Hamptons Agenda: Hampton Classic, Alec Baldwin, Fireworks, Powwow

Also happening this Labor Day weekend, ARF hosts a yard sale, "The Mystery of Irma Vep" wraps at Mulford Farm, and Quogue Wildlife Center hosts "Once in a Blue Moon" potluck dinner.

Labor Day weekend is upon us and summer is coming to an end, but the East End is not quite done celebrating summer.  Here are some of the hottest events happening in the Hamptons this weekend.

Just click on the links for more information on each event:


END OF SUMMER POP-UP: Navy Beach will host an End of Summer Pop-Up that will feature Devorado Designer Vintage and Shandi Levy on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.  Live music will be provided and there will be a special appearance by DJ Jason, and photographer Cara Bloch will be on hand to take photos and shoot video during the pop-up.  Navy Beach will be offering lunch and dinner from their signature menus and reservations can be made ahead of time by calling 631-668-6868.


ART SHOW OPENING: On Saturday, a group show of young photographers, like Mia Berg, Daniel Cabrera, Josh Cohen, Maggie Harrsen, Hailey Kohlus, Kate Petrone, Yaan Pessino, and Ingrid Silva, opens at Neoteric Fine Art. “The Inner Lense” refers to the notion of photography as reflection of personal experience, intimate worldview and “self-voyeurism." The show runs until Oct. 4. 


RACE FOR CHARITIES: The 35th annaul Great Bonac Footrace kicks off on Monday at 9 a.m., with the 10K, followed by the 5K walk/run. The event is the single largest fundraiser for the Springs Fire Department's scholarship fund and the race also raises money for the Old Montauk Athletic Club to support charities relating to youth sports.  Register at the fire house on Fort Pond Blvd. between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. Entry fees are $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under or adults 65 and over.

East Hampton

KIDS BOOK READING: BookHampton welcomes local resident and actor Alec Baldwin to their East Hampton location on Friday at 4 p.m. for a special reading from Frank Baum's, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."  This special afternoon is part of BookHampton's Great Books to Great Kids. Admission is free to this family-friendly event, but all are strongly encouraged to arrive early.

THEATRE: The Mulford Repertory Theatre presents its closing night of "The Mystery of Irma Vep" at Mulford Farm on Friday at 7:30 p.m.  The play, written by Charles Ludlam, is a satirical-farce that includes eight roles, but played by only two actors.  Quick costume, gender and character changes suggest an evening of hysterical laughter.  Actors Trevor Vaughn and Springs native Isaac Klein take their high-energy and lead the audience through a night of non-stop comedy.  Gates open at 5 p.m. for those who would like to bring a picnic and blanket to have dinner while enjoying the grounds of Mulford Farm before the show.  Tickets are limited to only 50 per performance.  Advance tickets are $20 and tickets at the door are $25.  Tickets can be purchased through TheaterMania at 866-811-4111.

FIREWORKS: The East Hampton Fire Department will host their Labor Day Fireworks display at Main Beach on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.  Parking is free and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

SUMMER DOCS #5: Guild Hall, in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival presents hosted by Alec Baldwin on Friday at 8 p.m.  "Ethel" is directed by Rory Kennedy, the youngest of Ethel Kennedy's 11 children, and takes an affectionate look at her mother as well as historical moments in the '50s and '60s.  Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by calling 631-324-4050.

AUTHOR TALK: Author Stephen L. Carter will be at BookHampton in East Hampton on Saturday at 8 p.m. to discuss and sign his new novel, "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln."  Admission is free to this event.

STAGED READING: Mulford Repertory Theatre presents a series of readings from plays written by playwrights with strong ties to the East End at Mulford Farm on Saturday and Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.  On Saturday evening, there will be a reading from "Zoo Keeper," by Edward Albee and Sunday night there will be a reading from "Beggars in the House of Plenty," by John Patrick Shanley.  Tickets are $10 and are sold at the door. Seating is limited to 50 per performance.  Gates open at 5 p.m. for those who would like to bring a picnic and a blanket to enjoy dinner on the grounds of Mulford Farm before the show.

GUILD HALL READING: Guild Hall presents a staged reading of a compilation of new works by playwrights inspired by work from artists of the East End and performed by East End Actors.  The evening's reading stars Blythe Danner, Melissa Errico, Tovah Feldshuh, Harris Yulin and feature artists John Alexander, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Eric Dever, Clifford Ross and Jane Wilson.  Music is by Billy Joel.  Tickets for this event are prime orchestra and VIP reception for $125; orchestra $75; balcony $50.  To purchase tickets call 631-324-4050.

MUSIC: Guild Hall presents Linda Eder in "Songbirds" A Tribute to the Ladies, on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.  Eder will perform songs from Lena Horn, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and more.  Tickets are prime orchestra and VIP reception for $100; orchestra $65; balcony $50.  To purchase tickets call 631-324-4050.


