Dancing under the stars, hiking under the moon and hanging with brilliant writers under the big tent are just a few of the ways to have a great Hamptons weekend.
FRIDAY August 12
Fridays at Five Presents Gail Levin
What: Biographer, art historian and professor Gail Levin discusses her latest work, Lee Krasner A Biography—an Editors’ Choice in the New York Times. Levin will also sign copies of her book about the renowned East End artist who emerged from husband Jackson Pollock’s shadow as a force in the art world.
Where: Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton
When: 5 p.m.
Concert Under the Stars
What: It’s time once again to kick off your shoes at the Hampton Bays Beautification Association’s 14th annual free Concert Under the Stars. The Fabulous Grease Band will have you dancing the night away.
Where: Ponquogue Beach on Dune Road, Hampton Bays
When: 6:30 p.m.
More Info: hbba.net
Full Moon Night Hike
What: Keep your eyes and ears open for creatures of the night as you join the Quogue Wildlife Refuge for a nighttime hike through the forest up to North Pond.
Where: Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road, Quogue
When: 8 p.m. Space is limited, so reservations are required 24 hours prior.
More Info: quoguewildliferefuge.org
SATURDAY August 13
Author’s Night at the East Hampton Library
What: Co-founding Chairs Alec Baldwin and Barbara Goldsmith are just two of the bold-face names at the premier literary event in the Hamptons. Meeting your favorite authors (more than 160 writers will be there!), getting books signed, enjoying cocktails and attending private dinners are all part of this fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library.
Where: East Hampton Library, East Hampton
When: Author’s Reception and Cocktail Party begins at 5 p.m. Dinner parties begin at 8 p.m.
More Info: authorsnight.org
Enter Laughing The Musical
What: Get ready to exit laughing, too, as the early life of Carl Reiner hits the stage. Jerry Seinfeld said, “You can’t pack more laughs and fun into a finite space and time than Enter Laughing The Musical,” and who are we to argue with Jerry?
Where: Bay Street Theater, The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
When: 8 p.m.
More Info: baystreet.org
SUNDAY August 14
East Hampton Town Marine Museum
What: Immerse yourself in the historic relationship between Long Island’s East End and the sea through the museum’s artifacts, photos and displays. Starting this weekend, the museum is open Saturdays and Sundays through Columbus Day.
Where: East Hampton Town Marine Museum, 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett
When: 10 a.m.
More Info: easthamptonhistory.org
Barenaked Ladies at WHBPAC
Pinch me! If I had a million dollars, I’d bet Barenaked Ladies—one of the most engaging live-concert bands you’ll ever see—is going to put on a can’t-miss show, playing classic cuts and tunes off their latest album, All in Good Time.
Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
When: 8:30 p.m.
More Info: whbpac.org