As the long awaited Harlem in the Hamptons recognition celebration at the Eastville Community Historical Society drew close, the weather gave all indications of being rambunctious and uncooperative. Event organizers, Judge W. Frank Perry and Glenn Hunter paced nervously that afternoon, with angry evening storms having given way to drizzle and ultimately a bright breezy day.
Extra tenting was deployed just in case, as master caterers, Elaine's Daughters Catering, set up a breathtaking array of barbecue fixins in anticipation of the crowd.
Around 3:00PM a huge detachment of The Links Inc. members from the Greater New York (NY) and Metro-Manhattan (NY) chapters, who were being honored for their community service work, arrived from the city and the festivities began. The other honoree, long time Sag Harbor resident, William Pickens, arrived predictably early, living just a short distance away.