SUMMER has turned to Fall here in The Hamptons and with it comes lots more special events for the holidays and ringing in 2017! We left off here with videos and photographs from this past summer and going into the festive holidays of the new year for those of us who stick around : ) Hopefully we've kept you entertained with our social pages right up till now + we'll be keeping you in tune with each season's crop of events with some mighty fine video bytes we grab here & there. We're kinda hoping you might spring for some tickets to these mega galas to help support some of these fine & dandy organizations! For new folks we have a handy list of restaurants & night be sure to bookmark those pages for easy reference to all the best spots to eat, drink and relax...and for a nightcap & dancing we have a nightlife page. As usual, every season brings in a fresh roundup of new restaurants...this summer seemingly there are a lot of switcharoos too! Deckers, Doppio La Spiaggia + Wolffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor - Loaves & Fishes' Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant - in Southampton, Drivers Seat is now Irish with the relocated Publick House, Bowden Square is Mexican with the new Union Cantina, Kozu is Japanese replacing Greek Nammos Estiatorio and Delmonico's is Chinese with the new Jue Lan Club - Joe's American Grill is new new kid on the block in Westhampton Beach, Sienna Restaurant + Ultra Lounge and Moby's which was formerly Spring Close in East Hampton - Grey Lady + La Brisa de Tacombi + Scarpetta Beach At Gurney's in Montauk! Follow us on twitter if you like regular updates...@hamptonsmedia Firefox, RootOrange, Razorfish, AmericanExpress, TheNextWeb, textPlus, TheUnionCares, TheOprahShow, TMZ, PRNewswire, WarnerBrosEnt, SonyPictures, CNNiReport, Piper_Heidsieck, Harpers, BSmithStyle, PasteMagazine, CrainsNewYork, LeOficial, NWF, Collective_Soul, DyansCandyBar, BaumeMercier, Veuve_Clicquot, TOMSshoes, ChrisLawford, PatrickMcMullen, SamanthaYanks, R. Couri Hay, Alex McCord, PaulWilmotComm, the NewYorkPost, Newsday, OK_Magazine, ZagatBuzz, WeAreFamilyFdtn, drinkArizona, ChuckSchumer, TheMotleyFool, NASATweetup, GuyKawasaki, Kelsey_Grammer, Sothebys, MasterCard, @AmericanAir, AlinaChoCNN & even a few blogs like Guest of a Guest, Hamptons, PlumHamptons, Variety, MuseumofCityNY,, etnow & PageSix ARE - just to name a few : ) For LARGER size viewing check out our video index pages in the bigger flash player w/a nice xml playlist...and if you're new to us here's a preview of some of the upcoming annual events from last season on's SUMMERTIME party page...good news for you loyal Apples we are building an index for ipad & iphone for ya : ) bookmark this page too so you can keep up with all the best events in The Hamptons! Come on back for a look at what we get for where to go or do a little party gazing!! Our video index has Xploded into five p a g e s of videos featuring a library of summer parties in The Hamptons so do preview our previous party pages...and if you need to get the most current Adobe flash player to play these videos, it's free and fast to install!! We encouraged you to use firefox as a browser but IE has rendered it just as fine these days as does Safari - either are a snap to makes everything look just right!

Memorial Day Weekend kicked off with the 6th Annual ARF Designer Showhouse + big sale! Held annually at their "Thrift + Treasure Shop" in gorgeous Sagaponack - thankfully, the weather cooperated beautifully so the crowd spilled outside onto the lawn and redecorated barn without issue! This year's Honorary Chair was Mary McDonald and Vice Chairs were Gordon Hoppe, Gigi Mahon, Lisa McCarthy, Alex Papachristidis and Marshall Watson. Top interior decorators again transformed the shop into a designer showhouse, using furnishings from the shop and from their own collections. Showhouse Designers included Sam Allen, Tracey Cavaniola, Nancy Corzine, John Stedila and Tim Button, Lynda Sylvester, Eldon Wong. Guests at this warm + *furry affair indulged in yummy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while getting to know some of the dogs and cats in their perfectly parked pet mobile!! Suprisingly I didn't give into my temptation to bring one home with me! I already have two labs at home : ) The Southampton Animal Shelter hosted their 3rd Annual A Taste of Wine at Southampton Arts Center to kick-off their seventh annual Unconditional Love dinner dance gala. The Gala's Chair Jean Shafiroff + Board President Jonathan McCann welcomed guests including Southampton's Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, Liliana Cavendish, Gregory D'Elia, Cricket and Richard Burns and Bond girl and Bravo host Rachel Grant, who enjoyed wines from Palmer Vineyards, Vinkara Vineyards, Rapheal Vineyards, Herbert & Rist and Fiol Prosecco. Guests were also provided with appetizers from 230 Elm The Lobster Grill and Tate's Bake Shop while they played with the adoptable cats and dogs to the sounds of Certain Moves Trio. Additional guests included: Joe Alexander, Chairwoman Emeritus & Platinum Vice-Chair Susan Allen, Laura Andrews, Silver vice-chair Brigid Fitzgerlad, R. Couri Hay, Beau Hulse, VP of Board, Dr. Jennifer Jablow, Andrea Karambelas, Silver vice-chair Michael Katz, Gala underwriters Cliff and Raya Keis Knight, William Latusak, Auction co-chair Robert Lohman, Barbara McEntee, Katie McEntee, Jill Rappaport, Silver vice-chair Renee Schlather, Martin Shafiroff, Cynthia Roth, and Robert Zimmerman. 100% of the proceeds went directly to Southampton Animal Shelter's crucial initiatives because of these devoted animal crusaders. Even better - we all had those wonderful family bbqs and get-togethers as well as private bashes with our most familiar friends and acquaintances to kick off the summer season : )

