Nutrition company Revere celebrated its launch during the "Summer of Wellth" at Gurney's Montauk. Over 100 people enjoyed a morning of fitness featuring Y7 and Dogpound, and the classes were followed by a celebratory brunch.
Clarissa Bronfman Jewelry's Pop Up Collective hosted a sunset reception in celebration of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art For Life: Midnight At The Oasis Gala. The event brought out Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Chairman and Co-founder Russell Simmons and Executive Director Tangie Murray.
Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon for 40 guests at Le Cirque Restaurant in New York City to honor the French on their national holiday.
Monthly activewear membership box service, FITBOX, wrapped up its Hamptons Edition FITNATICS 3 Day Event Series with a Rosť Brunch with a "What She Said" discussion featuring global fashion designer, Rebecca Minkoff and "Shape" Magazine Fashion Editor, Jenn Barthole, as part of W Hotelís "What She Said" global speaker series. The event was hosted by Joan and George Hornig at their estate in Water Mill.
South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton honored Alan Rabinowitz, Chris Fischer and Peter Beard and his wife, Nejma Beard during its 28th Annual Summer Gala Benefit: A Journey into the Wild. The summer soiree, which brought out actor Adrian Grenier, featured a special tasting menu, farm-to-table and sustainable seafood hors d'oeuvres, an honoree presentation, dancing and a special guest performance by Livingston Taylor.
In 2009, the "no kill" Southampton Animal Shelter, as Chuck Scarborough put it, "was about to be euthanized itself." An underwriting "angel" stepped in to save it. Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons founder Sony Schotland and others came on board, and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) became a privately funded, community charity. Their first event: a charming cocktail party at a beautiful residence. Then came Jean Shafiroff.
The Surfrider Foundation hosted the first of two annual Two Coasts One Ocean bicoastal fundraisers to support clean water and healthy beaches. Held in Montauk, the event brought out Cynthia Rowley, Pulitzer Prize Winner William Finnegan, Bill Powers, Jayma Cardoso, Sean MacPherson and Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, Peter Davis, surfer Quincy Davis, fashion lawyer Douglas Hand, surfer Will Skudin, pro surfer Balaram Stack, artist and surfer Tony Caramanico, and more.
29 national artists were selected to be featured in the Elemental Light Juried Exhibition, juried by Lisa Chalif of The Heckscher Museum of Art, at Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue. Works selected demonstrate that photography's essence is light and capture the play of dust-speckled beams, graphics of shadows, moods of the Golden Hour, and translating colors of artificial light.
The inaugural Caliente fundraiser, a benefit for Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank and OLA of Eastern Long Island, was held at the picturesque Bridgehampton home of Maria and Kenneth Fishel. Partygoers noshed on a variety of mouthwatering bites from East End eateries as Tito Puente, Jr. and his eight piece band energized attendees with lively music, and celebrated three community luminaries - Paule Pachter, CEO of Long Island Cares, Minerva Perez, Executive Director of OLA, and artist and activist April Gornik.
American Friends of the Open University of Israel, a not-for-profit organization, hosted a Hamptons Luncheon & Fashion Extravaganza, Co-Chaired by Marion N. Waxman and Kim Heyman, at the home of Ingeborg Rennert, American Friends of the Open University of Israel President, in Sagaponack. The fashion show featured apparel and accessories from Ella Levy, Shoshanna, Eric Javits, and de Grisogono.