Community Briefs July 24


Sag Harbor


The Tenth Annual BBQ

On Saturday, July 26, the Tenth Annual All American Whiz Bang Midsummer BBQ will take place at the Wamponamon Lodge, 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and children. Call 725-3838 to reserve.


Meditation & Teaching Retreat

Anam Thubten Rinpoche from the Dakini Temple in Point Richmond, California will lead a teaching retreat with guided meditations on Sunday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Haven Village Hall, 335 Ferry Road. All are welcome. Suggested donation is $75. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. No prior knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism or mediation practice needed. For information and registration, contact Mary Beth Armstrong at 725-1859.


Haitian Art Benefit

The Haitian Art Benefit will take place at the Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor to benefit children in the remote village of Chermaitre in partnership with the Vassar Haiti Project [VHP]. The event will take place in the Upper Parish Hall on Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, with an opening reception on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.

VHP feeds and educates the children of Chermaitre through the purchase and sale of Haitian art. More than $250,000 including gifts and donations has been raised by VHP since 2001, and is used to feed the children through lunch programs, pay teacher salaries and to build a new 7-classroom school. Purchases at the art & handcraft sale are 50% tax deductible.


Defensive Driving Class

Summerfest presents a defensive driving class in Sag Harbor, which is New York State certified to reduce license points and liability insurance premiums. This class will be on Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Sag Harbor. Everyone must pre-register through Summerfest by calling 725-9818.


Judge DeMayo at Noyac CAC

The Noyac Citizens Advisory Committee will meet this Tuesday, July 29, 7 p.m. at the Old Noyac School House on Noyac Rd. Guest speaker will be Judge Thomas DeMayo, running for re-election as justice for the Town of Southampton.


Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

The Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social will take place on August 2 on the front lawn of the Old Whalers’ Church, 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for kids, $6 for adults. Game tickets are $1. There will be hot dogs and drinks and a Chinese and Silent Auction with prizes donated by local merchants. Tickets are $2 each or 15 for $25. Call 725-0894 for more information.


Breakwater Open Party

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Breakwater Yacht Club will host an open party on August 9 at their Club House on Bay Street, Sag Harbor. The Lone Sharks will perform, playing their signature music for an evening of dancing by the Bay from 7 to 10 p.m. Festivities include an open bar, light fare, and views of the harbor. Tickets are $100 in advance ($110 at the door). Funds support BYC’s community programs such as Jr. Sailing, High School and Middle School Sailing Teams and Adventure Sail for at risk youth. To purchase tickets contact Jane Babcock at 680-1001. Everyone is invited.


Pierson Class of ’78 Reunion

The Pierson High School Class of 1978 is trying to locate some more of their classmates for their 30th reunion and looking for some feedback as to a date that would accommodate most of the class. Please contact Doreen (Liccardi) Aloizos at if interested.


Movies in the Park

The Town of Southampton Parks & Recreation Department’s next presentation of “Movies in the Park” series will be on Monday, August 4 at 8:30 p.m. at Long Beach, Long Beach Road, Noyac. The feature will be “The Game Plan” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Madison Pettis. A short film from the Parks & Recreation Department’s “Kids on Camera” program will be shown prior to the feature. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. This movie will be outdoors so please bring a blanket or beach chair and bug spray. For more information, call 728-8585.


Baby and Me

Yoga Shanti is holding Baby and Me classes for babies from birth to walking and their moms or dads. Babies learn spatial orientation, gentle stretching, sleep better and digest better while moms get back in shape. The class meets Mondays from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. and the cost is $90 for a 6 week series ($20 to drop in). Classes are ongoing throughout the summer. Drop in or sign up online at Yoga Shanti is located at 23 Washington Street off Main Street in Sag Harbor. Call Subhadra Fleming at 848-2520 for more information.


