Edie’s Backyard BBQ Fundraiser 2023

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Join us once again for our annual summer fundraising event in the Hamptons on Memorial Day Weekend! All proceeds benefit the Edie Windsor & Thea Spyer Foundation and its support of LGBTQ+ causes and organizations.

Saturday, May 27 2023
1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Southampton NY – Rain or shine!


Buy your tickets below or at: edies-backyard-bbq.eventbrite.com

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Tickets and multi-ticket packages:

Don’t Postpone Joy – One Ticket: $150

Wonder Windsors – Two Tickets: $350

Super Spyers – Four Tickets: $750

Rainbow Rights Fighters – Six Tickets: $1050

Trailblazers – Eight Tickets: $1250

Supreme Court Superiors – Ten Tickets: $1750

*these multi-ticket packages include a complimentary copy of Edie Windsor’s memoir book:
A Wild And Precious Life

Student Ticket 50% Discount with promo code STUDENT: $75

must present valid student ID at check in table on day of event

Donation: Any $ amount you wish; instead of, or in addition to tickets. Consider making a donation directly for lower processing fees at: ediewindsor.org/giving

Eventbrite processing fees are added to all tickets at checkout

In memory of the late Edie Windsor:
Champion of Marriage Equality and longtime LGBTQ+ activist and philanthropist

About the annual Edie’s Backyard BBQ Fundraiser:

Join us again this year for our annual summer fundraiser and help us kick off Memorial Day Weekend in the Hamptons!

Edie’s Backyard BBQ began over 50 years ago as a private Memorial Day weekend party thrown by Edie Windsor and her first wife Thea Spyer at their Hamptons home for friends and loved ones. 

Today, the event has evolved into a can’t-miss afternoon of food, drink, and entertainment to support all of the excellent work being done by the Edie Windsor & Thea Spyer Foundation for LGBTQ+ causes and organizations.

Enjoy Complimentary Food and Open Bar with your tickets!

Edie’s Backyard BBQ fundraiser is hosted by Judith M. Kasen Windsor, wife of the late Edie Windsor, and our host committee under the auspices of The Edie Windsor & Thea Spyer Foundation non-profit organization.


Almond Restaurant
Bamboo Restaurant
Center Street Capital Advisors
Fisher Signs
Herbert & Rist
Mark Masone Designs
Please B Seated
Sage & Madison
White’s Apothecary
Wölffer Estate Vineyard


Jamie Alpern
Thomas Naro & Darren Ottati
Robert Regina
Dr. Daniel VanArsdale
Southampton Fresh Air Home (SFAH)


Beth Coplan
Robert Smith & Rod Grozier


Thomas Naro & Darren Ottati

Southampton Fresh Air Home


The Edie Windsor & Thea Spyer Foundation

2023 Host

Aisha Christian
Beth Coplan
Steven Gorman & John Olmor
Willam Kapfer & Eric Scott-Baker
Dr. Eric Lella & Chris Sauerwald
Mark Masone

Tom Naro & Darren Ottati
Robbie Regina & Gene Kagan
Danielle Reda
Rebecca Seawright
Rob Smith & Rod Grozier
Judith M. Kasen Windsor

Auction Items

  • Dresses by Aisha Christian
  • Artwork by Adam Bundy
  • Artwork by J. Oscar Molina
  • Almond Bridgehampton Restaurant gift certificates
  • Bamboo Restaurant gift certificates
  • Flower of the Month Club by Mark Masone Designs
  • 2 tickets to HolidayHouseNYC
  • Jet Ski rental from Mariner’s Cove Marina
  • Sage & Madison gift basket
  • Southampton Fresh Air Home summer designer event ticket
  • Stella Flame jewelry box and voucher for Stella Flame Gallery purchase
  • White’s Apothecary gift basket

Thea’s Giving Tree donations benefiting The Edie Windsor Healthcare Center and other items will also be available for purchase at the event.


Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls IG @thevictoriafallsagain

DJ Holly B

DJ Holly B.


Empire Tent
Please B Seated
Roman Sanford
Vintage Rosé

Frequently asked questions about the BBQ

Have questions? We have the answers!

What time is the event?

The event starts at 1 PM and ends promptly at 4 PM. You are free to arrive or leave at any time during the duration of the event. Proof of ticket required for re-entry.

Where should I park?

Valet and on-street self-parking options will be available. Parking is limited so we suggest car-pooling to the event with other attendees. Please obey all local parking and traffic laws. Since the event is held at a private residence please be respectful of our neighbors and private property.

What about inclement weather?

This event is RAIN OR SHINE. We will have some limited seating under a tent but the event will not be canceled or postponed due to weather conditions. No refunds will be issued for any reason.

Is there food and drink available?

Yes, your ticket price includes food and beverages/open bar. Hamburgers/hotdogs, pretzels, ice cream, and veggie options. No outside food or drinks are permitted.

Is this a pool party?

No. There is a pool, but guests are not allowed in the pool at any time for any reason. There is no fence around the pool so please keep children and pets away from the pool deck.

What about accessibility?

The event is accessible but please expect to be on grass and cement. Accessible porta-potties will be on site.

What is the address of the event?

The event is held at a private residence in Southampton NY. Ticket buyers will receive an email from us close to the date of the event with the street address of the residence. Make sure you keep an eye on your email inbox so you don’t miss the email with instructions!

I can’t attend this year but I still want to support the Foundation. How can I make a donation?

We’re sad that you can’t attend but we happily accept direct donations of any amount on our website at ediewindsor.org/giving. Making a tax-deductible donation on our website with a credit card via PayPal for non-profits carries lower transaction fees. You can also purchase a “Donation” ticket for this event through Eventbrite and choose the amount you wish to contribute.

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