August is here and brings with it the heat and lots of benefit parties in The Hamptons and on the North Fork. Galas and summer parties raising money for causes local and afar make up Part I of our East End Benefit Round Up for August 2018. Read on for our top picks of not to be missed events.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Summer Party

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital presents the “Diamond Jubilee Anniversary Summer Party” on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. 

The 60th annual party will benefit The Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner, dancing and a silent auction at 7:30 p.m., all held under the air-conditioned tents on Wickapogue Road in Southampton. The night’s emcee will be Chuck Scarborough and music will be by Groove Society.

Tickets start at $500. To purchase tickets, please contact the Southampton Hospital Foundation at (631) 726-8700. Tents located on Wickapogue Rd, Southampton, NY 11968.

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Oysterponds Summer Benefit  

The Oysterponds Historical Society presents the “Summer Benefit and Art Auction” on Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m.

This outdoor gala will bring together a wide audience drawn by the participation of artists who live in Orient, East Marion and the North Fork and donated their work to benefit Oysterponds Historical Society. Enjoy appetizers, cocktails, and wines while bidding on local works of art. Click here to see works included.

Tickets start at $150 in advance and $175 at the door. The Oysterponds Historical Society is located at 1555 Village Ln, Orient, NY 11957.

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Photos from recent Summer Benefits. Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society.


Montauk Playhouse Gala

Montauk Playhouse presents the “Gala Celebrating Community” on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Celebrate the kick off of construction on the long-anticipated Cultural Arts and Aquatic Centers at the Playhouse. This year’s Gala will celebrate Montauk’s spirit by honoring two individuals who have given so much to the community, Lisa DeVeglio and Roger Feit. The gala will include live music by Nancy Atlas and Friends, a seated dinner, an open bar and a live and silent auction.

Tickets start at $300. Montauk Playhouse is located at 240 Edgemere St, Montauk, NY 11954.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018 

Through Farms and Fields

Peconic Land Trust presents the 16th year of “Through Farms and Fields” on Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Salt Air Farm in Cutchogue.

At the 16th annual country supper, the farm families who launched the Suffolk County Farmland Preservation program will be honored. Funds raised at "Through Farms and Fields" support the conservation of Long Island’s working farms, natural lands and heritage for our communities now and in the future.

Tickets start at $350. This benefit is currently sold out. To join a waiting list, call 631.283.3195. Salt Air Farm 1535 New Suffolk Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935.

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Chihuly in the Hamptons for WMODA 

"Art on Fire · Chihuly in the Hamptons" will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at a private waterfront home in Remsenberg

The benefit is held on Arthur Wiener's private waterfront residence in Remsenburg, NY. Experience an amazing art collection featuring work by Dale Chihuly, including a chandelier, originally at Lismore Castle in Ireland, and his monumental Fiori and Ikebana sculptures together with his Macchia designs. Proceeds will benefit the educational programs of the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) in South Florida.

Tickets are $75 with advance reservations required. Residence details will be provided with ticket purchase. To purchase tickets call 954-376-6690 or email [email protected]

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For a preview, visit "Art on Fire: Chihuly in The Hamptons Benefit on August 5, 2018"


Chihuly at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts Chihuly Event, 2017.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Guild Hall Summer Gala: Ellsworth Kelly

Guild Hall presents the "Summer Gala: Ellsworth Kelly" on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 5 to 11 p.m. 

The evening will be honoring Judith Hope Twomey. An exclusive preview of "Ellsworth Kelly in the Hamptons" at Guild Hall will be held at 5 p.m. Enjoy cocktails at 6:30 p.m. located at a private equestrian property in East Hampton. Dinner, dancing and the live auction will be held at 7:30 p.m., with the After Party continuing from 9 to 11 p.m. The DJ-ed party with music by AndrewAndrew includes drinks and dessert. The attire is bold and colorful.

Tickets start at $1,400. An After Party ticket is $250. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937.

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Guests enjoying the 2017 Summer Gala at the home of Lucy and Steve Cookson. Courtesy of Guild Hall.


WHBPAC Cocktail Party 

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents the "Mid-Summer Night's Magic Be Our Guest Cocktail Party" on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Enjoy a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., and at 8 p.m. a performance by Mentalist and Star of NBC’s "Oz Knows," Oz Pearlman. The evening will be hosted by Donna & Marvin Schwartz. Private dinners will be held immediately after.

Tickets for the Cocktail Party are $200 and for the Cocktail Party and Private Dinner tickets are $300. For dinner reservations call Roberta at 631-288-2350, ext. 117. WHBPAC is located at 76 Main St, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.

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Quogue Historical Society Celebrate Art Benefit

Quogue Historical Society presents "CELEBRATE ART! Cocktails & Art Talk Benefit" on Friday, August 10, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the QFC Junior Sports Clubhouse.

Noted art historian, advisor, and publisher Peter Hastings Falk will discuss the methodology of pricing artwork in an appropriate way and how it pertains to gallery pricing.

Tickets are $60 and $100 for Patrons. QFC Junior Sports Clubhouse is located at 6 Club Ln, Quogue, NY 11959.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Art Show to Benefit Quogue Historical Society

Quogue Historical Society presents the"53rd Annual Art Show" on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will be held on the Village Green in Quogue.

The Art Show and Sale will feature almost 40 artists, including many local artists.

Suggested donation $5. Located on the Village Green in Quogue, NY 11959. Held rain or shine.

East Hampton Library’s Authors Night

The East Hampton Library presents the "14th Annual Authors Night” on Saturday, August 11, 2018. 

"Authors Night" is the annual fundraiser to benefit the East Hampton Library, with all proceeds going directly to the Library. This literary event features 100 authors across all genres.

The "Authors Book Signing Cocktail Reception" will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and feature hors d’oeuvres and wine under the tent. Meet authors, purchase their books and have them signed. The most recent titles for each author will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $100. Dinner Parties begin at 8 p.m. at a Hamptons home of your choice. Click here to view the 2018 dinner party choices. Dinner party tickets start at $300 (includes entry to book signing reception).

The tent is located at 555 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930.

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