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The Elephant In The Room – World Elephant Day Comes To The Hamptons
August 10, 2016 – 12:32 pm | Comments Off on The Elephant In The Room – World Elephant Day Comes To The Hamptons
The Elephant In The Room – World Elephant Day Comes To The Hamptons

Symbols of strength, ancient wisdom, and fierce familial loyalty, elephants are beloved creatures.  In their honor World Elephant Day will be celebrated in the Hamptons this weekend with a special cocktail reception and film screening.
On Friday August 12th Trunks of Love a reception for Veterinarians International (VI) will be held at the beautiful Baker House 1650 in East Hampton.  The VIP event chaired by Antonella Bertello, Georgina Bloomberg (honorary) and Cornelia Guest includes a short film and honorary award presented to Christie …

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Enter the Fabulous Crazy World of the Watermill Center
July 31, 2016 – 11:30 am | Comments Off on Enter the Fabulous Crazy World of the Watermill Center
Enter the Fabulous Crazy World of the Watermill Center

Say good bye to normal. As soon as you enter through tiki torches into Fada: House of Madness you know for sure you’re not in Kansas anymore.  The annual fundraiser of the Watermill Center is a feast for the senses with performance art, music, black salt rimmed glasses of tequila cocktails and of course a cornucopia of fashion.
 

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Preserving The Artist Community – Thomas Moran Trust Cocktail Party July 29
July 27, 2016 – 12:30 pm | Comments Off on Preserving The Artist Community – Thomas Moran Trust Cocktail Party July 29
Preserving The Artist Community – Thomas Moran Trust Cocktail Party July 29

In a disposable age where many things are casually tossed or torn down to make way for the new, it is heartening to see restoration projects which preserve the culture and history of the area. The Thomas Moran Trust celebrates this commitment at its Midsummer Cocktail Party, to be held on the evening of July 29th on the historical grounds of the Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio on Main Street in East Hampton Village.  The benefit party will celebrate the final …

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LongHouse Reserve – The Magical Secret Garden
July 26, 2016 – 10:56 am | Comments Off on LongHouse Reserve – The Magical Secret Garden
LongHouse Reserve – The Magical Secret Garden

As soon as you enter into the gardens at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, you are transported to a magical place of peace and tranquility surrounded by gorgeous gardens and sculpture. Think of it as nature’s Valium.  At their recent benefit, Serious Moonlight, a chic crowd came out to support LongHouse and its many programs.  Artists, philanthropists, socialites, and just cool people turned up in fantastic fashion and also were wowed by the silent auction.

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East Hampton Antiques Show July 22 – 24 – A Design Treat
July 23, 2016 – 10:11 am | Comments Off on East Hampton Antiques Show July 22 – 24 – A Design Treat
East Hampton Antiques Show July 22 – 24 – A Design Treat

 
Some of the best shopping this weekend is at the East Hampton Antiques Show  at Mulford Farm to benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.  All different design periods are represented with chic items ranging from indoor and outdoor furniture to fine art, jewelry and even an amazing captain’s costume that would make Johnny Depp jealous.

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Discover Watermill Center – August 9th
August 4, 2015 – 1:32 pm | Comments Off on Discover Watermill Center – August 9th
Discover Watermill Center – August 9th

Discover Watermill Day
Sunday, August 9, 2015
3:00 – 6:00pm
In case you didn’t get a chance to attend the fabulous fundraiser for The Watermill Center, you have the opportunity to see the amazing installations… for free.  This is truly one of the best avant-garde experiences in the Hamptons.   And you never know who might show up – look closely to see if it’s Lady Gaga.
The Watermill Center’s eight-and-a-half acres will be open for the public to freely experience site-specific installations and performances interspersed amongst …

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LongHouse Reserve Enchants With “On Gossamer Wings”
July 20, 2015 – 12:41 pm | Comments Off on LongHouse Reserve Enchants With “On Gossamer Wings”
LongHouse Reserve Enchants With “On Gossamer Wings”

