15 Things to Do This Weekend in the Hamptons, Sept. 27-29

A Southampton SeptemberFest banner hangs over Main Street.
A Southampton SeptemberFest banner hangs over Main Street. Photo Credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

The East End is never short of exciting events and activities. Celebrate fall this weekend in the Hamptons with Southampton SeptemberFest, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival, and more.

Our cultural calendar is always full on the Twin Forks, so check out the below selections and get the most from your days off.

All Weekend

Southampton SeptemberFest
Southampton Village, multiple venues

After two years of growing success, Southampton SeptemberFest has expanded to three days. During the festival, Southampton Village will offer a wide range of exciting events that embrace art, music, food, history and fun. Past years’ events brought thousands of people to village streets with the Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, the “Best of Hamptons” Chowder Contest, music and activities for families, all of which are scheduled to return.  The weekend includes a Friday evening kick-off party” at 6:30 p.m. with music by the popular Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks at Agawam Park ($30 advance/$40 door), followed by a crowd-pleasing line-up of free music scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the park and at various locations around the village. Then, on Sunday, an art show in Agawam Park will showcase East End talent. Click here for more details. Click here for the full schedule.

Sag Harbor American Music Festival
Friday and Saturday
Sag Harbor Village, multiple venues

Grooving into its third year, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival is celebrating this whale of a town with free live performances and one special kickoff concert to promote Sag Harbor as a cultural destination. The music ranges from local to global, jazz and blues, roots and folk, pop and more. The festival kicks off with a Main Stage concert ($25 admission) from Grammy winner Beau Soleil featuring Michael Doucet at the Old Whalers’ Church on Friday night, followed by a day of free music on Saturday with dozens of acts.  The official after party at Bay Street Theatre on Saturday night features Dan Bailey Tribe and Joe Delia & Thieves from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., $10 tickets available day of the show at the Bay Street Box Office. Click for more details.

Friday, September 27

Salon Series: Michael Brown
6 p.m.
Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill

The New York Times declared Michael Brown, “a young piano visionary,” praising him for his “powerful technique and a vivid imagination.” An equally committed pia8nist and composer, Brown’s unique artistry often involves interweaving of classics with contemporary works and his own compositions. He has appeared on four continents and performed at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. $20 general admission or $10 for Parrish members.

Max Feldschuh – Jazz Vibraphone
7 p.m.
Dark Horse Restaurant, 1 East Main Street, Riverhead

See highly acclaimed jazz vibraphonist Max Feldschuh perform solo in a small and beautiful setting. No cover.

Max Feldschuh
Max Feldschuh

“Moby-Dick’ at Neoteric Fine Art Opening
7 p.m.
Neoteric Fine Art, 208 Main Street, Amagansett

A diverse group of artists join in a visual celebration of Herman Melville’s “MOBY-DICK; or, The Whale!” Running in conjunction with Janet Goleas’ “The Moby Project” at Mulford Farm in East Hampton, Neoteric’s MOBY-DICK is a comprehensive visual reaction to the themes of the epic novel, in the form of painting, sculpture, installation and performance. Participating artists: Paton Miller, Ted Victoria, Melora Griffis, Sophia Collier, Melissa Mapes. Amanda Church, Emily Noel Lambert, Gregory Montreuil, Scott Bluedorn, Peter Spacek, Charles Ly, Christine Lidrbauch, Burt Van, Deusen, The Neoteric Collective, neotericfineart.com

Vito Picone & The Elegants with Lenny Cocco & The Chimes.
 8 p.m.
Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead

Head to Suffolk Theater for a night of doo wop.  Doors open 90 minutes prior to performance for dinner and cocktails, served throughout the evening. Tickets are $45 in advance or $30 at the door. suffolktheater.com.

Saturday, September 28

15th Annual Celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike

Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, the South Fork Natural History Museum, and the Peconic Land Trust invite familes to enjoy and celebrate the beautiful fall colors of the Greenbelt. There will be games, crafts, hikes, information about the Greenbelt, a migratory bird walk with naturalist, birder, and published author John Turner, a reptile hike with “Snake-Man” Chris Chapin, and a nature puppet show with Goat on a Boat. Meet live animals from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, and more. A light lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. Reservations are required for all events. Call 631-537-9735 to register.

