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Hamptons Benefit Parties 2023

Sun, 05/14/2023 - 08:35
Party goers make the scene to be seen at the Watermill Center's annual summer benefit. This year's theme is "the body."
Doug Kuntz

Not all events were set at the time of publication. Check back often for more and updated information. Prices listed are for entry-level tickets. Visit the event links for more details and a further breakdown of pricing, including discounted tickets for younger guests, and sponsorship opportunities.

Organizers can email [email protected] for updates, corrections, and omissions.

Have a great summer, and be safe out there.


• May 27, LGBT Network, Sail Into Summer, Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, Bridgehampton, 6-8:30 p.m., $300. (Waitlist only)


• June 3, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Making Waves Benefit, The Clubhouse, East Hampton, 5-7 p.m., $350, $175 under 30.

• June 3, The Retreat, All Against Abuse Gala, The Church, Sag Harbor, 6-8 p.m. $750.

• June 3, Southampton Fresh Air Home, Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Auction Benefit Gala, 36 Barkers Island Road, Southampton, 4-7:30 p.m., $250.

• June 10, Shelter Island Historical Society, Shelter Island House Tour, various locations, Shelter Island, 1-4 p.m. $75.

• June 10, Neo-Political Cowgirls, Andromeda's Sisters Arts and Advocacy Gala, the Leiber Collection in Springs, $150, $275 for couples.

• June 10, Bridgehampton Museum, Bridgehampton Community Stars, Nathaniel Rogers House, 2539 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $125. 

• June 10 & 11, Parrish Art Museum, Landscape Pleasures, symposium and garden tours, Parrish Art Museum and other  locations, various times, $250, $600 with reception and cocktails. 

• June 16, Southampton Arts Center, Architecture + Design Brunch/Tour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $350.

• June 17, Madoo Conservancy, Much Ado About Madoo, Gala Garden Cocktails, 6-8 p.m., $350.

• June 22, American Heart Association, Hamptons Heart Ball, Wolffer Wine Stand, Sagaponack, 6-9 p.m., $500,

• June 24, Southampton Arts Center, Whimsy in the Garden, at the center, 6-8 p.m., $350.

• June 24, Wildlife Center of the Hamptons, Get Wild!, Sagaponack Sculpture Field, Wilkes Lane, Sagaponack, 4-7 p.m., $300.

Musicians playing at a previous Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center benefit. Durell Godfrey

• June 24, Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, Jazz Soul Celebration, 750 Halsey Lane, Bridgehampton, 12:30-4 p.m. $500.

• June 24, Sylvester Manor, Farm to Table Benefit, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, 6-10:30 p.m. $650, $350 under 35.

• June 24, East End Hospice, An Enchanted Evening, 40 Second Neck Lane, Quogue, 7-11 p.m. $350.

• June 30, Southampton Fresh Air Home, American Picnic and Grucci Fireworks, 1030 Meadow Lane, Southampton, 7 p.m., $350.


• July 1, Southampton Historical Museum, Halsey House Gala, 249 South Main Street, Southampton, 5:30-8 p.m., $250 until June 30, $300 night of the event.

• July 8, Bay Street Theater, Where Did We Go Right? summer gala, Sag Harbor, 6:30-10 p.m., $1,750.

• July 8, The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, The Hamptons Happening, The Kenneth and Maria Fishel residence, Bridgehampton, 7-11 p.m. $450.

• July 14, East Hampton Historical Society, preview cocktail party for the annual East Hampton Antiques Show, Mulford Farm, East Hampton, 6-8:30 p.m. $250.

Parrish Art Museum benefit arrivals from a few years back. Carrie Ann Salvi

• July 14 & 15, Parrish Art Museum, Midsummer Magic dance and dinner, Montauk Highway, Water Mill, $300 for the dance on July 14, $1,500 for dinner on July 15.

• July 15, The Folly Tree Arboretum, 10th Anniversary Clam Party, 741 Springs Fireplace Road, Springs, 6-9 p.m. $100, $35 for those under 21.

• July 15, Hamptons Tea Dance, presented by The Center, Services and Advocacy for L.G.B.T. Elders, and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, Nova's Ark Project, Bridgehampton, 4-8 p.m., $300. 

• July 15, Hetrick-Martin Institute, School's Out Benefit, Nathan Orsman & Jose Castro residence, Water Mill, 5:30 p.m. dinner at 7:30 p.m. $1,500, $500 cocktails only. 

• July 22, Children's Museum of the East End, Family Fair Fundraiser: Flower Power!, Bridgehampton, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $150 adults, $125 children with discounts for advanced purchases,

A dramatic entrance to LongHouse Reserve's 2022 summer benefit, "Onward." Durell Godfrey

• July 22, LongHouse Reserve, Midsummer Dream, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, 6-11 p.m. $1,250,

• July 22, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, Unconditional Love Gala, 111 St. Andrews Road, Southampton, 6 p.m. Ticket information coming soon.

• July 28, The Perlman Music Program, Summer Gala, 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island, 6-11 p.m. $500, cocktails and concert, $1,250 dinner.

The Watermill Center Benefit gives attendees much to see and consider on their walk through the garden. Jennifer Landes

• July 29, Watermill Center, The Body, 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, 6 p.m. Ticket information to be announced.

• July 29, South Fork Natural History Museum, Summer Gala, SOFO Natural History Museum and Nature Center, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, 7-10 p.m. $550.

• July 29, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Turning a New Leaf, Atlantic Golf Club, Bridgehampton, 6:30 p.m., $1,500.

• July 29, Wings Over Haiti, Hamptons Artists for Haiti Benefit Bash, Hayground School, 5:30-8 p.m., $175.

• July 29, Alzheimer's Association, Fork It Alzheimer's Event, Simon residence, Bridgehampton, 6:30 p.m. $750.


Marty Cohen, Andrea Grover, and Eric Fischl at Guild Hall's 2022 summer gala. Durell Godfrey

• Aug. 4, Guild Hall Summer Gala, Guild Hall and Mulford Farm, East Hampton, 5-10 p.m., $500 cocktails, $1,500 dinner.

• Aug. 5, Southampton Hospital Summer Party, Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road, Southampton, 6:30 p.m. 

• Aug. 5, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Hope in the Hamptons, 1610 Meadow Lane, Southampton, 7 p.m., $500.

• Aug. 6, Peconic Land Trust, Through Farms and Fields, Port of Missing Men, North Sea, 4 p.m., $400.

• Aug. 12, East Hampton Library, Authors Night, Herrick Park and private residences, East Hampton, reception from 5-8 p.m., dinners begin at 8 p.m. Ticket prices to be announced.

Isaac Mizrahi and Donna Karan struck a pose at an Animal Rescue Fund Bow Wow Meow Ball a few years ago. Durell Godfrey

• Aug. 19, Animal Rescue Fund, Bow Wow Meow Ball, ARF Adoption Center, 124 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott, 6:30 p.m., $1,000.

• Aug. 19, Southampton Arts Center, Summerfest, 25 Jobs Lane, Time and tickets to be announced.

• Aug. 26 Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Summer Gala, Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, 231 Midocean Drive, Bridgehampton 6:30-10 p.m. Information on tickets coming soon.

• Aug. 26, Cormaria, Summer Cocktail Party, Cormaria Retreat House, Sag Harbor, 5-7 p.m., $250,

• Aug. 26, East End Hospice, Box Art Auction, featuring 90 artists' interpretations of a cigar box, St. Luke's Hoie Hall, 4-8 p.m., $100. Free preview reception Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m.




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