Jess Hart and Poppy Delevingne hosted their annual Hamptons dinner at Harbor East Restaurant in East Hampton on Saturday. Guests included Jamie Biden, Andreas Santo Domingo, Lauren Santo Domingo, Lucinda Taffs, Ronnie Flynn, Britt Maren, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Victorious Ogenta, Kimberley Schoen, Phil Bucknell, and Rebecca Dayan, who enjoyed beats by DJ Nick Cohen and Harbor East owner Jamo Willis.
Philanthropist, jewelry designer, and FIT trustee Joan Hornig hosted an intimate dinner at her Water Mill home to toast to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). The celebratory soiree followed a talk at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill by Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT.
A phalanx of staff greeted us as we drove into Audrey and Martin Gruss' Southampton estate for the discreet, exclusive cocktail party Audrey hosted a party in anticipation of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) Second Annual Walk of Hope + 5K Run that will take place on Saturday, August 5 in Southampton. Gruss founded the charity in memory of her mother, Hope, who struggled with clinical depression. And every penny raised - to date more than $25 million! - goes to research.
A Preview Benefit Cocktail Party kicked off East Hampton Historical Society's 2017 East Hampton Antiques Show at Mulford Farm in the heart of East Hampton Village. Among the distinguished guests were Martha Stewart, Donna Karan, Susan Wood, Kendell Cronstrom, Alejandro Saralegui, Steven Gambrel, Faith Popcorn, Frank Newbold, Hollis and Jim Forbes, and Debbie and Henry Druker.
Centro Trattoria & Bar in Hampton Bays welcomed residents from the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Eastern Long Islandís only wildlife hospital during "Getting Wild." Presented by Daniel Gale, the benefit brought out Beth Stern and many more.
Sag Harbor's "Big Tent: Party for the Cinema" was an evening to remember. The number of community members that came to show their appreciation for the Sag Harbor Cinema that burned down in 2016 was astonishing.
Peter and Jane Marino invited Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) supporters, including Martha Stewart, into their lush garden for an extraordinarily special evening that supported the homeless cats and dogs rescued by ARF.
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor hosted its 26th Annual Summer Gala on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. Attendees including "Intimate Apparel" stars Shayna Small and actress Kelly McCreary enjoyed dining, dancing, and mingling with Broadway starts, including Obie award-winning Lois Smith, Tony award-winning Betty Buckley.
When it was announced philanthropist Agnes Gund had sold a Lichtenstein and earmarked $100 million of the proceeds to promote criminal justice reform, we thought of all the Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Parties at which we had seen Gund and Roy Lichtenstein's widow, Dorothy. Had the painting been bought from one friend to the other? We fantasized. "Agnes Gund is obviously a very close friend of Dorothy Lichtenstein," Parrish Chairman of the Board and evening Co-chair Fred Seegal told us at this weekend's Parrish bash, honoring Gund and artist Clifford Ross. "One of the things that's great is people like Dorothy, who've been with the museum forever, are still with us," he said.
Soledad O'Brien returned to host the 18th annual Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) benefit, which raised over $1.1 million for RPAF, and brought out Star Jones, Darrelle Revis, Ming Lee and Aoki Lee Simmons, Joseph "Jojo" Simmons, Lyor Cohen and Xin Li, Sherry Bronfman, Andre Harrell, Kevin Liles, Stretch Armstrong, D-Nice, DJ M.O.S., DJ Cassidy, Fab Five Freddy, Chloe Flower, Clark Kent, Rich Medina, Elle Varner, Bevy Smith, Tony Touch, Simone & Dorian Missick, Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, and Harvey Spevak.