Hamptons Hot Picks: January 2017


This awesome photo of Nancy Atlas by Michael Heller is courtesy Bay Street Theater. 

Winter schminter. The snow might be gently coming down but the activities this weekend are fast and furiously rolling along. Here are a few of the hot things to do that are on my radar.
Nancy Atlas will be tearing the roof off at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor tonight for the first of only four Fireside Sessions this winter. Most of the shows are already sold out so get your tickets now before they are completely gone. Read all about it here in this story I wrote for the Sag Harbor Express this week. Really awesome gigs!
Also tonight, Friday, January 6, catch some Smokin’ Hot Tunes Fridays at Townline
Bands, Brews and BBQ with Junkyard Farmer. The show at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack is from 5 to 8 p.m., and yes, there are accompanying food and drink specials.
I’m sad to announce that Zigmund’s in Bridgehampton is shutting it down for good next Sunday, January 15. So get out there and support this live music venue while you still can. Tonight, Friday, January 6, it’s Haines Goodale & Co. live at  9 p.m. On Saturday, Retro Sounds play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There are more musical acts next week through Sunday so check it out on Zigmund’s website and Facebook page.

From Zigmund’s — The bar, which opened in July, was the most recent project for the restaurant duo Jason Weiner and Eric Lemonides, who also own Almond in Bridgehampton and two restaurants in Manhattan.
“Zigmund’s was intended to be a pop up.  Back in July, the owner of the building (who is a buddy of ours) had an opening for a season before a more permanent tenant moved in so we said ‘screw it, lets open a bar!’ It’s been a blast, but we are now moving on to bigger projects,” states Lemonides. “We are looking forward to rounding out the season in the next two weeks with live music, karaoke and our signature Retro Sounds on Saturday. We will close out with a final Karaoke night, so bring your best singing voice to serenade us one last time,” concludes Weiner.
The duo has another project on the horizon for the 2017 season, soon to be announced.
On Saturday, Guild Hall and the Hamptons International Film Festival couldn’t be more timely. Hurrah! They will be screening the 1962 classic “To Kill A Mockingbird,” hosted by Alec Baldwin, at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton Join the HIFF Co-Chair (that’s Mr. Baldwin) and Artistic Director David Nugent for this annual Winter Classic screening of a wonderful film and a conversation directly following. And don’t forget, our very own Truman Capote is portrayed as a young boy in this fantastic film version, based on the seminal book by Harper Lee. Don’t miss this!

thumbnail_promisespromises_finalposter-2On Sunday and Monday, January 8 and 9, Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center will hold auditions for “Promises, Promises” at 6 p.m. Interested in auditioning? Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre or pop standard. Comfortable clothing required for learning a dance combination. There are A LOT of parts to fill in this one so now’s your chance; dare to dream of being on the stage and actually do it. Performances are March 9 through 26, 2017. Need to know more? Contact Michael Disher at mbentondisher@gmail.com

Last but most definitely not least. Want to give a big thank you to the Sag Harbor Fire Department and all the other incredible volunteers who assisted and responded to the terrible Sag Harbor Cinema conflagration? Then head to Page in Sag Harbor on Sunday night from 5 to 7 p.m. for a well deserved benefit to raise funds for those in need and to thank and support the men and women who battled the December fire and saved our Main Street. For more information, please call 631-725-1810 or email Jacqueline LaBorne at jaci@pagerestaurantgroup.com.


Dawn Watson photo, taken about an hour before the facade was gently pulled down. 

Another Free Concert in the Park Tonight

July 5 Concert in Park 2

I love the Southampton Cultural Center’s “Concerts in the Park” series. What better way is there to see some of our favorite musicians play than under open air and under the evening sky. Tonight’s concert, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at Agawam Park in Southampton,  is all about Center Stage at Sunset. Next up is Danza Nova on Wednesday, July 13.

Enjoy these photos by Ron Esposito from the  Nancy Atlas concert on July 5.


