Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

July 17, 2013

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East Hampton Antiques Show

The East Hampton Historical Society presents the East Hampton Antiques Show on the historic grounds of Mulford Farm on Saturday and Sunday. Now in its seventh year, the East Hampton Antiques Show is widely recognized as the premier antiques event on eastern Long Island and a highlight of the East Hampton arts and social calendar.

Interior designer Steven Gambrel is the honorary chair of Friday’s preview cocktail party, which offers patrons an early buying opportunity of the extraordinary array of antiques, art, jewelry and collectibles. Ticket proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. Tickets for the Friday night Opening Preview Cocktail Party start at $150 per person and enable return visits the following days.  Junior Tickets (age 40 and under) are priced at $100.

Tickets can be purchased online at Tickets may also be purchased at the gate the night of the event. 

Wildlife Rescue

16th Annual Auction to Benefit The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center will take place Saturday from 4 to 7 PM at the Quogue VFW. Delicious summer fare, cash bar, music and silent/Chinese auction. Tickets $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Register or call 631-728-4200.

New Suffolk Waterfront

New Suffolk Waterfront Sweet and Savory House and Garden Tour - Sponsored by the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund will showcase eight fabulous and unique homes along historic Old Harbor Road in the hamlet of New Suffolk. Stroll along Old Harbor and step back in time.

This year’s venues will encompass some of the most interesting and spectacular homes on the North Fork. The tour begins at Fisher’s Field on Old Harbor Road and the hours are from 2 to 5 PM on Saturday. Tickets are $100 and all proceeds go toward the restoration and revitalization of the New Suffolk Waterfront property for community benefit. For further information, and to purchase tickets, visit or call 631- 566-0806.

Rock The Dock

The annual “Rock The Dock” summer benefit bash to benefit Bay Street Theatre will take place on Saturday on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. The event will be hosted by the one and only Susan Lucci. Actor and Bay Street board member, Richard Kind, who most recently won the Drama Desk Award for his role on Broadway’s The Big Knife, will be the evening’s celebrity auctioneer. Board member Joy Behar also plans on attending, with a host of other surprise celebrities. The gala is being held in honor and memory of the Theatre’s founder and former Artistic Director, Sybil Christopher. Tickets are available online at or by calling Jessica Lemire at 631-725-0818 ext. 129.

Rock The Farm

Rock The Farm to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project will take place in Amagansett on Saturday from 6 to 11 PM. Live music by The English Beat. Visit for tickets.

Children’s Museum

Join Mariska Hargitay, George Stephanopoulos, Mark Feuerstein, Tiffani Thiessen, and more at the Children’s Museum of the East End for its fifth annual Family Fair on Saturday from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. This annual fundraiser, which traditionally attracts over 800 guests, helps to raise funds to support the museum’s important community programming. To learn more about CMEE please visit

Unconditional Love Gala

The fourth annual Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Unconditional Love gala will take place on Saturday beginning with cocktail hour at 7 PM. The evening’s honorary chairs Susan Allen, Jonathan McCann, and Jean Shafiroff and Master of Ceremonies Chuck Scarborough will welcome guests to a night of dinner and dancing to music by the Alex Donner Orchestra at the waterfront home of Sandra McConnell in Southampton. The night will honor Jill Rappaport and proceeds raised will go directly to the daily care of the shelter animals and special projects undertaken throughout the course of the year.

Also included are the rescue efforts for dogs confined in puppy mills and programs developed for special needs children. For more information regarding the event, contact Hope Gamble 631-728-7387 ext. 225 or visit

Great Bonac Fireworks

The 33rd annual Great Bonac Fireworks Show will take place on Saturday at 9:25 PM on Three Mile Harbor in Springs as a benefit for The Clamshell Foundation. For more info visit

Designer Showhouse

The 2013 Hampton Designer Showhouse will open with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday and will run until September 2 in Bridgehampton. Proceeds will benefit Southampton Hospital. The Hampton Designer Showhouse, now in its thirteenth year, is a showcase for America’s premier design talent.

