This week: get to know some local figures and enjoy the rich history of the East End. Fall is here, and it’s time to celebrate the season with all our great communities have to offer.
Thursday, September 29
Kathleen King of Tate’s Bake Shop
On Thursday, The Cookie “King” of the Hamptons, Kathleen King, owner of Tate’s bake Shop, will speak at the fall luncheon for the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons. The talk, entitled “Perseverance: The Journey of Kathleen King,” will describe King’s rise to success through hard work and dedication to her vision. The three-course luncheon will take place at Cowfish Restaurant at 12 p.m. Visit lwvhamptons.org to learn more.
Friday, September 30
Oceans of Hope Mardi Gras Gala
At 7 p.m. head to the Long Island Aquarium for an anniversary celebration. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation celebrates its 20th anniversary with a Mardi Gras event. Enjoy Louisiana-inspired foods, Big Easy-style entertainment, a jazz band and more. Tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/oceansofhope2016
Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour
At 4 p.m. the Peconic Land Trust will host it’s final late afternoon tour of the year. Inspired by Oktoberfest, guests will enjoy a glass of beer form Montauk brewery while touring the early autumn colors of Bridge Gardens. Visit peconiclandtrust.org to find out more.
Saturday, October 1
Bridgehampton Road Rally & Tour d’Hamptons
Presented by the Bridgehampton Museum and Dans’ Papers. Celebrate the racing heritage of the Hamptons with this vintage car show and rally. This year, in addition to the vintage automobile race, attendees are invited to take part on the Tour d’Hamptons, a shortened course of about 40 minutes, for newer cars of interest. Beneath the Main Tent at the Bridgehampton Museum, enjoy a special curated exhibit of Bridgehampton’s racing history, as well as art and discussions about antique cars and their drivers. Visit bridgehamptonrally.org to find out more.
Hamptons Marathon & Half
At 8 a.m. head to Southampton Village for a marathon, half marathon, and 5K. The course takes place entirely within the village on flat terrain. Visit hamptonsmarathon.com to find out more.
Sunday, October 2
Shinnecock Youth Dance Performance
At 2 p.m. at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, the Shinnecock Youth Council presents a performance of traditional and contemporary dance. Learn about the culture of the Shinnecock Nation, and join in on a group dance. All proceeds will benefit the Shinnecock Youth.
Fall Sidewalk Sale
From 10 a.m.–6 p.m., head to Westhampton Beach Village for a fall sidewalk sale. Local shops take their wares out into the open air, and offer up fabulous sales for shoppers. Snag some new fall merchandise and support small businesses. Call 631-288-3337 for more information.