Black Friday and Beyond: Deals, Deals, Deals ... and the Baldwins at BookHampton

A few deals we've noticed for Black Friday should be of interest to our readers. Plus, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin stop in at BookHampton this afternoon at 2.

Everything is half-off today (Friday) at the Retreat Boutique in the Bridgehampton Commons. Sales at the used clothing and furniture shop benefit the Retreat's anti-domestic violence programs and its residential shelter for women and their children.

Conservationist magazine, which is put out by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is half-off sale on annual subscriptions. Conservationist features well-illustrated stories about natural resources, wildlife, and outdoor recreation in New York State. Future issues will include exciting articles on otters, the spruce grouse (one of New York’s rarest birds), and Blanding’s turtles. The $6 deal for seven issues is valid through Monday.

Speaking of the outdoors, admission fees at all New York State parks are waived for Black Friday. These include Connetquot River and Bayard Cutting Arboretum on Long Island and should also cover Montauk Point and Camp Hero State Parks, though we could not confirm this. Of course, there are dozens of miles of trails on public lands on the South Fork for which there never are any fees. East Hampton Town trail maps can be downloaded at

Southampton Books on Hampton Road is offering 15 percent off all collectible books. The offer is good in its online shop as well.

Pottery Barn's Southampton store on Hampton Road has flash deals all day today for up to 50 percent off.

The Chequit Inn on Shelter Island is offering half-off room rates for stays booked online through Monday with the code CYBERSTAY.

Stevenson's Toys on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village has everything half-off through Sunday.

While you are in East Hampton, you might want to stop by BookHampton on Main Street, where on Friday at 2 p.m. Alec and Hilaria Baldwin will read classic children's stories then sign copies of their books. Ms. Baldwin's "The Living Clearly Method," has timesaving lifestyle tips, recipes for clean and plant-based eating, mini-workouts, breathing exercises, and customized yoga and meditation routines. Mr. Baldwin's autobiographical "Nevertheless" was published this year.

The annual killer deal on Hampton Jitney value packs is on. The multiple-trip books of tickets are for discounts to as low as $21.58 for South Fork Line trips, $16.58 for North Fork runs, and $33.90 rides on the Ambassador. The regular on-board cost of Jitney ticket on the Montauk Line is $33. Ambassador fares start at $50 on board. The 12-ticket Montauk Line value pack is $259 and can be ordered online or picked up at the Jitney's main office on County Road 39.

An extra 10 percent discount can be taken on the Sylvester & Co. online shop with the code DREAMYHOLIDAY.

Vintage Pink in Montauk is holding a Black Friday sale with price breaks of 10 to 50 percent off. The clothing and accessories shop is at 787B Montauk Highway (Behind Montauk Clothing Co.)

Decorum antiques in Amagansett's annual sale runs through Sunday with everything 20 to 50-percent off.

Need lingerie? Top Drawer on Park Place in East Hampton has a $20-off coupon in Thursday's East Hampton Star.

Most everything at French Presse linens in Amagansett is 20-percent off through Sunday, with some items half-off or more.

Obligato on Main Street in East Hampton has a 20-percent-off sale going on all clothing and accessories.

Showroom model spas at Country Club Pools and Spas on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton are being moved at deep discounts. Prices start at $3,999.

And finally, how does free sound to you? PSEG Long Island is offering free home-efficiency inspections and free $250-value Nest "smart" thermostats to South Fork homeowners and businesses. The idea is to cut electricity use -- and utility bills. Information is available at

Wait. One more free thing: Admission to the Guild Hall art galleries is at no charge, thanks to underwriting by Bridgehampton National Bank and Landscape Details. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Friday, and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.