“I bought my car based on what I could fit into it,” Cynthia Knott said recently at her Springs studio, gesturing at her all-terrain vehicle. “That way I can go on the beach and get out of the way of hurricanes.”
The seventh annual Authors Night, a book signing and cocktail party on Saturday under a tent on the lawn of the East Hampton Library from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will benefit the library. The reception will be followed at 8 by more than 30 dinner parties in private houses, at each of which will be an author. These have all been sold out, however.
Soldier Ride the Hamptons will be dedicated on Saturday to Lance Cpl. Jordan C. Haerter and will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that makes financial, medical, and emotional assistance available to United States soldiers wounded overseas.
Registration will get under way at 7:45 a.m. at the Principis’ Ocean View Farm on Montauk Highway in Amagansett. The dedication and blessing, given by the Rev. Steven E. Howarth of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church, will begin at 8:45, and the riders will set out at 9.
Born in Paris and feeling uprooted once her family immigrated to New York, Ms. Bigar, in her own words, “experienced a second birth, a new independence, self-belief, and the opening up of my world through my studies of art.”