Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor Hills 2018 –Sagkanda by the sea: The 7th annual summer kick-off party and fundraiser was fun and I was happy to be part of the celebration. Summer attire was Wakanda inspired ( Dashikis and Caftans). Everyone had fun with the Wakanda attire, it was great to see almost 100% participation. I even got in the grove with my Wakanda summer caftan. Unfortunately, I was so busy taking photos I am not sure anyone got a picture of me in my beautiful caftan.
Sag Harbor: One of the vendors that I really liked was Christy Creations, her beautiful collection of hand-painted bags were beautiful. Christine is a multi-talented award-winning artist from St. Lucian who has earned recognition for her impressive skills in different artistic genres. Her products are individually crafted, hand-painted and fashioned into a guaranteed original one-of-a-kind. I cannot wait to sport the original bag I purchased.
Sag Harbor is so rich in History, especially black history. Many African Americans bought property in Sag Harbor after the 2nd World war but they were limited to specific Neighborhoods, Sag Harbor Hills, Ninevah and Azurest, Eastville and Chatfield’s Hill. These Lots were cheap, so many paid with cash since loans were not available at that time. Many of the homes were small, if you walk through the neighborhood today you might still find some of the originally built homes. The character is, however, changing with many new homeowners building bigger homes, developers pressuring homeowners to sell and they subsequently combining the lots to build mega-mansions.
Thank You Sag Harbor Hills for inviting me to your 7th Annual Summer Kick-off, I had a great time and it was nice seeing everyone. I look forward to seeing everyone at the annual Labor Day Races and the end of summer party. Have a wonderful summer.
Hamptons -The Hamptons Events List 2018 … Which Hamptons events 2018 are you interested in attending this summer? Get a head start on planning your summer in the Hamptons, listed below are some of the bigger events Happening this summer in the Hamptons. Visit my Facebook Group: HAMPTONS MOUTHPIECE EVENTS for daily Hamptons events. This year some event changes, Art Hamptons has been postponed this year, Art Southampton is back July 5th -9th at Nova’s Ark Project Ground. Super Staurday is being moved from the Hamptons to NYC, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance has hosted Super Saturdayin the Hamptons for the past 20 years this year the iconic event will move to Manhattan in September 2018. I have no information on the Annual ART FOR LIFE Hamptons event or Stony Brook Southampton 60th Annual summer event yet.
Hamptons Happenings: Stony Hill Stables Foundation Annual Benefit
Scholarships to be Awarded at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Annual Benefit Saturday, June 30, 2018, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Special Dressage Exhibition & Pony Drill Team Performance
Stony Hill Stables, owned and operated by the Hotchkiss family for more than five decades, will host the annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit on Saturday, June 30, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the pastoral grounds of Stony Hill Stables, located in Amagansett on Town Lane. The Stony Hill Stables Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created to promote equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults in the East End community, continues to be the only stable in Long Island to offer this unique scholarship program.
Now in its seventh year, the scholarship program is on sound footing and has given local riders a path to their equestrian dreams. With a grass-roots approach, the scholarship program has opened its barn doors to local kids. Scholarships are customized to suit each recipient, and each recipient participates in creating his or her own program, based on the budget of their scholarship, and their individual goals and interests.
Event Chairwoman, Bailey Thompson, who currently trains with Stony Hill Stables owner and USDF Gold Medalist, Wick Hotchkiss, has been involved with the foundation since its inception. “For the past six years I have had the privilege to serve on the Benefit Committee where I have witnessed the amazing mission of the foundation come to fruition. I am honored to be named the 2018 event Chair. This foundation is very special to me because I understand how significant these scholarships are and the great opportunities they provide to the recipients,” said Ms. Thompson.
Stony Hill Stables prides itself with offering a safe, educational, and positive environment for equestrians of all ages to learn and grow. “I have been lucky to ride at Stony Hill since I began my riding career at the age of seven. I, along with many others, have learned so many tangible and intangible life lessons and skills that go beyond the stables; an experience that not many people may get in their lifetime,” said event Chair Thompson, “I am extremely proud to be part of a program that provides local children the opportunity to reap the benefits of our wonderful sport. I couldn’t be more honored to further this hallmark tradition”.
