The Season’s Penultimate Weekend Has Much to Offer, So Get on Out There

Sunday marks the opening day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, which will run until Sept 3. Durell Godfrey

Although summer is winding down, there are still plenty of events to enjoy. Weekend mode is still in full force here in the Hamptons!


Give blood between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and get two tickets to a New York Yankees game while the supply lasts. The blood drive, in connection with the American Red Cross, will take place at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in the third-floor teaching center. Walk-ins will be welcomed, although appointments can be made at 1-800-RED-CROS or by visiting, using the code SBSH. 

The Rogers Memorial Library’s summer book group will meet at 10:30 a.m. in Southampton to discuss “Mary Coin” by Marisa Silver. Registration is not required. 

Grasscourt junior tennis tournaments for 10 through 16-year-olds will take place at the Buckskill Tennis Club in East Hampton at 1 p.m.

The last Fridays at Five author will be Carl Bernstein, the journalist and co-author of “All the President’s Men,” at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Tickets are $25 at the door, which will open at 4:30 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Then, at 7 p.m., “Larry Rivers, Public and Private” will be shown as part of the Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. Lana Jokel of Bridgehampton directed the film, and she will be in attendance to discuss it.

At 5 p.m., BookHampton in East Hampton will welcome Jill Bialosky as she presents “Poetry Will Save Your Life,” her brand-new memoir showing how certain poems (included in the book) helped her through the death of her father, the rocky road of her teenage years, the suicide of her sister, and then marriage and children.

From 6 to 8 p.m., John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski will be at the Montauk Lighthouse to sign copies of their book, “A Speck in the Sea,” which tells the story of Mr. Aldridge falling off Mr. Sosinski’s lobster boat, the Anna Mary, and into the ocean 40 miles off Montauk Point in 2013. He used his rubber boots to keep him afloat for 12 hours before being rescued. 

A summer benefit party with light fare, cocktails, and music will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Art Barge on Napeague. Tickets are $150. The summer series concludes on Saturday with the Schumann Piano Quintet at Third House at 6:30 p.m. Outdoor concerts at Third House are free and family-friendly, with guests encouraged to take chairs, blankets, and picnics. 

Bay Street Theater's annual Under the Stars open-air concert in Sag Harbor's Mashashimuet Park will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and is free. This year the reading is of "Kiss Me, Kate," a popular musical featuring a Cole Porter score. 

“Spirited Away,” an acclaimed animated film by Hayao Miyazaki, will be shown outdoors at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter at 7:45 p.m. Providing one’s own seating or blankets to sit on has been suggested. Popcorn will be served.


The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will lead a hike and a paddle in Springs beginning at 9 a.m. The three-mile walk along Gerard Drive will be led by Nick Bryan and Jeri Wellman, who will share some of the history of Accabonac Harbor and Gardiner’s Bay. Hikers will also be joined by representatives of the Peconic Estuary Program. The group will meet at the parking area along the first causeway on Gerard Drive in Springs. At 10:30 a.m., Laurie and Steve Adler will lead a two-hour trip by water through the Goose Creek salt marsh in Three Mile Harbor, also known as the Maze. Participants can take their own canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Life preservers are required. Meet-up for the paddle is at the town commercial dock at the end of Gann Road.

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church will hold a Born Again Treasures Sale, including bedding, picture frames, chairs, lamps, silverware, and other household items, on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the parish center in Montauk. The St. Therese Nursery School will also sell 400 Cherub Chances raffle tickets to support the nursery school program. Tickets are $100 each. First prize is $10,000, second is $1,500, and third is $500. The winning ticket will be drawn at a cocktail party at the Harvest restaurant on Oct. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the parish center or by calling 631-668-2200. 

The Springs Agricultural Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds of Ashawagh Hall during the Springs Farmers Market. All kinds of contests, games, and prizes are in store. There will be competitions for baked goods, loveliest flower bouquet, largest zucchini or squash, largest tomato, tastiest tomato, the ugliest vegetable, and the prettiest chicken. Entry fees are $5 per entry, and registration for contests will begin at 8, or in advance at Games begin at 11 a.m.

Members of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons and their guests will gather at 10 a.m. for a series of garden visits in the heart of Bridgehampton. The meeting place will be the first garden visited, at 203 Hildreth Lane. Nearly all the gardens are within walking distance of each other.

A busy weekend at the East Hampton Library will begin at 10 a.m. with Camille Aubray, who will discuss her book “Cooking for Picasso.” On Saturday at 2 p.m., Carole Stone will read from “Late,” her recent volume of poetry written about a cancer diagnosis. Also present will be Susanna Rich, who is a poet-songwriter, an Emmy nominee, a Fulbright fellow, and a winner of the Ekphrasis Prize in poetry.

At 10:30 a.m., Richard Horwich will lead the Shakespeare Discussion Group at the Amagansett Library. This discussion will focus on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” All have been invited to join the lively discussion.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., families can drop in at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill to take a tour of the galleries and make art through hands-on activities, using materials and techniques inspired by the works on view. For all ages, but younger attendees must be accompanied by an adult. Students, members, and children under 18 get in free, otherwise tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for those over 65. 

