Hamptons Happenings

khl_7418ITS A SPOOKY HALLOWEEN IN THE HAMPTONS..Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece readers…sorry it’s been a week since I last posted, so much is happening in my life that has me running all over the place and therefore it has been difficult to focus on writing something worth reading. .I must admit I love looking at the Village annual Halloween outrageous parade (see last years pictures)..  ..I would prefer staying in the Hamptons however, there is a wonderful vibe and I feel safe….I really love this small town I live in especially during Halloween, it reminds us all the joy of being a kid. I love how all of the the stores and the homeowners really get into the Halloween spirit and the hundreds of kids that come knocking on your door to get that favorite piece of candy. My favorite candy has always been snickers and each year I take out all of the snickers bars and feast…I know, I know I should not, but I cannot help myself I am freakin addicted to the snickers bar….So this is the 1st year that I will not be walking down Main Street in Sag Harbor on Halloween with Allura, she has Field Hockey practice and therefore no Main street, but don’t feel so bad for her yet because we will be going to East Hampton I hope. I say I hope because she is a Pre-teen and therefore the plans are not set until 15 minutes before they are to begin. Ahhh the joy of being a teen with no worries…I love trick-o-treating in East Hampton because many of the homes are decorated and the inner child has emerged from many of these adults. I love to see so many children all dressed up and the joy that you see on their face as you open the door with a bowl full of candy. I do feel for those who have no candy and hide in their homes afraid to answer the doors because children can be merciless when you hold out on the Candy on Halloween….SO BUSINESSES ON MAIN STREET TAKE A HINT AND MAKE SURE YOU OPEN YOUR DOORS AND WELCOME ALL OF THE CHILDREN…..DO NOT RUN OUT OF CANDY…Apples and Raisins are not a winner with kids… So with that being said, lets take a sneak peak at what’s happening this Halloween Weekend in the Hamptons…
**Southampton Kiwanis Creature Feature Halloween Party
Saturday, October 29 · 8:00pm – 11:30pm
Water Mill Community Club
Nowedonah Ave, Water Mill, NY
Music by DJ Rah G Raj. $500 prize for best costume. Proceeds will benefit the Southampton Kiwanis Club Community service fund. Tickets are $40 each and are available at the Carpetman and Evolution Fitness, and at the door. 21 and over please.
Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor
Fri, Oct 28, 20117:30 PM. Sat, Oct 29, 2011 7:30 PM
Frankenstein Follies The Ghoulishly Fun Musical Revue Stages’ 17th Annual Halloween Bash This Year on Halloween Weekend! Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc. is throwing the Halloween Bash you and your children won’t want to miss! The main event is Frankenstein Follies, a Halloween-themed musical review directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard. Frankenstein Follies features all your favorite monsters and ghouls with a cast of thirty-nine local young performers. There will be Halloween fun for young and old, including face painting, a “tattoo” parlor, a crazy fortune teller and a terrifyingly tasty treat bar for the scary sweet tooth in us all. Now returning for its seventeenth year, Frankenstein Follies has become a favorite on the East End. We’ve added a show! Join the fun at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Friday, October 28th at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 30th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, which include the show and the fun carnival bash immediately following the show. Proceeds help support Stages’ scholarship program. Seating is limited, so call now to buy your ticket for this popular event. Call the Bay Street Theatre box office at (631) 725-9500. For more information call Stages at (631) 329-1420..Price $15
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 6:00 PM-7:00 AM
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
431 East Main Street, Riverhead NY 11901
Friday, October 28, 2011 6:00pm to 7:00am Buoys and ghouls of all ages are invited to grab their sleeping bags, dress in Halloween costumes, and bunk down for an exciting night of scary, slimy marine animals. Families will enjoy creepy crawly craft time, spooky story time, a haunting movie presentation, along with dinner and breakfast. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Price: $60.00 plus tax, all ages ($40.00 plus tax for Aquarium Members) Note: Children under 2 are free. Reservation required – call 631.208.9200, ext. H2O (426) to make your reservations. Limit: 100 participants; no refunds or exchanges.
631 208-9200 http://www.longislandaquarium.comPrice: 60 + tax
Sag Harbor Whaling Historical Museum host “The Haunted Wailing Museum…200 Main Street, Sag Harbor..Haunted Tours Nightly..October 21 thru 23 & 10/2-10/30**6-9pm $10 per body…Sag Harbor Ghost Walks**October 28-30 6-9pm $25 per body
Children’s Tours**October 30th 12n-3pm*$5 per body

