Charity News on the East End

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Pints & Pups
The East Hampton Lions Club is hosting a “Pints & Pups” fundraising event on Saturday, April 21, from noon to 2 PM at the American Legion in Amagansett. The event is in support of 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, April 21, 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 $200, $150 for members, and $100 for young professionals (ages 21-35 with valid ID). All tickets purchased after April 17 will be $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.

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