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THE LIST: Hamptons Benefits Summer 2012

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It’s a full Hamptons Fundraiser season benefiting many worthy causes. Here are a few ways to make the most of each event:

  • Take time to learn about the cause and find out how you can further get involved.
  • Note there are often ticket discounts if you are a member of the organization.
  • Some events have a cocktail hour or junior ticket which is less expensive.
  • Buy in advance – there may be a discount and some Hamptons benefits do sell out.
  • I’m going to sound like your mother – Smile – these are leaders of business, arts, and society – introduce yourself.
  • A wedge heel is your best friend – most of these events are on grass or sand.

List of Hamptons Fundraisers Summer 2012:

Midsummer Night Drinks – God’s Love We Deliver – June 16

Private home – East Hampton

Held in the gorgeous gardens of the East Hampton home of Tony Ingrao & Randy Kemper, this evening of cocktails and music benefits God’s Love We Deliver which delivers high quality nutritious meals to people with serious illnesses.

Tix start at $300

Madoo Conservancy

Madoo Conservancy

Much Ado About Madoo – June 16

Madoo Conservancy – Sagaponack

The wonderful gardens of Robert Dash, the Madoo Conservancy are a must see and this day long event which features a garden market, lunch and lecture, and cocktail party.

Heart of the Hamptons – American Heart Association– June 23

Hayground School – Bridgehampton

The gala honoring Jeffrey Moses MD and Layne Lieberman-Liebelson R.D., raises funds for the American Heart Association. The sophisticated evening of cocktails dinners and dancing is also known for its silent and live auction with great items. Fox News Bill Hemmer is the evening’s emcee.

Tickets start at $500

Live Out Loud – June 23

Private Residence -East Hampton

Held at a beautiful waterfront home the evening benefits the not for profit organization Live Out Loud dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBT youth by connecting them with LGBT role models in the community.  Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, then dinner and dancing.

Tix start at $150

Group For The East End

Group For The East End

Group For The East End Gala – June 23

Wolffer Estate Vineyard – Sagaponack

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary, the gala with special guest Alec Baldwin raises money to preserve the environment and natural beauty on the East End. Wolffer Estate Vineyards is the perfect en plein air setting and a great crowd gathers for cocktails, dinner, and dancing under the tent.

Tickets start at $500

Hamptons Golf Classic

Hamptons Golf Classic

Hamptons Golf Classic VIIIMonday June 25

Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club – Westhampton Beach

The event founded by Zev Norotsky and presented by Hamptons Magazine will bring celebrities and Hamptonites together for a day-long golf tournament to raise money for charity. This year’s Hamptons Golf Classic will be hosted by Giants star running back & Super Bowl champion Ahmad Bradshaw and will honor Lawrence Citarelli Jr. The 2012 event will benefit the International Rescue Committee, which works to provide emergency care for refugees of humanitarian crises worldwide. Limited player foursomes are available at $3000.

Beaches & Bays to Benefit the Nature Conservancy

We have to support the organization which helps protect the very natural environment which drew us all out here in the first place.  An evening of cocktails, dinners and dancing will be held at the Nature Conservancy center in East Hampton.

Tickets start at $600 with $160 for Juniors under 30 call 631 329 3981 x19

Stony Hill Stables photo Debbie Rosengard

Stony Hill Stables photo Debbie Rosengard

Stony Hill Stables Foundation – June 30th

Stony Hill Stables – Amagansett

This Amagansett horse farm and riding school is starting a foundation to provide scholarships for locals to continue their equitation training. The benefit cocktail party will feature a dressage exhibition and a performance from the Pony Drill Team.

Tickets $125

Everything is Coming Up Roses – Southampton Rose Society – June 30

Private home – Southampton

This most fragrant evening draws in rose and garden enthusiasts as well as Southampton society. Held in a gorgeous private garden, it’s a stunning setting for cocktails to benefit SRS and their beautifying efforts as well as educational programs.

Tickets start at $175

Unmasked to Benefit Global Witness  – July 7th

The A list of Hollywood and the Hamptons will be at this fundraiser of the Alexander Soros Foundation.  Held at Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton, the evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and a performance by MC Hammer will feature guests in festive masks.  The host committee includes Anne Hathaway, Emma Thompson, and Robert Redford.

