It's no surprise that a Hamptons Summer means parties, parties and even more parties. There are plenty of places to be seen and have a good time while benefiting a charity or non-profit organization. The organizations depend on donations to keep programming (and their doors) running. This is true for the art organizations on the East End who hold their big events every year in July or August.
Turning out not only provides the chance to see and be seen, it's a solid show of support for the organizations that matter to attendees. Here's a list of a select number of Hamptons summer benefits that have art and culture at their core as beneficiaries.
JULY 13, 2013 (Saturday)
Parrish Art Museum - MidSummer Party takes place on July 13 with cocktails starting at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. After 10 Tickets are available for drinks and dancing. Benefits programming by the Parrish Art Museum. www.parrishart.org.
JULY 20, 2013 (Saturday)
Art in General - Summer Celebration benefit takes place on July 20 from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. at a private home in the Hamptons. Tickets are $150 ($100 is tax deductible) and benefits Art in General's exhibitions and programs. Art in General is a non-profit organization based in NYC. For tickets, visit www.artingeneral.org. Hamptons Art Hub is a proud sponsor of this event. A limited number of tickets are still available.
Bay Street Theatre - "Rock the Dock!" Summer Gala Benefit Bash takes place on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY. Hosted by Susan Lucci. Tickets are $550 to $50,000. New for this year is @9. Tickets are $150 and include dessert, drinks and dancing from 9 to 11 p.m. The fundraiser benefits the theater's mainstage productions. Call 631-725-0818 x 129 or visit www.baystreet.org. A limited number of tickets are still available.
LongHouse Reserve - White Night LongHouse Benefit takes place on July 20 at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, NY. Honors Richard Meier, Ai Weiwei and the late Lisa de Kooning. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. Dress code: white and shadows of white. Tickets are $750 to $50,000. Call 631-329-3568 or visit www.longhouse.org. A limited number of tickets are available.
GUILD HALL'S YOUNG CONTEMPORARY - Annual Summer Party takes place on July 20 at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, NY. Celebrates Guild Hall Contemporaries and Guild Hall programming. The event takes place on July 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 for non-members of Guild Hall Contempories or free with membership ($80 for inviduals and $150 per family). Members are between the ages of 21 and 45 years old. The event includes cocktails, passed horse d'oeuvres, an art performance by ELEKTRA KB and Neo-Political Cowgirls. Call 631-324-0806 x20 or visit www.give.guildhall.org.
JULY 27, 2013 (Saturday)
Watermill Center Summer Benefit - Devil's Heaven takes place on July 27 at 6 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. Dress code: sinful fun. Benefits Watermill Centers international artists residency program. Tickets for cocktails are $500 with dinner tickets from $1,000 to $15,000. For tickets, call 212-253-7484 x 10 or visit www.watermillcenter.org.
Rush Philanthropic Foundation’s Summer Gala - Art for Life on July 27 at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton. The 14th Annual benefit honors Samuel Englebardt, William D. Johnson, Tyler Perry and Anne Pasternak. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and performance at 7 p.m. Dress Code: Dreamy hues of Peacock Green, Aquamarine and Amethyst. Tickets range from $1,500 to $15,000. Benefits the foundation’s art education programming. For tickets, call 212-254-6677 or visit www.boomset.com.
AUGUST 9 (Friday)
Guild Hall Summer Gala - Celebrating the Chuck Close Exhibition takes place on Aug 9 at 5 p.m. for cocktails and an exhibition preview with dinner to follow. Benefits Guild Hall. Tickets for cocktails only are $500 with Dinner tickets from $1,200 to $25,000. Tickets for Young Patrons (21 to 40 years old) are $100 for cocktails and $500 for dinner. For tickets, call 631-324-0806 or visit www.give.guildhall.org.
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival - Wm. Brian Little Concert "Midnight in Paris" will be held on Aug 9 at Channing Sculpture Garden in Bridgehampton. Wine tasting and appetizers at 6 p.m. with the concert held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $100 or $150. Benefits
AUGUST 10 (Saturday)
East Hampton Library’s Author’s Night takes place on Aug 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gardiner Farm in East Hampton. Private Dinner Parties begin at 8 p.m. Benefits the East Hampton Library. Tickets are $100 for book signing reception only and begin at $250 for the dinners. For tickets, visit www.authorsnight.org.
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