Rainy Days in the Hamptons

Rainy, dull day with the kids and having nothing to do? Look no further.

Movie Theaters

United Artists Southampton 4

43 Hill St.

Southampton, NY

631-287-6235

United Artists Hampton Bays 5

119 W Montauk Hwy

Hampton Bays, NY

631-728-8535

United Artists East Hampton Cinema 6

30 Main St.

East Hampton, NY

631-324-0598

Hampton Arts Twin

2 Brook Rd.

Westhampton Beach, NY

631-288-2600

Also check out Movies In The Moonlight, an indoor/outdoor portable movie company servicing both the north and south forks of Long Island, and so many towns in between. Whether your event needs the most recent movies, or a live screening of a concert or sporting event, be sure to check them out at moviesinthemoonlight.com or give them a call at 631-404-5269.

Museums

The Children’s Museum of the East End is a peak spot to take your family to on days that the beach doesn’t seem so appealing. Located at 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, NY, it has endless activities and events to keep the kids from being bored and parents smiling. For members, admission is free; for non-members, it’s only $10. Open 9am-5pm every day but Tuesday, make a day trip out of it. Make some art and music, play with puppets, visit the Crawler Garden’s “cuddly bugs” and pick up some farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, and combine history, reading, science, art, and music all into one day.

The Parrish Art Museum was recently renovated into a beautiful 34,400-square-foot facility designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Skylit galleries showcase some of America’s most steadfast artists from the east end of Long Island. Founded in 1898, the facelift brings new life into a timeless museum that embraces the artists’ colony of Eastern Long Island. The Parrish is open year-round, so be sure to keep checking for new exhibits and installations. Regular museum hours are Wednesday-Monday 11am-6pm, closed on all Tuesdays, and Fridays 11am-8pm. Admission is $10 for adults over 18 – children under 18 are admitted for free, as well as students with valid ID. Become a museum member and get in all the time to enjoy the museum. Located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY.

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Restaurants of Bridgehampton

Candy Kitchen – Est. 1925

The oldest diner in the Hamptons, and a staple of the Bridgehampton community, Candy Kitchen has become more of an experience in itself than simply a restaurant. is a longtime favorite of locals and tourists. The Candy Kitchen experience begins with its appearance; a nostalgic, classical vertical sign that reads “Breakfast – SODA – Luncheon” in neon lettering, atop a charming blue and white overhang, which gives any passerby the experience of being transported back to their favorite adolescent luncheonette. The red, white and blue of the Candy Kitchen has become a landmark of the east end, and the diner-classic menu has been filling the stomachs of  locals and tourists since 1925.  Its simple, diner-classic menu has something for everyone, even for the pickiest little fingers. The service is fast and friendly, the food is served fresh from the kitchen, and the menu won’t bite your bank account. The only thing you won’t find there is scarcity, as many families have made it a routine to bring their children to Candy’s to enjoy the food and atmosphere. Speaking of families, if you spare a moment to look at the walls, you’ll see that they’re lined with a number of different family portraits, captured by Lucille Khornak, a seasoned portrait specialist. A passionate professional who has experienced life on both sides of the camera, Lucille has developed a unique ability to go beyond the stereotypical “Kodak” moment. No matter who she’s photographing, Lucille can capture their natural personality in one still shot, irregardless of age  or gender. The family is your work of art, and you’re the artist – so why not showcase it? Oh, but only after you’ve finished your homemade ice cream flavor from Candy Kitchen.

Bobby Van’s – Est. 1969

Every town needs a good steakhouse, right? Enter Bobby Van’s, the Main Street cornerstone renowned for its fantastic steak and fresh seafood. Bobby Van’s has been a part of  the Bridgehampton community since the summer of 1969, when Bobby Van himself opened up his steakhouse’s doors to the public. Known for its top of the line service, fabulously cooked food, and lively atmosphere, Bobby Van’s is where you go to eat like a king. During the summer months, when the sun shines bright over the east end, diners at Bobby Van’s can park themselves at one of the many outdoor tables beneath the maroon Bobby Van’s awning. Bobby Van’s takes pride in serving the finest Prime USDA beef, freshly caught seafood and shellfish, and carefully chosen ingredients that’ll leave you stuffed for the evening, but craving more. Bobby Van’s is hardly Bridgehampton exclusive; you can find a Bobby Van’s at East 54th St, West 50th St., 25 Broad St., Park Avenue, and Times Square, as well as two Washington, D.C. restaurants and a JFK airport location, and the takeout spot BV’s Burger – the tastiest takeout you’ll get near Times Square.