Tickets start at $1,000

Love Heals at Luna Farm

Love Heals at Luna Farm

Love Heals at Luna Farms – Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education – July 7

Luna Farms – Sagaponack

This is always a favorite of the younger social set with drinks, dinner, dancing and one of the best silent auctions given all the fashionistas who support the event. Benefitting the Alison Gertz Foundation For AIDS Education, the Hamptons fundraiser is held under a big top tent in a farm field. More than one married couple has met here – remember that smile advice.

Tickets start at $250

Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party

Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Gala – July 14

Parrish Art Museum – Southampton

This event issues a fond good bye to their space on Job’s Lane before moving to their new Water Mill location. Honoring the “Creative Spirit of the East End” including painter Chuck Close, choreographer Paul Taylor, and writer/historian Barbara Goldsmith among others this benefit features drinks, dinner, and dancing in a totally transformed tent. It is the social summer destination for top artists, philanthropists, corporate and social leaders. The After 10 Party with drinks, dessert, and dancing is a favorite of the younger social jet set.

Tickets start at $1000

Tickets for After 10 Party start at $150

DJ Lady Bunny Hamptons Tea Dance

DJ Lady Bunny Hamptons Tea Dance

Empire State Pride Agenda Hamptons Tea Dance – July 14

The Ark Project – Water Mill

Over 1,000 guests come out for the funnest dance party of the season with DJ Lady Bunny to benefit the LGBT rights organization. There’s special fun for the kids as well. This is the destination for key political figures and industry and design leaders. It does sell out so buy your tickets early.

Tix start at $150

LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve Gala – July 21

LongHouse Reserve Gardens – East Hampton

Bright lights of the creative world always arrive thematically dressed for this enchanted evening in the gardens. This year Composition Long House Summer Gala honors Robert Wilson and Dorothy Lichtenstein. It is always a magical night.

Tickets cocktail hour 6 – 8 $350

Tickets seated dinner start at $750

Chefs and Champagne

James Beard Chefs & Champagne®

James Beard Chefs & Champagne® New York – July 21

Wolffer Estate Vineyard – Sagaponack

One of the best culinary experiences of the summer where guests sample delectable bites from local and New York city top chefs. Paired with fine wine from Wolffer and a selection of the best bubbly – it is the epicurean’s delight. This year they honor Ted Allen and the judges of the Food Network’s Chopped. Along with benefitting the James Beard Foundation they announce scholarship for rising local culinary talent.

Tickets start at $200 for James Beard members and $275 others

Rock The Dock – Bay Street Theatre – July 21

Long Wharf – Sag Harbor

Held on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor you get to party next to some of the fanciest yachts in the world. The benefit draws stage and screen illuminaries and will feature cocktails, dancing, tapas and more.

Tickets start at $550

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love – Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation – July 21

Private Residence – Southampton

Viewed as a model for the country this local animal shelter brings out animal lovers from all walks of life. Held at the beautiful waterfront home of Sandra McConnell the cocktail party fundraiser honors Chuck and Ellen Scarborough.

Tickets start at $500

Rock The Farm – July 21

Ocean View Farm – Amagansett

This is a favorite of the young social set to enjoy an open bar, great American BBQ and live music by Steel Pulse and others. There is almost always a surprise musical guest. Best of all it benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and many of the veterans attend the event.

Tickets $125

Super Saturday

Super Saturday

Super Saturday – Ovarian Cancer Research Fund – July 28

Raising over 3.5 million dollars last year, this is the feel good shopping extravaganza of the summer. Over 200 designers bring fabu goods at fabu prices. There’s also a carnival and games and fun for the whole family. It’s a celeb haven with Donna Karan, Ariel Foxman, InStyle, and Kelly Ripa hosting. Bring your gold card.

HEAT – Benefit Ellen Hermanson Foundation – July 28

Private Home – Water Mill

Benefitting the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital, this celebrity chef tasting event is held at the waterfront home of Dr. Howard and Gayle Sobel. Honorary Chairs are Katie Couric and Fern Mallis.

Tickets start at $300

Tickets for Juniors (35 and under)$2oo

Watermill Center Gala photo by Lovis Dengler Osenrik

Watermill Center Gala photo by Lovis Dengler

Watermill Center Gala – The Big Bang July 28

Watermill Center – Water Mill

The worlds of theater, art, fashion, design, and high society come together for this visceral experience on the grounds of Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center which provides a unqiue environment for young and emerging artist to explore new works. Summer program participants from 30 countries will create 8 acres of installations and performances throughout the grounds during the event.

