It’s like we snapped our fingers, and just like that…it’s August! As the end of summer approaches, here are the events, pop-ups, and hot spots you need to know about!
BY ERIC VINER
Guild Hall’s Annual Summer Gala
Friday, August 4, 5 p.m.
The Annual Summer Gala is celebrating Guild Hall’s beautifully renovated building and grounds, featuring an art-filled evening honoring Trustee Ken Wyse. Guests will enjoy a special preview of an immersive installation by artist Leo Villareal, known for his light sculptures using LED technology and computer-driven imagery. The beautiful scenery of Mulford Farm is the backdrop for drinks, dinner, a surprise performance, and dancing by DJ Mick.
Southampton Hospital Summer Party
Saturday, August 5, 6 p.m.
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 65th Annual Summer Party is returning in person this year. The theme is a “Night at the Colony Hotel,” in partnership with Sarah and Andrew Wetenhall, owners of The Colony Hotel Palm Beach. Guests will be transported to The Colony Hotel’s pink paradise for one night only in Southampton via cocktails with the hotel’s iconic beach cart, umbrellas, loungers, and pink and green floral installations by Lewis Miller. American Idol alum Christiaan Padavan will perform during the cocktail hour followed by DJ Oli Benz.
St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Hope in the Hamptons
Saturday, August 5, 7 p.m
Presented by Marcum Foundation, join for an evening under the stars for Hope in the Hamptons, benefiting the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Guests will enjoy crafted cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live music by Mark Rivera and the Rockin’ Soul Stars. All proceeds from this event help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food.
East Hampton Library Authors Night
Saturday, August 12, 5 p.m.
Authors Night is the most highly anticipated literary event of the season. The event features a star-studded ensemble of authors, who participate in book signings, discussions, and meet-and-greets with attendees. The authors come from a range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature. In addition to appearances by writers, Authors Night also includes a cocktail reception and a book sale. Attendees can purchase signed copies of the participants’ books.
Southampton Arts Center SummerFest
Saturday, August 19
SAC’s SummerFest benefit and culinary arts festival is one of the most popular events of the summer. The event features a cocktail reception, dinner, live music, and auction. Guests will be invited to stroll through the galleries and grounds to experience SAC’s current exhibition. Attendees can mingle with artists and members of the cultural community, while enjoying the beautiful setting of Southampton Village.
Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Sunday, August 27–September 3, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily
As the end of summer approaches, one of the horse world’s favorite Labor Day traditions, the Hampton Classic, is set to get underway. The Hampton Classic showcases the highest levels of show-jumping competition at a world-class venue. Top equestrians from around the world join to compete in the Classic. National champion hunter competitors, Olympic medalists, and scores of children and adult amateurs make up the field, riding more than 1,500 horses entered each year. The show also features over 80 boutiques, an international food court, pony rides, a petting zoo, and much more.
Sakara Life’s meal subscriptions have been a favorite among Hamptonites. The brand is now partnering with SoulCycle to pop up with a first-of-its-kind outpost at The Barn. The pop-up will be stocked weekly with fresh meal options, after-workout grab-and-go snacks, and more. A must try is the anti-inflammatory green smoothie, after your workout at The Barn. You won’t be disappointed!
CURIO at Project Hamptons
CURIO, the retail concept store located in the Faena District in Miami, has partnered with Project Hamptons to launch its first-ever residency in the heart of Bridgehampton. At Project Hamptons, they aim to bring luxury brands and retailers under one roof as a stand-alone shopping experience, complemented by pop-ups with other brands and designers, weekly trunk shows, runway shows, celebrity book signings, and bimonthly charitable events that benefit local charities and organizations, as well as daily fitness classes prior to opening hours.
Downtown NYC hotspot, GoldBar, has landed in the Hamptons. Located at the edge of Southampton Village, you will be immersed into the nightlife spot of the Hamptons. GoldBar, which just celebrated 16 years in Little Italy, has hosted a slew of celebrities over the years, including Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, Jennifer Aniston, Cardi B and Justin Bieber. Plus, there’s a disco ball to boogie all night, too!