10 Can’t Miss East End Weekend Events

Every week Long Island Pulse helps you plan your weekend. From East Islip to East Marion these are some of the events you can’t miss this weekend. Headed out East? Use the hashtag #LIPulseWeekends to show us what you’re up to.


What: SOFO’s 27th Annual Summer Gala Benefit
Where: South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center
When: Saturday, July 16, 6pm
Why Go: Rub elbows with some of the Hamptons’ most notable while you enjoy dishes prepared by celebrity chefs like Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli and The Kitchen’s Katie Lee. Go.

What: Art For Life
Where: Fairview Farms
When: Saturday, July 16, 6pm
Why Go: Support and celebrate the artists of tomorrow with some of the most revered artists of today. Since 1995, the legendary Simmons brothers, Danny, Russell and Joseph “Rev Run”, have been enriching communities through the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Go.


What: Marco Polo Touring Pool Party Reggae Explosion
Where: Pennysaver Amphitheater
When: Saturday, July 16, 1pm
Why Go: Grab your suit and jump into America’s first touring pool party. There will be two glass pools and several cabanas to help you beat the heat. Go.


What: An Evening with Don Murray
Where: Cinema Arts Centre
When: Sunday, July 17, 11am
Why Go: Go behind the curtain with iconic Don Murray as he reminisces about his time with Marilyn Monroe in the 1956 classic Bus Stop. The documentary, Unsung Hero, features Murray’s time on-set and the life he chose to lead thereafter. Go.


What: 4th Annual “Sharks’ Eye” Carl Darenberg, Jr. Memorial–All Release Satellite-Tag Shark Tournament
Where: Darenberg’s Montauk Marine Basin
When: July 15-17
Why: Anglers, this one’s for you! This revolutionary tournament applies a “no-kill” model and is actually saving sharks. Go.

Middle Island

What: Lessing’s AJGA Classic
Where: Spring Lake Golf Club
When: Sunday, July 17 at 7:30am
Why Go: Watch talented young golfers tee off in the qualifying round of the 18th Lessing’s AJGA Classic, which helps raise money for grants and college scholarships for junior golfers. The full tournament runs through Thursday, July 21. Go


What: 11th Annual Great South Bay Music Festival
Where: Shorefront Park
When: July 14-17
Why Go: Come for the music and leave with so much more. Whether it’s a full belly, a new piece of jewelry or a great story, this festival has been a summer staple on Long Island for a decade. Go.


What: 7th Annual Unconditional Love Gala
Where: 340 Gin Lane
When: Saturday, July 16, 6:30pm
Why Go: Spend a night dancing under the stars and bid on a trip to Italy or a fine piece of jewelry. The proceeds will benefit our adorable little friends with paws and claws. Go.

What: Midsummer Night’s Theme Party
Where: Southampton Inn
When: Saturday, July 16, 9pm
Why Go: Party like an Elizabethan with the cast and crew of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Take in the show at the Southampton Cultural Center, then head down to the Southampton Inn for a glamorous after party. Go.

What: Art In The Park
Where: Agwam Park
When: July 16-17, 11am
Why Go: Browse fine art in a picturesque setting that will leave you feeling like you have fallen into one of the paintings. Go.