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Here's What's Happening in the Hamptons in September

Updated: Sep 1, 2021

September is a perennial favorite in the Hamptons. The weather is perfect, the crowds are a bit thinner, and there is so much to do. Here is a selection of 30 fun activities in the region for September 2021.

Hamptons Classic Horse
The Hampton Classic Horse Show Kicks Off Sept. 1

Attend the Hampton Classic Horse Show

September 1, Bridgehampton

One of the premier horse shows in the U.S. Top equestrians compete in 200+ competitions. Also enjoy more than 80 onsite shops, international food, and daily activities in the kids' area

Explore the Inaugural Hamptons Fine Art Fair

September 2, Southampton/Virtual

A fine art fair featuring artworks by 70 select national and international galleries, with 51 in-person booths and the remaining exhibiting in online virtual reality booths.

See a Reading of Joy Behar's New Play

September 3, East Hampton

A dazzling new comedy from the hilarious Joy Behar debuts at Guild Hall. Crisis in Queens is about an unhappy woman who sets off an unexpected chain of events.

Discover "Snapping Turtles: Andy’s Prehistoric Monster Hunt"

September 4, Bridgehampton

The Snapping Turtle will be the main subject of this annual adventure. You will also get to know the Eastern Painted Turtle and perhaps meet up with the aptly named Stinkpot Turtle.

Learn the History of the Halsey Homestead

September 5, Southampton

Built circa 1680, the Halsey Homestead is the oldest house in the village. What may surprise many is the story it tells of how attuned our ancestors were to some of the fundamentals we think of today as “Green” architecture.

See a New Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum

September 6, North Fork

The Parrish Art Museum has invited Darlene Charneco to create a site-specific exhibition, creating mixed-media mappings to navigate the layered spaces we live in, both in the real and virtual worlds.

Celebrate World Shorebirds Day

September 7, Southampton

Join a worldwide shorebird count to encourage conservation and recognition of these important and magnificent birds. No experience necessary to join.

Take Part in an Artful Scavenger Hunt

September 8, East Hampton

Art Foray is a scavenger hunt across the LongHouse Reserve, where celebrated artists have hidden their work within the 16-acre grounds.

See the Finale of an Art Show

September 9, Water Mill

A fun, lively, and free-spirited collection of current artworks for sale. This group is actively creating on a regular basis, and keeping each other enthused about the creative process.

Learn About a Legendary Season for the Mets

September 10, Southampton

A special, free outdoor film screening of “Once Upon a Time in Queens” - the ESPN docuseries about the NY Mets’ 1986 World Series-winning season. Special speaker presentation.

Celebrate the Legacy of Moby Dick

September 11, Sag Harbor

Call me Ishmael. The annual weekend long celebration of the classic American novel Moby-Dick includes a marathon reading by a variety of notable readers throughout the East End.

Experience Harborfest

Multiple Days, Sag Harbor

A three-day celebration throughout Sag Harbor Village, featuring whaleboat races, multiple live music events, fun for kids, petting zoo, vendors, and the famous clam chowder contest.

Take a Historic Nature Walk

September 13, Cutchogue

The Downs Farm preserve holds significant historical value as well as being a safe haven for wildlife. This is an easy walk along Downs Creek and abutting McCall Vineyard.

Celebrate Hispanic Art

September 14, Virtual

Celebrate the artistic achievements of a variety of Hispanic artists and learn how they inspired Jackson Pollock in the creation of his abstract art. Virtually tour the Pollock/Krasner studio.

Attend an Acclaimed Author's Book Engagement

September 15, Virtual

Welcome author Lana A. Whited as she discusses her book Murder, In Fact: Disillusionment and Death in the American True Crime Novel.

Visit the East End Maritime Festival

September 17, Greenport

The weekend-long East End Maritime Festival in Greenport kicks off with the Land and Sea Gala at to benefit the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation.

Explore the Hamptons Designer Showhouse

September 18, Southampton

The Showhouse will feature 20+ top interior designers who will transform a magnificent, historic house from the 1800s into a decorating masterpiece.

Take Your Children to SoFo's Young Birders Club

September 19, Bridgehampton

Birding is a great way to make new friends, learn about the environment, and get outdoors. The Young Birders Club is open to anyone ages 8 to 18 interested in learning about birds.

Learn About Australian Aboriginal Art

September 20, Virtual

A virtual look at the incredible history of the aboriginal peoples of Australia and the art that they have created through time. Covering images from thousands of years ago to the late 20th century.

Explore the Art Exhibition, "Clearing the Air"

September 21, Southampton

A multimedia group show examining the transformative power of the arts. Featuring regional and national artists who have turned to the arts to overcome personal challenges.

See "Pinstripes and Tales: Stories the Yankees Told Me"

September 22, Southampton

After interviewing nearly 120 former Bombers, columnist Bill Schulman will relate some of the more interesting stories the New York Yankees baseball players told him.

Explore the Work of Legendary African American Fashion Designers

September 23, Virtual

Discover the major African American Fashion Designers in this fascinating presentation, co-sponsored by the Southampton African American Museum & the Southampton History Museum.

Go Ghost Hunting at the Rogers Mansion

September 24, Southampton

Join a fun and fascinating paranormal investigation of the 1843 Whaling Captain’s mansion and search for evidence of what happens to us after we die.

Enjoy Free Music at the Sag Harbor American Music Festival

September 25, Sag Harbor

Two days of free music at outdoor locations in Sag Harbor Village, offering a wide variety of performances, from local to global, jazz and blues, folk, rock, pop and more!

Attend the Annual Pumpkin Harvest and Festival

September 26, Mattituck

Celebrate the grand seasonal opening of the Barnyard Pumpkin Patch with u-pick pumpkins, live music, food and wine concessions, hayrides, farm animals and more.

Join a Short Story Discussion

September 27, East Hampton

The stories in George Saunders' Pastoralia are set in a slightly skewed version of America, where elements of contemporary life have been merged, twisted, and amplified.

Learn about the Origins of U.S. Democracy

September 28, Hampton Bays

This year marks the 240th anniversary of the end of the Revolutionary War. Join historian Martin H. Levinson in discussing this important milestone and the significance the Revolutionary War had on forming our Republic.

Commemorate National Banned Books Week

September 29, Southampton

Celebrate National Banned Books Week and the freedom to read with a roundtable discussion on the topic of book banning, commonly banned books, and how “books unite us and censorship divides us."

Take a Jewelry-Making Class

September 30, Southampton

Learn how to make your own custom sterling silver jewelry in a dynamic and historical space. Work with the Southampton History Museum's Artist in Residence to develop your skills and maybe develop a lifelong passion!

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