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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This summer, local farmers markets on the East End of Long Island are sure to provide a bounty of fresh, locally-sourced fruits, vegetables, and more. Hand-crafted or artisanal goods, such as artisanal breads, cheeses, jams, honey, dried fruits, and prepared foods, will be among the many offerings to be found. Enjoy the sights and smells of the market while supporting local businesses and local farmers and benefit from fresher-tasting food as well as quality natural products. Some markets also provide live entertainment. Save the dates and spend your summer enjoying a variety of local produce, locally-sourced goods, and engaging with your local community! 

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

68th Annual Mattituck Lions Club
Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Fields, Mattituck

Wednesday, June 14th  |  5p - 10p
Hulling Night   |   Free Admission   |   Ride Bracelets: $30 Pay One Price

Thursday, June 15th  |  5p - 10p
Adults & Children 5 & up = $5   |  Children < 5 years = Free
Ride Bracelets: $30 Pay One Price  
**Fireworks at 9:15pm (weather permitting)

Friday, June 16th  |  5p - 11p
Adults & Children 5 & up = $10   |  Children < 5 years = Free
Ride Bracelets: $35 Pay One Price  
**Fireworks at 10:00pm (weather permitting)

Saturday, June 17th  |  11a - 11p
Adults & Children 5 & up = $10   |  Children < 5 years = Free
Ride Bracelets: $35 Pay One Price 11am-5pm 
$40 Pay One Price 5pm-closing   I   $50 Pay One Price ALL DAY
**Fireworks at 10:15pm (weather permitting)

Sunday, June 18th  |  11a - 5p
Adults & Children 5 & up = $10   |  Children < 5 years = Free
*Father's Day - Dads Free w. paid Child
Ride Bracelets: $35 Pay One Price

Dig into the strawberry shortcake, sample the strawberries dipped in chocolate, try the strawberries any way you like them. Head over to the rest tent to enjoy live music. Then find out what is available for sale from arts and craft vendors.

Cheer as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned. Experience the midway rides. Taste foods from around the world. The fun keeps going after the sun sets, so bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Much of the Festival fun is free, thanks to the efforts of our many volunteers. When you do spend, you help the Mattituck Lions advance their year-round community service efforts. Learn more about who benefits.

Indigenous Perspectives Paddle Tour

Conscience Point, Southampton   |   Saturday, June 17th   8a - 10:30a

Conscience Point is known to be the original meeting place of the Shinnecock and English settlers of Southampton in June of 1640. Join us for a paddling tour led by Chenae Bullock of Moskehtu Consulting who will take you on a journey through history to cover oral Indigenous history, Indigenous plant identification, Indigenous lifeways, and Indigenous songs.

Participants can bring their own canoe or kayak or you can use one provided by East End Explorer. If bringing your own vessel, please also bring your own paddles and life vests and everyone please bring sunscreen, hats, etc. Participats planning to use a provided kayak will be assigned a seat in a tandem kayak and all accomidations will be made to keep parties together.

Sag Harbor Arts & Crafts Fair

Marine Park   |   Saturday, June 17th  &  Sunday, June 18th   9a - 5p

Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce sponsors two Arts & Crafts events each year in Marine Park against a backdrop of luxury yachts, one block from historic Main Street. The Arts & Crafts Fairs feature more than 50 vendors selling their handmade art, jewelry and other crafts.

The Lady's Village Improvement Society's 
Annual Fair

LVIS Grounds, East Hampton   |   Saturday, June 17th   10a - 3p

Started in 1896, the Fair has remained a major source of funding for the LVIS financial commitments in the East Hampton community.
 These include the care and maintenance of Trees, The Nature Trail, The Village Greens, Scholarships for high school seniors and preservation of local landmarks.

Hundreds of LVIS members and other volunteers, the LVIS staff, and a huge number of donations from local businesses and individuals make it all possible.

The Fair will include:

Plants and Flowers
Silent Auction
Playland- “An Old-Fashioned Playland” with Face Painting, Toys and Games
Food Trucks
Vintage Clothing
Hot Dog Booth
East Hampton Fare
Chances Raffle
All Day Music

Reflextions Riverhead – Art in the Park

A FULL Lighting event with all of our installations lit
Live Music by Riverhead High School Jazz Band & Alumni 6PM  & JAY SHEPARD 7PM

Grangebel Park, Riverhead   |   Saturday, June 17th   6p - 10p

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.

Reflextions consists of a daytime component as a standalone reflective art display. But at the night the magic comes to life when the art pieces are illuminated during our special events.  Featuring assorted elements of“LIGHT”, based on artist interpretations and designs. Elements of light include LED, Incandescent, Fire, Black light, Day Glow and photo luminescent displays. Each Illumination event will include various live performing arts.

For more information and details about future Reflextions events, visit reflextionsriverhead.com 

Reflextions is hosted by the Riverhead Business Improvement District and made possible with public funding from Suffolk County and grants from I LOVE NY, Discover Long Island and East End Tourism Alliance.

Taste of Westhampton Beach

The Great Lawn   |   Saturday, June 17th   6p - 10p

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.

Les Enfants d'Ouranos
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill   |  on exhibit until May 26, 2024

Les Enfants d’Ouranos
 is a new work by artist JR (b. 1983, Paris, France) presented as a large-scale, site-specific installation on the south façade of the Museum for an entire year. The 200-foot long banner, depicting children playfully running, will cover much of the exterior wall and be visible from Montauk Highway. JR’s presentation follows previous façade installations by Hank Willis Thomas, Martin Creed, and Clifford Ross.

For more details about the artist, JR, Les Enfants d'Ouranos and Parrish hours, visit parrishart.org


LIRR Escorted Tour: Greenport Lighthouse Cruise

Saturday, June 24th

Visit Greenport for a memorable cruise to the Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse.

Start by exploring the East End Seaport Museum located on the historic Greenport waterfront offering dynamic exhibits showcasing the rich maritime heritage of Long Island’s East End.

Next, stop by the Village Blacksmith Shop,a replica of a building that dated from the 1870’s, where you can learn all about the craft of blacksmithing. While in town, take some time to shop, dine or simply stroll around the beautiful Village of Greenport.

Then, set sail on a narrated cruise to “Bug Lighthouse”, an iconic lighthouse and bright beacon welcoming mariners to the protected waters of Peconic Bay. You will also have the opportunity to explore inside the lighthouse originally built in 1870.

2023 Schedule:
June 24, 2023
August 26, 2023

Train Schedule
Penn Station: departs @ 12:45 PM*; returns @ 11:42 PM
Atlantic Terminal: departs @ 12:42 PM*; returns @ 11:44 PM
Grand Central: departs @ 12:59 PM; returns at 11:46 PM
Woodside: departs @ 1:11 PM*; returns @ 11:55 PM
Jamaica: departs @ 1:20 PM; returns @ 11:22 PM
Hicksville: departs @ 1:44 PM; returns @ 10:58 PM
Ronkonkoma: departs @ 2:27 PM**; returns @ 10:19 PM

* transfer at Jamaica to the rear car of the 1:20 PM Ronkonkoma train
** transfer at Ronkonkoma for the train to Greenport

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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