The East End of Long Island is a great place for a summer camp experience. Kids of all ages can attend camps that offer exciting activities and an opportunity to make lifelong friends. Depending on the camp, kids can explore a variety of activities such as sports, nature studies, performing arts and sailing. Some summer camp options can be found in our blog, "Summer Camps on the North and South Forks."
For a complete directory and more information on where to go 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.
Your Weekend Guide to the East End
Nature’s Canvas: Art Class for Kids with Melissa Pressler
Fireside Fridays are back! Who doesn’t love cozying up with a glass of wine by a firepit?! Join us on Friday afternoons into early evenings to enjoy a glass of wine by our backyard bonfires!
In addition to the Full Suhru Menu which includes a selection of cheese, charcuterie, and small bite options, on Fridays only we will have a special s’mores plate option featuring our custom made Merlot infused Dark chocolate!
Reservations Recommended, Walkins Welcomed!
LIRR Escorted Tour: Montauk Lighthouse and Sag Harbor
Take a trip to Montauk, the ultimate seaside community located at the tip of Long Island, without the stress of a long drive, traffic or planning your day. After your train pulls into the station, you will board a bus to “the End”, making stops at Montauk Village and the Montauk Point Lighthouse.
Take a breezy stroll through Montauk Village, where you’ll find snacks, any essentials you may need, and unique local gifts from boutiques, all just steps from the beach.
The Montauk Point Lighthouse was the first lighthouse in New York State and is one of the oldest active lighthouses in the U.S. today. Climb to the top or stay at the ground level and explore the gift shop, museum, and surroundings in Montauk Point State Park.
Then, head to the heart of the Hamptons, Sag Harbor, for a quaint escape. Explore all the sights this historically rich port has to offer; from beaches and nature preserves to museums, vintage shops, and fine dining.
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Support the Shelter Island Historical Society’s educational mission! Included in the tour are extraordinary Shelter Island homes and a reception following the tour from 3:30-4:30pm where we will have the fundraising auction, beverages and lite bites.
Community Day invites the public to experience The Watermill Center’s 10-acre campus as our Artists-in-Residence do: a space to explore, relax, and get inspired. Community Day features art installations and performances by East End artists throughout our wooded grounds and a self-guided tour of our outdoor art collection.
This Spring, The Watermill Center’s Community Day celebrates the rich culture of Long Island. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn about the various cultural and artistic offerings across the North & South Forks through informational booths and workshops by East End institutions curated throughout The Watermill Center’s grounds.
The day’s offerings include installations, performances, and workshops by East End artists, including Scott Bluedorn, David Chaffin, Philippe Cheng, Pipi Deer, East End Special Players, Saskia Friedrich, Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, Sylvia Hommert, Stephanie Joyce, Laurie Krupp, Bastienne Schmidt, and Sabra Moon Elliot, the current Artist-in-Residence at the Hayground School. The Center will also highlight teaching artists from their Healing Arts program, with wellness workshops led by Sylvia Channing and Karen Meyer throughout the evening. Community Day will feature a special installation from students participating in The Center’s YARP Teens program, who spent the past few weeks exploring the intersection of art and activism; and a blessing led by Shane Weeks from the Shinnecock Indian Nation.
Attendees for Community Day will have the chance to explore The Watermill Center’s property and learn about local community organizations, including Bay Street Theatre, East End Food Institute, Eastville Community Historical Society, Guild Hall, Luv Michael, Ma’s House & BIPOC Artist Studio, Niamuck Land Trust, Pitch Your Peers, US Autism Homes and organizations from the Hamptons Arts Network. Refreshments will be available from Buddhaberry, Hampton Coffee Company, Luv Michael, and South Fork Bakery.
Tickets start at $15, children’s admission (11 and under) is free. If the cost of this event presents a financial barrier for you, please request a pay-what-you-can ticket by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you love the Fish & Sips event, you don’t want to miss the summer version, Taste the East End! A flavor-filled night of food pairings with local craft beer, wine and cider! Plus live music throughout the property!
Guests 21 and over, please.
$85 pp (+tax) includes all food & craft beverage tastings.
Ricky Bottenus will be joining us again a few times this summer for blacksmithing demonstrations in our shop during the Hampton Flea + Vintage events, be sure to stop by!
Long Island blacksmith Ricky Bottenus will be joining us for some blacksmithing demonstrations in our 19th centure blacksmith shop. Visitors will get a chance to not only watch and talk with Ricky, but can get hands on and try out a few swings on the anvil themselves. Participation requires signing of a liability waiver and is at the discretion of the instructor and proper safety equipment will be provided.
East End Tourism Board of Directors 2023:
Bryan DeLuca - President
Paul Monte - Vice President
Steve Bate - Secretary
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.