Pride Celebration @ LongHouse

Hamptons Pride celebrated with a Fundraiser at LongHouse on Sunday.

June 26, 2022:  Hamptons Pride, the East End’s new LGBTQ+ nonprofit that brought you the first Pride parade in the history of the Hamptons celebrated at LongHouse on Sunday. 

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East Hampton First Pride Parade 2022

June 4, 2022: East Hampton First Ever PRIDE Parade 2022: with Patrick Christiano, Publisher of TheaterLife.com and Jerry Larsen, the Mayor of East Hampton,, community leaders and over 500 people in support of Gay Pride, organized by Tom House.

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Windfall @ Bay Street Theater

Director Jason Alexander, Dylan S. Wallach, Spencer Garrett, Badia Farha, Talia Thiesfield, Ro Boddie, Abigail Isom, Playwright Scooter Pietsch – Photo: Barry Gordin

Jason Alexander directs the East Coast Premiere of Windfall, an absurd farce, at Bay Street Theater

By: Patrick Christiano

June 7, 2022:  After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is back with a bang. They launched their 2022 Mainstage Summer Season with the East coast premiere of Windfall, an outrageous farce with a distinctly dark edge, by Scooter Pietsch. Directed by television icon Jason Alexander, who created the role of George Costanza on television’s Seinfeld, the absurd comedy is about the fallout that ensues when five office workers risk their life savings to win a $500 million dollar lottery.

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ARF

ARF Designer Auction & Preview Cocktail Party  

Join ARF Hamptons on Saturday, May 28, for the 2022 ARF Designer Auction & Preview Cocktail Party from 6 to 8 PM at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop, 17 Poxabogue Lane in Sagaponack. The cocktail reception will celebrate the launch of ARF’s online auction (May 28 – June 7) featuring furniture and decorative items for the home donated by longstanding friends and ARF adopters, including some of the most admired designers, artisans, and dealers in the country. All proceeds will benefit the cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center. Advance tickets $200, at the door $225. Tickets and bidding at give.arfhamptons.org/arfauction.

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LongHouse Gardens

LongHouse hosted a conversation with Steven & William Ladd and opened their Gardens on April 30th

May 1, 2022:  Spring is here and the LongHouse Gardens in East Hampton are open and filled with new growth in every corner. Spring is the perfect moment for an invigorating visit to the magnificent 16 acre sculpture garden. Many people from the surrounding area did exactly that on April 30. Snowdrops, daffodils and hellebores take center stage in the spring as well as their earliest flowering trees, a delight on near perfect day, weatherwise.

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Johnathan Nash Glynn Opening

Jonathan Nash Glynn, Susan Bratton and Jonathan Gordon

Jonathan Nash Glynn Solo Show at Colm Rowan Fine Art in East Hampton

April 24, 2022: Over 100 people attended the opening reception of Jonathan Nash Glynn’s abstract paintings at Colm Rowan Fine Art in East Hampton, on Saturday, April 23. This was his first solo show at this three-year old gallery, located at 55 Main Street in East Hampton, in the walkway next to the Ralph Lauren barn. Art lovers milled around the gallery and into the walkway and courtyard. Among them were musician G.E. Smith and former East Hampton Town Councilman Jeff Bragman. 

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Summer 2022 at WHBPAC

Tracy Morgan

Musical Legends, Broadway stars and Renowned Comedians including Tracy Morgan, Kenny G., Paul Anka, Keb’Mo, Kelli O’Hara, Jay Leno, Taj Mahal, Chris Isaak, Michael Feinstein, Rita, Rudner, and more are set to perform live at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center this Summer.

April 3, 2022:  An exciting and eclectic array of stars are set to perform this Summer at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC). Highlights from the May June lineup include Iconic comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for his work on 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. He heats things up in May when he takes the stage on May 14. Kenny G promises an evening of smooth jazz on June 4th when the renowned Saxophonist and top selling instrumentalist performs.

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ARF

Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Holiday Celebration, MERRY MADOO AND ARF, TOO @ Madoo Conservancy Saturday, December 11th 10am to 4pm.

December 9 2021: The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) and Madoo Conservancy will be hosting their joint community-wide holiday celebration, “Merry Madoo and ARF, Too,” on Saturday, December 11 from 10am-4pm for a day of local shopping and holiday cheer.

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ARF Food Pantry

Photo: Will Yennie.

