Market for Makers
The Church in Sag Harbor is welcoming the holiday season with a Makers Market on Saturday and Printaganza on Friday, Dec. 3, and Dec. 4.
Those searching for gifts this weekend will have a variety of area artisans and creators to choose from among the participants filling the decorated interior of the repurposed church building.
Taylor Barton, a singer and songwriter, will be there with her memoir, "I Pitched a Tent in Hell," and her book for young readers, "Pedro 'n' Pip." Mind Offline will have craft kits and ornaments, and pottery by Mary Jaffe and Carey Lowell Ceramics will be available. Tasteful Skin's natural balms and sanitizers will be joined by essential oils from Poetica Botanicals.
Hand-woven fabric from Shed Textile and clothing by Anne Kothari will be offered, with home design pieces by Hidden Gem. Art and objects will be displayed by Scott Bluedorn and Steve Miller, and accessories will be in abundance, with contributions from Apron and Bag, Gretchen Comly, and Pine Baron. Susan Nieland's jewelry, soy candles by Hamptons Handpoured, and Grain Surfboards' wares will be added to the mix.
Shopping fortifications will be provided by Wolffer Estate Vineyard, a Mattitaco food truck, and Grindstone Coffee and Donuts. Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
The following weekend, The Church's Printaganza will feature monotype prints from artists who took part in a workshop earlier in the month led by Dan Welden, a master printmaker. The prints will be sold through a silent auction closing at 5 p.m. on Dec. 4, with a wine-and-cheese reception from 4 to 6. The prints are available to inspect or bid on from noon to 5 both days.
On Sunday, LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will open its gates from 1 to 3 p.m. for this year's holiday gathering.
In addition to tours of the late-autumn landscape with Holger Winenga, the sculpture garden's horticulturalist, there will be festive music in the pavilion, where guests can quaff warm apple cider or hard cider and nibble on fresh doughnuts. The INStore gift shop will be stocked with holiday gift ideas, many tagged at up to 50 percent off the regular prices.
Admission is $15, free for members, but timed tickets are required for all and can be reserved on the LongHouse website.
A Tree Auction
Martha Stewart headlines a designer tabletop tree silent auction at the Southampton History Museum in Southampton Village beginning Friday. The auction's proceeds will benefit the museum's free education programs.
A holiday shop will be open in the Carriage House as well, featuring "vintage jewelry, handbags, and jazzy clothes," according to the museum. Ornaments, new and vintage, will be available along with stocking stuffers for kids, books about Southampton, and crafts from local artisans.
The auction ends on Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. The museum and its grounds, including the holiday shop, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday of this weekend and next.