East End family and kid-friendly fun keeps coming this summer in the Hamptons and North Fork. Check our top events to enjoy with your children this week, August 27–September 1, 2021, along with reliable venues that always bring good times.
Top 5 Events to Check Out This Week
“The Curious Puffer” Readaloud and Book Signing
Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m.
Sign up your tots ahead of time for this free event presented by the Southold Library featuring author and illustrator Ian Hunter and his mom and co-author Claire Kennedy. Signed copies will be available after the reading.
53705 Main Road, Southold. 631-765-2007, southoldlibrary.org.
Saturday, August 28, 11 a.m.
Kids ages six and older will learn the basics of hand sewing and even make their own string bag/backpack. The class is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.
93 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton. 631-655-4586, [email protected], projectmost.org.
Princess Tea Party at the Long Island Aquarium
Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m.
Sign up your little princess ahead of time for this elegant tea party. White-glove service, finger sandwiches, sweets and photos are all part of the fun.
431 East Main Street, Riverhead. 631-209-9200, longislandaquarium.com.
Mommy & Me Musical Theater
Saturday, August 28, 3:30 p.m.
Teeny Broadway stars ages 4 and under will love singing and dancing to favorites from shows like Gypsy, The Sound of Music and South Pacific. Sanitized instruments are provided, but you can bring your own if you’d like.
151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton. 631-259-7707, [email protected], littlebarntheatre.com.
Kids/Youth Natural Tie Dye Class
Wednesday, September 1, 11:15 a.m.
Kids of all ages are welcome to learn to create color from natural materials at Patti’s Berries and Bunches. The cost is $25 per kiddo and you can register ahead of time online. Meanwhile, check out lots of homemade baked goods and freshly picked fruit a the farm stand.
410 Sound Avenue, Mattituck. 631-655-7996, pattysberriesandbunches.org.
Family Fun Attractions
Bostwick’s Chowder House
If you’ve been looking for a great seafood house you can bring your little guppies along to, have a seat under the colorful umbrellas at Bostwick’s Chowder House. Adults can enjoy things like steamed lobster and clams, and little ones will appreciate classics like chicken fingers and hot dogs.
277 Pantigo Road, East Hampton. 631-324-1111, bostwickschowderhouse.com.
Children’s Museum of the East End
Learn about ships, windmills and creating your own farm at this favorite East End children’s destination. Mini-golf is free with admission! This summer, however, you’ll need to call ahead of time to make a reservation.
376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250, cmee.org.
While many Hamptons beaches are known for their clean, uncrowded charm, popular Coopers Beach earns rave reviews from parents and tots. A snack bar, picnic tables and lifeguards dot the sandy shore, and you can stay to watch the sun go down with fine live entertainment.
298 Meadow Lane, Southampton. 631-287-3450, discoverlongisland.com/member/coopers-beach-2.
East Hampton Marine Museum
You and your littles can enjoy the story of Long Island’s love of the sea through photos, models and displays. The museum is open from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. now through September 4.
301 Bluff Road, Amagansett. 631-324-6850, easthamptonhistory.org/east-hampton-town-marine-museum.
Health-conscious parents and tots can totally chill with the Vegan and gluten-free options at this tasty new favorite. Check out all the cakes, cookie jar sundaes, and ice cream cakes available to frozen treat lovers on the East End.
478 West Lake Drive, Montauk. 631-668-8190, thefrozenanchor.com.
Gemelli Gelato of the Hamptons
Parents and little sweeties alike will love this classy cafe where you can enjoy Belgian waffles, milkshakes, and even candy. Check out the seven different flavors of waffle cones and ask about the featured flavor.
139 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. 631-594-5600, gemelligelatohamptonbays.com.
This time of year, adults can sample the vineyard while littles enjoy options at the farm stand, such as sweet corn, tomatoes and peaches. Farm animals and flower fields are also part of the summer fun.
715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck. 631-482-7641, harbesfamilyfarm.com.
Your little pizza lovers will delight in all of the specialties pies, pasta and calzones at this Hamptons favorite. Health-conscious parents can opt for a homemade salad or soup.
364 Montauk Highway, Wainscott. 631-537-2626, lacapanninamenu.com.
Tick Tock Mini Golf
This classic mini-golf course is located at the Drosses Motel, where kiddos can also enjoy a snack bar with classic American favorites. Parents can sample an Asian-American-style menu while they relax and watch, or get in on the fun with their junior swingers.
69125 Main Street, Greenport. 631-477-1334, drossosmotel.com.
The ferry ride to Shelter Island is an adventure in itself for some, but the Whale’s Tale is the perfect Hamptons day trip for you and your little ones. Enjoy an 18-hole, lit miniature golf course, indoor games and an ice cream shop. Meanwhile, parents can relax with espresso, chai tea or smoothies.
3 Ram Island Road, Shelter Island. 631-749-1839, shelterislandwhalestale.com.
Find more exciting Hamptons, North Fork and family events happening this weekend and beyond (or list your own event) at DansPapers.com/Events.