The Sag Harbor Partnership raised more than $100,000 and saw 800-plus attendees during its big blowout Party for the Park on Long Wharf earlier this month. The group’s mission is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Sag Harbor. To that end, it has partnered with various other not-for-profit organizations in and around the area to further the cultural, historical, and environmental health of the Village of Sag Harbor. The group has raised, and will continue to raise, money for the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corps, the John Jermain Memorial Library, Eastville Community Historical Society and Traffic Calming. Most recently, working with the entire community, funds were at the Big Tent Party for the Park to help create a new Waterfront Park proposed by and in cooperation with the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
The Party was preceded by a photo contest for Pierson High students, juried by Eric Fischl and Ralph Gibson, and was exhibited at Dodds & Eder, connecting the Partnership with our school system. Future projects will include a drive to help erect an historically-appropriate fence around the AME Zion Church cemetery in conjunction with the Eastville Community Historical Society.
Here’s more on what the group is doing:
The Sag Harbor Walking Tours App is an extensive project of the Sag Harbor Partnership to put the history and fun of the Village in the palm of one’s hand. Besides extant walking tours by the Sag Harbor Historical Society and the Eastville Community Historical Society, we have originated walking tours that showcase Literary Sag Harbor, the Remarkable Trees of Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor in Wartime, Wild Sag Harbor (a compendium of local nature trails and parks), and Cornices & Pilasters, an architectural tour. We also offer virtual tours made possible with the help of the Historical Society, like Vanished Sag Harbor and Fire and Water: The Great Disasters of Sag Harbor. And a Kids’ Tour, complete with treasure hunt, enables children to expore the Village in a whole new way. For those without devices, we have published paper brochure versions of the Kids’ Tour, Cornices & Pilasters, and the Sag Harbor Cultural District, all of which are available at the Village’s Windmill on the Wharf, which serves as a Tourist Information office. Download the FREE Sag Harbor Walking Tours App via the Apple App Store or on GooglePlay.
Learn more at www.sagharborpartnership.org, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at PO Box 182, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Sag Harbor Partnership is an all-volunteer organization, and is a 501(c)3 designated not-for-profit. We can also be reached at 646-643-0775.
All photos here by the intrepid Kimberly Goff. : )