Memorial Day 2011: Five Things to Do in the Hamptons this Weekend

It’s time to ring in the summer! Throw on those shades, soak in the sun, grab a chilly cocktail, and hit up our list for the best ways to spend Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons.

1. Eat at the New Nobu at the Beach
[Inside the Capri]
Southampton, NY
281 County Road

Undoubtedly, the Hamptons have most been abuzz with anticipation for the new branch of Nobu to open its doors this Memorial Day at the newly renovated Capri. Nobu at the Beach will bring Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s famous fresh sushi, seafood, and local Izakaya specialties to the new spot’s beautiful indoor/outdoor dining rooms, serving as the perfect summer dining destination. Call 631.204.9037 for reservations.

2. Check Out the 4th Annual Montauk Art Show
Montauk Village Green
742 Montauk Hwy
Montauk, NY
Saturday, May 28

This year’s 4th Annual Montauk Art Show continues to draw in both residents and visitors alike. The juried fine art festival returns, now under the direction of the Montauk Artist Association, as a nationally rated festival and is the first fine art show on Long Island to receive the coveted distinction.

3. Heat Wave’s Summer Kick-Off and Beach Party with Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen
Sunday, May 29
Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club
231 Midocean Rd.
Bridgehampton, NY

Celebrate summer with Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen at Heat Wave’s Summer Kick-Off and Beach Party to benefit Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. The bash will will feature a pop-up boutique of 50 designers, including Charlotte Ronson, Alexis Bittar, Sam Edelman, and much more. Take in an art show featuring many of the art world’s hippest artists, including photographer Ben Watts, Herbie Fletcher, Emmett Shine, and Eric Freeman. Proceeds will go towards medical and education services provided by Planned Parenthood.

4. Special Tastings at Avanti Culinary Market
Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30
760 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill, NY

Avanti Culinary Market has been a Hamptons staple for fresh and fine ingredients. Foodies can revel in their Memorial Day celebrations with a long weekend full of exclusive tastings and events, such as the 28th’s Kobe Beef BBQ sampling and a special chef appearance by Executive Chef Matthew Guiffrida. Also in honor of the holiday, a portion of the weekend’s profits will be donated to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

5. Pick Up Some Summer Essentials at Cynthia Rowley’s New Boutique
[Inside the Capri]
281 County Road
Southampton, NY

Following the success of her Montauk boutique that opened last year, breezy summer style is now available in the re-designed Capri. In addition to her effortlessly chic apparel, the unique boutique will also serve as a great little beach shop by adding a bit more to the inventory – sunglasses, handbags, shoes, the Cynthia Rowley for Roxy wetsuit collection, custom surfboards, Cynthia Rowley dishware, the new Mr. Powers menswear collection, international publications, custom-packaged candy, poolside board games, and beach blankets.

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