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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2024 Great North American Solar Eclipse

Join us at Custer Observatory for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse! Witness the phenomenon of a solar eclipse in person through our filtered high-powered, state-of-the-art telescopes and using certified safe solar eclipse viewing glasses (provided). This rare celestial event occurs when the Moon aligns with the Sun, creating a shadow across the Earth along the path of totality. In our area, we will experience a partial solar eclipse with the moon covering approximately 90% of the sun’s disk at the peak of the eclipse at approximately 3:15pm. Watch with us as the Moon partially covers the Sun, casting a shadow over the Earth.

$10 Adult, $8 Children Under 16, $5 Observatory Members. Your donations make it possible to offer programs like these and are greatly appreciated. Due to limited space, registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

This is a weather-permitting event. Please bring a blanket or chair to comfortably view the eclipse from our lawn. Certified safe solar viewing glasses will be provided at check-in.

Hike at Barrel Hill with Southampton Trails Preservation Society

Meet in the parking area under the power lines 100 feet East of 171 Edge of Woods Road for a 2.6 mile hike of hilly terrain. The hike will lead up to the historic Barrel Hill, then to the amazing SYS Overlook where you can see all the way to the mountains in Connecticut on a clear day. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early as the hike leaves promptly at 10am. Leashed pets are welcome. Text Trail Leader Tim Corwin 631-204-7821 to RSVP.

This hike is co-sponsored by Southampton Trails Preservation Society & Southampton History Museum

FULL MOON NIGHT HIKE at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Celebrate the full moon with a nighttime hike through the forest and up to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy some night vision activities under the light of the moon.

Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance; payment required at time of reservation. A program for adults and families with children over 11.

$10/members, $20/non-members.

Light the Night Winter Trail Walk at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Join us for this magical winter evening walk.  Come to the Refuge for a self-guided, peaceful stroll through the gently lit forest trails. 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM is for adults only.  Bring a reusable mug and enjoy a warm beverage.

Flashlights are not permitted during the walk. Please note that this is a quiet walk. You can walk the trail as many times as you’d like.

$15.00 per person, $10 per child 12 and younger.

Winter Activities on the East End

Embrace the winter wonders on Long Island’s East End with a plethora of activities catering to couples and families alike. From the enchantment of ice skating and seal watching to the cozy allure of igloo dining and exploring the vibrant wineries and craft beverage scene, there’s something for everyone. Here, we spotlight outdoor activities to elevate your winter experience and cast away the seasonal blues on both the North and South Forks of Long Island. 

Exploring the State Parks and Nature Preserves

Discover the wealth of nature preserves throughout the Hamptons and North Fork, offering year-round exploration opportunities. At the easternmost tip of the South Fork, Montauk boasts scenic parks and preserves, including Montauk Point State Park with its breathtaking ocean views and iconic Montauk Point Lighthouse. Engage in outdoor activities like fishing, photography, and stargazing while exploring Hither Hills and Shadmoor State Park during the winter months. Keep in mind that January and February can be windy, especially along the shoreline, so dressing in layers with a hat and face covering is advisable. 

On the North Fork, Hallock State Park Preserve presents a 225-acre haven with a mile of pristine beachfront, offering winter pursuits such as hiking, bird watching, and nature hikes (please note, no pets allowed). Orient Beach State Park and Sound Avenue Nature Preserve near Reeves Beach in Baiting Hollow are also excellent options for winter exploration on the East End.

Get to Know the East End’s Diverse Wildlife Population

As you venture through the numerous nature reserves, anticipate encountering the diverse wildlife that thrives on the East End. A prime location for observing this rich array of fauna is the Elizabeth Alexandra Morton National Wildlife Refuge, situated off Noyack Road in Southampton. Amidst the captivating landscape, visitors can spot turkeys, deer, foxes, as well as avian species like Piping Plovers, Terns, and Osprey. 

Quogue Wildlife Refuge, located off Old County Road in Quogue, welcomes year-round activities, providing a chance to meet various animals and familiarize oneself with the region’s wildlife. Boasting over seven miles of trails, the refuge serves as a nature preserve, with a gentle reminder that dogs and bicycles are not permitted. 

Winter unfolds a splendid opportunity to witness the majestic bald eagles across the East End. Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island encompasses more than 225 acres of gardens, fields, and wooded trails, offering a perfect backdrop to explore Shelter Island’s natural beauty. Keep those binoculars handy, as you might catch a glimpse of bald eagles soaring by. Please note that walking trails are closed to the public from November to January due to the Town-wide deer hunting program.

Hiking the East End’s Vast Trails

If you enjoy hiking with your canine companion, there are numerous dog-friendly trails across the East End. Explore trails like Northwest Woods Trails, Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays and Pine Neck Sanctuary in East Quogue, a designated nature preserve.

On the North Fork, enjoy trails such as  Cranberry Bog in Riverhead, Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue (which encompasses the Native American archaeological site Fort Corchaug), Sound View Dunes Park with its two main trails, and Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport near the North Fork Audubon Society

Shelter Island offers its fair share of dog-friendly trails and nature parks including Turkem’s Rest Trail off of Midway Road, Coecles Harbor Marine Trail off of Hudson Avenue, Bunker City County Park off of Menhaden Lane, Sachem’s Woods in the middle of Shelter Island and Ram Island. 

Stay active with  year-round hiking groups and clubs on the East End, including Friends of the Longpond Greenbelt and the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society

Ice Skating

Experience the joy of ice skating on the East End with a variety of rinks offering lessons, events, and more. In Southampton, along Montauk Highway, you’ll find the Southampton Ice Rink, providing public skating, lessons, youth and adult hockey, and even igloos for rent. These heated igloos, equipped with a Bluetooth speaker, board games, and seating for up to 6 people, offer a cozy space to relax and warm up between skating sessions. 

Head to East Hampton’s Buckskill Winter Club, where the tennis center transforms into an ice skating rink. Enjoy ice hockey tournaments, skating lessons, and free skating, complemented by a welcoming clubhouse with an open fire. Treat yourself to hot chocolate, soup, and more available for purchase. 

Venture to Riverhead for the Peconic Ice Rinks, a new indoor rink at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. Opened in November 2023, this facility offers public skating, hockey, lessons, classes, and various clinics, including popular events like Teen Skate Nights, Adult Open Hockey, and Freestyle Skating.

Seal Watching

The East End stands out as a premier destination for seal watching from November to April. Long Island’s shores provide refuge to five native seal species, including Harbor, Grey, and Harp seals. Encounter the commonly seen, such as Harbor and Grey seals, while the Ringed and Hooded seals prefer Arctic seas and are less frequently spotted.

Join the New York State Office of Parks’ guided hikes at  Montauk Point State Park for a two-hour, three-mile scenic beach hike led by a naturalist, offering opportunities to observe, photograph, and learn about Long Island’s seals and marine geology. Reserve your spot, as space is limited! 

Additionally, the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) offers 1.5-hour, 1.25-mile guided seal walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton Beach throughout the season, often free of charge with donations welcomed. For cruising enthusiasts, CRESLI provides two-hour excursions in Shinnecock Bay; reservations are required for both walks and cruises.

Check the East End Getaway calendar for hiking dates and cruise availability.

Remember to Visit the Wineries, Breweries and Restaurants

Explore the extensive array of year-round wineries, breweries and distilleries on Long Island’s East End, making it effortless to include a stop during your visit.  Offering activities for all ages and a variety of experiences, you can tailor your outing to your preferences. These local establishments also provide non-alcoholic beverages and tempting snacks!

Craving outdoor dining in the midst of winter? The East End has you covered. Despite the chill, you can still enjoy outdoor dining with igloo reservations at certain restaurants, adding a touch of fun to your winter culinary experience. A few to not miss are The Baker House 1650 in East Hampton, Gurney’s Resort in Montauk, Flora in Westhampton Beach and The Menhaden on the North Fork. 

