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Best Hamptons Fundraisers 2018

Submitted by on July 15, 2015 – 10:32 amNo Comment

Watermill Center Big Bang

There are a few magical moments when the Hamptons transform into a worthy wonderland – namely the best Hamptons fundraisers.   These fantastic events not only raise money for various causes but create memorable evenings.   Think of it as tax deductible decadence.

A few HipHamptons tips:

  • Find out how you can get involved beyond writing a check.
  • Ladies remember flats and wedges are your friends. Stilettos only work if you are aerating a lawn.
  • Silent Auctions are goldmines of great items at discount prices.
  • Bring your business card and winning smile (yes your mother was right) – personal and career connections abound at these events.

Sat. June 2 – Planned Parenthood

The 30th annual event in the Hamptons will be held this year at LTV Studios in Wainscott with a special art exhibit by Niki Johnson. The event draws a wonderful crowd of diverse supporters of this vital health center for women.

Sat. June 9 – Group For The East End

Group For The East End is dedicated to preserving and sharing the natural beauty of this area through advocacy, education and conservation. This year’s Swing Into Summer event is at the unique and beautiful golf club The Bridge, a great way to experience the stunning setting if you aren’t lucky enough to be a member.

Sat. June 30 – Stony Hill Stables Foundation Benefit

Stony Hill Stables has been owned and operated by the Hotchkiss family for more than five decades in Amagansett on Town Lane.  The Stony Hill Stables Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created to promote equine sports through riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults in the East End community, continues to be the only stable in Long Island to offer this unique scholarship program.  Get ready to fall in love with horses with a special dressage, jumping and pony drill exhibition.


Hamptons Tea Dance

Sat. July 14 Hamptons Tea Dance

The best dance party and fundraiser for the LGBT community. Get your boogie on with DJ Lady Bunny at Nova’s Ark in Water Mill.  This year benefits the Center Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.  This event does sell out so get your tix early.

Sat. July 14 Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party

A who’s who of the art, philanthropy and business world. Ditch the blue blazer for something more creative.

EHHS Cocktail party

Fri. July 20 East Hampton Historical Society Antiques Show

One of the premier antique events with great social flare, the show presents guilt free shopping and a nod to the rich heritage of this lovely village.  Special preview cocktail party Friday night and the show continues through the weekend.


Unconditional Love

Sat. July 21 – Southampton Animal Shelter Unconditional Love Gala

Beware you will say let’s just load up all the rescue dogs in the Range Rover. This lovely event at a private waterfront estate is always as elegant as it is heartwarming.  We love our four legged friends.



longhouse blue


Sat. July 21  LongHouse Reserve Celebrates Brooklyn

These sculpture gardens are the definition of a midsummer’s night dream and a vivid one.   The food, décor, drinks and guests stir up a storm of delight.  Creativity is the name of the game at this fundraiser.  Instagram worthy!

chefs and champagne

Sat July 28 James Beard Foundation Chefs and Champagne

If food and wine are the nectar of the gods – you have arrived at Mt. Olympus or in this case Wolffer Estate Vineyard for the finest array of nibbles and sips to be had from award winning chefs and wine makers.  The event benefits the James Beard Foundation to support the future chefs of tomorrow.


Watermill Center Summer Benefit

Sat. July 28 Watermill Center “Time Bomb”

Two words: super cool. Performance art, installations, theme dressed glitterati, it’s down the rabbit hole in a good way.   Remember this laboratory for performance brings in the most exciting new artists in the world.  The who’s who of theater, art, fashion, and design make this a not to miss event.

Hayground Chef's Dinner

Sun. July 29 Hayground Chef’s Dinner Benefit

Benefitting the Hayground School and Jeff’s Kitchen in honor of Chef Jeff Salaway, this event is finger licking good (no embarrassment here). It’s a veritable pu pu platter of yum. Just take an extra spin class and you’ll be good to go. This year honor’s Jacques Pepin.

Fri. August 3 Wild at Heart Veterinarians International

Held at the chic oceanfront Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club this fabulous night includes cocktails and sustainable sourced dinner with a beach bonfire and dancing to DJ Alexandra Richards as well as a silent and live auction. This group’s mission is to enhance the health of humans, animals and the environment through sound veterinary care and expertise. And what is better than saving a baby elephant. Christie Brinkley and Georgina Bloomberg will be on hand to honor Dr. Carl Safina.

Hamptons Paddle & Party For Pink

Sat. August 4 Paddle for Pink

Benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation this sporting day starts with a paddle board race and ends with a sunset soiree with a super chic crowd.   We love anything pink and this is a party galore with special guests. Surf’s Up!

Fri. August 11 Guild Hall Summer Gala

Kind of brilliant to have a benefit on a Friday night and the A List of the Hamptons come out to celebrate this cultural gem. A very lively art auction as well.

authors night susan lucci

Sat. August 11 Authors Night

The great tradition of writers on the East End continues with this literary spectacular.  You can meet and mingle with over 100 authors over cocktails then head to an intimate dinner party with one of your favorite writers.  Benefiting the East Hampton Library and yes I am a card carrying member.


Sat. August 18 Bow Wow Meow Ball

It’s okay to admit that you like your dog better than most people. A lovely evening of dinner and dancing benefits the Animal Rescue Fund to help all your four legged friends.


Thurs. August 23 Center For Theraputic Riding On the East End (CTREE) at Sebonack Golf Club

Put together an amazing cause, A list guests, and a gorgeous setting and you have an unforgettable evening.  CTREE benefits children and young adults with special needs by giving them riding lessons which builds strength, confidence and connection. Georgina Bloomberg is this year’s Honorary Chair.




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