Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2022


Dear Quogue Residents,

With the holiday season approaching, I thought it might be time for another mayor missive.

While I do not have a lot of details to report on the long-awaited FIMP beach nourishment project, the Southampton town attorneys report that they are making progress in retaining surveyors and other consultants to begin the easement process.  They believe that property owners on Dune Road should expect to be contacted beginning in January.

I am pleased to report that the Quogue School had a record turnout for their Hudsy 5K Run/Walk on November 5th.  Congratulations to the winners Nicholas Berglin and Heather Wright and to all the participants.

As we enter into the quieter season, I would encourage you to consult the Quogue Historical Society’s website, which is packed with information regarding virtual tours of Quogue, online exhibitions, children’s activities, Zoom talks and Quogue history in general.  https://quoguehistory.org/

Our police department asks that you pay special attention to packages being delivered to your homes, especially with the upcoming holiday season.  Unfortunately, the Village is not immune from the occasional petty theft.  As always, if you see something suspicious please call 911.

A reminder that the Village Highway Department is continuing to pick up leaves through December 15th.    Please do not pile leaves around fire hydrants or utility equipment.  DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS, which will not be picked up, and you will have to remove them.  No brush, such as twigs and branches, or lawn cuttings will be taken away, and mixing this debris with leaves will result in the leaves not being removed.  Further details can be found on the Village’s website: https://villageofquogueny.gov/2022/10/leaf-pickup/ In addition to the foregoing, property owners and landscapers who take leaves (only) from a Quogue property may make arrangements with the Quogue Highway Department to dump them at the highway yard.  That will avoid having piles in front of your property waiting to be picked up and blowing back onto your lawn.

And now for a few announcements of some of the many events and activities happening in Quogue in the coming days and weeks:

This coming Friday, November 25th, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, the Quogue Library Art Committee is hosting an opening reception for the 2022 Smart Phone Portrait Contest.  The portraits will be exhibited in the Quogue Library Art Gallery through January 4, 2023.

On Saturday, November 26th, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the Quogue Gallery is hosting a reception honoring local artists currently on display in the Quogue in Common exhibit running through December 18, 2022. https://quoguegallery.com/exhibition/299077/quogue-in-common-2022/

This coming Sunday, November 27th, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, the Fire Department is holding its long-awaited annual Pancake Breakfast, which is returning this year after a two-year Covid-created hiatus.  As with the Fire Department’s summer open house, this is a must attend event and will be great fun for all.  There will be a chance and silent auction with lots of great prizes contributed by local businesses and individuals.  Raffle tickets will be sold during the pancake breakfast with drawings commencing promptly at 12:00 noon.  The event is the main fundraiser for the Fire Department’s Benevolent Association so please participate.

On Monday, November 28th, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the Library is hosting a presentation by the Eco-Photo Explorers of the rich history of Montauk Highway: From Urban Streets to Atlantic Dunes.  As always, the Library continues to offer a rich variety of activities for adults and children so please remember to consult their website frequently. https://quogue.librarycalendar.com/events/month

On Friday, December 9th at 5:30 pm, there will be a tree lighting ceremony on the Village Green.  The Quogue School’s choir will be there singing carols as we kick off the holiday season with a bonfire and hot chocolate.  There may even be a special guest visitor.

The Quogue Historical Society’s annual Holiday House Tour is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, followed by a cocktail party from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Tickets for both events can be purchased on the QHS website at https://quoguehistory.org/calendar/events-and-exhibitions/

Also on Saturday, December 10th, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, the Wildlife Refuge will have a Nature Garland Holiday Craft event for adults and children ages 7 and up. Details are available on their website at https://quoguewildliferefuge.org

The Hampton Theatre Company’s next performance will be It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play with a short run from December 16th through the 18th. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.hamptontheatre.org/

Apologies if I have overlooked an event; please let me know!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Robert Treuhold
Mayor, Village of Quogue