June 13, 2018

At A Glance: June in the Hamptons

From running to reggae, going locavore to Laurie Anderson, wildlife to space travel, there’s something for everyone out East this summer.

By Charlotte DeFazio

May 29-June 17
Fellow Travelers at Bay Street Theater
Attend the world premiere of a new play by Jack Canfora, set during Hollywood’s notorious blacklist period amidst the volatile relationship between three theater icons: writer Arthur Miller (played by Wayne Alan Wilcox of Gilmore Girls), director Elia Kazan (Vince Nappo, The Last Tycoon) and actress Marilyn Monroe (Rachel Spencer Hewitt). Tickets from $40, 1 Bay St.; baystreet.org

Laurie Anderson’s new exhibit at Guild Hall features three different mediums. Photo courtesy @ebruyildiz

June 2-July 22
Laurie Anderson at Guild Hall
Avant-garde artist, composer, musician, film director, and longtime partner of the late Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson’s forthcoming exhibition at Guild Hall will be divided into three components, allowing visitors to experience her genius via virtual reality, video performance and large-scale drawings. Free; Anderson will also be performing live on July 14, tickets from $45. 158 Main St., East Hampton; guildhall.org

June 9
Be a Locavore, What’s It All About?
Ashley Federici, a SoFo (South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center) Environmental Educator, leads a program for adults and teens on what it means to be a locavore, and the many nutritional as well as environmental benefits of eating locally-sourced food. Also find out what fruits and vegetables are in season throughout the year on Long Island.  Kids (3-12)  $10, adults $15. 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton;
sofo.org

Gary Clark Jr. plays The Surf Lodge. Photo courtesy The Surf Lodge.

June 9
The Surf Lodge Concert Series
Opening the 2018 summer series at the Lodge is actor, rapper and singer Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son, followed by South African synth-pop singer St. Lucia (July 8), and soulful blues rocker Gary Clark Jr. (August 10). All shows are free and the venue fills up fast, so get there early, or make a dinner reservation for better access. 183 Edgemere St., Montauk; thesurflodge.com

June 13-15
“Welcome Summer” Goddess Retreat with Jessica Bellofatto
Jessica Bellofatto, of JBYoga and SUP, will lead a women’s empowerment retreat in Montauk with yoga, SUP, meditation and hiking. Also included in the package is accommodation at the Solé East Resort, with three healthy meals each day. From $1,000. 90 2nd House Rd., Montauk; jbyoga.com

June 16
Annual Shelter Island Run
The nonprofit Shelter Island Run, Inc., is dedicated to creating positive awareness through running and health at its annual 10K/5K run and walk, which raises funds for the community and local charities. 5K registration for kids from $15, adults from $30; 10K for adults from $40. Starting line at Bateman Road and School Street; shelterislandrun.com

June 16
Unlimited Earth Care Celebrates 25 Years
Award-winning designer Frederico Azevedo and his team of plant and care specialists have been providing exceptional landscape design and maintenance for a quarter century, creating perfect outdoor spaces on the East End. Join the anniversary celebration with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and shop the Salty collection. 2249 Scuttle Hole Rd, Bridgehampton; unlimitedearthcare.com

June 17
The Wailers at The Stephen Talkhouse
The legendary reggae band is led by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and original Wailers guitarists Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, who played for years alongside Bob Marley. Tickets $100. 161 Main St., Amagansett; stephentalkhouse.com

June 23
Annual GET WILD Benefit
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrates its 12th annual GET WILD benefit hosted by Joan and Bernard Carl in their stunning home garden called Little Orchard. Proceeds go to the rescue center (Eastern Long Island’s only wildlife hospital) and its mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife back into their natural habitat. Tickets from $250. Southampton; wildliferescuecenter.org

June 26-July 22
Frost/Nixon at Bay Street Theater
Written by Peter Morgan, the drama explores of the clash of politics and the media with a  series of interviews conducted between British journalist David Frost and former President Nixon three years after he resigned. Starring Harris Yulin (Scarface) as Nixon and Daniel Gerroll as Frost. Tickets from $40. 1 Bay St.; baystreet.org

Montauk Point Lighthouse under the stars. Photo courtesy iStock by Getty Images.

June 27
Space Exploration
If you or your kids have wondered what it’s like to be an astronaut, this is a special day to learn firsthand from the experts. The Montauk Observatory and Guild  Hall are hosting USMC Col. Randolph “Komrade” Bresnik, a NASA astronaut who returned in December after 139 days in space as Commander of the International Space Station (ISS). Free. 158 Main St., East Hampton; guildhall.org