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Guild Hall Summer Gala

The 2019 Guild Hall Summer Gala, to be held on Friday, August 9, from 5 to 11 PM, will have a sun theme. The uplifting event will celebrate artist Ugo Rondinone and his exhibition “Ugo Rondinone: Sunny Days.” The host committee includes Brooke Shields, Julianne Moore, Katie Lee, and Vito Schnabel, and artist committee members are Laurie Anderson, Eric Fischl, April Gornik,  Mary Heilmann, Tony Oursler, and Cindy Sherman.

Celebrated author and Andy Warhol collaborator Bob Colacello will be the master of ceremonies. Guild Hall will honor long-time trustee and renowned film producer, Michael Lynne, in memoriam.

The gala is the institution’s largest annual fundraiser and brings in critical support to fund year-round operations. For tickets and more info, visit www.guildhall.org.

Summer Lobster Bake

The Concerned Citizens of Montauk will host its Summer Lobster Bake at Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina on Saturday, August 10, from 6 to 9 PM.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held in support of the current water quality monitoring and preservation initiatives led by CCOM as part of their ongoing mission to preserve and protect Montauk and its beautiful waters.

Guests are invited to enjoy food, drinks, music, and an exclusive art show from local artist Barbara Maslen, as CCOM and Gurney’s partner to bring awareness and support to the issues facing Montauk’s ground and surface waters.

Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance for $250 per person at www.preservemontauk.org/events/lobster-bake.

Riverhead Elks Lodge

The Annual Lobster BBQ and fundraiser at Riverhead Elks Lodge is Sunday, August 11, from 3 to 6 PM. The meal includes: whole lobster, half-chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, shrimp cocktail, baked beans, cucumber salad, roll, watermelon, wine, beer, and soda. There will be music by DJ Stephanie, raffles, and a 50/50.

Only 200 tickets are available. Call 631-727-2027 or stop in to the lodge at 1239 East Main Street in Riverhead. Tickets are $45, or chicken-only tickets for $30. Take-out starts at 4 PM.

Solar Responders

Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk is hosting a private benefit for non-profit organization, Solar Responders to benefit Puerto Rico, supporting the non-profit organization in its efforts to install renewable energy systems, on Sunday, August 11. Tickets start at $150. Visit www.solarresponders.org.

Woman Of The Year

The Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah will hold its 25th annual “Woman of the Year” fundraiser luncheon on Monday, August 12, at the newly renovated Oceanbleu at the Bath & Tennis Hotel on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. This year’s Woman of the Year award will be presented to philanthropist Gloria Kaylie. The $180 ticket price includes a cocktail hour, lunch, goodie bag, and fashion show by Michael Kors Collection.

To purchase tickets, call Elisa Greenbaum at 631-288-5705 or email e1greenbaum@aol.com.

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