Located along the South Fork of Long Island, the Hamptons occupies a narrow peninsula which juts, knifelike, into the cooling waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The Hamptons, also referred to as the “East End” is a burgeoning international social, cultural and recreational Mecca.
The Hamptons is composed of a diverse group of villages and communities each with its own special flavor. Some were founded more than 100 years before the Revolutionary war as fishing communities and reflect this heritage both in their architecture and in the sensibilities of their inhabitants. Other towns have blossomed over the last 30 years and have become chic and trendy shopping, dining and nightlife destinations.
ver the past 20 years the Hamptons has developed it’s own distinctive cuisine, featuring produce culled from historic family farms, wines grown from the grapes of local vineyards and seafood caught daily from sparkling waters.
Local crafts, art galleries, and East End branches of Designer Stores all about in profusion among the charming village streets.
The Hamptons has been an art and theater community for nearly 100 years. The Guild Hall, built in the early 1930s has emerged as the primary cultural center on the East End, presenting programs in art, education, literature and theater unequaled in range by any other area arts institution.
The Showhouse is an annual benefit event, featuring nationally recognized designers, whose extraordinary talents and vision are called upon to decorate an empty house from the ground up.
The Hamptons International Film Festival provides a showcase of established filmmakers as well as new directors.
The Hamptons Comedy Festival is a yearly benefit, held in August, event which brings the Nation’s hottest new comedic talent to the East End.
The Hamptons Classic is the largest hunter/jumper show in the United States. With more than 1,500 horses exhibiting, the Hampton Classic displays some of the finest Olympic show jumping athletes in North America attracting more than 60,000 spectators.