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East Hampton's No-Fling Spring Is Really in Swing

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 12:03
The Springs Citizens Advisory Committee chipped in at a 2023 cleanup as part of the East Hampton Litter Action Committee's No-Fling Spring initiative.
Durell Godfrey

The coming week brings several opportunities to join in the East Hampton Litter Action Committee's No-Fling Spring initiative, with cleanups in Montauk and Amagansett, and a dance party to cap it all off in Springs. 

The Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee will host a cleanup on Saturday morning, beginning at 10. The meeting place is the Kirk Park parking lot. Participants have been asked to wear brightly colored clothing and take their own gloves to the cleanup; trash bags and a limited number of yellow vests and pick-up poles will be provided. 

Joining civic-minded peers elsewhere in town, the East Hampton Town Trustees and the Lazy Point Association are co-sponsoring a litter pickup on Saturday at 9 a.m. The meeting place is the boat ramp on Shore Road at Lazy Point on Napeague, where participants will do their part to maintain trash-free waterways, beaches, roadsides, and trails. 

Trash bags will be provided, but gloves and brightly colored clothing for safety reasons are recommended. 

A No-Fling-Spring-Fling dance party will be held at the Springs Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. G-Funk, a Springs D.J., will spin the best of disco, Motown, and pop, featuring songs by Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Bruno Mars, among others. A taco truck, an ice cream truck, and beer from Springs Brewery will be available, and there will be a 50-50 raffle. Admission is $10 at the door, cash preferred. Kids get in for free. Proceeds will help fund the church’s recently replaced steeple. 

The final event of the No-Fling Spring series will be a cleanup at Louse Point Road in Springs on Saturday, May 18, at 9 a.m. with the litter action committee and the Springs Citizens Advisory Committee. There will be a limited number of free high-visibility vests on offer and coffee and doughnuts will be provided as an added incentive to lend a hand.

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