43rd Annual NYC Village Halloween Parade – PHOTOS!

43rd Annual NYC Village Halloween Parade

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Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s Starry Night – PHOTOS!

Photos from the Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s Starry Night Gala in Southampton, NY on July 23, 2016

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Halsey House Gala 2016 – PHOTOS!

Photos from the 2016 Halsey House Gala in Southampton, NY on July 9, 2016

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Beach Magazine Hosted a Health & Wellness Party At New Union Cantina Restaurant

Beach magazine, published by Modern Luxury Magazine  in the Summer, hosted a Health & Wellness Issue Release Party at Southampton’s new modern Mexican restaurant Union Cantina on Friday, July 8th, 2016. The event was followed by an exclusive screening of the Spike documentary I am JFK Jr. at the Southampton Inn.

 Attendees included: Cristina Cuomo, Chris Cuomo, Derik Murray, RoseMarie Terenzio, Ramona Singer, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Kimberly Allan, Paola Bacchini, Rob Allan, Jillian Marie, Cari Shimkus, Mary Larkin, Connie Lippert, Amelia Doggwiler, Connor McInerney, Ashley Peleckis, Diana Heather, Ashley Heather, Curtis Terkuile, Monique Millane, Erika Halweil, Corey DeRosa, Jessica Lynn, Lisa Hartman, Alan Benson, Liza Benson, Lauren Day Roberts, Morgan Suckow, Sam Foley, Mark Lemerise, Paul Delaney, Wendy Delaney, Gary Ginsberg, Kevin Kay, David Schwarz, Debra Fazio, Roland Foster, John Schlimm and Brian Steel.

Beach magazine, helmed by Editor-in-Chief Cristina Cuomo, follows its readers to the Hamptons in the summer months with engaging profiles about people of influence, fashion, art, design and trends in the Hamptons. In the winter months, the magazine is published as Manhattan magazine in New York City, delivering engaging content to the affluent local and visitor like no other.

Guests mingled at restauranteurs Ian Duke and David Hilty’s new restaurant Union Cantina while tasting delectable hors d’oeuvres from the innovative Mexican kitchen. Union Cantina boasts award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf from legendary television show Iron Chef of America, who brings his dedication to the classic “farm to table” cooking style to the new Union Cantina. Some of the new menu specials include the signature Castilla de Res Mole short rib dish and the innovative Deconstructed Enchiladas, which come in five variations.

Farm to Fork Gala – PHOTOS!

Bridgehampton, NY (July 13, 2016) – Food Pantry Farm was host to a charming evening on Saturday July 9th; the Farm to Fork Gala at Topping Rose House. The night was generously underwritten by two long time farm supporters allowing the farm to invite and thank their loyal network of contributors, farm partners, representatives from local food pantries and organizations that Food Pantry Farm serves, as well as fellow farmers.

Over 120 guests gathered to learn more about Food Pantry Farm, celebrate the mission to grow and give good food to those in need in the Hamptons community, and enjoy farm-to-table cuisine. Guests included Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow of Amber Waves Farm, Madeline Storch-Halsey, Samatha Wellen, and Jesse Wellen of Green Thumb Organic Farm, Helen Cleland of Beach Modern Luxury Magazine, Michael and Amy Cinque, Evelyn Ramunno of Sag Harbor Food Pantry, Chris Kortmann from Edible East End, Nancy Grigor of Hamptons Locations, Michael Griffith, and Paul D’Andrea of the Nature Conservancy.

Dinner was provided by Topping Rose House under the direction of Jean-Georges. The cocktail hour included a special pesto crostini made with garlic scape grown by Food Pantry Farm and available seasonally at Food Pantry Farm’s Farm Stand on Long Lane in East Hampton. After dinner nightcaps featured delicious dream-tini’s by farm supporter Red Thread coffee.  Based in Sag Harbor, Red Thread generously donates $0.02 of all their local sales to the farm.

The evening included a silent auction with items provided by; Almond Restaurant, Hampton Classic, Carelle Fine Jewelry, Harbor Kitchen and Market, Amagansett Wine & Spirits, Michelle Farmer Collaborative, Long Island Vine Care, Artis, Grey Slate, Caswell and Massey, Kheil’s and a handcrafted bird house from one of the Farm’s supporters.

Farm Founder John Malafronte, Board President Marjorie Hays, Evelyn Ramunno of Sag Harbor Food Pantry, 2016 farm intern Mitchell Symbesa, and dear friend to the farm, Lynn Shea, all spoke about the mission of Food Pantry Farm, the importance of local farms, the importance of nutrition in everyone’s lives, the struggles the organization faces, the goals the farm has reached, and what the farm hopes to accomplish in the coming years.

In her comments to guests Marjorie Hays noted, “The Farm exists to serve our community and provide fresh organic produce to those who could not otherwise afford it. We rely on the generosity of our farm friends, family and community to continue our mission. We hope you will find our mission worthy and join us in ensuring that good food is not a luxury, but available to everyone.”

