Benefit from environmental and educational programs and initiatives that support SOFO.

The South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO), the only state-of-the-art natural history museum in South Fork, Long Island, will host its 34th annual Summer Gala (Nourishing Power of Nature), honoring award-winning conservationists and 2023 Saturday, July 29, 6:00pm to 10:00pm at 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. The event will benefit SOFO’s educational and environmental programs and initiatives, enabling families to be responsible stewards of our planet and starting a conversation.

​​This year’s Summer Festival will be co-hosted by actors, directors, screenwriters, narrators, and producers Liev Schreiber and founder of SOFO Andy Sabin, as they honor some special friends of SOFO.The party hosting committee will include Sissi Bohlen, Carole Crist, Anke and Jürgen Friedrich, Kimberly Goff, Julia Haart, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Kim and Greg Lippmann, Rolise Rachel, Susan and David Rockefeller, Ada Samuelssonand Sammi & Scott Soda.environmentalist Chris McDivitt Tompkinswho starred in the new documentary wild animals, There will also be special remote guest appearances.

Winners of the night will include Yvonne ChouinardEnvironmental advocates, who have taken the extraordinary step of transferring ownership of Patagonia to two new entities: the Patagonia Purpose Trust and the Handuster Group, will not reinvest in Patagonia Every dollar in Konia goes to protect the planet; Dan Emmett and Ray EmmettNature lovers who led Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s green building initiative and created the nation’s No. 1 environmental law program; and Basil SegosNew York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner and Co-Chair of the State Climate Action Council, overseeing programs to promote a clean, healthy, and accessible environment, including protecting and restoring New York’s air, land, and waters; addressing climate change; and enforcing state environmental laws regulations. Annette SabinThe Sabine family matriarch will receive a Posthumous Animal Advocate Excellence Award for her love of nature and wildlife, a continuing inspiration for her son Andy Sabin, who co-founded South Africa Fogg Museum of Natural History (SOFO) 1988 Naturalist.

VIP cocktail reception from 6-7pm with tasting menu from renowned chefs from Almond Restaurant & Bar, Peter Ambrose, Bamboo Restaurant and Sushi Bar, Bell & Anchor, The Beacon, Centro, East Hampton Grill, Hen of system. the Woods, Old Stove Pub, Page 63 Main, Saaz, 1760 Homestead Farm and Shellworks. Music will be provided by Alfredo Maillat.

The awards ceremony, dinner, auction and dance will be held from 7pm to 10pm. The event will be hosted by Andrea Correale of Elegant Transaction Catering, featuring flowers designed by Mark Mason, coffee drinks by Hampton Coffee Company and music by DJ Epic. Drinks in the evening will be served by Amagansett Wines & Spirits, Channing Daughters Winery, Lalo Tequila, Michael Cinque, JA Baczewski Monopolowa Gin & Vodka, Kidd Squid Brewing Co., Soirée Mocktails, Springs Brewery, Talkhouse Encore and Top Hops Craft Beer.

Media sponsors include Dan’s Papers, The Express News Group, James Lane Post, Social Life Magazine and Southforker.

VIP tickets are $1,400 and general admission is $550. VIP table prices range from $6,000 (6 people) to $10,000 to $50,000 (10 or more). Personalized sponsorship packages also range in price from $2,750 to $50,000. For VIP tickets, tables and business sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Development Diana Aceti at 631-903-7217 or email admission tickets can be purchased online​ Or call 631-537-9735.

The mission of the South Fork Museum of Natural History (SOFO) is to stimulate interest in, increase knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment, with a particular emphasis on the unique natural history of South Fork, Long Island. SOFO is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization chartered by the New York State Department of Education. SOFO is located at 377 Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor Turnpike, PO Box 455, Bridgehampton NY 11932,​​ ​, open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information call 631-537-9735. SOFO is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization chartered by the New York State Department of Education.

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