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Cancellations and Closures Increasing by the Day

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 14:35

As COVID-19 takes hold in Suffolk County many organizations and religious groups have canceled meetings and events as a precautionary measure. The Star will update this list as new information becomes available.

The Am O’Gansett Parade, scheduled for March 14 on Amagansett Main Street, has been canceled, as has the Montauk Friends of Erin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, schedule for March 22.

East Hampton Town has closed its senior citizens center on Springs-Fireplace Road and will "suspended programs for senior citizens at the East Hampton Town Senior Center and at the Montauk Playhouse, as well as other group activities for seniors," according to an advisory issued on Tuesday morning. Group activities for senior citizens will be canceled as of Wednesday. Town Human Services staff will contact clients of its adult day care and nutrition programs directly "and alternate measures will be taken to meet their needs, such as providing frozen takeout meals at home," the town said. People who need transportation to doctors' appointments or help with other needs have been advised to call the town's Human Services Department at 631-329-6939.

The East Hampton Presbyterian Church will cancel its worship services, meetings, education, youth group, fellowship events, and other gatherings through at least March 29. Its pastor will broadcast live from the church's Facebook page at the usual worship time, 10 a.m., on March 15, 22, and 29. 

The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter will be closed until further notice.

The East Hampton Library will be also closed until further notice. There will be no fines for overdue items.

The Amagansett Library will have limited services as of Thursday. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. Public computers and meeting spaces will not be available.

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harboris closed to the public as of 5 p.m. on Friday.

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton is closed. 

The Montauk Library is canceling all programs and group activities beginning through the end of March, but as of Friday planned to remain open during regularly scheduled hours.

The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will be open for regular hours, but will cancel all programs from Monday through March 31. 

The East Hampton Historical Society is cancelling events through the end of March.

At Stony Brook Southampton Hospital all cancer wellness programs and workshops at the Phillips Family Cancer Center and other locations have been cancelled for March. 

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival has canceled a March 21 concert of music by Mozart with Alan Alda. 

The Bridgehampton Museum has postponed a March 21 potluck dinner.

The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett will close through March 28.

All public events and programs at the Watermill Center, including weekly library hours and tours, have been canceled through the end of March.

"Labor of Love," a student and alumni art show sponsored by the East Hampton Arts Council and set to open at East Hampton Library on Saturday, has been canceled. It may be rescheduled for a later date, according to a release from the town.

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons has canceled lectures and book review groups for the remainder of March.

The Wamponamon Masonic Music Series in Sag Harbor is canceling all March performances.

Goat on a Boat puppet shows at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor have been cancelled for this month. "While children do not seem to be as vulnerable to this infection, the little ones are less likely to employ proper hand washing, and for the sake of everyone who comes to our theater, she felt it was best," Bay Street said in an email on Wednesday.

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will keep its galleries open, but its cafe will be closed and all public programming will be canceled through April 3. 

The Southampton History Museum will remain open for tours, but all lectures, workshops, and programs will be canceled through March 31.

The Southampton Cultural Center will be closed until March 29. "If you purchased tickets for one of our events during this time period you can expect a full refund in 7 to 10 days," the center said in an email .

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will remain open, but all library programs, group meetings, and community outreach events have been canceled through March 31. 

An East Hampton Chamber of Commerce mixer at Babette’s in East Hampton Village on Wednesday has been canceled. 

The Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor has suspended all programming.

The Bulldog Ball Club has called off Saturday baseball and softball clinics at Springs School.

LTV will postpone its East End Underground, with live music by Conga Cartel and Rumba Liu, scheduled for Friday, March 20. 

A St. Patrick’s Day dinner that was to be held at the Springs Presbyterian Church on Saturday has been canceled.

A League of Women Voters of the Hamptons forum with town and village justices scheduled for Monday at the Hampton Library has been canceled. 

The Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor School Districts have canceled their upcoming robotics team field trips to destinations outside of Long Island.

Wine classes at Park Place Wines in East Hampton will be canceled until next month.

A spokesperson for Peconic Landing, a senior-living facility in Greenport, on Monday said its health care facility is now closed to all nonessential visits, and entertainment events and cultural activities have been canceled until further notice.

Guild Hall in East Hampton has "enhanced the cleaning and disinfecting procedures for our entire facility including the theater, museum, classroom, offices, and all public spaces," it said in an email on Tuesday. It is urging patrons who feel sick to stay home and is offering ticket buyers who are sick "a full refund by request."

A Win With Wind group advocacy meeting originally scheduled for Saturday at the home of a private resident in East Hampton has been postponed.

Sylvester Manor, the educational farm on Shelter Island, has announced it is postponing a concert by the Fretless that originally scheduled for Saturday. Ticketholders will be refunded, and a new date will be announced when the band schedules its next U.S. tour.

A St. Patrick's Day poetry reading by Frances Brower at the Montauk Community Church was canceled. 

Purim festivities scheduled for Monday, March 9, at Temple Adas Israel were canceled, Rabbi Dan Geffen announced on Sunday. "Judaism is unequivocally clear in matters of public health and wellbeing. The preservation and protection of life is always of paramount importance," he said in a statement. The temple had been expecting a large crowd, including many young people, he said, and "it would have been an unreasonable risk to gather so many people in such small quarters." The temple's other services, programs, and classes will continue as scheduled, according to Rabbi Geffen.

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