Hamptons Life

LongHouse Celebrates Brooklyn

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.

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.

Dustin Yellin

The celebration began at 6pm with cocktails, music, a silent auction and a tour of the gardens with tasty hors d’oeuvres. A sumptuous dinner followed with the award presentations. Performance by Julia Davis and dancing with Revel in Dimes high and mighty Brass Band Music.   

President LongHouse Reserve Dianne Benson, Jenny Ljungberg Baker, Jonathan Baker(Maidstone Hotel)
Fern Mallis

Barbara Slifka, Peter Olsen
Faith Popcorn, Lys Marigold
Jack Lenor Larsen
Matko Tomicic (Executive Director LongHouse Reserve)
Brian Hunt, Toni Ross, Lauren Lembrecht, Ron Kaplan, Lucy Winton
Adrian Madlener, Maria Bacardi and Guest
Piggy
Robert WIlson

Dianne B,  Perry Gershon 
Wendy Van Deusen & Guest
Sabine Hindra
Jane Rose, Julie Keyes, Bobby Golden
Rebecca Chapman
Maria Bacardi, Patrick Christiano
Katlean De Monchy

Andrea Grover and Guest

Photography: Barry Gordin