Spring in the Hamptons
The storied Hamptons summer season may get all the attention, but we also love it as a destination in the winter and spring. The crowds are not here yet, the weather is beautiful, and it’s an opportunity to appreciate the area’s authentic setting and scenic landscapes.
While the hubbub that exists from Memorial to Labor Day may be missing, rest assured that the Hamptons has plenty of diversions on offer in the spring months.
Museum hopping in the Hamptons? Yes, it really can be done. There are more than a half-dozen museums to visit during your stay here, and most are hidden gems unbeknownst to the general public. We love the Parrish Art Museum, in Water Mill, which has an exceptional collection of works from the 19th century to the present including pieces by heavy hitters like Jackson Pollock and Chuck Close.
The East Hampton Historical Society manages seven national landmark historic sites including an 18th-century schoolhouse and Mulford Farm, dating back to the late 17th century and considered one the most significant Englial Colonial farmsteads in the country. Fashion lovers will appreciate The Leiber Collection, in a Renaissance-style Palladian building and displaying a collection of designer Judith Leiber’s sparkly handbags. Oil paintings by her late husband, Gerson Leiber, are also part of the collection.
Fun for the Kids
The Children’s Museum East End is a place where kids ages eight and younger are in for hours of fun. In addition to an interactive gallery with exhibits on sailing and hand puppets, engage your children with the drop-in art studio, a 9-hole mini-golf course and seasonal, socially distanced events such as private Easter egg hunts.
Movie Night at an Iconic Theater
Following a devastating fire in December 2016, The Sag Harbor Cinema- a true gem of the Hamptons- is finally reopening at the end of March. Known for its screenings of independent and foreign films, the theater first opened in 1915 and was named Sag Harbor Cinema in 1978.
The programming for the spring includes first-run films, family and children's films, classics, foreign films, documentaries and silent films. Also expect retrospectives of great film-makers.
One of our team members can fill you in on the latest schedule and help book you tickets.
Bird Watching and Wildlife Viewing at Accabonac Harbor
Located in Sag Harbor, the 200-acre Accabonac Harbor is a dream for bird watchers with its abundance of red fox, resting ospreys, black ducks, sharp-tailed sparrows and more. The 29-acre Merrill Lake Sanctuary is a beautiful preserve at the harbor. Explore on your own or book a private tour with our resident guide, Bruce, who can point out various bird species, take you on walks on scenic trails and show you other sights. The tour length can be customized. Please see one of our team members to book.