It was a friendly battle of artists versus writers at Herrick Park in East Hampton. Former New York Yankees manager and current MLB Chief Baseball Officer, Joe Torre threw out the 68th annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game's first pitch and former New York Mets reliever John Franco took the mound to pitch a few innings for the Writers team, who defeated the Artists team 9-6.
Once a year, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) tents a section of its 22 acre campus and "puts on the dog" for the Hamptons animal lovers who support it. In a world of conspicuous consumption, these people don't buy their pets. They rescue them. And they have their own versions of the tale filmmaker/philanthropist and Bow Wow Meow Ball honoree Katharina Otto-Bernstein told of her beloved shelter dog.
The Michael Bolton Charities held “An Evening Under The Stars” at a private residence in Bridgehampton on Saturday. Hosted by Bill O’Reilly, the intimate Hamptons fundraising dinner and auction honored Joe and Ali Torre, founders of The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, with The Michael Bolton Charities Lifetime Achievement award. The evening, which was produced by Lawrence Scott Events, also included a live performance from the charity's founder, Michael Bolton.
This year's star-studded Apollo in the Hamptons – held at billionaire Ron Perelman’s Creeks estate in East Hampton - included a special performance from Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, who treated the audience to Go Ahead And Break My Heart - a song that the couple wrote and debuted on their NBC show The Voice. Guests enjoyed additional performances from Lionel Richie, Jon Bon Jovi, Kimberly Nichole, Pharrell Williams, and Usher. Attendees included Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, Jack Nicholson, Christie Brinkley, Don Johnson, Sandra Lee and Andrew Cuomo, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Chris Rock, John McEnroe, Donny Deutsch, Robert Kraft, Charlie Rose, Mayor Bill de Blasi, and David Foster. The event raised nearly $5 million for the Apollo’s arts education programs.
National Sawdust curated the musical experience at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton that featured performances by Bora Yoon, Colin Self and Sonic Sculptures.
The Summer Concert Series at The Surf Lodge in Montauk featured a back-to-back performance from Rhett Z and Lewis Del Mar.
Food trucks from Manhattan to Montauk gathered at Hayground School in Bridgehampton to provide Great Food Truck Derby guests with an explosion of flavors. The evening was hosted by Edible East End.
Honoree Janna Bullock hosted a private Hamptons dinner party in support of Hour Children's upcoming Annual Dream Extreme Fundraiser on Saturday, September 17th. The gathering was attended by Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter, Ramona Singer, Nicole Miller and many more.
Watermill Center's annual Discover Watermill Day brought out an impressive crowd who experienced a selection of installations and performances that were created for FADA: House of Madness, The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction, as well as new works by Watermill’s summer residency artists.
This annual Hamptons summer soiree is unlike any other. The evening even included an appearance from "Melania" and "Donald".