Tickets $500 cocktail

Tickets start at $1000 patron

Great Chefs Dinner

Great Chefs Dinner

Great Chef’s Dinner – Jeff’s Kitchen & Jeff Salaway’s Scholarship Fund – July 28

Hayground School – Bridgehampton

If you want to taste the best of the Hamptons, this is the place for you with tasting stations of the best Hamptons chefs. The cocktail party also includes local wine and cocktails, silent art auction and live music. Afterwards a special dinner is served in Jeff’s Kitchen which serves as a culinary school for kids and adults and funds also benefit the scholarship fund to the Hayground School named after the beloved restaurateur.

Tickets $150 Meet The Chefs cocktail party

Tickets $750 Dinner in Jeff’s Kitchen

Art For Life “Living In Color” – July 28

Russell Simmons hosts the 13th annual Garden Party Gala at his East Hampton Estate to benefit the Rush Philanthropic Arts Organization which exposes inner city youths to the arts.  Guests will be serenaded by Anita Baker, Salt N Pepa, and Diggy Simmons.  A- listers of the art, music, and philanthropic community come together at this bright and bold event where guests dress in summer’s hottest colors.  The Benefit Committee includes Deepak Chopra, Cameron Diaz, and Edward Norton.

Tickets start at $1500

Southampton Hospital Gala – Grand Prix Monaco– August 4

Tent Wickapgue & Old Town Roads – Southampton

With a 54 year history the Southampton Hospital Gala is always on the calendar of the sophisticated socialite with founding families and bold faced names. The evening features cocktails, silent auction, raffle, dinner and dancing with an orchestra. This year it benefits the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department.

Tickets start at $750

Through Farms and Fields

Through Farms and Fields

Through Farms & Fields – Peconic Land Trust Fundraiser – August 5

Whitecap Farm – Water Mill

This Sunday country supper celebrates the local produce and raises money to protect the land which grows it. Held at the picturesque Whitecap Farm the evening features a live and silent auction, hay wagon tours, dinner and dancing.

Tickets start at $275

Guild Hall Summer Gala – Celebrating Eric Fischl: Beach Life – August 10

Private Location – East Hampton

With a long history of growing famous artists, the Hamptons community comes together for this party of the season with cocktails and fabulous live art auction followed by a tented sit down dinner at a fabulous (shhhh) location. The gala benefits Guild Hall which has a vast array of cultural programming and art exhibits.

Tickets start at $1000 patron

Tickets for Juniors $300 and Juniors Cocktails $100

Authors Night

Authors Night

Authors Night – Benefit for the East Hampton Library – August 11

Gardiner Farm – East Hampton

More literary talent is gathered under one tent than can be imagined. Over 150 authors participate with a special cocktail party book signing to benefit the East Hampton Library. Guests then continue to a series of private dinner parties hosted by the Hamptons most glamorous residents in honor of different authors.

Tickets $100 cocktail party

Check website for dinner ticket prices


Apollo In The Hamptons – August 11th

Held at the stunning estate of Ronald Perelman, the third annual event is a musical and society star studded event to raise money for Apollo Theater’s education, community, and artistic programs.  Guests will be thrilled to know that Usher and the Isley Brothers will both be performing as well as special surprise guests.

Tickets are only available as a table of 10.

ARF Beach Bash – August 18

Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club – Bridgehampton

The Animal Rescue Fund brings out the animal lover in everyone as you look into the faces of rescued dogs and cats. They call this the Jewels of Summer with its oceanside setting and fresh produce from land and sea with a front seat to watch the moon rise. Guests enjoy cocktails, raw bar, dinner, and dancing with a silent and online auction.

Tickets start at $500 with Junior (35 and under) tix at $200

Harvest East End

Harvest East End

Harvest East End – Food & Wine Classic – August 25

Snake Hollow Road – Bridgehampton

Harvest East End celebrates the wine region on the East End and brings together the best wine and food flavors at a don’t miss tasting. The evening benefits East End Hospice, The Group For The East End, and the Peconic Land Trust.

Tickets start at $125

Azuero Earth Project – Azuero On The Harbor – Sept. 1

Private Residence – East Hampton

Held at the Springs harbor front home of artist Cindy Sherman, the inaugural event with feature a picnic of tapas and cocktails with an art auction and performances by Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson, Ruben Blades and Luba Mason. The organization was founded to preserve the earth’s ecosystems and promote healthy living communities.

Tickets start at $1000

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