Shop ’til You Drop: Black Friday Shopping, Hamptons + North Fork Style

Open House 2013 at Marders
Open House 2013 at Marders. Photo credit: Richard Lewin

The Parrish Art Museum celebrates Thanksgiving weekend with the Hamptons Holiday Party + Market on November 27 and 28 (279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill). The weekend includes shopping, art activities for families, and new this year, a festive benefit Cocktail Party on Friday from 5–8 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 benefit support the Parrish’s year-round programs. Entry to the 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.

If you’re looking for unique, hand crafted presents—those one of a kind items made locally that you simply can’t get anywhere else—then Vineyard Barn Boutique is for you. The boutique just announced that it will return in mid-December (3985 Sound Avenue, Mattituck).

On November 27 and 28, the Oysterponds Historical Society’s special holiday boutique is open from noon–4 p.m. The boutique is a great place to try to find that special, unique gift no big box store will offer (1555 Village Lane, Orient). Meanwhile the Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild is participating in “Shop Local Business Day” on November 28. There will be “Gateway to the Guild” tents featuring art and gifts, set up at the entrance to the guild as well as free refreshments including organic apple cider from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Main Road, Cutchogue).

From November 27–29, the Hallockville Country Parlor will host their Holiday Craft Show & Shop, where you can find hand-carved Santas and elves, gift baskets of local soaps, hand-hooked rugs and ornaments, hand-woven baskets, scarves, mittens and gloves, jewelry and trinkets, ornaments, Santas for decorating or for gift-giving and ornaments. Vintage glassware, tree trimmings and notions, rugs and more are also on deck. Plus, house tours of the historic Cichanowicz Farmhouse and Homestead, along with holiday shopping specials at Miss Ella’s Gift Shop in the Hudson House. Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead).

Speaking of holiday events, this time of year it’s all about being on go-go-go mode and taking plenty of pictures along the way. Never risk going on empty with the Powercell 6000, a new portable battery that charges any two devices simultaneously, and delivers 25 hours of talk time and 20 hours of 4G internet (, $59.99).

This weekend, check out Marders 39th Annual Open House. Held November 27–29 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily, the open house is Marders way of saying thank you to all their friends and families for a fantastic year. Enjoy homemade cookies and hot cider, and live music by Steve Shaughnessy and Friends. There will be birds of prey there from 1–3 p.m. Celebrate the unveiling of Marders trees, discover fabulous gifts, and find all of your holiday needs in one place! (120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton.) For more info, call 631-537-3700 or email [email protected].

The East Hampton Historical Society will host a house and garden tour next weekend. Check out the preview party on November 27 from 6–8 p.m.; and tour the homes on November 28 from 1–4:30 p.m. Visit for additional information.

Send your store’s special events and details to [email protected] before noon on Friday!


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