The Month in Alec Baldwin: How Did He Spend His August?

Cheers to the first of the month!
Woody Allen apparently didn’t need the leading man of his as-yet-untitled flick present on the San Francisco set today, the first day of shooting.
Alec attended a party for Ricky Lauren’s book, Ricky Lauren: The Hamptons, Food, Family and History, which is about ... Ricky Lauren, the Hamptons, food, family and history.
Alec conducted a Q&A at the Hamptons International Film Festival screening of How to Survive a Plague.
A night in with the missus, who apparently insisted they watch Dreamworks’s Madagascar 2, in which Alec plays a lion named Makunga. “This woman now owes me 1,175 favors,” he tweeted.
A three-day yoga retreat with Hilaria?
While he participated in a 30 Rock table read, a Post item claimed churchgoers at Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic in East Hampton turned their backs on him as he animatedly read a prayer. Perhaps he was channeling the off-the-rails evangelist he played on Knots Landing!
Today the first annual Alec Baldwin Fellowship awards were announced. Four young playwrights will spend a year workshopping their theater pieces with Alec himself. Later in the evening, a quick stop at the Guild Hall Summer Gala (pictured).
Alec co-chaired and attended the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night, because, in addition essays for HuffPo, he has written a book (about his divorce).
Another day, another Q&A session. Alec moderated a discussion with Tony Bennett about his doc, The Zen of Bennett, which centers on his recent duets album—most notable for the naked sketch of Lady Gaga that Tony drew after their recording sessions.
Alec and Hilaria were seen grabbing coffee at the Grey Dog Cafe in Manhattan ...
... and the next day, the episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” debuted, featuring Alec. Perhaps floating in a caffeinated lovecloud, he tweeted an until-then unseen pic from his June 30 wedding!
Ever the environmentalist, Alec was the “guest of honor” at Peconic Baykeeper’s Celebration of Our Bays. The same day, he published a blog post, “The Truth About Fracking,” in the Huffington Post.
Alec tweeted several photos from the Sag Harbor Sailboat Race, sparking comments about his snobbery, criticism to which his daughter, Ireland, responded vehemently: “go choke on an egg roll ... THAT WAS A SAILBOAT HE SAW WHILE ON OUR FAVORITE BEACH.”
After a spin class at SoulCycle in the Hamptons with Matthew Broderick, Alec performed in Guild Hall’s “Celebrity Autobiography” program, reading from a memoir written by Eminem—another man who had a tumultuous relationship with someone named Kim!
Alec hosted the Research Without Cruelty benefit in Amagansett. Later, he scampered over to the Hamptons International Film Festival dinner, where he sat next to famed photog Bruce Weber.
Alec and Hilaria attended the first day of the U.S. Open and the opening-night gala. The Post’s Baldwin-beat reporter noted that he “appeared frustrated as he worked to keep his trousers from hitting the deck.”
Shooting of the final season of 30 Rock began! Crowds amassed outside 30 Rockefeller Center, where Tina Fey joined Alec, who appeared to be having pants trouble again.
In case you were wondering, Alec Baldwin is still anti-fracking! Yoko Ono announced an anti-fracking coalition, of which Alec is a member.
Alec watched the RNC, and slammed Clint Eastwood’s empty-chair address, calling it “smear[ing] molasses all over the convention floor.”
Meanwhile, an Observer reporter ran into Stephen Baldwin at the convention and asked if the he would vote for his sibling if he ran for NYC mayor. “I really wouldn’t have much of a choice,” he told us. “Being a New York resident and he’s big bro, so yeah, he gets my vote.”

With Labor Day, we said goodbye to August, the Sunday of months, the last chance to relax until easing back into normal life. But if you’re Alec Baldwin, you never slowed down—not for a minute. Tracking the actor’s every move via Twitter, gossip columns and party photos (because how can you not?), we found that even in his leisure time the man is unstoppable, mixing work, play and philanthropy in a way that would exhaust mere mortals.

Click through our slideshow for an illustrated tour through Alec’s August, or click here for a large image.

Additional research by Jonah Wolf and Toby Wareham. Illustrations by Amy Melson.

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