Award-winning artist, photographer, and videographer Taffi Laing is hosting an art exhibition entitled “Crowning Glory" to feature her signature painted canvases, one-of- a-kind chandeliers, and handcrafted headdresses at the Rothmans Art Gallery. The exhibition will remain open until July 4. 12-6 p.m. On July 2, 2016, a reception will be held from 4-7 p.m. with light bites and a performance from the drummer of Mountain. 54100 Main Road, Southold
The Southampton Fresh Air Home will celebrate the Fourth of July with its 29th Annual American Picnic with fireworks by Grucci from 7-10 p.m. Highlights will include a picnic buffet, carts filled with popcorn, arts and crafts, and carnival booths with games. The spectacular fireworks display over Shinnecock Bay, orchestrated to patriotic music, is the most anticipated family Fourth of July fireworks event in Southampton. The rain date is July 3. 1030 Meadow Lane, Southampton, 631-283-5847
The 5th annual edition of Art Southampton returns to the Nova’s Ark Project from July 7-11. Art Southampton will showcase paints, photography, prints, drawings, design, video art, sculptures, and indoor and outdoor-curated projects. 60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton; art-southampton.com
Market Art + Design, the East End’s premier Art Fair, returns to The Bridgehampton Museum for its sixth edition. The fair will feature top presentations of modern and contemporary art enhanced by a striking design component pulling from dealers and designers from around the world. Thursday, 6-10 p.m., for VIP Pass and fair pass holders only; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m; Sunday, 12-6 p.m. July 7-10. The Bridgehampton Museum, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY
Join Dylan Lauren, Christie Brinkley, and ARF at Dylan’s Candy Bar in East Hampton for a dog adoption event. Dylan’s Candy BarN, Lauren’s nonprofit organization, is hoping to increase awareness about animal adoption and find good homes for animals in need. 2-4 p.m. 52 Main St., 866-939- 5267; dylanscandybar.com
Join Sylvester & Co. for a book signing with international designer, Mark Zeff, who will be signing copies of his new BLACKBARN book. The event is free and open to the public. 103 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-5012; sylvesterandco.com
The 12th Annual A Hamptons Happening will mark the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation by noted oncologist and cancer researcher Samuel Waxman, MD. Emceed by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge, the event will honor Sandra Lee, philanthropist, New York Times best-selling author, Emmy-winning television personality and breast cancer survivor; Jayma Cardoso, founder of the Surf Lodge in Montauk; and Deirdre Quinn, CEO of the luxury fashion company Lafayette 148 New York. The Honorary Lead Chef Couple is Fernanda Capobianco, founder of Vegan Divas, journalist and cookbook author, and Francois Payard, pastry chef, restaurateur, and author. The benefit will feature more than 30 of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. 6:30-10 p.m. Contact Bridget Stein at 212-867- 4502 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Westhampton Garden Club House Tour will feature six lovely homes and gardens in the Quogue, Westhampton, and Remsenburg areas. Boutique shopping and complimentary refreshments will also be available. Tickets are $75, and a luncheon at the Westhampton Country Club is an additional $40. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. westhamptongardenclub.org
Tasting Table and James Beard award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten take over the barn at Topping Rose in Bridgehampton for an evening of elegant farm-to-table seasonal cuisine. Guests can enjoy summer-fresh cocktails and live music and dancing. 7-10 p.m. 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, 631-537-0870; tastingtable.com
The 10th Annual Wild Night for Wildlife benefits the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, featuring live music, dancing, silent and live auctions, food by Dockers Waterside, and local wine and beer. Enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets over the beautiful Old Ice Pond and dance to music by the Times Square Orchestra. Your support enables the Refuge to remain free to the public, open 365 days a year, and to provide continuing care to our animals. Tickets start at $175 per person. 7-10 p.m. Call 631-653-4771 or email email@example.com for more information.
ARF will be hosting a vaccine clinic and adopt-a-thon at their Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The organization will be offering various low cost vaccines as well as microchipping for your furry friends. 17 Montauk Hwy, 631-537-0400; arfhamptons.org
Chefs and Champagne is the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party, featuring flowing Champagne and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 40 celebrated chefs, many from JBF Award–winning restaurants. Our 2016 honoree is multiple James Beard Award–winning chef, author, philanthropist, and restaurateur John Besh. The event will be held at the Wölffer Estate Vineyard. jamesbeard.org
East End animal lovers unite to raise money to save dogs on death row at kill shelters across the country and prepare them for loving forever homes. Emmy Award-winning NBC anchor and correspondent Chuck Scarborough and wife Ellen will be hosting the benefit at their Southampton estate. Guests will enjoy live music, fresh cocktails, yummy hors d’oeuvres (for both owners and pooches), and a silent auction. Tickets cost $200 in advance. 4-7 p.m. 520 First Neck Ln., 631-903-9215; gimmeshelteranimalrescue.org
Join the Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE) for its 8th Annual Family Fair fundraiser, Celebrating Heroes. With a special focus on local community heroes such as first responders, the Fair will feature super-powered crafts, water rides, performances, music, and food. All proceeds enable the Museum to make a huge difference for underserved families in Eastern Long Island. In addition to serving more than 65,000 visitors at the Museum each year, CMEE is partnering with Long Island Head Start, the Retreat, and other local social service agencies to address critical issues in the community such as literacy, early childhood education, and domestic violence. 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Contact Lara@CMEE.org for more information.
