There’s more to this equestrian village than polo, the Classic and Super Saturday.
BY JOSEPHINE CUSUMANO
DID YOU KNOW
Bridgehampton was settled in 1656, when Josiah Stanborough built his homestead by Sagg Pond. But it wasn’t until 1870 that the Long Island Rail Road connected visitors and new residents to the village.
The Bridgehampton Monument was unveiled on July 4, 1910, during the hamlet’s 250th anniversary celebration.
MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS
Bob Balaban, Lorraine Bracco, Christie Brinkley, Leslie and Chuck Close, Countess LuAnn deLesseps, Boomer Esiason, Jennifer Esposito, Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier, Kelsey Grammer, Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann, Annette and Matt Lauer, Madonna, Isaac Mizrahi, A.J. Pierzynski, Kim Raver and Manu Boyer, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Lisa Tarnopol Silverman, Countess Cosima von Bülow and Count Riccardo Pavoncelli, Carl Yastrzemski
MUST-DOS OF THE WEEK
Take a break from the hustle and bustle and spend the weekend at the Bridgehampton Inn, a charming bed and breakfast in the heart of town with six private rooms and baths, a kitchen and a scenic outdoor breakfast seating area. 2266 Montauk Hwy., 537- 3660; bridgehamptoninn.com
TAP YOUR TOES
Enroll your aspiring dancer in lessons at Studio 3, where owner and primary teacher Diane Shumway offers classical ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop. Enrollment begins at the beginning of August for September classes. 48 Foster Ave., 537-3008
Enjoy the classical sounds of French Impressionism on July 28 with the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival’s free outdoor concert, featuring re-imagined Debussy piano pieces and a mixed ensemble of strings and winds. Bridgehampton Historical Society, 2368 Montauk Hwy., 537-6368; bcmf.org
The Children’s Museum of the East End holds its Summer Family Fair, “Under the Sea,” on July 24 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Geared toward families with children two to seven, expect carnival fun, including live performances, games, bouncy castles, face painters, magicians, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpk., 537-8250; cmee.org
■ 25 Park 2415 Main St., 537-7525; 25park.com
■ Brennan’s Bit & Bridle 42 Snake Hollow Road, 537-0635; brennansbitandbridle.com
■ C+W Mercantile 2385 Montauk Hwy., 537-7914
■ Complements 2486 Montauk Hwy., 537-7770
■ J. McLaughlin 2442 Montauk Hwy., 537-1962; jmclaughlin.com
■ Jogo by Pooneh 2462 Main St., 212-229-9246; jogobeach.com
■ Out of the Closet 2401 Montauk Hwy., 537-2470; outoftheclosetny.com
PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTIAN SCHEIDER (CONCERT); ALYSA RENÉE (CHILDREN); MARILI FORASTIERI (MAISON 24); SAMANTHA HILLIS (HAT); DOUG KUNTZ (ALMOND)