The dog days of summer are here. And the goat days. And the elephant days. This week, a menagerie takes hold of the Hamptons. All across the East End there are fabulous festivities for you and your furry friends.
Tuesday, August 9
My Fair Lady at Bay Street Theater
A musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s film come to life on the Bay Street stage this month, with performances through August 28. Visit baystreet.org to find out more.
Wednesday, August 10
Meet the Goats of Catapano Dairy Farm
Join Karen and Michael Catapano on their award-winning goat farm for milking demonstrations, cheese and fudge tastings and pony rides for the little ones. Then stop by the Delicate Doe Goatique to pick up some goat milk body creams and soaps. To reserve your place, call 631-283-3195.
Friday, August 12
Hamptons World Elephant Day
Beginning on Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m. the Wildlife Conservation Society will host a weekend of events in Southampton Village, in recognition of World Elephant Day. Events will include an “Elephant Trunk Show” charity shopping event, as well as a screening of “Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale.” The event will raise awareness and funds to save the elephants. Call 646-673-6202 for more information.
Jay Pharoah at Guild Hall
At 9 p.m. Guild Hall will play host to actor/comedian Jay Pharoah. Pharoah is an internationally acclaimed comedian. Now entering his sixth season on SNL, Pharoah is well known for his spot-on impressions. Visit guildhall.org for ticket information.
Hamptons Pool Pawty at Topping Rose House
The North Shore Animal league invites you for the premier pup pool party of the season. You and man’s best friend can head over to Topping Rose House at 5 p.m. for a champagne open bar, appetizers, photo booth and games, poolside. There will even be a contest for cutest dog swim suit. Visit animalleague.org to find out more.
Saturday, August 13
East Hampton Library’s Author’s Night
The legendary Author’s Night returns! This year, over 100 authors will gather for a signing reception. Guests can mingle with authors and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, buy books and have their purchases personally inscribed. At 8 p.m. guests will head to private homes for dinners hosted in honor of this year’s guest authors: Christie Brinkley, Robert A. Caro, Dick Cavett, Mary Higgins Clark, Nelson DeMille, Delia Ephron, Ina Garten, Paul Goldberger, Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, Erica Jong, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pavone, Eric Ripert, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Marianne Williamson. Visit authorsnight.org to learn more.
Sunday, August 14
Riverhead Rocks Triathlon
Bright and early, downtown Riverhead will come alive for the Riverhead Rocks Triathlon. The race begins with a 1.5K swim in Peconic Bay, followed by a 40K bike and 10K run. The event also includes the option of a duathlon, with a 5K run, 40K bike and another 10K run, eliminating the swim. Register for the event at eventpowerli.com/riverhead-rocks.