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You've got a finite amount of time this holiday weekend and it seems like there's an infinite amount of stuff going on. To help you make the most of every precious minute, we're offering six happenings that might be worth checking out.
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE (Main Street, East Hampton Village)
Believe it or not, there's a reason why you have off on Monday. It might be a good idea to show just how appreciate you are and attend East Hampton's annual Memorial Day Parade. It kicks off at 10:30, heads down Main Street, and then ends up at the village green for a short ceremony. Pro tip: If you don't feel like standing or bringing a chair, the steps of London Jewelers should work for ya. [LINK]
100TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW (Amagansett Firehouse Grounds)
The Hamptons sees an overwhelming number of exotic cars during the summer months, but if you're interested in something with a little more character, the 100th Annual Classic Car Show might be the ticket. Admission is $5 (children under 12 are free). The event runs from 9am to 3pm on Saturday (rain date is Sunday). [LINK]
THE BEAU BRUNCH (44 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton)
Meatpacking district favorite, Beaumarchais, will be open for dinner on Friday, but what you really want to check out is their "Beau Brunch" on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. Get there early if you're looking to enjoy the food, but the fun really begins around 3. That's when the serious imbibing begins and the people start dancing. [LINK]
THE ARF DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE (17 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack)
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons is kicking off showhouse season by having one of its own. They'll be transforming their Thrift and Treasure Shop in Sagaponack into a ten-room designer showhouse. There's a preview cocktail party on Saturday, though tickets are a little pricey. The exclusive preview hour starts at 5pm and will run you $300, general admission at 6pm costs $150. If that's too rich for your blood, you can check the place out on Sunday and Monday from 10am to 4pm for a suggested donation of $10. [LINK]
LOS CINTRON AT SOUTH EDISON (17 South Edison Street, Montauk)
Starting at 10:30pm on Saturday and Sunday, South Edison will be playing host to Rafael and Cristobal Cintron (aka Los Cintron). The group offers a mix of flamenco, Latin and often play music of the renowned Gipsy Kings. Check 'em out on the YouTubes for an idea of the fun they bring. [LINK]
SHOW ON THE GREEN [742 Montauk Highway, Montauk]
For a while there, it looked like The Art Show On The Montauk Green wouldn't be seeing its fifth anniversary. Fortunately, the artists and veterans groups agreed to share the green this Memorial Day weekend. Over 80 artists will be showing their stuff from noon to 6pm on Friday and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Perhaps the best part? It's free. [LINK]