Hampton Daze: Market Art, polo, and croquet

July 4th Weekend Recap




It was another July 4th weekend for the books on the East End. I was lucky to spend time doing all things American, like wearing red, white, and blue, barbecuing poolside, and watching fireworks on the boat (even if my view was slightly obstructed). There were also a few great events this weekend.

Market Art + Design came back to town. The modern and contemporary fine art and design fair returned to Bridgehampton for its ninth edition July 5 through July 7. On Friday evening, there was a VIP opening.

Local participating galleries included Roman Fine Art, Janet Lehr Fine Arts, Quogue Gallery, The White Room Gallery, VSOP Projects, ARDT Gallery, Chase Edwards Contemporary, and RJD Gallery, along with London’s Sim Smith, Madrid’s Galerie MPA, New York City’s David Benrimon Fine Art, Richard Levy Gallery, Jan Kath Design, Muriel Guépin Gallery, Unix Gallery, Haas Contemporary, Sugarlift, Vellum Projects, and Michele Mariaud Gallery, as well as Chicago’s Jean Albano Gallery and Los Angeles’ Timothy Yarger Fine Art.

This year’s beneficiary partners were The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill and East Hampton’s Guild Hall.

The Sag Harbor Historical Society hosted its “The Point” Gala on Friday, July 5. This gala was hosted by Marni and Stuart Hersch in North Haven at the site of the historic Point House. Sandra Foschi and Bill Evans served as honorary chairpersons, while Stephen and Emma Walton Hamilton were this year’s honorees. Stephen Breitenbach was recognized for his renovation of The Point House and Chris Denon and John Battle were recognized for their restoration of Sag Harbor’s movie theater sign.

Polo Hamptons continued this weekend in Bridgehampton with a polo match and VIP cocktail party. Guests enjoyed an open bar paired with hors d’oeuvres by Elegant Affairs while watching the match.

On Sunday, “Croquet and Rosé” began at the Southampton Inn. We enjoyed samplings of rosé from Raphael winery in Peconic. Claude’s at the Southampton Inn invites guests to enjoy “Croquet and Rosé” on its lawn each Sunday for the next few weeks between noon and 6 PM. The lawn offers the perfect place to relax, mix, and mingle with friends and family. Stay for lunch and try the fish tacos or guacamole and chips — both were delicious. Next Sunday will be Foley Family Wines, followed by Provence Rosé Group on July 21, and Gin Lane 1751 on July 28.

I ended July 4th weekend with an ice cream cone at Gemelli Gelato in Hampton Bays. Gemelli offers artisan gelato and sorbetto. They also have live music and lawn games, making it the perfect place to close out the busy weekend.

Goddess Festival

Calling all Goddesses. A Goddess Festival, hosted by Sacred Space Revolution will be held at Montauk Beach House on Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 10 PM. Come dressed in white and enjoy a night of celebrating summer magic, women, and community. The public is invited to walk around and try mini sessions of reiki, breath work, crystal readings, aura photography, astrology readings, and tarot readings. There will be jewelry, swag, and a dance party at the end, all in the name of making healing fun and approachable.

Visit www.sacredspacerevolution.com for more info.

jessica@indyeastend.com