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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Stephen Schwartz & Friends @ Bay Street

Scott Coulter, Debbie Gravitte,Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway

A wizardly musical evening from Stephen Schwartz with Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter, Debbie Gravitte August 28, 2017: Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked, Godspell, Pippin and more, brought his popular show, “Stephen Schwartz & Friends,” to Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor as part of the Bay Street Theater’s Musical Mondays series. Stephen Schwartz’ show is a mashup that teams the Grammy® and Oscar®-winning songwriter with Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter and Tony® award winner Debbie Gravitte. The four have been thrilling audiences around the world since 1999, and once again they thrilled a sold-out audience at Bay Street with breathtaking … Continue reading “Stephen Schwartz & Friends @ Bay Street”

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ARF Bow Wow Meow Ball

Peter Marino, Nan Bush, Katharina Otto-Berstein, Scott Howe

An elegant evening of dinner and dancing at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott.

August 20, 2017: The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons honored Nan Bush and Bruce Weber with the Champion of Animals Award at the 2017 “Bow Wow Meow Ball.” The two are long-time ARF supporters who have frequently channel their love for animals into their celebrated film and photography projects. Their award was presented by past honorees Katharina Otto-Bernstein and Peter Marino.

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