Source: The Independent

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Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

September 04, 2013

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HarborFest

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce has announced dates for the 50th Anniversary of The Sag HarborFest to be held Friday through Sunday. HarborFest began as the Old Whalers’ Festival in 1963 and has grown over 50 years into a three-day festival complete with music, food tastings, contests, historic tours and, of course, the famous whaleboat races, which will take place throughout the weekend off Windmill Beach in Sag Harbor.

The weekend will kick-off with a benefit party at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum on Friday night from 6 to 9 PM. The “HarborFest Fiesta” will feature Montaco Truck tacos, Montauk Brewing Company beer, Channing Daughters wine, ice cream from Sylvester & Co. and music by DJ Mister Lama. The Wharf will be filled both Saturday and Sunday with vendors participating in the Taste of Sag Harbor as well as a thrill ride of children’s activities. The famous Chowder Contest will take place on Sunday and the 2013 Whaleboat Champion will be crowed after two days of intense races.

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce is raffling a 14-karat gold whale pendant made by David Lee on Sunday which is the final day of HarborFest. Raffle tickets are $5 each or six for $25 and can be purchased at The Windmill on Long Beach, The Wharf Shop, Sag Harbor Liquors and Sag Harbor Variety.

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 Saturday 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 benefit auction is $75, which includes wine and hors d’oeuvres.

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

Late Summer Cocktail Party

Southampton Historical Museum and Research Center present a Late Summer Cocktail Party at the Rogers Mansion on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This twilight party is sponsored by Marge Sullivan and Peter Hallock. Feast on hors d’oeuvres by Schmidt’s Market and drink from an open bar to celebrate the end of summer on the lawn of the 1843 Rogers Mansion. $50 members, $60 non-members. To RSVP call 631-283-2494.

Dominican Sisters Golf

Dominican Sisters Family Health Service is having its 12th annual Benefit Golf Outing on Monday at the Atlantic Country Club in Bridgehampton. The program begins at 10 AM with registration and brunch. Noon shotgun start. At 5 PM there will be an awards reception with food and drinks, Jet Blue challenge grand prize drawing and $10,000 cash raffle drawing, raffle prizes and hole-in-one contest.

The cost is $700 per golfer to benefit Dominican Sisters Family Health Service. For reservations call 631-728-0937.

North Fork Garden

The Longhouse presents a North Fork Garden Tour on September 12 at the home of Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith and a winery tour of the Shinn Estate Vineyards. The cost is $75 and $60 for Longhouse members. For tickets call Joanne Sohn 631-329-3568.

Montauk Food Pantry

On September 15 Montauk residents Leyla Marchetto and Sheila Rooney, together with the help of Maureen Rutkowski and Montauk Youth, are hosting the second annual 5K around Fort Pond to benefit the Montauk Food Pantry. Registration for this year’s event will open at 7:30 AM (rain or shine) with a start time of 8:30 AM, at the Gazebo on the Green in downtown Montauk. Adults and children of all ages are welcome, as are strollers, scooters and leashed dogs. Suggested participation donations are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. The organizers will also be accepting non-perishable food item donations for the food pantry during the event. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers, and there will also be a door prize for one lucky participant.