August Events in the Hamptons

August is a busy month in the City and in the Hamptons as well.  Here are a few events that I’m looking forward to in the next few weeks:

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Block Island Challenge

Take part of this motivating challenge that includes an 18-mile open ocean paddle beginning at 6:30 a.m. on the north side of Montauk Lighthouse and ending at Champlin’s Marina in Rhode Island. The paddle will be followed by a delicious catered lunch from 1 to 5 p.m. and a courtesy return ferry ride to Montauk. Individuals must raise or contribute $1500; $750 for anyone who is 18 years old or below.  New York 27, Montauk, 631-668-2544;‎Block Island Challenge

Free Arts NYC Kidfest Comes to the Hamptons

For the second year, Free Arts is bring Kidsfest, a one-of-a-kind celebration of art and creativity, to the East End. Enjoy an afternoon of indoor and outdoor activities including music, art, snacks, carnival games, and more. Hampton Country Day Camp, 191 Buckskill Rd., East Hampton; 10 Feed 10

Run 10 Feed 10 Annual Event

Run for a cause at Women’s Health and The FEED Foundation’s annual Run 10 Feed 10 race to raise money for The FEED Foundation, an organization that helps fight domestic hunger. Join hosts Michele Promaulayko and Lauren Bush Lauren, chairman of The FEED Foundation, for a night with a special guest DJ, live reggae band, a silent auction to benefit the foundation, and a beach bonfire. 7 – 10 p.m. Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, 231 Mid Ocean Dr., Bidgehampton, 537-1180;

Guild Hall’s 67th Annual Clothesline Art Sale

Guild Hall proudly hosts the annual Clothesline Art Sale, a community event that showcases original works by East End artists. Nearly 400 artists enter the sale evey year, with their work attracting thousands of art lovers looking for the next de Kooning, Prince, or Sherman. Works range in price from $50 to $2,000, with all proceeds split 50/50 between the artists and Guild Hall. 158 Main St., East Hampton;

Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation Diamond in the Rough Gala

This lavish summer fundraising event will take place under a grand tent on the Playhouse grounds and will feature a lively cocktail hour, live music, silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. 240 Edgemere Street, Montauk; montaukplayhouse.orgDiamond in the Rough Gala

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hadassah Annual Woman of the Year Luncheon

The annual Woman of the Year Luncheon this year is honoring the one and only VERED of the Vered Art Gallery in East Hampton. Proceeds from the event go to the Hadassah Medical Organization. Ticket includes cocktail hour, three-course lunch by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, a goodie bag, admission to boutiques, and a fashion show by WORTH. There is also a silent auction and raffles. 231 Dune Rd., Westhampton Beach;

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

UJA Federation of New York’s Summerfest

UJA invites you to Summerfest, a summer chic cocktail party and concert that attracts more than 1,500 of the most successful, entrepreneurial, and philanthropic individuals from Long Island’s North Shore and the Hamptons. This year’s event will feature Jennifer Hudson in concert and will highlight the significant role that the UJA Federation has played in helping victims of Superstorm Sandy. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury;

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rona Pfieffer’s Fine Jewelry Trunk Show

Rona Pfieffer will be hosting a two-day trunk show at Bonne Nuit to showcase her unique fine jewelry. Her new fall/winter collection displays her love of music, art, and one-of-a-kind materials. Bonne Nuit, 55 Main St. Suite A, East Hampton, 324-7273Rona Pfieffer

Friday, August 9, 2013

Love Heals’ 17th Annual Hamptons Summer Party

Celebrities, socialites, and media big-shots will gather for a good cause with drinks, bites, and festivities in support of Love Heals’ 17th consecutive Hamptons summer party. All proceeds go directly to Love Heals’ continued initiative for HIV prevention in New York City. nycharities.orglove heals

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s Be Our Guest Gala

This year, the WHBPAC will host its 4th annual midsummer gala featuring a Great Gatsby theme. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at a private home in Quogue before guests will continue on to select private residences for summer feasts, each with their own unique theme designed by the hosts.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

East Hampton Library Author’s Night

With over 160 authors and 1,000 guests in attendance over the last eight years, Author’s Night is the premiere literary event of the Hamptons. The evening will begin with an author’s reception where guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and mingle with their favorite writers. Each author’s most recent titles will be available for purchase. Guests will then move on to individual parties at Hamptons homes for dinner and more intimate conversation. 159 Main St., East Hampton, 631-324-0222; authorsnight.orgauthors night

