Benefit season in The Hamptons and East End moves into full swing in August with options more plentiful than time could possibly allow. Expect art auctions, dancing, galas with live music as centerpiece, a night of authors, a charity softball game, box art, artist birdhouses and much more in benefit events held on the North Fork and South Fork. Read on to discover the options in August for Hamptons and North Fork galas, benefits and fundraisers. 

August 6, 2016 (Saturday)

BCMF Annual Benefit – A Virtuoso Evening

“Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Annual Benefit – A Virtuoso Evening” will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Golf Course in Bridgehampton, NY.

Support the BCMF and enjoy an evening of virtuosic wonder, with a group of artists performing a program stretching over 300 years of composition. A concerto by Vivaldi, Schnittke’s tongue-in-cheek homage to Mozart, and the almost orchestral Nonet of Spohr will all be performed. Cocktails and dinner will follow the program.

Tickets start at $1,500. Atlantic Golf Course is located at 1040 Scuttle Hole Rd, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bcmf.org.

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Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party

“Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party” will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016. The event will be held under the air-conditioned tents at the corner of Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road, Southampton, NY. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and dancing at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing, which includes a silent auction and raffle to benefit The Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department.

To purchase tickets call Kathy Lucas, Director of Special events (631) 283-4406 or email klucas@southamptonhospital.org. Southampton Hospital is located at 240 Meeting House Ln, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhospital.org.

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Southampton Hospital's 57th Annual Summer Party. Courtesy of The Southampton Hospital via Instagram.

Southampton Hospital's 57th Annual Summer Party. Courtesy of The Southampton Hospital via Instagram.

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Oysterpond Historical Society's Summer Soirée

The Summer Soirée benefiting the Oysterpond Historical Society takes place on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Poquatuck Park in Orient Village. The gala features a live art auction along with a series of artist-made birdhouses.

The birdhouses are on display at Four & Twenty Blackbirds in Orient until August 6, 2016. Click here for a birdhouse preview for works by EJ Camp, Gulsen Calik, Amy Worth, Linda Fargo and others. The art auction features work by Elizabeth Peyton, Laura Owens, Barbara Bloom, Allan Wexler, Servane Mary, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Annie Wildey and more. Click here for an art preview. Tickets begin at $150.

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Montauk Playhouse Gala

“The Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation Gala” will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Montauk Playhouse. This year’s Gala will honor George F. Biondo and Perry Duryea III, two Montauk residents who give tirelessly to the community and have been invaluable in supporting the Foundation’s mission.

The gala features dinner, dancing, drinks and a live auction to benefit the foundation's fundraising efforts to construct an Aquatic and Cultural Center in the historic Montauk Playhouse. This year’s featured performers will be Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.

Individual tickets start at $300. Montauk Playhouse is located at 240 Edgemere St, Montauk, NY 11954. www.montaukplayhouse.org.

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Montauk Playhouse Gala. Courtesy of Montauk Playhouse.

Montauk Playhouse Gala. Courtesy of Montauk Playhouse.

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August 7, 2016 (Sunday)

Peconic Land Trust Through Farms and Fields

“Through Farms and Fields” will take place on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4 p.m. at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, NY.

The benefit will honor the conservation accomplishments of Margaret and John de Cuevas. Supper will be by Honest Catering featuring Nick and Toni’s Joseph Realmuto. Secret Box donated by Susan Rockefeller and Protect What Is Precious.

Individual tickets start at $300. To purchase tickets, call Robin Harris at (631) 283-3195 or online here. Quail Hill Farm is located at 660 County Rd 45, Amagansett, NY 11930. www.peconiclandtrust.org.

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August 12, 2016 (Friday)

CELEBRATE ART! Cocktails and Art Talk Benefit

“CELEBRATE ART! Cocktails and Art Talk Benefit” will take place on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Quogue Historical Society. The event will take place on the Village Green.

All proceeds go directly to support the Quogue Historical Society’s Education, Collections Care, and Historic Preservation programs. From 5:30 to 6 p.m. enjoy Quogue resident Stacey Goergen and Amanda Benchley as they speak about their new book, “Artists Living With Art.”

William Merritt Chase tickets are $100 and Jackson Pollock/Lee Krasner tickets are $50. The Quogue Historical Society is located at 114 Jessup Ave, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguehistory.org.

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Guild Hall Summer Gala: Celebrating "Aspects of Minimalism"

“Guild Hall Summer Gala: Celebrating "Aspects of Minimalism” will take place on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 5 to 11 p.m.

The gala begins with a private exhibition preview of Guild Hall’s new summer exhibition Aspects of Minimalism. The evening continues at Mulford Farm with cocktails, music, dancing, dining and a live art auction. The gala honors Neda Young and is hosted by artist April Gornik with music by DJ Hannah Bronfman. The live auction will include artworks by Lucas Blalock, Robert Longo, Vik Muniz, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems, and Lisa Yuskavage. Click here for the online auction preview and pre-bidding at Paddle 8.

Tickets start at $1,200. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937. Mulford Farm is located at 10 James Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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Meet the Artists Reception 

The Southold Historical Society hosts an Auction Preview and Meet the Artists Reception on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue on the North Fork. The event features a meet and greet with the artists and a private tour of the art exhibition which is the centerpiece of the Exhibition & Auction benefit taking place on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The exhibition includes contemporary art by Alan Bull, EJ Camp, Randee Daddona and others.

Castello di Borghese Vineyard is located at 17150 County Rte 48 Cutchogue, NY 11935. Tickets are $25 for the Artists Reception or $50 for both the Reception and Art Auction on August 27, 2016. Proceeds benefit the Southold Historical Society. Click here for details.

August 13, 2016 (Saturday)

East Hampton Library’s Authors Night

“East Hampton Library’s Authors Night” will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2016. The Authors Night fundraiser benefits the East Hampton Library. 

An Authors Book Signing Cocktail Reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine under the tent. Meet authors, buy their books and have them signed. Click here for a list of 2016 participating authors. Tickets are $100 and available at the door. Dinner Parties begin at 8 p.m. and will be held in various Hamptons homes. Dinner Party tickets start at $300 (included entry to book signing reception). Click here to view dinner party choices.

The Authors Night will be located at Field at 4 Mainstone Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937 (across the street from the Maidstone Tennis Club). www.authorsnight.org.

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The Bridgehampton Museum’s Silent Art Auction and Cocktail Party

“The Bridgehampton Museum’s Silent Art Auction and Cocktail Party” will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Corwith House in Bridgehampton, NY. Benefits the Bridgehampton Museum.  The Silent Art Auction will present artwork by local artists and artisans. Live music is by Jim Turner. Tickets are $100 each. The Corwith House is located at 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org.

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10th Annual "Get Wild" Benefit for the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center

“Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center 10th Annual Get Wild” will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Channing Family Sculpture Garden in Bridgehampton, NY. A VIP Cocktail Hour will be held at 5 p.m. for sponsors. The benefit is hosted by Molly Channing of Channing Daughters Vineyard.

Tickets range from $120 to $10,000. Channing Family Sculpture Garden is located at 1927 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.wildliferescuecenter.org.

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August 20, 2016 (Saturday)

68th Annual East Hampton Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game

“The 68th Annual East Hampton Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game” will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Herrick Park, East Hampton. Batting practice starts at noon. A rain date will be scheduled for August 27.

The East Hampton Artists & Writers Annual Softball Game and its events are dedicated to building a community around the game and building a better game to serve the community. In the spirit of one of the longest-continuing traditions on the East End, artists, writers, supporters and volunteers come together for entertainment, competition and fun to benefit local charities that provide vital human services.

A Pre-Game Cocktail Party will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at LTV Studio in Wainscott. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, food from local restaurants and wine and beer. Tickets are $50, if purchased online before August 15, and $75 at the door. $10 suggested donation or more for the Softball Game. Herrick Park is located at Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.awgame.org.

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August 27, 2016 (Saturday)

Southold Historical Society's Exhibition & Auction 

The Southold Historical Society hosts an Exhibition & Auction on Saturday, August 27, 2016 with a preview at 6 p.m. and a live auction beginning at 6:45 p.m. The benefit will be held at Castello di Borghese Vineyard in Cutchogue on the North Fork. The exhibition includes work by Alan Bull, EJ Camp, Randee Daddona and others.  Tickets are $50 and benefits the Southold Historical Society. Click here for details.

16th Annual Box Art Auction 2016

“The 16th Annual Box Art Auction,” to benefit East End Hospice will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Hoie Hall in East Hampton. An Auction Preview will be held on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free Preview Reception will be held on Wednesday, August 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This year’s auctioneer is Lucas Hunt. Prominent artists from the East End incorporate either a wine box or a cigar box to create unique, collectible works of art, which will be included in either the silent or the live auctions. To view a preview of Artists Boxes click here.

Box Art tickets start at $75. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 18 James Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.eeh.org.

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Art box by Casey Chalem Anderson. Courtesy of East End Hospice.

Art box by Casey Chalem Anderson. Courtesy of East End Hospice.

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