Holiday

There will be plunges tomorrow at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, at Main Beach in East Hampton Village, and at Beach Lane in Wainscott.
A parade of cars with light-up menorahs on top will drive from Chabad of the Hamptons on Woods Lane to Herrick Park to celebrate the seventh night of Hanukkah.
With the holiday season in full swing, a number of theatrical and musical performances on the South Fork this weekend are opportunities to get in the spirit.
There's just 13 days until Christmas. This weekend you can get your shopping done while also enjoying the festivities at events like the Holiday Stroll in East Hampton or the holiday sales in Bridgehampton. Mark the end of Hanukkah with the...
Kids at Sag Harbor Elementary have been busy making the holiday season a warm one filled with joy for people in need of some extra help.
There's plenty to do this weekend, from the Santa Parade in East Hampton to a Hanukkah party in Sag Harbor.
Christmas comes to the Montauk Lighthouse this weekend, starting on Saturday with its annual lighting, as members of the Gosman family turn on thousands of twinkling white bulbs at sundown. 
The East Hampton Historical Society has among its collections several dozen scrapbook pages of Christmas and New Year’s postcards, including an album addressed to Miss Nettie Osborne of East Hampton, that are postmarked between 1905 and 1911...
Forget the ten lords a-leaping, the eight maids a-milking, and the partridge in a pear tree. In the East Hampton house of Charles Keller and Glenn Purcell, the verses of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” might sound more like ten Victorian...
When I was growing up, our family would receive the same holiday mail order food gifts from the same people every year. From our Uncle Ben and Aunt Ibby in San Francisco we would get a three-pack of hickory smoked almonds. These were pretty good,...
Of the thousand or more American quilts that Joanna Rose has amassed since a friend gave her one upon the birth of her first child, just a single quilt is on display in the big old house a stone’s throw from Main Beach where the Roses, with...

When I was a child, my grandparents lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in a building where 85 percent of the families were Satmar Hasidim, ultra Orthodox Jews, who approach Judaism with joy.

The year was 1837. Daniel Hildreth III of Water Mill, who was born in 1800, kept a meticulous diary that included accounts of the weather, what was happening on the farms, and summaries of what was going on in general. In the excerpt below, you will...