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The KDHamptons August 2019 Bucket List: 15 Things You Won't Want To Miss

As July in the Hamptons comes to an end, we find ourselves thinking about how to make the most of the last summer month! We have you covered: KDHamptons bucket list of the food you still need to try, parties you need to attend, and pop-ups you can’t miss before it’s time to pack up your sundress and suits!

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1. Have some of the best tacos, burritos, tostadas, ceviche, endless margaritas at the return of Dan’s Corona MonTaco! Saturday, August 3, 2019:

2. ABBA in the Hamptons! Dancing Dream: Tribute to Abba at Calissa Saturday August 3rd. 10% off promo code: hamptonssocial. Get tickets

3. Take some me-time and get a facial from JECT and a mani-pedi from Tenoverten, as you taste some bites from Sakara at  Serena & Lily’s Wellness Weekend August 3 and 4. Enjoy a complimentary workout with the ness, a beat based trampoline cardio and muscle sculpting class. Indie Lee (founder of Indie Lee Skincare) and Danielle Duboise and Whitney Tingle (co-founders of Sakara) will take part in a wellness panel.

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3. Meet dozens of authors and get your books signed during the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night August 10.

4. Find some treasures at Montauk Historical Society’s Craft Fair on August 10 and 11.

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5. Explore The Watermill Center’s ten acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, installations, and performances for a beautiful afternoon on Watermill Day August 11. Meet artists from over 30 countries all participating in The Watermill Center’s International Summer Program.

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6. Get a new pair of glasses at the new Warby Parker Beach Reads in East Hampton. Borrow a beach read, grab some ice cream, and then head to the beach.

7. Head to Moby’s on a Thursday evening to listen to jazz , sipping a cocktail, and savor the unreal sunset. Try the totally photogenic watermelon margaritas.

8. You’ll miss these summer nights so go out while you can. AM Southampton is having the party of the summer: HamptonBanger August 3.

9. Don’t miss the social grand finale of summer in the Hamptons: Hampton Classic, August 25 to September 1.

10. Hit the best kept secret of the Hamptons: the Clubhouse Hamptons is the best kept secret out East. You’ve got your restaurant slash bar, but this place also has ten bowling lanes, a mini golf course, a flashy, fun arcade, indoor corn hole, bocce ball courts, pool tables, oh, and you know, a full sports bar and restaurant with over twenty five TVs posted around. Every Thursday-Monday this place has live music too! The perfect place to go for a fun date, or to have fun with friends. Reserve ahead of time.

10. Go wine (or beer or spirits) tasting: Taste wine at Wölffer Estate Vineyard(Sagaponack), beer at Montauk Brewing Company or whiskey, bourbon, gin and vodka at Long IslandSpirits (Baiting Hollow). Or make your own gin in Greenport at Matchbook Distilling.

11. Get an amazing floral-inspired manicure while sipping a Ketel One Botanical spritz at the Chillhouse x Ketel One Botanical pop-up at New York Pilates. Afterward, browse the collections of Year of Ours, Live the Process and APL sneakers for a great new workout look. 649 Montauk Hwy., Montauk;

12. Don’t end this summer missing textile brand St. Frank’s East Hampton pop-up. Get some of your own coastal summer home vibes from this gorgeous space. 78 Main St., East Hampton; stfrank.com13. Brooklyn Chop House pop-up at the Capri Hotel. You’ll also find the restaurant’s Asian-tinged menu featuring steaks, soup dumplings and more. 281 County Rd. 39A, Southampton;

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14. Bucket list pizza: Neapolitan Pizza from Il Forno is out of this world. At Il Forno at Gurney’s Star Island Resort and Marina, infamous Hamptons chef Jeremy Blutstein makes seven different Neapolitan-style pies. Keep it traditional with the Margherita or grab a slice of the ocean with the white clam. 32 Star Island Rd., Montauk; 631-668-3100 or

15. Grab your s/o, or have a family/friends movie night at the summer outdoor screenings in southampton! Free Friday night outdoor screenings of classic movies! Weather permitting, films are screened outdoors on Friday nights on the lawn at 25 Jobs Lane. Approximate start time: 8:30 pm. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Have a happy August.

—by Willa O’Connor