For a list of wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants, visit eastendgetaway

*photo courtesy of Quogue Wildlife Refuge

HarborFrost in Sag Harbor

HarborFrost is a celebration of winter in Sag Harbor highlighting two extreme elements—fire and ice! Featuring live ice carving demonstrations, ice sculptures along Main Street, live music performances and indoor children’s activities. The festivities culminate with the stunning Fireworks by Grucci display off the end of Long Wharf. There’s something for everyone! Spend the day shopping and dining in Sag Harbor—we are OPEN for business.

All Day
Frostbitten Frames and Other Special Treats | Sag Harbor Cinema

The Sag Harbor Cinema will play “Frostbitten Frames” with classic animated shorts on its vitrines throughout the day, along with complimentary “Dreamy” hot cocoa samples inside. The third-floor Green Room Bar will open early at 2p, with live music from 3 to 4p, hot chili and the best fireworks view from the rooftop.

All Day
Green Screen Photos and Hot Chocolate Bar | John Jermain Memorial Library

Stop by the local library and have some fun with green screen photos, story time and tours of the newly renovated spaces. And a hot chocolate bar, too!

10a | StoryWalk Trail Hike | Mashashimuet Park and Long Pond Greenbelt
As part of the annual HarborFrost activities, join Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt for a fun walk for kids of all ages along the StoryWalk Trail in Sag Harbor (about 30 minutes). The more adventurous can continue on for another half hour to see Long Pond and learn about the amazing Long Pond Greenbelt. Meet at the bleachers at Mashashimuet Park on the corner of Main Street and Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor. Leader: Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689.
*The StoryWalk Trail was made possible through a grant from the Sag Harbor Partnership.

11a to 5p | Sage and Madison
Sage and Madison will be delighting all visitors with their signature winter hot chocolate with your choice of whipped cream and sprinkle topping, complimentary upon arrival in barn boutique . Don’t miss out on our winter upto 5O percent off sale. This never happens.

11:30a to 5p | Culinary Stroll | Starting at Il Capuccino
Sample some of Sag Harbor’s finest foods on this casual stroll through the village sponsored by the Sag Harbor Hysterical Society. The tour starts at Il Capuccino at 11:30 a.m. with stops along the way at El Taco, Page @63 Main, Vin Sur Vingt and K Pasa. $50 includes dining specialties at each stop. Cash bar. The tour ends with plenty of time for guests to make their way to Long Wharf for the fireworks. Prizes for the best decorated chef’s hat. Space is limited so contact Charlie Canavan at 631-379-2169 in advance.

Noon, 2p, and 3p | Ceremonial Cacao | Dragon Hemp Apothecary
Dragon Hemp Apothecary will welcome guests for a serving of the
Ceremonial Cacao at the top of each hour — at noon, 2 and 3 p.m. A cacao
ceremony has been part of a tradition for various ancient cultures dating back
thousands of years. A ceremonial cacao is very different from a traditional hot
chocolate in that ceremonial grade cacao is a pure Criollo cacao-bean paste that
contains a higher quantity of beneficial and mood-elevating compounds. Criollo
cacao bean is a wild strain not bred for sweetness like most commercial
chocolates and has higher concentrations of Theobromine, serotonin, tryptophan
and many other health-restoring consciousness-altering compounds.6 to 8 p.m.

2 to 4p | Glitter Tattoos | The Wharf Shop
Stop into The Wharf Shop at 69 Main Street for free glitter tattoos!

12:20 to 1:20p | Live Music with Steve Skoldberg | Dragon Hemp Apothecary
No stranger to bringing live music to Main Street Sag Harbor, Steve Skoldberg has been playing music on the East End for over 30 years. For many years, he was a regular at favorite watering holes in Sag Harbor and now he returns to Dragon Hemp at 108 Main Street. One of the local open mic organizers, Skoldberg joins and backs up aspiring musicians Tuesday nights at the Sag Harbor Cinema Green Room Bar.

12:30 to 2:30p | Sushi Handroll Making Class | Sen Restaurant
Get out of the cold and stop into Sag Harbor’s favorite Japanese restaurant at 23 Main Street for this fun and immersive sushi handroll making class. Cost is $20 plus tax and tip for kids (veggies) and $30 for adults (fish). Miso soup will also be served, along with the rolls.

1 to 3p | Hot Cocoa Stand | The Windmill on Long Wharf
Support our local Boy Scouts and visit their hot cocoa stand at the Windmill.

1 to 5p | Frosty Face Bling | Stella & Ruby
Bring the little ones to Stella and Ruby at 144 Main Street and get out of the cold for some frosty face bling before the fireworks.

1:40 to 2:40p | Live Music with Friday Night Traditional | Kidd Squid Brewing Company
Brad Penuel’s engaging personal style shines through every tune as he brings his top drawer musical partners along for the ride with Friday Night Traditional at Kidd Squid Brewing Company, located at 11 Spring Street. One of the founding partners of Hopefully Forgiven, Penuel’s Alabama roots are strongly behind the southern rock, blues and country tunes you’ll hear from this new band.

2p | Ice Breaker Sailing Regatta | Breakwater Yacht Club
Hosted by Breakwater Yacht Club and Community Sailing Center, with lasers racing off Long Wharf starting around 2 p.m. For more information (or if you are looking for a boat) contact Sailing Director Sean Elliot at Sailingdirector@breakwateryc.org.

2:30p | Ice Carving by Ice Melodies | Long Wharf
The Long-Island based ice carving company Ice Melodies returns to HarborFrost to carve beautiful ice sculptures on Long Wharf. Master carver Richard Daly is a national award-winning ice carving artist and creates a unique and personal experience. With over 200 ice carving competition titles won, including five Gold Medals at the U.S. National Ice Carving Championships, Ice Melodies strives for perfection with every sculpture. In addition, look for smaller ice sculptures throughout the business district.

3 to 4p | Live Music with Telly Karoussos | Green Room Bar @ Sag Harbor Cinema
One of the founding members of the popular musical duo behind Hopefully Forgiven, all Telly Karoussos needs is his guitar, voice and charisma to get audiences up and dancing, foot stomping and clapping along. Come for the music and stay to watch the fireworks from the rooftop bar.

4:20 to 5:20p | Live Music with Sara Mundy | Sen Restaurant
Sara Mundy is best known for playing all over Shelter Island and recently was featured with Nancy Atlas at one of her Fireside Sessions shows at Bay Street Theater. Mundy is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. A favorite of other musicians looking for a beautiful voice to harmonize with, Mundy solo is a special treat you don’t want to miss.

4:45p | Fire Dancing by Keith Leaf and His Flaming Friends from Team Fun |Long Wharf
As the sun begins to set, Keith Leaf and His Flaming Friends from Team Fun will perform their sizzling and electrifying show at Windmill Beach near Long Wharf. Each year they bring heat to HarborFrost, always offering an awe-inspiring and unforgettable show.

5p | Open House and Fireworks Viewing Party | Breakwater Yacht Club
Drop by the waterfront Breakwater yacht Club at 51 Bay Street to learn about all the club has to offer, and view the fireworks from one of the most beautiful locations in all of Sag Harbor.

5:30 to 7:30p | Hot Soups and Live Music | Old Whalers’ Church
Come in from the cold for a warm whalers’ welcome! Hot soups and live music at Old Whalers’ Church, 44 Union Street. $10 and takeout is available.                            

5:30p | World-Famous Fireworks by Grucci | Long Wharf
The world-renowned pyrotechnic artists are back on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor to light up the winter sky with their extravagant and unique fireworks display over the harbor. Co-sponsored by Propane Depot.com and Tom O’Donoghue Builders.

