Indy Scene: Ways to enjoy the longest day

The Summer Solstice




The longest day of the year is upon us — let’s make the most of it in the Hamptons.

The Solstice Party Places

AM Southampton

AM Southampton

This season, impresario Zach Erdem has brought nightclub AM Southampton from its old location of the 1990s tavern to the heart of Southampton Village alongside restaurant Blu Mar in the former Nello Summertimes property. Party on Celebrity Saturdays, or just get that VIP table and party to the sounds of top DJs. www.amsouthampton.com

The Hedges

A new entrant this summer on Tuckahoe Lane is the brainchild of movie producer Michael Tadross Jr. (“I Am Legend”). Information is thin on the ground unless, of course, you are in the know. www.hedgeclubsh.com

Southampton Social Club

Southampton Social Club

Location, location, location — Southampton Social Club, created by Ian Duke and David Hilty, offers great dining as well as having one of the few cabaret licenses in the Hamptons, which enables it to host parties and events both indoors and in the gardens. The South Beach-inspired cabanas are perfect for early evening cocktails and appetizers, or for those looking to take in all things Southampton late night. www.southamptonsocialclub.com

Surf Lodge

The Surf Lodge

Jayma Cardoso’s Surf Lodge in Montauk has risen as the place to be, and Cardoso remains one of the key gate guardians to know for a Montauk summer adventure. Every weekend sees musical acts queueing up to perform to its loyal fan base soaking in the St. Tropez/Brazilian carnival vibe, plus Wednesdays offer up the homegrown and uber-popular Nancy Atlas Project. www.thesurflodge.com

Enjoy The Longest Day With . . .

Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera. Independent/Alex Kroke

Get into conversation with media legend Geraldo Rivera during his summer break in the Hamptons, and pick up some great stories about the people, places, and events he has reported on in his storied career, some of which is in his memoir, “The Geraldo Show.” www.geraldo.com

Loy Carlos

Ever wanted to find the ideal home and the lifestyle to go with it? Track down the billionaire speed-dial international real estate expert and founder of Classique Modernes Lifestyle, Loy Carlos, this summer on the East End for some tips. www.classiquesmodernes.com

Maribel Lieberman

Maribel Lieberman. Independent/Ricardo Rivera

Growing up on the cacao fields of Honduras, Maribel Lieberman is the expert chocolatier and now CEO of Mariebelle Chocolate — bringing her sophisticated chocolate delicacies around the globe with locations throughout New York, Japan, and Dubai and if we are in luck, the Hamptons. www.mariebelle.com

Dr. Siobhan Kealy

Dr. Siobhan Kealy

Medical director and founder of Balance 3H Plus, Dr. Kealy’s weight-loss program helps women achieve real weight loss by addressing the interactions of three key hormones in the body and their impact on eating, calorie burn, and weight loss. www.balance3hplus.com

The Hot Events To Come

Polo Hamptons

Polo Hamptons

The first of two 2019 Polo Hamptons contests commences on Saturday, June 29, in Bridgehampton at the estate of Kenneth and Maria Fishel and is hosted by Christie Brinkley (the second match is scheduled for July 6). An open bar paired with hors d’oeuvres by Elegant Affairs and preferred seating awaits. www.polohamptons.com

Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party 2019

Give to this year’s Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party on Saturday, July 13. The sky dinner table is available for 14 guests for a snip at $100,000. Mingle with the Hamptons’ GGs (Great and the Good) and enjoy the party, organized by the Late Night Host Committee including member Lizzie Asher, who made the Hamptons best dressed list. www.parrishart.org

Dancers For Good

Dancers For Good, Dorfman Dance. Independent/Chirstopher Duggan

A magical celebration of dance bringing world-class companies, choreographers, dancers, and performers under one roof on Friday, July 19, for The Actors Fund, an organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net. Honorees include Jerry Mitchell (“Kinky Boots,” “Pretty Woman”); Bob Fosse (“Cabaret,” “Chicago”), and Gwen Verdon (“Damn Yankees,” “Sweet Charity”). www.dancersforgood.org

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

The 10th annual Unconditional Love dinner dance on Saturday, July 20, will take place under the tents at Wickapogue and Old Town Roads in Southampton, and start with a cocktail hour at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner and dancing chaired by Jean Shafiroff. www.sasf.org