Fri, Oct 28, 20117:00 PM-10:00 PM… Southampton Youth Services
1370A Majors Path, Southampton
Grades 6th and up. $5 admission, free transportation provided, come navigate the Haunted Path where ghouls and spooks lurk. If you find your way out, stay for Sports and Rec night! 631 702-2427…Price: 5.00
@ B’Smiths in Sag Harbor**Saturday October 29th**$25 cover charge….$500 1st Prize BEST 70’s Costume
Friends I am told that this is one of the Best Parties and one not to be missed…
Sat, Oct 29, 201110:00 AM**Sun, Oct 30, 201112:30 PM
Westhampton To Montauk
Halloween Walk-About:
Hampton Bays on Saturday, October 29, at 10 a.m. Stop at any merchants who display a Mark Sinclair Foundation pumpkin in their window. 728-6784
East Quogue Halloween Parade:
The East Quogue Chamber of Commerce and the East Quogue PTA will hold its annual “Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Carving Contest” on Saturday, October 29, at 5:30 p.m., starting at the East Quogue Firehouse and proceeding to the Village Green.
Southampton Rag-A-Muffin Parade: The 21st Annual Southampton Chamber of Commerce Ragamuffin Parade & Pumpkin trail will start on Sunday, October 30, at 12:30 p.m., beginning at Agawam Park for free photos by Southampton Village Photo and Graphics on “props” provided by Pumpkintown at Hank’s Farm. The Parade will start at 1PM at Agawam Park then proceed through the streets of Southampton Village (Windmill La., Nugent St., Main St., and Jobs La.) Parade followed by a trick-or-treat “Pumpkin Trail.” Local merchants will distribute special treats to children in costume ages 9 and under. Participating merchants will be designated by a paper pumpkin in their window. 283-0402 |
 Sag Harbor Rag-A-Muffin Parade: Dress up in your spookiest or cutest costume and participate in the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Sag Harbor Rag-A-Muffin Parade” on Sunday, October 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet in the parking lot behind BookHampton and parade down Main Street to the Whaling Museum.
Sagaponack Common School: will host its “Haunting Sagaponack and Parade” on Monday, October 31, at 9 a.m. Costumed children will parade from the school, trick-or-treating at several homes and businesses along the way to the post office, Amagansett School PTA: will host this year’s “Amagansett Halloween Parade” on Monday, October 31, at 4 p.m., starting at the Amagansett School and proceeding west down Main Street through the hamlet. 267-3572.
Montauk School PTA: will host its annual “Halloween Parade,” for children in prekindergarten through sixth grade, on Monday, October 31, at 4 p.m., starting at the Montauk Corner Store and proceeding to St. Therese of Lisieux Church.
Sat, Oct 29, 201111:00 AM-1:00 PM
Bide-A-Wee, Old Country Road Westhampton
Pet costume contest and party will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bide-A-Wee in Westhampton. Receive a free, one-year membership to the dog park with a $10 donation entry fee. (866) 262-8133…. 10
Sun, Oct 30, 20115:00 PM-7:00 PM
 Old Whalers’ Church…44 Union Street, Sag Harbor
games for children, a costume parade, and a best pumpkin contest. Dress in your funniest, spookiest, or cutest costume. Bring a potluck dish to share and your best decorated information: 631 725-0894
(Southampton, NY…. October 10, 2011) – Southampton Youth Services, Inc. (SYS) wants you to join them Sunday, October 30th, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Southampton Town Recreation Center (1370A Majors Path, Southampton, New York) for some Ghoulish Fun! Decorate the trunk (or hatch) of your car for Halloween. Have some spooky fun with your family, co-workers, or your neighbor, creating the “Best Trunk” to win this year’s Trunk or Treat competition. Children will be trick or treating from trunk to trunk, so have plenty of treats ready to hand out. Prizes will also be awarded for best adult costume and best youth costume.The Southampton Town Youth Bureau will be transforming the “Path” Youth Center (located in the Southampton Town Rec. Center) into a haunted house to add to the festivities. SYS will choose the winners of the costume contest during the “Trunk or Treat” parade at 3:30pm. Participation is Free!
Southampton Publick House: 2011 Halloween Costume Party..Saturday, October 29th
10pm-Until….$10 at the door Happy Hour 10pm-Midnight
Best Costume awarded at Midnight…1st Prize: $500**2nd Prize: $300**3rd Prize: $150*DJ Dory spinning all night long…$$3 Pumpkin Ales
The Driver’s Seat, Saturday October 29th... 66 Jobs Lane, Southampton Village
Halloween True Blood Party….call them for details 631-283-6606
Phao Hosts ‘Day Of The Dead’ Halloween Party **Saturday, October 29 @ 10:30 pm
Phao ..29 Main Street,Sag Harbor,11963
Phao will host a “Day of the Dead” Halloween party on Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 p.m. Drink specials include $5 draft pints and Sauza tequila shots. Best costume contest will begin at midnight with winners announced at 1 a.m. Best costume will win $200 cash prize. First runner up will receive a $100 Phao gift certificate. Cost at the door is $5. A password for free entrance will be given out in a Phao e-blast and on their Facebook page. Guests must be 21 or over.


