Alejandro Saralegui, who took the helm of the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack has kept its spirit alive
Madoo has a revitalized mission under the guidance of Alejandro Saralegui, below, who has refined and modernized the vision of Robert Dash, above, the garden and arts center’s founder, who died in 2013. Durell Godfrey
A few of the many views of Madoo, now celebrating its 50th year of organic gardening.Jennifer Landes
The purple gazebo is one striking example of Robert Dash's ebullient use of color throughout his garden.Jennifer Landes
An interior view of the studio and exhibition spaceDurell Godfrey
A photograph of Robert Dash in 1972 indicates just how dramatically he transformed the landscape of his property. The bench is still there, now painted in orange and blue. John Reed
An aerial view of the property before it became Madoo.
Alejandro Saralegui demonstrating how they will train honeysuckle to grow up the dead iris junipers to give them a new purpose in the garden.Jennifer Landes
A view out to the garden from Madoo's new greenhouse.Jennifer Landes
The pond will soon have a new liner and the bridge will remain a quiet respite with colorful accents.Jennifer Landes
New trees and shrubs will continue to be trained into whimsical shapes and designs.Jennifer Landes

The postmodern dance company will perform pieces from its repertoire, in whole or in part, in various outdoor settings on the grounds of the Watermill Center
The Trisha Brown Dance Company will perform at the Watermill Center this weekend. Nina Vandenberghe

An evening of stories, songs, and laughs with Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon
Jerry Dixon and Mario Cantone Peter Lau

Among the best-known benefits are the Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party and the Bay Street Theater’s 25th Summer Gala
In addition to trendy cocktails and celebrity D.J.s, South Fork benefit parties may include art auctions and even puppies under the tents, as in this scene last year from the Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue party at Chuck Scarborough’s house in Southampton. This year's party is July 23. Jennifer Landes
The Watermill Center is known for the presentations by its artists in residence and the creative atmosphere as in this 2014 photo.Jennifer Landes
Celebrity sightings are not guaranteed, but are often occur as in this photo of Julianne Moore at the Montauk Playhouse GalaJanis Hewitt

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Sally Egbert and others consider the flower in the “Fresh Cuts” exhibition opening at the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton on Saturday.

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At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill

At the Clark Arts Center on Shelter Island

Some 365 sets by more than 85 artists, from soloists to full bands, will be performed across 40 venues
Hopefully Forgiven will be one of dozens of acts from far and near performing this weekend in Montauk.

An all-day program of talks and performances
Members of Mare Liberum conducted an open studio while in residence at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, N.Y., in 2012. Mare Liberum
Members of the collective Mare Liberum hoisted a kayak frame outside their workshop in Brooklyn. Mare Liberum