The party will benefit the Thomas Moran Studio and will celebrate the final stages of restoration and offer a sneak-peak into the interiors, along with the grounds and landscapes. 6-8 p.m. Tickets to the cocktail party start at $250. 229 Main St., East Hampton Village, 631-324-0100; thomasmorantrust.org
Grab your sneakers and join the Hope for Depression Research Foundation as they depart on their inaugural 5K Walk of Hope to Defeat Depression, raise awareness, and fund the advancement of depression research at Agawam Park. Meet at the Southampton Cultural Center; runners will start the race at 7:30am. 25 Pond Lane, Southampton; give.hopefordepression.org
The annual 18-mile open ocean paddling event from Montauk to Block Island will begin at 7 a.m and will take approximately six hours. Once paddlers arrive at Block Island, they will celebrate with a catered lunch, complete with beer, wine and other beverages at Champlin’s and will then partake in a ceremony. The event will last until 5 p.m. Paddlers must raise or contribute a minimum of $1,500 to participate; $750 for paddlers under 18. The money that is raised will benefit and enhance the lives of children living on the East End. 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk; p4h.org
Melissa Errico will perform her critically acclaimed one-woman show, Funny, I'm A Woman With Children at Bay Street Theater. 8 p.m. 1 Bay St., 631-725-9500, Sag Harbor; baystreet.org
Join dog lovers and movie enthusiasts alike for the first-ever Dog Film Festival. The festival, which made its sold-out debut in Manhattan in October, will take over the Historic Guild Hall in East Hampton. Proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Foundation. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit here. 4-6:30 p.m. 158 Main St., East Hampton
Shop designer clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor as you enjoy music and refreshments in an elegantly tented outdoor space. Twenty percent of the sales proceeds will support UJA-Federation as they continue to care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere. Purchase your tickets here. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2368 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 212-836-1845
Enjoy great food, drinks, dancing, and auctions in support of the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation’s fundraising efforts to construct an Aquatic Center and community spaces in the unfinished half of the historic Montauk Playhouse. Special musical performance by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Tickets available online ($300). 7- 11 p.m. Montauk Playhouse, 240 Edgemere St., Montauk, 631-668-1124; montaukplayhouse.org
Guests will enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, raffle, dinner, and dancing at Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party. For more information on tickets and the event, call Kathy Lucas at 631-283-4406.
Join Southampton Hospital for a festive summer evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Attendees can participate in a silent auction and raffle, which will benefit The Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road, 631-283-4406; southamptonhospital.org
Join us for a private exhibition tour of Aspects of Minimalism, followed by a fun evening with delicious cocktails, music, dancing, dining, and a very lively art auction. A private preview of the exhibit will be held at 5 p.m. Enjoy cocktails at a private home from 7-8 p.m and dinner and a live auction at 8 p.m. Tickets are available here. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., 631-324-0806 ext 14, East Hampton
Meet and mingle with 100 authors, buy their books, and have them personally inscribed at this lively cocktail party, with all proceeds benefitting the Library. The event begins at 5 p.m., with the book signing cocktail party and continues at 8 p.m. with private dinner parties featuring guest authors at area homes. $100 for book signing cocktail party; $300 and up for dinner parties (includes cocktail party entry). Tickets available online and (for reception) at the door. Field at 4 Maidstone Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-0002; authorsnight.org
This inaugural event is dedicated to various events celebrating music, theater, dance, and the visual arts. August 13-14. 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill; hamptonsfestivalofthearts.org
Celebrating our 21st Year, Ellen’s Run will bring more than 1,000 runners and walkers back to Southampton for the largest race of its kind on the East End. Ellen’s Run benefits The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Ellen’s Well and the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital, supporting breast cancer survivors and their families. $30 pre-registration ($25 children/seniors); $40 the day of the event. 9 a.m. Parrish Memorial Hall, Southampton Hospital, 212-840-0916; ellensrun.org
The latest pieces from Eileen Fisher’s Fall Collection will be on view at the brand’s East Hampton location. Guest can preview the new knits over light refreshments. 3-5 p.m. Eileen Fisher, 26 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-4111
Hadassah is pleased to present Tony nominated Broadway star Megan Hilty at Hampton Synagogue. This popular singer and actress will present an evening of favorite Broadway show tunes and more. hamptonsynagogue.org
Join Southampton Hospital for an afternoon of golf at Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton. Guests will enjoy brunch, a shotgun start, cocktails, dinner, and prizes. 1040 Scuttle Hold Road, 631-726-8700; southamptonhospital.org