August in The Hamptons is as much about partaking in the arts and culture scene as it is seeing the art exhibited in galleries and museums. To help plan your time, Hamptons Art Hub has put together a short list of cultural events to notice. Enjoy August…it goes quick.

AUGUST 1 (SATURDAY)

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Society’s Annual Benefit – “A Night that Will Move You”

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival holds its annual benefit and concert on Saturday, August 1, with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Golf Course in Bridgehampton. The program includes works by Diego Ortiz, Corelli, Leclair, Matteis, Pixinguinha, Bach and Piazzolla.

Tickets begin at $1,500. For more information contact Michael Lawrence at 212.741.9073, via email at michaellawrence@bcmf.org, or visit www.bcmf.org/season/event/2015/08/01.

Atlantic Golf Course is located at 1040 Scuttle Hole Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bcmf.org.

AUGUST 2 (SUNDAY)

Museum Members’ Reception for “Andreas Gursky: Landscapes” at Parrish

A Museum Member Reception and Introductory Talk for “Andreas Gursky: Landscapes” takes place on Sunday, August 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Coffee, mimosas, and breakfast pastries will be served. RSVP and museum membership required.

To RSVP by phone call 631-283-2118 x181. This invitation admits two.
This is a Members-only event. Not a Member? Join Today!

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

AUGUST 7 (FRIDAY)

Guild Hall’s 2015 Summer Gala Celebrating “Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky”

Guild Hall’s benefit is a two-location affair. Held on Friday, August 7, at 5 p.m., the evening begins with a preview of “Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky” at the East Hampton museum. Afterwards, guests adjourn to a private estate for cocktails, dinner, dancing and a live art auction.

Tickets begin at $500. To purchase tickets, visit www.give.guildhall.org/summergala.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. For more information, visit www.guildhall.org.

AUGUST 8 (SATURDAY)

East Hampton Library’s 11th Annual Authors Night

The 11th Annual Authors Night takes place on Saturday, August 8, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and benefits The East Hampton Library. The book signing and cocktail reception features around 100 authors. Private dinner parties with guest authors begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $100 for the book signing reception only, and begin at $300 for the dinners (includes entry to book signing reception). To purchase tickets, visit www.authorsnight.org, at the Library, and by phone at (631) 324-0222 x7.

Located at Field at 4 Maidstone Ln East Hampton, NY 11937. For more information, visit www.authorsnight.org.

AUGUST 9 (SUNDAY)

Discover Watermill Day 2015

Miss the Watermill Center’s Summer Benefit? Discover Watermill Day repeats many of the durational performances plus offers art installations, workshops, family programming and tours of the Watermill Center and Robert Wilson’s collection. It takes place on Sunday, August 9, from 3 to 6 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public. No reservation required.

Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Rd, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillcenter.org.

AUGUST 15 (SATURDAY)

The 67th Annual East Hampton Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game

The Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game is a unique Hamptons tradition. Played at Herrick Park in East Hampton, artists compete against writers with filmmakers, actors and celebrities playing for both teams. It takes place on Saturday, August 15. Batting practice starts at noon and the game starts at 2 p.m. (Rain date is August 23). Interested in a preview party?

A “First Pitch Cocktail Party and Auction” takes place on Friday, August 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at LTV Studio in Wainscott, NY. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door.

Herrick Park is located at Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937.

LTV Studio is located at 75 Industrial Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.awgame.org.

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The Good Wife's Josh Charles. Photo by Chris London. Courtesy Guild Hall Museum.

The Good Wife's Josh Charles. Photo by Chris London. Courtesy Guild Hall Museum.

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AUGUST 23 (SUNDAY)

The 2015 Hampton Classic Horse Show

The Hampton Classic Horse Show is light on art but traditionally signals the last hurrah of a Hamptons Summer. It takes place from August 23 - 30 with the competitions beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 23, with Grand Prix Ring competitions beginning at noon. Expect sleek horses, expert riders, celebrities, fans and industry professionals for the duration.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show is located at 240 Snake Hollow Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.hamptonclassic.com.

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At the Hampton Classic Horse Show 2014. Photo by  Liz Soroko Photo.

At the Hampton Classic Horse Show 2014. Photo by Liz Soroko Photo.

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SEPTEMBER 12 (SATURDAY)

Box Art Auction Benefiting East End Hospice

The Box Art Auction is another Hamptons tradition with artists transforming boxes into art to benefit East End Hospice. The Auction Preview Reception takes place on Wednesday, September 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hoie Hall of St Luke’s Church in East Hampton. The benefit itself takes place on Saturday, September 12, at 4 p.m. at the Ross School Lower Campus in Bridgehampton.

Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, visit www.eeh.org/boxart15.html

Ross School Lower Campus Field House is located at 739 Butter Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

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