PHOTOS: July 9-12 in the Hamptons

Finally, a totally rain-free weekend on Long Island. The East Enders took advantage, hitting the beaches and lounging by their pools. Adrian Grenier celebrated his birthday at Sole East, where he took in a performance by The Skins, and SoFo’s 26th Annual Summer Gala.

image: the skins

image: the skins

St. Jude’s held the inaugural Hope in the Hamptons benefit, which you can read all about in lipulse.com contributor Vanessa Pinto’s story.

Elizabeth Gregg and Jennifer Myles at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fundraiser, Hope in the Hamptons. image: vanessa pinto

Elizabeth Gregg and Jennifer Myles at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser, Hope in the Hamptons. image: vanessa pinto

The weekend was also one for art lovers with Market Art + Design and Art Southampton making their returns. Lipulse.com contributor Rachel Kalina was in Bridgehampton for the opening night of Market Art + Design. Check out a full gallery of the affair.

Bandmates Magaux and Charly of CHARGAUX entertained the crowd at Art Market Hamptons 2015 with violin-based instrumentals. image: rachel kalina

Bandmates Magaux and Charly of CHARGAUX entertained the crowd at Art Market Hamptons 2015 with violin-based instrumentals. image: rachel kalina

A summer highlight, Parrish Art Museum held its annual Midsummer Party. Approximately 1,000 guests, including socialites, business leaders, entertainers, artists and art collectors from the Hamptons and beyond, descended on Water Mill for the elegant affair. The guests enjoyed food, drink and the museum’s current exhibitions of world-class art like Tara Donovan’s new site-responsive sculptures and Chuck Close’s photographs.

Helen Lee Schifter==Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party 2015==The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY==July 11, 2015==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - Patrick McMullan/PatrickMcMullan.com====

Helen Lee Schifter (image: ©patrick mcmullan/patrickmcmullan.com)

PARRISH ART MUSEUM's Midsummer Party-mosphere

The Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party drew yet another huge crowd (image: joe schildhorn /bfa.com)

PARRISH ART MUSEUM's Midsummer Party-mosphere

Guests enjoying the Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party (image: joe schildhorn /bfa.com)

Whitney Fairchild

Whitney Fairchild (image: joe schildhorn /bfa.com )

Your daily aww comes courtesy of Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue. NBC anchor Chuck Scarborough and wife Ellen hosted the dog-friendly, red-carpet party, which was attended by Long Island Pulse’s April 2014 cover girl Beth Stern and her fabulous furry friend, Ollie.

Ellen and Chuck Scarborough on the red carpet with Gimme Shelter founder Michelle Neufeld (image: kristin l. gray photography)

Ellen and Chuck Scarborough on the red carpet with Gimme Shelter founder Michelle Neufeld (image: kristin l. gray photography)

Beth Stern with Ollie  (image: kristin l. gray photography)

Beth Stern with Ollie (image: kristin l. gray photography)

Bay Street Theater’s 24th Annual Summer Gala took place in Sag Harbor Saturday and honored Timothy Bishop and Joe Pintauro. Bill Damasche and Dori Berinstein from DreamWorks Theatricals were in attendance for the event that featured the premiere concert reading of the first act of DreamWorks Theatricals new stage adaptation of The Prince of Egypt.

Ana Daniel with co-honoree Joe Pintauro (image: barry gordin)

Ana Daniel with co-honoree Joe Pintauro (image: barry gordin)

Philip LaZebnik. Tracy Mitchell, Dori Berinstein, Stephen Schwartz and Scott Schwartz (image: barry gordin)

Philip LaZebnik. Tracy Mitchell, Dori Berinstein, Stephen Schwartz and Scott Schwartz (image: barry gordin)

Here are our favorite Instagrams from the weekend in the Hamptons. Headed out East? Use the hashtag #LIPulseWeekends and you could be in our social media recap. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.