This year’s annual family-friendly event promises to be full of surprises. Scholarship students as well as Grand Prix riders will take to the ring. Bailey Thompson and USDF Gold Medalist Wick Hotchkiss with perform Dressage, the Stony Hill Stable’s Pony Drill Team will delight attendees with a specially choreographed performance, and there will even be an exhilarating Jumping Exhibition!
Hotchkiss and Thompson Dressage Demonstration at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit
Scholarship applications for the 2018 season are currently being accepted. Five to seven scholarships will be awarded annually. Local residents of Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton are encouraged to apply. Scholarship applications are available on-line at https://www.stonyhillstables.com/foundation.
Deadline for submitting applications is June 22, 2018. Scholarship winners will be announced on June 30 at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit!
Tickets for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit are priced at $125 for a single ticket, $200 for a couple. Children under 12 are free! Tickets can be purchased in advance on-line. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate the night of the event. Contributions are gratefully welcome: Stony Hill Stables Foundation, P.O. Box 283, Amagansett, NY 11930 or https://www.stonyhillstables.com . For more information about Stony Hill Stables and the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, please visit the website or call: 631.267.3203.
The Stony Hill Stables Foundation is a not-for-profit program established to offer scholarship equestrian training for local residents. The goal is to promote equine sports, riding education, and good sportsmanship providing local children and young adults a healthy, enhancing life experience. Stony Hill Stables Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) program providing a unique atmosphere for children and young adults to become skilled in equine sports, build friendships and connect to the East End Community. For information on the Stony Hill Stables Foundation contact us at 631-267-3203 or email@example.com
content provided by Lynn Stefanelli, photo credit: Stony Hill Stables Foundation
Hamptons Summer Camps list 2018 , only 2 more months for school, have you made plans for what your kids are doing for the summer? Here is a list of summer programs throughout the Hamptons for kids. Just click on the name to link to the website.
Ages 2-10 (9 am-1:30pm) Let them Play is the theme. Curriculum integrates a vast array of subjects, weaving hands on lessons for the children in local history, wildlife, science, marine biology, music, and arts throughout the day.
A multi-sport and multi-faceted experience, variety of activities, swim instruction every morning, Parents must provide lunch M-Thursday, every Friday is cookout day with Hotdogs and hamburgers. Transportation is included. July 2nd – August 24th
CAMP @ROSS * Day programs for ages 14 and under, Day program offers a variety of choices in sports, science, performance, media, nature, and the arts for campers ages 0–14! Our Early Childhood programming for campers ages 6 and under includes Music and Movement, Creative Explorations, and Sports Explorations
SUMMER TERM @ROSS *Boarding and day programs for ages 12–18, rigorous academic courses with relaxation and time at the beach, cultural events, shopping, and day trips to vibrant New York City.
Foster values of sharing, integrity, responsibility and respect in a friendly, safe environment of fun. The best camp experience gives children greater self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience. Tuition: Includes round trip door-to-door bus transportation, lunch and healthy snacks daily. (June 25-August 17th)
Summer Day Camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Specialty camps * Sports, Arts, Dancing, singing , Swimming , June 25th – August 31st , NEW! For the 2018 Camp Season, Transportation is provided.
A multi-sport and multi-faceted experience for children 4-14. Organized by age and specific focus, supportive atmosphere where healthy competition is encouraged. The camp is designed to address all the various components a young athlete needs to be a success both on and off the court. June 25th -August 24th * ages 4-14
Girl Scouts of Nassau County offers a variety of sleep away summer camp program choices. Girls can enjoy a diverse camping experience in which they can choose between Troop House Camping and Outdoor Tent Camping. Camp programs are available for one or two week sessions.Camp activities including swimming, boating, archery, crafts, nature, campfires and more. Both Girl Scouts and Non-Girl Scouts alike can sign up as individual campers or go with a friend. Girls entering grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-11 in September of 2018. Girls entering 1-6 grades can participate in our 4 or 5 day mini sessions.
Kids of all ages , Junior program options include great kids’ tennis clinics, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy Summer Tennis Training Camp, or East Hampton Sports Camp @ SPORTIME, offering tennis, swimming and a variety of sports and camp activities.
