Three fireworks shows will light up the East End's skies this weekend.
Three fireworks shows will light up the East End’s skies this weekend.

Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks!

There are three very good chances to see great fireworks shows on the East End this weekend, but you’d be hard-pressed to catch all three. The first two will be held Saturday night in East Hampton and Greenport. Greenport’s fireworks, sponsored by the East End Seaport Museum as part of their Labor Day carnival at the Moores Lane Polo Grounds, will be held at 10 p.m. Aug. 30, with a rain date of 10 p.m. Aug. 31. The carnival continues through Sunday night.

East Hampton’s fireworks will be lit just off of Main Beach at dusk on Saturday, and will be visible from ocean beaches throughout East Hampton Village.

Also this weekend, Peconic Landing in Greenport hosts its annual End of Summer Celebration beginning with a concert by the Atlantic Wind Symphony on the grounds of the retirement community beginning at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 8:15 p.m.

The Shinnecock Nation's 68th Annual Pow Wow will be held this weekend.
The Shinnecock Nation’s 68th Annual Pow Wow will be held this weekend.

Shinnecock Indian Powwow

It wouldn’t be Labor Day Weekend without the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s annual powwow.

The 68th Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow will be held from Friday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 1 at the reservation in Southampton. More than 100 tribes will share music and dance, native arts and crafts and native foods.

The grounds open Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 10 a.m.

Throughout the weekend, there will be tribal dances, ceremonies, crafts, storytelling, native foods, demonstrations, dance and drum competitions. The fire will be lit at sunset Fri.-Sun, with a grand entry of dancers 7 p.m. Friiday, noon and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and noon Monday, rain or shine. The Shinnecock Powwow Grounds are on Westgate Road off Montauk Highway on the Shinnecock Reservation.


Benefits for North Fork School, Environment

Peconic Green Growth is hosting a benefit auction, “Art for Green’s Sake!,” for their work protecting the East End’s aquifers and estuaries Sat., Aug. 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient. In addition to the auction, the evening will be full of music and guest speakers including County Legislator Al Krupski. More information is online here.

The first annual “Share” benefit at Hallockville Museum Farm for the North Fork’s Peconic Community School will be held Sun., Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. The benefit features chef Michael Meehan of Noyak Golf Club, Arielle Ferrara of the Riverhead Project, CJ’s American Grill, Joe & Liza’s Ice Cream, Shinn Estate Vineyards, Leib Cellars, Southampton Ales & Lagers, Clawflowers, Glover Perennials, Music by Soul/Jazz Train Express. More information is online here.

Last Chance for a SummerDoc

Guild Hall and the Hamptons International Film Festival will present the last film of their SummerDoc film series tonight, Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Tonight’s film, Jesse Moss’s “The Overnighters,” is a modern-day “Grapes of Wrath” tale of workers who converge on a small town in North Dakota hoping for work in the massive oil and gas fields of the Bakken Shale.

The film premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Intuitive Filmmaking. The film will be released theatrically by Drafthouse Films in Fall 2014.

The Beacon’s full film listings are online here.

Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak

Booker T, Chris Isaak, Ben Folds Take the Stage

The East End’s performing arts venues are hosting several big shows this weekend, including a performance by the legendary Booker T at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead tonight at 8 p.m. Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna co-founder Jorma Kaukonen also plays at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett tonight at 8 p.m. Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five will perform at Guild Hall in East Hampton Sat., Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. and crooner Chris Isaak will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Sat., Aug. 30 at 8 p.m.

The Beacon’s full music listings are online here.

Whitney Hansen's "Cilli Farm"
Whitney Hansen’s “Cilli Farm”

A Weekend for Art in Sag Harbor

On Sat., Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Canio’s Gallery hosts a reception for the exhibition “Three Views of Sag Harbor,” including woodcuts by Whitney Hansen, watercolors by Jean Holabird, and photographs by Bob Wilson.

The Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor hosts “Turbulence II,” new work by artist Sheryl Budnik, whose oil paintings often focus on the sea, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor will host an opening for “Summer Landscapes,” the work of Nelson White and other Grenning painters on Sat. Aug. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Grenning Gallery, 17 Washington Street in Sag Harbor, NY. The show hangs through Sunday September 28th.

The Beacon’s full arts listings are online here.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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