ARF Bow Wow Meow Ball

An elegant evening honoring David Monn in East Hampton.

August 18, 2018:  The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons hosted the Bow Wow Meow Ball at the ARF’s 22-acre campus in Wainscott in the midst of heavy showers, which didn’t dampen the spirits or enthusiasm of 400 high-profile guests from New York and the Hamptons. The affair honored event designer David Monn and his beloved Sammy with the Champion of Animals Award, in recognition of his dedication and service to animal welfare. His spectacular design for the evening with stunning lighting and hanging plants was the backdrop for an elegant evening. Katharina Otto-Bernstein and Peter Marino presented the award to Mr. Monn.

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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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Evita Opening Night

Omar Lopez-Ceperp, Arianna Rosario, Will Pomerantz

August 4, 2018:  Opening Night Photos at Bay Street Theater’s “Thrilling” production of Andrew Llyod Webber’s Evita, now playing in Sag Harbor.

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Evita will run at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor through September 2.   To purchase tickets or for more information call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org

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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Indispensable @ Keyes Art

DAVID SLIVKA. Untitled, Ink on paper, 53×42, c. 1970s

Featuring the works of Nathan Slate Joseph, John Chamberlain and David Slivka

June 15, 2018:  Keyes Art presented the second summer show of the summer featuring three dimensional abstract expressionist works blurring the boundary between painting and sculpture, in our new gallery at 53 The Circle on Main Street, East Hampton. On view at this show, “Indispensable,” will show the works of Nathan Slate Joseph, John Chamberlain, and David Slivka (courtesy of folioeast).

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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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Some Enchanted Evening

Jane Lynch

Bay Street Theater hosted their 27th Annual Summer Gala, “A Celebration of the Golden Age of Broadway,” on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor

July 8, 2018:  Jane Lynch, the Emmy Award winning television star, emceed Bay Street Theater’s star-studded concert that was part of their Annual Summer Gala, the last on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor due to future renovations at the site. The concert in the Theater preceded the festivities under a tent that began around sunset on a glorious evening.

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Bay Street Theater Gala

Photo: Barry Gordin

Some Enchanted Evening 

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce additional entertainment for Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 7, 2018. The event benefits Bay Street’s educational and theatrical programs. The evening includes special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing. Due to future restoration of the Long Wharf, this will be the final gala to be held there.

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Live Out Loud

Bay Street Theater and Live Out Loud hosted a kick-off party for Confessions of a Mormon Boy on Friday July 6th 7-9pm at The Blend, 367 Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton.

July 3, 2018:  Steven Fales, best known for his solo show Confessions of a Mormon Boy, was the special guest at Chef Luis R. DeLoera’s new restaurant, The Blend, where the kick-off benefit was held from 7-9pm on Friday July 6.

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Jackie Hoffman @ Bay Street

Jackie Hoffman

Award winning comic and Broadway Star opens Music Mondays concert series at Bay Street Theater with her show Jackie Hoffman:  From Broadway to Bay Street

June 28, 2018:  Renowned comic and award-winning actress Jackie Hoffman performs the first concert of the Music Mondays concert series at Bay Street Theater on Monday, July 2nd at 8pm. Hoffman, a staple at Joe’s Pub and on Broadway, will apply her award winning magic to Bay Street Theater for one evening only with a night of show tunes, covers, original songs, and I am sure as the NYTimes has said, “kvetching on an operatic scale.”

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All That Glitters @ Keyes Art

Amy Zerner, Monte Farber

Amy Zerner & Monte Farber celebrated their 40th Anniversary at Keyes Art where Amy’s work is on view in an exhibition, All That Glitters

June 24, 2018:  Amy Zerner and Monte Farber celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary against a backdrop of tapestries and spiritual collages by Amy Zerner that are part of an exhibition, All That Glitters, which opened at Keys Art, 53 The Circle in East Hampton, on June 10th. The exhibition that will continue through June 29  and also includes work by Bill Claps and artists from Bhoutan.

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