Featuring the natural bounty of the South Fork’s private gardens and commercial farms
The property of Terry and Bob Weigel features an expansive meadow. Designed by Geoffrey Nimmer, it is one of six gardens on Guild Hall’s Garden as Art tour. Durell Godfrey Photos
A fountain at the Merrill/Hartley residenceDurell Godfrey
The Merrill/Hartley herb gardenDurell Godfrey
A wire arbor helps define the Munroe/Rosenkranz garden.Durell Godfrey
A basket of produce at the Munroe/Rosenkranz gardenDurell Godfrey
The Cookson pool looks inviting on a hot August day.Durell Godfrey
As does the Macklowes' poolDurell Godfrey
The Watson Greek Revival houseDurell Godfrey
The gate at the Watson property leading out to Gardiner's BayDurell Godfrey
And another gate on the Weigel property to enter the meadowDurell Godfrey

At the Southampton Arts Center

Last week, she announced her retirement at the end of 2016 to the staff and board
After 16 years of directing Guild Hall, Ruth Appelhof announced her retirement to the staff and board last week. Rossa Cole
Guild Hall’s programming has expanded to 270 performances and events this year, part of the early commitment of Ruth Appelhof, shown here with Nathan Lane, to bring East Hampton’s diverse audiences into the John Drew Theater. Barry Gordin

John Ludlow’s 13 years under McKusick’s tutelage had a clear and profound impact
John Ludlow warmed up before the Shelter Island Jazz Fest at his family’s dairy farm in Bridgehampton on Monday. Jennifer Landes

Two free productions of Shakespeare plays to choose from
The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative reading of "The Tempest," starring John Glover, last year

Ryan McGinness has developed a vocabulary of icons
Ryan McGinness’s paintings line the back wall of the gallery loft.
Ryan McGinness’s “Sign Trees” are installed in the lawn outside the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton.
The lower level of the gallery has another “Sign Tree” and a group of “Sign Post-Paintings.”

By Kurt Wenzel
Betty Buckley and Rachel York play Big and Little Edies in the Bay Street Theater production of “Grey Gardens” though Aug. 30. Lenny Stucker
Their music and concerts are meant to give strength and power to women, religious and secular alike
Dalia Shusterman, left, and Perl Wolfe of Bulletproof Stockings, the Hasidic all-women band from Brooklyn, will play at the Chabad of the Hamptons in East Hampton on Wednesday.

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