Break out your red, white, and blue, and stars and stripes because it's time to celebrate 4th of July
in the Hamptons.
If you're looking to kick off the holiday weekend seriously early, catch Big Karma with opening act The Little Red Men at Stephen Talkhouse
(161 Main Street, Amagansett, 631-267-3117, stephentalkhouse.com
) on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. and stick around for karaoke with Helen "The Diva" McGuire at 10 p.m. Local favorite Inda Eaton
is headlining on Thursday at 8 p.m., followed by DJ Hanzi at 10 p.m. Friday features Marcia Ball at 8 p.m. and Y2K! The Millennium Party! at 10 p.m. Loudon Wainwright
III kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. and Expost will take the stage at 9 p.m., with Hello Brooklyn
closing out the evening at 11 p.m. Another local legend, The Nancy Atlas
Project, is playing on Sunday at 8 p.m., and JJ's Big Day Out will play at 10 p.m. The London Souls & The Hip Abduction kicks off Monday at 7 p.m., with Rubix Kube
taking the stage at 10 p.m. Phoebe Legere is headlining on Independence Day at 8 p.m., with Industry Night with Hot Date Band following at 10 p.m.
Aku Orraca is spinning at MBH. (Photo: Russell Kleyn Photographs)
The Montauk Yacht Club
's (32 Star Island Road, Montauk, 631-668-3100, www.montaukyachtclub.com
) lineup includes JJ Duo on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., the Sturdy Souls
on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., The Testifyers on Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and a Steel Drum on the Beach will enchant Clubgoers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. DJ Steve is spinning on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while you can catch Green Eyed Lady on Monday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Baron Tequila is presenting Pro Jam on Thursday at Union Cantina
(40 Bowden Square, Southampton, 631-377-3500, www.unioncantina.net
) at 9 p.m. Friday will feature Deep "C" Revival at 10 p.m. DJ Jedi is spinning on Saturday night, while DJ Loki is bringing the beats on Sunday, and DJ Soco is spinning on Monday. Stop by on Independence Day for a Red, White & Booze Lawn Party with assorted games, a DJ, prizes, and drink specials.
Southampton Social Club
(256 Elm Street, Southampton, 631-287-1400, www.southamptonsocialclub.com
) will have music from DJ Loki on Thursday, DJ Chris Bachman on Friday, DJ Soco and a live saxophonist on Saturday, DJ Rick Wonder
on Sunday, and a Miami Vice Party on Monday with music from DJ Loki.
(91 Hill Street, Southampton, 631-283-6500, www.southamptoninn.com
) is hosting several poolside gatherings, with All American BBQs being held on Friday and Tuesday, a Luau on Saturday, Southern Style BBQ on Sunday, and Caribbean BBQ on Monday. The holiday weekend soirees will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. on the pool patio. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for kids.
Matoma is spinning at Gurney's this weekend.
The Montauk Beach House
(55 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk, 631-668-2112, thembh.com
) is kicking off July 4th weekend with music from Jack Luber on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and the launch of MBH's month-long series of events with renowned artist William Quigley
, resident artist for the month of July, who will present Quigley Curated,
a show featuring East End artists Charles Ly, Sal Termini, and Brooklyn's Sam Keller. The show will be on view from Saturday, July 1 through July, Thursday 13, with a reception on Friday, June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, the Misshapes - fashion elite, Leigh Lezark and Geordon Nicol - are spinning from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday will feature musician and actor Aku Orraca from 3 to 7 p.m., while you can enjoy a set from Kristine Barilli on Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Spiky Phil on Tuesday from 12 to 4 p.m. Additionally, Ultracore Fitness is featured in a guest exclusive on Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoy sunset sets at Wolffer Wine Stand (3312 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, 631-537-5106, www.wolffer.com
) from Hopefully Forgiven
on Friday and Lynn Blue
on Saturday. Both shows begin at 5 p.m.
Smokin' Hot Tunes at Townline BBQ
(3593 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, 631-537-2271, www.townlinebbq.com
) on Friday will feature Waylan Bros from 6 to 9 p.m.
