Life on Long Island
'HarborFrost' returns to heat up The Hamptons
Ask year-round living, fun-seeking Hamptonites what they think of “HarborFrost,” and chances are you’ll receive a rave review.
It’s one of those happenings that seems to evade the attention of many Long Islanders east of Westhampton Beach, but this weekend-long festival – returning for its third year – is certainly worthy of the entire Island’s attention.
Based in Sag Harbor, it’s an event filled with family-friendly activities held around the town in various locations, from Feb. 8-10. The main day is Saturday, Feb. 9, when such happenings as story reading and craft-making for children (at 10:30 a.m.; for kids 3 and older), ice carving exhibitions (at noon and 2 p.m.), a polar bear plunge (1 p.m.), an art walk and a performance from fire dancers (5 p.m.), as well as special sales and deals at businesses and restaurants along Sag’s Main Street are scheduled to take place throughout the day – all culminating with a nighttime fireworks display (6 p.m.).
However, there are also some related proceedings that are for “grown-ups only” during this three-day winter blowout:
“Frost Ball 2013”
WHERE Muse in the Harbor: 16 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-899-4810
WHEN Friday, Feb. 8; 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
THE DEAL All ticket holders score an open bar, all-you-can-eat hors d’oeuvres and entry to win a door prize, with a 50/50 raffle also taking place. This event supports the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce; tickets are $75 and are available in advance online at frostball2013.eventbrite.com.
“Mardi Gras Ball”
WHERE Bay Street Theatre: Main Street and Bay Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-9500
WHEN Saturday, Feb. 9; starts at 8 p.m.
THE DEAL Beads and masks will be on-hand for all who attend this Fat Tuesday-themed gathering, with live music from bands Joe Lauro’s Hoodoo Loungers and Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks. Tickets will be $25 at the door, but are available for $15 in advance online at tickets.com and baystreet.org.
Sag Harbor Booster Foundation “Fun'raiser Quiz Show Contest”
WHERE The Stella Maris Regional School gymnasium: 135 Division St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-2525
WHEN Saturday, Feb. 9; 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
THE DEAL Ticket holders are invited to arrive in teams of four or eight to battle wits during a competition built on answering general trivia questions (those who want to participate but don’t have a squad of their own will be assigned). There will be snacks, prizes and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 a person and are available in advance – go to sagharborboosterfoundation.org for purchase information.
“High Tea & Thrift Fashion Fundraiser” at the American Hotel
WHERE The American Hotel: 49 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-3535
WHEN Sunday, Feb. 10; 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
THE DEAL Organized to benefit the nonprofit home health agency Dominican Sisters Family Health Service (DSFHS), this event will feature tea sandwiches and pastries, tea and sparkling wine, a silent auction and clothing selected from DSFHS thrift shops. Tickets are $40 each. Call 631-728-0937 or email email@example.com for purchase.