Sip a few drinks at a beachside party or scale an historic windmill. Take in a hot art gallery opening or a cool piano concert. Here’s to another great weekend in the Hamptons!
Strong-Cuevas: Premonitions in Retrospect Opening Reception
Friday, July 13, 5-7 p.m., Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton Village
Exhibition in the Frieda and Roy Furman Sculpture Garden and drawings on view in the Wasserstein Family Gallery at The Museum at Guild Hall. Sculpture Garden Open Daily. Museum Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am-5pm; Sunday Noon-5pm.
The Bridgehampton Antiques & Design Fair
Friday, July 13, and Sunday July 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bridgehampton Community House, Bridgehampton
The Bridgehampton Antiques & Design Fair presents 25 Exceptional Antiques Dealers from the United States & Europe, offering an extraordinary selection of Antiques, Mid-Century Modern, Asian, Vintage Couture, Folk Art, African, Garden & Architectural Elements, Americana, Silver, Fine Art, Ceramics, Lighting, Jewelry, Art Deco & unusual Furniture & Decorative Objects from Antiquity to Present Day. These shows at the Bridgehampton Community House have become a favorite shopping destination for many leading Decorators and Design Firms & celebrated personalities.
Classic Boat Fair & Maritime Art Show
Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, 1–4 p.m., Community Boat Shop, 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett
The East End Classic Boat Society will have it’s annual Classic Boat Fair and Maritime Art Show rain or shine this weekend at its Community Boat Shop on Bluff Road in Amagansett. The Classic Boat Fair will feature all of the boats built by the East End Classic Boat Society since it’s inception in 1998 (as well as boats built prior), while the Maritime Art Show inside the Community Boat Shop will feature paintings and photography from more than 60 East End artists.
Bridgehampton Whalers Exhibit Opening
Friday, July 13, 5–7 p.m., William Corwith House, 2368 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton
The second of two summer exhibits will be opening at the Bridgehampton Historical Society’s Corwith House. This exhibit celebrates local men who went to sea to hunt whales, most of whom came back to farm. Using excerpts from whaling logs, art work by Claus Hoie, furniture once belonging to whaling captains, scrimshaw, and exotic mementos brought back from around the world, the danger, excitement and rewards of hunting the whale is revealed. The exhibit will remain on display Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., until October 1.
MBFA Exhibit and Reception for Artist Ed Moses
Friday, July 13, 6–9 p.m., Mark Borghi Fine Art, 2426 Main Street, Bridgehampton
Mark Borghi Fine Art will host a pre-awards reception for legendary Los Angeles based artist and ArtHamptons’ 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Ed Moses. Recent works of Moses will be on display at the gallery while a special exhibition, Ed Moses: A Retrospective, featuring works from his 55 year career, will be on view at ArtHamptons from July 13 through July 15.
Spatini Cocktail Party
Friday, July 13, 6–9 p.m., Gurney’s Inn, 290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk
The third annual event will is an evening including Music by Will Alvarado, Tito’s Sea Water SPATINI Bar, Spa Product giveaways, Spa hors d’oeuvres, complementary spa service samplings & polish changes with Whet’s hottest summer colors and more. See you at Gurney’s Inn!
Beebe Windmill Open House
Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.–noon, Beebe Windmill, Corner of Ocean & Hildreth, Bridgehampton
BHHS is proud to be the key-holder of the Beebe Windmill—one of 11 that survive on Long Island. It was built in 1820 for a retired whaling captain and shipbuilder, and has moved many times and had many owners. At this open house, you’ll learn more about the windmill’s history and operation and take advantage of the unique opportunity to climb inside during a shady half hour on a summer day. Free admission.
Open Days Program Garden Tour—Cutchogue/East Hampton/Mattituck/Montauk
Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Schrader & Smith Garden, 1200 East Mill Road, Mattituck
The public is invited to explore five private gardens in Cutchogue, East Hampton, Mattituck and Montauk, open to benefit the Garden Conservancy. Highlights include Peconic Bay Creek, Lake Montauk and ocean views, multi-level decks and terraces, sculpture collections, hundreds of container plantings, a tiki hut of exotic plants, hemlock and privet hedges protecting edibles and favorite plants, a meadow garden, and croquet lawn.No reservations are required, and the event is rain or shine. Admission is $5 per garden; children 12 7 under free. Begins at 10am; ending times vary at each garden.
