East Hampton Town officials decided yesterday to postpone the celebration of its 375th anniversary because of the rain forecast for Saturday.
“Due to the expected inclement weather, E.H. Town is, regrettably, postponing the town’s 375th anniversary parade scheduled for Saturday, 9/23,” reads a message on the town’s website. “The parade will be rescheduled, likely for a date in October.”
The parade was to start at 10 a.m. on Main Street in East Hampton Village and travel up Newtown Lane to East Hampton High School.
Chief Robert Pharaoh of the Montauketts was recently named grand marshal of the parade. The rescheduled parade will pause, and the Montaukett Women’s Circle Dancers will perform on the East Hampton Middle School grounds, across Newtown Lane from the reviewing stand, when it reaches that point.
Hugh King, the town and village’s historian, will serve as master of ceremonies for the rescheduled parade. He will be stationed at a reviewing stand at Herrick Park. A range of community groups will participate.