JUNE started with the Opening Night VIP Reception at The Hamptons Contemporary Design and Decor Fair which was a special benefit for the Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons (ARF). Yes, as already duly noted above, we DO love our animals in The Hamptons and the East End! Guests wandered the 160+ exhibitor pavilion to experience the latest in luxury design aesthetic from an international array of architects, designers, interior and exterior state-of-the-art manufacturers and one-of-a-kind artisans. Hosted by Architectural Digest (AD) committee luminaries of the design world included Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan, Chesie Breen, Thom Filicia, who adopted a dog from ARF, Alexa Hampton, Celerie Kemble, Scott Nelson, Ann & John Pyne, Elizabeth Pyne, and Vicente Wolf. Fair founder Rick Friedman was joined by Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Scheiderman, ARF Board Member Alex Papachristidis, and Southampton School District Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Dyno for the ribbon cutting of the first luxury design fair ever held in The Hamptons. Other notables in attendance included Cindy Lou Wakefield, AD Publisher Giulio Capua, Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber, art dealer Arne Glimcher, designer Marshall Watson, HC&G power ladies Marianne Howatson and Pamela Eldridge, Dr. Lewis Feder, Rob Florio & Actress Tina Louise, Irma & Ken Herzog,, Dede & Shane Gotthelf, Cheri Kaufman & Bill Schlight, Jesse Nash,Ilona & Jeff Roth, Roberta & Edgar von Schlossberg and Ziel & Helene Feldmanamong numerous. Guests were entertained by the spins of DJ Marg and feted with delights by Cheffe Collette of the Inn Spot on the Bay. Along with cocktails and champagne, the evening featured Robert DiNero's endorsed VDKA 6100 and Cheech Marin's Tres Papalote Mezcal. Fave intimate gala "sale of the summer" was the 24th Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale, Auctions and Cocktail Party to benefit the Fresh Air Fund. Always a highly anticipated event as one of the more popular season openers, it's a great fundraising party featuring famous live, silent and wine auctions as well as extraordinary deals on terrific home furnishings and stunning antiques. The Auctions feature items from top names in fashion, jewelry, travel, fine dining, entertainment, sports, health and beauty. Priceless one-of-a-kind items included exotic vacations at private resorts, exclusive dining experiences with top chefs in beautiful homes, golf outings at some of the fabulous East End golf courses, photo shoots, and so much more! The featured Wine Auction was a special selection of wines rivaling those of "the best of the best" private collections. Choice and rare antiques, gently used and new home furnishings-designer furniture, lamps, paintings, framed prints, fabrics, decorative accessories and much, much more were temptingly laid out for guests to buy while sipping cocktails. For almost two decades, guests from Manhattan, Connecticut, Palm Beach and The Hamptons have lined up hours in advance to have first choice of these extraordinary treasures, beautifully showcased by our design team offered at amazing prices. The Southampton Fresh Air Fund helps to bring inner city children to host families or to camp to experience country life - especially out here on Long Island in The Hamptons. It really is a very special treat and extraordinary experience on both ends.

At the former Bridgehampton Race Track Group for the East End, joined by actor Richard Kind, hosts Stephane Samuel & Robert M. Rubin and co-chairs Katherine & Marco Birch, held their annual benefit, Swing into Summer. The event took place at The Bridge - where breathtaking views awed us all but more importantly the club is heralded as being *the gold standard for environmentally conscious golf courses in New York State. Over 200 guests helped raise more than $570,000 to help protect the East End environment, with a focus on protecting local bays, harbors and drinking water. During the cocktail hour, guests sipped specialty drinks and an assortment of delectable wines from nearby Wolffer Estate Vineyard. Watching the spectacular sunset from one of the highest points on the East End, guests feasted on heavenly hors d'oeuvres and were entertained by internationally renowned DJ Sam French and classical violinist Delaney Harter. Once the sun went down, Bob DeLuca, president of Group for the East End, pointed to Peconic Bay in the distance and spoke of the urgency to act on - and not just talk about - implementing viable solutions to clean up and protect local waters, before an entire collapse of eastern Long Island's marine environment. Then the exciting live auction kicked into gear with Richard Kind at the helm. Raising over $120,000, items such as a fishing trip with celebrity chef Kerry Heffernan, and tickets to Broadway's hottest show, Hamilton, were purchased by lucky Group supporters. After the auction, guests were treated to an extraordinary dinner prepared by The Bridge, and then DJ Sam French took the stage again to spin his irresistible tunes as everyone danced the night away under the stars. Co-Chairs included Katherine & Marco Birch, Elaine Crocker, Graciela & Munir Dauhajre, Grace Koo & Kerry Heffernan, Genevieve & Rob Lynch, Robbianne Mackin & Dave Jasper, Susan Abdalla & Peter Stern, Kim White & Kurt Wolfgruber and Donna Winston. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation hosted the Dog Days of Summer Party at addo in Sag Harbor, along with Stella Flame and Vinkara Vineyards, as a pre-party for their seventh annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance Gala. The Gala's Chair Jean Shafiroff, Board President Jonathan McCann, and the Shelter's Director of Marketing Kate McEntee welcomed guests including Jill Rappaport, Susan Allen, Dan Gasby, Lori Snyder, Renee Schlather Barbara McEntee, Dr. Jennifer Jablow and Jordan Lippner, who shopped Stella Flame's summer jewelry collection. A percentage of sales from all purchases were donated to the Southampton Animal Shelter to aid the Foundation's mission of finding homes for animals in need. Guests also enjoyed wines from Vinkara Vineyards. Jean Shafiroff thanked attendees for coming and pointed out that the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is vitally important to the well being of our homeless animals...and is a no kill shelter, ranked in the top 10 percent of animal shelters in the country. In addition to the stunning jewelry and the delicious Turkish wine, guests were able to play with adorable dogs up for adoption, of which 12 found forever homes as a result of the event. Happy to report that 100% of the proceeds went directly to Southampton Animal Shelter's crucial initiatives.

The 9th Art Hamptons held at the same private estate in Bridgehampton as last year marks it as The Hamptons' longest running art fair - demonstrating its strength as a leading modern and contemporary art fair. The Opening Night VIP Preview opened with Black Card access which included complimentary wine and light appetizers and was followed by the VIP Preview an hour later. The Opening Night Preview of Art Hamptons benefited LongHouse Reserve of East Hampton, and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The inaugural Host Committee was co-chaired by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally regarded textile designer, author, collector and one of the world's foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts, with Maria and Kenneth Fishel who are integral supporters of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's mission to eradicate cancer and fund the vanguard of life- extending research. Attracting roughly 6,500 attendees throughout the weekend, in its first year under the leadership of Urban Expositions, the 2016 edition included a significant number of returning exhibitors - with nearly 70% returning from previous years, alongside new exhibitors, including a contingent of Cuban galleries. Art Hamptons 2016 closed on a high note, with the majority of exhibitors reporting robust sales, and guests enjoying the luxurious location behind the hedges on the private estate grounds of Maria and Kenneth Fishel amongst some of the most exclusive real estate The Hamptons has to offer. Ultimately, Art Hamptons demonstrated significant activity for art collecting in The Hamptons. The Summer Party @Ross for The Ross School in East Hampton was another fabulous evening! The Great Hall was transformed into a chic dance club with VIP cabanas, signature cocktails, and gourmet delights prepared by the award-winning Ross Cafe. Guest options include reserving a VIP cabana for eight guests, branded to your specifications, with private waiters, bottle service, and specialty hors d'oeuvres, or a seat at a high-top table for four. All tickets include open bar and appetizers provided by Il Capuccino, The Seafood Shop, and many other local favorites. Locals, alumni and summer vistors alike were there to celebrate the beginning of the summer season at Ross mingling and kicking up their heels. While VIP Cabanas for eight came at a high price, individual tickets were up for grabs at a reasonable rate encouraging everyone of age to come and enjoy the open bar and gourmet hors d'oeuvres making for a nice size crowd! Proceeds from the event went to the Ross Annual Giving campaign and helps to provide need-based scholarships to a lot of students. Ross School reaches far and wide in offering their best curriculum for education to as many as possible.

