Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

June 04, 2014

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to

Kent Animal Shelter

Kent Animal Shelter, with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is introducing the “Precious, Not Parents” campaign. Kent Animal Shelter will provide $20 spay and neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under six months of age during the month of June. Please visit

Citizens for Access Rights

Citizens for Access Rights  or CfAR will host their annual fundraiser on Thursday 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 Saturday 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, Saturday 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 Saturday 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 Saturday 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 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

Building on Tradition Gala

North Fork Community Theatre’s 6th Annual Building on Tradition Gala will take place on June 14 at 7 PM at Stonewalls Restaurant in Riverhead. This year’s theme is “Make Me a Match.” For tickets visit

Jean Fisher

An event to celebrate the life of Jean Fisher, a supporter of AARP and ARF, will take place on June 17 from 2 to 4 PM at Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk. Proceeds from admission sales to benefit ARF of the Hamptons. RSVP By June 13 to Hamptons AARP Community Group 631-283-1488. Visit for more info.

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.

ARF Garden Tour

On June 21 the 28th Annual ARF Garden Tour “Summer Solstice in Springs,” takes place with a self-guided tour of six private gardens in Springs. Gardens featured include Pamela Bicket and Zachary Cohen, Peter Bickford and Greg McCarthy, Annachiara Danieli, Deborah Nevins, Suky and Michael Novogratz  and Edwina von Gal.  10 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine. Tickets start at $85. Tour and post wine tasting party $175. Tickets at

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 

Navy SEAL Foundation

Navy Beach in Montauk is honoring Montauk’s Naval history and continuing its partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation to help raise awareness and funds with a second annual fundraiser for the organization. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

On Saturday, June 21 from 4 to 6 PM, Navy Beach will host a cocktail party to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. The cocktail party, “Honoring our Warriors. Supporting their Families,” will be the official kick-off to a second season of fundraising efforts at the restaurant.

For a $40 entry donation, guests will be able to mingle with retired Navy SEALs and Navy SEAL Foundation representatives as well as others from the Naval Special Warfare community, while enjoying live music by Nancy Atlas, wines provided by Turquoise Life, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, and signature light bites. Following the event, the restaurant will be open for regular dinner service, and reservations are recommended.

For further information visit

Beaches & Bays Gala

The Nature Conservancy’s “Nature Inspires!” Beaches & Bays Gala takes place on June 28, honoring renowned landscape artist Bobbie Braun and The Neuwirth Foundation, and celebrating 20 years of support by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Among the many points of inspiration at the annual gala are a very special en plein air art show curated by Silas Marder and a special art “action” painting that will invite guests to translate inspiration into actions.

The premiere of “My Favorite Island” featuring Jimmy Buffett, dancing to superstar Nashville band “The Super T Revue,” and a locally-inspired dinner by Glorious Food will all be part of the fun on the grounds of The Nature Conservancy’s Center for Conservation in East Hampton.