There's no need to drive far in order to have a great Labor Day weekend. There are things to see and do in Nassau and Suffolk. From an Indian powwow to the Hampton Classics Horse Show and more, here are some great events happening over the Labor Day weekend.
For FREE programs this Labor Day weekend, please go to Free and Cheap on Labor Day on Long Island.
For more great things to see and do on Long Island this month, please go to September Calendar of Events on Long Island.
NOTE: This page is updated annually. Here are the Long Island Labor Day events for 2013.
Sunday, August 25 through Sunday, September 1, 2013Starting just before Labor Day and running through Sunday, September 1st, the 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show will bring the equestrian competition and more to the Hamptons.
It's one of the largest hunter/jumper competitions in the whole country with over 1600 hourses competing. Tickets and more info at www.hamptonclassic.com.
Friday, August 30 through Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013 (Rain or shine)
The 67th Annual Shinnecock Powwow, Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2, 2013 at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, Long Island, NY. Grounds open at 3 p.m. on Friday, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday through Monday. Over 100 tribes will be represented and over 100 vendors will be on hand. Enjoy native arts, crafts and foods. Rain or shine. Family fun, drug-and-alcohol-free. No pets, please.
Grand Entry: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 and 7 p.m., and Monday at 12:30.
Drum and dance contests with over $50,000 in prize money. Entertainment by the thunderbird Dancers, Arvel Bird, The Aztecs and more.
Tickets: $15/adults, $10 for seniors, children 6-12 years of age and disabled. FREE for children 5 and under.
Directions: turn into the Shinnecock Indian Reservation from West Gate Road off Montauk Highway in Southampton and proceed south to the powwow grounds.
Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2, 2013At the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY: the Wings, Wheels, and Tracks event can take you into the sky in a WWII B-25 Bomber. There will be flight experiences available all weekend. You can find out what it was like to fly a mission in this legendary aircraft which flew in the South Pacific, North Africa and Italy and was one of the aircraft that changed the course of WWII.
The museum is hosting "Panchito" from the Delaware Aviation Museum for the weekend and their flight experiences are available for a donation of $425. To schedule your flight during the weekend, please contact them at (443)458-8926 or email PanchitoB25@aol.com to reserve your seat. All flights are from the American Airpower Museum.
Saturday, August 31, 2013Tommy Tune performs at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 to $75. More info: www.whbpac.org or phone (631) 288-1500.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
The East Hampton Fire Department once again is sponsoring its annual fireworks show at Main Beach. Get there VERY early. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. No parking permit is required and there is no parking reservation. No vehicles are allowed on the beach from Egypt Beach to Georgica Beach. For more information, go to Village of East Hampton.
Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2013Olde Time Music Weekend at Old Bethpage Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, New York, (516) 572-8400. Performances of music that was popular during the Civil War period You can learn traditional 1800s contra-dancing and hear the sounds of a brass military band.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m .to 5 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for ages 5 to 12 and 60+.
Saturday, August 31, 2013Tour and Tomato Tasting of Sang Lee Farms, 25180 County Route 48, Peconic, NY, (631) 734-7001. It's heirloom tomato season at the farm. Tour the fields, greenhouses and barn. Take a walk with Karen Lee as she talks about the organic growing methods used on the farm, and enjoy a tasting from the kitchen. Admission is $15 per adult, free for children under 10.
Reservations preferred. Please reserve online at www.sangleefarms or call them at (631) 734-7001.
Saturday, August 31, 2013Eco-Lighthouses Cruise from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the East End Seaport Museum, 3rd Street and Wiggins Street, Greenport, New York, (631) 447-2100.
This six hour cruise explores the relationship between lightkeepers and their marine environment. Narration by a local maritime lighthouse expert and naturalist from the Group for the Esat End. You'll see six to eight lighthouses from up close, and you'll debark for the offshore "Bug" Lighthouse tour, including a box lunch and drink.
Non-member price: $95; member, senior, town resident, military: $85; teen/child: $60. Buy tickets online at www.eastendseaport.org/eco-lighthouse_cruises.html