The beloved Sag Harbor Farmers Market’s 13th season kicked off on Bay Street. Attendees perused through old favorites, as well as a few new additions, giving shoppers the chance to pick up the best homegrown and specialty items that the East End has to offer.
Guests including Ramona Singer, Marion Waxman and Dr. Samuel Waxman, Jean Shafiroff, Rosemarie Ponzo, Lucia Hwong Gordon, and Consuelo Costin Vanderbilt gathered at Andrea Stark's Manhattan residence for Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon. The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation event included a look at the Oscar de la Renta collection.
Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach hosted Gilda's Club New York City 9th annual Benefit Luncheon at Metropolitan Club in New York City. Robach, a breast cancer survivor, stressed the importance of support for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. The afternoon honored Bahija Jallal, PhD, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca and Head of MedImmune with the Red Door Award, and Amy Abernethy, MD,PhD, Chief Medical Officer & SVP – Oncology, Flatiron Health, with the Gilda Award.
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosted Curtain Up!, its 5th Annual Spring Benefit, at Joe’s Pub at The Public in New York City. Bay Street’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz hosted the evening, which paid tribute to Ana R. Daniel, founding Board of Trustees Chair and ongoing Board member for 25 years. Curtain Up! also served as a preview for the Theater's exciting 2016 Summer Mainstage Season.
Carolyn Maloney's 8 a.m. breakfast for Jean Shafiroff might have been a tad early for the ladies that lunch crowd, but Jean's reach is large. She filled the Congresswoman's townhouse for an invitation-only celebration of Shafiroff's book, "Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give."
The East End community joined LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton for its annual Family Day festivity. Guests both young and old gathered at the not-for-profit, which is celebrating its 25th jubilee year, for a special outdoor performance of Secrets and Seawalls, presented by Melissa Riker and Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, in association with LHR trustee and renowned architect Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA.
Despite the wet start to the morning, several Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) supporters and alumni came out to the shelter's Pet Celebration Day. Attendees enjoyed Hampton Coffee Company coffee, donuts at the Dreesen's Donut Truck, tested out their skills on an agility course, stopped by the Freshpet treat station, entered contests, and much more.
Presented by Long Island University, Americana Manhasset, and Poll Restaurants, the first annual "Celebrate Long Island" An Evening at Merriweather stayed true to the area's roots on the illustrious Gold Coast of Long Island. The grand celebration included exclusive lounges, decadent cocktails, luxurious fare, dancing, live music, and special guests. The evening took place at the landmark estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton (now LIU Post).
The American Heart Association’s 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball began celebrations with a kick-off party in New York City. Hosted by the Heart Ball's co-chairs Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Nicole Noonan, Randi Schatz and Tracy Stern, attendees included one of the Ball's honoree's Jean Shafiroff, Barbara Poliwoda from the American Heart Association, Frederick Anderson, Montgomery Frazier, and Lucia Hwong Gordon.
Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, hosted its annual gala at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City. The evening honored Peter Davis, Rachelle Hruska and Sean MacPherson, and Eric Rudin.