This Weekend in the Hamptons: Searching for Seals, Chinese New Year, Local Artists and More

Searching for seals at the Shinnecock Canal, celebrating local artists in East Hampton, taking in a Broadway classic in Quogue and more great ways to spend your weekend in the Hamptons.


Thursday, January 19, 7 p.m.; Friday, January 20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 21, 8 p.m. Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue 

Hampton Theatre Company presents Ira Levin’s classic, darkly comedic chiller about a famous thriller writer who is out of fresh ideas and a talented young writer with a potential Broadway hit. More info at

Artist Talk and Film Screening at Ross School   

Friday, January 20, 7 p.m. Ross School, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton

Twilight fans, this one’s for you! Composer Carter Burwell (a Ross parent), will give a talk about his work, including how he got started, his creative process, and what it’s like to work on such big Hollywood films as Twilight—yes, Mr. Burwell wrote the score!  Includes a Q&A and screening of Twilight.

East End Fair Foods Market

Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Bay Burger, 1742 County Road 79, Sag Harbor  

Support local farmers and food vendors! Locally harvested vegetables, fresh eggs, artisanal cheese, preserves, local wine, home baked goods, gourmet and dog treats and much more at the Winter Market!

Design a Chinese Dragon

Saturday, January 21, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Avenue, Westhampton Beach

It’s time to celebrate Chinese New Year! Build and paint a dragon model. Pack your lunch since we’ll take a break at noon to eat before we paint. Ages 9 and up. Prior registration required. Contact Children’s Services [email protected] 631 288-3335. Registration Code: WHJ288

Guild Hall Presents The Met: Live in HD

Saturday, January 21, 1–5 p.m. Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton

Guild Hall presents a screening of The Met: Live in HD—The Enchanted Island. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the Met presents an original Baroque fantasy, featuring a who’s who of Baroque stars led by eminent conductor William Christie. With music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others, the new libretto by Jeremy Sams combines elements of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. David Daniels is Prospero, Joyce DiDonato is Sycorax, Danielle de Niese is Ariel, Luca Pisaroni is Caliban, and Plácido Domingo makes a special appearance as Neptune. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo also star. This dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met’s 125th Anniversary Gala). $22/$20 members per live screening. Tickets online at or at Box Office 3 hours prior to curtain; or 1-866-811-4111

Thank You Art Show—Hampton Photo, Arts & Framing

Saturday, January 21, 5:30–11 p.m.; Sunday, January 22, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Ashawagh Hall 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton

More than 100 artists will be displaying their artwork in Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing third annual THANK YOU ART SHOW. Painting, photography, sculpture, origami and more will be filling Ashawagh Hall, showcasing an unbelievable slice of the Hampton’s art scene—and100% of art sales go to the artists.

Artists Include: Aubrey Grainger, Grant Haffner, Sheila Isham, Joe Chierchio, Ellen Watson, Diana Frank, Michael McDowell, Kristina Gale, L. Marie Jones Oliver Peterson, Gordon Matheson, Claudia Patino, Mary Ellen Roche William Falkenberg, Rosa Scott, Josh Dayton, Kate Petrone, Terry Elkins, Richard Mothes, Laurie Barone-Schaefer, Hailey Elisabeth Kohlus, Ingrid Silva, Gene Samuelson, Carly Haffner, Dan Ritzler Evelyn O’Doherty, James Kaptsis, Eileen Casey, Scott Hewett, Bonnie Lowe, Pamela Collins Focarino, Kevin Gomez, Dianne Marxe, Jim Daga Dawn Hedberg, Archie Hamilton, Cindy Roe, Gene Samuelson, Joan Tripp, Jane Gill, Scott Gibbons, Jane Gill, Joe Strand, Morgan McGivern, Noel de Lesseps, Elaine McKay, Mary Gardiner, Robert Nasatka, Annette Heller, Mark Butler, Ken Scanlon ,Barbara Imperiale Ann McNamee, Jerry Grant, Cathy Rowe, Dan Resnick, Elsie Anderson Hailey Londen, Amy Pedatella, Sam de Poto, Rick Gold, Erik Corneille Susan Bailey, Rob Rierdan, Alexander Sanchez, Norm Lowe, Taylor Debes Erica, Huberty, Anita Kusick, Barbara Bahr-Gerstner, Peter Tooker, Anne Holton, Lynn Leff, Tracy Jamar, Drew Coyle, Eva Shea Isabel Sepulveda, Vincint De Orchis, Claudia Ward, Mac Ulrick, Barbara Wolfram, Chris Owen, Diane Mary and more

Searching for Seals 

Sunday, January 22, 12–1:30 p.m.; Shinnecock Inlet, Dune Road, Hampton Bays Meet at the east end of Dune Road in Hampton Bays (travel over the Ponquogue Bridge, turn left, and drive to end at inlet).

Wintertime provides many opportunities for wildlife watching on the East End. Let the midday sunshine warm you up as we search for Grey and Harbor Seals hauled out on the islands of Shinnecock Bay. Dress for the weather and please bring binoculars. For reservations or more information, please contact Kate Fullam at 631-765-6450 ext. 208 or [email protected].

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