The hottest place to head is just a jitney ride out of the city. Here are some reasons why you should head to The Hampton’s to cool off.
7/2 Patriotic Tour of Sag Harbor: On July 2, meet at the windmill on Long Wharf at 9 a.m.to take a walking tour of Sag Harbor. Visit battle sites, and important places for war heroes and the history of America. southamptontrails.org.
7/4 The Southampton Village 4th of July Parade. On Independence Day at 9:30 a.m. head down to Railroad Plaza to join in the 4th of July Parade. The parade continues down North Main Street, Main Street, Jobs Lane, ending at Monument Square at Agawam Park.
Fourth of July Concert under the Marquee with Atlantic Community Band: At 10 a.m. beneath the Patchogue Theatre marquee, the Atlantic Community Band will perform parade and patriotic favorites, including Sousa and Broadway show tunes. 71 East Main Street, Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org
Montauk Fireworks begin around 9 p.m.
7/7: From 11 to 7:30 ART SouthamptonPresented by Art Miami Nova’s Ark Project at 60 Millstone Road in Bridgehampton. This is the Premier International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair and returns for its 5th year. Art Southampton takes place in on a sprawling horse farm.
7/7: From 6 to 10 pm Art Market VIP Preview Party Benefit at The Bridgehampton Historical
7/9, 8/6 and 8/27 – 7:30 pm. The 8th Annual Summer Docs Series w/ Series Presenter Alec Baldwin. The John Drew Theater Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall 158 Main Street in East Hampton.Since 2009, the SummerDocs series has shown highly-anticipated documentary films that has become a signature events. Tickets for the screening: $23 Reserved Seating / $21 Members and are available purchase at guildhall.org or at the Guild Hall Box Office . hamptonsfilmfest.org
7/9 – 5:30 pm 25th Annivesary for Annual Rock the Dock!! The Long Wharf in Sag Harbor Alan Alda co-chairs. For more information and details baystreet.org
7/9 – 6:30 pm Annual Midsummer Party Gala 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill.The highlight of The Hamptons’ summer social season, this annual event brings togetheralmost 1,000 artists, philanthropists, business and world leaders. for more information parrishart.org
7/9 – 6:30 to 10 pmThe 12th Annual “A Hamptons Happening” waxmancancer.org
7/9 – 6 to 10:30 pm St Jude Hope in the Hamptons 1143 Deerfield Road in Water Mill. Cocktails, farm fresh fare, live & silent auctions, live entertainment by Majic Music, country-chic attire, Hosted by KT McFarland, FOX News National Security Expert, Columnist and Commentator.
7/9 Elephant Parade Hamptons Kickoff Party. To raise money for Elephant Family, a conservation group that seeks to save Asian elephants from extinction, 50 baby-elephant statues, designed by contemporary artists, architects and designers, will be on display from Southampton to Montauk. View them all in one place at the kickoff party. (The statues will be auctioned off by Paddle8 on Aug. 12.) Port of Missing Men, North Sea Road, Southampton, 2:30 to 6 p.m.; elephantparadehamptons.com; invitation only.
7/9 Saturday, July 9th – 6 to 10 pm Farm to Fork Gala Topping Rose House One Bridgehampton – Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. Taste dishes created by local chefs highlighting fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy local wine and craft beer, local food vendors, music, kids activities and a live farm animal display.
7/16: Hamptons Tea Dance When the Empire State Pride Agenda disbanded this year, supporters also mourned the loss of its popular summer tea dance. Lucky for them, the party is being kept alive by SAGE (Services and Advocacy for G.L.B.T. Elders) and other related nonprofit groups. Lady Bunny is to be the D.J.
7/16 Nova’s Ark Project, 60 Millstone Road, Water Mill, 4 to 8 p.m.; hamptonsteadance.org
7/16: 6:30 to 11 pm 7th Annual Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance. Benefit for Southampton Animal Shelter. Gin Lane in Southampton. A traditional Hamptons beach soiree. For more information. sasfinc.org
7/16: 6 pm SOFO’s 27th Annual Summer Gala. The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center. 377 Bridgehampton – Sag Harbor Turnpike. Katie Lee hosts and Food Network’s favorite Chef Alex Guarnaschelli will be in attendance. sofo.org
7/17: 5 to 8 pm and 7/18 – 11 am to 5 pm. 30th Anniversary ARF Garden Tour. A self-guided tour (rain or shine) of delightful gardens in Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, Wainscott. Gardens. For more information. arf.org
7/22: 7 to 11 pm Dan’s 4th Annual GrillHampton NYC vs The Hamptons. 19 Horsemill Lane in Bridgehampton. Hosted by Adam Richman, TV host, author, food+ travel explorer. An extravagant event featuring the best local restaurants from NYC and locally in the Hamptons for a thrilling Grill-off Competition! Proceeds support more-than 1,000 charity organizations in the five East End towns. danstasteofsummer.com
7/22: 6 to 8:30 pm 10th Annual East Hampton Antiques Show Benefit Preview Cocktail PartyMulford Farm. 10 James Lane in East Hampton. In its 10th year, the focus of the show is on vintage decorative items for the house and garden. easthamptonhistory.org
7/22: 8 pm Casino Night Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Chic Summer White. Private Poker Lessons in VIP Sponsor Lounge Matt Matros’ Sporting Three “World Series of Poker” Championship Bracelets whbpac.org
7/23: Chefs and Champagne Sip Champagne Barons de Rothschild, Goose Island beers and Wölffer Estate rosé as you sample culinary offerings from 40 chefs at this annual summer foodie event (above) produced by the James Beard Foundation. Wölffer Estate Vineyards, 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack; jamesbeard.org.
