GARDEN TOURS IN THE HAMPTONS
July 7, Saturday, East Hampton Library
Self-guided tour of East Hampton gardens following an illustrated lecture by the former editor of HOUSE & GARDEN magazine, Charlotte M. Frieze, presents "Big Ideas for Small Gardens." The event begins at 9:30 am. Tours are 10:30 am to 1 pm. The event is part of the East Hampton Library's Tom Twomey Series. Free RSVP at tomtwomeyseries.org
July 13, Friday, Westhampton Garden Club
This is part of the Club's biennial self-guided tour of homes and gardens in Quogue, Westhampton and Remsenburg from 10 am to 3 pm. Tickets are $75 each. There is a $40 luncheon at the Westhampton Country Club. Purchase tickets at the Quogue library. Info at westhamptongardenclub.org
July 27, Friday, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
This is the annual house and garden tour and luncheon from 11 am to 4 pm featuring homes in Quogue, East Quogue and Westhampton. Tickets are $125 for the tour and luncheon at Westhampton Beach Country Club, $85 tour only, $125 includes tour & lunch. Visit whbpac.org for info.
DAILY PARKING FEES FOR HAMPTONS' BEACHES
Coopers Beach-Southampton Village-$40
Long Beach (bay)-Noyac-$25
Main Beach-East Hampton Village-$30
Two Mile Hollow-East Hampton Village-$30
(Weekdays only excluding holidays)
Summertime guide to fireworks in the Hamptons:
Saturday, June 30
Sag Harbor: Sag Harbor Yacht Club, 27 Bay Street, 9:30 pm sagharboryc.com or 631.725.0567.
You can view the fireworks from the Long Whart, Havens Beach, Marine Park or the harbor.
Southampton: 31st Annual Southampton Fresh Air Home American Picnic, fireworks by Grucci, 1030 Meadow Lane, SFAH.org. or 631.283.5847. Rain date is July 1. View from Coopers Beach
Sunday, July 1
Tuesday, July 3
The North Sea Fire Department will set off fireworks on these days at approximately 10 pm during the Department's 73rd Annual Carnival that runs from June 29 to July 3. For info, call 631.283.3629, ext. 5.
Wednesday, July 4 The Fourth of July
Westhampton: The Westhampton Country Club puts on its annual display at sundown. For club members only but the fireworks can be seen from the surrounding area.
Montauk: The Stars Over Montauk display by Grucci takes play at 9:15 pm at Umbrella Beach.
The display can be viewed from any town ocean beach in Montauk. Rain date is July 5. Call 631.668.2428 for info.
Saturday, July 7
Amagansett: The Devon Yacht Club features fireworks at approximately 9:15 pm. For members only, but the public can view the show from Fresh Pond Beach.
Shelter Island: The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce's 61st annual fireworks begins around 8 pm at Crescent Beach. Rain date is July 8. Call 877-893-2290 for more info.
Saturday, July 14
East Hampton: 38th Annual Clamshell Foundation fireworks celebration, The Great Bonac Fireworks by Grucci. Around 9 pm on Three Mile Harbor Road. Call 631.324.6250 for more info.
Saturday, August 14
Sag Harbor: The Sag Harbor Fire Department will display fireworks around dusk as part of its celebration at Haven's Beach. The carnival runs from August 7 to 11.
Labor Day Weekend: The East Hampton Fire Department hosts fireworks at Main Beach at approximately 9 pm.
Real Housewives of New York star Countess Luann de Lesseps just listed her 1835 historic waterfront home in Sag Harbor for $6.25 million. The Countess purchased the 2500 square foot Greek Revival home in December 2013 for $2.65 million and has made extensive renovations and upgrades.
Brown Harris Stevens has the listing for the home on John Street that is also available for rental: $150,000 for the month of August. The parcel is 0.31 acre and also features a winterized studio with a full bath.
Luann, the Bravo TV celebrity, has been tweeting photos of herself in the Catskills with hashtags like #movingon and #peace prompting fans and media to speculate that she is heading there.
Took a trip to Montauk today. Working Boats on Montauk Inlet
Napeague State Park has announced new public access to the beach. There is also a new kiosk with information on the former Smith Meal Fish Factory. The park has added two miles of new trails including a 1.5 mile loop and beach loop. There is an overlook with a 10-car parking area. Signs display information about the fishing industry.
Tiger Woods: Touring His "Privacy" Yacht and The U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York
The $20 million yacht has 5 staterooms for 10 guests, and 4 rooms for a crew of 9. Privacy also features: an 8 person hot tub, kayaks, scooters, a movie theater, an elevator and a workout room. Tiger Woods takes a dinghy every day from the yacht to the site of the U.S. Open, Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, to beat the traffic.
Touring Tiger Woods' Yacht: Privacy
Lyman Beecher House is Village Hall
LYMAN BEECHER HOUSE: Rev. Lyman Beecher lived here from 1799 to 1810. Renovations made by George Hand in 1850 include the fine Greek Revival doorway. It is now East Hampton Village Hall.
For more than 250 years, the House at 143 Main Street has welcomed guests and provided hospitality in the heart of downtown East Hampton. Built in the late 1700s by Jonathan Dayton, the building was a store and guest house. The structure was enlarged in 1942 and is today a chic boutique hotel and popular restaurant. For more information, call 631.324.1770.