Weekend Bee: It’s Time to Cast Giant Shadows

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TGIF! So let’s see. What could take our minds off one of the most depressing news weeks in recent U.S. history? How about the moon crossing the sun’s path, casting a giant shadow over much of the aforementioned country? Cool. Let’s do it. At publication time, there were still supplies of $5 eclipse glasses (pictured above) available at Main Street Optics in Southampton. The total eclipse (and yes, Bonnie Tyler will be singing on a cruise ship) takes place Monday, in case you haven’t heard.

We brake for big granite blocks…

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture of Sag Harbor has been chosen to renovate the Cedar Island Lighthouse. The firm, interestingly enough, is keen on lighthouses, previously working on the Staten Island and Montauk Point lighthouses. This project is “the crowning jewel,” Lee Skolnick, one of the firm’s principals, told 27East.com. “I’ve never seen such big granite blocks on a lighthouse.” Whatever floats your boat…

Quick takes…

• Sarah Jessica Parker, part-time Amagansett resident, has opened eponymous shoe boutique SJP in Las Vegas’s Bellagio hotel. “There’s always stress when you’re a new business and taking steps that [are] risky for everybody financially,” Parker tells the Las Vegas Sun. “It’s worthy of being nervous, and I like that feeling…”

• This will be an exceedingly sporty weekend, as noted by the East Hampton Star. Highlights: Paddlers 4 Humanity will leave Montauk for Block Island at 6 a.m. on Saturday. The big Artists and Writers game (go writers!) is at 2 p.m. on Saturday at East Hampton’s Herrick Park. And Ellen’s 5K Run in Southampton at 9 a.m. on Sunday will welcome runners, walkers, people wearing pink, and people not wearing pink…

• Speaking of sports, Groundsworks @ Hrens, the East Hampton garden center, reports that its women’s slow pitch softball team (who knew!) is now league champion…

• East Hampton architect Maziar Behrooz has mocked up this eco-friendly redesign of East Hampton village (which, we hope, includes hydrangeas being planted hydroponically). Learn more at a Parrish Museum talk on Aug. 31…

• In case you missed it, La Parmigiana restaurant in Southampton is up for sale but may be considering a new location.

• Wasn’t it just watermelon season? The Milk Pail reports that apples (!) are already in season. “#2017appleharvest has begun!” the orchard says, posting this delicious photo on Instagram.

On tap for the weekend…

• Like Montauk? Then attend the Greenery Scenery Benefit, on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds go toward keeping the village of Montauk green. No word yet on the “save Montauk from being a party town” benefit….

• Calissa, the Greek restaurant in Water Mill (formerly Red Stixs, Trata East, etc), hosts “Aprés Beach” in its backyard garden, starting on Saturday at 4p.m. Bring your rosé game…

• Wine and cheese alert: Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor is opening a group reception (featuring “Aces” by Liz Gribin, among others) on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m…

• Innersleeve Records in Amangansett will host a concert by Nancy Atlas and Chad Smith, drummer of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame, on Saturday at 5 p.m. Clothing optional. (JK!) “NOT TO BE MISSED,” the organizers say

• The Montauk Artists’ Association will hosts its 23rd Annual Show on the Green all weekend, featuring the work of East End creatives (as well as other artisans)…

Social Media Quote of the Day

“Reject white supremacy.” — Christie Brinkley, Hamptons supermodel emeritus, in this Instagram photo.

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