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LIFE'S GUIDE TO THE 2018 SEASON W ith summer in the air the full calendar of events that make the Hamptons special begins to come into focus. From fairs and music to sports and more here is a quick look at some of the highlights of June and a look towards some of the bigger events to come.   2018 U.S. OPEN Golf’s premier event returns to the historic Shin- necock Hills course June 11-17. The ultimate test of playmaking skills watch the world’s elite try and tame one of the most challenging course in Ameri- ca. Celebrating 118 years tickets for this world-class event can be found at www.usopen.com. Like to sample the Open before it actually opens? From June 7-10 the grounds are open for their Pre- Championship festival. Not only can you take in the feel of the course and soak up the anticipation an event of this magnitude generates, you can take home a boatload of souvenirs and memorabilia. There is in fact over 37,000 square feet of food and merchandising to savor with more nationally known brands on hand than you can hit with a five iron. No ticket needed just find a way to get there and linger.   ROCKETS RED GLARE!! Looking ahead one of the highlights of any sum- mer season on the East End is a good fireworks dis- play. And once upon a time nearly every village and town staged one. For reasons that have as much to do with cost (a good fireworks show can cost you $25-50,000) as well as safety we are down to a far 10 | Montauk Life | JUNE 2018 smaller lot to view this summer. The biggest and most timely is the annual “Stars Over Montauk.” Held on July 4th this full-blown Grucci fireworks display lights up the Hamptons skies like no other. And because it is free it does tend to draw quite the crowd. Held on the western end of the village beach its best to try and pick out your stretch of sand early. Maybe come for the day, pack a cooler, frolic in the water and wait for dark. If you’re just rolling into town that afternoon please be patient and let the local Police direct you to a parking area. You may have to walk a bit, but what a night to stroll under East End stars, huh? If you’d like a smaller, more intimate exhibition, Sag Harbor has one on the 4th as well. Very gen- erously provided by the Sag Harbor YC they shoot their charges over the harbor just beyond the break- water on Bay Street. Be sure to bring a blanket, beach chair and the whole crew for a great show. be hosted by the hilarious Jane Lynch! Tickets run from $425 - $1500 and can be purchased by calling 631-725-0818. One of the grandest of all summer events is East Hampton’s annual Ladies Village Improvement So- ciety (LVIS) 122nd SUMMER FAIR. Held July 28th from 10am-5pm on their Main Street home base next to the main parking lot you’ll enjoy multi-color   FAIR SUMMER FAIRS Over the course of the next few months there will be many chances to get outdoors and enjoy a va- riety of summer events. One of the most popular is BAY STREET THEATER’S SUMMER GALA. Held July 7 this 27th edition is hosted on the Long Wharf under a most magnificent tent and features fine food, crafted cocktails, a not to be missed silent auc- tion and bevy of celebrities and well-known guests. That usually includes Alec Baldwin, Billy Joel, Alan and Arlene Alda, Julia Andrews and many, many more stars of film and stage. This year’s Gala will Jane Lynch www.MontaukLife.com