It was a "touching moment," for Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education as they celebrated Fiesta 2017 in the wake of two leveling natural disasters, said Jacqueline Weld Drake, who chairs their uber elegant galas with Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia. "We have primarily been a Puerto Rican organization started by two schoolteachers... And now, again, we have this immigration from Puerto Rico and we, again, have many, many Puerto Rican clients whom we are helping ... as well as a great many Mexican clients who come for our programs and the safe haven that we provide."
God’s Love We Deliver hosted their 11th Annual Golden Heart Awards dinner at Spring Studios in New York City. During the star-studded soiree, The Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service was presented to Gwyneth Paltrow, Jordan Roth was honored with The Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement and Jon Gilman was fêted with The Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. The event raised $2.3 million.
East Hampton was abuzz with autumn favorites - like a pumpkin bounce house, kids hay bale maze, games, and a petting zoo - during Groundworks @ Hrens' 5th Annual Fall Festival.
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) presented its 24th annual "Stroll To The Sea" over Columbus Day weekend. The dog walk began and ended at Mulford Farm in East Hampton.
Montauk's 36th annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, brought two exciting days of autumn entertainment to the East End on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.
The 25th edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival took place Thursday, October 5 through Monday, October 9, with Mariska Hargitay, Patrick Stewart, Annette Bening, and many other notable names attending in support projects.
23 top Manhattan chefs paired their food with sips from Bonterra Organic Vineyards at Sip for the Sea 2017 to benefit the WCS’s New York Aquarium. Hundreds, including actress Melissa Joan Hart, supported the event, which raised awareness about the importance of sustainable seafood. Katie Lee And David Burtka served as honorary co-chairs.
East Hampton-based WordHampton Public Relations toasted to its 25th anniversary during a festive gathering at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack.
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, and J.B. Smoove were among "Curb Your Enthusiasm" stars that came out to support the season 9 premiere at SVA Theater in Manhattan. Keegan-Michael Key, Aida Turturro, Mark Feuerstein, John Oliver, Bryant Gumbel, Andrew Rannells, and Robert Kennedy Jr. were also in attendance, while an After Party at TAO Downtown brought out Aziz Ansari, "SNL" star Pete Davidson and many more.
The Surf Lodge's Concert Series continued with a special performance from Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf.