What To Do In The Hamptons This July

Jing Yang | July 1, 2019 | Lifestyle


Fourth of July fireworks over Shinnecock Bay

Living Floral at BookHampton
Flower magazine editor Margot Shaw and florist Michael Grim will sign their new gardening tome, Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers. Free, BookHampton East Hampton, bookhampton.com

Annual American Picnic with Grucci Fireworks
The Southampton Fresh Air Home will light up Shinnecock Bay with a fireworks display orchestrated to patriotic music. The picnic’s proceeds contribute to more than 40% of the organization’s annual expenses for helping children. Tickets $300, Shinnecock Bay, Southampton, sfah.org

Halsey House Gala 2019
Guests will enjoy sunset cocktails with Herbert & Rist Wines and Liquors in a festive tent with hors d’oeuvres by Robbins Wolfe. Tickets from $200, Thomas Halsey House, Southampton, southamptonhistory.org

Midsummer Party
More than 500 creatives and art aficionados—including honorees Maya Lin and Louise and Leonard Riggio—will gather for cocktails, dinner, an auction and a late-night party. Tables from $15,000, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, parrishart.org

SOFO’s 30th Anniversary Summer Gala Benefit
The party will include dancing to the 1980s sound of The Groove Band, a special tasting menu, a buffet dinner by Elegant Affairs Catering and both silent and live auctions. VIP tickets $1,400, The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, Bridgehampton, sofo.org

Maria Bacardi - Duele Album Premiere in East Hampton
As part of a benefit concert in support of musical programming, Maria Bacardi, David Oquendo and Edgaro Gonzalez perform from their newly released album, Duele, fusing romantic mid-20th century Cuban boleros with contemporary rhythms. Tickets $32-$100, Guild Hall, East Hampton, guildhall.org

Tabula Rasa: 26th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction
The annual gala unites the worlds of art, music, theater, design, architecture and fashion. All funds support the center’s year-round artist residency and education programs, which provide an environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work. Dinner tickets from $1,500, Watermill Center, Water Mill, watermillcenter.org


Photography by: Tom Fitzgerald/society in focus