Happy Thursday! We’re unabashed fans of Jimmy Fallon, so we happily report that the Tonight Show host (and Sagaponack resident) will be stopping by Harbor Books, pictured above, in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 11 a.m. for a Father’s Day preview of his new children’s book, “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada.”
Fallon, who is dad to daughters Winnie and Franny, recently told the Associated Press that his book has a not-so-secret agenda.
“I tried to trick my daughter into saying ‘Dada’ because I wanted it to be her first word. I would call everything ‘Dada.’ I’d point to her bottle and go ‘Dada,’ and I’d point to her food and say ‘Dada.’ I really didn’t care if she was smart or anything. I just wanted her to say that for the history books,” he said.
His efforts didn’t work. Fallon said her first word was Mama. (His wife is producer Nancy Juvonen.)
Fallon is a booster of Hamptons small businesses — earlier this year, he stopped by Innersleeve Records in Amagansett for Record Store Day, where he shopped for vinyl and did an impromptu interview with WEHM Radio.
Harbor Books, by the way, is owned by Taylor Rose Berry, a Sag Harbor resident who got her bookstore experience working at BookHampton, the previous tenant in the space, according to the Sag Harbor Express. She opened Harbor Books at 20 Main Street in November and is trying to emulate the ambiance of an old English bookstore (but with Wi-Fi and e-books available for download). And since she’s under age 30, we conclude this can only mean one thing: Young people still read books. Cool.
Speaking of Sag Harbor…
While you’re strolling down Main Street this weekend, you can also take advantage of a sidewalk sale that the Chamber of Commerce has dubbed a “Whale of a Sale” (Sag Harbor is an old whaling port…get it?). There will also be an Arts and Crafts Sale in nearby Marine Park. The events are Saturday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
50 artists you need to know and love
Good ole Ashawagh Hall in Springs, which now refers to itself as “the original pop-up gallery” (take that, hipsters!) will be featuring an exhibit of 50 artists’ work, from local abstract painters Mary Antczak to Athos Zacharias. The public is invited to an opening reception from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, or stop in anytime after 10 a.m. either weekend day. The exhibit is called “Resolve.” (there is a period after resolve), which makes us think these aren’t just happy-go-lucky beach scenes.
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