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There's Plenty To Do in Southampton Memorial Day Weekend

From Southampton to Sagaponack, fun and interesting events abound.

There is something for everyone on Memorial Day Weekend in eastern Southampton Town. Here is a selection of events to suit all interests and age groups:

ARF Thrift Shop Designer Showhouse Opening Party

Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m., Sagaponack

Join the as they celebrate their . The showhouse will feature internationally acclaimed designer vignettes inspired by thrift shop donations as well as a silent auction, cocktails and sales. Top designers, such as Geoffrey Bradfield, Thomas Britt, Alex Papachristidis, Peter Hallock and Sharon Zambrelli will create rooms just for the evening.

General admission, starting at 6 p.m., is $150. To attend the preview hour as well, starting at 5 p.m., the cost of admission is $250. Follow for more information.

'Kites for a Cure' Soars over Coopers Beach 

Saturday, 4 to 6 p.m., Southampton Village. (Rain date Sunday.) 

As many as 1,000 people are expected to gather on in Southampton Village for y for lung cancer research.

For a donation of $30, guests decorate their kites with a special message for family members and friends, or a general message of love and hope for those suffering with lung cancer. Kite flyers receive snacks, kites, decorating materials and a T-shirt. Parking is free.

Uniting Against Lung Cancer was founded in 2001 in memory of Joan Scarangello, a Southampton resident and non-smoker who lost her battle with lung cancer.  In just seven years, the foundation has awarded more than $7 million in research grants for diagnosis, treatment and a cure for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the nation’s number one cancer killer, claiming more than 160,000 lives in the U.S. this year alone.

For more information, visit UnitingAgainstLungCancer.org or call 212-627-5500.

Old Cemetery Tour 

Saturday, 10 a.m., Bridgehampton, weather permitting. Free and open to the public.

Join archivist and local walking tour aficionado Tony Garro for , next door to the on Main Street on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Ann Sandford, a local resident and historian, described the cemetery in the Bridgehampton Heritage Area Report: “The burying ground on Main Street, an independent cemetery incorporated as the 'Old Cemetery Association of Bridgehampton,' contains stones with names that stand out in the hamlet’s history, as well as inscriptions that exemplify important aspects of Bridgehampton’s past.”

Many have often wondered if this cemetery is associated with the Presbyterian Church. Find out the answer to this question, when burials ceased there, why they all seem to face a particular direction, and about the many generations of local families that have been laid to rest at this beautiful piece of paradise lined with buckeye trees in downtown Bridgehampton.

Concurrently, the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church is opening its doors to the public for free tours that day; the two events together would make for a stimulating morning, before heading to lunch at one of Bridgehampton’s many delicious choices.

Historic Church Opens Its Doors to Public

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bridgehampton. Free and open to the public.

The , on Main Street in the heart of Bridgehampton hamlet and one of the three oldest church buildings on the East End, will on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors will be able to explore the grounds, inspect the building's Greek Revival-style exterior, and the continuation of those style’s details within the sanctuary. A visitors guide will be offered with a thorough account of the building’s architecture and volunteers will also be available for questions.

The church was erected between September and December 1842, a startlingly short time for what was then one of the largest buildings on Long Island. It replaced a  1737 structure, which in turn had replaced one built in 1686. The church steeple, rising about 80 feet from ground level, has for many years served as a reference point for travelers and seamen. The remarkable acoustics of the sanctuary have led to its use as a concert hall as well as a place of worship.

The Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church is pleased to be among the churches included in this month's Landmarks Conservancy sacred sites open house program.

The "Big 6 Show" at Silas Marder Gallery

Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m., Bridgehampton. Free.

The Silas Marder Gallery at 120 Snake Hollow Rd in Bridgehampton will host an art show and serve refreshments Saturday afternoon. The group exhibition features more than 50 artists, each of whom was commissioned by the Silas Marder Gallery to complete three 8-inch-by-10-inch works on canvas.

The show remains on display through June 22. For more information, call 631-702-2306 or visit www.silasmarder.com.

Nest Seekers and Plum TV Debut New Television Series

Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m., Southampton Village. Free.

Real estate firm Nest Seekers International, which recently acquired Engel & Voelkers in Southampton Village, is hosting two events this weekend for the debut of a new show on .

On Friday, between 6 and 9 p.m., Nest Seekers, at 20 Main St, will serve light fare and screen the show. Then on Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m., Nest Seekers will host a barbecue and screen the show again. The show is about lifestyles and real estate in the Hamptons, according to Nest Seekers Managing Director Amadeus Ehrhardt.

'Waffle Day' at the Children's Museum of the East End

Sunday, 10 a.m., Bridgehampton.

The in Bridgehampton invites children to come to CMEE over the Memorial Day weekend for “Waffle Day,” a new cooking program held on the last Sunday of each month at 10 a.m.

Children can mix the batter to make circus-shaped waffles, then top them with syrup, whipped cream and enjoy breakfast at CMEE.

The cost is $17 for the public and $5 for CMEE members,which includes the price of museum admission. Pre-registration is required for this cooking program. For further information or to sign up, call 631-537-8250 or visit cmee.org.

A Conversation with Concentration Camp Survivor Philip Bialowitz

Friday, 7 p.m. service, 7:30 dinner and talk, Southampton Village. All are welcome.

will host a conversation with Sobibor Concentration Camp Survivor Philip Bialowitz. He is one of eight living survivors of the infamous Nazi death camp Sobibor, where an estimated 250,000 were murdered between 1942 and 1943. As a teenager, Bialowitz joined a small group of prisoners who overpowered their captors and freed approximately 200 of the camps 600 slave laborers.

Call 631-287-2249 for reservations. The cost of the dinner is $36 per person. Seating is limited. All are welcome. No affiliation is necessary. For more information, see sobiborholocaustsurvivor.org.

'Pennies for Ponies' Yard Sale

Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

will hold a yard sale called "Pennies for Ponies" to support the rescue's horses. The yard sale will be at 44 Little Fresh Pond Rd, Southampton.

For additional events, see the Southampton Patch calendar.

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