This was the 21st Annual All Against Abuse Benefit for The Retreat presenting A Night in Monte Carlo for their Summer Gala. Held at Ross School's Lower Campus Field House in Bridgehampton, the gymnaisium was redecorated with a casino theme including card tables, a special ring toss for GOOD bottles of wine, Silent + Live Auctions and pretty blue cloth dining tables. Well appointed guests dressed for A Night in Monte Carlo enjoyed entertainment by DJ MKL of Jarrell Entertainment before and after dinner. Honoring Dr. Joseph O'Connell, the Guest Speaker was Nicole Behrens and the auctioneer for the evening was CK Swett. Honorary Committee members for The Retreat are Lorraine Bracco, Bobbie Braun, Matthew Broderich, Kiran Gandhi, Ann Liguori, Susan Lucci, Chris Martin, Kaitlin Olson, Mercedes Ruehl, Jessica Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld and Martha Stewart. This year's Event Committee were Steve Bergerson, Amy Cerullo, Ann Chwatsky, Richard Demato, Ellie Jannetti, Ayse Manyas Kenmore, Deborah Lyons, Gail Rothwell, Sheri Sandler, Barbara Shapiro and Arlene Slavin. Director, Loretta Davis, kicked off the evening with an introductory speech both thanking and acknowledging integral people who have helped in tremendous ways our one and only LOCAL domestic abuse shelter and agency. So many events in this jam packed weekend and EVERY one of them SO NICE!! Over in East Hampton, the local chapter of The Nature Conservancy, The Center for Conservation, hosted ITS gala - A Barefoot Contessa Dinner Summer Benefit hosted by Honorary Co-Chairs Ina and Jeffrey Garten and Co-Chairs Anne and Nicolas Erni + Pam and Peter Flaherty. Chef and cookbook author Ina Garten served up a specially-prepared Barefoot Contessa Dinner, focusing on regionally and sustainably grown foods. To inspire lively conversation and debate, there was absolutely no band nor dancing during dinner! As promised, it turned out to be a lovely summer evening with friends and supporters who are passionate about conservation on Long Island. The June benefit raised funds for and awareness about clean water and conservation on Long Island. Revenue raised is being used for innovative water quality projects, such as high-tech water quality monitors for our bays and new wastewater treatment options for homes from East Hampton to Port Washington. In addition, the Nature for Conservation leveraged donations by advocating for more public funding to protect and manage Long Island's rich environment, including the wetlands, bays, harbors and forests that we all love.

The American Heart Association's Hamptons Heart Ball was another huge success with An Evening Under The Stars! Under the enormous white tents covering the grounds of the Hayground School, 500 guests came together in support of the American Heart Association's 20th annual summer benefit here in Bridgehampton. Lonnie Quinn, Chief Weather Caster and Kristine Johnson, News Anchor, CBS 2 News, Emmy-Winning TV served as Master of Ceremonies. Raising nearly $600,000 to help in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke - this year's party showed how much influence the AHA has with philanthropic pockets and big hearts in The Hamptons. This year's honorees were Jean Shafiroff, Humanitarian, Author and Philanthropist, who received the Humanitarian with Heart Award. Also honored was Dr. Frank Spencer, MD, Professor of Surgery, at NYU Langone Medical Center with the Distinguished Service Award as the most significant pioneer in surgical therapy who has almost single handedly brought contemporary heart surgery to the New York area. This year's Hamptons Heart Ball was chaired by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Nicole Noonan, Randi Schatz, and Tracy Stern. The live auction, conducted by Robbie Gordy of Christie's, included fabulous items such as a heart shaped ruby and diamond ring and a VIP ski trip to Aspen. The special appeal brought Star Jones to her feet as she helped the American Heart Association raise significant dollars. All said, it was a rousing success for all - especially those who need it most. Art Market VIP Preview Party Benefit debuted the Market Art + DesignMarket Art + Design expo held at The Bridgehampton Historical Society Museum. As the evolution of Art Market Hamptons, the East End's premier modern and contemporary art fair showcased top tier art presented by the country's best galleries enhanced by a striking and tightly curated Design component pulling from dealers and designers from around the world. Following Art Hamptons and held simultaneously with Art Southampton - surely The Hamptons has become a hub for the art world...always was and still is! We are steeped in art history - especially Southampton and East Hampton as the list of renown artists goes on and on.