6 to 7p | Live Music with Friday Night Traditional and Special Guests | Kidd Squid Brewing Company
Brad Penuel and his band Friday Night Traditional return to the stage at Kidd Squid, this time with special guests along to join the party.

6 to 8 p | The Mercer Quintet | The Church
Drawing from a multitude of influences including Hip-hop, Avant-garde Jazz,
Contemporary Jazz and Folk music from around the globe, The Mercer Quintet
will play live at The Church, 48 Madison Street, inviting the audience to enjoy a
preview of new pieces inspired by known experiences and curiosity of the
unknown.

8p | Live Music with Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks | Bay Street Theater

8p | Live Music with Jake Lear | Masonic Temple

Seal Hikes at Montauk Point State Park

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals. A State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to five species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. If you’d like, bring binoculars!

Hikers will meet at the Office/Restroom building in the lower parking lot. Please try to arrive 10 minutes before the start time. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking. We will be outdoors for about two hours and the hike is approximately three miles long. Strollers are not recommended. NO dogs allowed. Space is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

To register, call the Montauk Downs at 631-668-5000 (ext. 0).

Seal Cruises in Shinnecock Bay and elsewhere

Join us as a CRESLI scientist leads 2 hour expeditions to view, photograph and gather information about the diversity and distribution of the seals in Shinnecock Bay. You’ll learn about the different species of seals in our waters, as well as the characteristics and behaviors that allow these animals to thrive. You’ll hear about the history of seal exploitation and recovery and see these animals in their natural habitat.

Reservations required

Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

Over 31,900 seal encounters at Cupsogue Beach since 2006. Join us at Cupsogue Beach for our 19th year there. Observe, photograph, and learn about Long Island’s seals. The walks are suitable for children and are approximately 1.25 miles round trip and take about 1 to 1.5 hours. The paths we take are not stroller-friendly.

Reservations required

Reflextions Riverhead

Reflextions Riverhead, Art in The Park, is a walkable, interactive experience for visitors located in Milton L Burns Park  on Peconic Ave in Downtown Riverhead. A scenic setting – Reflextions utilizes and showcases the riverfront park to create a free, accessible public art space.

Reflextions Riverhead

Reflextions Riverhead, Art in The Park, is a walkable, interactive experience for visitors located in Milton L Burns Park  on Peconic Ave in Downtown Riverhead. A scenic setting – Reflextions utilizes and showcases the riverfront park to create a free, accessible public art space.

Reflextions Riverhead

Reflextions Riverhead, Art in The Park, is a walkable, interactive experience for visitors located in Milton L Burns Park  on Peconic Ave in Downtown Riverhead. A scenic setting – Reflextions utilizes and showcases the riverfront park to create a free, accessible public art space.

Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race

Get crafty and start paddling! With just cardboard and some duct tape, create your vessel to see how far you can make it down the Peconic River.

[rain date August 10, 2024]

The Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race is one of summer’s most exciting events along the Peconic Riverfront!

Races of various categories include the Youth Regatta, Yacht Club Regatta, Outlaw and Pirate Race where Captains and Skippers paddle their cardboard boats as fast as they can before sinking!

Scullers will be called on stage to accept their winning trophies and additional prizes like Best Spirit, Titanic Sinking, Best Constructed, and Most Creative.

Hosted by the Riverhead Business Improvement District in conjunction with the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce, this popular community event has attracted locals for years. In 2019, we had participants come from as far as Massachusetts and Virginia!

Downtown restaurants, breweries and shops will be open for takeout, indoor/outdoor dining and shopping. Visit our Downtown Riverhead Business Directory for a list of venues.

Halloween Fest and Parade Downtown Riverhead

[Rain Date October 26th]

DTR is annually turned into a Halloween hometown during the month of October when streets are lined with goblins, ghouls, tricks and treats.
Dress the whole family in costume and join us downtown for the festivities!

2PM COFFIN RACES
3-5PM TRICK OR TREAT
6PM PARADE

Check out our Community Calendar for a day-by-day list of Halloween happenings across DTR

Hallockville Country Fair

The Hallockville Country Fair is a North Fork tradition! Come celebrate the rich folk arts and agricultural heritage in a true old-fashioned country fair atmosphere. The Fair features family-friendly activities for all ages to spend the day enjoying including:


Tractor Pulls & Hayride (provided by our neighbor LIAPA)
Vendors selling handcrafted wares
Farm Animals
Historic Tours through Hallock Homestead & Cichanowicz Farmhouse
Steam and Quilt Exhibits
Food trucks
Farmers Market
Live Music
Children’s Area & Activities
and much more!

Fleece & Fiber Festival at Hallockville Museum Farm

Hallockville Museum Farm Fleece & Fiber Festival features fiber artisans sharing handmade and authentic works for sale, shearing demonstrations, exceptional four-legged guests, special fiber-focused tours of the Hallock Homestead, and more!

Hike at Tuckahoe Woods with Southampton Trails Preservation Society

Join us on a 4 mile hike of moderately hilly terrain and see vernal ponds and streams, Bi g Fresh Pond, a rare American Chestnut tree and an amazing overlook across the bays to the north shore. Leashed pets and children are welcome. Co-Sponsored by the Southampton Trails Preservation Society & the Southampton History Museum.

To RSVP please call or text Trail Leader, Tim Corwin 631-204-7821

Winter Watershed Walk Series

Join Peconic Baykeeper and Peconic Estuary Partnership in the second year of our Winter Watershed Walk Series! This year’s series features four new and different locations around the Peconic Estuary. 

We are hitting the trails again this winter to explore some of the beautiful locations around the Peconic Estuary. This is a great chance to learn more about the coastal habitats in the watershed. Walks are open to all ages, please register ahead of time so we may contact you in the event of a cancellation or rescheduling. Please dress for your comfort, warm layers, hats and gloves are encouraged. We will plan to meet at the trailhead and begin walks shortly after 10:00am if you are running late or can no longer attend a walk you have signed up for please let us know. We will do our best to wait for all confirmed registrants.

Please note that parking is limited at some locations and carpooling is encouraged.

To register, contact: alexa@peconicbaykeeper.org or valerie.virgona@stonybrook.edu

About the Walk: This walk is being co-lead with Peconic Land Trust. It’s approximately 1.5 miles and is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. For more info on accessibility please visit https://peconiclandtrust.org/our-work/projects/wolf-preserve. We will park and meet at the trailhead.

3rd Annual Southold Winterfest

Southold WinterFest is FREE to all residents and visitors, it will include exhibits and displays of local businesses and organizations as well as entertainment, free food and beverages, activities for adults and children, special events and prizes, such as:

  • DJ Music
  • A Caricature Artist
  • Face Painting
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Jugglers
  • Live Music

  And much more!

Raindate 02/18/2024

Winter Ride Through the Vines at RGNY

Join us this winter for a cozy, horse-drawn ride around our vines!

Learn about Long Island’s terroir and our own minimal-intervention approach as you sip on some warm Mexican hot chocolate.  Return to the tasting room to warm up with a flight of your choice and our tasty RG|MX cheese board!

This 2-hour experience includes: 

  •  Spiced Mexican hot chocolate in RG|NY tumblers for the ride
  •  A 30-min guided, horse-drawn tour around the property
  •  Flight of your choice upon return to the tasting room
  •  Our indulgent RG|MX cheeseboard
  •  Ample photo opportunities!

Winter Watershed Walk Series

Join Peconic Baykeeper and Peconic Estuary Partnership in the second year of our Winter Watershed Walk Series! This year’s series features four new and different locations around the Peconic Estuary. 

