The Hamptons, Long Island NY - Welcome to TheHamptons.com - The Hamptons' luxury portal
on the eastern tip of Long Island in New York and has been since September 1995! Designed by the original team at BH&O/Evantide
Graphical, we want to thank all those who adapted to the brazen idea of the Internet
in a graphical form when it was still an intangible concept as we were carving
our place in history. We are pleased to have played such a major role
early on by providing exclusive internet presence for each of the
organizations on our site and for so many years. We were the only web
presence for The Parrish Art Museum and Group for the South Fork for 11 years and we were the official
web site for Guild Hall, the Hampton Classic Horse Show
and Hamptons International Film Festival for several years as well.
Consequently TheHamptons.com has been thoughtfully preserved and
updated with quality content that represents a rich blend of locals with people
from all over the world who come to our infamous
resort best known as "the Hamptons" for its unique local flavor.
A special thanks goes to ALL the
people and volunteers who work at the Group for the South Fork, our local
environmental organization, who have dedicated themselves
to preserving the rural quality of our place in the country. They have
protected all of our hamlets including Westhampton, Southampton, Water
Mill, Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor, Wainscott, East Hampton, Amagansett AND
that whole beautiful stretch of beach from Napeague to Montauk!!
The Hamptons party scene has become enormously popular!! So we made a few changes to the
Events section and made it so you can easily find the big annual events that take place each
year in The Hamptons and also added a few classics like where you can
ALWAYS find something to do all year round and spur of the moment! Then of course there are the MEGA events for which
we created a calendar - another favorite ; ) and then...of course went to those parties!!
People & Parties is where
you'll find the most prestigious happenings in The Hamptons and get the
scoop about everything happening from Westhampton to Montauk.
We have posted a list of the
season's biggest parties so you can plan
your summer and not miss these worthy causes. We are always capturing Parties in The Hamptons
so if you did miss some at least you'll be able to come back to check out
what went on behind the privet hedge. We have actually added an off season social page now
since it's become so tremendously popular so we're here for you all year long : )
We continue to support The Hampton Classic Horse
Designer Showhouses and The
Hamptons International Film Festival as we have been doing since 1995
when "The Hamptons".com was their sole
presence on the web!! We have a
beautiful presentation of some past polo matches - from the
Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge & Hamptons Cup at the Bridgehampton
Polo Club with polo videos and the new schedule of upcoming polo matches. We have captured video inside the V.I.P. tent for you to preview
and get a sense of what this coveted invitation-only party was all about during the polo tournament.
The Parrish Art Museum in
Southampton and Guild Hall of East Hampton are
two pillars of our community who have given us beautiful selections from
their permanent collections as well as their current exhibits on a
revolving basis. Many of the most notable artists in the world such as
William Merritt Chase, Willem de Kooning, Jackson
Pollock, Jane Frielicher, Alfonso Ossorio, Fairfield Porter, Larry Rivers
and James Rosenquist each a part of the East End are presented on these pages.
In our Fine Art Gallery you'll
find both local, up-and-coming, very gifted artists as
well some of the most famous ones. We maintain an exclusive feature of
color work by Herman LeRoy
Emmet of True Blue Pictures. Emmet is best known for his photographic
essay about a migrant farm family entitled Fruit
Tramps, covered by Life magazine and part of the permanent
collection of The Museum of Modern Art.
Much of the art in our gallery is for sale. If you are interested in a piece, please use your mouse on any of the
thumbnail images you will find on each page to get the full screen shot and you will find the prices as well.
The Group for The East End
(formerly Group for the South Fork) is
the only professionally staffed not-for-profit organization working full
time on all environmental issues affecting not only the Hamptons but the
entire South Fork and Shelter Island. The Group is supported entirely by
the contributions of its members so please join this very worthy cause and
help protect the east end of Long Island, better known as the Hamptons.
You can find out all about the Group and also navigate to their new web
site for upcoming newsletters that TheHamptons.com has done for
over a decade to help promote earth friendly awareness on Long Island.
A very overlooked side of the Hamptons is of course its Native American history which is rooted in the
Shinnecock Indian Nation and the
Both the Montauketts and Shinneock, "People of the Stony Shore", stem
from the Algonquin heritage and culture and the Shinnecock remain one of the
oldest, self-governing tribes in the country. We are featuring the artwork of
David Bunn Martine, a local native of Southampton.
The move for real estate in the
Hamptons continues to be as vigorous as ever. Lucrative opportunities
have lured developers from all over the world to
invest in hot real estate properties but thankfully the Group for the South Fork continues to be committed to protecting our environment
from overdevelopment so this area retains its character and charm.
In our Miscellaneous
section, you will find our page of Local Hamptons
Links where you can find out EVERYTHING
that's going on "About Town" by checking the local newspapers for weekly
updates and classified sections on real estate, help wanted, yard sales,
charity events, parties, nightlife, dining, accommodations and everything
in between. While there, you might check out all the great PR our site
has received over the past decade. You can even make your Hampton Jitney
reservations!! We'll be constantly adding to this directory so be sure to
check back. For simpler access to a list of restaurants & hotels or motels
& inns around the Hamptons you can refer to our Dining Out in the
Hamptons pages and Lodging & Accommodations
in the Hamptons. For easy links to all of our local products made in
the Hamptons, you might like to go to our Shopping in
the Hamptons marketplace.
The Hamptons' local blog has been revamped a bit
and we're adding new catgories as thehamptons.com evolves! It was on pause for a while but we've had
quite a lot of requests for & from locals to broaden our range. It is open to those
who wish to contribute for some local recognition and beyond and it is a perfect platform for those
just wanting the PR & multimedia reach that only "The Hamptons".com can give! We can give you seamless visibility
throughout our site and on twitter so get in touch!
Bring home "The Hamptons" with our postcard perfect
herbal blends of teas from The Hamptons Tea Company:
Beachside Blend, Farmers Blend, Sagg Sunrise, Maidstone
Green, Montauk Mint and Club Chai. We are all about an elegant taste
of The Hamptons reflecting a unique blend of local flavor & art as
illustrated so beautifully on our labels created by Jo-Ann
Corretti, president of the Southampton Artists Association!!
We hope that you enjoy these special features eclipsed from the growing
international social mecca better known as The Hamptons. We have made it a
point to make The Hamptons.com as convenient as possible. If you
have any comments or questions, please fill out our comments
page. We are a revolving exhibit so please bookmark this spot to keep
up with our special focus sections. From the very beginning, thehamptons.com won
several major Internet design awards such as David
Siegel's High Five Award. See what people have been
saying about us.
Follow the links above to the various displays at thehamptons.com
and please use your mouse on any of the thumbnail images on this site as
they all will bring up full screen images. Advertising inquiries may be directed to us
by using the comments form at the bottom of
each page to request a rate card.