When first time filmmaker Joan Kron was looking for backing, she came up against an unusual roadblock. People wondered if the octogenarian turned documentarian would live to see it through. Fast forward seven years and Joan had filled Michael's restaurant for a champagne brunch celebrating the digital and on demand release of her award-winning documentary Take my Nose Please ó and her 90th birthday.
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 Cooperís 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 Centerís 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.