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Summer Luncheon

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton is hosting its Annual Summer Luncheon on Friday, July 6, at 11:30 AM at Moby’s Restaurant at East Hampton Point.

Every year the Jewish Center of the Hamptons hosts a Summer Luncheon that honors members who have made extraordinary contributions to the life of the congregation and the greater community. This year the Jewish Center is honoring Sara Beth Zivitz and Michael Senft. CBS Senior News Correspondent Rita Braver will be guest speaker.

To purchase a seat or a table at the Summer Luncheon call the JCOH office at 631-324-9858 or go to the JCOH website at www.jcoh.org.

Give Us Our Independence

Join ARF (the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons) for “Give Us Our Independence,” a low-cost vaccine clinic and adoption event from 2 to 6 PM at the ARF Adoption Center, in East Hampton on Friday, July 6. Rabies, distemper, bordetella, FVRCP, and microchipping will be available for $10 each. All cats and dogs must be spayed/neutered to receive these $10 services. Vaccines for unaltered animals are $25. No appointment necessary. Also meet cats and dogs available for adoption.

More info at www.arfhamptons.org.

World of Moran

The East Hampton Historical Society, the new stewards of the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, will present an opening celebration on the evening of Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 PM. The benefit will celebrate the opening of the Moran Studio Exhibition, a collaborative effort that has brought the “World of Moran” to life.

Located on East Hampton’s Main Street Historic District, this charming turreted Queen Anne shingled piece of Victorian architecture is a local gem that also has the honor of being registered as a National Historic Landmark.

Southampton Rose Society

The Southampton Rose Society presents “Roses, Rosé, Cocktails, and Silent Auction,” on Friday, July 6, from 5:30 to 8 PM at the home of Jurgen Friedrich, to benefit the society. In charge or the event are event party chair Kim White Wolfgruber, honorary chair Anke Friedrich, and rose patrons Helga Dawn and Harvey Feinstein. For tickets, visit www.southamptonrose.org.

Halsey House Gala

The Southampton Historical Museum will host its annual “Halsey House Gala: Summer of Love” on Saturday, July 7, at 5:30 PM. Southampton’s oldest home, the Thomas Halsey Homestead, will be serving up sunset cocktails in the newly-restored herb garden. The theme of the night is ’60s Hamptons chic. There will be music by DJ Twilo. For tickets, visit www.southamptonhistory.org.

Bay Street Gala

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor presents its 27th annual Summer Gala on Saturday, July 7, at The Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. The theme of this year’s event is “Some Enchanted Evening.” Rock the dock for the last time. This will be the final gala on the wharf.

Jane Lynch will emcee and there will be performances by Howard McGillin, Sarah Bowden, Joshua Bergasse, Robert Fairchild, Phyre Hawkins, and a script written by Jonathan Tolins. Honorees include Erik and Danny Marsili, Luigi Caiola, and Sean McGill. The event begins at 5:30 PM. For more info, visit www.baystreet.org.

The Big Tent

“The Big Tent: Party For The Cinema 2” to benefit the Sag Harbor Cinema will be held on Sunday, July 8, from 5 to 8 PM. The event will include an art auction, face painting, bites from local restaurant, music from the HooDoo Loungers, and more. Visit www.sagharborcinema.org.

Family Service League

Family Service League presents its Summer Gala on Friday, July 13, from 7 to 11 PM at Oceanbleu at Westhampton Bath & Tennis.

Join for an exciting evening, which includes a special paddle fundraising opportunity to support Family Service League’s children’s programs. FSL delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a broad spectrum of areas including mental health, drug, and alcohol treatment, suicide prevention, homelessness, job training, education, and counseling services. Visit www.fsl-li.org for more info.

BNB Hamptons Youth Triathlon

The BNB Hamptons Youth Triathlon to benefit i-tri, presented by Hampton Jitney and Farrell Fritz, takes place at Long Beach in Sag Harbor on Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 AM. This youth distance triathlon, designed specifically with safety in mind, challenges youth ages 10 to 17 with a 300-yard swim, seven-mile bike, and 1.5-mile run.

