Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

July 31, 2013

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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 Saturday 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 Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center. Table sponsorships begin at $7500 and tickets are $750 per person.

Summer Food Drive

CAST (Community Action Southold Town) volunteers will be collecting food outside local supermarkets (Waldbaums, King Kullen, Southold and Greenport IGAs)  on Saturday to help restock the CAST food pantry. Show your support of CAST by purchasing a few non-perishable food items for families in need in our local community. Volunteers are also needed for the upcoming food drive, anyone able to commit to helping for a few hours is encouraged to call the CAST office at 631-477-1717. 

Love Heals

“Let’s Misbehave” to Benefit Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, will take place on August 10 from 7 to 11 PM at Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack. Co-chairs of this year’s event are Hilary Rhoda, Nicole Trufio, Samantha Marcus Yanks, Chele Chiavacci and Richard Farley, Howard Horowitz, Dini von Mueffling and Ted Sann. 200 celebrities, socialites, media elite and Hamptons trendsetters will enjoy libations, supper, and dancing in the vineyard at Love Heals 17th consecutive summer Hamptons event. All proceeds from the evening directly support Love Heals’ efforts to protect the next generation of New Yorkers from HIV. Tickets are $500 to $10,000. Visit

Handbag Sale

The Lucia’s Angels Handbag Sale will take place on August 10 from 10 AM to 4 PM on the front lawn of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southampton. The sale features a collection of new, vintage, and lightly used handbags and jewelry. Lucia’s Angels supports local women and families with late stage women’s cancers. Visit

Authors Night

East Hampton Library’s 9th Annual Authors Night will take place on August 10 at the Gardiner Farm in East Hampton. The evening’s founding co-chairs Alec Baldwin and Barbara Goldsmith will be joined by honorary co-chairs Robert A. Caro, Nelson DeMille, A.M. Homes, Robert K. Massie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph E. Stiglitz and more than 100 distinguished authors.

Featured authors Include Katie Beers, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Robert A. Caro, Margaret I. Cuomo, MD, Clive Davis, Sylvia Day, Nelson DeMille, Eric Fischl, Kathy Freston, Charles Graeber, Katherine Holabird, A.M. Homes, Kitty Kelley, Lily Koppel, Padma Lakshmi, Robert Lipsyte, Robert K. Massie, Mark Mazzetti, Jay McInerney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marisha Pessl, Kitty Pilgrim, Marcus Samuelsson, Lynn Sherr, Michael Shnayerson, Dava Sobel, Jessica Soffer, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Dr. Ruth Westheimer  and many more.

The evening begins at 5 PM with the authors book signing cocktail reception under the tent. At 8 PM, directly following the authors reception, guests will be hosted at dinner parties at private area homes in honor of the guest authors.

Tickets are $100 for book signing reception only, and begin at $250 for the dinners. Visit

Pink Apron

“Iron Chef America,” Alex Guarnaschelli will serve as celebrity chef chair and Anne Burrell, chef and TV personality, will serve as celebrity chef host and MC for the “Pink Apron Celebrity Chef Event,” to benefit Ellen Hermanson Foundation, The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital and Ellen’s Well which provides psychosocial services to those diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and friends on August 17 at 7 PM.

Christie Brinkley, B. Smith and Dan Gasby will serve as honorary chairs. Emma Stone, Nacho Figueros, Kelly Klein and Steven Klein will serve on the celebrity host committee. Twenty three other renowned female chefs from the Hamptons and New York City will participate in this incredible food lovers event.

Jessica Craig (Nick & Toni’s), Elizabeth Falkner (Corvo Bianco), Kathleen King (Tate’s Bake Shop, Idito, Tache Chocolates) Sarabeth Levine (Sarabeth’s), Claudia Fleming (North Fork Table & Inn), Lynn Bound (Cafe 2 at MoMa), Swedish Chef Emelie Johansson, Tracy Mchale (East Hampton Point), Cynthia Battaglia (Distinctive Catering), Nicole Bermensolo (Kyotofu), Anita Lo (Annisa), Cheryl Stair (Art of Eating), Einat Admony (Balaboosta), Roxanne Browning (Exotic Chocolate),  Barbara Sibley (La Palapa), Erica Kalick (Erica’s Rugelach & Baking Co.), Amanda Cohen (Dirt Candy) and Peggy Lauber (Wolffer Estate Vineyards) will be included.

