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Antiques And Design Show

The East Hampton Historical Society will host the 13th annual East Hampton Antiques & Design Show on the grounds of Mulford Farm on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21.

Tickets for the Friday night preview party start at $175 per person and include return visits over the weekend. Junior Tickets (ages 40 and under) are priced at $100.

Admission to the show is $10, with early buying at $20. Show hours are Saturday, from 10 AM to 6 PM, with an early buying hour at 9 a.m. On Sunday the show is open from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Events page on the society’s website at

Taste Of Montauk

Many of Montauk’s restaurants, East End wineries and craft breweries will assemble under one tent for tastings at the seventh annual “Taste of Montauk” on Sunday, July 28, at Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina. The event, which is sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, will be held on the resort’s Great Lawn with a beautiful view of Lake Montauk from 6 to 9 pm. Music will be provided by the Mike Ficco Jazz Quartet.

The event is also sponsored by Gurney’s Montauk Resorts, Dune Resorts, Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina, Marram Resorts, Monte’s Hospitality & Associates LLC, and Gin Beach Café.

Tickets are $85 in advance, and $95 at the door, if available. All proceeds benefit the Montauk Chamber and its continuing initiatives for the community. Purchase tickets in advance online on the chamber website,

Rogers Memorial Library Events

Reporter, writer, and senior editor for Newsweek David Alpern will be at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton on Thursday, July 18, at 5:30 PM to talk about his life in news and entertainment. Alpern created and co-anchored the “Newsweek On Air” network radio show from 1982 to 2010, then took it independent as “For Your Ears Only.”

The library will also show the movie “Green Book” on Monday, July 22, at 3 PM. Starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, the film tells the story of Dr. Don Shirley a world-class African-American pianist and his driver Tony Lip, and the unexpected bond they develop while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

Shelter Island Reporter columnist Bob DeStefano will host a trivia night, “Battle of the Brains,” on Monday, July 22, 5:30 PM at the library. The contest consists of 50 general knowledge questions answered by the entire team. Bring a team or come alone. Pizza and salad will be served.

Certified Vinyasa Flow Instructor Becky Rosko will be at the library to talk about how yoga changed her life on Tuesday, July 23, at 6:30 PM. She will discuss how yoga can transform the lives of those who are open to the benefits of this ancient practice.

The Friends of the Rogers Memorial Library will present The Feinberg Brothers in concert on Thursday, July 25, at 6 PM. They will present a program of bluegrass music. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended.

Register for programs at or call (631) 283-0774, extension 523.

Shabbat Fridays In Sag Harbor

Every week during the months of July and August, Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will offer two new ways to welcome Shabbat. The first, Challah Day, begins at 4:30 PM and is designed for families with children up to age five. Each week, families will braid challah, sing Shabbat songs and blessings, create crafts, read PJ Library stories, and play.

The next program, Shabbat by the Bay, is an all-ages Shabbat celebration that meets at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. The evening will open with a nosh and social justice project at 5:30 PM, and the service will start at 6. Open to everyone, the community will come together for a musical service led by Rabbi Dan Geffen and student cantor, Emily Hooligan. Ancient melodies will be brought to life through song, dance, and drumming. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic dinner.

Temple Adas Israel is located at Elizabeth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Sag Harbor. For more information, visit

Talk & Book Signing

CNN host Don Lemon will talk with author Pedro A. Noguera about his recent book, “The Crisis of Connection,” on Friday, July 26, at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill from 6 to 8 PM. Noguera’s book explores how awareness of our common humanity can be used to bridge political, religious, identity-based, and ideological divisions among individuals and communities that threaten our future and make it difficult to solve the problems that affect us all. Followed by a book signing.

Noguera is Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA.

The talk, which will be followed by a book signing, is part of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center’s Thinking Forward Lecture Series.

Westhampton Free Library Programs

As part of the “Dessert and Discuss” series, the Westhampton Free Library will host a discussion on Thursday, July 18, with representatives from the Peconic Bay Medical Center’s physical therapy team who will discuss why medically supervised and structured cardiac rehab is vital for better health and wellness following a heart incident 1at 7 PM.

In a following discussion, Karl Grossman will discuss the history of Jews on the East End on Friday at 12 PM. Grossman, whose paternal grandparents settled in Sag Harbor more than a century ago, will explore the differences among the various Jewish communities and how their distinct characteristics have influenced their history and the history of Long Island.

The library will also host a spa day on July 19 at the West Hampton Dunes barrier beach Preservation House from 8:30 to 1 PM. Participants will be treated to yoga on the beach, breakfast, mini-massages, a journal workshop, a spa lunch, and a Tibetan sound meditation session. A later spa session will be held on August 16. The cost is $25 per person per day.

Dava Sobel, the award-winning author of “Longitude,” will talk at the library on Saturday, July 20, at 4 PM. Sobel will discuss time, space, the universe, and her most recent book, “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.”

The library’s Art Studio Tour will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and July 21, from 11 AM to 4 PM. The tour will include visits to studios of artists in Manorville, Westhampton, Quogue, East Quogue, Remsenberg, and Hampton Bays. A map will be provided with the purchase of a $10 ticket.

Tour attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the artists, watch them in action, learn about their inspiration, tour their studios, and purchase artwork. The artists participating in the tour will represent a variety of styles and mediums, including sculpting, oils, watercolors, graphic arts, photography, multimedia, and more.

For more information and a full artist list, visit

For more information on other library events, visit

Villa Summer Events

The Alzheimer’s Association will present the educational program “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” at the Villa at Westhampton on Monday, July 22, at 10 AM.

The one-hour program will cover typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, and resources that are available. The Alzheimer’s Association will have an additional educational program about understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia on August 6 at 6 PM.

The Villa will also host an Antiques Road Show on July 30 from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.

Attendees can bring handheld items (one per person) to be appraised, and afterward be treated to lunch. Participants are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, July 23. For more information, visit

Talk On Translations

Linda Asher, translator and longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker, will give a talk at the Amagansett Free Library on July 27 at 6 PM.

Asher, who works in both Czech and French, most recently translated Yasmina Reza’s novel “Babylon,” which has been published to much acclaim. Asher has been awarded the Scott Moncrieff, the Deems Taylor, and the French-American/Florence Gould translation prizes, and is a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.

The library will also host “Mindfulness,” a four-part series with Eva Growney on Sunday, July 21, August 4, August 11, and August 25 at 2 PM. The series will focus on personal development, loving oneself, loving others, and having mindfulness in the dating world.

Week of Hope

Southampton will celebrate a “Week of Hope” with the Hope for Depression Research Foundation to spark conversations about mental health from July 26 through August 4.

For businesses that would like to participate, HDRF will provide a complimentary environmentally-friendly yellow balloon to display during the week. Last year, Southampton had over 90 balloons throughout the village.

Culminating the Week of Hope, there will be a 5k run on August 4, from which 100% of the funds raised will go directly to research on depression.

For more information, visit

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