Acting • Theater Games • Arts & Crafts – Camp Shakespeare is a fun and creative summer program for kids and teens, ages 8-15. Activities involve acting, improvisation, movement, voice, and theatrical arts and crafts, and are led by trained theater educators in an atmosphere of discovery and cooperation. Each weeklong session culminates in a performance for family and friends. August 6 – 10/ August 13 – 17
Bay Street Theater Summer Camp
Students will work together to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that will culminate in a presentation on the Bay Street Theater Mainstage on Friday for family and friends.
All Theater Camps run 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Monday – Friday , July -August
summer sailing program begins in late June and runs through early September. Each session lasts one week. Students in the program start out by learning the basics of sailing, including how to rig a boat and what to do when it capsizes. They are also learn how a boat responds to wind before they experience this concept firsthand on the water. Ages 7 and up.
Established by the Methodist Church in 1947, Quinipet is built upon the rocks of Faith, Courage, Love, Humility and Honesty, creating a foundation that welcomes campers from all walks of life, faith, and church affiliation. Day Camp is Monday-Friday Overnight Camp is Sunday-Saturday*July-August
Campers engage with the natural world, get their hands in the dirt and sand and water, make things grow, and build things of which they can be proud–gardens, cities of sand and wood, tables, go-carts, and lasting friendships. Ages 3-13, Art, Chess, Cooking, Music, Sports, Sailing are just a few of the activities offered.
The whole Rock Camp and Dance Intensive family is brainstorming for an amazing July 2018 – ensembles, lessons, concerts, recitals, masterclasses, guest artists, and a whole lot of fun for beginners to accomplished musicians and dancers. JULY 16 – 20, 2018
Saturday camps: Ages: 4-13 – The age groups are ‘Rookie’ (4/5), ‘Beginner’ (5-7 ), ‘Intermediate’ (middle 7-10), and ‘Advanced’ (Oldest 10-13). Depending on group size, games may be played in a ‘one room schoolhouse’ fashion with calibrated coach pitching and defense.
Summer Baseball Camp: Weekly sessions June-AugustMonday-Friday, 9 am to 1 pm. Gates open at 8:30 for extra batting practice. Ages: 4-13 – The age groups are ‘Rookie’ (4/5), ‘Beginner’ (5-7 ), ‘Intermediate’ (middle 7-10), and ‘Advanced’ (Oldest 10-13)
*New Soccer Camp: Weekly sessions July-August : Activities include fundamentals in dribbling, passing, shooting, goalkeeping, game strategy and structured game action.
High school competitive athlete to the young beginner working on gross motor skills, program is personalized to challenge aspiring youth to reach another level in their development. Each camper is carefully grouped by the director into an age and level appropriate small group that allows for swift advancement in skills while providing the perfect social opportunities for the individual. Visit website for programs and fees
Program provides a unique blend of tennis, athletics, aquatics, creative arts, and performing arts in a safe, warm, nurturing and FUN environment. Daily round-trip transportation (Westhampton-Bridgehampton) and healthy snacks and lunch included in tuition, we offer the perfect program for every camper. (June 25th -August 20th)
The Sandy Hollow camp environment is welcoming, nurturing, comfortable and safe. Each child experiences an immediate sense of inclusion and belonging. Campers feel at home and secure. Program includes: Games & Activities * Arts & Crafts * Swimming * Tennis and special events. June 25th – August 17th
Pre-school Camp, ages 3-5 – certified early childhood teachers and experienced assistants, in a 5:1 camper/counselor ratio. The Preschool camp day includes professional tennis and swimming instruction, a variety of multisport lessons and games, arts & crafts, and more!
Multi-sport camp Ages 6-13: multi-sport curriculum offers campers instruction, recreation and friendly competition in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sports and activities, including tennis, basketball, soccer, swimming, baseball, pickleball, wallball, arts & crafts, and more!
Tennis Camp: Tennis campers spend their days participating in challenging drills and games and competing in inter/intra-club matches. Tennis campers will also participate in camp special events and activities.
The children’s Summer Field Ecology Program consists of nine one-week explorations of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas. Based on your child’s grade entry level for the coming fall, he/she may attend one session of the Ecology Program. Programs for children 2-4 * grades 2-6 and grades 6th-10th grade. Summer programs start June 25th -August 17th
I drive over the Shinnecock Canal at least three times a week and never truly notice how absolutely breath-taking it is. Thanks to Photography by Kurtand Hamptons Drone, I now get to enjoy this beautiful view all the time and even better I get to share it with all of you.