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ARF Summer Gala

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons hosted “The Bow Wow Meow Ball” in Wainscott

On Saturday, August 21, 2016 ARF friends and supporters celebrated at an elegant evening of dinner and dancing honoring filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein under a beautifully decorated tent at the ARF adoption center in Wainscott. 
12_3Robert Wilson, Honoree Katharina Otto-Bernstein

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons hosted “The Bow Wow Meow Ball” in Wainscott

On Saturday, August 21, 2016 ARF friends and supporters celebrated at an elegant evening of dinner and dancing honoring filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein under a beautifully decorated tent at the ARF adoption center in Wainscott. 
12_3Robert Wilson, Honoree Katharina Otto-Bernstein

Katharina Otto-Bernstein has long been a cherished friend of ARF supporting their events and adopting dogs from ARF. However, her greatest gift has been the gift of food to the ARF animals through an annual donation to underwrite the cost of food at the ARF Adoption center while the cats and dogs await their forever homes. Best known for producing the 2016 HBO documentary “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” and the award-winning “Absolute Wilosn,” a documentary and biography about the much-admired theater and opera director Robert Wilson, who presented Katharina with the ARF Champion of Animals Award. Katharina husband Nathan Bernstein and their two children, Nicholas and Jonathan were present.

After dinner a live auction by auctioneer Benjamin Doller of Sotheby’s featured two untitled works by Ross Bleckner donated by the artist, along with 4 tickets to The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet in Lincoln Center followed by a backstage introduction to the dancers donated by Barbara Slifka. 

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In 2016, ARF will intake over1,600 dogs and cats at their state-of-the-art adoption center in Wainscott. Founded in 1974 ARF has rescued more than 25,000 dogs and cats placing them with loving families.

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The outstanding Bow Wow Meow décor was designed by Alex Papachristidis and David Monn.


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Photography: Barry Gordin

16_3Designer Jackie Rogers, Architect Peter Marino, Honoree Katharina Otto-Bernstein, ARF President Lisa McCarthy

3_12Executive Director ARF Scott Howe, ARF Dog Obedience Trainer Mathew Posnick

9_5Ellen & Chuck Scarborough

10_7Aleksandra Kardwell

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17_3New York City Ballet Chase Finlay

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Philanthropist  Jean Shafiroff

21_1Sex and the City Writer/Producer Candace Bushnell

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Artist Dorothy Frankel, Lisa McCarthy

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Lisa McCarthy, Scott Howe

4_7Patrick Christiano, Patricia Durkan and friend

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Honoree Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Peter Marino

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