With the traffic, crowds, meltdowns over egg white omelets at delis and more mindless entitlement than the court of Louis XIV, there is one oasis in the Hamptons guaranteed to ensure serenity – the LongHouse Reserve. This sixteen acre oasis of verdant sculpture gardens and exhibits can calm even the most extreme type A personality. At their annual fundraiser “On Gossamer Wings,” guests were greeted with the soothing sound of strings, a cold glass of champagne, and a luxurious walk through beautifully …

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Hamptons Antique Show Benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society
July 19, 2015 – 9:13 am | Comments Off on Hamptons Antique Show Benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society
Hamptons Antique Show Benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society

The best of the past comes to the present at the East Hampton Historical Society Hamptons Antique Show on the grounds of Mulford Farm.
Rest assured no fuddy duddy stuff here. Only super chic furniture, décor, jewelry, art, linens and even a few fantastic vintage water skis.

With more than 50 art and antiques dealers there’s something for everyone both indoor and outdoor. Also stop to chat as their knowledge is vast.
The focus of the show is on vintage decorative items for the home …

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Lianne Alcon’s Paintings Sizzle at Ashawagh Hall
July 15, 2015 – 1:34 pm | Comments Off on Lianne Alcon’s Paintings Sizzle at Ashawagh Hall
Lianne Alcon’s Paintings Sizzle at Ashawagh Hall

The Hamptons are known for spawning art careers.  Sag Harbor painter and photographer Lianne Alcon hits the scene with a solo show at Ashawagh Hall in style.   Born in Spain, she brings her flamenco roots to her art work, infusing her paintings with passion, movement, and sensuality.

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Best Hamptons Fundraisers 2016
July 15, 2015 – 10:32 am | Comments Off on Best Hamptons Fundraisers 2016
Best Hamptons Fundraisers 2016

There are a few magical moments when the Hamptons transform into a worthy wonderland – namely the best Hamptons fundraisers.   These fantastic events not only raise money for various causes but create memorable evenings.   Think of it as tax deductible decadence.
A few HipHamptons tips:

Find out how you can get involved beyond writing a check.
Ladies remember flats and wedges are your friends. Stilettos only work if you are aerating a lawn.
Silent Auctions are goldmines of great items at discount prices.
Bring your business card …

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Don’t Miss Discover Watermill Center – Open Day August 10th
August 8, 2014 – 3:15 pm | Comments Off on Don’t Miss Discover Watermill Center – Open Day August 10th
Don’t Miss Discover Watermill Center – Open Day August 10th

If you have never been to Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center you have a chance this Sunday to check out one of the coolest and most innovative art centers in the Hamptons.  Think of going down the rabbit hole to emerge in a magical mystery world filled with avant-garde performances and cutting edge art.  This is a chance to get a glimpse of some of the fabulous exhibitions from their benefit.  It’s a free day open to the public.  Put on your seat …

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Hamptons Fourth Of July Weekend 2014
July 2, 2014 – 4:35 pm | Comments Off on Hamptons Fourth Of July Weekend 2014
Hamptons Fourth Of July Weekend 2014

I am all about a grilled hot dog but there are plenty of things to put in your Hamptons Fourth of July bun.   Here are some of the best Hamptons Fourth of July weekend activities.  Remember that this is just an introduction and many of these events are ongoing throughout the summer.

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Discover The Watermill Center – Open House Sun August 11
August 6, 2013 – 11:42 am | Comments Off on Discover The Watermill Center – Open House Sun August 11
Discover The Watermill Center – Open House Sun August 11

If you haven’t been to the Watermill Center you are missing one of the amazing artistic treasures of the Hamptons.  International artists use the center as a creative retreat to pursue their crafts and audiences are invited for performances and works in progress.  On Sunday August 11, 2013 from 3 – 6pm you are invited to their annual open house with free admission to the public.  Open your mind and get ready for an experience.