Adam Alpert of 4 AM DJ’s will donate DJ Phresh for the music. The event will be held at the crossroads of Wickapogue and Olde Town Road in Southampton from 7 to 10 PM. Honorees are Dr. Harold Freeman, Founder Emeritus and President of the Ralph Lauren Cancer Center in Harlem and Iris Dankner, Holiday House Founder to benefit breast cancer. Information about the organization and/or to purchase tickets

Bow Wow Meow Ball

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will host “Bow Wow Meow Ball” on August 17 at the adoption center in Wainscott. There will be cocktails, dinner and dancing to Peter Duchin with his Orchestra. Visit

Paddle & Party

The second annual summer “Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink” fundraiser, benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will be an event in two parts, a multi-skill level paddle boarding race and benefit party on August 17. The party co-hosted by prominent New Yorkers Lisa and Richard Perry and full-time Hamptons residents Maria and Larry Baum. The event will bring together dozens of competitive paddle boarders and several hundred guests in support of raising critical funds for breast cancer research. Visit

Ellen’s Run 5K

Ellen’s Run 5K celebrates 18 years of leading the fight against breast cancer on the East End with its annual race/walk at 9 AM on August 18, starting and ending at Southampton Hospital. The Foundation is the principal funder of the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital which serves the entire East End of Long Island where breast cancer diagnosis and mortality rates are among the highest in the state.

The race/walk starts and ends, rain or shine, at Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Hall on Harrick Road.

Day-of-race registration is $40 for everyone. Pre-registration is available for $30 at and at Parish Hall 9 AM to noon on August 18. Pre-registration for children and seniors is $25. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges from friends and family to help raise funds for the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital and breast cancer patient support services.

Information about the 5K race/walk, Ellen’s Run, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, and the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital are available at

Seafood Festival

On August 18 at 6 PM the Community Action of Southold Town (CAST) will be holding its seventh annual Seafood Fest at Founders’ Landing in Southold. This fundraising event helps to support CAST in its mission of promoting self sufficiency and providing a safety net for those in need in Southold Town. The vision of CAST is to have a vibrant town, where all residents can prosper with employment opportunities, the ability to feed their families and educate their children. The event will be held at The Wharf House at Founder’s Landing in Southold. $50 per person.

Red Devil

A “Red Devil” swim to benefit East Hampton Ocean Rescue will take place at Fresh Pond in Amagansett on August 18. For more info visit

Maureen’s Haven

Maureen’s Haven, the East End human services organization that provides shelter and support to homeless adults on Long Island’s North and South Forks, has announced that renowned television actress Susan Lucci and her son, golfer and reality TV star Andreas Huber, will serve as honorary chairs of the organization’s annual Lobster Bash fundraiser. This year’s event will take place Thursday, August 22, at Dockers Waterside in East Quogue from 6 to 10 PM. For more info visit

Dunk Your Kicks

The Max Cure Foundation presents “Dunk Your Kicks” a three on three basket ball tournament on August 24 at the Ross School in East Hampton. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Max Cure Foundation for Pediatric Cancer causes. Everyone is encouraged to donate a pair of already worn sneakers. To register visit

Rock Around The Clock

Rock Around The Clock Benefit Dance with DJ Louis del Prete will take place at Riverhead Polish Hall on August 30 from 8 PM to midnight. The evening benefits the Hamptons Dancers AARP Community Group, which provides free or low cost dance, movement and wellness programs for seniors, those with HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s and other chronic illnesses. To purchase tickets visit