Attendees gathered over the beautiful first weekend of fall at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton for its Landscape Awards Luncheon. The afternoon paid tribute to Dan Hinkley, who received the Landscape Award, presented by Jamaica Kincaid, and Elizabeth Scholtz, who received the Garden Leadership Award, presented by Scot Medbury. Before Hinkley was honored, he led a lecture at Hoie Hall, which was introduced by Martha Stewart.
Both local and global musicians helped fill the streets and businesses of Sag Harbor with live music during the 5th annual Sag Harbor American Music Festival. The free Saturday concerts began with Escola De Samba BOOM, a 30-piece percussion band.
Southampton SeptemberFest returned to Southampton for its 5th annual Village-wide modern harvest celebration of local history, art, food, music and more.
The Southampton Historical Museum joined in on the 5th annual Southampton SeptemberFest festivities by hosting a Harvest Day Fair. Held at the Rogers Mansion, the annual happening celebrated life during the 18th and 19th century.
If the New York Women's Foundation (NYWF) hadn't existed, Jean Shafiroff would have created her own 501 (C)(3) for women to empower women. So, Shafiroff brought her passion to them. And the yearly luncheon she hosts at Le Cirque on behalf of NYWF has become our first philanthropic flirt with fall. Soledad O'Brien moderated this year's panel discussion, on generational giving, with Helen LaKelly Hunt (Founder & President of The Sister Fund; Founder & Chair Emerita of The New York Women's Foundation) and her daughter Leah Hunt-Hendrix (activist, organizer and Co-Founder/Director of Solidaire). The Hunt mother/daughter team recently launched The Hildegard Fund, which is partnering with the NYWF to address the persisting wage gap that exists, particularly for women of color.
A star-studded New York City premiere of "The Intern" at The Ziegfeld Theater brought out the film's stars Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Andrew Rannells, and JoJo Kushner, along with Mariah Carey, Trudie Styler and Sting, Henry Winkler, Adam Devine and Chloe Bridges, Bob Balaban, Helen York, Nolan Gerard Funk, Anders Holm, and Christian Siriano.
Hollywood elite gathered at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California to celebrate the Emmys, the official start of the 2015 awards season. HBO was the big winner of the night, taking home 14 awards, including outstanding drama award for "Game of Thrones" and outstanding comedy award for "Veep."
Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program and the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) once again partnered to pay tribute to local marine life during the Back to the Bays Benefit at SoFo. Back to the Bays is an initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County's Marine Program that is dedicated to offering communities, individuals, and businesses opportunities to give back and help preserve our marine resources and maritime heritage for generations to come.
The East End community came out to celebrate Smile Farms, a Moriches-based organization that provides job opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities by growing flowers, plants and food for their local community. The organization's goal is to partner with citizens, corporations, and government entities to fund and create an additional 5 farms over the next 5 years.
Erwin Pearl was only 15 when he arrived from Austria, a boy alone seeking all the new world offered. He got a job in the diamond industry, rose to the top, and then, well who hasn't shopped Erwin Pearl's affordable versions of fine jewelry? Pearl went from designing the highest end diamond jewelry — such trinkets as Allan Ludden's engagement ring to Betty White — to fulfilling the destiny of his name. Pearls, affordable pearls, became the mainstay of an international company that today houses more than six hundred and fifty chain machines, as well as produces sterling silver and gold filled lines.