 Custom House Open for Business

The Sag Harbor Custom House Museum at Main and Garden streets is open every day through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sag Harbor became a United States port of entry in 1789, with a growing population involved in servicing whalers, coasters and West Indies trade ships. The Custom House was owned by Sag Harbor’s first United States Custom Master, Henry Packer Dering. The daily activities of Dering, his wife, and nine children are portrayed in the room settings of a formal dinner, office, children’s room, bedrooms, kitchen, pantry and laundry. Admission to the Custom House is $5 for adults $5, $3 for children (ages 7 to 14) and senior citizens. Groups are accommodated by appointment. Call 725-0250 for more information.


Summer Beach Program

The Safe Summer Beach program has begun, and is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings in July and August. The program is sponsored by YARD and runs from 8 to 11 p.m. on Long Beach in Sag Harbor. The evening is supervised recreation for teens ages 12 and older. For more information, call 725-5302 ext. 750.


Beach Wellness

Sag Harbor certified trainer and nutritional consultant Barbara Kinnier is offering wellness-classes on Long Beach every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. It’s a workout for the spirit, mind and body and participants should bring a yoga mat or a towel. The fee is $20 per class (discount packages available). To register, or for more information, call 838-2364.


Community Rowing

Every Tuesday, Sag Harbor Community Rowing will host a group rowing at 6 p.m. at its location at Cove Park in Sag Harbor. The event is free for members, although the public at large is encouraged to attend. For more information on either event call Lee Oldak at 267-6325.


2008 Season of the Sag Harbor Farmers Market

The Sag Harbor Farmers Market is open every Saturday through November from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market sets up on Bay Street, Sag Harbor, east of Marine Park near the Breakwater Yacht Club. Local farmers and food producers bring locally grown and produced foods for sale to the Sag Harbor Farmers Market, including: vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, artisanal breads and cheeses, jams, jellies, baked goods, pickles, honey, eggs, fish and more. For more information, contact Kate Plum at 725-9133 or


Breakwater Yacht Club

The Breakwater Yacht Club Community Sailing Center, 51 Bay Street, Sag Harbor is celebrating its 20th anniversary. There will be open membership throughout the season. The club offers racing, boat usage, camaraderie, and adult sailing lessons. For more information visit


Lil’ Cowpokes Pony Club

On Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lil’ Cowpokes Pony Club will take place for ages three and up at Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue, 53 Merchants Path, Sagaponack. This program is designed to teach children compassion for animals and includes pony rides, games and crafts. Amaryllis also hosts a weekly open house on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Pony rides are also offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit and click on the lesson link or call 537-7335.


Shelter Island


Historic Homes Tour

The Shelter Island Historical Society welcomes the public to a tour of Shelter Island historic homes on August 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The tour will begin at Havens House, the Society’s headquarters at 16 South Ferry Road, and will proceed to five other historic houses and a windmill built in 1810. Tea will be served. Tour participants may visit the houses in any order and should send $30 to Shelter Island Historical Society (tax deductible) at P.O. Box 847, Shelter Island, NY 11964 (tickets available at the door for $40).

East Hampton’s Bob Hefner, a world renowned expert on windmills will be at the Windmill on August 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. to discuss the windmill. For more information and tickets, call 749-0025.


Taylor’s Island Kettle Clambake

On Saturday, August 9 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Taylor’s Island Kettle Clambake will take place on Shelter Island. Dress in fashion of the 60s and 70s. The bake opens at 3:30 p.m. and will have lobsters, clams, mussels, chicken, potatoes and corn on the cob. There will be shuttle boats at Congdon’s Dock, Congdon Road, Shelter Island at 2 p.m. to go to Taylor’s Island. Tickets are $85 ($50 tax deductible) Payable to: Taylor’s Island Foundation, P.O. Box 524, Shelter Island Hts., NY 11965. Call 749-1603 for more information.


East Hampton


Summer Camp @ Ross Classes

The Summer Camp @ Ross second session runs July 28 to August 22.. Camp begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Morning half-days from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. are available, except for those majoring in Theater Arts. The camp is located at the Ross Upper School, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton. The camp director is Christopher Engel, with Nicolas Behrens as the athletic director. To enroll, call 907-5555 or visit Space is limited.


