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Happy Friday! Well now, here we go. We are one step closer to a dynamic, walkable downtown Springs. (Maybe?) Our man on the ground attended Wednesday’s kick-off meeting, pictured above, for the Town of East Hampton’s “hamlet study” — the exciting new review that is to culminate, someday, in recommendations for how we can stoke the economy while preserving local hamlets’ character. We have learned two things: 1. There are 801 (permitted) businesses in the Town of East Hampton, and 2. People really, really like to complain. And there you have it. That said, if you have some ideas about enhancing your hamlet, email the town at EHHamletStudy@gmail.com. You can’t complain unless you email, folks.
I’ll take the green handcuffs, please
The always impressive, somewhat feared Montauk St. Patrick’s Day parade is THIS Sunday. There will be much green, much merriment, much beer — and much chowder, doled out by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce. The EHPD is already on a high alert, issuing this stern update on Facebook: “Open alcohol laws will be enforced, all containers are banned from the LIRR, and STOP DWI patrols will be out.” Keep calm and carry on, people. The soup line starts at 10 a.m., while the parade starts at 11:30 a.m. As always, the Hampton Bee disputes Montauk Friends of Erin’s claim that the march is the second largest in New York State. Our reliable sources say that distinction goes to Syracuse’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. But we’ll let organizers duke out the “We’re No. 2! We’re No. 2!” bragging rights.
On tap for the weekend…
The Hamptons YogaFest is still months aways (it’s scheduled for Aug. 26-28) — but the poster for said event is in hot contention. This Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be an art reception at White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton featuring the top 20 finalists for this year’s poster, which hopefully will feature less flaming Barbies than we’re accustomed to seeing at White Room…White’s Apothecary in East Hampton is hosting a Laura Mercier event on Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m., featuring a complimentary makeover for make-up purchasers… LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, which recently held its winter benefit (see photos here) is hosting a guided walking tour on Saturday “as the earliest blooms burst forth.” Alex Feleppa, horticulturist, will provide insight. Details here.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“We will do a little jig in class tonite,” the Hampton Ballet Theater School, announcing its St. Patrick’s Day plans on Facebook. Cheers to little jigs.
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