hamptons Happenings


Celebrate Halloween in the Hamptons 2015
Its that time of the year again…Halloween in the Hamptons….

Hank’s Pumpkintown in WaterMill, NY, one of my favorite places to go. My girls always had so much fun picking pumpkins, getting lost going through the mazes, munching on delicious roasted corn, hay rides and just running through the pumpkin patch.

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will be hosting their annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat Parade on Saturday, Oct. 24. Participants will meet at the library on 2478 Main Street starting at 10 a.m. in costume for some Halloween stories before setting out in Bridgehampton to go “trick-or-treating.” Visit http://www.hamptonlibrary.org/ for more info.

29752_imgaFrankenstein Follies at Bay Street Theater: The Ghoulishly Fun Musical Revue a Halloween-themed musical review directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard. Stages 21st annual Halloween Bash at the theater located on 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor from Friday to Sunday. On Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24, the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. On both Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25, there will be a 2 p.m. showing. Tickets are $15 each. For more information, visit: http://www.stagesworkshop.org/pb/wp_af96f334/wp_af96f334.html.

The Montauk Library will be hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Party on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event will begin at the library on 871 Montauk Highway starting at 2 p.m. Visit http://www.montauklibrary.org/children_teens&key=0009 for more info.

AFI’s Fall Festival
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

The Amagansett Farmers Market
367 Main St., Amagansett
Pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, facepainting, prizes, and a costume contest for teens and under. We will also have a preserving workshop with canning expert Laura O’Brien at 1:30 p.m. Local food will be featured, including The Sea Bean, Madeline Picnic Co.,Gula Gula Empanadas, Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream and much more! Music by Job Potter and The Friends Band
REGISTRATION: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 to Sat, Oct 24, 2015
CONTACT: Jessica Engle
EMAIL: jessica.engle@amagansettfoodinstitute.org
PHONE: 203 240-6079

Pumpkin Decorating Party!
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Montauk Library
871 Montauk Highway:
Design and decorate a pumpkin and take it home! Halloween refreshments will be served! Space is limited – sign up with Miss Jackie in the children’s room or call 631-668-3377!

22nd Annual Spooky Walk
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Road
Dare to hike the dark and haunted Refuge trails to meet the ghouls and goblins that take them over! A wicked time for all! The guided walks last approximately forty minutes. The earlier walks book up first, so please reserve early! For adults and families with children over 7. Reservations required, call to reserve a time slot. $15.00 per person.
info@quoguewildliferefuge.org* 631 653-4771


Enchanted Forest Trail
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Quogue Wildlife Refuge* 3 Old Country Road
Follow your guide to meet whimsical, fun, and educational characters on the forest trails. The parking lot will be full of games and activities! Come and join the fun! Dress up if you like! Children ages 2 to 7 with adult. Reservations required, call to reserve a time slot! $10.00 fee per person.


SYS Trunk Or Treat
Saturday, October 31, 2015
SYS / Southampton Town Recreation Center
1370A Majors Path Southampton, New York 11968
Decorate the Trunk or Hatch of your car and join us at SYS. Have a goolish time in your best costume and walk the Haunted Path, Trick or Treat from trunk to trunk, enjoy arts and crafts and make your own caramel apple. Prizes for Best Children’s Costume, Best Adult Costume and Best Trunk. Set up your trunk from 12pm – 1pm. (No cars will be let in after 1:15) ALL those who wish to participate should have candy to hand out from your car (even if you decide not to decorate your trunk).

Halloween Costume Party Featuring White Wedding
Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Back to The 80s Halloween Costume Party
Featuring White Wedding – A Totally Radical 80s Tribute Show
Dance the night away..80s style! Come dressed in your killer 80s costume for a chance to win bitchin’ prizes.
spot must be reserved. For ticket info and pricing visit: http://marthaclaravineyards.com/public_events.php
Martha Clara Vineyards
631.298.0075 ext 101
info@marthaclaravineyards.com *Price:22.50-27.50

Halloween Party @ BackBar Grille
Saturday, October 31, 2015
7:00 pm – Happy Our Daily 4-7:00
BackBar Grille* 78 Foster Avenue* Hampton Bays

