Great Lineup @WHBPAC
May is shaping up to be a great month for at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in, you guessed it, Westhampton Beach (on Main St for those who don’t know). The month starts out strong with a performance by Robert Cray on May 8 and Shelby Lynne on May 16. Moving toward the end of the month, Love Shack fans can enjoy a performance by the B-52s on the May 23. One bit of bad news: The Dickey Betts & Great Southern show scheduled for May 30 has been cancelled.
Farmers Markets Open
For those who have been craving the East End’s fresh veggies and specialty goods, this month many of the farmers markets that grace the South Fork every weekend from spring to fall will begin popping up. They happen only once a week for a few hours, so plan your trips wisely and take advantage of all the great local bounty you can find right in your own backyard. Each farmers market offers customers something different. Aside from freshly grown veggies, you can usually find things like organic goods, goat milk, cheese jams, dog treats, fresh-cut flowers and more. Among the farmers markets opening this month are the East Hampton Farmers Market, The Hayground School Farmers Market in Bridgehampton, The St. Mary’s Church Farmers Market in Hampton Bays, the Sag Harbor Farmers Market, the Westhampton Beach Farmers Market and the Southampton Farmers Market. The Montauk Farmers Market will open June 11.
Memorial Day Parades
Everyone knows Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of the Hamptons season. When the villages are filled with pedestrians perusing the local shops and enjoying local fare. It is also a weekend to pay tribute to the heroes who gave their lives in the name of America. To honor these heroes, Memorial Day parades will take place throughout the Hamptons including Montauk, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Southampton, East Quogue and Hampton Bays.
Copious Row in Sag Harbor
If you are looking for a unique gift or item for your home, Sag Harbor’s newest business, Copious Row may just have what you are looking for. The new 600-square foot retail shop has opened with great fanfare on Washington Avenue. It features a selection of well-curated items that until now have only been available on the brand’s website.
Out of Hibernation
Many of the Hamptons popular restaurants that have been closed for the season are starting to reopen with menus filled.Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton is open, serving up dishes like blackened fish taco, seafood pasta, clam rolls and crab-stuffed flounder. Montauk’s Gig Shack is also open for the season and, of course, who can forget (or remember) the Boardy Barn? The Hampton Bays weekly Sunday afternoon sideshow officially opens for the summer on Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m.
The New Sincerity
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will open its Summer Mainstage schedule with the play The New Sincerity. The new comedy, written by Alena Smith and directed by Bob Balaban will open on May 26 and run through June 14.