HIFF 2022

Photos from the Red Carpet at the 30th Hamptons International Film Festival October 7-16, 2022.

Photography: Barry Gordin

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Martin McDonagh @ HIFF

A conversation with playwright and filmmaker, Martin McDonagh, at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

By: Patrick Christiano

October 10, 2022:   Acclaimed award-winning playwright and filmmaker, Martin McDonagh, was a guest at the 30th Anniversary of HIFF. A Conversation With, which originated in 1993, when Stephen Spielberg had an intimate and insightful chat with Martin Scorsese, has become a much-anticipated festival tradition for the past thirty years.

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Hampton Classic Horse Show

Karl Cook and Kalinka Van’t Zorgvliet won the $410,000 Hampton Classic 5* Grand Prix. © KindMedia

Qualifier Winner Karl Cook Returns for the Victory in Sunday’s $410,000 Hampton Classic 5* Grand PrixFinal Awards Given at the 2022 Hampton Classic Horse Show 

September 4, 2022– Of the 30 horse-and-rider combinations representing nine countries in Sunday’s culminating $410,000 Hampton Classic 5* Grand Prix and nine pairs to make the jump-off, only five went double-clear over Alan Wade’s (IRL) 17-effort, 1.60m course. Last to go in both rounds was American Karl Cook, who returned with his Grand Prix Qualifier mount, Kalinka Van’t Zorgvliet, to stop the clock in 36.710 seconds and secure his second victory at the Hampton Classic.

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Michael Feinstein @ WHBPAC

August 1, 2022: From Gershwin to Carole King and beyond, Michael Feinstein expands the Great American Songbook into the modern era. Feinstein is a multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.” He is widely considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. This is an evening of music you won’t want to miss!

Generously Sponsored by Dr. Stanley Zinberg
For Tickets Click Here

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Pride Celebration @ LongHouse

Hamptons Pride celebrated with a Fundraiser at LongHouse on Sunday.

June 26, 2022:  Hamptons Pride, the East End’s new LGBTQ+ nonprofit that brought you the first Pride parade in the history of the Hamptons celebrated at LongHouse on Sunday. 

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East Hampton First Pride Parade 2022

June 4, 2022: East Hampton First Ever PRIDE Parade 2022: with Patrick Christiano, Publisher of TheaterLife.com and Jerry Larsen, the Mayor of East Hampton,, community leaders and over 500 people in support of Gay Pride, organized by Tom House.

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ARF Designer Auction & Preview Cocktail Party  

Join ARF Hamptons on Saturday, May 28, for the 2022 ARF Designer Auction & Preview Cocktail Party from 6 to 8 PM at the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop, 17 Poxabogue Lane in Sagaponack. The cocktail reception will celebrate the launch of ARF’s online auction (May 28 – June 7) featuring furniture and decorative items for the home donated by longstanding friends and ARF adopters, including some of the most admired designers, artisans, and dealers in the country. All proceeds will benefit the cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center. Advance tickets $200, at the door $225. Tickets and bidding at give.arfhamptons.org/arfauction.

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LongHouse Gardens

LongHouse hosted a conversation with Steven & William Ladd and opened their Gardens on April 30th

May 1, 2022:  Spring is here and the LongHouse Gardens in East Hampton are open and filled with new growth in every corner. Spring is the perfect moment for an invigorating visit to the magnificent 16 acre sculpture garden. Many people from the surrounding area did exactly that on April 30. Snowdrops, daffodils and hellebores take center stage in the spring as well as their earliest flowering trees, a delight on near perfect day, weatherwise.

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Celebration Of Life

The Longhouse Trustees and Peter OIsen hosted Celebration of Life, a garden party in memory of Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020)

May 16, 2021:  Peter Olsen and the Longhouse Trustees hosted Celebration of Life, a garden party in memory of Jack Lenor Larsen, the founder of LongHouse, who died last year at 93. The celebration at LongHouse featured Jack’s peak Spring garden on a glorious Saturday afternoon. 

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Storytime Online

Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton will read their children’s book, Simeon’s Gift, on Saturday @10:30 am via Zoom. This is the final segment in the Bay Street Theater online series. 

May 10, 2021:  The final segment for Bay Street Theater’s Storytime will be Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, co-authors of the children’s book, Simeon’s Gift. The reading is the final Zoom segment for Storytime, an eight-part online program of children’s book readings by authors from the East End and New York. The series is an interactive and engaging experience, where children and their families can enjoy live readings. Julie and Emma will read Simeon’s Gift, their most recent children’s book, during a Zoom session on Saturday, May 15th @ 10:30 am. A Q&A will follow. An access link will come, by email, with confirmation. To purchase tickets: 

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Bay Street Theater

New Home for Bay Street Theater to be completed by 2023

April 8, 2021:  At a zoom press conference on Tuesday morning Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor announced their exciting plans for 22 Long Island Avenue, the property the not for profit purchased in October for 13.9 million dollars. The goal was to create a new “state of the art” purpose built home at the entrance to Sag Harbor with two theaters and facilities to accommodate their year- round educational programs. 

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Bay Street Wine Tasting

Roman Roth

Deadline February 10 to join Bay Street, from anywhere in the world, for a Wine Tasting / 30th Anniversary Celebration on February 24 from 6-7pm.

February 8, 2021: Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts will celebrate their 30th Anniversary on February 24 with a wine-tasting. To reserve CLICK HERE.

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Hamptons International Film Festival


October 12, 2020: The 28th Hamptons International Film Festival, presented by HamptonsFilm, announced their award winners at a virtual ceremony. Handing out over $29,500 in cash awards and $130,000 in goods and services. This year’s festival is running October 8 – 14 with virtual screenings and drive-ins.

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ARF Stroll to the Sea Virtual Dog Walk

October 3 to October 11, 2020

September 18, 2020: East Hampton, N.Y., The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Inc. (ARF) announces that its annual “Stroll to the Sea” Dog Walk presented by Chaser and The Corcoran Group will be a VIRTUAL walk this year due to COVID-19. The event, now in its 27th year, will still be a fun, family outing that is intended to promote responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF while raising important funds for the cats and dogs.  

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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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