There’s fun in the Hamptons for everyone during this Fourth of July weekend. Learn how baseball stadiums have started architectural trends or take in a film with talk or catch some live music. Artist Tony Oursler gives a private tour of his exhibition plus there's the arrival of the first of two July art fairs, fireworks, lectures and more. All take place over the Fourth of July Holiday Week and Weekend in towns and villages set across The Hamptons. Discover our picks for the best things to do this holiday week through July 4, 2019 on the East End.

1.  Nancy Atlas Launches Concerts in the Park in Southampton Village

The Southampton Cultural Center's "Concert in the Park" Series opens for 2019 with a concert by Nancy Atlas on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Agawam Park in Southampton Village, NY.

Known for her raw, live performances and stellar songwriting, Nancy Atlas and her band, The Nancy Atlas Project, have opened for bands both local and internationally famous including Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Admission is free. Bring a blanket or chairs with picnicking encouraged. Agawam Park is located at

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2.  Screening of Vincent van Gogh Biopic at Guild Hall

Julian Schnabel’s “Eternity’s Gate” will be screened on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Guild Hall. Artist Julian Schnabel, who directed the film, will attend and offer an introduction to the film.

Presented in association with LongHouse Reserve, “Eternity’s Gate” highlights the life of Vincent van Gogh and the development of his unique, colorful painting style. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art has caused him.

Tickets are $25 or $23 for Guild Hall Members with free Student Rush Tickets available. Click here to purchase. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Film Still from "At Eternity's Gate" directed by Julian Schnabel. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Film Still from "At Eternity's Gate" directed by Julian Schnabel. Courtesy Guild Hall.


3.  World Premier of "Safe Space" at Bay Street

Bay Street Theater offers "Safe Space" as its next Main Stage production. Performances continue through July 21, 2019. 

"Safe Space," written by Alan Fox and directed by three-time Tony Award Winner Jack O’Brien, is a new drama that explores political correctness and the reaction it can trigger on campuses in America. Stars Mercedes Ruehl, Rodney Richardson and Sasha Diamond. Most evening performances begin at  7 or 8 p.m. with matinees on Wednesdays and Sundays offered at 2 p.m.

Tickets start at $40. Click here to purchase. Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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4.  Book Signing at Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum will host a discussion and book signing of Paul Goldberger’s newest book, “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City” on Friday, July 5, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger looks at the history of baseball stadiums and details how they have shaped and reflected broader trends in urban areas throughout the country. He will be joined at the Parrish Art Museum by writer and baseball aficionado Ken Auletta for a discussion of Goldberg's new book, followed by a book singing.

Admission is $12 or free for museum members, children and students. Click here to reserve. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976.

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5.  Market Art + Design Preview & VIP Party 

Market Art + Design art fair returns July 5 to 7, 2019 to grounds of The Bridgehampton Museum to represent its 9th edition. A Preview Opening takes place on Friday, July 5, 2019, from 1 to 6 p.m. with a VIP Party immediately following from 6 to 10 p.m.

The 2019 Hamptons art and design fair is an expanded one and features 90 exhibitors presenting contemporary and modern art or design.

Tickets are $50 for the VIP Party and include admission for the run of the fair. Art fair Passes are $35 for a Multi-Day Pass and $25 for a Single Day Pass. Click here to purchase. Market Art + Design can be found at The Bridgehampton Museum, 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

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6.  Tony Oursler Exhibition Talk at Guild Hall  

Guild Hall will host a Gallery Talk with exhibiting artist Tony Oursler on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by a Private Members Reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on the occasion of his solo show "Tony Oursler," on view from June 8 to July 21, 2019.

The solo show features art made in the wake of his site-specific installation Tear of the Cloud, which was on view at Riverside Park in October 2019. In a new series of work, Oursler delves into the subject of water and notions of “magical thinking” for the East End which incorporates glass, computers and water. Thematically, the element of water becomes a repository for belief systems as the artist references the development of cartography and the subsequent vanishing of sea monsters, Hollywood movies and evil maritime spirits, counterculture and the pseudoscience of water memory.

Admission to both events is free for Guild Hall Members. To RSVP, emailing [email protected]. Not a member? Join and attend the talk and reception. Click here for details.  Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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7.  Guitar Masters Allman Betts Band at Guild Hall

Guild Hall's Guitar Masters Festival rages all weekend with several concerts already sold out (except for series holders). Still available is the Allman Betts Band concert on Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

After touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts join forces and launched The Allman Betts Band (ABB) with a worldwide tour featuring new music, songs from their respective solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes. ABB includes Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr., Johnny Stachela (slide guitar) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan and John Lum. Artists performing at Guild Hall are the core members of The Allman Betts Band and may feature special guests.

Tickets are $50-$150 or $40-$140 for Guild Hall members. Click here to purchase. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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The Allman Betts Band. Courtesy Guild Hall.

The Allman Betts Band. Courtesy Guild Hall.


8.  Fireworks at Sag Harbor Yacht Club

The Sag Harbor Yacht Club is hosting a fireworks celebration on Saturday July 6, 2019, at 9:30 p.m.

Open to the public, the “John A. Ward Independence Day Fireworks,” named in memory of one of the club’s most beloved members, features a fireworks display created by Fireworks by Grucci. For best viewing bring a blanket to Marine Park or Haven’s Beach, both located in Sag Harbor Village and nearby the fireworks launch at the Sag Harbor Yacht Club.

Bring a blanket or chairs and find your spot! Marine Park is located at Bay Street and Marine Park Drive. Haven's Beach can be found on Havens Beach Road, Sag Harbor, NY. The Long Wharf itself is also another place where the viewing is fine.

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9.  Pollock Krasner House Lecture Series at The Arts Center at Duck Creek

 The Pollock Krasner House begins its Lichtenstein Lecture Series with Fine Arts Professor Jim Coddington who will discuss “Jackson Pollock: Back in the Studio” on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 5 p.m. at The Arts Center at Duck Creek in East Hampton, NY.

Photos of Pollock painting in his studio have famously shaped our understanding of the artist, allowing us virtually to visit with him in the studio and to reconstruct his creative process. Coddington will discuss how we can extend our understanding of Pollock’s process when his works return to the studio.

Admission is free and no reservations are required. The series will continue on Sundays in July and August. The Lichtenstein Lecture Series is made possible by a generous contribution from Dorothy Lichtenstein. The Arts Center at Duck Creek is located at 127 Squaw Road, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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10.  “His Girl Friday” Screening at Pierson High School

The Sag Harbor Cinema will screen the 1940 romance film “His Girl Friday” on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 6 p.m., followed by a discussion between feminist film critic Molly Haskell and Sag Harbor Cinema’s Wendy Keys at the Pierson High School auditorium.

Tickets are $10. Visit www.sagharborcinema.orgPierson High School is located at 200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

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