The Golden Pear Cafe – Est. 1996

Breakfast, as they say, is the most important meal of the day, and when enjoying breakfast, there’s no better way to do it tun in style. Enter the Golden Pear, the award-winning cafe that personifies the charm and exuberance that only the east end can bring. A beloved spot for your daily cup of coffee, taking a seat outside offers endless people watching opportunities and the chance to catch up with friends and neighbors in an easy going atmosphere. Deliciously prepared meals are a staple of Golden Pear. Try a sandwich, wrap, or salad with garden fresh veggies and tasty meats, one of their many soups, and try a mouth-watering pastry from their on-premises bakery. (You may only go for one, but you may leave with a dozen!)

Pierre’s – Est. 2000

One of the more recent additions to the Main Street BH lineup of eateries, Pierre’s quaint presence has all the charm of French bistros. Pierre’s specializes in locally caught seafood and is open for breakfast thru dinner year-round. The menu varies on the season, constantly changing so your taste buds never grow bored. Famous for its fresh baked pastries and seafood dishes are complimented by the unique lighting – swathed in sunlight by day, with elegant, atmospheric lighting by night.  Its intimacy is paralleled by its class; this is a must-do on your checklist of restaurants to browse this summer at the Hamptons.

Top 5 Beaches of the Hamptons

Flying Point Beach – Flying Point Road, Water Mill, NY
Why’s it so great? Between the gorgeous scenery, the endless people-watching opportunities, and chance to mingle with the young and upbeat crowd it’s something you can’t miss checking off on your “what’s to do?” list for this summer. Teeming with toned abs and sun-kissed tans, if you’re feeling alive and kicking you definitely need to stop by at least once this season. The perfect place for the fresh-out-of-college types seeking a little summer love.

Indian Wells Beach – Amagansett, NY
Why to bring the kids? Amagansett’s beach is downright huge, leaving you and the family plenty of room to spread out your umbrellas and towels. There’s public bathrooms and tons of tasty snack trucks to keep you full and comfortable. With its gentle waves lapping against the beautiful golden shoreline, it’s the perfect place to teach your little ones how to do the dog paddle and splash until they’re ready to fall asleep the entire car ride home. If you have a second before heading home, stop by Main Street to grab a little something to go at Mary’s Marvelous, serving fresh baked goods and sandwiches.
 
Coopers Beach – Southampton, NY
Daytripper’s Delight! Coopers Beach is ideal for a relaxing day to soak up the sun with family and friends. There’s chair and umbrella rentals available in case you forgot your own, public restrooms and shower stations (so you don’t bring the beach back home in your car!) and a big concession area. With ice cream, ice cold drinks, and oh-so-good fried favorites like burgers and fries, you can’t possibly leave hungry. Just get here early! It gets pretty darn crowded in the peak of the afternoon.

Main Beach – Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, NY
Stunning views and endless horizons – This is considered widely to be one of the beautiful beaches around the east end. Picturesque, it’s kept spotlessly clean by staff to maintain the high-quality appearance its garnered a reputation for. Bring the kids, there’s more than enough lifeguards to help keep a watchful eye on them. Parking is the only bummer, so roll out of bed early to get here before parking fills to the brim. Partygoers steer clear from this beach too (alcohol is prohibited), so no worries about your feet finding a broken Budweiser bottle nestled in the sand. Snack bar’s open, who’s hungry?

