The Hamptons Events Not to be Missed in 2015

With each season in the Hamptons comes party options galore.  We’ve narrowed down the playing field to bring you four events that should not be missed.  From specialty shopping in Sag Harbor over champagne, to dancing the night away with Tito Puente Jr., here are the gatherings on the East End you’ll want to be seen at and support.

JANGEORGe Reception to Celebrate Lisa Jackson’s LJ Cross Fine Jewelry Collection

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JAN & GEORGE from JANGEORGe will host an exclusive reception on Saturday, June 13th from 3pm-6pm at their Sag Harbor store (11 Madison Street) to toast jewelry designer Lisa Jackson and her LJ Cross Fine Jewelry Collection.  Over a dozen pieces from her collection will be available for purchase during a summer long pop-up.  For more information, please visit or  RSVP to

Veinte! The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Summer Gala


Stephen Klein's 'West Kill Farm'
Stephen Klein’s ‘West Kill Farm’, image via

Join The Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s founding chairs Emily Levin and Julie Ratner, event chair Jean Shafiroff and honoree, philanthropist Andy Sabin, for “Veinte!” a summer gala celebrating twenty years of our Foundation changing lives and saving lives. Veinte! will be held on June 20th from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at Steven Klein’s West Kill Farm. The event will feature Tito Puente Jr. and his 10 piece band, fabulous food, cocktails, and of course, dancing! The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has spent the last 20 years building a legacy of women’s health on the East End through its major support for the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital and Ellen’s Well. Tickets for the event start at $400 each and you can learn more at to order your tickets online, or call 212-840-0916.

The 6th Annual Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Unconditional Love Gala

Alex Donner orchestra, image via
Alex Donner Orchestra, image via

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will host its 6th Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance Gala on Saturday July 18th beginning with cocktails at 6:30pm followed by dinner and dancing at 7:30pm in Southampton. Chairwoman Jean Shafiroff and Board President Jonathan W. McCann will welcome guests to an exciting Great Gatsby-themed evening with music by the Alex Donner Orchestra. Proceeds raised will go to the Southampton Animal Shelter’s crucial initiatives, such as their low-cost spay/neuter mobile van granted by the ASPCA, efforts to rescue animals enslaved in puppy mills, and the daily care of the rescues within the shelter. This year’s location will be revealed upon purchase of a ticket. Tickets begin at $1000 and can be purchased by visiting or by contacting Adrienne Walter 631-488-8000.

Southampton Hospital’s 57th Annual Summer Party


Emcee Chuck Scarborough and wife, image by Lev Radin
Emcee Chuck Scarborough and wife, image by Lev Radin

The Southampton Hospital’s 57th Annual Summer Party, themed Fantasia, will take place on Saturday, August 1st from 6:30pm to 11pm under the air-conditioned tents at Wickapogue Road in Southampton. The event chaired by Jean Remmel FitzSimmons with the support of Honorary Chair Howard Lorber and Underwriting Chair Jean Shafiroff will be emceed by Chuck Scarborough. The evening will benefit the Southampton Hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Over 900 guests will enjoy an elegant dinner catered by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, music by the Alex Donner Orchestra, in addition to a silent auction and raffle at the longest running annual benefit on the East End.  Tickets begin at $500 and can be purchased by calling Southampton Hospital Foundation at 631-726-8700 ext. 3, emailing or visiting