The Week Ahead: Strong Women, Fireworks & Celebrating Our Nation

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School’s out for summer, and the nights are alive with fireworks and spotlights this week as we make our way toward the Fourth of July. This week, head outside and enjoy the warm evenings, or duck into a cool theater for hours of entertainment.

Monday, June 27

Montauk Summer Concert Series
Montauk’s summer concert series is back! This Monday at 6:30 p.m. gather on the green for an evening of music Job Potter & Friends and the alternative country music of Kris Kristofferson and John Prine. Montauk Green, 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk.

Tuesday, June 28

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Join Bay Street Theater for the opening night of The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The show tells the story of the Freitag family as they attend a German-Jewish country club ball in Atlanta, Georgia in 1939. Their daughters, Lala and Sunny, get a bit more than they bargained for. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street is Sag Harbor. Visit for ticket information.

Wednesday, June 29

8th Annual Jewels and Jeans Dinner
Dress up in yours best jewels and your favorite jeans for this annual dinner to benefit the Ward Melville Heritage Organization. The dinner will take place at Flowerfield, 199 Mills Pond Road, St. James. Visit to find out more.

Thursday, June 30

Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop
Faimlies can take a tour of the studio and home of artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Then, head outside to lead how to make your own drip painting to take home with you. The Pollock Krasner House is located at 830 Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton. Visit to learn more.

Friday, July 1

American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci
Head outside for an evening of Americana. A picnic buffet including ice cream and other treats will be served. There will be carnival booths and games, all on the grounds of this ocean front estate. All proceeds benefit Southampton Fresh Air Home’s 115th year of camp for physically challenged children. The picnic will take place at 1030 Meadow Lane in Southampton. Visit


Saturday, July 2

Patriotic Tour of Sag Harbor
Meet at the windmill on Long Wharf at 9 take a walking tour of Sag Harbor. Visit battle sites, and important places for war heroes and the history of America. The tour will be lead by historian Tony Garro. Call 631-725-5861 or visit to find out more.

Guild Hall Season Spectacular Benefit Dinner Starring Kathy Griffin
At 7 p.m. head to Guild Hall for a night of dinner and comedy. Following the performance you’ll head to a private location to enjoy food catered by Sonnier & Castle. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. Call 631-324-0806 or visit for ticket information. Read our interview with Kathy Griffin.

Sunday, July 3

Melissa Etheridge Live at WHBPAC
Following a fireworks display, head inside to see rockstar Melissa Etheridge perform her Grammy-award winning songs. Visit for ticket information. Read our interview with Melissa Etheridge.

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