Halloween 2015 – Tasting In the Dark – Via Del Mare – Watermill
Friday, October 30, 2015- Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Sarah Bellissimo *631.726.4444 $89
Via Del Mare Restaurant
670 Montauk Highway Watermill New York

Rowdy Hall Celebrates The 16th Annual Rowdyween
Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ 8:00 pm $35 (10 Main St, East Hampton)
Rowdy Hall will hold their 16th annual “Rowdyween” party on Saturday, October 31st 8 p.m. until the witching hour. A $35 admission fee at the door entitles revelers to one complimentary drink, delicious Rowdy snacks, $5 drafts and $6 well drinks, and DJ Noid spinning tunes all night. There will be $500 in cash prizes awarded for the best costumes. Come in costume . . . or don’t come at all!
Michelle Moliski 631-324-8555 info@rowdyhall.com

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” Movie & Halloween After Party 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015 @8:00 pm
Time warp down to The Suffolk Theater to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show on the BIG Screen! Film has adult content. Admission Free! $20 Bar/Restaurant Minimum per person. Doors open at 6:30. Film begins at 8pm. DJ Phil Halloween Party after the movie (10pm on). Costumes Encouraged! Menu available throughout the evening. General Admission Event. $5, $10 & $15 Participation Goodie Bags available for purchase. (No outside props permitted. Please call to reserve Participation Goodie Bag.)
The Suffolk Theater 118 East Main St. Riverhead

Monster Mash At The Regent Cocktail Club
Saturday, October 31, 2015 * 9:00 pm FREE
DJ, dancing and prizes for Best Costume from 9 PM to 12 AM. Must be 21+
First place: Weekend at Gurney’s for 2 in Premium Oceanfront accommodation
Second Place: $300 Spa Credit
Third Place: Dinner for 2 at Scarpetta Beach ($200 value)
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
290 Old Montauk Highway

11222693_1062101533802598_3907365666035743965_nHAMPTONS HALLOWEEN @ HARLOW!!! “Night Of The Living Dead” – 10/31/15
A Halloween Night Extravaganza!!!with a “Night Of The Living Dead” theme!
Saturday, October 31st – 8:00pm to 2:00am
$25.00 Cover Charge
Best Costume – $500.00 1st Prize!
Harlow East *1 Bay Street (on the wharf)
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 (631) 725-5858

There are several local parades that occur in most towns in the East End,

Sat, Oct 25, 2014**Fri, Oct 31st 2014
Westhampton To Montauk

East Quogue Halloween Parade: Saturday, October 24th
The East Quogue Chamber of Commerce and the East Quogue PTA will hold its annual “Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Carving Contest” on Saturday, October 24, at 5pm, starting at the East Quogue Firehouse and proceeding to the Village Green.

Southampton Rag-A-Muffin Parade: The 24th Annual Southampton Chamber of Commerce Ragamuffin Parade & Pumpkin trail will start on Sunday, October 25, at 1pm, 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 | southamptonchamber.com.

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 25, from 1-3pm… Meet in the parking lot behind the Laundry and parade down Main Street to the Whaling Museum. On Saturday, October 31st @ 3pm the Pumpkin Trail will attract hundreds of Trick-o-treaters from everywhere down Main Street in Sag Harbor…

more events….http://www.27east.com/hamptons-events-calendar/

Hamptons Happenings: Nadia Kazmi performs at Stephen Talkhouse, October 9th
Dark blues-rock songwriter, Nadia Kazmi, will be performing at Stephen Talkhouse on October 8. She just dropped her new EP, Lamb,
“With considered, well-crafted lines of imagery and metaphors, Kazmi evokes a rare sense of emotional purpose that makes her music all the more compelling.” (Seattle Post Intelligencer)

Spend a Summer day in the Hamptons on a small budget
Spending a day in the Hamptons, does not have to cost you a fortune as the some might like you to believe. It is actually affordable and only a 2 hour trip from NYC, New Jersey,Connecticut or Westchester, only 1 hour from Western Long Island.

