The 26th annual LongHouse Reserve Winter Benefit honored husband and wife architectural team, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, who are responsible for designing the Barack Obama Presidential Center. The event took place at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, and included the first screening of Larsenworld: Longhouse in East Hampton.
The White Room in Bridgehampton toasted to the debut of its 12th Annual "Love & Passion: The Dirty Dozen Art Show" during an opening reception. Presented by karyn mannix contemporary and The White Room, the exhibit features a plethora of photography, painting and mixed media from more than 80 artists from across the country.
Award-winning British garden designer Jinny Blom enchanted the audience at the fourth annual "Madoo in Manhattan: Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture," held at a private club in New York City. During her talk, "Changing Nature: Towards a New Landscape," the self-taught garden designer spoke about six projects that highlight the wide range of her projects, which span from contemporary gardens for private clients to public institutions to therapeutic gardens to lavish estates in Europe, Africa, and the United States.
Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman hosted a celebratory cocktail party to toast to Citymeals on Wheels’ 35th anniversary with close friends and supporters of the influential charity. The event took place at The Grill, The Landmark Rooms At The Seagram Building, one of the first times the new space has been used.
"New York Times" bestselling author of "14,000 Things to Be Happy About," Barbara Ann Kipfer, and local illustrator Durell Godfrey teamed up for "Color Your Happy Home" - a coloring book for adults that pairs motivating phrases evoking joy with stunning line drawings. Godfrey greeted fans and signed copies of the book at BookHampton in East Hampton.
At Town Hall in East Hampton, Police Officer Ken Alversa received a Proclamation from the Town, as "East Hampton Town Police Officer of the Year". Supervisor Larry Cantwell made the presentation, praising and thanking Ken for his hard work, professionalism, and work with East Hampton High School and the Montauk Fire Department, where he volunteers. Michael D. Sarlo, East Hampton Town Police Department Chief of Police, looked on with pride. Fellow Officers attended to show their support for the 8-year veteran of the EHTPD.
The Hamptons is home to some of the most spectacular sunsets. Here are some of our favorites from February 2017.
The water rescue drill was conducted at Diamond Cove Marina located on West Lake Drive. The drill scenario was the report of several victims in the water in the area of the Marina. Fire Department and EMS personnel responded, as did the Montauk Fire Department’s fire boat. Approximately 60 volunteers participated in this training evolution. Montauk Fire Department’s Training Officer Steve Sizse briefed members prior to the drill. Fire Chief Vinnie Franzone and Second Assistant Fire Chief Mickey Valcich conducted operations at the scene.
The East End community turned out in full force to support a Women's March held in Sag Harbor. Hundreds of peaceful protestors, including Kim Cattrall and Bob Balaban, gathered at the Windmill and marched through the Village in solidarity of the Women's March on Washington.
If you think eating healthy means eating a plateful of twigs, and missing out on really scrumptious gourmet meals, Gwen Bokine ("Gwennie on the Go") was once again going to show you otherwise. Gwen and Mauritzio Marfoglia, Master Chef/Owner of Dopo Il Spiaggia on Race Lane in East Hampton, presented a 4 course plant-based meal that was more than convincing. As with every "Beyond Twigs, Sticks & Berries" event, the meal was preceded by a few moments of meditation and centering, to help the guests focus on what was to come. Master Chef, food expert, and entertaining host Mauritzio Marfoglia demonstrated how to coagulate soy milk with magnesium sulfate to make tofu. Courses included Caponata, Gnocchi Alla Romana Vegana, Fagioli Al Fiasco, Linguini Al Pesto Di Piselli, and the House's famous "Fake Banana".