We are hitting the trails again this winter to explore some of the beautiful locations around the Peconic Estuary. This is a great chance to learn more about the coastal habitats in the watershed. Walks are open to all ages, please register ahead of time so we may contact you in the event of a cancellation or rescheduling. Please dress for your comfort, warm layers, hats and gloves are encouraged. We will plan to meet at the trailhead and begin walks shortly after 10:00am if you are running late or can no longer attend a walk you have signed up for please let us know. We will do our best to wait for all confirmed registrants.

Please note that parking is limited at some locations and carpooling is encouraged.

To register, contact: alexa@peconicbaykeeper.org or valerie.virgona@stonybrook.edu

About the Walk: This walk is 1.1 miles. We will park and meet at the trailhead.

Santa Visits Sag Harbor

Meet at the Windmill on Long Wharf as we welcome Santa on a firetruck.  Santa will be giving a ride down Main Street courtesy of the Sag Harbor Fire Department, with visits and photo ops taking place in the windmill from 1-3pm. WLNG will be joining the Sag Harbor Chamber broadcasting music from the rolling roadcaster parked right by the Windmill.  

sag harbor long wharf | Map

Southampton “It’s a Wonderful Village”

11:30 am – 3:30 pm Nostalgic Electric Train Ride
15 W Main Street (Behind Hildreth’s Outdoor Store)

1:30 pm -3:30 pm Santa at the Chamber
76 Main Street

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm Holiday Carolers
Strolling throughout the Village

East Hampton Village Holiday Celebration

The East Hampton Holiday Celebration begins with Santa touching down in Herrick Park via Helicopter at 10 a.m., courtesy of the PBA. Santa’s arrival will be accompanied by the Dressen’s food truck providing free doughnuts and hot cocoa to all of Santa’s fans. The annual Santa Parade will follow at 11 a.m. featuring floats from community groups, marching bands and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus on the holiday sleigh. Following the parade, a complimentary holiday movie will be screened at the Regal theater on Main Street at 1 p.m. Mrs. Claus will be greeting visitors at the Ladies Village Improvement Society from 2 – 4 p.m.

An exciting new addition to the Holiday Celebration is the first annual Village Holiday Market. Held on the front lawn of East Hampton Village Hall at the corner of Huntting Lane and Main Street, the market will offer an array of holiday greenery, decorations and treats as well as an assortment of specially crafted gingerbread houses from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. East Hampton Kitchen will offer homemade holiday cookie tins and seasonal soups available for purchase. Gingerbread house replicas of Mulford Farm, Village Hall and candy land will be on display and raffled off at the Holiday Market at 4:30 p.m. by Mayor Larsen. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at The Palm, White’s Pharmacy and The Monogram shop where the gingerbread houses will be on display. Proceeds from the Holiday Market will be donated to the East Hampton Food Pantry. The Holiday Market is funded by the East Hampton Village Foundation.

The lawn of The Hunting Inn on Main Street will be transformed into an ice skating rink offering complimentary ice skating, including skates, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., made possible by Landry’s. The East Hampton middle school choral group, the Bonnettes, will perform a concert of holiday favorites at 3:45 p.m. on the Village Hall lawn. Additionally, John Pappas, Cittanouva, Tutto Caffe and The Palm will offer lunch and dinner specials in honor of the holiday kick off. The ARF adoption truck will be parked behind Village Hall with dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available for adoption into their forever homes. Finally to cap off the holiday celebration there will be a tree lighting adjacent from the East Hampton post office on Gay Lane at 5p.m.

Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting

You don’t want to miss this quintessential community holiday event!

Join us in front of the Town of Shelter Island Police Department Headquarters for music and caroling, and the ceremonial lighting of the Town tree.

Then walk on down to the American Legion to warm up with some hot chocolate and homemade cookies, and have your photo taken with Santa Claus.

Free Admission. All welcome!

LIGHT UP THE HARBOR

Help us light up Sag Harbor with the spirit of the season! The festivities start at 4:15 on Long Wharf at the Bay Street Theater courtyard with holiday music by Sarah Conway and the Playful Souls. The Dickens Carolers will join in and the tree lighting will take place at approximately 5pm. Music and celebration will end at 5:30 p.m. 

sag harbor long wharf | Map

Long Island Railroad Museum Holiday Open House with Santa

Join us for a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 2nd from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM at our Visitors Center & Restoration Site,  416 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, New York.  Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome.

Santa arrives from the North Pole on our Fairbanks-Morse four man track speeder at 12 Noon each day with a gift for all good boys and girls.  Refreshments will be served and a LIONEL “Winter Wonderland” Toy Trainset will be raffled at Greenport on Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 PM.  For the train lover on your list, our Gift Shops will be open for holiday shopping.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Orient

Join us in lighting the tree at our annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Orient Beach State Park. The tree is lit by Santa and then he will be available for pictures afterwards. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. In the spirit of the season the Park will be collecting winter coats and non-perishable food items for families in need.

Greenport’s Annual Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting

See wow around every corner at the Village of Greenport’s annual Parade of Lights and tree lighting. The parade will kick off at 5 p.m. from the corner of Main and Center Streets and will continue through the village to Mitchell Park where the Christmas tree will be lit for the season.

Rain Date Dec. 3.

Santa Day in Mattituck

After many years of Santa Day at the Mattituck Shopping Center, we have teamed up with the Mattituck Parks Department and moved Santa Day to it’s new location to Mattituck Veteran’s Memorial Park’s Recreation Center!

The fun starts at Noon with Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, Candy, and Hot Chocolate. There will be indoor games and lots of space for the kids to run around outside while waiting for Santa!

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 1:00pm on a Mattituck Fire Department Fire Truck, and then head inside for pictures! 

Veteran’s Memorial Park is located off Peconic Bay Blvd and Bay Ave.

All are welcome and we’ll see you there!

photo courtesy of Southold Local

Jamesport tree lighting and holiday celebration

Jamesport will celebrate the holidays with a tree lighting, Christmas caroling and a visit from Santa on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m., hosted by the Jamesport Fire Department and the Greater Jamesport Civic Association. Free hot chocolate served by Duffy’s Deli and the Treatery.

photo courtesy of Riverhead Local

Lighting the Big Duck in Flanders

Apart of the National Register of Historic Places, the Big Duck is a sight to see and the annual lighting is a community event to not be missed! The event features a visit from Quackerjack, the Long Island Ducks baseball team mascot, carols led by students from the Riverhead Middle School Show Choir, refreshments and the ever-anticipated arrival of Santa Claus by fire truck.

The event features a visit from Quackerjack, the Long Island Ducks baseball team mascot, carols led by students from the Riverhead Middle School Show Choir, refreshments and the ever-anticipated arrival of Santa Claus by fire truck.

photo courtesy of Riverhead Local

2nd Annual Holiday on Main in East Quogue

Celebrate the Holidays in East Quogue during the Annual Holiday on Main Street (from Lewis Road east to past Bay Avenue/EQFD).  The road will be closed to vehicular traffic during that time. 

There will be vendors, food trucks, and activities, plus a holiday dog costume parade! Letters and Photos with Santa!
Tree lighting hosted by East Quogue Civic at the Village Green at 5p.

All are welcome!

Riverhead Tree Lighting

Holiday fun for all ages and your animals! There will be events from the Paws & Claus Pet Parade to the Goat on a Boat Puppet show & crafts!

Downtown Riverhead’s Annual Holiday Parade + Bonfire

Frosty temps are no match for Downtown Riverhead’s Annual Holiday Parade + Bonfire. No matter what holidays you celebrate, all are welcome to watch the Riverhead Lions Club kick off the holiday season with their annual parade followed by the Riverhead BID’s annual bonfire.

Enjoy free hot chocolate beside the community campfire, keeping you toasty while waiting to take a free photo with Santa. Once inside the magical gingerbread house, kids of all ages may hand Santa their wish list and snap a photo with the jolly fella!

