South Fork News


Chalk The Walk

As part of Westhampton Free Library’s weekly Mondays on Main community initiative, several businesses have organized a “Chalk the Walk” contest, which takes place every Monday in August from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

Children will be able to decorate the sidewalk in front of Chic, Tweed, Impulse for Men, Susan Hanover Designs, and Shock Kids in Westhampton Beach for a chance to win a prize.

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Hampton Bays Historical Society

Join the Hampton Bays Historical Society at the Lyzon Hat Shop Museum on Montauk Highway on Thursday, August 22, for its next lecture in the 2019 Summer Series. Meet Steve Drielak, who is a Hampton Bays native, an internationally known forensic scientist, and now an author of his second murder mystery. Hewill discuss his newest book, “Murder Season in the Hamptons: Glowing Sands.” He will also have copies of his book available for purchase. There will be two lectures: one at 5 and the other at 7 PM. RSVP by calling 631 728-0887 or emailing [email protected] Tickets for HBHS members are complimentary and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, on the front lawn of the Hampton Bays Historical Society, the Town of Southampton is sponsoring the “Summertime Art and Antiques Fair.” Peruse the vendors and then stop in at the Lyzon Hat Shop Museum to view this season’s exhibits: “New York World’s Fairs Memorabilia from 1939 and 1963”, and “Feathered Hats” created by milliner, Walter King. The HB Historical Society is located at 116 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.

Quill Show

Water Mill Museum will have its 33rd annual Quilt Show and Sale from Thursday, August 22, through Sunday September 8 open every day but Wednesday from 11 AM to 5 PM.

The show will feature hundreds of quilts with different patterns and themes on display and for purchase. There will be quilts for all bed sizes, for infants, and wall hangings.

Admission includes a raffle ticket for a quilt, and is $5 for adults and free for children. For more information, visit

Fridays On The Porch

As part of the Friday on the Porch series, the Sag Harbor Historical Society will host “Antiques Show and Tell” with Randy Kolhoff, owner of Black Swan Antiques, on Friday, August 23, from 5 to 6:30 PM.

There will be complimentary wine, beer, and other refreshments. Admission is a suggested donation of $20. For more information, visit

Rummage Sale

The Women’s Guild is having a half-price rummage sale at the Montauk Community Church Saturday, August 24, from 9 AM to 12 PM.

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SOFO Land Ethic Talk

Wes Triani will give a lecture on Aldo Leopold’s “The Land Ethic” essay, a concept set forth by Leopold in his classic, bestselling book “A Sand County Almanac” for adults and teens at the South Fork Natural History Museum on Saturday, August 24, at 7 PM.

Triani, a land ethic leader at the Aldo Leopold Foundation and outdoor ethics master trainer for Boys Scouts of America’s tread lightly and leave no trace principles, will introduce and explore Leopold’s most enduring idea from his 1949 novel — the moral responsibility of humans to care for people and the earth by changing the role of humans from conquerors of the land-community to members of it.

The presentation will begin with a showing of “Green Fire,” a documentary based on Leopold’s life and writings, followed by a talk on Leopold’s philosophy and its importance today.

The presentation is free to the public, but advanced registration is requested. For more information, visit

Summer Mixer Series

As part of the Discover the Hamptons Summer Mixer Series, the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer at White Fences Inn in Water Mill Wednesday, August 28, from 5 to 7 PM.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit

Rogers Memorial Library

The Rogers Memorial Library and the Southampton History Museum will offer a talk by Ruth Appelhof titled “Remembering Lee Krasner” on Thursday, August 29, at 11 AM. Her talk will offer a friend’s perspective on Krasner, as well as a scholar’s informed view of the influential abstract expressionist. For reservations, call 631-283-2949 or visit

Registration is now open for September and October classes and programs at the Rogers Memorial Library, with spaces available for haṭha or vinyasa yoga, chair yoga, and Tai Chi classes.

The library also offers bus trip and walking tours of New York City. The fee is $70 and includes a tour and round-trip jitney tickets. To sign up, visit

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