Daily Bee: Boosters, Whalebone Par-tay, Flaming Barbies

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Happy #HumpDay! We write today’s Somewhat Daily Bee to the delightful sound of snow melting. Temperatures in the Hamptons have hovered in the 40s, post-blizzard, which is not something we could say after last January’s #Snowmageddon. And happily, while we all worry about beach erosion on the East End, at least things are not as bad as these crumbling cliffs.

We’ll silently bid on the fish

Oakland’s Restaurant on Dune Road, pictured above, is closed for the season but will host the Hampton Bays Booster Club’s tenth annual Winterfest this Friday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event raises funds for scholarships and school athletic programs, in part through a raffle of lovely art work. Details here. If you’re interested in seeing more of the art work, stop by the Local Artists Gallery at 21 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, which will be hosting an open house this Saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  As always, we are partial to painter Carolyn Munaco’s big-mouthed fish.

Cold beer, hot guys

And on the other end of the hip spectrum, Whalebone Magazine is having a par-tay next Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the big city. Join the surfer-friendly publication (and a few hundred of its closest friends) at The Tippler beneath Chelsea Market. Also, according to Whalebone, the “ridiculously good-looking guys” from Montauk Brewing Co. and Montauk Saltbox restaurant will be there. We checked — they really are ridiculously good-looking. Here are the brewers and here and here are the salters. You must RSVP; details here. There will be free beer (did someone say Driftwood Ale?) and lobster rolls from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oh – and why the party? It will be 125 days till summer. We’ll drink to that.

Did someone say flaming barbies?

This is the last week of January, to which we say….good riddance! That said, with the month’s end comes the closing of several gallery shows, including the Drawing Room’s Winter Salon in East Hampton. Read the East Hampton Star’s review here. It is also the last weekend for The White Room’s “America on Fire” exhibit in Bridgehampton, which sort of sounds like the state of the GOP right now but thankfully involves burning barbies (or maybe they’re just mannequins; you decide). Sadly, one gallery that is closed and staying closed is Chrysalis Gallery in Southampton, which had been owned most recently by Andrea Bejsovec. “Thank you all for all your support and patronage over the years,” she says on the gallery’s website. “It has meant a lot.”

Social Media Quote of the Day

“Celebrating National Green Juice Day.” — Montauk Juice Factory, as it updated its status on Facebook. Well, someone’s got to celebrate green juice. Also, this now proves there is a national day for everything.

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