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Top Benefits to Attend This Weekend in the Hamptons, June 27-29

It is benefits season is the Hamptons, which means many opportunities to party for a good cause.

Some of the most popular events are already sold out, while others will have tickets available at the door. Call or visit the websites to check availability, because the last ticket could be snatched up at any moment!

OCEANS OF HOPE GALA
Friday, June 27, 7 p.m.–midnight
This Luau benefits the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation and its efforts to protect, study and rehabilitate marine mammals and sea turtles. Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 E Main St, Riverhead. riverheadfoundation.org

INAUGURAL FUNDRAISER FOR EDGEMERE INN FOUNDATION FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
Saturday, June 28, noon–5 p.m.
Fundraiser seeks to provide accommodations for physically challenged individuals and their families. Live music by Nacho Arimany and auction. Tickets start at $100. Southampton Social Club, 256 Elm Street, Southampton. 718-309-5712 edgemereinn.org

PHOENIX HOUSE SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS GALA
Saturday, June 28, 6–11:45 p.m.
The annual benefit, themed Triumph for Teens, will take place at the home of Robin and Fred Seegal. Guests will enjoy entertainment from Grammy-nominated recording artist, composer and music producer John Forte, and the hip-hop group The Fugees. The benefit raises funds to support programs serving thousands of young people and their families. The honorees are Joel Schumacher and Allison and Howard Lutnick. For info on how to attend, email jamie@londonmisherpr.com. 

HOLIDAY HOUSE HAMPTONS OPENING NIGHT WHITE GALA
Saturday, June 28, 6–9 p.m.
Holiday House and Hamptons Cottages & Gardens present the 2nd Annual Holiday House Hamptons. $300. Benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Watchcase, 15 Church Street, Sag Harbor. 212-472-3313 watchcasefactory.com

2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR THE BAYS
Saturday, June 28,  6–10 p.m.
To raise money for Peconic Baykeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance. $500 includes dinner cruise or $100 for dockside after-party. The Mariner III, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor. 631-653-4804 waterkeeper.org

18TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS HEART BALL – SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 28,  6:30 p.m.
Cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing, “mystery box” and more. Hayground School, 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton. 516-450-9162 hamptonsheartball.heart.org

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY’S BEACHES AND BAYS GALA
Saturday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.
After beginning with cocktails and an art show, the gala gets into full swing at 8 p.m. with dinner, a live eco auction and dancing. Nature-inspired dress is requested. The video My Favorite Island featuring Jimmy Buffett will premiere. The evening honors Bobbie Braun and The Neuwirth Foundation. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. A base level ticket is $750, though supporters between the ages of 21 and 30 may attend with a $200 contribution. The Center for Conservation, 142 Route 114, East Hampton nature.org

SYLVESTER MANOR FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER
Saturday, June 28, 6:30–11 p.m.
This cocktails and dinner event showcases and manor and its formal garden, which is in the final stage of restoration. Admission is $500. Or, for $1,000, receive admission plus preferred seating and your name on the dinner invitation. The dinner features in-season produce from the farm as well as other East-End meats and wines. Sylvester Manor, 80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island. sylvestermanor.org

EAST END HOSPICE SUMMER GALA
Saturday, June 28, 7–11 p.m.
Celebrate the red, white, and blue. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, casino gaming, and silent and live auctions. Music by Skyline Orchestra. Cocktails and dinner by Robbins Wolfe Eventuers. Dinner begind at 8:30 p.m. Michael J. Cruise will be honored. Sandacres Estate, Quogue. 631-288-7080. eeh.org.

PIRATES, MERMAIDS & SAILORS
Saturday, June 28, 7:30–11:30 p.m.
The Friends of Peconic Bay host the Pirates, Mermaids & Sailors Gala to benefit Cornell University Extension’s SPAT Oyster Restoration to Bays Project. Enjoy an open bar, raw bar and hot/cold buffet, best costume awards and dancing. No tickets at the door.  Admission is $185. Private estate, Shelter Island.  201-264-5105. Click for tickets.

ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY BENEFIT CONCERT
Sunday, June 29, 6:30 p.m.
Concert featuring Judy Carmichael Trio, cocktail reception to follow. Hors d’oeuvres courtesy The Riverhead Project. $100. Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. rmlfoundation.org

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