10 Things To Do This Weekend in the Hamptons

Looking for something to do this weekend? DansHamptons.com has you covered! Become a wine snob, enjoy a martini at a Chabad or check out a gorgeous hike at Elliston Park in Southampton, like David Rattiner did! Below is a list of 10 things you can enjoy this weekend, so make your plans and have fun!

Friday Night Martini at Chabad of EH

Friday, January 18, 6 – 7 p.m.
Chabad of East Hampton, 13 Woods Lane, East Hampton.

Bring some flavor to your Friday night. Participate in a worldwide event of unity celebrating Shabbat featuring, Friday Night Martini with a Kiddush and L’Chaim. Sing Shabbat poetry from the 16th century, Safed. Hear a toast from guest Rabbi Mendy Goldberg of Coram, East Hampton JLI instructor, enjoy light hors d’ouvres by chef Arlene Brenner while socializing with the community. RSVP appreciated, Hamptons@JewishLI.com.

The Picture Show Presents:

Frank Capra’s State of The Union at Bay Street

Friday, January 18, 8 p.m.
Bay Street Theatre, corner of Bay & Main St., Sag Harbor.

The Picture Show sponsored by Peconic Landing presents Frank Capra’s State of the Union (1948–124 min – Comedy | Drama). Kay Thordyke loves Grant Matthews and helps him become Republican nominee for president. The party machine begins to worry as Grant begins to speak for himself. At an important dinner his wife Mary condemns corrupt politicians and Grant learns to speak out even more boldly. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencey Tracy and Van Johnson. Directed by Frank Capra.

For the $28 prix-fixe “Dinner, Movie and Box of Popcorn” package, call Page at 63 Main (631-725-1810), IL Capuccino (631-725-2747) or Sen (631-725-1774). Beginning February 15, the dinner package will be available at Dockside (631-725-7100). Cost does not include sales tax, beverage or gratuities. $7 at the door includes a small popcorn

Elliston Park Hike

Saturday, January 20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Elliston Park, Millstone Brook Road, Southampton.

Meet at the park on Millstone Brook Road, Southampton. Moderately paced 3+ mile hike with views of Big Fresh Pond and the largest salt water marsh on LI. 283-5376

Art In The New Year at Ashawagh Hall Opening Reception

Saturday, January 19, 5 – 8 p.m.
Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton.

Art In The New Year at Ashawagh Hall will take place from Saturday through Monday January 19-21. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. Opening reception is Saturday evening, January 19, from 5-8 p.m.

There is no admission charge for this show, and families and children are welcome! The exhibition features the work of painters Cynthia LoewenLynn Martell, Alyce Peifer, Jerry Schwabe and Pam Vossen. John Todaro will also be displaying his photography and Mary Milne is showing her wonderful fusion glass. Everyone has new work for the show and all have displayed extensively in the area, including at Guild Hall, the Crazy Monkey Gallery, Chrysallis and elsewhere.

Vines Canines Educational Vineyard Walk at Martha Clara

Saturday, January 19, 11 a.m.
Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead.

Bring your dog down for an educational walk through the vineyard! A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item, as well as lightly used pet supplies will be accepted to be donated to local shelters.

Guild Hall Presents:

The Met: Live in HD Screening Donizetti’s Maria Stuarday

Saturday, January 19, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton.

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world’s most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy in this Met premiere that explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts. Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office three hours prior to curtain; TheaterMania.com; or 866-811-4111. Anyone who supports The Met: Live in HD with a gift in addition to their ticket purchase is invited to attend Guild Hall’s Operatif series of talks by accomplished composer and speaker Victoria Bond. The 30-minute talk begins one hour before each opera screening.

Become a Master Blender with Winemaker Jim Waters at Waters Crest

Saturday, January 19, 2 – 4 p.m.
Waters Crest Winery, 22355 County Road 48, Unit 6, Cutchogue.

Create your own red wine blend on Saturday, January 19th or Sunday, January 20th from 2-4 p.m., for a truly unique experience. You will have a one of a kind opportunity to create your very own 375ml bottle. The cost is $30 per person which includes a cheese plate for two, to pair with the currently released Waters Crest red wine flight. Space is limited to the first 30 people to respond per event date. RSVP required 631-734-5065.

Kids Event

SoFo–Observing Seals in Montauk

Sunday, January 20, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations, directions and meeting places announced after registration.

Walk Leader: Lindsey Rohrbach, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) nature educator.

Here’s another opportunity to join Lindsey on her popular nature walk to view seals that arrive in our waters in December to become winter residents. Join her on this walk through the deciduous forests of the scenic Seal Haul Out Trail in Montauk and down to the rocky shore, where at low tide you can expect to see harbor seals and an occasional gray seal sunning themselves on the exposed rocks. This is about a one-half mile walk, so keep that in mind when bringing very young children. Limited enrollment, reserve now.

Reservations are required for all events. Participants must call 631-537-9735 for reservations and information about meeting places.

Roanoke Vineyard’s Presents: How to be a Wine Snob: Featuring Merlot

Sunday, January 20, 2 p.m.
Roanoke Vineyards, 3543 Sound Avenue, Riverhead.

How to be a wine snob…

There are basic life skills and then there are basic Oenophile skills. Over the winter Roanoke Vineyards will be hosting a series of casual tastings discussing the more obscure aspects of wine.

Reservations required, and can be secured by calling Roanoke Vineyards at 631-727-4161.

$25 per person ($20 for wine club members)

Bay Street Presents the Presidential Inauguration on the Big Screen!

Monday, January 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bay Street Theatre, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor.

Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce that the Presidential Inauguration will be broadcast on the big screen on Monday, January 21 from 10 am – 1 pm. Bring your neighbors and come in out of the cold as Bay Street Theatre once again throws open its doors for a not-to-be-missed event. Watch the events unfold on the big screen with family, friends, and coworkers. Students and groups are welcome too. The doors open at 10 a.m. and coffee and refreshments will be available for purchase.

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