(161 2nd House Road, Montauk, 631-668-2877, www.ruschmeyersmtk.com
) will kick-off the holiday weekend with a Friday night BBQ & Lobster Bake from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday afternoon will feature fun outdoor activities like beach volleyball, yoga, or a campy fun activity, while The League will host a private Marooned on Montauk themed party on Saturday evening, and Sunday will feature a Boozy Brunch.
Oli Benz and Stef Nava are spinning at Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
(290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, 631-668-1804, www.gurneysmontauk.com
) on Friday. Saturday will feature music from Rick Wonder, Matoma, Rakiem Walker Project, and DJ Stretch Armstrong
, while Sunday will showcase sets from Wilki, Chris Bachmann
, and the Rakiem Walker Project, and Monday brings music from Stef Nava and Mel Debarge. For those looking to fit in a little fitness, Summer of Wellth
will feature LIFTED by Holly Rillinger, Matas Svinas of SurfYogaBeer and Solace with Kenny Santucci, and you can stock up on summer essentials at 6 Shore Road
Bob Moses is headlining The Surf Lodge's Summer Concert Series.
The Surf Lodge
's (183 Edgemere Street, Montauk, 631-483-5037, thesurflodge.com
) Summer Concert Series continues with Rubblebucket on Friday, Bob Moses on Saturday, Bully on Sunday, and Oak and Ash on Tuesday.
(474 West Lake Drive, Montauk, 631-668-8344, www.swalloweastrestaurant.com
) will have performances from Hello Brooklyn on Friday, Oogee Wawa
on Saturday, Royal Khaoz on Sunday, and Kathleen Fee on Tuesday.
(44 3 Mile Harbor Road, 631-408 5771, www.harboreasthampton.com
) will have beats from DJ Jamo Willo on Friday starting at 10 p.m. The Harbor East Tropical Fever Brunch, co-hosted by CONVICTS, will launch on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Later on, DJ Kieren Taylor
is spinning starting at 10 p.m. A Recovery Brunch with live entertainment will be held on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by DJ Nick Cohen at 10 p.m., and close out the long weekend with the Official After Party for Ben Watts
' Shark Attack Sounds, with special guest DJs on Monday.
(125 Tuckahoe Lane, Southampton, www.amsouthampton.com
) is kicking off the holiday weekend with an All American Beach Party on Friday. Attendees will enjoy frozen cocktails at the tiki bar, and you can also expect sandy "beaches" as well as palm trees, beach towels, lots of inflatables, and music from Zeke Thomas
and performance from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. On Saturday, AM Southampton is partnering with Oreya for a Pool Party at Oreya at the Capri (281 County Rd 39A, Southampton)with music from Sacha Muki, Dramos and Gregorio Soave. Later on, head to AM for #CELEBRITYSATURDAY with music by BeatBreaker. On Sunday, Aussie DJ duo Nervo
is spinning. VolaVida is presenting the Day Lounge & Art Exhibition on Monday, from 2 to 8 p.m., featuring works of art, available for sale, as well as a live art deportation from Hektad and Nicholai Khan, while the evening will bring House of Yes Presents: Summer Fever at AM Southampton.
Indian Wells Tavern
Après Beach will debut at Calissa this weekend. (Photo: Doug Young)
(177 Main Steet, Amagansett, 631-267-0400, www.indianwellstavern.com
) is hosting its first annual Summer Party on Friday, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., with music from DJ Erick Valz.
The Sloppy Tuna
's (148 S Emerson Avenue, Montauk, 631-647-8000, www.lisloppytuna.com
) holiday weekend programming features Sloppy Saturdays with live music from DJ Drazen from 12 to 4 a.m., Reggae Sunday, Monday Funday wheel specials, and 4th of July is 4 America. You can catch performances from David Higgins Band on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Après Beach will debut at Calissa
(1020 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, 631-500-9292, www.calissahamptons.com
) on Saturday. Inspired by Après Ski, the weekly Hamptons summer celebration will feature garden seating, the chance to watch Executive Chef, Dominic Rice grill a whole suckling pig over an open flame and then nosh on the tasty offering, lots of rosé, DJ sets, and outdoor lawn games. Après Beach will begin at 4 p.m. and be held every Saturday in July and August.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com