Labor Day & Beyond

Your End-of-Summer To-Do List

We’re dedicated to finding anything that can help make 2020 more sweet, in the most literal way. And a chocolate/vanilla soft-serve swirl in a homemade fish cone from the newly opened Frozen Anchor does just that. Part refreshing, part whimsey – a fully satisfying end-of-summer treat. (478 W. Like Dr., Montauk; 631.668.8190)

This was included in our Memorial Day issue “Summer 2020 Top 10,” but that’s how much we love Amanda Giuffre’s Noun // New York prints of the East End. If you’ll be working from home through the fall at least fill the space with sweet memories of summer.

Sunday Rosé and Reggae at The Clubhouse makes us wonder how we ever ended our summer weekends any other way. From 6pm-9pm on Sunday, August 30, the music will be live and bottles of the pink stuff perfectly chilled. (174 Daniels Hole Rd., East Hampton; 631.537.2695)

Without getting too into it, we know a lot of our favorite local business were greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic this year. With many of these places open seasonally, to show year-round support, shop merch from Hamptons hotspots like The Lobster Roll and The Stephen Talkhouse.

Before heading back to the city where gyms and fitness classes are still (rightfully) on pause, work up a sweat at SoulCycle’s Soul Outside series. The cult-followed spin workout has adapted its 50-minute class to be outside of their Hamptons studio locations with bikes properly distanced (and sanitized), and fear not: pump-up music will still be played. But because they’re polite neighbors, riders will use headphones – silent disco style.

If the thought of continuing to work from home in your Upper East Side one-bedroom has you feeling panicked, go ahead and book a stay to remote work on the waterfront at Baron’s Cove. All of your coworkers will be jealous of your new Zoom background. (31 W. Water St., Sag Harbor; 844.227.6672)

It’s not often people say this, but if you wanna find some of the best BBQ around you’re gonna have to head North. To the North Fork, that is. This summer, Chef Matty Boudreau of Green Hill Kitchen & Que in Greenport teamed up with well-known chefs from around the country for a new pitmaster series. The last event is on Saturday, August 29, when Chef John Wheeler from Memphis BBQ Company will be serving up Waygu Brisket. (48 Front St., Greenport; 631.477.4900)

Given the circumstance that is 2020, we hope you were able to make the most of your summer. With technically a few weeks of the season left, let’s continue to enjoy it, but as we slip into fall and beyond, let’s also continue to be hopeful and do our part (ahem, wear a mask) to make sure Summer 2021 looks a little more like what we’re used to.