Mecox Beach – Jobs Lane, Bridgehampton, NY
Got a membership? No? No worries! Kids can swim here under lifeguard supervision while mom and dad can kick back and enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation. If you don’t already have a Bridgehampton Racquet & Surf Club membership, it’s only $15 (one of the cheapest rates around) to park here all day. A volleyball court awaits those itching to spike the first ball of the season, with a concession stand, showers, and a restroom nearby. It’s a super family-friendly too, as alcohol, tents, glass bottles, loud music, and bonfires are prohibited. Bring the boogie board and fishing pole, as it’s welcomed outside of the designated swim spots. Feeling up to a bike ride before hitting the waves? A bike rack is accessible for those who didn’t drive to the beach.

Martone Bicycles – Functional Sculptures

Functional Sculptures – Turning the Bike into Art You Can Ride

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Over at the Lucille Khornak Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY we are now carrying renowned designer Lorenzo Martone’s bicycles. Owner and founder of Martone Cycling Co., Lorenzo proudly showcases his cycles with us now. You can’t help but want to look at them; they’re not just the bicycle you pick up at a “big box” store and wheel into the garage immediately after. They are functional pieces of artwork, a beautiful edition to your home décor and a whimsical conversational piece. Your guests will ask, “Why a bicycle?” Well, why not a bicycle? Now that the warm season has arrive, you don’t always want to have to struggle to find parking and pay expensive fees or watch the meter every hour, nor do you always want to hoof it everywhere. But at the same time, you don’t want a heavy, dirty, unappealing bike to lug around town. Fear not with Martone Cycles. They’re super lightweight, hand crafted, and carefully painted and designed to suit the fashion-conscious cyclist of today. You’ll never fail to catch the eyes of anyone moving past you while you’re riding a Martone Cycle. With its signature candy-apple red chain, smoothly curved handlebars and basket, and a radiant shine to its paint (coming in five main colors: red, white, black, silver, and gold) it will always go with what you are wearing. It also has a revolutionary feature no other bicycles have: with two gears, one for under 10MPH and one for 11MPH and above; the cycle knows when to kick to the higher gear for higher speeds. No fussing with dials, no struggling with the pedals. The built-in, hand welded basket can hold safely up to 20lbs. Take it to the farmer’s market, place your purse or gym bag in it, carry flowers, and never have to juggle anything again while riding. A charming bell to announce your arrival completes the cycle’s visage. And when the day is done, don’t put it in the garage with the power tools and cobwebs to forget about! Bring it inside, give it a quick wipe down, and you have a work of art to place anywhere in your home. Don’t forget to include this gorgeous piece into your family outings and photoshoots. Embrace it. Allow it to become as commonplace as the family dog in your photographs.

Lorenzo’s inspiration for creating a unique bicycle stems from his first cycle, affectionately named “Fina” – the Portuguese word for skinny. Over the years, he brainstormed ideas on how to take the standard bike everyone owns and turn it into a sculpture you can use daily. After several prototypes, this bicycle was born. Coming in sizes for both men and women – women have one universal size, while men 5’8” and under have the smaller mens’ size while men 5’9” and above have the larger one, you can always have a bike that properly suits your body without scrunching your knees up painfully high with an ill-fitting bicycle, or having your legs dangle inches above where the pedals are.

Each bicycle has the signature red chain and is emblazoned with Martone Cycle Co.’s logo. All at $899.00, plus tax and $60.00 for shipping directly to your home. Please allow for 2-5 days processing and shipping time to ensure the safe arrival of your new Martone Cycle.

To order one of these fantastic bikes, email the Lucille Khornak Gallery anytime at lucille@lucillekhornak.com and we’ll get back to you within a day to confirm.

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Top Hamptons Farm Stands

 

Farm Stands on the East End

Hayground Market

Local farmers and vendors on the Hayground School campus every Friday from 3pm-6:30pm. Stock up on fresh produce and delicious baked goods.

151 Mitchell Lane. Bridgehampton, NY. 631.987.3553.

Pike Farms

Specialities include sweet corn and tomatoes. Open seven days a week between 9am-7pm.

