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Hamptons: Real housewife's a real gem

Meet Kelly Killoren Bensimon of �The Real New

Meet Kelly Killoren Bensimon of �The Real New York Housewives� makes a personal appearance in East Quogue, July 16. For /shoptalk column July 11. For Ginny Dunleavy, ext. 2923. (handout) image: 10097 Kelly Bensimon Credit: None/

It will be a busy weekend in the Hamptons, full of fundraisers, dancing, cocktails and famous moms:

1. Besides being a feisty star of Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York City," Kelly Killoren Bensimon has launched her own jewelry line. From 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, she will be appearing with cashmere brand Minnie Rose's creative director, Lisa Shaller Goldberg, at Gloria Jewel Boutique (136 Main St., Amagansett, 631-907-4095, for an afternoon of shopping and cocktails. The event is open to the public. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the clean water crisis organization Generosity Water.

2. The "White Hot and Blue" gala kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday at the LongHouse Reserve art space (133 Hands Creek Rd., East Hampton, 631-329-3568, The event will feature dinner, dessert and a silent auction, as well as a cocktail session with entertainers from the Big Apple Circus and a performance by principal dancers of the New York City Ballet. Tickets start at $600 (available online), and all guests are asked to dress in blues and whites to match the evening's color theme.

3. Another Saturday event where dress counts is the "Rock the Dock" benefit going down on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor (at the corner of Main and Bay streets) starting at 6:30 p.m. Guests are asked to don festive attire for this evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Thrown by the Bay Street Theatre, the hosts are actors Chris Bauer ("True Blood"), Richard Kind ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Blythe Danner ("Meet the Parents" and Gwyneth Paltrow's mom), while urban dance troupe The Street Beats Group and celebrity event mixer DJ Tom Finn will be on hand to entertain. Tickets are $550 and can be purchased through the Bay Street development office at 631-725-0818. (For more information, call visit or email

4. The wild animal rescue group Quogue Wildlife Refuge (3 Old Country Rd., Quogue, 631-653-4771, is throwing its annual "Wild Night for Wildlife" at 7 p.m. Saturday. Keynote speaker Bill Ritter (anchor for WABC-TV and "Good Morning America" correspondent) will lead a night of auctions, raffles, drinks and hors d'oeuvres. There also will be live music from dance band The Hackensack Men and The Trenton Horns. Tickets start at $150 with an exclusive VIP reception at 6 p.m. for patrons who pay $750 or more; purchases or tax-deductible donations can be made by calling the Refuge or emailing (all tickets will be held at the door).

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