Hangin' in the Hamptons

Celebrities, socialites and stuff for the everyman from the South Fork

What's happening in the Hamptons this weekend

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin (Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

The Hamptons polo season, a series of matches with celebrity-watching potential, winds up Saturday with Black Watch vs. White Birch. The Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge thunders across the turf at Blue Star Jets Field starting at 4 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Polo Club, 849 Hayground Rd., Water Mill. Spotted earlier this summer: Lindsay Lohan’s dad, Michael, with fianceé, Erin Muller, and Jon Gosselin of “Jon and Kate Plus Eight” (minus Kate and the eight kids). On the grounds, check out the Polo Ralph Lauren shop, sponsor of Black Watch, and you may win polo lessons from team star Nacho Figueras. Admission, $20 per car, bhpolo.com, 631-537-8450 ...

Speaking of horses, the 34th Hampton Classic horse show opens Sunday. One of the nation’s top show-jumping competitions, the eight-day classic is host the FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup qualifier in addition to hunter/jumper competitions on the showgrounds at 240 Snake Hollow Rd. in Bridgehampton. Among celebs who attended last summer’s Classic are Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Steven Spielberg, Kelly Ripa, Lou Dobbs, James Lipton, Cliff Robertson, Ivana Trump, Naomi Campbell, Ahmad Rashad and a couple of mayors, current (Michael Bloomberg) and ex (Rudolph Giuliani) New York City mayors. Tickets $10, $20 per car; for details, check hamptonclassic.com or call 631-537-3177 ...

Best Buddies International, a nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, is a volunteer movement that endeavors to create opportunities — personal and professional — for people with intellectual and development disabilities. The Best Buddies Hamptons gala is 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Water Mill home of Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney, joined by co-chairs Tatiana and Campion Platt and Haley and Jason Binn. Shriver is the son of Sargent Shriver and the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who devoted much of her life to the Special Olympics, inspiring people with disabilities. Call 305-401-0769 or e-mail scotttracy@bestbuddies.org. Or you can help Best Buddies 5-7 p.m. Saturday as Amanda Hearst and Tatiana Platt, together with Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, host an evening of shopping and cocktails at Tory Burch East Hampton. RSVP toryburchevents@toryburch.com; 20 percent of proceeds go to Best Buddies ...

Alec Baldwin, the ubiquitous Hamptons celebrity and Emmy-winning “30 Rock” star, concludes the Hampton Library’s “Fridays at Five” summer program by talking about a personal matter while promoting his book, “A Promise to Ourselves — A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce.” He and former wife Kim Basinger have a daughter, Ireland, and their shared relationship with her has been publically painful at times. The place: Bridgehampton Community House, School Street and Montauk Highway. The time: Friday at 5, of course, until 6:30 p.m. The cost: $15, which includes beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a book-signing ...

It’s one of the few major, continuing African-American cultural events in the Hamptons and it returns for a sixth annual iteration Saturday in Water Mill. Acclaimed choreographer Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence, A Dance Company presents “On Our Toes in the Hamptons,” featuring dance and storytelling of the African diaspora. It’s at the home of Bernard and Joyce Jackson, 2028 Deerfield Rd. Tickets ($250) also get you cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing with the stars (914-235-1490, ext. 16, evidencedance.com) ...
And you thought the 40th anniversary of Woodstock observances were over. Sir Ivan hosts Castlestock 2009 — a Woodstock celebration at his Water Mill castle. The event will raise funds for Sir Ivan’s Peaceman Foundation, which helps charities fighting hate crimes and post-traumatic stress disorders. Tickets, $250-$250, available by e-mail (rsvp2sirivan@aol.com) or phone (212-541-5698) ...


Here’s a first: “Breakfast for Bitches,” a Last Chance for Animals Rescue Fund benefit for pregnant and nursing dogs due to be euthanized. Breakfast is served buffet-style, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Wild Thyme restaurant, 129 Noyac Rd. in Southampton. No word on whether celebrity dogs will show. Tickets, $40), lcarf.org/events or 631-793-8980.

 

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