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Memorial Day Weekend 2017: Hamptons events

What are you doing this weekend?

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As of this weekend, the summer season officially begins on the East End. Which means we return to the the time of crowded beaches and unbearable traffic—but we also return to the summer Hamptons bustle, full of more restaurants, bars, events, and activities.

See what’s happening this weekend on the East End. For price information, reach out to the contacts provided.


Friday, May 26


Sunset Fridays & Saturdays at the Wine Stand at Wölffer Estate

What: Experience Hamptons living at its most laid-back on Friday and Saturday evenings at our beloved Montauk Highway Outpost. Bring a blanket and enjoy wines by the glass and bottle, cheese and charcuterie plates.
Where: Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 3312 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack
When: 5 p.m. to sunset, repeating every Friday and Saturday until Saturday, September 30.
Contact: Wölffer Estate, (631) 537-4471


Memorial Day Weekend Jump Off at Beach Bar

What: Start off the holiday weekend at Beach Bar Hamptons with DJ Doug (the classic Beach Bar DJ) and a special guest DJ appearance by DJ Unique from the Jersey Shore. Coors Light bottles are $3 before 11 p.m.
Where: Beach Bar Hamptons, 58 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays
When: 8 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Contact: Beach Bar Hamptons (Facebook), (631) 723-3100


Bandier Southampton Summer Kick Off

What: Join Bandier Southampton to celebrate the summer with a kick-off event with shopping, music, rosé, and special gift bags filled with wellness products. RSVP required.
Where: Bandier Southampton, 44B Main Street, Southampton
When: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: Bandier Southampton (Facebook), southampton@bandier.com, (631) 488-4304


Saturday, May 27


Summer Kickoff at Centro

What: Summer kickoff Memorial Day weekend party with guest DJ Ian Mellemcamp.
Where: Centro, 336 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
When: Dinner runs from 4 p.m. to late, DJ set runs from 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Contact: Alexa Dosik, ad@brandswaycreative.com; Centro, (631) 593-5744


LGBT Network Hamptons Summer Kickoff at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club

What: The LGBT Network will welcome the Hamptons LGBT community to raise money for the LGBT Network. All proceeds from the event are earmarked for the LGBT Network’s Hamptons Center in Sag Harbor. The Hamptons Center provides a range of life-saving and community building services that provide support, reduce isolation, and ultimately give home to LGBT youth, adults, older adults, and families.
Where: Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, 231 Mid Ocean Drive, Bridgehampton
When: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Contact: LGBT Network, development@lgbtnetwork.org, (516) 323-0011


Return of the Drift at Beach Bar

What: A Memorial Day weekend summer kick-off party with “bartenders who have more fun than the customers.” The night will include a DJ, cocktails, dancing, and shenanigans.
Where: Beach Bar Hamptons, 58 Foster Avenue, Hampton Bays
When: 8 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Contact: Beach Bar Hamptons (Facebook), (631) 723-3100


9th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Show on the Green

What: The Montauk Artists’ Association hosts the Weekend Show on the Green—a day or weekend of exploring art. Free admission. The Village Green transforms into an outdoor gallery of original and handmade art brought to Montauk from artists across America.
Where: Montauk Green, 745 Montauk Highway, Montauk
When: Friday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: Anne Weissman, Montauk Artists’ Association; montaukart@aol.com, (631) 668-5336


Sunday, May 28


Dan’s Taste of Summer, Rosé Soirée

What: Guests will savor more than 25 of the best rosés from the Hamptons, North Fork, Provence and beyond, paired with refreshing bites from top chefs and restaurants such as The Restaurant at Baron’s Cove, The East Pole, Loaves and Fishes, Calissa and Kingsley.
Where: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
When: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Contact: Dan’s Taste of Summer, vmazzella@keygroup.tv, (212) 988-7705


Backyard BBQ Launch

What: The best Kosher BBQ in the Hamptons is here again. Featuring your favorites from years past and delicious new dishes. Bring your family and friends for a scrumptiously Kosher night out. All you can eat buffet.
Where: Chabad of the Hamptons, 13 Woods Lane, East Hampton
When: 6 p.m.
Contact: Musia Baumgarten, Jewish Hamptons; info@jewishhamptons.com/bbq


Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day)


Southampton Memorial Day Parade

What: Marchers will meet at the Southampton First Presbyterian Church on Main Street, proceed down Jobs Lane and finish at Agawam Park. A memorial service will follow at the park around 11 a.m. There will be an invocation and benediction by The Reverend Mark Middlekauff, and the scheduled guest speaker is Phil Keith, an awarded U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours in Vietnam.
Where: Main Street, Southampton Village
When: 10:15 a.m.
Contact: Bob Grisnik, (631) 283-0247


East Hampton Memorial Day Service & Parade

What: East Hampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 550 will host its annual Memorial Day service at 9 a.m., and a parade will follow at 10 a.m. on Main Street in the village. A memorial service featuring guest speaker State Assemblyman Fred Thiele will follow on the Village Green.
Where: Main Beach, East Hampton Village
When: 9 a.m.
Contact: (631) 324-2768

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