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

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What: Chefs Care Barbecue to Benefit Pop.Earth
Where: 1610 Meadow Lane
When: Saturday, July 15, 6-11pm
Why Go: Barbecue at a beachfront estate. Mingle with chefs, munch on amazing food and marvel at the music and incredible sights. Additionally, the barbecue will benefit Pop.Earth’s programs for those with Autism and special needs. Click to go


What: Cruising Steady: The Music & Friendship of Smokey Robinson & Aretha Franklin
Where: The Suffolk Theater
When: Friday, July 14, 8pm
Why Go: You gotta R-E-S-P-E-C-T this event! Join Broadway veterans Patrice Covington and Jesse Nager for a music revue that brings the narrative of a legendary friendship to the stage. Click to go


What: The Montauk Mercury Grand Slam
Where: Uihlein’s Marina
When: Saturday, July 15–Sunday, July 16, all day
Why Go: Cast a bait to benefit a good cause. Whether you’re a fishing pro or novice, weigh in your day’s catches. You’re guaranteed to catch a good time and maybe even win an award. Click to go

Sag Harbor

What: Bay Street Theater 26th Annual Summer Gala
Where: The Long Wharf
When: Saturday, July 15, 5:30pm
Why Go: Bay Street and Broadway collide for a night of drinking, dancing and dazzling performances. Start the evening with cocktails followed by performances and presentation by leading Broadway stars at the Bay Street Theater. Previous celebrity attendees include Alec Baldwin, Julie Andrews, Billy Joel and Nathan Lane. After, head over to the Long Wharf for a red carpet photo-op, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and a silent auction. Click to go

What: Big Tent: Party for the Cinema
Where: The Long Wharf
When: Sunday, July 16, 5-8pm
Why Go: Celebrate for the cinema. Join the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center for a night of family-friendly fun. Sample a “Taste of Sag Harbor,” listen to live music from the HooDoo Loungers, get your child’s face painted and meet some of the Wildlife Rescue Center’s furry friends. Click to go

East Hampton

What: 37th Great Bonac-Bastille Day Fireworks Show
Where: East Hampton Point
When: Saturday, July 15, 5-11pm
Why Go: There’s no better view of the annual fireworks then from East Hampton Point’s perch. Enjoy the full a la carte menu by Chef Craig Attwood while watching the night sky light up with color. The fireworks are also benefitting The Clamshell Foundation, which supports local people, programs and projects on the East End. Click to go

Water Mill

What: Midsummer Party
Where: Parrish Art Museum
When: Saturday, July 15, 7-10pm
Why Go: Don’t be a foolish mortal! Join the Parrish Art Museum for a chic midsummer party. Cocktails and dinner will be followed by a live art auction and dancing in the Lichtenstein Theater. Click to go


What: Wild Night for Wildlife
Where: Quogue Wildlife Refuge
When: Saturday, June 15, 7pm
Why Go: Have a roaring time this weekend at Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Try hors d’oeuvres from Dockers Waterside, wine from Martha Clara Vineyards, beer from Southampton Publick House and signature cocktails. Listen to live music and participate in live and silent auctions. What’s more, you can meet some of the refuge’s resident animals up close! Click to go

Westhampton Beach

What: Aaron Tveit @ WHBPAC
Where: Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
When: Sunday, July 16, 8pm
Why Go: One of Broadway’s biggest stars is coming is Westhampton Beach. Aaron Tveit, who starred as Danny Zuko in NBC’s Grease Live and Enjolras in the film adaptation of Les Miserables, will explain Broadway’s love affair in this energetic and charismatic show. Click to go


What: Opera Under the Stars
Where: Diliberto Winery
When: Saturday, July 15, 6:30-9pm
Why Go: Join Diliberto Winery for an evening of booze and belting. Savor both a glass of wine and performances by international and local opera singers. Click to go