North Fork Community Theater
North Fork Community Theater in Mattituck will host its 12th annual gala as a virtual event on Friday, June 12, at 7 PM. The gala will feature performances by NFCT company members and Broadway actors. There will also be artwork by award winning local artists that will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. To RSVP, visit www.nfct.com.
Hamptons Heart Ball
American Heart Association is embracing the new normal and moving its iconic Hamptons Heart Ball online on Saturday, June 20, from 7 to 8 PM.
The ball, now in its 24th year, is a fun and meaningful way to celebrate the mission of the American Heart Association with friends and colleagues.
“Now, more than ever, we’re all looking for ways to connect with others and stay encouraged,” said Cristina Civetta, 2020 Hamptons Heart Ball chair. “This virtual format allows everyone to continue to have fun and support our lifesaving mission, while adapting to spending more time at home. We are grateful for the support from our community and can’t wait to see how everyone makes the Hamptons Heart Ball their own.”
This year, the Hamptons Heart Ball will honor Ingrid Arneberg, Community Impact Honoree and Arthur Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network as its Medical Honoree. The 2020 Hamptons Heart Ball is excited to announce that Susan Lucci will emcee the event.
“We’re proud to work with the American Heart Association, which is investing research dollars in the search for answers,” Civetta said. “The AHA is fast-tracking a special $2.5 million fund for rapid response scientific research projects to investigate the specific cardiovascular implications of coronavirus, investing in short-term projects that can turn around results quickly — within 9 to 12 months. It’s critical that the Long Island community keep supporting the American Heart Association, since heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in the country.”
The funds raised from the Hamptons Heart Ball go towards research, advocacy, CPR training, and to promote better health.
On June 20, everyone is encouraged to dress in their Hamptons best and post pictures and videos to document their activity, using the hashtag #HamptonsHeartBall, and tagging the American Heart Association at @AHANewYork on Facebook and Instagram, and @HeartLongIsland on Twitter.
To register, visit www.hamptonsheartball.heart.org, where you can find the day-of program and additional information.