I am bias towards Sag Harbor, it really is one of my favorite places in the Hamptons, but I also like shelter Island and Montauk. Each Town has its own uniqueness and you can find things to do in each town.
If you want to spend the day at the beach but you want to save from paying the cost to park, you might want to consider finding long term parking in either East Hampton or Southampton and taking the FREE RIDE to the beach.or you could rent a bike from Amagansett Beach & Bicycle located in Amagansett. They also offer kayaking tours, and bike tours, a great way to see the Hamptons.

f87f299f-eca1-4509-9b22-1b5709bc017fACCABONAC KAYAK & STAND UP PADDLEBOARD TOURS
1 1/2 hour to 2 hour guided tours on scenic Accabonac Harbor
-easy & comfortable kayaks and Paddleboards
No prior Kayaking or Stand Up Paddleboard experience necessary!
(3 person minimum)
Tours are available at 10:30 AM & 2:00 P

Or you could take a tour around the Hamptons on the American Beauty Sightseeing & charter Tours…the cost is
Adults: $29 and 2 for $52
Children: 5 years – 12 years: $18
Children under 5 years old FREE

Many Art Galleries have Art openings…Great way to meet people and might just be offered a free glass of champagne.

Drumming at Sagg Main Beach in Sagaponack on Monday nights…FREE (be careful with parking, that is a big ticket)

Concerts in the Park in Southampton, NY: Each summer, SCC sponsors an extremely popular series of summer concerts in Agawam Park and at Coopers Beach. Most concerts are held on Wednesdays and start at 6:30 PM.
New Life Crisis July 22
Coopers Beach
Vanessa Trouble July 29
Agawam Park
Center Stage at Sunset
An Evening of Cherished
Broadway Melodies
Saturday, August 1
Agawam Park
AdLib Steel Orchestra August 5
Agawam Park
Just Sixties August 12
Coopers Beach
Nancy Atlas
Tuesday, August 18
Agawam Park
Hoodoo Loungers August 19
Agawam Park
Mambo Loco August 26
Agawam Park
Rhonda Denet September 2
Agawam Park

Many restaurants have live music and there is no cover, enjoy and relax while listening to some good music.
Harlow in Sag Harbor has Live Music Every Thursday-Sunday at the BackBar
Fresh Hamptons has live Entertainment on Monday nights….Love the food…so good
Eggs Florentine
Live Jazz on Thursday nights at Bayburger in Sag Harbor
Comedy Night at Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack….. call them for dates: 631-537-3300
Come early for Dinner the Food is delicious….
Sunset Fridays & Saturdays Wölffer Estate Vineyard
Fridays & Saturdays at the Wine Stand
From 5 p.m. till sunset
Where The Wine Stand
Entry: FREE
Experience Hamptons living at its most laid-back on Friday and Saturday evenings at our beloved Montauk Highway outpost. Bring a blanket and enjoy wines by the glass and bottle, cheese and charcuterie plates for purchase, and an expansive vineyard view as the sun goes down.
Friday, July 17: Dan Bailey Tribe, Surf Rock
Saturday, July 18: Radio Europa, Latin Rhythms
Friday, July 24: Clinton Curtis, Rock
Saturday, July 25: Mamalee Rose, R&B
Friday, July 31: Greg Smith Group, Rock and Alt-Country
Saturday, August 1: Radio Europa, Latin Rhythms
Friday, August 7: Eric Stuart Band, Rock
Saturday, August 8: Eric Stuart Band, Rock
Friday, August 14: Dan Bailey Tribe, Surf Rock
Saturday, August 15: Inda Eaton, Alt-Country and Folk
Friday, August 21: Greg Smith Band, Rock and Alt-Country
Saturday, August 22: Clinton Curtis, Rock
Friday, August 28: Clinton Curtis, Rock
Saturday, August 29: Mamalee Rose, R&B

Stop back next week for more suggestions on things to do in the Hamptons that won’t cost you a fortune. Spa services, Best happy hour spots, favorite beaches, live Music, sales, things to do with kids and much more…… for more events join the HAMPTONS MOUTHPIECE EVENTS GROUP ON FACEBOOK

Coming to the Hamptons and not sure what to wear…Here is a very casual but chic outfit that can be worn for all sizes and all different ages… of course the dress might differ for each person.
A simple white dress with a light weight jean jacket, a wicker bag and metallic sneakers is a cool look to spend a casual summer afternoon in the Hamptons…and for the evening dress it up with a sexy shoe.

