Charity news and happenings across the East End

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East End Disability Associates

East End Disability Associates presents its gala on Friday, May 10, at The Muses in Southampton. The event begins at 6 PM. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and Chinese auctions, dinner, and dancing. Visit for more info.

Rock ‘n Blues

On Saturday, May 11, there will be a tribute to veterans in Suffolk County, called Rock ‘n Blues for the Vets. The event takes place at the Riverhead Moose Lodge. Three bands will perform: The Pamela Betti Band, Joe Hampton & The Kingpins, and Mike Ryan & Friends. There will be live music, a 50/50 raffle, and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds go to The Veterans Place in Yaphank. Admission is $20 and tickets are available at the door.

Paws In The Park

The Southampton Animal Shelter will host its third annual fundraising dog walk and picnic, Paws In The Park, on Saturday, May 18, from 11 AM to 3 PM at Red Creek Park in Hampton Bays.

All are welcome to join for a family day of fun, shopping, dancing, and lots of prizes and goodie bags. Music will be provided by a local DJ, food supplied by food trucks, and local vendors for shopping. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for picnicking. All proceeds from the event support the care and feeding of the animals under the shelter’s care.

For more info, visit

Furry Fashion Show

The North Fork Animal Welfare League will present the First Annual Furry Fashion Show, on May 18, from noon to 4 PM, on private estate gardens in Cutchogue. The all-ages fundraiser includes a fashion show with pets and handlers dressed in costumes, a delicious luncheon, pet-themed vendors, ice cream, Chinese auction, raffles, and more.

Every attendee will receive a goody bag filled with pet-centric items including a free spay/neuter voucher from NFAWL. The First Annual Furry Fashion Show is further supporting the community by being an environmentally-friendly event with non-plastic, recyclable materials used throughout the day. Admission is $50 for adults and $25 for kids over five, under the age of five are free. Visit for tickets.

HAH Garden Fair

The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons presents its HAH Garden Fair Preview Party honoring longtime member and volunteer extraordinaire Charles Savage on Friday, May 17, from 6 to 8 PM.

The event offers a first choice of all plants for sale, plus a silent auction of planted containers by professional gardeners and designers, as well as talented amateur gardeners from the East End. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Community House. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

On Saturday, May 18, from 9 AM to 1 PM, the annual HAH plant sale continues, featuring annuals, perennials, shrubs, pollinators, native plants, deer resistant edibles, and connoisseur’s collections from specialty nurseries as well as plants from HAH members’ own collections.

Admission is free. Visit or call 631-537-2223 for more details.

Northwell Health Walk

Northwell Health Walk at East End will be held Sunday, May 19, at Tanger Outlet Center in Riverhead. Registration opens at 8:30 AM and the walk begins at 10 AM. Funds raised will go toward cardiac care and the Breast Cancer Hardship fund through the cancer services department. Women in the community use these resources to help with utilities and rent while in treatment.

Hamptons Heart Ride

American Heart Association’s Long Island Cycle Nation Hamptons Heart Ride will be held on Sunday, May 19. Each rider can choose from a 27-mile, 59-mile, or 100-mile bike ride through the heart of the Hamptons.

The ride on Sunday begins and ends at Rotations Bicycle Center in Southampton and has a staggered start from 7 to 11:30 AM. A celebration barbecue will be at 2:30 PM.

For sponsorship or ticket information about the CycleNation Hamptons Heart Ride, visit