Vice President Joe Biden is coming to the Hamptons Aug. 24 to attend a fundraiser hosted by Nathan Lane for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, according to an invitation.
James Taylor will provide musical entertainment during the East End for Obama event at the home of Ellen Chesler and Matthew Mallow in Bridgehampton.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, of New Jersey, and Rep. Tim Bishop, of Southampton, will also be in attendance at the fundraiser, which promises guests that they can share refreshments and conversation with the vice president.
"The fact that this event is being held on the East End confirms the fact that the East End plays an important role politically and economically in Suffolk County, Long Island and New York State," said Southampton Town Democratic Committee Chairman Gordon Herr.
He added that the Obama administration recognizes the importance of Bishop being re-elected in November.
"They know that if this doesn't happen, it will be a tragedy for the East End, Long Island and the nation," Herr said. "This event affirms the East End's support for the president and for the congressman."
Proceeds of the fundraiser go toward the Obama Victory Fund, which will distribute the money to Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and state Democratic parties in swing states, according to the invitation.
Tickets are $1,000, but guests younger than 30 may pay a reduced rate of $500. For admission and a photo reception, a ticket is $2,500.
The host committee consists of guests who have contributed or raised $10,000. Vera Wang, Julianne Moore, Isaac Mizrahi, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Barry Sonnenfeld and Edie Falco are just a few of the names on that list.
The fundraiser has a much cheaper price tag than the $50,000-per-person event that GOP contender Mitt Romney attended in July at David Koch's Southampton estate. That fundraiser — one of three that Romney attended in the Hamptons on July 8 — was from progressive and liberal groups.
Biden , which has become a favorite vacation spot for the vice president, in August 2011. He also in the village, staying at private home on First Neck Lane.