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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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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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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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7th Annual IGHL Luncheon and Fashion Fling – PHOTOS!

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2015 Hampton Classic Grand Prix VIP Tent – PHOTOS!

Photos from the 2015 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Sunday VIP Tent

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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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PARRISH ART MUSEUM’S SECOND ANNUAL FAMILY SUMMER PARTY FEATURED HANDS-ON ART PROJECTS WITH SIX EAST-END ARTISTS

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 HOSPITAL’S 57TH ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY THEMED “FANTASIA” RAISED OVER $1.3 MILLION

 (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.