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Thanksgiving Hamptons Happenings

Submitted by on November 22, 2010 – 9:23 amOne Comment

Hamptons Thanksgiving

Before you sink into a tryptophan, family overload, I ate so much my button burst off my pants and almost blinded the Pug coma, get up and head out to enjoy all the Hamptons have to offer this holiday weekend.  ‘Tis the season to receive… um to give.”


Nuala Clarke at Boltax.Gallery

Nuala Clarke at Boltax.Gallery

Like the last delicious farm stand tomato this is also your last chance for Shelter Island’s scintillating art scene with art sirens Karen Boltax of Boltax.Gallery and Sara Nightingale of the Sara Nightingale Gallery teaming up with neighboring ateliers for Black Friday fun.  This gallery and boutique opening brings together art, design, furniture, antique and vintage jewelry, and fashion.  With these two curators of not only great art but great people it is always the most interesting international crowd with publishing, art, literature, and finance being shaken, not stirred into a fabulous cosmopolitan cocktail.  Remember that original art is one of the most amazing gifts to give this holiday season.  Opening on Friday Nov. 26 from 2 – 5 pm, 21 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island.


I tend to think of holiday shopping a bit like an oxygen mask when a plane loses cabin pressure – take care of yourself first, then help others.  When you can shop and get a bargain and contribute to a good cause you have the trifecta of gift giving, guilt free.


Parrish Presents

Parrish Presents

All sort of deals can be had at the Parrish Art Museum and you will have the bonus of helping one of our most important cultural institutions.


Parrish Presents, the Thanksgiving weekend sale, is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 27 and 28 with new and slightly used items including home furnishings, antiques, jewelry, silver, fine linens, china, fashion accessories, and much more.  Many of these are donated by their pedigreed patrons so there are sure to be some hidden treasures.

The Gift Bazaar will have a range of luxury items from such specialty merchants as Antique Rug Galleria, Artikay Cashmere, The Bruce Murray Collection, LSC Designs Fine & Estate Jewelry, Lynch’s Garden Center, Walker Antiques, and Sacred Sweets.

There will also be a Silent Auction will include designer handbags, Broadway packages, fashion show tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and one-of-a-kind trips, to name just of the few offerings. Bidding closes promptly at 3 pm on Sunday, November 28.

A Special Preview Cocktail Party with book signings is also a great way to contribute and get gussied up and hob nob with society before you get down to competitive shopping.

Co-chairs of Parrish Presents are John Bjørnen and Whitney Fairchild.

Preview Cocktail Party: Market, Gift Bazaar, Silent Auction, and Book Signing: Open for Benefactors ($1000 per person), Patrons ($500), Sponsors ($250), Associates (Nonmembers $175, Parrish Members $125) Friday, November 26, from 5 to 8 pm.

General Sale: Market, Gift Bazaar, and Silent Auction open to the public Saturday, November 27, 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday, November 28, 11 am to 4 pm. Admission for the General Sale is $5 per person, free for Parrish Members and children age 18 and under.

More information is available at or by calling 631-283-2118, ext. 42.

 George Winston

There’s only one pianist who plays our heart strings more than Chopin or Linus and that is George Winston.  The master is performing at the West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday Nov. 27th at 8pm with tickets ranging from $20 – $50.  He will be performing his classic tunes from his seasonal records as well as his new CD release, “Love Will Come – The Music of Vince Guaraldi Volume 2.”  For more info

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