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Winter Programs & Events

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Virtual Book Club

“On the East End:

The Last Best Times of a Long Island Fishing Community”

by Clarence Hickey
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Join the Society for their Virtual Book Club as they discuss “On the East End: The Last Best Times of a Long Island Fishing Community” by Clarence Hickey. Clarence will be on hand for the discussion, with Byron Young, DEC Marine Biologist (Ret.), and Larry Penny.
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In 1970, as a young marine biologist, Clarence Hickey won a position on the staff of the New York State Ocean Sciences Laboratory, Montauk, NY. For the next five years he was involved in landmark studies of Long Island’s then-thriving fisheries. He developed deep bonds with the Baymen and ocean fishers who called the East End of Long Island home and worked closely with them as he and the Ocean Sciences Lab studied the habits and prospects of more than one hundred species of fish and shellfish that call Long Island waters home. This is his loving, anguished memoir of those years, replete with vivid portraits of the traditional fishers and scientists he worked with, their habits and discoveries, and their history-suffused community. This book is Clarence Hickey’s clarion call for us to preserve and revive the natural community he fell in love with when he was young.
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The book is available through the Suffolk County Cooperative Library System for interlibrary loan, as well as for purchase or download on Amazon.
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Society members and the public are welcome at no charge. Registration is required.
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Thursday, November 4
7:00pm
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Lantern Tour with Hugh King and Richard Barons

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Take a stroll down Main Street as the tales of the historic inhabitants are brought to life on November 5 and December 3, at 5:00pm. Then, explore five historic buildings-Clinton Academy, Osborn-Jackson House, First Presbyterian Church, Mulford Farm House, and Home Sweet Home-as they were illuminated in days of yore.
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The tour will begin at Clinton Academy Museum, rain or shine.
$10 Members, $15 Future Members
Registration is required.
Friday, November 5 or Friday, December 3
5:00pm
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House & Garden Tour

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A little sneak peak at our 36th Annual House & Garden Tour. Enjoy seeing five beautiful homes throughout East Hampton.
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Friday November 26 6-8pm Cocktail Party at Maidstone Club.
Saturday, November 27 1-4:30pm Tours.
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Dwyer Derrig Design. Photo by Anthony Crisafulli.
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Virtual Book Club

“The Lost Boys of Montauk”

by Amanda Fairbanks
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Amanda M. Fairbanks is a journalist who has worked in the editorial department of The New York Times, as a reporter for HuffPost, and at The East Hampton Star, where she wrote investigative stories, features, and profiles. Her writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and The San Francisco Chronicle. A graduate of Smith College and a former Teach for America corps member, she has two master’s degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and currently lives with her family in Sag Harbor. In this book, she examines the profound shift of Montauk from a working-class village—“a drinking town with a fishing problem”—to a playground for the ultra-wealthy, seeking out the reasons that an event more than three decades old remains so startlingly vivid in people’s minds. She explores the ways in which deep, lasting grief can alter people’s memories through the tragedy of Wind Blown, a commercial fishing boat. And she shines a light on the powerful and sometimes painful dynamics between fathers and sons, as well as the secrets that can haunt families from beyond the grave.
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The book is available through the Suffolk County Cooperative Library System for interlibrary loan, as well as for purchase or download on Amazon.
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Society members and the public are welcome at no charge. Registration is required. 
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Thursday, December 9
7:00pm
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Join us for the holidays!
Victorian Christmas & Aglow
At the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio!
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We are bringing two very special events to you for the holidays.
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Victorian Christmas runs Wednesdays-Sundays December 1-19 and December 22 & 23 from 11am-3pm. Tickets are $5 per person and pre-registration is requested. Enjoy festive decor, period clothing and toys, and beautiful silver to recreate an atmosphere of a 19th century Christmas celebration.
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Aglow will be held on December 11 from 5-7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members, and $5 for children. Pre registration is required. Visit with Santa Claus, enjoy live music and a craft!
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Thank you to our sponsor, Ben Krupinski Builder.
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Virtual Book Club “The Natural History of East Hampton” with Mike Bottini
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Join us for a discussion of the Natural History of East Hampton, with Mike Bottini, author of “Exploring East End Waters” and “Trail Guide to the South Fork.” Mr. Bottini will be joining us for the discussion.
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An accomplished naturalist, Mike offers a vivid pictures of the local ecologies of the trails and waterways. From seashore to oak/pine woods, from salt-water wetlands to freshwater ponds and kettleholes, Mike describes the unique natural history of the remarkably diverse South Fork environments. Even if you are only an armchair nature-lover, you’ll find these books enormously informative.
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These books are available through the Suffolk County Cooperative Library System for interlibrary loan, as well as for purchase or download on Amazon.
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Thursday, January 6, 2022
7:00pm
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