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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Rich in Maritime History

The maritime history of the East End of Long Island is rich and diverse. Dating back to the earliest settlements in the 17th century, fishing and whaling were major industries in the region. The bountiful waters of the Atlantic provided an abundance of seafood that sustained the local communities and brought wealth to the area. As the centuries passed, shipbuilding and trade flourished, with ports and harbors becoming economic centers for the region. In the 19th century, the whaling industry reached its peak, with Sag Harbor becoming a major whaling port. Today, the maritime legacy of the East End is celebrated and preserved through museums, festivals, and the preservation of historic sites.

To plan your getaway in our harbor 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 Kalmar Nyckel
*now docked in Greenport

Summer Concert in the Park with
The John Fogerty Tribute Project

Part of Southampton Cultural Center's FREE Summer Concert series. Grab a beach chair or towel and join them at the park!

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

August 3rd - August 13th

Adventure awaits when you take a 2.5-hour day or evening sail. 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  
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.

Maritime Smuggling on Long Island: From Pirates to Rumrunners with Bill Bleyer

Southampton History Museum   |  Thursday, August 3rd  11a

 Listen to a PowerPoint lecture by historian, author and former Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer to learn why pirates like Captain Kidd were attracted to Long Island at the turn of the 18th century and how a visit by Kidd to Gardiners Island led to him dying on the gallows in London. And learn why Long Island was so attractive to bootleggers during Prohibition that the Atlantic Ocean off the South Shore became known as Rum Row and was frequented by bootleggers like William “The Real McCoy” McCoy who supplied gangsters like Al Capone and Dutch Schultz.

This is a free program but if you would like to make a donation to the Southampton History Museum to help support this and other programs please copy and paste the link below into your browser.


LIRR Escorted Tour: Montauk Lighthouse and Sag Harbor

Saturday, August 5th

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.

Future dates include: September 9, 2023  &  October 7, 2023

Train Schedule
Penn Station: departs @ 7:45 AM*; returns @ 8:31 PM
Grand Central: departs @ 7:40 AM*; returns @8:35 PM
Atlantic Terminal: departs @ 7:41 AM*; returns @ 8:24 PM  
Woodside: departs @ 7:44 AM*; returns @ 8:31 PM
Jamaica: departs @ 8:13 AM**; returns @ 8:00 PM
Babylon: departs @ 8:52 AM; returns @ 7:16 PM

* transfer to the Montauk train at Jamaica
** tour originates

Tour Saint Andrew’s Dune Church in Southampton

12 Gin Ln   |   Sunday, August 6th   2p - 3p

Tour Southampton’s most picturesque landmark, with informed parishioner Cindy Willis. Originally built as a lifesaving station,   it’s beautiful rustic interior was created by a local carpenter, then filled with treasures, not the least of which are its Tiffany windows. After the tour, follow Gary Lawrance, architect and co-author of “Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930”, on a stroll though the neighborhood of elegant mansions and two of summer society’s most popular clubs.

Music, Poetry and Story in the Boxcar

Railroad Museum of Long Island, Greenport   |   Sunday, August 6th   4p - 5:30p

The Railroad Museum of Long Island is honored to present Greenport native, “Jimmy” Quatroche, “The Singing Brakeman” in a very special homecoming in our #759 boxcar titled, “Music, Poetry and Story in the Boxcar!” “Jimmy” will offer us his iconic poetry and stories from the road and life! 

Born on the end of Long Island’s North Fork in Greenport in the mid 50’s ~ estranged native son Vincent “Jimmy” Quatroche, Jr. returns to the old country for a rare local performance to present a perspective on the influence of his father’s work upon his own creative endeavors.

Vincent Quatroche, Jr. is a journeyman educator/irritant de jour listed as “Visiting Assistant Professor” in the Communication Department of Fredonia State College in Western New York.  He has been creating and publishing in book, audio and video formats for the past thirty years which has been widely distributed and largely ignored in the US & abroad.  He is a veteran of the NYC Poetry scene at venues such as Otto’s Shrunken Head, The Stark, The Jujo Tea Lounge and the Nightingale with Su Polo, Rimes of the Ancient Mariner and from Whitman to Ginsberg as his head bounces up and down 1st Ave!

Montauk’s Concert on the Green with
Annie Trezza

Village Green   |   Monday, August 7th   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:
August 14 – Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks
August 21 – Sarah Conway & The Playfull Souls
August 28 – Ray Red

Ocean's Eleven

The Great Lawn, Westhampton Beach   |   Monday, August 7th   7:59p

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.

Greenport’s Dancing in the Park with
Foster Europe featuring The Second Hands

Mitchell Park   |   Monday, August 7th   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:
August 14 – Southbound
August 21 – REEB (Real East End Brass)
August 28 – The Hoodoo Loungers


Booze Cruise – Sunset Adventures with the
Long Island Aquarium

Tequila Cruise: August 11th and 12th • 7:30pm-9:30pm

Enjoy Tequila Sunrises with our Sunset “BOOZE” cruise adventure! Enjoy a trip on our Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat as we 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 cruise:  Wine Cruise September 8th and 9th • 7:00pm-9:00pm

"Puss in Boots - The Last Wish"
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.