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Labor Day Weekend Blast

Submitted by on September 2, 2009 – 11:50 amNo Comment

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The first Labor Day took place in New York in 1883 and was a “workingmen’s holiday.” with a parade to exhibit “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations.”  For everyone out there who has been busting their butt all summer, now is the time to express your own personal Hamptons esprit de corp and set up your perfect holiday.  We have the best of the weekend laid out here for you to enjoy, no permission slip required.  The only bad news we have to report is that due to the blight that has harmed the tomato crops, Quail Hill’s Annual Tomato Taste Off has been cancelled.  So be sure to savor whatever of the local “love fruit” you can find.


Main Beach Surf full moon kayak

Georgica Pond Full Moon Kayak

Friday Sept. 4, 6pm

Main Beach Surf and Sport and Kama Deva Yoga team up to offer the great waterfront adventure.  Kayak or paddle board over to the beach for a bonfire, wine, and snacks, and paddle back under the fool moon.  See the full story here:http://hiphamptons.com/?p=743



Hamptons Film Festival Documentary Screening

Friday Sept. 4 8pm

The final in the Summer Docs Series sponored by the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, “William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe” will screen at Guild Hall in East Hampton by filmmakers Emily and Sarah Kunstler.  Alec Baldwin will lead a discussion post screening with Criminal Defense Attorney Gerald B. Lefcourt who worked closely with William Kunstler on controversial cases in the 1960s and ‘70s.




Writers at Canios Books

Book lovers will appreciate the true heartfelt spirit of this independent book store at 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor.  On September 4th at 6pm writer Peggy Backman will be reading from her book of stories and verse, “Did That Really Happen.”  On September 5th at 6pm Novelist Megan McAndrews will be reading from “Dreaming in French.”



Jill Lynn and Co.

Jill Lynn & Co Art Opening and Jewelry Sale

We love the beautiful original baubles that Jill Lynn designs and if you have been budget conscious you now here a beautiful four letter word SALE.  From now until Labor day you can receive up to 35% off her one of a kind jewelry and check out the opening reception in her store at 66 Jobs Lane in Southampton of “Four Women Painting” with works by Myra J. Fox, Ginger Balizer-Hendler, Randy Kraft, and Linda S. Ruden Saturday Sept. 5 6pm-9pm.



Amaryllis Horse Sanctuary Country Fair

Saturday Sept. 5 noon – 3pm

A great whole family event, this horse rescue farm on 93 Merchant’s Path in Sagaponack is hosting a field full of barn yard friends including mini mules, ponies, and even Sponge Bob with this fair to benefit their work to rescue and rehabilitate horses.



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artwork by Melora Griffis

Boltax Gallery Small Works Exhibit

Saturday Sept. 5 5 pm– 8pm

Always a buzzing social scene on Shelter Island with next door Sarah Nighingale Gallery, Karen Boltax’s gallery will be celebrating “Small Works” with 35 diverse pieces done by numerous artists to benefit the Shelter Island Historical Society.  It’s a unique chance to see so many new artists’ work.



Sugar Shack Burlesque at Sole East

Saturday Sept. 5 sundown

“The Girls of Summer” is a lusty romp with some of New York’s finest burlesque performers including Run Around Sue, Camilicious, Miss Tickle and Bunny Love.  They advise you to “bring your friends, your lovers, and everyone in between” to enjoy the show under the stars at Sole East at 90 Second House Road in Montauk.



Mimosa Monday Sagg Main Beach

Locals celebrate the return of sanity in a sort of “don’t let the door hit you in the xxx on the way out” way, with an impromptu celebration on Labor Day.  While it’s hardly Tumbleweed Tuesday the day after Labor Day anymore as the Hamptons are still buzzing until at least Halloween, locals need to have a ritual to celebrate freeing up of parking spaces and no more selling out of hot dog buns.

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Comedy at Bay Street Theatre

Monday Sept. 7 8pm.

Comedians Janeane Garofalo and Al Madrigal of Chelsea Lately and Gary Unmarried headline the Comedy Club at Bay Street Theatre.  This is the last chance for summer laughs and I think we all need one.


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