10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hello August! Soak up the last month of summer with new events around New York City and the Hamptons every weekend. Check out what we’ve got in store for this weekend below. 

Kati Matron at The Hampton Library

August 4, 5 p.m.

The Hampton Street Library, 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton

Bestselling author and journalist will be discussing her newest book True Believes: Stalin’s Last American Spy. Matron is best known for being a brize winning news correspondent for NPR and ABC before becoming an author. Admission is $25, including beverages and hors d’oeurves. For more information visit here.

Intersect Jazz Fest

August 4-5

Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street

Fill a picnic basket and enjoy two free days of jazz in Bryant Park. There will be performances by over 10 artists including Grammy-winning pianist Billy Childs and clarinetist Derek Bermel. For more information visit here.

Hester Street Fair’s Lobster & Beer Fest

August 5, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

25 Essex Street and Hester Street

Enjoy a cold beer and a delicious array of lobster rolls and tacos at this year’s Hester Street Fair. For more information visit here.

Clothesline Art Sale

August 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton

Wander through an art lovers tradition that’s been happening since 1946. Artists enter the sale each year with their work attracting thousands of art lovers with prices from $75-$2,200. For more information visit here

Ex Machina

August 5, 1 p.m.

MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street

The MoMA presents Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction which includes a medley or 70 movies from over 20 countries that reinvent science fiction flicks. Don’t miss the chance to see Ex Machina in Theatre 2. Tickets are $25. For more information visit here.

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Benefit

August 5, 6:30 p.m.

Atlantic Golf Club, 1040 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton

Long Island’s longest running classical music festival, The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival presents its 34th anniversary benefit Get In The Grove. There will be a one-hour performance followed by cocktails and an elegant dinner. For more information visit here.  

Opening Reception: Through the Spyglass

August 5, 6-8 p.m.

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Get the first look at Sag Harbor’s newest exhibit featuring a suite of ten etchings by artists Vito DeVito. The artwork portrays the danger-laden voyages of whalers during the turn of the 9th century. For more information visit here.

Summer Streets

August 5, 12 and 19

The annual celebration of NYC streets is back! To promote sustainable forms of transportation and healthy recreation, there will be nearly 7 miles of open streets. This year there will be a zipline over 53rd Street, water activities in Central Park and multiple cultural workshops at participating museums. For more information visit here.

Fireworks at Coney Island

Fridays through September 1

Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 West 21st Street

Can’t make it out to the Hamptons this weekend? Take in the final month of summer with a free fireworks show on the Coney Island boardwalk. For more information visit here.

Southampton Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market

Sundays through October 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton

Get the freshest local produce every Sunday for the rest of the summer! Eat well while also giving back to the community. For more information visit here


Who Runs ABT? Girls!

ABT kicks off fall season

On The Avenue

Our Night at the Opera

Celebrating Marc Chagall, who is not a Marx Brother


All’s Fair at TEFAF Opening

The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering raised funds as a glamorous art fair returned to New York.

by Debbie BancroftPhotographed by Griffin Lipson and Hunter Abrams/BFA.com