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**6:00pm -8:30pm: The 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Presented by Traditional Home Magazine To Benefit Southampton Hospital. Opening with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 21, 2012 and runs for six weeks from Sunday, July 22, 2012 to Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2012. Proceeds will benefit Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY. The Hampton Designer Showhouse, in its twelfth year, is a showcase for America’s premier design talent. Approximately 25 top interior designers and decorative artists will turn a lavish shingle style home into a decorating masterpiece. This year’s Showhouse located at 80 Flying Point Road in Water Mill, NY has been generously provided by Grande Design Residential Inc. Admission to the showhouse is $30 and includes the Showhouse Journal. Gala tickets are $225 each.
** American Cancer Society’s Festive in Flip Flops 2: Susan Lucci and Stacy London help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with more birthdays at a Gala Hampton’s Bash. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, spectacular live and silent auctions and a beach bonfire! Sponsors include: Discovery Communications, Horizon Media, Turner Broadcasting. From 6:30 pm until 11:30 pm at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, 231 Mid Ocean Drive, Bridgehampton, tables go for $5000-$25,000
** Chefs & Champagne New York is the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party in the Hamptons. The fundraising event features Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, culinary offerings from a select group of 40 fine chefs from New York City and beyond, and an exciting silent auction. The Christian Wölffer Scholarship recipient will also be announced. This year’s Honorees are Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality and Host of Food Network’s Chopped, Ted Allen, and the Judges.VIP Admission $375 begins at 5:00 P.M. VIP Admission includes reserved seating, an exclusive hour of tastings, silent auction preview, a gift bag, and admission to the VIP After-Party. General Admission $200.00 begins at 6:00 p.m. General Admission includes all tastings and a gift bag. Wolffer Estate Vineyard Sagg Road (just North of Route 27) Sagaponack, NY
Inaugural Art Southampton to Host Intimate Evening to Benefit The Watermill Center: Art Southampton presented by Art Miami will host a very special evening to benefit The Watermill Center, located in Watermill, New York. Internationally acclaimed director and Watermill Center Founder Robert Wilson will host a VIP reception followed by a screening of “HEAARTBEAT” a documentary on world renowned artist John Chamberlain created by his step-daughter Alexandra Fairweather. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:00pm for all Watermill Center Summer Bash supporters. At 6:30 pm there will be the special screening of “HEAARTBEAT.” Seating is limited to the first 40 generous donors at the price of $500 per ticket with 100% of the proceeds going directly to The Watermill Center/Chamberlain Residency Grant Fund. Of special interest to collectors and fans of the artist will be the display of a number of Chamberlain’s works by the prestigious Gallery Valentine. The Inaugural edition of Art Southampton presented by Art Miami will take place July 26th – 30th on the Elks Lodge fairgrounds 605 County Road 39, Southampton. For more information on Art Southampton and to purchase admission to the Heaartbeat Screening, please visit www.art-southampton.com.
** 13th Annual Art for Life Gala honoring Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Betsy Z. Cohen, CEO of Bancorp, Inc., Tamia and Grant Hill, and Marc J. Leder, Co-CEO of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Honorary Chair Kimora Lee Simmons. Event Chairs Frank and Nina Cooper of PepsiCo, Rick Davidson, Janet and Calvin Hill, and Bobby and Jill Zarin. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien with performances by Anita Baker, Salt-N-Pepa and Diggy Simmons. Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, founded by brothers Russell, Danny, and Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts. Russell Simmons’ East Hampton Estate. Cost $1,500 and up
** Montauk Playhouse Diamond in the Rough Gala. The Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation (MPCCF) will hold its annual “Diamond in the Rough” Gala on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center. Actors Jerry O’Connell and Aida Turturro will serve as the evening’s Honorary Co-Chairs, as the MPCCF celebrates the philanthropic commitment of Montauk residents and Gala Honorees: Cindi and Dave Ceva; Marlena and Sam Gershowitz; and Joan and Ron Hildreth. This year’s
Gala Co-Chairs are: Mary Coleman Lynn, Heather D’Agostino, Anna Kyriakides, Leyla Marchetto, and Alicia Zarou Scanlon. The outdoor, tented event will feature dinner, dancing, drinks, a live auction and raffle, and live music. Individual tickets begin at $250 per person, and are available for purchase online at www.montaukplayhouse.org, by phone at (631) 668-1124.
The East Hampton Library’s “Authors Night”: Co-Chairs Alec Baldwin and Barbara Goldsmith and more than 120 authors make this the premier literary event of the Hamptons! Featured authors include: Ken Auletta, David Baldacci, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Dick Cavett, Tom Colicchio, Philip Galanes, Oz Garcia, Peter Kaminsky, Robert Klein, Katie Lee, Robert Lipsyte, Jeffrey Lyons, Lynn Sherr, Dava Sobel, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Dr. Ruth Westheimer – and many more!
The evening begins at 5pm with the Authors Book Signing Reception, where guests meet and mingle with the authors, buy their books, and have them personally inscribed. At 8pm, guests are hosted at themed dinners at private homes in honor of one of
the guest authors. Tickets are $100 for the book signing reception only, and begin at $250 for the dinners Gardiner Farm, 36 James Lane, East Hampton.