17th Annual East Hampton Sandcastle Contest

On Saturday, August 2, the Clamshell Foundation presents the East Hampton Sandcastle Contest, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Atlantic Avenue Beach, Amagansett. This event is open to the public. Spectators are welcome at no charge. Register to enter on the beach on the day of the contest. $10 for groups (up to 6). The categories are Sand Fleas-up to age 8 (with an adult); Sand Hoppers-9 to 15 years old; Sand Tribes-Families; Sand Shapers-Adults; and Sand Pros-professionals. This year’s sponsor is Asparagus Beach. Rain date is Sunday, August 3. For more information, contact Rossetti Perchik at 324-6250.


Robert F. Kennedy Memorial 40th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, July 26 at 6 p.m., the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial 40th Anniversary Celebration will take place at a private estate of Courtney Sale Ross in East Hampton. Courtney, Ethel, Kerry and Rory Kennedy and Mark Bailey are expected to attend. Guests will enjoy summer cocktails and a light dinner. This event is to commemorate the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial’s 40th Anniversary and human rights and social justice work around the world. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (202) 463-7575 ext. 301.


Cleanup and Picnic at Maidstone Park

On Saturday, August 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., group staffer Kate Schertel and Volunteer Melanie Lauzon are teaming up to clean up East Hampton’s Maidstone Park. By joining in, you can win some great prizes. Teams of 2 to 4 will compete to clean up the most litter – each team’s bags will be weighed at the end of the cleanup and prizes will be given to the teams with the most weight in trash. Please feel free to bring a beach blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy after the cleanup. Group for the East End will provide water, soda and snacks for all participants. For more information, please contact Kate Schertel at 537-1400 ext. 13 or


Community Programs At Ross

Adult programs, including workshops and courses, continue to be offered at the Ross School in East Hampton through the summer. Courses include kayaking, tapestry design, creative writing, language, fitness and more. All programs are held at the Ross School Upper Campus at 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, 11937. To register or for more information call 907-5555, or go to


Farmers Market

The East Hampton Farmers Market operates Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features produce mushrooms, cheese, baked goods, bread, flowers, fruit and seafood. The market is held in the Nick and Toni’s parking lot at 136 North Main Street in East Hampton and will run — rain or shine — every Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September 26.


Transformational Breath

A three class Transformational Breath Work series will be led by Lorna Tobin at the Ross school (18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton) beginning August 12 at 6 p.m. The fee is $35 per class ($75 for the series). To sign up, contact Connie @The Ross School at 907-5191.


East Hampton’s Old Time Town Fair

East Hampton’s Old Time Town Fair will be held on Sunday, August 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mulford Farm Museum, 10 James Lane, East Hampton. The fair includes a bountiful banquet of county arts & crafts, magic shows, theatre, games, potato sack races and general good times with neighbors and passers-by. Call 324-6850 for information. Donations are accepted.




Stages Summer Stock

The second session of Stages Summer Stock Program for young actors ages 8 to 18 begins on July 30. The workshop meets Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Southampton Town Recreation Center, 1370A Major’s Path, Southampton. The workshop culminates in performances August 22 to 24 at Southampton High School. For more information, call 324-1420.


Kayak Tours

The Town of Southampton Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting registrations in its kayak tours. Join Elizabeth O’Conner on Monday, August 4 for a tour of Shinnecock Bay, Heady’s Creek. On Thursday, August 7 join naturalist Mike Bottini for a tour of Sebonac Creek, North Sea. All tours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. All trips are suitable for novice paddlers but not intended for first time paddlers. The fee for each tour is $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents. Kayaks can be rented for an additional fee. For more information or to register please call 728-8585.


South Fork Supper

A South Fork Supper to celebrate local farms and produce will be held at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton on Thursday, July 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., only one seating at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $75 per person, seating is limited, call 283-2494.



