Summer Fun 2011: Social Life

All the positive ions floating around are making you want to buzz. This handy social agenda is your lineup of the can’t miss events.

Hamptons Events
The Social Scene Uncovered!

Amagansett Fine Arts Festival
July 2-4, 10am
American Legion, Amagansett
(610) 486-6393,

8th Annual House and Garden Tour
July 22, 11am

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
(631) 288-1500,
Tours of sumptuous homes and properties in the area. Tour and lunch: $10, tour only: $75.

Super Saturday 14
July 30, 12-6pm

Nova’s Ark Project, Water Mill
(917) 715-1660,
A benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund with a “garage sale” of garb from top designers and other fun. Admission: $650 for exclusive shopping, general admission: $450, children 5-16: $150, children under 5: Free.

39th Annual Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce Mary O. Fritchie Outdoor Juried Fine Art Show
Aug 6-7, 10am

Village Green and Gazebo and Mill Road, Westhampton Beach
(631) 288-3337,

63rd Annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game
Aug 20, 2pm

Herrick Park, East Hampton
(631) 725-1294,
A celebrity benefit for East End charities. Suggested donation: $10.

36th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
Aug 28-Sept 4

Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton
(631) 537-3177,

65th Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow
Sept 2-5

Shinnecock Indian Reservation, Southampton
(631) 283-6143,
A benefit for the Shinnecock Nation and their church with traditional ceremonies, crafts, food, music and much more. Tickets: $12, kids, seniors and handicapped: $10.


Polo and Long Island go together like beach and surf. The exciting game, the elegant exhibitors and the sophisticated socializing amount to an unforgettable afternoon—every time. And this summer, the leading clubs are stepping up their games to offer some of the best days in the sun virtually every weekend. This except from their respective line-ups exhibits some of the best of the best.

Meadowbrook, Old Westbury
The country’s oldest club, and one of the Gold Coast’s finest assets.

June 26
SUNY Old Westbury Charity Match

(516) 876-3207

July 16
North Shore Land Alliance Polo Picnic Party

August 6
Saddle Rock Ranch & Squadron A
Benefit Match

Sept 1-2
12 Goal Meadowbrook September Cup

September 17
Ronald McDonald House Charity Match

Polo at the Park, Bethpage State Park
The home of famed Bethpage Black is also hosting one large-scale season.

June 5
Long Island Pulse Magazine (that’s us!)
Cover Party

July 3 & 10
Rallye Motors High Goal

August 7
La Martina Fashions

Bridgehampton Polo, Hayground Road
It’s all the sizzle and sass of the Hamptons, and the game to go with it.

Early this spring, rumors were flying about Bridgehampton making an expected exit (the property was sold) but it looks like they will continue for the 2011 season. Take advantage of the celebrity hob-knobbing while you can. Games are usually on Saturdays starting July 23. This is your chance to catch a great social experience and participate in the field’s grand finale.

Fast Facts:
Game Time: 2 hours divided into 6 “chukkers” // Half Time: Divot stomp on the field
Field: 10 acres, about 9 football fields // Players: 4/side, 50-60 horses/game
Attire: Summer chic // G/A Tickets: From $20/car
VIP Tickets: Secret handshake required // Catering: High end cuisine and cocktails


Step out in support of The Island’s nonprofits. Philanthropy is fun, glamorous, and attending any of these events is sure to be both—not to mention it’s a great way to meet good people.

June 4
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club June Dance
The Creek Club, Locust Valley (516) 759-5437
Honoree: Tess Mullarkey.

June 6
South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 27th Annual Golf Outing
Seawane Club, Hewlett Harbor, Middle Bay CC Oceanside (516) 377-5360,

St. Joseph’s College’s 21st Annual Golf Classic
Plandome CC
(631) 687-2655,
Honoree: Michael E. Ryan, founder and president of The LandTek Group, Inc. All proceeds will go to the college’s athletic programs.

June 7
Friends of Karen’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament
10am, Meadow Brook Club, Jericho
(631) 473-1768,
An org assisting critically-ill children and their families. Honoree: John Koumpourlis, Managing Partner, Café Metro, Food Exchange and Fresh & Co. Tickets: $750/person, dinner only: $200.

