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Bobby Van’s

Bobby Van’s, founded in 1969, was originally renowned as the gathering place for such literary giants as James Jones and John Knowles. It is even rumored that Truman Capote finished his novel In Cold Blood in the original Bobby Van’s. This legacy can be seen today in the art and photographs decorating the dining room. Bobby Van’s Restaurant is light and airy, with both indoor and outdoor dining options, while maintaining a quintessential steakhouse elements, such as a rich wood bar area that is well-stocked by the best in bartender expertise. This establishment is frequented for both its food and drink. The Bridgehampton location is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner for the laid back dining experience that has delighted since the days when Bobby Van himself serenaded guests.


SoMAS Southampton Fall Lecture Series

Fri, Sep 07, 20187:30 PM

Stony Brook University
239 Montauk Hwy
Stony Brook Southampton will be hosting the first lecture of the semester titled “High-Precision Measurements of the Emission Rates of Greenhouse Gases from East Coast Urban Environments” by Dr. Paul Shepson. Please join us for what is sure to be an exciting lecture!
(631) 632-5046

SoFo: Rescuing Ladybugs, a book reading & discussion

Fri, Sep 07, 20187:00 PM

South Fork Natural History Museum
Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations and info about meeting place
Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Moments with Animals that Changed the World. Jennifer Skiff, Author Reading and Discussion: Adults/Children 8+ 
Jennifer Skiff is an award-winning journalist, author, and animal advocate. Her best-selling inspirational books, The Divinity of Dogs and God Stories, are published in seven languages. For more than a decade Jennifer traveled the world as an investigative environmental correspondent for CNN. Her independently produced programs about animals have aired on the Discovery Channel and other networks throughout the world. Among other honors, she’s received the prized Environmental Media Award. Passionate about animals and their welfare, Jennifer works with charities throughout the world to bring relief to abused, exploited, and abandoned animals. She led the successful campaign to build the first bear sanctuary in Laos and initiated and supervised the release of twelve chained monkeys back into their natural habitat in Indonesia. Skiff is the chair of the Humane Society of the United States Maine State Council, chair of the SPCAHC Trustee Council, advisor to Animal Aid USA and the Institute for Humane Education, and a trustee of the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Australia. In 2015, she was featured in the book One Hundred and One Reasons to Get Out of Bed: Small World Steps, Big Planet Heroes along with Dame Jane Goodall and Sir Richard Branson. In 2018, she was celebrated for her contribution to animal welfare at Parliament House, Western Australia. With her favorite Aussie and beloved rescue dogs, Jennifer spends her life in perpetual summer between Maine and Australia.

Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.

SoFo Staff
Price: See above
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REGISTRATION: Mon, Jul 09, 2018 to Fri, Sep 07, 2018

Sag Harbor’s HarborFest


September 7, 8 & 9, 2018

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Once described as the largest block party extending out over the water, this year Harborfest will be a village-wide event celebrating the maritime history of Sag Harbor. Our arts & crafts fair and sidewalk sale on Main Street will be held this weekend as well! Enjoy and Celebrate Sag Harbor!

The Complete Unknowns


The Complete Unknowns will serve up their unique interpretations of Bob Dylan’s music returning to BAY STREET THEATER FRIDAY SEPT 7. With a repertoire that spans six decades of Dylan’s material, the band provides a complete Dylan experience that showcases Bob’s songs as well as the great musicianship that brought them to life. Having played such Dylan haunts in Greenwich Village such as The Bitter End and Café Wha?, The City Winery and toured both the East and West, The Complete Unknowns are honored to pay tribute to the master’s immense song catalogue.

Fan Reviews:

●    “I saw THE COMPLETE UNKNOWNS last night at B.B. King’s in New York. They don’t copy Bob Dylan but instead enrich the music and poetry that we love. They did 2 shows without song repetition. ‘Watchtower’ ­ they started playing the John Wesley Harding version and suddenly there was an explosion capturing the Jimi Hendrix form! The audience roared. It was a guitar soiree!”

