Hamptons New Years Celebrations
New Year’s is about ritual whether it is toasting at an intimate dinner with the one you love or the hottie you just met under the disco ball. Being in a committed relationship when it’s only until midnight is manageable for anyone. Putting your best foot forward on New Year’s day may mean plunging it into an icy ocean to raise money for a good cause. You can head to a jazz brunch for hair of the dog or you can also put that energy into downward dog in a special yoga class. It’s your new year so Cheers to you in 2011!
New Year’s Eve Friday December 31st
MUSE Restaurant and Aquatic Lounge
Swimming with the fishes or at least having a cocktail on top of their tank can be a good thing. Here’s a New Year’s Eve deal — Four course Prix fixe dinner for $45 per person with complimentary glass of champagne.
760 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill Commons, 631 726 2606 http://www.musehampton.com/
Black and White Masquerade Ball
Truman Capote would approve of his party idea with a Thai twist. Come classy or trashy or incognito.
Dancing 10:30p to 1:30a with DJ Tone Tigga
$60 per person with open bar, $20 per person with cash bar. Reserved tables for five people and includes two bottles for $500.
29 Main Street, Sag Harbor 631-725-0101 www.phaorestaurant.com
Say Bon Annee to the New Year with a sexy French flair with Bouillabaisse Marseillaise, Lamb “Cocotte” or Long Island Duck a l’Orange. Then line up for a bisous with Pierre at midnight. The early bird seating is from 5pm – 7pm for $55 per person or the Celebration seating from 8pm – midnight is $90 per person. Kisses are complimentary.
On Sunday Jan 2 stop by for live Jazz with Vanessa Trouble from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton 631-537-5110, www.pierresbridgehampton.com
HipHamptons.com INSIDER TIP - Best Price on Veuve Clicquot $35 at McNamara Liquors in Bridgehampton Commons 631-537-1230. LOVE IT!!
Saturday January 1st
POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
Here’s a hangover cure for a cause. While bikini and January can put fear on a woman’s face for many reasons, good Samaritans will jump into the ocean to raise money for the East Hampton Food Pantry.
Arrive at 11:30am to register then 1pm to plunge at East Hampton Main Beach. Registration is $25 and you will have warm food and drink after the plunge. If you raise $1000 you’ll even get a polar bear plunge bathrobe.
You can also bring non perishable food items to donate to the food pantry and no you can’t ditch Aunt Edna’s Fruitcake here.
NEW YEAR YOGA SHANTI CLASS
Go from hair of the dog to downward dog in this special 2 hour yoga class designed to welcome in the New Year with pranayama and grounding as well as opening up to new possibilities with Colleen and Rodney Yee at Yoga Shanti.
Cost is $45 for class from 9:30am to 11:30am.
Lakshmi studio 32 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor, 631 725-6424, www.yogashanti.com
LT Burger in Sag Harbor is a family friendly joint from Laurent Tourondel. The Jim Turner Band will serenade eaters of the Country Style French Toast with Almond Frangipane, Cinnamon, and Carmelized Bananas – yummmm. There’s also a kid’s menu.62 Main Street, Sag Harbor 631-899-4646 www.ltburger.com
SARA NIGHTINGALE ART OPENING
Start out the New Year with art appreciation. Sara Nightingale is having an opening at the Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery in Bridgehampton with various artists including Eric Dever, Maggie Simonelli, Christian Little, and Gus Yero and catering by Fait Accompli from 4pm to 8pm.
2418 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton 631-793-2256 www.saranightingale.com