Revenge takes place in a fictional, highly inaccurate version of the Hamptons, but that doesn’t mean viewers who visit the Hamptons will be disappointed. While we can confirm that exponentially less murder and mayhem occurs at any given moment, there are still tons of great places to go and events to attend for Revenge fans, especially during the summer. Here is our top five.
5. The East Hampton Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game (August 16, 2014)
Make like the Graysons and be charitable while sitting back and relaxing in the summer sun. This annual event, featuring resident artists and writers competing in a (friendly) game of softball to benefit Hamptons-related organizations, is a beloved East End tradition — and it always attracts celebrities. Last year, former President Bill Clinton was there. Luckily, Conrad was unable to vie for his political endorsement. Charities supported include the Phoenix House Academy, a substance abuse treatment/high school education facility for teenage boys (that might make an exception for Charlotte); The Retreat, a domestic violence services agency; and a number of others.
4. The Hampton Classic (August 24–31, 2014)
Season 3, Episode 19, “Allegiance,” which airs April 13, will have our favorite faux-Hamptonites “enjoying” a day at the races. This may well be Revenge’s version of the beloved Hampton Classic Horse Show, a late-summer staple on the East End for more than 30 years. Of course, this is Revenge, so chances are we’ll be subjected to something more akin to Equus.
3. Guild Hall Season Spectacular (July 5, 2014)
We may not have our own massive opera house like the one featured in last week’s episode of Revenge, but there are plenty of great arts events throughout the summer, and for fans of music and theater, Guild Hall’s annual concert and benefit dinner is sure to be a great time. Audra McDonald and Patti Lupone—who recently appeared as herself on HBO’s Girls but probably wouldn’t do the same on Revenge—are just two of the stars who will be in attendance.
2. ArtHamptons (July 10–13, 2014)
Revenge’s “Art Walk” has nothing on this annual art show. Located at the prodigious sculpture gardens at Nova’s Ark in Water Mill, ArtHamptons attracts some 14,000 visitors every year, so serious buyers need should get there early. Did anyone else notice how empty the show’s Art Walk appeared? Must be due to a convicted felon being chair and all…
1. Farmers Markets
Daniel and Sara’s (in)discreet little “East Montauk Farmers Market” meeting instantly put us in the mood for organic strawberries. Lots of great farmers markets pop up on the East End during the summer, such as the Sag Harbor Farmers Market, which is held every Saturday. Drop by to find exceptional local treats and produce, or secret lovers and clandestine meetings over small fruit.
What Hamptons events and activities are you looking forward to attending this summer? Check our Events Calendar and then let us know in the comments below!