BENEFIT YARD SALE: The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host an End of Season Yard Sale at 90 Daniels Hole Road on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. All proceeds from the yard sale will benefit the animals.  

TEENS & PARENTS WORKOUT: Kelly Bensimon, of "The Real Housewives of New York" fame will host a Teens & Parents class with her daughters at Barry's Bootcamp on Friday at 3:30 p.m.  For more information call 631-537-2668.

TENNIS BENEFIT FOR RETREAT: The Hampton Racquet Club will host a PRO/AM round-robin tournament for tennis players of all ages and all skill sets that will benefit The Retreat on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Also, there will be tennis clinics providing helpful hints from pros, a tennis program for younger children on customized smaller courts, a practice wall, complimentary BBQ and beverages, face painting, a Bouncy Castle, and a natural log playground. Cost is $200 for PRO/AM, $100 for clinics and $50 for spectators (max of $100 per family). Kids under 12 are free. Advanced registration suggested by calling 631-324-0297.

For more events from Montauk to Wainscott, see the East Hampton Patch calendar.


WINE & MUSIC: Wolffer Estate Vineyard is hosting Sunset Fridays & Saturdays throughout the summer at the Wine Stand on Montauk Highway from 5 p.m.   until sunset every Friday and from 5:30 p.m. till sunset every Saturday. Live music will be playing, while wine is served by the bottle and the glass with cheese and charcuterie plates available for purchase. For more information call 631-537-5106 ext. 25.


HAMPTON CLASSIC: The Hampton Classic Horse Show continues on the 65-acre showgrounds at 240 Snake Hollow Road. The Classic is one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the U.S., and a great event for spotting celebrities. Admission is $10 per person or $20 per carload. Children younger than 6 are free.

OUTDOOR MOVIE: "The Manchurian Candidate" will be shown outdoors at Silas Marder  Gallery in Bridgehampton on Friday at 9 p.m. as part of the weekly "Films on the Haywall" series. All films are free and you may bring beach chairs, blankets and a picnic.

Sag Harbor

THEATRE: Tony Award-winning Lillas White is starring in the world premiere of "Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues" at Bay Street Theatre through September 2.  White stars as legendary blues singer Maybelle Smith providing an evening of music performance that is said to tell the story of how Smith was a big woman with an even bigger talent who took on the all the challenges that 1950s America gave.  Remaining performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $66 and $76. Visit baystreet.org for tickets.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Sag Harbor Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast at the firehouse on Sunday at 8 a.m.  The breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.  The buffet includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, "Famous Firehouse" homefries, orange juice, and coffee. 


ANTIQUES FAIR: The Southampton Historical Museum will host Southampton Antiques Fair: Celebrate End of WWll Day! on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside and outside on the lawn of the grounds of the White House at 159 Main Street in Southampton.  The fair will feature antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, and a variety of collectables.  For more information email info@southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

POWWOW: Recommended by USA Today as one of America’s 10 Great Powwows, the 66th annual Shinnecock Indian Nation Labor Day Weekend powwow includes more than 100 vendors of Native arts and crafts, Native foods and more. There will be drum competitions and dance competitions in many different styles, such as Traditional, Grass, and Eastern Blanket. Musicians Joanne Shenandoah and Arvel Bird will perform. Proceeds benefit the Shinnecock Tribe and Shinnecock Presbyterian Church. Grounds open at 3 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. from Saturday to Monday. Grand entry ceremonies will be 7 p.m. on Friday, 12:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Tickets may be bought at the gate with cash, Visa or MasterCard. General admission is $12 for adults,  and tickets for seniors, children and persons with disabilities is $10. Children 5 and younger are free. Parking is free. No pets are permitted.

For more events from Sagaponack to Southampton Village, see the Southampton Patch calendar.

Westhampton Beach 

ART FESTIVAL: The 4th Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts will be held on the Great Lawn at 35 Main Street in Westhampton Beach on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be painting, jewelry, sculpting, photography, woodworking, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mixed-media, and more available for purchase.  You can meet and mingle with the artists, who will be available all weekend.  Admission and parking are free.  For more information call 631-421-1590.


POTLUCK DINNER:  Join in the end of summer celebration with Quogue Wildlife Refuge for the "Once in a Blue Moon" Potluck & Cocktails Event.  Bring a dish and enjoy a sunset party that will be held in the Nature Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided and tickets are $25 per person.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 631-653-4771.

For more events from Hampton Bays to Westhampton Beach, see the Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch calendar.

Griffster August 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I saw an Alec Baldwin sticking out the back of one of those Horse Transporters.
Hog Driver August 31, 2012 at 11:36 AM
.Wasn't he leaving the country if G W Bush got elected? Whatever happened to that 'threat'?
Jaguar-Guy August 31, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Another Empty Democratic Promise - Hopefully he leaves when Mitt wins in November.


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