This weekend in the Hamptons is packed with fun events and things to do. Check out the Montauk Music Festival this weekend or enjoy some of the finest art in the world…or paint something yourself! Here’s our top ten list.
Friday, MAY 17
Montauk Ready to Rock at the 4th Annual Music Festival
All weekend long
Montauk is getting ready to pulsate when established and emerging independent musicians perform at the Montauk Music Festival, a FREE three day musical celebration set against the back-drop of one of the most idyllic beach communities in Long Island’s East End. More than 200 artists performing a variety of musical styles (from alternative rock, folk, pop, Americana and reggae to blues, jazz, bluegrass, and more), will entertain for free in the spirit of sharing original music with audiences and fellow musicians. The festival will also feature industry workshops – free for participating musicians, taking place at Gurney’s Inn on Friday May 17th. A schedule of the concerts can be found at montaukmusicfestival.com Call 631-668-2428.
“MOVIN’ OUT…A Different Kind of Duelling Piano” at The Suffolk Theater
The Suffolk Theater, Riverhead
Piano man Henry Haid, from the hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out and his 10 piece band perform their latest CD “Our Time” in its entirety. Visit suffolktheater.com for tickets.
Saturday, MAY 18
Craft Fair/Flea Market at Big Duck Ranch
9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Big Duck Ranch, 1012 Flanders Rd., Flanders, NY. 11901.
Friends of the Big Duck will be hosting their annual Craft/Fair Flea Market at Big Duck Ranch, 1012 Flanders Rd., Flanders. Admission is free to public. Visit bigduck.org
Armed Forces Day Hike
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Walking tour to commemorate Sag Harbor’s participation in America’s war starting with the Revolution. Meet at the windmill on Long Wharf. Tony Garro 631-725-5861.
Westhampton Beach Farmers’ Market
09:00 am – 01:00 pm
WHB Village Parking Lot, 85 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, NY. 11978.
Every Saturday 9am – 1pm. The market is host to over 45 Long Island Farmers, Growers and Producers selling products that are all grown or produced here on Long Island. There are weekly events, music, educational programs, and activities for children.
Kids Day @ Hampton Racquet
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hampton Racquet, 172 Buckskill Road, East Hampton, NY. 11937.
It’s KID’S DAY@ HAMPTON RACQUET on Saturday, May 18th (rain date May 23rd) — Celebrate Spring with ARF and EAST HAMPTON DAY CARE – with Field Events, A Scavenger Hunt, Potato Sack and Egg Races, Kids Tennis Clinics, Face Painting, The Tumble Bus, Bouncey Castle, Mobile Pets and Shoot Hoops For Charity Contest! Enjoy the Outdoor Family Barbecue and make a donation of $20 per person/family to benefit The Learning Center @ East Hampton Day Care and ARF’s Animal Rescue Fund. Visit hamptonracquet.com.
Saturdays @ Water Mill Center
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturdays @ WMC May 18 from 12 – 3 pm
39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976
The Watermill Center invites you to a new program initiative, Saturdays @ WMC that focuses on unique ways to interact with The Watermill Center grounds, collection, studios and kitchen. On Saturday, May 18th from 12pm-3pm the Center is hosting local artists to lead workshops inspired by everything the Center has to offer. Join a yoga class, sketch on the grounds, or partake in the cooking demonstration. For more information contact Kirstin Kapustik at 631 726 4628 or via email at email@example.com.
The Big Show 8 at Silas Marder Gallery Opening Reception
5 - 9 p.m.
Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton
The Silas Marder Gallery is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Big Show.
The Big Show has become a favorite event for the local community, attracting hundreds of people on its opening weekend. Each year, Gallery owner Silas Marder, invites over 50 national and international artists to participate, aiming for an eclectic mix of emerging and established talent. Participating artists are given three 8 X 10” blank canvases and are offered little direction other than being asked to “work from their current series.” contact the Gallery at 631.702.2306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgica Restaurant – Season 5 Launch
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Georgica Restaurant, 108 Wainscott Harbor Rd. , Wainscott,
Always exciting, The Georgica Season Five Launch is this weekend with cocktails, hors d`oeuvres, & live music as they toast a new season at Georgica! 631-537-6255.
Sunday, MAY 19
Toots & The Maytals at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY. 11978.
Not only did he invent the word reggae, Toots and The Maytals define reggae music to this day. Together, the band has been creating an energetic blend of reggae, funk, rock, gospel, and ska for over half a century. True musical pioneers, these Grammy Award-winners will delight generations of fans – old and new – with their mellow reggae rhythms, heartfelt vocals, and a soulful influence. Visit www.whbpac.org.