From a surf contest and benefit in Montauk to the 80th Annual Fisherman's Fair of the Springs and the Westhampton Kiwanis Carnival in Westhampton, this weekend's agenda is jam-packed with events. Here are some of the hottest events happening in the Hamptons this weekend.
Surf Contest and Benefit: will be held on Ditch Plains Beach on Saturday. The day will begin with the surf contest at 8 a.m., which includes surf, bodyboard and stand-up divisions for men and women. An art auction will be held on the beach at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the day's events will benefit the East End Foundation. Surf contest registration is $55 for the first event and $20 for each additional one. The art auction is free to attend. For more information or to donate, call 631-668-7602.
Meteor Shower: The Montauk Observatory astronomers will be at the Montauk County Park on Saturday at 9 p.m. for the . You can bring the whole family with a picnic basket, lawn chairs and telescopes. Astronomers will be on-hand to answer any questions. Sean Tvelia, an astronomer and professor at Suffolk County Community College, will lead the event.
Craft Fair: The will host its second and last craft fair of the summer season at the Second House Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spin Fundraiser: B. East is hosting a to benefit Roar for a Cure, an organization that benefits the Max Cure Foundation to fight pediatric cancer. The fundraiser will take place in Amagansett Square on Saturday at 4:30. There will be 80 bikes available. You can spin for one or both hours. There will be an obstacle course for kids and a face painter. Registration is $100 per bike, per hour. For more information, call 631-267-0900.
Car Wash: Get and help support the Hoops 4 Hope programs in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Stop by 385 Abraham's Path on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fisherman's Fair: The will be held on the grounds of Ashawagh Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature craft vendors, pony rides, kids games and activities, contests and prizes and seafood galore. Food includes mussels, stuffed clams, clam pie, hot dogs and corn on the cob. You can visit the Springs Invitational Art Show inside Ashawagh Hall, but there will also be a book sale at the Springs Library and the Springs Flea Market across the street. This is a free event.
Benefit: Apollo Theater Board member Ron Perelman is hosting the 3rd Annual Apollo in the Hamptons Benefit on Saturday at his home in The Creeks, East Hampton. The benefit is hosted under the creative direction of Pharrell Williams and the evening will feature a performance by Usher. Proceeds from the evening benefit Apollo's education, community, and artistic programs. Tables of 10 are available and there are no individual tickets for sale.
Guild Hall Summer Gala: will host an exclusive VIP preview of the Eric Fischl exhibition at Guild Hall from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. Cocktails and a tented sit-down dinner will immediately follow at a private location. Music, dinner, dancing and an art auction are all part of the night's festivities. Tickets are $1,200 for Patron, $300 for Junior and $100 for Junior Cocktails. For tickets, call the Special Events Department at 631-324-0806, ext. 13 or 14. You can also email email@example.com.
Opening Reception: The Museum at Guild Hall will host an on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is no admission fee.
Author's Night: The East Hampton Library will host its annual at the library on Saturday at 5 p.m. More than 120 authors will be on-hand to meet guests and sign books. This year, founding co-chairs Alec Baldwin and Barbara Goldsmith will welcome Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Dick Cavett, Tom Colicchio, Lynn Sherr, Dava Sobel and many more. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served to guests during the meet and greet. Tickets to attend are $100 for the book signing only and $250 for the dinner, which also includes entry into the book signing. For more information, call 631-324-0222.
Cocktail Party: Authors Harper Dimmerman and Tracy Stern will host at Hamptons Players Club on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and will benefit the charity, which provides heart patients and their families with support through a home-like haven and a nurturing community of resources. For tickets, visit http://harboringheartssummercocktails.eventbrite.com/
Chef Talk: , a summer series at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, presents Chef Marcus Samuelsson on Sunday at 11 a.m. Samuelsson will be interviewed by Florence Fabricant. Tickets are $15 for the public and $13 for members with a book signing to follow. To purchase tickets, call 631-324-4050.