Spend the afternoon in the Hamptons

Hamptons Happenings Southampton Hospital Celebrates the Opening of The Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center

Southampton Hospital will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 15th to celebrate the opening of the Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center and to honor the Gruss’ gift of $5 million to the new facility at the Hospital.

The state-of-the-art center consolidates a broad spectrum of sophisticated diagnostic and treatment capabilities with existing cardiovascular programs and services. An advanced endovascular surgical suite features the latest imaging technology ideally suited for endovascular surgery, and many of these procedures and repairs can now be done through minimally invasive techniques.

Audrey Gruss, President of the Audrey & Martin Gruss Foundation, said, “Martin and I felt it was important that our local hospital have the capability to conduct stroke and vascular distress intervention. Southampton Hospital is essential to all of us living or vacationing in the East End and we are honored to be part of its quest for excellence.” slideshow_std_h_Southampton-Hospital-Breaks-Ground-for-New-Audrey-and-Martin-Gruss-Heart-and-Stroke-Center8

“It is well-known that the over-50 age group has the highest probability of experiencing a stroke or heart attack,” Audrey continues. “With many of us spending weekends or weeks year-round in Southampton and the East End, we are gratified by this addition, knowing that our family and friends will be able to get timely medical care right in Southampton, if and when they need it. ”

Hospital President and CEO Robert S. Chaloner comments, “We are very grateful to Audrey and Martin Gruss. Getting treatment as quickly as possible is critical to recovery. Our ability to provide sophisticated diagnostics and interventional treatment of stroke and vascular disease will save lives.”

· Audrey Gruss, President, Audrey & Martin Gruss Foundation
· Robert S. Chaloner, President & CEO, Southampton Hospital
· Reuven Pasternak, M.D., VP & CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital
11:45am – 1pm Friday May 15th, 2015
· 12pm: ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks
· 1pm: Interview opportunities available MAYBE
The Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center, Southampton Hospital, 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY

photo credit: www.hamptons-magazine.com and www.danspapers.com

Hamptons, News Around Town…The Million Dollar Question
April 11th 2015

So many people have asked me what is the deal with Doppio in Sag Harbor, are they reopening….That is the MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION! WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH DOPPIO…Nothing, zip..has been taking place in that location……I say BRING BACK MADISON & MAIN! I had the most fun in 2013…Last year 2014 Back Page & Back Harlow were fun, but not as much fun as Madison & Main…The Watermelon Martini’s were the absolute BEST…the bartenders were fun! Sasha my favorite(bartender) worked at Doppio but not even he could save it. I do think Back Harlow will be a place I might choose to hang out at, but only if the drinks are affordable. I like the management team and I am told they will be doing some really fun things this summer.

It is confirmed Plaza Sports is opening in Sag Harbor on Main Street, I spoke with the owner and he stated that he plans on being open year-round. He plans on focusing on the summer then re-assessing for the fall and winter. He stated he would be selling Sag Harbor t-shirts, hmmmm is he not aware that there are 2 other businesses in Sag Harbor selling the same thing. Plaza Sports has locations in Rocky Point and Montauk, hopefully if the item is not carried in the Sag Harbor location, they can have it sent from another location. They should be open before May.

Harbor Market update….things are moving along well and progressively and they should be open in a couple of weeks….I do hope before May, looking forward to that brick oven pizza.

11070790_866278796762042_4811013822328142179_nPOTHOLES: Looks like Many of the towns are just putting a band-aid on the situation and filling in the holes…but East Hampton is still the worst, so be careful driving at night because there are some serious potholes that could just do damage to your car.

