News and Happenings across the South Fork

South Fork News




Southampton Chamber

The Southampton Chamber of Commerce and the North Sea Tavern will be holding a dart tournament on Thursday, January 30 at 5 PM. There will be complimentary food and drink. Entry fee is $10. For more information, visit www.southamptonchamber.com.

Project MOST Workshops

Project Most will be offering free workshops including mosaics, printmaking, and Afro-Caribbean dance on Thursday, January 30 from 4 to 6 PM and on Sunday, February 2 from 1 to 3 PM. Keith Leaf will demonstrate stilt walking and other circus arts, and Anita Boyer will be demonstrating the basics of tap dance. The Popsicles will also be performing and will play songs for children of all ages. All will be held at the East Hampton Neighborhood House. For more information, visit www.projectmost.org.

Republican Happy Hour

Join Manny Vilar, Reggie Cornelia, and Kyle Vorpahl of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee for “Happy Hour with the Chairman” on Friday, January 31, at Citta Nuova from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Amagansett Free Library

The Amagansett Library is offering embroidery classes to 5th to 8th graders on Saturday, February 1 at 2 PM. Beginners and those with experience are invited to join. Materials are limited so please register to reserve your spot.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Find out on Groundhog Day, Sunday, February 2 at 1:30 PM. Read stories and see what the legendary weather predictor has to say. For more information, visit www.amagansettlibrary.org.

East Hampton Trail Hikes

The East Hampton Trails Preservations Society invites the public for a hike as it heads east on a serpentine trail toward a beautiful scenic view of Gardiner’s Bay, and ends at the Cedar Point Lighthouse. The hike is on Saturday, February 1 at 10 AM. Meet at the Cedar Point County Park Office.

Explore the blue, green, and brown trails of Big Reed Pond on Saturday, February 8 at 10 AM.  Beautiful water views, wooden bridges, and an interesting glacial erratic are all located in this hidden gem. Meet at the Big Reed Nature Trail parking area off East Lake Drive. For more information, visit www.ehtps.org.

Salamanders And Owls

Take a walk along the undeveloped barrier beach area at Shinnecock to birdwatch and seek out the wintering snowy owls and short-eared owls. Join Frank Quevedo on one of SOFO’s most popular birding walks. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope and a bird field guide. This walk is for adults and teens, although children over the age of 10 may attend. The birding walk will be held on Saturday, February 1 at 10 AM.

Meet the South Fork Natural History Museum’s salamanders and learn more about their fascinating life history and other salamanders as well. Children six years and older will learn about the preferred habitat and identifiable characteristics of these native species on Saturday, February 1 at 10:30 AM.

Advanced reservations are required, for more info visit www.sofo.org.

Contra Dance

The Long Island Traditional Music Association will be sponsoring traditional New England contra dances at the Water Mill Community House on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 7:45 to 10:30 PM. The class will be taught by the caller Jacob LeGRone with live Celtic music by the band Dance All Night. Great family fun. Admission: $15 adults, $ 7.50 students; children up to 16 years old are free with an adult. For more information, visit  www.LITMA.org.

Candlelight Tour Of Rogers Mansion

Take a self-guided tour of a candlelit Rogers Mansion on Saturday, February 1 from 4 to 6 PM. Tour the 20-room home as it was during the Gilded Age. The exhibit “High Style in the Gilded Age: Southampton 1870-1930” will also be on display showing ballgowns worn by Southampton women along with their stories from that era. For tour participants, Claude’s Restaurant is offering a three-course dinner and complimentary glass of wine from 5 to 9 PM. For more information visit www.southamptonhistory.org.

Searching For Seals

Join the Group for the East End and the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society biologists for a seal cruise around Shinnecock Bay. This family fun cruise is on Saturday, February 8 and Sunday February 9 from 1 to 3 PM. Dress warmly as this is an open weather cruise. Boarding starts 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, please visit the AMCS website at www.amseas.org/seal-cruises.
East Hampton Library

Bring the kiddies and join Judy Sleed, creator of “The Fight of the Crayons” at the East Hampton Library on Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 2:30 PM.

Copies of “The Fight of the Crayons” will be available for signing and purchase. For more information, please visit www.easthamptonlibrary.org.

CMEE Danceability

The Children’s Museum of the East End announced the debut of Danceability, an adaptive dance class for children with special needs. The class is designed and taught by Adam and Gail Baranello of A&G Dance Company. The six-week program celebrates movement through creative exercises, engaging activities, and lively, expressive music. Danceability runs every Tuesday through February 25 from 4 to 4:45 PM. Let’s Dance runs every Wednesday through February 26 from 4:15 to 5 PM. For more information, please visit www.cmee.org.