Eastern screech owl
Eastern screech owl

Harvest Dar Fair
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rogers Mansion grounds, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton.

In the middle of the weekend-long Southampton SeptemberFest celebration—the Southampton Historical Museum puts on its annual Harvest Day Fair. The free event recreates life in 19th century Southampton. The fair will feature costumed trade and craftsmen demonstrating decoy carving, beekeeping, blacksmithing, candle making, basketry and many more traditional skills. There are many activities for both children and adults to participate in.  Civil War re-enactors will make camp and demonstrate rifle shooting and parading, and Shinnecock Indian Nation members will perform drumming. Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor, using only scissors and paper, will create silhouettes in exacting detail, and musicians Edith and Bennett, from Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, will perform 19th century ballads and sea shanties.

The Harvest Day Fair at Rogers Mansion.
The Harvest Day Fair at Rogers Mansion. Photo Credit: Southampton Historical Museum

East End SEPTO Family Fun Fair
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sag Harbor Elementary School,  68 Hampton Street, Sag Harbor

The East End Special Education PTO will host its  annual Family Fun Fair. The Family Fair is an afternoon of fun for children and their families and will include a petting zoo, face painting, games, bounce house, obstacle course, prizes, dunk tank, music, food andchinese auction.

Tide Runners Farewell Bash
4 p.m. – late
Tide Runners Restaurant, 7 North Road, Hampton Bays

Tide Runners, a popular Hampton Bays bar, restaurant and marina, is taking a final bow Saturday, September 28. The popular spot on the Shinnecock Canal is expected to be knocked down to make way for townhouses.  Tide Runners was always packed on summer Fridays as local and visitors headed there to meet friends at the bar, listen to music or have dinner — either inside or outside with a view of the canal. Though the restaurant closed for the season September 15, it is opening its doors one last time on Saturday to welcome friends from the past 11 years. The farewell bash will kick off at 4 p.m. and feature music by Double Play and  DJ Mouse from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and a live performance by New Life Crisis and DJ Soco from 10 p.m. till late. RSVP on Facebook

Ladies of Laughter
8 p.m.
Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main Street, Riverhead

Enjoy as some delightfully funny female comedians tell their stories and make you laugh. Doors open for bar and restaurant service at 6:30 p.m. $25 in advance/$30 at door. suffolktheater.com

Bruce Hornsby
8 p.m.
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach

Get up-close and personal with one of the finest musicians around. A Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, he first topped the charts with “The Way It Is.” Now, Hornsby showcases his unique improvisational style in classical, rock, pop, bluegrass and blues, with nothing but a piano and his voice. Still blissfully making joyful noise, he’ll forge a deeper relationship with both his piano playing and his loyal fans in this intimate solo performance. whbpac.org

Sunday, September 29

JR’s Fundraiser
Noon to 3 p.m.
230 Elm, 230 Elm Street, Southampton

Andrew “JR” Faggins sustained a life changing injury from a motorcycle accident. This fundraising event includes BBQ, music by DJ Aaron Napier and a Chinese auction. Motorcycle Club 247 is expected. Admission is $25. Call 631-283-9160.

Live Music by Keith Maguire
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Raphael Vineyard and Winery, 39390 Main Road, Route 25, Peconic

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon on the North Fork at with live music by Keith Maguire. For more information on Maguire, go to keithmaguire.com.

Local Oyster Showcase
2 – 5 p.m.
Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery, 39750 County Road 48

Presented by Blue Island Oyster Company and New York Oyster Week, the Local Oyster Showcase includes raw local oysters and prepared local oysters by local chefs from noah’s, The Frisky Oyster, Blue Canoe, and others. There will be live jazz music by The Alexander Clough Trio. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $35 for Signature Wine Club members. Visit sparklingpointe.com or call  631-765-0200. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event.

Visit the Dan’s calendar to view more events this weekend and beyond.

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