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Five Top Events in the Hamptons This Weekend, September 26-28

It’s the first weekend of fall, one of the best times to enjoy the Hamptons, and there are plenty of fun events to choose from. Here are five top picks, and for more visit events.danspapers.com.

SOUTHAMPTON SEPTEMBERFEST

The Chowder Contest
The Chowder Contest. Photo credit: Tom Kochie

Southampton Village celebrates all things autumn during SeptemberFest. The fun gets underway Friday with a kick-off cocktail party featuring music by New Life Crisis at 6:30 p.m. Then all day Saturday and all day Sunday, enjoy music throughout the village, a farmers market on the Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane) grounds, art vendors at Agawam Park, and a “Taste of the East End.” And that’s just a few of the things that are in store. Read more about Southampton SeptemberFest

SAG HARBOR AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Christian McBride is headlining the 2014 Sag Harbor American Music Festival
Jazz virtuoso Christian McBride, Photo: Courtesy 2014 Sag Harbor American Music Festival

The Sag Harbor American Music Festival includes more than 25 musical acts performing throughout Sag Harbor Village. A kick-off concert with Christian McBride and Friends is Friday at Old Whalers Church. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 8 p.m. Then Saturday there is free music at various locations beginning at 10 a.m. The official after party, for $10, will be held at Bay Street Theater beginning at 9 p.m. with Mamalee Rose and Friends. Read more about the Sag Harbor American Music Festival

HARVEST DAY FAIR

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

The Southampton Historical Museum holds its annual Harvest Day Fair on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion on Meeting House Lane. There will be Civil War re-enactors, an 1850s wedding and demonstrations of a number of traditional skills, including decoy carving, beekeeping, candle making and basketry. The fun begins at 11 a.m.

MEDIA MAVENS MIXED MEDIA ART SHOW

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The Media Mavens—a group of  East End journalists and WPPB radio personality Bonnie Grice—have curated an art show and the public is invited to the opening Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Dodds & Eder Home in Sag Harbor. Mick Hargreaves will be performing, and The Media Mavens will conduct a live broadcast from 4 to 5 p.m. More than 35 East End artists are featured in the show. Mixed Media will remain on display through October 13. Read more about the Mixed Media Art Show

DANS’ING

New York City Ballet principal male dancer Jared Angle. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo credit: © Paul Kolnik
New York City Ballet principal male dancer Jared Angle. Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo credit: © Paul Kolnik

This Saturday at Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane) from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. receive dance instruction in Latin, Hip-Hop or Swing. The cost is $25 per class and participants may take all three classes. New York City Ballet principal male dancer Jared Angle will be on hand.  Then at 7 p.m. the doors will open for a dance with live music. Admission to the dance is $25. Dans’ing benefits the nonprofit Dancing DreamsReservations are required for all classes and the evening dance event. Email dansevents@danspapers.com to secure your spot. Read more about this event and read 10 Questions with Jared Angle

 

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