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The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce relocated its (Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce relocated its popular concert series Windmill Wednesdays from Marine Park to Windmill Beach to focus attention on its windmill restoration campaign. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Concerts raise awareness about Sag Harbor Windmill

In an effort to raise awareness of a $60,000-restoration campaign for the bladeless Sag Harbor Windmill, the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce downsized and relocated its popular summer concert series to bring it to the grounds of the windmill.

3rd Estate, an East Hampton-based band, performs at
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

3rd Estate, an East Hampton-based band, performs at the last Windmill Wednesdays concert series in Sag Harbor. (Aug. 29, 2012)

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce relocated its
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce relocated its popular concert series Windmill Wednesdays from Marine Park to Windmill Beach to focus attention on its windmill restoration campaign. (Aug. 29, 2012)

About 50 people attended the last concert in
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

About 50 people attended the last concert in the Windmill Wednesdays series, which the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce moved to Windmill Beach to bring attention to their fundraising campaign to restore the windmill. (Aug. 29, 2012)

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The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce relocated its
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce relocated its popular concert series Windmill Wednesdays from Marine Park to Windmill Beach to focus attention on its windmill restoration campaign. (Aug. 29, 2012)

The windmill was built in the 1960s as
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The windmill was built in the 1960s as a replica of the historic Beebe Windmill that was built in Sag Harbor in the 1800s and still stands in Bridgehampton. (Aug. 29, 2012)

The Luft family, of Manhattan, enjoys the Windmill
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Luft family, of Manhattan, enjoys the Windmill Wednesdays concert series in Sag Harbor. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Mitch Caplin, of Sag Harbor, plays with daughters,
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Mitch Caplin, of Sag Harbor, plays with daughters, Isabelle and Lily, at Windmill Beach in Sag Harbor. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Paul Hamilton and Lisa Bonner perform with their
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Paul Hamilton and Lisa Bonner perform with their band 3rd Estate as part of the Windmill Wednesdays concert series. (Aug. 29, 2012)

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Carrie Clark, of Springs, lounges on the grass
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Carrie Clark, of Springs, lounges on the grass at Windmill Beach while listening to the band 3rd Estate. (Aug. 29, 2012)

About 50 people attended the last of the
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

About 50 people attended the last of the concert series. Robert Evjen, president of the chamber, said the village asked three community organizations to take the lead on the restoration fundraising. Along with the chamber, the groups Save Sag Harbor, which works to preserve the character of the village, and the Sag Harbor Lions Club have been involved. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Paul Hamilton and Lisa Bonner perform with their
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Paul Hamilton and Lisa Bonner perform with their band 3rd Estate as part of the Windmill Wednesdays concert series. (Aug. 29, 2012)

Phil Bucking, a member of the chamber of
(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Phil Bucking, a member of the chamber of commerce, said the village, which only this year acquired ownership of the windmill from Suffolk County, realized the windmill needed to be restored when a blade broke during Tropical Storm Irene last year. Suffolk still owns the rest of Long Wharf. (Aug. 29, 2012)

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