Forget the sheer madness of Black Friday this year and shop local at one of these Thanksgiving weekend only holiday season extravaganzas.
Visit Ashawagh Hall (780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton) for international inspiration from the
Indonesian Textile & Holiday Sale. Items will include Ikat weavings from Southeast Asia, masks, artifacts, textiles, baskets, wood carvings, tapestries, gongs, accessories, hand-carved ornaments, sarongs, teak furniture, Gamelan and musical instruments, Balinese kites and flags and much more. The Indonesian Textile & Holiday Sale will be open Wednesday, November 23rd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, November 25th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, November 27th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hallockville Museum Farm (6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, 631-298-5292, www.hallockville.com) will present its annual Country Parlor Holiday Folk Art & Gift Show on Friday November 25th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, November 26th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, November 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Along with seasonal finds like handmade ornaments and hand carved Santas and elves, the Gift Show will offer gift baskets of local products, jewelry and trinkets, vintage glassware and collectible pieces, and many other unique finds.
“The Country Parlor Show is a 25 year holiday tradition unlike any other on the East End. The Show features all handmade gifts and holiday décor from local craft artisans,” said Herb Strobel, Executive Director, Hallockville Museum Farm. “These range from hand carved figurines, handhooked rugs, handwoven baskets, to handknit shawls, scarves, and mittens. The Show transforms the historic Naugles Barn at Hallockville into a laid-back and rustic holiday wonderland that is a great antidote to the craziness and commercial nature of the Black Friday weekend.”
Vendors at Parrish Art Museum’s Holiday Party + Market (279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 631-283-2118, parrishart.org) will include Grain Surfboards, Haverhill Fine Jewelry, India Hicks, JM Design Objects, LSC Designs Fine & Estate Jewelry, Merrichase, Rose Randolph Cookies, Slater Zorn, Tenzin’s Scarves, and Utopia Bath, Ltd. The Gift Market will be open Friday, November 25th from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Patron Cocktail Party will take place on Friday, November 25th from 5 to 8 p.m. Entry to the Market is free with Museum admission and Cocktail Party tickets start at $150 for Members. Additionally, Erica Abeel, Alex Beard, Jon Gilman, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, Susan Meisel, and Donald Sultan will take part in a book signing at the Holiday Party.
East End Pop Ups is holding its 2nd Annual Holiday Market at American Legion (15 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, www.facebook.com) on Saturday, November 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Support some of your favorite local artists and artisans – like James Katsipis Photography, Theo Blue Art, Chris Clemence, Peter Spacek, FIN Montauk, JAGD Jewels, Silverella, Southampton Soap Company, Plan Bee Balms, Girl Tauk, Whalebone, Kaleigh Swimwear, Swim with Sharks, Poolside Collective, artbya : scissors paper denim, Hamptons Hand Poured, The Knot House, Chocology and Monbucha by Molly Nolan.
“Over twenty local artists, local craftspersons and local businesses are gathering at The American Legion Hall,” shared Bella Ornaf, End Pop Ups Co-Founder. “Shop in your own backyard while supporting your community!”
Not in the Hamptons this weekend? Don’t be afraid to be a last minute shopper because East End Pop Ups will host another Holiday Market on Saturday, December 17th.
The East Hampton Neighborhood House Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, November 27th at East Hampton Neighborhood House/Early Learning Program (92 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, www.facebook.com). From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., pick up holiday gifts (or a little something special for yourself) at the Craft Fair and you’ll also have the chance to support the Neighborhood House Early Learning Program by purchasing Chinese auction tickets. Raffles include a mani/pedi at Rave Salon, Swallow East Gift Card, Indian Wells Tavern gift card, Bostwick’s Chowder House gift card and many other exciting prizes.