14 Things to Do This September


Start the week with some culture. Head to the Dan Flavin Institute in Bridgehampton to see the Long Island native’s masterworks. Or, head west. The Guggenheim has unveiled a new space for its permanent collection, which includes pieces from its namesake’s original lot.


Catch one of the brilliant performers that frequent the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. Time it right to see Lucinda Williams sing songs off her new album. At nearby Union Cantina, chef Scott Kampf is elevating Mexican cuisine.


It’s as good a night as any for dinner and a movie. In Bay Shore, Salt & Barrel bartender Thomas Crawford’s latest creation is paired with a top selection of shellfish. Hunt down a screening of the documentary The Lovers and The Despot  to see how movies can save a life.


Take in a show at Port Jefferson’s Theatre Three, which opens a new season under longtime artistic director Jeffrey Sanzel. For a nightcap, grab a pint of Saint James Brewery’s locally sourced suds and comfort grub around the corner at Brewology.


Sag Harbor’s American Music Festival features Joan Osborne performing at the historic Old Whalers’ Church. Make a shopping pit stop at MONC XIII, where owner Natasha Esch has cultivated an eclectic collection of home furnishings.


Skip the hustle and bustle of the airport and take the scenic route with a drive to a relaxing destination. Our Weekend Getaways is a primer on three of our favorite locales. It’s a chance to extend the summer by exploring the history, nature, wineries and art of some of our neighbors.


Head down to the closest beach with an old pal and send your casts flying. Go equipped with the best gear money can buy. Be sure to pack along the proper libation, like a chenin blanc from the North Fork’s Paumanok Vineyards.