It just isn't a Hamptons summer without benefit parties stretching beneath crisp white tents held at private estates or set within indoor locations transformed by interior design and festive gatherings. Besides having a good time, each party benefits a worthy cause.
Each month, we'll publish a list of Hamptons and East End benefits. Following is the line-up for June:
JUNE 13 (Friday)
THE MADOO CONSERVANCY – “Much Ado About Madoo” takes place from Friday, June 13, through Sunday, June 15, 2014. The Garden Cocktail Party and Garden Market Preview Sale takes place on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets start at $125. Includes an exhibition of Robert Dash’s artwork chosen by Robert Storr. There will also be a live auction including custom designed gardens and a silent auction of birdhouses and garden and home accessories along with various garden presentations and a birdhouse competition. RSVP is appreciated but tickets are available at the door.
The Garden Market Sale continues on Saturday and Sunday with special events held on Saturday. The Madoo Conservancy is located at 618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack, NY 11962. For details and programming, visit www.madoo.org.
TEE & CHARLES ADAMS FOUNDATION – “Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery Fundraiser” takes place on Friday from 5:13 to 8:13 p.m. The event includes live music, local wines, and seafood. Tickets are $100 a person. Charles Adams was the creator of the Addams Family. The Tee & Charles Adams Foundation is located at 512 Sagaponack Road, Sagaponack, NY 11962. www.consciencepointshellfishhatchery.org.
JUNE 21, 2014 (Saturday)
ARTISTS AGAINST ABUSE - “Midsummer Night Fever” takes place on June 21 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Ross School. The benefit includes Swedish cuisine, an open bar, music, and silent and live auctions. The event benefits The Retreat domestic violence services. The Ross School Lower Campus Field House is located at 739 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.artistsagainstabuse.com.
BENEFIT FOR PERFORMANCE SPACE – “Celebration of Spalding Gray and Performance Space 122′s New Building” takes place on June 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at a private home in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $122 and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Hosting the celebration are Jonathan Ames, Alec Baldwin, Mike Daisey, Mercedes Ruehl and Kathie Russo (Spalding Gray’s widow). The event benefits Performance Space 122′s campaign, Give Performance Space, in honor of playwright/performer Spalding Gray. 63. To purchase tickets, click here. To learn more about Give Performance Space, visit www.ps122.org/gps.
JUNE 28, 2014 (Saturday)
COMMUNITY OF SAG HARBOR - "Design Night in Sag Harbor" takes place on June 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. In an evening of shopping, ten boutiques will donate 10% of their profits to Community of Unity, a non-profit seeking to empower at-risk youth. Wine and sparkling water will be served. www.communityofunity.org.
EAST END HOSPICE - “Red White & Blue” takes place on June 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Sandacres Estate. The event includes cocktails and dinner, music by Code Bleu from Skyline Orchestras, silent and live auctions, and games of chance. Dinner will take place at 8:30 p.m. Sandacres Estate is located at 4 Sandacres Lane, Quogue, NY 11959. www.eeh.org.
SOUTHAMPTON SOCIAL CLUB - “Silent Art Auction” takes place on June 28 from noon to 5 p.m. The benefit includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a raffle, and live music by Nacho Arimany from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The event benefits the Edgemere Inn Foundation for the Physically Challenged. The Southampton Social Club is located at 256 Elm Street, Southampton, NY 11968. www.edgemereinn.org.
SYLVESTER MANOR - “Farm to Table Dinner” takes place on June 28 with local wines and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be followed by music at the Creekside Campfire. Proceeds benefit the operating expenses of the educational farm, cultural programs, and preservation of Sylvester Manor. Sylvester Manor is located at 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11965. www.sylvestermanor.org.
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY - "Nature Inspires! Beaches & Bays Gala" takes place on June 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cocktails and an art show will take place at 6:30, followed by dinner, a live eco auction, and dancing at 8 p.m. The Super T Revue will perform and a premiere of the "My Favorite Island" video featuring Jimmy Buffett will screen. The event benefits Long Island's Nature Conservancy. The Center for Conservation is located at 142 Route 114, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.nature.org.
RELATED: "ART SEEN - Local Landscapes Benefit The Nature Conservancy" published June 18, 2014.
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