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And, once again, Palminteri is bringing his show biz acumen to the Manhattan Film Institute’s sixth annual North Fork summer workshop series. Running through Sunday, this intensive acting and directing retreat – started by actor, producer, and Orient resident Tony Spiridakis and his partner Lisa Gillooly -- offers courses in cinematography, writing, editing, acting, and directing. Classes take place at Peconic Landing’s historic Brecknock Hall, with scenes being shot throughout the Village of Greenport – showcasing a number of local businesses. Palminteri leads acting and directing workshops, and he said that the mode is the same, but different. “Acting you have to explain to the person – and the person has to have some kind of innate ability, but there is always the possibility of improvement. There are lots of actors who improved as they honed their craft – look at Michael Douglas in ‘The Streets of San Francisco.’ He was okay. But as he got older and more experienced, and worked harder at it, he got really good. I think you start to relax as you learn, and you let the emotions out. There’s all of

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Chazz Palminteri. Mr. DropThe-Mug in The Usual Suspects, Mr. “Find-Out-What-ThisClosure-Is” in Analyze This, Mr. “Now-Yous-Can’t-Leave” in his semi-autobiographical A Bronx Tale, Mr. “You’re-A-HorribleActress” in Bullets Over Broadway. One would be hard-pressed to think of a favorite role from his 50-plus movies and numerous TV appearances, but everyone knows that face and that voice.

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His own kids, Dante and Gabriella, are in show business as well. “They’re getting successful, and they’re talented, but they work very hard at it – they study and they really push themselves, and that’s success,” he said. “I think the key is, if you want to be in this business, work really hard and get used to hearing the word ‘no.’”

these emotions – anger, passion, sorrow, hate, love – they all have a valve. And you have to learn how to hit all of them.” Directing is different, Palminteri explained. “You need to really be prepared with a plan, what you want the tone of the movie to be. Can the tone change? Yes, but at least you have to have an idea. Do you have to storyboard everything? No, but you need a vision. A really great director sees the movie but also is very collaborative with the crew. If a first AD, or anybody, comes up with a great idea, use it! Everything comes through the director’s eye, but a really great director listens to the people they work with, too.” Palminteri’s one-man show, A Bronx Tale, in which he played all of the parts that were loosely based on characters from the old neighborhood, was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro, then rebranded as a Broadway show directed by Jerry Zaks. It is now a full-blown successful Broadway musical which opened in 2016,

again directed by Zaks with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and the book by Palminteri. So what is it like to see your life portrayed in singing, dancing technicolor?

Palminteri laughed. “I just wrote A Bronx Tale to get noticed and to get an agent. It separated me from other actors, playing all 18 characters. The cast of the musical is great, there are already plans for a North American tour.” As if he weren’t busy enough, Palminteri also has several restaurants, including the newly-opened Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano on 46th Street, practically around the corner from where A Bronx Tale is playing. “It’s like a party every night,” he said. The restaurant has received high marks on Zagat, Yelp, and OpenTable.

He also is a partner in Bivi Sicilian Vodka, and he and his wife, Gianna, cofounded the Child Reach Foundation, which focuses on a cure for rare pediatric blood

Palminteri is enthusiastic about his participation with MFI. “Tony started this six years ago with Lisa. We wanted to open up a school with people who are doing it, who are professionals, to cater to young filmmakers – although you can be any age. They come out for two weeks, and get to work on their craft, making three-minute movies with some of the best teachers around.” Palminteri listed Bob Krakower – one of the best-known acting coaches – and actor-director Tony Goldwyn, along with Spiridakis and others. And the MFI website states that cinematographers are chosen “on ability and passion.”

“It’s a chance to work with the best of the best,” Palminteri said. “It’s a great thing. The reason why I continue to be involved with MFI is, we care about the people who go there. We’re not becoming rich over this. I personally think it’s one of the best schools in the country, where newcomers get to work with top professionals at a fair price.” To learn more about the upcoming films and workshops, visit www. manhattanfilminstitute.com.

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eBay hosted a benefit for Sag Harbor Cinema restoration project at Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor on July 3. 1. Eddie Burke Jr., Devin Wenig, Ron Kaplan, Eric Fischl, Matt Lauer, 2. Joe Zee, Katie Lee, 3. Joshua Fishbein, Thomas Woynar, 4. April Gornik, Eric Hadley.

Mark your calendars. On August 7, eBay for Charity will host an online auction featuring one-of-a-kind items and experiences that will 100 percent benefit the Sag Harbor Cinema restoration project. The experiences will range from concert tix and a meet-and-greet with Piano Man Billy Joel, to lunch with director Morgan Spurlock, to a 24

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An opening for Huntsman’s new NYC pied-a-terre was held at 130 West 57th on June 27. 1. Pierre Lagrange, 2. Jon Tietz, Zach Weiss, Ralph Fitzgerald, 3. Alex Redcliffe, Zachary Peck.

has another terribly chic pied-aterre on 57th St. Co-hosted by Ed Turco, Huntsman’s US director, this opening celebration was also in honor of a cutter-in-residence from across the pond. My pal, Anthony Peck, was on hand to represent his dad, Gregory Peck’s, wardrobe from

the Huntsman archives. You don’t think of inheriting suits as you would, say, the family jewels, but if they were created by a Huntsman tailor then they are crafted for generations. Continued On Page 74.


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The Hamptons premiere of Blind at UA Southampton Cinemas on July 2. 1. Cristina Greeven Cuomo, John Varvatos, Joyce Varvatos, Michael Mailer, 2. Lucia Hwong Gordon, Marla Helene, Janna Bullock, Azzy Parsiani, 3. Jane Pontarelli, Joe Pontarelli, Melissa Kassis, 4. Natalie Shorrock, Josh Danz, 5. Randi Schatz, Gary Ruth.

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The Blind NYC premiere was held at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on June 26. 1. Demi Moore, 2. Renee Willett, 3. TK Wonder, 4. Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin, 5. Eden Epstein, 6. Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q.

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The South Fork Natural History Museum presented its 28th annual summer gala, “A Journey Into The Wild,” on Saturday. The event honored Nejma and Peter Beard, Chris Fischer, and Alan Rabinowitz. Special guest hosts included Alex Guarnaschelli, Debra Halpert, and Kerry Heffernan. The event benefited SOFO’s educational and environmental programs and initiatives. 26

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MvVO ART, an innovative art venture dedicated to creating opportunities for artists, presented the launch of its newest art venture AD ART SHOW. AD ART SHOW held an art talk led by a panel of art and advertising experts entitled, “Is Advertising Home to the Next Big Name in Art?” at the Southampton Arts Center on July 5. 28

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Oreya Lounge in Southampton hosted a summer kickoff party sponsored by Belevedere on July 1.


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American Friends of the Open University of Israel hosted a luncheon and fashion extravaganza at the home of Ira and Ingeborg Rennert in Sagaponack on Friday to benefit the academic entity. A fashion show with informal modeling featured Ella Levy, Shoshanna, Eric Javits, and de Grisogono.

Co-chaired by Marion N. Waxman and Kim Heyman, the event was completely sold out. Over $47,000 from ticket sales went to support the Open University of Israel. Over 46,000 students are enrolled in the OUI, making this the largest university in Israel. It offers education to Israel Defense Forces,

Haredim, Ethiopian, Muslim, and Druze communities.

