Toast the Summer Solstice

It’s the first day of summer (as of 1:16 p.m. ET, to be exact) and that means it’s time to celebrate. Stonehenge may be the most popular place to toast the summer solstice, but with beaches, baked goods and beverages in mind, we offer four food-centric ways to ring in the year’s longest day—and shortest night—in the Hamptons.

Eat Cake—Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton ushers in the season of sun and surf with its Sun Smiley Cupcakes. Summer is sweet, indeed.

Raise a GlassLong Island wineries offer an endless bounty for the season, from the Classic White at Wölffer Estates to the aptly named Summer Blush from Pindar Vineyards.

Check out 5 Wine Pairings for a Summer BBQ

Find a Farm Stand—Everyone has a favorite from among Long Island’s fresh summer produce. Whether you’re a vacationer or a local chef, there’s strawberries, spinach and more waiting at farm stands and farmer’s markets on the North and South Forks.

Watch the Sunset—Pack a picnic, pick a beach, grab your camera and send us your summer solstice photos!


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