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“Girl with Ball” by Roy Lichtenstein is the artwork for The Halsey House Gala “Beach Ball.” Independent/Courtesy MOMA

Sag Harbor Historical

The Sag Harbor Historical Society presents “The Point” 2019 Gala on Friday, July 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This year’s gala is hosted by Marni and Stuart Hersch in North Haven. Sandra Foschi and Bill Evans are the honorary chairpersons.

Stephen and Emma Walton Hamilton will serve as honorees. Stephen Breitenbach is being recognized for his renovation of The Point House. Chris Denon and John Battle are being recognized for their restoration of Sag Harbor’s movie theater sign following the fire. For tickets and more info, visit www.sagharborhistorical.org.

Fresh Air Home

The Southampton Fresh Air Home’s annual American Picnic, with fireworks by Grucci, will be held on Friday, July 5, from 7 to 10 PM. Festivities will include a carnival with games, stilt walkers and magicians, a delicious American picnic, dancing, music, and a fireworks display. For more info, visit www.sfah.org.

Halsey House Gala

The Southampton History Museum presents its signature summer event, the annual Halsey House Gala “Beach Ball,” to be held on Saturday evening, July 6, from 6 to 8 PM. The gala takes place in the gardens of The Thomas Halsey Homestead established by the pioneering Halsey family in 1648. Guests will first walk through Halsey House, the oldest English-style wood frame house in New York State and Southampton’s oldest home.

Gala chairs for this year’s celebration are Doug and Amy Halsey, James and Laura Lofaro Freeman, Kathleen King, Peter Hallock and Craig Mowry, Rome and Lisa Arnold, and Will and Katie Milligan. This year’s associate gala chair is Alexandra Halsey-Storch. Tickets start at $200 or $100 for those age 21 to 35. Visit www.southamptonhistory.org for tickets.

Fourth The Kids

Fourth The Kids is an annual fundraising event that will take place on Saturday, July 6, at 9 PM in East Hampton. The mission is to raise money and awareness for kid-centric charities, empowering young adults to give back.

In 2018, the event was attended by 450 people and it raised $19,600 for The Brady Campaign, an organization committed to eradicating gun violence, especially child gun deaths. This year’s event will be in a tented outdoor setting hosted by Bailey Berro, Zachary Zimmerman, Leo Barse, and Daniel Mendez. This year’s beneficiary is The Jed Foundation, with a fundraising goal of $35,000. Jed is committed to improving mental health awareness by providing resources to teens and young adults throughout the country.

For more info, visit www.fourththekids.org.


The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons presents the return of Lemonarf, A Club for Kids. In an effort to engage kids to become philanthropic, ARF has an official club to involve youngsters in raising funds for the animals at the ARF Adoption Center.

A Lemonarf stand is just like a regular lemonade stand. ARF has created a Lemonarf free starter kit, designed to help let people know that young participants are an important part of the ARF team, and that all of the money raised will go directly to the care of the animals at ARF. Last summer, the Club for Kids raised more than $4000 for ARF’s animals. Visit www.arfhamptons.org.

Bay Street Gala

Bay Street Theater’s 28th annual Summer Gala will be held on Saturday, July 6, at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack. The event begins at 5:30 PM with cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, live auction, and entertainment. The gala chairs are Mala and Jeff Sander. The event features emcee Isaac Mizrahi, celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, and will honor Joel Grey and Andrea Wahlquist. For tickets and more info, visit www.baystreet.org.

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