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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The East End of Long Island is a great place for a summer camp experience. Kids of all ages can attend camps that offer exciting activities and an opportunity to make lifelong friends. Depending on the camp, kids can explore a variety of activities such as sports, nature studies, performing arts and sailing.  Some summer camp options can be found in our blog, "Summer Camps on the North and South Forks."

For a complete directory and more information on where to go in our East End towns (East Hampton, Montauk, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold), visit  eastendgetaway.com, your destination guide for all things on the East End Al Fresco.
Your Weekend Guide to the East End

Nature’s Canvas: Art Class for Kids with Melissa Pressler

East End Food Market, Riverhead   |   Friday, June 9th   4:30p - 5:30p

Combine creativity and natural elements in this art workshop for kids with local artist, Melissa Pressler. Paint your own flower pot and plant with your choice of seeds. Suggested for ages 7-13.

Fireside Fridays

Suhru Wines, Cutchogue   |   Fridays   4p - 7p

Fireside Fridays are back! Who doesn’t love cozying up with a glass of wine by a firepit?! Join us on Friday afternoons into early evenings to enjoy a glass of wine by our backyard bonfires!

In addition to the Full Suhru Menu which includes a selection of cheese, charcuterie, and small bite options, on Fridays only we will have a special s’mores plate option featuring our custom made Merlot infused Dark chocolate!

Reservations Recommended, Walkins Welcomed!

LIRR Escorted Tour: Montauk Lighthouse and Sag Harbor

Saturday,  June  10th

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.

2023 Schedule:
June 10, 2023
August 5, 2023
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

Shelter Island House Tour


Saturday, June 10th   1p - 4p

Support the Shelter Island Historical Society’s educational mission! Included in the tour are extraordinary Shelter Island homes and a reception following the tour from 3:30-4:30pm where we will have the fundraising auction, beverages and lite bites.



Community Day @ The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center, Water Mill   |   Saturday, June 10th   3p - 6p

Community Day invites the public to experience The Watermill Center’s 10-acre campus as our Artists-in-Residence do: a space to explore, relax, and get inspired. Community Day features art installations and performances by East End artists throughout our wooded grounds and a self-guided tour of our outdoor art collection.

This Spring, The Watermill Center’s Community Day celebrates the rich culture of Long Island. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn about the various cultural and artistic offerings across the North & South Forks through informational booths and workshops by East End institutions curated throughout The Watermill Center’s grounds.

The day’s offerings include installations, performances, and workshops by East End artists, including Scott Bluedorn, David Chaffin, Philippe Cheng, Pipi Deer, East End Special Players, Saskia Friedrich, Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, Sylvia Hommert, Stephanie Joyce, Laurie Krupp, Bastienne Schmidt, and Sabra Moon Elliot, the current Artist-in-Residence at the Hayground School. The Center will also highlight teaching artists from their Healing Arts program, with wellness workshops led by Sylvia Channing and Karen Meyer throughout the evening. Community Day will feature a special installation from students participating in The Center’s YARP Teens program, who spent the past few weeks exploring the intersection of art and activism; and a blessing led by Shane Weeks from the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

Attendees for Community Day will have the chance to explore The Watermill Center’s property and learn about local community organizations, including Bay Street Theatre, East End Food Institute, Eastville Community Historical Society, Guild Hall, Luv Michael, Ma’s House & BIPOC Artist Studio, Niamuck Land Trust, Pitch Your Peers, US Autism Homes and organizations from the Hamptons Arts Network. Refreshments will be available from Buddhaberry, Hampton Coffee Company, Luv Michael, and South Fork Bakery.

Tickets start at $15, children’s admission (11 and under) is free. If the cost of this event presents a financial barrier for you, please request a pay-what-you-can ticket by contacting visit@watermillcenter.org.

Bug Light Cruise & Tour

East End Seaport Museum, Greenport   |   Saturday, June 10th   5p - 7p

   Tour the inside of Bug Light, the only area lighthouse that allows visitor tours with plenty of time to explore.

Arrive at Museum 30 minutes early. Boat departs Museum at 5:00 PM. Coolers permitted.

Taste the East End

Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead   |   Saturday, June 10th   7p - 10:30p
If you love the Fish & Sips event, you don’t want to miss the summer version, Taste the East End!  A flavor-filled night of food pairings with local craft beer, wine and cider! Plus live music throughout the property!
Guests 21 and over, please.

$85 pp (+tax) includes all food & craft beverage tastings.

Reservations are required. 

Blacksmith Demonstrations

Southampton History Museum   |   Sunday, June 11th   10a - 4p

Ricky Bottenus will be joining us again a few times this summer for blacksmithing demonstrations in our shop during the Hampton Flea + Vintage events, be sure to stop by!

Long Island blacksmith Ricky Bottenus will be joining us for some blacksmithing demonstrations in our 19th centure blacksmith shop. Visitors will get a chance to not only watch and talk with Ricky, but can get hands on and try out a few swings on the anvil themselves. Participation requires signing of a liability waiver and is at the discretion of the instructor and proper safety equipment will be provided.


East End Tourism Board of Directors 2023:

Bryan DeLuca - President

Paul Monte - Vice President

Steve Bate - Secretary

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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