Food truck, activity and toy vendors accompany smiles and cheer at longstanding community celebration.

Rain date December 16th

Santa at the Lighthouse in Montauk

Come and meet Santa Claus and have your picture taken with him at the Montauk Point Lighthouse!  Free hot chocolate, courtesy of Hampton Coffee.  Don’t miss it!  Sunday, November 26th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m

Lighting the Lighthouse in Montauk

The fun begins at around dusk, with free hot chocolate courtesy of Hamptons Coffee, and live, singalong holiday music from Sarah Conway and the Playful Souls, as we await the main event: the lighting of the light! This year’s honoree is Montauk Harbor Legend, “Admiral” Ed Michels.

There is no charge for this event, although we do appreciate your donations.

Montauk Point Seal Hikes

Experience seals in their natural environment! The New York State For Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that Montauk Point State Park will host a series of hikes to observe wintering seals.

Beginning in November and continuing through April 2024, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a scenic beach walk to an area where up to five species of seals can be observed. Along the hike, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology.  Bring binoculars!

To register, call the Montauk Downs 631-668-5000 (ext. 0).
$4 per persn (cash only). Children under 3 are FREE! 

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to start time. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and comfortable shoes for hiking.  Hikes are approximately 2 hours and 3 miles long. No Dogs allowed. Reservations required.

November 11th 11a        December 9th  10a    December 30th 2p
November 12th 12p     December 10th 11a  December 31st 2p
November 25th 11a  December 23rd 10a
November 26th 12p December 24th 11a

Winter Festival in Westhampton Beach

11 AM – 5 PM Main Street will be closed to traffic. • Check Chamber of Commerce website often for updates to schedule & festivities

Artisan Vendors
Beachglass and Burlap, Create & Imaginate, Curiously Creative Candles, Geri Besca Jewelry, Lulu Knits, Moon Breeze Mercantile, Nannyecrafts, Pawcasso Art Studio & Pet Boutique, Silk and Sea Designs

Beer Garden
Westhampton Beach Brewing Company

Christmas Trees & Wreaths
Bay Gardens

Family Activities
Inflatable Gingerbread Bouncy House & Slide
Sponsored by the Nydegger Family
Inflatable Snow Globe
“Walking Circus Performers” by Island Cirque

Food Vendors
Arlotta Food Studio, LLC, Founders Oyster Farm, J & A’s Gluten Free, Sal & Jerry’s, BakerySugar Sweet, Sweet Legends Bakeshop, Terra Nut, Tommy Pickles

Food Trucks & Restaurants
Brunetti’s Pizza Wine BarEmily’s Apple PuffsFlora & FaunaGood BickleIsland EmpanadaKnot of This World PretzelsMeats MeatSalt+Loft

Informational Vendors
New York Life – Daniel Piedra

Music
11AM – 1 PM Brooklyn Tim Performs Live
1PM – 4PM DJ Eclipse and Traveling Photo Booth
Sponsored by New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

Santa Con Style Pet Parade
Meet at 4 PM in front of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. The parade will begin at 4:30 PM and travel east on Main Street to The Village Green where it will end.
Parade in partnership with The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

5PM – 6PM Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting at The Village Green

Rain date for Sunday, December 3rd

Beekeeping – Winter Prep Class at Hallockville Museum Farm

As Fall comes to a close, it is our job as beekeepers to help provide our bees with the best possible chance of making it through the cold winter months.

Join Master Beekeeper Chris Kelly to construct quilt boxes and make candy boards for the beehives at Hallockville. Depending on the number of participants, attendees may also be able to take home their own quilt box or candy board.

$25 Members | $35 general public

Materials and instruction time for this class have been donated.

All proceeds go directly to Hallockville.

Native American Blessing at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Join Shinnecock Nation tribe members for a blessing of our earth and a guided traditional dance that you can participate in, outside at Quogue Wildlife Refuge. This free program will take place outside (or in the nature center for inclement weather). Reservations recommended.

Full Moon Night Hike at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Celebrate the full moon with a nighttime hike through the forest and up to North Pond as we look and listen for nocturnal creatures, and enjoy some night vision activities under the light of the moon.

Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance; payment required at time of reservation. A program for adults and families with children over 11.

$10/members, $20/non-members.

Refund Policy: Program tickets are non-refundable unless we, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, cancel the program due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. If you decide to cancel, your class fee will be donated to support our mission driven work at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. 

Vine to Wine Tour at Sannino Vineyard

Join our Winemaker or House Sommelier for a full tour of our vineyards, winemaking facilities, and barrel cellar. This Vine to Wine course includes a fully guided tour, a tasting of our wine line-up, and ends with a hand-crafted charcuterie platter.

Fall Festival at The Shoppes

Get your holiday shopping started early and join us while the weather is still nice to Celebrate the end of the Fall season at the The Shoppes!

Celebrate the GRAND OPENING of our new bakery – A Pinch of Sprinklesstarting at 12:00pm

Families can revel in a delightful mix of seasonal festivities, from face painting to visiting Beyond Crafting Boutique for Daily workshops to create your own Holiday Decorations – they are ready for Christmas wreath making. Enjoy shopping The Shoppes, local craft vendors and Live Music with SAHARA. Kids will love the grand carousel, the charming wooden train, and the bounce house. Free Admission.

Bridge Gardens Autumn Open House

Explore Bridge Gardens with our garden wide scavenger hunt, enjoy light refreshments, and channel your inner creativity with a variety of craft activities for children and adults, including pumpkin painting, and create a seasonal front door decoration with Summerhill Landscapes!

Free! Donations appreciated, reservations requested. Rain or shine.

Veterans Day in Southampton Village

The Village of Southampton Commission on Veterans Patriotic Events will be hosting a Veterans Day Service on Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Agawam Park.  Prior to the service there will be a short parade from the First Presbyterian Church, down Jobs Lane, to the park.  All veterans are invited to participate and asked to be at the church parking lot by 10:30.  Cars will be provided for those who cannot march.

Enchanted Forest Trail at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Follow your guide on the Enchanted Forest Trail to meet whimsical, fun, and educational characters. Wear your Halloween costume while learning about animals and nature! Activities, concessions, crafts, and games will be available in the main activity area for before and after your walk.

For children ages 2 to 7 with an adult. Reservations required; please call 631-653-4771 to reserve an arrival time between 12pm – 2pm on the date of your choice. Payment must be provided on the day of at check-in (cash preferred, card accepted as well).

$10 per person

This is a stroller friendly walk (takes approximately 40 – 45 minutes once on the trail).

Pick a day and join us in the Enchanted Forest!

Fall Foliage Paddle at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Pre-register for a kayak or canoe and enjoy exploring Old Ice Pond. This paddle will be self-guided, and a naturalist will be on the pond for any questions. Observe the various species of freshwater fish, turtles, and birds which live in and around this 100+ year old pond that was originally created for ice harvesting by the Quogue Ice Company.

This program will be weather dependent, and is appropriate for adults and families with children ages 7 and up. Single kayaks, double kayaks, and canoes will be reserved at the time of registration.

$25 per person, $15 for children 12 and under. Please call (631) 653-4771 to register.

Fall Festival for Families in East Hampton

The East Hampton Historical Society is presenting a Fall Festival for families taking place at Mulford Farm on Saturday, September 30 from 10am to 2pm

Harkening back to the History Festivals that occurred on the Farm decades ago, this year’s event will feature an array of activities including historical re-enactors, games, music, walking tours, craft demonstrations, and art making.

Sunflower Festival at Harbes Family Farm

Don’t miss two fun-filled days of fall fun and SUNFLOWERS! Get lost in a breathtaking sea of golden-yellow as you wander through the sunflowers. Don’t forget to grab those sunflower selfies!

