Parrish Art Museum Holiday Market This Weekend Adds a Party

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Photo credit: Jarno Huttunen

The Parrish Art Museum celebrates Thanksgiving weekend with the Hamptons Holiday Party + Market on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, at the museum in Water Mill.

The weekend includes shopping at exclusive vendors, art activities for families, and new this year, a festive benefit cocktail party on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., with live music, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and book signings by New York Times food critic Florence Fabricant, artist April Gornik and fashion industry expert Fern Mallis. Proceeds from the Friday evening party support the Parrish’s year-round programs.

The Hamptons Holiday Party + Market weekend continues the tradition of the museum’s popular Parrish Presents, a mainstay of the holiday season for the community that was held during Thanksgiving weekend for decades. On Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors to the museum can shop at the gift market, which features vendors Aerin, Calypso St. Barth, The Golden Pear Café, Haverhill Fine Jewelry, Kinross Cashmere, LSC Designs Fine & Estate Jewelry, Naturopathica, and Stella & Ruby. Parrish members will receive a discount on full price items at the Museum Shop, which will be open all weekend. On Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., children and their caregivers may participate in art projects in the Open Studios for Families, and all visitors to the museum are invited to visit the current exhibitions, Connections and Context, the newly installed permanent collection, and special exhibitions Alexis Rockman: East End Field Drawings and Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen.

Guests at the cocktail party can bid on silent auction items such as designer accessories, jewelry and one-of-a-kind experiences. Additional exclusive auction experiences are available on

Entry to the gift market is free with museum admission. Tickets for the cocktail party start at $150 for members and benefit the Parrish Art Museum’s year-round programs. Visit or call 631-283-2118 extension 150 for more information or to purchase tickets.

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