For those East End day-trippers, summer renters or year-round residents looking for a little (and affordable) intellectual stimulation on the South Fork, this weekend’s event line-up is right up your alley. On tap is a handful of talks and tours chock full of interesting information on some of the most historical Hamptons haunts, and inhabitants, sure to please any curious traveler.
As usual, there will be plenty of live music to be heard, with performances ranging from Montauk to Westhampton Beach and nearly all of them cost nothing to attend.
If it’s a little selfcare you seek, take an outdoor yoga class at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton or enjoy a calming coloring session at the Amagansett Library. Remember, you can’t take care of anyone before you take care of yourself.
Enter a triathlon to benefit Montauk’s lighthouse
The Montauk Lighthouse Triathlon is this Sunday, July 16, beginning at 6:30 a.m.. The race starts off with a half-mile swim at Gin Beach, then a 14-mile bike ride through Montauk and around Gosman’s Dock. The final stretch of the race is a 3.1-mile run, leading participants up to the lighthouse and across the finish line. Registration ends Saturday, July 15, and is $165 per person. Sign-up here.
Performances, podcasts and talks at The Church
Hamptons Jazz Fest, partly produced by the Jam Session Inc., continues its concert series with a performance from vocalist/composer Sarah Elizabeth Charles, along with her quintet, at The Church in Sag Harbor tonight. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m., but all are welcome to come at 5:30 for a social hour beforehand. Tickets are $30, $25 for members, $15 for students. Tomorrow, July 14, The Church hosts a talk with multidisciplinary artist Zoë Buckman. Tickets are $20, $10 for members and can be purchased here. On Saturday, July 15, there will be a live podcast recording of “She Pivots,” featuring cosmetics mogul Bobbi Brown, beginning at 4 p.m.. Hosted by political strategist Emily Tisch Sussman, tickets are $20, $18 for members.
Color at Amagansett Library
Adults and teens ages 14 and up are welcome to Amagansett Library for “Color Me Calm,” a relaxing evening of coloring accompanied by serene music tomorrow night. Starts at 5 p.m. and coloring sheets, pencils, paper and other art supplies will be available. Light refreshments will be on hand as well. Free and no registration required.
Honor a jazz legend with an outdoor concert at SAC
This Saturday, July 15, Southampton Arts Center and Hamptons Jazz Fest present Mike Lawrence Legacy Band beginning at 7 p.m. on SAC’s west lawn. Bring a blanket or a chair. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the late trumpeter and composer’s passing, the concert will feature a top-tier sextet, helmed by trumpeter Chris Rogers and Long Island-based tenor sax player Sam Dillon, performing Lawrence’s original compositions. Tickets are $35, $30 for SAC members, $15 for kids. Click here to register.
Tour historic Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island
The “Past, Present & Future” tour of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island is at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 15. The 45-minute tour will include a walk through the historic rooms of the 1737 Manor House with Sara Gordon, head of planning and sustainability at the Manor. Gordon will discuss the history of the house and surrounding cultural landscape and preview the latest plans for the transformation of the house and the 236-acre site for public use. Attendees will be able to walk the grounds immediately following the tour. Tickets are $29.
Talk history and the future at Eastville
The Eastville Community Historical Society (139 Hampton St. in Sag Harbor) hosts a free lecture, “Now That We Know, What Do We Do?” on the lawn of the society’s grounds from 1 to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 15. This community discussion is part of “Forgetting to Remember,” an 18-month collaboration between Sag Harbor Cinema and the Plain Sight Project aimed to reveal the identities and stories of enslaved, indentured and free people of color across the East End. Saturday’s panel will feature Donnamarie Barnes, David Rattray, Michael A. Butler, Brenda Simmons and Georgette Grier-Key. Space limited, so registration is required. Bring your lawn chairs. Rain date is Sunday, July 16.
Get in on the kick-off of Quogue Library’s “Quogue Authors in Conversation Series”
Sunday, July 16 the Quogue Library starts its new session of “Quogue Authors in Conversation.” Hosted by resident and bestselling author Cristina Alger, she’ll chat with award-winning author Megan Abbott, whose eleventh novel, Beware the Woman, an eerie and prescient story about a family outing that takes a terrifying turn, has had book lovers buzzing. Each hour-long talk, which run through the end of August, is outdoors under a grand tent from 5 to 6 p.m.. There’s a $10 ticket fee and registration is a must — you can do so here.
Enjoy fireworks over Three Mile Harbor in Springs
The Clamshell Foundation’s annual “Great Bonac Fireworks by Grucci” will be fired off the barge on Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton this Saturday, July 15. Scheduled for around 9:30 p.m., the fireworks show is a three-decade long tradition, according to the foundation. Suggested viewing locations throughout Springs include Maidstone Park, Sammy’s Beach, Gann Road plus any of the beaches off Hands Creek Road and Springy Banks Road. If you have the means (or if you can convince your friends that do) anchor your boat out in Three Mile Harbor for the ultimate viewing experience.
Attend a couple artsy events
The opening reception for the annual Hamptons Fine Art Fair is today at the Southampton Fairgrounds (605 County Rd. 39). Proceeds benefit Guild Hall in East Hampton. If you don’t feel like spending hundreds of dollars, plenty of day passes ($45 per person) are available to the fair starting tomorrow, July 14, and continuing through Sunday, July 16 with entry beginning at noon each day. The fair will feature works from international as well as local, Hamptons-based galleries. The opening reception for “Prophets,” a new exhibition featuring works by Hunt Slonem, Kristy Gordon and Daniela Astone, is at Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor this Saturday, July 15, starting at 6 p.m..
Take in some tunes at these SoFo locales
The Green Room on the third floor at the Sag Harbor movie theater hosts Alfredo Musika tonight from 8 to 10 p.m.. DJ Sava performs at Elaia Estiatório in Bridgehampton at around 10 p.m. this Saturday night. Karaoke Thursdays continue tonight at Almond in Bridgehampton starting at 9:30 p.m. with DJ Carlos Lama. On the lawn at Club House in East Hampton, Gene Casey and The Lonesharks play tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., Steve Tekulsky Band plays tomorrow starting at 6 p.m., and on Saturday, July 15, at 6 p.m. it’s Pink Mirror. Club House’s “Saturday Sundown Sessions” at the patio bar will feature DJ Biggie starting at 9 p.m. and Winston Irie performs on “Reggae Sundays” starting at 6 p.m. on the lawn. Citi Lites, performing the best of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, performs tonight at the Westhampton Beach Village Green starting at 7:30 p.m. and the Hoodoo Loungers perform at the dock at Gosman’s in Montauk beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 16.
Learn the do’s and don’ts of online dating at EH Library
Adults of all ages are welcome to “Should I Swipe Right or Left? Looking for Love Online” at East Hampton Library this Saturday, July 15, from 1 to 3 p.m.. This free talk with nationally recognized psychotherapist Beatty Cohan will cover the do’s and don’ts of online dating. Light refreshments will be served and there will also be a raffle for a chance to win one free therapy session with Beatty. Reserve a spot here.
Get zen-ergized at SOFO
There’s a yoga class today for adults at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton starting at 4:30 p.m. led by Karen Meyer. Classes will be held outside. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. For the rest of this month and continuing through August and September, hour-long yoga classes will be held at SOFO on Mondays and Thursdays. Classes are $20, $10 for members. Call Meyer at 917-843-2555 or email [email protected] to RSVP.