Sagg Main Street. Sagaponack, NY 11962,

North Sea Farms

Wide variety of fresh foods such as free range eggs and chickens, asparagus, herbs, dandelion and other wild greens, lettuce, zucchini, sunflowers, and more. Open seven days a week 8am-6pm. Est. 1945, known as the “small farm with a little bit of everything.”

1060 Noyac Rd. Southampton, NY. 631.283-0735. northseafarm@gmail.com

Round Swamp Farms

Proudly owned and operated by four generations of the Lester family, originally started 40 years ago by Carolyn Lester Snyder after her father Albert inherited a 20-acre, 250-year-old farm and built her a small stand to sell fresh produce. Since then, Round Swamp Farms opens year after year to offer the finest and freshest fruits and vegetables to locals and travelers alike. This farm also has gained recognition as a National Bicentennial Farm.

184 Three Mile Habor Rd. East Hampton, NY 11937. 631.324.4438.

Amagansett Farmer’s Market

Stocked with tasty produce and friendly staff and situated on a state-owned and protected property, don’t pass up this little gem of the Hamptons. A blend of your traditional farmer’s market and new world, open-air grocery store. Home of the on-premises baked Amagansett Loaf, a butcher, local and international cheeses, fresh pastries and breads, plus a soup, salad, and sandwich bar. For those on a time budget, call ahead with your shopping list and arrive to have it waiting in the wings for you.

367 Main st. Amagansett, NY 11930. 631.267.3894.

Fairview Farm at Mecox

Known best for their giant corn maze simply called “The Maize”, the Fairview Farm is a great destination for top quality veggies and hand-picked fruits, home-baked pastries, and sweet potato chips. It’s a taste of the Hamptons in an heirloom tomato or a ripe, roasted ear of corn. During the fall, enjoy pumpkin picking, shooting the corn cannon, eat fresh pop corn, and finding your way through the Maize.

19 Horsemill Lane. Bridgehampton, NY 11932.

Hanks Farmstand

Noted for its pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, bring your kids for a rare chance to get hands on at a farm and find out where your food really comes from. Be sure to dress in comfortable, older clothes and shoes, pack the sunscreen and baby wipes for sticky, berry-stained hands, and the camera for snapshots. Hours are 9:30am-6pm seven days a week.

324 County Rd. 39. Southampton, NY. 631.726.4667. Call ahead for a conditions advisement.

Harbes Farm & Vineyard

A northern fork farm, Harbes is one of the premier vineyards of Mattituck. Try their apple cider donuts, a private wine tasting in their pre-war barn, and outstanding sandwiches made fresh to order.

715 Sound Ave. Mattituck, NY 11952. 631.298.0700.

Iacono Farm

A small, family owned and operated farm that’s been in East Hampton since 1948. Open year round with eggs and chickens for sale, along with plenty of homemade cookies, pastries, and breads. Ducks are also available during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Bring the kids with you – let them pet the baby goats while you wait for your chicken order to be prepared. Sundays are 10am-12pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays are 1pm-5pm. Tuesdays are closed. Fridays and Saturdays are 10am-12pm and reopens at 1pm-5pm.

100 Long Lane. East Hampton, NY. 11937. 631.324.1107. Call ahead to check for chicken and egg availability.

The Milk Pail

Nestled on the westbound side of Montauk Highway on the border of Water Mill and Bridgehampton, The Milk Pail is a popular visit when heading back west. In the 1640s the Halsey family first settled in Watermill and began farming as a permanent lifestyle and culture. To this day, the farm is still the pride and joy of the 11th and 12th generation Halseys. The Milk Pail Country Store began over 30 years ago to sell milk, apples, and vegetables. They offer fresh pressed apple cider made from over eight varieties of their carefully nurtured apples. Daughters Amy and Jennifer Halsey continue to keep the farm stand alive and well stocked every year with their parents. Both daughters have gone through extensive schooling and gotten Bachelor’s degrees in floriculture and plant science, and pomology (the study of growing and marketing fruit), respectively. Over 1200 peach trees are blossoming at the family farm. Enjoy Amy’s Flowers and Jennifer’s peaches every season from May thru August. Apple and pumpkin picking is available in September and October.

