At A Glance

Seasonal festivities and educational opportunities await this fall in the Hamptons and beyond.


Pick a pumpkin and other seasonal produce at the Montauk Fall Festival. Photo: Jakub Sejkora

By Selena Rodriguez



Toni Ross: Finding Beauty in a Dark Place

Artist Toni Ross worked with wool, cotton, linen and silk to create 52 individual weavings that trace the course of the coronavirus through the U.S. Each piece offers a poignant look at the daily losses the country has endured during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the Hamptons International Film Festival and The Watermill Center, Finding Beauty in a Dark Place seeks to help forge connection out of our season of isolation. Free. The Watermill Center, 39 Water Mill Towd Rd., Water Mill


Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk

Join Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of the Hamptons for a 2-mile walk with a cause. Participants and their pups will take a stroll down to the ocean and back to raise money for cats and dogs in need. At the end of the walk, stick around for live music, food and more fun. Registration fee, from $30. Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton


Montauk Fall Festival

Revel in autumnal spirit at the 40th Annual Montauk Fall Festival. Take part in the chowder contest, peruse the farmers market booths and enjoy music by Joe Delia & Thieves and The Realm at the Gazebo. This event will also feature pumpkin painting, food tents, auctions and more. Free. Montauk Village Green, Carl Fisher Plaza, Montauk


John Theissen Children’s Foundation Freaky 5K

Runners and walkers alike can join in on this “Flat and Fast” 5K to benefit the John Theissen Children’s Foundation. This Halloween-themed event includes cash prizes and a costume contest. $10 race fee for the Quarter-Mile Trick or Treat Trot, $20 race fee for the 5K run or walk. Family Fun Center, 1881 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh


Full Moon Night Hike

Take in the beauty of the full moon with a walk through the forest to North Pond. This event offers a chance to see the Quogue Wildlife Refuge in a whole new light, by the rays of the moon and through exciting night-vision activities. $10 for members of the Wildlife Refuge, $20 for non-members. Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 3 Old Country Rd., Quogue


East Hampton Village Fall Festival Weekend

Eager for more seasonal fun? This multiday festival offers a weekend of food, beer, crafts and community. From an outdoor movie at sunset to a village walking tour, this festival will give you an immersive East Hampton fall experience. Free. Various locations, East Hampton


Lantern Tour With Hugh King and Richard Barons

The modern-day Village of East Hampton has preserved the layout established by settlers in 1648. This town and its foundation are rich with the storied history of our past. Take a trip back in time on a lantern tour, sponsored by the East Hampton Historical Society, to learn more about 19th-century Main Street. $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Clinton Academy, 151 Main St., East Hampton


Meet the Masters – Andy Warhol

Explore how Andy Warhol influenced the art world, with Kenneth Jackson at the East End Arts School. Students of all ages can join in to learn about this iconic artist and get the chance to create some art of their own. Free for EEA members, $10 for non-members. At the Carriage House, 133 E. Main St., Riverhead


Lighting the Lighthouse

The holidays are almost here. Kick off the season in classic fashion at this Thanksgiving weekend event. The Montauk Lighthouse glows in a stunning display atop Turtle Hill. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and take in the breathtaking holiday lighting with loved ones. Free. Montauk Lighthouse, 2000 Montauk Hwy., Montauk