Kimberly Goff @ Ezra Gallery

Kimberly Goff

Inspired, curated by Kimberly Goff, for the Ezra Gallery, The Hamptons @ at Center for the Jewish Life in Sag Harbor featured numerous artists including some from the Elaine Benson Legacy collection.

Sag Harbor November 4, 2018:  INSPIRED, a new art show curated by Kimberly Goff of the Elaine Benson Gallery opened last week and is on view at the Ezra Gallery/ The Hamptons at Center For Jewish Life, 24 Long Island Ave across the street from the Post Office in Sag Harbor through December 8, 2019. The show features work by Eric Dever of the Berry Campell Gallery, NYC, Kimberly Goff, Bruce Lieberman and Ann Lombardo plus rare works from The legacy Collection from Elaine Benson including Priscilla Bowden, Warren Brandt, John Day, Jimmy Ernst, Zero Mostel, Alfonso Osorio and Kathe Tanous.

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ARF Halloween Pawty

Jamie Berger

November 2, 2019: The tricks and treats continued with ARF’s Halloween Pawty on Saturday, November 2, from 12 to 3 PM. All were welcome, kids and pets, too, at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton for tricks-and-treats, a haunted agility course for dogs, low-cost vaccines for your pets, adoptions, contests and so much more. Offering FVRCP, DA2PP, bordetella, rabies and microchipping for just $10 each! For cats and dogs only. $25 fee for each vaccine for unaltered animals. No appointment was necessary.

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On Broadway

Oren Jacoby, Pat Schoenfeld, Christine Baranski

“On Broadway” directed by Oren Jacoby makes World Premiere at Hamptons International Film Festival

October 13, 2019:  An all-star cast tells the inside story of Broadway theatre, and how it came back from the brink thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and is, an often uneasy, balance between art and commerce. 

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Hamptons Film Festival announce Winners

Bryan De Palma Piper De Palma Alec Baldwin Photo: Lisa Tamburini

October 14, 2019: The 27th Hamptons International Film Festival, presented by HamptonsFilm, announced their award winners at a ceremony in East Hampton. The 2019 festival was dedicated to Michael Lynne, a HIFF Board Member for almost two decades, and Mark Urman a member of HIFF’s Advisory Board for eleven years, both of whom passed away earlier this year.

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Alfre Woodard @ HIFF

Alfre Woodard Photo: Barry Gordin

A Conversation with Alfre Woodard @ Bay Street Theater

October 12, 2019: In celebration of one of this year’s most talked about performances for her role in Chinonye Chukwu’s CLEMENCY, the HIFF festival honored Alfre Woodard with a special A Conversation With… featuring the Emmy Award winner, Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress in person for a career spanning discussion.

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ARF Stroll To The Sea

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) announced today that its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk presented by Chaser and The Corcoran Group will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9 AM to 12 PM. The event, now in its 26th year, is a fun, family outing set amidst the beautiful Hamptons fall foliage with the feel of an idyllic country fair. It is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF.

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Hampton Classic

The 44th Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton closed on Sunday in spectacular fashion with picture perfect weather.

September 2, 2019: The 44th edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton ended in spectacular fashion Sunday, with two-time Canadian Olympic veteran, Mario Deslauriers, capturing the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix on his mount Bardolina. 

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Circus of Books

Rachel Mason, Alec Baldwin

Final film in the Hampton International Film Festival (HIFF) SummerDocs series, Circus of Books, screens at Guild Hall in East Hampton

August 25, 2019: Circus of Books, directed by Rachel Mason, the final film in the HIFF SummerDocs Series, screened at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Saturday evening.  Afterwards, Alec Baldwin (HIFF Co-Chair) and David Nugent (HIFF Artistic Director) led a conversation with the film’s director Rachel Mason and her mother, Karen Mason, who is a central focus of the film. The screening at Guild Hall was preceded by a reception at the home of Charles and Mary Brock.

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Hampton Classic Opens

Stephanie Brown Beamer and Gryphon Z performed a freestyle dressage demonstration

Youngest Competitors Highlight the Morning at the 44thHampton Classic Horse Show.