Project Vibe…Halloween Bash**Friday, October 28th 10pm

Buckley’s Inn Between, Hampton Bays..139 West Montauk Hwy…
Well those are my picks for this weekend…for more events check out and for things to do this weekend in the Hamtpons. Have a safe Halloween and Have FUN!

**All events in BLUE are adult only events


Hamptons MouthPiece…It is Labor Day Weekend in the Hamptons…Well Friends it is here already the last official weekend of summer in the Hamptons…It will be a beautiful sunny day in the Hamptons today…This summer in particular went so quickly, I blinked and I was driving Danielle to college….This has certainly been an exciting summer and an adventurous one to say the least…

We rushed home to beat what was thought to be a hurricane but instead was a very strong Tropical Storm….We were prepared for no electricity….we braced ourselves and waited it out…pleased to say we had minimum damage but most importantly we were alive and well and that is all that is important. Many people were complaining that they did not have electricity for many days but many people in New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont and upstate New York lost their homes and their life savings due to extreme floodings so keeping things in prospective is vitally important.We dropped our oldest daughter off last Saturday to college and it was an exciting time for her and us…I was not sure how I was going to handle the situation once she was all moved in and it was time for us to leave, but I did not feel sad or the need to cry…I felt extreme joy for her because I was just so proud of her accomplishments and all the possibilities that lie ahead for her. I knew at that moment that both Kurt and I had done a great job in raising our daughter and I was comfortable knowing that we were leaving a woman and not a little girl that needed sheltering…

I wanted to highlight a couple of events for this weekend in the Hamptons that might not be on your radar but they are worthy of attending if you have time…

Friday, September 2nd.-3rd…Stop by White’s Friday and Saturday to speak to a representative for the most talk about product line heating up the online chat rooms…IMMUNOCOLOGIE…the 1st ever skin-care formulation to work in cooperation with the skins immune system…White’s now carries this entire line so drop in to sample it and determine for yourself..

Drive-In Movie @ Coopers Beach (268 Meadow Lane, SH) Family Event…Movie:Tangled..7-10pm

Friday-Sunday 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932Hampton Classic Horse Show: shout out goes to the amazing crew because they had to quickly take down the tents in 1 day due to Hurricane Irene, they show was delayed 2 days and they worked non-stop to get the show back-up in 2 days..

