Charity happenings on the East End

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CTREE at Sebonack

Horses Changing Lives, the annual CTREE at Sebonack fundraiser, will be held on Thursday, August 23, at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton. CTREE, the Center For Therapeutic Riding of the East End, provides therapeutic riding lessons and equine assisted activities to children, young adults, and veterans with disabilities.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 PM. Event chairs are Tami Maines and Diana Shiel. Enjoy cocktails, silent and live auctions, and Brazilian bossa nova by Ludmilla Brazil. For tickets and more info, visit


Box Art Auction

The annual Box Art Auction benefiting East End Hospice will be held on Saturday, August 25, at St. Luke’s Church Hoie Hall in East Hampton. Eighty-five artists take a small, unadorned box and create a unique work of art that is put up for auction. The silent auction will begin at 4:30 PM and the live auction at 5:45 PM. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included in the $75 ticket price.

Leading up to the benefit, the boxes can be previewed at Hoie Hall on Wednesday, August 22, and Thursday, August 23, from 10 AM to 4 PM. On Wednesday, August 22, the public is invited to a meet the artists reception. For tickets and more, visit


Backyard Talent Show

A Backyard Talent Show to benefit The Scarlett Fund will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 3 to 5:30 PM in Bridgehampton. Join for an afternoon of performances and summer fun. The event is hosted by Jennifer and Robert James. Registration for performers is now open. The talent show is limited to 25 one to two minute acts. Tickets are $250 per performer. Spectator tickets are available for $50 per child, $75 per adult, and $200 for a family package. To register visit For more info email


Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation presents its annual Gala in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 25, from 6:30 to 11 PM at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

There will be dinner, dancing, and a special performance by John Fogerty. For more info, visit



Southampton Arts Center will host its fifth annual SummerFest benefit on Thursday, August 30, from 6 to 10 PM. The event is the center’s final major fundraising event of the summer season.

SummerFest is SAC’s premiere annual event, raising nearly a half-million dollars, to support world-class exhibitions and 200-plus programs annually, many of which are free of charge. Attendees will enjoy signature dishes from the most celebrated chefs on the East End plus DJ and dancing under the stars on the historic grounds of 25 Jobs Lane.

Tickets for SummerFest start at $500 for individuals, with VIP tables starting at $10,000, and can be reserved online at, by calling Southampton Arts Center at 631-283-0967 ext. 13, or by emailing Advancement Coordinator Molly Bishop at