Feb. 2, 2014, Ditch Plain, Montauk: The voice rings out, “Lads, paddle, a set is coming.” Four men on surfboards ranging from 9 to 10 feet paddle 30 yards farther seaward to wait, positioning themselves for the four-foot winter set.
Three of the men had been talking, light Irish brogues distinct, pleasant enough topics, not much at all, prior to the sighting of the three-wave set, clearly visible 250 yards offshore. The fourth surfer had mentioned to one of the three Irish guys, “You need a hood.”
The blizzard not only gave kids on the South Fork three days off from school, it also gave them a great way to spend their downtime — sledding, of course. After their parents dug out from the snow, on Thursday children flocked with their tubes and toboggans for big hills like the snow-covered lawn at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor or Quail Hill in Amagansett. Where are your favorite spots to go sledding? Tell us in the comments below.
The Parrish Art Museum opened two new exhibitons on Saturday night and presented a performance and talk by two of the artists now on view on Sunday.
A sizable group gathered on Sunday to hear Steven and William Ladd discuss their installation and exhibition "Mary Queen of the Universe," centered on their childhood and Catholic school education in Missouri.
On Saturday night, Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons hosted their Art for Life benefit at Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton.
Soledad O’Brien served as emcee for the event, which honored Michael R. Bloomberg, Valentino D. Carlotti, Jason Flom, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Carrie Mae Weems. Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow and Whodini performed. The event’s Honorary Chair was Star Jones.
Although Southampton Town police officers did their best to keep traffic moving on County Road 39, drivers heading to the fair mixing with the regular summer evening traffic made for a messy commute on Thursday night.