As Memorial Day approaches, more parties and events come up for the weekend. We often think of family barbecues or the odd neighborhood block party, but many places hold official parties to celebrate the day and kickoff the summer.
Memorial Day weekend presents two main types of parties or events. There are often day events; such as the various social events throughout the Hamptons, and nightlife events; such as Marquee Nightclub and Webster Hall.
Both of course have their pros and cons, and the Hamptons have their own forms of nightlife; like Beach Bar and Centro, but the daylight social events are infamous. Similarly, New York City also has social events, but the Memorial Day weekend nightlife parties are where the fun is at because over time nightclubs have thrown their all into kicking off the summer in style.
The Hamptons from South Hampton to Bridgehampton are known for housing amazing social events, often for the affluent, but everyone can have their moment in the Hamptons with some of these events. A well-known and loved event is Sunset Fridays and Saturdays at The Wine Stand on the Wölffer Estate Vineyard; it begins Memorial Weekend with a laid-back vibe and socializing, at no cost to attendees, while Dan Bailey performs on May 26 and Mamalee Rose and Friends performs on May 27. As for ticketed events, the Hamptons community is known for seizing the opportunity of Memorial Day Weekend to fundraise for worthy causes, while also throwing a good event, The LGBT Network and Planned Parenthood plan to throw two of the biggest benefits. The LGBT Network will once again host their annual summer kickoff on May 27 to raise funds and awareness that promises light fare and an open bar at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, and Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic will host their annual summer kickoff benefit on May 28 with a screening of the virtual reality film Across the Line in a private home in Bridgehampton.
As for New York City nightlife, no one can do it like they can. Memorial Day weekend presents nightclubs with an opportunity to throw a unique event, NYC nightlife knows how to do just that. An event NYC is known for on Memorial Day weekend is the Freedom Dance Party at Irving Plaza. The seminal Freedom Party throws it back to the ‘90s with a classic rager featuring all of your favorite hits on May 28. Of course, there are nightclub events by some of the most well-known clubs in NYC; such as Webster Hall and Hudson Terrace, that promise great DJs, drinks and cool rooftop parties.
Either way, attendees will have a good time during the Memorial Day weekend.