WHERE TO STAY…
Southampton Inn King Room, Pool (photo credit Southampton Inn)
The perfect summer vacation is to be found at Southampton Inn. The classically charming establishment has 90 guest rooms with unique décor, individual temperature control, sparkling tiled bathrooms, refrigerators, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The grounds consist of several acres of manicured lawns and gardens, with amenities that everyone can enjoy, including a 50-foot heated outdoor pool, an all-weather tennis court, croquet and volleyball, a game room for all ages, and one of the East End’s favorite eateries – Claude’s Restaurant.
Nearby to the Inn guests can explore museums, galleries, unique shops, and some of the finest restaurants in the world-famous Hamptons. Enjoy a complimentary, seasonal shuttle that takes guests to Coopers Beach, just one mile from the Inn’s front door. Get the shuttle to chauffeur your beach chairs and towels while you walk, jog or bicycle through the historic streets of Southampton to the beach. Also, find yourself conveniently situated near cultural sites such as the Halsey House, Parrish Art Museum and the Southampton Arts Center.
Weekend 2022 rates vary throughout the summer, so guests should reach out to plan their trip with the Inn’s helpful reservations team.
91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York
WHERE TO DINE…
Union Sushi & Steak, Southampton
24oz Ribeye Steak; Sushi Roll crab, avocado (photo credit Union Sushi & Steak)
Union Sushi & Steak at 40 Bowden Square in Southampton is an exquisite restaurant that boasts meals and service fit for royalty. Sushi selections are delectable, and their sublime USDA prime steaks and cuts are renowned in the region. Mouthwatering bliss awakens your taste buds with the Dry Aged Bone in Rib Eye and Australian Grass Fed Lamb Chops. Brought to you by Ian Duke and partner David Hilty, the owners of the Southampton Social Club and Union Burger Bar, Union Sushi & Steak is a modern take on the steakhouses of old. The cuisine is meticulously put together by award-winning Chef’s Scott Kampf of varied fame and tenures. Open all year round, Union Sushi & Steak is the East End’s hottest dining destination!
40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968
Union Burger Bar, Southampton
Bleu Cheese, Caramelized Walnut Crumble Burger; Milkshakes (photo credit Union Burger Bar)
Dining sensation Union Burger Bar continues to offer an assortment of specialty gourmet burgers, fresh hand-cut fries, maniacal milkshakes and desserts and an elaborate craft beer and small-batch bourbon selection. Also, the incredible demand for the Hampton’s most popular ghost kitchen popup, The Coop, has made the foodie favorite gain a permanent home at Union Burger Bar. Customers can expect the same outstanding variety of fried and roasted chicken options that will be available with a wide assortment of first-rate sides. With daily specials like the famous Wednesday Night $5 Burger Night, Taco Tuesdays, and Sunday Fundays to name a few, Union Burger Bar continues to be one of Southampton’s most popular dining hot spots. Come to experience Union Burger Bar!
40 Bowden Square, Southampton NY 11968
Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn, Southampton
Courtyard; Breakfast at Claude’s (photo credit Southampton Inn)
The award-winning Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn is kicking off the Hamptons season with an all-new executive chef and daily dinner hours. Chef Giancarlo joins Claude’s as he introduces new lunch and dinner items to complement the restaurant’s already delectable menu. Claude’s will be open daily for breakfast 7:00 am to 11:00am; lunch 12:00pm to 4:00pm; weekend brunch 11:00am to 4:00pm; and Dinner Wednesday through Sunday 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Claude’s will offer their award-winning menu items, live music, and, most importantly, friends and memorable experiences throughout the summer season.
91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968
Demarchelier Bistro, Greenport
Demarchelier Bistro; Pissaladière (photo credit Demarchelier Bistro)
French cuisine can be experienced this summer in the East End. Demarchelier Bistro is celebrating the season in style at their location in Greenport, New York. Situated in the charming shopping village, the latest incarnation of the former Upper East Side restaurant pays tribute to all the charms and sophistication of France with a unique American twist. Family owned and operated, Demarchelier Bistro creates a rich and dynamic environment that demonstrates divine menu selections, stellar service and rich cultural expressions. The renowned establishment is North Fork casual balanced with artistic Parisian design. The walls are lined with original artwork by artist Eric Demarchelier. As a tribute to his late brother photographer Patrick Demarchelier, Eric Demarchelier will be exhibiting his latest collection of paintings based on Patrick’s photographs starting Saturday, June 25th, 2022. All paintings are for sale at the bistro throughout the season.
