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NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 31, 2020

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Welcome to the 16th issue of our community newsletter—featuring news of what’s going on around Montauk—to help keep us all informed, connected, and safe. We’ll now be moving to a monthly schedule, so look for our next issue on September 28th. If you have Montauk community information to share, please email our Development Director, Julia McCormack at:jmccormack@montaukplayhouse.org and we’ll do our best to include it in the next issue!
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MONTAUK SWIM CHALLENGE A GREAT SUCCESS!
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Congratulations to these top finishers in each category: 5K: Carol Sherlock, Mile: Summer Jones, ½ mile: Liam Knight. View all race results online at: elitefeats.com/results. Thank you to all of our swimmers, supporters and sponsors, including: Sound Aircraft Services, Hampton Coffee Company and Montauk Clothing Co. All Swim Challenge proceeds benefit construction of the future Aquatic Center at the historic Montauk Playhouse! Photo: Swim Challenge participant Bernadette Ruggiero and son Ariel
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APRÉS SURF IN AMAGANSETT
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Now through Sept. 13, the Stick + Stone gallery at Grain Surfboards in Amagansett presents “Aprés Surf,” a new exhibit featuring a collection of artists whose works focus on up-cycled, reused and reimagined pieces that give an “afterlife” to the material objects of surfing. For more information, click here. Photo: “Man in Grey with Fossil Choppers” by Peter Spacek.
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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
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The Town of East Hampton reminds us that hurricane season is here and now is the time to make sure you’re prepared. To learn more about safety preparations for people, pets, and property; what to do before, during, and after a storm; storm shelters, and how to keep updated on important information, click here.
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FIRE DEPARTMENT’S VIRTUAL BIG BUCKS BONANZA
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The Montauk Fire Department’s annual Big Bucks Bonanza ticket drawing will be held virtually this year and will be aired live on Instagram at 1 pm on Sunday, September 20th at: @mfd_big_bucks. The winning numbers will also be posted on the MFD website and on their voicemail message: (631) 668-3755.
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AQUATICS & CULTURAL ARTS
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RIP CURRENT AWARENESS | Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from the shore. If you get caught in a rip current, the best way to escape is by swimming parallel to the shore instead of towards it. Only swim at a beach with lifeguards and don’t swim alone. For tips on how to avoid getting caught in a rip current, click here.
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ANDROMEDA’S SISTERS, PART TWO | The second half of the Neo-Political Cowgirls’ arts and advocacy forum, “Andromeda’s Sisters,” takes place online Thursday, September 3 at 5 pm. Featured speakers include Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization. Funds raised by this annual event directly support the NPC’s theater work and arts education outreach. For more information and tickets, click here
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ESSENTIALS: RESTAURANTS, MARKETS & MORE
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Here’s the list of Montauk spots offering dining, take-out, delivery, and groceries. Check with each before you arrive, to find out their safety guidelines, ordering procedures and hours. Click the names below to visit each website, for menus and further information. Photo: lobster caprese at Gosman’s
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668 The Gig Shack • Bennett Shellfish • Best Pizza • Bravo ToastCandied AnchorClam BarCrow’s NestDitch WitchThe DockDuryea’sEl Taco OleFrozen AnchorGin Beach CafeGoldbergs Gosman’sGosman’s Fish MarketGrey LadyGurney’s Scarpetta BeachGurney’s Star IslandHampton Coffee CompanyHarvestHerb’s MarketHookedInlet SeafoodJohn’s Drive In John’s Pancake HouseJoni’sLeft Hand CoffeeLobster RollLynn’s Hula HutM&R DeliThe Market MontaukMTK Lobster HouseMTK Street FoodMontauk Bake Shoppe • Montauk Circle Bistro • Montauk Fresh EatsMontauk IGAThe MontauketMorty’s Oyster StandMuse • Naturally GoodNaturally Good SushiNavy BeachNick’sPink Frog CafePizza VillageThe Point Primavera PizzaRick’s Crabby CowboyRound Swamp FarmRuschmeyersSalivar’s/Clam & Chowder HouseSail InnSammy’sSausagesSel RroseShagwong TavernSolé EastSouth EdisonStar Island GrillSwallow EastSweet AZTT’s MontaukTauk@TrailsEndWave Crave Food TruckWestlake Fish House
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LOCAL MEDIA LINKS
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Visit the websites of our East End news outlets and follow them on social media for ongoing coverage of the pandemic’s impact on our local community. If you’re able, support them with a donation or subscription: The East Hampton StarThe East Hampton PressThe IndependentHamptons.com
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SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
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The Montauk Chamber has information on their website that includes resources and links for small business owners. Learn more
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LINKS TO COVID-19 RESOURCES
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THE MONTAUK PLAYHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER FOUNDATION
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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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To support the Foundation while shopping on Amazon, go to: smile.amazon.com, select us from the list and a portion of the purchase price of eligible products will then be donated to the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation.
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STAY CONNECTED

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