There are so many things you can do on the weekends. We know that — we struggle with it, too! We’ll love you no matter what you choose. That being said, your weekend plans may be filling up, but here’s the where and how and when that’s on our radar, just to give you a little help from your friends …
Attend a garden party on Shelter Island
The Shelter Island Education Foundation invites all to its annual garden party beginning at 4 p.m. at the Ram’s Head Inn on Sunday, July 30. The party will include a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets start at $75 and are available for advance purchase here. All monies raised go to fund grants for students to explore opportunities beyond the confines of the island. For more information, email [email protected].
Enjoy a celeb guest bartender in Springs
Actor Neil Patrick Harris will be making a guest appearance at East Hampton’s Sunset Harbor at EHP Resort & Marina this Sunday, July 30. Guests can enjoy the legendary star’s mixology from 5:30 to 6:30pm, alongside a contemporary Japanese and sushi menu, with $10 frozen sake sangria and rosé from 4 to 7 p.m.. Neil will showcase his mixology skills, shaking and pouring his newly released caffeinated cocktail in partnership with Thomas Ashbourne Craft Spirits: The After Hours Espresso Martini. Reservations can be made here.
Run for a cause in Sag Harbor
Jordan’s Run, a veterans’ memorial 5k run/walk is this Sunday, July 30, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, rain or shine. Formed in honor of Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, a Sag Harbor native who was killed in action in Iraq in 2008, the race will be throughout Sag Harbor Village. Registration is $30 and you can do so here, or on the day of the race for $35. Registration opens at 7 a.m. at the school on Sunday. Proceeds support the memorial fund, In Jordan’s Honor.
See Shirley Chisholm come to life in East Hampton
“Shirley Chisholm: Unbossed & Unbowed,” a solo interactive and immersive show from actress and writer Ingrid Griffith, tells the largely unheard story about the life and times of the iconic trailblazer, who was the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress, and the first one to run for president of the United States. Throughout this year, Griffith’s show’s been on a national tour, which included a performance at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor back in February. Read more about how Griffith brought Chisholm’s story back to life here. Catch the performance tomorrow, July 28, beginning at 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.
Brunch and chat in honor of Nick & Toni’s 35th
“Stirring the Pot” is at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton on Sunday, July 30. In honor of the iconic resto’s 35th anniversary, Guild Hall and New York Times food writer Florence Fabricant help host a conversation with owner Toni Ross, chef Joe Realmuto and special guest Jonathan Waxman, followed by a brunch reception. Starts at 11 a.m. and tickets start at $180, $160 for Guild Hall members.
Sing, dance and eat in Westhampton Beach
The Westhampton Beach Project kicks off tomorrow, July 28, and continues through Saturday, July 29. Now in its fifth edition, this annual free to the public event is a combination of contemporary dance, music and delicious bites from over 25 local eateries. The two-day event will feature Parsons Dance Company, with Chris Ruggiero as the opening act starting at 8 p.m. tomorrow. All the action is on the Great Lawn on Main Street in Westhampton Beach. Call 212-580-0835 for more info.
Jazz up your night at The Parrish
Jazz musicians Abraham Burton and Eric McPherson Quartet perform at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night, July 28. Presented in collaboration with Hamptons Jazz Fest, the performance is a continuation of “Summer Jazz on the Terrace,” slated for outdoors. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for members, $10 for students, and $5 for children. Get yours here.
Celebrate interior design, female art collectors and an award-winning bassist at SAC
Tonight at 5:30 p.m., all are welcome to “What’s Your Style?,” a free talk and book signing event with interior designer Stewart Manger, author of Romancing the Home: Stylish Interiors for a Modern Lifestyle. A special curator-led tour and wine reception for Southampton Art Center’s latest exhibition, “Women’s Collectors,” tomorrow night at 6 p.m.. Followed by a panel led by Lisa Dennison at 7 p.m., the discussion with include several female members of the art collecting and curating world, including Lisa Perry, Roya Khadjavi, Holly Peterson, Christine Mack and Mickalene Thomas.
On Saturday, July 29, starting at 7 p.m., Hamptons Jazz Fest presents South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo performing on the west lawn, weather permitting (event will be held indoors if it rains). Bring a blanket or a chair. Admission to the concert is $35, $30 for members, $15 for students, and includes an open bar.
Talk art and boxing, hear some jazz at The Church
Hamptons Jazz Fest presents Punjabi Trumpeter and musician Sonny Singh performing at The Church in Sag Harbor tonight starting at 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are $30, $25 for members, $15 for kids and students. Tomorrow, July 28, it’s “Glenn on Glenn” at 4 p.m. featuring Glenn Furhman and Glenn Ligon discussing their respective careers in the art world, specificially how it relates to The Church’s current exhibition, “Strike Fast, Dance Lightly: Artists on Boxing.”
On Saturday, July 29, Michelle Del Giorno, founder of Epic Martial Arts in Sag Harbor, and Sarah Cohen, from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease will be featured in “Parkinson’s and Boxing.” This discussion, beginning at 5 p.m., will talk about how the sport can be used as a therapy practice. Tickets are $20, $10 for members. On Sunday, July 30, it’s Insight Sunday with Southampton artist Darius Yektai at 10:30 a.m.. Tickets are $10, free for members. RSVP here.