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

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What: 6th Annual Food Truck Derby
Where: Hayground School
When: Friday, Aug. 11, 4–7pm
Why Go: NYC food trucks are coming to the East End for a night of foodie fun to benefit the Hayground schoolyard projects. This food truck derby will feature offerings from Blondie’s Bake Shop, Nice Buns Slammin’ Sliders, Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks and Pizza Luca. Click to go

East Hampton

What: Black and White Summer Gala
Where: Guild Hall
When: Friday, Aug. 11, 5–11pm
Why Go: Break out your best black and white attire for an evening celebrating the “Avedon’s America” exhibit. Enjoy live music by Yung Jake, a live and online auction, dancing and delicious cocktails. Click to go

What: 3rd Annual Trunks of Love Gala
Where: Dopo La Spiaggia
When: Friday, Aug. 11, 6–7:30pm
Why Go: Between the interactive exhibits, silent auction and seated dinner courtesy of Dopo La Spiaggia, guests will love this event. What’s more, it benefits Veterinarians International, a nonprofit with goals to enhance the health of all living things through the use of sound veterinary care. Click to go

What: East Hampton Library’s Authors Night
Where: Field at 4 Maidstone Lane
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 5pm
Why Go: The biggest book benefit of the year. Join the East Hampton Library for an evening mingling with your favorite authors. Enjoy dinner, drinks and more books than you can count. Click to go


What: 10th Annual Southampton Antique Auto Show
Where: Rogers Mansion
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 10am–3pm
Why Go: Calling all car enthusiasts! Travel back in time and view beautifully restored cars from 1910–1960. Even a 1912 American-LaFrance ladder truck from the Southampton Fire Department will be on display. Click to go

What: 11th Annual Get Wild! Summer Benefit
Where: Private Residence
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 6–8pm
Why Go: A vegetarian cocktail party to benefit the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center. Meet some of the center’s feathered and furry friends. The night is complete with live music and a silent auction. Click to go


What: 5th Annual NY Women’s Surf Film Festival
Where: The Montauk Beach House
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 7–11pm
Why Go: Celebrate female filmmakers and surfers at this ultra-feminine festival. Short films from around the world will highlight female surfers’ sense of adventure and connection to the ocean and community. Art will also be on display from artist Sarah Lee. Click to go