Well it’s Memorial Day weekend. I know it sneaks up on you! But in addition to being the unofficial kick-off of Summer, it’s also the OFFICIAL start to the Hamptons benefit season.
First up is the LGBT Network Annual Summer Kick-Off cocktail party at the Bridgehampton Surf and Tennis Club on Saturday May 25th. This year’s theme is “Surf’s Up,” and it promises to be another swanky and fun affair. It’s also one of the few
benefits on the East End that still has a goody bag!!! Proceeds from the evening are earmarked for the LGBT Network’s Hamptons Center, which provides life-saving programs and services for the LGBT community and their supporters on the East End. Learn more about the Hamptons Center here. If you want to buy ticket for the event you can click here and spend anywhere from $300 to $15,000 to attend. If you choose the higher price sponsorship, rumor has it you can get all the “pigs in a blanket” you want and hey I’ll let you take a selfie with me too! The Prada parade begins at 6:00pm and goes to 8:30, just in time to head to dinner at Coche Comedor in Amagansett.
What’s Coche Comedor you ask??? Well it’s the newest restaurant from the folks at Nick and Toni’s, Townline BBQ and La Fondita. Serving locally inspired Mexican fare, the restaurant opened last week and has been packed ever since. I was luckily enough to go on the opening night and it was a home run. The menu is different than the taqueria next door and features fish, meat and poultry all cooked on a wood burning grill and rotisserie. There is also a raw bar portion of the menu featuring shrimp, clams and oysters. The tortillas are made fresh and the most important of all the margaritas are perfection. They’re not too sweet and not too tart. So, say hola to summer and head to Coche Comedor. You can also take a look at their website or give them a call at
Finally, tonight you can see the light as they turn the switch on the iconic Sag Harbor Cinema sign goes back on line tomorrow night. The sign came down shortly after a fire that tore through Main Street back in 2016. The theatre which will feature multiple screens and a rooftop deck is shooting for a fall opening. As for the sign, the switch will be pulled tomorrow at 7:30 pm.
So much to do… so much to do!!! So much traffic too!