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Tripoli Gallery in Southampton presents “Emoji Portraits” by Yung Jake. The show is the solo exhibition by the Los Angelesbased creator. It will feature digital paintings ranging from 2015 to today, and marks the first presentation of his world-renowned emoji portraits in hard copy. In this exhibition, Yung Jake goes back to his core as a painter. Beginning young, Yung Jake began a series of self-portraits with oil paint while attending Bridgehampton High School.

Incorporating digital technology into his current work, Yung Jake’s emoji portraits showcase the same skills he developed painting portraits in his formative years.

Since 2015 he has been generating the body of work that is rooted in contemporary pop culture. Pieces feature movie cameras

speckling Leo’s jacket, rabbits on Bowie’s face, and green plants ornamenting Willow Smith’s forehead. Each painting is crafted from a grouping of diverse emojis.

A self-portrait is created from honey pots, hands, moons, paint palettes, treble clefs, and a biohazard sign centered between his eyes. Each emoji adds a new shade to his character. The show will be on view starting this Friday through August 14. A public reception will be held for the artist on Saturday from 7 to 9 PM, with an after-party following the event.

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Town Guide: Cristina Ottaviano

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hand-beading, and embroidery. Her romantic, elegant, and ultrafeminine collections are made in her West Village atelier in New York City and worn by the likes of Emily Ratajkowski and Petra Němcová.

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I was born and raised on the North Shore of Long Island so I’ve been vacationing in The Hamptons for a long time. It’s my go-to for relaxation, inspiration, exercise, shopping, great food, and gorgeous

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I love the fresh farmstands with their colorful array of fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, homemade jams, and fresh pies. I absolutely love sunflowers, so if I’m in Bridgehampton I always stop by the Hayground Market. They [sell] the most beautiful fresh flowers. Round Swamp Farm is another favorite of mine, with its new

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spot in Bridgehampton. They have a great fresh fish market and delicious homemade jams and baked goods.

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A Crazy Jewish Time

By Nicole Teitler

Things are getting “crazy Jewish” at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton this Friday. Kate Siegel and her mother, Kim Friedman, are the social media sensational motherdaughter team, with over 814,000 followers on Instagram, behind @ CrazyJewishMom. They will be discussing Siegel’s latest New York Times bestseller Mother, Can You Not? along with the struggles of having a real-life helicopter mom always on the hunt for a future husband for her daughter. Indy caught up with the very funny, and very real, duo. Kate, quitting your job at a large company to go out on your own must have been extremely nervewracking -- leaving behind benefits and a steady paycheck. What made you so ambitious to take that step? Kim: Don’t remind me! 401K! Benefits! It kills me!

Kate: Well, the moment I knew I had to quit was when I peed my Spanx. I was so sleep-deprived between my job and Instagram and trying to put together a coherent book proposal, that one highly groggy morning I forgot to pull my pants down in the bathroom on the way to work. It was getting to a point where everything was suffering, and I knew if I didn’t go all in on writing I would always regret it. Plus, the digital side of my business was ramping up at that point, so I

hoped I’d be able to make it work. Kim: Health insurance!

What’s your advice to others anxious to do the same but too timid to make the leap? Kim: Don’t! Keep your day job!

Kate: In a way, I agree with my mom. I think you have to be very careful. Unless there is a concrete opportunity you’re leaping for, I don’t think it’s smart to just jump first and ask questions later. Let’s be honest. Is mother always right? Kim: YES. Kate: No.

Name an embarrassing moment between you two that was face-toface. Has she chased boys away, accidentally asked the wrong person for his number in front of you, things like that? Kate: The first time I went to the gynecologist, my mother tried to force me to sing for my doctor. Kim: The doctor’s husband was a big Broadway producer. And Kate had just written a musical! We would be Hamilton right now if you had done it. What’s been some of the criticisms you’ve

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there’s something universal about the push-pull of the mother-daughter relationship.

Kate: On social, you get this very limited view of my mom, and she sometimes comes off as being this backwards, anti-feminist woman, when in reality that couldn’t be further from the truth. She’s actually a raging feminist. In addition to being a mom, she’s an accomplished television director: “Star Trek,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” nominated for an Emmy for “LA Law.” And she was working at a time when there were very few women working as directors. She really blazed the trail for every young woman working in media today, myself included.

Growing up, before boys got into the picture, what did your mother nag you about?

She has always and will always nag me, but she nags me toward the things that I want. I happen to be a heterosexual woman who wants to get married and have children. So it was important for me in writing my book to have the feminist side of my mom come through; it’s so central to who she is as a human, and I’m pleased with how that side of her is represented. What’s your typical Instagram demographic? Kate: Vaginas.

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Kim: Yes, very few penises show up to our events. Kate: But it’s not just Jewish. One of the most comments I see is -- Crazy Jewish Mom? This could be crazy Asian mom. Italian mom. Indian mom. Insert whatever mom. I think

Kim: Boys? She wasn’t allowed to LOOK at boys in high school.

Kate: Yeah, the focus was getting into college. The mantra was always, forget boys. Study, get into an Ivy League, and be a self-sufficient woman. Never depend on a man. What’s in the works? What’s next? Do you think you’ll ever get a 401K/full-time/bigcompany gig again? Kim: From your lips to God’s ears.

Kate: Who knows? We’re working on a lot of really exciting things right now. We recently started an advice column called @AskMomAndSpawn on crazyjewishmom.com, and that has been very fun. Also, I’m working on a scripted adaptation for television and a few other traditional media projects as well! Kim, what’s a definite “swipe no” and a reason to “swipe yes?” Kim: No mirror pix. Yes, picture with mom. Have people ever compared you Continued On Page 63.


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Intimate Apparel Shines

Bay Street’s second Mainstage offering of the season, Intimate Apparel by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, tells the story of Esther, an African American seamstress in 1905 New York, who creates luscious undergarments for both rich white clients and ladies of the night. Like one of Esther’s corsets, the production features rich interweavings that spring to life under the direction of Bay Street’s artistic director, Scott Schwartz.

Esther, confident of her own capabilities at the sewing machine, is less confident of her looks and her romantic future. Shy, reserved, and dedicated to her work, Esther thinks of herself as uninteresting, but longs to connect, and also is saving her pennies to one day realize her dream of opening a beauty parlor for “colored women.”

She begins a long-distance correspondence with George Armstrong, a man from Barbados working on the Panama Canal who has a way with words. Esther herself cannot write, but thanks to Mrs. Van Buren, her uptown client, she is able to respond. And then there is her complicated relationship with her Jewish fabric provider, Mr. Marks, and her friendship with Mayme, a whore with other talents as well. Of course, like the garments that Esther creates, much is hidden beneath the surface and gently revealed through the course of the evening. Kelly McCreary leads the cast as Esther, and does a remarkable job walking the line between being sort of the straight man of the piece, and keeping the audience on her side. She is the sun around whom the rest of the characters orbit – beautifully demonstrated by Jeff Cowie’s revolving set and a centerpiece bed that changes costumes more often than the actors.

And the costumes by Emilio Sosa go beyond mere dressing but are also characters, as different sections of the play are named after Esther’s creations, projected and highlighted

by Mike Billings’s lighting design. Michael Holland has created a Scott Joplinesque score which adds to the turn-of-the-century feel, along with Jill BC Du Boff ’s sound effects of horses on cobblestones and other era-appropriate noises.

