Thanksgiving arrives on Thursday and there's plenty of ways to keep celebrating in The Hamptons after the holiday is over. For this week's column, we've put together five things to do in The Hamptons with a Thanksgiving twist. Expect celebrations welcoming the holiday season plus a house tour, an unusual exhibition with extra receptions and other things to do this weekend with an art and culture twist in The Hamptons.

1. Marders 39th Annual Open House, Book Lecture & Gallery Reception

Marders presents its 39th Annual Open House this weekend with special events on Friday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Festivities include live music by Steve Shaughnessy and Friends, the unveiling of their holiday trees, birds of prey demonstrations, homemade cookies and hot cider, shopping for unusual and creative gifts, a gallery reception, and plenty of holiday happiness to start the season off right. The fun takes place in Marders's retail shop or the Silas Marder Gallery. Click here for details.

In addition to the Open House celebrations, renowned U.K. garden designer Arne Maynard presents a set of lectures and book signings for his new book "The Gardens of Arne Maynard" on Friday and Saturday. The lecture on Friday is sold out but the reception and book signing following the 4 p.m. lecture is open to the public. A second lecture takes place on Saturday at 2 p.m., where Maynard discusses creating the 12 garden designs featured in his new book. Both events take place in the Silas Marder Gallery. Reservations required for the lecture. Click here for event details.

On Saturday night, a Holiday Reception takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. for the solo show "Mica Marder" in the Silas Marder Gallery. This is the final weekend for the exhibition which closes on  Sunday, November 29.

Marders and Silas Marder Gallery are located at 120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.marders.com.

For an overview on the weekend events, click here.

 

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Decorated trees at a past open house celebration at Marders.

Decorated trees at a past open house celebration at Marders.

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 2. Holiday Cocktail Party at the Parrish Museum

The Parrish Art Museum holds its first Hamptons Holiday Party benefit on Friday, November 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the museum. Visitors can shop and participate in a silent auction while enjoying a live jazz trio, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and book signings by New York Times food critic Florence Fabricant, artist April Gornik, fashion industry expert Fern Mallis and multimedia artist Clifford Ross. Tickets for the cocktail party start at $150 for museum members. Items from the Hamptons Holiday Market will also be viewable.

The Hamptons Holiday Market will be held from Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and replaces the Parrish Presents, a holiday bazaar traditionally held the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Free with museum admission.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill NY 11976. parrishart.org.

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3. Tripoli Gallery's 11th Annual Thanksgiving Collective Opens with Plenty of Parties

Tripoli Gallery’s annual Thanksgiving Collective exhibition is triple the fun this year with the group show now spanning three locations: Tripoli Gallery Southampton, Tripoli Gallery East Hampton and the Southampton Arts Center. There are three receptions celebrating each location in the connected trio of art exhibitions.

On Friday, a Preview Reception takes place at the East Hampton gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. On Saturday, Opening Receptions take place at the Southampton gallery from 5 to 7 p.m and at the Southampton Arts Center, located across the street, from 6 to 8 p.m. Not ready to go home? An After Party takes place in the theater at the Southampton Arts Center from 8 p.m. to midnight.

All three shows remain on view through January 31, 2016. The exhibition is curated by gallerist Tripoli Patterson, who selected artist favorites to curate a show that reflects current trends in contemporary art. For the list of included artists, click here. A preview of the exhibition publishes shortly at Hamptons Art Hub.

Tripoli Gallery East Hampton is located at 87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937; Tripoli Gallery Southampton is located at 30 Jobs Lane, Southampton NY 11968; and the Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton NY 11968. www.tripoligallery.com

Click here for event details.

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Artwork by Robert Harms. Courtesy of the artist and Tripoli Gallery.

Artwork by Robert Harms. Courtesy of the artist and Tripoli Gallery.

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4. East Hampton Historical Society House & Garden Tour and Museum Benefit

The East Hampton Historical Society presents a benefit Preview Party on Friday, November 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to kick off its 31st annual self-guided House & Garden Tour highlighting East End architecture. The cocktail party is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elie Hirschfeld, which was designed by John Custis Lawrence and built in 1920. The House & Garden Tour takes place on Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday’s house tour includes homes in East Hampton and Amagansett. In East Hampton, the tour includes a 1987 summer cottage on Dunemere Lane, a secluded compound on Egypt Lane and a cottage on Drew lane designed in a modern English taste. Tour goers can also visit the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran house and studio, the first artist’s studio constructed in East Hampton, in 1884. In Amagansett, the tour includes a restored 1898 home and a “quintessential Cape Cod-style house”, both located on Main Street.

Tickets to the benefit are $200 to $500 and include Saturday’s tour. House and Garden Tour tickets alone are $65 in advance, $75 on the day of the tour. The East Hampton Historical Society is located at 101 Main Street, East Hampton NY 11937.

Click here for event details.

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A kick-off cocktail party on the eve of Friday, November 27, will be held in the summer house of Mr. and Mrs. Elie Hirschfeld, “Where Lily Pond Lane Meets Georgica Beach.” Photo by Chris Foster.

A kick-off cocktail party on the eve of Friday, November 27, will be held in the summer house of Mr. and Mrs. Elie Hirschfeld, “Where Lily Pond Lane Meets Georgica Beach.” Photo by Chris Foster.

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A secluded family compound on Egypt Lane is one of five houses that will be on the 2015 East Hampton House & Garden Tour, Saturday November 28. Photo Courtesy of the East Hampton Historical Society.

A secluded family compound on Egypt Lane is one of five houses that will be on the 2015 East Hampton House & Garden Tour, Saturday November 28. Photo Courtesy of the East Hampton Historical Society.

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5. LongHouse's Holiday Gathering

LongHouse Reserve hosts a special gathering on Saturday to toast the start of the holiday season and provide a last (and festive) chance to walk the gardens and grounds while viewing LongHouse's collection of sited sculpture. The Holiday Gathering takes place on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Guests can also add their wishes to LongHouse’s Yoko Ono Wish Tree. Expect live holiday music and hot toddies and apple old fashioneds provided by Morris Kitchen. A holiday sale of creative gifts takes place at LongHouse's INstore@LongHouse.

LongHouse is located at 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton NY 11937. www.longhouse.org.

Click here for event details.

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