1346 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976.

For the GPS/Mapquest: 50 Horesemill Lane. Water Mill, NY 11976.

631-537-2565. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (and holidays) 10am-5:30pm.

Babinski’s/Comfort Farm Farm Stand

Open from June thru October, Babinski’s Farm Stand is a family owned and operated farm that’s been selling homemade jams, breads, pies, and fresh produce for over 30 years. Footsteps from

the Bridgehampton LIRR station, it’s a must to check out during the peak season. A very quaint, small stand is sometimes the best place to get the best pickings. Known for its asparagus and handpicked strawberries.

791 Lumber Lane. Bridgehampton, NY. 11932. 631.537.1374.

Vicki’s Veggies

An inexpensive, low-key farm stand with top notch quality and service in its now 31st year of business. Vicki started her farm stand when she was only 11 years old and has kept it in the best of shape ever since. A quality herb garden, selectively chosen vegetables, and an experience worth the trip out there makes Vicki’s Veggies one of the best farm stands in the Hamptons. Open seven days a week from 7am-8pm, this is the perfect stop for the busy commuter looking to snag some organic produce or hanging baskets of flowers. Vicki’s Veggies is now being helped by her young daughter Maria. Last year, Vicki’s mother’s famous zucchini bread won first place at the Riverhead County Fair. Try a slice! The farm stand is run by Vicki and her mother. Want to know which one is Vicki behind the counter? Just look for the woman who isn’t wearing the shirt saying “I am not Vicki!”

601 Jericho Tpke. Amagansett, NY 11930. 631.267.8272.

Summer 2013 Charity Events in the Hamptons

Here are some of the most popular up and coming charity events in the Hamptons for July and August 2013.

July 2013

Adopt a Horse

Amaryllis Farm Sanctuary

44 Little Fresh Pond Rd. Southampton, NY 11968

Contact: Christine at 631-537-7335 or at rascal11968@gmail.com for information.

Adopt a Horse runs from April 6th thru July 14th this year. Many horses are rescued every year from deplorable conditions of abuse, neglect, and abandonment and although are no longer rideable due to age or injuries but are still wonderful, loving creatures to befriend and care for. Adoption rehabilitates these horses that would otherwise continue to live a life devoid of love, kindness from humans, and safety. If interested in adoption, contact Christine for more information! Contact information listed above. Serious inquiries only.

Paddlers for Humanity Team Event

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Maidstone Park Rd. East Hampton, NY

631-324-6124

Register online at http://www.p4h.org

This event starts at 9am and will benefit the Paddlers for Humanity. See http://www.p4h.org for more information and how to sign up.

4th Annual Unconditional Love Benefit

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 6pm-Midnight.

For directions/address please contact Linda Shapiro of LBS Productions at 631.329.5480 or lbspro@optonline.net or www.southamptonanimalshelter.com

This is the 4th year the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s annual dinner dance gala. It not only helps to fund the daily care of all the animals at the shelter, but also ensures projects such as puppy mill rescues are possible and programs benefiting special needs children. SASF is one of the top ranked animal shelters in the US, along with its outstanding 94% adoption rate.

5th Annual Summer Luncheon Benefit

Monday, July 22nd, 2013. 11:30am-3pm.

Give Love – Make Magic

Stone Creek Inn

405 Montauk Highway. East Quogue, NY.

Benefit luncheon for the East End Hospice and Camp Good Grief. For more information please see www.eeh.org, or call/email 631.288.7080 or ddoyle@eeh.org. Featuring Psychic Medium “Dawn Joly”.

20th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit

Devil’s Haven

Saturday, July 27th, 2013. 6PM-Midnight.

The Watermill Center

39 Watermill Towd Road. Watermill, NY.

RSVP: Pinki Patel at 212.253.7485 (ext. 10) or see www.watermillcenter.org for more information.

Benefit artists and Watermill International Summer Program Participants from 30+ countries will create more than eight acres of installations and performances to fundraise for the Watermill Center’s International Summer Program and year-round Residency Program, to allow for young and new artists a chance to develop their work.

