Hampton Classic Horse Show

McLain Ward with HH Gigi’s Girl, winners of the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix

McLain Ward Wins the $300,000 Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman on the final day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton.

September 2, 2018:  The 43rd edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show ended in spectacular fashion Sunday, with America’s McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, capturing the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Douglas Elliman for a record seventh time.

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The Hampton Classic

The 43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show opened in Bridgehampton under blue skies on Sunday.

August 26, 2018:  The 43rd Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday morning to a pristine blue sky, welcoming horses and riders 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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“Outside The Box” @ the White Room

Billy Joel, Andrea McCafferty

Billy Joel attends opening reception @ The White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton.

August 26, 2018:  Andrea McCafferty and Kat O’Neill, Co-Directors of The White Room Gallery, 2415 Main Street, in Bridgehampton hosted the opening reception for an exciting new exhibition, “Outside the Box,” featuring Donna Bernstein, Steve Cohen, Jackie Fuchs, and Karen L Kirshner, which will be on view at The White Room Gallery through September 10th.  The piano man himself, Billy Joel turned up to support his friend, Steve Cohen, who just happens to be Billy Joel’s lighting designer as well. Steve, who has been painting with light his entire career, is a guest on Spotlight on the Arts this week chatting about his art and process. Check it out! Spotlight on the Arts airs on LTV, channel 20 in East Hampton or streamed live at ltveh.org, Tuesday at 5pm, Thursday at 10:30am, Friday at 8pm, and Sunday at 3:30.  The White Room Gallery, 2415 Main Street in Bridgehampton is open every day during the Summer from a 11am to 5pm. For more information: www.thewhiteroom.gallery

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Stephen WIlkes @ Tulla Booth Gallery

Tulla Booth Gallery  Presents:
Meet the Artist : Renowned 
Stephen Wilkes
Reception: Friday , August 31, 2018 6– 8PM
Exhibit continues thru September 27th

August 23, 2018:  Stephen Wilkes’s wildly popular “Day to Night” Series are exciting images of the most beloved cities and sites of the world. As part of his on going series he wanted to capture the iconic Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles which he felt captures the essence of Southern California. Wilkes photographs from a stationary 50 foot crane. All explained on a “CBS Sunday Morning” segment Shooting 12 hours from day to night and gathering 1,200 to 1,500 image into form one image from dawn to dusk. He was recently featured in newest National Geographic Issue celebrating the 100th anniversary of the State Parks in America.  He is on a quest to complete his vision photographing for an upcoming a fine art publication. National Geographic Museum featured an exhibit earlier this year.

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“Mail Art” at Keyes

Scott Covert & Ray Johnson at Keyes Art

August 19, 2018:  On Saturday August 18, Keyes Art, 53 The Circle-Main Street in East Hampton, hosted the opening reception of “Mail Art,” the pairing of two preeminent artists, Scott Covert and Ray Johnson, with unique mediums at an exciting new show that will be on view at Keyes Art through August 31. Ray Johnson delivers stunning work, and Scott Covert brings gravestone rubbings into vibrant life.

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Author’s Night 2018

Jules Feifer , Florence Fabricant

East Hampton Library’s 14th Annual Authors Night

August 11, 2018:  The literary event of the Hamptons and one of our country’s leading annual literary celebrations began at 5 pm with the Authors Book Signing Reception under a tent in Amagansett, where  guests enjoyed scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and fine wine while mingling with the over 100 authors.  The evening provides an opportunity to have books personally inscribed by the authors when purchasing. Afterwards at 8 pm twenty-four private dinner parties  featuring one or more of the guest authors, followed the reception.
Photography: Barry Gordin

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Hayground School’s “Chefs Dinner”

Renowned Chef, Jacques Pepin, honored at the 14th Annual Hayground School’s benefit “Chefs Dinner.”

July 29, 2018:  Ten chefs prepared a five-course meal in honor of Jacques Pépin at the 14th annual Hayground School’s benefit “Chefs Dinner” on Sunday, July 29 on the School’s grounds in Bridgehampton, NY. The Chefs included Josh Capon, Jessica Craig, Christian Mir, Ayesha Nurdjaja, Francois Payard, Joe Realmuto, Hillary Sterling, Bill Telepan, Carissa Waechter, and Jason Weiner.  The benefit dinner raises much-needed financial aid for Hayground School, an inclusive, diverse school that incorporates an expansive Edible Garden/Kitchen Science program into its curriculum on its pastoral grounds. The honorary chairpersons of the Chefs Dinner are Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.

