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Saturday Is Bridgehampton Day

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 11:22

Bridgehampton Day, a gathering to celebrate community, is coming back on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bridgehampton School.

“It is a real positive, family, community event that promotes togetherness,” Willie Jenkins, the organizer of Bridgehampton Day, said.

He said he loves the interaction among residents and former residents of Bridgehampton, where people have been pushed out due to steep real estate prices. He called it a “forgotten community,” but his goal is to bring everyone back together.

There will be food, an ice cream truck, and music. For kids there will be kickball and bouncy castles, among other activities. Vendors will set up shop and give out information about their businesses. The finale will be a basketball game between people from Brigehampton and Southampton, with East Hampton folks potentially playing as well -- with a competitive but friendly atmosphere, Mr. Jenkins said.

He is particularly excited about this year’s event because more people are getting involved. He described it as a “big melting pot.”

This event is free and open to the public, and there is no need to reserve a spot in advance. More information has been posted on Mr. Jenkins’s Facebook page.

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