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NEWSLETTER

APRIL 12, 2021
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Welcome to the April issue of our community newsletter—featuring news of what’s going on around Montauk, to help keep us all informed, connected, and safe. If you have Montauk community info. to share, please email our Development Director, Julia McCormack at:jmccormack@montaukplayhouse.org and we’ll do our best to include it in our next issue on May 10th!
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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE MONTAUK SWIM CHALLENGE!
Our annual Swim Challenge fundraiser will be held as a virtual event again this year, from July 24 – 31. Online registration and full event details will be announced soon! We are actively seeking sponsors for the event. For more information on sponsorship, click here.
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VACCINATION & TESTING NEWS
The Town of East Hampton reminds us that all New Yorkers 16 and up are now eligible for the Covid-19 vaccines and that more local vaccine sites are opening up. To find a site nearby and to book an appointment, click here. Covid-19 testing in Montauk is available on South Erie Street (next to the soccer field). For appointment and payment information, click here.
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SEED EXCHANGE AT THE MONTAUK LIBRARY
The Montauk Library’s new Seed Exchange program begins April 13th. To participate, visit the Library to pick up some free seeds. As you harvest, save some of your seeds to donate back to the Library for others. Seed donations should be made in well-marked envelopes. For more information, call the Library at 631-668-3377.
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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY & KEEP MONTAUK BEAUTIFUL
Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. Although CCOM won’t be holding their Earth Day Cleanup this year, they’re encouraging the community to honor the day by conducting their own self-directed cleanups around Montauk. On Sunday, April 18th at 1 pm, the Montauk Village Association is currently planning to hold a downtown cleanup, beginning at Kirk Park.
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ACTS OF KINDNESS | SUPPORT FOR SINGLE MOMS
Montauk’s Tanish Lindsay (in photo), founder of the non-profit “There’s Some Good News” organization, partnered with East End Cares and the Clamshell Foundation on a new initiative to help local single moms in need. The program aims to support single mothers and their children who need help making ends meet. Click here to read more, visit the website or email: goodnewsmoms@gmail.com
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EAST END PET ADOPTION & FOSTERING
A silver lining of the last year: Interest in adopting and fostering animals has never been more popular! If you’re looking for a furry friend, there are several rescue organizations on the East End to check out. For an overview of their programs, processes and fees, click here.
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AQUATICS & CULTURAL ARTS
SEAL WATCHING | Local wildlife have been putting on a show in recent weeks, with whale sightings popping up and seals sunning themselves on local beaches. Being semi-aquatic, seals spend just as much time on land as in the water; it’s normal for them to rest on the beach. Do not attempt to approach them, force them back in the water, or feed them. Just let them do their thing and appreciate the beauty of these delightful members of our community!
LONGHOUSE RESERVE | LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton’s Northwest Woods reopens for the season on Saturday, April 17. The beloved reserve and sculpture garden features pieces from Willem de Kooning, Yoko Ono, Buckminster Fuller—and more. Throughout the 16-acre site, permanent works are on display along with those on seasonal loan from artists, collectors, and dealers. To learn more, click here.
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FREE CRISES COUNSELING FROM OLA OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND
As part of New York State’s Project Hope initiative, the Latino advocacy organization OLA of Eastern Long Island is offering a free “Coping with Covid” crisis counseling hotline, at (631) 500-0837 for members of our community impacted by Covid-19. For more information, click here.
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LINKS TO COVID-19 RESOURCES

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GIVE BACK WHEN YOU SHOP ON AMAZON
Set the Playhouse Foundation as your selected charity when you shop Amazon, via smile.amazon.com—and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to the Foundation (for no extra charge). It’s an easy way to support our mission and give back to your community!
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ABOUT THE MONTAUK PLAYHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER FOUNDATION
The mission of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation is to raise funds for the restoration and development of the historic Montauk Playhouse, creating a vital community center for the arts, education, recreation and human services for Montauk and the East End.
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The Playhouse Foundation’s mission represents the very best of what Montauk is today, and will be tomorrow. Creating a unique gathering space with recreational, educational and cultural opportunities is critical to helping us retain and enrich the character of our community and to ensure our future. Visit montaukplayhouse.org to learn more and to donate.
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The Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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STAY CONNECTED

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Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation 

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