Weekend Bee: RJD Gallery Rises. Almond Says ‘Travel Ban This.’ Plus, Mystery Art!

Photo credit: Frank Guittard

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A brief exciting announcement: The Hampton Bee is now on Instagram! Follow here, por favor.

Meanwhile, Happy Friday! The RJD Gallery, pictured above, has risen from the flames of the epic Sag Harbor fire, so to speak (it moved to Brideghampton) and will host a grand re-opening Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. YES you should attend, dammit. The show is called “Urban Revival,” a group exhibition. “We are excited to open our doors again,” says the gallery, now located at 2385 Main Street, next to Candy Kitchen. “Please join us as we embark on the next phase of our journey.” Cocktails will be served. Details here. 

Changes afoot in Springs

Springs General Store is back in business, thank god (we get our morning coffee and croissant there) after a month-long renovation. What’s changed: spiffy flooring, modern wiring and a brand new color scheme (spoiler alert: it’s blue). Meanwhile, Barnes Country Market on nearby Springs Fireplace Road has sadly closed its doors, blaming high operating costs. It will be selling the contents of the store (including counters and other equipment) through the weekend. No word on whether the giant green apple outside the store will stay….

Quick takes

Filed in the “news we love” category, Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton is hosting a wine dinner on April 19, featuring dishes from countries on Trump’s travel ban…

The catering business Art of Eating, which operated (rather confusingly, if you ask us) out of the former Honest diner in Amagansett for 18 years, is settling into its new Bridgehampton location — on Butter Lane, in the same building that houses Soul Cycle. “It’s exciting, but right now it’s just a mess,” co-owner Cheryl Stair tells Edible East End…

Southampton Publick House in Southampton may or may not be purchasing the Riverhead-based Crooked Ladder Brewery, according to 27East.com…

Gurney’s, which apparently likes towns with big houses, has expanded to Newport, R.I., taking over the former Hyatt there…

The popular Springs Mystery Art Sale, where you purchase a small piece of unsigned art for $20, then find out (after the fact) if an amateur or an acclaimed professional painted it, is BACK. The event takes place May 11-13 at Ashawagh Hall, after a year hiatus.  Full disclosure: The Hampton Bee is the proud owner of a lovely $20 piece by a 5th grader named Ashley (boy, were we fooled, Ashley). Talented artistes can learn about how to donate their work here

On tap for the weekend…

  • Sounds like a good cause to us: The Let’s Rally for Alli breast cancer benefit will be tonight at 7 p.m. at Stephen Talkhouse in Amangansett, benefitting local mom Allison Duchemin…
  • The movie Good Bones, which was filmed entirely on location in East Hampton, will be screened Saturday at 3 p.m. at the East Hampton library. Details here. We hope it’s better than Death Trap, filmed in East Hampton in 1982…
  • The Montauk Friends of Erin parade in Montauk, which finally stopped claiming to be the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York State (clearly organizers found out about Syracuse’s giant parade), is FINALLY celebrating the Irish holiday this Sunday. We raise a toast with Montauk Brewing’s new Watermelon Session Ale

Social Media Quote of the Day

“It’s like the gooey chocolate chip cookie of yoga,” Yoga Lila studio in Montauk, using rather effective marketing in this Instagram photo to promote its candlelit yoga class. This *almost* makes us want to take yoga. *Almost.*

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