PowerPlay, A Sculpture Park Opening Event
Saturday, noon–8 p.m., Hayground School, 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton
Featuring over 25 emerging and established artists from the East End and New York City, this participatory-based programming highlights sculpture, installations, performance, sound and video. POWERPLAY is a sculpture of experiences curated by Molly Morgan Weiss and The City Firm. POWERPLAY invites the viewer to question the value system of power and how it is interpreted within the American psyche. The exhibition confronts the dualities between natural and man made energy, as well as being a part of a global community versus an ethnocentric one. The themes explored are alternative energy, holistic practices, science, space exploration, food, technology, spirituality, sexuality, wealth, beauty, ritual and human interaction. Sculptures: Amanda Browder, Eric Cahan, Lance De Los Reyes, Violet Dennison, Grant Haffner, Steve Heller, Matt Jones, Ryan Keeley, Gloria Kisch, Dennis Leri, Eric Leiser, David Maddy, Shantell Martin, NewVillager, Ze’ev Willy Neumann, Leigh Nisonson, Clayton Orehek, Matisse Patterson, Jason Peters, SHOWPAPER Newsboxes, Mint & Serf, Matt Stone, Peter Sutherland, Ben Wolf, Steve Zaluski. Free to the public.
Pianofest in the Hamptons Presents “We Love A Piano”
Saturday, July 14, 5–7 p.m., Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
“We Love A Piano,” a musical benefit party to support the Pianofest scholarship fund. The featured artist is Broadway star Melissa Errico, who will be accompanied by her father, pianist Michael Errico. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the Museum garden. Guests will enjoy the Museum, good company and a special concert by the dazzling, Tony-nominated Ms. Errico. The program includes songs by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hart, Burton Lane and more. An array of young Pianofest artists will play before and after Ms. Errico’s cabaret performance. Tickets for this event are $200 per person. Guests under 30 years of age may purchase tickets for $100 per person. Reservations are suggested but tickets will be sold at the door also. Information: Stephen Dickman, Pianofest Manager 631-329-9115.
Unstuck in Time: Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life & Novels
Saturday, July 14, 5–6 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Gregory Sumner reads from his latest book, Unstuck in Time: Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life & Novels. Sumner guides us through a biography of 15 of Kurt Vonnegut’s best known works, to illustrate the quintessential American writer’s profound engagement with the “American Dream” in its various forms. Sumner’s portrait of Vonnegut captures his resistance to celebrating the traditional values of the “American Dream”— ambition, success, individualism. Instead, we read and share Vonnegut’s empathy for those who struggle under the weight of the survival-of-the-fittest mentality. Heroic and tragic, Vonnegut’s novels reflect the pain of his own life’s experiences, relieved by small acts of kindness, friendship, and love. Vonnegut illuminates another way of living, an alternative American Dream, which is why we keep returning to his books.
South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)—Vineyard Field in Summer: A Vibrant, Grassland Ecosystem
Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.
The grasslands of Vineyard Field, the field behind the SoFo museum, represent a significant and vanishing habitat. For the past seven years, the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt has made great strides in maintaining, and in some cases restoring the health of this rare ecosystem, which is comprised of ponds, wetlands, wildflowers, and native grasslands, and is home to many rare and endangered native plants, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. On this second in a series of seasonal walks in the Field (the first took place in the spring), join experienced naturalist Jim Ash as you explore this area—preserved by the Town of Southampton—and learn about its importance to the well-being of our environment. A third walk will take place in the fall. *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. Participants must call (631) 537-9735 for reservations and information about meeting place.
Bebe Neuwirth: Stories with Piano at WHBPAC
Sunday, 8:30 p.m., Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach
The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress, singer, entertainer extraordinaire brings a night of her unique cabaret to the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $95, $80, $65. More information 631-288-1500.