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NYCA Opens While the Boy's Club Brings Art to the Armory

Within The Hedges - New York celebrated the opening of the first charter school dedicated to students with Autism with a cocktail reception at P.S. 50 in Harlem. Meanwhile, over 500 guests attended the glamorous event held at The Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue at 67th Street that raised over $100,000 for The Boys’ Club of New York.

Open Hearts and Rainbow Rooms

Within The Hedges - Julie Andrews and Alec Baldwin served as hosts as Bay Street Theatre held its 15th Anniversary Benefit Gala at The Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan on Monday, March 6, 2006. House-Home-Hope was the theme of the 18th Annual “Open Your Heart” Auction where the worlds of art, design and fashion converged in support of Bailey House on February 16th.

Two Corks and a Mardi Gras

Within The Hedges - It was a networking night-out as the Parrish Art Museum's hosted it's 3rd Annual Two Corks and a Fork event. Over 180 local businesses and employees enjoyed a night out sampling hors d’oeuvres and fine wines from East End vineyards. Back in NYC, the CDCH Foundation for Special Children is held its 7th annual spring benefit, "Mardi Gras", honoring The Emeril Lagasse Foundation.

An Honor For Grey Gardens, A Speakeasy, and a Flock of Birds

Within The Hedges - Alicia Silverstone honored fellow animal advocate Frances Hayward of Grey Gardens in Long Island and her rescued Shepard mix, Amigo, during Hollywood Life's Fifth Annual Breakthrough of the Year Awards. The New-York Historical Society President Louise Mirrer and the Young Friends Committee presented “An Evening at the Society: Recalling the Speakeasy Era" and a week later honored Dan Lufkin, Edmund Duffy, Jack Nash, and Norman L. Peck at the opening reception for “Audubon’s Aviary”.

Glittering Evenings

by Nicole B. Brewer
Within The Hedges - Celebrating the wonderful parts of the Hamptons was the theme of last week. In NYC “Designing the Hamptons: Portraits of Interiors” hit the party scene with a bash hosted by Mayer Rus. The Parrish Art Museum's Business Council spent a lovely evening at Wolffer Estate. SYS's Oriental themed event raised record breaking numbers for the organization. Wolffer Estate was the spot for the Group for the South Fork's annual gala benefit which raised over $690,000.

A Passion for Fashion - Remembering Kalman "Kal" Ruttenstein

Within The Hedges - Though deemed worldwide as an arbiter of fashion and possessing the most discerning eye for new talent, Kal was equally famed for his unique personal style. Opening the Bloomingdale’s sponsored tribute was the store’s CEO, Michael Gould who noted, “Kal’s destiny was to be a teacher, mentor, a tutor and oh how he succeeded,” noting such talents be had championed as Donna Karan, Perry Ellis, Marc Jacobs, Elie Tahari and Zac Posen.

Performance Art and Design - How Spectacular!

by Nicole B. Brewer
Within The Hedges - What a whirlwind of a week filled with movie premiers, grand opening affairs, celebrities, fabulous food, and more art than we can imagine. We enjoyed ourselves immensely at the Design Studio, the screening of “You, Me and Dupree”, Ralph Lauren on Jobs Lane, K-N-O-C-K-O-U-T, Scope Art Fair, and the Whaling Museum Luau. We then switched into high gear and rounded out the party scene with Jim Lebenthal as he celebrated his book, reflected on art at the Watermill Center, stopped by the Showhouse, and dipped into the pool at Art For Progress.

Winter Ballet Ball

Within The Hedges - Some of the Hamptons favorite socialites stopped by Bloomies to celebrate the upcoming Winter Ballet Ball and a new partnership with Waterford as they introduced The Waterford Ballet Collection. Simply lovely! Bravo!

Plenty to Preview

by Nicole B. Brewer
Within The Hedges - The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons started the weekend with their annual plant sale. On the North Fork, at Cecily's Love Lane Gallery in Mattituck, the Spring Quartet Art Show opened. Up in The Springs, the newly renovated Ashawagh Hall was the setting for a massive show by the members of Photographers East. On Sunday, there was a brilliant marathon of readings from the recently released “Long Island Sounds 2007 From Maspeth to Montauk and Way Beyond” at the quaint North Sea Community House. And, in New York, the annual Drama Desk Awards, one of the theater season’s most eagerly anticipated events, saluted the outstanding talents of the 2006-2007 season.

Art and Orchestras

Within The Hedges - The Hayground School presented the Third Annual Hayground School Creative Orchestra Concert. It was over to Cellar Wine Merchants' exhibition of works by local artists curated by Karyn Mannix and Vito Sisti. Then off to the Parrish Art Museum for the opening of Raymond Loewy, Designs for a Consumer Culture. Bay Street Theatre screened The Big Country. And the ladies were honored at the Women’s Project 22nd Annual Women of Achievement Gala held in the Pegasus Suite of the Rainbow Room.

