Charity News on the East End

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Lifeguard Association
Hampton Lifeguard Association will host a summer kick-off benefit party on Saturday from 7 to 11 PM at Westlake Fish House in Montauk. The benefit will feature music by 3Bs Band, a cash bar, food, and silent and Chinese auctions with tons of items, from spectacular travel destinations and gift baskets to restaurant gift certificates and spa treatments. Tickets are $35 per person or $50 a couple. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by contacting Hampton Lifeguard Association committee member Amy Forst at All proceeds go to support the HLA.

Katy’s Courage
Katy’s Courage is hosting the eighth annual Katy’s Courage 5K on Saturday. Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to local scholarships, as well as Katy’s Kids @ CMEE. Participants may register online in advance at

On race day, registration and check-in will take place from 7 to 8:15 AM and the run will begin promptly at 8:30 AM. Runners will start at 21 West Water Street in Sag Harbor.

Pints & Pups
The East Hampton Lions Club is hosting a “Pints & Pups” fundraising event on Saturday from noon to 2 PM at the American Legion in Amagansett. The event supports the Guide Dog Foundation and The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons.

All dog owners are encouraged to register their dogs in advance to compete in one of six categories: Most Unique Breed, Most Unique Feature, Floppiest Ears, Best Trick, Best Dressed, and Dog/Owner Look-a-Like. There is a $30 registration fee per pup. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each category, as well as a Best in Show.

All community members are invited to enjoy a fun afternoon with live music, face painting, food and ice cream trucks, and a cash bar.

Spring Fling
The Parrish Art Museum’s annual Spring Fling community celebration, fundraiser, and networking event will take place Saturday from 7:30 to 11 PM at the Water Mill museum. Spring Fling, which features dancing to live music by the band NOIZ, a silent auction, photo booth, and open bar and hors d’oeuvres catered by Elegant Affairs, helps support the Parrish’s year-round educational programs. The 2018 co-chairs are Christine Curiale-Steinmuller, Maryanne Horwath, and Laura Wynne.

Tickets are $225. For more info, visit

Ladies Night
A ladies night will be held on Wednesday, April 25, from 6 to 8 PM at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor, to benefit Fighting Chance cancer services. Tickets are $75. Call 631-725-4646.

Pink Pearl Gala
The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is holding its annual Pink Pearl Gala on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 10 PM, at East Wind in Wading River. The event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the coalition. For more info, visit

Taste of Tuckahoe
The eighth annual Taste of Tuckahoe fundraiser, benefiting the Tuckahoe School, will be held on Friday, April 27, from 7 to 10 PM, at 230 Elm in Southampton, with a VIP hour running from 6 to 7 PM. East End restaurants and wineries will come together under one roof to highlight their culinary talents for the community to enjoy. The VIP hour will include open bar and early access to food and drinks, as well as the Chinese and silent auctions.

Regular admission ticket cost is $35 in advance or $45 at the door, and VIP tickets are $65. Tickets can be purchased at Southrifty Drug, from committee members, or via the website at Music by DJ Chris Cenzoprano will round out the evening.

Hope for Depression
Art New York has made the Joe Namath Foundation and the Hope for Depression Research Foundation co-beneficiaries of the art fair’s VIP Preview on May 3, from 2 to 5 PM at Pier 94 in New York City.

The subject matter of many artists over the past six decades, Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback, Super Bowl III MVP Joe Namath will return to the greatest city for the arts. His mission is to create awareness and raise funds for his newly formed namesake foundation.

Philanthropist and avid art collector Audrey Gruss founded the Hope for Depression Research Foundation in 2006 in memory of her mother, Hope, who suffered from clinical depression. HDRF is now the leading non-profit dedicated solely to advanced depression research, with every dollar raised going directly to the cause. For more info, visit

Laughter Saves Lives
All are invited to An Evening of Comedy featuring first responder comedians from Laughter Saves Lives. Help the Kent Animal Shelter celebrate its 50th Anniversary with some hilarity on Friday, May 4, from 7 to 10 PM at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead. Proceeds will benefit homeless pets at the shelter. There will be snacks, cash bar, Chinese auction, and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Visit or call 631-727-5731.

Pet Celebration Day
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Alumni Reunion/Pet Celebration Day will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 10 AM to noon. ARF has planned a special morning of fun-filled activities and goodies for you and your pets. Join in at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott. There will be Dreesen’s Donut Truck and Hampton Coffee Company coffee, a sing-along with Sandy Rapp, “Ask the Behaviorist” with ARF’s Dr. Barbara Pezzanite, samples of Ollie Dog Food, and prizes awarded in dog agility and obedience competitions.

There will also be a meet the artist/author of Privileged Pups, Carol Saxe. Buy a copy of her cartoon book for just $10 to benefit ARF and get a free 5 x 7 sketch of your dog done on site. RSVP to

The CTREE Giddy-Up 5K Race will be held on Sunday, May 6, at Sagg Main Beach in Sagaponack at 8:30 PM. Run, walk, skip, cartwheel, trot, or jog over the beautiful seaside course. There will be awards, refreshments, and a Chinese auction. The 5K will benefit the Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End. For more info, visit

The Trailblazers
A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide equipment for a new East End youth mountain bike team: The Trailblazers, headed by Jason Lucas of Sag Harbor Cycle. Funds raised will go towards helmets, team jerseys, race day equipment, travel stipends, and more. To donate, visit

Jeep Raffle
ELIH Auxiliary and Mullen Motors of Southold are offering a chance to win a 2018 Jeep Renegade or $15,000 cash. Only 999 raffle tickets will be sold. Tickets are $50 and the drawing will take place on Friday, May 18. Proceeds benefit patient services at Eastern Long Island Hospital. For more info, call 631-477-5463.

Car Raffle
Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead presents The Great East End Car Raffle. The prize is $20,000 cash, or choose a three-year pre-paid lease on a selected car. Only 1500 tickets will be sold. The cost is $100/ticket or $200/three tickets. The drawing will take place at the Spring Gala on June 2. For more information, call 631-548-6080 or visit