Bowie Tribute and 28 Other Hamptons Benefits to Hit This Summer

June 30, 2016 - Supermoon

The beautiful, idle beach life doesn’t final prolonged in a Hamptons. Those lobster rolls and pies contingency be burnt off by (fill in your review competition here). Sandy toes will be scrubbed. And skeleton for nights in, barbecuing and personification residence games are going to be disrupted by a advantage or two.

“I collect these invitations — there are so many,” pronounced try entrepreneur and East Hamptonite Alan Patricof, observant new mail from the Choral Society of a Hamptons, South Fork Natural History Museum and Guild Hall.

On Shinnecock Bay for a Clams for Clams nightfall cruise

The 5 towns on a tip of Long Island are home to some-more than 1,000 nonprofits, according to All for a East End, that supports them by a account during a Long Island Community Foundation. Not all of them horde a benefit: Karen Testa of Turtle Rescue of a Hamptons pronounced she’s too bustling holding caring of 200 patients with tough shells — though many charities use a summer for their biggest fundraising events.

Add in New York-based nonprofits and politicians seeking to daub wallets, and those trucks filled with chairs, linens and refrigerated canapes need to get rolling.

“These parties punctuate a season,” pronounced Dianne Benson, boss of a LongHouse Reserve, a sculpture garden and home of weave artist Jack Lenor Larsen. “Sure, people like to stay home, though they don’t always like to stay home.”

Here are 29 events to captivate we out of a hammock and into a Hamptons traffic:

July 1: Nothing says you’ve arrived like an invitation to a Southampton Fresh Air Home’s American Picnic on Meadow Lane. The event, capped by Grucci fireworks, supports a residential stay with specialized activities for physically challenged youth.

July 4: Pianofest classes adult Independence Day, with a $20 unison benefiting a musician residencies. The performers are immature winners of general competitions who come to use in a residence full of Steinways — beach breaks allowed.

July 8: Clams for Clams during a Stony Brook Marine Sciences Center might be a best-named advantage in a Hamptons. The tender bar is located stairs divided from clam spawner sanctuaries. Higher-level donors finish a night with a nightfall cruise.

Revolutionary dress during a Halsey House Gala

July 9: Thomas Halsey landed in Southampton in 1640 and built a residence guest can revisit during a advantage for a Southampton Historical Museum. The Halsey House Gala is a “neighborly grass party,” according to a invitation. “Neckties and high heels are not encouraged!”

July 9: The Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party features cooking on a patio, a enthralling partial of a Herzog de Meuron-designed structure that’s so many homier than a tent. As for nature: “One year we had a supermoon, one year we had fog,” pronounced Terrie Sultan, a museum’s director. “We always have good breezes that keep a bugs away.”

July 9: Sag Harbor snags Alec Baldwin, Richard Kind, and Jason Alexander to support a Bay Street Theater, that this deteriorate has a large concentration on comedy acts.

July 15: Goldman Sachs Chief Strategy Officer Stephen Scherr offers adult his home for a accepting for a New York Stem Cell Foundation, whose residence he recently joined. E-mail for details.

July 16: See wildlife dioramas during a South Fork Natural History Museum’s benefit, afterwards watch Hamptons humans in their cocktail habitat. Ann Liguori and LibreMax Capital’s Greg Lippmann are eventuality chairs and Tracy Anderson and Katie Lee host.

July 16: Russell and Danny Simmons are a army behind a Art for Life advantage for a Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. The thesis is Back to a Future, and Aussie Alex Waislitz, authority of Thorney Opportunities Ltd., is among a honorees.

A rattan cocktail caddy

July 22: You might see Martha Stewart checking out a sell during East Hampton Historical Society’s Antiques Show preview, charity cocktails and initial dibs on beach-house necessities like a rattan cocktail caddy.

July 23: LongHouse Reserve’s Serious Moonlight, named after a line in David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” will underline a reverence to a late cocktail idol by Nona Hendryx — though alas, there won’t be a repeat of a synchronized-swimming opening in a path pool (two members of a Brooklyn Peaches, that achieved a past dual years, are pregnant). Alice Waters is consulting on a menu.

