Charity News

Charity happenings on the East End and beyond.

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All Stars Adoption

Join the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons for a “major league” cat and dog adoption event at PETCO in Commack on Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. All ARF animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated to age limit. If you are looking to adopt a dog, and have another one at home, please bring them for a meet and greet. Free admission, adoption fees apply.

Stony Brook Gala

Stony Brook University will honor Dorothy Lichtenstein at its 19th annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala, on Wednesday, April 11, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, starting at 6:30 PM. Stony Brook Foundation hosts the event, with special guests and friends of Stony Brook Southampton, television journalist Jane Pauley and Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.

Lichtenstein is being recognized for her long-running support of a host of university arts and cultural programs, including the Stony Brook Southampton creative writing and film programs, which provide a vibrant incubator for emerging and established writers and filmmakers living on the East End and Manhattan.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Katy’s Courage 5K

Katy’s Courage is hosting the eighth annual Katy’s Courage 5K on Saturday, April 21. Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to local scholarships, as well as Katy’s Kids @ CMEE. Participants may register online in advance at

On race day, registration and check-in will take place from 7 to 8:15 AM and the run will begin promptly at 8:30 AM. Runners will start at 21 West Water Street in Sag Harbor.

Katy’s Courage is an organization honoring Katy Stewart, an inspirational 12-year-old girl who died from a rare form of pediatric liver cancer. The organization is dedicated to supporting education, children’s bereavement counseling, and pediatric cancer research.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit

Spring Fling

The Parrish Art Museum’s annual Spring Fling community celebration, fundraiser, and networking event will take place Saturday, April 21, from 7:30 to 11 PM at the Water Mill museum. Spring Fling, which features dancing to live music by the band NOIZ, a silent auction, photo booth, and open bar and hors d’oeuvres catered by Elegant Affairs, helps support the Parrish’s year-round educational programs. The 2018 co-chairs are Christine Curiale-Steinmuller, Maryanne Horwath, and Laura Wynne.

Tickets are $200, $150 for members, and $100 for young professionals (ages 21-35 with valid ID). All tickets purchased after April 17 will be $225. For more info, visit

Pink Pearl Gala

The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is holding its annual Pink Pearl Gala on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 10 PM, at East Wind in Wading River. The event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the coalition. For more info, visit

Taste of Tuckahoe

The eighth annual Taste of Tuckahoe fundraiser, benefiting the Tuckahoe School, will be held on Friday, April 27, from 7 to 10 PM, at 230 Elm in Southampton, with a

VIP hour running from 6 to 7 PM. East End restaurants and wineries will come together under one roof to highlight their culinary talents for the community to enjoy.

The VIP hour will include open bar and early access to food and drinks, as well as the Chinese and silent auctions.

Regular admission ticket cost is $35 in advance or $45 at the door, and VIP tickets are $65. Tickets can be purchased at Southrifty Drug, from committee members, or via the website at Music by DJ Chris Cenzoprano will round out the evening.

The Trailblazers

A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide equipment for a new East End youth mountain bike team: The Trailblazers, headed by Jason Lucas of Sag Harbor Cycle. Funds raised will go towards helmets, team jerseys, race day equipment, travel stipends, and more. To donate, visit

Jeep Raffle

ELIH Auxiliary and Mullen Motors of Southold are offering a chance to win a 2018 Jeep Renegade or $15,000 cash. Only 999 raffle tickets will be sold. Tickets are $50 and the drawing will take place on Friday, May 18. Proceeds benefit patient services at Eastern Long Island Hospital. For more info, call 631-477-5463.