Below is the Sag Harbor Partnership’s statement on what can be done, as of today, to help Sag Harbor rebuild after this morning’s devastating fireSag Harbor Partnership (formerly Serve Sag Harbor) is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the quality of life in Sag Harbor.

What You Can Do About the Fire

Friday afternoon, after the fire.
Friday afternoon, after the fire.

We are all heartbroken at the horrible fire that engulfed Main Street and destroyed our beloved Sag Harbor Cinema this morning.

As a 501c3, the Partnership is in a position to obtain tax-deductible funds to be used to help rebuild Main Street. Many of our well-loved small businesses were affected, and of course our iconic street front will need to be repaired.

Our Historic Building Fund can be used for this purpose. We have a simple standard allocation form for the granting of funds, and recipients of any available funds, whether building owners or tenants, will have to demonstrate need and the restoration of their building as part of the application process. 

As we are a 501c(3), all contributions to our Historic Building Fund fire restoration effort will be tax deductible. 

Please consider a donation to help Main Street rebuild. This link is direct, but you can also go to our website, and our mailing address for checks is Sag Harbor Partnership, PO Box 182, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 with “Historic Building/Fire” in the memo line.  

We want to acknowledge all of our brave First Responders for their quick action in containing the fire under the hardest circumstances. Their courage and commitment saved lives. They accept donations in the form of checks at: Sag Harbor Fire Department, PO Box 209, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

More than ever, we urge you to support our local businesses!

All contributions are tax-deductible.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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