Summer in the Hamptons – The New York Times

Out-of-shape tennis fans can work out at the Hampton Racquet in East Hampton, which has a new outdoor fitness area with TRX training, boxing and strength training. “People in the city are indoors too much,” said John Graham, the founder, who is also opening what he calls a “country club for kids” with board games, art classes and, of course, tennis.

Hotels are also getting into shape. At the Surf Lodge in Montauk, Xtend Barre offers its ballet-like workouts overlooking Fort Pond, and Anna Kaiser will lead her popular AKT InMotion dance cardio class May 28 and Aug. 13.

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa offers an array of water boards (including surfboards, beaver beater boards, paddle boards and boogie boards) to guests, courtesy of Paddle Diva Water Sports.

Barry’s Bootcamp, 10 Montauk Highway, Southampton; Hampton Racquet, 172 Buckskill Road, East Hampton; 631-324-0297, Gurney’s, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk; 631-668-2345,

7. Sizzling Southampton

The Hamptons restaurateurZach Erdem is expanding his night life empire. Mr. Erdem, the owner of the ever-popular 75 Main in Southampton, is opening four new spots this summer.

Opening on May 27 is Kozu, a 250-seat Japanese restaurant with a large patio overlooking Main Street. Daniel and David Koch, the party promoters, are holding their Champagne brunches there on Saturdays. Behind it is Summer House, a late-night lounge with a patio filled with white-linen daybeds and hydrangeas.

Mr. Erdem is reopening the former 1Oak space as AM, a booming nightclub with graffiti-decorated walls, headlining D.J.s (Fat Joe raps May 27), and gyrating burlesque dancers from The Box. And when it’s time to sleep, Mr. Erdem’s Hotel ZE (at the same address as Kozu) has five suites and four rooms designed by Costas Kondylis. Rates start at $800 on weekends.

Kozu, Summer House, Hotel ZE, 136 Main Street, Southampton; 631-619-6660, AM, 125 Tuckahoe Lane, Southampton; 631-353-3888,

8. Chinese Society

Craving dim sum with Champagne? Jue Lan Club, a clubby modern Chinese restaurant named after a secret art society from the 1930s, is opening a 6,000-square-foot night spot in Southampton.

The action begins during the day with a three-course “bottomless brunch” with unlimited mimosas, bloody Marys or screwdrivers ($34.95). The art-club theme comes alive in the backroom, where the Barn-Gruin Gallery opens May 27 with a photo exhibition, “Punks, Poets and Provocateurs,” by Marcia Resnick. On weekend nights, the Elm & Main lounge takes over the backroom and features D.J.s and an open kitchen till 4 a.m.

Jue Lan Club, 268 Elm Street, Southampton; 631-353-3610,


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9. Rosé Crawl

If the Hamptons runs out of rosé (remember the scare of 2014?), the North Fork has your back. Several wineries (including Bridge Lane Wine, Castello di Borghese Vineyard, the Lenz Winery and Roanoke Vineyards on Love Lane) will hold a North Fork Rosé Crawl on June 11. The self-guided tour coincides, naturally, with National Rosé Day.

Rosé will also be flowing at André Balazs’s Sunset Beach hotel on Shelter Island, which has lined up Balearic D.J.s on weekends between July 4 and Labor Day. The hotel is also offering a Sunset Hooky day-trip package that includes an 11 a.m. seaplane flight on a Thursday or Friday, three-course lunch and 4:30 p.m. return ($735).

Sunset Beach, 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island; 631-749-2001,


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10. East End Art

Few artists can afford it anymore, but the Hamptons remain a place to see (and buy) art. The Art Hamptons art fair returns for it ninth installment in Bridgehampton June 23 to 26. Its founder, Rick Friedman, is also holding a new home design and décor show, Hamptons Contemporary, June 3 to 5, featuring some 160 design firms and stores at the Elks fairground in Southampton.

On the museum front, Guild Hall features “Peter Beard: Last Word From Paradise,” the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States in 15 years, June 18 to July 31. The Parrish Art Museum showcases the work of three influential New York painters — Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl and David Salle — on July 31. And the Watermill Center showcases an installation of red, yellow and blue light sculptures by G. T. Pellizzi from June 11 to Aug. 28.

Art Hamptons, 900 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton; 800-563-7632, Hamptons Contemporary, 605 County Road 39, Southampton; Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton; 631-324-0806, The Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill; 631-283-2118, The Watermill Center, 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill; 631-726-4628,

11. More Magazines

Make room in the beach bag. The East Hampton Star, the 131-year-old weekly newspaper, is starting a glossy magazine, East, that will cover the East End lifestyle with the “credibility and authenticity only The East Hampton Star can provide,” according to its media kit. The first issue comes out June 23.

Hamptons Magazine, part of the recently renamed Greengale Publishing (titles also include Gotham and Ocean Drive), has been revamped. “It’s the coffee table book to keep all summer long,” said Samantha Yanks, the editor. The Memorial Day issue, out May 26, features Drew Barrymore on the cover and is 350 pages. The magazine will also be on Snapchat @HamptonsMag.

12. Road Envy

Tesla is opening a showroom in East Hampton where customers can customize their electric vehicles with autopilot hardware and HEPA filters. And while your contractor is installing a charging station in your beachfront garage, plug into new charging stations at the Maidstone, White Fences Inn and the Montauk Yacht Club Resort and Marina.

Tesla, 50 Newton Lane, East Hampton;

13. Hotel Redos

While no new mega resorts are opening in the Hamptons this summer, there are plenty of face-lifts.

The 90-year-old Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa in Montauk, which has been transformed in recent years, has 42 newly renovated rooms that feature dip-dyed omber drapes and other modern touches. The Surf Lodge has freshened up all 20 rooms with new furniture, mattresses and whimsical photographs by Gray Malin. And all 90 rooms at theSouthampton Inn have been redone with paint, carpenting, lighting, soundproof flooring and Tempur-Pedic mattresses.

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