For When You’re Not at Shagwong

What’s Happening Memorial Day Weekend in Montauk

For some it’s baseball’s Opening Day. For others it’s fantasy football draft night, or the first snow of winter or cracking a fresh journal or the first night out with your wingman after a breakup. Things that bring forth feelings of hope and excitement and clean starts. It smells like promise and sea breeze.

That’s what Memorial Day is to the Manhattanite buying a book of Jitney passes from the office while counting down the hours until Summer Fridays start. Here’s what they’ll have waiting for them when they step out of that shuttle bus and take those first few strides toward the Plaza.

The Montauk Artists’ Association’s Show on the Green
12 p.m.–6 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
Montauk Village Green
742 Montauk Highway

The Montauk Artists’ Association hosts its Annual Memorial Day Art Show on the village green this weekend. So that’s probably the first thing our erstwhile Manhattanite will spy.

Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls Live
9 p.m.–12 a.m., Friday
Swallow East Restaurant
474 West Lake Drive  

The Sturdy Souls perform live at Swallow East on Friday night.

Gotham at Gurney’s
10 a.m., Saturday
Gurney’s Resort
290 Old Montauk Highway

Gotham Gym is offering a boxing session at Gurney’s Resort on Saturday with their expertly trained instructors, Rocky. Stay after for refreshments provided by Dr. Smood.

Jaime Cardoso and Marisa Hochberg

Melissa Wood Health Class
10 a.m., Saturday
The Surf Lodge Sanctuary
716 Montauk Highway, suite 3

The new wellness venue from Jaime Cardoso and Surf Lodge Wellness Director Marisa Hochberg kicks opens this weekend with cult wellness coach and instructor Melissa Wood christening the space.

Packed Party
10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
The Montauk Beach House
55 S. Elmwood Avenue

Packed Party will open a pop-up trailer featuring their best-selling products this weekend at the Montauk Beach House. They will also host a shopping and Disco Party until 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Sabah House Social
2 p.m.–6 p.m., Saturday
Sabah House Amagansett
137 Main Street (Amagansett)

Sabah House will host a summer social this Saturday to celebrate the opening of their Amagansett location. Attendees can expect backgammon, spicy Sabah Punch, live music, and merch from Sabah’s favorite shops.

DJ Rick Wonder at the Firepit
9 p.m., Saturday
Gurney’s Resort
290 Old Montauk Highway

Visit The Regent Fire Pit at Gurney’s on Saturday night for live music by DJ Rick Wonder.

Yoga Sip Shop
11:30–2:30 p.m., Sunday
Cynthia Rowley
696 Montauk Highway

Everyone’s favorite Real Housewives of East Hampton advocate hosts a mimosa-fueled in-store party with a surf-inspired yoga class by BYoga.

Opening of The Lost & Found Beach Shack
2 p.m.–4 p.m., Sunday
Solé East Resort
90 2nd House Road

To celebrate the kick-off of The Lost & Found Beach Shack by J Friedman, a Bali-inspired retail concept that produces laid-back yet fashionable clothing for women, Solé East will be in a festive mood.

Royal Khaoz Live
6 p.m.–9 p.m., Sunday
Swallow East Restaurant
474 West Lake Drive

Royal Khaoz, a New York-based reggae band, gets irie at Swallow East’s Reggae Sunday this weekend.

Tulerie Share House Open
10 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday
The Shop at The Montauk Beach House
55 S. Elmwood Avenue  

Tulerie offers the opportunity to borrow clothes from other stylish women in the area and is setting up its share house at MBH. We see what they did there.