August 25, 2019: The 44th Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday morning in Bridgehampton under breezy and cool conditions, welcoming horses and riders from near and far to this spectacular annual equestrian and social event. For the next seven days the Hampton Classic will host the highest levels of competition for hunter-jumper horses and riders of all ages and abilities. From the youngest leadline riders (ages 2+) all the way to Olympic and World Champions, the prestigious Hampton Classic Horse Show attracts the best of the best.

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Authors Night

Bridget Moynahan, Candace Bushnell

East Hampton’s Library 15th Annual Authors Night Benefit

August 11, 2019: On Saturday East Hampton’s Library hosted their 15th annual Authors Night to benefit the Library’s essential programs and services throughout the coming year. Press arrived around 4:30 and the authors started trickling in shorty after for a brief meet and greet with the press, before heading off to their assigned spots and their respective dinners afterwards. Honorary Founding Chair, Alec Baldwin, was one of the first to arrive along with Honorary Co-Chairs, Candace Bushnell, Douglas Brinkley, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Robert A. Caro, Rosanne Cash, and Bridget Moynahan.

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Annie Get Your Gun @ Bay Street

Mathew Saldivar, Alexandra Socha

Sarna Lapine’s delightful staging of the Irving Berlin classic, infused with Blue Grass Melodies, lights up the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

August 4, 2019: Sarna Lapine’s delightful staging of Irving Berlin’s beloved musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opened last night at Bay Street Theater, centered by a luminous Alexandra Socha as Annie. Every element of this streamlined production, infused with Blue Grass melodies, shines beautifully, lighting up the intimate stage in Sag Harbor with rollicking good fun. To hear these classics songs like, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful,” sung with a Blue Grass Band that sits elevated at the back of the stage is simply wonderful and a unique surprise.

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ARF Bow Wow Meow Ball

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF Hamptons) will hold its Bow Wow Meow Ball on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The event will honor fashion designer and entertainer Isaac Mizrahi with the Champion of Animals Award, a loyal supporter of ARF and a compassionate friend to animals in need.  The event will take place at the ARF Adoption Center in East Hampton to celebrate Isaac’s contributions and ARF’s life saving work. Tickets start at $750 and are available online at arfhamptons.org.

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LongHouse Summer Benefit

Dianne Benson, Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel and Donna Karan honored at LongHouse Reserve Annual Summer Benefit with special performance by Laurie Anderson.

July 21, 2019: East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve hosted their annual Summer Benefit on the grounds of their 16-acre sculpture garden with works by Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono and Willem de Kooning.  Acclaimed filmmaker and painter, Julian Schnabel, was given the LongHouse Award, and Ross Bleckner presented Donna Karan with the Leadership Award. The evening is an annual celebration of LongHouse with cocktails, dinner, and auctions. Artist Laurie Anderson created a special performance for the evening.

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Summer Pleasures @ Tulla Booth

Bette Wilkes, Tulla Booth

Opening reception for photography exhibit, Summer Pleasures, on view through August 30th.

July 13, 2019: Tulla Booth Gallery, 66 Main Street in Sag Harbor, hosted an opening reception for a photography exhibit featuring Stephen Wilkes, Roberto Dutesco, Blair Seagram, Tulla Booth, and Dan Jones. What Better way to welcome the summer than to pay homage to the element that surrounds us, water, ocean, bay, lake or pond, is full of symbolism and metaphor. Each photographer’s evocative images make you feel closer to nature. Some are slightly calmer while others are very dramatic. Either way, they’re all quite exciting.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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LTV Benefit

Elayne Boosler, Angela LaGreca, Michelle Balan

Super Salon Comedy with Elayne Boosler benefits LTV Media Center

July 13, 2019: LTV, the East End public access television station, celebrated Summer with a very funny evening produced by Angela LaGreca, who also served as Emcee for the festivities.  The Super Salon Comedy at LTV at 75 Industrial Road in Wainscoitt featured acclaimed comedian Elayne Boosler, who was called “The First Lady of Standup Comedy” by Rolling Stone, along with Michele Balan and Bill McCuddy. 

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