Sweet Charities

Michelle Farmer x CTREE

Michelle Farmer in Southampton invites you to shop to benefit the Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End (CTREE). Enjoy bubbles and shopping on Wednesday, July 25, from 1 to 5 PM. Fifteen percent of all sales will be donated to the charity. RSVP to [email protected].

A Taste of Shelter Island

“A Taste of Shelter Island,” hosted by Toby and Itzhak Perlman, will be held on Friday, July 27, starting at 6 PM at 73 Shore Road in Shelter Island Heights. The event is being held to benefit the Perlman Music Program. For tickets and more info visit www.perlmanmusicprogram.org.

Chefs & Champagne

The James Beard Foundation, the country’s preeminent culinary organization, will hosts its annual “Chefs & Champagne” benefit, starting at 6 PM at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack on Saturday, July 28.

Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Bravo’s Emmy award–winning “Top Chef,” will be the guest of honor. There will be food and drink offerings from more than 35 chefs, beverage masters, and artisanal purveyors. Visit www.jamesbeard.org for more info.

An Evening of Enchantment

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation presents its fundraising gala, “An Evening of Enchantment,” on Saturday, July 28, from 6:30 to 11 PM, at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. The foundation will honor Jodi Wasserman, member of the board of directors of Lucia’s Angels and Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

The event will feature entertainment by illusionist and mentalist Alex Voz, cuisine by Jean-Georges, dancing to DJ Double S Productions, Mirror Photobooth NYC, and more. Jean Shafiroff, noted philanthropist, is the gala chair.

Funds raised at the benefit will underwrite accessible mammography screenings and new state-of-the-art medical equipment at The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and its satellite locations in Hampton Bays and East Hampton.

Through Ellen’s Well, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation provides social worker-led support groups, nutrition, yoga, reiki, and other healing opportunities for breast cancer survivors. Programs sponsored by Ellen’s Well are free of charge. No patient is turned away from The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment.

Visit www.ellensrun.org.

Watermill Center

The 25th annual Watermill Center summer benefit and auction, “Time Bomb,” will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 6 PM to midnight. The event unites the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture, and fashion. For tickets and more info, visit www.watermillcenter.org.


The North Fork Animal Welfare League’s “Petapalooza,” the annual family day and open house event, will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 11 AM to 3 PM at Southold Animal Shelter in Peconic. Enjoy live music, tours of the shelter, basic training demonstrations, an ice cream truck, face painting, and more. Admission is free.

Chef’s Dinner

Internationally renowned French-born chef Jacques Pépin will be honored at the 14th annual Hayground School’s Chefs Dinner on Sunday, July 29, on the school’s grounds in Bridgehampton. Each year, the culinary community works together to creates a fabulous tasting menu paired with remarkable wines to not only celebrate culinary geniuses, like Chef Pépin, but raise much needed financial aid for the Hayground School.

This year 10 chefs, Josh Capon (Lure Fishbar, Bowery Meat Company), Jessica Craig (L’Artusi), Claudia Fleming (North Fork Table & Inn), Christian Mir (Stone Creek Inn), Ayesha Nardjaja (Shuka), Francois Payard (Karvér), Joe Realmuto (Nick & Toni’s), Hillary Sterling (Vic’s), Bill Telepan (Oceana), and Jason Weiner (Almond, L&W Oyster Co.) will prepare dinner for guests in Jeff’s Kitchen at Hayground School, Bridgehampton.

The honorary chairpersons are Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. During the dinner, there will be a conversation between chefs Eric Ripert and Jacques Pépin. For the first time in 14 years, the dessert course, created by Claudia Fleming, Jessica Craig, and Francois Payard, will be a dessert bar so guests can continue to mingle.

Visit www.haygroundchefsdinner.org for more info.

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