The Southampton branch of Herstory Writers Workshop, “Changing Memories into Chapters of our Lives” is offering free introductory workshops to any woman who wishes to participate. The group meets at the Southampton Cultural Center, Veteran’s Memorial Hall on Pond Lane, Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.

Facilitator Linda Coleman leads the group. The Herstory technique, is based in “speaking to the stranger reader.” Writing memoir in the hopes that another may wish to read it represents a giant leap from the personal diary or the intimate story that is told to a friend or therapist.

Tuition for the workshop is $150 a month for four three-hour classes. Scholarship help is available. New members are welcome and invited to a free introductory workshop to try the process. For information call 676-7395.


Southampton Hospital’s 50th Annual Summer Party

The Southampton Hospital Foundation will host it’s 50th Annual Summer Party, The Golden Gala, on Saturday, August 2. The event will take place under the tents, designed by Tony Urrutia, on Wickapogue Road in Southampton, and is chaired by both Jean Remmel FitzSimmons and Ann Grimm. The Golden Anniversary Benefactor is Brooks Brothers. Chuck Scarborough will be. As in past years, the evening will benefit the Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine. The party includes music by Alex Donner and dinner catered by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs. Also featured will be a silent auction and a raffle of trips and prizes including a one-week stay in a Paris apartment, diamond and gold earrings from Buccellati, handbags by Valentino, Michael Kors and Ferragamo and more. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the Southampton Hospital Foundation at 726-8700 or purchase tickets online at


2nd Annual Furman Jazz Fling

The 2nd  Annual Furman Jazz Fling featuring The Jane  Monheit Quintet will take place at 15 Halsey Farm Drive, Southampton on Saturday, August 9. This event will benefit the education and performance programs produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center. It is chaired by Victoria  Moran Furman and Jay Furman with Junior Co-Chairs JoJo Cohen and Eric Moran.  Cocktails are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner is from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Music by Jane Monheit and her quintet will be from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m.

For more  information, visit Tickets are $450 for adults and $150 for Juniors (35 and under). For tickets, call Tom Blanchard at 212-258-9897.


Agawam Park Youth Concert

The Town of Southampton Youth Bureau will hold the First Youth Concert in Agawam Park, Southampton on Friday, August 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is a celebration of some of the local teen musical talent. Stephanie DiCapua and Lauren Volz, winners of the 2008 Hampton Idol, will perform along with “Consent of Kings.” All ages welcome. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the night. There is free transportation available for teens. For more information, call 702-2425 or visit


Sibling Support Group

The Cody Center will run an East End Sibling Support Group based on the SibShops model for children with siblings who have special needs. Groups will meet for approximately 10 weeks at the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. Children ages 8 to 16 are eligible for the program for which there is no charge. Projected start dates for groups are July 27 and September 7 at 11:30 a.m. Please contact the social worker who facilitates the group, Lorraine Sawyer at 474-6489.


Adult Historic Walking Tour

An adult historic walking tour, titled “Renovation of a Guest House and Gate House Garden circa 1930’s,” will be given by landscape architect Jack DeLashmet on Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet at 76-82 Captains Neck Lane, Southampton. The cost is $10 and is free for members. Sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museums and Research Center.


Travel Again with Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories’ programs, Little Travelers, ages three to five, and World Travelers, ages five to eight, will take place at the United Methodist Church, 160 Main Street, Southampton Village through August 22. This year, drop-ins with adult family members and adult friends of the children are welcome to join. At the programs, children enjoy songs, stories, games, puppets, costumes, dance, and arts and crafts projects. Little Travelers “visit” local sites — a zoo, garden, pet store, farm, circus, beach, and food fair. World Travelers “travel” internationally to Brazil, Indonesia, Ghana, Japan, and other exotic destinations. They’ll have tickets and passports that will be stamped and they’ll receive keepsakes and treasures. The program meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Little Travelers come on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; World Travelers come on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (917) 538-5049.


