Art in its many forms is the big focus this weekend on the East End. Whether it’s a group of community artists showing or an internationally acclaimed jazz artist performing, culinary arts masters dishing or animal-lovers practicing the art of giving back, there’s something to inspire and entertain you, your family and even your four-legged friends in the Hamptons.
Community Arts Project Art Show
Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, noon–8 p.m., Springs Presbyterian Church Hall, 5 Old Stone Highway, East Hampton
The Community Arts Project will be sponsoring its first art show, featuring artists Joan Tripp (whose oil paintings of the Nebula are truly out of this world), Peter Gumpel (creator of beautiful watercolors of the sea), Cynthia Loewen (and her realistic acrylic seascapes) and Mary Milne, whose glass fusion art must be seen in person.
Dianne Reeves at WHBPAC
Friday, June 8, 8 p.m., Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
Straight from her two-night performance at the Kennedy Center, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center welcomes the breathtakingly amazing jazz virtuoso Dianne Reeves. Ticket information at www.whbpac.org or call the box office at 631-288-1500.
PAWS Across The Hamptons Dog Walk to Benefit Southampton Hospital & Southampton Animal Shelter
Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. walk. Lola Prentice Park, 151 Windmill Lane, Southampton
We told you to start stretching out on Monday in anticipation of this event, so we hope you listened! It’s time to strut your stuff with your pup, family and friends to help feed and care for the dogs, cats and critters at Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation while also supporting the Southampton Hospital. Rain date, June 10. Price: $30, $15 for seniors and kids under 15.
Porch and Patio Tour to Benefit Peconic Land Trust
Saturday, June 9, noon–5 p.m., Blue Iris B&B, 1100 Skunk Lane, Cutchogue
Plan to meet your friends for a fun afternoon exploring five beautiful porches and patios during this self-guided tour, presented by The Elegant Bed and Breakfasts of the North Fork. Each “porch and patio” location has been paired with a local winery and a fabulous local restaurant offering a tasting of the North Fork’s finest locally grown and produced delicacies. Participants include: Jedediah Hawkins Inn with Luce and Hawkins Restaurant and Keith Luce Wines; Cedar House on Sound with Noah’s Restaurant and Scarola Vineyards; Blue Iris B&B with Village Cheese Shop and Peconic Bay Winery; Stirling House with Allure Restaurant, A Mano Restaurant and Water’s Crest Winery; the Orient Inn with North Fork Oyster Company and Old Field Vineyards. Proceeds benefit the conservation work of the Peconic Land Trust. Tickets must be purchased in advance, $75/person. Call 631 734-7549.
The Pet Philanthropy Circle’s Pet Hero Awards
Saturday, June 9, 6–8 p.m., 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
The Pet Hero Awards are presented by the Pet Philanthropy Circle to honor and recognize animal rescue groups, shelters, corporations, individuals and pets. Join 2012 Pet Humanitarian Award Winner Jill Rappaport of NBC’s Today; ARF and SASF Founder Sony Schotland; ARF Volunteer Zoe Kamitses; Johnathan McCann, President of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation; Debi Boies, Co-Founder of Pilots N Paws; and other Pet Hero Award Winners in addition to celebrity award presenters Pam Grier, Aida Turturro and others at the VIP Winners Reception Party. Live Entertainment with Jim Turner. Price: $50. Call 631-237-1365 for more info.
The Milky Way, Galaxies and the Universe at Montauk Observatory
Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m., Ross School, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton
Spring has returned, and so have the Montauk Observatory events! Don’t miss the first event of the season, featuring Montauk Observatory astronomer Dr. Mike Inglis. Following a free lecture for the whole family about our home amongst the stars, if skies are clear, join Dr. Inglis and astronomers and for a tour of the night sky through professional Montauk Observatory telescopes. Far out!
South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)—June Night Sounds
Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m., South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo), 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
June nights are alive with sounds—a beautiful chorus comprising the voices of many animals, including birds, frogs and insects. The field behind the museum is especially rich in sounds, as it contains both open and forested ponds, favored breeding habitats for animals such as Bullfrogs, Green Frogs and Gray Treefrogs. With luck, you may hear the calls of late Spring Peepers, and of two native toads, Fowler’s and the elusive Eastern Spadefoot Toad. First you’ll listen to a short presentation of the sounds you might hear and then venture go outdoors, on the museum’ s deck, to listen to the chorus of the night. A great night for adults and children alike. *Reservations are required for all walks, workshops, and programs* There is no charge for SoFo Members (unless otherwise stated); Non-members $7 per adult; $5 per child. Fees include admission to the museum on the day of the program.
Landscape Pleasures: Down the Garden Path
Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
The Parrish Art Museum will be hosting four acclaimed designers in the 29th annual Landscape Pleasures, titled “Down the Garden Path.” On Saturday, after a continental breakfast, there will be a symposium with some of the nation’s most celebrated landscape professionals, including talks featuring Eric Goft, Paula Hayes, Doug Reed and Edwin Von Gal. On Sunday, attendees will enjoy a self-guided tour of the area’s most breathtaking gardens, some of which were designed by the event’s speakers.
Southampton Chamber of Commerce Farmers’ Market
Sunday, June 10, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., west side grounds of Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
There’s nothing like a Sunday morning at Hamptons farmers market. Stroll among the local vendors offering the best local products, including vegetables, fruits, eggs, fish, shellfish, beef, pork, poultry, dairy, pickles, cakes, breads, pastries, fudge, olive oils, marinades, jams, spice rubs, sauces, etc. In addition, local artisans join the fun with their homemade wares.