JULY rings in with the 28th American Picnic AND Grucci Fireworks!! Held annualy at a private home on Meadow Lane in Southampton, the Southampton Fresh Air Home kicks off the Fourth of July weekend festivities with Grucci fireworks bursting in the air over Shinnecock Bay - yes OF COURSE people come in close by boat or tailgate along the road to enjoy that gorgeous display too! The spectacular fireworks display ORCHESTRATED TO PATRIOTIC MUSIC is the most anticipated family Fourth of July fireworks event in Southampton. Highlights include a picnic buffet, carts filled w/popcorn, ice cream, hot dogs & other all-American treats, arts & crafts and carnival booths w/ games and prices on the grounds of a gorgeous ocean-front estate. Again, this event is a benefit for the Fresh Air Fund so happily many of those kids get to come enjoy the celebrations too! The Southampton Fresh Air Home is a residential camp with a specialized recreation program adapted for physically challenged children, the majority of whom will receive scholarships to attend. The Picnic raises over 40% of the Home's annual program expenses. The generosity via ticket sales allows their special children to enjoy a unique and caring summer camping experience filled with laughter,love and friendship while at the same time, providing a much deserved rest for their families who care for them all year round Like we were sayin' - ART, ART, ART in The Hamptons!! Lucky Platinum VIP cardholders were the first to access Art Southampton in a private preview cocktail hour before the VIP cardholders joined in the fun of the Opening Preview Reception for Art Southampton Presented by Art Miami. Held at beauiful and expansive Nova's Ark Project in Bridgehampton, Art Southampton is the "Premier International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair" and marketplace for acquiring the finest investment quality works of art available in The Hamptons. Celebrating its 5th year, the 2016 edition featured a carefully selected group of 75+ international art galleries exhibiting paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video and installation by artists from the 20th and 21st centuries prior to the Fair opening to the public. Signature cocktails and delectable hors d'oeuvres were served at the Platinum VIP Opening Reception and it was perfect for browsing the long isles of the elegant, air conditioned tent filled with fine art and elbow room to boot. The state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot pavillion located on the sprawling horse farm makes for a wonderful summer venue in the country for something of such high caliber. Celebrating Southampton's oldest home and the 4th of July a couple days later, The Thomas Halsey Homestead was host to what is better known as The Halsey House Gala. Chair Linda Stabler-Talty and Co-Chairs Peter Hallock + Mrs. Peter A. Salm marked the 375th Anniversary of the founding of Southampton and its oldest home in 1640 at the summer benefit. Guests enjoyed live music, plentiful hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, the 3rd NY Regiment in colonial costume plus a silent auction. This museum benefit is often quoted as "the most fun you will have all summer!" This fancy lawn party attracts a wonderful group of people - some who come dressed in festive clothing or arrive in old Fords - all toasting one another from the open bar and then dine from groaning boards offering fresh made sushi, shrimp the size of lobsters and a variety of savory meats and smoked vegetables. Costumed re-enactors dressed as colonial militia give off periodic gun salutes while wenches dressed in 18th century gowns entertain guests with fortune telling and saucy jokes.

Another very special evening was the annual Farm to Fork Gala held in the barn at the Topping Rose House to benefit Food Pantry Farm. The magical evening began with bountiful hors d'oeuvres outside by the fire pit and inside the barn with some smooth jazz and an open bar. As it turned out, there were plenty of farmers we knew who had come like the Halsey family from the Green Thumb organic farm in Water Mill! We love those guys : ) We ran into the Director of The Retreat, Loretta Davis, who said that the Food Pantry Farm has been a huge blessing to those in need at their shelter. The gala's special focus was on the farm-to-table approach to cooking, emphasizing the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. "I was among the group of people who founded the Food Pantry Farm and our intent at the time was to serve those in our community who needed help. Today, we continue to provide nutritious produce to the food pantries and bring members of the community together in a common purpose to offer healthful local food to those who need it," said Founder John Malafonte (who was taken by suprise that he was brought a birthday cake in his honor and surrounded by those who loved him!) According to Marjorie Hays, Board President of Food Pantry Farm, "The outreach that Food Pantry Farm provides to the East End is a true and timely gift to our community. Adhering to sustainable organic practices,the Farm works hard to protect and promote the soil ecosystem and in doing so, offers the very finest fresh food to those in need while championing the environment. After dinner and some toasts and congratulatory speeches, the party continued on with dessert, coffee and nightcaps back in the barn...and candlelight dancing! SO NICE : ) Over on the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, Bay Street Theatre was all pomp + circumstance making their 25th Annivesary truly special at the Annual Rock the Dock Gala!! Starting early in evening there was a VIP cocktail reception inside the theatre followed by an Awards Presentation and Performance. Alec and Hilaria Baldwin were there as was Richard Kind to help kick off the celebrations. Everyone moved into the massive white tent that pretty much covered every square inch of the wharf for another round of cocktails and dinner. Dan Bailey's tribe was playing drums next door at Deckers making for a lively stroll from the theatre to the tent! Honorary Chairs Arlene & Alan Alda and Co-Chairs Christine Wachter-Campbell & William Campbell honored Adrianne & Jerry Cohen, Emma Walton-Hamilton & Steve Hamilton + Patrick Malloy III during this amazing and seemless stream of party sequences commemorating the momentous occasion.

The 12th Annual A Hamptons Happening marked the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) by noted oncologist and cancer researcher Samuel Waxman, MD. The benefit, which drew 500+ guests to the residence of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, featured 40 of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. The upscale event was hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge and honored Sandra Lee, philanthropist, Emmy winning television personality, New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer survivor; Jayma Cardoso, Founder of the Surf Lodge in Montauk; and Deirdre Quinn, CEO of the luxury fashion company Lafayette 148 New York. Notable attendees included: Dr. Samuel Waxman (SWCRF Founder & CEO), Marion N. Waxman (A Hamptons Happening Founding Co-Chair), Laurie L. Schaffran (A Hamptons Happening Founding Co-Chair), Karen Amster-Young (A Hamptons Happening Co-Chair), Erica Fineberg (A Hamptons Happening Journal Chair), Kenneth Fishel (Event Host), Maria Fishel (Event Host), Bradley Fishel (Event Host), Chris Wragge (WCBS 2 News Anchor), Sandra Lee (Honoree), Jayma Cardoso (Honoree), Deirdre Quinn (Honoree), Fernanda Capobianco (Honorary Lead Chef), Francois Payard (Honorary Lead Chef), Michael Nierenberg (SWCRF Chairman), Chris Arlotta (A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member), Jessica Mackin (A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member), Pamela Morgan (A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member), Sarah Sarpolis (A Hamptons Happening Benefit Committee Member), Jill Zarin (TV Personality & Author) and Ramona Singer (TV Personality), among others. Dr. Waxman presented all the honorees with crystal awards from Orrefors in thanks for their support for this year's benefit. The awards ceremony was capped by a fun champagne toast to the SWCRF's fortieth anniversary presented by Champagne Taittinger in the form of a tower of 200 glasses passed to the audience by Chris Wragge, the Waxmans, Fernanda Capobianco and Francois Payard, among others. RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's 17th Annual Art for Life Gala took us "Back to The Future" at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton. Guests arrived in theme, clad in black, purple and metallic ensembles. The foundation honored leaders in the arts and media world, Frank Cooper III, James Cruz, Suzanne de Passe, Star Jones, Debra L. Lee, Soledad O'Brien, Alex Waislitz, and Nari Ward. As stars lined the red carpet, guests were met with vegetarianhors d'oeuvres including a refreshing selection of gazpacho, and a mushroom wellington pastry while bartenders served three Bombay Sapphire-based cocktails. When they weren't admiring the multi-textured drawings and collages of artist Nari Ward which lined the event space walls, party-goers enjoyed Pop Social's MVP Interactive "selfie" stations, and tested Google's Virtual Reality Viewer. The dinner, as RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation Chairman and co-founder Russell Simmons explained, featured a "Compassionate Menu" comprised of entirely vegetarian appetizers, entrées and desserts. Throughout dinner, TV journalist Gayle King introduced honorees, reminding the audience of their numerous accomplishments while revealing lesser-known, personal tid-bits. The foundation was able to meet its fundraising goal - exceeding last years proceeds - right before the first performer, Tyrese, took the stage to everyones surprise and delight. Scores of women(men too!), young and not-so young, lined the stage to sing along to Tyrese's fan favorite Sweet Lady and the ever-classic How You Gonna Act Like That. Human Beat Box Doug E. Fresh followed, taking the crowd back to 90's hip-hop and r&b hits, and Russell Simmons' hip-hop group Whodini closed, sending guests singing along to throw-back records as they collected gift bags and finished cocktails. This year's Art for Life raised a wopping $1.5 million at the beneft!

