Almost Weekend Bee: We’ve Got Harvest Parties, Bruce Photos & Candy Apples


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Happy almost weekend! This is the time of year when everything looks a little spooky, including the exclusive Maidstone Club in East Hampton, pictured above, which appeared a little goth as we drove by it the other night. That is probably the only time “Maidstone Club” and “goth” have been used in the same sentence. We doubt the Maidstone bluebloods listen to death metal.

Did someone say harvest?

Apparently, it’s harvest time in the Hamptons. We have cleverly deduced this because 1) it’s October and 2) there are a whole lot of harvest happenings this weekend.

  • Westhampton Beach will put on its annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with live music, kiddie activities and a beer garden. We hear Inn Spot restaurant will have a “Happy as a Hamptons Clam” food truck there as well.
  • Over at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, it’s time for the annual Harvest Party, which this year involves a lederhosen and dirndl contest. (Please note, at $125 per person, the Wolffer fest is more expensive than it sounds. But the wine is very drinkable.)
  • There’s also a Fall Family Festival at Montauk Green on Saturday and Sunday, which involves a chowder contest and crab races. This may be the last time anyone sets foot in Montauk till next year’s St. Patrick’s Day, so plan on going.

Is that Edward Norton at Mary’s Marvelous?

In non-harvest related news, the Hamptons International Film Festival officially kicks off…today. Fun times. Prepare to enjoy popcorn and/or a flask of whiskey, depending on the darkness of the film. Over at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, there will be free “Winick Talks” (named after late director Gary Winick) each morning, which is the earliest anything has ever gotten started at Rowdy Hall. Details here.

On tap for the weekend

  • Southampton invites you to “shop, dine and visit” its Columbus Weekend Sidewalk Sale on Saturday and Sunday. And in related news, Columbus didn’t really discover America…
  • RJD Gallery in Sag will open its Women Painting Women exhibit, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We’ll file this one in the “evolved” category…
  • Tulla Booth Gallery in Sag Harbor, which never met a Bruce Springsteen photo it didn’t like, presents photographer Eric Meola’s “Born to Run” exhibit, with an opening Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Meola will be signing copies of his new book “Streets of Fire.” Bruuuuuuuce.

Social Media Quote of the Day

“Fall’s main food group.” — Hamptons Monthly magazine, posting this delicious photo to Instagram. Yum.

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