “Battle of the Brains” trivia night with Bob DeSefano on June 17 at 5:30 PM. The contest consists of 50 general knowledge questions answered by the entire team. Attendees can bring a team or come alone. Pizza and salad will be served. Register at

The library will host “The Growing Threat of Lyme Disease,” a talk with investigative writer Mary Beth Pfeiffer on Wednesday, June 19, at 5:30 PM.

Pfeiffer will discuss her book, “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change,” which documents the global spread of tick-borne diseases as temperatures rise, forests are fragmented, and species lost. She will also talk about the difficulty of diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

The library will also host “U.S.-China Relations: What the $&%#$& is Going On?” on June 20 at 5:30 PM. Tom Grunfeld, an East Asia specialist, will focus on how the Trump administration has initiated a policy of confrontation and will look at the changes in this relationship from a broad historical perspective.

Lee Krasner Talk

Ruth Appelhof will present “Lee and Me,” a talk about Lee Krasner, at the Stony Brook Southampton Library on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 PM.

Appelhof, the former executive director of East Hampton’s Guild Hall, will talk about her upcoming memoir based on a summer she spent with the artist. Admission is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit

Westhampton Library Discussion

The Westhampton Free Library will continue its Dessert and Discuss series with Dr. Agostino Cervone on the subject of hernias at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on June 20 at 7 PM.

Dr. Cervone of Peconic Bay Medical Center will talk about advancements in laparoscopic surgery, different types of hernias, their causes, and treatment and prevention.

The library will host a workshop for children in grades kindergarten through third on making bug figurines out of bottle caps on June 25 at 1:30 PM.

The library has also invited children of all ages to take part in its summer reading program celebration on June 26 with an ice cream party at 2 PM, a meet and greet with Captain Jack Sparrow at 4 PM, and a Steel Impressions steel band concert at 6:30 PM.

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