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The Best of Art Hamptons 2013 – Artists To Watch
July 19, 2013 – 3:30 pm | 539 Comments
The Best of Art Hamptons 2013 – Artists To Watch

By Heather Buchanan
In its sixth year Art Hamptons was a rousing success with over 14,000 viewers taking in sumptuous works at the 78 galleries from 11 countries held at Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton.
Rick Friedman Executive Director and Founder of Art Hamptons stated, “We had the perfect mix of art and activities that offered both the art buyer and those seeking a fun day something to enjoy.  ArtPolo, Tesla test drives, the 35th anniversary Hamptons Magazine Party, and the fun Hamptons Tea Dance …

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Vered Gallery – Hamptons Independence Day Silent Auction
June 28, 2013 – 2:13 pm | Comments Off on Vered Gallery – Hamptons Independence Day Silent Auction
Vered Gallery – Hamptons Independence Day Silent Auction

For the art lover there are is a special silent auction which ends July 7th at the Vered Gallery in East Hampton that allows you not just to look but to buy.
Vered is celebrating the 15thst Annual Independence Day Silent Auction which continues thru July 7th.  Vered’s Auction closes at the Last Bid Closing Party Sunday, July 7th 3-5pm. This year the auction will benefit The Chabads of East Hampton and of Southampton.

There are a vast array of items to choose from.
The 2013 silent …

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Hamptons Thanksgiving 2013 – Best Ways to Enjoy and Escape Your Family
November 21, 2012 – 10:47 am | Comments Off on Hamptons Thanksgiving 2013 – Best Ways to Enjoy and Escape Your Family
Hamptons Thanksgiving 2013 – Best Ways to Enjoy and Escape Your Family

By Heather Buchanan
For a happy Hamptons Thanksgiving we have a few HipHamptons Do’s & Don’ts as well as a list of great activities for the weekend.
Don’t mess with the stuffing –
Let’s face it – It’s not really about the turkey, it’s about what’s inside.  The family wants the old fashioned stuffing served every year.  Don’t go all crazy on it with truffles, dates, and cognac.  Your family will be upset… for a while.
Don’t play with the turkey parts –
Yes it seems super …

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The Best of the Hamptons for the end of August: Your Bucket List
August 23, 2012 – 12:47 pm | One Comment
The Best of the Hamptons for the end of August:  Your Bucket List

What’s Your Hamptons Summer Bucket List?  Here’s some not to miss moments.

EVENTS:

Harvest East End – Saturday August 25th 6p to 9p
Here is the food version of speed dating. No need to commit because you have so many delicious options of local food and wine from top chefs and vintners. Benefitting the Group For The East End, Peconic Land Trust, and East End Hospice this epicurean festival is a true delight. Be sure to check out …

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Watermill Center’s Big Bang Delivers a Magical Mystery Tour
August 3, 2012 – 2:34 pm | Comments Off on Watermill Center’s Big Bang Delivers a Magical Mystery Tour
Watermill Center’s Big Bang Delivers a Magical Mystery Tour

By Heather Buchanan
If you’ve never descended down the rabbit hole to Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center’s annual gala, you have missed one of most coveted experiences in Hamptons fundraising.  This year’s Big Bang proved that the creative spirit is alive, well and being nurtured, raising over $1.5 million for the Watermill Center’s year round artist residency and education programs.  With input from all these creative minds this was no business-as-usual benefit under the big top.

There was na’er a plastic glass of cheap wine …

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A Sweet Farewell: The Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Gala
July 26, 2012 – 12:47 pm | Comments Off on A Sweet Farewell: The Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Gala
A Sweet Farewell:  The Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Gala

Your first clue was the number of Rolls Royces parked out front that there was a veritable who’s who of the art, design, and Hamptons social set at the Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Gala.  This year celebrated the “creative spirit of the East End” on July 14th by honoring director/choreographer Patricia Birch, visual artist Chuck Close, author/historian Barbara Goldsmith, interior designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, musician G.E. Smith, and choreographer Paul Taylor.

