Hamptons Events 2018

Hamptons -The Hamptons Events List 2018 … Which Hamptons events 2018  are you interested in attending this summer? Get a head start on planning your summer in the Hamptons, listed below are some of the bigger events Happening this summer in the Hamptons. Visit my Facebook Group: HAMPTONS MOUTHPIECE EVENTS for daily Hamptons events. This year some event changes, Art Hamptons has been postponed this year, Art Southampton is back July 5th -9th  at Nova’s Ark Project Ground. Super Staurday is being moved from the Hamptons to NYC, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance has hosted Super Saturday in the Hamptons for the past 20 years this year the iconic event will move to Manhattan in September 2018. I have no information on the Annual ART FOR LIFE Hamptons event or Stony Brook Southampton 60th Annual summer event yet.

APRIL 2018

Saturday, April 21th KATY’S COURAGE 5K 830am RAIN or SHINE | Water Street, Sag Harbor7:00 – 8:15 am check-in |8:30 am start |$25 pre-registration, $30 day of race Click for more information and to register  

Hamptons RecreationThe Hamptons seasonal bicyclist are out, share the road. It has been a long cold winter and I for one am so excited to welcome the warm weather. Bike riding in the Hamptons has always been a favorite activity but now that we are quickly approaching the official start of the Hamptons season I thought it would be a good idea to go over some safe bike riding rules. It is unfortunate that there are not many roads in the Hamptons that have bike lanes and therefore Bikers, Drivers, Runners, Walkers and animals must share the road.turkey crossing the road

Many accidents that occur are usually with bicyclist and drivers who do not respect each others space, so let’s try to avoid these unfortunate and preventable accidents this summer.Drivers and cyclists can work together to improve road safety through shared awareness, patience, courtesy and cooperation. Casual riding

Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as any other driver of a vehicle. While a driver’s license is not required to ride a bike, bicyclists are required to know and obey all traffic laws such as stopping at stop signs and traffic lights and signaling before turning or changing lanes. Bicyclists should never, under any circumstances, ride against traffic.

A high percentage of all car/bike collisions result from cyclists going the wrong way. Stay to the right if you are moving slower than other traffic, maintain a constant position in the lane about three feet away from the curb or parked cars. Do not weave in and out of parked cars. Maintaining a presence on the road will help drivers see you and will reduce the chance that motor vehicles will pull in front of you. If lanes are too narrow to share with motor vehicles,
the safest place to ride your bicycle is in the middle of the lane. If the lanes become wider, move over to the far right side again.

Rules for Bicycles

Bicycles are the most vulnerable of all vehicles on the road, and extra safety precautions should always be taken when riding. Driving on roads requires care and courtesy whether you are driving a car or a bicycle. As road users, bicyclists must be predictable and highly visible; often drivers of vehicles have a difficult time seeing bicyclists in traffic. The following are some tips to help bicyclists Share the Road with vehicles.

  • Obey all traffic laws. Ride with traffic, obey stop signs, traffic lights and other traffic controls. Bicyclists do best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles.
  • Be aware of surrounding traffic, especially when riding in traffic with large trucks and buses that make wide right turns. Don’t sneak in between vehicles, and never assume that drivers see bicyclists or hand signals.
  • Ride with traffic. Ride on the right side, with the flow of traffic. Riding against traffic may cause you to miss traffic control devices, such as traffic signs and stop lights. Be especially careful when riding near or around trucks.
  • Be careful when riding too close to a large truck. Large trucks have blind spots in the front, back and on the sides, which make it difficult for drivers to see around them.
  • Be visible and predictable. Wear bright colors, ride straight, signal before changing directions, and plan ahead to avoid obstacles.

Rules for Motorists

Driving on roads requires care whether you are driving a car or a bicycle. Motorists must respect the rights of other road users including bicyclists. Do your part by being a safe and courteous driver. The following are tips to help drivers Share the Road with bicyclists:

  • Allow three feet of passing space between the right side of your vehicle and a bicyclist just as you would with a slow-moving vehicle. Maintain this distance even if there are designated bike lanes.
  • Do not pass bicyclists if you will be making a right turn immediately afterward. Always assume bicyclists are traveling through the intersection.
  • Before opening your car door, look for bicyclists who may be approaching.
  • Do NOT pass bicyclists if oncoming traffic is near. Wait as you would with any slow-moving vehicle.
  • Reduce your speed when passing bicyclists, especially if the roadway is narrow.
  • Don’t blast your horn when approaching bicyclists — you could startle them and cause an accident.

Give bicyclists adequate space to maneuver. Recognize situations and obstacles which may be hazardous to cyclists, such as potholes, debris, and drain grates.

Special thanks to MARC for this information.

