8 Can’t Miss Events on the East End This Weekend

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What: Season Spectacular Benefit Presents Jay Leno
Where: Guild Hall (158 Main Street)
When: Saturday, July 1, 7pm
Why Go: Leno’s coming to Long Island! The late night television show host will be performing stand-up comedy in East Hampton. Buy tickets to just the performance, or help benefit Guild Hall by buying tickets for the post-performance dinner as well. Click to go


What: An American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci
Where: Private Residence (1030 Meadow Lane)
When: Friday, June 30, 7-10pm
Why Go: Celebrate Fourth of July weekend with fireworks. Join the Southampton Fresh Air Home for a picnic buffet, all-American treats, arts and crafts, carnival games and, of course, fireworks. Click to go


What: Surf Movie Night @ SAC
Where: Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane)
When: Saturday, July 1, 8:30pm
Why Go: Nothing says summer like outdoor movies and surfing. Bring lawn chairs, remember a towel, pack a picnic basket and watch short, surf movies made by local Long Island filmmakers. This free event is definitely family-friendly. Click to go


What: Sock Hop Dance Party
Where: Southampton Cultural Center (25 Pond Lane)
When: Friday, June 30, 8-11pm
Why Go: Party in a poodle skirt! Travel back in time with the Southampton Cultural center for a 50s themed party like no other. View classic cars, dance to all of the time’s greatest hits and snack on 50s-themed refreshments. Costumes are welcomed but not required. Click to go


What: Firecracker 8K Race
Where: Agawam Park (23 Main St)
When: Sunday, July 2, 8am
Why Go: Run off those Fourth of July weekend barbecue and beers! Help benefit the Southampton Rotary Scholarship Fund by participating in the 8K Run or the 3 Mile Walk. Click to go


What: Via Brooklyn Presents A Night of Hitchcock
Where: Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Ln)
When: Sunday, July 2, 4pm
Why Go: This evening event is sure to go without a hitch. Celebrate the life and work of Alfred Hitchcock at the Southampton Arts Center this weekend. A film historian will speak about Hitchcock’s legacy, followed by a performance from the cast of Via Brooklyn and a screening of Hitchcock’s famous movies. Tickets include concessions, wine and beer. Click to go


What: 5th Annual Sound of Summer Music Series
Where: Strong’s Water Club (2400 Camp Mineola Road)
When: Saturday, July 1, 4-8pm
Why Go: The annual summer music series kicks off this weekend with country and classic rock band South Bound. Enjoy free, live music on the lawn with a sunset backdrop on Saturdays. Click to go


What: One Hot Night: Coming to America-Neil Diamond Tribute
Where: The Suffolk Theater (118 E Main St)
When: Sunday, July 2, 7pm
Why Go: Nationalism and Neil go hand-in-hand. This Fourth of July weekend, listen to Neil Diamond tribute group Tommy Lynn & One Hot Night as they perform his most patriotic hit “Coming to America.” Grab a beer at the venue’s bar and dance along with the beat. Click to go