The Hamptons Youth Triathlon is one of the only youth triathlons on Long Island that features an open water swim. The bike route takes riders on a mostly flat course on wide roads with designated bike lanes and the run is a down and back on a closed course. Register at www.itrigirls.org on the race tab. In person registration opens at Long Beach at 6:30 AM.

Lobster Bake

The Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station Society will hold its annual lobster bake benefit on Saturday, July 14, from 6 to 8:30 PM at the station, now a museum, at 160 Atlantic Avenue, just a few steps from Atlantic Avenue Beach. A traditional lobster bake will be served, which will include lobsters, barbecued chicken, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes, field greens, and dessert. There will also be live music.

Tickets cost $150 per person for adults and $75 for children 12 and younger. They can be bought on the station’s website, www.amagansett.org, or at Amagansett Wine & Spirits on Main Street.

SoFo Gala

The South Fork Natural History Museum, the state-of-the-art natural history museum in Bridgehampton, presents its 29th Annual Summer Gala Benefit on Saturday, July 14, to benefit educational and environmental programming and initiatives at the museum.

The event will honor Courtney Ross, founder of the Ross institute, Ross School, and the Ross Learning System; Don Church, President of Global Wildlife Conservation; and Russell Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer of Global Wildlife Conservation. Chairs are Sammi and Scott Seltzer, and Patsy and Jeff Tarr, with co-hosts Leslie Clarke, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Debra Halpert.

A VIP cocktail reception will be held from 6 to 7 PM featuring a special tasting menu created and presented by acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs. A main reception will follow and include an honoree presentation, a buffet dinner catered by Elegant Affairs Catering, a live and silent auction, and dancing with The Nancy Atlas Project Band from 7 to 10 PM. Visit www.sofo.org/summer-gala.

Hamptons Happening

The 14th Annual Hamptons Happening benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation will happen on Saturday, July 14. Taking place on the estate of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, The Hamptons Happening is one of the Hamptons’ most anticipated summer benefits and will once again feature tastings from some of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons.

The event will be hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge and will honor Chef Matt Lambert, Executive Chef and Co-owner of The Musket Room, Michelin Star Recipient; Ramy Brook Sharp, founder and Creative Director of Ramy Brook; and Joe Farrell, founder and President of Farrell Building Company. The Hamptons Happening is chaired by event co-founder Marion N. Waxman, Sponsorship Chair Karen Amster-Young, and Journal Chair Erica Linden-Fineberg.

Drawing on average 300 guests, the event will again feature silent and live auctions and will take place under a tent on the stunning 15-acre Bridgehampton property. The benefit is a scrumptious celebration of New York’s finest cuisine, personally presented by the top chefs of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. Guests indulge their appetites for the savory and the sweet, mix and mingle, bid on exciting auction items, and dance, all the while collaborating to fund the quest for a cure for cancer.

For tickets, visit www.waxmancancer.org.

Chicken BBQ

Old Steeple’s popular Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 5 to 7 PM, rain or shine, at the Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue. The menu includes chicken, potato, coleslaw, corn on the cob, and watermelon. Tickets are $17 if purchased on or before July 7 and $20 if purchased between July 8 and 14. For tickets, call Jean at 631-722-4171. You can also send ticket payment to Old Steeple, PO Box 154, Aquebogue, NY 11931, along with your phone number and email address, and they will email you an e-ticket.


ARF, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, has an official club to involve kids in raising funds for the animals at the ARF Adoption Center. This special club for kids raised over $4000 last summer for the dogs and cats at ARF. A Lemonarf stand is just like a regular lemonade stand, only better. ARF has a free Lemonarf starter kit available for pick up at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott. Learn more at www.arfhamptons.org/giving-opportunities/lemonarf.

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

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