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Events Calendar

The Third Annual Memories Matter

The Third Annual Memories Matter event will feature interactive interviews and commentary and the musical performance by country artist Jay Allen. Every year, Memories Matter shines a light on the impact Alzheimer’s has, particularly on younger generations, and shows the human and emotional aspect of the disease. Several members of ADDF’s Young Professional’s Committee will share their personal family connections with Alzheimer’s.

All proceeds from Memories Matter support the ADDF's mission to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer's and related diseases.

When: Tuesday, July 21st, 2020, 7:00 p.m

Where: To register for the free online virtual event, visit

For information, contact or 212-901-7990

The 5 Best Holiday Lights Displays in the Hamptons


It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays. If your spirit is, let's say, less festive than usual, leave it to some devoted holiday enthusiasts to light your way. Here are our picks for an over-the-top bright extravaganza that will definitely work its magic.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or just enjoy the spirit of December, these are the best and safest places to look at holiday lights throughout the Hamptons.

See also: Holiday Entertaining with James Aguiar and Lillet


Riverhead Holiday Show

149 Edwards Ave, Calverton / Website

The pandemic did not stop Riverhead Holiday Light Show and its annual debut. The title of the largest drive-thru light show in Suffolk County is legit and quite amusing. Until December 30th, witness some of the greatest light displays and music to get into the holiday groove. Tickets go fast, so claim yours online at online.

Christmas House Long Island

1241 Old Country Rd, Riverhead / Website

The Christmas House experience is one like no other. Walkthrough its 10 rooms filled with Christmas lights, sounds and holiday vibes! You better be on Santa’s nice list, because a socially-distant Daddy Noel will be available to snap an Instagrammable pic. The train leaves soon, so claim your ticket to the North Pole.


Light Up The Harbor

Sag Harbor Historical Society ushers in the holiday spirit a little differently this year. On Dec. 20 at 2 p.m., come witness the holiday home decorating contest awards ceremony, performances by the Dickens Carolers outside the Annie Cooper Boyd House and an East End history book sale. Lighted boats will set the harbor at 5:30 p.m. a post-sunset glow around the Silver Lake Harbor. This holiday celebration will be one for the books!



Herrick Park, 67 Newtown Lane, East Hampton

There have been drive-thru movies, restaurants, and more, but this year, Chabad presents the ultimate drive-thru, Hanukkah style! Join Chabad for the ultimate festival of lights at Herrick Park at 4 p.m. Reserve a menorah to be on top of your car for the best drive-thru swagger yet. This Sunday, Dec. 13th at 3:30 p.m. Get ready to honk if you love Hanukkah.


Amagansett: The Flagpole at Atlantic Avenue and Main Street; Montauk: 95 S Emerson Ave, Montauk / Website

Hanukkah oh Hanukkah, come light the Menorah on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 7 p.m. in Montauk or Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 4:30 p.m. in Amagansett. Socially distant and COVID-sensitive, don't be afraid to come see the magic of the lights at The Flag Pole in Amagansett or Kirk Park in Montauk. Chanukah treats and deets are available online.

Hamptons Doc Fest 2020: Three Movies You Need to See


Many things may have been canceled this year, but the Hamptons Doc Fest is still on! Through December 13, the ten-day virtual online experience features 35 great documentary films that can be watched in the warmth and comfort of your home.

Grab snacks and stream our top three movie picks straight from your living room!

Fish & Men

There really are not better fish to fry than FISH & MEN, a documentary revealing the threats of commercial fishing. This film highlights the public health concerns through consumer choice, which predicts the global seafood economy. Zooming in on Gloucester, MA, America’s oldest fishing port, the film highlights the high percentage of imported fish and how this economy sells cheap fish for a high cost. Shedding light on the issues in the fishing economy, the film emphasizes the urgency and importance of change in the economic model.

Barney’s Wall: Portrait of a Game Changer

Barney Rosset, the renowned Grove Press publisher, cultural-political activist and filmmaker has been named a badass for more reasons than one. Still, his literary censorship, sexual taboos and racial bigotry took a toll on his career in the 1950s. His work was considered radical at the time, publishing and promoting writers such as Malcolm X and William Burroughs, frustrating yet changing the American culture. This documentary focuses on his lasting impact as a prominent figure in this nation's changing beliefs and morals. Through interviews with his friends, family and those he influenced, his legacy is most certainly lasting and never forgotten.

A Crime On The Bayou

The film is set on the Louisiana bayou, where Gary Duncan notices some white boys tormenting his cousin outside of an integrating school. That same night, Gary is arrested, altering the course of his life forever. His defense is a young Jewish lawyer, Richard Sobol, who agrees to defend Gary. A journey that eventually leads to the Supreme Court, this film highlights persistence and bravery. Duncan v. Louisiana is a major case that has affected numerous trials across the country, shedding light on racial inequality.

Hamptons Project #4 Forgiveness

Join us for a viewing of a provacative 20-minute film on "Forgiveness" followed by a dialogue on the impact of these subjects on our lives.

Time: Wednesday, September 18, 6-8PM

Location: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton

Limited seats available, please rsvp to:

Hamptons Project #5 Black & White

Join us for a viewing of a provacative 20-minute film on "Black & White" followed by a dialogue on the impact of these subjects on our lives.

