Take a whirl through the new “Glamorous Graffiti: Basquiat, Crash, Haring & more” exhibit, then head out into one of the largest publicly-accessible sculpture gardens in the Northeast. The 145-acre former Frick Estate has 40 impressive outdoor pieces, including works by Richard Serra, Mark di Suvero, and Fernando Botero. Admission to both the museum and grounds is $10.
Why pay a gajillion dollars for a crummy motel room in the Hamptons when you can have private waterfront accommodations for $15/night? Of the more than 20 public and private campgrounds on Long Island, book a campsite at 600-acre Wildwood State Park and enjoy a night under the stars while overlooking the Long Island Sound. Outdoor movies are screened on Wednesdays and Saturdays in July and August, while Fridays are for, what else, square dancing.
Get around the Hamptons for free
Skip the pricey cab fare in predictable stop-and-go traffic in favor of a fun, free ride in an electrically powered shuttle imaginatively called The Free Ride, which operates in Southampton, East Hampton, and Montauk. Newcomer Hampton Hopper also offers transportation around the East End for $12/ride.