Photos from the 2016 Long Island Hospitality Ball
Photos from the 2015 Long Island Hospitality Ball
Check out some photos from the 2014 Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY on June 2, 2014!
Awesome event last night! More photos coming soon!
Photos from the 2013 Long Island Hospitality Ball at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY…
The 2013 Long Island Hospitality Ball, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. Last year’s event was able to raise over $240,000 and once again, Society-In-Focus will be donating our photographic services to bring press and awareness to this worthy cause.
Created and organized by Keith Hart, a hospitality industry mainstay and cancer survivor, the LIHB showcases high-profile establishments and their offerings from across the region. Some 150 top restaurants, wine and spirit brands, nightclubs and entertainers as well as hotels and catering halls contributed to the initial event in 2011. This year’s 3rd annual LIHB is sure to be even bigger and better than previous years and we hope even more money can be raised for cancer awareness and support for an eventual cure.
We at Society-In-Focus were proud to have our 2012 photographs selected to represent the event on the Long Island Hospitality Ball website. We aim to provide the same high-quality images again this year, so be on the lookout for us as we make our rounds around the pool and on the dance floor!
Tickets are only $100 in advance or $150 at the door so get yours today! With over 2,000 people in attendance last year and over 150 industry sponsors providing all the food you can eat, all the drinks you can drink, and all the entertainment and atmosphere you could ask for, this is not an event to be missed!
Scroll down to see photos from last year’s event!
We had a great time shooting the Long Island Hospitality Ball 2012 on Monday! Crest Hollow Country Club looked beautiful. The giant pool was all lit up and the colored lights around the palm trees and waterfalls provided an excellent backdrop to the many food and drink stations set up by various restaurants and alcohol vendors.
Inside the ballroom, DJs rocked the house, people were dancing, and TKA blew the roof off! Everyone looked fabulous and the event was a true success for the organization and their efforts to raise money for The American Cancer Society. At last check, the event helped raise $220,000!
We at Society-In-Focus and Fitzgerald Photography are committed to our pledge of donating 25% of ALL proceeds from print and download sales to The American Cancer Society. Please check out some of the photo thumbnails below or click here for the full gallery!
Photos from the 2012 LIHB…
On Monday, June 18, 2012, we will be photographing the Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. In addition to donating our time to photograph this event, WE WILL ALSO BE DONATING 25% OF ALL PRINT AND DOWNLOAD SALES FROM THIS EVENT to the American Cancer Society!
The Long Island Hospitality Ball is a night of sensory delights – light, sound, food and drink – to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. It is presented by hospitality headliners from across the region including top restaurants, wine and spirit brands, nightclubs and entertainers as well as hotels and catering halls. It was founded in 2011 by Keith Hart, a hospitality industry mainstay and cancer survivor, whose private battle with thyroid cancer, now in remission, inspired him to go public with his mission, and rally the industry to join the fight against cancer through an extraordinary evening of dining, dancing and donating.
Newsday’s Jim Bernstein and Erica Marcus called the 2011 inaugural event “one of the largest fundraising events in years to raise money to battle cancer” and “a food-industry showcase.” The night of sensory delights – light, sound, food and drink – raised more than $170,000, was enjoyed by 1500 guests, and made possible by more than 150 industry sponsors.
In the spirit of generosity, three industry peers will be honored in 2012 for their achievements:
- Anthony “Tony” Greco, a 40-year hospitality industry veteran and owner of York Grill in Manhattan who is best known for directing operations of premier nightspots in New York City and Long Island including Uncle Sam’s and “Malibu” Beach Club. He is also a founding member of the Long Island Hospitality Ball’s 1980s forerunner, the Bartenders’ Ball, serving for several years as chairman.
- Steve Haweeli, founder and president of WordHampton Public Relations, the region’s number one hospitality PR firm, in addition to being known for strategic counseling, media expertise and as an early adopter of social media to build brand reputations, is responsible for the creation of Long Island Restaurant Week, Hamptons Restaurant Week and Long Island Restaurant News.
- Larry Romer, a 30-year veteran of the beverage industry, since 2004 has overseen the spirits business for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York and for many years held senior roles with Jim Beam (Fortune Brands), The Coca-Cola Bottling Company and the Paddington Corporation. Coming full circle with this award, Romer was a sponsor of the fundraiser’s forerunner, the Bartenders’ Ball, in the 1980s.
The Long Island Hospitality Ball, reflecting the breadth and depth of the region’s now mature hospitality business, was modeled on the Bartenders’ Ball, an annual fundraiser, originating in 1978, that spread to Long Island and other major markets from Washington D.C., to aid local charities and honor industry leaders.
Tickets are $100 per person and include event entry, parking, entertainment, and unlimited food and drink from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Gold Level sponsorship is $1500 and includes eight-event-tickets and a Gold Journal Page. Silver Level sponsorship is $1000 and includes four-event-tickets and a Silver Journal Page. Opportunities for industry sponsorship and participation are also available.
And remember, Society-In-Focus will be DONATING 25% OF ALL PRINT AND DOWNLOAD SALES FROM THIS EVENT to the American Cancer Society, so PLEASE help us help them! Come visit our website after the event and purchase your favorite shots!
For hospitality industry sponsorship or participation, contact:
Keith Hart, The Hart Agency, (631) 752-1053,
For media relations, contact:
Suzee Foster, WordHampton Public Relations, (631) 329-0050,