471 Main Street, Greenport, NY 11944
WHERE TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY…
Southampton Social Club
Southampton Social Club Exterior & Cabanas (photo credit Southampton Social Club)
Southampton Social Club sets the standard and energy for a season of dining, drinks, and dancing. This multi-purpose venue has proven to be the ideal location for hosting some of the Summer’s most prominent individuals and events, as well as offering patrons a one-stop-shop for dining and dancing on weekends out East. For over a decade Southampton Social Club has set the standard in Hamptons nightlife, drawing the hottest crowds, and frequented by many celebrities that call the East End their home. Enjoy an al fresco menu under the stars with kitchen delights from Executive Chef Scott Kampf. Cabanas in the backyard will have service highlighting a cocktail program with tasty new concoctions. On a weekly basis entertainment on site includes live music and DJs performing together to create blissful summer vibes. Southampton Social Club continues to put the capital S in Social.
256 Elm Street, Southampton, New York
Southampton Inn Memorial Weekend BBQ
Sunday, May 29th, 2022
Southampton Inn Memorial Weekend BBQ (photo credit Richard Lewin)
To kick off the Hamptons Summer Season, the award-winning Southampton Inn will host their Memorial Weekend BBQ. Everyone is welcome to celebrate the holiday on the pool patio, which is surrounded by five acres of manicured lawns and private gardens. There will be live music, croquet, and stunning red, white, and blue decor. The BBQ is complimentary for Inn guests, and the price for those stopping by for the BBQ is $40 per adult and $25 per child under the age of 12. Southampton Inn’s Claude’s Restaurant will be serving a buffet of signature burgers and grilled chicken, fresh salads, and delectable treats. A cash bar on the pool patio serves the best margaritas and chilled refreshments for sipping in the sun. Enjoy a live musical performance by Philip Gotthelf from Electric Circus from Days of Old, and more recently Tappan Hill. Memorial Day weekend still has limited overnight rooms availability (and includes BBQ, live music, and scavenger hunt). In the event of inclement weather, the BBQ and festivities will be held inside the Inn’s ballroom. Join the Southampton Inn for what will be a fun-filled day. Previous attendees include actor Armie Hammer, and TV producer Craig Rivera.
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
Step Up To Turn Cancer Off
Monday, June 6th – Sunday, June 12th, 2022
Step Up To Turn Cancer Off (photo credit SWCRF)
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) will kick off their week-long Step Up To Turn Cancer Off virtual fundraising event on Monday, June 6th, 2022. Step Up To Turn Cancer Off is a new event where participants keep track of their physical activities in order to reach their daily “step” goal. An easy-to-use online tool will convert nearly any activity such as walking, running swimming, dancing, yoga, gardening etc. into steps. Entrants can register individually or as a team and then share progress with peers and family to garner donations. The week-long challenge runs from Monday, June 6th through Sunday, June 12th, 2022. For more information, to register, or to sponsor a participant or team, visit www.waxmancancer.org/events/stepup/.
New Art Exhibition by Artist Eric Demarchelier
at Demarchelier Bistro
Saturday, June 25th, 2022
Eric Demarchelier, Keira Knightley, 2022
Artist Eric Demarchelier will be displaying his latest art exhibit at French dining hot spot Demarchelier Bistro in Greenport, NY. Demarchelier Bistro’s walls are lined with Eric’s work where the new paintings will be exhibited starting Saturday, June 25th, 2022. The exciting new exhibit is a tribute to his late brother and photographer, Patrick Demarchelier. Eric’s recent collection of paintings are based on Patrick’s photographs which will be displayed side by side. The current collection as well as Eric’s other work are for sale at the bistro. www.demarchelierrestaurant.com.
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center
Get Wild Benefit!
Saturday, June 25th, 2022
Get Wild Benefit (photo credit Rob Rich Society Allure)
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center will host their 14th Annual Get Wild Benefit! at Swans Crossing in Southampton Village. This year’s benefit will honor Bridget Fleming and Karen Johnston, DVM, and celebrate the center’s continuous efforts to rehabilitate and successfully release animals back into the wild across Eastern Long Island. Guests will enjoy live music along with cocktails and light fare, and a silent auction. All guests are welcome to the cocktail party featuring appearances from some of the hawks and owls the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center has rehabilitated that are non-releasable and now reside at the Center. Previous attendees include model Beth Stern, RHONY Ramona Singer, and Nicky Hilton. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit www.wildliferescuecenter.org.
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
18th Annual Hamptons Happening
Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Hamptons Happening (photo credit Patrick McMullan)
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) will host one of the most anticipated Hamptons events of the year, the 18th annual Hamptons Happening. Held on the beautiful Bridgehampton Estate of Kenneth and Maria Fishel, guests will raise critical funds for collaborative cancer research while enjoying a night of delicious tastings from dozens of chefs, restaurants, and beverage companies. This year’s honorees include Bess Freedman (CEO Brown Harris Stevens), Chef Julian Medina (Chef & Owner Toloache, Tacuba, Coppelia, Kuxe, La Chula & El Fish Shack), and Mark Melchiorre (Executive Managing Director CIO & Head of Brean Investment Group). Through events like Hamptons Happening SWCRF has invested more than $100 million towards cancer research, supporting hundreds of investigators around the world, leading to breakthrough treatments and discoveries. This philosophy of collaboration has led to breakthrough discoveries. Previous notable attendees include NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson, CBS 2 News Anchor Chris Wragge, and singer Caly Bevier.
Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation
13th Unconditional Love Gala
Saturday, July 16th, 2022
SASF Unconditional Love Gala (photo credit Patrick McMullan)
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 13th Annual Unconditional Love Gala is returning to the Hamptons. The event will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2022, under the tents on Gin Lane in Southampton, NY. The annual event has been the most important fundraiser for the shelter for over a decade. The fun-filled gala will feature cocktails and a delicious, seated dinner, as well as dancing. In addition, a live and silent auction will help raise much-needed funds for the animals. This year’s Gala, chaired by Jean Shafiroff, will honor Mr. William Bratton, former New York City Police Commissioner and Mr. Jonathan McCann, founding President of SASF. Jean Shafiroff is hosting a private kickoff party for the gala at the Southampton History Museum on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Proceeds from this event directly support the more than 1,500 animals who enter the Shelter’s doors each year. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is supported exclusively by donations and grants from the community. From caring and finding homes for stray and abandoned animals to providing low-cost veterinary care and dog training so that animals can remain in their homes, the shelter has become a vital resource in the community. Previous notable attendees include actor Stephen Baldwin, singer/songwriter Maxwell, and TV personality Greg Kelly.
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s
64th Annual Summer Party
Saturday, August 6th, 2022
The Hamptons longest running fundraiser, the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Annual Summer Party, will continue in its ‘Gala in Your Garden’ format for one more year. Guests purchasing a table for ten guests will ‘host at home’, with everything they need for a wonderful dinner party delivered to their door. Elegant Affairs will provide a delicious three course meal, event sponsor Wölffer Estate Vineyards will be responsible for the wine selection and floral décor will accompany the delivery. Tables at different price points will include customized menus, waiters, chefs, handmade cocktails and more. All guests will be invited to ‘come together’ on Zoom for a virtual toast. All proceeds from the event will support the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Emergency Department and the new East Hampton Emergency Department, due to open in 2023.
Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
Kids Cancel Cancer
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
Kids Cancel Cancer (photo credit SWCRF)
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) will host Kids Cancel Cancer, their first ever kid-created and kid-focused fundraising event at The Club House in East Hampton, NY. It is estimated that 10,500 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among children aged birth to 14 years each year, with approximately 1,190 children expected to die as a result of the disease. Moreover, despite a 65% decrease in childhood cancer deaths over the last few decades, cancer remains a leading cause of death for children. The Kids Cancel Cancer fundraiser will be a fun day of arcades, miniature golf, great food, raffle prizes, and more – all for a great cause – raising money to cure pediatric cancers through cutting-edge research.
MarieBelle New York Ganache Collection (photo credit MarieBelle New York)
Woman-owned MarieBelle New York is a world-renowned luxury chocolate company. The fine art edibles are produced in the Brooklyn factory with retail locations throughout New York City and Japan. MarieBelle’s flagship store in New York’s famous Soho District offers chocolate lovers a sumptuous shopping experience. MarieBelle has a new retail shoppe located in Midtown Manhattan’s stunning Japanese Kitano Hotel. Each location pairs perfectly with the lavish and decadent chocolate designs. CEO and Founder Maribel Lieberman takes as much care with the aesthetics of the store and the styles of her chocolate as she does with the taste and integrity of the chocolate itself.
For over two decades, MarieBelle New York has been tantalizing both the eyes and the palate with sophisticated chocolate expressions. Whether it is the signature, artisanal ganache, the lavish truffles and bars, or the incomparable Aztec Hot Chocolate (featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things) – the name MarieBelle is synonymous with everything that is refined, beautifully designed and decadent.
Available at mariebelle.com.
WHAT TO READ ON THE BEACH…
Author Leesa Rowland
Leesa Rowland; The Charisma Factor (photo credit Leesa Rowland/Hatherleigh Press)
And, in between all the hot happenings it will be nice to relax with some beach reading in the Hamptons. This Summer, embrace your individuality, discover your authenticity, and empower yourself like never before with The Charisma Factor: Unlock the Secrets of Magnetic Charm and Personal Influence in Your Life, the latest book from actress, philanthropist and author Leesa Rowland. The Charisma Factor is a follow up to Leesa’s best-selling self-help/motivational bookDiscovering the It Factor within You: Developing Your Charismatic Personality. The Charisma Factor is available now in stores nationwide and electronically.