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Weekend Blast For August 14 -16

Submitted by on August 13, 2009 – 2:53 pmOne Comment

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Tax-deductible dating continues in the Hamptons with social events raising money for causes ranging from Breast Cancer Patient Support to homeless animals, to local cultural institutions.   As always fine food and wine and let’s face it, perfect pretty people watching abound whether you’re listening to Gershwin under a tent or sliding into home base (literally or should we say literarily).  Read on.

Friday August 14

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival presents the WM.Brian Little Concert

Photo credit Marie Gabrielle De Saint Venant

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2005

Held at the Channing Sculpture Garden  in Bridgehampton, this event truly has a bit of magic about it with world class musicians playing under a tent surrounded by carved woodland creatures by Walter Channing.  Music ranges from Tchaikovsky to Gershwin with a special guest appearance by David Pittsinger from Broadway’s South Pacific.  Wine and appetizers are served at 6p and concert starts at 7.  The festival runs through August 23 with a Family Concert, Instrumental Fireworks and Classics to Currents.  More info at

Tix $75  1927 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton.


Friday August 14

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton at Fridays At Five

A beloved icon who still looks as youthful as when she sang in Sound of Music, Julie Andrews will be up close and personal to discuss her book “Home: A Memoir of My Early Years” and her daughter Emma will discuss, “Raising Bookworms: Getting kids ready for pleasure and empowerment.”  Wonder if 40 year olds can still apply.  Wine and nibblies served – cost $15 to benefit the library.

Bridgehampton Community Center, Montauk Highway at School Street 5pm

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Friday August 14

Hamptons Wines & Liquors Grand Opening Party 5 – 7 pm 

Top chef Tom Schaudel will sign copies of his book, “Playing with Fire: Whining and Dining on the Gold Coast” an insiders look at the crazy world of Long Island restaurant culture to celebrate the opening of this new shop which will be offering wines and spirits from local to international, organic, Free Trade, and top shelf liquors.

You are invited to a free tasting and hors d’oeuvres as well as a raffle for one of their special gift baskets.

Hamptons Wines & Liquors, 100B Pantigo Place off Montauk Hwy between Goldberg Bagels and Peconic Beverage, Southampton,

 Friday August 14

Outdoor Screening at Silas Marder Gallery – Invasion of The Body Snatchers 9pm.

We all know some bodies that we’d like to see snatched and taken over because becoming a murdering maniac might be an improvement.  This free public event is at Silas Marder’s Gallery at Marder’s Nursery in Bridgehampton on Scuttle Hole Road.  Bring a friend and a blanket and a super monster blasting ray gun.

info@silasmarder.comMercedes-Benz Polo Challenge 2009

Saturday August 15

Second to last week of Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge 2009 at Blue Star Jets field. at 4pm

Twenty bucks at the door which goes to the South Fork Breast Health Coalition gets you in for a tailgate or bleacher seats for this exciting match or if you’re not lucky enough to be on the VIP sponsor tent list try hanging out late night at Murphs in Sag Harbor.  We hear social climbing girls have scored entrée with a late night ring toss game.

Two Trees Farm, Bridgehampton.


Saturday August 15

Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game 3pm

Boldfaced names and bylines show up for this good natured (usually unless a bunch of A list personalities get competitive) game at Herrick Park in East Hampton.  While the physical game is down and dirty, it’s worth it for pithy comments and intellectual insults.  Proceeds go to local East End charities, tix $10.

Saturday August 15

ARF Beach Ball

We love the Animal Rescue Fund in Wainscott and encourage you to visit and donate but FYI their annual beach benefit is sold out and they aren’t selling tix at the door.

Saturday Aug 15, Sunday August 16

Ellen’s Run

To benefit breast cancer support services, Ellen’s Run invites participants to walk or run to raise money on Sunday at 9am starting at Parrish Hall at Southampton Hospital.

On Saturday night a star studded event HEAT celebrateing the new Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital with Honorary Chairperson Stella McCartney and Hosts Kim Cattrall, Donna Karan, Steven Kleine, Daphne Guiness, and Andre Balazs will be held at 7pm at West Kill Farm with a rockin party and auction.  Tix start at $250.  But don’t party too hard if you’ve got to run the next day.

More info

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Sunday August 16

Backyard Restaurant at Sole East in Montauk hosts John Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Food Networks’ Two Dudes Catering

Honored in Food and Wine’s Best Chefs 2009 this duo adds their special flare to a BBQ and outdoor movie screening at 5p.  Check out the cool chill lounge poolside atmosphere at hotel and restaurant Sole East.  Check in for more info about other weekend dining events they are hosting

90 Second House Road, Montauk

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