Memorial Day marks the start of the great migration east, and this year both the North and South Fork are filled to the gills with major happenings. Wherever you land, arrive with an insatiable appetite for food, wine, culture and all the ingredients to have THE BEST WEEK!
The Parrish Art Museum remains a necessary East End visit during the summer. In Objectified, deputy director Chris Siefert gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what to expect this season. Further east, Guild Hall doesn’t disappoint with Laurie Anderson’s virtual reality exhibit.
Two iconic brands are getting new digs and both are must-see’s. Blue Point, the original local craft brewery, has moved its Patchogue operations down the street into a state-of-the-art facility. In Nassau, My Father’s Place is ready to rock the Roslyn Hotel three decades after shuttering.
Summer is concert season and venues across the Island are stacked with A-List acts. Our summer concert preview has it all. May we suggest Kendrick Lamar at Jones Beach? Afterward, stick with the open-air theme and head to one of Long Island’s rooftop bars (it’s not just a city thing).
Catch the opening round of the U.S. Open as Southampton’s Shinnecock Hills Golf Club holds the event for the fifth time. Read about the course’s history and what to expect this year. Afterward, avoid the crowds and head to one of the North Fork’s boutique hotels. Check out our primer on the best places to stay.
Catch the world premiere of Fellow Travelers at Bay Street Theater. Playwright Jack Canfora details the genesis of the fictional story of the real-life icons. Stay in town for dinner at Wölffer Kitchen, one of the many businesses Joey Wölffer has her hands in. The East Ender’s story about upholding the family name is all there.
All eyes will be on the horses with the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. Just off to the side of the racetrack sits the Anna House, a daycare and education center built by Michael Dubb. And They’re Off details the inspiring work he’s done for track hands and their youngest family members.
The Rockaways are making a comeback and well worth the day trip. Summer in the City highlights the area’s top places to go, eat and drink. While you’re already in Queens, head one borough west and to Brooklyn Kura, New York’s first sake brewery, to toast the perfect end to the best week.