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SOFO’s 34th Annual Summer Gala, The Nurturing Power of Nature

July 29 @ 6:00 pm 10:00 pm

The South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO), the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island, will host its 34th Annual Summer Gala Benefit to honor acclaimed environmentalists and humanitarians on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike from 6pm-10pm.

This event will benefit SOFO’s educational and environmental programs and initiatives empowering families to be responsible stewards of our planet and starting the conversation. ​​This year’s summer Gala, which will be hosted by Sissi Bohlen, Carole Crist, Anke & Jürgen Friedrich, Kimberly Goff, Julia Haart, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Kim & Greg Lippmann, Susan & David Rockefeller, Ada Samuelsson, and Sammi & Scott Seltzer, will honor some special friends of SOFO.

VIP cocktail reception starts at 6 pm with a tasting menu featuring bites from acclaimed local eateries including Almond, Peter Ambrose, Bamboo, Bell & Anchor, The Beacon, Centro, East Hampton Grill, Hen of the Woods, Page at 63 Main, Saaz, 1760 Homestead Farm, and Shellworks (list in formation).

The honoree presentation, dinner, auction, and dancing will be from 7 pm-10 pm. The event will be catered by Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Catering with flowers by Mark Masone and coffee drinks provided by Hampton Coffee.

Beverages will be provided by Amagansett Wines & Spirts, J.A Baczewski Monopolowa Vodka & Gin, Channing Daughters Winery, Michael Cinque, Kidd Squid Brewing Co., Soirée Mocktails, Springs Brewery, Talkhouse Encore, and Top Hops Craft Beer.

VIP Tickets are priced at $1,400 and general admission tickets are priced at $550. VIP tables range from $10,000 – $50,000 and personalized sponsorship packages are also available.

For VIP tickets, tables, and business sponsorship opportunities, call Diana Aceti, Director of Development at 631-903- 7217 or email dianaaceti@gmail.com. General admission tickets can be purchased online at​ https://sofo.org/summer-gala or by calling 631-537-9735.


July 29
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm