Film, live music, museum tours, a book talk, a hurricane benefit and more events made our list of options for an East End weekend. Lovers of antique cars are also in luck. So are surfing fans. Read on for our picks of the best things to do in The Hamptons and East End this weekend through October 1, 2017.

Film Screening at The Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum presents a screening of the film “Paradigm Lost” (2017, 62 minutes) on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6 p.m.

The film by Kai Lenny and John DeCesare was shot over three years in six countries. Capturing high levels of water sports action, the film tells heart-felt stories by some of the top surfers in a variety of styles. The film shared breathtaking sessions with international champions of big wave, progressive, kite, wind and stand up paddle (SUP) surfing and introduces some of the world’s best surfers to its audiences.

Tickets are $20 and $5 for Members. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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Film Still: "Paradigm Lost." Courtesy Poor Boyz Productions.


Antique Car Show 

The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum presents the “Antique Car Show” on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Early American automobiles will be shows on the museum’s great lawn throughout the day. While there, be sure not to miss the exhibition “ON THIS SITE: The Indigenous People of Suffolk County” as this is its final weekend.

Free admission and refreshments. Parking is available behind the museum in Osborne Ave lot. The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum is located at 300 W. Main St. Riverhead, NY 11901.

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Book Signing & Wigwam Workshop

The Eastville Community Historical Society presents a “Talk and Book Signing” with David Martine on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m.

David Bunn Martine will be speaking about and signing copies of his newly released book, “NO RESERVATION: NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART MOVEMENT.” Martine, of Chiricahua Apache/Shinnecock/Montauk heritages, is an artist and curator whose work is prominently featured in the current “Native Americans on Eastern Long Island” show at the Heritage House of the Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor, NY.

If you'd like to experience a bit of Native American culture firsthand, Martine leads a workshop on wigwams immediately beforehand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop will feature a combination of traditional and non-traditional materials, discussing the use of wigwams and their importance to Native American history. Sessions are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The Eastville Community Historical Society Heritage House is located at 139 Hampton St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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Last Public, Guided "Women of the Manor" Tours

Sylvester Manor presents one of the final "Women of the Manor" guided tours on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Tours will be held at noon, 1 and 2 p.m.

Women of the Manor,” is Sylvester Manor Educational Farm’s first in-house exhibition at the Manor House. For over three centuries, the women of Sylvester Manor have been portrayed in paintings and photographs. This exhibition, drawn from collections in the Manor house, shares images and stories of several female Sylvester descendants, paying homage to the women, enslaved and free, who lived and worked in the house and on the grounds, located on Shelter Island, NY. Photographs of generations of women, along with letters, poems, and ephemera, illustrate their lives and their enduring connection to Sylvester Manor, its house and landscapes.

Tickets are $25 and advance purchase recommended. Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is located at 80 North Ferry Rd Shelter Island, NY 11964.

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"Women of the Manor." Image courtesy of Sylvester Manor.


Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at Bay Street

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts present a Benefit Concert to raise funds for hurricane victims around the country on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The concert will assist those whose lives were uprooted in recent weeks by hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the rebuilding that is required. Bay Street Theater is donating the theater and staff services, and the musicians are donating their time and musical talents for the concert. Musicians confirmed for the benefit concert include Joe Lauro & The Hoodoo Loungers and Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks. Others will be announced on Bay Street's website. The Emcee for the evening is Southampton Town Supervisor and musician Jay Schneiderman.

All ticket and raffle proceeds will be used for hurricane relief efforts through the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Suggested donations for adults are $20 and $10 per child but any amount will be accepted. Donations can be made at the box office only, which is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 1 from 2 p.m. onward. Anyone not available to attend on October 1 may make a donation at the box office any time prior to that date. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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HooDoo Loungers by Michael Heller. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.



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