This Weekend in the Hamptons: Father’s Day Fun, Fabulous Night Life and More

Father’s Day will mean many special East End celebrations on Sunday, but from opening night of a new Hamptons hot spot to a must-see (and listen) music festival in Riverhead, we have a nonstop rush of reasons to celebrate all weekend long in the Hamptons.

Opening Reception for Catch of the Day—Fish & Fowl in Bridgehampton

Friday, June 15, 5 p.m., BHHS Archives Building, 2539 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton

Celebrating the history of harvesting fish and fowl in greater Bridgehampton, artwork from the Hoie Foundation, tools hand-wrought by local blacksmiths, and carvings by local artisans are will be on display. The exhibit will be on display  through October 1.

Frances Osborne at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach

Friday, June 15, 7 p.m., Books & Books, 130 Main Street, Westhampton Beach

Books & Books is hosting bestselling author Frances Osborne for the release of her latest novel, Park Lane. Hailed as “intoxicating” by People, Park Lane follows the lives and decisions of two young women in early 20th century London. For those who can’t ever get enough of the frolics and affairs of the British upper class, this book is for you.

Canal Room Southampton’s Opening Night

Friday, June 15, 9:30 p.m., Canal Room Southampton, 230 Elm Street , Southampton,  

Legendary New York City live music venue, Canal Room, opens its second location—in Southampton. Canal Room Southampton’s opening night will feature a “Back To The 80’s Show” in which guests can rock out to a live performance from the ultimate cover band, Rubix Kube.

36th Annual Rose Show of the Southampton Rose Society

Saturday, June 16, 7 a.m.–4 p.m., The Morris Room at the Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton

A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but the most famous of flowers can’t possibly look any better than at this showcase of the most beautiful roses in the Hamptons. Free and open to the public. For more info, call the Southampton Rose Society at 631-740-4732 or visit

For the Love of Art

Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sunday, June 17, noon–5 p.m., Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton

The East End’s ongoing love affair with art is celebrated in this gathering of 19 local artists, including Abby Abrams, Mary Antczak, Zoe Breen, Rosalind Brenner, Linda Butti, Hector deCordova,  Phoebe Fisher-Wolters, Suzzanne Fokine, Trish Franey, Phyllis Hammond • Anne Holton, Mary Laspia, Cynthia Loewen, Setha Low, Deborah Palmer, Alyce Peifer, Pamela Vossen, Kris Warrenburg  and Evan Z.

2012 Riverhead Blues & Music Festival

Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, noon–10 p.m., Vail Leavitt Music Hall, 18 Peconic Ave, Riverhead

This year’s edition of the Riverhead Blues & Music Festival promises to be a memorable and exciting event…featuring rising guitar great Chris Duarte; five-time Grammy nominees and two-time Downbeat Critics Poll winners Roomful of Blues; and a special performance by blues legend Johnny Winter. This lineup of headliners will be supported by a distinguished group of regional and local performers who were carefully selected based on musical talent, entertainment value, fan base and artistic credentials. They include nationally and internationally renowned and award-winning performers including Little Toby Walker, Ari Eisinger, Ray Anderson, Lil’ Cliff & The Cliffhangers, Frank Latorre, Robert Ross, Buddy Merriam & Backroads, Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks and Who Are Those Guys. For schedule and ticket info, visit


Saturday, June 16, 6–8:30 p.m., South Fork History Museum, 377 Sag Harbor Turnpike

Don’t miss a hot night at a cool museum at the 23rd annual summer benefit for the South Fork Natural History Museum—“SOFO Goes SOHO.” The evening at the museum will honor Christie Brinkley for her contributions as a concerned environmentalist, especially on the East End of Long Island, which is home to her and her three children, Alexa Ray, Jack and Sailor. Regular tickets are $250 and up. Jr. tickets, for those 30 and under, are $125. Reserved areas to include dedicated staff with food and bottle service are available to all sponsors who donate $5000 and up. For tickets and further information, contact Linda B. Shapiro at LBS Productions, 631-329-5480 or [email protected] For more information on the South Fork Natural History Museum visit or call 631- 537-9735

Bloomsday at Canio’s Cultural Cafe

Saturday, June 16, 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor  

For anyone who has picked up a copy of Ulysses, “Bloomsday” is for you—a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his famous novel (which is set on June 16, 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on the same date in Dublin and around the world, but only in Sag Harbor will you be treated to live readings and a Joyce-inspired performance by actor and vocalist Mark Singer.

Meet Charles Dickens: A One-Man Play

Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m., Montauk Library, 871 Montauk Highway

It will be the best of times and the best of times when actor-Director Robert (Bob) Spiotto performs the Long Island premiere of Meet Charles Dickens at the Montauk Library as a special tribute in honor of the Bicentennial of the birth of Charles Dickens (1812–1870). Philip J. Kroopf’s remarkable one man show brings to life one of English literature’s most important and prolific authors in an evening of consummate storytelling.

Father’s Day Happenings

Dad is sure to appreciate any gift you give him, but what could be more special than spending a day fishing, hiking or even singing with your father? Check out ten top ways to spend Father’s Day right here!


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