Weekend Roundup: Powwow, Hampton Classic Grand Prix, Great Bonac Footrace and More

The grounds open at 3 p.m. on Friday for the 71st annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow. Joanne Pilgrim

This last weekend of the high season is a long one, so if you've missed out on anything thus far, now is your time to squeeze it all in.


Brooke Kroeger, the author of "The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote," will discuss her book at the East Hampton Library at 6 p.m. The book, according to the library, tells "how some of New York's most powerful men formed the Men's League for Women's Suffrage" between 1909 and 1917, and how that movement grew to include thousands in 35 states.

The Neo-Political Cowgirls and Kate Mueth are presenting a production of "Andromeda," the story of a mother and little girl trying to find their place in the world, at Montauk County Park at 7 p.m. through Sunday. Tickets are $25, $18 for children and senior citizens, and are available at npcowgirls.org. Chairs, blankets, and picnics have been suggested.

The 71st annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow will open for the weekend at 3 p.m., rain or shine, at 1 West Church Street on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton. The grand entry of dancers will begin at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 12:30 and 7. There will be competitive dancing and drumming each day, with more than $50,000 in prize money, along with guest entertainment, prayers, ceremonial dances, and vendors. Autumn Rose Williams, the new Miss Native American, will be on hand. Admission is $15 for adults, or $10 for senior citizens, children 6 to 12 years old, and veterans with military ID. Children under 5 get in free. Mastercard and Visa are accepted. Parking is free, and pets are not allowed.

A sale of prints and drawings from the late Priscilla Bowden's estate will take place at Ashawagh Hall in Springs Friday through Sunday. The sale will be open Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will go toward the restoration of the house of the late artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park.

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will conclude its summer series of music on the terrace with Bluegrass and BBQ, at 6 p.m., with the return of the Edith and Bennett Band, and barbecue and specialty drinks from the Golden Pear Cafe. Tickets are $12, free for members and students. The museum has suggested that visitors take chairs and blankets, as table seating is reserved for Golden Pear patrons.

At 7 p.m., a program of short films made by Roman Polanski will kick off the Cinema Behind the Iron Curtain series at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs.

Billy Squier, who released several hit albums in the 1980s, will perform and discuss his life and music at Guild Hall at 8 p.m. in "Portraits With Billy Squire." Tickets are $55 to $150, $53 to $145 for members of Guild Hall.

At 7:45 p.m., the series of free outdoor movies at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter will continue with "Whale Rider," directed by Niki Caro, the story of a Maori girl who "fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize," according to the organizers. It is rated PG-13. Those who attend have been asked to take beach chairs or blankets. There will be complimentary popcorn.

If you can't make it to East Hampton for an outdoor movie, try the Southampton Arts Center on Job's Lane at 8:30 p.m. for a screening of "Jaws." Chairs, blankets, and picnics have been suggested. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown in the center's indoor theater.


The Hampton Classic on Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton will continue with various events including the $50,000 Longines Cup at 2 p.m., the $15,000 Carolex Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, and the $10,000 Great Southwest Equestrian Center Equitation Championships, Rounds 1 and 2, beginning at 8 a.m.

A Great Tomato Taste-Off will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. Forty-two varieties, including cherry, paste, and standard tomatoes of all shapes, sizes, and colors -- red, pink, orange, yellow, purple, and green -- have been ripening for the occasion. Volunteers are also needed; those who can help in the morning at 7:30 for harvesting or for afternoon prep, or cleanup have been asked to contact Jane at urbecoart@aol.com or 646-812-4430.

The Montauk Community Church will hold its last rummage sale of the summer on 9 a.m. to noon. Clothing in all sizes and linens will be half price. The rummage sale continues periodically in the off-season on holiday weekends, with the next one scheduled for Columbus Day weekend.

The Montauk Community Garden stand on South Edison Street will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh local corn, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, garlic, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes, beans, plus herbs and flowers are for sale, and all year-end proceeds are donated to the Montauk Food Pantry.

And while you're there, the Montauk Point Lions Club's craft fair will have the downtown green filled with more than 50 vendors selling art, jewelry, homemade condiments, and more on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 

A car wash will be held at the Southampton Elementary School on Hampton Road on from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for students to travel aboard. A trip to Costa Rica is being planned so students can participate in a reforestation project and learn about biodiversity. Another trip, to Iceland, offers students a chance to learn about geology, glaciers, and a carbon-neutral economy.

A show of arts and crafts will take place at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature photography, furniture, jewelry, and woodcarvings by East End artists and artisans.

At 10 a.m. the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will welcome kids 11 to 18 to make a mini-book with guidance from Pamela Collins. Advance registration is required with the museum; the program is free.

The curators of the Amagansett Art Show will offer a tour at 4 p.m. at the Jackson Carriage House on the corner of Main Street and Windmill Lane in Amagansett. The show is up through Sunday, from 2 to 6 p.m. each day, with a closing reception planned for Sunday.

A reception for the Southampton Artists Association's annual Labor Day show will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. The show will be on view through Sept. 10. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper.

Colson Whitehead, who won this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction for "The Underground Railroad," will be at BookHampton in East Hampton at 5 p.m. to read from the book and sign copies.

Two solo shows will open Saturday at the Rental Gallery in East Hampton with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Elsa Hansen Oldham will exhibit small-scale hand-embroidered works that draw from pop culture, history, and politics, and Geoff McFetridge's paintings reflect in part his parallel career as a graphic designer. They will continue through Oct. 31.

The final Southampton Arts Center's outdoor summer concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. with a free performance by the HooDoo Loungers, a New Orlean-style party band. The center has suggested chairs, blankets, and picnics. In the event of rain the show will be held in its theater.

The Doo Wop Project will perform two shows at Guild Hall at 7 and 9:30 p.m. The group's performance traces the evolution of doo-wop from the foundational music of groups such as the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, and Amy Winehouse. Tickets range from $40 to $95, $38 and $90 for members.

Also at 7 p.m., the Rising Stars Piano Series will kick off it's fall series with a concert by Bryan Wallick at the Southampton Cultural Center. Tickets are $20.


At 9:20 a.m., Terry Keevil, an oboist, will be accompanied by an organist in a performance of Bernard Wayne Sanders's "Ornament of Grace" at the start of the Sunday service at St. Ann's Episcopal Church in Bridgehampton. Mr. Keevil will also join the choir in singing part of John Rutter's "Requiem." The regular service will begin at 9:30.

The final day of the Hampton Classic is Sunday. Featured events will include the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Sovaro at 1 p.m. The $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge presentation, the $25,000 Campbell Stables Jumping Derby and the $10,000 Hermes Hunter Classic will begin at 10 a.m.

A reception for a show of paintings by Nick Weber, an Amagansett artist, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Boo-Hooray Summer Rental in Montauk. The exhibition will continue from Sunday through Sept. 15.


At 9 a.m. the Great Bonac 5 and 10K Foot Races will take off from the Springs Firehouse located at 179 Fort Pond Boulevard. Register online