Photos: Old Kids on the Block Raise Money for Sag Cinema

Colin Ambrose was the pit master for much of the evening, grilling up all manner of meat products for a hungry crowd. Photos by Durell Godfrey unless otherwise noted

Sunday's Turnpike Block Party at Estia's Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor featured a variety of flame-broiled meats and late-summer produce. The event capped another well-attended Harborfest weekend in the village.

The dense and happy crowd raised money for the Sag Harbor Partnership and the purchase and restoration of the Sag Harbor Cinema. The partnership's aim is to buy the site where the old theater burned down last winter and restore it to a community center capable of screening films and also hosting live events and community gatherings.

In addition to food provided and prepared by Estia's owner, Colin Ambrose, Jason Weiner, and other local chefs, the evening featured music by Inda Eaton, Gene Casey, and the Spaghetti Westerners. The Sag Harbor Express served as presenting sponsor and worked hard to ensure the event's success.

The partnership's president, Nick Gazzolo, left, and Gavin Menu, the co-publisher and director of advertising for The Express, checked in guests at the party. Lori Hawkins
Margaret Garrett and Robby Stein
The crowd was as dense as the smoke from the grill.
Gordian Raacke, Gabrielle Raacke, and Edwina von Gal
Eric Fischl
Rive Weiner helped her dad, Jason Weiner, at the Almond restaurant table.
The flames flew high into the night.
Walter and Bina Bernard
Gene Casey