Once Labor Day comes and goes, the Hamptons summer season is considered closed. However, that doesn’t mean every business shutters its windows the day after the holiday – in fact, there are two major venues that are extending into one more weekend – so if you want to want to sample the East End in summer-style (but minus the usually overwhelming crowds), there are still big parties yet to come on Saturday, Sept. 10:
After a year full of celebrity spotting and surprise performances, Georgica Restaurant and Lounge in Wainscott is wrapping summer 2011 by shifting its usual Thursday night event to Saturday. Starting at 7 p.m., guests can grab a 2-course $39.95 prix fixe dinner (or tackle the usual menu), while enjoying half-price drinks and half-price bottle service. In addition, East Hampton’s own Estee Maria Hadzikostas will be performing live, while a DJ will also be in place to make sure there’s music playing all night. For more information and to make reservations, visit georgicarestaurant.com.
It’s not surprise that for the Neptune Beach Club’s final weekend of the year that DJ Theo Pisani will be spinning his usual mix of beats; the shore-side perennial hot spot features Theo frequently in the summer. But this time he’s not alone, as the legendary Jonathan Peters shares duties for the day. Peters, best known as the longtime resident DJ of defunct Manhattan club Sound Factory, has a strong following and is usually found entertaining big crowds – so expect lots of people from noon to 8 p.m. (Cover is $20)
Although technically not a part of the Hamptons, Shelter Island is only a quick ferry ride from either the North or South Fork, and starting at 3 p.m., $10 gets those in attendance a day of live music at the 26th Annual Beach Blast at the island’s Wades Beach. Bands scheduled for this year are Human Errror (3 p.m.), The Realm (4 p.m.), New Dawn (5:15 p.m.), The Moondogs (6:30 p.m.), Winston Irie (8 p.m.), Who Dat Loungers (9:15 p.m.) and Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks (10:30 p.m.). The mood will be enhanced by space for stage dancing and barbecue (food is extra) – all to benefit the Shelter Island’s nonprofit, 501c (3) organization Gift Of Life Foundation. Beach blankets and sweaters are recommended. For more information, call 631-466-2768 or check online at sibeachblast.com. (If the weather is bad the day-of, call 631-749-0390).