Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

August 07, 2013

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Shop at Sunset

This year’s “Shop at Sunset,” a shopping benefit for The Retreat domestic violence services agency, will occur tomorrow between 5 and 8 PM along Main Street in both Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton and along Main Street and Newton Lane in East Hampton. Stores along these main shopping streets will provide music, snacks, or gifts—while pledging a portion of their proceeds from the night’s sales to The Retreat. The event will end with a showing on a large screen of the family-friendly classic movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, at Herrick Park in East Hampton at 8:30 PM.

Guild Hall Summer Gala

The Guild Hall Summer Gala celebrating Chuck Close is on Friday from 5 to 11 PM. The event will include music, dancing, dining, and an exhilarating live art auction all held at the breathtaking Bridgehampton estate of Louise and Leonard Riggio.

Tickets begin at $500 for exhibition preview and cocktails and $1200 for entire evening (Young Patrons 21 to 40: $100/$500). For more information or to reserve your ticket, call the Special Events department at 631-324-0806 ext. 13 or 14 or email

Love Heals

“Let’s Misbehave” to Benefit Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, will take place on Saturday 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. Two hundred 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

Battle For The Elephants

A special screening of National Geographic’s Battle for the Elephants hosted by its writer, producer and director John Heminway, along with Donna Karan will take place at Guild Hall on Saturday beginning at 6:30 PM. Battle for the Elephants tells the story of how the earth’s most majestic animal is facing possible extinction. Tickets are $150. VIP tickets $300. Visit

Handbag Sale

The Lucia’s Angels Handbag Sale will take place on Saturday 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 Saturday 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

Artists Writers

East End Hospice is a beneficiary of the 65th Annual Artists Writers Softball Game. A Pregame Party will take place on August 16 from 6 to 8 PM at LTV Studios in Wainscott.

Pink Apron

“Iron Chef America's,” 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 the 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” honoring Bernadette Peters 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

Box Art Auction

More than 75 of the finest artists on Long Island’s East End have again created memorable art boxes for an auction benefiting the East End Hospice. The 13th Annual Box Art Auction will take place on September 7 at the Ross School Center for Well-Being on Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton.

The silent auction will begin at 4:30 PM with a live auction at 6 PM. All proceeds will benefit East End Hospice, which provides care for terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones living on the North and South Forks of Long Island, including the Eastern Suffolk County townships of Brookhaven. The Box Art Auction is East End Hospice’s only summer event in East Hampton.

Admission to the September 7 benefit auction is $75, which includes wine and hors d’oeuvres.

The public is invited to a free preview “Meet the Artists” reception at Hoie Hall at St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton (18 James Lane) on August 28 from 5 to 7 PM. Prior to the auction, the boxes will be on view at Hoie Hall on August 28 and 29 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

For additional information, contact: Theresa Murphy at the East End Hospice, 631-288-7080 or via email at