East Hampton Notes

LongHouse Reserve will open its gates Saturday for its first-ever family day. Admission will be free from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of the 16-acre grounds, sculpture, and water features will be given on the half-hour. Works include pieces by Dale Chihuly, Willem de Kooning, a Buckminster Fuller dome, and Yoko Ono’s monochrome giant chess set. There will also be light refreshments and student entertainment.

Three notable bedcovers from the Bennett and Huntting families will be unveiled at Saturday’s annual meeting of the East Hampton Historical Society, which will be at 10 a.m. in Clinton Academy. All will be welcomed to hear from Richard Barons, the society director, about the quilts. Refreshments will be provided.

Poetry Hike
Poets and poetry fans have been invited to take part in a shoreline hike along Sammy’s Beach on Saturday. The group will set out at about 10 a.m. from the end of Sammy’s Beach Road, which is off Old House Landing Road in Northwest. There will be two stops along the way during which walkers will be invited to read one of their own ­poems or a personal favorite. Laurie Adler is the outing’s leader and will welcome newcomers to the group.
At the same hour, Lee Dion will be the guide on a three-mile walk during which he will talk about some of East Hampton’s more remote historical sites, such as Jason’s Rock and Chatfield’s Hole. The meeting place is the corner of Bull Path and Bull Run.

Wednesday’s International Mystery Book Group at the East Hampton Library will take on “The Neruda Case” by Roberto Ampuero, a Chilean author, at 6 p.m.
Next Thursday’s free 5 p.m. movie at the library will be “The Patience Stone,” an Iranian story of a young woman and her older husband in a country torn by war. Signing up with the adult reference desk staff is a good idea to assure a seat.

Looking ahead to May 18, combined handbell choirs from the Bridgehampton and Southampton Presbyterian Churches will join with their East Hampton counterparts in a 4 p.m. concert. Those attending have been asked to bring nonperishable items for the food pantries or make a cash donation.

There will be a presentation about hearing tests for older people at the East Hampton Senior Citizens Center on Springs-Fireplace Road on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

East Hampton Town’s Stop Throwing Out Pollutants, or STOP, days come but twice a year, at the Springs-Fireplace Road recycling center on the third Saturday in May — this year on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Household hazardous waste, such as paints, cleaning chemicals, stale fuel, pesticides, and other materials, will be accepted.
After that, the next STOP day will be on October at the Montauk Transfer Station.

And later on the calendar, the Village Preservation Society has announced a June 14 “welcome to summer” party at the Maidstone Club tennis house on Maidstone Lane from 6 to 8 p.m.