Rumor has it that WHITES APOTHECARY is opening a second location in Southampton, hmmm will it just be the cosmetic part of the business or will this be competition for Southrifty Drug Southampton?

buffet Lunch
buffet Lunch
Saaz Indian Cuisine in Southampton delivers…for $10 you can have Indian Food delivered to you…$20 for East Hampton Residents and unfortunately East Hampton they are only making 2 delivery runs per day. M-Sun 7pm and 930pm…If business starts to generate and they are getting more deliveries, then the cost of the delivery might decrease. Sorry Montauk no plans to deliver, too far. I love this place M-Sun “All you can Eat” buffet is fantastic and different items everyday.
Happy Hour 1/2 price drinks Sun-Thursday 4-6pm…. Did someone say GIRLS NIGHT OUT! OH YEAH…..GNO

EAST HAMPTON: East Hampton Town officials are abandoning plans to impose a summer weekend ban on all helicopters this summer in the Hamptons, a very busy tourism season, citing concerns about aircraft being diverted to neighboring towns. Hmmm…Is that the real reason……Well at least they have enforced some curfews during the week. I am sure the organizers for the numerous celebrity-filled events this summer in the Hamptons are grateful…I wonder were they scratching their heads trying to figure out how they were getting their A-listers to their events this summer……I guess the thought of being stuck in traffic for hours was not a draw.

A new restaurant opening in Montauk …Harbor in Montauk….owners James “Jamo” Willis and business partner Robert Hirsh. 3,200 square-foot revamped eatery on West Lake Drive will have that familiar Hamptons feel — a laid-back beach-bar vibe during the day that gives way to dancing at night. I am sure the residents in Montauk are very excited about this opening…. maybe…some skinny dipping…LOL…just kidding

DSC_9339Rumor has it that Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Spa is making some changes and going very high end….Targeting a high-end demographic….they have dropped their timeshare model. Will the middle-class be able to afford a Day at Gurney’s? Is Gurney’s seeking to make the list Earth’s Most Exclusive Retreats…among these favorites: http://robbreport.com/luxury-travel/the-robb-report-100-resorts

Fresh Hamptons
Fresh Hamptons
FRESH HAMPTONS: I had the pleasure of attending a cooking class at FRESH HAMPTONS last week and it was amazing…coming soon my article on my amazing experience… HURRY, HURRY these classes will be ending soon.
Last class April 16th
Re-Fresh with Detox Classes
Fresh Hamptons is debuting detox classes. These classes will teach attendees how to detox while still indulging in dark chocolate, cheese, and wine. The classes will be taught by Chef Todd’s Life and Restaurant Partner, yoga & Pilates instructor, and certified detox specialist, Lillian Grajeda.
The Re-Fresh program meets 1x per week at Fresh for three consecutive weeks. Choice of:
Program 1: Tuesdays April 14, 21st, and 28th from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Program 2: Thursdays April 16th, 23rd, 30th from 12:15-1:30 p.m.
By popular demand: Saturdays April 25th, May 2nd, and 9th from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Each $299 package includes a cleansing lunch for all three classes, a personalized detox program designed for you and your palate, and support along the way. For more information or to register, call Lillian at (631) 903-7097.

BEAUTY COMES TO NOYAC ROAD IN SAG HARBOR…There’s a new Salon in Sag Harbor and it is Called RAVE SALON & SPA….All Hair Services, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Massages, Facials, Spa Days, Energy Healing with Energy Healing – Erin Sirona, and Reflexology with Jo Gramarosso,
They are located on Noyac Road in Sag Harbor, and the place is beautiful. Owner Cindy Ward Capalbo is a beautiful person and you immediately feel the positive energy when you walk in. I definitely need that Energy Healing……Join my Facebook Group to stay updated with the events that Cindy will be hosting at the Spa these next few months…

unnamed-11-111x320If you Love Sweet’tauk Lemonade, then you will love the they announced that they have finalized a partnership with Gourmet Guru, a well-respected natural and organic products distributor, to distribute their lemonades and to grow their brand throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

designingjoe-amagansett-beach-bicycleAMAGANSETT BEACH & BIKE ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON….Store Hours 10AM- 5PM
They deliver…new line of fishing kayaks from Feelfree

Which Celebrities can we expect to see around town this summer in the Hamptons….Well it has been trending the Jason Alexander rented a home in East Hampton..next week I should have more information on who will be in the Hamptons, Where to go to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in the Hamptons, more openings, Hamptons Summer events list and updates to rumors I have heard. As always follow me on Twitter,Instagram @hamptonsmpiece and Facebook for daily updates on Happenings in the Hamptons.