The summer concert of the Choral Society of the Hamptons will take a British theme to mark the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee and the opening of the Olympic Games in London in July.
The group will perform on July 7 at 7 p.m. at the parish hall of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Joining the members will be the South Fork Chamber Orchestra and four soloists: Anita Johnson, a soprano; Charlene Marcinko, a mezzo-soprano; Eapen Leubner, a tenor, and Frank Basile, a basso cantante.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kathaleen M. Benbenek died at home in East Hampton on June 8, having celebrated her 72nd birthday the week before. Ms. Benbenek, who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January, died of cardiac arrest.
The East Hampton High School boys soccer team defeated Jericho, the three-time defending state Class A champion, 2-1 on Saturday. It was the first time in five meetings that an East Hampton boys team had beaten Jericho.
Registered Democrats in East Hampton and easternmost Southampton Town who are wondering where to cast their ballots in the primary for governor and lieutenant governor can find a list here. The polling places are the same as for the general election. Polls are open Tuesday until 9 p.m. If you don't know your polling place, click here to find it.
Suffolk County is holding a photo contest, and County Executive Steve Bellone is asking residents to get involved.
All residents have to do is take a picture that depicts why they love calling Suffolk County home and load it to Facebook with the #SuffolkSnapshot. Suggestions include landmarks, tourist attractions, natural resources, and downtowns.
The contest, Mr. Bellone said, "gives residents a chance to capture that uniqueness and beauty of Suffolk County and share it with their friends and neighbors through Facebook."
School starts next week in East Hampton, but first students — and parents — have orientation meetings.
On Tuesday night, all parents of East Hampton students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a workshop on how to access online school resources. Two sessions, one in English in the high school library, and one in Spanish in the auditorium, start at 6 p.m.
Incoming kindergarteners and their families will have an orientation at the John M. Marshall Elementary School on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
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.