At A Glance: August

Charity, culture and community make for an altruistic August on the East End.
Photography by Christopher Clarke

By Lindsay Tanney

August 3
Wild at Heart Gala
Support animal and human health at a cocktail reception hosted by Christie Brinkley and Bellissima, followed by a sustainably sourced dinner. There will also be silent and live auctions and a luxe bonfire on the beach; special guest DJ Alexandra Richards will spin. Tickets from $550. Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, 231 Mid Ocean Dr., Bridgehampton, wildatheartbenefit.com

August 4
The Hamptons Paddle & Party for Pink
Paddle with a purpose to help support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Compete in the morning paddle race, then join the sunset party on the beach. Paddle registration from $175; beach party admission from $1,500. Havens Beach, Havens Beach Rd., Sag Harbor, hamptonspaddleforpink.org

August 6
Solving Kids’ Cancer Luncheon
Solving Kids’ Cancer works to accelerate next-generation treatments for aggressive childhood cancers with low survival rates. Help support the cause by joining the host committee, which includes Purist founder Cristina Cuomo and restaurateur Gabby Karan De Felice, at this luncheon. Tickets from $175. Tutto Il Giorno, 56 Nugent St. Southampton, solvingkidscancer.org

August 10
Guild Hall Summer Gala
Join more than 500 people for a lively night starting with an exclusive preview of Guild Hall’s new Ellsworth Kelly exhibit, followed by cocktails at a private equestrian property. Tickets from $500. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton, guildhall.org

August 12
Elephant Documentary Shorts with Empowers Africa
Empowers Africa is a nonprofit that supports human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. The organization will be screening three documentary shorts that focus on elephants: Forty Years of the ​David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust; The Journey of Giants, by African Parks; and ​Putting an End to Poaching​ by the Pams Foundation. Tickets from $10. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, southamptonartscenter.org, empowersafrica.org

PLATFORM X
Equinox has partnered with American Express Platinum to create the ultimate fitness experience open to Equinox members and Amex Platinum cardholders. Attendees will receive specially designed, 45-minute metabolic-conditioning sessions that combine mobility, strength and cardio. Various dates offered through Aug. 25 at The Barn, 264 Butter Lane, Bridgehampton, equinox.com

Strides for Life
Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer, taking the lives of more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. Join the Southampton community in the 13th annual walk to support Lung Cancer Research Foundation research. Adults, $55, ages 12 and under, $25. Meeting point at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, lcrf.org

August 18
“Kiss and Tell” at the RJD Gallery
RJD Gallery celebrates eight years of growth in developing and representing international, representational artists with a concentration on narrative, realism, photorealistic portraiture, surrealism and figurative art. Join them for the opening of “Kiss and Tell,” and meet artists Andrea Kowch, Mary Jane Ansell and Kris Lewis. The exhibition will run through October 1. 2385 Main St., Bridgehampton, rjdgallery.com
August 19
Family Party at the Parrish Art Museum
Enjoy a BBQ dinner while engaging in fun activities for the whole family at the Museum’s fifth annual Summer Family Party, which includes a gallery scavenger hunt, Flip Book photo booth and the opportunity to create art projects alongside artists. Tickets from $125 for adults, $100 for children. Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, parrishart.org

August 25
The Backyard Talent Show
The Scarlett Fund at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is hosting its 4th annual kids’ talent show to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Performer tickets from $250; spectator tickets from $50 for kids, $75 for adults. Home of Scarlett Fund founders Jennifer and Robert James, 14 Dannielle’s Way, Bridgehampton, thescarlettfund.com

Kids Beachcomber Clean-Up Contest
Join Southampton, Southampton Village and Purist in a fun-filled beach clean-up contest; prizes will be awarded to the top tidier. Free. Coopers Beach, 268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, 4 to 5:30PM; for more information, contact Councilwoman Christine P. Scalera at 631.287.5745

August 30
Summerfest at Southampton Arts Center
Delight in a variety of delicious dishes from celebrated chefs, then satisfy your sweet tooth at the dessert stations or get a pick-me-up at the coffee bar. Free. Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, southamptonartscenter.org