7/23: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm 8th Annual Family Fair Fundraiser. “CMEE Celebrates Heroes” From those found in comic books to the firefighters, police officers, teachers and other community heroes right here in the East End, we’re recognizing the individuals who make an impact each and every day! From 10:30am-1:30pm, families will enjoy games, crafts, rides, performances, food, and “most importantly” fun! cmee.org
7/23: 7:30 to 10 pm 6th Annual Dan’s Taste of Two Forks. Fairview Farm at Mecox, 19 Horsemill Lane in Bridgehampton. An extravagant event featuring the best local restaurants and wineries of both the North and South Forks together for one heck of a tasteful evening all under one tent! Hosted by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Judge on Food Network’s Chopped, Chef/Partner of Butter restaurant, Cookbook Author of “Old-School Comfort Food” and host of live comedy show Busting My Chops. firstname.lastname@example.org
7/23: 7 to 10 pm Starry Night Presented by The EllenHermanson Foundation Southampton Hospital Grounds, Old Town Road and Wickapogue Road. A Summer Party under the STARS! Dinner, Dancing and Doing The Right Thing! ellensrun.org
7/23: 6 to 8:30 pm Annual Hampton Designer Showhouse Gala Preview Party. 1597 Noyac Path in Sag Harbor. House built by: Bodenchak Design and Build. It will feature the talents and skill of over 25 top interior designers and decorative artists. The show runs from 7/24 to 9/5. The Hampton Designer Showhouse, is in its 15th year and is a showcase for America’s premier design talent. 30 interior designers and decorative artists will turn a lavish shingle style home into a decorating masterpiece. The showhouse raises much needed funds for Southampton Hospital. hamptondesignershowhouse.com.
7/23: 7:30 to 10:30 pm Teen Club Dance Fundraiser. A Gala for the Next Generation… Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Grab your squad and dress to slay for night of dancing, food, and Insta-worthy fun! whbpac.org
7/ 24: 7:30 pm Cesar Millan Live! Training Rescue Dogs Live on Stage Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. The world’s most recognized dog behaviorist, Cesar Millan, is joined by his famous four-legged companion, Junior. The original host of National Geographic’s Dog Whisperer will reveal the keys to happier, healthier relationships between humans and their dogs. whbpac.org
7/28:10 am to 1 pm Paint At The Parrish. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. The Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center (ADRC), in collaboration with The Parrish Art Museum, recently launched Paint At The Parrish, a program tailored to individuals with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners. This is a three hour program offered the second Wednesday of each month and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Paint At The Parrish is offered to local families at no cost. adrcinc.org
7/29 11 am to 4 pm House & Garden Tour. With stunning ocean views, breathtaking landscapes and exquisite decor, these remarkable homes and properties showcase the full range of beauty and architecture on the East End. whbpac.org
7/ 29: 6 to 8 pm In the Artist’s Garden. The Thomas Moran Trust Benefit Cocktail Party on the Historical grounds of the Thomas Moran Studio, 229 Main Street in East Hampton Village. The Moran Studio was the first artist’s studio built in East Hampton and played a significant role in American art history. www.thomasmorantrust.org.
7/30: Super Saturday The secret to this annual shopping frenzy, hosted by Donna Karan, Gabby Karan de Feliceand Kelly Ripa, is to arrive early and call first dibs on off-price finds from popular labels like Diane von Furstenberg and Alice and Olivia. Proceeds go to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.1 to 6 p.m., with a V.I.P. preview at noon; supersaturday.ocrf.org
7/30: Nova’s Ark Project, 60 Millstone Road, Water Mill. This 23rd Annual benefit is a favorite of art collectors, socialites and fashion folks who enjoy cocktails and art installations in the woods at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, 6 p.m.; watermillcenter.org.