Locals and visitors alike can enjoy these last few weeks before the craziness that is July Fourth is upon us. For this first weekend of June head out to The End for a three day-long outdoor art show on Montauk’s village green. Meet a couple of awesome authors, attend a fashion show put on by local teens, or catch rapid fire-style artist presentations at the Parrish.
Live music is back at Meschutt Beach in Hampton Bays every weekend for the rest of the summer, perfect for kicking back and catching some cool tunes. And if it’s music you’re after, be sure to clear your schedule this evening as several locales are set to feature live acts, from laid-back, DJ-led karaoke sessions at Almond to the legendary Pure Prairie League at The Suffolk. Tough to choose, but certainly a win-win situation no matter which you pick.
Meet some East End artists
Volume 39 of “PechaKucha Nights” is at 6 p.m. tomorrow, June 2, at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Attendees can meet the many creatives living on the East End as they present their work and discuss their passions in a quick-paced presentation. PechaKucha is a Japanese storytelling format that features a presenter sharing 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each. The Parrish serves as the official site for the Hamptons while over 700 cities globally host PechaKucha Nights. Tickets are $16, $5 for members, $12 for seniors, and free for students and children. Grab yours here.
Get your signed copy of Veg Forward
Food stylist, recipe developer, culinary consultant and cookbook author Susan Spungen will be at artisanal home goods store Il Buco Vita in Amagansett on Saturday, June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.. Spungen will be on hand for a signing of her latest book Veg Forward. Bites will be provided from Il Buco Al Mare, the neighboring restaurant and sister operation.
Get some sun, fun and music at Tiki Joe’s
Tiki Joe’s Beach Club at Meschutt Beach in Hampton Bays offers music all weekend long starting tomorrow, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. with Screamer of the Week. On Saturday, June 3, it’s The Max at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, June 4, it’s Soapbox Messiah. Call 631-333-1538 for more information.
See a fashion show
The Guild Hall Teen Arts Council’s inaugural fashion show is at The Leiber Collection in Springs beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. Titled “Leiber’s Legacy,” the fashion show is inspired by the Judith Leiber Collection and includes a runway show hosted by dancer, stylist and drag performer Danny Ximo. Presented in partnership with the Ladies Village Improvement Society of East Hampton, the fashion show concludes with a reception in The Leiber Collection’s Garden. Free for students, admission for the event is “pay what you can,” with tickets ranging from $5 to $25. To purchase tickets, click here. The Leiber Collection is located at 446 Old Stone Highway in East Hampton.
View art on the village green in Montauk
The bi-annual Montauk Artists Association’s Juried Art Shows on The Green start tomorrow, June 2, from noon to 6 p.m. and continues through Sunday, June 4. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday. Over 70 world renowned artists from across the nation will be on hand to exhibit and sell their works of art, which will feature painting, mixed media, photography, sculpture and more. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Go to an author talk
Tomorrow all are welcome to the Shelter Island Public Library for “Friday Night Dialogue” with investigative reporter Isabel Vincent. Beginning at 7 p.m., Vincent discusses her latest book, Overture of Hope, telling the story of two British spinsters during World War II and their attempt to rescue dozens of Jewish opera stars and personnel from the terrors of the Third Reich. To register, click here.
Hear some live music and sing karaoke
Dennis Raffelock performs in The Green Room, the third floor bar at the Sag Harbor Cinema beginning at 8 p.m.. No cover. Karaoke at Almond in Bridgehampton is now on Thursdays all summer long, starting at 9:30 p.m. and led by DJ Carlos Lama. Live music from 27 Dollars Band starts at 9 p.m. at Southampton Publick House on Jobs Lane. No cover.
Learn about Accabonac Harbor
All are welcome to a public forum at East Hampton Library discussing the ecological integrity of Accabonac Harbor. Featured panelists will be Dr. Christopher Gobler of Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Joyce Novak of the Peconic Estuary Partnership, and Molly Graffam of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Starts off with a 5 p.m. reception. Beverages and snacks will be served. Register here.