Haunted Lighthouse Tours
The East End Seaport Museum will host a Haunted Lighthouse Cruise this weekend.

Take a haunted trip to the East End’s lighthouses, go dancing around in barns, meet a family circus, hear authors talk, hear a plethora of live music, and go see some great art and films on the East End this weekend.

Lighthouse Hauntings

If you like haunted lighthouses, this coming Saturday’s lighthouse tour is for you. Bob Allen, the great grandson of William Follett, lighthouse keeper for 30 years, will be narrating the East End Seaport Museum’s third annual Haunted Lighthouse Tour this Saturday, July 25 from 4 to 9 p.m.

Visitors will be going to four haunted lighthouses and will land on one of them, where Bob Allen will talk in depth about the paranormal investigation he took part at that Light. Special guest Rich Kenny will also talk about his one year as a lighthouse keeper and being haunted by Col. Thomas Gardiner every day. The group will be going to a total of four haunted lighthouses, plus a surprise lighthouse!

Call 631.477.2100 or visit eastendseaport.org to sign up for this special tour. More information is online here.

Production still courtesy of Bruce Brown Films
The Endless Summer | Production still courtesy of Bruce Brown Films

Surfing, Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum, Surfing Heritage & Cultural Center, Montauk Surf Museum and Pilgrim Surf + Supply present a special sunset outdoor screening of Bruce Brown’s seminal globetrotting surf movie “The Endless Summer” at the Parrish Art Museum tonight, July 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. NYC rock band Gent Treadly will play classic surf tunes prior to the screening, from 7 pm to sunset.  More information is online here.

Also tonight, the Southampton Arts Center hosts a free outdoor screening of “Field of Dreams” and Marders Nursery will host a free outdoor screening of “The Muppet Movie” on their haywall. The Beacon’s full film listings are online here.

Zoppe Family Circus

The most charming show on Earth returns to the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach. The Zoppe Family Circus stars Nino the clown and features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, and plenty of audience participation. There’s one show tonight at 6:30 p.m. and two shows Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. More information is online here.

Two Duets, a Quartet and a Sextet

Star Rover
Star Rover

The Silas Marder Gallery is presenting a summer-long Friday night concert series titled “Two Duets, a Quartet and a Sextet,” curated by former NY Times Jazz Critic Peter Watrous and Composer Noah Garabedian.

Tonight, Star Rover, the Brooklyn twosome of guitarist Will Graefe and drummer Jeremy Gustin, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Star Rover specializes in an alluring sort of pastoral punk that suggests a collaboration between Deerhoof and John Fahey. More information is online here.

The Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio will perform Bruce Wolosoff’s new composition “The Loom” composed for them and inspired by the watercolors of Eric Fischl, tonight at 8 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. One of the most sought-after trios in the world, the Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio enraptures audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance.

Jay Pilzer, “Guild Guy” and Songwriter from Nashville, will be performing songs off his “I Think it’s Gonna Rain” CD, along with other tunes from his life and guitars in Nashville, tonight at Rothman’s ART in Southold at 7 p.m.  He will be appearing with Fred Raimondo, who will be performing songs from the Dark Heart Tavern…. in the round. More information is online here.

Also this weekend, Buckwheat Zydeco performs at The Stephen Talkhouse tonight at 8 p.m.; The Indigo Girls play the Westhampton Beach PAC on Saturday at 8 p.m.; Little Anthony plays The Suffolk Theater on Saturday at 8 p.m.; Anna Bergman sings from The American Songbook at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Dr. John performs at the Westhampton Beach PAC on Sunday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

The Beacon’s full music listings are online here.

Barn Dancing…

Hallockville Museum Farm hosts its 13th Annual Barn Dance on Saturday, July 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Dance All Night Band provides the live tunes and Chart Guthrie calls the steps and keeps you on your toes all night. No experience is needed; all ages are welcome. Ice cream, local beer and wine will be available for cash purchase and Nice Buns food truck will be serving casual dinner fare. More information is online here.

The Invitation-Only Zone
The Invitation-Only Zone

Books, Books, Books

Robert Boynton, author of a forthcoming book on North Korea, “The Invitation Only Zone (FSG, January 2016)”, expounds on this little-known, less-understood nation at the Tom Twomey Lecture Series at the East Hampton Library on Saturday, July 25 at 4 p.m.

Ken Auletta, a writer, journalist and media critic for The New Yorker, speaks at Fridays at Five at the Hampton Library at 5 p.m. tonight. His most recent book, “Googled: The End of the World As We Know It,” was published in November 2009.

Colleen Yee, ‘The First Lady of Yoga’ discusses how the healing power of yoga reshaped her life at BookHampton in East Hampton tonight at 5 p.m..

The Beacon’s full literary listings are online here.

Darkness, Light and Carl Jung

The Remsenburg Academy hosts an opening for Peter Beston’s “Dayight & Darkness” on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The paintings in this exhibition explore the relationships and intersections between the natural and man-made worlds, and how darkness and light can mask or reveal forms and ideas that arise out of this process. More information is online here.

Christopher Engel "Trinity"
Christopher Engel “Trinity”

The RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor hosts an opening for “Looking Forward into the Past” on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrated artist Kadir Nelson will be on-hand to display new work from his Harlem series. Mr. Nelson has created 12 United States postal stamps, two of which were released in the past year.

Christopher Engel’s newest work, “Trinity,” will open at Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor on Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mr. Engel is inspired by a personal connection to the teachings and writings of CG Jung. At the age of fifteen, an apartment fire took away most of Engel’s possessions, forcing him to live in his parents’ New York City theater, where he discovered the book “Man and His Symbols” by Jung. This experience set him on his path as an artist and as an art therapist. Jung’s philosophy of the collective unconscious resonates throughout Engel’s work – a connection to the archetypal symbols of humanity, from our ancestors to our predecessors.

The Beacon’s full art listings are online here.

Birding Along the Shore

American Oystercatcher
American Oystercatcher

Summer is the best time to view some of the fifty or more species of shorebirds that comb the beaches, sand flats, and marshes of Long Island. On this Saturday morning walk at 8 a.m., birders with the South Fork Natural History Museum will visit Shinnecock Bay in Southampton and focus on plovers, yellowlegs, oystercatchers, and sandpipers as they feed by wading in shallow waters. More information is online here.

Does the difference between a butterfly and a moth have you perplexed? Do you like to stay up late at night? Curiosity and the ability to keep your eyes open past 8 p.m. will stand you in good stead when you join Nicole Cummings, SoFo Nature Educator, who has been studying moths, on a hike titled “Moths by the Light of the Moon” through the woods surrounding the South Fork Natural History Museum on Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m.

Also this weekend are group hikes at Amsterdam Beach in Montauk, at Barcelona Neck in Sag Harbor, and Lazy Point in Napeague.

The Beacon’s full nature listings are online here.

The Beacon’s full events calendar is 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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