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ArtMRKT Hamptons Opens: Collectors Start Your Engines
July 20, 2012 – 7:50 am | 2 Comments
ArtMRKT Hamptons Opens: Collectors Start Your Engines

ArtMRKT Hamptons running from July 19 – 22nd at the Bridgehampton Historical Society brings a fresh mix of contemporary and modern art from 40 leading galleries across the U.S. from local favorites like the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton to the Peter Mendenhall Gallery from Los Angeles.
For viewers of every taste, the array of media includes painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, video, and installation.  And for the buyer, numerous options at affordable prices.  Although one woman was heard telling her daughter on …

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ArtHamptons 2012 – $200 Million in Art, Cheech Marin, and a Few Naked Tigers
July 14, 2012 – 11:46 am | 505 Comments
ArtHamptons 2012 – $200 Million in Art, Cheech Marin, and a Few Naked Tigers

ArtHamptons July 13- 15, 2012 at Nova’s Ark Sculpture Field in Bridgehampton features $200 million worth of art: 3000 post-war and contemporary works from 80 galleries from 10 countries.
Tongues and tails were wagging over artist and showman Kevin Berlin’s “Tiger Training For Beginners” where art, the cause of tiger conservation in the wild, and four gorgeous naked girls painted with stripes meet.  The tigers, Jenni from Texas, Tessa from Sag Harbor, and Ksenia and Alina from Siberia said it’s the artists job …

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Best of the Hamptons Fourth Of July
July 4, 2012 – 10:03 am | Comments Off on Best of the Hamptons Fourth Of July
Best of the Hamptons Fourth Of July

Wednesday July 4th – Montauk Grucci Fireworks on Umbrella Beach
Any town beach is good viewing.  Go early for parking and bring a picnic – this is hugely popular.  Remember your flashlight or your iPhone flashlight app.
www.montaukchamber.org

Men’s Lives at Bay Street Theatre – July 3 – 29
If there is one classic play about the Hamptons it is Men’s Lives when fishermen and not financiers ruled the Hamptons.  This is the 20 year revival from Sag Harbor’s own Joe Pintauro based on the book …

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THE LIST: Hamptons Benefits Summer 2012
June 6, 2012 – 1:36 pm | One Comment
THE LIST: Hamptons Benefits Summer 2012

2012 HAMPTONS BENEFITS
It’s a full Hamptons Fundraiser season benefiting many worthy causes. Here are a few ways to make the most of each event:

Take time to learn about the cause and find out how you can further get involved.
Note there are often ticket discounts if you are a member of the organization.
Some events have a cocktail hour or junior ticket which is less expensive.
Buy in advance – there may be a discount and some Hamptons benefits do sell out.
I’m going to …

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The Watermill Center – Your Ticket To “Cool”
May 2, 2012 – 12:56 pm | Comments Off on The Watermill Center – Your Ticket To “Cool”
The Watermill Center – Your Ticket To “Cool”

photo Megan Whitmarsh and My Barbarian  “Tourists From The Future” photo by Rosalie Knox
One of the Hamptons best secrets is a secluded cultural oasis where some of the most amazing emerging artists from all over the world gather to experiment and collaborate.  And guess what?  You’re invited.
The Watermill Center was founded by Robert Wilson to provide a living laboratory where artists in residence could explore new ideas in a unique environment.  Tucked away on the back roads from Southampton, the six acre …

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Parrish Art Museum’s Spring Fling Saturday April 21st
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Parrish Art Museum’s Spring Fling Saturday April 21st

This is the see and be seen event to kick off the Hamptons Social Season of 2012.  Mingle at the Parrish Art Museum fundraising event with artists, socialites, and moguls.  There will be a live band by Todd Barrie Music, delectable hors d’oevres donated from Sant Ambroeus, a bargain silent auction with everything from designer accessories to local business services, and an open bar featuring delicious specialty drinks, free wines from Niche Import Co., martinis by Glacier Potato Vodka and Southampton Public …

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Best of the Hamptons for Labor Day Weekend
September 2, 2011 – 2:21 pm | Comments Off on Best of the Hamptons for Labor Day Weekend
Best of the Hamptons for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is time to play.  For everyone who has spent hours at their computer or inside an office or cursing Irene because you are still using baby wipes for a shower this is your chance to blow it out.  HipHamptons gives you pure pleasure permission.  Here are a few of our favorite things.

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Artists Choose Artists – Parrish Art Museum’s American Idol
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Artists Choose Artists – Parrish Art Museum’s American Idol

Exhibit running from August 21 through October 9, 2011
Artists Choose Artists is the Parrish Art Museum’s second juried exhibition celebrating artists on the East End and the dynamic relationships that unite the area’s creative community. For this exhibition, seven distinguished East End artists served as jurors, each making two selections from 200 online submissions and subsequent studio visits. Artists Choose Artists will include painting, sculpture, photography, and video.

