It is a foregone conclusion that East Hampton went to the dogs long ago. Now it is the cats! East Hampton began its meandering path to going to the cats mostly in the modern historical sense of time.
Our family cats began, when I was a little boy, with Black Nose. He was a family pet, yet the only significant memory I have of this cat was wrapping him in a blanket and putting him in the bathroom sink to rest. The cat was not well. Black Nose spent his last days resting in the bathroom sink comfy and dry, wrapped in his small blanket.
The Parrish Art Museum opened two new exhibitons on Saturday night and presented a performance and talk by two of the artists now on view on Sunday.
A sizable group gathered on Sunday to hear Steven and William Ladd discuss their installation and exhibition "Mary Queen of the Universe," centered on their childhood and Catholic school education in Missouri.
On Saturday night, Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons hosted their Art for Life benefit at Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton.
Soledad O’Brien served as emcee for the event, which honored Michael R. Bloomberg, Valentino D. Carlotti, Jason Flom, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Carrie Mae Weems. Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow and Whodini performed. The event’s Honorary Chair was Star Jones.
Although Southampton Town police officers did their best to keep traffic moving on County Road 39, drivers heading to the fair mixing with the regular summer evening traffic made for a messy commute on Thursday night.
The Parrish Art Museum’s sold-out Midsummer Party on Saturday night raised $1.25 million and attracted some 1,000 guests.
The event honored Inga Maren Otto, a philanthropist, and Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a filmmaker and author.
Thursday night was the night to be in Bridgehampton. Long lines of cars snaked through the back roads and front roads around the Bridgehampton Museum and Nova's Ark where two annual art fairs have taken up residence for the next few days.
It was the opening night for both ArtHamptons and Art Market Hamptons and even those with black cards, VIP passes, or other bells and whistles on their forms of entry had a tough time negotiating parking.
Inside, however, all was lively and fun, as these photos of the Art Market Hamptons fair by Morgan McGivern demonstrate.