SCC’s Concerts in the Park Have Returned

The Southampton Cultural Center is once again offering free Concerts in the Park (and at the beach too!) for your summer entertainment. Yay!

The super duper series kicked off last night with the always popular Nancy Atlas. Lucky us, the music continues tonight with perennial crowd pleasers The Lone Sharks at Coopers Beach ,and again on Saturday at Agawam Park with Center Stage at Sunset.  Check out the entire schedule right here. 




Photos: Navy Seal Foundation at Navy Beach

NSF c. Stephanie Lewin (23)

Stephanie Lewin photos

It’s photo gallery week here at Hamptons Party Girl. Lots and lots of pictures to share from myriad events in the past few days. Fun!

Here are some wonderful images, taken by Stephanie Lewin and courtesy Navy Beach, from the annual Navy Seal Foundation fundraiser at the Montauk restaurant on Saturday. The popular event brought out the crowds, and live music with Nancy Atlas, and raised $10,000. Yippee!!


Nancy Atlas at Navy Beach TODAY

NSF c. Stephanie Lewin (53)

Nancy Atlas at last year’s event. All photos by Stephanie Lewin

In the mood for some actual music in Montauk? Head to Navy Beach restaurant this afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for the fourth annual fundraiser to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. It’s a great event and helps the Naval Special Warfare community, their families, and the families of the fallen, wounded and also transitioning NSW veterans.

This year’s event will return live music to Montauk as Nancy Atlas takes the stage. It will also include featured guest Long Island native RDML (SEAL) Thomas R. Richards, USN ret., former Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, a highly decorated veteran, as well as Navy SEAL Foundation representatives, and local veterans and supporters.  
Navy Beach will continue its support of the Navy SEAL Foundation throughout the 2016 season, enabling guests to support the cause directly each time they dine at the restaurant. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, a donation of $1 will be added to each dining check in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation. Guests will also be able to increase the value of the donation if they like. In an effort to improve upon the $25,000 raised for the foundation last year ($60,000 since 2013), Navy Beach will again match the first $2,500 raised through this season’s efforts.  Click here to make a donation online.

The cost to attend the event is $40 per adult, $20 for veterans, and free for children under 16. The restaurant will be open for regular dinner service beginning at 5:30pm, and reservations are recommended; RSVP for the cocktail party to nsf@navybeach.com.



Navy Beach Photos from Saturday’s Navy SEAL Benefit + Sax Leader Benefit Reminder

Navy Beach in Montauk raised over $10,000 this weekend for the Navy SEAL Foundation. The restaurant sponsored its third annual “Honoring Our Warriors” benefit on Saturday to help raise awareness and funds.

From now through Labor Day, Navy Beach will add a donation of $1 to each dining check in support of the Navy SEAL Foundation. Guests will also be able to increase the value of the donation if they like. In an effort to improve upon the $20,000 raised for the foundation last year, Navy Beach will again match the first $2,500 raised through this season’s efforts. Donations may also be online at http://navybeach.com/help-navy-beach-support-the-navy-seal-foundation/.

Enjoy these photos by Stephanie Lewin, courtesy WordHampton.

*** Don’t forget that the Sax Leader Foundation Stir It Up benefit will be held tonight at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The event will include live music by Nancy Atlas, yummy stir-fry, auction items and lots of fun! www.saxleaderfoundation.com.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Play the Super Bowl

Red Hot Chili Peppers to Play the Super Bowl

Montauk’s own Chad Smith–drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot, and Will Ferrell lookalike–will be playing in the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show. According to CBS Sports, aside from Chad, Anthony Kiedis, Michael “Flea” Balzary and Josh Klinghoffer, the other performer at the world’s most famous football game of the year will be Bruno Mars.
Chad was last seen on the stage alongside Nancy Atlas at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Her Fireside Sessions will continue with special guests every Friday night through February.
The Super Bowl will be held on Sunday, February 2, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. I’ll definitely try to tune in to watch our local guy, in between Academy Award breaks.
* Wiki photo.