20th Annual Ellen’s Run in Southampton, NY on August 16, 2015 – PHOTOS!

Congratulations to Nick Lemon of Sag Harbor, winner of the 20th Annual Ellen’s Run with a course record of 15:54, Molly Bennet of East Quogue, first place female with a time of 19:24, and Judi Donnelly of Southampton first place breast cancer survivor for the third consecutive year with a time of 23:26. We also congratulate all 775 participants who finished Ellen’s Run.

20th Annual Ellen’s Run in Southampton, NY on August 16, 2015

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5th Annual Twilight Reception for Chabad Lubavitch of the Hamptons – PHOTOS!

5th Annual Twilight Reception to Benefit Chabad Lubavitch of the Hamptons held in Sagaponack, NY on August 9, 2015

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WATER MILL, NY 8/4/2015—The Parrish Art Museum presented its second annual Summer Family Party on Sunday, August 2 from 3–6pm. The event, with nearly 300 attendees, featured informal workshops where children interacted with and learned from established, practicing artists. Michael Combs, Alice Hope, Paton Miller, Dan Rizzie, Alexis Rockman, and John Torreano led art-making projects for children and adults to learn first-hand the techniques of painting, sculpture, field drawings, 3-D modeling, and more.

Other engaging activities included hip-hop dance lessons with A&G Dance Company, stop-motion animation stations with filmmakers from The Good School in New York, Jackson Pollock-inspired drip painting workshop with author/artist Joyce Raimondo, an art scavenger hunt, and the opportunity to create original, classic flip books.

In addition to an afternoon of creativity and entertainment, Summer Family Party activities furthered the Museum’s mission to foster connections among individuals, art, and artists of many disciplines. The visual artists who led the inspiring workshops—established, working practitioners in a variety of media—have a long relationship with the Parrish. Combs, Miller, Rizzie, and Torreano are represented in the Museum’s permanent collection as is Rockman, who will be featured in a full scale exhibition at the Parrish in October.

Co-Chairs for the 2015 Summer Family Party, a benefit for the Museum’s programs, are Julie Falk and Marcia Dunn Sobel; Vice-Chairs are Meredith Cairns, Robin Lefcourt, Hallie Nath, Alexandra Oblak, Robin Perkins, and Alexandra Stanton; and Committee Members include Nina Edwards Anker, Deborah F. Bancroft, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Lauren Schor Geller, Lisa McCarthy, Satoko Miyake Nir, and Ellen Niven.

The Parrish Art Museum is grateful for the generous support of Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, Children’s Education Sponsor. Modern Luxury’s BEACH magazine is the Media Sponsor.

About the Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting an 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.

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Southampton Hospital’s 57th Annual Summer Party – PHOTOS!


 (Southampton, NY) August 3, 2015 — Benefit Chair Jean Remmel FitzSimmons, Honorary Chair Howard Lorber, Underwriting Chair Jean Shafiroff, Southampton Hospital President & CEO Robert Chaloner and Southampton Hospital Foundation President Steve Bernstein welcomed over 750 supporters to the Southampton Hospital’s 57th Annual Summer Party, themed Fantasia on Saturday, August 1st. The night raised over $1.3 million to provide critical support for the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department.

The festive evening was emceed by Chuck Scarborough and brought out supporters including Martin and Audrey Gruss, Jonathan and Somers Farkas, Peter and Jamee Gregory, Margo and John Catsimatidis, Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Laura Lofaro Freeman, Dottie Herman, Jay McLaughlin and David Arquette.

This year’s tent was transformed into a black & white masterpiece, right down to the tiled dance floor, by the imagination and creativity of Tony Urrutia. Guests enjoyed an elegant catered dinner by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs and music by the Alex Donner Orchestra that kept everyone on their feet. The night’s raffle included fine jewelry from LJ Cross and House of Murat.

Jean Remmel FitzSimmons told guests in attendance, “I’ve had a wonderful ride with my work for the Hospital. The last ten years have been so much fun.” Robert Chaloner thanked everyone for their support and shared his excitement about the partnership with Stony Brook and for the upcoming Capital Campaign, which will be led by Howard Lorber, to build a new Southampton Hospital. The Southampton Hospital’s Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department, is the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually.

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Hampton Classic Horse Show Returns for the 40th Year

The 40th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 23-30, to showcase the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition. The Hampton Classic features six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer’s Market, all on its 60-acre show grounds.

“Whether you are a rider, supporter or spectator, there is something for everyone at the Hampton Classic Horse Show,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s Executive Director. “Our pristine world-class venue draws the finest horses and riders, including Olympians, from across the nation and around the world to compete for coveted titles and top prize money. Spectators can enjoy world-class competition, high-end shopping boutiques and gourmet cuisine – all in one location. It doesn’t get any better than that!”

The Hampton Classic hosts more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. A wide range of hunter, jumper and equitation classes are offered from leadline classes all the way up to the grand prix level. The Classic also has classes for riders with disabilities.

The horse show kicks off with The Atlantic Opening Day on Sunday, August 23. The day starts out with the leadline classes, showcasing riders who are as young as two years old, and are just beginning their equestrian career. Later in the day, the show’s top hunter riders take on the $50,000 iHeartMedia Hunter Derby, presented by Ghurka.

The following day, Monday, August 24, features the sixth annual ASPCA Adoption & Animal Welfare Day which presents rescued horses, cats and dogs available for adoption. In addition to its adoption day programs, the ASPCA also conducts seminars and other fun activities at the ASPCA Patio frequently throughout the Hampton Classic. Also occurring on Monday is the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities Finals.

Tuesday, August 25 sees the start of the Classic’s jumper divisions, including some big opportunities for prize money with the $20,000 Hampton Classic Jumper Challenge and the $10,000 Open Jumper class. Wednesday, August 26 also features the $10,000 Wölffer Estate Open Jumper class and the start of the Young Jumper Championship Finals.

On Thursday, August 27 the Grand Prix Ring hosts the EnTrust Amateur-Owner Jumper class followed by a $10,000 Open Jumper class. The highlights of Friday, August 28 include the $50,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier presented by Longines and the $15,000 Merrill Lynch Speed Derby presented by Sotheby’s International Realty.

The opening of the weekend competition, on Saturday, August 29, showcases the $40,000 Longines Cup, the $10,000 Equitation Championship, and the $15,000 Carolex Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. In addition, Saturday is the longstanding favorite Optimum® Kids’ Day which features children’s activities throughout the day. Kids under the age of 12 receive a complimentary pony ride. There are also circus performers, face painting and a magician.

The final day of the Hampton Classic, Sunday, August 30, features the $30,000 7 Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals, the $25,000 Jumping Derby and the $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic. The week of competition culminates with the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix. The Grand Prix, features Olympians, World Champions, and show jumping veterans.

The Hampton Classic is famous not only for its world-class equestrian competition, but also for its celebrity sightings throughout the week. Some spotted in recent years include Matt Lauer, Jerry Seinfeld, Kelly Ripa, Sofia Vergara, Mary-Kate Olsen, Julianne Moore, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, and Jennifer Lopez.

For those who can’t make it to the show grounds, a complimentary live webcast of all Grand Prix ring classes will air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet and courtesy of LONGINES. In addition, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen on line at www.wvvh.tv. Most of the Classic’s other classes will also be available on ShowNet.biz.