Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Amy Patton

July 12, 2006

A Whale Of A Time

On Friday, head over to the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum for a little bit of luau fun! Guests will enjoy a margarita bar, barbecue food and the musical stylings of the band Costa del Sol. All to benefit the museum. Call 725-0770 for tix.

Cocktails At Maidstone

On Friday, the East Hampton Historical Society will host a cocktail party at the historic Maidstone Tennis House in East Hampton. Enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and, well, nostalgia. A limited number of tickets are available, call 324-6850

Get Boxed In

On Saturday, East End Hospice will hold its annual box art auction with the Ross Center for Well Being in East Hampton. An auction preview will happen at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton today with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

Water Mill Summer Benefit

On July 15, Robert Wilson will host his always-quirky annual benefit to raise cash for the new building at the Water Mill Center. The evening will include cocktails, auctions, performances, art installations, and an exhibition of selected works from the Water Mill collection curated by Jean-Paul Barbier-Mueller. Dinner & dancing. Phone: (212) 253-7484 for tix.

Orchid Ball

Help The Child Development Center of the Hamptons by attending the 10th annual summer benefit July 22 at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton. Dinner, dancing and drinks are all on tap. Call 267-2734 for ticket information.


The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families will hold its annual benefit August 5 at the home of Elizabeth and Larry Becker in East Hampton. Call (212) 206-1090.

Art for Life

Join Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons at their East Hampton home July 29 for The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s seventh annual Art For Life gala. Academy Award-winning actors and activists Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, internationally renowned fashion designer Donna Karan, and Raymond J. McGuire, co-head, global investment at Citigroup and vice-chair of the Whitney Museum Board will be honored for their philanthropic efforts at this event. Tickets start at $1,000 each, call (917) 229-7207 to get yours.

Super Saturday

Shoppers, start your engines! Super Saturday is just around the corner. This fabulous event, called the “Rolls Royce” of garage sales, will feature highly discounted designer goods like Gucci and Juicy Couture, just to name a few. And don’t forget the jam-packed goodie bags and kids’ carnival! Kelly Ripa will host the event, which will happen at the Nova Ark Project in Water Mill. Proceeds from Super Saturday go to help the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, call (212) 268-1002 for tix.