Charity news and happenings across the East End

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LongHouse Benefit

LongHouse Reserve will honor husband and wife architects James Carpenter and Toshiko Mori at the organization’s winter benefit on the top of the Hearst Tower in New York City on Thursday, February 21. Mori is being honored for her architecture and support of education. Architectural guru Paul Goldberger will introduce her. Carpenter will receive an award for his use of light in architecture. He will be introduced by LongHouse Reserve founder Jack Lenor Larsen.

The cocktail reception, with a view of Central Park, will take place at 6 PM. At 7 PM, Paul Goldberger will lead a conversation on design, and the awards ceremony will follow. At 8:30 PM, guests will join in an intimate dinner. For tickets and more info, visit www.longhouse.org.

Citizens For Access Rights

Citizens for Access Rights will host Trivia Night on Friday, March 1, at the Amagansett American Legion Hall at 7 PM. Teams of four can register in advance for $25 per person ($20 for 2019 CfAR members). Singles may also register and will be put on a team. To register in advance, send your team’s name to citizensforaccessrights@gmail.com. All proceeds will go to CfAR to protect beach access on the East End. Visit www.citizensforaccessrights.com.

Mardi Gras in Montauk

Camp SoulGrow presents its fifth annual “Mardi Gras in Montauk” at Shagwong Tavern. Get a real taste of the Big Easy. The party will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 7 to 10 PM. A $25 wristband allows all adults to enjoy unlimited Cajun food (crawfish, gumbo, fried chicken, jambalaya, etc.), authentic King Cakes provided by Manny Randazzo’s of New Orleans, and unlimited beer provided by the Montauk Brewing Company.

Share The Harvest

The Share The Harvest farm benefit will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Saturday, March 2, at 7 PM. Performers include Fred Raimondo, OC/DC Sarah Greene and Cynthia Daniels, Klyph Black, Glenn Feit Sr., and Rorie Kelly. Tickets are $20.

Pints For Paws

Join The Independent at Montauk Brewing Company on Saturday, March 2, from 1 to 4 PM for the Pints For Paws kick-off party to benefit Southampton Animal Shelter. Through the month of March, Montauk Brewing will dub one of its beers the Tail Ale and will donate a portion to the shelter. The event is also sponsored by Whalebone Magazine and is organized by Nikki on the Daily.

Empty Bowls

The Project MOST 2019 Empty Bowls event, which includes delicious soups prepared by over 30 local chefs and restaurants, will be held on Sunday, March 10, from noon to 3 PM at the American Legion in Amagansett. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this community event.

The “Empty Bowl” award will go to Colin Ambrose of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor for his continuing support and understanding of the importance of afterschool enrichment in East Hampton. Project MOST is an afterschool program that inspires a new generation of students to achieve their utMOST in life.

Tickets are $15 at the door, or $5 for children under 13.

Academy Of The Arts

Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts achievement awards dinner will be held on Monday, March 11, at The Rainbow Room in New York City from 6 to 10 PM. This year’s honorees are composer Carter Burwell for Performing Arts presented by filmmaker Ethan Coen; Alice Aycock for Visual Arts, presented by Whitney Museum Director Adam Weinberg; Bob Colacello for Literary Arts, presented by author Linda Yablonsky; and Patti Askwith Kenner will receive the Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropy, presented by actress, singer, and playwright Tovah Feldshuh.

The ceremony is hosted by Academy of the Arts President and Guild Hall Trustee Eric Fischl, while writer and Vogue theater critic Adam Green will take the reins as the evening’s emcee. There will be a live performance of a Carter Burwell composition interpreted by indie rock legends Yo La Tengo.

For tickets and more information, visit www.guildhall.org.

Kendall Madison

The Kendall Madison Foundation benefit will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Friday, March 22, at 7 PM. The event will raise funds for the Kendall Madison Fitness Center as well as its scholarship fund. The foundation was started in memory of Madison, a local student-athlete who tragically lost his life at the age of 21. The cost of admission is $25.

Ladles of Love

The annual Ladles of Love fundraiser for the East Hampton and Amagansett Food Pantry will be held at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett on Friday, March 29, from 7 to 10 PM. There will be performances by Jim Lawler and Mamalee Rose and Friends, Lynn Blue Band, Taylor Barton, Jettykoon, Dalton Portella, Jay Schneiderman, and more. Ticket price is $20. Visit www.stephentalkhouse.com.

In The Pink

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation presents its In The Pink beast cancer benefit on Saturday, March 30, from 6:30 to 10 PM at 230 Elm in Southampton. The event will honor Rita Wasserman, a breast cancer survivor, for a lifetime of community service. There will be chef tastings and a live auction with Angela LaGreca serving as auctioneer. Music will be performed by The HooDoo Loungers. For tickets, visit www.ellenhermanson.com.

Madoo In Manhattan

The Madoo Conservancy presents “Enzo Enea: (De)Constructing Paradise” for the sixth annual Madoo in Manhattan Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture. The event will take place on Thursday, April 4, at 6:30 PM at a private club in Manhattan, with a reception to follow. Tickets and more information are available at www.madoo.org.

Pink Pearl Gala

On Friday, April 5, the North Fork Breast Health Coalition will again celebrate breast-cancer survivors, providers, and caregivers at the fifth annual Pink Pearl Gala.

This year’s gala will be a tribute to Lucia’s Angels, which will be represented by president and co-founder Stacy Quarty as well as co-founder Susie Barry Roden. The foundation is committed to helping women and families on Eastern Long Island with late-stage women’s cancers including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and uterine cancer. Lucia’s Angels was created in loving memory of Lucia Terzi Bagan.

The cocktail reception, seated dinner, and music selected by DJ Phil will be held from 6 to 10 PM at East Wind in Wading River. Seating for the wear-pink event will be available for $125 per person and $95 for breast-cancer survivors through the NFBHC website, www.northforkbreasthealth.org.

Casino Royal

Two local charities, The Paul Koster Memorial Benefit and Have A Heart Community Trust, present a Casino Royal Masquerade party on Saturday, April 6, at Seasons of Southampton. For more info, call 631-283-3354.