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Happenings in the Hamptons Memorial Day Weekend

New restaurants and Happenings for Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons.

Montauk, Swallow East, Zum Scheideman Montauk , Navy Beach and Scarpette Beach are all reopening this weekend.

The Surf Lodge will be Happening this weekend with Parson James on Saturday, May 26 and Jessie J on Sunday, May 27th.

Gurney’s will be debuting a new look at the Beach club this Memorial Day weekend. Friday, May 25th, Craft cocktails and live music at the Regent Firepit , DJ Stef Nava will be spinning tunes. Saturday, May 26th, workout with Rumble Boxing, and on Sunday, Lobsterbake and Live Music.

 “The Ryan Show / TRS” of the season featuring 90’s rapper Royal Flush, local and NYC hip hop artists performing live as well. The show is taking place on  Friday May 25th at 10:00 PM, $10 entry fee.
Venue: Old Stove Pub 3516 Montauk Hwy, Sagaponack, New York
Creator Ryan Verneuille started The Ryan Show as a podcast while he was working the 9-5 grind back in the Hamptons in 2015. After finding a unique format and successfully monetizing the show through a live broadcast Ryan partnered up with Grammy award winning rapper Mr. Cheeks. He discovered Ryan after a show exposing Valerie Smith  who made a name for herself by voicing some racist remarks in front of the town of Southampton. The Ryan Show  following has grown  in NYC and they have continued their movement to preserve free speech, and “make hip hop great again”.
Ryan is very excited to bring this  brand that they created back out to their hometown. A cool movement that is trending-up in NYC and this journey has just begun. Read more about what others are saying about The Ryan Show

Boxing Class Saturday, May 26thtake a boxing class – with proffessional trainer Steven Frank, former Olympian and Super Middle-Weight World Champion. Learn the boxing fundamentals in this class that teaches proper boxing stance,  defense & footwork, punch combinations, and movement tactics such as creating angles. This high-paced total-body workout is 1hour and will get your heart rate up as you learn the basics of boxing. You will work in pairs moving through different circuits so it’s always encouraged to bring a friend! for more information click here: 

Sunday, May 27th 5-8pm * Evening of Wine & Roses 2018 * Southampton Cultural Center’s 3rd Annual Gala

Memorial Day Parade, Sag Harbor * May 28th 9am

Restaurant & Community News

Montauk: Hooked takes over South Etna in Montauk, specializing in Lobster Rolls and will be open year-round.  High end Eleven Madison Park restaurant returns for season 2 in the Hamptons as a pop-up in Amagansett, special preferential treatment to American Express card holders. Moby’s returns but not in their spot, that spot is being rented to Eleven Madison Park,

East Hampton: Moby’s will open up shop at East Hampton Point this summer and rumor has it that it will be a HOT SPOT this summer.  The Service Station closed earlier this year and the Quiet Clam opened its doors a few weeks ago. Do you remember when it was the quiet clam before it was Nicols.

High End Japanese Restaurant Shuko in Greenwich Village, is returning this season from July 6 – Aug. 31, Highway Restaurant & Bar, 290 Montauk Highway in Wainscott, NY.

Il Mulino the High end Italian Restaurant is opening a Hamptons location in Wainscott, it was previously Osteria Salina.

Sag Harbor has many changes and many new additions. Faherty Brand, Love Shack Fancy and Haven are new additions to Main Street. Calypso and Breezin Up are out.

Satori has a brand new look and new ownership. Sag Pizza bought Conco dora and will be opening soon, Urban Zen and Tutto Il Giorno took over the Muse space on Main Street. Sen went through a major renovation and will be reopening at the end of June. Grindstone Donuts added some fun new donuts to its menu and they will be adding Ice cream to their list of items offered, Back Page and le Bilboquet have reopened. Le Bilboquet tells me that things will be very different this summer and there will not be a repeat of last year with potential customers being turned away at the door.

 Bridgehampton, The farmers market at the Hayground School will not be reopening this year.  L & W Market, a storefront for local produce and products and prepared food, is an offshoot of Almond Restaurant next door, 2493 Montauk Highway.

Southampton: Maison Vivienne, a new country inn and French restaurant opens on Main Street, Jue Lan Club restaurant on Em Street in Southampton reopens this week until September.

Everyone is always asking about the Nitelife in the Hamptons, Hamptons Curbed put together a guide to nightlife in the Hamptons this summer. Read more here.

 

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Hamptons Happenings: Stony Hill Stables Foundation Annual Benefit

Scholarships to be Awarded at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Annual Benefit
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Special Dressage Exhibition & Pony Drill Team Performance

  Stony Hill Stables, owned and operated by the Hotchkiss family for more than five decades, will host the annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit on Saturday, June 30, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the pastoral grounds of Stony Hill Stables, located in Amagansett on Town Lane.  The Stony Hill Stables Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created to promote equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults in the East End community, continues to be the only stable in Long Island to offer this unique scholarship program.   

Attendees enjoy the Pony Drill Team performance at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit

Now in its seventh year, the scholarship program is on sound footing and has given local riders a path to their equestrian dreams. With a grass-roots approach, the scholarship program has opened its barn doors to local kids.  Scholarships are customized to suit each recipient, and each recipient participates in creating his or her own program, based on the budget of their scholarship, and their individual goals and interests.

Event Chairwoman, Bailey Thompson, who currently trains with Stony Hill Stables owner and USDF Gold Medalist, Wick Hotchkiss, has been involved with the foundation since its inception.   “For the past six years I have had the privilege to serve on the Benefit Committee where I have witnessed the amazing mission of the foundation come to fruition. I am honored to be named the 2018 event Chair. This foundation is very special to me because I understand how significant these scholarships are and the great opportunities they provide to the recipients,” said Ms. Thompson. 

Bailey Thompson and Wick Hotchkiss perform a colorful Pas de Deux at the SHS Foundation Benefit

 Stony Hill Stables prides itself with offering a safe, educational, and positive environment for equestrians of all ages to learn and grow. “I have been lucky to ride at Stony Hill since I began my riding career at the age of seven. I, along with many others, have learned so many tangible and intangible life lessons and skills that go beyond the stables; an experience that not many people may get in their lifetime,” said event Chair Thompson, “I am extremely proud to be part of a program that provides local children the opportunity to reap the benefits of our wonderful sport. I couldn’t be more honored to further this hallmark tradition”.

The Pony Drill Team gives a demonstration at the 2014 Stony Hills Stables Benefit Cocktail Party on the grounds of the stables on Saturday, June 21st, 2014

 This year’s annual family-friendly event promises to be full of surprises. Scholarship students as well as Grand Prix riders will take to the ring.  Bailey Thompson and USDF Gold Medalist Wick Hotchkiss with perform Dressage, the Stony Hill Stable’s Pony Drill Team will delight attendees with a specially choreographed performance, and there will even be an exhilarating Jumping Exhibition!

Wick Hotchkiss and Bailey Thompson Dressage Demo

Hotchkiss and Thompson Dressage Demonstration at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit

 Scholarship applications for the 2018 season are currently being accepted. Five to seven scholarships will be awarded annually. Local residents of Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship applications are available on-line at https://www.stonyhillstables.com/foundation.

Deadline for submitting applications is June 22, 2018.  Scholarship winners will be announced on June 30 at the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit!

Stony Hill Stables Pony Drill Team

 Tickets for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit are priced at $125 for a single ticket, $200 for a couple. Children under 12 are free!  Tickets can be purchased in advance on-line. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate the night of the event.   Contributions are gratefully welcome:  Stony Hill Stables Foundation, P.O. Box 283, Amagansett, NY 11930 or https://www.stonyhillstables.com .   For more information about Stony Hill Stables and the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, please visit the website or call: 631.267.3203.

