36th Annual Old Fish Fry
Eastville Community Historical Society (ECHS) headquartered at the Heritage House, 139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor 1981-2021 celebrates its 40 Year Annivary! Come celebrate with us on, Saturday, July 24, 2021 for the 36th Annual Old Fish Fry from 4pm-7pm. This annual event is a celebration of community, unity, and fellowship, that is what has been said about the Fish Fry and what it means to the greater community. The fish fry will transport you back in time and is a staple event that is known to draw people from far and near ! The Fish Fry started out as a fundraiser that was done on the grounds of the Historic St. David AME Zion.
The beginnings of the Fish Fry had a meager beginning, when people actually cooked with LOVE, and that is what “Soul Food” is all about, no measuring cups (just a little pinch and smidgen of this and that and a lot of praying and well wishing). There was a time when people needed their soul’s feed, to break bread with their neighbor, say hello, how you doing, how are the children, and the invitation was extended? The mission, survival and longevity of the Fish Fry is a friend-raiser and huge success because it depends on the participation of members, friends and the greater community who wouldn’t have it any other way.
Eastville’s Fish Fry is a family reunion of sorts, an event where catch-up with pals you haven’t seen in years; or make new friends; an event where the good of the welfare of others is an concerned; an event where you see all whom call this special place home made it back safely and hopefully in one piece.
The Fish Fry is an event where everyone can slow down a bit; congregate and smile ear to ear; there is no shortage of hugs either. Last but not least, the food is always the main attraction, that’s how we get all of the smiles, hugs just all-around good vibes. Vic’s Heart “N’ Soul will be our vender this year.
The Mission of the Eastville Community Historical Society is to preserve historic buildings and research, collect and disseminate information about the history of the Eastville area of Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, County of Suffolk, State of New York, and one of the earliest known working-class communities composed of African Americans, Native Americans and European immigrants..