There’s lots to do and explore in the Hamptons and on the North Fork this week, so we’re highlighting only the very best events of the bunch. This week’s top live events on the East End include THAW Fest at LongHouse Reserve, a wedding showcase at East Wind Long Island and more!
Buckskill Preserve Hike
Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m.
Stretch your legs on this seven-mile exploration of the sprawling Buckskill Preserve between Wainscott and East Hampton. The trails in this pine-and-oak forest are delightfully twisting and mostly flat, but the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society will hike a few hills at the edge of the moraine. Meet on Old Montauk Highway in Wainscott, just east of Hedges Lane and west of Highway Restaurant.
Old Montauk Highway, Wainscott. 631-267-6608, [email protected], ehtps.org
THAW Fest at LongHouse Reserve
Saturday, March 20, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
Discover art in the LongHouse Reserve gardens with day of free tickets and tours. Register to bring the whole family and let the kids explore art and nature with the Hand in Hand Treasure Hunt.
133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton. longhouse.org
Ghost Hunting at Rogers Mansion
Saturday, March 20, 7–11:30 p.m.
Southampton History Museum invites you to join the Long Island Paranormal Investigators on an investigation of the Rogers Mansion while they continue their search for evidence of what happens to us after we die. Groups will be given just over an hour inside the 1843 Whaling Captain’s mansion and taken to the various hot spots of paranormal activity within the museum.
7 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2494, southamptonhistory.org
Annual Spotted Salamander Search
Saturday, March 20, 8 p.m.
On this walk to a vernal pond, the South Fork Natural History Museum will be searching for the spotted salamander, one of four native mole salamanders. This salamander is a beauty, with its shiny black body and bright yellow spots. This night walk will take place only if there have been heavy rains, so bring a flashlight and wear boots. Registration is $10 for adults; $7 for kids.
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-9735, [email protected], sofo.org
Sunday, March 21, noon & 3 p.m.
Let East Wind Long Island help you plan your very special day at the Wedding Showcase, featuring a CDC-compliant sit-down dinner tasting. Taste the culinary creations of East Wind’s executive chef; tour the spectacular grounds, including the luxurious estate and charming cottage; peruse The Shoppes with the Grand Carousel; and meet top event professionals offering the latest in fashion, floral design, photography and entertainment.
5720 NY-25A, Wading River. eastwindlongisland.com
Find more exciting Hamptons, North Fork and kids events happening this weekend and beyond (or list your own event) at DansPapers.com/Events.