7 Can’t Miss Weekend Events Out East

Every week Long Island Pulse editors help you plan your weekend. From Fire Island to Shelter Island, these are the events you can’t miss. Think of it as your weekend agenda. Share your weekend using #LIPulse.


What: Hampton Classic Horse Show
Where: 240 Snake Hollow Road
When: Friday, Sept. 2 – Sunday, Sept. 4
Why Go: Summer’s grand finale enter center ring. Watch the majestic mares and elegant equine compete in front of the stars on Grand Prixe Sunday, then grab a lobster taco and browse shopping booths. Go

Fire Island

What: Pinesfest Beach Festival 2016
Where: Fire Island Pines
When: Saturday, Sept. 3 – Monday, Sept. 5
Why Go: This three-day bash celebrates Fire Island and its LGBTQ community. See live music from more 15 bands and help raise money for The Hetrick Martin Institute and The Fire Island Pines Seashore Defense Fund. Go


What: Film Screening: Captain Dave Berson, Grand Marshal
Where: Greenport Theater
When: Friday, Sept. 2, 6pm
Why Go: In this film, Captain Berson talks about his love for living in Greenport and his work with his non-profit Children’s organization. Go


What: Beatlemania!
Where: Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
When: Saturday, Sept. 3, 8pm
Why Go: The spirit of John, Paul, George and Ringo are back to perform all the hits from Please Please Me to Abbey Road and everything in between. Go


What: 70th Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow
Where: 1 West Church Street
When: Friday, Sept. 2 – Monday Sept. 5
Why Go:  Embrace the culture and learn about the history, art and the traditional way of life of an Algonquin native at one of the largest Powwow’s on the East Coast. Go

Water Mill

What: Sounds of Summer: Bluegrass & BBQ with The Edith Bennett Band
Where: Parrish Art Museum
When: Friday, Sept. 2, 5pm
Why Go: Say goodbye to summer with Edith and Bennett and a delicious BBQ dinner. Go

Westhampton Beach

What: 8th Annual Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts
Where: The Great Lawn in Westhampton Beach
When: Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4
Why Go: Hosted by the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, this free festival has emerged as one of America’s Top 50 fine art events. Peruse the paintings, sculptures, photographs, and all the various artworks created by both local and national artists. Go