Another jam-packed weekend with more things to do than time to fit them all in. Here are a few of my tippy top picks for Friday and Saturday, which include three top-tier home and garden events and one big darn deal art opening.
First off, it’s ARF’s 30th Anniversary Garden Tour. The event kicks off tonight, Friday, June 17, with a cocktail party at the oceanfront home of Barbara Slifka from 5 to 8 p.m. The actual self-guided tour will be held tomorrow, Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s tour includes the gardens of Susan Calhoun and Charlie Moss, Nancy Corzine, Gillian Spreckels Fuller, Bettysue and Jeffrey Hughes, and Rosalind and Ken Landisin Bridgehampton, Sagaponack and Wainscott. As a bonus, tour-goers receive free admission to Much Ado About Madoo Garden Market.
The Holiday House Hamptons Showhouse returns, this time to an incredible modern in Water Mill that happens to have the only rooftop tennis court on the entire East End. And it’s for sale! Here’s a link to the Douglas Elliman listing with Linda Haugevik. The showhouse, presented by HC&G, is a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and opens with a White Party on Saturday, June 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The house will remain open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tours Thursdays though Mondays through July 26.
This year’s Design Chairs are Thom Filicia, Robert Stilin, and Vicente Wolf. Participating Showhouse designers include: 2Michaels, Anne Tarasoff Interiors, Baltimore Design Group, Barbara Ostrom & Associates, Carmiña Roth Interiors, LLC., Chad James Group, Dorfman+ Sag Harbor/NYC, Elizabeth Dow Home, HB Home, Jolie Korek & Co., KARA MANN, LIAIGRE, Mabley Handler Interior Design, Maddux Creative, Melanie Roy Design, Sasha Bikoff Interior Design, Timothy Brown Studio, Unlimited Earth Care by Frederico Azevedo, V Starr by Venus Williams, Wesley Moon, Inc. and West Chin Architects & Interior Designers.
There’s also Much Ado About Madoo, a wonderful weekend celebration of 50 years of organic gardening at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. The festivities begin with a Garden Cocktail Party and Market Preview tonight, Friday, June 17, hosted by Honorary Chairmen Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan from 6 to 8 p.m. at Madoo. On Saturday, the Garden Market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than two dozen distinguished dealers in rare plants, home and garden accessories, gourmet treats, fragrance and beauty collections and more are expected. Additional events include a Conversation with Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, author of “Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design” and Catie Marron, author of “City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World” on Saturday at noon and Once Upon a Time at Madoo storytelling and music for the kiddies, performed by a graduate trio from the Perlman Music Program, at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
And lastly, the “Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise” exhibition opens with a members-only preview at Guild Hall tonight, Friday, June 17. The don’t-miss solo retrospective is open to all starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 18, and hangs through July 31. The exhibition focuses on the two outposts that Beard calls home – Africa and the East End of Long Island and includes more than 50 multi-layered collages, drawings, photographs, and diaries from the 1960s to the present, some on public view for the first time. Read more about it here in this feature I wrote in this week’s Sag Harbor Express.
Still want more? Check back later for additional Hamptons happenings for your June 17, 18 and 19 weekend.