This Saturday the Hamptons social scene is overloaded with benefits, house parties and of course a slew of hibernation worthy daytime barbecues. With all of the goings-on it might be hard to decide which event to lend your gracious presence to. For us, it’s not even a question.
At 6:30 the NY Undressed crew will be heading over to the annual ROCK THE DOCK! Summer Benefit Bash at the Long Wharf waterfront in Sag Harbor. If you’ve yet to lock down your plans please, lend your beautiful face and time to support The Bay Street Theatre.
These are the final days to purchase tickets to Bay Street Theatre’s most important fundraising event of the year. Tickets are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling Jessica Lemire at 631-725-0818 ext. 129.
The Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution presenting new, classic and contemporary works with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. Not only have they provided quality entertainment to generations but they also offer educational programs for all ages, helping foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.
Past attendees include: Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Lauren Bacall, Alec Baldwin, Chris Bauer, Joy Behar, Mel Brooks, Kim Cattrall, Chevy Chase, Blythe Danner, Kelsey Grammer, Anne Jackson, Billy Joel, Star Jones, Richard Kind, Nathan Lane, Susan Lucci, Terrence McNally, Rosie O’Donnell, Mercedes Ruehl, Liev Schreiber, B. Smith, Eli Wallach, Naomi Watts and Robert Zimmerman.
The magical evening begins with cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres while temptations abound at the silent auction. Single tickets are available as well as tables for 10. The popular, more laid-back lounges are back again this year, but only one remains for purchase. Both offer tapas dining. Music and entertainment are always part of the fun. A special live performance by Tony Award Winner Lillias White, who stars as Maybelle Smith in the theatre’s upcoming World Premiere of BIG MAYBELLE: SOUL OF THE BLUES, is sure to bring down the house. Following the performance, the dance floor will burst with energy when the Hampton’s favorite D.J. Andrea Shapiro takes over. For those who hate to see the night end, there is an ALL NEW after party at B. Smith’s immediately following, where the dancing continues. This year we also see the return of the gift bag, with products from L’Oreal, Colgate, Palmolive and Bai by Snapple among others.
Always a crowd favorite is the Live “Fantasy” Auction. This year an amazing week long trip to St. Barts is on the auction block, with Wimco Villas providing one of their 3 bedroom luxury resort homes. Other items include a 5 day/4 night trip to Four Seasons Resort in Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo, tickets to some of the hottest Broadway shows WITH backstage tours, a visit to NBC’s Today Show with a ‘meet-and-greet’ with Kathie Lee and Hoda, several rounds of golf at THE BRIDGE golf course and much, much more. PLUS, new this year is Bay Street’s largest raffle ever–a chance at a2012 Mini Cooper Convertible OR $18,000 in CASH! Raffle tickets are available now for $100 at the Box Office. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
“What better way to help support the arts in our community and have a great time doing so!” says Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director.
This year’s sponsors include: Bai Brands, BMW Southampton, The Bridge, Bridgehampton Florist, Channing Daughters Winery, Dan’s Papers, Diplomatico Rum, Four Seasons Resort, Fresco by Scotto, L’Oreal, Party Rentals Ltd, Searles Graphics, Southampton Publick House, Sterling Affair Caterers, Suffolk County National Bank, The Today Show and Wimco Villas. Interested sponsors should contact the Development Office at 631-725-0818.
The Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution presenting new, classic and contemporary works with a commitment to challenging and entertaining our diverse community. This commitment extends to educational programs for all ages to foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.