July 23: Children’s Museum of a East End binds a Family Fair. The eventuality enables children who live in a Hamptons to entrance educational programs year-round. The courteous celebration organizers yield sunscreen and bug repellent, and even healthy snacks like uninformed fruit, in box we don’t wish to wait in line for ice cream from Joe Liza’s.

July 30: The Bruce High Quality Foundation is one organisation of artists tasked with creation a philharmonic during a Watermill Center’s benefit, ancillary all-around idealist Robert Wilson’s devalue in Water Mill. This year’s theme: House of Madness.

July 30: The Cooper Oven Dinner array during Amber Waves Farm facilities Christopher Miller of Hometown Bar-B-Que in Brooklyn preparing internal tuna and black drum alongside wood-roasted zucchini flowers and crushed potatoes. The plantation uses a deduction to move children to a fields and sight new farmers.

Toni Ross

July 31: Hoping to advantage improved entrance to tables during Nick Toni’s? No guarantees, though it couldn’t harm to attend a Hayground School’s Chefs Dinner honoring a restaurant’s co-owner, Toni Ross, and Claudia Fleming of North Fork Table Inn. The $1,200 sheet supports Jeff’s Kitchen, a cooking classroom during a propagandize named for Ross’s late husband; a integrate were first relatives of a school.

Aug. 6: The tents are atmosphere conditioned for Southampton Hospital’s dinner dance, an amenity that final year done it easy for one of a East End’s busiest builders, Kenneth Wright, to arrive by bicycle. Later in a evening, an ice cream lorry pulls adult subsequent to a cheuffer parking stand.

Aug. 6: As she did final year, Gwyneth Paltrow will horde a celebration apportionment of a Paddle and Party for Pink. The festivities will be hold underneath a hulk tent during Fairview on Mecox Bay, since a backyards of donors like Gary Cohn and Richard Perry aren’t large adequate for this crowd.

Aug. 6: A prohibited sheet as Trombone Shorty headlines a Montauk Playhouse benefit to finish building an nautical and informative core within a ancestral building.

Aug. 6: The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival supports a 33rd deteriorate of concerts with cooking and some song during a Atlantic Golf Club.


Aug. 7: The Piaget Hamptons Cup, a polo compare and asado, advantages a Robin Hood Foundation. To ask an invitation, e-mail

Aug. 7: Through Farms and Fields supports a Peconic Land Trust. Dinner is al fresco during Quail Hill Farm.

Aug. 12: Guild Hall’s benefit “is relaxed, we’re really informal,” pronounced Marty Cohen, authority of a visible and behaving humanities core in East Hampton. The proffer pursuit has altered his opinion on life out east. “I feel we have a village here that we don’t have in a city,” Cohen said. “I go to a celebration and we see a internal automobile dealer, a internal florist.”

Aug. 13: East Hampton Library’s Authors Night facilities book signings underneath a tent. Paltrow will be behind with her book “It’s All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for a Super-Busy Home Cook.”

Aug. 20: Not a many critical doubt of a choosing season: Will Bill Clinton make it out to a artists and writers softball game? This daytime entertainment puts notables during bat to support internal charities including a Retreat, portion victims of domestic violence, and East End Hospice.

Aug. 20: Tails and tongues zany during a Bow Wow Meow Ball for a Animal Rescue Fund of a Hamptons.

Mike and Lori Milken with John Paulson

Aug. 20: Lionel Richie plays during Ronald Perelman’s estate to advantage a Apollo Theater.

Aug. 27: Mike Milken presides during a Prostate Cancer Foundation advantage during a Hamptons leg of a Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am tennis tournament.

Aug. 28-Sept. 4: Personal and corporate tables, creatively decorated, are a primary amicable spots during a Hampton Classic, an equestrian show. Maybe you’ll get an entice from that posh genuine estate attorney we met during a cocktail celebration progressing in a summer.

Sept. 1: The Southampton Arts Center’s SummerFest facilities tastings from internal restaurants. The center’s heterogeneous module during a deteriorate includes outside yoga and a display of Internet cat videos.

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