The Stony Hill Stables Foundation is a not-for-profit program established to offer scholarship equestrian training for local residents. The goal is to promote equine sports, riding education, and good sportsmanship providing local children and young adults a healthy, enhancing life experience. Stony Hill Stables Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) program providing a unique atmosphere for children and young adults to become skilled in equine sports, build friendships and connect to the East End Community. For information on the Stony Hill Stables Foundation contact us at 631-267-3203 or info@stonyhillstables.com

content provided by Lynn Stefanelli, photo credit: Stony Hill Stables Foundation

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Sag Harbor: Katy’s Courage 5K April 21, 2018 Rain or Shine

Water Street, Sag Harbor
7:00 – 8:15 am check-in
8:30 am start

$25 pre-registration
$30 day of race
https://katyscourage.org/upcoming/katys-courage-5k-april-21-2018/

Sag Harbor: The race starts on Water Street and finishes adjacent to the water and a beautiful harbor. The course is flat with only a few small gentle hills.

Content provided by Katy’s Courage organization:
The race was originally organized by the East End Road and Trail Runners Club, RRCA to benefit Katy’s Courage 501(c)3 with net proceeds of this year’s race going toward local scholarships and in support of the newly formed partnership: Katy’s Kids @ CMEE Center for Grieving Children and Their Families with the goal of continuing the program started in the summer of 2015 to offer play and expressive peer support opportunities for East End children and adolescents in collaboration with the Children’s Museum of the East End. The focus of the peer group support will be grief or loss and will utilize modalities such as art, music, poetry, dance/movement and drama in a friendly, familiar and supportive environment.

Sag Harbor 6th Annual HarborFrost 2016 …. Get Your Freeze On!
The Sag Harbor chamber of Commerce is hosting The 6th Annual HARBORFROST February 27TH 2016in Sag Harbor, New York. Who’s ready to get your freeze on for the Frosty Plunge? A benefit for the Sag Harbor Ambulance Corp. PBK_4941
Registration at the Windmill Beach at noon on Saturday, February 27, 100% of the $20 entrance fee will benefit the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 12523015_547900358701414_4429142334991787772_n

HarborFrost is an Ice Sculpting and Fireworks Spectacular staged in beautiful Sag Harbor over one magical weekend in February. The annual event has become a favorite with locals and visitors alike—a fun “Winter Break” with activities for the whole family.
February 27th 2016
Eskimo Ice sculptures on display throughout the village shopping district
FREE Tatoos at the Wharf Shop
Live Music throughout the village
1pm: The Frosty Plunge at Windmill Beach
Registration begins at noon in the Windmill.
$20 entry fee per person
ALL proceeds to benefit the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance.
2pm: Live Ice Carving demonstration at Long Wharf
2:30: Sag Harbor Variety Store: Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen Meet and Greet
2pm -6pm On Long Wharf
– Baron’s Cove
– Our Sons and Daughters School
– Pierson Robotics Team 28’ (bake sale)
– The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Network
– Wellness Foundation
3pm and 4pm: The Amazing Fire Juggler Keith Leaf; performances at Windmill/Long Wharf
2 to 5pm: Children’s activities at Dodds and Eder: look for blue balloons!
Warm up with your children between out door events-
Games, play, arts and crafts sponsored by Barefoot Kids Camp, Bay Burger, Dodds and Eder, Goat on a Boat, Our Sons and Daughter’s School, The Rainbow School,The Sag Harbor Youth Committee, Stella and Ruby and The Wharf Shop
Music by retired Elementary teacher Nancy Remkus, singing from her new album and playing morning program favorites
545pm: Fire Dancers on Long Wharf
6-615pm: Fireworks over the Harbor

Anna and Elsa will be returning for HarborFrost 2016! Please come to meet them at the Sag Harbor Variety Store at 2:30 on February 27.

