Sweet Charities

Pony Rides 

Stony Hill Stables will be hosting pony rides to support the Stony Hill Stables Foundation on Sunday, June 17, from 10 AM to noon. A $20 donation is suggested. Children of all ages are welcome. Visit www.stonyhillstables.com.

All Against Abuse

The Retreat’s annual All Against Abuse gala will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 6:30 at The Muses in Southampton. The event will honor Joy Behar and Robin Hommel-Tenenbaum. For tickets or more info visit www.retreatgala.org.

Taking Care of our Island

East End Hospice offers its Taking Care of our Island Cocktail Party & Auction on Saturday, June 9, from 5:30 to 8 PM at Shelter Island Yacht Club. Bid on fabulous silent auction items like trips to Vermont and Italy. For tickets, call Chrissy at 631-288-7080 or email [email protected].

Midsummer Night’s Drinks

The 18th annual Midsummer Night’s Drinks event to benefit God’s Love We Deliver will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 9 PM at a private home in Water Mill. Tickets start at $500. Visit www.glwd.org.

Wildlife Trust Yard Sale

The Jacobs Family will be having an enormous yard sale on Saturday, June 9, from 8 AM to 2 PM at 285 Old Wood Path in Southold. They will be donating 100 percent of the sales to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a nonprofit that, for over 40 years, has been dedicated to protecting Kenya’s beautiful wildlife and habitats.

Swing Into Summer

Group for the East End presents the Swing Into Summer Benefit on Saturday, June 9, from 6:30 to 11 PM at The Bridge, in Bridgehampton. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, auction, and dancing. Group for the East End provides environmental education programs for children and work to save our land, water, and wildlife. For tickets, visit www.groupfortheeastend.org.

Barkin’ & Meowin’

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation presents a Barkin’ & Meowin’ brunch at Calissa in Water Mill on Sunday, June 10, from 11 AM to 3 PM. There will be fashions by Marina St Barth. For reservations, call 631-500-9292.

School’s Out

Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, will host the 20th anniversary of its annual School’s Out fundraiser on Saturday, June 16, from 5 to 7:30 PM. The event is co-chaired by Benjamin Dixon, Dan Ennis, and Rod Grozier. The event’s co-hosts are Alfredo Paredes, Paul Weinstein, and Ward Williams, and will be held at the home of Lisa and James Cohen in East Hampton.

Following the cocktail party, there will be a dinner hosted by Martha Stewart, Joseph Altuzarra, Tracy Anderson, Charlie Ferrer, Steven Gambrel, Anetta Nowosielska, Brian Sawyer, Kevin Sharkey, Robert Stilin, and Jacqueline Terrebonne.

Navy SEAL Foundation

Navy Beach in Montauk is honoring Montauk’s Naval history and continuing its support of the Navy SEAL Foundation with the sixth annual fundraiser for the organization. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. On Saturday, June 16, from 3 to 5 PM, Navy Beach will host the benefit cocktail party.

The party will be the official kick-off to a sixth season of fundraising efforts at the restaurant. This year’s remarks will be provided by Rear Admiral Tom Steffens, US Navy (Ret), who served 34 years as a Navy SEAL. In fact, Steffens learned to swim on Long Island and gained his love for the ocean riding waves at Jones Beach.

The event will feature cocktails and snacks from signature Navy Beach favorite menu items. In addition, guests will be able to bid on silent auction items and purchase raffle tickets for several prizes. The cost to attend the event is $50 per adult, $25 for veterans, and free for children under 16 (at the door). Following the event, the restaurant will be open for regular dinner service beginning at 5:30 PM and reservations are recommended. For those who prefer to purchase their tickets at the door, RSVP for the cocktail party to [email protected].

Shelter Island Run

Todd Plitt

The 39th Annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, June 16, at 5:30 PM. Touted as the most scenic course, the Shelter Island Run is a fundraising event for East End Charities. This year’s race will welcome former Olympian, four-time NYC Marathon winner, and four-time Boston Marathon winner, Bill Rodgers. Local charities include East End Hospice and Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch.

A Family Fun Post Race Festival will take place at the American Legion, adjacent to the race finish, and will be complimentary to all. There will be dancing in the street with DJ Twilo, local artisan food trucks including Noah’s, Scotto’s Pizza Truck, Opa on the Go, Mister Softee, and Stars Café, and a BBQ complimentary to all runners featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers and more. For a full schedule of events throughout the weekend visit www.shelterislandrun.com/events.html.

Sign up is available online at http://bit.ly/2Gva66L.

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at 9 AM. Email to [email protected].

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