Artists-Writers Softball, Fisherman’s Fair, Lighthouse Celebration, and Ellen’s Run This Weekend

The 85th Fisherman’s Fair, a food, music, games, and crafts fair, will take place at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Durell Godfrey

Good weather seems to be in the forecast this weekend, so make the most of it with one, or
maybe more than one, of these many events.


At 4 p.m., Alec Baldwin will discuss his memoir, “Nevertheless,” at the Amagansett Library.
Reservations are required.

This week’s Fridays at Five series will welcome Marshall Watson, an internationally recognized designer and author of “The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors.” Tickets are $25 at the door, which open at 4:30 p.m.

At 5 p.m., the Bridgehampton Museum’s archives building will host a free talk by Geoff Gehman on Carl Yastrzemski “as folk hero, cultural icon, and role model.” Mr. Gehman is the author of “The Kingdom of the Kid: Growing Up in the Long-Lost Hamptons.”

Noah Aronson, a leading voice in contemporary Jewish music, will spend the weekend at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons, performing at Friday’s 6 p.m. Shabbat at Main Beach, on Saturday at the center's 10 a.m. service, and again at the beach at 7 p.m. for a Havdalah and bonfire. Mr. Aronson has created albums and songs for a number of congregations, notably "Am I Awake."

At 6 p.m., Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island will have a cocktail party to raise money for the restoration of the property’s 1810 Dominy windmill. Tickets are $125.

From 6 to 8 p.m., there will be an opening reception for “Second Skin,” a new solo exhibition by Justin Adian, at the Fireplace Project in Springs.

The Montauk Village Association’s Greenery Scenery party is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Montauk Lake Club. Joe Delia and Thieves will perform. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at Town and Country Real Estate on the Plaza or at the door. Go Green raffle tickets, with a first-place prize of $10,000, are being sold for $25 each or five for $100. The drawing will take place at the party.

The Artists and Writers pregame party will happen at the Schenck Fuels yard off Newtown Lane in East Hampton from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, a skills challenge for 5 through 11-year-olds will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a home run derby at 11:30, batting practice at noon, and the game at East Hampton’s Herrick Park at 2 p.m.

At 7:45 p.m., the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter will have an outdoor screening of "Addams Family Values" on the lawn. In the 1993 movie, the family welcomes a nanny, played by Joan Cusack, to care for a new baby. She and Uncle Fester fall in love, but she turns out to be more dangerous than anyone imagined.


Paddlers 4 Humanity’s 18-mile crossing to Block Island from Montauk Point will begin at 6 a.m. At 8 a.m., Jim Owen will be at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton to lead a sound-meditation session. The cost is $20 for nonmembers, $18 for members. Reservations are required through or by calling 631-329-3568. Guests have been asked to bring comfortable chairs.

From 8 to 9 a.m., the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt will clean up Old Farm Road in Sagaponack. The meeting place is the entrance to Poxabogue County Park. Bags will be provided; gloves have been recommended.

At 9 a.m., Dave Luce will lead a hike through history with the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society. The 3.5-mile trek will begin at the D metal-gate entrance to the Grace Estate Preserve on the west side of Northwest Road, near Scoy Lane in East Hampton. The hike will finish at the ruins of the 1860s Kirk's Place homestead. Mr. Luce can be reached at or 917-885-5749 to sign up.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the 85th Fisherman’s Fair, a food, music, games, and crafts fair, will take place at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. Since it coincides with the 50th annual Springs Invitational Art Show, visitors can browse the galleries inside Ashawagh Hall, then shop for crafts, eat, listen to music, and play games outside.

At 10:30 a.m., the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will host an event for children ages 8 and over to learn about ichthyology (the branch of zoology that deals with fish). Crystal Oakes, a marine biologist, will lead the class, which culminates in the dissection of a specially prepared perch. There is a $15 fee per fish. Advance sign-up has been suggested.

The Montauk Artists Association will have a juried show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with more than 70 participating artists set up on the downtown green offering framed paintings, sculptures, woodworks, mixed-media pieces, glass, jewelry, and photographs.

Lighthouse Weekend will be celebrated at the Montauk Lighthouse from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be knot-tying demonstrations, colonial toys and games, leather crafting, face painting, traditional pottery, boat safety demonstrations by members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and a book signing by Henry Osmers, the Lighthouse historian. The King of the Coast Pirates will also be on hand both days, re-enacting the devious ways of pirates and shooting off a cannon. Admission is $11 for adults, $8 for those over 65, and $4 for children 4 and under.

At noon, Guild Hall will host “Jackson Pollock: The Graphic Works,” a gallery talk by Helen Harrison, the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. The event is free but registration is required.

