Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

May 28, 2014

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Fighting Chance

The Fighting Chance Gala takes place on Saturday from 7 to 11 PM at the Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett. Open bar, silent auction, buffet dinner and more. Dance to the music of The HooDoo Loungers. Tickets are $400. Fighting Chance is a free cancer counseling center that has been serving the East End since 2002. To purchase tickets call 631-725-4646 or visit

North Fork Pig Roast

East End Hospice’s 20th Annual North Fork Pig Roast Benefit will be held on Saturday at Pindar Vineyard in Peconic. The festivities begin at 4 PM and conclude at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased in advance $25 for adults and $10 for children under 10. Only 400 tickets will be sold. This fun-filled family afternoon event is filled with great friends, amazing raffle prizes, live music from Romeos Dream, and dancing. There are also games and activities for kids. The enticing menu will include roasted pig, cornbread, beans, salads, delicious desserts and plenty of beverages, including beer, wine and soda. Visit

Citizens for Access Rights

Citizens for Access Rights or CfAR will host their annual fundraiser on Thursday, June 5 at 7 PM at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. The fundraiser will feature live music, auction items, raffle and more. The cost will be $20 for CfAR members renewing at the door, $10 for current 2014 members and $25 for non-members. All proceeds go to CfAR to protect beach access on the East End.  CfAR t-shirts will also be for sale. For further information on CfAR visit or “like” CfAR on Facebook at 

Take Care Of Our Island

East End Hospice hosts “Take Care of Our Island,” a cocktail party and auction at the Shelter Island Yacht Club North Pier in Shelter Island Heights on June 7 from 5 to 8 PM. The cost is $85 per person and $50 for junior (under the age of 41). For more info call Chrissy at 631-288-7080. 

C.A.S.T. Food Drive

The C.A.S.T. (Community Action Southold Town) office is busy preparing for the upcoming, June 7 food drive. The drive will take place at Greenport IGA from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Southold IGA from 9:45 AM to 1:45 PM, King Kullen, Cutchogue from 10 AM to noon, and Waldbaums, Mattituck from 10:15 AM to 2:15 PM.

Live @Club Starlight

Ross School will host the eleventh annual Live @Club Starlight gala on June 7 at 6 PM to raise funds for Ross School programs and scholarships. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a silent and live auction, dinner, dancing and a live musical performance by the renowned musical group, KC and the Sunshine Band. Russell Simmons and Ross School faculty will be honored during the event. For more info visit

Sing East End

Sing East End 2014 to benefit East End Hospice will take place at Vail Leavitt in Riverhead on June 7 at 7 PM. All proceeds benefit East End Hospice’s Good Grief Program. Open to all ages. Dinner and soft beverages served along with auction prizes and giveaways. Tickets are $25 and $30 day of show. Call 631-664-0983.

Wildlife Rescue Center

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s 17th annual silent auction for wildlife takes place Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 5 PM at the Southampton Elks Club. Guests will meet with wildlife ambassadors, enjoy music by Skylar and have appetizers along with a cash bar. Tickets are $15/person and guests can sign up online at or call 631-728-4200.

Addams House Benefit

Charles & Tee Addams House Benefit Cocktail Party will take place on Friday, June 13, from 5:13 PM to 8:13 PM. Proceeds support the Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery, a project of Sea Scouts Ship 908. Tour the house and studio where Charles Addams created his delightful and ghoulish characters. View the artist’s original artwork and unusual collections. Enjoy the natural beauty of the estate with great local music, wines and seafood. Support seeding our bays through sustainable aquaculture. Tickets are $100 per person. Visit

Summer Solstice

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation presents Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 21, from 7 to 9 PM at the Southampton home of Ellen and Chuck Scarborough. The event will benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital and Ellen’s Well. The event will honor Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Southampton Hospital President Robert Chaloner. For tickets visit or call 212-840-0916.

Wellness Foundation

Wellness Foundation of East Hampton will host its third annual summer benefit on Saturday, June 21, from 6 to 8 PM at a private East Hampton Village residence overlooking Hook Pond. The evening will honor Wellness Foundation’s 2014 Illumination Award recipient Rip Esselstyn.

Guests will enjoy delicious vegan hors d’oeuvres, wine, and live music by Jane Hastay, Peter Martin Weiss & John Cataletto, all under a beautiful tent.

Individual tickets are $150, and are available online at Wellness Foundation’s website and by phone at 631-329-2590.

Stony Hill Stables

Stony Hill Stables will host its annual Benefit for the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with the express purpose of promoting excellence in equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults in the East End. The Annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit Cocktail Party will be held on the evening of Saturday, June 21, from 6 to 8 PM on the pastoral grounds of Stony Hill Stables in Amagansett.

Attendees will enjoy a special Dressage Exhibition with narration, an exciting Pony Drill Team Presentation performed by the impressive young riders of Stony Hill Stables, and a rousing Dressage Pas de Deux finale performed by Grand Prix riders.

Tickets for the Annual Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit are priced at $125 for a single ticket, $200 for a couple. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at