Come make it the perfect Fall day! Our Jamesport Honeycrisp Apple Orchard has loads of delicious apples to pick. Our 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. 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.

There’ll be FREE LIVE MUSIC in our courtyard both days from 1-5 pm. Saturday, the talented Saturday, the talented Nick Kerzner is scheduled to perform. Nick will be playing original music and covers from the ’60s to today in rock, alternative, and popular genres in an acoustic style. Sunday, popular Long Island singer/songwriter Bryan Gallo takes the stage. Whenever Bryan sets up his guitar and harmonica he’s sure to entertain!

To round out the day there will be pumpkin picking in our 9-acre on-the-vine “u-pick” pumpkin patch, hayrides, great foods to enjoy, Harbes Vineyard’s award-winning wines to sip, vendors, and additional children’s activities.

NOTE: Sunflowers, Robin Hood Corn Maze, Apple Picking & Hayride require admission.

Blues by the River in Downtown Riverhead

The Peconic Riverfront will be the backdrop for the outdoor blues festival Saturday, Sept. 9.

Kerry Kearney and the Kings of Psychedelia will headline the six-hour event and the line-up includes Lex Gray and the Urban Pioneers, Jack Licitra and the South Bay Soul, Gene Casey and the Lone sharks and Kane Daily and the Roadhouse Dawgs.

There will be a “Blues Village,” with vendors offering food and snacks, local craft brews and ciders, and event merchandise.

Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. The event takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 10. For more information visit the event website.

The Last Social Summer Friday at the East End Seaport Museum


We’re going out with a bang!
Gabriella Macari, wine expert,
Director of Operations at Macari Vineyards
will lead us through a talk and tasting.

We expect a full house so sign up early.
Free to members. Non-members, donation suggested.
Thanks to Hommel our Social Summer Fridays sponsor

Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts

The Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts returns September 2-3, 2023 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. If you do not find exactly what you wish, consider commissioning a unique piece of art made specifically for you!Bring your sense of discovery and appreciation of the beautiful. Find that piece of art for home or office to enrich your life and inspire you each day.

The Hampton Classic

The Hampton Classic is one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, a premier destination for horse people, and a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour for competitors. Now well into its fifth successful decade, The Hampton Classic Horse Show is in a class all its own, both in the minds of spectators and horse people alike.Top equestrians from around the world compete for more than one million dollars in prize money. National champion hunter competitors, Olympic medalists, and scores of children and adult amateurs make up the field riding approximately 1,400 horses entered each year in 200+ separate competitions.

Daily admission: $20 per carload, paid at entrance

Monday: Free General Admission (no regular competition), but lots of Shopping!

Tuesday-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.

Horse Show Dates: August 27th – September 3rd, 2023

Main gates open at 8:30am daily. Monday is free admission.

Boutique Garden is open daily from 9am – 5pm, with the exception of Monday when the garden hours are 10am-4pm

Harbes Honeycrisp Apple Festival

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.

Catapano Dairy Farm’s 20th Anniversary Event

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

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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Harbes Annual Watermelon Festival

Cap off your summer during the sweetest harvest on Long Island!

There will be plenty of watermelon to snack on and lots of fun, too! Don’t miss our Watermelon Eating Contests! They will be held in the Barnyard Adventure at 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm on both Saturday & Sunday. First come, first served. Participation limited. Must purchase Barnyard admission to participate. 

There’ll be FREE LIVE MUSIC in our courtyard/picnic area both days from 1-5 pm. Saturday, the talented Nick Kerzner is scheduled to perform. Nick will be playing original music and covers from the ’60s to today in rock, alternative, and popular genres in an acoustic style. Sunday, singer/guitarist Matt Taylor will be performing. Enjoy this versatile musical performer. 

Movies on the Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach

The start times are approximations. Movies will begin shortly after sundown. In the event that a rain date is necessary, the rain date will be TUESDAY following the originally scheduled date, same time, and location.

Gazebo Concert Series in Westhampton Beach

The 34th Annual Gazebo Concert Series – Summer of 2023 starts on June 29th and continues through September 7th. All concerts are on Thursdays, beginning at 7:30pm at the Westhampton Beach Village Green located at the corner of Main Street and Mill Road. The concert rain date is the Sunday following the originally scheduled date, same time and location.

Under the Lights Summer Concert Series at Greenport Skate Park

Our 2nd installment of our Summer Concert Series is a free concert and all are welcome.

We have 3 performances lined up.

Eclipse a Grunge Punk Rock Band

The Fulcrum: a Long Island Alternative Rock Band

The Bluechips: a Rock & Roll Trio from the Hudson Valley

 Come out to Greenport Skate Park and celebrate our community!

The lights are on all night for us, so bring your chairs, blankets and of course all your wheels if you are one of our park users! We had a blast at our first concert! Lots of band fans and members of our community as well as tons of skaters of all ages!

We’ve also got The NYC Poutinerie food truck returning with their cheese fries and gravy, cheese steaks & burgers as well as Dos Ositos Paletas serving up their all natural fruit pops!

Sail on KALMAR NYCKEL, The Tall Ship of Delaware from the Village of Greenport

Adventure awaits when you take a 2.5-hour day or evening sail between August 3-13 (on select dates). Haul lines, set sails & hear tales from the crew, or simply relax & enjoy the ship. Discover the remarkable story behind KALMAR NYCKEL, a full-scale replica of the 1638 Swedish merchant ship.

Limited tickets are available online or by calling 302.429.7447 www.KalmarNyckel.org/explore Advance reservations highly recommended.

$65/adult and $40/child ages 12 & younger.
Sails depart from the railroad dock. Parking at 104 Fourth Street, Greenport, NY.

Art in the Garden at LongHouse Reserve

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

Sweetcorn Festival at Harbes Family Farm

Celebrate the arrival of one of the best parts of a long Island Summer – Harbes own super-sweet corn! 

Don’t miss our Corn Eating Contests! They will be held in the Barnyard Adventure at 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm on both Saturday & Sunday. First come, first served. Participation limited. Must purchase Barnyard admission to participate.

There’ll be FREE LIVE MUSIC in our courtyard/picnic area both days from 1-5 pm. Saturday, the talented Nick Kerzner is scheduled to perform. Nick will be playing original music and covers from the ’60s to today in rock, alternative, and popular genres in an acoustic style. Sunday, singer/guitarist Thomas Moran makes his debut on the farm. Come enjoy this rising young talent!

While you’re here you can visit Harbes Barnyard Adventure for hours of family fun! Harbes Barnyard Adventure is an 8-acre, family-friendly experience for all ages. The Barnyard admission includes a Musical Hayride tour of our 100-acre farm and our famous pig races. There are also farm animals, our very popular “Jumbo Jumpers” bounce pillows, a Sports Zone with baseball, football, and basketball tossing games, “Lil’ Farmers PlayLand” filled with lots of fun activities for preschoolers, a trike track, obstacle course, hedge maze, our musical animatronic chicken show, and much more. We’ll also be debuting some exciting new attractions for 2023!

Harbes Wine Barn, located behind the main farmstand, is a wine lover’s dream! In our 100-year-old renovated potato barn, we offer tastings of our award-winning wines and wine by the glass or bottle. There’s a rustic ambiance inside or you can enjoy your wine outside under an umbrella on our patio.

You won’t want to miss our delicious foods during your visit! Of course, we’ll be offering Harbes famous roasted sweet corn. There will also be delicious tomato/mozzarella paninis and much more. Please don’t miss our mouthwatering selection of homemade ice cream – including sweet corn ice cream!

NOTE: Barnyard Adventure requires admission.

