Hamptons Hot Picks: April 16 & 17


This is one of my photos that is currently on view at the Montauk Library.    DAWN WATSON

It’s most definitely a good time for the arts in the Hamptons this weekend. There are so many really great things to do, including a reception for my “Love of the Land (and Sea)” photography exhibit at the Montauk Library on Sunday, April 17, from 2:30 to 4:30. Yay! Please stop by. The show hangs through the end of April.

On Saturday, April 16, it’s the final Farmer’s Market of the season at Topping Rose in Bridgehampton. The word renowned luxury hotel is bringing together some of the best artisans and purveyors on the East End. Stop by the Barn and Studio from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. to shop for goods, products and wares from local farmers and artists.


 Also on Saturday, the Southampton Historical Museum is hosting “Grandpa, Pop & Me: The Wonder of Windmills” family program at 11 a.m. at Rogers Mansion in Southampton. Learn about the significance of windmills on Long Island and make your very own windmill. A take-home handout of Long Island windmills will be provided.

At the East Hampton Library, the second annual Tom Twomey series kicks off at 5 p.m. with a presentation on Colonial Commerce. Frank Sorrentino and Steve Russell Boerner will lead a fascinating exploration of a new transcription project that involves the account books, journals, ledgers, and documents of Culper Spy Ring member Robert Townsend (1753-1838) of Oyster Bay, housed in the Library’s Long Island Collection.

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Steve Miller’s art is on view at Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill. 

Sara Nightingale Gallery in Water Mill is hosting a reception for Steve Miller’s “Your Version, My Version” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The show will run through May 15.

The Parrish Art Museum’s annual Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. The event will feature live music by NOIZ, hors d’oeuvres and an open bar by Southampton Social Club and the annual gallery hunt.

On the North Fork, Alex Ferrone will host a spring reception for her “Aerial Observations” series at her Cutchogue Gallery on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.


Sunday, April 17, brings us Spring Doc Day from the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor from noon to 7 p.m. Three animal-themed docs will be screened, including: “The Internet Cat Video Festival,” “The Messenger” and “The Champions.” Read more here from the Sag Harbor Express.

 The Watermill Center is hosting a brunch from noon to 2:30 as part of its International Brunch Series, which kicks off with Compañía Acción Residente, a performance group from Chile.

Guild Hall is opening up its doors for a free Artists in Residence Showcase from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet novelist Iris Smylles, poet Tom Yuill, visual artists Jennifer Hsu and James Wang and painter Arcmanoro Niles. RSVP here.

Loxahatchee by Roxanne Panero

“Loxahatchee” by Roxanne Panero.

The Southampton Cultural Center is hosting a reception for “East End Realists” from 4 to 6 p.m. The group show incudes: : Lucille Berrill Paulsen, David Paulsen, Pam Thomson, Peter Beston, Roxanne Panero, Jane Kirkwood, Aubrey Grainger, Keith Mantell and Ann Lombardo and is on view through May 23.

And lastly, the final “Long Island Grown” presentation from the Peconic Land Trust will be held at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton at 2 p.m. The series aptly ends with “The Dessert,: featuring Alexander Damianos of DuckWalk Vineyards , Patricia DiVello of Patty’s Berries and Bunches, and Tom Wickham of Wickham’s Fruit Farm.



Great Scores in the Hamptons

Anderson Roe 2015

As part of the Rising Stars Piano Series, the Anderson-Roe Duo will perform works by Mozart, Busoni, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla and Brahms on Saturday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. Tickets are only $20. Great score, literally!

Want more of the good stuff? Check out these other fun happenings tonight.



Hamptons Hot Picks: April 17 and Beyond

Courtesy HBTS.

Photo courtesy HBTS.

Hope everyone survived tax day!

I’ll keep it short and sweet since it’s been a super busy week for this Hamptons Party Girl, and it’s going to get even crazier in the weeks to come. I’m sure ready to blow off some steam. You with me? Here are a few fun things to do.

* I know this is already at capacity for this week but I wanted to note that the “Tom Twomey Series: Conversations With” series launch event will be held on Saturday, April 18, at the East Hampton Library. The inaugural gathering, hosted by Ann Chapman, will feature a dedication of the Library Gallery in memory of the wonderful Tom Twomey and the legion of local books he bequeathed to the library. Next up in the 12-part series will be Meeting Climate Change Challenges with Linda James on Saturday, April 25, at 4 p.m. www.tomtwomeyseries.org

* The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will stage “Les Sylphides” and the “Littlest Mermaid” on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, April 18, at 1 and 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at Guild Hall. These performances are always adorable. Check them out, and get your tickets at www.hamptonballettheatreschool.com

* Black & Sparrow and Hopefully Forgiven join forces for a rockin’ concert at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday, April 18, at 8 p.m. www.baystreet.org

* The popular Rising Stars Piano Series kicks off on Saturday, April 18, at the Southampton Cultural Center with a performance by Tomer Gewirtzman at 7 p.m. Additional concerts will follow on May 16 and May 23. www.scc-arts.org

* There will be a special screening of Albert Maysles “Iris” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m. The memorial tribute and screening is part of the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. www.baystreet.org

* Coming up, on Tuesday, April 21, Guild Hall will host “An Evening of Rhythm” with Anita Boyer and her students at 7:30 p.m. The performance will chronicle tap from its earliest forms and show how it has grown into the multi-faceted dance form that it is today using only performance pieces choreographed and taught by Boyer. www.guildhall.org

Happy weekend!