Fabulous food and wine events. Fundraisers for great causes. Exclusive art openings. What a weekend awaits on the East End!
South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo)—Get to Know Some Tough Trees and Shrubs
Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., Sag Harbor. Walk Leader: Bill Miller, South Fork Natural History Museum Secretary
Tree man Bill Miller will lead you on an investigation into the trees and shrubs in several of the South Fork’s diverse habitats. In his musings on the objectives of his walk, Bill says he will, “Hint at some History, Touch on Topography, Then . . . Honor the Oaks, Parse the Pitch Pines, Pause with the Pepperidges, Ponder the Posts (Oaks), Savour the Sassafrasses, And maybe . . . Tinker with Twigs, Brush up on Buds, Lie about the Lyonias, Bicker about Bark, But absolutely . . . Wonder at the Wet-Land.”
*Reservations are required for all walks, workshops, and programs* There is no charge for SoFo Members (unless otherwise stated). Non-members $7 per adult; $5 per child Fees include admission to the museum on the day of the program.
Opening Reception: EST–3: Southern California in New York
Saturday, March 3, 6–8 p.m., Parrish Art Museum, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton
“EST–3 focuses on Los Angeles art in the New York collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody,” the Parrish Museum writes. “Its title (Eastern Standard Time Minus Three) is a playful rejoinder to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a Getty-initiated series of more than 60 exhibitions across Southern California that examines the emergence of Los Angeles as an art center. Starting on the opposite end of the country, and looking across three time zones, EST–3 avoids the tempestuousness of local dramas and the hyperbole of hometown boosterism to present a cool, wide-ranging view of art made in Los Angeles over a 40-year period of unprecedented development.”
At 6 p.m. come enjoy “Inside the Museum: EST-3,” a behind-the-scenes video about the making of the exhibition, followed by a conversation between Beth Rudin DeWoody and exhibition curator David Pagel, with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception to follow.
Members free, $10 nonmembers. Reservations required for the 6 p.m. program. Call 631-283-2118, ext. 41 to reserve.
‘Celebration Of Life’ Community Cocktail Party Fund Raiser
Saturday, March 3, 6–9 p.m. Ram’s Head Inn, Shelter Island
Enjoy the 12th annual Cheryl Hannabury Memorial fundraiser on Shelter Island. All proceeds will benefit the efforts of the Island Gift of Life Foundation, whose mission is to assist those battling life threatening illnesses with their uninsured expenses as well as weave their way through the insurance maze. The foundation has assisted people throughout the Hamptons, North Fork and Shelter Island. There will be food, open bar, live music, raffle, Chinese Auction and a Live Auction.
A Sensuous Night of Wine and Food at The Bridgehampton Inn
Sunday, March 4, 6–9 p.m. Bridgehampton Inn, Bridgehampton, NY
You are invited to the historic Bridgehampton Inn, built in 1795, to heighten your senses with an exquisite wine and food tasting. Wine experts will guide you thru each course: La Volte, John Leo, Palmer, Roman Roth, Opus One. Along with the great food and wine is a great cause: supporting the American Cancer Society. But there are on 35 seats for this night of indulgence in fabulous food and perfect wine! Cost: $125.00 per person. Email France.firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seats.
Girls Night Out—Red Dress Dinner Benefit for American Heart Association
Sunday March 4, 6:30 p.m., Hyatt East, 5720 Route 25A, Wading River
Ladies only! The Red Dress is the symbol for Heart Disease Awareness. Heart Disease is the number one killer of women. Join us for a girls night out to celebrate being women and keeping themselves and those they love heart healthy. This is a fundraiser for the AHA. Ladies only and special occasion red attire, PLEASE! Tickets include complimentary cocktail, passed hors d’oeuves, sit down dinner, DJ and dancing. Raffles, prizes and lots of fun!