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Art, Adventure & Aficionados

Art, Adventure & Aficionados Activities on the North Fork It's great to reconnect and take a break with friends and family, but winery hopping, salon treatments, golfing, fitness classes and even a day at the beach are not for everyone. Find your fun outside the box—the East End is full of unique places for the less common, and likely more memorable pursuits that you may have in mind. Consider a painting class at a local art gallery, a foodie party, an outing at wildlife refuge, or even an old fashioned (but completely humane) gentlemen's hunt. We have dug a bit deeper to inspire you to explore the North Fork's road less traveled where you will find fewer crowds, and more personal attention. It promises to be a great East End Experience!

Bay Street Theater

The Long Wharf
Sag Harbor, New York, 11963
(631) 725-9500
www.baystreet.org

Bay Street Theater For a great theater experience on the East End, you need look no further than the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. From live theatrical performances to stand-up comedy and musical concerts of all genres, the Bay Street Theater offers something to appeal to everyone of all ages. 

Whether you are arranging entertaining diversions for out of town guests (or you are the out of town guest), or looking for a professional theater experience while you enjoy a getaway in the Hamptons, be sure to check the now showing calendar of the Bay Street Theater. In addition to offering professional theatrical productions, this little gem on Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf also offers top music, cabaret and comedy performances while earning a name for itself as a local arts center, offering classes and programs for adults and children to discover their own hidden talents, or enjoy the work of their friends and neighbors.

The Bay Street Theater is also available for private parties and events, from corporate retreats, and yes of course, even weddings and other celebrations.  All of this is conveniently located in the bustling village of Sag Harbor, a favorite destination for local Hamptonites and out-of-towners, for its world class restaurants, lovely boutiques, beautiful deep-water marina, and just fabulous waterfront views. 

So if the club scene is not your thing, and you have had enough of the cocktail party and gala circuit, set aside some time for dinner in the village and a show at the Bay Street Theater.

Hampton Chocolate Factory Pairings & Tastings

Online & in the Hamptons
800-861-0080
www.HamptonChocolateFactory.com

Gather your friends for a simply delicious, wonderfully decadent chocolate tasting with the, exotic and elegant treats from the Hamptons Chocolate Factory. Similar to private tastings offered by restaurants and wineries, the Hampton Chocolate Factory events offer a new foodie experience to enjoy with your nearest and dearest.

Hampton Chocolate Factory co-founder Caroline Gappelberg is a delightful host, who will lead you and your guests through a memorable gastronomic journey in chocolate. This is an event that will appeal to everyone, so why not turn the typical bridal shower, engagement party, or even the gentlemen's golf outing into something out of the ordinary with a Hampton Chocolate Factory tasting party. We know everyone will approve of your good taste.

Contact the Hampton Chocolate Factory to learn more

Salt Air Farm-Gentleman's Estate

1535 New Suffolk Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-4180
www.saltairfarm.com

Corporate entertaining is one way to bind your clients to you by showing them they matter and that you are unique. Instead of the expected golf outing or dinners at a posh restaurant, can you imagine the buzz a gentleman's estate outing would create? Wide skies, sweeping vistas, creeks, shoreline, and open lands are the backdrops for led game bird hunts and clay shoots led by an experienced guide, owner Dan Heston, a guy who knows hunting and the land like few others. For those inclined to gentler activities, croquette and tea on a lawn surrounded by flowering hydrangeas is perfect. All arrangements for a superior event for corporations and bachelor parties can be taken care of arranged. This is upper class with no pretension, substance not frilly, and style, not stuffy.

Workshops and Master Classes at The South Street Gallery

18 South Street
Greenport, New York
(631) 477-0021
Email The South Street Gallery

Gather your friends and uncork your artistic side with painting and art lessons at The South Street Gallery's lounge-style loft. Amy Worth and her staff will be your guide as you dip your toe in the artistic possibilities while you enjoy local North Fork wines and locally-sourced refreshments. As relaxing as a spa day can be, we know it's not for everyone, so this offers a great alternative. Who can deny the allure of sipping on a glass of a Long Island chardonnay in one hand with an artist's brush in the other.

These very sociable, fun events are customized for each party, so contact The South Street Gallery for ideas and details.

Suffolk Theater

118 E Main St
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-4343
www.suffolktheater.com

Suffolk Theater Cap off a day at the beach or touring the vineyards with dinner and a show at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. This 1930's era playhouse has been restored to offer a taste of the art deco era glamour while offering fine 21st Century amenities.

What used to be traditional theater seating is now a supper club with a menu offering a full complement of choices, from appetizers to entrees to desserts, all supported by a bar full of top-shelf liquors. No need to rush dinner to get to the show on time if your tickets are for a performance at the Suffolk Theater.

Located in downtown Riverhead, the Suffolk Theater is easy to reach from the Hamptons, the North Fork, and even western Long Island locations. There is plenty of public parking, too.

The Suffolk Theater's performance schedule is a nice blend of nationally known acts along with great local talent. Rock and blues, comedy nites, tribute bands and favorites from yesteryear all have a place on their playbill. So as you plan your visit to the East End, be sure to check out the Suffolk Theater's schedule of shows. It's a great way to experience the East End.