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Eric Fischl Aug 11 at the Watermill Center “How I paint what I paint”
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Eric Fischl Aug 11 at the Watermill Center “How I paint what I paint”

If you haven’t been over to the programs at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center you are missing some of the best and most creative talent from around the world.  Always fascinating, these cutting edge artists who are either in residence to work on new projects or visiting for lectures thrill and delight and stretch the imagination.  Be sure to make reservations as these are highly in demand evenings.  Thursday August 11 the magnificent Eric Fischl reveals his creative process.

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Hamptons Art Openings – Artists to watch
August 5, 2011 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Hamptons Art Openings – Artists to watch
Hamptons Art Openings – Artists to watch

Bryan O’Leary at 4 North Main Street Gallery
Come check out the new works by this very talented artist. 
August 4 – 9 from 1p to 6p Daily
Opening Reception Friday August 5th from 5 – 9pm
1 North Main Street, Southampton 631-283-2495  www.4northmaingallery.com

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Canio’s Book Shop – Sag Harbor’s Gem
July 28, 2011 – 9:56 am | Comments Off on Canio’s Book Shop – Sag Harbor’s Gem
Canio’s Book Shop – Sag Harbor’s Gem

One of the great pleasures in life is having a true local bookstore you can visit and ask “Read anything good lately?” and they can tell you everything from children’s books to beach reads to biography to historical gems.  Canio’s Book Shop in Sag Harbor at Main Street retains the personal touch.  It is a true literary gathering place with readings from authors and poets.   Along with a calendar of authors they also display work from local artists .
Rob Calvert’s art work “Summer’s Time” new works on paper …

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Midsummer Night Dreams – Parrish Art Museum
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Midsummer Night Dreams – Parrish Art Museum

One of the defining cultural institutions in Southampton, the Parrish Art Museum brings out the Hamptons glitterati for its annual Midsummer Party with a mix of leaders in the art, fashion, and business world honoring the Parrish Art Museum’s Founding Partners.   The tent was aglow with its soothing silver scheme for the dapperly dressed crowd which morphed into the hot dance party After Ten.

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ArtHamptons International Fine Art Fair July 7 – 10
July 8, 2011 – 9:35 am | One Comment
ArtHamptons International Fine Art Fair July 7 – 10

In its fourth year ArtHamptons has become a major fixture of the international fine arts scene.  With 60 galleries from 10 countries exhibiting post war and contemporary art, ArtHamptons offers the connaisseur and novice alike a vast array of interesting works to view and purchase.
Gallery owners and artists are on hand to discuss the works so seek them out.  Also check out the special events such as film screenings, book signings, and special receptions. 

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Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party – Sat. July 9th
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Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party – Sat. July 9th

Honoring the Founding Partners of the New Parrish Art Museum
Here’s where sophistication meets serious summer fun.  A highlight of the social season, the Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party attracts the well –heeled crowd who wish to support one of the Hamptons most important cultural institutions.  The social who’s who includes illustrious artists, writers, media figures, and leaders of business and finance.  And for the younger jet set, the After Ten Party is illustrious.  More than one high power couple have met under …

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Heat Wave – Planned Parenthood Hamptons Fundraiser May 29
May 24, 2011 – 8:48 am | 91 Comments
Heat Wave – Planned Parenthood Hamptons Fundraiser May 29

The Hamptons benefit season is upon us and Memorial Day weekend kicks off with the Planned Parenthood fundraiser on Sunday May 29th with Heat Wave which we hope will inspire Mother Nature to turn up the temperature here on the East End.  Held at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, this is a not to miss event with a Silent Art Auction from major name artists like Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl and April Gornik and Pop Up Boutiques from your favorite designers …

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The Big Show at Silas Marder Gallery Opens May 21
May 18, 2011 – 9:25 am | Comments Off on The Big Show at Silas Marder Gallery Opens May 21
The Big Show at Silas Marder Gallery Opens May 21

