Need Something to Do This Weekend? There's Plenty

The Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station's annual lobster bake fund-raiser will be held Saturday evening. Durell Godfrey

Another weekend has arrived, and as ever in the summer, there's a lot going on. Here's our list of noteworthy happenings to help guide you through the weekend.

First, the events that run all weekend long:

The Bridgehampton Carnival is in town until Sunday, and then again from Wednesday through July 22. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m.

The Hamptons Greek Festival in Southampton runs from through Sunday at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons on St. Andrew's Road. The celebration of Greek culture and food will be open Friday from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 9. The Hamptons Hellenic Dancers will perform, there will be live Greek music and an open dance floor, and a market full of Greek delicacies will give festival-goers something to take home. Activities for children will include face painting and games.

More than $50,000 in cash and prizes will be available, too, with a first prize being a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider convertible or $20,000 in cash. Tickets are $50 per chance, and a drawing will be held at the end of the festival on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. More information can be found online at


The Fridays at Five authors series at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, actually at 4:30 p.m., will feature Kate Siegel this week. Her book "Mother, Can You Not?" is based on her popular Instagram account, @CrazyJewishMom. Ms. Siegel's mother, Kim Friedman, an Emmy-nominated television director. will also be there. Tickets are $25.

At 5 p.m., Daphne Merkin will read from her new memoir, "This Close to Happy: A Reckoning With Depression," at BookHampton in East Hampton.

At the Annie Cooper Boyd House in Sag Harbor from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Sag Harbor Historical Society will hold its one of its series of casual gatherings on the porch. Dell Cullum, a wildlife and nature photographer, will talk this week about his family's roots in the village and its involvement with the Sag Harbor Cinema in 1935, as well as the effects of the 1938 Hurricane along Madison Street. The event is free.

If there weather clears, there are three outdoor movies scheduled to play Friday night at various spots around the South Fork. The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Gingerbread Lane will show "Back to the Future" at 7:45 p.m. The now-classic 1985 time-travel movie stars Michael J. Fox. Free popcorn will be provided. Those who go should take their own seating.

Douglas Elliman Real Estate is sponsoring a screening of "Chasing Mavericks," about a 15-year-old surfer determined to learn to ride one of the most legendary waves on the planet, at 8 on the soccer field at South Erie Street in Montauk. The movie is free. At 8:30 p.m., "Slumdog Millionaire" will be playing at the Southampton Arts Center on 25 Jobs Lane. The film is part one of the free Hamptons International Film Festival outdoor screenings.

Points East, a father-daughter-son trio from Southold, will perform original acoustic music and cover tunes at the Montauk Community Church's coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free, but good-will donations will be accepted.


The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt is looking for volunteers to help clean up the roadside along Old Farm Road in Sagaponack at 8 a.m. The group will meet at the Poxabogue Park entrance. Gloves are recommended. Bags will be provided. Dai Dayton at 631-745-0689 has more information.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a community garden stand will be open on the grounds of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church Parish Center in Montauk.

The Montauk Historical Society will present its annual craft fair at Second House Museum from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 65 crafters and vendors will be on hand, as will live music, and the Gringos Burrito food truck. Admission is free.

At 10 a.m., adults and teenagers can learn how to draw landscapes, among other things, at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Muriel Appelbaum, an artist who mostly draws from nature, will lead the class, which will also be held on Wednesday at the same time.

The science and nature book club at Bridgehampton's South Fork Natural History Museum will gather at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Paul Hawken's "Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World." New members are welcome. SoFo is located at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

A community yard sale will take place at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Amagansett from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From 5 to 8 p.m., there will be an opening reception for Sydney Albertini's exhibition of sculpture and paintings on paper at Duck Creek Farm. The barn at Duck Creek farm, on the corner of Three Mile Harbor and Squaw Roads in Springs, recently underwent renovation and is now open to the public. The exhibit will continue through July 30.

From 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum in Sag Harbor will showcase "Sag Harbor in Focus 2," an exhibition of photographs by contest winners from Pierson High School. The event was organized by Peter Solow and photos were judged by the photographer Ralph Gibson.

The third annual lobster bake benefit for the Amagansett Life-Saving Station and Coast Guard Station will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wine and beer will be available. Tickets are $150 for adults and $75 for children 12 and younger. They can be purchased via PayPal at or at Amagansett Wine and Spirits on Main Street. The station at 160 Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett. More information is available at 631-527-7317. The rain date is Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

As part of the 15th Annual Montauk Mercury Grand Slam tournament at Uihlein's Marina Joe Garcetti, an illusionist, will perform at Sammy's restaurant at 7 p.m.. Dinner will be available from Sammy's on the Go. On Sunday, the tournament will have live music starting at 4 p.m., and an awards ceremony honoring the winners and Capt. Frank Tuma Sr, dubbed the Fishing Legend of the Year, beginning at 7 p.m. The tournament is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of East Hampton, the Montauk Friends of Erin, and Madison Square Garden.

The Great Bonac Fireworks Show, sponsored by the Clamshell Foundation, will be held at 9:30 p.m. over Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton.


At 6:30 a.m., Montauk's Gin Beach will be crowded with triathletes. Events for the triathlon include a Montauk Sprint, a half-mile swim, 14-mile bike, and a 5K trail run to the Montauk Lighthouse.

See bluebirds Sunday morning at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. At 8 a.m., Xylia Serafy, a nature educator, will lead a walk to spot them in Vineyard Field, where a chain of bluebird nest boxes has been set up. The program is for adults and teens, and binoculars are recommended.

Low-maintenance, sustainable gardens that are not too dependent on chemicals or water will be the topic of a 10 a.m. talk at Marders nursery in Bridgehampton. On a similar subject, Edwina von Gal, a landscape designer and founder of the Perfect Earth Project, will speak at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center at 2 p.m. about toxin-free landscaping. She will discuss the Perfect Earth Project, the nonprofit organization she founded in 2013. The center is at 1061 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.

The Sag Harbor Partnership's Party for the Cinema will run from 5 to 8 p.m. under a tent on Long Wharf. The party will raise money to buy the Sag Harbor Cinema property and establish a cinema arts center there. The party will feature food from village restaurants, beer and wine, music by the HooDoo Loungers, portrait sketches, live raptors, and face painting for kids. Tickets cost $50 for adults and $15 for children. They can be bought online at

From 6 to 8 p.m., the Lynn Blue Band will play on the green at Gosman's in Montauk for a concert sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce. The Ray Red Band will perform on the downtown green on Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30.

"Know Your F.I.S.Herman," a show celebrating Long Island commercial fishermen at the Montauk Oceans Institute at the Lighthouse, will have an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The show will celebrate fishermen and also the many varieties of fish found in Long Island Sound. Admission is free, but donations will benefit the institute's elementary school ocean health curriculum and help to fund its 2018 exhibition. Those who plan to attend, have been asked to email

At 8:30 p.m. the Hamptons International Film Festival will present an outdoor screening of "Twenty Feet From Stardom" at Gurney's Resortin Montauk. The documentary is about backup singers whose talent lies beyond the spotlight. People should take their own picnic blanket.