In Town For The Unlocked Foundation’s Summer Summit? Here Are 10 Things To Do This Weekend In The Hamptons

The Unlocked Foundation, a women-founded nonprofit, is on a mission to empower women to take brave steps to close the wealth gaps in their own lives. The foundation is holding a Summer Summit in the Hamptons this week. Our friends at Unlocked have asked us to create a guide for guests visiting for the weekend in and around the East Hampton area.

The 1770 House. Photo by Doug Young

1. Food, Wine, & Cocktails

Visit one of East Hampton’s restaurants. A few include 1770 House, Bostwick’s on the Harbor, Nick & Toni’s, Citta Nuova, Si Si, Village Bistro, Fresno, Sant Ambroeus, Blue Parrot, or Wayan & Ma•dé. For wine, visit the Wölffer Estate wine stand on Saturday at 5 PM for live music by Hello Brooklyn. For a cocktail, enjoy the Aperitivo Sunset Cocktail Hour at The Baker House 1650 from 5 to 8 PM, Wednesday to Saturday.

2. Guild Hall’s Clothesline Art Sale

Guild Hall in East Hampton presents its annual Clothesline Art Sale on Saturday, June 22, from 9 AM to 2 PM. Art lovers can search for their next masterpiece at this beloved and affordable art tradition in the Hamptons since 1946. Works range in price from $75 to $3500. Throughout its history, artists like Alfonso Ossorio, James Brooks, John Little, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Elaine and Willem de Kooning have shared pieces to support Guild Hall.

3. Afternoon Tea At The Baker House 1650

Afternoon Tea at Baker House 1650 will be held on Sunday, June 23, from 1:30 to 4 PM. The tea will offer Champagne, caviar, tea sandwiches, sweet treats, and a Plain-T tea menu.

Photo by Richard Lewin

4. Visit LongHouse Reserve

Visit LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton’s 16-acre sculpture garden and nature sanctuary. Visitors are drawn to LongHouse’s permanent installations, including pieces by Buckminster Fuller, Sol Lewitt, and Yoko Ono and renowned loans by Daniel Arsham and Ai Weiwei. The season opened with “Full Circle: Toshiko Takaezu and Friends,” in conjunction with the Noguchi Museum’s retrospective of the artist’s work, both curated by Glenn Adamson.

Kygo. Photo by Johannes Lovund

5. Palm Tree Festival

Palm Tree Festival returns to the Hamptons on Saturday, June 22, with performances by Swedish House Mafia, Kygo, Sofi Tukker, and others. 

Vanessa Gordon. Photos by BFA / Madison McGaw

6. Hamptons Interactive Brunch

Vanessa Gordon is set to host the fifth Annual Hamptons Interactive Brunch at a private estate in Water Mill on Saturday, June 22. The event will raise funds for Francesco’s Foundation, a charity that works to promote hope and prevent teen suicide. Guests can look forward to enjoying gourmet tasting and beverage stations, shopping at designer trunk shows, receiving complimentary beauty and spa treatments, and exploring a curated gifting suite.

7. Hampton Vintage Marketplace

Hampton Vintage, a luxury marketplace, will kick off its summer in Amagansett at the American Legion on Sunday, June 23, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Shop handmade treasures, vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories.

8. Shopping

While there are too many to name, pick one of the nearby villages to stroll and shop the many local boutiques. You can find many wonderful spots on the Main Streets of Sag Harbor, Amagansett, East Hampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Montauk, and Westhampton Beach.

9. Catch A Show

Joy Behar presents her new show “My First Ex-Husband” with Susie Essman, Tovah Feldshuh, and Sherri Shepherd at Bay Street Theater on Saturday, June 22, at 8 PM. The Southampton Arts Center presents “Tru,” the play based on the words and works of Truman Capote starring Patrick Christiano, on Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

10. Chris Kelly Exhibit At The Leiber Collection

An exhibition of Chris Kelly’s paintings and sculptures will open at The Leiber Collection in Springs on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, from 1 to 4 PM. On Sunday, June 23, at 4 PM, an artist reception and discussion on “The Truth and Beauty Paradox” will occur. Also on view is the permanent collection of pieces from handbag designer Judith Leiber and artist Gerson Leiber.

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