Artists Dan Rizzie and Susan Lazarus-Reimen shared their secrets of printmaking at the second iteration of the weekly "A Night Out With..." series at Golden Eagle Artist Supply's Studio 144 on North Main Street in East Hampton. Guests were fascinated by the techniques revealed, from choosing paper, carefully tearing (not cutting) it to size, chine collé, applying colors to properly cranking the Etching Press. As always, dinner with the artists followed next door at Nick & Toni's Restaurant.
Martin and Jean Shafiroff opened their Manhattan home to Southampton Animal Shelter supporters during a special benefit, "Beat the January Blues" Cocktails.
The Officers and Members of the Montauk Fire Department's Engine Company No. 2 had mixed feelings of nostalgia and pride at Saturday's retirement event. But this time it was not a person retiring, it was the Department's International Rescue Truck, which has served them so well since 1992. Although the life expectancy of a vehicle of this type is usually 15 to 20 years, according to MFD Chief Vincent Franzone, parts availability has recently become an issue, and it was time. The proud part of the occasion was the unveiling of the new "RESCUE 2" Truck, nicknamed "Bright Eyes", after the MFD's very first rescue vehicle. The new "Bright Eyes" is well equipped to respond to any type of rescue scene--Heavy, Dive, Collapse, Confined Space, Extrication, etc. No space is wasted in the latest in vehicle designs. Slide out "drawers", accessed from the outside, are able to support the heavy (up to 1,000 pounds) weight of the rescue components. The Department is looking forward to many years with RESCUE 2.
A year after the Sag Harbor Women's March, held in solidarity of the Women's March on Washington, hundreds once again gathered at the Windmill in Sag Harbor to march down Main Street and have their voices heard. Suffolk Legislator Bridget Fleming and Sinead Murray, founder of the Pierson Feminists Club, were among those who addressed the passionate crowd, many of which who donned a pink pussyhat.
If you want to hear how experienced, successful artists create, and purchase the tools to create your own masterpieces, Golden Eagle Artist Supply on North Main Street in East Hampton now has both. Wednesday was the big day, as internationally acclaimed artist Paton Miller hosted the first of Golden Eagle's much anticipated new weekly art series called "A Night Out With," which was held in The Golden Eagle Studio 144, followed by dinner at Nick & Toni's restaurant next door.
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 — 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.