Over 25 top interior designers and decorative artists will turn a lavish shingle style home into a decorating masterpiece. This year’s Showhouse located at 990 Brick Kiln Road in Bridgehampton has been generously provided by the exclusive firm of Bodenchak Design and Build.

The Hampton Designer Showhouse opens with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party at the Showhouse on Saturday from 6 to 8:30 PM.

Admission to the Showhouse is $35 and includes the Showhouse Journal. Gala tickets are $225 each.

A Taste of Montauk

Foodies and wine lovers are invited to experience Montauk’s signature dishes and chef’s specialties from a variety of notable restaurants at “A Taste of Montauk” - a new event presented by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce on Sunday from 6 to 9 PM at the newly-renovated Montauk Downs/360 East Restaurant. Live Music will be performed by Ocean Dreams. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Montauk Chamber and its continuing initiatives for the community. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Chamber’s office at 631-668-2428 or visiting and purchase tickets online.

Princess Grace

The Princess Grace Foundation presents “A Dress to Change the World” benefit, which will feature cocktails and a fashion show by designer Jeff Garner with all proceeds benefiting the Foundation. The event takes place on July 27 at 6 PM. Visit

Super Saturday

Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan will host Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 16th annual Super Saturday, presented by QVC and InStyle. Super Saturday 16 will take place on July 27 from noon to 6 PM at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill. Super Saturday is OCRF’s fun-filled daylong fundraiser, complete with a one-of-a-kind designer garage sale, kids’ carnival and activities, a luxury raffle and gourmet treats.

Once dubbed “the Rolls Royce of garage sales,” the most anticipated element of Super Saturday is the fashion garage sale, which includes merchandise from over 200 prominent designers including: Donna Karan, Theory, alice + olivia, Robert Rodriguez, Diane von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Smythson and Ralph Lauren. For the sixth consecutive year, Rachel Zoe will be curating a luxury designer booth, “Designers A to Zoe.” For tickets visit

Hamptons Happening

The ninth annual Hamptons Happening “Feast” takes place on July 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Leading the food charge will be renowned Chef Todd English and six of his restaurants and their respective chefs. Participating from his end will be Ca Va, Curly Cakes, Todd English Olives, TE Todd English, Todd English Food Hall and Tuscany at Mohegan Sun.

Adam Alpert, owner of 4 AM DJS, has donated one of his hottest  DJs, DJ Theory, guaranteed to keep the dance floor packed and rocking. MC for the evening is Chris Wragge, WCBS, Channel 2 Anchor. Tickets are $300 and $150 for under 30.

For further information call Linda B. Shapiro at 631-725-2023 or

Chefs Dinner

Top Manhattan and Hamptons chefs will be featured at the 2013 Chefs Dinner this summer. The much-anticipated event now in its ninth year will be held on July 28 starting at 5:30 PM on Hayground School’s campus in Bridgehampton as a benefit for Hayground School’s Jeff’s Kitchen and the Jeff Salaway Scholarship Fund. 

The event will include a cocktail party from 5:30 to 7:30 PM featuring notable Manhattan chefs as well as top local chefs preparing tastings using local bounty. The VIP dinner following the cocktail party will be held at the home of Toni Ross from 7:30 to 10 PM. The dinner, honoring four-star chef Eric Ripert, will feature a four-course meal prepared by a select few of the participating chefs and paired with wines by Aldo Sohm (Sommelier – Le Bernardin).

Tickets for the cocktail party only are $175 per person. Tickets for the dinner and the cocktail party are $1,000. Visit for more info.

Southampton Hospital

Jean Shafiroff, Audrey Gruss, Allen & Co., Barclays, Sequin and Douglas Elliman chair this Forward to the Future themed Southampton Hospital’s 55th Annual summer party on August 3 from 6:30 to 11 PM. Attendees will enjoy dinner by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs and dancing to the Alex Donner Orchestra. For the first time, the event will be held at the 75,000-square-foot Art Southampton pavilion, to be transformed by designer Antony Todd, complete with hard flooring and air conditioning. Chuck Scarborough will emcee the 55th Annual Summer Party to benefit Southampton Hospital's Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department and the new Audyr and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center. Table sponsorships begin at $7500 and tickets are $750 per person.