Fun things to do abound in The Hamptons this weekend with artist and writer talks, live music, an informal outdoor art sale with cocktail party kick off and more. On Sunday, head to Guild Hall to get the inside scoop on MoMA’s New Galleries which open this fall. All take place through Sunday, July 28, 2019. Scroll on to see the events that made our list of the best things to do this weekend in The Hamptons.

1.  Screenwriter Discusses Camp Hero as Muse in New Drama

The Montauk Library host a discussion with Joe Kolver about his screenplay, “Camp Hero,” on Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m.

In his script, East Hampton resident Joe Kolver blends historical elements from the Cuban Missile Crisis in a fictitious adventure of two Cuban boys who are transported to Montuak’s Camp Hero as part of the secret program “Operation Pedro Pan.” His talk will discuss what inspired him to use Montauk and Camp Hero as the film’s location as well as the ways the historical importance of the secret program known is relevant to the current plight of immigrants and refugees who can receive mixed receptions in their new homes in America.  

Admission is free and open to the public. The Montauk Library is located at 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montauklibrary.org.

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2.  ICP Talks: National Geographic Photographer Stephen Wilkes Discusses "Day to Night"

The International Center for Photography hosts National Geographic Photographer Stephen Wilkes as he presents an Illustrated Talk on his renowned series "Day to Night" on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center.

Part of the ICP Talks Series, Wilkes will discuss the expansion of his "Day to Night" series to include America's National Parks as part of a centennial anniversary in 2018. "Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes" ​was exhibited at The National Geographic Museum in 2018. ​"Day to Night" will be published by TASCHEN as a monograph in 2019. Click here to read about Wilkes and his "Day to Night" series on the occasion of his solo show at Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor.

Admission is $15 or $10 for Friends of SAC and ICP. Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

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3.  Cocktail Party Preview for Guild Hall's Clothesline Art Sale & Makers Market

Guild Hall hosts a Preview Cocktail Party on Friday, July 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. for its annual Clothesline Art Sale. The Closeline Art Sale & Makers Market takes place on Saturday, July 17, 2019, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and is rain or shine. The popular art sale is a fundraiser for Guild Hall which also supports artists who sell their work to art buyers looking for talent and affordable art.

Admission to the Clothesline Art Sale is free with donations appreciated. Tickets to the Preview Cocktail Party are $100 or $75 for Guild Hall Members. To purchase, click give.guildhall.org/clotheslinepreview / call Special Events at 631-324-0806 / email  lmumgaard@guildhall.org . Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

Artists can sign up to participate this week with art drop off taking place on Thursday and Friday, July 24 & 25, 2019. Volunteers are also sought for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Scene from the Clothesline Art Sale at Guild Hall. Photo by Dane DuPuis. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Scene from the Clothesline Art Sale at Guild Hall. Photo by Dane DuPuis. Courtesy Guild Hall.

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4.  Humanity to Bridge Ideological Divides by Author Pedro A. Noguera

The Parrish Art Museum will host a discussion and book signing with Pedro A. Noguera, the faculty director of UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools, on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 6 p.m.

Noguera’s book, “The Crisis of Connection,” explores how awareness of our common humanity can be used to bridge political, religious, identity-based and ideological divisions in our communities. Parrish Art Museum director Terrie Sultan hosts the conversation. The event is presented in partnership with the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center’s “Thinking Forward” lecture series.

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. www.parrishart.org.

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Terrie Sultan. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum Pedro Noguera. Photo Courtesy the author. Both courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

Terrie Sultan. Courtesy Parrish Art Museum Pedro Noguera. Photo Courtesy the author. Both courtesy Parrish Art Museum.

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5.  Fish Fry at Eastville Community Historical  Society 

The Eastville Community Historical Society presents the 34th Annual Fish Fry on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. in heat, rain or shine at the Eastville Heritage House.

The annual benefit demonstrates the joy of community, connection and fellowship. The fundraiser was originally held on the grounds of the historic St. David AME Zion with people bringing a cooked dish to share. The current Fish Fry continues to be a family reunion of sorts and the chance to catch up with folks and snow birds connect with those remaining year round in Sag Harbor and surrounding. The event includes dinner, beverage and dessert.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 631-725-4711 or emailing eastvillechs@gmail.com. The Eastville Heritage House is located at 139 Hampton Street (aka Route 114, located opposite the gas station), Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.eastvillehistorical.org.

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6.  Zagats Discuss Rating Restaurants

Guild Hall offers insight into the making of the Zagat Survey on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11 a.m. through a conversation with founders Tim and Florence Zagat in conversation with author Florence Fabricant.

Part of the "Stirring the Pot" Series, Tim and Florence Zagat will discuss the ins and outs of rating restaurants on the 40th anniversary of the guide they founded. The pair converses with Florence Fabricant, an author and food and wine writer for the New York Times and elsewhere. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served at 10 a.m. Have a vintage Zagat Guide? Bring it to the talk as the Zagat's are hosting a signing after the Interview and Q&A.

Admission is $25 or $23 for Guild Hall Members. To purchase, click here or call the Guild Hall Box Office at 631-324-4050 or Theatermania at 1-866-811-411. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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7.  Fischl on Porter

Eric Fischl will discuss the art of Fairfield Porter at the Parrish Art Museum on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at noon as part of a new lecture series.

Designed to present recognized figures in the contemporary art world who discuss either art or the art market, Fischl will explore the art of Fairfield Porter, whose paintings are currently featured in a solo show in one of the collection galleries at the Parrish.

Admission is $12 or free for museum members and students. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.

Click here for event details. To read more about the series, click "Three Renowned Art World Figures Discuss Art or the Art Market at the Parrish."

8.  MoMA’s New Collection Galleries Previewed in Presentation at Guild Hall

Guild Hall will host “Re-Thinking Modern Art: A Preview of the Museum of Modern Art's New Collection Galleries,” with Museum of Modern Art curator Ann Tempkin, on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at 3 p.m.

To celebrate its 90th anniversary this year, the Museum of Modern Art will open its new expansion on October 21. Tempkin will present a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the galleries and discuss how the collection will be reinterpreted. The lecture is co-sponsored by Guild Hall and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and is made possible by the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University.

Admission is free. Click here to reserve. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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9.  Kerry Kearney Performs at Sylvester Manor

Shelter Island beckons with a Creekside Concert by Kerry Kearney with The Unsung Heros on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 5 p.m. (Gates open at 4 p.m.)

Long Island Blues legend Kerry Kearney performs with The Unsung Heros in a "Creekside Concert" at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. Bring a beach chair or blanket and picnic. Refreshments available from Noah's on the Road Food Truck along with ice cream and local beer and wine. Click here to read more about Kearney's music. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Shelter Island School Auditorium.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Kids 10 years old and younger are free. Click here to purchase. Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is located at 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964.

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Looking for gallery events this weekend in The Hamptons or the North Fork? Click here. For a list of shows on view, visit our Exhibition Finder by clicking here.

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