Global Wines

The Stony Brook University Center for Wine, Food, and Culture is hosting an international symposium called “The Art of Balance: Cool Climate/Maritime Wines in a Global Context,” at its Southampton campus on August 5 and August 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a Grand Tasting on August 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The two-day symposium will feature advanced educational presentations and wine tastings led by winemakers and vineyard managers from top wineries in cool climate/maritime winegrowing regions around the world, with a Grand Tasting the evening of August 5.

This event marks the 20-year anniversary of the first ground breaking conference of its kind, “Maritime Climate Wine Growing: Bringing Bordeaux to Long Island,” which was staged in Riverhead in summer 1988 and drew participants from Chateau Margaux, Chateau Pichon-Lalande, and Institut Technique de la Vigne et du Vin, Montpellier. The support of New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has been crucial to this program’s success. The Senator keyed the birth of the Stony Brook Center by securing its initial funding and continues to provide ongoing support for both the Center and the Long Island Wine Council.

Ticket prices are $180 per day or $360 for two days, inclusive of the Grand Tasting. A 20 percent discount will be offered to wine industry affiliates. Limited on-campus housing will be made available upon request. On Thursday, August 7, special activities and winery visits will be offered for symposium participants who want to stay and explore the East End. Further details and registration can be found at




Idea House

Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 is the Hamptons Cottages & Gardens’ Fifth Annual Idea House Preview Gala and Opening with weekend tours to benefit the Peconic Land Trust.

The house is located at 151 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, a 150-year old Sagaponack farmhouse, formerly owned by noted author James Jones (“From Here to Eternity”). The farmhouse is being completely redefined, expanded and made as “green” as possible by the developer ModernGreenHome, a team of accomplished interior designers, and led by HC&G Design Director Kyle Timothy Blood.

The Preview Gala reception is Friday, July 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased from the Peconic Land Trust online ( or by calling 283-3195.

Tickets for the House tours, which will run for five successive weekends beginning July 26, will be sold at the door only. Costis $25. The Peconic Land Trust will receive the proceeds from the first weekend tours and the gala. Subsequent weekends will benefit other East End charities, including the Child Development Center of the Hamptons, Fighting Chance, The Nature Conservancy, and The Retreat. Additional information can be found at


Water Mill


19th Annual Family Day Wild Wild West Carnival

Christie Brinkley will be the Celebrity Host of the 19th Annual Family Day Carnival benefiting the Einstein’s Children’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation Center (CERC), which serves children with severe developmental disorders. The carnival will take place on Sunday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Diamond Ranch, 600 Mecox Road, Water Mill. Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call (718) 430-2818 for more information or to buy tickets.


Exercise by Sara Jo

The Water Mill Community House, 743 Montauk Highway, Water Mill will host Exercise by Sara Jo now through Labor Day. Classes will be held five mornings a week. Sara Jo Strickland is a trained ballet dancer and gymnast and has been teaching exercise for 22 years on the East End. Her class, “The Hampton Workout” emphasizes flexibility, strength, alignment, and grace. Classes are taught in a fun and noncompetitive atmosphere with upbeat music. Call (516) 857-9713 for more information or email




Talk to the Bees

On Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Quail Hill Farm, Deep Lane, Amagansett you can “Talk to the Bees” with Mary Woltz, beekeeper and owner of Bees Needs. Learn more about the challenges and rewards of keeping bees. Get an up-close look at a hive, and develop a better understanding of the dynamics involved in the secret life of bees as Mary shares insights into the lifecycle of these creatures. The program is free for Quail Hill Farm and Peconic Land Trust members and $5 for all others. Heavy rain cancels.

Please park on Deep Lane, reached via Town Lane or Side Hill Lane, and meet in the orchard.


Giant Steps 5K

The 9th Annual 5K Run/Walk & Baby Steps Obstacle Course will take place on Sunday, July 27 to benefit the Pediatric Dental

Fund (PDF) of the Hamptons, Inc. Entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for children and $15 for seniors. Register online at or call PDF at 329-6828. The race is at the Amagansett Fire Department on Main Street. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m. No dogs, rollerblades or bicycles please. This event is sponsored by Whitmores Landscaping and the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation.