●    “I never understood how the sound was created in ‘Duquesne Whistle.’ TCU did it perfectly as I watched the amazing guitarists successfully create this auditory sensation.

[Townes Van Zandt’s] ‘Pancho and Lefty’ segueing into ‘Senor’ and the crowd continued to clamor for more. I could go on about the passion in the vocals and acoustics but I’d need another page. This band takes you where you want to go.”

●    “I went to my second Complete Unknowns show last night at The Parkside Lounge on East Houston Street here in New York City. It occurred to me towards the end of their show that Bob was on stage at the same time in San Francisco. I enjoyed the Complete Unknowns show and look forward to seeing them again. They are a cover band rather than imitators, serious musicians with great performances all around. My favorites from last night were ‘Idiot Wind’, ‘Chimes of Freedom’, and ‘Not Dark Yet’. Credit Michael Weiskopf’s delivery, credit the band, credit the material; at one point last night I realized that while I was listening to this band performing his songs, that without Bob himself there, that I somehow zeroed in on the lyrics and could still be astounded bythem. They played for an hour and a half in the back room, very comfortable.” “Captain La,” Expecting Rain (Dylanzine)

Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons

Labor Day through October 8

Monday, Friday & Saturday: 11am–5pm

Sunday: 12-5pm

158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937


Ellsworth Kelly’s sabbaticals in the Hamptons during 1960 and 1961 and a few years later, during 1968 and 1969, were pivotal episodes in his career, which spanned more than six decades. While ensconced on the East End during his late thirties and mid-forties, Kelly, one of America’s most significant abstractionists, painted two distinct bodies of work, made a large sculpture, drew plants and flowers, and photographed local farmyard barns. Surprisingly, the time he spent on the easternmost stretch of Long Island has not been investigated. As it is, it’s barely mentioned in most chronologies devoted to his life and art. A black and white photograph of seven paintings seen outdoors in a rustic setting in the Springs in 1960—and published in a French exhibition catalogue—establishes what Kelly executed that year. Varied in their dimensions, singular interior shapes, and colors that are not readily associated with his oeuvre, these works by Kelly go off in a new direction from what preceded them. The same also can be said of the art he executed at the end of the nineteen sixties. Moreover, these shaped canvases appear to have been inspired by barns that the painter photographed in Southampton in 1968. Then too, his palette became bolder and more assertive, the scale of his canvases grew larger, and his preoccupation with shaping established him as a pioneer of the times.

Much of the compelling work Kelly executed in the Hamptons during the early and late nineteen sixties is found in museums in New York and other institutions on the East Coast. Besides belonging to critical moments in Kelly’s career, these paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculpture that would be put on view at Guild Hall are downright gorgeous and appear timeless. Critically, they would illuminate yet another important chapter in the History of American Art that is rooted in the East End.

Bridgehampton Library Author Event: David Kozatch

Sat, Sep 01, 2018 1:00 PM

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton
2478 Main Street
A propulsive debut reminiscent of Big Little Lies and The Leftovers. When the washed-up body of a young woman promptly disappears after a photo of her goes viral, former New York journalist Paul Sandis stumbles into a career-making story which upends the interconnected lives of the Hamptons’ Community.

Summer of Spielberg: JAWS

Summer of Spielberg: JAWS

An annual tradition to close the summer!

presented with Hamptons International Film Festival

Friday, August 31| 8:30 PM | FREE | Outdoors*

2018 is the Summer of Spielberg at Southampton Arts Center! All outdoor films shown from July 6 through August 31 will be classic selections written or directed by this master of film making.


(1975 | Action/Thriller | Rated PG | 130 min.)

There has never been a movie or a phenomenon like JAWS, the terrifying motion picture from the horrific best seller and one of the most popular films of all time. Directed by Steven Spielberg and acclaimed by critics worldwide, JAWS continues to shock moviegoers with its riveting tale of three men who become allied in a life-and-death hunt to destroy a killer embodying nearly three tons of instant white death. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss.

Always a crowd favorite to wrap up the season, so join us as we take a bite out of summer!