photo credit: Sag Harbor Variety
photo credit: Sag Harbor Variety

9th Annual Long Island WINTERFEST – Live on the Vine
KICKOFF PARTY

Friday, February 19 at the Suffolk Theater, Riverhead, NY
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(RIVERHEAD, NY, February 8, 2016) – The award-winning Long Island Winterfest – Live on the Vine music festival returns for its ninth and most eclectic year ever. The music festival will open with its annual Winterfest Kickoff Party concert which will be held Friday, February 19 at the historic Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Long Island rock favorites Miles To Dayton, and internationally acclaimed roots-music guitar wizard Toby Walker will headline this evening of world-class Americana music, with special guest singer-songwriter Andrew Fortier opening the night. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are limited and are now available online at http://www.suffolktheater.com/event/4ab618857e614fd0ff5e7b6eb231444c or by calling the Box Office at 631-727-4343. The Suffolk Theater is located at 118 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. Ticket links and more information can be found at www.liwinterfest.com.12400673_10153698802206001_2687943396613309884_n

Miles To Dayton
Having built a large grass roots following of fans young and old, Miles to Dayton (M2D) has headlined performances at the Patchogue Theater and sold out the Boulton Center, with notable gigs at the Paramount Theatre, Great South Bay Music Festival and the North Fork Rock and Folk Festival. Miles to Dayton’s music happens at a personal level, blending elements of folk, rock, classical, and funk into an irresistible invitation. The M2D recipe is simple: four-part vocal harmony, clever songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section that stirs up the creative stew. M2D has shared the stage with the likes of The Subdudes, Leslie West, Jorma Kaukonen, Tom Paxton, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and Richie Havens, to name a few.

Toby Walker
“A real killer with fantastic technique. He just knocks me out.” – John Hammond
Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar wizard who has toured the US, England, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Walker has been featured in the New York Times, the London Sunday Times, the London BBC, Sirius-XM radio and was the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award, Solo division, given out by the Blues Foundation in Memphis TN. Walker blends the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock and old time jazz into his own unique style. Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane says “Flat out… you have to hear this great musician… I’m blown away” and has employed Walker to teach at his famous Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp for six years. In 2010 Walker won the New York Music Award for Best Instrumental CD, sharing the honors with Mariah Carey, Rufus Wainwright and Judy Collins among many others.

Andrew Fortier
Archivist, storyteller, most importantly husband and dad: Andrew Fortier’s music and words are reflections of life in progress. Major recording contracts came and went for Andrew, people say they can’t believe he’s “not all over the radio” or say “you’re gonna make it”; his reply time after time is, I’ve already made it as far as my life has been, and the rest is just icing. The Upsidedown Sky is Andrews latest album he dedicates to all the life guards and guardian angels in his life. His glass is at least half full and every day a blank canvas awaits.

More information about the 2016 Winterfest Live on the Vine music festival
The 9th Annual Winterfest Live on the Vine is an award-winning festival is a five-week, mid-winter music and wine festival, running each weekend from February 19 through March 20, 2016. Winterfest is a project of East End Arts in partnership with the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Long Island Wine Council, and presenting sponsor, Suffolk County National Bank.

Winterfest Live on the Vine will feature more than 70 concerts and wine events in over 40 unique venues throughout Long Island’s scenic East End. Vineyard tasting rooms, boutique hotels, and historic theaters provide the stages for more than 30 emerging artists and legendary Grammy-winning headliners in a diverse menu of musical styles: jazz, rock, country, world, singer-songwriter and more, amidst the backdrop of one of the most charming regions in New York.

