May 20, 2015

Sweet Charities

Sweet Charities

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com.

Reconstructed Bra

Lucia's Angels, a foundation committed to helping women and families on Eastern Long Island with late-stage women's cancers including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and uterine cancer, will host the Reconstructed Bra Fashion Show and Auction on Thursday at the Southampton Social Club from 7 to 10 PM. For ticket info visit www.luciasangels.org.

Lioness Club

Join the Lioness Club of the Hamptons tomorrow for a fun night of Bingo at the American Legion Hall on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays. The doors open at 6:30 PM and drawing will begin at 7 PM. They will be serving coffee, tea and desserts or players can purchase drinks at the bar. The $10 admission includes refreshments and one Bingo packet. For more information call Mary at 631-375-7182. This evening will benefit the Guidedog Foundation and other Lioness charities.

The Garden Club

The Garden Club of East Hampton's ever popular annual Garden Party & Plant Sale will take place this year on Friday from 6 to 8 PM, rain or shine, at Mulford Farm in East Hampton. Come to celebrate the unofficial start to the summer season while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a very extensive silent auction, all to raise money for the Garden Club of East Hampton and its many community based projects. Come early to benefit from a wide selection of beautiful, well priced orchids from Hawaii, beautiful annuals and perennials, and a wonderful selection of vegetable & herb plants. Entry is a $50 contribution to the Garden Club.

The Plant Sale continues on Saturday morning from 9 AM to noon. Entry is free of charge.

LGBT Network

The LGBT Network, an association of nonprofit organizations serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities of Long Island and Queens is kicking off the Hamptons season with two major events on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.

With a major Supreme Court decision looming to legalize marriage equality in all 50 states, the first event kicks off at 2 PM at the home of civil rights hero Edie Windsor in Southampton. This annual tradition benefitting the Hamptons LGBT Center brings together hundreds of LGBT activists and allies who have been advocating for equality.

Capturing the 21 year tradition of Miracle House, the LGBT Network will now take over the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club to welcome the Hamptons community and supporters to Summer 2015 with a 6 PM cocktail reception.

The summer kick-off in Bridgehampton benefits the LGBT Network and its organizations that have been serving the LGBT community since 1993. For tickets visit www.lgbtnetwork.org.


New Suffolk Waterfront's 7th Annual Chowderfest takes place on Saturday. This fun family event features a wide variety of locally prepared chowders, full BBQ lunch, activities for the kids, music and a fabulous Chinese Auction from noon to 5 PM. Visit www.newsuffolkwaterfront.org.

Wine Tasting

Start your season off right with a wine tasting to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. The event will be held on Saturday from 5 to 8 PM at the Southampton Arts Center. There will be music by the popular Ludmilla Brazil Trio, wines for the sampling, yummy bites, furry shelter friends and fun. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple and may be purchased online, by phone or at the door. This year's event will feature specially selected wines from Herbert & Rist Wines & Liquors, One Hope, Palm Bay, FIOL Prosecco and Raphael Vineyards. Visit www.southamptonanimalshelter.com.

Planned Parenthood

The 27th Annual East End Benefit to support Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic will take place on Sunday. Hundreds of PPHP supporters will head to Sag Harbor to bid on unique silent auction items—and enjoy the party. All proceeds go to support reproductive health care services and educational programs. PPHP provides essential health care to women, men and young people regardless of their ability to pay.

The event, which runs from 5 to 7 PM at the Sender Estate in Sag Harbor, will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $300 per person, $150 for anyone under age 35 and sponsorships are available. Visit www.pphp.org.

Evening With Night Owls

The 18th Annual Auction for Wildlife "Evening With Night Owls" to benefit the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays will be held on Saturday, May 30, at 7 PM at the Southampton Elks Club. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Visit www.wildliferescuecenter.org.

ARF Designer Showhouse

Top interior decorators will again transform the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop, in Sagaponack from 5 to 8 PM on Saturday, May 30, into a designer showhouse, using furnishings from the shop and from their own collections for the annual ARF Designer Showhouse and Sale. Everything is for sale. Designers include Brian P. Brady, Jamie Drake, Kevin Hart, Tamara Magel, Mark Schryver and Peri Wolfman. At 5 PM there is an exclusive preview hour for $250. At 6 PM general admission is $150. Open to the public on Sunday, May 31, from 10 AM to 4 PM for a $10 suggested donation, children free. For more info and for tickets visit www.arfhamptons.org.

