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Your 2016 Hamptons social calendar

Make those summer nights memorable.


Fill your days with sun and surf, but these special events promise some of the most glamorous nights of the year.

Scott Campbell: Whole Glory
Want a tattoo by a world-renown artist? You can get a Scott Campbell original, but he gets to choose the design. June 17, Surf Lodge, 183 Edgemere St., Montauk

Midsummer Night Drinks
God’s Love We Deliver’s annual Hamptons fundraiser is always a beautiful night of cocktails, music and hospitality in a memorable home. This year’s host is Alex Papachristidis, and as always all funds raised will go to provide food to New Yorkers too sick or disabled to cook for themselves. June 18, $350, private residence

ArtHamptons
The Hamptons’ longest-running fair brings modern and contemporary art from around the world to Bridgehampton for its ninth year, with exhibitions and artist talks, including pointillist Edward Fong. Spring for a VIP ticket to get a tour of LongHouse Reserve, which has a sculpture garden with pieces from Yoko Ono and William De Kooning.$20 GA, $75 VIP, June 23-26, 900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton

Hamptons Tea Dance
The Center, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center are keeping the season’s biggest LGBT party going in Nova’s Ark Project sculpture park, with beats by DJ Lady Bunny.July 16, 4-8 p.m., $150, Nova’s Ark Project, 60 Millstone Road, Water Mill

Watermill Summer Benefit
Art, music, theater, fashion, food and drinks blend for this incredible night of one-of-a-kind installations and performances by 25 international artists scattered among the eight-acre grounds. Ticket prices are steep, but also tax-deductible and it all goes to benefit the young artists studying at the Watermill Center.July 30, $500, 39 Watermill Towd Road

Dan’s Taste of Summer
This summer food series has grown to four events: On July 22, Grillhampton pits Hamptons grillers against Manhattan chefs with the crowd deciding the winner, along with cocktails, beer and live music, in a friendly competitions hosted by Food Network’s Adam Richman. The next day, Taste of Two Forks brings chefs from over 40 restaurants and the region’s best winemakers together. July 30 is ClambakeMTK at Gurney’s Montauk with surf and turf from popular local and mainland spots while enjoying the beach. Closing the season is Harvest East End, a showcase of wineries and dishes by area chefs to complement them, hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian.


East Hampton Sand Castle Contest
Giant, intricate sand sculptures take shape along the Atlantic shore in just seven hours, with teams from kids to professionals getting in on the action (in their own categories). Proceeds benefit the Clamshell Foundation’s charities.Aug. 6, $10 team entry fee, Atlantic Avenue Beach, Amagansett

Hamptons YogaFest
Get in tune before you head back to the real world at this weekend-long retreat, with facilities for kids and a Healing Village to realign your body and spirit.Aug. 26-28, $166.86, Hayground School, 151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Hampton Classic Horse Show
Because we never really grow out of our love of horses, this low-key classic show (the jumping and prancing kind instead of racing) still has all the style and excitement.Aug. 28-Sept. 4, $10/person or $20/car, 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton

 

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