At A Glance

A guide to socially distanced art, education and activism in the Hamptons.
Crowd gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington in I Am Not Your Negro, to be screened at Parrish Art Museum’s Outdoor Black Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

By Francesca Antignani

August 14 & August 21

Outdoor Black Film Festival

The Parrish Art Museum hosts a curated lineup of documentaries depicting the historic and modern antiracism movements. Screenings include ’63 Boycott, an account of the 1963 youth protests against school segregation, and I Am Not Your Negro, which chronicles the lives of James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets $10 museum members, $20 nonmembers. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill;

August 17

Ladies of Liberty: 100 Years Strong

This virtual concert celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage and the history of women’s rights in America. Award-winning cabaret artist Valerie diLorenzo takes audiences on a musical journey from the origins of the civil rights movement through contemporary feminist movements such as #metoo. Free. Register online for Zoom link.

August 17

Detoxification Diets With Dana Dragone

Nutritional consultant Dana Dragone of Root Wellness Co. shares practical strategies for purifying the body, protecting ourselves from environmental toxins and developing healthier lifestyle practices to benefit the well-being of ourselves and the planet. Free. Zoom link will be sent out 15 minutes before the event to registered attendees;

August 20

Monarch Butterflies Find Sanctuary at Halsey House

Witness the beauty of monarch butterflies during their annual migration from Canada and the Northeast United States to Mexico. Monarch Watch communications coordinator Angie Babbitt teaches attendees about the vital role these creatures play in our
ecosystem, and ways we can protect the future of
the species. Free. Attend via Zoom, Southampton History Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton;

August 25

Hummingbirds in Your Garden

Cultivate an optimal habitat for hummingbirds by providing nectar from native botanicals and sugar feeders. Participants will learn more about the tiny pollinators through action photography. Free. Zoom link will be sent out 15 minutes before the event to registered attendees;

September 9

Maidstone Club Golf Outing

Play a round on the historic, meticulously maintained grounds of the Maidstone Club. The afternoon shotgun tournament will conclude with dinner, a cocktail reception and award ceremony celebrating the top golfers of the day. $1,100 per player. 50 Old Beach
Lane, East Hampton;


The Show Must Go On

Following the success of their July drive-in movie series, which included classics like The Wizard of Oz and The Parent Trap, The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) will return—virtually—from October 8–14. Like in years past, audiences can enjoy an array of forward-thinking feature and short films created by talent from around the world, each eligible for cash awards of up to $200K. Tune in for post-screening Q&A sessions, educational panels, and one-on-one conversations with A-list talents like co-chair Alec Baldwin.

HIFF’s progressive philosophy has always shone through in their curated selection of films that promote diversity (HIFF premiered the documentary about the local Shinnecock Indians, Conscience Point, and was an early champion of the Oscar-winning Moonlight). Last year, HIFF opened and closed the festival with thought-provoking films like Just Mercy, Waves and Clemency, starring Academy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard, all of which address issues of race and class. HIFF has more big plans for 2021, with virtual classes, screenings and film camps in the works for cinephiles across the East End.

Founder passes will be available from August 24–September 5. More passes to be announced on September 8, and individual tickets will be available from September 27.