Enjoy East End Labor Day weekend fun for the whole family
Labor Day weekend in the East End is packed with family-friendly events and activities that adults and kids alike will love. Take a look at our top five picks in the Hamptons and North Fork, as well as some local places that are always open to have a good time.
Top 5 events to discover this week
Swimming with the mermaids
Friday September 3, 10:30 a.m.
Your little fish can guppy with a real living mermaid at the Long Island Aquarium, provided you reserve your spot in advance. They will sail through Shark Reef Lagoon and enjoy tropical fish from around the world.
431 Main Street East, Riverhead. 631-209-9200, longislandaquarium.com.
Bubbles-n-Books Story Time
Monday, September 6, 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers from 0 to 3 years old will be buzzing with this opportunity to explore bubbles, stories and music. Early registration is required on the East Hampton Library website.
159 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-0222, easthamptonlibrary.org.
Art through nature
Wednesday September 8, 10 a.m.
Kids can explore art through nature at Patti’s Berries and Bunches. The hour-long class costs $ 25 and involves the use of natural materials and dyes. Register in advance and don’t forget to wear something you aren’t afraid of to get some new colors!
410 avenue du son, Mattituck. 631-655-7996, pattysberriesandbunches.org.
Fresh air class for mum (or dad) and me with Little Barn
Tuesday, September 8, 9:30 a.m.
Little dancers up to the age of 4 will enjoy listening to classics like “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” with a touch of musical theater. The cost is $ 50 per class and you can register in advance on the East End Children’s Museum website. While you’re at it, little learners may enjoy exploring the world with their fingers in the current exhibits that include a windmill and a sea-going ship.
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. 631-537-8250, cmee.org.
Mom and me Music and movement
Thursday September 9 9 a.m.
Young musicians ages 1-3 will love playing instruments and moving with their parents, classmates and talented instructor. The class focuses on developing motor skills and sensory awareness through music.
60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton. 631-466-5298, icamp.com/icamp-hamptons.
Fun family attractions
Have family fun in Greenport with this century-old carousel for just $ 2 each way. During the Labor Day weekend, you can visit the attraction every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
115 Front Street, Greenport. 631-477-2200, villageofgreenport.org.
Little ones who like a good taco will appreciate the colorful and relaxed atmosphere of La Fondita. Enjoy options like quesadillas, burritos and homemade salsa. Family weekend specials are perfect for your little one to eat out or take out.
74 Montauk Highway, Amagansett. 631-267-8800, lafondita.net.
A classic with locals in the Hamptons, the LT Burger is particularly known for its appeal to children. With video games, eraser machines and pencils on hand, little ones can also choose from a nice selection of burgers and shakes. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day except Tuesday.
62 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-899-4646, ltburger.com.
Kids will love this homemade ice cream shop with friendly flavors like Cake Mix and Almond Joy, while parents might enjoy the unique vegan selection. You can also choose from colorful cakes and tasty toppings.
9825 Main Road, Mattituck. 631-298-4908, magicfountainlongisland.com.
Parents of the Hamptons who enjoy healthy eating will appreciate the opportunity to get quality acai salads and bowls with their little ones. The kids’ menu includes options like brown rice bowls and monkey rolls with gluten-free options available. Delicious smoothies are also part of the fun.
207 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-527-7717, organickrush.com.
Toddlers who love a unique gift will have a great time at Petit Blue, where they can experience old-fashioned children’s cars and a special selection of sweets.
86 Place du Parc, East Hampton. 631-658-9222, petitblue.com.
Ice Cream Cup Donuts
Donuts, ice cream and donut ice cream are all options at this Hampton Bays dream come true store. Or take home a DIY decorating kit that you can work on at home.
149 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays. 631-594-5092, sundaedonuts.com.
Southampton Golf Course
Discover this 18-hole mini-golf course with batting cages and a driving range. You can also stop by the snack bar for classic burgers and fries.
699 County Road 39, Southampton. 631-283-2158, facebook.com/southamptongolfrange.
Known for its pristine sands and sapphire views, people who visit Wiborg Beach with their families know they will have a positive experience. Showers, toilets, and changing rooms are available, and going mid-week means you’ll have your choice of parking spots.
74 Highway Behind Pond, East Hampton. 631-324-4150, easthamptonvillage.org.
Wickham Fruit Stand
Little ones who like to pick themselves will appreciate this opportunity to pick local strawberries, raspberries and peaches. The farm is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
287, main road, Cutchogue. 631-734-6441, wickhamsfruitfarm.com.
Find other exciting Hamptons, North Fork, and family events happening this weekend and beyond (or list your own event) at DansPapers.com/Events.