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NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 26, 2020
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Welcome to the October issue of our community newsletter—featuring news of what’s going on around Montauk—to help keep us all informed, connected, and safe. Look for our next issue on November 23rd. 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!
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MONTAUK VOTING INFORMATION
New Yorkers have three ways to vote this year: Early Voting (now through Nov. 1), by Mail, and on Election Day: Tuesday, November 3rd, from 6am – 9pm. As usual, the Montauk Playhouse Community Center is the polling location for Montauk residents. Please note that this year, voters are required to wear a mask/face covering and to maintain six feet of distance when entering the voting site. The Suffolk County Board of Elections has announced that all polling locations will be kept safe and secure, and sanitized. More info.
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STOP DAY AT THE MONTAUK RECYCLING CENTER
STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Day, when residents are permitted to dispose of hazardous household waste (paint, chemicals, etc.) is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th from 9am –2pm at the Montauk Transfer Station (Recycling Center). More info.
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VIRTUAL VETERANS DAY FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
This year’s Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony hosted by the Playhouse Foundation will take place virtually. Visit our social media pages on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th, to view the event, highlighted by Chairman Chip Duryea’s raising of the flag and a musical performance by Advisory Council member Amy Duryea.
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MONTAUK’S SCARECROW DAYS CONTEST RETURNS
Montauk’s Scarecrow Days—a fun and festive annual tradition sponsored by Montauk Youth and the Montauk Village Association—is running through November 1st. Join in the fun by picking up a frame and instructions at John’s Drive-In… and start decorating! Prizes will be awarded for the top entries. More info: 631-356-3953.
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ACTS OF KINDNESS
When Covid-19 first hit in March, Ana McCormack saw the long line of cars at the Montauk Food Pantry and wanted to do something to help her community. She started baking cookies, muffins and cupcakes (at Star Island Grill, where her dad Tom works) and she made a sign in order to raise money for the food pantry. Her creative initiative to help those in need raised $400 for the pantry—way to go, Ana!
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ANNUAL TURKEY DAY RUN FOR FUN GOES VIRTUAL
Montauk’s annual “Run for Fun” Turkey Day race will be held virtually this year. Participants can walk or run the three, six, or eleven-mile races now through November 30th. All proceeds from the race will benefit the Montauk Food Pantry, the East Hampton Food Pantry, the Springs Food Pantry and East Hampton Meals on Wheels. More info.
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AQUATICS & CULTURAL ARTS
WATERPROOF | If you missed a local screening of last year’s documentary film “Waterproof,” it’s still making the virtual film festival rounds nationwide and is viewable online. Described as an immersive cinematic documentary, “Waterproof” tells the story of a crusade to create a safe swimming environment in the Town of East Hampton and features many local lifeguards. For more info, click here.
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THE FRIDAY NIGHT HUSTLE IS BACK! | Nancy Atlas’ “Friday Night Hustle” returns November 13th for six consecutive Fridays, in partnership with the Stephen Talkhouse. Featuring an impressive array of local talent, the new series promises to be an amazing celebration of community, with proceeds directly benefiting professional East End musicians and the Talkhouse staff. Look for appearances by Montauk faves Sarah Conway, Joe Delia, Thomas Muse—and many more! Tickets and sponsorships are available online. For more info, click here.
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ESSENTIALS: RESTAURANTS, MARKETS & MORE
Here’s the list of Montauk spots offering dining, take-out, delivery, and groceries. Make sure to check before visiting (some spots have closed or limited their schedules since Columbus Day). Click below to visit each website. Photo: Round Swamp Farm‘s berry muffins
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
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
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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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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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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