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Parrish Midsummer Party

On Saturday, July 13, the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will host its annual Midsummer Party, a festive social gathering of artists, art collectors, curators, philanthropists, and business leaders from the Hamptons, New York City, and beyond. In addition to cocktails, dining, and the Late Night Party, guests will have the opportunity to view the special exhibitions Thomas Joshua Cooper: “Refuge;” Renate Aller: “The Space between Memory and Expectation;” Jean-Luc Mylayne: “A Matter of Place;” as well as the museum’s current permanent collection installation, “Every Picture Tells a Story.”

This year, the Midsummer Party will honor Louise and Leonard Riggio and artist Maya Lin. The Late Night Party, an after-hours extension of the gala that brings together young patrons to celebrate and support the art and artists of the East End, is chaired by Larry Milstein. Artist Shantell Martin is the honorary guest, and music will be provided by DJ Alice Longyu Gao.

For more information, visit www.parrishart.org.

Land And Sea Wellness

Paddle Diva founder Gina Bradley and SusanSweats’s Susan Harrison are teaming up for the second annual Land and Sea Wellness morning on Saturday, July 13, from 9 AM to 1 PM, to benefit Group for the East End. Taking place at Shagwong Marina in Springs, the morning will begin with a guided standup paddle, led by Bradley, followed by a full-body conditioning class with Harrison and Silichore. The Group will also be on hand to discuss ongoing conservation efforts to protect the East End’s wildlife, waters, and land. For more information and tickets, visit www.susansweats.com.

SOFO Gala

The South Fork Natural History Museum, the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork, presents its 30th Anniversary Annual Summer Gala Benefit at the museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday, July 13, to commemorate its growth from a small nature clubhouse founded in 1988 by SOFO board president Andrew Sabin and a group of South Fork naturalists concerned about the future of the area’s fragile ecosystems to an acclaimed state-of-the art museum highly regarded for its outstanding nature exhibits and over 270 annual educational programs focusing on environmental stewardship, climate change, sustainable energy, marine science, community outreach, and more.

The event will begin at 6 PM with a VIP cocktail reception that includes tastings from the Bell & Anchor, Bostwick’s Clambakes & Catering, Calissa, Centro, East Hampton Grill, The Golden Pear, Grace & Grit, Grand Banks, Hamptons Farms, Montauk Shellfish Company, Page at 63 Main, Saaz Restaurant, and Southampton Social Club. The gala will continue from 7 to 11 PM with a buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, and honoree tributes.

SOFO will honor Dr. Demian Chapman, Trammell Crow, and Greg Manocherian. Co-Chairs include Carole Crist, Georgia and Dr. Gerry Curatola, Eric Goode, April Gornik and Eric Fischl, Susan and David Rockefeller, and Liev Schreiber.

For tickets and more info, visit www.sofo.org.

Lobster Bake Benefit

The Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Museum will hold its annual lobster bake benefit on Saturday, July 13, from 6 to 8:30 PM, at the station, at 160 Atlantic Avenue. A traditional lobster bake will be served, including lobsters, barbecue chicken, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes, field greens, and dessert. There will also be live music. Visitors can tour the interior of the station.

Tickets are $150 for adults and $75 for children 12 and younger and can be bought on the station’s website at www.amagansettlss.org or at Amagansett Wines & Spirits, at 203 Main Street in Amagansett. The rain date is Sunday, July 14.

Hamptons Tea Dance

The Annual Hamptons Tea Dance will be held on Saturday, July 13, from 4 to 8 PM at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill. The event benefits SAGE Advocacy & Services for LGBT Elders and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. Tickets start at $150. For more information, visit www.hamptonsteadance.org.

jessica@indyeastend.com