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Happy Thursday! Welcome to the Hampton Bee, a politics-free zone. (Much like Ted Cruz, we refuse to endorse a candidate.) Anyhow. Not sure about you, but we’re looking forward to retirement, when we finally have the time to scour the beach (like this entrepreneurial beachcomber above) for spare coins, lost jewelry, fishing lures and whatever other treasures the sand might give up, minus fearsome Portuguese Man o’ War. Excuse us while we ready our metal detector (and maybe our 401ks) for 2036 or so.
Did someone say facepainting?
The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will host a benefit this weekend that kicks off at a rare early time (for the Hamptons, anyhow). On Saturday, the museum’s 8th Annual Family Fair starts at 10:30 a.m. — fingers-crossed for mimosas — and the theme is “heroes,” from “those found in comic books to the firefighters, police officers, teachers and other community heroes right here in the East End,” according to the museum. Adults must be accompanied by a child, which hopefully will lead to responsible behavior (on the part of the adult, anyhow). Details here.
But we were hoping to see “European Vacation”
There are lots of free movies going on. Southampton Arts Center, the building formerly known as the Parrish, is screening the animated classic “Surf’s Up” at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, an event put on by the Hamptons International Film Festival. “Bring a picnic, bring the kiddos, and celebrate summer (and surfing!),” the HIFF says. Meanwhile, over at Marders, the family-owned gardening center in Bridgehampton, there will be a screening at 8:45 p.m. Friday of the more murderous “Three Days of the Condor” on the haywall. Next week, Amagansett Square plans to show another surf-friendly movie, “Step Into Liquid,” at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Popcorn not included.
*Swallow East, the W. Lake restaurant in Montauk that serves small plates, is hosting big music this weekend, including Phoenix Chapter at 9 p.m. Friday. Full schedule here…
*Wolffer Estate Vineyard will host “Chefs and Champage,” the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party, this Saturday at 6 p.m. There will be pork belly, peekytoe crab and free-flowing Champagne, all of which screams “par-tay of the century” to us…
*Chus and Ceballo, who are apparently DJs from Spain, will be spinning (or doing whatever DJs do) at 75 Main restaurant/club in Southampton this weekend. The party starts at 11 p.m. Saturday, which means there’s little chance we’ll be there. But it sounds like fun. Let us know how it goes.
Social Media Quote of the Day
“I don’t really know what this means but apparently Bay Burger is a pokeball refill station.” — Bay Burger in this Facebook post, summing up basically how we all feel about Pokemon Go.
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