Portia portrays Mrs. Dickson, Esther’s landlady/mother figure, who gets most of the funny lines, similar to the nurses and confidantes of the heroines in a Shakespeare play. Blake DeLong is adorable as Esther’s convoluted love interest – beholden to his religious code but clearly enamored with her. “It’s not often something so fine and delicate enters the store,” he says to her. About the fabric in his hands, of course. As George Armstrong, Esther’s penpal-turned-husband, Edward O’Blenis brings a masculine and edgy energy new to both Esther and the audience up until that point. It is both fascinating and supremely uncomfortable, as it is supposed to be.

But the most interesting relationship onstage is between the two women who never meet, and whose lives are the most disparate. If Esther is the sun, then Julia Motyka as Mrs. Van Buren and Shayna Small as Mayme are the two planets on opposite sides, and as far from each other as possible. And yet, they long for what the other has.

Mrs. Van Buren commissions Esther to create sexy underwear for her to belay her ennui with her husband and her life, while Mayme – who once stood a chance to be a concert pianist – seeks security and wealth. Every scene that features these two actresses shimmies and shines like the beads on Esther’s bustiers. Nottage wrote Intimate Apparel based on a photograph of one of her ancestors, a NYC seamstress who married a Barbadian, and specializes always in writing about, as she told UK’s The Guardian “people who have been marginalized … erased from the public record.” And yet, unlike the violence and drama of Ruined and

Independent/ LennyStucker Mrs. Van Buren (Julia Motyka) confides in Esther (Kelly McCreary) in a scene from Bay Street’s Intimate Apparel.

Sweat, Intimate Apparel is kinder and gentler, although it still features its shocking moments. The first act is long – it could have done with Esther’s delicate touch and been taken in and tightened up. But the second act sizzles. And

it is all woven into a rich tapestry of emotion and hope. Featuring a stellar cast and crew, Bay Street’s Intimate Apparel brings a topnotch production by one of America’s finest writers to the wharf in Sag Harbor.

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July 14 through July 23 Ashawagh Hall, Springs, New York Receptions: Saturday, July 15 – 5 pm to 8 pm Sunday, July 23 – 2 pm to 4 pm Participating Artists: David Bollinger, Donna Dean Cordova, Susan D’Alessio, Pat D’Tullio, Anna Franklin, Barbara Jones, Cyndi Loewen, Ann Lombardo, Deb Palmer, Roxanne Panero, Alyce Peifer, Joanne Rosko, Gene Samuelson, Jerry Schwabe, Eileen Dawn Skretch, Cynthia Sobel, Frank Sofo, Bob Sullivan, Pamela Thomson, Aurelio Torres, Maureen Traverse

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The Rosé Project Founder Kristin Tice Studeman By Zachary Weiss

Kristin Tice Studeman is an internationally published writer, wine drinker, and founder of The Rosé Project. She has contributed lifestyle stories to a variety of publications including Vogue, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Interview, ELLE, New York Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, and more. In 2015, she was selected as a panelist for the Wine Writing Symposium in Napa Valley, joining top wine industry veterans like Jancis Robinson, Will Lyons, and Karen MacNeil. She’s currently a contributing editor at W Magazine and a regular Vogue.com contributor, where she often writes about wine. A California native, Kristin currently lives in New York City. Let’s start with the basics - what makes a good rosé? Good question. Like any great wine, it starts with a good foundation, like the soil, the vineyards, and the overall level of quality and care that goes into the winemaking from start to finish. Rosé can be made from almost any grapes and there are so many regions around the world, 38

from Provence (the king of rosé regions) to Corsica to San Diego, producing incredibly interesting and thoughtful rosés right now.

As for the end result -- the wine that ultimately ends up in your glass -- I think it’s time to expand our vision of what “good” means in terms of rosé and that’s a big part of why I launched The Rosé Project. Just because it is that gorgeous, pale salmon pink color doesn’t mean it will be automatically dry and crisp. On the flipside, just because it is a bright, bold pink or almost red color doesn’t mean it’s automatically a sweet rosé like you might think.

While I am always a sucker for a dry, Provencal-style rosé, I am also really into some of the brighter rosés right now, like Idlewild The Flower, Flora & Fauna Rosé (which I sampled at Loring Place -- Dan Kluger is doing our first dinner for The Rosé Project at Surf Lodge -the other night), or Fronton de Oro rosado from the Canary Islands, which was introduced to me by the amazing Kimberly Prokoshyn, head sommelier at Rebelle in NYC and the head somm for The Rosé Project. These “darker” rosés tend to be more full-bodied and pair really well with food.

What prompted you to start The Rosé Project dinner series? Rosé, as we have all noticed at this point, is absolutely everywhere. It’s infiltrated food, pop culture, fashion, and design (millennial pink) -- it’s insane!

I love that, but I think it’s time to rethink rosé, both as a category and the conversation around it, through food pairings, sommelier-led tastings of rosés from around the globe, education -- People know they like it, but do they know how it’s made and what makes a good rosé? No! -- and more. That is what The Rosé Project is all about.

We kicked off The Rosé Project with a small dinner at Public Kitchen on the Lower East Side, the newest Jean-Georges restaurant. Next, we have the brilliant chef Dan Kluger of Loring Place in NYC preparing a rosépaired dinner at The Surf Lodge and then Ari Taymor of Alma at The Standard, Hollywood, coming out later in July to do his take on a rosé-paired dinner.

Rosé has earned its spot at the table alongside red and white wines and this is an exciting way to showcase its versatility with really thoughtful, serious food. We will also have

rosé flights, available at Surf Lodge for guests to purchase, with rosés from around the world curated by Kimberly Prokoshyn, where guests can taste beyond Provence and hopefully learn something in between.

And we have an epic crew of ladies, including Marissa A. Ross of Bon Appetit, Ashleigh Parsons of Alma, and Amy Atwood of Oeno coming to speak on a Women in Wine Panel on July 22 (open to the public, 2 PM). It’s all pretty exciting! What caused this massive resurgence of rosé? Unfortunately, rosé, especially in the US, had a pretty bad reputation for a long time. Wine consumers knew pink wine to be cloyingly sweet, sugary stuff -- certainly not something “serious” wine folks would even consider drinking. Similarly, it was considered an afterthought to almost everyone in winemaking. Today, however, it has gained a status over the past decade as the ultimate wine of leisure. Rappers are rapping about it, hot girls are drinking it in bikinis on boats, and rosés are everywhere. Talk about an

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How did that happen? You can’t talk about the resurgence of rosé without mentioning Sacha Lichine, the genius behind Whispering Angel (Chateau D’Esclans). Lichine came from a serious winemaking family in Bordeaux and then bought a place in Provence. He acquired Chateau D’Esclans in 2006 and their first vintage of rosé was about 165,000 bottles. In 2016, production was at 4.7 million. That is wild! He is a brilliant marketer and a big reason rosé as a category has seen such unprecedented growth, especially in the US.

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Can you highlight some of your favorite varietals? What makes them your favorite? There are so many rosés I love, it just depends on the setting, the food, and my mood. Our somm Kim has really exposed me to some great ones (see varietals mentioned above). Something like a sancerre rosé really highlights the more savory side of rosé (I love that it’s just a little bit salty). Tempier rosé, probably the most iconic rosé out there, goes so well with heavier meats. Or, if you want some fizz, I love Ruinart champagne rosé (the first rosé champagne ever made).

