At A Glance—Hamptons

Celebrate art and commendable causes this summer in the Hamptons.
You may see Picassos like “Head of Sleeping Woman” at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair.

By Jenna Lebovits


Bay Street Gala

The Bay Street Theater transforms into an intimate space for dinner, drinks, dancing and special performances. The event’s honorees include Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Julie Andrews. Tickets from $1,750. Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor;

JULY 13-16

Hamptons Fine Art Fair

Featuring the biggest names in 20th- and 21st-century art—from Pablo Picasso to Helen Frankenthaler—this is a wonderland for art lovers. Tickets from $45. Southampton Fairgrounds, 605 County Road 39, Southampton;


Midsummer Dance 2023

The Parrish Art Museum hosts its annual Midsummer Dance, a high-spirited outdoor celebration in support of the museum’s educational programs and exhibitions. Tickets from $300. 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill;


HMI’s Annual School’s Out

Hetrick-Martin Institute’s annual cocktail party returns to help ensure that LGBTQIA+ youth have the resources they need throughout the summer. The evening includes a VIP “Best of The Hamptons” dinner. Tickets from $500. Water Mill;


LongHouse Midsummer Dream Summer Benefit

A night of Shakespearean wonder, dance, food, drink and garden art, LongHouse Reserve’s 32nd annual celebration will honor the  achievements of Mary Heilmann and A.M. Homes.  Tickets from $1,250. LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton;


SOFO’s 34th Annual Summer Gala

Immerse yourself in a night of environmental activism with The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center. Tickets from $550. 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton;

Fran Drescher’s Master Class Health Summit

Actress and Cancer Schmancer founder Fran Drescher hosts an educational series featuring trailblazing doctors and medical experts who will discuss the connection between lifestyle and disease. Tickets from $482. Ross School, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton;

Hampton Artists for Haiti

Wings Over Haiti’s sixth annual benefit party supports an important grassroots project: the building of a thriving school in Haiti from the ground up. In addition to helping fund the school, the event will also raise money to provide the students with meals and medical care. Tickets are $175 in advance, $195 at the door (under 12 free). 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton;

The Watermill Center’s Annual Summer Benefit

The BODY is a dynamic celebration of international artistry, where guests can immerse themselves in performances and installations across The Watermill Center’s vast property. The Watermill Center, 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill;


Ladies Lunch

Enjoy a delicious Italian meal while supporting Solving Kids’ Cancer, an organization that advocates for breakthrough treatment options for pediatric cancers. Tutto il Giorno, 56 Nugent St., Southampton;


Guild Hall’s 2023 Summer Gala

Guests at this year’s Summer Gala  can enjoy seasonal eats, an exhibition by Renee Cox and dancing. Tickets from $500. Exhibition at 158 Main St., East Hampton; Cocktails, Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton;