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Hamptons Collegiate Baseball hosts Free Clinic in Sag Harbor, Sunday 6.14.09

If you are in the Hamptons this weekend the Sag Harbor Whalers will be hosting a Free Clinic in Mashashimuet Park at 10am Sunday, June 14th. The Sag Harbor Whalers are one of several teams under the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball venture. Check out the article entitled Field of Dreams eloquently written by David Lion Rattiner, editor of the East Hampton Star. The article captures the true spirit behind Rusty Leaver's idea to create Hamptons Collegiate Baseball on the East End. Rusty Leaver owns and operates Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk with his wife Diane Leaver.


urbanseashell welcomes a new blogger to the blogosphere—Sag Harbor Days

For all the foodies cityline to shoreline visit Sag Harbor Days!

Lauren Chattman is a food writer who has lived in Sag Harbor for 13 years. She is the author of 12 cookbooks (Most recently, Dessert Express from Taunton Press) and the co-author of a half-dozen others (including Dessert University with former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier and Local Breads with artisan baking authority Daniel Leader, which won a 2008 IACP Cookbook Award). Although most of her writing is targeted to a national audience, it is the local scene that inspires her. She started Sag Harbor Days to share the little things she loves about cooking and living in this town. Lauren is pictured here in her kitchen.


Video clip of The Charistmatic Megaphonic String Orchestra! Next performance-Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30pm @ The Perch Cafe

The Charistmatic Megaphonic String Orchestra is an old-time string band with a modern twist. Its members are Park Slope's own Bilger family--Burkhard Bilger on guitar, Jennifer Nelson on violin and accordion, Hans Bilger (13) on stand-up bass, and Ruby Bilger (10) on vocals and percussion. Their friend and spiritual leader Michael Abrams plays ukulele and the youngest Bilger--Evangeline (5)--occasionally joins in on songs about chickens. The band plays an uproarious mixture of folk songs, novelties tunes, and rock-and-roll classics, filtered through their own sweet but slightly skewed sensibilities.

Watch the video I shot as they play their closing signature piece by
Gillian Welch, I'll Fly Away.
(FREE QuickTime Player download from the apple site.)

Enjoy them live at The Perch Cafe in Park Slope.
Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 PM
(last gig until next Fall)
No cover.
Perch Cafe appreciates your support when you
buy a drink or try some of their delicious lite fare.

F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)


Tuesday Night Readings at the Perch Cafe-7:30pm

Graham Buchan graduated as a Chemical Engineer, but has spent his working life in the film, video and television industries, including a substantial spell at ABC News’ London bureau. His first poetry pamphlet, Airport Reading was published in 2004, and his first collection, There is Violence in These Vapours in 2007, both from the tall lighthouse. He was joint winner of Piccadilly Poets in 2001, and the Cellar Slam Champion in 2006. His poetry has appeared in two dozen magazines, one national newspaper and three anthologies, and he has also published travel writing, short stories and poetry, film and art appreciation. He has read in New York, Vancouver and Austin. He will be reading with Carolyn Steinhoff, who has been writing poetry for many years. She was a semifinalist in the Black Lawrence Press competition in 2008. Her poems have appeared in various journals, most recently Dovetail, out of NYU, and House Organ.
Open mic after the reading.

F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)