The season might not officially begin until late June, but we all know summer kicks into full gear on Memorial Day. The days are long, parks and beaches are open, and the great outdoors is practically begging us to come bask in the sunshine! This Memorial Day Weekend, we encourage you to round up the family and get outside, with our list of fabulous things to do over the holiday.
Shop at a Local Flea or Farmer’s Market
There’s no better way to celebrate the warmest season of the year than by experiencing all of the wonderful local produce, herbs and artisanal treats your area has to offer. From vegetables to handcrafted jewelry, fresh basil to homemade brownies, the products at farmer’s markets are authentic and one-of-a-kind, and bonus you’re supporting your own neighbors.
If you’re in the East End area, come see us at the following markets, officially open for business!
Open every Saturday 9am-1pm
Open every Friday 3-6:30pm
Open every Sunday 9am-2pm
Go on a Family Picnic
What better way to enjoy the early summer sun than a family picnic? Journey to a park, the beach, or even your own background, and soak in the weekend with a fresh, outdoor meal with the people you love most. You pick the main course, and we’ve got the dessert covered! Browse our recipe section for inspiration.
Inspiration idea: American flag sand castle at the beach
Additional Weekend Festivities
There are so many festive happenings planned for next weekend, from the city streets to the beach. If you’re close to NYC, take in the famous Memorial Day Parade honoring those who are currently and have served. On the East End, browse a gorgeous selection of local artists at the 8th annual Montauk Art Show on the Green. To show your respect for those who have served and passed, we also encourage you to take flags or flowers to your cemetery.
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
One of our summertime favorites, these Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the perfect way to celebrate the season. Make it festive by pairing the homemade treats with red and blue fruit, such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Get the full recipe here.