Sweet Charities




The Garden Club

The Garden Club of East Hampton kicks off the summer season with its annual Garden Party and Plant Sale at Mulford Farm on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25. Tickets for the Garden Party and silent auction start at $50 per person and can be purchased at the door on the evening of the event or in advance at the Club’s website at www.gceasthampton.org. Admission to the plant sale on Saturday, May 25, is free.

Friday night’s Garden Party offers patrons an early buying opportunity on an extraordinary selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, geraniums, and lavish orchid arrangements. Ticket proceeds benefit the 11 community gardens and projects designed and maintained by members for East Hampton.

Designer Show House & Sale

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will hold its annual Designer Show House & Sale over Memorial Day weekend. The event kicks off with a cocktail party on Saturday, May 25, at 5 PM at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack. Featured designers include Allison Babcock and Cristina Peffer, Babcock Peffer Design; Groundworks Landscaping; Patricia McGrath Design; Michael Murray, Rachael Ray Home; Tim Croneberger, Halcyon Design LLC; Robin Theismann; Alex Papachristidis Interiors; Roller Rabbit; Laura Sanatore, LMS Design LLC; and Anastasia Casale, Sag Harbor Florist.

For tickets and more info visit www.arfhamptons.org.

Wine And Roses

The Southampton Cultural Center will present its fourth annual gala, An Evening of Wine and Roses, which will be held at a private estate in Southampton village, Saturday, May 25, from 6 to 9 PM.

Every year the Southampton Cultural Center raises money through the event to support programs, including free concerts in the park, year-round theater productions, Rising Stars Piano series, and many others. For tickets and more info, visit www.scc-arts.org.

Edie’s Backyard BBQ

The soon-to-be Edie Windsor Center and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital present Edie’s Backyard BBQ on Saturday, May 25, from 1 to 4 PM. There will be music by DJ Karin Ward. Tickets are $100. Visit http://www.southampton.stonybrookmedicine.edu for more info.

Surf’s Out

The LGBT Network hosts its “Surf’s Out” summer kick-off on Saturday, May 25, from 6 to 8 PM at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. Enjoy light bites, ocean views, specialty cocktails, and a silent auction. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Karin Ward. Visit www.lgbtnetwork.org.

Salon On The Lawn

LongHouse Reserve’s Junior Council presents the fourth annual Salon on the Lawn in East Hampton, co-hosted by the Keyes Gallery of Sag Harbor, on Saturday, May 25, from 5 to 7 PM. The evening will feature an auction of one-of-a-kind artist decorated serving bowls, live music, cocktails, and light bites. Tickets start at $75 and $50 for members. Visit www.longhouse.org.

Flower Power Runway Show

New York City fashion designer Alex Vinash will premiere his new Resort Collection at the Flower Power Runway Show benefiting Community Action Southold Town, Inc. (CAST) on Sunday, May 26, at 5:30 PM. The event will take place at the Greenport American Legion with an after-party and fashion boutique at American Beech in Stirling Square in Greenport. For tickets, visit www.castsoutholdtown.org/events/runwayshow2019.

South Fork Sea Farmers

South Fork Sea Farmers will host the annual spring/summer kick-off party to be held on Sunday, May 26, at the East Hampton Shellfish Nursery. Oysters, beer, and wine will be served from 3 to 5 PM along with tours of the nursery.

South Fork Sea Farmers’ mission is to educate and raise awareness of the importance of sustainable marine aquaculture and to inspire constructive action programs. The goal is to promote more public oyster gardening which helps keep waters clean, provides habitat for marine life, and improves the overall ecosystem. Tickets are $75 ($50 tax deductible) and are available at www.southforkseafarmers.org or at the event.

White Nights in Monte Carlo

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation’s 19th annual Oceans of Hope gala, “White Nights in Monte Carlo,” is happening on Friday, May 31, from 7 to 10 PM. The gala will honor Anthony Esernio of TD Bank. There will be food, drinks, live music, casino games, silent auction, and raffles. Individual tickets are $200. Visit www.riverheadfoundation.org.

Long Island Sound Chorus

The Long Island Sound Chorus will be holding a Chinese Auction on Saturday, June 1, at Anderson Warner Hall in Hampton Bays. The doors will open at 11 AM. Winners will be announced at 1 PM. There will be prizes, refreshments, and a performance. Admission is $15. For more information call Jacquie at 632-399-6979.

For The Children With Love

“For The Children With Love,” a gathering to support East End Hospice’s Camp Good Grief will be held at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club on Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 7 PM. Visit www.eeh.org.

Car Show

Barn Boys Car Club and Jamesport Farm Brewery will host its second annual car show benefiting East End Hospice on Sunday, June 2, from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Generation Runway

The Flying Point Foundation for Autism presents its Generation Runway on Sunday, June 2, at 4 PM at 230 Elm in Southampton. Tickets are $75 for adults and $40 for children. Visit www.fpf4autism.org.

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.

Cultural Extravaganza

Eastville Community Historical Society will host a cultural extravaganza on 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.

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 www.Paddle8.com.

On June 2, the Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor will host a pre-event reception where guests can view and bid on the art and meet many of the artists.

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