Following a day at the beach, A Walk On Water, a non-profit organization that provides Surf Therapy to individuals with special needs, presented a benefit in support of its 3rd Annual East Coast Surf Therapy Event at Montauk Beach House in Montauk. Cynthia Rowley, Athena Calderone, Alexandra Richards and many more came out to support the organization, which is dedicated to celebrating and honoring children and adults with special needs along with their families, providing a chance to experience the thrill of surfing and its therapeutic qualities during two incredible days at the beach.
"The largest block party extending out over the water" - A.K.A. Sag Harbor HarborFest - returned to offer village-wide activities that honored Sag Harbor's maritime history.
Following the New York premiere of Shoot Me Nicely, actor Christopher McDonald presented the North Fork TV Festival’s inaugural Canopy Award to actor Chris Noth.
The inaugural Fashion Does Drag Ball, hosted by RuPaul, was held at the McKittrick Hotel in New York City. The event, which supported Planned Parenthood and served as a kick off RuPaul’s DragCon NYC, brought out Marc Jacobs, BeBe Zahara Benet, The Real Housewives of New York City Countess Luann de Lesseps, Nina Agdal, and many more.
Philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff, and IFC Films hosted the New York premiere of IFC Films’ "Rebel In The Rye" at Metrograph in New York City. Attendees included Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Amy Rutberg, Brian d’Arcy James, Caitlin Mehner, Will Rogers, Jenny Ashman, director/writer Danny Strong, producers Bruce Cohen, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Jason Shuman, executive producers Christina Papagjika, Matthew Salloway, Ellen Schwartz, Kristen Stewart, Harry Connick Jr., Erich Bergen, Paul Haggis, Riley Keough, Brigitte Lacombe, Abbey Lee, Barry Levinson, Thomas Matthews, Jennifer Morrison, Lesli Margherita, Daphne Oz, Jim Parrack, Ben Shenkman, Tristine Skyler, Whit Stillman, Jean Shafiroff, Alina Puscau, Adam David Thompson, and Avanti Gupta.
While many spent their time air kissing inside the Hampton Classic VIP tents, many more fixated on the world class jumping. Mayor Bloomberg and Diana Taylor commandeered two tables to watch daughter Georgina. We spied him talking to Jean Shafiroff, who was sitting with Bob Chaloner at the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital table. Mary-Kate Olsen, Brooke Shields, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Mariska Hargitay, Don Lemon, Jill Zarin, Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, Rod and Judy Gilbert, CNN Political Analyst Robert Zimmerman, former New York State Assemblyman Jerry Kremer and wife Suzan were also part of the bold faced parade.
GE Smith presents PORTRAITS wrapped up at Guild Hall in East Hampton with legendary guitarist, Billy Squier, the master behind mega-hits, “The Stroke”, and "Lonely is the Night".
Electric sunglasses and Whalebone hosted an End of Summer Party celebrating the launch of the renowned artist John Van Hamersveld’s Electric Sunglass titled - The Hammer - at Atlantic Terrance in Montauk.
Hermes celebrated the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton by hosting a soiree that brought out The Real Housewives of New York Star Ramona Singer, James Lipton, and many more.
Southampton Arts Center honored its visionary Co-Chair Simone Levinson with the Champion of the Arts Award during its annual SummerFest Culinary Arts Festival. Event chairs Anke Beck-Friedrich and Juergen Friedrich, Tiffany and Claus Moller, and Connie Tarrant were joined by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and his wife Hillary, Jenny and John Paulson, Bob Colacello, Lisa Dennison, Marigay McKee and Bill Ford, Edwina von Gal, Holly Peterson, Henry Buhl, Jean Shafiroff, Diana and Joe DiMenna, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Michael Halsband, Steven Gambrel, former Congressman Tim Bishop and his wife Kathy, and newly elected Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving and his wife Ellen, and more.