At 2 p.m., Laurie Lico Albanese will discuss her novel “Stolen Beauty” at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

The Harlem Cultural Archives will hold its annual Harlem in the Hamptons day from noon to 5 p.m. at the Eastville Community Historical Society Heritage House in Sag Harbor. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, cocktails, and craft beer and ale from the Harlem Brewery will be offered, and D.J. Henry Maxwell will provide the music. Tickets are $40, $20 for children, and can be purchased by checks payable to Harlem Cultural Archives. The rain date is Sunday.

At 2 p.m., the East Hampton Library will host Anne Michaud, the author of "Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives." Ms. Michaud, a political reporter who has followed stories about scandal-ridden men, has here focused on wives who did not leave them. In the book she writes about Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy, Valerie Hobson, Marion Stein, Silda Spitzer, Gila Katsav, Wendy Vitter, Hillary Clinton, and Huma Abedin.

At 5 p.m., Susan Bailey, an actor, vocalist, and dancer, will perform a dramatic monologue, “Ernesta,” written by Sandy McIntosh, a poet, about a 19th-century classical pianist’s search for love, at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. The poem is from Mr. McIntosh’s recently published volume “Obsessional.”

Beginning at 5 p.m., the annual Red Devil Swim will be held at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett. One-mile, half-mile, and quarter-mile swims begin at 5 p.m. and cost $50, $35, and $30, respectively, to participate. Registration can be completed at or at the beach starting at 4 p.m., when there will be an additional $10 fee. The first swimmer in each course will receive a beach towel. Families have been encouraged to take food for an after-swim picnic on the sand.

The Rell Sunn Benefit Art Auction will be held at the Atlantic Terrace Gallery in Montauk from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live music by Jettykoon and complimentary beverages. The auction raises money for the East End Foundation, which serves local families in need.

From 5 to 6 p.m., Nancy Atlas and Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will perform on the stage at Innersleeve Records in Amagansett.

A magic show will take place at the Montauk from 5 to 7 p.m. Amore, an award-winning magician, will use trickery, comedy, and music to deliver a message about libraries and the importance of reading in an interactive show for all ages.

A solo exhibition of works my Miles Jaffe, a Bridgehampton resident, will open at the Monika Olko gallery in Sag Harbor with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will continue through Sept. 4.

From 6 to 9 p.m., an opening reception for "MergeDissolveSurrender," featuring recent works by Rene Stawicki, will take place in the gallery space at Grain Surfboards, at 11 Indian Wells Highway. The paintings will remain on display through Friday, Aug. 25.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an exhibition of work by 16 artists long associated with the gallery. The show will open with a reception on Saturday and remain on view through Sept. 10.


Ellen’s Run, the annual 5K race, is set to start at 9 a.m. from Parrish Memorial Hall at 264 Herrick Road in Southampton. Check-in is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Day-of-race-registration is $45.

At 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, Eleni Nikolopoulos, a nature educator, will teach families about summer's disappearing vernal pools, which are home to salamander larvae and tadpoles in the spring months. Advance sign-up has been suggested.

A Marders nursery lecture will also take place at 10 a.m. During “Cooking From the Garden,” the nursery will offer dishes made from staff members from their own gardens. Then, from 1 to 3 p.m., a Quogue Wildlife Refuge representative will be on hand with birds of prey.

At 2 p.m., the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will host “Indigenous Prophecy,” an interactive presentation by Christian Scheider about the influence of Native American worldviews on the filmmaker Godfrey Reggio.

The Amagansett Fire Department will hold its annual chicken barbecue at the firehouse from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children.

The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt’s Sundays at Two series will continue this week with Sean O’Neill, the Peconic Baykeeper, talking about open space preservation and its importance as it relates to coastal ponds and water resources. The free talk will take place at the nature Center at 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

Water Life Montauk, an after-beach event at Sole East in Montauk, will begin at 4 p.m. There will also be a bake sale by Camp SoulGrow, live music by Jettykoon at 5 p.m., a barbecue, which costs $30 for adults and $15 for children, and a free movie, "Sight Sound," by Mikey Detemple at 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Surfrider Foundation, Deepwater Wind, the Sunset Surf Shop, and Sole East.

Music for Montauk will kick off its summer series of outdoor concerts at 5 p.m. at Fort Pond House on Second House Road. Raquel Gonzalez, a soprano, and Paul La Rosa, a baritone, will perform music by Dvorak along with a female quartet and instrumentalists. From 6 to 8 p.m., the Zanti Misfits will perform at Gosman's Dock in Montauk.

“The Way It Goes,” a 60-minute documentary by Lana Jokel on the artist Nathan Slate Joseph, will be shown at Christy’s Art Center in Sag Harbor at 8 p.m. The film incorporates Mr. Joseph’s art and creative process with scenes of family life. Ms. Jokel’s previous documentaries have focused on Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and contemporary artists of the Hamptons.