Rain or Shine, the East End weekends are never dull. Whatever your passion is, here are 10 fun events to keep things exciting on Saturday and Sunday. Visit our Calendar to chart your own course through the many paths of the Hamptons weekend.
Saturday, June 8
Landscape Pleasures at Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway. Water Mill
Themed “Modernism, Minimalism, and Meadows,” this year’s Landscape Pleasures benefit is inspired from the landscape and architecture of the new Parrish museum building. Three accomplished professionals in the field will discuss landscape architecture. This precedes the garden tours in Sagaponack and North Haven, including the Perlbinder House, a 20-acre oceanfront property designed by celebrated architect Norman Jaffe. Tickets cost $225 /$175 for members. For more information call 631-283-2118 or visit parrishart.org.
Christopher’s 5K Run/Walk
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Agawam Park, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton
Participate in a charitable run named in memory of Christopher Lesta, a young local boy, who was born with Hunter Syndrome and died in 2007. The proceeds go to Duke University Medical Center’s Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Family Support Progam. Event includes a kids’ fun run, raffle, Chinese and Silent Auction and 5K race. Click here for the race details or visit christophersrun.com to learn more about Christopher Lesta.
Long Island Tour de Cure 2013
6 a.m.–5 p.m
Pindar Vineyards, 37645 New York 25, Peconic
This American Diabetes Association cycling event is part of the movement to stop diabetes. Featuring routes of various lengths and skill levels, riders help raise money to stop this devastating disease. The routes are safe, supervised and supporters are placed along the way with water and nutritious snacks. All routes start and end at Pindar. After the ride, mingle and enjoy a barbecue, music, a Health and Wellness Village, kids’ zone and more. Registration is required at diabetes.org/tourdecurelongisland.
Antiques Fair & Art Prints Appraisal Day
Flowers and Company Antiques Center
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Fair
2:30–4 p.m. Appraisal
245 Montauk Highway, Southampton
Dealer and Collector Yoav Korono specializes in 20th century American and European modern art prints, drawings, and paintings. Enjoy shopping and bring your artwork for Korono to determine its value. This place has antiques and treasures from more than a dozen vendors.
Sunday, June 9
Cause for Paws Cut-a-Thon
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
295 Montauk Highway, Suite 14, Speonk
This is the second annual Cause for Pause benefit for RSVP Inc. a/k/a RSVP Animal Welfare & Rescue Group. They offer $25 haircuts and adoptable animals and raffles. Contact [email protected] or call 631-288-4200. Visit rsvpinc.org to learn more about this charity.
Kids Event Pick!
Petra Puppets Presents: Big Mouth Talent Show
7 Library Avenue, Westhampton Beach
Though geared for kids aged 3–8, ventriloquist Steve Petra’s Big Mouth Talent Show is great for the whole family. This humorous, creative, musical and interactive puppet show will entertain and make you laugh. Take out a children’s book while you’re there. Visit petrapuppets.com/library or call the library at 631-288-3335 for more information.
Comedian Jay Mohr
Westhampton Beach Performing Art Center WHBPAC
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach
Comedian, actor, author and host of Fox Sports Radio’s Jay Mohr Sports talk show, Jay Mohr will entertain mature audiences only in a hilarious and one-of-a-kind show. Check out whbpac.org for tickets.
Bridgehampton Historical Society Annual Spring Benefit
Ludlow Grange, 2782 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
The music of East End jazz artist, Peter Martin Weiss, will play at this annual cocktail party benefit. Together with a tour of the historic house, barn and garden, the Wölffer Estate Vineyard wines, Plain-T artisanal iced teas and hors d’oeuvres from Loaves & Fishes will make for a lovely evening in the Hamptons. Check out bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org for ticket information.
A Night at the Tony Awards-Simulcast and LIVE Entertainment!
118 East Main Street, Riverhead
Watch a telecast of the Annual Tony Awards LIVE from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Twin Forks’ most talented musical theater performers will entertain and sing from Tony Award winning musicals from 1947–2012. Laurence Maslon and Bob Spiotto host the evening with special guest, Tony Award Winner from Billy Elliott, Trent Kawalik. Check out suffolktheater.com for tickets.
Willie Nelson Live at The Surf Lodge
183 Edgemere Street, Montauk
What else is there to say? Country music legend Willie Nelson is playing a free, intimate show at The Surf Lodge in Montauk. Be there or regret it later. Call 631-668-1562 or visit thesurflodge.com for info. Show up way early if you want to even think about getting close to the door, let alone make it inside!