If you have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, spread a little seasonal cheer by attending one of these Thanksgiving weekend Hamptons soirees, which are raising funds for great East End causes.
Prior to its 33rd annual House & Garden Tour, East Hampton Historical Society is presenting a Preview Benefit Party at Maidstone Club (29 Maidstone Lane, East Hampton) on Friday, November 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $200 and include admission to Saturday’s tour – which showcase five abodes that highlight Hamptons historical and modern architecture. For more information, visit www.easthamptonhistory.org.
While La Superica (1 Main Street, Sag Harbor) may have closed for the season last month, you can still have one (or maybe a few) final Perfects during a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball Fundraiser on Friday, November 24. The benefit will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and there is no cover. The evening will include live music, an auction, raffle and cash bar. For more information, visit www.hamptonsbaseball.org.
A closing ceremony for Touch The Earth, an exhibition curated by April Gornik, will be held at The Madoo Conservancy (618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack) on Saturday, November 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Touch The Earth features works from Robert Dash, Michele Oka Doner, and Toni Ross, and the exhibition will be on view Friday, November 24, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, November 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission ranges from complimentary to $40. For more information, visit www.madoo.org.
Before you “get freezin’ for a reason” during Heart of the Hamptons’ annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, December 9 at Coopers Beach, the non-profit organization that assists more than 1,500 people each year is hosting an inaugural Warm-up Party. The benefit will take place at 230 Down (230 Elm Street, Southampton) on Saturday, November 25, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., and feature music from Roses Grove Band and a mechanical surfboard that attendees can take a “ride” on. Admission is $15, but free for pre-registered plungers. For more information, visit heartofthehamptons.org.