65th Annual Powwow 9/3-9/6 Shinnecock Indian Reservation – Long Island NY** Southampton Grounds Open Friday @3pm, Sat-Mon 10am**Grounds Close 11 PM
Music & Dance Performance*Sunset Fire Lighting* Dance Specials: Fancy, Traditional, Smoke Dances..Grand Entry 12 Noon & 7 PM
Native Arts & Crafts*Demonstrations*Native Foods*Raffles
Dance and Drum Contest Powwow & Celebration
Tickets: $12 Adults, $10 Kids, Seniors & Handicap
Advance Tickets Available; Credit Cards Accepted
No Refunds Schedule Subject to Change No Pets
For further information call Shinnecock Tribal Office (631) 283-6143
A Benefit for the Shinnecock Nation and the Shinnecock Presbyterian Church
Monica Hughes sings Live at Habro Bistro…313 Three Mile Harbor Rd, East Hampton, NY***Friday September 2nd ***7-10pm…Come enjoy the music, drinks, food and beautiful sunset

Saturday, 9/24-8pm Art Gallery Opening Fundraiser hosted by Luann de Lesseps**
Curated by Samantha Busiello
Sam L Sam Presents 
“Technology’s Affect on Human’s” featured artists are: David Krase, Gusavo Bonevardi, Darius Yekati and Matisse Patterson…proceeds collected will benefit the “Women’s Domestic Violence Abuse Retreat” in East Hampton…
Friday, September 2 @ 10:30 pm ***Social Life Magazine And Porsche Design Celebrates Sonja Morgan In The Labor Day Magazine
Social Life Magazine will celebrate Sonja Morgan in the Labor Day issue on September 2, 2011 from 10:30 p.m. to 12 midnight. An elite guest-list of celebrities, socialites, media and business moguls will enjoy champagne, sangria and DJ Berrie at South…
South Pointe **125 Tuckahoe Lane,Southampton,11968
Contact Information: Norah Lawlor**212-967-6900**
There are many more events taking place this weekend in the Hamptons, I have only high-lightened a few for you…as always you can find out whats happening in the Hamptons at, Danshamptons,com, and many more…But if you really want to know what’s happening in the Hamptons…come back to because we KNOW!!!! As for me I will be having dinner with my family in NYC tonight and on Saturday doing some shopping at some local businesses, like White’s in East Hampton to replenish my make-up, LF Store in East Hampton for some shoes for Allura and Book Hampton for Allura to finish up on her summer reading….attending the Art Show fundraiser at Sam L Sam..hopefully having dinner at the “Living Room”, attending the Races in Sag Harbor Hills and the party later that evening and definitely taking in the Ocean if the weather is good. A big Shout out to my Little Brother Kaza…”Happy birthday Baby Brother” Love you much…
Talk to you soon…Hamptons MouthPiece..”we do the talking for you”

Hamptons MouthPiece…”we do the talking for you” Greetings Friends, are you a member of the United Healthcare Oxford insurance group? If you are, then you may want to continue reading….Our health insurance carrier is Oxford and I received a letter from our carrier informing us that their relationship with EEHA (EAst End Health Alliance) was terminated on July 15, 2011…..I continued reading to find out what does this mean to us. Apparently EEHA and UHO could not come to an agreement and therefore the agreement was ended..According to NYS law there is a 2 month cooling off period which takes us to 9/14…If no agreement has been settled by this time effective September 15, 2011, care for an emergency illness, injury or condition will be treated as in-network care at any hospital. However, you may be transferred to an in-network hospital once your condition stabilizes. If you choose to stay at one of the EEHA facilities which include (Southampton Hospital, Eastern LI Hospital in Riverhead and Peconic Bay Medical Center) you will incur out-of-network cost and if you do not have out-of-network coverage you will be denied treatment. It is important that you speak with your carrier to discuss how this will affect you…I remember a couple of years ago this happened with Oxford and the EEHA and thank goodness it was settled…last year the same issues occurred with Blue Cross/Blueshield and in the final hours it was settled. Lets just hope that we are so lucky, because friends if this agreement is not settled this could be a nightmare for those of us with this healthcare carrier. It could mean having to drive nearly 50 miles if you need x-rays done, or simple procedures, mammograms and etc…

I am crossing my fingers and hoping and praying for a good outcome….as  always Hamptons Mouthpiece, we do the talking for you…’til next time….have a great week…

