May 31, 2006

Sweet Charities

Hooray For Halsey House

Tomorrow, visit Southampton's oldest house in one of the community's prettiest historic gardens to help raise cash for the 1660 Thomas Halsey House's continuing renovations. The house is located on South Main Street in Southampton Village. Libations and live music are on tap. Call 283-2494 for more information.

Fresh Air Home Festivities

On June 3, join decorators, designers, and dealers during a cocktail benefit for the Southampton Fresh Air Home. The event will be held at the SFAH on Barkers Island Road from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Featured will be silent and live auctions of treasures donated by decorators and renovators such as art, linens, furniture, fashion, jewelry, porcelains, travel, sports, entertainment packages, and wine. For ticket information and reservations, call 283-5847, ext. 11.

Get Piggish

East End Hospice will hold its annual North Fork Pig Roast Picnic Benefit on June 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for kids 10 and under. Food and beverages (including the aforementioned pig) will be provided, along with live music by Trevor Davison. Lots of games for the kids will be happening too. Call 288-8400 for tix.

Duffers Wanted

The Child Development Center of the Hamptons will hold its 3rd annual golf tournament benefit June 5 at the South Fork country Club in Amagansett. A buffet lunch, shotgun start, cocktails and raffle prizes are all on tap for the day; the cost is $200 per golfer, $750 per foursome. Get involved! Call 267-0133.

The Heart Of The Matter

The American Heart Association will hold its fabulous annual gala at the Diamond Ranch in Water Mill June 10. Enjoy cocktails and wine, fine food catered by Starr Boggs, dancing, and a live auction. Win a trip to the Super Bowl, a vintage wine package, jewelry by Judith Ripka or a trip to the Masters golf tournament in Atlanta. A VIP reception will feature special wine tastings by Lenz. For more information or tix, call 516-777-8447 or visit www.americanheart.org.

Jenny's On The Block

On June 10, The Peconic Community Council will host its 30th annual benefit concert at the First Baptist Church of Riverhead. Jennifer Bynum, the gospel singer from the film Hustle & Flow, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The PCC raises funds to provide health and human services for lower income people on the East End. Call 727-6831 for tix.

Pick Up Your Putter..Please!

The fourth annual charity golf tourney to benefit the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will happen June 12 at the Hampton Hills Golf and Country Club in WHB. The golf outing includes a continental breakfast, lunch, post-tournament drinks and buffet, and live music by Plan B. Tickets start at $375, call 288-2350 for yours.

Don't Let Abuse Happen

Help The Retreat in its fight against domestic abuse. The organization's 11th annual Artists Against Abuse Gala will happen at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club on June 17. Cocktails and a silent auction of hand-painted ceramic plates will precede dinner and a live auction of original works of art will also be held. "The View's" Joy Behar will host. For ticket info, call 329-4398.

Help Hospice

Head to the Sandacres Estate in Quogue on June 24 for East End Hospice's Summer Gala. MC John Roland will be on hand and partygoers can look forward to fun casino gaming, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. All to benefit East End Hospice, of course. Call 288-7080 to score tickets to this fab event.

Music To Your Ears

On June 26, Alaria will present a recital to benefit the music ensemble's programs at Carnegie Hall. The recital will happen, along with supper, at a private home in Bridgehampton. Call 212-749-4035.

A Sparkly Summer

One of the most fabulous and family-friendly events of the summer, the Southampton Fresh Air Home's annual on July 4 picnic and fireworks display, is on the calendar for June 30. Don't miss this great event which includes drinks, a BBQ feast, lots of games and prizes for the kids, and a spectacular close-up Grucci fireworks display. Call 283-5847 for tix.

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