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Time Bomb

The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit and Auction honoring Pierre Berge.

July 28, 20018:  The Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, described as an “enchanted forest” and “performance art extravaganza,” is one of the summer’s most anticipated events of the summer. The celebration on the 10 plus acre grounds of The Watermill Center, founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson in 1992, unites the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture and fashion into an immersive experience that simply must be witnessed. Each year Wilson tops himself from the previous year with extraordinary, mind-boggling installations throughout the grounds.
Photography: Barry Gordin 

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LongHouse Celebrates Brooklyn

Jack Lenor Larsen (Founder / Artistic Director) LongHouse Reserve)

Annual Benefit Gala honors Dustin Yellin and Joe Melillo.

August 21, 2018:  Jack Lenor Larsen and the Board of Trustees of the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton hosted their annual LongHouse Summer Benefit Gala. The event celebrating Brooklyn honored Dustin Yellin, who founded Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and Joseph Mellilo, executive producer responsible for the artistic direction of Brooklyn Academy of Music since 1999.  Yellin’s dynamic sculptures, “Garbage Can Rocket,” steel, concrete, enamel paint, 144 x 38 x 38,” and “Bathroom Rocker,” steel, aluminum, cement board, ceramic tile, 180 x36 36”, gifts of the artist, are installed on the grounds.

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Adam Umbach @ Janet Lehr

Adam Umbach standing in front of Peacock Feather. Oil and enamel on canvas, 2018. 60 x 72 inches

Artist, Adam Umbach, spoke at Janet Lehr Fine Arts in East Hampton.

July 22, 2018:  On Sunday against the backdrop of “Janet Lehr’s Big Contemporary Show – Art on the Edge 2018,” now on display at Janet Lehr Fine Arts, 68 Park Place in East Hampton in the passage way across from the cinema, Adam Umbach, an artist in the exhibition spoke at noon.

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Lucie Arnaz @ Bay Street Theater

Lucie Arnaz: I Got the Job! Songs From My Musical Past 

Lucie Arnaz  an Emmy award-winning Broadway veteran will be making her Bay Street Theater debut. From her first role at 14 as The Cheshire Cat in Alice In Wonderland to a grandmother hanging upside down on a trapeze while singing about the preciousness of life in Pippin, Arnaz and Musical Director Ron Abel offer audiences this brand new concert sharing stories and songs that Arnaz has long been known for.

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Keyes Art East Hampton

Julie Keyes

Keyes Art launches new location at 53 The Circle-Main Street in East Hampton with opening reception for Keyes Art Hello

May 18, 2018: Julie Keyes hosted a festive opening reception for Hello, the inaugural show for Keyes Art, in a new location at 53 The Circle in East Hampton just off Main Street behind Chase Bank. Hello features work by gallery artists including: Bert Stern, Nathan Slate Joseph, Darius Yektai, Ned Smith, April Gornik, John Chamberlain, Larry Rivers and Willem de Kooning.  www.juliekeyesart.com 

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Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons – ARF

ARF Designer Show House & Sale Saturday, May 26, 2018 Top interior decorators will transform the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop, 17 Poxabogue Lane, Sagaponack into a designer show house, using furnishings from the shop and from their own collections. Everything is for sale and proceeds directly support ARF’s lifesaving rescue and adoption efforts. Saturday, May 26, 5 PM Exclusive Preview Hour $250, 6 PM to 8 PM Cocktail Reception $150. Show House Designers: Brady Design, Blue Carreon, Jack Deamer of JED Design, Richard Mishaan, Barbara Ostrom, Melanie Roy Design, Tom Samet and Nathan Wold of Hamptons House Design LLC, … Continue reading “Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons – ARF”

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Joel Vig

Joel Vig, Gail Sheehy

By Magda Katz

Congratulations to  writer Joel Vig who won the Judges Choice Award in the Dan’s Papers Literary Award for Non-Fiction.  The awards ceremony was held at the John Drew Theatre in Guild Hall in East Hampton on Thursday, August 31st, 2017, at 4:00 PM. 

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