In Southampton, Audrey Gruss hosted a kick-off cocktail party for the Hope for Depression Research Foundation's (HDRF) Inaugural Walk of Hope and Shop for Hope fundraising events that was taking place two weeks later in the village. Held at her lovely home in The Hamptons that she shares with her husband Martin Gruss, the party was attended by guests such as Southampton Mayor Mark Epley, Scott Snyder, Lis and Richard Waterman, Kim Heirston Evans, Mai Hallingby-Harrison, and Whitney Fairchild. Some more familiar faces included Charles Manger, Debby Bancroft, Ann Barish, Margot Horn, Didi O'Connell, Dr. John Anton and a number of other Southamptonites! Midway through the party that was set at the Gruss' pool, surrounded by beautiful white hydrangea blooms, Audrey thanked guests for attending and shared the HDRF's research mission noting they already had 200+ participants signed up with two weeks to go widening the margins for success! Meandering back through the blossoming walkway with flowers in full bloom made one think that EVERYONE should have a cheerful, winding garden path like that! A stunning house on a stunning property and truly gracious hosts. The three-mile Walk of Hope to Defeat Depression around Lake beautiful Lake Agawam in Southampton Village would be led by Audrey Gruss to raise awareness and funds for advanced depression research. After the Walk, top retailers in town like Theory and Jennifer Miller took part in Shop for Hope, where stores up and down Main Street and Jobs Lane opened their doors to customers and donated a percentage of sales to HDRF's advanced research. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) held its Seventh Annual Unconditional Love Gala at private oceanfront residence on Gin Lane in Southampton. The event sold out for the seventh year in a row. Gala Chair Jean Shafiroff, Board President Jonathan McCann and Chair Emeritus Susan Allen hosted this year's event themed around a traditional Hamptons-style beach soiree, which honored El Faro de los Animales in Puerto Rico including Board Member David Brownstein and New York Branch President, Julie Sinaw. Honorary Board member Georgina Bloomberg came out to support the Shelter, as did Southampton Mayor Mark Epley, U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, John Catsimatidis, and Jill Rappaport. The Honorary Corporate Chairs for the Unconditional Love Gala included Allen & Company, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ferguson Cohen, LLP, and Stifel Financial Corp. Master of ceremonies Chuck Scarborough welcomed more than 300 guests including Southampton Councilman John Bouvier, Anna Throne-Holst, Richard Demato, Kim Renk, Ellen Scarborough, Debra Hearst, Lilianna Cavendish, Sony Schotland, Greg D'Elia, Martin Shafiroff and Rachel Grant, in addition to Junior Committee members Kate McEntee, Scott Stevenson, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Phil Piro, Merritt Piro, Charles McConnell, and Sara Vacchiano. All guests enjoyed dinner by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs and music by the Alex Donner Orchestra. This year's Unconditional Love Gala exceeded their fundraising goal through donations, live and silent auctions and pet sponsorships. All proceeds go towards SASF's crucial initiatives, such as their low-cost spay/neuter mobile van granted by the ASPCA, efforts to rescue animals enslaved in puppy mills, and the daily care of the rescues within the shelter. They also benefit the shelter's programs that help special needs children, along with educating, mentoring and implementing SASF's "Playing For Life" program, which is currently in over 40 shelters and highlighted at the major animal conferences throughout the United States.

A sold out event, Dan's 4th Annual GrillHampton NYC vs The Hamptons at Fairview Farm on Mecox Bay drew a huge crowd of foodies! The VIP preview hour gave a one hour head start for access to the waterfront VIP Lounge with sparkling wine bar by Bottega Liquid Metals Collection, the Jonsar Photo Experience, a VIP Gift Bag curated by Robb Vices and 100 lucky VIPs received a copy of host Adam Richman's cookbook and get a meet-and-greet signing with Adam himself! Team Hamptons vs. Team NYC! An exclusive club of big city chef competitors brewing in Manhattan, while the Hamptons crew boasted experts of farm-to-table cooking with home field advantage. Live music was provided by local east end favorite - New Life Crisis! Hosted by Adam Richman, Travel Channel host, author, food and travel explorer - it was Hamptons Chefs:Chris Cariello of 1 North Steakhouse, Jason Kallert of The Beach Club at Gurney's Montauk, Jon Warnock of Grey Lady Montauk, George Gounelas of Old Stove Pub, Peter Ambrose of Endless Summer Catering, David Hersh of Rumba, Arthur Wolf of Smokin' Wolf BBQ, Drew Hiatt of Topping Rose House VS NYC Chefs: Admir Alibasic of Ben + Jacks Steakhouse, Joe Isiori of Black Tap, Devin Bozkaya of Campagna, Charles Grund of Hill Country BBQ, Mar Rosati of Shake Shack, Justin Bazdarich of Speedy Romeo, David Burke of Tavern 62, Ben Zwicker of T Bar Steak + Lounge. Judges were Kate Krader, Dan Rattiner, Pat LaFrieda, Josh Capon, Bruce Bronster, Ann Liguori and David Burke. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit All For The East End (AFTEE), a 501(c)(3) that showcases and provides support to the more-than 1,000 charity organizations in the five East End towns. That was just the FIRST of 3 big foodie events for Taste of Summer put on by our beloved Dan's Papers of Bridgehampton. The Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center (ADRC), in collaboration with The Parrish Art Museum, recently launched Paint At The Parrish, a program tailored to individuals with dementia and/or Alzheimer's disease and their care partners. The program begins with a discussion in the gallery with a trained facilitator using inquiry to engage participation, and continues with art activities in the studio. This program is currently serving approximately 30 families each month and is modeled after the successful Meet Me at MOMA program in New York City. Paint At The Parrish is offered to our local families at no cost. The program is funded through donations, as well as proceeds from local fundraising events. To celebrate this amazing collaboration and to honor the Museum for its commitment to our community and to our Alzheimer's population, ADRC hosted a cocktail reception at Parrish Art Museum. Guests enjoyed sumptuous hors d'oeuvres provided by A Small Affair, a Raw Bar compliments of Stuart's Seafood Market in Amagansett - flowers and desserts were provided compliments of Fairview Farm at Mecox. Upon arrival, guests were treated to an astounding drumming and dance performance compliments of Escola de Samba BOOM and on entering the museum's patio the Vanessa Trouble Quartet played soft music. Guests were prompted to bid on the silent auction and were encouraged to enjoy a tour of the museum itself.

