Right. So what the hell happened? It was summer a second ago. Alas, we find ourselves at Labor Day. We are on the brink of Tumbleweed Tuesday, when the cold, cold winds of fall blow through the Hamptons. Soon, the gentle breezes generated by helicopters and the muted shouts of inebriated party goers will just be a distant memory on these shores. Uber-who?
But let’s have a last-hurrah, dammit. Here’s what’s happening in the Hamptons this Labor Day Weekend. Our criteria: Events must support local businesses, plus we’d actually have to be interested in attending them. (As always, this explains why there is a shameful number of events involving booze.) We’ll be adding to the calendar as we hear about more.
Thursday, September 3
- The Maidstone and Elements Fitness Studio host SUP & SIP. A 1.5-hour standup paddleboard session starts at 2 p.m. from Hook Pond on Ocean Avenue in East Hampton, followed by refreshments at The Maidstone at 207 Main Street, East Hampton. Cost is $120 per person. Reservations: (631) 604-5445.
Friday, September 4
- East Hampton Farmers Market, featuring vendors selling organic herbs and produce, in Nick & Toni’s parking lot. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 136 North Main Street, East Hampton.
- White Room Gallery, signing of Beth O’Donnell’s “Angels in Africa,” a book about seven women working to change societal conditions in Africa, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 2415 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton.
- Wolffer Wine Stand, Sunset Friday with vineyard views (bring blanket) featuring the surf rock sounds of the The Ne’re Do Wells, 5 p.m. till sunset. 3312 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack.
- The Ram’s Head Inn, Friday Night “Musical Food,” with Tom Hashagen, Lisa Shaw and Doug Broder (jazz standards, blues and light rock), 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., 108 Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island Heights.
Saturday, September 5
- Westhampton Beach Farmers Market, more than 40 local farmers, growers, producers and vendors with everything farmed, grown or produced on Long Island, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 85 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach.
- Silas Marder Gallery, reception of artist Mica Marder solo exhibition, 4 p.m to 8 p.m., with music by the Peter Watrous Trio from 5:30 to 7:30pm. 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton.
- Chrysalis Gallery, “Kaleidoscope,” an event featuring artwork by Daniel Pollera, Theresa Giannuzzi, Rinaldo Skalamera and Betsy Podlach, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 2 Main St., Southampton.
- Stephen Talkhouse, Buster Poindexter, 7 p.m. 161 Main St., Amagansett.
- John Drew Theater, Guild Hall, Spin Doctors, 8 p.m. concert. Ticket info here. 158 Main St., East Hampton.
Sunday, September 6
- Southampton Chamber of Commerce Farmers’ Market, with local vendors offering vegetables, fruits, pickles and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton.
- The Beach Bar at the Crow’s Nest, Argentinian Summer Send Off, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., featuring Wolffer’s new Finca Rosé from Argentina. More details here on Wolffer’s events page. 4 Old West Lake Drive, Montauk.
Monday, September 7
- Ashawagh Hall, End-of-summer free outdoor event, 6 p.m. Music by Job Potter and the Friends Band. Bring your own blanket, lawn chair, food and drink. The gallery at Ashawagh Hall will also be open. 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton.
Tuesday, September 8
- Dockers Waterside, First Annual Tumbleweed Tuesday Pig Roast, featuring musical guest Chantilly Whiskey, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 94 Dune Road, East Quogue.
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