Take a peak inside the Neo-Political Cowgirls' "Voyeur" in Springs this weekend.
Take a peak inside the Neo-Political Cowgirls’ “Voyeur” in Springs this weekend.

From art fairs to ice cream, circus to carnivals, artistic celebrations to author talks, this weekend serves up a bevy of fine annual events on the East End.

Clothesline-photo-3-by-Brittany-BroukerArt on the Clothesline

Since 1946, Guild Hall has proudly hosted the annual Clothesline Art Sale, a community event that showcases original works by East End artists. Nearly 400 artists enter the sale each year, with their work attracting thousands of art lovers looking for the next de Kooning, Prince, or Sherman. Works range in price from $50 to $2,000, with all proceeds split 50/50 between the artist and Guild Hall. This year’s Clothesline Art Sale will be held Sat., Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Dripping of Hot Fudge

The sound of chocolate syrup dribbling down scoops of fresh Hershey Ice Cream is once again in the air as the Southold Historical Society plans their annual Ice Cream Social, on Sat., Aug. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Jamie Davis, who is best known for his large scale pirate performances at historic sites and fairs across Long Island, will be in charge of coordinating many of the children’s activities, including races and the tug-of-war.

The Zoppe Family Circus comes to Westhampton this weekend.
The Zoppe Family Circus comes to Westhampton this weekend.

Carnivals and Fairs

The Hampton Bays Fire Department Carnival is open in downtown Hampton Bays from 7 to 11 p.m. through Sunday, while the Zoppe Family Circus is on the Westhampton Beach Village Green through Sunday afternoon.

Celebrating the Lifesaving Station

An opening reception for the Amagansett Life Saving Station exhibition, “June 13, 1942:  Saboteurs Land in Amagansett,” will take place on Friday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.  at the East Hampton Historical Society’s Clinton Academy. Tickets cost $100 each.  All proceeds to go toward the completion of the restoration and renovation of the station, which was built in 1902 and is currently being restored on Atlantic Avenue.

Be a Voyeur, Keep Music Out of Your Ears

New in theater this week, the Neo-Political Cowgirls present an “inside-out” theater art installation, “Voyeur,” the unfolding story of a young girl as told through a series of short vignettes watched through windows as the audience walks around the outside of the open theater. “Voyeur” will be presented Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9 at the Parsons Blacksmith Shop in Springs.

Bay Street Theatre is presenting the world premiere of “My Life Is a Musical,” the story of a man who hates musicals, but hears them playing out around him everywhere he goes. The play opened Wednesday night and continues through Aug. 31.

The Beacon’s full theater listings are online here.

David Sedaris
David Sedaris

Authors Have a Lot to Say

Satirist David Sedaris, author of “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” will be trying to make East Hamptonites laugh at Guild Hall Sunday evening at 8 p.m.

New York Times reporter Tim Weiner, author of “Enemies: A History of the FBI,” will read at the Quogue Library on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Linda Coleman, the author of “Radical Dissent: The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary,” will read at the Amagansett Library Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Beacon’s full listings of author talks is online here.

An exhibition of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art opens at Art Sites in Riverhead Saturday.
An exhibition of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art opens at Art Sites in Riverhead Saturday.

Galleries will be Hopping

Art Sites in Riverhead hosts an exhibition of Latin American and Caribbean Art opening Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m., the Monika Olko Gallery in Sag Harbor will present “Call of the Sea,” the latest works of Christine Matthäi & Kia Andrea Pedersen, opening Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center hosts an opening for “Pollock’s Champions” on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Beacon’s full arts listings are online here.


Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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