Perlman Music Program
The Perlman Music Program celebrated the opening of its new Kristy and James H. Clark Arts Center last week, on its Shelter Island campus. Programs this summer include, in addition to the summer music school, a chamber music workshop, an alumni concert, the “Tutti Suonare” chamber music concert weekend, and the annual summer benefit.
On the green, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nick and Toni’s parking lot, 136 North Main Street, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane, 3-6:30 p.m.
Shelter Island Historical Society
16 South Ferry Road (Route 114),
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bay and Burke Streets, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Guild Hall will present “Escape” a video art exhibition featuring the work of Laurie Anderson, Burt Barr, Lynda Benglis, Jonathan Horowitz, Joan Jonas, Tony Oursler and Constance DeJong, Keith Sonnier, Andy Warhol, and William Wegman, beginning on Saturday with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m.
On Monday, the United States Senate passed an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill that will help commercial fishermen obtain disaster relief loans.
Kirsten Gillibrand, a senator from New York, announced passage of the measure yesterday. Ms. Gillibrand, a Democratic member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said the amendment had bipartisan support. The amendment adds commercial fishermen to a bill that otherwise provides a safety net to farmers in the event of a natural disaster.
Rona Klopman of Beach Hampton reported that someone had unbolted a bench on Marine Boulevard, near the entrance to the beach, and moved it to a different location on that road, sometime between June 10 and June 11. Whoever moved the bench, which belongs to the local homeowners association, chained it down at the new location. A fireman cut the chain and moved the bench temporarily to Ms. Klopman’s property, and she told police she would have it reinstalled at its proper location.
Piano, Viola, Sax, and More
Hamptons Music Sessions, a new summer music program for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, will be offered at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton from Aug. 5 through 11. Students can take classes in piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, flute, and composition and songwriting.
East Hampton Town
The East Hampton Town Board has put on hold a number of requests from surf camps and others seeking permission to give classes or tours to paying customers on public beaches. Under current town law, a commercial mass gathering permit is needed to do so.
Saturday's weather means you may have to change your day's plans.
The Clamshell Foundation's annual Sandcastle Contest at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett was canceled for the first time in its 23-year history, according to the announcement posted on the foundation's Facebook page Saturday morning. No rain date was set, so sandcastle builders will have to wait until next year. T-shirts designed by Peter Spacek are still for sale, though. Visit the Clamshell Foundation's website for more information.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration honored Richard G. Hendrickson, a volunteer United States Cooperative weather observer since 1930, for his longstanding service on Sunday.
Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton will be temporarily closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, in anticipation of the annual fireworks show on Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday.