Martin Luther King Day Events in the Hamptons

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr., Library of Congress

The Hamptons is the perfect destination to enjoy the long Martin Luther King Day weekend. You may already have 10 Things to Do This Weekend, but why not make the most of Monday too? Whether you’re local or visiting, make sure to check out these events on a day that honors one of America’s greatest civil rights champions.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mini Camp at The Green School
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Green School, Sagaponack

School is closed on Monday, so why not send your child to the Mini Camp at The Green School? The day is filled with animal care, art, pony rides and a special guest performer! You pack a lunch, they provide an organic snack.

Advanced registration is required by calling 631-537-1634 or emailing [email protected]. Directions to the school will be provided upon confirmation of registration.

Bay Street Presents the Presidential Inauguration on the Big Screen!
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bay Street Theatre, 1 Bay Street, Sag Harbor

Bay Street Theatre is broadcasting the Presidential Inauguration on the big screen on Monday. Bring your neighbors and come in out of the cold as Bay Street Theatre once again throws open its doors for a not-to-be-missed occasion. Watch the events unfold in the theater with family, friends and coworkers. Students and groups are welcome too. Coffee and refreshments will be available for purchase.

An Inaugural Celebration at 230 Elm Street
7 – 11 p.m.
230 Elm, 230 Elm Street, Southampton

The Southampton Town Democratic Committee
is welcoming friends to its celebration of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Enjoy dinner and dancing with a gourmet buffet meal, live music, including gospel, jazz and Latin beats.
Wear festive attire.

Tickets $50 per person at the door. For Information and reservations
contact Grania Brolin at 631-237-4821 or [email protected].

Maidstone Break for MLK Weekend
c/o The Maidstone, 207 Main Street,
East Hampton

During this year’s extra long weekend in January, celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a Maidstone Break at c/o The Maidstone. You can make the cozy getaway extra luxurious by taking advantage of the hotel’s two nights for the price of one deal, valid all month when staying two nights in a row. The Weekday Getaway offer is valid Sunday through Thursday, according to availability, so MLK weekend would work!

Rates from $225. Call 631-324-5006 or email [email protected].

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with Prayer
1 – 3 p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church, 60 Cross Highway, East Hampton

East Hampton’s Calvary Baptist Church hosts its annual Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Monday. The Reverend Michael Jackson, pastor of the Triune Baptist Church in Sag Harbor, will be the keynote speaker. Choirs and soloists from both churches will perform. East Hampton’s elected officials have also been invited to attend the service and share their thoughts on the meaning of Dr. King’s legacy.

The public is invited to attend. Call 631-324-5313.

Prix Fixe at The American Hotel
5 – 6:30 p.m.
49 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Enjoy a prix fixe menu at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor and support a great cause on Monday evening. $10 of each $40 meal will be donated to East End Hospice. Call the hotel at 631-725-3535 or Maggie Goldfarb of East End Hospice at 631-288-7080 or email her at [email protected].

Monday Night Madness in the Taproom
Starts at 7 p.m.
Southampton Publick House, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton

Revel in $5 pints, $5 burger platters, $10 pulled pork sliders, or wings at $5 per dozen at Southampton’s famous brewery.

Contact Charlene at 631 283-2800 or [email protected] for more info.

Audition for a Play
6 – 8 p.m.
Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue

Hampton Theatre Company is holding auditions for Canadian playwright Michael Healey’s fascinating and poignant play about a pair of aging farmers whose long-buried secrets come to light when a young actor pays them a visit. Roles for 3 men available.

Call Sarah Hunnewell at 631-726-4656, email [email protected] or visit

Wood Sculptures & Word of Mouth Cartoons
Open at 10 a.m.
Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton

Check out some local art at your local library! Sculpture from wood and other abandoned materials, and cartoons by Charles Damga. Contact the Rogers Memorial Library Program Department at 631-283-0774 or [email protected].

New Year, New Paintings
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, 2418 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton

View new paintings by Toby Haynes, Ann Trusty and John Hulsey exploring a range of themes including landscapes, still life, botanicals and a fresh take on portraiture—as well as sculpture by Sally Richardson.

Contact Jeanie Stiles at 917-613-3754 or [email protected].

Art in the New Year
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ashawagh Hall, 780 Springs Fireplace Road in Springs

Art in the New Year at Ashawagh Hall features the work of painters Cynthia Loewen and Lynn Martell, Alyce Peifer, Jerry Schwabe and Pam Vossen. John Todaro will also be displaying his photography and Mary Milnes’ wonderful fusion glass. Take in some art at one of East Hampton’s most legendary cultural hubs.

Contact John Todaro at 631-328-9057 or [email protected].

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