Next Stop: Mars?

As part of the Montauk Observatory lecture series, the retired, award-winning science teacher will discuss the drive behind exploring the Red Planet, the technology required, and what he expects astronauts will do once they get there on Friday, August 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Montauk Library, located at 871 Montauk Highway in Montauk.

Bay Street Interns Show What They’ve Got

In Aurin Squire’s new play, “Obama-ology,” Warren lands in the streets of East Cleveland after graduating from college, working on the 2008 Obama campaign. Somewhere between knocking on doors, fending off cops and questioning his own sexual identity and racial identity as an African-American, he learns that changing society isn’t as easy as he imagined.

The Wait Continues at Sag Pizza

While the newest owners of one of Sag Harbor’s most beloved restaurants — the former Conca D’Oro — have remained tight-lipped on the opening date of the village’s newest Italian eatery, the doors of Sag Pizza were wide open on Tuesday, albeit only for staff training.

Symon at Solé East

Iron Chef and restauranteur Michael Symon is passionate when it comes to barbecuing and live-fire cooking — whether it’s grilling ribeyes, smoking lamb ribs, baking pizza in a wood-fired oven, or just cooking hot dogs on a stick over a campfire.

Talking About the Role of Leisure Spaces in African American History

“I’ll put the story of Sag Harbor as an African American haven into a national context,” said Andrew Karhl, who will give a talk on Saturday at Guild Hall.

Historical Society Presents Scrapbook of Sag Harbor

Like a three-dimensional scrapbook, many Sag Harbor treasures are on view at the Annie Cooper Boyd House in the historical society’s exhibition, “Presenting Sag Harbor through Letters, Journalism, Costumes, Art, Photos and Local Voices.”

Historic Sylvester Manor Windmill is Raised

On July 13, the historic 1810 Dominy Windmill located in the farm fields of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island was raised six feet in the air.

Springs Man and Lost Camera Reunited, with Help from Strangers

Photographs document history and tell stories, and in Chris Grodzki’s case, a photograph also helped solve a mystery and reunite Mr. Grodzki with a cherished possession.

A World of Wood Opens at The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

Dating back to the 1800s, nearly 100 wooden objects — from housewares and farm tools to personal items and children’s toys — are now on view at the museum through Sunday, August 12, exploring a unique chapter in American history.

Business: Real Estate Numbers, Week of Hope, Jewelry Show

The second quarter of 2018 Hamptons home sales was “a bit like a Jackson Pollock painting,” according to Town & Country Real Estate. Of the 12 monitored markets, five saw an increase in the number of home sales, five saw a decrease and two were flat.

‘Taste of Montauk’ For Foodies and Fun

That reputation has only continued — and many of those restaurants will participate in the sixth annual “Taste of Montauk” on Sunday, July 29, at Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club & Resort, located at 32 Star Island Road.

Ellen Hermanson Foundation to Host ‘Evening of Enchantment’

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will host its gala fundraiser, “An Evening of Enchantment” on Saturday, July 28, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton — with entertainment by illusionist and mentalist Alex Voz, cuisine by Jean-Georges, dancing with DJ Double S Productions, selfies by Mirror Photobooth and a live auction with master of ceremonies Nicholas Dawes.

Surf Movie Night For a Cause

Directed by Ben Gulliver, the artistic piece about winter surfing will headline Surf Movie Night XVI on Wednesday, August 1, at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall, located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton.

New Owners of Ben Krupinski Builder Carry On Legacy

Looking forward after the untimely death of notable East Hampton contractor and philanthropist Ben Krupinski, it was announced earlier this month that long-time business associates Stratton Schellinger and Ray Harden will carry on the company name and mission as the new owners of Ben Krupinski Builder.

Zodiac-Themed Candles Arrive on the East End

The founder of Knead and Seed has collaborated with local candlemaker Brittany Torres of Hamptons Handpoured to create a series of customized zodiac candles that celebrate each sign — from grapefruit, ginger Leo and juniper, cedarwood Pisces to cardamom, basil Scorpio and honey, rose Taurus.

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