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Jonathan Adler and partner Simon Doonan are the honorary co-chairpersons of the East Hampton Historical Society announces the return of the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show.

House & Garden Tour

The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents its 2019 House & Garden Tour on Friday, July 19, from 11 AM to 4 PM. The tour is self-guided and lunch is provided by Starr Boggs. For tickets and more info, visit www.whbpac.org.

Sag Harbor House Tour

The Friends of the John Jermain Library will host its annual house tour for the benefit of the library on Friday, July 19, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Tickets are $50 in advance at the Wharf Shop on Sag Harbor’s Main Street or at the John Jermain Library at 201 Main Street. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at both locations for $55. This year’s house tour features a handful of beautiful Sag Harbor homes.

Dancers For Good

Dancers For Good will bring world-class companies, choreographers, dancers, and performers under one roof for one night only for a charity event on Friday, July 19, at 7 PM at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The event will benefit The Actors Fund, an organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.

This year’s honorees are director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who will receive the Dance Humanitarian Award for creating Broadway Bares; and Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, who will receive awards for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. Nicole Fosse will accept the award on her parents’ behalf. Guests will enjoy dance performances followed by a VIP ticket after-party with the honorees and an opportunity to meet the dancers. Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman will host the event.

For tickets, visit www.dancersforgood.org.

East Hampton Antiques & Design Show

The East Hampton Historical Society announces the return of the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show on the grounds of Mulford Farm, Saturday, July 20, through Sunday, July 21.

The dynamic design duo of Jonathan Adler, potter and modern American design maverick, and partner Simon Doonan, TV personality, author, and window dresser extraordinaire, are the honorary co-chairpersons of the Friday, July 19, preview cocktail party, which offers patrons an early buying opportunity of the extraordinary array of antiques, jewelry, textiles, collectibles, and timelessly chic furniture and accessories. Ticket proceeds from the preview party benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.

The cocktail party begins at 6 PM. For tickets and more info, visit www.easthamptonhistory.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate the night of the event.

Moonlight & Country

“Moonlight & Country,” a fundraiser for the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 7 to 10 PM. The evening includes country food, the moon over Peconic Bay, and live music and dancing to local band, Tequila Mockingbird. The event takes place at historic Galley Ho. There will be a catered country barbecue, plus a silent and live auction that includes a villa in Italy. Proceeds from this event go towards the continuing revitalization of the waterfront property. Visit www.newsuffolkwaterfront.org.

Hampton Designer

Showhouse

The Hampton Designer Showhouse, the showcase for America’s premier design talent, will return this summer in Southampton. Proceeds will benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton serve as this year’s honorary design co-chairs. The Hampton Designer Showhouse, now in its 19th year, will feature over 20 top interior designers from the Hamptons, New York City, and nationwide. This year’s Showhouse will take place in a shingle-style home located at 66 Rosko Lane in Southampton, which has been donated by Paramount Custom Homes.

The Hampton Designer Showhouse opens with a gala preview cocktail party at the Showhouse on Saturday, July 20, from 6 to 8:30 PM. Gala tickets are $225 each. The Showhouse will be open to the public Sunday, July 21, through Labor Day, Monday, September 2. Visit www.hamptondesignershowhouse.com.

Farmyard Fun

On Saturday, July 20, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, the Children’s Museum of the East End will host its 11th annual Family Fair Fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Farmyard Fun,” in honor of the region’s rich agricultural heritage. With farm-themed arts and crafts, performances, rides, music, and food to enjoy, the museum anticipates a gigantic crowd of children and families. Visit www.cmee.org.

Black & White

The Shelter Island Historical Society presents its seventh annual Black & White party on the ground of the Shelter Island History Center. The event will take place on Saturday, July 20, from 6 to 10 PM. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Visit www.shelterislandhistorical.org.

Unconditional Love

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will host its 10th Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance on Saturday, July 20. The event will take place under the tents at the corner of Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road in Southampton, starting with a cocktail hour at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner and dancing. Entertainment will be provided by Elan Artists’ Nation with dinner catered by Stone Creek Inn. A live auction will feature items that include packages for five-star European hotels, group golf outings at the East End’s most prestigious golf courses, and more.

The event chair is Jean Shafiroff and the honoree is Aimee Sadler, founder and CEO of Dogs Playing for Life. The event’s host committee includes Antonella Bertello, Amy Cosman, Missy Hargraves, Sharon Kerr, and Randi Schatz. The junior chair is Kate McEntee, and junior co-chairs include Kingsley Crawford, Jenny Dwork, and Merritt Piro. Gregory D’Elia will be emceeing the event. Visit www.southamptonanimalshelter.com.

LongHouse Reserve Benefit

LongHouse Reserve’s Summer Benefit will be held on Saturday, July 20, on the grounds of the sculpture garden in East Hampton. The benefit will honor filmmaker and painter Julian Schnabel with the LongHouse Award. Donna Karan will be honored with the Leadership Award. Artist Laurie Anderson will create a special performance.

The benefit will begin at 6 PM with a reception, live music, and a silent auction. Dinner will begin at 8 PM. An after-party will follow at 10 PM. LongHouse’s annual Summer Benefit is a transformative experience, as the bucolic grounds of the garden are enlivened with visually appealing installations specially curated for the event. Visit www.longhouse.org.

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