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- Gordon Ryan’s floats — hilarious, satirical, irreverent, and often quite raunchy — have been fixtures of the parade for nearly 40 years. But this year, his Promised Land Salvage Company will sit out as he marches at the head of the parade.
Most of money the organization uses on direct aid to individuals with life-threatening and catastrophic illnesses in East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island, and Southold comes from its annual fund-raiser, to be held Saturday night at the Ram's Head Inn on Shelter Island.
Company dancers from Dancehampton in East Hampton had their most successful competition yet in West Islip two weeks ago, winning dozens of top awards and earning Dancehampton a Studio of Excellence Award in the secondary level at the Kids Artistic Revue regional competition.
After operating their Blocks, Trucks + Art workshops and BMX programs out of a retooled 18-wheeler at the Hayground School for four summers, the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Mayer and Angela De Vincenzo have opened a brick-and-mortar gallery and workshop space in Sag Harbor where they can offer children’s programming all year long.