We’ve seen rosé in a can and even rosé gummy bears. As a rosé expert, what do you think is next? It’s rosé mania, no doubt. There’s no telling what is next, but I think what we will see is a drop in all the excess rosé -- a lot of people are making some pretty terrible rosés right now just because they know there is a market for it. I think those guys are not going to make it because there isn’t going to be room in the market for the bad ones to survive. You are going to start seeing rosé on the table at dinner in place of a big Burgundy or Cab rather than just as a “beach drink.” More people will think of it as more than just a summer drink and I think people will start to think a little more seriously about finding a good rosé than they have in the past. Cheers to that!

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Gallery Walk

by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com. Out Of Bounds The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Out Of Bounds.” The show features an exhibition of eight contemporary artists specializing in photography, painting, mixed media, and sculptures with each artist pushing the boundaries in their own unique way. Artists include Ann Brandeis, Lauren Robinson, Kat O’Neill, Keven Barrett, Joan Giordano, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Norman Mooney, and Isobel Folb Sokolow. A reception will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 PM. The show runs through July 31. Art In The Park Over 50 Long Island exhibitors will sell their paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media works in the Southampton Artists Association’s annual “Art in the Park” show. The public can enjoy the fine arts expo on Saturday and Sunday free of charge at Agawam Park in Southampton. Visit www. southamptonartists.org. Taryn Simon: The

Innocents Guild Hall in East Hampton presents “Taryn Simon: The Innocents.” Simon’s earliest body of work, The Innocents (2002), documents the stories of individuals who served time in prison for violent crimes they did not commit. At issue is the question of photography’s function as a credible eyewitness and arbiter of justice. The show runs through July 30. A gallery walk through with Christina Mossaides Strassfield will be held on Saturday at noon. Visit www.guildhall.org. On This Site The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead presents an opening reception for “On This Site— The Indigenous People of Suffolk County,” an art-based photography and research project by Shinnecock artist Jeremy Dennis, on Saturday at 1 PM. The exhibit is intended to help preserve and create awareness of culturally significant and sacred Native American sites in Suffolk County. The show will be on display in the Gish Gallery until September. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served.

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Entertainment Guide by Laura Field Music Rock And Roll Dennis Elsas interviewed music legends such as John Lennon, Jerry Garcia, and Elton John, and now he takes the stage in East Hampton. His one-man show presents highlights from videos and audios as he shares his personal experiences of those interviews. The show will take place at 7 PM on Sunday at Guild Hall in East Hampton, for more information and tickets visit guildhall.org. Coffee House The coffee house at Montauk Community Church hosts Points East on Friday at 7:30 PM. Disco And Soul The Tramps will be performing Thursday for a special Alive on 25 show at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. Enjoy disco favorites, with discounted tickets for $15 per person. Doors and bar open at 7 PM, while the show starts at 8 PM. For tickets and more information go to suffolktheater.com.

Friday at 230 Elm Street Down in Southampton. This cover band plays hits from the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, and many more. The show will begin at 9 PM, and there is no cover charge. Outdoor Concerts, Blue And Red The Montauk Chamber of Commerce and Gosman’s presents free outdoor concerts on the Montauk Village Green and Gosman’s Dockside Stage on the Harbor. Concerts on Monday nights are on the Green in July from 6:30 PM. On Sunday nights the concerts are held on the Gosman’s stage at 6 PM. This week it’s the Lynn Blue Band on Sunday and Ray Red Band as they perform Monday night. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and picnics for these family-friendly concerts. Call 631-668-2428 for more information. Surf Lodge

The Southampton Cultural Center launches its 32nd season of Concerts in the Park this July. Today Vanessa Trouble will perform at Agawam Park. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy live music with beach views at 6:30 PM.

On Saturday at 6 PM, The Surf Lodge in Montauk will offer live music by VHS Collection. Same time Sunday, enjoy Lupe Fiasco to wrap up the weekend. These performances are a part of a Surf Lodge, Lincoln, and Billboard summer concert series. All concerts are free to attend and admission is on a first come, first serve basis. Visit thesurflodge.com for more information.

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The Red Door Chamber Players in Southold will salute America at 7 PM on Saturday as they play a concert honoring the stars and stripes with a combination of string, wind, piano, and voice. The event will take place at the Custer Observatory, and stargazing will follow the concert. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers, $12 for members, and $10 for children. For more information call 631-7652626.

On Friday, Guild Hall will host Boyd Meets Girl, featuring Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd and American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Showtime is 8 PM. For more information and tickets, visit guildhall.org.

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every Tuesday at 8 PM. Every week there will be complimentary line dancing classes at 8 PM and The Spaghetti Westerners will perform at 9 PM. A light bar menu will be available throughout the night. Call 631-527-7800 for more information. Wednesday Night Live Ray Red and Mike Rusinsky host “Wednesday Night Live,” a weekly open mic at MJ Dowling’s in Sag Harbor from 8 PM to 11 PM. Performers include musicians, poets, comedians, and singers. Sign up starts at 7 PM. Performers get a free soft drink or tap beverage. Every Friday, it’s karaoke night beginning at 10 PM. Stephen Talkhouse Every week the Talkhouse is loaded with live performances, and this week is no different. On Wednesday at 8 PM Joan Osborne will perform, on Thursday at 8 PM Rhett Miller will be in the house, and on Friday at 9 PM Lead of Foxes will kick off the weekend followed by Hello Brooklyn at 11 PM. Visit stephentalkhouse. com or call 631-267-3117 to purchase tickets early or for more info. Words Girls’ Night Out New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella will discuss their book, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool, on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM at the Quogue Library. The bestselling and “perennially hilarious” motherdaughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives. They offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and face-palm moments of modern life, showing that when it comes to navigating the crazy world we live in, you’re always your own best lifeguard. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 631-653-4224 ext. 101. Fridays at 5 For over 30 years, the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton has been hosting Fridays at 5, an author talk and signing with world renowned authors each Friday during the summer. This Friday author Kate Siegel will read from her book Mother, Can You Not? Based on the widely popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Siegel’s essay

collection is about life with a woman who redefines the term helicopter mom. Tickets are $25, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served beforehand at 4:30 PM. For more information, and tickets call 631-5370015. Meet The Author East Hampton Library hosts awardwinning author Diane B. Saxton on Saturday from 3 to 4:30 PM. Saxton will be discussing her novel Peregrine Island, a psychologically complex mystery that interweaves the stories of three generations of women, one valuable painting, the artist who created it, and those who would do anything to possess it - even kill. Film Slumdog Millionaire The Southampton Arts Center will host a screening of the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire on Friday at 8:30 PM. As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” flashbacks show how he got there. The movie is outdoors, and is free, so bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. Manhattan Film Institute On Thursday the Manhattan Film Institute will host My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field, at Peconic Landing. The screening will begin at 7:30 PM, and a question-andanswer session will follow with Sundance award winner, and the film’s producer, Daniela Taplin Lundberg. Registration is required, and can be done online at peconiclanding. ticketleap.com. Theater The 39 Steps The award-winning production of Patrick Barlow’s The 39 Steps, directed by Craig J. George, will open at the Southampton Cultural Center on Thursday at 7 PM. The 39 Steps has been winning awards and entertaining audiences both on Broadway, OffBroadway, the West End, and around the world, since 2008. The play is a hilarious lampooning of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic murder mystery thriller where four actors play over 50 characters. Tickets are available online at viabrooklyn.org or by calling 866811-4111. 41


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Guest Worthy Recipe: Tom Parker Bowles

By Zachary Weiss WHO: Tom Parker Bowles TWITTER: @TomParkerBowles ABOUT: Tom Parker Bowles is a food writer and broadcaster, and the author of numerous books including The

Year of Eating Dangerously, E is for Eating: An Alphabet of Greed, the award-winning Full English: A Journey Through the British and Their Food, and Let’s Eat: Recipes from My Kitchen Notebook. Earlier this month, Bowles also released a cookbook in conjunction with British luxury department store Fortnum & Mason, which includes this recipe below for an adultfriendly ice cream float.

