Happy August! Kick off the first weekend of the month with exciting events in New York City and the Hamptons. Whether it be cycling in the open city streets during the Summer Street annual celebration or watching fireworks over Havens Beach in Sag Harbor, this weekend is full of opportunity!
Shop at Sunset to Benefit The Retreat
August 5, 3-6 p.m.
Participating Fine Retailers on Main Street and Newton Lane, East Hampton
Support The Retreat with an evening of shopping at the community’s finest retailers. Participating stores will donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to The Retreat Domestic Violence Services. Click here for more information.
Contact: Selina Pasca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631.329.4398
Opens August 5
IFC Center 323 Ave of the Americas, New York
John Waters’ precursor to his classic “Pink Flamingos” returns to the big screen this weekend. The 1970 film was almost banned in Waters’ hometown of Baltimore due to the use of drag queens and concept of rape. Re-watch history and this rarely seen influential film at the IFC Center this weekend at $15 a ticket.
For more information call 212.924.7771 or visit ifccenter.com.
Hamptons Paddle and Party for Pink
August 6, 7-11 p.m.
Fairview at Mecox Bay 269 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton
Join host Gwyneth Paltrow and host committee members including Tory Burch, Tracy Anderson and Thom Filicia at the fifth annual Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink. The summer fundraiser benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and will include a special performance by Nile Rodgers and the ladies of CHIC. Prices vary.
For registration contact: Megan McHale at email@example.com or 212.581.1400.
Westhampton Beach Farmers’ Market
August 6, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Village Municipal Parking Lot 85 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach
Enjoy over 40 amazing vendors, music and activities!
Contact: Gabby Morrow firstname.lastname@example.org or 631.288.3337.
Summer Streets 2016
August 6, 13, 20, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
New York City
Enjoy the city streets during this year’s Summer Streets annual celebration of New York City’s public spaces. Walk, run or cycle through the designated open roads that are deemed off limits to other vehicles. Try out new rest stops from “Our Streets: Your Gym” to “Beach and Beachside Slide.” The open roads go from the Brooklyn Bridge, along Lafayette Street and Park Avenue to 72nd Street and Central Park.
Visit nyc.gov for more information.
Sag Harbor Fire Department Carnival
Through August 6, 5 p.m.
Havens Beach, Sag Harbor
Enjoy rides, games and food for the entire family at the annual Sag Harbor Fire Department Carnival. Fireworks will begin on Friday, August 6th at dusk.
Contact: Susan email@example.com or 646.825.0008.
Queens Book Festival
August 7, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens
Make history at the first ever Queens Book Festival this weekend. Listen to a variety of panels ranging from adults to children. Just over 100 authors will be present including Edwidge Danticat, Louisa Farrar and Kenneth Wishnia.
Visit queensbookfestival.nyc for more information.
Through Farms and Fields Benefit
August 7, 4 p.m.
Quail Hill Farm Deep Lane, Amagansett
Support the Peconic Land Trust’s annual benefit event of land conservation throughout Long Island. This year’s event will honor the conservation accomplishments of John de Cuevas and his daughter Margaret de Cuevas. Enjoy a delicious dinner hosted by Honest Catering featuring Nick & Toni’s Chef Joe Realmuto and Master of Ceremonies Chef George Hirsch. Tickets start at $300.
Contact: Robin Harris at events@PeconicLandTrust.org or 631.283.3195.
Men on Boats
Through August 14
Playwrights Horizons 416 W. 42nd Street, New York
The action packed, widely acclaimed new play by Jaclyn Backhaus returns for a limited time this summer. Explore the lives of 10 explorers on four boats as they trek through the course of the Colorado River in 1869.
Visit playwrightshorizons.org for tickets and more information.
NYC Restaurant Week
Through August 19
Restaurants through Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Islane
It’s back! Indulge yourself in New York City’s famous Restaurant Week. Visit over 388 restaurants from Nobu to Delmonico’s and enjoy a three course, prix fixe lunch or dinner for $29 and $42. Bon appetite!
For more information call 212.484.1200 or visit nycgo.com.