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Ten Things To Do This August Weekend In The Hamptons

If you’re looking for things to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Below is our top ten things to do. Visit our calendar to stay up to date on everything that’s happening this weekend on the East End.

Friday, August 16th

The Hamptons International Film Festival And Southampton Center Present Fridays Outdoor Movies Under The Stars: This Week’s movie is “JAWS” 
9:30 p.m.

This FREE screening series is held outdoors on the beautiful Arboretum Lawn at Southampton Center on 25 Jobs Lane. Films begin at sunset (approx. 8:30pm) unless otherwise noted. Bring your beach chairs, blankets and refreshments and enjoy an evening of film and entertainment. In the event of rain, all outdoor film screenings will be moved indoors. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Call 646-861-0843.

“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” Presented by Bay Street Theatre In Sag Harbor
8 p.m. 

Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Musical Director Ethyl Will. Directed and Choreographed by Milgrom Dodge. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. Forum is a light-hearted, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Tickets can be purchased at the Bay Street Box Office by calling 631-725-9500.


The 19th Annual Juried Fine Art Show on the Montauk Green
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This signature event for Montauk and Long Island. The event runs from Friday, August 16 until Sunday, August 18. The tapestry of art is woven by the creations of painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and printmakers with original artwork in glass, ceramics and wood. All artwork is original and handmade. Call 631-668-5336

Saturday, August 17th

The 65th Annual Artists vs Writers charity softball game will be held at Herrick Park in East Hampton
Batting practice begins at 12 noon and the game starts at 2 p.m.

The event pits local actors, musicians and visual artists against Hamptons literary lions on the softball diamond, and it attracts a large crowd, thanks to the many celebrity players. In years past, Alan Alda, Paul Simon, Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Ed Burns, Matthew Broderick, James Lipton, Jackson Pollock, Peter Jennings, Regis Philbin, Yogi Berra, Bill Clinton, Dan Rattiner and Rudy Giuliani have played or attended the game.

The Artists vs Writers softball game benefits numerous organizations on the East End, including East End Hospice, East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, Phoenix House of Long Island and The Retreat.

Batting practice begins at 12 noon and the game starts at 2 p.m. There will be refreshments, hotdogs, hamburgers and ice cream.

If sports aren’t really up your alley, a pre-game party at LTV Studios in Wainscott is held the evening before the game. The party will feature a live and silent auction, a performance by America’s Got Talent violinist SVET and food and beverages from local restaurants. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $40, or $50 at the door. Visit www.LTVeh.org

For more information about the game visit artistswritersgame.org

Miss USA Erin Brady
Miss USA Erin Brady

The Pink Apron Party to Benefit The Ellen Hermanson Breast Cancer Center
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

The Pink Apron party benefits the Ellan Hermanson Breast Cancer Center at Southampton Hospital. Auctions items at the Pink Apron party include a round of golf at Shinnecock Hills, a week at an Italian villa, dinner at Rao’s, a luxurious Napa Valley weekend, swimming lesson with Olympian Ryan Lochtee. Tickets are available at the door of the event which is going to take place next to Southampton Hospital at the intersection of Wickapogue Road at Olde Town Road in Southampton. The event starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. Miss USA Erin Brady will be attending. For more info call (212)-840-0916. Click here to buy tickets online.

Arf’s Bow Wow Meow Ball 
6:30 to 11:30 p.m. 

An evening of cocktails, a raw bar, dinner, dancing to Peter Duchin and his orchestra, live auction, silent auction and online auction with charitybuzz.com, presented for the first time at the ARF Adoption Center, 90 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott. ARF’s Champion of Animals Award will be presented to BERNADETTE PETERS by Beth Ostrosky Stern. Emcee, Dick Cavett. 6:30pm cocktails, 8:00pm dinner. After Party for Juniors with drinks, dancing and dessert at 9:30pm. For tickets, visit www.arfhamptons.org or contact kathy@arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400 x214.

Bideawee’s Love On A Leash Walk
8 a.m.

Lace Up and Leash Up for Bideawee’s Love on a Leash Walk on Saturday, August 17th and join pet lovers across Long Island in support of Bideawee. Families and pets will enjoy a beautiful summer walk through the Village of Westhampton Beach. The Walk begins at 8am starting and ending at the Village Green. Walkers will enjoy free food, drinks, music, giveaways, and more until 11am at the Green. When walkers register to walk in advance they receive a free Love on a Leash Walk t-shirt and special treats for you and your pet. Funds raised from the event will offset the cost of the life altering veterinary care, behavioral training, food and shelter that Bideawee provides the animals in their adoption facilities awaiting forever homes. The event is sponsored by The Petco Foundation, Stella & Chewy’s, TD Bank, Setton Farms, Riverhead Building Supply Corp., AdSpace Ink, Geller Graphics and Hint Water. Register to walk, fundraise and donate at www.bideawee.org/walk. All fundraisers and walkers will receive great prizes and rewards. Call 866-262-8133 x7231.

Paddle Boarding
Paddle Boarding

The Hamptons Paddle and Party For Pink
6 p.m. to 100 p.m. 

The second annual summer “Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink” fundraiser, benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will be an event in two parts—a multi-skill level paddle boarding race and benefit party co-hosted by prominent New Yorkers Lisa and Richard Perry and full-time Hamptons residents Maria and Larry Baum. The event will bring together dozens of competitive paddle boarders and several hundred guests in support of raising critical funds for breast cancer research, and will take place at the spectacular residence of Lisa and Richard Perry. Call 646-497-2696 for more info.

Chuck Close: Recent Works at Guild Hall in East Hampton
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

A showcase exhibition of the summer season in East Hampton. Recent paintings, prints and tapestries by Chuck Close for guests to enjoy. Chuck Close is noted for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face, aiming to paint people the way a camera would see them. Call 631-324-0806.

Sunday, August 18th


Ellen’s Run 5K
9 a.m.

The 18th Annual Ellen’s Run returns, bringing over 1,000 runners and walkers back to Southampton for the largest race of its kind on the East End. Ellen’s Run benefits The Ellen Hermanson Foundation and Southampton Hospital, supporting breast cancer survivors and their families. Starts at Parrish Memorial Hall at Southampton Hospital on Herrick Road. For tickets go to www.ellensrun.org

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