Time: Tuesday, November 12, 6-8PM

Location: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton

Limited seats available, please rsvp to:

2019 East Hampton House & Garden Tour

The East Hampton Historical Society's annual fundraiser highlights Hamptons architecture through five historical and modern homes, from an Amagansett beach house to an East Hampton abode inspired by local inns. In addition, a kick-off cocktail party on Nov. 29 will be held at the Maidstone Club.

Time: Saturday, November 30, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Price: $65 in advance; $75 day-of

Yoga for The Retreat

Come join us for a by-donation yoga class this Friday!

When: Friday, June 30th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor

Why: All donations from this yoga class will be donated to "THE RETREAT," a domestic violence service on the East End!

Suggested Donation: $20 per person

Questions? Contact Ella Parker at

32 Bridge St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

The Can't-Miss Events of the Holiday Season

’Tis the season to be social—check out our roundup of can’t-miss events happening right here in the Hamptons.


The Sensational Soul Cruisers will rock the house for one night only.


11/23: THE MET: LIVE IN HD—Philip Glass’ Akhnaten (Met Premiere)

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo will headline American composer Philip Glass’ contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. The stunning production by Phelim McDermott will feature acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. 1-5pm, tickets $23, Guild Hall,

12/6-8: Hampton Ballet Theatre School presents The Nutcracker

The season’s most lauded production returns for three enchanting evenings. Hampton Ballet Theatre School students will transport the audience to a land where angels, snowflakes and flowers dance as Clara saves the Nutcracker Prince from the evil Mouse King. The ballet is choreographed by the director of HBTS, Sara Jo Strickland, with costumes designed and handsewn by Yuka Silvera and lighting design by Sebastian Paczynski. Times vary, tickets $20-$50, John Drew Theater,


11/12-12/1: Literature Live! Presents A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play A Raisin in the Sun chronicles the tragedies and triumphs of the Younger family set in 1959 Chicago. Witness the unforgettable story during its limited run at the theater. Times vary, tickets $20-$55, Bay Street Theater,

11/30: All Star Comedy: Special Late-Night Edition

Looking to laugh? Don’t miss this comedy show hosted by comedian Joseph Vecsey with Dante Nero and Ayanna Dookie. The one-night-only affair is sure to leave you in happy tears. 9:30pm, tickets $30, Bay Street Theater,


11/16: Shaun Gladwell, Lynsey Peisinger, Andrina Smith

12/14: Emily Furr, Dawn Kasper, Ni’Ja Whitson,
Sasha Wortzel

Join the center for its ongoing series of open rehearsals, workshops, artist talks and studio visits, where it will invite the community to engage with the work of its international artists-in-residence. Attendees will gain unique insight into the creative process of artists through the intimate, direct engagement-focused sessions. 2pm, free, The Watermill Center,


11/10-4/2021: What we see, How we see—The Permanent Collection

Each year, the museum creates a new show inspired by important artists drawn from the Parrish’s permanent collection of more than 3,000 works. This year’s seven-gallery installation features paintings and works on paper by a wide range of artists, including a gift from the Saul Steinberg Foundation, American Landscapes from the 19th to 21st centuries, and Circles, Squares and Squiggles. Hours vary, tickets $12, Parrish Art Museum,


Artists Choose Artists

The three-month exhibition will highlight the unconventional relationships among the multigenerational artist community of the East End. Seven notable artist jurors selected two artists based on submissions and studio visits. The duos include Lillian Ball with Scott Bluedorn and Janet Culbertson, Valerie Jaudon, abstract painter, with Janet Goleas and Bastienne Schmidt, and more. The works include painting, sculpture, photography, prints and mixed media. Hours vary, tickets $12, Parrish Art Museum,


12/6-7: Holiday Spectacular—East Meets West

WHBPAC’s Arts Academy and Our Fabulous Variety Show team up to feature over 50 student performers, ages 5 to 85, alongside professional singers and dancers for a holiday fete for the books. Expect both new and old mashups of songs, dances and theatrics for the season. Times vary, tickets $25, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center,

12/28: Destination Motown featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers

The Sensational Soul Cruisers, an 11-man vocal harmony group, will rock the stage for one night only. Don’t miss their soulful spins blending the classic sounds of Philly soul, Motown, disco, stax and the music of The Temptations, Four Tops, Chicago, The Trammps, Earth, Wind & Fire and many more favorites. 8pm, tickets $55, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center,

Macari Wine Dinner at Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Gurney's Montauk will host a special, six-course wine dinner with Macari Vineyards of the North Fork. On Dec. 27, chefs Dane Sayles and Jeremy Blutstein will prepgare Mecox Bay Dairy ricotta gnocchi paired with 2016 syrah and Maine halibut saucisson cassoulet alongside 2015 Cabernet Franc Reserve, alongside other pairings. $80 plus tax and gratuity, Regent Lounge at Gurney's Montauk

Wölffer Estate Vineyards Seasonal Events
Dec. 22
Wölffer Estate Vineyards' holiday celebration includes festive decor, live music, floral arrangement class, brandy tastings, special cocktails and menu offerings. (Brandy tastings will be offered Dec. 22 and 28, as well.)
Dec. 26
The Boxing Day Celebration in the tasting room features live music and prizes for a holiday raffle.
Jan. 31st
The tasting room will stay open and festive until 8 p.m. and offer special pricing on the vineyards Noblesse. 139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack,