Enjoy the East End Al Fresco. 
From Riverhead to Orient to Montauk

The Eastern End of Long Island, New York City’s backyard beach getaway, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages and interests. From Riverhead to Greenport to Montauk, there are the Hamptons, North Fork farms and vineyards, breweries, scenic beaches, and stunning views. From tall ship festivals to music festivals to drag racing events, to the Long Island Aquarium, Splish Splash, and the Parrish Art Museum, there’s something for everyone.

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Unleash Your Inner Equestrian

The Hampton Classic is one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated horse shows in the United States. Held annually in our own backyard of Bridgehampton, the event attracts top equestrians from around the world. Spectators come to enjoy the thrilling competitions and admire the incredible skill and beauty of the horses and riders. In addition to show jumping, the Hampton Classic features a variety of other activities such as boutique shopping, fine dining, and entertainment for the whole family. It is a glamorous and exciting event that showcases the best of the equestrian world right here on the East End!

To plan your weekend in one of our towns (East Hampton, Montauk, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold), visit eastendgetaway.com, your destination guide for all things on the East End Al Fresco.
EAST END EVENTS
The Hampton Classic 
240 Snake Hollow Road,  Bridgehampton 
Daily through  Sunday,  September 3rd   |   Main gates open at 8:30a

Daily admission: $20 per carload, paid at entrance.
Thursday: Free admission for seniors, veterans and current members of the military, or if you bring 3 or more non perishable food items for the Sag Harbor Food Pantry.

Boutique Garden is open daily from 9am - 5pm

Art in the Garden

LongHouse Reserve,  East Hampton.  |   Wednesday,  August  30th.  10a - 12p

Karyn Mannix will be teaching these wonderful art workshops at the LongHouse Reserve.

The art projects planned are influenced by our natural surroundings. If you have never been to LongHouse before, here is your opportunity to enjoy luscious gardens sprinkled with art.

The 1st hour we will concentrate on painting Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome (1998),

The 2nd hour we will create an Oscar Molina Children of the World Sculpture

*Parents can join their child on this art adventure. ($25 per head)

Recommended for ages 7 AND UP

2023 Summer Concerts in the Park with
Mean Machine 

Honeycrisp Apple Festival

Harbes Family Farm,  Jamesport.  |   Saturday,  September 2nd. & 
Sunday,  September 3rd.  9a - 6p

There will be plenty of Honeycrisp apple picking! Our 6-acre Jamesport Honeycrisp Apple Orchard has loads of delicious apples to pick. The innovative trellis system allows us to grow apples that are even within reach of the smallest of hands! Don’t worry about having to walk far because our Apple Express will chauffeur you to the ripest rows of apples.

There’ll be FREE LIVE MUSIC in our courtyard on both days from 1-5 pm. Saturday, singer/songwriter Glenn Jochum is scheduled to play. Glenn easily transitions from folk to soul to rock to blues to country, delivering lyrics that come straight from the heart. Sunday, singer/guitarist Thomas Moran will be performing. Come enjoy this rising young talent!While you’re here you can’t miss our Robin Hood Trivia Challenge Corn Maze! Our maze has a fun & challenging touchless trivia game. As an extra bonus game, you can help Robin Hood on a very special interactive video mission. To round out the day there will be hayrides, great foods to enjoy, Harbes Vineyard’s award-winning wines to sip, vendors, and additional children’s activities.

Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts

The Great Lawn

The Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts returns for its 15th year on the Great Lawn across from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Westhampton Beach. Hours are Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm. Admission to this remarkable fine art event is free.

For the past decade, the visions and creative talents of artisans from throughout New York and across America in fine arts and fine crafts have transformed the Great Lawn into an extraordinary outdoor gallery of original art from artwork in such mediums such as sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, glass, ceramics, mixed-media, metalwork, fiber art, woodworking and more. Represented will be artisans with works found in the top private and public art collections in the nation. All will be present to discuss how they were trained, how they are inspired, and answer questions about how your specific purchases were made. 

20th Anniversary Event

Catapano Dairy Farm, Peconic   |   Saturday,  September 2nd.  4p - 8p

Yee-haw!  It’s time to celebrate Catapano Dairy Farm’s 20 years in business, complete with goat yoga, a barbeque dinner and square dance calling!  Festivities kick off at 4pm with two back-to-back 30-minute goat yoga and goat cuddling sessions. Bounce houses, face painting and pony rides for the kids will take place from 4pm till 6pm.  Cheese tasting and vendors on-site with silent auction items for the grownups. Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30, followed by square dancing at 6:30.  The evening wraps up at 8:30.

$50 ticket for adults includes a drink ticket, one raffle ticket, dinner and all activities.  $25 ticket for children 2 years to 12 years includes dinner, water or juice box and all activities. Children under 2 are free.

Proceeds will go to benefit the farm’s manager undergoing cancer treatment and the Southold Mothers Club to help fund events for parents and children on the North Fork.

Not Your Early Bird Market & Open Mic

Riverhead Moose Lodge   |   Sunday,  September 3rd   12p - 6p

Sleep late and enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon. This pop-up market takes place on the scenic Peconic Riverfront in Riverhead, New York. From August 27 to October 1, you can shop for handcrafted goods, books and food. Grab a beverage from the River’s Edge Bar & Grill.

  • In addition to the market, there will also be an open mic for musicians, vocalists, comedians, poets, and spoken word artists from 2p – 6p (15-30 minute slots are available). The open mic is open to all levels of performers, so whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this is a great opportunity to share your talents.
  • Admission is free, so come relax, shop, and sip on the scenic Peconic Riverfront.
  • All genres and ages welcome.PA system, soundboard, and microphone provided. No vulgar language. Covers welcome!
  • To reserve a time slot, please visit riverheadmooselodge.com or text 631-494-2978
  • Drops in Welcome if slots are available! 
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HARBORFEST and Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

Sag Harbor.  |   Saturday,  September  16th. &  Sunday,  September 17th

The second of two Arts & Crafts events sponsored each year by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The events take place in Marine Park against a backdrop of luxury yachts, one block from historic Main Street. Stroll along the waterfront to discover and purchase amazing works by a select group of artisans.

WHALE HO!

HarborFest 2023 will be held Saturday and Sunday September 16th and 17th, with the village’s rich maritime history on full display all weekend long. Long Wharf will be filled with live music, kids activities, great food, beer and wine and dozens of vendors representing Sag Harbor’s rich cultural and artistic history.

Visit Marine Park for the annual HarborFest Arts & Crafts Fair, with more than 50 vendors on hand to sell their handmade art, jewelry and other crafts. Don’t miss the famous HarborFest Clam Chowder Contest on Sunday at noon, and of course whaleboat racing all afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday off Windmill Beach.

Fun for Kids

New to HarborFest this year is an expanded Kids’ Zone in Steinbeck Park with Tony The Pony offering pony rides and a petting zoo for all children to enjoy. The South Fork Natural History Museum will be in Steinbeck Park with live native Eastern box turtles, and gray tree frogs, and John Jermain Memorial Library will have fun sea-themed crafts and tattoos. Don’t miss the fire juggling show by Keith Leaf at 3:45 pm on Saturday. Long Wharf will also be teeming with fun kids’ activities, with bounce castles, games, competitions, amusements and so much more. Just off the wharf on Windmill Beach will be tug-of-wars, hula hoop contests and the annual corn shucking contest, all presented by Epic Martial Arts.

Whaleboat Races

HarborFest’s signature event presented by The Sag Harbor Express off Windmill Beach, where annual bragging rights and the coveted Whalers Cups are on the line. The races had their origins in the Old Whalers Festival, which began in 1964 as an effort to drum up tourism during the shoulder season. Races begin at noon on Saturday and 11:30 am on Sunday and run throughout the afternoon. Men’s, Women’s, Junior’s and Firefighter divisions will compete.

Live Music on Long Wharf

This year’s festival will feature live music across town with musicians taking to Long Wharf, Steinbeck Park and the Sag Harbor Historical Museum throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday. Old favorites like Jim Turner and the Sag Harbor Community Band, along with some new names like The Popsicles and Lynn Blue Band. Don’t miss Bruce Beyer & Friends at the Sag Harbor Historical Museum on Saturday at 2:00 pm. The festival wraps up on Saturday with a 5:00 pm performance by Gene Casey and The Lonesharks and a 7:00 pm show with the HooDoo Loungers, both in Steinbeck Park.

Clam Chowder Contest

The can’t-miss event of the festival is the famous HarborFest Clam Chowder Contest, which begins at noon on Sunday. Sample chowders from local restaurants and take home a commemorative HarborFest mug! The event is sponsored by Manna at the Lobster Inn, costs $20 to participate and will benefit the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Tour the Old Whalers’ Church
Built in 1844, the Old Whalers’ Church is a National Historic Landmark at 44 Union Street in Sag Harbor. Starting at 9:00 am on Sunday, there will be an architectural highlights tour by Randy Croxton and members of the church’s historical committee. Listen to the sound of the oldest working pipe organ on Long Island, demonstrated by the church’s highly regarded organist and music director, Walter Klauss. Attend a church service at 10:00 am based on the words and music of the time period when this beautiful church was constructed and attended by whalers from around the world. Finish your visit with coffee hour and a historic tour of the Old Burying Ground, final resting place of patriots and Revolutionary War veterans.

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East End Tourism Board of Directors 2023:

Bryan DeLuca - President

Paul Monte - Vice President

Steve Bate - Secretary


Michael Ciaramella
Jennifer Fowkes
Jessica Insalaco
Connie Losandro
Kristen Reyes
Lisa Sannino

Support provided by Market NY through I LOVE NY/ New York State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards, through partnerships with East End Tourism Alliance (EETA) and Discover Long Island.


 
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