Children's Fair: The on Sunday, from 2 to 5:30 p.m., will have a pirate's theme this year and take place at the Gardiner Farm. The event is free.
Barbecue: The Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton will host its on Sunday at 1 p.m. For more information, call 631-324-5313.
Wine and Music: Wolffer Estate Vineyard is hosting throughout the summer at the Wine Stand on Montauk Highway from 5 p.m. until sunset every Friday and from 5:30 p.m. to sunset every Saturday. Live music will be playing until the sun sets, while wine is served by the bottle and the glass. Cheese and charcuterie plates are available for purchase. For more information, call 631-537-5106, ext. 25.
Outdoor Movie: "The Thin Man" will be shown outdoors at Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton on Friday at 9 p.m. The screening is part of a summer series known as , which is presented in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival. All films are free and you may bring beach chairs, blankets and a picnic.
Music: The family and friends of Brian Little invite you to enjoy a special evening with wines from the Channing Daughters Winery and flavorful nibbles amid the picturesque Channing Sculpture Garden on Friday at 6 p.m. — star of Broadway’s recent production of "South Pacific" — will sing melodies from our heritage, which will tug at the heartstrings, inspire memories of childhood landscapes and echo in your memory. The performance is part of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. Tickets are $100.
Carnival: The will take place at Haven's Beach in Sag Harbor throughout the weekend from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be games, rides and food.
Fireworks: The Sag Harbor Fireman's Carnival will host on Friday night at dusk.
Sunset Benefit Cruise: Rikki and Jerome Shaw will host the , a sunset cruise to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation on Sunday at 5 p.m. in Sag Harbor. The cruise will sail from the Sag Harbor Yacht Club. Tickets are $500 and can be purchased through www.petphilanthropycircle.com/starlight. Space is limited.
Benefit and Exhibition Preview: The Southampton Cultural Center will host on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fine art will be on display from more than 30 artists from Latin America and Caribbean Diaspora. The event will honor artist advocate Grace Y. Ingelton and she will receive the 365 Art for Change Award during the Gala for having mentored several generations of artists through the organization, which she helped found. Tickets are $125. They can be purchased at www.globalartsmediainc.com.
Summer Gala: , an evening to benefit the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays will take place on Dune Beach on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The gala is co-chaired by Ellen Scarborough, Beth Ostrosky Stern and Christopher Obetz. Music will be provided by Jetty Four and there will be live animals, live auction, clam bake and dancing. Individual tickets are $200. Tickets can be purchased through www.wildliferescuecenter.org/events. For more information, call 631-728-4200.
Carnival: will take place throughout the weekend on the grounds of the Francis Gabreski Airport. The carnival will take place from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. through August 12.
Music: will be at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. This collaborative band was founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and features vocalist Joan Osborne. Tickets for this performance are $65, $55, and $45. To purchase tickets by phone, call 631-288-1500.
Psychic: , an internationally renowned psychic, will be at the Westhampton Free Library on Saturday at 5 p.m. Rand will be discussing her book, "I'm Not Dead, I'm Different" and will hold spirit readings for audience members. Presented by Books & Books, admission to this event is free. For more information, call 631-288-3335.
Music: will be at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Lang will perform songs from her new album "Sing It Loud" with her new band, The Siss Boom Bang. Tickets are $226 and $176. To purchase tickets, call 631-288-1500.
Author Talk: Author will be at the Westhampton Free Library on Sunday at 3 p.m. to discuss her new psychological thriller, "The Line Between Here and Gone." Admission to this event is free.
Seafood Party: The East Quogue Fire Department will host its on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the East Quogue Firehouse. The evening will feature live music by the Filthy Crickets. There will be a raw bar, games of chance and raffles. Tickets are $50.
Author Talk: The Conversations with the Author Series at the Quogue Library presents author on Sunday at 5 p.m. Coban will be on-hand to discuss his book, "Stay Close." A book signing and reception will follow the discussion. Admission for this event is $15. People are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as they cannot be guaranteed the day of the event. To purchase tickets, call 631-653-4224 ext.4.