Independence Day Agenda

Stars & Stripes Sprit

INDULGE IN AMERICAN EATS
Whether grilling hot dogs and hamburgers at home, catering in saucy BBQ, or taking a trip into town for a cone of classic vanilla (make ours two scoops!), food plays a big part in the celebration of our nation. Bathing suit bodies be damned!

Photo by Shannon Traux / Burger by Lon Parisi

RAISE A GLASS TO THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE
Be it a pitcher of homemade lemonade, a glass Coke bottle, cold cans of American lager, or a festive cocktail paying homage to our country’s flag, drink up! Let’s make a toast: here’s to where we come from, understanding where we are now, and committing ourselves to making every day better. May our children know our history and know better what not to repeat.

Photo by @cheerstoalcohol

TAKE IN THE STAR-SPANGLED SCENERY
The Hamptons is home to a lot of American history. For one, Sag Harbor gained early notoriety as a major port for the whaling industry and became the first Port of Entry in the state of New York, as signed by President Washington himself! Lining the hamlets and villages of the East End are pristine homes with manicured lawns and many of them don the American flag. Go on a self-guided tour and tag us in your pics (@hamptonsmonthly)!

Photo by Damien Choy Smith

WATCH A FESTIVE FLICK
Our country’s history and culture has been committed to film in a wide range of pictures from classic coming- of-age tales, to political dramas and war stories, to feel- good sports sagas and biopics of some of the nation’s most imposing and influential figures. Our picks for a post-fireworks movie under the stars: xi (streaming on Disney+ July 3), Forrest Gump, Malcolm X, The Sandlot, and Miracle.

Pro Tip: For a decadent movie-watching treat that could only be born in America, see Hampton Popcorn Company’s s’mores popcorn here.

LISTEN, LEARN, LEAD
We’re not here to tell you how to think and feel as we live in a world currently so upheaved in turmoil. However, what we do ask is that you live life with an open mind and heart. We’re not naïve enough to think it’s all as simple as that but, it’s a start.