The weekend is almost here! Although there is never a lack of activities in New York City or the Hamptons, sometimes it can be tiresome to find the best way to spend your days off. We've compiled a list of 10 exciting events around New York City and the Hamptons, so time this weekend can be well spent.
Christie’s First Open Auction Series Preview
July 14–29, 10–8 p.m.
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York; christies.com
The summer iteration of the Christie’s First Open Auction Series will be offered for the first time as an online only sale! The bidding will open from July 14-29. The “Post-War and Contemporary Collection” features paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs and installations, including notable lots by Alexander Calder, Sol Lewitt and John McCracken. The “Editions Collection” comprises over 200 editions and multiples by artists including Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha and David Hockney.
Water / Bodies
July 14–17, 12 - 6 p.m.
Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton; southamptonartscenter.org, 631-283-0967
The New York Academy of Art presents Water / Bodies, an exhibition by Eric Fischl and Academy President David Kratz. Water / Bodies presents paintings, photographs and sculptures connected to the water. The exhibit depicts the sea, shore, pool and more from established and emerging artists with connections to both the East End and the New York Academy of Art.
East Hampton Farmers Market
July 15, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
136 North Main Street, East Hampton; 631-871-8185
Find 23 vendors selling the very best produce, meats, flowers, fruit and berries, beauty products, home, yogurt, bread, honey, wine, dog treats and coffee.
July 15–17, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
10 Columbus Circle, New York; jazz.org/dizzys, 212-258-9595
The Jon Faddis Quartet is performing at Dizzy’s Club this weekend! Legendary trumpeteer Jon Faddis returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola by popular demand. Enjoy a night of extraordinary live contemporary and classic jazz with pieces from Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie.
Reserve by phone or in person daily at the club after 6 p.m.
At the Met: History of Photography and Cornelia Parker: Transitional Object
History of Photography: July 16-January 7 and Cornelia Parker: Now through October 31
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York; metmuseum.org, 212-879-5500
The Metropolitan Museum's Department of Photographs explores the history of photography, from its invention in the 1930s to present time. The exhibition includes more than 20,000 works largely from Europe and America, with some representation of other parts of the world.
Learn more about the incredible British artist Cornelia Parker in the Cornelia Parker: Transitional Object exhibition. By looking from different points around the Met, viewers will find a 30-foot-tall re-creation of Norman Bate's house from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
Studio Regionale Tasting Series
July 16, 1–3 p.m.
108 E. 16th Street, New York; 212-473-2323
Spend a relaxing afternoon in an Italian vineyard this weekend. Sample wines, snack on antipasti and learn from featured speakers at the Studio del Gusto. For more information click here.
The Class by Taryn Toomey
July 16, 10 a.m.
The Surf Lodge 183 Edgemere Street, Montauk; thesurflodge.com, 631-483-5037
Build a lean and strong body during Taryn's 65-minute stress relieving class. During this "cathartic mind body experience" learn how to release stress and tension while cleansing the emotional and spiritual self through intense physical movements. For booking and more information click here.
Southampton Artists Association: Art in the Park
July 16–17, 11 a.m. -6 p.m.
Agawarm Park, Jobs Lane and Pond Lane, Southampton; 631-283-7432
Southampton Artists Association's 16th Annual Art in the Park at Agawam Park in Southampton, July 16–17, rain or shine. Over 50 Long Island exhibitors and SAA members will sell their paintings, photography and mixed media works.
Farm-to-(Tasting)-Table Dinner with Jean-Georges Vongerichten
July 16, 7–10 p.m.
Topping Rose House, 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbot Turnpike, Bridgehampton; toppingrosehouse.com, 631-537-0870
Tasting Table and James Beard award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten take over Topping Rose on Saturday. Enjoy an evening of elegant farm to table food, summer cocktails, live music and dancing. To request an invitation click here.
Jane’s Walk in the Park: The History of Madison Square Park
July 17, 3–4 p.m.
Madison Square Park, William H. Seward Monument on southwest corner of the park at 23rd Street and Broadway entrance; 212-520-7600
Take time to explore the history of Madison Square Park from potter’s field and millitary parade ground to the epicenter of Gilded Age society at the first and second Madison Square Gardens. Madison Square Park Conservancy and the Municipal Art Society join together to celebrate the legacy of urban activist Jane Jacobs with eye opening walks around the park. The walk will be led by Mark Levy, founder of Levy’s Unique New York! NY’s First Family of Tour Guides.