 
One of the highlights of the Hamptons art viewing season is the Big Show at The Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton with over 50 artists displaying their work on three 8 x 10 canvases.  The variety and creativity from emerging and established artists is a visual pu pu platter to sample.  An added bonus this year is a series by artist Michelle Suna titled Japan 3.11.11 which honors the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Disaster.  The opening reception on Saturday May 21 from 5 – …

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Calling All Hamptons Artists – Here is Your American Idol
March 25, 2011 – 12:27 pm | Comments Off on Calling All Hamptons Artists – Here is Your American Idol
Calling All Hamptons Artists – Here is Your American Idol

If you ever thought you had a bit of Pollock of DeKooning in you, now is your chance to follow in a long East End tradition of launching great artists.  Kudos to the Parrish Art Museum and the established artists who are participating in Artists Choose Artists where East End emerging artists can apply to be chosen for a program where they will be mentored by and exhibited with some of the Hamptons most accomplished artists.  No nationally televised humiliating public acts required.

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Hamptons New Years Celebrations
December 28, 2010 – 3:14 pm | 57 Comments
Hamptons New Years Celebrations

New Year’s is about ritual whether it is toasting at an intimate dinner with the one you love or the hottie you just met under the disco ball.  Being in a committed relationship when it’s only until midnight is manageable for anyone.  Putting your best foot forward on New Year’s day may mean plunging it into an icy ocean to raise money for a good cause.  You can head to a jazz brunch for hair of the dog or you can also put that energy into …

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Hamptons Holidays In Style
December 9, 2010 – 12:04 pm | Comments Off on Hamptons Holidays In Style
Hamptons Holidays In Style

LIGHTS!
 The East End is famous for its natural light but romantics will appreciate the villages’ megawatts holiday lights.  If you’re looking for your Rudolph moment (Valentino that is) take advantage of the romantic display of lights:

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Thanksgiving Hamptons Happenings
November 22, 2010 – 9:23 am | One Comment
Thanksgiving Hamptons Happenings

Before you sink into a tryptophan, family overload, I ate so much my button burst off my pants and almost blinded the Pug coma, get up and head out to enjoy all the Hamptons have to offer this holiday weekend.  ‘Tis the season to receive… um to give.”

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Weekend Blast August 6 – 8
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Weekend Blast August 6 – 8

 

 

Friday August 6
Jill Lynn & Co Art Opening
6p to 9p
Aside from the beautiful custom made jewels from designer Jill Lynn you can check out the artwork of Grant Haffner and Dana Bell.
Jill Lynn & Co., 66 Jobs Lane, Southampton.
 
Phao Thai Kitchen – Chill Lounge
This great thai restaurant turns up the heat – body heat that is with music all weekend. 
Project Vibe is Friday from 10 pm – 1am with a $10 cover
Saturday is DJ Cana from 10:30pm – 2am
Sunday is Reggae at …

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Weekend Blast July 30 – August 1
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Weekend Blast July 30 – August 1

SATURDAY JULY 31
Clothesline Art Sale
9 am to 4 pm
A vast array of artists display and sell their art work at Guild Hall.  Discover the next Pollock in the making.
Guild Hall 158 Main Street, East Hampton, www.guildhall.org 631-324-0806.

LongHouse Reserve Book Signing and Music In the Gardens
5:30 p
This Saturday, July 31st, LongHouse Reserve will host THREE exciting events in its 16-acre East Hampton sculpture garden – the worldwide release of Jack Lenor Larsen’s LongHouse by Molly Chappellet, a preview of this year’s second art …

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A Full Moon Vernissage in Southampton – Ooh la la
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A Full Moon Vernissage in Southampton – Ooh la la

This past Saturday, party-goers and art lovers alike converged in Shinnecock Bay for an enchanting Vernissage at the private Southampton home of Peter Felfe. For the third summer in a row, New York artist Annika Connor and her production company, Active Ideas Productions, has collaborated with Mr. Felfe to put together an annual summer art show that doubles as a lavish party celebrating both emerging artists and the summer season.

