News and Happenings across the South Fork

South Fork News




Westhampton Free Library

The Westhampton Free Library invites children ages three to five, with caregiver, to listen to penguin-themed stories and create a penguin craft on Wednesday, February 12, at 1:30 PM.

As part of its Lunch and Learn series, Westhampton Free Library will host a discussion on broken heart syndrome on Friday, February 14, at 12 PM. Dr. John Reilly of Stony Brook Cardiology and Specialty Care in Southampton will lead the discussion. How is our heart and mind linked and what causes broken heart syndrome? See how stress hormones affect the cardiovascular system.

Children in kindergarten through third grade can create bird feeders on Wednesday, February 19, at 3:30 PM.

To register, call 631-288-3335 or visit www.westhamptonlibrary.net.

Rogers Memorial Library

Steve Alcalde and Joanna Faron will host “Legendary Love Trivia, Famous Romances throughout History” on Thursday, February 13, at 5:30 PM at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton. Participants will be able to test their knowledge of famous couples from literature, history, cinema, and music. A pizza dinner will be served. Register at www.myrml.org or call 631-283-0774.

Amagansett Library

A genealogy class will be held at the Amagansett Library on Thursday, February 13, at 6 PM to 7 PM. In these on-going classes, explore various methods in order to search for one’s history.

Enjoy a morning with the animals and educators of Quogue Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, February 15, at 11 AM. Meet owls, a snake, a leopard gecko, and other wildlife. Families with children ages four and up are welcome. Registration is required. For more information, call 631-267-3810, or visit www.amagansettlibrary.org.

East Hampton Happenings

Join the conversation, over lunch, with a panel of experts for The Press Sessions’ “The Evolving South Fork Rental Market,” on the changing face of the rental market in the Hamptons on Thursday, February 13, from 12 to 2 PM at Rowdy Hall. Tickets are $35 and include a delicious, three-course lunch. Register via Eventbrite.

The 1770 House and the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce will co-host an after-business hours mixer on Wednesday, February 19, from 5 to 7 PM at the restaurant. Discussions on happenings for this spring including details on the Spring Street Fair. Complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres and happy hour pricing will be available. Admission is free for members or future members and $15 for non-members. Visit www.easthamptonchamber.com.

Drag Queen Story Hour

The Children’s Museum of the East End will host Drag Queen Story Hour’s Hamptons debut on Saturday, February 15, from 10 AM to 12 PM. DQSH started in 2015 and champions literacy while encouraging kids to celebrate gender diversity and all kinds of differences, while building confidence in expressing themselves. The event is free for members and included with the cost of admission for non-members. Crafting supplies are limited, and pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information, visit www.cmee.org.

Garden Books

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons’ Garden Book Review will meet at the Bridgehampton Community House on Saturday, February 15, from 11 AM to noon. Join in for a horticultural discussion on “The Education of a Gardener” by Russell Page, “The Painted Gardens English watercolors, 1850-1914” by Penelope Hobhouse and Christopher Wood, and “The Greater Perfection, The Story of the Gardens at Les Quatre Vents” by Francis Cabot. The meet is free and open to the public. Visit www.HAHgarden.org or call 631-537-2223 for more details.

SAC Takeover 2020

Bring the kids to Painting for Kids with artist-in-residence Isadora Capraro on Saturday, February 15, from 3 to 4:30 PM, for an inspiring and fun workshop. Materials will be provided. The cost is $20 and $15 for Southampton Arts Council members. Ages six to 13 are welcome.

Join artist-in-residence Ruby Jackson on Sunday, February 16, at 3 PM for “Sculpey Minis.” Jackson will teach kids how to make miniature food, little animals, beads, or other imaginative things. The workshop is three hours and the cost is $20 and $15 for SAC members. For more information on the events, contact the center at 631-283-0967, or visit www.southamptonartscenter.org.

Fairy Garden And Nature

Marder’s is offering Fairy Garden and Nature on Saturday, February 15, for ages five and up. Afternoon sessions are 1 PM to 2:30 PM. For more information, call 631-537-5140.

SoFo Salamander Search

The South Fork Natural History Museum is offering a nighttime salamander search, led by SOFO president and herpetology enthusiast Andy Sabin. The search for the Eastern Tiger Salamander will be on Saturday, February 15, at 7:30 PM. The event is for families and children of all ages.

Join SOFO on Saturday, February 15, for Old Farm Road Cleanup from 8 to 9 AM. Call 631-537-9735 or email info@sofo.com to reserve a spot or with questions.

Farmers Market

A Winter Farmers Market will be held at the Spur on Sunday, February 16, from 1 to 4 PM. There will be local farmers and artisans who will display herbal teas, fruit spreads, clothing, and much more. All are welcome. For more information on all Spur events, go to www.thespur.com.

Hamptons Health Hotline

The Southampton Hospital Foundation is offering East Hampton and Sag Harbor residents a new way to stay informed on the health care issues of the day. Hamptons Health Hotline will be available via LTV’s live stream and video on demand at www.ltveh.org. The program will also air on Channel 20 on Thursdays at 7 PM and Sundays at 4:30 PM. It can also be viewed on the foundation’s YouTube channel and on the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital website. For more information, visit www.southampton.stonybrookmedicine.edu.