Hamptons Mouthpiece….We do the talking for you.…It’s JULY and that means IT’S BIRTHDAY TIME!!! Today is my Hubby Kurt’s birthday and we are doing what he likes to do, something quiet and small, that is the Cancer in him….Me however IT’S MY BIRTHDAY AND I’LL PARTY IF I WANT TO…..I just love birthday’s and typically I am the one who plans all birthday celebrations for my friends…I personally feel that You are deserving to celebrate your 1 special day of the year …the day you were born…..
My goal always is to promote year-round businesses because after the hoopla of the summer months….the crowd dies down and many businesses struggle to stay in business. Then the cycle begins gearing up to be ready again for Memorial Day weekend. Some survive and many do not….lets hope that BeachHouse will make it…..
This year the restaurant selected was “Beachhouse” in East Hampton…This restaurant was chosen for many reasons: SPACIOUS*LOCATION*GOOD FOOD*ATMOSPHERE*FUN

This is a fun place….the acoustics are not overwhelming, they have a DJ in the evening and this place is just great fun….

This year I am celebrating with my good friend Laura Mackey because our birthday’s are 1 day apart…..
Date: Friday 7/29…7-10pm*****Cash Bar****Between Laura and I we have many great friends and we look forward to having an awesome time with all of our friends…. Vanessa & Laura’s Birthday Celebration

Hope to see you there! T’il next time Hamptons Mouthpiece “we do the talking for You” stay tuned for my next series of articles this week…

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Michael Wudyka & Sons, Fran Drescher

Fun Day with Fran Drescher in the Hamptons….Wow what can I say it was pretty darn cool to meet Fran Drescher. I have been a fan of the Nanny and have seen every episode but recently my 11 year old has become a Fan and I find myself watching the Nanny all over again…It is just as funny today as it was many years ago. I was excited when I was asked by my good friend Michael Wuydka owner of both the Enclave Inn Hotels in the Hamptons and the East Hampton Studio to come and interview Fran to talk about her foundation Cancer Schmancer.  The one person I could think to bring with me was Allura because I knew what a huge fan she is of the Nanny, and Kurt even decided to come on his day off to take  photos for me.

Allura Leggard, Fran Drescher, Vanessa Leggard
Allura Leggard, Fran Drescher, Vanessa Leggard

The event was filled with games, slides, kinect for the xbox, food, live music and much, much more….Luann and Alex from the NY housewives showed up, Simon was there as well to my disappointment without the blue leather pants…Fran was an hour late and  the media was getting alittle restless waiting for her to arrive … Just then her car rolls in and out comes Fran in a beautiful White jacket, blue jeans, black Hair flowing and her signature voice saying I am so sorry I am late. She immediately gets busy, she wasted no time….She posed for her photo with anyone that wanted to take pictures with her…including yours truly and the new generation fan. She was very warm and just so patient…see more photo’s at
Photography By Kurt

I have to tell you that I really thought her Nanny voice was all acting, so you can imagine my surprise when I realized that it was not an act. I was alittle disappointed that I did not get an opportunity to have a one-to-one interview with her to talk about the Nanny, her new show Happily Divorced, working with her ex-husband ,her beloved Foundation Cancer Schmancer and her new focus; early awareness for children and teens… However I was able to get a small video where she is so open about her own fight with cancer and just how important it is to reach out to women to inform them about early detection and the importance of having yearly doctor visits to the gynecologist and knowing your own body. The Cancer Schmancer Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all women with cancer are diagnosed with cancer during Stage 1, when it is most curable, through education, prevention, early detection and policy change. Take a look at this video…
Cancer Schmancer has launched their Van line in both NY and California to spread awareness and early detection…Thank you Fran for bringing awareness and reaching out to women who might not seek medical attention due to no health insurance. Thank you Michael Wudyka for partnering with Cancer Schmancer to address healthy eating for our young people and giving them a place to have fun and eat healthy. Congratulations on being Father of the Year…
I end with this video of Leah Laurenti past IDOL contestant who sang at the Family Fun day and I just loved her…She has such a soulful sound….take a listen and judge for yourself.
till next time….