Hangin' in the Hamptons
Celebrities, socialites and stuff for the everyman from the South Fork
The East Hampton screening Saturday of “The Last Play at Shea," a Summer Doc production of the Hamptons International Film Festival, was not only an Ode to the Mets’ late home set to the emotionally charged music of Long Island boy Billy Joel but it was also an opportunity to get many of the Hamptons’ brightest stars together in one intimate room.
Joel, who played the...Read more »
It's horse season in the Hamptons. A bigger-than-ever polo season ended Saturday. The ten-day Hampton Classic began the next day. On Monday, out trotted Secretariat great grandson Royal Prince to welcome guests to a private screening of Disney's "Secretariat," starring Diane Lane and John Malkovich, at Goose Creek in East Hampton. Polo stars Nacho Figuera (with wife Delfina Blacquier)...Read more »
"Survivor" 2002 winner Ethan Zohn will be in East Hampton to receive the Jewish Center's Next Generation Social Justice Hero Award for founding Grassroot soccer, during Shabbat Services at 10 a.m. Saturday. Afterwards, Zohn will talk and participate in a soccer program with middle and high school kids and Super Soccer Stars, SYS Soccer and Ross School soccer coaches.
The events are...Read more »
Fred Melamed, who plays the unlikely love rival, Sy Abelman, in the Coen Brother’s 2009 dark comedy, “A Serious Man,” comes to The Jewish Center of the Hamptons Aug. 30 (8 p.m. at 44 Woods Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-9858) for a screening of the film. Afterwards, Melamed will field questions with Jewish Center Rabbi Zimmerman.
There should be plenty. The film is a modern-day...Read more »
Candace Bushnell, who wrote the original “Sex in the City” column that spawned an industry, was one of the honorary co-chairs at the Sixth Annual Authors Night at the East Hampton Library Saturday night.
One of the books she was signing, "The Carrie Diaries, revisits the iconic alter ego she created. "The Carrie Diaries 2” is still in the works.
"In the...Read more »
In August, Hamptons restaurants are thick with bold-faced names.
Sir Paul McCartney was spotted dining with friends at Philippe East Hampton; former NFL superstar, Marcus Allen, was at a nearby table.
Throughout the weekend, Savanna’s was filled with high-profile restaurateurs. Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin), Jeffrey Chodorow of China Grill Management and Mark Packer, owner of Las...Read more »
It’s a good thing we got to see Bryan Batt at Authors Night Saturday. We haven’t seen him lately on AMC's “Mad Men.” Batt was signing his autobiographical book, “She’s Not Heavy, She’s My Mother.”
When when will his "Mad Men" character Sal Romano show up? “I hope soon,” he said. “It’s heartbreaking: So many people...Read more »
Guild Hall’s summer gala Friday night celebrates the opening of the museum-wide exhibition of art by Barbara Kruger in video, site-specific installation and iconic two-dimensional forms. Following the special sneak preview and cocktail hour 6 p.m. at the East Hampton museum, you can enjoy dinner and dancing to the Peter Duchin Orchestra under a tent at the oceanfront estate of Julie Taubman....Read more »
It was the usual suspects at the usual-suspects' restaurants in the Hamptons this past weekend.
Iron Chef Bobby Flay dined solo at East Hampton’s Turtle Crossing last Thursday. He drank a beer while enjoying a three-meat combo plate with collared greens, cornbread and coleslaw.
Two nights later, he was spotted at Bostwick’s Chowder House with his wife, Stephanie March. They...Read more »
John Travolta and actress-wife, a pregnant Kelly Preston, recently flew into the Hamptons on their Eclipse 500 plane, according to People magazine. They are pictured in East Hampton with Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, who have a compound in the neighborhood....Read more »