Two events, one planned for Sunday, the other postponed a day because of Friday and Saturday's blizzard, will take place today.
Empty Bowls, a fund-raiser for Project MOST's Springs Seedlings project, will be held at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The cost to try a range of soups and stews prepared by local restaurants is $12 for adults and $5 for children, with those under 5 free. Takeout quarts of soup cost $12.
Springs Seedlings is a several-years-old effort to incorporate growing and harvesting food into the Springs School curriculum. More than $50,000 was raised through donations to build a greenhouse on the school grounds that students and volunteers maintain. Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, part of the Peconic Land Trust, has provided guidance and technical know-how.
Joe Realmuto, the executive chef of the Honest Man restaurant group, including Nick and Toni's, Rowdy Hall, La Fondita, and Townline BBQ, helps coordinate the Empty Bowls event, for which many local restaurants donate soup. Guests have been asked to take their own bowls from home and join the meal. There will be baked goods on sale, student art to view, music, and a 50-50 cash raffle.
On Sunday's menu are shrimp bisque, Thai peanut with cherries, matzo ball, cream of roasted cauliflower, New England clam chowder, split pea, vegetarian minestrone, white bean escarole, garbure (a French ham and cabbage stew), and smoked-pork posole.
HarborFrost Is On
After a white-out Saturday, Sag Harbor's HarborFrost activities have been rescheduled to Sunday. According to a schedule published by The Sag Harbor Express, there will be live music from noon to 5 p.m. at several Main Street and nearby businesses. Most HarborFrost events are free or at reduced cost.
A 1:30 plunge into the Sag Harbor bayfront was reportedly canceled due to ice.
Events begin with a pancake breakfast served through noon that includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, orange juice, and coffee to support the Sag Harbor Junior Fire Department. It will be held at the firehouse on Brick Kiln Road, and a donation of $10 adults and $5 for kids will be collected.
An easy-paced, two-mile hike at 10 a.m. follows the old Railroad Spur trail used long ago to transport ice from the ponds to New York City. Scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m., the meeting point is at Mashashimuet Park, with views of Round Pond and Fore and Aft Pond promised by Dai Dayton, the hike leader and president of Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt.
Free live music begins at noon with Leroy Klavis on acoustic guitar at the Corner Bar. At 1 p.m., there will be jazz by Ada Rovatti at the American Hotel. At 2 p.m., Sara Hartman will sing originals at the Grenning Gallery on Washington Street. Bryan Duffy will play at the Sag Harbor Fine Arts Center at 3:30, followed by Mariann Megna with acoustic guitar at 4:30 p.m.
At noon on Long Wharf, Fear No Ice will carve an ice sculpture. Ice-carving will be demonstrated at 2 p.m. at the Civil War monument at Main and Madison Streets as well.
A free Coast Guard film and discussion followed by a question-and-answer session will go from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bay Street Theatre.
An "icebreaker" Laser sailboat regatta will be run from the Breakwater Yacht Club at 1 p.m. Several races can be viewed from Long Wharf or Windmill Beach.
A culinary stroll has been planned by the Hysterical Society, with small bites and a cash bar accompanied by live music by the New Dawn Trio. The $40 tour will begin at 1 p.m. at Il Capuccino with stops at LT Burger, Page, and Muse in the Harbor. Proceeds from the event will benefit a seriously injured Sag Harbor resident.
Participants in "Zima: A Treasure Hunt," a mystery to be solved by all ages, will set out from the Civil War monument at the intersection of Main and Madison Streets, presented by Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls. Start times are 2, 2:30, and 3 p.m., and a $10 donation has been suggested.
A highly anticipated art walk of the village's galleries will begin with hot cider and a brief talk at the Grenning Gallery, at 17 Washington Street, and continue to the Monika Olko Gallery, Christie's Building Art Center, Hooke Sculpture Gallery, Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Tulla Booth Gallery, and Romany Kramoris Gallery and end with the grand opening of the Sag Harbor Fine Arts Center, with a marshmallow roast and live music.
At 5:30 p.m., the Fiery Sensations will give a free performance on Long Wharf.
Grucci company fireworks are scheduled for 6:15 p.m.
Note: This story has been revised to include a corrected list of HarborFrost events.