Glamorous Parties and Classic Cars

by Nicole B. Brewer
Within The Hedges - Daytime TV came to Nikki Beach midtown to celebrate the nominees. Career Transition for Dancers 22nd Jubilee, Dance Rocks at City Center hosted a kickoff luncheon at famed theatrical watering hole Sardi’s for their committees. The Beach Bar in Hampton Bays provided the perfect home for the Hampton Bays Beautification Association's Garden party. The 1st Annual Upscale Barn Sale went on despite the inclement weather. Southampton Youth Services brought the Scottish Highlands to Bridgehampton. On Sunday, the skies smiled on the Hamptons Concours D’Elegance.

Musical Splash

by Nicole B. Brewer
Within The Hedges - Publicolor made a splash and covered the guests in Tyvek before they brought out the paint. This week was a great one out East for music lovers of every stripe. From Ludmilla at Le Chef in Southampton, jazz at Estia Cantina, a jam session at Bay Street, and the first ever Hampton Idol - what a weekend. Congrats to Kristin Steinke, the winner of Hampton Idol!

Art and Automobiles

by Nicole B. Brewer
Within The Hedges - The Parish Art Museum hosted a weekend long automobile display inspired by their Raymond Lowey exhibition. Guild Hall presented the second half of their member’s exhibition, this time showcasing last names M-Z. East End Books hosted the opening of "The Art of the Handbag" by Blanca Ricardo. Corcoran Cares held their kickoff event at a Water Mill property listed for $19.9 million by Gary Depersia, Vice President of The Corcoran Group. Bravura Art and Objects hosted a brilliant exhibition of Nahum Tschacbasov's work.

Designers, Artists, and Exhibitions

by Nicole B. Brewer
Within The Hedges - Art Solar came to Southampton with Heaven and Earth at USB Financial. Three Photographers showed at Bravura. The Southampton Fresh Air home threw open their doors for their annual summer kickoff and Decorators-Designers-Dealers sale. Planned Parenthood Hudson-Peconic's 20th annual Benefit and Auction was hosted by Lisa Perry in North Haven. The Squiretown Circle came to the Rogers Mansion. The Parrish Art Museum opened Studio as Muse in grand style.

Summer Celebrations

by Nicole B. Brewer
Within The Hedges - The Parrish Art Museum Business Council held their annual fete at Wolffer Estate. Friday night Sag Harbor was the place to be with two rockin’ parties. LTV Studios was the spot for The Spirit of Artists Joining Together show. Lorin Marsh graciously held their annual kickoff cocktail party for the Hampton Designer Showhouse. The Love Heals at Luna Farm annual benefit was a Vegas-style party. Lorraine Bracco helped The Retreat welcome guests at Artists Against Abuse Gala. Jeff Muhs opened at RVS Gallery.

Fashion Week Hits the Big Apple

Within The Hedges - Bryant Park was packed to the rafters with designers showing off their work and people lining up to applaud them. We had a a prime viewing spot for the Atil Kutoglu show. Bravo! Leaving the bustle of the tents at the park, we headed across town to International Couture Fashion Week. Smaller in scale, but just as big in fashion.

Caffeine, Theater, and Cocktails

Within The Hedges - Coffee lovers of the east end rejoiced recently as the Hampton Coffee Company opened their third location in Westhampton Beach. The River Theatre Company put on two performances of the "Vagina Monologues" this Valentine's Day. Back in Manhattan, Guild Hall of East Hampton trustee Henry Schleiff and wife Peggy threw open the doors of their Park Avenue apartment for a cocktail party for the committee of Guild Hall’s upcoming 21st Lifetime Achievement Annual Gala slated for March 13, 2006 at The Rainbow Room.

Gala Evenings for the Arts

Within The Hedges - Guild Hall of East Hampton, the premier cultural institution of its kind on Long Island’s East End, kicked off its 75th Anniversary, Celebrating Creativity, with it’s annual Academy of the Arts Awards Gala at the Rainbow Room. Later that week, Design Within Reach hosted a unique exhibition, “Distinctly Modern”, at its Americana Manhasset location as part of the famed luxury shopping center’s 50th Anniversary celebration followed by an intimate dinner at Cipollini.

Photos of a Lifetime

Within The Hedges - It was April in Paris in Manhattan when Dress for Success held their gala honoring Star Jones Reynolds with a Woman of Achievement Award. Planned by fashon guru Audrey Smaltz every detail was flawless. Across town we stopped in at the Francesco Scavullo retrospective and auction. Over 600 guests swarmed Sotheby's while supporting The Fountain House.

A Sea of Pink and Birthday Wishes

Within The Hedges - It was a sea of pink as Carolyn Cianciotto launched her New York inspired nail polish collection – Carolyn New York - at the Gansevoort Spa. Across the street, Belgian painter Caroline Chariot-Dayez flew in from Brussels for the first New York show of her paintings, entitled “The Fold,” in the stunning Lars Bolander N.Y. gallery which served as the backdrop for his birthday celebration.

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