2023 Top East End Summer Events

Highlighting the best of the Hamptons and North Fork summer season encompasses dozens of  festivals, outdoor recreational activities, live music and more for couples and families of all ages. The majority of these events take place during the day or on the weekends, with several that span the course of a half or full week. 

Below are a few summer events on the East End to help make the most of your getaway.

Reflextions Riverhead
Grangebel Park (Milton L. Burns Park), Riverhead
June 17th  |  July 14th  |  August 19th  |  5p – 10p

Reflextions is a free, interactive, walkable public art space that takes place in the summer June-August with an OKTOBERFEST event in September. The events feature assorted elements of light based on artist interpretations and designs including LED, fire, Dayglow, and photoluminescent displays. Each illumination event will include various live performing arts. 

Rites of Spring
The Rites of Spring Music Festival is an annual event that takes place across the North Fork and the East End of Long Island on various dates throughout the summer. The music festival has quickly become the premier classical and contemporary music festival on the North Fork. In addition to great music, locals and visitors can enjoy a great local food and wine paired with an historic setting and inspiring artist talks. 
2023 Summer Calendar:
Saturday June 24th  |  5p
Landcraft Garden Foundation in Mattituck
The Rite of Spring: ​the sound of the earth 
Vassily Primakov, piano, Natalia Lavrova, piano
Music by Igor Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and Saint Saens

Thursday June 29th  |  6p
Poquatuck Hall in Orient
Viennese Atmosphere – Mahler, Weill, Korngold
Gil Goldstein, accordion, Tom Manuel, trumpet, Laura Metcalf, cello, Paolo Bartolani, piano

Thursday July 13th  |  5:30-8:30p
Village Green in Cutchogue -Cutchogue – New Suffolk Historical Council
Music at the Village Green 
Stephen Gorgone, violin, Dan Martinez, viola, Craig Mehler, cello
Music by Franz Schubert and Joseph Haydn 

Saturday, July 22nd  |  5p
Castello di Borghese Vineyard, Cutchogue
Summer Concert & Dine – Ulysses String Quartet
Music by L. van Beethoven, Molina, Richter, traditional folk songs

Sunday August 27th  |  6:30p
McCall Vineyard, Cutchogue
Rustic Mid-Summer Concert – Arnaud Sussmann, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola
Music by Halvorsen, Rolla, Martinu, Mozart, Sibelius

Alive on 25
Main Street, Riverhead
June 30th  |  July 14th  |  July 28th  |  August 11th  |  August 18th (rain date)     
5p – 9:30p

Alive on 25 is a popular, free annual event in downtown Riverhead taking place on select Fridays throughout the months of July and August. The event offers local craft beverages and wine, live music on multiple stages, a car show, artists, street vendors, and activities the whole family can enjoy. The walkable, pop-up festival on main street also features restaurant offerings and specials, artist exhibitions, and much more. 

Jamesport Firemen’s Association Annual Bazaar and Parade
George Young Community Center, Main Road, Jamesport
2023 Schedule:
Tuesday, July 18th  |  6p – 10p
Wednesday, July 19th  |  6p – 11p
Thursday, July 20th  |  6p – 10p  PARADE 7p
Friday, July 21st  |  6p – 11p
Saturday, July 22nd  |  5p – 11p  FIREWORKS  10:30p

A summertime favorite on the North Fork, the Jamesport Firemen’s Association hosts their annual carnival full of exhilarating rides, captivating games and mouth watering bites to eat.  On Wednesday night, the community gathers to pay tribute to local heroes in the Jamesport Parade, and the spectacular fireworks show by the Jamesport Fire Department ends the week’s festivities on Saturday night!

Sweet Corn Harvest
Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck
Saturday, July 22nd  &  Sunday, July 23rd   |   10a – 7p

The annual Sweet Corn Harvest Festival is hosted and takes place at Harbes Family Farm in July each season. The event hosts live music in their courtyard/picnic area both days, as well as a corn eating contest, plus the opportunity to explore Harbes Barnyard Adventure that offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Admission includes a Musical Hayride tour of their 100-acre farm, famous Pig Races, adorable farm animals, and much more.

The Farm also hosts a Watermelon Harvest, Tomato Harvest, Peach Harvest and more. Harbes Orchard and Farm also host a variety of fall events including apple picking, and pumpkin and autumn festivals.

Paddle Battle
Peconic Riverfront, Riverhead
Saturday, July 29th   |   9:15a

Paddle Battle is an annual event that benefits the NY Marine Rescue Center is a rescue and rehabilitation organization that promotes marine conservation. There are two separate races. One is a 2 1/2 mile recreational race, the second is a competitive 5 mile race. There are different categories per race. For instance, categories include recreational kayak, stand up paddle boards and more, depending upon the race. Estimated race start times will be given at check-in. CLICK HERE for more race details and to register.

Cardboard Boat Races
Peconic Riverfront, Riverhead
Saturday, August 5th   |  9a Registration  &  11a Races

Grab your cardboard and duct tape and get crafty! One of Riverhead‘s most exciting summer events is The Annual Cardboard Boat Races. Participants have the opportunity to race in various categories including the Youth Regatta, Grand National Regatta and more. Prizes are given out for the best spirit, best captain, best constructed, most creative, and more. Online pre-registration is required.

The Hampton Classic
Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton
August 27th – Sept 3rd

The Hampton Classic Horse Show is a longtime annual Hamptons event that traditionally takes place over the last week of August until right before Labor Day. Well into its fourth decade, it is one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States and is widely popular for everyone of all ages. At this week-long show, top equestrians from around the world compete for more than $800,000 in prize money. National champion hunter competitors, Olympic medalists, and scores of children and adult amateurs make up the field throughout the event.

In addition to watching world class equestrian sport, event goers enjoy onsite boutique shops, International food stations and food trucks, daily activities in the kids’ play area and more. Day and weekly passes are available for purchase as are individual and carload tickets.

East End Seaport Museum’s Annual Maritime Festival
Greenport Village
Saturday, September 23rd  &  Sunday, September 24th   |   10a – 5p

Hosted by the East End Seaport Museum, the Annual Maritime Festival celebrates all things nautical and marks the end of the summer season on the East End. With over 100 artisan craft and food vendors to explore, weekend highlights include the Merfolk Parade (Sat. 11a), kayak and cardboard boat races, sea shanty performances, live music, children’s activities and Mermaids!

The Land & Sea Gala will kick off the weekend on Friday, September 22nd from 6:30p – 9:30p at Crabby Jerry’s with a VIP admission at 5:30p. For tickets, visit eastendseaport.org/landandsea

SNORKEL ADVENTURE AT SHARK REEF LAGOON

Designed for participants of all ages (children must be beyond diaper age, and accompanied by an adult if under 7), Shark Reef Lagoon offers an opportunity to experience the beauty and magic of tropical snorkeling – right on Long Island.

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, please check out our Swim With Real Mermaids adventure.

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

Ages: Must be beyond diaper age and with a paying adult if under 7 years old.

Price: $39/person (Members: $35.10)

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15th Annual Wild Night for Wildlife at the 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! A private VIP reception will be held at 6 PM for those contributing $750 or more per person.

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.

Lighthouse Lecture:  “The Sinking of the Steamboat Lexington

Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a riveting presentation titled “The Sinking of the Steamboat Lexington,” the first in our Lighthouse Lecture Series beginning at 2pm on July 8 on the grounds of Horton Point Lighthouse. Rain date 2pm, July 9.

Author Bill Bleyer will tell the harrowing story of a ship’s journey from glory to tragedy. The Steamboat Lexington was one of the most prestigious steamships on the heavily trafficked Long Island Sound but, in 1840, a fire broke out on the ship igniting poorly placed bales of cotton which destroyed the ship in minutes. The incident would be the worst maritime disaster in Long Island history. Come learn more at this free lecture.

