Charity Happenings on the East End

Sweet Charities

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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

A Pink Party
A Pink Party to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Foundation will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, at Rocco A. Carriero Wealth Partners in Southampton. RSVP by April 27 to

Nicole Chance, There is no cost to attend and there will be opportunities to support the foundation and its work in the community. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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

Derby Party
The Hampton Bays Historical & Preservation Society is hosting a Kentucky Derby fundraiser on Saturday, May 5. The event will be held under the tent at 116 W Montauk Highway from 4 to 7 PM. Tickets purchased prior to May 5 are $50, or $60 at the door. The event includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Inn Spot on the Bay. For tickets, visit

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

Walk at Tanger
Northwell Health’s East End Walk will take place on May 20 at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the walk starts at 10 AM. The walk is a fundraiser for cardiac care and women’s health. Sign up and invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join on the path toward better health. Funds you raise go directly to Peconic Bay Medical Center. The top fundraiser for the East End Walk will receive a $1000 Tanger gift card.

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