Catering doyenneJanet O’Brien andpartner-in-crimeHeather Buchanan tellus where the moversand shakers will bethis summer in TheHamptons.
Private Home, East Hampton
Held in the gorgeous gardensof Tony Ingrao and Randy Kem-per’s East Hampton estate, thiscelebration of cocktails andmusic benefits God’s Love WeDeliver, which provides highquality nutritious meals to peo-ple with serious illnesses.
Tickets start at $300www.glwd.org
group For the easteNd gala
Wölfer EstateVineyard, Sagaponack
Celebrating its 40th anniver-sary this year, the East End galawill feature special guest AlecBaldwin and help aises moneyto preserve the environmentand the East End’s natural beau-ty. Wölffer Estate Vineyards isthe perfect
en plein air
setting,which consistently attracts adynamic crowd for cocktails,dinner and dancing.
Tickets start at $500www.groupfortheeastend.org
parrish art MuseuMMidsuMMer gala
Parrish Art Museum, Southampton
The PAM will bid adieu to itsspace on Job’s Lane and moveinto a new Water Mill location.This benefit will honor the “cre-ative spirit of the East End” in-cluding painter Chuck Close,choreographer Paul Taylor andwriter/historian Barbara Gold-smith. Guests will enjoy drinks,dinner and dancing in a totallytransformed tent. It is
so-cial summer destination for topartists, philanthropists, cor-porate and social leaders. TheAfter 10 Party with drinks, des-sert, and dancing is a favorite of the younger social jet set.Tickets start at $1000
Tickets for After 10 Party start at $150www.parrishart.org
eMpire state prideageNda haMptoNstea daNce
The Ark Project,Water Mill
This event draws over 1,000guests for the coolest danceparty of the season. DJ LadyBunny keeps guests dancingand spirits soaring all eveningas the crowd shows its sup-port for LGBT rights. There’sspecial fun for the kids as well.This event sells out so buyyour tickets in advance.
Tickets start at $150www.prideagenda.org
LongHouse Reserve Gardens, East Hampton
Bright lights of the creativeworld always arrive the-matically-dressed for thisenchanted evening in the gar-dens. This year, Composi-tion Long House Summer Galahonors Robert Wilson andDorothy Lichtenstein. It is al-ways a magical night.
Tickets cocktail hour $350Tickets seated dinner start at $750www.longhouse.org
JaMes BeardFouNdatioN cheFsaNd chaMpagNeNew York
Wölfer EstateVineyard, Sagaponack
This event is always a high-light for culinary connois-seurs. Guests are treated todelectable bites from localand New York City premierchefs. Paired with fine winefrom Wölffer Estate Vineyardand Champagne Nicolas Feuil-latte, the dinner is an epicu-rean’s delight. This year theevent honors Ted Allen andthe judges of the Food Net-work’s
. In addition tobenefitting the James BeardFoundation, the organizationwill be presenting a scholar-ship for rising local culinarytalent.
Tickets start at $200 for JamesBeard members and $275 otherswww.jamesbeard.org
rock the dock – BaYstreet theatre
Long Whar, Sag Harbor
This event is held on theLong Wharf in Sag Harborwhere guests have the chanceto party alongside some of the world’s most luxuriousyachts. The benefit drawsstage and screen luminariesand, of course, will featurecocktails, dancing, tapas andmore.
Tickets start at $550www.baystreet.org
cocktails at suNset– BeNeFit For acria
Private Residence, Sagaponack
Held at the Sagaponack homeof Ross Bleckner, the annu-al Cocktails at Sunset eventwill benefit the ACRIA,The AIDS CommunityResearch Initia-tive of Americato support AIDSresearch andawareness.The eveningwill feature asilent auctionof fine art, DJand dancingwith cham-pagne providedby Veuve Clic-quot and cocktailsby Belvedere Vodka.
Tickets cocktails on thelawn $500Tickets for dinner start at $1000www.acria.org
BridgehaMptoN polo16th aNNiversarYseasoN
Bridgehampton Polo returnsJuly 21 – August 25 for Saturdayafternoon high goal matches.Nacho Figueras has partneredwith Owner Peter Brant tobring attention back to the ac-tual game. Held at Two TreesFarms, the match will have aVIP Tent for a select number of guests invited for a pre-matchreception and ring side seat thatwill feature a more understat-ed and luxurious atmospherethis year, thanks to event orga-nizer Shamin Abas. Tailgatesand stadium seating are alsoavailable.