The Winterfest Kickoff Party on Friday, February 19, 2016, at Suffolk Theater will feature Long Island favorites: Toby Walker and Miles to Dayton. Tickets are available at www.liwinterfest.com. Music for every taste and in every genre includes New Orleans favorites The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Grammy award-winning folk icon Judy Collins, Grammy award-winning jazz trumpet legend Randy Brecker quartet featuring Ada Rovatti, and back for a second sold-out year is Americana-sweetheart Amy Helm. Jazz drummer Bryan Carter & his Trio, Downbeat Magazine award-winner Ray Anderson with Steve Salerno, Paul Simon bassist Bakithi Kumalo & Friends, and the Late Night Gospel Choir performing a “raise the roof” Gospel Brunch, are just some of the artists appearing this year, with many more being added. The Closing Party and grand finale concert will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Suffolk Theater and will feature classic rockers Jefferson Starship, presented by Suffolk County National Bank and Certilman Balin Attorneys.

Winterfest is also very excited to announce the addition of the Long Island Wine Council’s “Art of Wine” events. This exciting and hands-on series of over 23 wine-focused events gives visitors exclusive access to rare wines, Long Island’s incredible winemakers and progressive winemaking techniques. Guests can spend a day or a weekend at Winterfest; special all-inclusive weekend or one day packages are available.

For all show schedules, ticketing, artist information, packages and special offer information, please visit www.liwinterfest.com or call J Faith Presents at 631-331-0808.

Additional Information
Conceived in 2006 by East End Arts, the Long Island Wine Council and the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (LICVB), Winterfest Live on the Vine was created to encourage employment to musicians, and to bring tourists to the region during slower, winter months. In 2012, the festival was awarded the “National Destination Marketing Award” by Americans for The Arts and Destination Marketing International.
Winterfest Live on the Vine would not be possible without Presenting Sponsor, Suffolk County National Bank. The festival is a project of East End Arts, with support from the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Long Island Wine Council, with additional support from NYSCA, Suffolk County, AARP, Certilman Balin Attorneys, Hamptons Art Hub, Hotel Indigo, and produced by veteran festival promoter J Faith Presents (Great South Bay Music Festival).
For 2016, Winterfest has again added headliners to the schedule, and widened the scope and theme of the festival. With the addition of the “Art of Wine” series, and non-musical events to the schedule, all are ingredients that Faith believes will help enhance the Winterfest Live on the Vine experience; the experience of this Winterfest is like no other. The combination of world-class music, in an architecturally stunning environment, amid the backdrop of the magnificent East End of Long Island, is what makes this festival the unique experience that it is!

Featured Artist & Venue Information
The historic Suffolk Theater will host the festival Kickoff Concert and Party on Friday, February 19, featuring Toby Walker and Miles to Dayton; Grammy award-winning folk icon Judy Collins will perform on March 17; and the legendary Jefferson Starship will close the festival with a party on March 19.
Performing on February 20 at Hotel Indigo East End, one of Long Island’s newest boutique hotels, is Paul Simon Bassist Bakithi Kumalo with an all-star band. Stay overnight and wake up to the award-winning Late Night Gospel Choir for a raucous Gospel Sunday Brunch on February 21.
Direct from New Orleans, Martha Clara Vineyards will present The Dirty Dozen Brass Band on March 5.
Hotel Indigo East End will present Americana favorite Amy Helm – back for her second sold-out year – on March 12.
Macari Vineyards will host the Grammy award-winning legend Randy Brecker quartet featuring Ada Rovatti on March 13.
Bedell Cellars will present, direct from Lincoln Center, jazz giant Bryan Carter on March 20.
Rocker Randy Jackson of Zebra will perform at Coffee Pot Cellars on March 20.
Emerging artists include original rockers Miles to Dayton, Kerry Kearney Blues Band, Mundo Clave, HooDoo Loungers, Black & Sparrow, country rockers Joe Bayer Band and Six Gun, Billy Joel Tributes: Songs in the Attic and Cold Spring Harbor, Irish rockers Bangers & Mash, Bobby Sexton Jazz Trio, Danny Keane and Friends, and many more.

For more information about Winterfest Live on the Vine, please visit: www.liwinterfest.com.