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Bay Street Rocks The Dock!

Richard Kind

Bay Street Theatre celebrated a 20th season with their Annual Summer Benefit Gala, a sumptuous bash under a tent on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor this past Saturday July 16th.  Set against the magnificent backdrop of the evening’s sunset over the bay the ROCK THE DOCK!  BENEFIT was hosted by Chris Bauer (HBO’s True Blood), Blythe Danner (“Meet the Parents’), and comedian Richard Kind (Spin City, Curb Your Enthusiasm), the guest auctioneer who had attendees dipping deep in their pockets during the live “Fantasy” auction. Celebrities attending the benefit bash included Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Mercedes Ruehl, Fisher Stevens and Robert Zimmerman.

Richard Kind

Bay Street Theatre celebrated a 20th season with their Annual Summer Benefit Gala, a sumptuous bash under a tent on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor this past Saturday July 16th.  Set against the magnificent backdrop of the evening’s sunset over the bay the ROCK THE DOCK!  BENEFIT was hosted by Chris Bauer (HBO’s True Blood), Blythe Danner (“Meet the Parents’), and comedian Richard Kind (Spin City, Curb Your Enthusiasm), the guest auctioneer who had attendees dipping deep in their pockets during the live “Fantasy” auction. Celebrities attending the benefit bash included Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Mercedes Ruehl, Fisher Stevens and Robert Zimmerman.

The evening kicked off with cocktails, tasty hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction followed by a sit-down dinner was catered by Sterling Affair Caterers.  Music and entertainment was provided by celebrity DJ Tom Finn, named “The King of Spin” by Avenue Magazine.  Finn kept the dance floor packed with revelers having a lively time making the evening a truly memorable night.
 
Funds raised from the Gala will support Bay Street’s yearlong programming including; the Summer Mainstage productions, as well as Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live, Summer College Internships and Theatre Camps and Classes for kids.
 
Next up on the Bay Street Theatre’s Mainstage will be Enter Laughing. For tickets and information on current and upcoming productions as well as special Comedy Club nights, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or log on to www.baystreet.org.

Photography By Barry Gordin

Sybil Christopher, Tracy Mitchell, Adrianne Cohen, Blythe Danner, Murphy Davis
Joe & Robin Sparacio
Jerry & Adrianne Cohen
The Street Beats Group with Murphy Davis and Gary Hygom
Fisher Stevens, Liev Schreiber
Sybil Christopher, Rob Florio
Nancy Jacob, Frank & Joanne Filipo
Tracy Mitchell (Executive Director, Bay Street) Jay Schneiderman, Julie Stone
Mathew Kaufman DDS, Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner, Murphy Davis
Chris Bauer, Fisher Stevens, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts
Frank Filipo
Myron Clement, Sybil Christopher, Joe Petrocik
Richard Kind, Robert Zimmerman
Gary Hygom
Barton & Jane Shallot
Gina Glickman, Chris Bauer
Gary DePersia, Richard Kind
Veanne Cox, Sybil Christopher, Stephen Flaherty, Trevor Hardwick
Frank Filipo (Chairman, Bay Street), Joanne Filipo, Richard Kind
Heidi Schreck, Trevor Hardwick, Veanne Cox, Stephen Flaherty (Composer)
Blythe Danner, Chris Bauer, Richard Kind
Cathy Lee Jones, Jane Holden
Chris Bauer (Host, HBO’s True Blood), Fisher Stevens (“The Cove”), Naomi Watts (Oscar Nominee “21 Grams”), Liev Schreiber, Frank Filipo
Joe & Robin Sparacio, Gary & Annette Bierfriend
Ted & Carol Conklin
The Street Beats Group