It’s New Year’s Weekend in the Hamptons! As we ready for the calendar to flip over to 2012, there’s plenty to do on the East End. From museum talks to outdoor hikes to hot parties to cool jazz, the final weekend of 2011 will be one to remember.
Winter Jazz Concert
Friday, December 30, 5-6 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Enjoy a winter’s eve of standards and original works as bassist Steve Shaughnessy and guitarist Tom DePetris put you in a jazzy mood to kick of New Year’s Weekend!
Curators Talk: “In Memory of…” An Exhibition of Death & Mourning in Victorian America
Friday, December 30, 5 p.m. Bridgehampton Historical Society Archives Building, 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
Did you know that you should never wear anything new to a funeral, especially shoes—at least if you’re following the superstitions of Victorian times. You’ll learn more about this and other fascinating customs and practices surrounding death and mourning during Victorian times as Bridgehampton Historical Society Curator Julie Green presents a guided tour of their current exhibit. Reservations can be made by calling (631) 537-1088 or via email at email@example.com.
Southampton Trails Preservation Society—Greenbelt Mid Circuit Hike
Saturday, December 31, 9–11 a.m. Meet at South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton Tpk. (200 yards north of RR tracks)
End 2011 on a high note by joining this fast-paced 3.5 mile hike through grasslands and forest that will afford view of Crooked and Deer Drink Ponds. For more information, contact Dai Dayton, 631-745-0689, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ring in the New Year
It’s New Year’s Eve! Whether you’re looking for a quiet dinner or an all-night party, a place to take the kids or a spot to celebrate solo, the Hamptons is the ultimate place to ring in 2012!
East Hampton Trails Preservation Society—New Year’s Hike
Sunday, January 1, noon. Meet at Rod’s Valley, west end of Navy Road, Montauk
Happy New Year! Take part in a great East End New Year’s Tradition: Rick Whalen’s Hither Woods New Year’s Hike along an eight-mile loop amid Hither Woods’ 3,000 acres of unspoiled woods and solitary coastline. Make sure to pack food and drinks and dress for the elements—weather never cancels this one!