A kick-off cocktail party on the eve of Friday, November 27, welcomes in this year’s highly anticipated East Hampton House & Garden tour. The annual event, now in its 31st year, will be held in the summer house of Mr. and Mrs. Elie Hirschfeld, “Where Lily Pond Lane Meets Georgica Beach.” Built in 1920, this house was all about its spectacular waterfront view. John Custis Lawrence, a well-known architect, played with almost Swiss-looking balconies and Arts & Crafts columns to achieve a modern take on a summer house. Tickets to the Opening Night Cocktail Party cost $200 each, which includes entry to the House Tour the following day. All ticket proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.