Memorial Day weekend was jam-packed with Hamptons celeb sightings.
More than an invitation to swim, it was an opportunity to see, be seen and be served. No wonder Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Damien Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Pink Floyd, Flavor Flav, Rudy and Judy Giuliani are among the long list of luminaries who have parked their personas there at one point or another.
Co-hosts Jean Shafiroff and Jonathan McCann welcomed Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) supporters — and wine lovers — to A Taste of Wine, at the Southampton Historical Museum. SASF Director of Adoptions Katie McEntee curated the local wines and hors d'oeuvres for the four year old event that is quickly gaining traction in the community.
It was Rachael to the Rescue - the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) that is - when Rachael Ray Home transformed the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop in Sagaponack cottage into a dream domicile, for their 7th Annual Designer Show House cocktail party and sale. "Rachael Ray Home donated everything in the cottage," Event Co-Chair Gigi Mahon told us. "Their decorating team, renowned designer and General Manager of Rachael Ray Home Michael Murray and his sister, Jennifer, put it together. And they kept bringing and bringing."
Oreya Restaurant at the Capri Southampton re-opened over the holiday weekend. Its 2017 launch featured the debut of the "Oreya Lounge" by Frederick Lesort and Philippe Olivier Bondon.
Leading physician scientists and the East End community gathered at The American Hotel in Sag Harbor for Southampton Hospital's Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center's second annual fundraiser.
"I was wearing pink but they made me change into red," Jean laughed. There may not have been a sea of red at her Park Avenue home, in anticipation of the 21st Hamptons Heart Ball at the Southampton Arts Center on Saturday, June 10, but Event Director Barbara Poliwoda and Dr. Lori Mosca of Columbia University Medical Center, who is being honored with her husband, Dr. Ralph Mosca of NYU Langone Medical Center, were.
Walking into the Publicolor Stir, Splatter + Roll Gala, we saw kids painting goodie bags along the room, original art for supporters to keep. This year's Gala, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, raised nearly 1.3 million dollars for the charity Ruth Lande Shuman started in 1996 to improve NYC public schools and communities.
Newtown Lane in East Hampton was jam-packed with excited fairgoers during the East Hampton Village's First Annual Spring Celebration Street Fair. Presented by the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce, the all-day affair included live music, the chance to meet local businesses and non-profits, free yoga classes, and much more.
Hope for Depression Research Foundation supporters gathered at The Metropolitan Club in New York City for a special dinner with author Daphne Merkin.