Rain couldn’t stop the Hamptons from celebrating the official start of summer and Father’s Day.
It was a busy weekend at Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina. After a silent dance party on Friday, families could say “Ahoy, matey” on Saturday afternoon as a blow-up pirate ship bounce house docked on the lawn.
On Sunday, it was all about Dad. “Gentleman’s Night” included rum tasting, cigar rolling, light bites and an open bar.
Stony Hill Stables Foundation held one of the summer’s most fun and adorable events. Attendees enjoyed a special Jumping Exhibition by John Paul Jimenez, a Dressage pas de Deux by Gold medalist Wick Hotchkiss & Stephanie Brown-Beamer, two delightful Pony Drill Team performances by the impressive young riders of Stony Hill Stables and a Barrel Racing finale. Launched in the summer of 2012, Stony Hill Stables is still the only stable in Long Island to offer this unique equestrian scholarship program to local East End residents.
Guests were allowed to take a self-guided tour of gorgeous gardens in the Village of Southampton Saturday during ARF’s 29th Annual Garden Tour. A cocktail party followed because that’s the Hamptons way. Proceeds went towards ARF’s life-saving work with animals.
All Against Abuse celebrated its 20th anniversary in true Long Island style – with a Roaring 20s party. Actress Amy Cerullo was the guest speaker, and proceeds went to The Retreat Domestic Violence Services, a community-based not-for-profit that provides services to families experiencing or at-risk for domestic abuse on the North and South Forks.
Time for Teens, an organization dedicated to helping teens cope with losses, held a benefit at Edgewater Restaurant in Hampton Bays Saturday afternoon. Major Mark Epley was on hand for an afternoon of live music, auctions, food and drink.
Kenya’s Eliud Ngetich, 21, placed first in 28:53.31 at the 36th Shelter Island Run 10k Saturday. Elfnesh Melaku, 21 and also from Kenya, clocked in at 34:05.45 and was the top female finisher.
Twister took his turn on the Navy Beach stage as part of the venue’s Sunset Sets concert series, which will run Sunday nights throughout the summer.
Here are our top Instagrams from the weekend. Be sure to use the hashtag #LIPulseWeekends when you’re out and about next weekend.