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Long Island Hospitality Ball 2017 – PHOTOS!

Photos from the 2017 Long Island Hospitality Ball

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Parrish Art Museum Landscape Pleasures 2017 – PHOTOS!

PARRISH ART MUSEUM LANDSCAPE PLEASURES EVENT ATTRACTS 350 ATTENDEES, RAISES OVER $135,000 TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM’S PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

The Weekend-Long Benefit Included a Symposium, Garden Tours, and Private Cocktail Party

Stephanie Bulger, Paige Patterson, Lori Barnaby, Aaron Marchese, Louise Riggio, Edwina von Gal
Cocktail party attendees (l-r) Stephanie Bulger, Paige Patterson, Lori Barnaby, Aaron Marchese, host Louise Riggio, Edwina von Gal. Photo: Pam Deutchman/society-in-focus.com

WATER MILL, NY 6/12/2017—Landscape Pleasures, the Parrish Art Museum’s annual two-day horticulture event on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, raised over $135,000, 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 33 years, Landscape Pleasures helps to support the Museum’s year-round programs, exhibitions, and events.

The Saturday morning symposium hosted almost 200 attendees who heard presentations by leaders in garden design and landscape architecture: Writer/garden designer Page Dickey discussed her favorite gardens; landscape architect Christine Ten Eyck talked about the inherent beauty of Texas and the southwest; and R. William Thomas shared insights into the art of gardening at Chanticleer, the 48-acre pleasure garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania, now in its 24th year.

On Sunday, nearly 350 people participated in self-guided tours with exclusive access to private gardens in Water Mill and East Hampton including the estates of Arne and Milly Glimcher, Deborah Nevins, the Listowel Garden, and Grey Gardens—the former home of the infamous Beale sisters immortalized in the documentary by the Maysels and the Broadway musical.

In addition, 150 ticket purchasers at the Sponsor level and above ($400+) enjoyed a private cocktail reception at the estate of Louise and Leonard Riggio. Benefactor tickets holders attended a Saturday afternoon luncheon hosted by Parrish Trustee Veronica Atkins

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 2017 has been made possible, in part, by the generous support of Grand Patrons Lillian & Joel Cohen, and MARDERS; Grand Sponsors C.A.L. Foundation, Kelco, LaGuardia Design Group, and Whitmores; and Grand Participants Elizabeth and David Granville-Smith, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Owen Brothers Landscape Development, Piazza Horticultural, and Summerhill Landscapes Inc. Hamptons Cottages & Gardens is the official media partner.

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 2017 Landscape Pleasures Cocktail Party

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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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Long Island Hospitality Ball 2016 – PHOTOS!

Photos from the 2016 Long Island Hospitality Ball

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Parrish Art Museum Landscape Pleasures 2016 – PHOTOS!

PARRISH ART MUSEUM LANDSCAPE PLEASURES EVENT ATTRACTS 400 ATTENDEES,
RAISES OVER $120,000 TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM’S PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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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Pink Tie 2016 PHOTOS!

Captioning still in progress!

Photos from the Pink Tie Event at Crest Hollow Country Club on May 10, 2016

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Parrish Art Museum’s Spring Fling 2016 – PHOTOS!

WATER MILL, NY 4/19/2016 — The Parrish Art Museum’s annual Spring Fling community celebration, fundraiser, and networking took place Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm at the Museum. Spring Fling, which featured a live band, art scavenger hunt in the galleries, and a silent auction, helps support the Parrish’s year-round educational programs for children as well as adults. 2016 co-chairs were Christine Curiale, Maryanne Horwath, and Laura Wynne

 Spring Fling featured live music from Noiz Entertainment, hors d’oeuvres by Southampton Social Club, and an open bar with wine and spirits from Niche Import Co. and Mamont Vodka. Guests were invited to participate in the Museum’s popular art scavenger hunt through the galleries.

This silent auction offered unique goods and services donated by the East End business and professional community, including a 16-person golf outing at Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club followed by a reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; a sunset sailing trip out of Sag Harbor; VIP passes to the Hampton Classic Horse Show; two one-week summer camp sessions at Sandy Hollow Day Camp; and a one-week 2016 summer camp session at Future Stars; a half-day fluke charter for six people; and many additional gift certificates for products and services from Hamptons shops, and spas, restaurants.

