Tech education non-profit, All Star Code, hosted its 2nd Annual Summer Benefit to raise funds and awareness for the organization’s mission. Attendees including "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Kristen Taekman, Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan, Gayle King, and former New York City Mayor David Dinkins gathered at the Hamptons event to pay tribute to a group of distinguished honorees including Frank A. Baker, Goldman Sachs Gives, and Marcus Mitchell. Valentino D. Carlotti, Troy Carter, and Loida Nicolas Lewis served as event co-chairs, with Maurice DuBois as Master of Ceremonies.
Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin, and Ireland Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Joel Edgerton, Gina Gershon, Matt Lauer, Judith Giuliani and Rudy Giuliani were among attendees at a special Hamptons screening of Tom Cruise's "Mission Impossible Rogue Nation" at United Artists East Hampton Cinema 6. Following the film, guests headed to an after-party at Blue Parrot.
SunBarth's Thierry de Badereau and Alex Daniel hosted Frenchampton, a Bastille Day celebration at Beautique Southampton. The afternoon included music by DJ Phresh, French flonflons, and petanque.
Ever since Southampton Animal Shelter lost public funding, animal lovers such as Susan Allen, Jean, Martin, Elizabeth and Jackie Shafiroff, Sandra McConnell, Chuck and Ellen Scarborough and Georgina Bloomberg have stepped up to the plate.
Nine years ago, Jill Zarin was a haimish (Yiddish for friendly) housewife who "ran with a fabulous crowd." Then, Bravo approached her with an idea for a reality show called "Manhahttan Moms." Jill called some friends, and soon, their well-coifed lives and petty quarrels were unfurled in the renamed "The Real Housewives of New York City." Now, Jill is a hamish housewife — with product lines, books and acting roles — who still runs with a fabulous, famous crowd. They showed up for her Third Annual Luxury Ladies Luncheon, a fun fair of freebies, shopping and grooming services benefiting a few worthy causes.
Following Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's incredibly successful Hamptons Art for Life benefit, attendees headed to 1 OAK Southampton for the official After-Party. The evening included a special set from DJ Danger A.K.A. Joe Jonas, a performance by Travis Scott, and music by DJ M.O.S.
"We're twenty years in and we're walking in with a million dollars," Russell Simmons told Hamptons.com as we greeted him at the Art for Life Hamptons Gala. He was also walking in with a lot of women in beaded headbands, channeling flappers. It was a Roaring Twenties theme, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the brainchild of brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" (of Run DMC), which seeks to bring art education back to the schools.
Guests donning billowy blacks and shimmery whites met at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton for On Gossamer Wings, LongHouse's annual summer benefit. Attendees enjoyed enchanting garden happenings, cocktails and a silent auction, interactions with the Brooklyn Peaches (dressed as wood nymphs), a performance from Soundwall and illusionist Joshua Jordan, and more. The evening paid tribute to artist Kiki Smith.
Empire State Pride Agenda held its annual Tea Dance at Nova's Ark in Water Mill. This year's event celebrated the legalization of gay marriage across the country. "It's the biggest celebration for the LGBT community in the Hamptons," Nathan Schaefer, Executive Director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, shared. "We've been out here for more than a decade. People always look forward to coming out here and celebrating and supporting a really great cause."
Children's Museum of the East End (CMEE) was transformed into an intergalactic escape for CMEE's 7th Annual Family Fair. Held at the Bridgehampton-based museum, the family event was attended by over 750 supporters.