SOLD OUT! Nancy Cohn Memorial Tennis Pro-Am

September 12, 2020 at 11:30 am

Sportime Amagansett is supporting The Retreat by hosting the third annual Nancy Cohn Memorial Pro-Am. Player spots are SOLD OUT but you can still join us to watch the matches.

You can’t be at the US Open this year but you can join The Retreat for Tennis on Saturday, September 12 at Sportime Amagansett.
Players will get Pro instruction, competitive play and a Rose Brunch, all for $200 per player. All proceeds from the event benefit The Retreat.

Join us for a great afternoon of tennis – and still make it home in time to see the US Open Women’s Finals! DONATE HERE

Thank you to Sportime Amagansett for hosting our annual tennis tournament and to all of the tennis pros who donate their time to the event. Masks required for spectators, social distancing and all safety precautions will be adhered to.

Polkadot England

July, August, September 2020

Polkdot England is supporting The Retreat by donating a portion of their sales during July, August, and September.

You can shop their collections for women and children online at or by visiting their retail location at 150 Main Street, Sag Harbor.

Collections include tops, shorts, joggers, lounge wear, face masks, pajamas and more.


Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game

Postponed until 2021

The East Hampton Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game has been postponed due to COVID-19. The game was scheduled for August 15 in Herrick Park.

“We held on to the hope of our having a game for as long was we could,” said board president Benito Vila. “We’re postponing until next year. Maybe then, we’ll play two. Our not being able to assure the health and safety of fans and players made the decision an obvious one for us. The board had been planning on having the 2020 game take on the socially distanced, picnic-like feel of the original 1948 game, but recent events locally and nationally caused everyone involved to reconsider that approach.”

This summer, the non-profit has started an Artists v. Writers 2020 Charity Challenge on GoFundMe. The goal is to raise $30,000 for four local charities, with 100 percent of net proceeds benefiting The Retreat, The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, East End Hospice and The Phoenix House.

You can click to donate to either the artists or the writers, adding to the tradition of friendly competition between the two. Place your bet, and your donation, on the team you want to win.

Getting Along (Virtual) Story Time

Wednesday, August 19 at 10 am

Children and parents and/or caregivers are invited to join the The Retreat and Diana, the John Jermain Library’s Children’s Librarian, for this special monthly story time! We will be reading books on topics such as: lending a hand at home/how kids can help, acceptance, racism, bullying, celebrating individuality and more! This session’s book will be “Harvesting Friends / Cosechando Amigos.”

Please have crayons or markers and paper on hand so that children can participate in an art activity to go with the stories. At the end of the session there will be time to ask questions and/or comments for The Retreat’s Prevention Education Specialists.

Check out this video to see highlights of July’s story time program.

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Sunset Garden Film Series

Mondays in July & August at 7:45 pm

Special Effects Salon & Tea in Greenport (455 Main Street) is hosting this outdoor classic film series to benefit The Retreat and presented by Historical Films. Tickets are $25 per screening with a seating limit of 25 people. Guests should bring their own chair and canteen beverage. Iced tea and popcorn will be for sale. Face coverings and social distancing required.

July 6 and July 13: ROCK, ROCK, ROCK (1956)

July 20 and July 27: HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)

August 3 and August 10: DETOUR (1945

Getting Along Storytime

Wednesday, July 15, 10 am

This week The Retreat is continuing our celebration of diversity with a free, interactive read-aloud hosted by The Retreat’s Prevention Education Specialist Denise Silva Dennis, along with Sag Harbor pre-k teacher Mindy Reyer in partnership with John Jermain Library.

Children and their families or caregivers are welcome to join us on Wednesday, July 15, 10am-10:30am.  More information and the Zoom link are available at John Jermain Library here:

We are also happy to discuss bringing The Retreat’s Getting Along Story Time program directly to schools and other groups in the community either remotely, or when people are back in school, live!

HamptonsLIVE: IG Live Shopping Event

Saturday, July 18, 3-6 pm


Hamptons Live is a digital shopping event wrapped up in a Hamptons style Garden Party for all those babes who are either in the Hamptons with limited shopping options or wishing they could be there enjoying a summery Pop-Up.

Co-producers, PopUpSummer! and A.Lynn have organized a 3-hour affair for anyone with an IG account to experience a fun-packed day, including: shopping must-have brands, meeting female founders in one-on-one interviews, getting sneak peeks into summer trends, hearing from the brands about new products, and partying as a collective to the sounds of DJ Nicole Rosé, one of New York’s most in-demand DJs–while sipping on delicious signature cocktails created by Pomp and Whimsy and Nomadica Wine.

The event will be hosted by DJ Nicole Rosé, herself, on her brand new podcast, SupBabe, Instagram account @SupBabePod. Sup, babe? is a one stop shop to help women live their best lives with trends, pro tips & PSA’s. So, if you want to join in, please make sure you are following @SupBabePod to watch live.

If you want to go a step beyond, and experience the party like you were there with us, then opt for the VIP ticket that will include a signature HamptonsLIVE tote bag with the supplies you’ll need to partake in the same summery cocktails, music, and more… Plus, you will find great goodies from all of the brands that will be at the pop-up, and a portion of your ticket price will go to benefit the charities we are supporting through this event, Campaign Zero and The Retreat. We couldn’t be more excited to have a virtual shopping party and give back to organizations we believe in!