The East End Fringe Festival, presenting a program of edgy theater, comedy and poetry, debuts this week as something new to add to the things to do list on the East End of Long Island. Also noteworthy is the final weekend of performances of “Intimate Apparel" at Bay Street Theater.

The options for events in the Hamptons and North Fork for this week and weekend continues with live music, artist talks, theater and a design book signing making our list. Continue reading to discover our picks for some of the best things to do in The Hamptons, the North Fork and East End through July 30, 2017. Looking for benefits to attend this weekend? Click here to discover the options. If gallery receptions are on your mind, click here to see what's happening in Hamptons galleries this weekend.

Exhibition Lecture at The Eastville Community Historical Society

The Eastville Community Historical Society (ECHS) presents an exhibition lecture on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. As part of the Hooked on Heritage Lecture Series,  author and artist David Martine will be speaking on the exhibition.

The ECHS summer exhibition “Native American Life on the East End, at the Heritage House” is now on view through October 7, 2017. The exhibition covers the Paleo-Indian Period to the continued presence of Native Americans on the east end of “Paumanok”, the Native American name for Long Island. This exhibit is a dedicated attempt to evade the stereotypical imagery of Native Americans and showcases historic portraiture from the collection of the Eastville Community Historical Society.

The Eastville Community Historical Society is located at 139 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor, New York 11963.

Summer Concerts in the Park

The Southampton Cultural Center presents the 32nd Season of Concerts in the Park, an outdoor concert series held at Agawam Park or Coopers Beach in Southampton Village. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., Project Vibe performs at Cooper's Beach and continues the summer concert series. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or beach chairs to enjoy the concert in comfort.

Cooper's Beach is located at 268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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East End Fringe Festival

The East End Fringe Festival debuts its theater festival of new plays and poems with an edge. Presented at the historic Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead, East End Fringe Festival opens Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. with the new play "Fifty Flat" followed by an Opening Festival Reception hosted by Moustache Brewery Co. of Riverhead.  Tickets are $25. On Thursday, July 27, 2017 the entire play program takes to the streets for free performances as part of Riverhead's Alive on 25 family street festival held on East Main Street in downtown Riverhead from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Original short plays and comedy takes the bandstand set on East End Art's grounds on East Main St. Performances unfold at 5 p.m.; 6:15 p.m.; 7:39 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The Fringe Festival itself continues on Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at the Vail-Leavitt at with a trio of plays.

East End Fringe Festival performances will be held July 26 through August 6, 2017. Tickets are $25 per show (featuring two or three short plays per show) or $45 for a festival pass. The Poetry Project evening has a $10 admission.

Vail-Leavitt Music Hall is lcoated at 18 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901.

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ART & BOTTLE: Lecture with Jeremy Dennis

The Suffolk County Historical Society presents “ART & BOTTLE: Indigenous Suffolk County: North & South Forks” on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6 p.m.

The illustrated presentation and discussion of the landscape photography exhibit “On This Site” will be presented by Shinnecock artist Jeremy Dennis. The artist will explore culturally significant Native American locations on the North and South Forks and talk about his goals to help preserve and create awareness of these sites through the visual medium of photography. “On This Site” will be on view in the Gish Gallery through September 30, 2017.

Tickets are $5 and free for members. The event will include wine and cheese. RSVP requested: 631-727-2881 x100. The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. 

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Jazz on the Terrace at Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum presents “Jazz on the Terrace: The Hendrik Meurkens Quartet” on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Bring chairs and blankets to watch the sunset, enjoy café specials, and hear live jazz with top musicians hand-picked by the East End's legendary Richie Siegler. This edition will feature jazz harmonica virtuoso, vibraphonist, and composer Hendrik Meurkens, and his Quartet. Meurkens' career has taken him from Brazil to Germany to all over the European continent; becoming a pivotal force on the jazz scene. Performing with the Hendrik Meurkens Quartet are: Hendrik Meurkens on vibes & harmonica, Misha Tsiganov on piano, Gustavo Amarante on bass, and Rogério Boccato on drums.

Free with Museum admission and does not require advance reservations. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Hendrik Meurkens. Courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum.


“Out East” Book Signing and Reception

Sylvester & Co. presents a Book Signing and Reception for “Out East” on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Sag Harbor.

Join author Jennifer Ash Rudick and photographer Tria Giovan for a signing of their newly released book “Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons.” Refreshments will be provided.

Sylvester & Co. is located at 103 Main St. Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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“The 39 Steps” at Southampton Cultural Center

VIA BROOKLYN THEATRE CORPORATION presents the award-winning production of Patrick Barlow’s “The 39 Steps,” directed by Craig J. George. Performances opened on July 13 and continues through July 30, 2017 at the Southampton Cultural Center.

“The 39 Steps” is a comedic lampooning of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic murder mystery thriller where four actors play over 50 characters. The production stars Rafe Terrizzi, Hannah Tova Wolff, Ian Harkins and Cori Hundt.

Tickets are $28 and $20 for students. Southampton Cultural Center is located at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY 11968.

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“Intimate Apparel” Performance at Bay Street 

Bay Street Theater continues its presentation of “Intimate Apparel.” Performance of this not-to-miss show continues through July 30, 2017. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony nominee Lynn Nottage,  the Bay Street production is directed by Bay Street's Artistic Director Scott Schwartz and stars Kelly McCreary as Esther Mills (McCreary currently appears on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Maggie Grace on television's ABC network). The cast of "Intimate Apparel" features Portia as Mrs. Dickson; Blake DeLong as Mr. Marks; Julia Motyka as Mrs. Van Buren; Edward O'Blenis as George and Shayna Small as Mayme.

"Intimate Apparel" tells the story of Esther Mills, a skilled African American seamstress with her own successful business in 1905, making lingerie for society ladies and “ladies of the night.” Lonely, she searches for something more in her life through a pen pal poet working on the Panama Canal and a Hasidic shopkeeper who shares his exquisite finds of fabrics and maybe something more.

Tickets are $30 to $125 with special rates for Students and those under 20 and 30 years old. Click here to purchase tickets online and for details.

Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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“Thoroughly Modern Millie” at North Fork Community Theatre

The North Fork Community Theatre presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” opened on July 20 and continues through August 6, 2017.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie,” set in 1922, tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to the big city looking for love and adventure. Directed by John Bradley, with music director Karen Hochstedler and producers Liz Liszanckie and Jen Eager.

Tickets are $25. Productions will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. The North Fork Community Theatre is located at 12700 Sound Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952.

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Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Kicks Off

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival presents “Brahms & The Schumanns: Love, Genius, Madness” with special guest Alan Alda on Sunday, July 30 and Monday, July 31, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.

Late in September 1853, a dashing 20-year old Johannes Brahms knocked on Robert and Clara Schumann’s door, leading to one of the great stories in music history. Alan Alda will tell this tale of friendship, love, desperation, and madness using the composers’ own letters, while BCMF musicians will perform works by all three composers, each a story of its own.

Tickets start at $55 and are $10 for students. Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church is located at 2429 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

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