At A Glance

Summer kicks off in the Hamptons with artistry, athletics and enchanted evenings.
The beach beckons, along with a host of eclectic seasonal events. Photo: Clay Leconey

By Jenna Lebovits


Making Waves: PPHP’s Hamptons Benefit

Join fellow reproductive rights advocates in support of an important cause at Planned Parenthood’s exclusive annual benefit party. Come together in community to champion reproductive health, gender equality and wellness for all while enjoying a lively beach bonfire. Tickets from $350. The Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, Bridgehampton;


All Against Abuse Benefit

The annual gala in support of The Retreat—a Hamptons-based organization dedicated to preventing domestic violence—will be held at the Southampton Arts Center, where guests can enjoy signature cocktails and delicious food offerings curated by Art of Eating, as well as live music by the groovy New Orleans-influenced soul band HooDoo Loungers. Tickets from $750. Southampton Arts Center;


Shelter Island 10K 

Get your blood pumping with the 45th annual Shelter Island 5 and 10K Run/Walk. Set against a backdrop of coastal views and lush greenery, runners and walkers alike are invited to embark on a journey of physical and mental rejuvenation. Registration from $45. Shelter Island;

Designing and Creating a Cut Flower Bouquet

Get closer to nature and learn how to create your own vibrant, balanced flower bouquet with North Fork Flower Farm’s own Drianne Benner. Stroll the picturesque fields and learn expert tips for growing and caring for your own flowers. Space is limited; reservations are required. Tickets from $35. North Fork Flower Farm, 48455 Rte. 48, Southold;

Much Ado about Madoo Garden Market & Cocktail Party

Indulge in an evening of sensory delight amid enchanting gardens and the historic charm of Madoo at its 12th annual affair. This benefit is a key fundraising event for the gardens and educational programs at the Madoo Conservancy, now celebrating its 30th year. Tickets from $315. The Madoo Conservancy, Sagaponack;


Summer of Wellness

The Southampton Hospital Foundation’s Vision Board is hosting a robust roundup of well-minded programming for all to enjoy. Throughout the summer, Vision Board members will be offering Hamptons fitness classes in support of the foundation and furthering community well-being. The summer kickoff class—Torch’d by Isaac Boots—will be hosted at The Wine Stand at Wölffer Estate Vineyard on Saturday, June 22, at 9:30AM. More events will follow. Various prices and locations;


Whimsy Motown Magic

Step into a world of rhythm and artistry at the Southampton Arts Center’s Whimsy Motown Magic benefit. Groove to soulful tunes while helping support the vibrant Hamptons art scene. Tickets from $350. Southampton Arts Center;

JUNE 29-30

Amagansett Fine Arts Festival

Revel in the beauty of art with a vast, eclectic roundup—all hand-picked and curated from a blend of local Hamptons and national artists and artisans. For more than 10 years, David Oleski Events has been hosting this colorful community gathering, held the last weekend in June. Free. American Legion, Amagansett;


Bay Street Gala

Sag Harbor’s beloved Bay Street Theater hosts its most important fundraising event of the year, featuring honorees Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Dr. Georgette Grier-Key. Contribute to making the arts accessible to all, and show your support while enjoying delicious eats, cocktails, a live auction and a chance to win a $2,000 Tiffany & Co. gift certificate. Tickets from $1,750. Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor;