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Before the doors opened at 10 a.m. Friday, the line already stretched down the street. Durell Godfrey
Bundles of Grey Gardens stationeryDurell Godfrey
Would-be buyers peered through the windows at Grey Gardens as they waited for the doors to open on Friday morning.Durell Godfrey
Some went with purpose, others were merely there to shop. At left, Dyanna Nesbit held a parrot figurine, purchased for a friend who believed it had belonged to the Beales.Durell Godfey
People were asked to wear blue booties as they traipsed through the house.Durell Godfrey
A flock of early birds waited for the clock to strike 10.Durell Godfrey
Browsing the offeringsDurell Godfrey
A sign on a bedroom doorDurell Godfrey
The documentary and a photo reel played on a TV in one of the rooms.Durell Godfrey
"There's quite a bit of wicker," Susan Wexler of Behind the Hedges said earlier this week. Durell Godfrey

Bill Stewart, with his daughter Fairleigh, took home the title of Master Blade for his creation on the right. John Musnicki and Durell Godfrey
Jacks both classic and less so.Durell Godfrey
Artists in other mediums, like the metal artist and blacksmith James DeMartis, left, brought their talents to bear in the pumpkin-squash medium.John Musnicki
Drew Hallock's creation was a pumpkin eating brains. Fantastically yucky.Durell Godfrey
Cute and screamy.John Musnicki
Entries in the Protest Patch categoryJohn Musnicki
John Musnicki
David E. Rattray's whale gourd won second place in the Freestyle category.Durell Godfrey
John Musnicki

Clockwise from top left, Kendall Van Zelst, Perri Wolfman, Abbi Newthaler, and EileenChristmas Durell Godfrey
Eunice Chung, left, and Natalia Ristich, right, and, yes, that's an owl on her hat.Durell Godfrey
Rachael Duell, left, and Cathleen Springer, rightDurell Godfrey
Ellie Thompson, left, Lynn Donohue, center, and Ruth FoleyDurell Godfrey
Quinneth Rutigliano, left, and Clifford ClarkeDurell Godfrey
Aubrienne Krysiewitz-Bell, left, and Durell GodfreyDurell Godfrey
Daisy Dohanos, left, and Kris SuarezDurell Godfrey

The Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station's annual lobster bake fund-raiser will be held Saturday evening. Durell Godfrey
A still from the award-winning film "Hidden Figures"

The East Hampton High School baseball team will put money from Saturday's car wash toward a spring 2018 trip to Tampa, Fla. Jack Graves

Joan Tulp was the grand marshal of the Am O'Gansett Parade. Behind her were, at left, Tyler Armstrong, this year's Mr. Amagansett, and East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky. Durell Godfrey Photos
Marcum Lockwood, Kate Keith, and young Charlie, Margaret, and Bridget Lockwood were in the spirit. Durell Godfrey
A contingent from the Montauk Friends of Erin, who have their own considerably larger parade on March 26, turned out for Amagansett's celebration on Saturday. Durell Godfrey
Brownies from East Hampton's Troop 581 sold cookies Girl Scout cookies before the parade and then joined the marchers.Durell Godfrey
Some of Troop 1288 used their leprechaun beards to their advantage on the chilly day.Durell Godfrey
Second-grade Brownies from East Hampton made a strong showing.Durell Godfrey
East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, the 2014 Mr. Amagansett, wore his golden clamshell with pride.Durell Godfrey
East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky was happy to be there.Durell Godfrey

Reg Cornelia, the chairman of the East Hampton Town Republican Committee, gave President Donald Trump's message a double thumbs-up on Friday. Richard Lewin
Amity Lucas, Carole Campolo, and Tara Rothenberg were a patriotic trio at Friday's party.Richard Lewin
David Brown and Phil Berg were all smiles.Richard Lewin
Linda Tejpaul posed with Lucille Berrill Paulsen, whose temporary tattoo referenced Hillary Clinton's campaign comment that Trump supporters were a "basket of deplorables."Richard Lewin
Tracey Ludlow handed out name tags at the door to Regina Foley and Nancy McCaffrey.Richard Lewin
The inauguration brought smiles to the faces of Don Cirillo, the Hon. Edward Burke, Carole Campolo, and Peter Feder.Richard Lewin

The Bridgehampton School has not seen a major capital improvement project since it was constructed in 1930. Christine Sampson

John J. Finello, the Springs School District superintendent, left, and Carl Fraser, the interim business administrator, were both slated to depart at the end of December, but will each stay on while their replacements are being sought. Christine Sampson