Hamptons Week Ahead: The Fun Continues Beyond the Fourth

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, Photo: Oliver Peterson

It’s a week of Americana here on the East End! Cool off through the week with dinner cruises and beach concerts. Tour local houses, hear some music, and do a bit of good. The week is all about the community coming together, helping each other, and having fun.

Wednesday, July 6

Free Concert at Coopers Beach
As part of the Southampton Concerts in the Park series, head to Cooper Beach Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. for a performance of The Lone Sharks.

Thursday, July 7

Taste Long Island: Lobsterbake & Wine Cruise
At 6 p.m. climb aboard the Atlantic Explorer Tour Boat. Enjoy a relaxing evening boat ride with lobster, clambake, music, and unlimited wine from Raphael Vineyard. 21 and over. Visit longislandaquarium.com to find out more.

Friday, July 8

Sag Harbor House Tour
Beginning at 11 a.m., take a tour of 5 Sag Harbor homes, from captains mansions to important historical structures. Tickets are available at the Library on 34 West Water Street. Call 631-725-7292 for more information.

Walker Cat Video Festival
At 8:3- p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center, view a screening of expertly curated and top of the line cat videos. Over 100 cat videos have been nominated for the categories of Comedy, Drama, Animated, Musical, Action, Vintage and Documentary. ARF will be on site beforehand with their Mobile Adoption Unit. Visit southamptonartscenter.org to find out more.

Works in Progress Concerts
At 7:30 p.m. beneath the performance tent of the Perlman Music Program, the finest future stars of the music world will perform various masterworks. This event is free and open to the public, so expect a large turnout, and bring a beach chair or blanket, as the crowd will overflow onto the surrounding lawn. Visit perlmanmusicprogram.org to learn more.

Saturday, July 9

25th Annual Bay Street Theater Summer Gala
Join Bay Street for a celebration featuring scenes from past productions, a 25th anniversary film tribute, cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. Rub shoulders with special guests Richard Kind (celebrity auctioneer,) B.D. Wong (emcee,) Josh Grisetti, Alec Baldwin, Harris Yulin and Jason Alexander. See auction items and more special guests at baystreet.org.

Swim Across America
Head to Fresh Pond Beach in Amagansett at 7 a.m. with members of the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue for a half mile, one mile, or 5k swim to fight cancer. Proceeds benefit Fighting Chance and Swim Across America. Find out more at swimacrossamerica.org.

Alan Cumming at WHBPAC
The award winning actor and singer Alan Cumming performs his cabaret act “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Visit whbpac.org for ticket information.

Sunday, July 10

Contemporaries Signature Summer Party: Champagne Brunch & Art Talk
The Surf Lodge in Montauk is the backdrop for Bob Colacello as he interviews iconic Montauk artists about Guild Hall’s exhibition “Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise.” Hear how Montauk influences the art scene. After brunch, test drive the Porsche Carrera S and the Boxster S. Visit give.guildhall.org/ghcevent for ticket information.

Big Tent: Party for the Park
An all-day event beneath the tent on Long Wharf. Taste local food and wine and enjoy live music while supporting the John Steinbeck Waterfront Park. Kids can get their faces painted and have fun at tons of kids’ activities, while adults can enjoys deals from participating Sag Harbor stores and an Art for the Park silent auction. Visit sagharborpartnership.org for more event information.

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