South Fork Sea Farmers held its annual spring/summer kick-off party on Sunday, May 26, at the East Hampton Shellfish Nursery. Oysters, beer, and wine were served along with tours of the facility. The mission is to educate and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable marine aquaculture and to inspire constructive action programs. The foundation’s goal is to promote more public oyster gardening which helps keep waters clean, provides habitat for marine life, and improves the overall ecosystem.
BookHampton in East Hampton welcomes Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg, author of “The Nine” on Thursday, August 22, at 5 PM. Friday, August 23, at 5 PM, Anthony Tommasini will talk about “The Indispensable Composers.” Saturday, August 24, at 5 PM, there will be Hilary Knight, author of “The 365 Days of Eloise: My Book of Holidays.” Sunday, August 25, at 4 PM welcomes Lisa Taddeo, who wrote “Three Women.” Monday, August 26, at 5 PM, will be George Packer, talking about “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century.” On Tuesday, August 27, at 5 PM, designer Isaac Mizrahi will read from “I.M.: A Memoir.” Go to www.bookhampton.com for details.