Wellness Foundation

Wellness Foundation of East Hampton will host its 4th Annual Summer Benefit on Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 8 PM at a private East Hampton village residence overlooking Hook Pond.

The evening will honor Wellness Foundation's 2015 Illumination Award recipient Neal Barnard, M.D.  A New York Time's bestselling author and Founding President of The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Barnard also serves on Wellness Foundation's Advisory Council. Wellness Foundation's Illumination Award celebrates those individuals illuminating the path of wellness for others.

Guests will enjoy delicious vegan hors d'oeuvres catered by Canard, Inc. wine by Amagansett Wine & Spirits, and live music. 

Individual tickets are $150, and are available online at Wellness Foundation's website www.wfeh.org and by phone at 631-329-2590.

Event proceeds will benefit the non-profit Wellness Foundation, providing programs, services, and support that empower the community by promoting a lifestyle of optimal nutrition, fitness and health.

Navy SEAL Foundation

Navy Beach in Montauk is honoring Montauk's Naval history and continuing its partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation with its third annual fundraiser for the organization. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. On Saturday, June 13, from 4 to 6 PM, Navy Beach will host a cocktail party to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation.

For $40 entry donation, guests will be able to mingle with retired Navy SEALs and Navy SEAL Foundation representatives as well as others from the Naval Special Warfare community, while enjoying live music by Nancy Atlas, wine, beer and light bites. To RSVP email nsf@navybeach.com.


The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, June 20, with a salsa party entitled, "VEINTE!" hosted by Steven Klein at his Westkill Farm in Bridgehampton from 6:30 to 10 PM.

Tito Puente, Jr. and his 10 piece band will be the highlight of the evening. VEINTE will be chaired by last summer's honoree, Jean Shafiroff, known for her philanthropy and commitment to the community. Andy Sabin, longtime supporter of the Foundation, philanthropist and passionate environmentalist, will be the evening's honoree. Chef Peter Ambrose, will be catering the gala and has created a menu that includes a buffet dinner and open bar to compliment the music and Latin theme of the evening.

For tickets call Linda B. Shapiro at 631-725-2023 or email lbspro@optonline.net. Tickets are $400 and up with Jr. tickets at $175. Reserved tables are also available.

Stony Hill Stables Foundation

Stony Hill Stables presents the annual benefit for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation. Now in its fourth year, the cocktail party will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 20, from 6 to 8 PM on the pastoral grounds of Stony Hill Stables, located in Amagansett.  Attendees will enjoy a special dressage exhibition performed by gold medalist Wick Hotchkiss, two delightful Pony Drill Team performances by the impressive young riders of Stony Hill Stables, and a hi-octane barrel racing finale.

Tickets for the annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit are priced at $125 for a single ticket, $200 for a couple. Tickets can be purchased in advance online. Visit www.stonyhillstablesfoundation.com.

Sing East End

Do karaoke under the stars at Sing East End to benefit the East End Hospice's Good Grief Program on Saturday, June 20, at 7 PM at Grangebel Park in Riverhead. For tickets call 631-664-0983.

ARF Garden Tour

The 29th Annual ARF Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, June 20, from 11 AM to 5 PM. enjoy a self-guided tour (rain or shine) of delightful gardens in the Village of Southampton. Cocktail party immediately follows at Blue Haven, the home of Lisa and Donald Jackson. Tickets for tour $85, tickets for tour and cocktail party $175. For more information or for tickets visit www.arfhamptons.org. 

Eileen's Angels

Eileen's Angels Art Auction and Garden Party will take place at Estia's Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor on June 28 from 5 to 8 PM. The event honors Eileen Roaman, a champion of Springs School's after-school program Project MOST, who sought to give children a creative educational after-school environment to learn to grow and understand what they eat. The event is supported by some of the most exciting chefs on the East End. Food and beverages are being donated by Balsam Farms, Cavaniola's Cheese & Gourmet, Channing Daughters, Estia's Little Kitchen,  Joe & Liza's Ice Cream Macari Vineyards and Wolffer Estate Vineyeards.

Many of Eileen's friends have come together to offer a dynamic art auction that will be featured on Paddle 8. The roster of artists includes Cindy Sherman, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, David Salle, Clifford Ross, Mary Heilmann, Toni Ross, Paton Miller, Billy Rayner among the 30+ artists participating. Live music will be provided by Citris, with DJ Carlos Lama. All proceeds will sustain and dedicate the Eileen Roaman Greenhouse at Springs Seedlings and Project MOST out of school programs.

Children are welcome, and tickets are priced at $150. For more info visit www.projectmost.com.

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