A star-studded affair A LOT of people wait for each summer is SUPER SATURDAY - a family friendly, chic designer flea market with food provided by Sant Ambroeus of Southampton and New York. This year's guilt-free charity shopping event projected $3.5 million raised for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA). Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa and Gabby Karan de Felice hosted Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance's (OCRFA) 19th annual Super Saturday NY. Guests in attendance included: June Ambrose, Joy Behar, Kelly Bensimon, Lorraine Bracco, Jonathan Cheban, Mayor Rudolph & Judith Giuliani, Katherine Jenkins, Star Jones, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Rebecca Minkoff, Cathy Moriarty-Gentile, Elin Nordegren, Molly Sims, Jill Stuart, Kristen Taekman, Christy Turlington, Aida Turturro and Ingrid Vandebosch. Nearly 150 prominent participants including: DKNY, Ralph Lauren, VINCE, Bonpoint, Henri Bendel, MILLY, Shoshanna, Theory, alice + olivia, Brooks Brothers, Kiehl's Since 1851, L'AGENCE, Calypso St. Bart, SoulCycle and "Designers A to Zoe" booth curated by Rachel Zoe featuring her favorite luxury designers including Aurelie Bidermann, Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg, Erin Fetherston, Giambattista Valli, Jenni Kayne, Lanvin, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Pam & Gela, Rachel Zoe Collection, Roberto Cavalli, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney and Temperley London. New to Super Saturday NY was the Lifestyle Marketplace, curated by Donna Karan and Gabby Karan de Felice and Suite 1521 - an exclusive luxury fashion destination in Manhattan selling ready-to-wear and accessories from some of their favorite brands. Another new feature was New York-based modern artist Jeremy Penn, who created 4 amazing art pieces on-site and all sold at auction. Besides shopping luxury brands at deep discounts for a great cause - other entertainment included psychic readings with Betsy Wahmann, floral crown making with B Floral and Brancott Estate's Flight Song wine bar and hair salon, and tray passed service from FIJI Water. Kids enjoyed arts & crafts and special performances at Camp Divalysscious and visit Space East for the hottest video games. There was an on-site luxury raffle with prizes from designers including Charlotte Olympia, Manolo Blahnik, Lorraine Schwartz, Gucci, Coach, POLOGEORGIS Furs, Barneys New York and Seaman Schepps and experiences donated by RIPPED Fitness, F-Factor, the New York Football Giants, 27 Hampton Salon, Fred Marcus Photography and Kidville, among others. In East Hampton, The Thomas Moran Trust held its Artist's Garden midsummer cocktail party on the historical grounds of the Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio. A community of artistic luminaries rallied to lend their support, bridging the legacy of the Morans with the contemporary East End art community. Attendees included Ruth Appelhof, April Gornik, Ralph Gibson, Mary Jane Marcasiano, Bryan Hunt, Lucy Wintor, Susan Wood, and Neda Young - among others. Philanthropists and Benefit Committee Members also showed up in full force, including co-chairpersons Hollis Forbes and Michael Clifford, Frank Newbold, Grier Eliasek and Tristana Wlatz, Charles Savage, Curt and Angel Schade, Doris and Gil Meister, Alan and Jackie Mitchell, Bruce and Laura Siska, Arthur (Tiger) and Katy Graham as well as East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. and his wife, Jean. Celebrating the final phases of this historically sensitive restoration project it offered the public a sneak-peek of the interiors, as well as access to the outbuildings and grounds. The Moran Studio was the first artist's studio built in East Hampton and played a significant role in American art history. Described as "a quirky, Queen Anne style studio cottage - and the first experimental domestic architecture on Long Island," in its heyday The Studio was a lively center of the turn-of-the-19th-century art colony. Overlooking the Village Green and Town Pond, the property offers one of the most distinguished vistas on Long Island's East End and serves as the gateway to East Hampton's Main Street Historic District. In 1965, the Thomas Moran Studio became one of the first National Historic Landmarks in America - the highest recognition accorded by the U.S. Department of the Interior to the nation's most historically significant properties.

