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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July 15th Weekend on the East End

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Want an unforgettable experience? Charter a sailing excursion on the East End of Long Island! The scenic waters of the Sound, Bay and Ocean provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic sunset sail or a leisurely afternoon with friends. There are several charter companies that will provide experienced guides, top-of-the-line vessels, and all the necessary safety equipment to make your excursion comfortable and safe.  Toss in some gourmet food and drinks and you have the perfect blend of luxury and fun!  Here are a few to checkout on the forks:

North Fork
East End Charters
Layla Sailing

South Fork
Oasis Charters
Sag Harbor Charters
Sail Sag Harbor

To plan your getaway in our East End 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.

photo courtesy of Layla Sailing

The Lynn Blue Band

    Rites of Spring Music on the Green
    Cutchogue Village Green   |   Thursday, July 13th   5:30 - 8:30p

    Music by Franz Schubert and Joseph Haydn

    The Haydn Trio is an appealing, pastorale work, originally written for baryton, viola and cello. The baryton was a bowed string instrument played gamba style with additional sympathetic strings for resonance. The Mozart Quartet was written for Friedrich Ramm, Mozart’s friend and virtuoso oboist.

    This is a production of Cutchogue – New Suffolk Historical Council & North Fork Promotional Council in collaboration with Rites of Spring Music Festival

    Reflextions – Art in the Park

    Grangebel Park, Riverhead   |   Friday, July 14th   5p - 10p

    In conjunction with Alive on 25, a FULL Lighting event with all of our installations lit. 
    Live Music by MICHAEL FRIEDELL – Solo Musician at 7p and special pre-performance from the Riverhead Performing Arts Summer Academy with songs from their Summer production of “Godspell” at 5:30p.

    Reflextions is a walkable, interactive experience for visitors located in Milton L Burns Park  (GRANGEBEL PARK) on Peconic Ave in Downtown Riverhead. A scenic setting – Reflextions utilizes the park to create a free, accessible public art space.

    Social Summer Fridays

    East End Seaport Museum, Greenport   |   Friday, July 14th   7p

    Monthly Oyster Tastings, Sea Shanties, and Talks about Our Maritime Heritage.
    Free to members, suggested donation for non-members.
    Please register to let us know you are coming!

    Rum Cruise –  A Sunset Adventure

    Departing from the Long Island Aquarium
    Friday, July 14th  &  Saturday, July 15th   7:30p - 9:30p

    Enjoy Rum Punch on the Sunset “BOOZE” cruise adventure aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat. Travel along the Peconic River with fun music, complementary drinks and snacks, while enjoying the beautiful summer sunset.

    $75/per person. 21 and older.   Reservations Required.

    Future Cruises:
    Tequila Cruise: August 11th and 12th • 7:30pm-9:30pm
    Wine Cruise: September 8th and 9th • 7:00pm-9:00pm

    American Legion Post, Southold   |   Saturday, July 15th   8a - 2p
    Rain date Sunday, July 16th

    The Auxiliary of the Southold American Legion Griswold Terry Glover Post 803 will host its annual Summer Fair and Fundraiser at the American Legion Post located at 51655 Main Rd. in Southold. The Fair will feature more than 20 craft, antique, yard sale, gift and baked goods vendors; face painting from noon to 2 p.m.; lawn games and other children’s activities. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a gift basket raffle. Hotdogs and refreshments will be available for purchase.

    Admission is free. Proceeds support American Legion Auxiliary initiatives that enhance the lives of veterans, active military and their families. 

    Beer & Blacksmithing

    Southampton History Museum   |   Saturday, July 15th   4p - 8p

    Learn the ins and outs of being a blacksmith with our resident blacksmith Ricky Bottenus. Guests will get a chance to swing a hammer and forge hot steel into their very own bottle opener to take home. Drinks and pizza will be provided. Space is limited to 6 participants so buy your tickets today! This event is limited to guests 21 and older.

