The LGBT Network hosted two Memorial Day weekend Hamptons happenings. The day began with a BBQ at the home of Edie Windsor, a gay rights hero, and at night, the Network hosted a cocktail reception at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. The summer kickoff drew in hundreds of people from all over the Island out to support the cause.
A wine company that makes wines in five different countries? "Owner Jason Woodbridge is an interesting character," Southampton Animal Shelter EVP Clifton Knight told Hamptons.com at the SASF Wine Tasting and Hors d'oeuvres Memorial weekend event. "Pass the Layer Cake Cabernet," was the our response. Knight, the sommelier for the evening, had picked "accessible" labels. "Most of these are house wines in better restaurants," he said.
The holiday weekend in the Hamptons brought out a "Real Housewives of New York City," a late night host, a throwback to the 00's, a momager, who was denied entrance to a new Hamptons spot, and other notable names.
2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Gilda's Club. The organization recently hosted its 8th Annual Benefit Luncheon Celebrating Women Working & Living with Cancer at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The event, which was hosted by Amy Robach, News Anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America," honored Judith Dunn, PhD, VP, Global Head of Clinical Development, Roche Innovation Center New York, Susan Molineaux, PhD, President and CEO, Calithera Biosciences.
Saturday's Bridgehampton Half-Marathon saw its first finisher after just 1 hour, 10 minutes, and 15 seconds (5:22 pace). Nick Lemon, 22, crossed the finish line well before anybody else.
Hundreds of Ross School supporters gathered at the East Hampton campus to celebrate the Steven J. Ross Scholarship Fund during the 12th Annual Live @Club Starlight Gala. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception, followed a delicious dinner created by Ross Chef de Cuisine Liz Dobbs and a special performance by GE Smith and Joan Osborne.
As per usual, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art gala was a star-studded affair with stunning gowns and, of course, questionable yet showstopping outfits. Attendees included Robert Pattison and FKA twigs, Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney, Madonna, Rihanna, Cher, Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, and Anne Hathaway. This year's gala paid tribute to "China: Through the Looking Glass."
Harlem's rich cultural heritage just got a little richer, thanks to the City College Center for the Arts. A city grant got the ball rolling on a ten million dollar renovation to create their new cultural hub. Hamptons fixtures Alicia Bythewood, Bonnie Comley and husband Stewart F Lane, chaired the Inaugural Awards Benefit Celebrating the Arts and Artists, at Aaron Davis Hall.
Partygoers, clad in pink, gathered at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City to support Breast Cancer Research Fundation (BCRF) during The Hot Pink Party. The evening paid tribute to Leonard Lauder, who was presented the Sung Hero Award. Attendees included Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Donna Karan, Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker, Tom Arnold, Alexandra Richards, Victor Cruz, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Zac Posen, Tory Burch, and Carmen Marc Valvo.
National Meningitis Association toasted to Carol J. Baker, MD, Samantha Bennett, and Kevin Carroll, MC, CP, FAAOP, during their annual Give Kids a Shot Gala. Paul A. Offit, MD, served as Master of Ceremonies of the benefit, which was held at The Pierre Hotel in New York City.