In the wake of the massive December Main Street fire in Sag Harbor that devastated several buildings — including the iconic Art Deco Sag Harbor Cinema, a new startup called Surf and Slide Co. has partnered with the non-profit Sag Harbor Partnership to run a T-shirt drive with all profits going toward the Sag Harbor Cinema.
Sag Harbor Partnership hopes to raise $8 million to purchase the cinema site and rebuild it as a non-profit community cinema arts center. The group needs to raise $6 million by July 1. While several big donors have stepped in to help — including Billy Joel whose sizeable donation will ensure the popcorn stand will be named after him — there is still a long way to go. (more…)