LongHouse Reserve is unbelievably beautiful. Whether you’re here for the summer or visiting from out of town, LongHouse is a must-visit. It’s not just a place for art but a true community hub offering tranquility and a chance to marvel at nature’s wonders. It’s a sanctuary of peace.
This fall, there’s a buzz in the air, thanks to the efforts of LongHouse director Carrie Rebora Barratt, who is a relatively new local herself. She’s been working to create more engaging community events and has extended LongHouse’s open season well into the fall and possibly even the winter.
Having dedicated over 30 years to the Metropolitan Museum, Barratt brings her wealth of experience to the Hamptons, a place she now proudly calls home. “I’ve been truly moved by the warm embrace of the community here,” Barratt shared. “One of my key messages is that we remain open. As the seasons shift, LongHouse becomes even more vibrant and enchanting. The mental health benefits of immersing yourself in the absolute marvels of nature here are truly beneficial.”
Committed to fostering a sense of community, Barratt explained how much she enjoys bringing people to LongHouse. What began as a casual interaction with BookHampton book club members has evolved into LongHouse becoming a weekly retreat for over 25 book club enthusiasts. She wants to share this beautiful place with as many people as possible. “The place is simply breathtaking,” Barratt mused as she reflected on these gatherings. “Our organization’s future growth centers on remaining open throughout all four seasons.”
LongHouse’s fall calendar boasts some fantastic events. The upcoming “Long Island Modern at LongHouse: Pierre Chareau and Post-War Modernism” on October 1st stands out as a highlight. Scheduled from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, attendees can anticipate an invigorating conversation with Bob Rubin & Alastair Gordon, moderated by the capable Lee Skolnick. Their previous talk was a delightful blend of humor, entertainment, and insight into the remarkable architecture of Long Island and the Hamptons. Tickets, available between $30.00 and $40.00, promise an intellectually stimulating afternoon. Details for other talks on October 22nd and November 1st can be found on the LongHouse website.
“We host these talks in what Jack Larson affectionately called his ‘outdoor living room,'” she mentioned, referring to the intimate setting that enhances these events in an enclosed outdoor patio.
LongHouse also hosts meditation sessions, yoga classes, and readings of poetry by local poets and writers—events that have proven to be immensely popular week after week.
Visitors are encouraged to immerse themselves fully in the serenity of LongHouse. Reservations are strongly recommended to ensure the best experience, but walk-in visitors are always warmly welcomed. Allow at least an hour to fully absorb the surroundings.
This fall, the message is crystal clear: at LongHouse, there’s always a place for wonder, community, and warmth, no matter the season.