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Honoring The Hands

On Thursday, June 6, the Hudson River Health Care Foundation will kick off summer at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack with its fifth annual Honoring the Hands event. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening featuring some of Long Island’s finest sustainably-produced rosés, locally-sourced foods, and live music. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at hrhcare.org/events, or by calling the HRHCare Foundation at 914-734-8555.

School’s Out

Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, will hosts its annual School’s Out fundraiser on Saturday, June 8. The event is co-chaired by Benjamin Dixon, Dan Ennis, and Rod Grozier. Cocktails will be hosted at Amagansett Square from 6 to 8:30 PM, with lite bites by Wölffer Kitchen, and an intimate dinner to follow nearby on Further Lane at the home of Joe Hall and Martin Dagata, with food and staffing provided by STK Steakhouse. Dinner will be served from 8:30 to 10 PM.

Pig Roast

East End Hospice will host its annual pig roast on Saturday, June 8, from 4 to 7 PM at Pindar Vineyards. There will be roasted pig with all the fixings. Kids can enjoy a bounce house, face painting, and crafts.

All Against Abuse

The Retreat’s All Against Abuse Gala will be held on Saturday, June 8, at The Muses in Southampton. The Retreat helps families affected by violence and abuse. For more info visit www.retreatgala.org.

Cultural Extravaganza

Eastville Community Historical Society will host a cultural extravaganza on Sunday, June 9 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Starting at 6 PM, there will be a special reception with Chef Tamara of “Clove & Lace.” Immediately following will be award-winning multi genre choir, Voice of Virtue, under the leadership of Rachel Blackburn.

Following that is a theatrical performance of “Running Scared Running Free, A Sal St. George Production.” A post-show Q & A will immediately follow with cast, writer Sal St. George, and Eastville’s director Dr. Georgette Grier-Key. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.

Building On Tradition 

The North Fork Community Theatre presents its 11th annual Building on Tradition Campaign Gala hosted at Pellegrini Vineyards on Friday, June 14, at 7 PM. Enjoy live performances, raffle, auction, hors d’oeuvres, and buffet dinner. Individual tickets are $125. Visit www.nfct.com.

Andromeda’s Sister Gala

Immerse yourself in the wild and indomitable female spirit with the third annual Andromeda’s Sisters Gala to benefit the dance theater company The Neo-Political Cowgirls. The compelling three-day journey includes play readings, a private estate fundraiser, and an interactive creativity workshop on June 14, 22, and 23 which can be enjoyed collectively or individually.

The June 14 event includes performances by Blythe Danner, Catherine Curtin, and many more in new one-acts by Joy Behar and Lucy Boyle, among others.

The brain child of Kate Mueth, the founder of the Neo-Political Cowgirls, Andromeda’s Sisters, provides an arts and advocacy forum to create more work for women in theater and to increase the female voice in the narrative of our society’s stories.

For tickets and a full schedule, visit www.npcowgirls.org/andromedas-sisters-2019.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc. will hold its annual East End benefit “Artists for Choice” on Saturday, June 15, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. This year’s event features an art auction and concert. The Movin’ Out Band, from the Tony Award-winning Billy Joel musical “Movin’ Out” will perform favorite hits from the Billy Joel songbook, and more than 50 artists donated diverse pieces to the art auction. The art auction is curated by Pamela Willoughby and hosted online by http://www.Paddle8.com.

Proceeds from the event will benefit PPHP’s health care services, education programs, and advocacy efforts in Suffolk County. For tickets, visit www.pphp.org/eastend2019.

jessica@indyeastend.com