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WHY? If you’re standing with friends in glorious sunshine at a gorgeous beach house, chances are your mood is already pretty good. But just imagine that somebody then hands you a tall glass of this icy, refreshing, tipsy-making cocktail. It’s the stuff that makes a good day great - and that’s why it’s the recipe I’d always have up my sleeve for moments like that. INGREDIENTS: 1 ml Champagne or sparkling wine (this can be flat, left over from a party)

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A slice of orange (use blood orange, if in season)

DIRECTIONS: Put the Champagne or sparkling wine in a small pan and simmer until reduced by a third.

Add the caster sugar and stir until dissolved, then leave to cool. (It’s worth making a much larger quantity of this syrup and storing it in the fridge to make other drinks.)

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By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

The Maidstone hotel in East Hampton has undergone a design refresh and opened a new restaurant concept, overseen by Chef David Standridge of Cafe Clover in the West Village with chef de cuisine Kevin Timmons.

The Maidstone offers a seasonal menu that reflects the bounty of the area, sourcing local ingredients for many of its dishes. My husband Joe and I stopped in for dinner last week.

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For our mains I tried the crispy half chicken, served on a bed of roasted cauliflower, fennel, sweet corn, and kale pesto. It was a delightful summer dish; the chicken was cooked perfectly with just the right amount of crispiness.

The new décor is refreshing, with a classic and sleek look. The menu is well rounded, with something for everyone. We started with the summer peaches, which is a standout starter dish. It includes mint, lemon ricotta, and cress. Joe, a chef and Maryland native, tried the lump crab cake, and gave it

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Where’s The Fork In The Road “Restaurants: Where’s the Fork in the Road?” is the subject when Out of the Question, The Hamptons’ conversation salon, returns to the Southampton Arts Center Thursday evening for its third show of the season. Warren Strugatch, the producer and host, will greet four top Long Island restaurateurs: Eric Lemonides, co-owner of Almond restaurants in Bridgehampton and Manhattan; Mark Smith, a partner in Nick & Toni’s, La Fondita, and

Rowdy Hall; David Loewenberg, who owns Bell & Anchor, the Beacon, and Fresno; and Guy Reuge, chef/founder of Mirabelle, Mirabelle Tavern, and Le Vin. “Dining out is a competitive sport in The Hamptons, and our restaurant show is among our most popular shows every season,” Warren said. “People go to their restaurants and love the opportunity to talk with them about what goes on behind the scenes.”

The show starts at 7 PM, followed by a reception where restaurateurs mingle with the audience. For this program, the reception will feature desserts and small bites from the Japanese RestauRant and sushi BaR

Pastry chef Rachel Flatley’s homemade ice cream pops.

speakers. Visit OOTQ-show.com for tickets. Ice Cream Pops Pastry chef Rachel Flatley’s new homemade ice cream pops are made in-house by the acclaimed pastry chef and can be snatched up at Townline BBQ this summer. Flavors include strawberry fluff, vanilla, and chocolate. Each ice cream pop is made with homemade ice cream and decorated with different add-ons. They are $5 each.

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charter – half day is $2800 and full day is $3800, exclusive of tax and gratuity. YachtLife members receive a discount. Friends of Navy Beach who book a Montauk charter can receive a discount on their first charter by using code NAVYBEACH17. For more information on membership visit www.yachtlife.com. 

“YachtLife is excited to partner with two of the most iconic brands in Montauk for Summer 2017: Navy Beach and Montauk Yacht Club. Since opening in 2010 at Fort Pond Bay, Navy Beach has been the must-go place for food and drink on the water and offers the best sunsets on the East End. Since launching two years ago, YachtLife has become the easiest way to charter a yacht for the day or for a week. We’ve brought one of our most popular yachts up from Miami - a 40’ Van Dutch - which

will be moored at Montauk Yacht Club and available for charter all summer long. We’re looking forward to an amazing summer together and many more to come,” said Patrick Curley, CEO of YachtLife.

“Navy Beach has made it a point to welcome the yachting community since our launch in 2010 and we are pleased to work closely with the Montauk Yacht Club who fully supports the yachting lifestyle and offers pre-eminent marina services in Montauk. Navy Beach’s location on Fort Pond Bay (41’02.7N 71’57.6W), once a US Navy base in World War II, offers excellent anchoring for the boating community to then come ashore to enjoy the Navy Beach experience. Our launch, the Torpedo, stands ready to transport. Our partnering with YachtLife and its innovative technology offers great synergy enabling our clients to quickly book charters on the beautiful 40’ Van Dutch to then enjoy our local waters and visit

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Where To Wine by Elizabeth Vespe Lieb Cellars Friday is locals’ night. Show your ID for 20 percent off glasses and bottles. Noah’s food truck will be on hand serving up awesome tacos while Mother Nature delivers sweet sunsets. 4 to 7 PM. On Sunday there will be live music from Robin James. www.liebcellars.com. Martha Clara Vineyards Martha Clara Vineyards hosts Wine Down Wednesdays every week this summer from 6 to 9 PM. Enjoy wine, music, and a food truck. Join Martha Clara Vineyards for an educational vineyard walk this Saturday. Learn about

Martha Clara’s history, viticulture, and winemaking process while taking a look at the vineyard. The walk begins at 11 AM. www. marthaclaravineyards.com Raphael Wine Raphael Wine presents music by the East End Trio on Sunday at 1 PM. The band will be performing a mix of James Taylor, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, and many more. www.raphaelwine.com. Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery will feature music by Robert Bruey from 1:30 to 5:30 PM on Saturday. Noah’s on the Road food

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truck will be available from noon to 6 PM. Call 631-722-4222 for more information. On Sunday, from 1:30 to 5:30 PM, enjoy the tunes of Bryan Gallo. www. clovispointwines.com. Shinn Estate Vineyards Shinn Estate Vineyards hosts self–guided vineyard walks all weekend from 10:30 AM to 3 PM. Reservations are required. www. shinnestatevineyards.com. Castello di Borghese Vineyard There will be a winemaker’s walk, vineyard tour, and wine tastings every Sunday at 1 PM. $30 entrance fee. Call to reserve your spot or sign up online. www. castellodiborghese.com. Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard presents Craig Rose from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM and NY Front from 2 to 6 PM on Saturday. On Sunday, from 2 to 6 PM, it’s Spectrum. www. baitinghollowfarmvineyard.com.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard Stop by for Twilight Thursday every week from 5 to 8 PM in the Tasting Room. Sunset Fridays and Saturdays at the Wine Stand offer music from 5 PM till sunset. On Friday and Saturday, it’s The Jealous Fates. www.wolffer.com Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard Be a part of Sannino’s weekly wine tour on Sunday at noon. Winemaking techniques will be taught and attendees will be able to explore the barrel cellar. This tour will be given by owner and winemaker Anthony Sannino. Tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate, and special discounts.www. sanninovineyard.com Pugliese Vineyards Stop by on Saturday for live music by Dennis O’Connor from 2 to 6 PM. Charlie and Hannah will take the stage on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. www.pugliesevineyards.com