Ocean Fun Days Summer Camp

The Town Marine Museum, 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett will host Ocean Fun Days Summer Camp now through August 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers will learn marine science discovery with live animals, maritime history, environmental studies, classes, games, hiking and beach activities. The camp features many hands-on discovery projects that will focus on East Hampton’s unique maritime heritage. The week of July 28 to August 1 is for ages 9 to 12. Call 324-6850 to register and for information.


Applied Arts School of Visual Arts

Applied Arts at 11 Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett is a school for the visual arts offering students and artists the opportunity to work with the latest professional technologies and resources year round. The school offers classes or private instruction for adults and teens in painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. The state of the art facility has a digital lab, large format Epson printers, a large teaching darkroom, and studios for painting, drawing, and printmaking. Call 267- 2787 for more information.


Summer Youth Program at Applied Arts in Amagansett

Applied Arts at 11 Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett will be offering a Summer Youth Program (ages 8 to 14) now through the end of August. Students may sign up on a weekly basis or for the entire summer session. Activities range from landscape painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and digital media. Spaces are limited so please register in advance by calling 267- 2787.


Open Studio Figure Drawing/Open Studio Darkroom

Applied Arts at 11 Indian Wells Highway in Amagansett, NY offers Open Studio Figure Drawing every Monday night from 6 to 9 p.m. There is a $15 charge and an $8 charge for students and seniors per person/per session. Open Studio Darkroom runs every Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. There is a $20 charge per person for each session. Photographers please bring your own paper. Call 267- 2787 for information.




The Joys and Challenges of Shade Gardening

The Joys and Challenges of Shade Gardening will take place on Thursday, July 31 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bridge Gardens Trust, Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton. Meet co-curators Jim Kilpatrick and Harry Neyens of Bridge Gardens Trust for a private and informative tour of their five acre garden. Established in 1988, the gardens were designed and installed over the following 10 years, and opened for public tours in 1997. Our visit will focus on a presentation by Jim and Harry of woodland and shade-loving plants, with an emphasis on proper selection, cultivation and balance in the garden.

Limited registration available, reservations required. Please call Peconic Land Trust at 283-3195 or email The cost is $10 per person and rain cancels this event.


10th Annual Summer Benefit

On July 26, from 6:30 p.m., to 9:30 p.m. the Hoops for Hope 10th Annual Summer Benefit will take place at the home  of sportswriter and best-selling author, Mike Lupica and his wife Taylor in Bridgehampton. Gather to support their kids programs in Zimbabwe and South Africa. There will be a Q&A session with NBA coaches Larry Brown, Doc Rivers, Mike Woodson and NCAA coaches Bill Self and John Calipari, who faced each other in this year’s NCAA finals.

The H4H Ubuntu Award will be presented to coach Doc Rivers of the NBA Champion Boston Celtics for bringing Ubuntu (the spirit of unity) to his team. The evening will feature African music and drums, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres & festivities to support Hoops 4 Hope. Live and silent auctions will top off the night with unique sports memorabilia, such as fantasy items and major league baseball and basketball experiences. Tickets start at $250.  There will be no morning coaching clinic.]

Hoops 4 Hope is a non-for-profit organization which gives over 10,000 children in South Africa and Zimbabwe a better chance to beat the odds in communities plagued by poverty, HIV/AIDS, drugs and crime.  Founded in 1995, H4H combines the joy of sports programs with youth friendly curriculum that promotes leadership and responsibility, while empowering youngsters to thrive in the big leagues of life. For more information, please contact 267-8682,


Antiques & Design in the Hamptons

The August 15, 16, and 17 weekend at the Bridgehampton Historical Society will feature art and antiques dealers from London, Palm Beach, Texas, Maine and California who will display and present items for sale. Antiques & Design in the Hamptons benefits the Bridgehampton Historical Society and is held on the Historical Society grounds on Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton.  Show hours are Friday from 12 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $8.  Parking on site is free.  For additional information, visit


