The Best Week July 2013

Summer is clicking on all cylinders. And you know that to truly enjoy it you need to temper lazing on the beach with a little hobnobbing and warm weather activity. It’s the season of social events, art and music. Follow our lead and you’re sure to have yourself the best week…

Three can’t miss events:

July 11-14
Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark, Bridgehampton

Grab a glass of wine and take in the world-class art set in a tent that trades gallery pretense for flip-flops and informality.

July 19-21
Great South Bay Music Festival
Shorefront Park, Patchogue

The annual fest turns the volume up on some of the best musical acts running. Go for the headliners, stay for an education in America’s rich musical tapestry.

August 17
Annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game
Herrick Park, East Hampton

For 65 years this game has brought out the sportier side of the Hamptons celebrity world to benefit charity. Enjoy giving the stars the old “hey batter batter.”

Seven great days:

Discover Greenport on a Surly Moonlander. Seek out Keith Luce’s The Square and find out what his charcuterie endeavor is all about.

Test drive the 2014 Corvette Stingray convertible. Keep your youthful days humming at home with new media: Zep’s Celebration Day film or Stephen Stills Carry On cd.

It’s hot out and you’re craving a lowbrow (but high quality) everyman meal. Find a long lost friend and point east for a drive that starts with quality time and ends at the Highway Diner & Bar. Order breakfast for dinner, it’s served all day just like in college.

Lincoln Center has loosened its tie for the summer, consider this your chance to make Wednesday a cultural adventure without the crowds. Hip shows juxtapose nicely with a chichi dinner at Lincoln Ristorante upstairs.

In Manhattan, Thursday is gallery night. Save the $6 toll by staying on this side of the river. Our 9 in Art features the island’s most exciting artists. Take one in each Thursday this summer.

It’s time for summer Fridays (don’t worry, we’ll cover for you). Visit the newly minted Parrish Art Museum for a show on Jackson Pollock and a few of his contemporaries. Stay at Montauk Yacht Club for the weekend.

If it’s not ArtHamptons weekend, make your way to the beach (finally) with soulful eats from Townline BBQ. Later, indulge in dinner at the Topping Rose House.