    On the Grounds of the beautiful Quogue Wildlife Refuge

    The Gala will feature substantial hors d’oeuvres by Justin’s Chop Shop, cocktails, local wine by Pellegrini Vineyards and local beer by Long Island Farm Brewery, live music by Noiz, live and silent auctions, and a chance to meet our resident animals up close! 

    Your Sponsorship provides direct support for our educational programming, care and facilities for the resident wildlife, and maintenance of this 305-acre nature preserve that is open to visitors, free of charge, 365 days a year.

    Dancing Under the Stars with NOFO Band

    Sannino Vineyard, Cutchogue   |   Saturday, July 15th   7p - 10p

    Bring a picnic blanket for a night of great tunes!
    Glass specials available – $25pp
    Advance ticket purchase is required.  Space is Limited.

    Gosman’s Dock Summer Concert with the Hoodoo Loungers

    Gosman's Dockside Stage, Montauk   |   Sunday, July 16th  6p - 8p 

    2023 Summer Line-up:
    July 23rd – Zanti Misfits
    July 30th – Hampton Jazz All-Stars
    Aug 6th – Holiday Ramblers
    Aug 13th – Nancy Atlas Project
    Aug 20th – Hampton Jazz All-Stars
    Aug 27th – Real East End Brass

    Montauk’s Concert on the Green with
    Steve Tekulsky Band

    Village Green   |   Monday, July 17th   6p - 8p

    Presented by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, the summer concert series is free to the public and features a variety of musicians.

    Summer 2023 Lineup:
    July 24 – The Realm
    July 31 – The Dog Watchers
    August 7 – Annie Trezza
    August 14 – Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks
    August 21 – Sarah Conway & The Playfull Souls
    August 28 – Ray Red

    Greenport’s Dancing in the Park with
    Mambo Loco

    Mitchell Park   |   Monday, July 17th   7:30p - 9:30p

    The Village of Greenport presents Dances in the Park, free live concerts on the boardwalk. Bring your lawn chairs and beach towels and dancing shoes!

    2023 Summer Line-up:
    July 24 – Winston Irie
    July 31 – The Vendettas
    August 7 – Foster Europe featuring The Second Hands
    August 14 – Southbound
    August 21 – REEB (Real East End Brass)
    August 28 – The Hoodoo Loungers

    East Quogue Summer Concert on the Green with Iris Orning

    Village Green   |   Tuesday, July 18th   7p

    This Summer Concert is sponsored annually by the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce, the East Quogue Civic Association and the Town of Southampton.
    Next Concert:
    July 25 – Whale Noises (last concert)

    SNORKEL ADVENTURE at the Long Island Aquarium

    Now through Labor Day • Tues, Wed, Thur, Sat & Sun
    10:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 2:45pm
    and on Weekends at 4pm

    Shark Reef Lagoon offers an opportunity to experience the beauty and magic of tropical snorkeling – right on Long Island.
    Designed for participants of all ages (children must be beyond diaper age, and accompanied by an adult if under 7),
    We encourage you to wear your bathing suit, but we do have available wet suits should you need one.  You can also bring your own snorkel gear (mask, flippers and mouthpiece) or we have brand-new ones available for purchase.

    Also, check out the Swim With Real Mermaids adventure.

    Paddle Battle Long Island

    Peconic River, Riverhead   |   Saturday, July 29th

    Be part of the Paddle Battle Long Island Race to Save the Sea Turtles! Join either the 2.5 mile recreational race or the 5 mile competitive race! Bring your friends and family for support! They can cheer you on at the start and finish line where they will be in full view.

    This fun filled day of races will help raise money for the New York Marine Rescue Center! Medals will be given out to first place winners in each age category for each respective class and race distance.

    Register today!

    Year Round Your Next Amazing Getaway Could Be On The Beautiful East End of Long Island! We're Not Just Your Weekend Destination Anymore. No Matter the Season, There is a Reason to...End Up Here!

    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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