The Spur, the first private co-working space and innovation lab for East End entrepreneurs, celebrated its opening during a VIP reception. Presented by i-Hamptons, the lab is located at Southampton Social Club.
A special screening of The Tree Prophet, a film commemorating David Milarch's moonshot mission to reverse climate change by cloning and replanting ancient trees all over the world, was held at Christ Episcopal Church of Sag Harbor. Following the Christian Scheider and Tucker Marder film, renowned science author Carl Safina moderated a brief panel with the filmmakers.
Bowlmor AMF and Pinny, their charming giant bowling pin mascot, stopped by the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in New Hyde Park to spread a little holiday cheer by making a special delivery. In addition to bringing the gifts, Bowlmor AMF also donated $5,000 to the charity.
Jean Shafiroff and friends gathered at Le Cirque in Manhattan for Shafiroff's annual Holiday Luncheon, which supported the New York Center For Children.
"All the Money in the World" stars Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg attended a screening of the Ridley Scott film at Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Cormaria in Sag Harbor - whose mission is to "create an atmosphere where the Spirit flourishes for the life and dignity of all" - hosted its annual family style holiday breakfast.
IGHL commemorated the holiday season was a Christmas pageant - A Christmas Celebration. The celebration took place at The Church of St. Rosalie in Hampton Bays.
The first notable snowfall of the season didn't deter 374 East Enders from dashing into the ocean at Cooper’s Beach in Southampton during Heart of the Hamptons' 14th Polar Bear Plunge.
Beth Stern was joined by Coco Austin and her daughter Chanel Nicole, and animal advocate and award-winning author Jill Rappaport at NYU Kimmel Center’s Rosenthal Pavilion in New York City during Bash for the Bulldogs. The annual Long Island Bulldog Rescue benefit brought out over 200 guests and around a dozen dogs. Proceeds will aid, help heal and find homes for abandoned, abused, neglected and injured or ill English Bulldogs.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) presented “20 for 20,” a special tribute to individuals and organizations that have made a lasting impact in the food allergy community and have contributed to 20 years of progress in food allergy research, education and advocacy, during its 20th Annual Food Allergy Ball at The Pierre in New York City. Honorees included Janet Atwater, chair of the FARE Board of Directors; Becky Basalone - Teal Pumpkin Project®; Pierre-Henri Benhamou, MD - DBV Technologies Inc.; Dave Bunning, philanthropist; Denise Bunning, food allergy educator, philanthropist and FARE Board Member; A. Wesley Burks, MD – University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Ruchi Gupta, MD - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Judith and John Hannan – co-founders of the Food Allergy Initiative,; The Jaffe Family, co-founders of the Food Allergy Initiative; Stacie Jones, MD.