Hamptons Calendar: Events Not to Miss this Summer

re Art Southampton Exterior entrance
Entrance to Art Southampton

We know your Google calendar is filled with Hamptons parties galore, but here are a number of East End events you don’t want to miss.


Art Southampton 2016 Presented by Art Miami at Nova’s Ark Project
July 7th-11th
The 5th annual edition of Art Southampton returns to the Nova’s Ark Project (60 Millstone Road, Bridgehampton, NY) from July 7th-11th. Art Southampton will feature over 70 top international art galleries showcasing paintings, photography, prints, drawings, video art, and sculpture from the 20th and 21st century works. There will be a two-tiered Private VIP Preview Party benefiting the Parrish Art Museum and the Southampton Hospital. Tickets are $150. One-Day Pass: $25. A Multi-Day Pass: $40. Opening Night VIP Preview Party: 7:30-10PM. The Fair: Friday and Saturday, noon – 7PM; Sunday and Monday: noon – 6PM. For more information: www.art-southampton.com

July 9th
Healthy Guru, one of area’s hottest new fitness and wellness events,  will be held at the Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane) on Saturday, July 9th. The day will kick off with a meet and great with Veronica Webb and Jen Selter, followed by a range of fitness classes scheduled for between 9AM-3PM. A beauty bar will be set up for guests to try different makeup brands and to speak with doctors about the latest cosmetic procedures. There will also be a “Healthy Guru” panel that will feature health and fitness guest speakers. The event ends with a Health Guru cocktail party and a fashion show by JUJA Active from 5PM-8PM. Tickets are $40 and proceeds will benefit the Southampton Arts Center. For more details visit: healthyguru.com

Southampton Animal Shelter’s Unconditional Love Gala
July 16th

Jean Shafiroff, Jonathan McCann, Jill Rappaport== The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and Jean Shafiroff Celebrate Third Annual "A Taste of Wine"== Southampton Arts Center, Southampton== May 28, 2016== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo: Jared Siskin/PMC==
Jean Shafiroff, Jonathan McCann, and Jill Rappaport at  The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Third Annual “A Taste of Wine” at Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, May 2016. ©Patrick McMullan Photo: Jared Siskin/PMC

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) will hold its Seventh Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 16th. Event Chairwoman, Jean Shafiroff, will welcome guests at a private oceanfront estate in Southampton for cocktails at 6:30 PM and dinner at 7:30 PM, catered by Robbins-Wolfe Eventeurs. During the evening, Drew De Carvalho and Seth Watsky will auction off a number of top prizes, including three nights at the Peter Island Resort and Spa in the British Virgin Islands, and three nights at Round Hill Hotel and Villas.Jamaica. For more information: Southamptonhospital.org/support/special-events

Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue 5th Annual Summer Benefit

July 23rd

RE Gimme Shelter Beth Stern, Chuck and Ellen and Michelle
Beth Stern, Chuck and Ellen Scarborough and Michelle Montak at a Gimme Shelter event.

Ellen and Chuck Scarborough will host the Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue 5th Annual Summer Benefit on Saturday, July 23, from 4 – 7 PM at their estate in Southampton. The event raises money to save dogs who are on death row at kill shelters across the country, spay/neuter the dogs, pay for all necessary medical care, and find loving homes for them. Scarborough, an Emmy Award-winning NBC anchor and correspondent, animal lover and adopter of two Gimme Shelter dogs, will act as master of ceremonies. During the benefit several high-end auction items will be on the block including: a personal tour of NBC studios with Scarborough, weekend getaways at The Baker House in East Hampton and Gurney’s in Montauk, a ride in an authentic WW2 fighter plane, cool art pieces by renowned artists Paul Gerben, Michael Dwek and Rock ‘n Roll Photographer Steve Joester, a night on the town in New York including car service and tickets to a Broadway show, award-winning Tesla Model for a weekend, a round of golf and lunch at Gardiner’s Bay private Country Club on Shelter Island. For more information:Tel.: (631) 903-9215 www.gimmeshelteranimalrescue.org

Walk of Hope to Defeat Depression/Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s Inaugural 5K
July 30th

Audrey Gruss, founder and chairman of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF)

Join the Hope for Depression Research Foundation on July 30th for their inaugural 5K Walk of Hope to Defeat Depression. The goal for the Walk is to raise awareness and fund the advancement of depression research. The race start time is 7:30 AM with participants meeting up at the Southampton Cultural Center. Registration is $50 and each walker will receive a special Walk of Hope baseball cap at the event. For more information:hopefordepression.org/southampton/events/walk-hope


August 6th

Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party

Whitney Fairchild, Mark Gilbertson at Southampton Hospital's 57th Annual Summer Party ©Patrick McMullan. Photo: Sean Zanni/PatrickMcMullan.com ==
Whitney Fairchild, Mark Gilbertson at Southampton Hospital’s 57th Annual Summer Party ©Patrick McMullan. Photo: Sean Zanni/PMC

The Southampton Hospital Foundation’s 58th Annual Summer Party, chaired by Hollis and James Forbes and Bill Ford and Marigay McKee, will take place on Saturday, August 6th. The evening, emceed by Chuck Scarborough, will benefit Southampton Hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, which is the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually. Laurence Scott Events is catering dinner and music will be by Groove Society. Table sponsorships begin at $7,500 and tickets are $500 per person. For more information: southamptonhospital.org/support/special-events