Star-studded parties, trendy restaurants, haute shopping — summer in the Hamptons brings all that and more. Whether you’re daytripping to the South Fork or staying for a long weekend, here’s a rundown of things to do.
Pingpong plus DJs at The 324 in East Hampton
The 324, at 44 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton, is open and launching perhaps the most unique weekly bash in the Hamptons this season -- pingpong parties. Friday, May 24, and every Friday through the summer, workspace center The Spur and 324 will host Spur SPIN Hamptons, which is connected to the SPIN national table tennis club chain. The weekly event will include DJs and live entertainment; $20 at the door. Saturday, May 25, will feature stage dancers, with DJs Leo, Jean and K-Alert playing everything from happy classic house to Latin pop and all sorts of old school hip-hop; $20 at the door. 631-324-3329; the324events.com
DJs all weekend at Brooklyn Chop House Southampton
Brooklyn Chop House brings its Asian-meets-American steakhouse food to Southampton, in the main space at The Capri hotel. Dining will be the name of the game, but Memorial Day weekend features DJs Exstra (in photo) and Reach on a rotating basis each evening May 24 to 26 and for poolside brunch Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26. DJs Markel and Sir Chaz are also slated for Friday, May 24, while DJs Poolhaus, Rico, and Liam Berkeley will join Exstra on Saturday. No cover until midnight, then $20 a person (dining reservations recommended). Brooklyn Chop House Southampton: 281 County Rd 39A; 212-619-1200, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Diceman rolls into Westhampton
You may remember him as one of the raunchiest comedians to ever sell out Madison Square Garden -- or maybe you enjoy the slightly tamer version from Showtime's "Dice" or his roles in movies "A Star Is Born" and "Blue Jasmine," but know this: Andrew Dice Clay remains a funny guy who maintains an R-rated stage show. He'll be at the cozy Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday, May 24. Tickets are $131 to $171; available online at whbpac.org. 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach; 631-288-1500.
Hang with Haley Kalil at Montauk Beach House
The Montauk Beach House starts its season with a poolside party hosted by swimsuit model Haley Kalil, who'll be hanging in the name of Revival Swimwear, which will be showcasing its current suits and gear. Party runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25; no cover but attendees must RSVP in advance at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and VIP tables are available. 55 S. Elmwood Ave.; 631-668-2112, thembh.com.
Dan’s Rosé Soirée at Southampton Arts Center
People at the beach with glasses of pink wine is a Hamptons scene. You'll find that going down at the Southampton Arts Center, at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, come Sunday, May 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., during Dan's Rosé Soirée, a bash powered by more than 30 offerings curated from wineries and vineyards in the Forks and around the world. There will be tastings from restaurants in both the Hamptons and New York City. DJ Ria brings the beats. The party then leads to an after-party featuring party band, The Ronald Reagans, (in photo) plus more wine pours and a selection of sweets. General admission is $145, after-party only is $75; 631-537-0500, danstasteofsummer.com
Back to the Barn in Hampton Bays
Talk about a classic: Boardy Barn has been serving the Hamptons party faithful since Richard Nixon was POTUS (1970), yet its basic formula -- of 1) Come in. 2) Be casual and 3) Get wild -- is as popular as ever. It's back noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26, for $40 at the door. (Don't wear orange. That the color's reserved for security guards.) 270 West Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays; 631-728-9733, boardybarn.com
Hampton Bays' Beach Bar back for Season 27
Unlike many Hamptons spots, Beach Bar, at 58 Foster Ave., Hampton Bays, already held its season opener, but that doesn't mean Memorial Day weekend won't be wild. Resident DJ Doug and special guest, DJ Unique, will be on the knobs after 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, while the long-lived Drift Inn shindig is on Saturdays through the season, but doing holiday double-duty Saturday and Sunday, May 25 on 26. General cover charge is $10 to $20; 631-723-3100, beachbarhamptons.com.
Gurney’s Montauk going DJ-band gaga
Gurney's Montauk, at 290 Old Montauk Hwy., is going to go DJ and live music bananas during the holiday weekend, with performers and mixers using both the spot's Beach Club and legendary fire pit as backdrops. Friday, May 24, starts with Dhundee from 6 to 9 p.m. The next day between 3 and 11 p.m. will feature DJ Rick Wonder, DJ SNBRN, Cassian and the Rakiem Walker Project. Return Sunday, May 26 between 1 and 9 p.m. for DJs Vikas Sapra and Chachi, plus the Sturdy Souls (in photo). No cover; 631-668-2345; gurneysresorts.com
AM Southampton DJ party on the move
AM Southampton is moving to new digs, but still plans to party. No longer located on Tuckahoe Road, it's now setting up at 136 Main St. in Southampton Village. Look for DJs Phresh (in photo) on Friday, May 24, and Klutch on Saturday, May 25. DJs M Ortiz and So Dope drop the beat on Sunday, May 26. No cover, but reserving bottle service, starting at $400, is the way to secure entrance. Text 516-492-0346 or email email@example.com to RSVP. Tickets are $20 for women, $30 for guys, VIP tables are $2500; purchase online at ticketweb.com.
4-day holiday weekend at Southampton Social Club
Southampton Social Club, at 256 Elm St., Southampton, is giving people four straight nights of fun; think Memorial Day Weekend plus One. It starts up Thursday, May 23, with DJ LoKi (in photo), then DJ Martial on Friday, May 24, followed by both guys rocking the booth Saturday, May 25, before DJ Drazen settles in on Sunday, May 26. Dinner reservations are highly recommended; cover charge to be announced. 631-287-1400; southamptonsocialclub.com