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It’s very personal for me as both of my parents are cancer survivors. My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998 and successfully treated. My mother was recently diagnosed with uterine cancer and is recovering from treatment. Thanks to the current cancer treatment options, both are healthy. I’m so thankful to organizations like the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation who continue their research to make it possible for many cancer patients to live longer, healthier lives.  What are you looking forward to most at this year’s event?  I’m honored to be part of this event and am looking forward to celebrating the important work that

Magnolia Bakery’s Bobbie Lloyd Honored At A Hamptons Happening

By Jessica Mackin-Cipro

As part of Magnolia Bakery’s executive team, Bobbie Lloyd played a major role in expanding Magnolia Bakery from its original location in New York City’s West Village to locations worldwide.

Lloyd brings the homemade feel of Magnolia Bakery to customers through her desserts and has perfected many classic American dessert favorites. She also shared her expertise as a judge on season four of “Next Great Baker” and as a guest judge on “Cupcake Wars.”

On August 5, Lloyd will be honored at this year’s “A Hamptons Happening” benefit for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The event is held in Bridgehampton and supports the Waxman’s mission of eradicating

cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer. Tell us about your involvement with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and your thoughts about the importance of cancer research. This is my first time being part of the event. I’m excited to be able to help bring more awareness to the foundation and to help raise funds for this very important and personal cause. As someone who has had friends and family affected by cancer, I am passionate about the importance of continued

the Samuel Waxman Foundation conducts on a daily basis. What are some of your favorite summer dishes? Summer is by far one the best of food seasons - especially in The Hamptons. The availability of a huge variety of local produce and seafood opens up a world of creative possibilities. I love anything done on the grill, including desserts. Simple grilled peaches drizzled with honey over a bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream is heaven on earth. Pizza on the grill with tomatoes still warm from the sun is beyond perfect. For tickets to “A Hamptons Happening” visit www. waxmancancer.org.

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Art For Life – Midnight At The Oasis

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Arts Galleries (Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan and Corridor Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn) the foundation exhibits the work of over 100 emerging and community-based artists, welcomes over 10,000 gallery visitors, and provides unique opportunities for young people interested in careers in the arts.

Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons will host the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s 2017 “Art For Life” benefit on Saturday evening. The party will honor Esi Eggleston Bracey, Chuck D, Bozoma Saint John, Stephen G. Hill, and 2017 featured artist Sanford Biggers for their support of the arts, career achievements, and overall commitment to our communities.

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The evening is themed “Midnight at the Oasis.” Guests can expect a performance by Tony and Grammy winner Cynthia Erivo as well as other surprise performances.

Education art programs for youth and Rush Arts galleries, supporting and featuring emerging artists nationwide. The goal is to open up the arts to populations facing hurdles, to share the joy and benefits of these experiences.

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Bay Street Summer Gala

By Nicole Teitler

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts holds its summer gala this Saturday on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. The 26th annual gala benefits Bay Street’s theatrical and educational programs. Guests will enjoy special performances from Broadway stars and appearances by award-winning actress Lois Smith of The Grapes of Wrath and HBO’s “True Blood,” Tony Award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley from HBO’s “Treme,” Barefoot in the Park, and BodieStories: Teresa Fellion Dance Company.

Two types of auctions will be provided this year; a silent auction and a live “fantasy auction.” Featured items include a week in St. Barth’s for four in a luxurious two-bedroom villa; a personalized song written by Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa; five nights’ stay for two in Venice, Italy; Maserati and Tesla driving experiences; backstage tours of Broadway’s Hello Dolly! and Hamilton, and more. All in addition, of course, to the cocktail party, dinner, and dancing.

cornerstone of our fundraising. Funds raised help to support our educational initiatives as well as other community-oriented events at Bay Street. We provide free access to theater for students through Free Student Sunday Matinees, and Pay What You Can Tuesdays during preview weeks for the community. We also support school vacation kids’ camps and with the support of our donors we can offer scholarships to those who need financial assistance. We are so very grateful to Mayor Schroeder and the village trustees for use of the wharf for this important night.” Richard Kind from The Producers and Bay Street’s Enter Laughing is the celebrity auctioneer with Ashlie Atkinson of Rescue Me and The Forgotten Woman as the emcee.

Gala chair this year is Andrea Wahlquist with the recognizable Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley and Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth serving as honorary chairs. Board members Christine Wächter-Campbell and Bill Campbell will be honored along

with patrons JC Compton and Nicholas Wentworth. Michael Wilson of Bay Street’s Grey Gardens and Broadway’s The Trip To Bountiful and The Who’s Tommy will also be honored. Past attendees at Bay Street’s gala include Broadway and film luminaries, business leaders, and some of the most influential people in our community: Arlene and Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Alec Baldwin, Chris Bauer, Joy Behar, Bob Balaban, Mel Brooks, Kim Cattrall, Chevy Chase, Blythe Danner, Edie Falco, Dan Gasby, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Joel, Star Jones, Richard Kind, Nathan Lane, Susan Lucci, Terrence McNally, Rosie O’Donnell, Betty Buckley Mercedes Ruehl, Liev Schreiber, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Stroman, B. Smith, Aida 0818, Kim@baystreet.org, or online Turturro, Naomi Watts, and Robert at www.baystreet.org. Zimmerman, to name a few. You can follow more stories from Nicole VIP tables and tickets are available by contacting Kim Fink at 631-725-

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“The annual gala is a wonderful event and Bay Street’s only fundraiser of the year,” said executive director Tracy Mitchell. “Besides being a fun night in the theater and on the wharf, the gala is the

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by Jessica Mackin-Cipro Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend. com. Summer Ladies Night The Children’s Museum of the East End will host its annual “Summer Ladies Night and Auction” tonight at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. In addition to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, highlights of the evening include an auction featuring designer handbags, accessories, spa treatments, and fitness packages and a cookie raffle offering prizes generously donated by East End businesses like Nick & Toni’s, Harbor Books, and Amber Waves Farm.

All proceeds from the event benefit the museum’s outreach efforts to bring programming to underserved communities throughout the East End. Visit www.cmee.org. BLAST For CAST Community Action Southold Town presents its summer fundraiser, the “BLAST for CAST.” The event will take place on Thursday from 6 to 9 PM at American Beech in Greenport, and offers an open bar, abundant hors d’oeuvres, and small plates. Gene Casey will perform for the evening with Tricia Scotti. Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door. Sponsorships are $250, and include two tickets and a mention.

BNB Hamptons Youth Triathlon The Bridgehampton National Bank Hamptons Youth Triathlon will be held on Thursday at 5:30 PM at Long Beach in Sag Harbor. The triathlon, presented by Hampton Jitney and Farrell Fritz, challenges boys and girls ages 10 to 17 on a youth distance course designed with safety in mind. It consists of a 300-yard swim, seven-mile bike, and 1.5 mile run. Registration on site opens at 4:30 PM and racers should arrive no later than 5. All proceeds will go to i-tri.

