From the Hampton Classic Horse Show to the Westhampton Festival of the Arts, this Labor Day weekend will have you feeling like NY royalty. You'll be attending innovative art shows, free live music and parties of course to celebrate the last weekend of summer (sigh) in the Hamptons. Here are this weekend's top picks.
Friday September 2nd
The 36th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Don’t miss out this Friday, September 2nd, on the Hampton Classic Horse Show. With a bit of a delayed opening (oh Irene!), the show begins Wednesday August 31st and continues to Sunday September 4th. No worries though, the classes from the 8-day schedule have been rescheduled for the now 5-day show. There will be 40 boutiques at the show so go get your shop on. For tickets go to www.hamptonclassic.com
Where: Bridgehampton Pologrounds, 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY
When: Friday September 2nd, 11:00AM-5:00PM
Cynthia Rowley End of Summer Sale
To score some amazing steals of up to 80% off, head over to Montauk for Cynthia Rowley’s End of Summer Sale. The sale starts Thursday, September 1st to Monday September 5th. The sale is from 11:00AM-9:00PM during the weekend but make sure to go early because these chic duds and accessories are sure to be snatched up.
Where: Cynthia Rowley Montauk, 696 Montauk Highway, Montauk
When: Thursday-Monday September 1st & 5th 11:00AM-9:00PM
Saturday September 3rd
3rd Annual Westhampton Festival of the Arts
Itching for that perfect unique piece of art? Look no further because this Labor Day weekend is the Westhampton Festival of the Arts. Join St. Marks Church and Paragon Fine Arts Events at Long Island’s biggest and best fine arts festival this Saturday-Sunday, September 3rd & 4th to see over 85 globally acclaimed artists from 21 states (and the world). This festival will feature original paintings, jewelry, sculpting, photography, woodworking, ceramics and much more. And the best part? You get to meet and talk with the artists about their craft and inspiration. For more info on the festival go to www.paragonartevents.com/westhampton/index.html.
Where: Great Lawn of St. Marks Church, 35 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
When: Saturday-Sunday September 3rd&4th, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Guild Hall Exhibition- Twin Towers Tragedy by John Jonas Gruen
Honor the memory of 9/11 this Labor Day weekend by checking out this heartfelt exhibition. As a tribute to the ten year anniversary of 9/11, artist John Jonas Gruen will be displaying his photographs at Guild Hall this Saturday, September 3rd through Sunday, October 9th. His exhibition shows the change that happened because of the tragedy and how people are affected by it.
Where: Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton
When: Saturday September 3rd, 11:00AM-5:00PM
The Final Brunch Extravaganza of the Summer
Hungry for some yummy brunch this Saturday? Well, you’re in luck because the Dual Groupe- Derek & Daniel, Randy Scott, Matt Oliver, Stephan Seguin and Matt Moncada- invite you to join them for an all day brunch bash to celebrate the end of the summer (and Michael Wainstein’s birthday) with great food and music by Mitch LJ. For reservations email Reservations@dualgroupe.com or call 212-201-1222
Where: GURNEY'S INN RESORT & SPA, 290 OLD MONTAUK HIGHWAY, Montauk
When: Saturday September 3rd, 12:00PM-7:00PM
Live Music Presented by Bedell Cellars and Corey Creek Vineyards
This four-day event kicks off this Saturday, September 3rd, with soft rock singer Dan Donnelly. Other great acts will perform the following days like Bryce Larsen (American Idol)-Sunday, Take 3-Monday and Robin Sidor-Tuesday. Make your way over to Southhold for these free performances at 1:00PM. And what could be better than free live music? Wine, of course. Prices range from $5-$15 for wine tasting, and for that price you should definitely try some of Bedell Cellars and Corey Creek Vinyard’s delicious wine.
Where: Corey Creek, Main Road (Route 25), Southold
When: Saturday-Tuesday September 3rd-6th 1:00PM-5:00PM
Author Talk: Gregory Murphy “Incognito”
Join the East Hampton Library in welcoming author, Gregory Murphy to the Hamptons for a reading of his hot new book “Incognito.” This love story, set among the NY high society, is ready to take you on a compelling journey through life in NY. For required reservations call 631-324-0222, extension 3.
Where: East Hampton Library, 159 Main St, East Hampton
When: Saturday September 3rd, 1:00PM-2:30PM
Wampum Labor Day Weekend Party
Come celebrate the final weekend of summer with Wampum as they premiere new skateboards done by the best local artists. Wampum is bringing you a unique skateboard experience through sight, sound and taste. What we mean is, checking out awesome boards while enjoying the free food, drinks and music.
Where: Wampum, 2487 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY
When: Saturday September 3rd, 4:00PM-8:00PM
Labor Day Weekend Hours and Entertainment
Come party on the beach in Montauk with Labor Day Weekend Hours for their “Sunset Sets” this Saturday & Sunday. The party will feature a free live performance by Joe Delia & Thieves, a blues-surf rock & roll band. You’re bound to have an incredible time with free live music to dance to during sunset, and all on the beach.
Where: Navy Beach, 16 Navy Rd, Montauk, NY
When: Saturday-Sunday September 3rd& 4th, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Rubix Kube in Southampton: End of Summer Party
Yearning for a great 80s party this Labor Day weekend? Well Rubix Kube, like, an original 80s cover band (you may know them from their weekly TriBeCa event Back to the Eighties at Canal Room) has got you covered. Playing all the favorites, your gnarly fix for all that is 80s will be quenched here.
Where: 230 Elm, Southampton, NY
When: Saturday September 3rd, 9:00PM-11:00PM