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hamptons Design & Trade Showhouse

Hamptons residents, business owners,and special guests are invited to visit this amazing contemporary home in Southampoton. Tour the property, chat with designers and trade professionals while enjoying the specialty cocktails and culinary delights at this extraordinary open house. Through August 18. hamptonsdtsh.comhamptons design show house

Meet New Artists at “Discover Watermill”

“Discover Watermill” is a unique opportunity to meet artists from over 30 countries, all participating in The Watermill Centers International Summer Program. Tours of the center, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Collection, and the six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds featuring outdoor sculptures and artifacts will take place throughout the day. 39 Watermill Towd Rd.;

Friday, August 16, 2013

Domaine de la Romancee-Conti Richebourg Tasting at Societe du Vin

This tasting, hosted by renowned wine expert Peter Thustrup, will showcase 10 Richebourg vintages including the 1948, 1953, and 1971. A private cocktail party will follow the tasting. Societe du Vin, 204 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, 537-9100;

Saturday, August 17, 2013

ARF’s Bow Wow Meow Ball

ARF hosts an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and auctions with Beth Ostrosky Stern will be presenting, and the Champion of Animals Award will be given to legendary star Bernadette Peters. 6:30 p.m. arfhamptons.orgARF Hamptons Prepares For Bow Wow Meow Ball

Ne-Yo and Kevin Hart Host the Compound Foundation Benefit Gala

Co-hosted by singer Ne-Yo and comedian KEvin Hart, the Compound Foundation Benefit Gala will be an exciting evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live entertainment. The evening with be hosted at a private home in East Hampton an proceeds will work to improve the lives of youth in foster care and group homes.

Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s Pink Apron Party

In conjunction with the annual Ellen’s Run, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation will host its annual summer gala, the Pink Apron Party, showcasing a group of all female chefs. Confirmed chefs include Kathleen King ofT ate’s Bakery, Peggy Lauber of Wolffer Vineyards, and Cheryl Stair of Art of Eating. The evening will include tastings from each chef, cocktails, and dancing. 240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton; ellensrun.orgEllen Hermanson Foundation’s Pink Apron Party

Annual Paddle and Party for Pink

Come and enjoy a two-part event benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at the second annual Paddle and Party for Pink. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a paddle board race in Sag Harbor and concludes with a 6:30 p.m. sunset party at the residence of Lisa and Richard Perry. Havens Beach, Sag Harbor, 646-497-2697; hamptonspaddleforpink.orgAnnual Paddle and Party for Pink

65th Annual Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game

Artists, writers, celebrities, and fans will gather once again to compete in the 65th Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game, the longest running charity event in the Hamptons, that raises money for the East End Hospice, East Hampton Day Care Learning Center Phoenix House of Long Island and The Retreat. Past hall-of-famers include Bill Clinton, Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, and Rudy Giuliani. Herrick Park, East Hampton; artistswritersgame.org65th Annual Artists & Writers Celebrity Softball Game

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Healthy Child Healthy World Summer Luncheon

Healthy Child Healthy World invites you to its summer luncheon at the home of Jennifer Bayer Michaels in Water Mill. Join hosts Haley Binn, Samantha Yanks, Molly Sims, Kelly Rutherfod, and Simone Levinson and help educate parents on how to protect children from harmful chemicals found in our food and everyday products. Organic and sustainable food and beverages will be served.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Pilobolus Dance Theater Performs in the Hamptons

Using the human body as a medium for expression, these superhuman artists/athletes draw influence from vaudeville and acrobatics to create an ever-expanding body of work that is fun for all ages. 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach; whbpac.orgThe Pilobolus Dance Theater Performs in the Hamptons

Max Cure Foundation’s Family Fun Day

Join the Max Cure Foundation for a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and family fun day at the Ross School in East Hampton. 18 Goodfriend Dr,;

Guild Hall Presents the Garden as Art

Participants gather at Guild Hall for a continental breakfast, lecture, and presentation in the John Drew Theater with moderator Pail Goldberg, contributing editor at Vanity Fair and former architecture critic for The New Yorker. The panelists will include landscape architects Edwina von Gal and Edmund Hollander, and architects Lee Skolnick and Annabelle Selldorf. 158 Main St., East Hampton; guildhall.orgGuild Hall Presents the Garden as Art


Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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