The price is $45. Visit www.itrigirls. org/youth-triathlon/. A Night In Fin City “A Night in Fin City,” to benefit the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation, will be held at LI Aquarium in Riverhead on Friday from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. The event is being held to support the protection of Long Island’s important marine life. For more information call 631-3699840. Family Service League Family Service League will host its annual Hamptons summer gala on Friday from 7 to 11 PM at Oceanbleu at Westhampton Bath & Tennis Club. It’s an evening of oceanfront cocktails, gourmet cuisine, dancing, with a fabulous

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designer auction. FSL will honor Lincoln Computer Services with the Corporate Leadership Award and the Houseknecht family with the Community Leadership Award.

Donations to the Clamshell Foundation ensure that events like the fireworks continue, and helps people, programs, and projects on the East End. All donations are automatically doubled by an anonymous patron. Visit www. clamshellfoundation.org.

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This important fundraiser allows FSL to help children and families in need across Long Island. Peconic Baykeeper

Join Peconic Baykeeper on Friday from 5 to 8 PM for a “Toast to Our Bays.” For $30, guests can enjoy Macari Vineyards wine and sustainably-sourced seafood provided by Harvest Moon Shellfish Co. and Haskell’s Seafood, with all proceeds to benefit Peconic Baykeeper’s clean water mission. The evening will also feature a discussion on the mutually beneficial relationship between bay health and local industries, including sustainable agriculture and fisheries.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Ellen Hermanson Foundation The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will hold a shopping event benefit at west | out east home decor showroom on Saturday from 5 to 7 PM. Join for drinks and a raffle. Visit www.ellensrun.org. Art For Life Russel Simmons’s Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation hosts the annual “Art For Life” benefit on Saturday at 6 PM at Fairview Farms in Water Mill. The event will honor Sanford Biggers, Stephen G. Hill, Esi Eggleston Bracey, Chuck D, and Bozoma Saint John. There will be a special performance by Cynthia Erivo. For tickets visit www.rushphilanthropic. org/artforlife. Midsummer Party The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill presents its annual “Midsummer Party” on Saturday at 7 PM. The event will honor Agnes Fund and Clifford Ross. For more info visit www.parrishart.org. Clamshell Foundation The Clamshell Foundation presents the 37th annual “Great Bonac Fireworks Show” on Saturday at 9:25 PM over Three Mile Harbor.

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Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts presents its 26th annual summer gala, in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on Saturday benefiting Bay Street’s educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live “Fantasy Auction,” dinner, and dancing. The gala will honor board member and patrons Christine Wächter Campbell and Bill Campbell, JC Compton and Nicholas Wentworth, and director Michael Wilson. The evening will include special appearances and performances by Broadway stars, with Richard Kind as the celebrity auctioneer and Ashlie Atkinson as the emcee. For tickets visit www. baystreet.org. Hope In The Hamptons Approximately 500 guests are anticipated to attend the third annual “St. Jude Hope in The Hamptons” event at 6 PM on Saturday at a private home in Water Mill.

The evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and fundraising benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Since the inaugural “St. Jude Hope in The Hamptons” two years ago, generous donors have raised more than $880,000. Thanks to events like this one, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food. Visit stjude. org/hopeinthehamptons. Benefit Lobster Bake The chairman and board of the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society present the third annual “Benefit Lobster Bake” Continued On Page 54.


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THIRD ANNUAL BENEFIT LOBSTER BAKE Saturday, 15 July 2017, from 6 to 8:30 in the evening; rain date 16 July, same time.

At the station on Atlantic Avenue, Amagansett Join us at our Third Annual Lobster Bake to celebrate the completion of the station and the opening of our museum. Tickets: $150 for adults and $75 for children 12 and younger Catering provided by: Amagansett Wine & Spirits, Amber Waves, Balsam Farms, Bostwick’s, Gosman’s, Montauk Brewing Company, Stuart’s, and others. Music: Stephen Marzo and Matt Pizzorno Tickets available online at amagansettlss.org or by calling 631-527-7317.

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East End Calendar by Elizabeth Vespe Each week we’ll highlight local community events and library offerings presented by area institutions and organizations. It’s on you to send ‘em in, kids. Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email news@ indyeastend.com.

information, and to sign up, call 631329-2811.

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• The East Hampton Farmers Market takes place from 9 AM to 1 PM on North Main Street.

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• The Baker House 1650 and The Salty Canvas will host a Paint and Sip from 5 to 7 PM. Guests may enjoy the beautiful Baker House grounds while sipping wine and receiving stepby-step painting instruction. Cost for the evening is $50 and includes all painting materials and one complimentary glass of wine. For more information, call the hotel at 631-3244081.

THURSDAY 7•13•17 • Starting at 7 PM, professors Mike Inglis and Sean Tvelia of the Montauk Observatory will present a lecture, “The Moon: Fact & Fiction, Mystery & Myth,” which will be held at the Amagansett Library. Afterward, a telescope will be set up and participants will enjoy a tour of the night sky. Admission is free of charge. Call 631267-3810 for more information. • The Body Shop will hold an Argentine tango dance workshop from 7 to 8 PM followed by a salsa class at 8 PM. $80 per course, or $150 for both courses. For more information, go online to www.touchdancing.com or call 631-288-5659.

• Sign up for July family art workshops at the Pollack-Krasner House on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 AM. Guided tours will also be available by reservation. For more

FRIDAY 7•14•17 • Free outdoor movies this summer will be held on the soccer field on South Erie Street in Montauk sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate. This week’s movie is Chasing Mavericks. Parking is free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for an enjoyable night. 8 PM.

SATURDAY 7•15•17 • Guild Hall hosts Pilobolus Dance Theater at 8 PM. This internationallyacclaimed arts organization is renowned for its unique, diverse collaborations that break the barriers between creative disciplines. For more information, call 631-324-4050 or visit GuildHall.org. • Enjoy the beauty and learn some of the history of Accabonac Harbor and Gardiner’s Bay with the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society at 9 AM. Participants will walk along Gerard Drive in Springs. This hike will include a look at properties recently acquired through the Town’s Community Preservation Fund. Meet at the first causeway parking area on the left on Gerard Drive off Springs- Fireplace Rd. in Springs. Call 917-225-4145 or 917-453-7403 for more information.

• The Pollack Krasner House in Springs welcomes Robert Rauschenberg and the New York School for their summer lecture series. For more information, call 631-329-2811. • Take a break to unwind with sound meditation with Jim Owen at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton. Rain or shine, the meditation will be held on the main lawn at 8 AM. The class is $20 a session. For more

• Come to the Amagansett Library at 3 PM for an afternoon of fun for kids 8 and up. Explore the possibilities of creative duct tape projects. For more information, call 631-267-3810.

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WEDNESDAY 7•12•17 • The Rogers Memorial Library will offer a lecture from James Barron, author of The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World, at noon. The New York Times reporter and author will tell the stories of the people who have bought, and sold the one-cent magenta, a tale of global history, immense wealth, and the human desire to collect what is singular and unobtainable. Lemonade and cookies will be served. Register at www.myrml.org or call 631-283-0774 ext.523.

