Parrish Art Museum Landscape Pleasures 2017 – PHOTOS!


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/

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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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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Garnet Hill Hosts Bestselling Author and Fashion Editor Kate Betts to Officially Open Hamptons Retail Store for Summer

Garnet Hill Hosts Bestselling Author and Fashion Editor Kate Betts to Officially Open Hamptons Retail Store for Summer

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY (May 31, 2016) – Award-winning fashion editor and New York Times bestselling-author Kate Betts mingled with Garnet Hill shoppers and invited guests over Memorial Day weekend to help officially open the brand’s Bridgehampton retail store for the 2016 summer season. Betts, the former Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar editor and author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style, graciously signed copies of her latest title, My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine. Garnet Hill opened its first ever brick-and-mortar retail door last summer in the center of Bridgehampton’s downtown district. The store offers fans of the 40-year-old catalog and online retailer a “touch and feel” experience of the beautiful and natural Garnet Hill lifestyle products, and features the brand’s bedding and home décor lines, popular among interior designers and customers, as well as an edited set of customer favorites in sleepwear and apparel. The store also presents new products curated to appeal specifically to customers in the summer community. Garnet Hill will host several events throughout the summer to stimulate discussion about the craft of interior design and to introduce designers to the beautiful world of Garnet Hill.

Photos from the Kate Betts book signing at Garnet Hill in Bridgehampton, NY

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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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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 Most of the Classic’s other classes will also be available on

11th Annual A Hamptons Happening Event Benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation – PHOTOS!



 New York, NY, July 13, 2015 – Leaders from the worlds of cuisine, business and fashion came together in support of cutting-edge cancer research at the eleventh annual A Hamptons Happening fundraiser on July 11 to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF).

Held at the beautiful Bridgehampton estate of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, the popular event was bigger than ever. Hosted for the fourth consecutive year by WCBS-TV news anchor Chris Wragge, the benefit honored business leaders Marc J. Leder, co-CEO of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and Bobby Zarin, Chairman of Zarin Fabrics and real estate developer. American luxury fashion house St. John was the Fashion Honoree.

The event broke previous fundraising records in its 11-year history, bringing in more than $500,000 with over $100,000 raised going to a thyroid cancer research grant established by Bobby Zarin, a thyroid cancer survivor, with his wife Jill Zarin in partnership with the SWCRF.

True to its reputation as the Hamptons’ leading philanthropic feast, A Hamptons Happening treated approximately 500 guests to the gastronomic delights presented by more than 30 of the top restaurants, caterers and food and beverage brands in New York City and the Hamptons. This year’s featured restaurateurs were Mauro Maccioni of the Le Cirque Restaurant Group, which includes Le Cirque, Sirio and Circo, and Chef John DeLancie of Crown Group Hospitality, which operates The Lion and Bill’s Food & Drink.

The benefit showcased beautiful artwork for purchase or on auction to raise funds for research. Domingo Zapata’s striking acrylic painting on canvas Thrill of Danger was offered for bid in the event’s online auction hosted on Charitybuzz. Hamptons artist Daniel Pollera presented his oil painting symbolizing the SWCRF’s mission to cure cancer “A Path to a Cure,” which benefits the SWCRF through proceeds from poster sales. Finally, American Expressionist Harold Garde, represented by ArtPort, presented 16 pieces from his SIGHTINGS collection of abstracted landscapes for sale.

The evening’s awards ceremony was hosted by Chris Wragge, A Hamptons Happening founding co-chair Laurie Schaffran and SWCRF founder and CEO Samuel Waxman, M.D., who presented SWCRF awards to honorees Marc J. Leder and Bobby Zarin. Leta Saveikis, St. John’s Vice President of Retail – Boutiques, accepted the SWCRF Fashion Icon honoree award on behalf of St. John. Closing the show on a rousing note was country music artist Jon Stone of the duo American Young who surprised his friend Bobby Zarin with a performance of his Grammy-nominated hit song “Love is War” in tribute to their friendship.

The live auction conducted by Grandstand Sports offered luxurious items and experiences including dinner for ten prepared by Egidiana Maccioni, mother of Mauro Maccioni, co-owner of the Le Cirque Restaurant Group, a pair of his and her electric bikes by Polaris eBikes, and a baseball autographed by the three New York Yankees Perfect Game pitchers David Cone, Don Larsen and David Wells. The online auction hosted on Charitybuzz offered a chance to bid on special experiences such as a virtual matchmaking session with Patti Stanger, star of Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker.”

A Hamptons Happening was chaired by event co-founders Marion Waxman and Laurie Schaffran as well as Michael Trokel and Pamela Morgan. Additional chairpersons included Jessica Cohen as auction chair, Kara Council as marketing chair, Erica Fineberg as journal chair, Sarah Sarpolis as PR and social media chair and Christine Silverstein as chefs chair.

The A Hamptons Happening committee included Karen Amster-Young, Chris Arlotta, Tammy Caress, Maria Fishel, Kenneth Fishel, Jennifer Gould Keil, Adrienne Kantor, Robert Kantor, Marcia Lavipour, Jessica Mackin, Mario Pecoraro, Edward Sadovnik, Jamie Safier, Bettina Waxman, Spencer Waxman, and Jill Zarin.

Financial sponsorships were provided by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Northern Trust, Palm Bay International, St. John, Sun Capital Partners, Inc. and Spencer and Bettina Waxman. Beer, wine and spirits were provided by Ommegang Beer, Palm Bay International Wines and Double Cross Vodka, respectively. Music was by hot New York DJ Super Dave provided by Allen Dalton Production. Event production was by LBS Productions.


The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded approximately $90 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. For more information, visit:

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10th Annual Hamptons Happening Feast Benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation – PHOTOS!

10th Annual Hamptons Happening Feast Benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Honoring Betsey Johnson, Paul Ridley and Chef David Burke in Bridgehampton, NY on July 26, 2014

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9th Annual Hamptons Happening Feast Benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Honoring Ruth Finley and Chef Todd English in Bridgehampton, NY on July 27, 2013 – PHOTOS!

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Photos from the 2013 Hamptons Happening Feast…

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2nd Annual St. Barth’s Hamptons Gala with Social Life Magazine Hosted by Molly Sims – PHOTOS

Scroll down for photos from the 2nd Annual St. Barth’s Hamptons Gala with Social Life Magazine hosted by Molly Sims in Bridgehampton, NY on July 20, 2013

The Tent
The Tent
Molly Sims, Devorah Rose
Molly Sims, Devorah Rose
Swimsuit Model
Swimsuit Model
Swimsuit Model
Swimsuit Model
Monique Zordan
Monique Zordan

Photos from the 2nd Annual St. Barth’s Hamptons Gala with Social Life Magazine hosted by Molly Sims in Bridgehampton, NY on July 20, 2013

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