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The Outdoor Agenda

Want to get outside? Here are some upcoming activities that promise to satisfy your thirst for the outdoors. 

On Saturday, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society invites hikers to explore the numerous trails of Amagansett’s hilly and shaded Stony Hill area, featuring glacial kettles and a mature beech forest. Those interested are to meet on Red Dirt Road (1/4 mile east of Accabonac Road) at 9 a.m. More information is available by calling 212-769-4311. 

Jun 25, 2021
Saturday Is Hazardous Waste Disposal Time

The Town of East Hampton has scheduled a Stop Throwing Out Pollutants day — known as a STOP day — for Saturday. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can take hazardous waste to the East Hampton recycling center at 260 Springs-Fireplace Road for proper disposal.

Jun 24, 2021
Music, Markets, and More in Montauk

Montauk is a happening place to be. Upcoming programs and events include musical performances, rummage sales, a book talk and a lecture, and more.

Amanda M. Fairbanks, author of the new book "The Lost Boys of Montauk," will be at the Montauk Lighthouse next Thursday at 7 p.m. to sign copies of her book about the four Montauk fishermen lost at sea during a storm in 1984. She will read excerpts and answer questions from Tom Clavin, the author of "Dark Noon," about the wreck of the Pelican party boat off Montauk in 1951.

Jun 24, 2021
Future of Oyster Farming

Oyster farming on Long Island will be the focus on Thursday at 5 p.m. when South Fork Sea Farmers hosts a discussion of its challenges, benefits, and possibilities. The first of what will be a monthly presentation, the conversation will cover the future of aquaculture as a logical area of economic growth and environmental restoration on the East End.

Jun 23, 2021
Some Libraries Loosening Mask Rules

The lifting of more Covid-19 restrictions last week has impacted mask-wearing rules at local libraries.

At the East Hampton Library, masks are no longer required in the building for vaccinated people. Signs will be put up to encourage unvaccinated people to wear masks. Seating and computers will return to full capacity.

Jun 22, 2021
Water Testing Shows Elevated Bacteria Levels at 9 of 25 Sites

Concerned Citizens of Montauk on Thursday reported that 9 of the 25 bodies of water it routinely tests have medium to high levels of harmful bacteria. 

Jun 21, 2021
A Memorial Service for Betty Mazur

A memorial service for Betty Mazur, a longtime East Hampton Town Democratic Committee official, will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton, at 94 Pantigo Road.

Jun 19, 2021
Safely Discard Hazardous Materials on Saturday, June 26

The Town of East Hampton has scheduled a "Stop Throwing Out Pollutants" event — known as STOP Day — for Saturday, June 26. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents will be able to bring hazardous waste to the East Hampton Recycling Center at 260 Springs Fireplace Road for proper disposal.

Jun 18, 2021
Hospital's L.G.B.T.Q.+ Survey Is Online

Stony Brook Medicine has begun conducting a survey of the health needs of the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community, the first such on Long Island. The survey is expected to be a crucial cog in shaping the future of the Island's first comprehensive L.G.B.T.Q.+ Health Center, named for the Southampton activist Edie Windsor, which will open this month.

Jun 17, 2021
Shortcake on Sunday!

The Wainscott Sewing Society's annual Strawberry Shortcake Festival returns on Sunday at the Wainscott Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m., or until Lisa and Bill Babinski's fresh farm stand berries run out.

Shortcakes can be devoured inside the chapel or out, or taken to go. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Proceeds help the sewing society to maintain the 152-year-old chapel.

This article has been updated to correct the date of the event.

Jun 16, 2021
Gardens in Full Flower

The Mimi Meehan Native Plant Garden behind Clinton Academy on Main Street is in full flower. It is a project of the Garden Club of East Hampton and may be visited during daylight hours. Visitors should be careful to close the gate behind them so that deer do not get into the garden.

Another site kept up by the club, at Home Sweet Home, holds an 18th-century collection of plants used for medicinal, culinary, and dyeing purposes. The roster of garden club gardens is much broader and can be seen at

Jun 11, 2021
Sag Harbor Institutions Host Talks on Racism

First up, Don Lemon, the CNN anchor, and Georgette Grier-Key, the executive director of the Eastville Community Historical Society, will discuss Mr. Lemon's new book, "This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism."

Jun 9, 2021