Take a DanceBody workout class this summer in the Hamptons.

Take a DanceBody workout class this summer in the Hamptons. Credit: DanceBody

The Hamptons scene is revving up for summer and visitors can look forward to new things to try, fresh twists on classic spots and favorite hangouts returning. From new dining experiences to exercise pop-ups, check out what's happening on the East End this season:

DanceBody Hamptons pop-up

Through Labor Day, DanceBody will offer classes at a pop-up studio in East Hampton. Using dance to create toning and cardio workouts, adults can pay $50 per class to take part in “Dance + Sculpt” or just “Sculpt.” The hourlong sessions are good for beginners and experienced exercisers alike. In-home private and semiprivate sessions are also available from Southampton to Montauk, including for kids ages 6-10 ($310 for up to 7 kids; $50 per additional child).

INFO 532 Montauk Hwy., Wainscott; dancebody.com

Astro’s Pizza

Astro's Pizza is coming to Amagansett and reopening this Memorial...

Astro's Pizza is coming to Amagansett and reopening this Memorial Day weekend.  Credit: Evan Sung photography

Chef and restaurateur PJ Calapa will be reopening Astro's Pizza in Amagansett this summer. Patrons can enjoy dishes and pizzas crafted by Calapa, including apps, entrees and desserts and a version of his signature clam pie: a square pizza that incorporates clam stock mixed with mozzarella cheese, finished with chopped clams, lemon zest, parsley and chopped garlic.

INFO 237 Main St., Amagansett; astrospizza.com

Little Ruby’s at Ruschmeyer’s

Friends enjoy dinner at Ruschmeyers in Montauk. 

Friends enjoy dinner at Ruschmeyers in Montauk.  Credit: Sam Keller

A satellite of the Australian-inspired Ruby’s Café restaurants found in Manhattan, this dining and social pop-up will host all the food and nightlife at Ruschmeyer’s through Labor Day. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner starting at 9 a.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, it will turn into a nightspot after 10:30 p.m., where bottle and table service will be available. A signature cocktail menu will also be part of the program. The space features a sandy courtyard with picnic tables and lawn games to try; inside there's a dance room where guests can groove under a large disco ball, and the indoor dining area transforms into a bottle service-fueled lounge once the kitchen closes.

INFO 161 Second House Rd., Montauk; rubyscafe.com

"LUNCH After Dark"

A lobster roll served at The Lobster Roll's Amagansett location.

A lobster roll served at The Lobster Roll's Amagansett location. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

Lobster Roll (aka LUNCH) had already made a splash late last year when it branched out from just a legendary roadside clam shack (found on the ride between Amagansett and Montauk) and turned the former Princess Diner in Southampton Town into a year-round satellite version and the spot is adding nightlife to the experience. The “LUNCH After Dark” is new this year and takes place in the “The Montauk Room,” where guests can dance to DJs, enjoy live music, dine from a bar menu and sip signature cocktails. The event will take place throughout the summer.

INFO 32 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill; 631-283-3460, lobsterroll.com

Live entertainment at Surf Lodge and Montauk Beach House

The poolside scene at the Montauk Beach House boutique resort.

The poolside scene at the Montauk Beach House boutique resort. Credit: Ian J. Stark

Surf Lodge (183 Edgemere St.; 631-483-5041, thesurflodge.com) has long made a name as a place to see music performances and indie acts and popular artists announced to play this summer include Poolside (July 16), Donavon Frankenreiter (July 24), Shallou (Aug. 13) and Matisyahu (Aug. 21). East End favorite Nancy Atlas is set to play every Wednesday. 

Montauk Beach House (55 S. Elmwood Ave.; 631-668-2112, thembh.com) also brings in a wide variety of notable musicians and DJs to play on weekends. The spot will feature a rotating art program, set to include appearances and events featuring both famous and local talent. Highlights include street artist/ muralist Greg Mike (Aug. 13) and Sevy Marie, who is scheduled to host a solo show and benefit (Sept. 9).

Seawater spa at Gurney’s Montauk

The Seawater Spa at the Gurney’s Resort in Montauk. 

The Seawater Spa at the Gurney’s Resort in Montauk.  Credit: Gurney’s Resorts

This classic Montauk getaway has long been known for its 30,000 square-foot sweater spa — but following renovations, the experience will be fresh for the summer. Guests can look forward to sessions of hydrotherapy and chromotherapy, as well as a skin care lab and an outdoor relaxation space equipped with water views and a firepit. The sauna will feature a salt room, steam room and infrared blankets. The spa’s ocean-fed seawater pool remains but updated décor recalls ancient Roman bathhouses with a hot bath and a cold pool. Rates to stay start at $1,020. The spa is currently only open to guests, but plans to open to all later this summer. 

INFO 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-2345, gurneysresorts.com 

Pridwin Hotel & Cottages

A rendering image of the Pridwin Hotel and Cottages on Shelter...

A rendering image of the Pridwin Hotel and Cottages on Shelter Island.  Credit: Cape Resorts

Available for booking as of July 15, the upgraded Pridwin Hotel will offer 33 rooms plus 16 cottages that look out toward the Peconic River. Guests can arrange time in the full-service spa, dine in its restaurant and drop by the bar, or relax by the private pool or on its private beach. Some dates require two- and three-day minimum stays; nightly rates start at $759.

INFO 81 Shore Rd., Shelter Island; 631-749-0476, caperesorts.com

Kidd Squid Brewing Co. 

Sip brews this summer at Kidd Squid Brewing Co. in Sag...

Sip brews this summer at Kidd Squid Brewing Co. in Sag Harbor. Credit: Kidd Squid

Preparing for a mid-June opening, Kidd Squid Brewing Co. is the latest craft beer spot slated to arrive on the South Fork. Expect a mellow tasting room scene with events based around new beer releases, which will arrive with celestial timing on the Advent of full moons. The company’s “Pink Hare” and “Flower Moon” brews will be available on opening day. Food options will begin as prepackaged bites and items such as brewery merch and locally-sourced products will be offered for purchase as well.

INFO 11 Spring St., Sag Harbor; kiddsquid.com

Canoe Place

The Canoe Place Inn had a long history as a hotel where celebrities and dignitaries would stay, dating back to the 19th century. Fast-forward to 2022, and the location is set to host a luxury hospitality spot called the Canoe Place Inn and Cottages. With an expected opening date of Aug. 1., the new hotel will have 20 rooms, plus cottages and upscale residences. The venue will also offer a restaurant with outdoor seating plus a heated pool, a 350-seat private event space, private boat slips, a beach shuttle and a full-service spa. Rates will start at $750.

INFO 239 East Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays; 631-498-8664, canoeplace.com

'Hampton Iconic'

A work of art by James Mannix (East Hampton) titled...

A work of art by James Mannix (East Hampton) titled ‘Towards Tomorrow,’ who will be presenting at the 'Hampton Iconic' this summer. Photo Credit: James Mannix Credit: James Mannix

The fair will kick off for the first time on Aug. 6-7, at Herrick Park in East Hampton as an “artist marketplace,” where fine art will be shown by artists and be available for purchase. 

INFO 67 Newtown Ln., East Hampton; ameastwest.com

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