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.
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.
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!