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#TGIF! This dispatch brought to you by your favorite seagull. And behold, we are likely the only Hamptons publication bringing you…cordless drills. Forget hot yoga, or green juices, or second master suites: Today, we feature the Power Tool Show, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverhead Building Supply in East Hampton, pictured above (which, for the record, pipes in excellent music for crack-of-dawn shoppers). From what we understand, there will be “special pricing on the latest power tools.” We are hopeful, but doubtful, for wine and cheese.
Uber is indeed making a comeback, at least in the Hamptons (the company — sort of a poster child for everything that’s wrong in Silicon Valley — has had a rough year). Perhaps we’ll re-install the app. Expect to be able to hail an Uber or Lyft on or about June 29.
We Heart Hamlets
The results are IN for the East Hampton Town’s hamlet studies, which chart how business districts could evolve. Recommendations have been met with excitement, apprehension and cynicism, according to 27East.com. It’s not clear if the visions will come to fruition before we’re underwater.
Things you should put on the calendar…
–The Shelter Island 10K is coming up next weekend, June 17 — which means you have approximately 8 days left to train for the 6.2 mile race, described by Runners Magazine as one of the most picturesque courses in America. (There’s also a 5k, although there’s less bragging rights.) As always, the Hampton Bee will be racing. So will elites Bill Rodgers and Joan Benoit Samuelson…
–If you’d rather munch on hors d’oeuvres, there will be a “Hamptons Artists for Haiti” at Watermill Center on June 17, with an art show and silent auction curated by FolioEast. Proceeds go toward building a new school in central Haiti for 400 kids, according to FolioEast’s Coco Myers…
–The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack will host Much Ado About Madoo (clever!), honoring the 50th anniversary of the garden, June 16-17…
–Attention, potters: Deadline is June 15 to enter Celadon Clay Art Gallery’s “Better Together – Ceramic Sets,” a national juried exhibition with juror Hayne Bayless…
On tap for the weekend….
–Learn to be a standup paddleboard instructor (or just look like one) via the Academy of Surf Instructors courses going on at Paddle Diva in East Hampton this weekend. “Learn from the team who put SUP on the map,” Paddle Diva (modestly?) says….
–If you’re not yet sick of politics, or perhaps long for the folksier days when a candidate would print an opponent’s face on a toilet seat (that actually happened, unfortunately for Richard Nixon), then check out the “Path to The Presidency” exhibit at the Bridgehampton Museum, Corwith House (details here)….
–Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island will celebrate National Rosé Day (who knew!) on Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with complimentary rosé tastings from Macari Vineyards. This will be “the happiest day of the summer,” organizers promise…
–Winning rave reviews: The play “Angry Young Man,” about a surgeon from the Middle East arriving in London in search of a new life. Catch it at Guild Hall in East Hampton this week or next….
–Not in shape yet for the summer? There’s hope! Hamptons Wellness Week (sort of like Restaurant Week, except for health and wellness) kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m. at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, details here.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“The studio is cozy and the sequence is sweaty.” — Yoga Lila Montauk, promoting its classes on Instagram. They had us at cozy.
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