Spring Fling, initiated at the Parrish in the 1990s, raised over $100,000 annually for the Museum’s Education Department. This year, the Parrish developed Access Parrish, a new program for children on the Autism spectrum and adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and their care givers. The Parrish continues to offer a wide variety of programs throughout the year: School Collaborations, such as Museum educator-led tours, studio activities, and unique programs developed in collaboration with regional educators; After School Art workshops; school vacation programs; weekly Open Studios; bi-lingual family tours; and the annual Student Exhibition, presented during the month of February, showcasing student artwork from over 30 regional elementary, middle, and high schools. Since the opening of the new building in Water Mill, the Museum has directly served 6,100 children and families, offered 310 school tours, 185 open studios, 208 after school and community offsite art workshops, and 43 weeks of art camps.

Spring Fling was made possible, in part, by support from The Derfner Foundation; Maryanne Horwath & Michael Shaheen, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Bobbie Braun, Neuwirth Foundation; Brown Harris Stevens, LLC; Christine Curiale, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Halstead Property; Arthur L. Loeb; and Nest Seekers International.

The Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the property taxpayers from the Southampton School District and the Tuckahoe Common School District.

About the Parrish Art Museum

The Parrish Art Museum is the oldest cultural institution on the East End of Long Island, uniquely situated within one of the most concentrated creative communities in the United States. The Parrish is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of art from the nineteenth century to the present, with a particular focus on honoring the rich creative legacy of the East End, celebrating the region’s enduring heritage as a vibrant art colony, telling the story of our area, our “sense of place,” and its national—even global—impact on the world of art. The Parrish is committed to educational outreach, to serving as a dynamic cultural resource for its diverse community, and to celebrating artistic innovation for generations to come.

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Love Bites 2016 – PHOTOS!

On Saturday night, January 30th, the “LOVE BITES” event was in full swing, to say the least. Almost 400 guests attended to support Katy’s Courage, in memory of Katie Stewart and The Scarlett Fund, in Honor of Scarlett James, both charities benefiting Pediatric Cancer. Steve Long, President of Children’s Museum of the East End, Nina Landi, Sag Harbor kindergarten teacher and Dr. Diane, Reidy-Lagunes, Co-Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center were the evening’s honorees. Southampton Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne served as Honorary Chairpersons. All honorees received plates especially designed by Scarlett James and Robert Stewart.

The Hamptons finest chefs, restaurateurs, caterers and private caterers hosted tables and served their signature dishes. Chef Peter Ambrose served as the Chef Coordinator and Linda B. Shapiro coordinated the event with the assistance of Marla Schwenk, Auction Chair, Mark Masone, Décor Chair and the assistance of Jason Bencivenga/Party Up.

Thank you’s go to Chef Joe Realmuto, Chef Sam McClelland, Chef Cheryl Stair, Smokin’ Wolf, Dina’s Delights, Silver Spoon Specialties, Hampton Coffee Company, Erica’s Rugelach and Baking Co., Golden Pear, Chef Joe Cipro, Saaz Indian Restaurant, Conca D’oro, Edgewater Restaurant, Hamptons Foodie, Ketchum Seafarm, La Superica, Cowfish and Rumba, Sea Bean Natural Foods, Old Stove Pub, Hampton’s Racquet Club, Warren Bobrow, “the cocktail whisperer”, Niche, Imperial Paper and Bag Company, At Your Service, Chopin Vodka, Martha Clara Vineyards, Society-in-Focus, The INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER, The Sag Harbor Express, Press News Group, Ubon’s Bloody Mary Mix, Sarasota Water and Flowers by Topaz.

Although a final count is not in, the event has raised over $50,000.00! It was a bittersweet, yet joyful evening for all and everyone who attended had one word, over and over “INSPIRATIONAL” and when are tickets on sale for next year??!! In addition, literally, all of the participating chefs thanked “us” and told us to sign them up for next year, last night!!

Photos from Love Bites at The Muses in Southampton, NY on January 30, 2016

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