Sunday will mark the first of what is to be an annual Heart of Springs summer fund-raiser at Ashawagh Hall, supporting not only the hall and its grounds, but also the Springs Library, which houses the hamlet’s historical society, and the Springs Presbyterian Church.
The Heart of Springs group formed this past winter to raise money and awareness for the hamlet and its historic district. The members are all Springs residents who are active and involved in the community. The party is the organization’s first event.
“No one has ever done anything like this in Springs,” said Loring Bolger, one of the event organizers and a Heart of Springs committee member. “Nevertheless, there has been a lot of support for it.”
Food for the event will be provided by Eli’s Bread, the Amagansett Farmers Market, and Graze Culinary. Wolffer Estate Vineyard and Montauk Brewing Co. will provide wine and beer. Sponsors include Mickey’s Carting, the Alec Baldwin Foundation, and Ben Krupinski, a builder.
Josh Brussel will perform live music, as will a few other unannounced guests. The Springs Library will be open during the event, as will Ashawagh Hall, where the exhibit “Views of Accabonac” will be on display. All sales of artwork will benefit the Accabonac Protection Committee, an organization dedicated to preserving Accabonac Harbor.
“It’s always good to have community events,” Ms. Bolger said. “And one of the most important goals of this event is that it brings people in the Springs community together in a social setting that benefits the historic Springs district.”
Of the 200 tickets available, Ms. Bolger said, almost all have been purchased. She does expect, though, that there will be some available at the door Sunday. Tickets are $100 each, and larger donations can be made online at heartofsprings.com. The party will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall and on the surrounding green.