Bridgehampton Heritage Fair

On Saturday, August 2 the Bridgehampton Historical Society Heritage Fair will take place, rain or shine. The fair will include a vintage tractor and engine display and a juried craft fair and antique show. Live music will be provided by Sag Harbor’s family band, Edna’s Kin. There will also be a live bird show by Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center and a  puppet show by Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre. Live produce will be on sale in the “farm bounty tent.” Metal sculptures by James DeMartis will be on view. The Heritage Fair is sponsored by Riverhead Building Supply. The folk arts tent is funded in part by New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, The Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, Southampton Town, and The Miaco Corporation. Admission is $5, children under 12 are admitted free. For more information, call 537-1088.


Help for Orphans

Help for Orphans International founder Sarah Ehrlich and Benefit Committee members will host the Second Annual Help for Orphans International Hamptons Summer Benefit on Friday, July 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Nova’s Ark, 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton.

The gala is Help for Orphans’ most important fundraiser of the year. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an auction of art, luxury items and experiences. All proceeds benefit the Help for Orphans International Vocational School in Kisii, Kenya.

Tickets start at $150 and individual and corporate sponsorships are available by contacting Sarah Ehrlich at (917) 232-6477. For more information about Help for Orphans International visit


Weekly Meeting

Each Saturday, an Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families meeting is held at10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork meetinghouse. 977 Sag Harbor/Bridgehampton Turnpike. All are welcome.


Book Bay

The Book Bay in the old firehouse garage behind the Bridgehampton Community House is open in July and August every day Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday from l to 3:30 p.m.

Shelves are full of books on gardening, decorating, cooking, history, art — all donated by book lovers who’ve run out of shelf room at home.

Volunteers from The Bridgehampton Association sell books as part of their mission to raise money for non-profit organizations which serve the Bridgehampton area. New donations arrive daily.


St. Ann’s 40th Annual House and Garden Tour

Four houses and one garden will be featured on St Ann’s 40th Annual House and Garden Tour on Thursday, August 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. The houses, in Bridgehampton and Sagaponack, all reflect the personal taste and interests of their owners. Included are a Mediterranean style farm house set in five acres of gardens, a shingle-style house perfect for family summers in the Hamptons and featuring art from the owners’ native Brazil, another summery house, this time for a young working couple, which has great outdoor entertaining space and spectacularly landscaped grounds; and last but not least tour goers will see a house built in 1677, very much updated, of course, but showing its origins in intriguing ways. The garden, where refreshments will be served, is on two-plus acres and includes a variety of garden experiences and features native plants.

Tickets and brochures are available in advance in Bridgehampton from St Ann’s Church Office and the Candy Kitchen or in Southampton at the Chamber of Commerce. Prices are $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. Please call the church office at 537-1527 if you have questions.

The entire proceeds of the tour are given to the community through St Ann’s Outreach Program. Recipients include Hampton Health Services, Long Island Association for Aids Care, East End Hospice, Dominican Sisters Family Service, Habitat for Humanity, Eastern Farm Workers Association and the Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center.


Through Farms and Fields

On Sunday, August 3 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., The Peconic Land Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary with “Through Farms and Fields — a Country Supper.” This year’s “Through Farms and Fields Country Supper” is themed “Generations” celebrating past, present and future conservationists. Hosted by John L., Evelyn, and daughters Jennifer and Amy Halsey at their farm on Mecox Road in Bridgehampton, the event will be set in the apple orchard, and includes a supper featuring local food and wines, live entertainment, a special Children’s Activity Tent, and ends with a spectacular fireworks display over Mecox Bay during dessert. Call 283-3195 to reserve tickets.


Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will launch his inaugural Activision Presents Stand Up For Skateparks benefit at the Ross Lower School, 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 10. This family-centric event will include Vert skateboarding and BMX demonstrations and performances by Tony Hawk and other top skate and BMX professionals. The day will also host an interactive action-sports carnival with activities and giveaways, as well as food and drinks. All proceeds will benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation, which supports recreational programs to empower and support youth.