We can all exhale now. Go ahead, it’s ok. Across the South Fork, the coming and going of Labor Day means East Enders can finally relax after a long, busy and overly populated summer season. Now is the time for the locals, as the ever-gorgeous weather throughout the month of September allows for plenty more outdoor fun.
This weekend sees loads of live music, either free or for a nominal price, across several Hamptons hamlets, along with a handful of humorists showing off their comedic chops. Artists from both near and far are also celebrated throughout this month, with shows, sales and receptions scheduled over the next few days. There’s a special duckie race at Cowfish in Hampton Bays on Saturday, ensuring webbed-foot fun for the whole family, plus an animal visiting day just for senior citizens at Long Island Game Farm in Manorville. The East Hampton Historical Farm hosts one of the last big barbecues of the season and be sure to get your tickets for a live visit with Mary Poppins herself, the incomparable Julie Andrews, along with her daughter, for a Q&A on their newly released children’s book at Bay Street Theater.
Sure, the feeling of a waning summer is somewhat bittersweet, but lest we not forget: traffic is lighter, the lines are shorter and leaving the house is just that much more pleasant. So, get out there and enjoy our beautiful South Fork home. Winter is coming…!
Meet local artists at the Water Mill Museum
The 9th annual art show and sale by Thirty Squared Art Group starts today at the Water Mill Museum art gallery, located on Old Mill Road. This Saturday, September 9, there’ll be an outdoor welcoming party/meet-the-artists reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Water Mill locale. The art group started in 2015 to support those creating art every day for 30 days (hence the name). This summer finale for 2023 is free and open to all.
Hear a youth concert at LongHouse Reserve
LongHouse Reserve’s youth concert series continues tonight with Hanzhi Wang in a solo accordion recital beginning at 6 p.m. in the outdoor Edward Albee Amphitheater. Wang’s program will feature Bach’s Goldberg variations. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served following the concert. Tickets are $30 per person, $20 for members — get your here. LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road in East Hampton.
Bust a gut at Sticks and Stones Comedy Club
Sticks and Stones Comedy Club in Southampton (25 Pond Lane) hosts New York City-based comedian Ben DeMarco, who’s appeared on MTV, FX and Comedy Central, as well as at various comedy festivals across the nation. With sets beginning at 7 and 9 p.m., DeMarco is joined by featured comedian Remy Kassimir. Sag Harbor’s own Joe Winchell is the host and general admission is $35. Doors open at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively. Grab your tickets here.
Seniors can see animals and socialize in Manorville
Long Island Game Farm will host a new social club for seniors every Thursday morning beginning at 10 a.m. through the end of the month. Located in Manorville, seniors are welcome to visit the animals, walk the grounds and attend a presentation at the farm’s newly renovated Woodland Hall while socializing with other seniors. Snacks will be served. Tickets are $10 per person and are for seniors only. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 631-878-6644. Long Island Game Farm is located at 489 Chapman Blvd.
Run a 5K through Sag Harbor
The third annual Mashashimuet Park Friends & Family 5K is on Sunday, September 10. Beginning at the baseball field located within the park at 9 a.m., rain or shine, the race travels around Sag Harbor Village finishing back near the starting point.proceeds from the race go to the renovation of historic structures found within the park as well as the park’s newly formed scholarship fund. The 5K is for runners and walkers only. Pre-registration is $25, $15 for kids under 14. Price increases to $30 on race day and $20 for kids under 14. Click here to register.
View some art, on the road, at SoFo
This Saturday, September 9, there’s an off-site road show reception featuring work from Japanese artist Hiroyuki Hamada at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Occurring from 3 to 5 p.m., this outdoor reception celebrates Hamada’s exhibition “Matter on Ground,” which is part of the Parrish Art Museum’s 2023 road show. Now in its twelfth year, the road show is the Water Mill-based museum’s off-site project designed to encourage interaction between artists and the local community, outside of the museum’s walls. Past selected works ran the gamut and were located everywhere from public parks and highways across the East End to some of the Hamptons’ most historical sites and local community centers. Saturday’s reception at SoFo is free and open to the public.
Hear an Eagles tribute band in WHB
The last performance of the summer gazebo concert series in Westhampton Beach is tonight at 7:30 p.m. featuring Fast Lane, an Eagles tribute band. The concert is located at the WHB village green, at the corner of Main Street and Mill Road. Rain date is Sunday. Concert is free and open to the public.
Catch some comedy, see Julie Andrews at Bay Street
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor hosts “All Star Comedy” this Saturday, September 9, beginning at 8 p.m.. The evening of stand-up comedy features Sergio Chicon and Ken Krantz and is hosted by Chris Clarke. Tickets are $35. Get yours here or call the box office at 631-725-9500.
On Sunday, September 10, all are welcome to join mom and daughter writing team Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton for a book discussion on their new collaborative children’s book The Enchanted Symphony. Beginning at 3 p.m., Andrews and daughter Walton Hamilton will be on hand for a Q&A, moderated by Emma Kantor. They’ll be pre-autographed books available for purchase. Tickets start at $25. Purchase yours here.
Race in the “Duckie Race Day” at Cowfish
The Hampton Bays Chamber of Commerce’s “Duckie Race Day” is on Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cowfish. With a race time slated for 1 p.m., this fun-for-the-whole-family event also includes a bouncy house, face painting, live music, a touch tank, craft tables, silent auction and a DJ dance party. Call 631-728-2285 to purchase a duckie. Prizes will be available for the race winners and the best decorated duckies. Admission is $10 per person, $25 for a family of four.
Hit up a historical farm museum BBQ
The East Hampton Historical Farm Museum hosts a “Farm-to-Table Bar-B-Que” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 10. All are welcome to join in at the farm museum (131 North Main St.) for music with the Calvary Baptist Church choir and Job Potter Band. Food offerings will include classic BBQ fare along with beverages and dessert. Admission is $20, or bring a home-made pie to share! First responders get in for free with ID.
Attend one of the last Montauk summertime craft fairs
Second House Museum (12 2nd House Rd.) in Montauk holds a two-day craft fair this Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Along with dozens of high quality, hand-crafted goods available for sale, the fair will also feature live acoustic music and snacks.
Jazz, original music, movies and networking all at SAC
Calling all musicians! Tomorrow night, local instrumentalists and singers are welcome to Southampton Arts Center for an evening of creating, crafting and presenting their own unique original music. This outdoor event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted by WLIW-FM’s Gianna Volpe and Marina DeLuca. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. SAC hosts an evening of jazz on Saturday, September 9. Beginning at 7 p.m. on SAC’s west lawn, it’s four-time Grammy nominee Conrad Herwig. Playing songs from his latest album “The Latin Side of Mingus,” admission to see the versatile trombonist is $35 per person, $30 for members, and $15 for kids and students. Also on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Hamptons Business Expo comes to SAC for a day of networking, vendors, fashion, music and food. Another Body screens on Sunday, September 10, at 4 p.m.. The documentary, from directors Reuben Hamlyn and Sophie Compton, follows a college student’s journey to justice after she discovers fake pornography of herself circulating on the Internet. Admission to the screening is $10, free for members.