Having raised over $3.5 millionlast year for Ovarian Cancer Re-search, Super Saturday is thefeel-good shopping extrava-ganza of the summer. The eventwill feature over 200 designersoffering fabulous goods at fabu-lous prices. The event boastsa carnival and games for thewhole family. It is also a celebhaven, with Donna Karan, ArielFoxman,
and Kelly Ripaas hosts. Bring your gold card.
waterMill ceNtergala – the Big BaNg
Watermill Center,Water Mill
The worlds of theater, art,fashion, design and high so-ciety come together for thisvisceral experience on thegrounds of Robert Wilson’sWatermill Center, which pro-vides a unique environmentfor young and emerging art-ists to explore new works.Summer program participantsfrom 30 countries will createeight acres of installations andperformances for the event.
Tickets $500 cocktail Tickets start at $1000www.watermillcenter.org
great cheF’s diNNer
Hayground School, Bridgehampton
To taste the best of theHamptons, GreatChef’s dinner isa must-attendevent, featuringtasting stationsfrom somethe Hamp-tons’ very bestchefs. Thecocktail partyincludes localwine and cock-tails, a silent artauction and livemusic. Afterwardsguests can enjoy a spe-cial dinner prepared inJeff’s Kitchen, a culi-nary school for kids andadults on the HaygroundSchool campus. Funds will ben-efit the school’s scholarshipfund, named after beloved res-taurateur Jeff Salaway.
Tickets $150 Meet The Chefscocktail party Tickets $750 Dinner in Jeff’s Kitchenwww.greatchefsdinner.com
southaMptoNhospital gala –graNd prix MoNaco
Tent Wickapogueand Old Town Roads, Southampton
With a 54-year history, theSouthampton Hospital Gala isalways on the calendar of thesophisticated socialite. Theevening features cocktails, a si-lent auction, raffle, dinner anddancing with an orchestra andthis year benefits the Jennyand John Paulson EmergencyDepartment.
Tickets start at $750www.southamptonhospital.org
guild hallsuMMer gala
Private Location, East Hampton
With its long history of growing famous artists, theHamptons community comestogether for this party of theseason with cocktails and alive art auction followed bya tented sit down dinner at afabulous location. The galabenefits Guild Hall, which hasa vast array of cultural pro-gramming and art exhibits.Tickets start at $1000
Tickets for Juniors $300and Juniors Cocktails $100www.guildhall.org
Gardiner Farm, East Hampton
Here more literary talentgathers under one tent than isimaginable. Over 125 distin-guished authors participatein a special cocktail partyand book signing to benefitthe East Hampton Library.Guests continue to a series of private dinner parties hostedby the Hamptons’ most glam-orous residents in honor of different authors.
Tickets $100 cocktail party www.authorsnight.org
aNiMal rescue FuNd(arF) Beach Bash
BridgehamptonTennis & Sur Club, Bridgehampton
ARF brings out the animallover in any guest that looksinto the faces of its rescuedogs and cats. ARF refers tothis beach bash as “Jewels of Summer” for its ocean-sidesetting, fresh produce andprime position for watchingthe moon rise. Guests willenjoy cocktails, raw bar, din-ner and dancing with a silentand online auction.
harvest east eNdFood aNd wiNe classic
Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton
Harvest East End is a not-to-miss tasting of some of EastEnd’s best wines and foods.The evening will benefit theEast End Hospice, The GroupFor The East End and the Pe-conic Land Trust.
Tickets start at $125 www.harvesteastend.com
azuero oN the harBor
Private Residence, East Hampton
Held at the Springs Harborhome of artist Cindy Sher-man, this inaugural eventwill feature a picnic of tapasand cocktails with an artauction and performancesby Rufus Wainwright, Lau-rie Anderson, Ruben Bladesand Luba Mason. It benefitsThe Azuero Earth Project,which was founded to pre-serve the earth’s ecosystemsand promote healthy livingcommunities.
Tickets start at $1000www.azueroearthproject.org
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A night shot othe stunningproperty at230 Old MontaukHighway. The moderninterior o 34 OldOrchard Lane inEast Hampton. The ag ieshigh at thisBridgehamptonhorse arm andresidence listedat $3.95m. Take a dip in 15Dune Road’sabulous pool inQuogue.
‘Prices are still downfrom the high of 2007, sothere are many buyerstaking advantage of thelower prices and low mortgage rates.’
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Guests at The Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton view a sand art installation.The lavish poolside decorations at a health beneft in Water Mill.Polo starNachoFigueras.