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Excentrica Transforms LongHouse Reserve
July 20, 2010 – 11:28 am | Comments Off on Excentrica Transforms LongHouse Reserve
Excentrica Transforms LongHouse Reserve

 
If ever there was a supernatural sense of time and space it is the experience of the annual gala at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, this year entitled Excentrica with donations supporting its mission to exemplify living with art in all forms.
Alexandra Munroe’s description of the LongHouse Award honoree Laurie Anderson, “She shares a shimmering knowledge here and now of the universe,” perfectly described not only the performance artist but the whole evening.

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Weekend Blast July 8 – 11
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Weekend Blast July 8 – 11

All of the stars have aligned in a vortex of Hamptons events this weekend which gives new meaning to “there’s something for everyone.”
 
Thursday July 8 – Sunday July 11
ArtHamptons
With 95 galleries from all over the world, the people watching is as much fun as perusing the incredibly diverse post-war and contemporary art work.  For the avid collector or art nubie there is a feast for the eyes and for the mind with various lectures, book signings, and chances to meet the artists …

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Best In Show – Garden Genius at LongHouse Reserve
July 2, 2010 – 1:14 pm | One Comment
Best In Show – Garden Genius at LongHouse Reserve

 
photos courtesy of Rossa Cole
Despite the local lack of rain, “There’s no draught of talent,” stated juror and king of exterior decorating John Danzer of the garden desginers competing in Planters On & Off The Ground III and Open Bowls at the LongHouse Reserve sculpture gardens last Saturday in East Hampton. 

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Weekend Blast June 26, 27
June 25, 2010 – 11:55 am | Comments Off on Weekend Blast June 26, 27
Weekend Blast June 26, 27

Saturday June 26 
It’s one of those weekends with too many fun Hamptons events.  With the warm weather, the full moon, and the full docket of activities HipHamptons picks out a few favorite Hamptons events for the weekend.

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Memorial Day in the Hamptons – Celebrate and Remember
May 29, 2010 – 12:28 pm | Comments Off on Memorial Day in the Hamptons – Celebrate and Remember
Memorial Day in the Hamptons – Celebrate and Remember

Something bold and beautiful is in the air, and it’s not just the scent of Melody Parfume roses blooming early this year.  Amateur grillers go boldly forth with lighter fluid and undercooked chicken.  Ex husbands and wives join forces to travel to the Hamptons together so they can take advantage of the HOV lane.  Whole teams from Price Waterhouse debate the magic number for the price of lobster salad.  Farmers markets re-open with the anticipated return of mushroom man, pickle Pete, and …

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Ahoy – It’s Harbor Fest in Sag Harbor
September 12, 2009 – 6:49 am | Comments Off on Ahoy – It’s Harbor Fest in Sag Harbor
Ahoy – It’s Harbor Fest in Sag Harbor

 
Harborfest in Sag Harbor which runs from Sept. 11 – 13 is a hallowed local tradition which lets you know front and center that you are lucky to be in a maritime village with a rich history. How many times have you walked by historic buildings or cemeteries or heard something about a famous author who lived here. Now is your chance to find out.

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Labor Day Weekend Blast
September 2, 2009 – 11:50 am | Comments Off on Labor Day Weekend Blast
Labor Day Weekend Blast

The first Labor Day took place in New York in 1883 and was a “workingmen’s holiday.” with a parade to exhibit “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations.”  For everyone out there who has been busting their butt all summer, now is the time to express your own personal Hamptons esprit de corp and set up your perfect holiday.  We have the best of the weekend laid out here for you to enjoy, no permission slip required.  …

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Weekend Blast For August 7 – 9
August 5, 2009 – 12:55 pm | Comments Off on Weekend Blast For August 7 – 9
Weekend Blast For August 7 – 9

Where else can you meet female icons Candace Bushnell and Barbara Walters, taste morsels from chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, eat rasberries picked moments before from the field, and do yoga with your dog?  It has to be a weekend in the Hamptons.
Friday August 7
Fridays at Five – Author Steven Gaines
Take the time to enjoy this witty author whose Hamptons’ and world views always entertain, giving you a glimpse into the true inside stories of the rich and famous, or infamous …

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