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Miracle House ’Cocktails By The Bay’

Originally Posted: August 04, 2011

Ruth Singer, Lucy Pollack, Michael Pollack, Barbara Markus, Ava Pollack and Sally Rappaport. (Rob Rich)

Joan Allen celebrates Miracle House. (Rob Rich)

Sag Harbor - Miracle House, a New York City charity that provides temporary housing, meals and advocacy to caregivers and patients coming to the city for critical medical treatment, announced that its 11th Annual "Cocktails by the Bay" event was a beautiful evening and a great success. The evening was hosted by Tony-winning actress and ardent Miracle House supporter, Joan Allen, held at a private residence on the bay in Sag Harbor.

The summer sunset cocktail party featured cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music by Peter Martin Weiss and Jane Hastay, and a spectacular silent auction. The auction continues to be one of the most highly anticipated shopping events of the entire season. This year, it included over 70 exciting packages including fantastic trips to Paris, Miami, as well as beautiful artwork and unique experiences, like a Libby Langdon design consultation, a "One Life to Live" walk on role, and many more. Following the cocktail party, sponsors enjoyed a private dinner "under the stars," also hosted by Allen.

Allen said, "Cocktails by the Bay" is my favorite event of the season. It's a fun night with family and friends on the beautiful bay in Sag Harbor where we celebrate the important work of Miracle House. Many families that stay at Miracle House would not be able to afford to come to New York for medical treatment if not for their vital services."

Jean Gordon, Len Fogge. (Rob Rich)

"Cocktails by the Bay" is in its 11th year and has become one of the most popular and well attended Miracle House events. All proceeds raised from "Cocktails by the Bay" go directly towards the Miracle House Caregiver and Patient Program.

Sponsors included Amy Chanos, Gioia DiPaolo, Steven and Susan Felsher, Jean Gordon and Len Fogge, Hans Li and Jennifer Kouvant, Gerry Logue and Sean Cassidy, Tim McGuire and Amy Rhodes, Carolyn Reidy, Michael Selleck, Cory Shields and Terry Coombs, Meredith Wagner, and Lynn Williams.

About Miracle House
Miracle House provides temporary housing, meals, and advocacy to caregivers and patients coming to New York City for critical medical treatment. Founded in 1990 by a small group of friends responding to the AIDS crisis, Miracle House now supports over 1,000 people annually coming to New York City for critical medical treatment. Miracle House is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

About Joan Allen
Three-time Oscar nominee, Allen is one of the film world's busiest actresses. Her roles in "The Contender," "The Crucible," and "Nixon" all garnered her Academy Award nominations. In 2007, she appeared opposite Matt Damon in the box-office smash, "The Bourne Ultimatum." She was nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Georgia O'Keeffe in Lifetime Television's biopic chronicling the artist's life. Allen recently appeared in "Hachi: A Dog's Tale" and "Good Sharma." Most recently she completed shooting on a new HBO series called "LUCK" which will begin airing this coming October." Allen is also one of the New York theater world's most honored actresses and winner of every major prize for her work on and off-Broadway. She won a Best Actress Tony Award for her performance in Lanford Wilson's, "Burn This," and was nominated in the same category for the title role in "The Heidi Chronicles." Allen has been a long time supporter of Miracle House and has been a spokesperson for the agency on various occasions.

Carol and Allen Retzky enjoy the evening. (Rob Rich)

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