Bicyclist it is important to also pay attention to the rules about riding your bike down Main Street in most towns. I know in Sag Harbor you cannot ride your bike in Town, so bring a lock to park your bike if you would like to browse or have a bite to eat. Although many towns are safe there are still dishonest people everywhere.sag harbor main street

If you are seeking to buy a Kayak or a Bike Amagansett Beach & Bicycle is my favorite place in the Hamptons. Lee & Barbara Oldak will take care of you, tell them Hamptons Mouthpiece sent you and I am sure they will give you a special savings off your total purchase. The Best kept secret is that not only can you rent a bike from them  but they will deliver and pick-up from you in towns Montauk-Bridgehampton. You can also have your bikes repaired as well and you can trade in your old bikes and be given a credit towards a new bike. Amagansett Beach and Bicycle are at 624 Montauk Highway, Amagansett New York, 631-267-6325amagansett beach bike

Remember these words, they will save your life and others….“SLOW DOWN AND LIVE”




Update 5/23/2014

Planning to head out to the Hamptons for the unofficial start of summer? Leave the car behind and let the Long Island Rail Road take you there. Popular Cannonball (East) express train from Penn Station to the Hamptons in 95 minutes. Last year it was 94 minutes…Spring/Summer season service begins Friday, May 23, departing Penn at 4:06 p.m. with its two-car Hamptons Reserve Service already sold out.

FARES: $33.00-$19.75….CLICK HERE for more information: LIRR FARE INFORMATION

*NOTE: You cannot pick-up the CannonBall from Jamaica Station, YOU CAN ONLY PICK-UP FROM PENN STATION…

LIRR New Non-Stop Service to the Hamptons in 95 minutes

Greetings Hamptons Mouthpiece Readers LIRR will Operate First Non-Stop Service from Manhattan to Hamptons. The famous ‘Cannonball’ Will Run Express from Penn Station to Westhampton in 94 Minutes starting May 24th, 2013.


Starting Memorial Day weekend May 24, 2013 and blast off again every week through the Labor Day weekend  the LIRR will add a new non-stop Cannonball train from Penn Station to West Hampton in 94 minutes and make stops in Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, and Montauk . New Yorkers looking for the fastest and most direct way to the Hamptons on summer Friday afternoons will find their dream ride leaving Penn Station aboard the Long Island Rail Road’s re-launched ‘Cannonball’ train, which will depart from Manhattan for the first time in LIRR history.

That’s a one-seat, $27 ride from Midtown to Montauk with the reserved seating available for an extra charge – a reserved seat and wait staff to pamper you – for an extra charge.

The Cannonball will depart every Friday from Penn Station at 4:07 PM as a peak train, arriving in Westhampton by 5:41 PM, covering 76 miles in just one hour and 34 minutes. Then on Sunday evenings, the LIRR also will introduce the Cannonball (West), bringing customers back from Montauk to Penn Station, including a nonstop run from Westhampton to Jamaica and then on to Penn.

The new service is set to launch on Friday, May 24th, so for those of you who have long asked for a one-seat ride from Penn Station to the Hamptons and they have listened.  This move eliminates the need to change trains with baggage at Jamaica.”

On Sundays, the LIRR will introduce return Cannonball (West) service, leaving Montauk at 6:37 PM, East Hampton at 7:01 PM, Bridgehampton at 7:10 PM, Southampton at 7:20 PM, Hampton Bays at 7:31 PM and Westhampton at 7:39 PM. The train will then run express to Jamaica, arriving at 9:09 PM and complete its journey at Penn Station, arriving at 9:31 PM. Customers also will be able to reserve seats for an extra fee on the westbound Cannonball via the Hamptons Reserve service.

Customers are urged to consider buying roundtrip reserved tickets to ensure a seat on this popular train. To help achieve an on-time departure, Cannonball customers also are urged to arrive early at Penn Station and give themselves extra time to board. The LIRR reserves the right to restrict the number of standees on the Cannonball trains in order to maintain safety standards. Luggage also must be placed properly under seats or on overhead racks to avoid blocking doors, aisles and exits.

Customers can find new Montauk timetables at terminals and at stations along the branch as well as the MTA website www.mta.info/lirr or by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line and saying “LIRR” If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider on the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR at 511.

It is that time of the year again, the 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival in the Hamptons Thursday, October 10th-Monday, October 14th, 2013. Will this years films at The 21st Hamptons Film Festival take the Oscar? If you are a movie fan, than I am sure you must love this time in the Hamptons. The stars are out, Directors, Producers and everyone associated with the Film. Among those expected to attend the Festival are: Anna Paquin, Bruce Dern, Ralph Fiennes, Renee Zellweger, Dakota Fanning, David Duchovny, Helena Bonham Carter, Edgar Wright, Kevin Connolly, Will Forte, Timothy Hutton, Amy Ryan, Richard Curtis, Adepero Oduye, Brie Larson, Dane DeHaan, David Oyelowo, Jonathan Franzen, Paul Dano, Ralph Macchio, Richard Curtis, Scott Haze, Spike Jonze and Joe Wright. Although these Festivals take place all over the world, there is something very special about the Festival in the Hamptons. I am very excited about the Films selected this year and I am truly excited to see 12 YEARS A SLAVEAUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY & LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, and Foreign Film THE PAST…I have highlighted a couple of the films to be shown this year, for a complete schedule of the movies click here.  Hurry and get your tickets the popular ones might be SOLD OUT already…

The Spotlight films include: BREATHE IN, FREE RIDE, HER, LABOR DAY, LOUDER THAN WORDS, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, THE PAST and CAPITAL.This year the festival will pay special tribute to Oscar Award winning director Costa-Gavras before the screening of his latest film CAPITAL.

