Shop and Eat in the Hamptons for Two Good Causes – Saturday July 25

This is a weekend to skip the beach and go for some heavy-duty shopping and eating experiences on the South Fork of Long Island, New York.

From 1pm-6pm, Super Saturday in NY invites shoppers to indulge their inner Sex in the City with the garage sale of all garage sales. Donated clothing and home products from designers ranging from Sigerson Morrison and Magaschoni to Ralph Lauren, Diane van Furstenberg and Theory will be on sale under the tents at prices 30-50% below retail, with all proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). Now celebrating its 18th year, the event is hosted by Kelly Ripa and Donna Karan.

Kelly Ripa, host of Super SaturdayPhoto: Mike Coppolla, Getty Images

In addition to shopping, Super Saturday includes food and drink, a kids’ carnival, and tented events throughout the day such as dream interpretation, psychic readings, hair braiding, a Photobooth, and beauty treatments. , Water Mill, New York; Nova’s Ark Project, 1-6pm (VIP entry at 12Noon).  Tickets will be on sale at the event.

Once you’ve had your fill of shopping, you can concentrate on some serious eating and drinking at the James Beard Foundation’s annual Chefs & Champagne ® tasting event. Forty-three chefs – many of them James Beard Award winners -- from restaurants in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Mississippi and Washington, DC will dish up their best under the beautiful tent at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. Beverages will be provided by Champagne Taittinger, Wölffer Estate Vineyard, and Stella Artois.  

James Beard Foundation's Chefs & Champagne, Wolffer Vineyard Estate

The menu already has me salivating. Dishes like Tyler Kinnett’s (Harvest, Cambridge) spicy Vermont pork with watermelon, peaches, labneh and basil pesto; Amanda Cohen’s (Dirt Candy, New York City) tomato tarts with smoked feta; and Noah Schwartz’s (Noah’s, Greenport) oysters with soy mignonette and micro-wasabi show why summer is the best season for eating.

Guests receive a goodie-filled swag bag and can also take part in an extravagant silent auction with the chance to win a vacation getaway, a delicious dining experience, crystal and china, and more. A preview of some of the auction items is online at 

Proceeds from the auction and the dinner benefit the James Beard Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate, nurture and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire., Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack, New York; 212-627-2308, 6-8pm (VIP reception 5pm-6pm, with after party from 8-10pm)


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