**And mark your calendars for Aug. 5 at 2pm, when Ray Nofi presents “History of the Holland Submarine,” the second in our Summer Lecture series.  Ray has a keen interest in the Holland submarine, which was tested in the waters of New Suffolk.

Lectures are free, but there is a $5 Park District parking fee for non-residents.

Moonlight Tour on the Peconic

Join us for an experience of a lifetime. We will watch the sun set as the moon rises and paddle along the Peconic River with only the glow lights provided and the full moon above to guide us. You will see the river come alive at night and experience an indescribable adventure along the way. 2 people per party, minimum.


2023 Dates/Time:

Price: $60.00/person ($25/pp if you bring your own vessel)
•   Experienced Paddlers Preferred
•   SUP/Kayaks available

Future Dates
Friday, June 30, 2023 • 8pm-9pm (Fireworks Night)
Saturday, July 1, 2023 • 8pm-9pm
Saturday, August 26, 2023 • 7:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday, September 29, 2023 • 6:30pm-7:30pm

Reservations Required

2nd Annual All American BBQ & Fireworks Show

This is an event that you will not want to miss. Ticket sales are available at peconicbayvineyards.com/reservations . THIS EVENT SELLS OUT QUICKLY!

General Admission will be on our East Lawn/Farmstand area at $40 per vehicle. Food available for purchase by The Catered Fork. Oyster Bar presented by Hamptons Oyster Company. PBV Wine and Beer specials all evening long.

  • Gates open at 6pm (no entry after 8pm)
  • No outside food or beverages are permitted
  • Blankets and Chairs are encouraged
  • Rain Date 7/8

36th Annual American Picnic with Fireworks in Southampton

There is no summer tradition we anticipate with more excitement than the Southampton Fresh Air Home’s American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci. Our gracious hosts, Danielle and David Ganek welcome you back to 1030 Meadow Lane where festivities will include a fun filled carnival with games, stilt walkers and magicians, a delicious American picnic, music, dancing and of course our spectacular fireworks display over Shinnecock Bay!

14th Annual Hertiage Day in Orient

The tradition continues!  The 14th annual Heritage Day program will start with a parade* down Orient’s Village Lane led by the Grand Marshal; followed by a welcome and invocation at the Old Point Schoolhouse; the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance; “God Bless America” sung by Franklin Mastrangelo; the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Oysterponds stalwarts; after which all are invited to Poquatuck Park for hot dogs, sweet treats**, kids’ games, and music by Oysterponds favorites the Mudflats.

* We invite kids to patriotically decorate their bikes and join the parade; they should assemble at 11:30am on Oysterponds Lane, behind the Grand Marshals. Prizes will be awarded!

Mattituck Park District Summer Concert Series

Overlooking beautiful Peconic Bay, enjoy a free evening of live music preformed by Who Are Those Guys. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Be sure to remember your blanket and chairs. 

2023 Long Island Walk to End Alzheimer’s Events

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.  

2023 Long Island Walk to End Alzheimer’s Events

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.  

East Quogue Summer Concerts on the Green

Summer 2023 Line-up

June 27 – Mean Gene & The Flamethrowers
July 4 – no concert
July 11 – Foreign/Journey
July 18 – Iris Orning
July 25 – Whale Noises (last concert)

This Summer Concert Series is sponsored annually by the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce, the East Quogue Civic Association and the Town of Southampton.

Shelter Island Havens’ Market

The Society is pleased to offer the Havens’ Market as a community service/event for the Island. Admission is free. Donations to the Society to support our programs and operations are always appreciated. Come support local farmers and craftspeople by shopping their selections of local produce, fish, flowers, herbs, breads, pies, pickles, cheese, chocolates, oils, soaps and so much more.

Rain or Shine.

Taste of Westhampton Beach

Looking for the perfect event in The Hampton’s this Summer?

Look no further than Southforker Magazines inaugural Taste of Westhampton Beach & More, a celebration of culinary excellence that is sure to delight all! This event will feature signature dishes crafted by the area’s top chefs and restaurants along with extravaganza of wine, food, chefs, restaurants, beer, spirits and much more!


But it’s not just about the food and drink – it’s the overall East End experience. The event will be set against the backdrop of the Great Lawn on WHB’s main street with great ambience & the awesome sounds from the band “In the Groove”! Join the party before all of the tickets are sold.

Sag Harbor Farmers Market

Vendors 2023

Annies Ginger Elixirs https://www.anniesgingerelixir.com/

Arlotta Food https://arlottafood.com/

Bambino Ravioli https://bambinoravioli.com/

Biscuit Bum https://www.instagram.com/biscuit_bum/

Blue Duck Bakery Café https://blueduckbakerycafe.com/

Grechen Comly Jewlery https://gretchencomlydesign.com/

Get Joy Food&Co https://getjoyfood.com/

Island End Farm https://www.facebook.com/wesnofske.farm/

Jamesport Farmstand https://www.jamesportfarmstead.com/

Kalypso Yogurt https://www.kalypsofarms.com/

L’Isolina Pasta https://www.lisolinapasta.com/

Mecox Dairy http://www.mecoxbaydairy.com/

New Light Breadworks https://www.newlightbread.com/

North Fork Oyster Company https://northforkoystercompanyinc.com/

Northfork Seafood https://www.facebook.com/northforkseafood/

OMO https://www.openmindedorganics.com/

Peter Ambrose Endless Summer https://www.petesendlesssummer.com/

Regina’s Farm  

Sag Harbor Honey https://www.sagharborhoney.com/

South Fork Bakery https://www.southforkbakery.org/

Sweet Woodland Farm https://www.sweetwoodlandfarm.com/#/

Tapovana https://www.tapovana.com/

The Cookery Cyn and Trudy https://www.thecookerycynandtrudy.com/

The Gut Goodness https://thegutgoodness.com/

The Hampton Grocer https://thehamptongrocer.com/

The Perfect Pickle https://www.the-perfect-pickle.com/

Treiber Farms https://www.treiberfarms.com/

Urban Pharm https://urbanpharm.com/

East Hampton Farmers Market

Vendors 2023

Annies Ginger Elixirs https://www.anniesgingerelixir.com/

Arlotta Food https://arlottafood.com/

Backyard Blooms https://www.backyardbloomsnorthfork.com/

Bambino Ravioli https://bambinoravioli.com/

Biscuit Bum https://www.instagram.com/biscuit_bum/

East End Chef https://www.instagram.com/saychefnofo/

Get Joy Food&Co https://getjoyfood.com/

Island End Farm https://www.facebook.com/wesnofske.farm/

Kalypso Yogurt https://www.kalypsofarms.com/

L’Isolina Pasta https://www.lisolinapasta.com/

Mecox Dairy http://www.mecoxbaydairy.com/

New Light Breadworks https://www.newlightbread.com/

Northfork Seafood https://www.facebook.com/northforkseafood/

Regina’s Farm Sag Harbor Honey https://www.sagharborhoney.com/

Sand & Soil https://www.facebook.com/sandandsoilfarm/

Sharp Cat Knife Sharpening https://www.sharpcatknives.com/

Sivan Remedies https://sivanremedies.com/

South fork Bakery https://www.southforkbakery.org/

The Cookery Cyn and Trudy https://www.thecookerycynandtrudy.com/

The Fresh Factor Juice https://www.freshfactorjuice.com/

The Gut Goodness https://thegutgoodness.com/

The Hampton Grocer https://thehamptongrocer.com/

The Perfect Pickel https://www.the-perfect-pickle.com/

Turmeric Boss https://www.turmericboss.com/

Twisted Challah Bakery https://www.instagram.com/twistedchallahbakery/?hl=en

Urban Pharm https://urbanpharm.com/

 

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