ARF PET FOOD PANTRY – NEW LOCATION – BRIDGEHAMPTON!! –

September 11, 2021: While the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons ARF Adoption Center is under construction please join us Saturday, September 18, at Petco in the Bridgehampton Commons, 2044 Montauk Hwy, from 12 to 3 PM for the monthly Pet Food Pantry to donate or pick up cat and/or dog food. Cat food is greatly needed. More at www.arfhamptons.org

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Hampton Classic 2021

Daniel Bluman Gemma W_Grand Prix winner_LONGINES jump

The 45th Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton.   

September 7, 2021: The 45th Hampton Classic Horse Show ended Sunday, September 5th, on a near perfect day, weather wise, and the fans were not disappointed. Canceled last year due to COVID, there was a renewed enthusiasm at last Sunday’s opening on another gorgeous day. The spirited week-long competition was complimented by more outstanding weather for the return of one of the season’s s most anticipated events

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Guild Hall

Annabella Sciorra, Catherine Curtin, Joy Behar, Brenda Vaccaro, Irene Sofia Lucio, Matt Servitto, Steven Weber, Dave Quay Photo: Barry Gordin

Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, is presenting a staged reading of Crisis in Queens, a funny new play by Joy Behar.

September 4, 2021:  Joy Behar, the co-host of The View, a versatile humorist, commentator, comedienne and writer is branching out into playwriting with a witty new play, Crisis in Queens. Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, is presenting the debut staged reading of the full-length comedy on Friday and Saturday of Labor day weekend at 8pm.  When Josh Gladstone, the Artistic Director of Guild Hall, brought Joy to the stage of The John Drew Theater on Friday evening she said, “I just want to laugh and have a good time.” Yes, that is what we came for, Joy’s brand of humor, and she did not disappoint. The reading on Friday, although a tiny bit long, was a peak at a humorous work in progress. There is meat on those bones but the playwright needs to trim the fat. In Behar’s tale, set in Queens, relationships are hard, and marriage is work. 

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Guild Hall

Sierra Boggess, Tony Yazbeck

Crazy For You closed out the Stroman Presents series at Guild Hall with Broadway superstars, Tony Yazbeck and Sierra Boggess.

August 31, 2021:  Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, closed out their star-studded weekend of Stroman Presents with Crazy For You. On Sunday Stroman, who won the first of her five Tony Awards for choreographing the original 1992 Broadway production, brought a marvelous cast, which included Tony Yazbeck, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, and Dee Hoty to perform a few of the classic George and Ira Gershwin songs. Tony Yazbeck’s dazzling dancing was a highlight of the splendid evening, along with the surprise guest appearance by Josh Gladstone, the Artistic Director of Guild Hall.

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Stroman @ Guild Hall

Susan Stroman, Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick, Brad Oscar Photo: Barry Gordin

Susan Stroman Presents a LIVE IN PERSON weekend with Broadway stars, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Brad Oscar, Tony Yazbeck, Terrence Mann, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, Dee Hoty, and more.

August 28, 2021:  Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, is presenting a star-studded weekend of Stroman Presents!  That of course is the legendary, 5-time Tony winning choreography/directory Susan Stroman. On each evening, Friday through Sunday, some of Broadway’s biggest talents will take the stage of the John Drew Theater. The series kicked-off on Friday with Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, and Brad Oscar, who joined Stroman, known to the Theater world as Stro, to reminisce on the 20th anniversary of The Producers, which she directed and choreographed. They performed some of their songs and Mel Brooks made a live appearance via zoom. 

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The New Group

Abby Merrill, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tamika Lawrence, Jennifer Damiano

Cocktails on the lawn showcased songs from The New Group’s upcoming new musical, Black No More, opening January 2022 at the Signature.

August 27, 2021: Scott Elliott, Founding Artistic Director of The New Group, and Abby Merrill, the Board President, hosted “Cocktails on the Lawn” at Abby’s home in Quoque. The meet and mingle on Thursday celebrated The New Group’s return to live theater in January 2022 with Black No More. Broadway stars Brandon Victor Dixon and Tamika Lawrence performed emotional renditions of songs from the new musical, originally slated for Fall 2020.

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Broadway Visits the East End

Orfeh & Andy Karl, Photo: Barry Gordin

By: Iris Wiener

August 18, 2021: Calissa in Water Mill, a restaurant that is likened to Mykonos in the Hamptons, continues to bring major performers to the restaurant this summer and fall. The restaurant’s Broadway Out East performance series, produced by Dear Evan Hansen concertmaster Justin Smith, kicked off with Clay Aiken and will host stars including Broadway’s magnificent couple Orfeh and Andy Karl (Legally Blonde and Pretty Woman) on Thursday, August 19th. In coming weeks, Joshua Henry (Carousel) will perform on August 26th and five-time Emmy nominee, star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Broadway great Tituss Burgess will share his talents on September 2nd. 

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