In Bridgehampton, world-renowned five-star chefs gathered to celebrate Hayground School's 20th Anniversary, and raise much-needed financial aid for the school, which incorporates the Edible Garden/Kitchen Science program into its curriculum on its pastoral Bridgehampton grounds. This year, the dinner honored Chef Claudia Fleming of North Fork Table & Inn, and Toni Ross, co-owner Nick & Toni's and co-founder of Hayground School. Creating the incredible meal in Jeff's Kitchen for a celebrity guest list are culinary luminaries: Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar, Bowery Meat Company, Tom Colicchio of Crafted Hospitality, Elizabeth Falkner (chef/author), Alex Guarnaschelli Butter, Abigail Hitchcock of Camaje Bistro, Marc Meyer of Cookshop, Hundred Acres + Rosie's, Christian Mir of Stone Creek Inn, Joe Realmuto of Honest Man + Nick + Tony's, Jason Weiner of Almond + L & W Oyster Company. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails were served at the "MEET THE CHEFS" cocktail party under a tent on the great field of the beautiful school grounds. Dinner promptly followed in Jeff's Kitche, the state-of-the-art kitchen conceived of by the late Jeff Salaway of landmark Nick & Toni's restaurant and site of Hayground School's groundbreaking Culinary Arts program. It was a 4 course sit down dinner at $1200 a pop with live auction to benefit Haygrond and all they seek to accomplish with their outstanding curriculum. The Southampton Hospital hosted the 58th Annual Summer Party in support of Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, the sole provider of emergency care in the South Fork. The exclusive party took place at the corner of Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road in Southampton. Benefit Chairs Hollis and Jim Forbes and Bill Ford and Marigay McKee, President and CEO of Southampton Hospital Robert Chaloner, and Southampton Hospital Foundation President Steve Bernstein welcomed over 600 supporters to the Southampton Hospital's 58th Annual Summer Party. The night raised over $1.3 million to provide support for the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department, the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually. The festive evening was emceed by NBC's Chuck Scarborough and brought out supporters including John Paulson, Southampton Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Julie Ratner, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Stony Brook's Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky and Douglas Elliman Real Estate Chairman Howard M. Lorber, who is also President of the Board of Trustees of Southampton Hospital Foundation. Additional notable attendees included: VP, Robert I. Ross, Senator Ken Lavelle, Lawrence Scott, Steve Bernstein, Jay Schneiderman, Robret Zimmerman, Steven Bellone, Alina Cho, Congressman Lee and Diana Zeldin, and Victor de Souza who designed Jean Shafiroff's dress for the occasion! Kudos to Lawrence Scott Events who transformed the tent with lavish buffets, dramatic table centerpieces of gold shells overflowing with beautiful orchids, delicate flowers and woodsy ferns while music from the Groove Society kept everyone on their feet. The night's live auction included tickets to some of the hottest Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress and Cats. Southampton Hospital is recognized by the NYS Department of Health as a provisional Level III adult trauma center, the first one on Long Island's East End. This year's event really was top shelf and exuded elegance and a fresh twist on a classic Southampton summer event.

At Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, Peconic Land Trust held its annual summer benefit - Through Farms + Fields! Honoring the Conservation Accomplishments of Margaret de Cuevas and her father, John de Cuevas, the Master of Ceremonies was George Hirsch. Purple parasols were there for the taking to protect guests from the strong late afternoon sun making colors pop against the green fields. Signature cocktails and farm fresh produce with local cheese and bread also helped keep everyone refreshed while mingling before dinner. The supper by Honest Catering featured Nick and Toni's Joseph Realmuto specialties! Susan Rockefeller dontated the nicely wrapped Secret Boxes for her mission - Protect What is Precious and for the exciting BEE Collection. Pricier tickets were aptly named Land Steward and Conservation Champion. Co-Chairs were Nancy Gilbert & Nancy Goell and other Committee members inlcuded Jane Iselin, Carol Ahlers, John Erwin, Patty Orban, Sally Van Erk, Michael Daly, Emma Clurman, Linda Lacchia, Rand Stoll, Nancy Grady, and staff members John v.H. Halsey, Kathy Kennedy, Lisa Pepe & Yvette DeBow-Salsedo. East Hampton was hopping {of course} and as Guild Hall was celebrating their big summer gala across the street at the Baker House was Trunks of Love for #WorldElephantDay. Honoring Christie Brinkley, Chefs + Champagne for Elephants was hosted by Georgina Bloomberg (honorary) and Cornelia Guest in conjunction with Veterinarians International and chaired by Antonella Bertello. A short film was followed by an honorary award presented to Christie Brinkley for her passionate humanitarianism, achievements in animal advocacy, and leadership in championing the cause of elephants. A feature presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Asian elephant expert Richard Lair who was attending from Thailand. Special awards were presented by artist Alexis Rockman. Guests enjoyed champagne by Louis Roederer, whiskey by Clyde May's, exquisite cuisine by Best Chefs of America Chef Maurizio Marfoglia, Chef Elisabeth Johansson of Swedish Culinary Summer (who flew in specially from Sweden for this), and a special champagne pairing course by Amagansett's award-winning food writer and chef Jodi Moreno of What's Cooking Good Looking. The evening will focus on VI's Asian elephant veterinary care program, which includes the building of two mobile elephant clinics at Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) and its surrounding community in Sukhothai, and the Surin Elephant Kingdom in Thailand, as well as an EEHV (Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus) disease surveillance program for baby elephants who are at risk of this fatal virus. The two clinics will provide urgently needed services to 265 captive elephants in these remote regions, and be a model of excellence for their mahouts (caretakers), by teaching compassionate treatment and proper standards of care. The program costs $200 000 to build. Pretty cool was the evening's *single live auction item was to be a week excursion with VI's Founding President, Dr. Scarlett Magda helping elephants (and other animals) in Thailand. Veterinarians International (VI) is a network of committed medical professionals who use their sound veterinary experience to reduce the illness and suffering of animals globally. In collaboration with local groups, they share their skills and expertise, as well as financial

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of The Hamptons celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD Summer Benefit. Hosted by Molly Channing at the Channing Family Sculpture Garden, the event honored Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin. Cindy Clifford was the evening's emcee. Notable Attendees included: Beth Ostrosky Stern, Howard Lorber, Leslie Alexander, Liz Brown, Ginnie Frati, Jackie Rogers, Curtis Sliwa, Shelley Berkoski, Sylvia Channing, Molly Channing, Ingrid Arneberg, Will Marin, Frances Cole Jones, Cindy Clifford, Missy Hargraves and Jill Rappaport. For the first time, there was a VIP cocktail party to welcome the 2016 sponsors featurin live animals, live music along with cocktails and light fare. The Guardian Angels' Curtis Sliwa was on hand and emphasized the importance of human treatment of animals and the correlation with animal abuse and domestic violence. Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center Founder Ginnie Frati addressed guests with a short thank you speech for attending the event and for supporting the wildlife hospital's cause. as did Shelley Berkoski, Director of Development, thanking volunteers and sponsors making it all possible. Honorees Ingrid Arneberg and Will Marin were presented with an engraved plaque as an award to commemorate their time dedicated to the wildlife hospital. A silent auction was held, on smartphones and iPads at the 501 Auctions website, before and during the event. Auction items included: Birds with Wisteria watercolor painting on silk by Ingrid Arneberg, Montauk photograph by Ann Weisman and the Wonder bronze figure with steel base by Gwen Marcus. Other notable auction items included paintings, photography and sculptures from: John A. Bell, Barbara Bilotta, Tim Cole, Vito DeVito, Dr. Robert Dressdale, April Gornik, Sylvia Hommert, Bill Kinney, Dianne Marxe, Barbara Maslen, Terry Nestle, Connie Oshrin, Christopher Paparo, Herb Simeone, Clarissa Payne Uvegi and Brian Wasarhaley. Over 400 people attended the special preview of the Aspects of Minimalism exhibition and over 300 went on to a dinner curated by The New York Times' food and wine critic, Florence Fabricant, which was prepared by Sonnier & Castle. The tent was designed by David Beahm to reflect the exhibition with innovative lighting and unique tables settings. Among the notables attending were honoree Neda Young; April Gornik & Eric Fischl; Bryan Hunt; Clifford Ross; Billy Sullivan; Cornelia Foss; Chuck Close; Toni Ross; Cindi Sherman and Nicole Miller to name a few. Michael Lynn and Barbara Lane introduced the fine art for auction. Marty Cohen, Guild Hall's Board Chair presented Andrea Grover, the new Executive Director who will start September 1. All acknowledged Ruth Appelhof's contribution to Guild Hall over the last 16 years.

