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Hamptons Pride parade participants marching down Main Street. (Photo credit: Matthew Rosario)

Now that the Memorial Day Weekend craze is in our rearview mirrors here in the Hamptons, the next few weeks (as long as the weather cooperates) are quite potentially some of the bests of the summer as there’s a little lull in the craziness that won’t really, truly be back in full force until the Fourth of July. So, enjoy it and get yourselves outside as much as you can before it becomes a nightmare leaving the house.

For this weekend, it’s a true celebration of our own little slice of geographical heaven here on the South Fork, as lots of locales are hosting and offering events happening outdoors. Hit up a Tai Chi session in the gardens of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton or attend a pollinator poetry party put on by the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons at the Bridgehampton Community House. It’s the bees knees, for sure!

There’s also a slew of cultural goings-on for this weekend, including a new rendition of The Subject Was Roses at Bay Street Theater, a brother-sister pianist performance at The Parrish, and an opening artists reception at the Water Mill Museum. Also, this Saturday, June 1, marks the beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, with the third annual Hamptons Pride Parade in East Hampton Village. Remember people: love is love and love is for everyone.

John Slattery, his wife, Talia Balsam, and their son Harry Slattery, all star in The Subject Was Roses at Bay Street in Sag Harbor. (Photo courtesy of Bay Street Theater)

See a timeless play at Bay Street

The Subject Was Roses, starring husband-and-wife John Slattery and Talia Balsalm along with their son, Harry Slattery, is at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor tonight and throughout the weekend. Performances of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play written by Frank D. Gilroy will be tonight at 7 p.m., tomorrow and Saturday at 8 p.m., and at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets start at $47. The play will be at Bay Street through June 16. Snag your tix here or call the box office at 631-725-9500.

Hear a local author talk in Bridgehampton

Long Island author Marianna Buffolino will be at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton this Saturday to discuss her debut novel, Fallacy: Entangled. Following the story of a woman torn between the world she was born into and the world she’s made for herself, Buffolino crafts an immersive narrative full of romance, family legacy, suspense ad sensuality. Her author talk will be from 3 to 4 p.m.. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Click here to register.

The 32nd annual artists’ members exhibition is at the Water Mill Museum. (Photo courtesy of Water Mill Museum)

Attend an opening at Water Mill Museum

All are welcome to the opening reception for the 32nd Annual Members’ Art Show & Sale at the Water Mill Museum this Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 6 p.m.. This year’s show will feature over 60 artists from all walks of life showcasing their works offering a range of style, subject and mediums. Located at 41 Old Mill Road in Water Mill, call 631-726-4625 for more information.

Show your PRIDE

The third annual Hamptons Pride Parade is on Saturday at noon on Main Street in East Hampton Village. Lineup begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street and Pondview Lane by Guild Hall. Participants will march east down Main Street to Newtown Lane, then to Railroad Avenue and Lumber Lane, ending at Herrick Park where there will be music and celebration with DJ Karin Ward until 3 p.m.. Afterward, all are welcome to a lawn party at The Clubhouse in Wainscott to support Hamptons Pride for an afternoon of live music and good people from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Performing live at this free concert will be Miss Vicious, Tracy City and The Fisty’s with Mila Tina.

Prep for a pollinator poetry party with HAH

A Pollinator Poetry Party is at the Bridgehampton Community House (2357 Montauk Highway) tomorrow beginning at 4 p.m.. This event is hosted by the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons in honor of New York State recently designating the month of June as “Pollinator Month.” The event will feature a handful of local poets (or poet wannabes) to present a poem about bees, butterflies, birds, native plants, trees, reducing the use of pesticides, etc. For more information, email Joan at [email protected].

Brother-sister pianists Jacopo and Maddalena Giacopuzzi perform at The Parrish. (Photo Courtesy of Jacopo Giacopuzzi)

Listen to a duo of pianists at The Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill hosts a performance by the Sakura Duo, featuring pianists Jacopo and Maddalena Giacopuzzi at 6 p.m. tomorrow night. The brother-and-sister duo are internationally renowned and this performance marks the end of the Parrish’s “Salon Series” for the season. Tickets for the performance cost $45 for adults, $40 for seniors, $35 for members, $20 for students, ad $10 for children. Get yours here.

Find your zen at LongHouse

Today at 10 a.m., all are welcome to an hour-long Tai Chi session in the gardens at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton led by instructor Katherine Henderson. Participants of all ages are welcome to tryout this ancient art form of exercise that’s been proven to help reduce stress, improve balance and build strength. Tai Chi will be held every alternate Thursday through September 19. Cost is $30 per person, $25 for members. On Sunday at 11 a.m., there’s Kendama (a traditional Japanese tool the helps build hand-eye coordination, balance and reflexes)  meditation with breathwork session led by Juan Yanez. $35 per person, $25 if you bring your own Kendama, free for members.

Connect with Banksy, sort of…

Exit Through the Gift Shop, a 2010 documentary film directed by the elusive British street graffiti artist Banksy, screens at Southampton Arts Center this Sunday at 3 p.m.. Telling the story of Thierry Guetta, a Los Angeles-based Frenchman who filmed various street artists at work, the film shows Banksy using Guetta’s footage to make a documentary, including depicting Guetta’s rise to fame himself as the artist “Mr. Brainwash.” Tickets are $10 per person, free for members.