If the weekend is all about being with the kids, but you’d like to see something beyond the playground, head out to the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Saturday.
The garden and art space founded by Jack Lenor Larsen will open its gates for a free family day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be tours on the half hour, student entertainment, and light refreshments. Children are welcome whenever the garden is open, but for parents, it’s nice to visit on a day when your little angels won’t be the only ones disturbing the peace of the usually tranquil reserve.
The 16-acre property includes a pond, garden-lined paths, earthworks, and more than 60 outdoor sculptures, including a temporary exhibition of work by Steve Miller, “Health of the Planet,” an art-meets-science series of glass panels; the huge “Fly’s Eye Dome,” and brightly-colored blown glass works by Dale Chihuly.
LongHouse is on Hand’s Creek Road in East Hampton. It's open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is normally $10.