June 9
2011 Long Island Elite Oz Masquerade
6:30pm, Oheka Castle, Cold Spring Hills
(516) 719-7100,
Theme: The Wizard of Oz. Proceeds will benefit a number of LI nonprofits. Tickets: $350/person.

June 11
The Lustgarten Foundation’s Robert J. Aaron Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon
7:30am, Harborside Motel, Montauk
(631) 668-4245,
A USAT-sanctioned 1 mile swim, 22 mile bike and 6.2 mile run.

June 13
The Ronald McDonald House of LI’s Lloyd Frazier Memorial Golf & Tennis Outing
Tam O’Shanter Club, Brookville
(718) 343-5683, ext. 140,
Honorees: The RMH-LI Board of Directors.

Madonna Heights Services’ Annual Ladies Golf Classic
Huntington Crescent Club
(631) 643-8800,
A benefit that helps adolescent girls, women and families overcome neglect, abuse and poverty.

June 16
Long Island Children’s Museum’s Cupcakes & Cocktails
Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City
(516) 224-5800,
Honorees: Roni Kohen-Lemle and Robert Lemle.

June 17
Nassau Physicians Foundation’s Innovations! 2011 Gala
7-11pm, Cold Spring Harbor CC, Huntington
(516) 719-7100,
Tickets: $250/person.

June 18
Southampton Hospital’s David E. Rogers Medical Center Benefit
4-6pm, Guild Hall, East Hampton
(631) 726-8700, ext. 3 or 7,
A stage presentation followed by a cocktail reception. Tickets: $250/person.

June 20
Alternatives for Children’s Annual Golf Outing
10am, Nissequogue GC, St. James
(631) 331-6400, ext. 229,
A benefit for this org that provides comprehensive educational programs for normal and developmentally delayed children. Tickets: $350/person.

June 21
Sisters of St. Joseph’s 16th Annual Golf Classic
Baiting Hollow Club
(631) 273-1187, ext. 25,
A benefit conducted by this religious org. Tickets: $250/person.

June 25
American Heart Association’s 15th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball
6-11pm, Hayground School, Bridgehampton
(631) 734-2804,
Tickets: $500/person.

June 29
Hi-Hello Child Care Center’s 13th Annual Hi-Aloha Clambake
Otto’s Sea Grill, Freeport
(516) 379-1825,

July 7
Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc.’s 12th Annual Golf Classic
Muttontown Club, East Norwich
(516) 921-7650, ext. 415,
A benefit for this center that offers comprehensive assistance to children and adults with differing abilities.

July 11
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s 14th Annual Golf Classic
Southward Ho CC, Bay Shore
(631) 376-3333,
Tickets: $600/person.

July 16
North Shore Land Alliance Polo Picnic Party
Meadowbrook Polo Fields, Old Westbury
(516) 626-0908,

July 25
Pederson-Krag Center’s 15th Annual Golf Outing
Brookville CC
(631) 920-8000,
A benefit for this comprehensive behavioral health treatment org.

July 26
Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank Marcum Workplace Challenge
7pm, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh
(516) 359-9409,
A 3.5 mile charity run/walk by thousands of participants from hundreds of companies.

July 30
AHRC Suffolk 5K Run
8am, Southampton Cultural Center
(631) 585-0100
A benefit for this org that helps those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

August 1
American Kidney Fund’s 6th Annual NY Golf Classic
The Hamlet G & CC, Commack
(516) 336-8530,
Tickets: $400/person, dinner only: $200.

August 3
Usdan Center for the Creative & Performing Arts Dinner and Gala Concert
Usdan Center, Wheatley Heights
(631) 643-7900,
A benefit for this prestigious summer arts day camp.

August 4
Island Harvest 15th Annual Golf Classic
The Creek, Locust Valley
(516) 294-8528, ext. 116,
A benefit for this local hunger relief org.

August 7
Peconic Land Trust Through Farms & Fields
Ocean View Farm, Bridgehampton
(631) 283-3195,
A dinner with entertainment to benefit this org dedicated to preserving local farms and natural areas.