Hampton Racquet’s annual Hampton Cup will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, at 172 Buckskill Road in East Hampton, will include a junior tennis tournament for kids 12 and under and a barbecue benefiting Project Most, a nonprofit that runs after-school programs here. There will also be an arcade, face painting, a bounce house, an obstacle course, and raffles. Children can register to play for $40, and spectators can watch for $25. Prices include food and activities. Tickets can be purchased at

From 3 to 7 p.m., the Johnny Mac Tennis Project pro-am, with John and Patrick McEnroe, Chris Evert, Mats Wilander, and Pat Cash, will take place at the Sportime club in Amagansett.

At 4:30 p.m., a Box Art Auction to benefit East End Hospice will be held at Hoie Hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. Lucas Hunt, who studied in the M.F.A. program at Southampton College, worked at the Spitzer Literary Agency, and went on to start his own auctioneering company, will serve in that capacity at the event. On Sunday at 5 p.m., Mr. Hunt will be at Harbor Books in Sag Harbor for a book signing and reading from his latest collection of poems, “Iowa,” inspired by his home state. 

From 2 to 5 p.m., the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will present Chris Fischer of Ocearch and Gregory Metzger, a marine science teacher at Southampton High School and adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, for a discussion of the science surrounding white sharks at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. A cocktail hour will follow the talk.

From 5 to 7 p.m., Duck Creek Farm, a town-owned property at the corner of Squaw and Three Mile Harbor Roads in Springs, will be the site of a picnic concert featuring Inda Eaton. Job Potter and Sarah Greene will perform to start things off. Attendees have been encouraged to take snacks and blankets or chairs. Donations will be accepted to help pay for upkeep of the property, which contains a restored barn and house that will be used for various public events. Entrance to the site, and parking, is on Squaw Road.

An art exhibition reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Montauk Artists’ Depot Gallery at the train station. Works by Cathy Hunter, Maggie Keogh, Gene Tallerico, and JoAnn Zambito will be on view through Sept. 4. 

“Return to Ashawagh Hall,” an open invitational exhibition of works by Art Barge artists and faculty, will have a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Barge’s programs and maintenance.

An opening reception for Salty Waves, an exhibition by Candace Ceslow and Erik Schwab, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Grain Surfboards at 11 Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett. Ms. Ceslow, an oil painter, derives much of her inspiration from the waves off the East End and often uses Mr. Schwab’s surf photography as reference. The show runs through Sept. 9.

At 8:30 p.m., the East Hampton Fire Department will put on its annual fireworks display over Main Beach. 

At 9 p.m., Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett will offer “prefight festivities” in advance of the 10 p.m. televising of the much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. 


Sunday marks the opening day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, which will run until Sept 3. Events on opening day will begin at 8 a.m. and include leadline classes for 2 through 6-year-olds, hunter and equitation classes, the $30,000 Boar’s Head Jumper Challenge, and the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby. The showground is on Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton.

A pancake breakfast hosted by the Montauk Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will take place from 8 a.m. to noon. A stack with sausage, juice, and coffee or tea is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Proceeds help the auxiliary pay for children’s events at the Firehouse, aid people in need, and provide local school scholarships.

From 9 to 11 a.m., the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will be at Marders nursery in Bridgehampton with adoptable pets, while, at 10 a.m., a lecture will take place on cutting and arranging bouquets. It will include a demonstration and tips. 

At 10 a.m., the crisis in the Middle East will be the subject of a panel at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton. The guests for the event are Lally Weymouth, a senior associate editor at The Washington Post, Richard B. Stone, who teaches law at Columbia University, and Stephen M. Greenberg, who heads the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and was chairman of the National Coalition for Eurasian Jewry. Jewish Center members can begin seating at 9:30 a.m.; nonmembers will be welcomed from 9:45.

At 3 p.m., the 12th annual Aviva Players concert, “A Summer Potpourri,” will take place at the Montauk Library. It will include as guest artists Karen Jolicoeur, soprano, and Lars Woodul, baritone, accompanied by Mimi Stern-Wolfe on the piano. Show tunes, songs by women composers, and ragtime will fill the air downstairs in the Suzanne Koch Gosman room. The concert is free and open to the public. 

The Hamptons Lutheran Parish is planning a vigil called Hate Has No Home Here at 4 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett. The gathering, which will give witness to the belief that love is greater than hate, is taking place in response to the Aug. 12 rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., and ongoing societal ills including racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and homophobia. All have been invited to participate, regardless of faith background, sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity.

“Screenagers,” a documentary about the impact of digital media on children, will be shown at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane at 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library, it will be followed by questions and answers with Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, an addiction expert. He is the executive director of the Dunes in East Hampton and the founder of Hamptons Discovery, an adolescent treatment program. Admission is $10, free for students. Registration with the Southampton Arts Center has been suggested. 

From 6 to 8 p.m., a reception will be held at the Surf Lodge in Montauk for an art exhibition by the English artist Harland Miller. It will be on view from Saturday through Sept. 4. 

The Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s Sunday night concert on Gosman’s stage will feature the HooDoo Loungers from 6 to 8 p.m. On Monday, Joe Delia and Thieves will get the crowd dancing on the green during those hours. Chairs and blankets have been suggested.