June 07, 2006

Sweet Charities

The Heart Of The Matter

The American Heart Association will hold its fabulous annual gala at the Diamond Ranch in Water Mill Saturday. 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 Georgia. A VIP reception will feature special wine tastings by Lenz. For more information or tix, call 516-777-8447 or visit www.americanheart.org.

Step Back In Time

The Choral Society of the Hamptons will celebrate its 60th year with a fundraiser at the Elizabethan Woodhouse Playhouse in East Hampton Saturday. Renaissance and early Baroque music by the Morningside Consort will be featured. Plus cocktails and hors d'oeuvres! Call 725-2785 for tix.

Jenny's On The Block!

On Saturday, 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 take place on Monday 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 The Group

The East End's foremost environmental organization, the Group for the South Fork, will hold its annual fundraising gala at Wolffer Estate vineyard in Sagaponack June 17. See celebs like Aerin Lauder and Nicole Miller. Advance tickets start at $450 and are available from Event Associates; call 212-245-6570. Tix will not be sold at the door, get yours now!

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.

Halsey House Happenings

On July 1, 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.

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