August 2013

 65th Annual Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game

Saturday, August 17th, 2013. Noon – Batting Practice. 2PM – Game Starts.

Herrick Park. East Hampton, NY.

www.artistwritersgame.org

This is the longest running charity event in the Hamptons. Every summer, thousands have come to watch celebrities battle head to head on the softball field to raise money for East End Hospice, East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, the Phoenix House of Long Island & The Retreat. Refreshments like hot dogs, Snapple, hamburgers, and Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream will be provided.

Bideawee’s Love on a Leash Walk

Saturday, August 17th, 2013. 8:00am-11:00am.

The Village Green

Main Street & Mill Road, Westhampton Beach. $25 entry.

Contact: Amy Hraniotis at 866-262-8133 or at amy.hraniotis@bideawee.org

Put on those walking sneakers and leashes, this walk is going to the dogs! Families and their furry children will take part in a summer walk through the village of Westhampton Beach to raise awareness for adopting a pet instead of shopping for one at a pet store or breeder, and to celebrate all four legged friends. Free food and drinks, live music, giveaways, and more until 11am at the Green. When all walkers register in advance for the walk, they will receive a complimentary Love on a Leash Walk t-shirt and treats for you and your pet.

Hampton’s Offshore Invitational Fishing Tournament

August 16th – August 25th, 2013

Oakland’s Marina and Restaurant

365 Dune Road, Hampton Bays NY 11946

Sign up at www.hamptonsoffshore.com/ using the online PDF entry form.

Benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, this annual tournament helps keep this keystone organization funded to help change the lives of those less fortunate. This is its 13th year going strong and growing bigger every time. On average, it brings 70+ boats and over 600 guests – if you’d like to partake, sign up early! It’s known to sell out every year without fail. Since its debut in 2001, the Hamptons Offshore Invitational has raised a landmark of more than a million dollars for BBBSLI. The tournament concludes with an outstanding awards dinner at Oakland’s Restaurant with a trophy presentation, silent auction, numerous raffles, and door prizes. Help give back to your community and come participate in one of the most notable fishing events of the summer.

Lucky Frogs

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Lucky Frogs

 

 

 

The frog; a tiny, amphibious pond-dweller whose symbolic presence far exceeds its meager appearance. Throughout history, the frog has served as a symbol for a variety of different human emotions and cultural practices, throughout multiple religious mediums.  It is a symbol of joy, luck, and transformation – seen very clearly in the fairy tale of the princess who kissed a frog to transform him into a handsome prince. It is also a symbol of protection for children, as frogs naturally guard their offspring from egg to tadpole. In ancient Celtic times, the frog was considered the king of the earth and had healing and cleansing powers from its connection to life-giving rain. In China, the frog symbolizes fertility (from how many offspring a single frog can produce in its lifetime), good luck, and happiness with the family. It’s often incorporated into jewelry worn for luck and prosperity. The frog has an association with Christian mythology as well, as it’s viewed as a symbol of resurrection – the frog goes through three “resurrections” in its lifetime, from egg, to tadpole, to adult frog. The Egyptians praised the frog highly as a protection symbol over the soul being lead to the afterlife. Amulets would be placed with the deceased in the shape of frogs to guide them safely to the afterlife. Native Americans believed the frog was a sacred animal and represented wealth, good fortune, and success in life and in the family. One of their deities, the “Frog Woman” had the ability to protect all waters from harm. 

 

 

 

In Feng Shui practices, the “three legged money frog” is widely used to bring fortune to a home. Each of its three legs symbolizes financial success, wealth, and good health. It is also used to drive away evil and protect one’s wealth. The frog is often seen sitting on a bed of coins or holding a coin in its mouth. Many homes, offices, restaurants, and other places of commerce have a lucky frog in a corner of the room where the chi is strongest, or facing away from a door inward to the main room to bring in wealth. It can also be placed near a cash register to beckon in prosperity. For maximum effect, the lucky frog must be placed in a location where it clearly visible, allowing it to welcome success inter whatever establishment it happens to inhabit.