Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bow Wow Meow Ball
Celebrate ARF's 40th Anniversary with a grand salute to its past presidents at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott on Saturday. Enjoy cocktails followed by dinner by Glorious Food and dancing to Peter Duchin and his Orchestra. Emcee is Steve Kroft of "60 Minutes." The evening also includes a live auction, silent auction, and online auction. Cocktails begin at 6:30 PM followed by dinner. Visit www.arfhamptons.org.
Arabian Nights Gala
The Children's Museum of the East End will host an Arabian Nights Gala on Saturday from 7 to 11 PM at the Museum in Bridgehampton. The Moroccan-themed event will feature fun and games for grownups, including fire dancers, casino games, mini golf, belly dancers, Middle-Eastern cuisine, and music by the critically acclaimed DJ Hesta Prynn. All proceeds from Arabian Nights will directly benefit CMEE's ongoing capital campaign, updating the museum's exhibits and ensuring CMEE's long term sustainability. Visit www.cmee.org.
Summer Family Party
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will present its first annual Summer Family Party on Saturday from 2 to 5 PM at the Museum. Featured activities at the event include art projects for families with Parrish collection artist Billy Sullivan, as well as brothers Steven and William Ladd, whose work will be presented in the exhibition at the Museum in the fall. Other activities at the Summer Family Party, a benefit to support the Museum's year-round initiatives, include informal hip hop dance lessons, an art scavenger hunt, and creation of original, classic flip books. Tickets start at $75 for members and include all activities plus food and beverages provided by the Golden Pear Café and Scotto's Pizza. Visit www.parrishart.org.
Artists & Writers
The 66th Annual Artists & Writers Softball Game is set for Saturday at 2 PM in Herrick Park. Come to the heart of East Hampton to watch renowned artist and writer celebrities put down their pens and paintbrushes and pick up bats and balls for a day of summer fun – and to aid our local charities. Suggested donation is $10.
Among those stepping up to the plate are NY Daily News columnist and best-selling author Mike Lupica, New Yorker writer and best seller Ken Auletta, NY Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman, "Today Show" host Matt Lauer, Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson, East End artist Eric Ernst, NY Rangers' Rod Gilbert, actress Lori Singer, actor Josh Charles, actor Ed Burns, "Born to Explore" host Richard Weise, former MLB slugger Jim Leyritz, Ray Kelly and more.
A first pitch pre-game party will take place at LTV Studios in Wainscott on August 15 from 6 to 8 PM. Tickets $40 in advance at LTVeh.org.
There is also an artist and writers art exhibit through Sunday at the Glenn Horowitz Gallery in East Hampton.
Proceeds benefit Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, Phoenix House Academy, East End Hospice, and The Retreat. For more info visit www.artistwritersgame.org.
Girls Day Out
Shecky's "Girls Day Out" benefiting the Southampton Historical Museum takes place at the museum on Saturday from 1 to 6 PM. This year Shecky's will be adding a little bit of flavor by including a BBQ lunch at the event. Visit www.sheckys.com.
The Alec Baldwin Foundation presents a "Red Devil" swim to support The Hurricane Swim Team on Sunday at Fresh Pond in Amagansett at 7 AM. Visit www.easthamptonoceanrescue.org.
The 19th annual Ellen's Run will take place on Sunday at 9 AM at Southampton Hospital. To register call 631-907-1952 or visit www.ellensrun.org.
The Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End presents CTREE at Sebonack on Thursday, August 21, from 6 to 9 PM. For more info call 631-779-2835.
Pet Hero Awards
The third annual Pet Hero Awards will take place on Saturday, August 23, at Jewel and Robert Morris' Hobby Hill Estate in Water Mill to benefit the Pet Philanthropy Circle. The event takes place from 5 to 7:30 PM.
Some of the honorees to receive awards that evening include Prince Lorenzo Borghese, Jean Shafiroff, Amanda Hearst, Georgina Bloomberg, Andy Sabin, William Berloni, Dr. David T. Crouch, and Brittany and Ariel Lavalle.
For tickets and more info visit www.petphilanthropycircle.com/tickets or call Linda B. Shapiro at 631-725-2023 or email email@example.com.
The third annual Yappy Hour to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter and Southampton Historical Museum takes place at the Museum on Saturday, August 23, from 4 to 6 PM. Bring your own dog to the beach-themed doggy costume contest for fabulous prizes. Enjoy Barkatinis, Caliche Rum signature drinks and Yappetizers made by local restaurants, on the beautiful Rogers Mansion grounds. Celebrity judges, actress, Rachel Grant, Village Mayor Mark and wife, Marianne Epley, and 12 year old opera "phenom" Sara Stevens, who will be also be performing. Visit www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
Heart of Springs
The Heart of Springs first annual summer gala will take place on Sunday, August 24 from 6 to 8 PM at Ashawagh Hall. There will be music under the tent, wines from Wolffer, beer from Montauk Brewing Co, and food available. Tickets are $100. For more info visit www.heartofsprings.org. All proceeds will be used for the preservation, repair and maintenance of the building and grounds in the heart of springs, including Ashawagh Hall, Parsons Blacksmith Shop, The Springs Library, and the Springs Community Church.
Perfect Earth Project
Perfect Earth Project will hold a charity event at Cindy Sherman's East Hampton home on Saturday, August 30, from 4 to 7 PM with garden designer Edwina von Gal.
It will be a day of activities for the whole family, including a picnic and live music by The Persuasions, G.E. Smith, Roger Waters and Teddy Thompson. The picnic will feature grass-fed, organic meats and fresh eggs contributed by Enterprise Farm in Rhinebeck as well as local fish, cheese and produce. Artisanal cocktails and wine will be served.
Oysters By The Bay
New Suffolk Waterfront Fund presents Oysters by the Bay Cocktail Party on Saturday, August 30, at Kimogenor Point from 5 to 7 PM. Sponsored by the Peconic Land Trust. Enjoy fresh, briny, local oysters, savory hors d'oeuvres, champagne, North Fork wine, and an auction featuring the works of select North Fork artists bay side. For tickets visit www.newsuffolkwaterfront.org or call 631-566-0806.
Box Art Auction
The 2014 Box Art Auction to Benefit East End Hospice will take place on Saturday, September 6 at the Ross School Center for Well Being on Goodfriend Road in East Hampton. A highlight of the late summer season, the event is the Hospice's only annual benefit held in East Hampton and benefits residents of the Town of East Hampton. Leading up to the benefit, the boxes can be viewed on Wednesday, August 27, and Thursday, August 29, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Hoie Hall at St. Luke's Church in East Hampton (18 James Lane).
All proceeds will benefit East End Hospice, which provides care for terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones living on the North and South Forks of Long Island, including the Eastern Suffolk County townships of Brookhaven. The Hospice recently broke ground on an East End Hospice Inpatient Facility in Quiogue.
Call 631-288-7080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.