Artists & Writers Annual Softball Game 70th Anniversary Game will be played on August 18, 2018. Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream. It’s a fierce competition where celebrities play and everybody wins!
The game was originally played by artists including Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Philip Pavia, Jackson Pollock, and Joan Mitchell. Everyone brought a dish. Some brought drinks. Two writers joined the picnic, Barney Rosset of Grove Press (who was seeing Joan Mitchell) and art critic Harold Rosenberg. All this took place in Wilfrid Zogbaum’s front yard. The artists had moved to Springs and the East End for cheap rent, larger studios and an easier life. They talked of art, gossiped, ate, drank, and shared a camaraderie. They recalled a glorious time; the war was over, the Depression waning, and more artists’ work was being shown in New York galleries. Some were successful in sales and reputation. Some drank too much. Most were just young artists anxious to be part of the emerging art scene.
Writers joined the artists in the ’60’s and ’70’s. Irwin Shaw, Willie Morris, James Jones, Jimmy Ernst and Carl Stokes, the mayor of Cleveland were among the group that expanded to include politicians, actors, musicians, publishers, editors and television personalities. The game has included governors, mayors, senators and a Supreme Court justice.
Come have fun and buy a shirt & hat to support our charities with our $10 suggested donation per person.
Raindate August 25, 2018.
The 2018 Hampton Designer Showhouse:
- Sat, Aug 18, 201811:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Sun, Aug 19, 201811:00 AM-5:00 PM until Sept 3rd.
2148 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton, NY
23rd Annual Ellen’s Run – 5K Walk / Run
- Sun, Aug 19, 20189:00 AM
265 Herrick Road, Southampton, NY, 11968
- Sun, Aug 19, 2018 7:00 PM
- Tue, Aug 21, 2018 7:00 PM
Corner of Bay St. and Main St.
Gala In The Hamptons
- Sat, Aug 25, 20186:30 PM-11:00 PM
279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976
Country Fair and Craft Show
- Sat, Aug 25, 201810:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Sun, Aug 26, 201810:00 AM-5:00 PM
6038 Sound Ave