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East Hampton Town's 375th Anniversary Observances Coming

Thu, 04/06/2023 - 11:26
East Hampton Town Hall
Durell Godfrey

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said on Tuesday that Sept. 23 is the tentative date of a parade that would cap a celebration of the town’s 375th anniversary.

A 375th celebration committee has held an initial meeting, he said. It includes representatives of Guild Hall, the Montauk and Amagansett Libraries, and the East Hampton Historical Society; the superintendents Adam Fine of the East Hampton School District, Debra Winter of Springs, and Seth Turner of Amagansett; Hugh King, the town historian; Georgette Grier-Key of the Eastville Community Historical Society, and Helen Harrison of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs.

The anniversary festivities are likely to begin in June, Mr. Van Scoyoc said. Plans include celebrations within each hamlet over several months. A parade would echo the one held on Main Street in East Hampton Village in 1998 for the town’s 350th anniversary. 

“I think it will be a great opportunity to celebrate the 375th anniversary and also to celebrate the very diverse community we have,” the supervisor said, “all those who participated in creating this town throughout its history, from the Indigenous people to everyone else who’s come since.”

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