Well it’s finally here, the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world will take place this Sunday in Montauk. But before you head out to the end of the Island for some green beer and loud music, what will you do in between? How about getting a little live entertainment? Or perhaps some outdoor fun on the Peconic River? There is plenty to do in the Hamptons and the North Fork before Sunday. Here are a just a few options.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Jewelry Making Classes with Eric Messin
Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton
Students will learn the basics of jewelry making, from sculpting wax and soldering to setting stones and polishing, over an eight-week course. Master Jeweler Eric Messin will take you step by step to create a piece of jewelry that will be finished and ready to be worn. These classes take place at the historic Pelletreau Silver Shop in Southampton Village. The fee, which includes supplies, is $365 for members and $385 for non-members. To register for the class please call the Museum at 631-283-2494. Come learn and have fun!
Candlelight Fridays at Wölffer Estate Vineyard
139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack
Come in from chill and enjoy some hot jazz! Candlelight Friday are only here throughout the fall and winter season, so head to Wölffer after work to listen to some of New York’s finest musicians and enjoy wines by the glass, mulled wine and cheese/charcuterie plates for purchase. No cover.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at Bay Street Theatre
1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor
The Picture Show at Bay Street Theatre, sponsored by Peconic Landing, is a great way to spend Friday evening and tickets are just $7 at the door. Price includes a small box of popcorn. There is also an amazing $28 prix-fixe “Dinner and a Movie” package with different restaurants in town. Call IL Capuccino, 631-725-2747, Sen 631-725-1774 or Dockside 631-725-7100. On Friday the movie Top Hat (1935) will be shown, starring Fred Astaire!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
13th Annual Oceans of Hope Gala at LI Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead
Dance the night away with the Hackensack Men and The Trenton Horns at the Long Island Aquarium! Sip cocktails, eat dinner and take your chances in the silent auction or the casino! Stay the night in Riverhead’s Hyatt with a big discount rate. Tickets are $150.00 and all proceeds go to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation’s marine mammal and sea turtle rescue. Call 631-369-9840 or visit riverheadfoundation.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Party at 75 Main
10 p.m.–4 a.m.
75 Main Street , Southampton
Party till the wee hours and celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day at 75 Main. DJ Oscar L will start the party a day early. Get your green on to great music, dancing and drink specials, including $5 margaritas and Coronas all night. 631-283-7575, 75main.com
Little Red Ridinghood at Goat on a Boat
4 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor
Children squeal with delight throughout this traditional tale with a twist. Find out what happens when Little Red gets mixed-up with Porquoi, a pig who’s in the wrong story! Complete with changing scenery, music and charming hand puppets, this puppet show will have them ratting on the wolf and cheering Little Red to safety. Goat on a Boat is the East End’s premier puppet theater. 30 minutes for ages 2-7, $5 kids under 3, $9 seniors and members, $10 for everyone else. Reserve your ticket today!631-725-4193, goatonaboat.org
Riverhead Kayak Trip
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peconic River, Main Street, Riverhead
Be sure to dress warm, but go for it! Kayaking in Riverhead along the Peconic River is amazing. Launch behind Codie’s Bar on Main Street for an easy 4-mile paddle. Bring your own kayak or canoe and life jacket (mandatory). Call guide Bill Velys at 516-458-8548.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Montauk’s St Patrick’s Day Parade
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Main Street, Montauk
The Montauk St. Patrick’s Day Parade, organized by the Montauk Friends of Erin, is among the best in the world. Parade Grand Marshal Jack Perna, Superintendent and Principal at the Montauk School, leads floats, marchers, bands and revelers down Main Street while hundreds cheer and celebrate. There will be lots of Irish eyes at this event. Don’t miss it!
“The Rain Garden” with Mark Cappellino at Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
The Peconic Land Trust welcomes Mark Cappellino as the second speaker in their fourth annual “Conversations With…” series. Mark, an educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension for more than 18 years, will discuss the polluting impacts of rainwater runoff on our bays and drinking water, and present information on designing and creating “rain gardens” in the home landscape. $15, free to members of Bridge Gardens. Space is limited and reservations are requested. To reserve, please call the Peconic Land Trust at 631-283-3195, ext. 19 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irish Party at Tweeds
Lunch and Dinner
17 East Main Street, Riverhead
Head to Tweeds Restaurant and Buffalo Bar in Riverhead for a pint or a dram—and some delicious Irish fare—on St. Paddy’s Day. Corned beef specials will be served at lunch and dinner, along with a lovely selection of Irish whiskies and beer. Sip or guzzle Long Ireland beer, Guinness and McSorleys or enjoy one of Ireland’s many spirits, including Middleton, Bushmills, Black Bush, Red Breast, Powers, Jameson and more. 631-208-3151, tweedsrestaurant.com