- Although the 'official' end of summer blew in, right after 'Irene,' Labor Day
weekend activities reminded all of us that events, activities and happenings in the Hamptons never end, just because the evenings are a bit cooler.
On Saturday September 10, Beach Blast A Go-Go will be held on Shelter Island between 3 p.m. and 12 midnight, at the lovely Wades Beach.
The sandy stage is set for what many consider the best end of season party of the year. The Island Gift of Life Foundation's Shelter Island Benefit Beach Blast A-Go Go! marks its 26th year (7th for the IGOLF) and the lineup is fabulous!
and The Lonesharks
, Winstron Irie
(Reggae from Jamaica!), The Who Dat Loungers
(New Orleans R&B), The Realm
(Original Rock), New Dawn
(Soul), Human Error
(Punk), and the fabulous Moondogs
, and more bands. Also the Burlesque Go Go dancing Teenie Wahinis
will shake things up, along with host, comedian Jack Simmons
. A BBQ will be available for a small fee, and don't forget the world famous electric Go-Go Cages which will be set up on the side of the stage for everyone to shake a tail feather in!
For more information go to www.giftoflife.org, admission is $10 for the entire event collected at the beach, and parking is free. If the weather is foul, contact 631-749-0390, www.sibeachblast.com, or 631 466-2768. Have fun!
Summer 2011 was another wild ride in the Hamptons with many great parties and social events to make any socialite beg for more. Rounding out Labor Day weekend was the much anticipated www.thejumpoff.com mobile phone application party held at a private residence in Water Mill on Sunday, September 4 - www.thejumpoff.com is an easy way to quickly find out what parties and events are going on right now, in any local area. The site was created and mastered by Southampton residents Jason Pollak
and Harris Trock
and Michael DeRosa
of the Foul Owl Group which is a leading lifestyle-hospitality company in New York hosted the event along with Pollak and Trock, with a "Live That Life," theme. The event was sponsored by many great names including George Valliades
Panda Rhand clothing line and Reve Vodka. MTV
was also on hand shooting an episode of a show to be announced in mid-December.
Well known artist April Gornik
will participate in "The Value of Water" - a group show, curated by Fredericka Foster
, to open on September 22, with a reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC.
• During the last week of the summer Nick & Toni's
in East Hampton saw its share of famous faces. On Thursday night Alec Baldwin
was in with a post screening group and new girlfriend Hilaria
. On Friday night, Ethan Hawke
dined with his wife and new baby and two others. As well Friday night was rock n roll night with Sir Paul McCartney
and Nancy Shevell
who came in for a quick meal in the back room and ran into Pink Floyd's Roger Waters
with Ron Delsner
. Waters and McCartney had a quick chat before heading out. Saturday night Mark Feuerstein
dined with his brother and friends on the patio.
• Jon Bon Jovi
stopped into to Bostwick's Chowder House
in East Hampton for a Labor Day lunch with his wife and kids. Later that day Bobby Flay
stopped in for ice cream cones with his wife.
• At Turtle Crossing
American Bistro over Labor Day Weekend with their respective friend and family Kelly Killloren Bensimon
and former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine
• Kelly Bensimon
and Paul Turcotte
, publisher of amNY hosted an end of summer fundraising event for the Food Bank of NYC at Hamptons hot spot Georgica
. The housewives came out to support Cindy Barship
and Countess Luanne
,while • "American Idol
" and "Rock of Ages" star Constantine Maroulis
, who just got off his tour, performed a three song set of the most popular rock of ages rock and roll hits. Matt Nordgren
's new show "Dallas's Most Eligible Bachelor" was at the event collecting numbers.
Eileen Casey spent many years working in the television and music industries in New York City on the "ABC In Concert" weekly series, as well as several prime time network and cable television specials. An award-winning journalist, editor, and artist, and former Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com, she enjoys staying warm in Charleston and cool in the Hamptons.