THURSDAY 7•13•17 • The Rogers Memorial Library will hold “Horses, Humans, Self-Awareness, Relationships,” at 5:30 PM. Tim Hayes, international natural horsemanship clinician and author of Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal, will discuss how and why horses have an extraordinary and uncanny ability to mirror back our true selves. Register at www.myrml.org or call 631-283-0774 ext. 523. • Come and enjoy a movie on the new Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays hosted by the Hampton Bays Library at 8:30 PM. This week’s showing will be Independence Day. For more information, call 631-728-6241 ext. 122.

FRIDAY 7•14•17 • The Hayground School Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6:30 PM every Friday until September 1, at the Hayground School on 151 Mitchell Lane, in Bridgehampton.

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up-to-date medical treatments available. The library will provide dessert. To register, call 631-2883335 or sign-up online at www. westhamptonlibrary.net.

information, call 631-329-3568.

• The Westhampton Free Library will host a discussion regarding opiate usage at noon. Bring lunch and hear from Allen Fein, MD, a Stony Brook assistant clinical professor of family medicine. Dr. Fein will review the different types of opioids and explain

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• HUGS, Inc. will be holding a fundraising yard sale from 9 AM to 3 PM at 108C Mill Road in Westhampton Beach. There will be baked goods, as well as beverages from Hampton Coffee. Donations are welcome. For more information or to register for a space, call Kristen at the HUGS office at 631-288-9505.

• “Come Draw With Us!,” an art workshop hosted by the South Fork Natural History Museum for adults and teens, will be held at 10 AM. Workshop leader Muriel Appelbaum is a working artist with an MFA in studio art from Pratt Institute in NYC. For more information, visit SoFo.org.

• Help Ashley Federici feed the SoFo animals at 3 PM at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Attendees will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at SoFo. Ashley will give kids a chance to see how they prepare the food for the animals to eat, then get up-close and personal with the animals as they are fed. For more information, visit SoFo.org.

SUNDAY 7•16•17 • SoFo will capture the beauty of the Eastern Bluebird at 8 AM. The SoFo field is home to a chain of bluebird nest boxes erected by volunteers. Join Xylia to see these beautiful birds flying back and forth between the field and their nests, bringing insects to feed their young. Participants will also learn why this field is the perfect habitat for bluebirds. Bring binoculars for this program. For more information, visit SoFo.org.

• The Quogue Library continues its Conversations with the Author series. This week at 5 PM, Julie Scelfo, author of The Women Who Made New York will speak. Scelfo is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. Prior to joining the Times in 2007, Scelfo was a correspondent at Newsweek, where she covered breaking news and wrote about society and human behavior. She covered the events of September Continued On Page 54.

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Reporting From Broadway by Isa Goldberg The Rivals On a summer evening in Central Park, you may come upon a troupe of actors clad in 18th-century garb, the period in which Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals is set.  This production by the all-free New York Classical Theatre is in the style of “panoramic theater” -- the actors moving the action from grassy knoll to shaded field to a nearby pond and around the park - so verdant, it is calming. This is, of course, the fast-paced Restoration comedy of manners by the master of the genre, Sheridan.

Fortunately, the production is physically and literally easy to follow, regardless of the classical language. And it is true to the genre. The leisure of the audience reflects the exaggerated idleness on stage, which also mirrors the fashionable lives of the upper-class society it satirizes.

A romance, in which everyone ends up living happily ever after, The Rivals carries an exacting moral message -- common sense, really. Even Mrs. Malaprop (Barbara Kingsley), whose barrage of humorous misstatements, from describing one suitor as the “very pineapple (pinnacle) of politeness” to accusing another of being “illegible,” ultimately hits it right. (In fact, the word malapropism derives from this character.) So when she declares unabashedly that “Men are all Bavarians (barbarians),” her remark still hits the target. In her role as guardian to the heiress Lydia Languish, she is admirably propelled to grant the young woman a proper education. Indeed, the feminism that the play preaches is surprising to a contemporary audience, and all the more fun because of how they play us for it.

Lydia, a fetching, albeit supercilious, Kristen Calgaro, falls in love with a poor army ensign, Beverley, portrayed by the handsome and robust Michael Sweeney Hammond. Given his lack of social position, Mrs. Malaprop

forbids the courtship, insisting instead that Lydia fix her affections on another one of her many suitors. Meanwhile, Beverley is really Captain Jack Absolute. And he is under strict orders to marry in order to inherit his father, Sir Anthony Absolute’s, fortune. In that role, Jack Michalski is an unconventional seer – demanding of filial loyalty while he is himself oddly irreverent and daring. A witty, sophisticated version of an upperclass hypocrite, he. Bold intrigue, disguise, and duplicity are colorfully wed in this positively delicious comedy.

As helmed by Stephen Burdman, who also guided us on our Central Park walk the evening I attended the performance, the show feels intimate, despite the presentational manner in which it begins, with the actors talking to us rather than to one another. But the bucolic setting, the contemporary spirit of the story, and the friendly energetic actors make for a felicitous gathering.

setting for their entrapment.

The sounds that surround us, designed by Fitz Patton, are as intense as the smell of cooking sauce. The neighbors are fighting, the opera from the upstairs apartment is blasting, and Mrs. Muscolino is speaking to God in her heavy Italian accent as she peels an onion. Shades of Neil Simon’s Brooklyn stories, and Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge infuse Kennedy’s stinging sense of realism.

Yet her voice is unique, and focused around the family’s three daughters, whose chance for survival in a home dominated by their rough Neopolitan father, is hard to imagine. As played by Michael Rispoli he is a ferocious man who, like Stanley Kowalski, is something of a barbarian trying to exist in a civilized world. Being surrounded by a household of women isn’t helping.   To that end, director Gordon Edelstein has built a tight ensemble, with Alyssa Bresnahan as the allforgiving matriarch, who raises their three daughters; Vita (Elise Kibler), who her father has locked away in a convent, Tina (Lilli Kay), who brings

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the first “colored person” into their home, and the youngest, Francesca ( Jordyn DiNatale), the closest thing to a boy her father has, she claims. Truly, the love scene, which she and her adolescent girlfriend mime, creates one of the play’s most tender moments.

Still, Kennedy sets her sights well beyond the family drama, and the violence that infuses it. At the center of the action, the Brooklyn plane crash of 1960, in which two airliners, colliding in mid-air over their neighborhood leaving 132 passengers and civilians killed, creates the turning point to the domestic drama. Finally, the violence is bursting out all over. Spousal and child abuse, racial conflicts, the struggles of immigrant families, lesbianism too – they’re all packed into this tragic web. Fortunately, in the end, Mrs. Muscolino emerges from those shadows, by allowing her children to be who they are. “You’re a woman, and you’re free,” she tells Connie ( Juliet Brett), Francesca’s beloved girlfriend. It’s an incredibly uplifting moment, one that does not arrive easily!

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In fact, it is the only play I’ve been to where the audience actually gets bigger as the production proceeds. A handful of audience members were there from the beginning, then a diverse group of passers-by joined, and then there were more of us, and more of us. To follow the production at a park near you, and to find out where The Rivals will appear again, visit the company’s web site: http://www. newyorkclassical.org/the-rivals/. Napoli, Brooklyn

In Napoli, Brooklyn, at the Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre, playwright Meghan Kennedy creates the vivid ongoing life of Brooklyn in the 1960s. Cut out from the street of Brooklyn brownstones, the Muscolinos apartment, designed by Eugene Lee, sits center stage, like a cave. Living in those shadows, in these tight quarters, regardless of its alluringly warm colors, creates the

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