OPENING NIGHT FILM: Thursday, October 10th

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With a loose, heady energy that echoes a Beat poem, John Krokidas’ impressive feature film debut tracks the meeting of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs during Ginsberg’s early days at Columbia University. They forge a bond looking for a “new vision”––daring each other to innovate and redefine their voices––and splinter apart when one of them becomes involved in a murder in 1944. Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan lead an exceptional cast that also features Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Huston as Kerouac, and an almost unrecognizable Ben Foster as Burroughs. Featuring Dane DeHaan and Jack Huston:

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At age 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) learns a strange family secret passed down from his father (Bill Nighy): he can travel back in time. From this premise springs another winning romantic comedy from one of the genre’s most beloved filmmakers, Richard Curtis (NOTTING HILL, LOVE ACTUALLY). As a young man, Tim’s immediate anxiety and excitement over his special abilities centers on falling in love with a pretty girl. When he meets Mary, played by the incandescent Rachel McAdams, he must master his time-tripping powers to woo the woman of his dreams. see trailer: 

12 YEARS AS A SLAVE: Monday 10/14 715pm and 745pm (closing night film)12YearsASlave460x260

12 YEARS AS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
Director: Steve McQueen, Screenwriter: John Ridley, Producers: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad and Anthony Katagas….Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Paul Giamatti, Sarh Paulson, Alfre Woodard 
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 AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY…Centerpiece Film…AugustOsageCounty460x260-01-01

A star-studded ensemble led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts brings Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play to life in this gutsy, powerful screen adaptation. Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard) is an Oklahoma poet battling alcoholism, while his wife Violet (Streep) suffers from cancer and a new-found drug dependency. When Beverly vanishes, the family unites in a search that ends with a morbid discovery. Mother and daughters are left to deal with the aftermath… and each other. Director John Wells and his ferocious cast electrify Letts’ singular prose and craft one of this year’s must-see films. see trailer: 

FREE RIDE: 10/11 915pm & 10/12 615pm


Set in the 1970s, FREE RIDE stars Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin (THE PIANO, HBO’s TRUE BLOOD) as a single mother who moves to Florida with her daughters in search of a better life, but gets pulled into the high-stakes drug-trade business. This accomplished, gritty directorial debut, based on writer/director Shana Betz’s life story, delivers as both a provocative crime thriller and a powerfully rendered family portrait. Paquin’s dynamic star turn and a vivid supporting cast, including Cam Gigandet and THE SOPRANO’s Drea De Matteo, help make FREE RIDE an unforgettable trip.
HER: Written and directed by Spike Jonze, Her460x260HER is an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world. Set in Los Angeles in the near future, it follows Theodore, a complex, soulful man, heartbroken after the end of a relationship, who becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system promising to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he meets “Samantha,” a bright voice who is insightful, sensitive, and surprisingly funny. As their needs and desires grow in tandem, their friendship deepens into an eventual love.
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LOUDER THAN WORDS: Family Movie : 12 and upATF_08161.NEFJohn Fareri (David Duchovny) and his wife Brenda (Hope Davis) live an idyllic suburban life. After the sudden death of their young daughter, and deeply shaken by the less than ideal conditions of her hospital, the couple decides to build a premier children’s hospital, with the help of consultant Bruce Komiske (Timothy Hutton). Inspired by true events, this touching film portrays a family who instead of being gripped by loss created an extraordinary place of healing for thousands of ailing children and implemented a national standard for family health facilities.

 LONG WALK TO FREEDOM… 10/11, 4:30pm 10/12, 8:00pmMandela460x260-01

Idris Elba, best known for his roles on TV’s THE WIRE and LUTHER, transforms into the legendary Nelson Mandela in this exhilarating screen adaptation of the political leader’s autobiography. Director Justin Chadwick’s (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) portrait charts the incredible true story of the many struggles that took Mandela from South Africa’s rural Cape region to armed struggle and arrest, and then to the president’s mansion as his nation’s first democratically elected leader. More than just a historical biopic, the film also tracks the incredible love story between Mandela and his wife Winnie, soulfully embodied by Naomi Harris. see trailer:
THE PAST: Foreign Film… 10/12, 6:15pm, 10/13, 3:15pm
Family secrets and domestic strife lurk under the surface of this riveting new drama from Asghar Farhadi, the writer/director of A SEPARATION, the 2011 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) travels from Iran to France at the behest of his estranged wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo, THE ARTIST) to finalize their divorce. Further escalating their immediate tension, Marie insists Ahmad stay in her home with live-in boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim, A PROPHET), and Samir’s children from his own stalled marriage. With this latest film, Farhadi cements his status as one of the world’s preeminent filmmakers.
To see a Full List of all the movies and events during the Hamptons International Film Festival visit their website, http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/program/
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