8/6: Hamptons Cup Presented by Cartier Benefiting Robin Hood. A charitable polo match featuring Nacho Figueras and other top polo players. This event benefits Robin Hood, an organization that fights poverty by working in NYC schools, creating job programs, nd building soup kitchens. Both tables and individual tickets can be purchased. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the event runs from 4-7 p.m. Equuleus Polo Club; robinhood.org
8/11: Dopo La Spiaggia East Hampton, 31 Race Lane East Hampton. The Third Annual Trunks of Love Gala. The Human-Animal Bond VI’s most important fundraiser of the year.Honoring humanitarians who have been extraordinary advocates in animal welfare, primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall; cruelty-free designer Cornelia Guest; and philanthropist Penni Ludwig who generously gifted our two mobile elephant clinics. The event will be hosted by VI’s dear friends and ambassadors Katie Cleary of World Animal News, Christine Evangelista, Dwayne Hill and Susan Rockefeller. Ryan Willard is the Guest Auctioneer. Honored guests include Nan Bush and Bruce Weber, and Jane Gill. Guests will enjoy a 6:00 – 7:30 pm VIP Cocktail Reception with interactive exhibits by National Geographic Explorer Asher Jay, followed by the Evening Dinner Reception graciously presented by Chef Maurizio Marfoglia from 7:30 – 10:00 pm with auctions, a featured presentation and surprise guests.
8/12: Field at 4 Maidstone Lane, East Hampton Village. The East Hampton Library presents their 13th annual Authors Night, where you can meet and mingle with 100 authors, buy their books and have them personally inscribed at this lively cocktail party, with all proceeds benefitting the Library. The event begins at 5 PM, with the book signing cocktail party and continues at 8 PM with private dinner parties featuring guest authors at area homes. The evening’s Founding Honorary Chair, Alec Baldwin, will be joined by his wife Hilaria Baldwin, both of whom will be signing their new books. Other participating authors include: Alan Alda, James Barron, Ann Brashares, Robert A. Caro, Dick Cavett, Tom Clavin, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Laura Dave, Elliott Erwitt, Laurie Gelman, Stacey Griffith, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marissa Hermer, Molly Haskell, Jeffrey Lyons, Peter Marino, Kati Marton, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Kathy McKeon, Malcolm Nance, Holly Peterson, Wade Rouse, David Salle, Jessica Seinfeld, Jessica Siskin, Stephen Kennedy Smith, Iris Smyles, Marion Lear Swaybill, Elizabeth Vargas, Marshall Watson, and Chris Whipple. $100 for book signing cocktail party; $300 and up for dinner parties (includes cocktail party entry).
8/18: 69th Annual Soft Ball Gameball. 2:00 pm, Herrick Park. The East Hampton Artists & Writers Annual Softball Game and its events are dedicated to building a community around the game and building a better game to serve the community. In the spirit of one of the longest-continuing traditions on the East End, artists, writers, supporters and volunteers come together for entertainment, competition and fun to benefit local charities that provide vital human services. We ask for your help in hitting it out of the park for the community we share and love.
8/25: As part of the Bay Street Under The Stars Program, stars Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell perform beloved musical Kiss Me Kate directed by Will Pomerantz. It is a free event at Mashashimuet Park and a unique staging of the show outside of the four walls of a theater. Mashashimuet Park, Sag Harbor.
8/27: 42nd Hampton Classic Horse Show. Spectators can enjoy the competition in six beautifully landscaped show rings set over 65 acres of showgrounds. A special attraction is the Kids Exhibition Tent with hands-on activities, pony rides, and petting zoo animals. The Boutique Garden and Stable Row offer souvenirs and a unique array of items for purchase from approximately 80 shops. An international food court is located in the Boutique Garden. Children under 6 are free. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. August 27-September 3: $10/person and $20/carload; August 28: Adoption & Animal Welfare Day, free admission; August 29-30, bring three or more non-perishable food items for the Sag Harbor Food Pantry and get in free.; August 29-3, senior citizens get in free. Seating is $35 (sections A & E) or $45 (sections B, C, D) per person for premium bucket seating (this is in addition to the general admission fee). Route 27 at 240 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton, NY; hamptonclassic.com