Opening night at an historic museum, a fantastic free concert event at The End and a celebration of turtles around the world make this another great weekend on the East End.
Third Annual Montauk Music Festival
Thursday, May 17–Sunday, May 20, Gazebo on the Green, Montauk
Montauk is getting ready to pulsate when established and emerging independent musicians perform at the third Montauk Music Festival, a free four-day musical celebration set against the backdrop of one of the most idyllic beach communities on Long Island’s East End. More than 100 artists with a variety of musical styles—from alternative rock, folk, pop, Americana and reggae to blues, jazz, bluegrass, and more—will perform in the spirit of sharing original music with audiences and fellow musicians.
Meet the Musicians at the opening night party Thursday May 17th at Gurney’s Inn, starting at 8 p.m. A $35.donation includes a 3 hour open bar and hors d’oeuvres, along with 7 bands performing.
Water Mill Museum Opening Party
Friday, May 18, 5 p.m., Water Mill Museum, 41 Old Mill Rd., Water Mill
The building known as the Water Mill Museum has survived over 350 years of wars, hurricanes, triumphs, moves and makeovers. The hamlet of Water Mill itself was named for our dynamic engineering marvel, which helped life happen for early settlers. Come celebrate the East End’s oldest commercial building’s opening for its 46th year as an actual museum.
On May 19 (from 5–7p.m.), the public is invited to experience the fascinating interior and water-powered workings of the mill with special historical readings from the quintessential book Water Mill—Celebrating Community. Refreshments will be served; books will be signed by eidtor Marlene E. Haresign. Free admission.
Opening Day Vine Cutting Ceremony at Sag Harbor Farmers Market
Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Bay Street, at Burke St. / Breakwater Yacht Club, Sag Harbor
It’s back! The Farmers Market will open to the public this Saturday with an Opening Day Vine Cutting Ceremony to show appreciation to the Village of Sag Harbor and the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce for their support in making the market a huge success throughout the years. Customers will find tasty treats from the early produce season with a variety of nutrient rich, locally harvested vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, oregano, kale, beets, carrots, arugula, chard, garlic scapes, scallions, and more. And save room for other delectable homemade and locally grown foods such as ice cream, empanadas, breads, baked goods, preserves, wine, raw honey, grass-fed beef, artisanal cheese, yogurt, butter, cow’s milk (vat pasteurized), local fish and farm fresh eggs.
Bridgehampton Barn Tour
Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., BHHS Archives Building, 2539A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
The Bridgehampton Historical Society and Peconic Land Trust are co-hosting the 2nd Annual Bridgehampton Barn Tour, a unique self-guided tour that highlights barns of various styles, ages and uses throughout the greater Bridgehampton area (Hayground and Sagaponack included). Each participating barn exemplifies various construction trends as well as examples of restoration and adaptive reuse touting the sustainability of the typical vernacular barn and their continued practicality and relevancy in the hamlet of Bridgehampton today.
Tickets are $25 per person the day of the tour, $20 in advance, and $15 in advance for society members. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the historical society, and the day of the event at the society’s Archives Building. The event will occur rain or shine. For additional information please call the Bridgehampton Historical Society at 631.537.1088, or email email@example.com.
Celebrate World Turtle Day
Saturday, May 19, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue
What better way to kick of your weekend than by meeting a variety of turtles and tortoises during QWR’s Annual World Turtle Day Celebration. Participants will learn all about these fascinating animals before taking a hike on the Refuge trails to search for native pond turtles and the Eastern Box Turtle, which is now a Species of Special Concern. A free program for adults and families; $3 donation suggested. Reservations required for one of two times. Call 631-653-4771 for info or visit quoguewildliferefuge.org.
3rd Annual North Shore Bike Tour to Benefit NY Organ Donor Network
Sunday, May 20, 7a.m., Osprey’s Dominion Vineyard, 44075 Main Road, Peconic
The Bike Tour founded by heart transplant recipient and avid cyclist John Acquaro, covers a 35-mile out-and-back trip starting from Osprey’s Dominion Vineyard, heading to Orient Point State Park on Long Island and back. This is the only bike tour to feature both the beauty of the North Fork Vineyards as well as the shorelines of Orient Park. Registration closes on Friday, May 18 at 11:59 p.m. Register at donatelifeny.org.
Peconic Land Trust’s 3rd Annual Lecture Series at Bridge Gardens
Sunday, May 19, 1–3 p.m., Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton
The final presentation in the Peconic Land Trust’s Annual Lecture Series is entitled “Designing Green, Inside and Out” in keeping with the theme of “sustainability.” The program, featuring Ed Krug of Blu Homes, Carolyn Tierney of ECOterior Solutions, and Kati Curtis of Nirmada, tackles the question of how to effectively build and furnish your eco-friendly home. More info at peconiclandtrust.org.
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