“The evening at Topping Rose was an incredible gift to the farm and a fabulous opportunity for us to thank those who have supported us in varying ways over the years; through donations of time, advice, equipment and materials, and monetary donations. It was the perfect way for us to say Thank You for helping the farm and our service, to continue. We invite everyone to stop by the farm and say hello anytime. ” – Darcy Hutzenlaub, Head Farmer

WHAT: Farm to Fork Gala
WHERE: Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton NY
WHO: Food Pantry Farm
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 9th 2016 6-10pm
MEDIA SPONSOR: Beach Modern Luxury
BEVERAGE SPONSORS: Amagansett Wine & Spirits, Red Thread Coffee

A non-profit organization whose mission is to grow and donate fresh, organic produce to local food pantries and other organizations, increasing access to healthy, locally sourced products, and to raise understanding and awareness about hunger on the East End.  It was founded in response to the increasing number of East Hampton residents who were turning to local food pantries for help.

Photos from the 2016 Farm to Fork Gala

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Long Island Hospitality Ball 2016 – PHOTOS!

Photos from the 2016 Long Island Hospitality Ball

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Jefferson Hayman Book Signing at Garnet Hill in Bridgehampton, NY – PHOTOS!

Photos from Jefferson Hayman Book Signing of “The Heart Has It’s Reasons” at Garnet Hill in Bridgehampton, NY on June 25, 2016

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Parrish Art Museum Landscape Pleasures 2016 – PHOTOS!


The Weekend-Long Benefit included a Symposium and Garden Tours

The Benefit Committee Cocktail Party hosted by Tim Davis at the Wyman estate in Southampton Village. Photo: Pam Deutchman / http://www.society-in-focus.com

WATER MILL, NY 6/14/2016—Landscape Pleasures, the Parrish Art Museum’s annual two-day horticulture event on  Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, raised over $120,000, making it one of the most successful years of the event in the last decade. A mainstay of the Parrish Art Museum benefit events for the last 32 years, Landscape Pleasures helps to support the Museum’s year-round programs, exhibitions, and events. Landscape Pleasures 2016 honored the memory of long-time committee member, Jack deLashmet.

The Saturday morning symposium hosted almost 200 attendees who heard presentations by leaders in garden design and landscape architecture: Charles Birnbaum, President & CEO, as well as founder, of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TLCF); Andrea Cochran, winner of the 2014 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture; and Darrel Morrison, advocate of design informed and inspired by observations of the naturally-evolving landscape.

On Sunday, over 300 people participated in self-guided tours of private gardens at the homes of Michael Forman and Jennifer Rice designed by landscape architects Oehme van Sweden; Herbert and Karen Friedman, whose garden was originally designed by deLashmet & Associates: Victoria & Jack Rovner, designed by LaGuardia Design Group; and Loren Skeist and Marlene Marko.

In addition, 175 ticket purchasers at the Sponsor level and above ($350+) attended a private cocktail reception on Saturday evening hosted by Tim Davis of the Corcoran Group, at the modern Wyman estate situated on 15 acres on Pond Lane in Southampton Village, with views of Lake Agawam.

2016 Landscape Pleasures event was co-chaired by Lillian Cohen, Martha B. McLanahan, and Linda Hackett Munson, with vice-chairs Stacy Paetzel, Tony Piazza, and Dennis Schrader.

Landscape Pleasures is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Grand Patrons Veronica Atkins, Lillian & Joel Cohen and MARDERS; Grand Sponsors C.A.L. Foundation, LaGuardia Design Group, Meryl & Robert Meltzer,’ Summerhill Landscapes Inc., and Whitmores; and Grand Participants Arthur L. Loeb and Piazza Horticultural.

About the Parrish Art Museum
Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence.  The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.

Photos from the Parrish Art Museum Landscape Pleasures 2016 Cocktail Party

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Furniture from the Southampton Fresh Air Home DDD in Southampton, NY on June 4, 2016 – PHOTOS!

Furniture from the Southampton Fresh Air Home Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale and Auction Benefit Gala in Southampton, NY on June 4, 2016

Photos from the SFAH DDD

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Hamptons Contemporary Design Secrets Discussion – PHOTOS!

Design Secrets at the Inaugural Hamptons Contemporary Home Design and Decor Show

SOUTHAMPTON, NY (June 4, 2016) – Real Housewives of NYC star and Madame Paulette owner John Mahdessian, lifestyle expert Tracy Stern, and Million Dollar Contractor Stephen Fanuka teamed up with 25A Magazine Publisher Chase Backer to dish out design secrets at Rick Friedman’s inaugural Hamptons Contemporary Home Design and Decor Show on Saturday.  The fair ran from June 3-5 on the Southampton Elks fairgrounds.

Photos from the Design Secrets Discussion at Hamptons Contemporary

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