The 12th Annual Authors Night Benefit held at the Gardiner Farm in East Hampton was another resounding success! Founding Honorary Co-Chairs Alec Baldwin + Barbara Goldsmith have turned this annual event into "The Premier Literary Event of The Hamptons" - over the past ten years, it has become one of the most successful celebrations of books and authors in America, featuring 100 authors across all genres. Celebrities are another big attraction - it's pretty amazing how movie star authors we have here : ) Guests get a chance to meet their favorite authors at The Authors Reception, buy their books and have them inscribed while enjoying yummy hors d'oeuvres and sipping wine as well as bid on some fun items at the silent auction. The proceeds of the books purchased at the event go directly to the East Hampton Library as a donation. Dinner guests were treated to a very special evening at a host's home in The Hamptons of their choice - joined by a Super Special Author! More than 1,000 people in attend this lavish, literary affair to support our local library. The last of the series of four culinary events put on by Dan's Papers for their annual Taste of Summer was the 7th Annual Dan's HARVEST EAST END Wine + Food Classic hosted by McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. Organized by Dan's Papers and the Long Island Wine Council, hot off the heels of Dan's Taste of Summer, where more than 2,000 hungry Hamptonites came to revel in the best bites of the East End, Dan's ends with the now annual celebration of Long Island's famous wineries and their bountiful yield come harvest time. Nearly 40 wineries and 20 top East End chefs teamed up to showcase Long Island's burgeoning economy by pairing local grapes with local flavors. Hosted by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian of Food Network's Chopped, The Kitchen, Top 5 and his newest primetime hit, Cooks vs Cons, author of celebrated cookbook "My Perfect Pantry," and Chef/Owner of The Lambs Club, The National in NYC, The National in Greenwich, CT, The Water Club at Borgata in Atlantic City and the soon to open Georgie and The Garden Bar at Montage Beverly Hills. The "vin-VIP" experience included early admission, premium parking, VIP gift bag, exclusive access to VIP Lounge and other treats! We think Dan's gets the prize for the most humongous tents of the summer season!

Another biggie was VH1 Save The Music which kicked off VMA weekend at its Third Annual HAMPTONS LIVE Benefit with headliner Fifth Harmony who performed an electric set of hits including summer smash "Work From Home," "All In My Head (Flex)" and "Worth It," while DJ Cassidy spun tunes that kept the crowd dancing the night away under the stars. Guests including model Jessica White, designer Michael Costello, actress and singer Laura Marano, Real Housewives of New York and Save The Music Host Committee member Ramona Singer, actor Antoine Harris, Co-CEO of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Marc Leder, and football star Dale Moss joined event co-chairs and hosts Julie and Billy Macklowe at their home for the event. The event raised over one million dollars which will directly benefit the Foundation's work of restoring music education in public schools across the country. Guests, who enjoyed a seasonal summer created by iconic NY caterer Peter Callahan and specialty Bai cocktails concocted by Bai Beverages. Former US Ambassador to Hungary Donald Blinken and his wife Vera, Former Town & Country Editor Kathryn Livingston Forgan, Victoria Wyman, Leah & Stanley Rumbough, Julianne Pruett & Bill Yun, singer/songwriter Cole Rumbough and others joined the Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Chairman Stephen Benko and his wife Radka were honored at the Bridgehampton home of Sylvia Hemingway to kick-off the music season as legendary Maestro Ivan Fisher prepares to perform with his beloved orchestra at Lincoln Center on February 5th, 2017. The FBFO was formed to support the Orchestra's work in the USA and across the world. Supporters of the Foundation raise public awareness and financial support for the BFO and have the opportunity to build a closer relationship with the Orchestra both in the States and at home in Budapest. The Budapest Festival Orchestra is one of the international music scene's major success stories, being rated among the top ten orchestras in the world, and according to David Allen of the New York Times they "might be the best in the world," (1/22/15.) Its key figure is Music Director and Conductor Ivan Fischer who was one of the Orchestra's founding fathers. The BFO's unique system works to encourage the artistic qualities of its musicians to blend together, forming an exquisitely homogenous orchestral sound. The orchestra is a regular guest at the world's most important music venues and concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, Vienna's Musikverein, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and London's Royal Albert Hall. They have repeatedly been invited to perform at international music events such as the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Salzburger Festspiele or the Edinburgh International Festival.

Over at the Parrish Art Museum, Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization which remains steadfast in its commitment to identify and fund groundbreaking cancer research programs to save the lives of millions, hosted its annual gala in Water Mill this year. The event's Challenge Research Award raised over $3.5 million in support of the foundation's work. The gala was hosted in support of the 12th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament named after the successful entrepreneur who constantly turned tragic events throughout his life into philanthropic causes. The gala evening was a wonderful night of dining, dancing and filled with loads of surprises. The event featured special musical performances by Grammy award-winning singer Dianne Reeves, double platinum recording artist Billy Idol, and nationally recognized pop vocal group The Company Men, with a special performance by Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health. 100 percent of the funds raised throughout the evening went to supporting groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. Notable attendees included: Michael & Lori Milken (Founder), Leon and Debra Black, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Ken and Maria Fishel, Jeff and Mei Sze Greene, Susan and John Kean, David and Julia Koch, Francine LeFrak, Rick Friedberg, Dr. Richard Merkin, Glenn and Jennifer Myles, Joel Pashcow, