July...the most popular month for galas, benefits and fundraisers across the East End and North Fork. This month there are so many we are splitting up our column into two parts. This first edition will help you see what's taking place through July 19, 2018 with the second edition featuring just as many benefits. Continue reading to discover the options for galas and benefits raising money unfolding throughout the first half of July 2018.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Bay Street Annual Summer Gala

Bay Street Theater presents the “Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala” on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The benefit will be the final celebration held historically on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY.

The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with VIP cocktails and a presentation in the theater. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., continue with a celebration of the Golden Age of Broadway, featuring a Star-filled concert of songs from beloved musicals. Featuring Jane Lynch as emcee, and performances by Howard McGillin, Sarah Bowden, Joshua Bergasse and more. Following the show at 7:30 p.m., all attendees proceed to walk about 500 yards and enter a 250 foot-long tent on the Long Wharf. Enjoy cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing.

Individual tickets start at $1,500 and $425 for Young Professionals (21-40 years old). For Tables, contact Kim Fink at 631-725-0818. The Long Wharf is located in Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.baystreet.org.

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Gala Tent on The Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY. Courtesy of Bay Street Theater.


Halsey House Gala

The Southampton Historical Museum presents the “Halsey House Gala 2018: Summer of Love” on Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

This neighborly lawn party takes place at Southampton’s oldest home - The Thomas Halsey Homestead, established in 1648. Attendees to the 2018 Summer of Love fundraiser will enjoy sunset cocktails amid a colonial landscape and newly restored herb garden. Inside the tent, enjoy a late-1960s Hampton’s atmosphere, hors d’oeuvres locally sourced from farms and bays, a silent auction, and dancing on the grass to music by DJ Twilo who will feature hits from the 60's and 70's.

Tickets are $150 in advance and $175 day of, $50 for guests 21-35 and $20 for guests 20 and under. To purchase, call 631-283-2494 or use PayPal. The Thomas Halsey Homestead is located at 249 South Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968. www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

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"Sunset, Southampton" by Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), 1967. Courtesy of the Parrish Art Museum.


Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Big Tent: Party for the Cinema 2

The Sag Harbor Cinema Art Center presents “The Big Tent: Party for the Cinema 2” on Sunday, July 8, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will be held on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, NY.

This year's annual BIG TENT event will have "movie stars,” food from local restaurants, wine from local vendors, a BBQ by the SHFD, a performance by HooDoo Loungers, along with the return of the Sag Harbor Cinema sign!

The Benefit Auction for Sag Harbor Cinema will have around 90 works on view the day of the Party at galleries around Sag Harbor including Sara Nightingale Gallery, Tulla Booth Gallery, Monika Olko Gallery, Grenning Gallery, and Romany Kramoris Gallery. All auction proceeds will help to rebuild the iconic Sag Harbor Cinema, as well as expanding the cinema’s role to become part of the educational fabric of the East End. Bidding will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Click here to view the Auction ahead of time on Paddle 8.

Tickets are $50 for adults and $15 for kids 16 and under in advance or $60 for adults and $15 for kids at the door. The Long Wharf is located in Sag Harbor, NY 11963. www.sagharborcinema.org.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Getting Wild Benefit

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center presents “Getting Wild at Centro” on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Hampton Bays, NY.

Join Beth Stern, Hamptons Magazine and Centro Trattoria and Bar in supporting The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Eastern Long Island's only Wildlife Hospital. Proceeds will benefit this 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife back into their natural habitat. Enjoy cocktails and hors D'Oeuveres and a silent auction.

Tickets start at $40. Centro Trattoria & Bar is located at 336 West Montauk Highway Hampton Bays, NY 11946. www.wildliferescuecenter.org.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Midsummer Party at The Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum presents the “Midsummer Party” on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The annual event brings together over 500 artists, philanthropists, business leaders, and art world guests in support of the Parrish. This year’s evening will honor Parrish Trustee Chad Leat and artist Keith Sonnier. Enjoy cocktails, dinner on the Mildred C. Brinn Terrace, live auction, and the Late Night Party in the Lichtenstein Theater.

Dinner tickets start at $1,500 and $500 for Young Patrons (limited availability). For more information, call 631-283-2118 x133 or e-mail [email protected]. The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org

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2015 Midsummer Party. Photo: BFANYC.com. Courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum.


SoFo’s Annual Summer Gala

The South Fork Natural History Museum presents its “29th Annual Summer Gala” on Saturday, July 14, 2018. From 6 to 7 p.m. , a Gala VIP Cocktail Reception with a special tasting menu takes place. The Gala itself will be held from 7 to 10 p.m.

This year’s benefit honors Courtney Ross, Don Church and Russell Mittermeirer. Proceeds benefit SoFo’s Educational and Environmental programs and initiatives. Enjoy music by The Nancy Atlas Project Band, a buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, honoree tribute, dancing and surprise guests.

Tickets start at $450 for general admission and $275 for Young Professionals. SoFo is located at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.sofo.org.

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Hamptons Tea Dance 

The Hamptons Tea Dance will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, NY.

Join The LGBT Community Center, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center at the Hamptons Tea Dance. The evening will feature DJ Lady Bunnyand special performances by Stephanie’s Child (NBC’s The Voice).

Tickets start at $150. Nova’s Ark Project is located at 60 Millstone Rd, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.hamptonsteadance.org.

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Wild Night for Wildlife

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge presents the “12th Annual Wild Night for Wildlife” on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 7 p.m.

The Benefit Gala will be held on the grounds of the wildlife sanctuary in Quogue, NY and proceeds help provide a major portion of the organization’s operating budget. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, wine, beer, live music, live and silent auctions, and a chance to meet the resident animals up close.

Tickets start at $175. A private VIP reception will be held at 6 p.m. for those contributing $750 or more per person. The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is located at 3 Old Country Rd, Quogue, NY 11959. www.quoguewildliferefuge.org.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

ARTworks Gala

The East End Arts presents the “ARTworks 2018 Gala” on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY.

Enjoy cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. The evening will honor Brady Rymer the singer, songwriter and three-time Grammy Nominee as the Excellence in the Arts Award Recipient.

Tickets start at $225 for an individual. Suffolk Theater is located at 118 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.eastendarts.org.

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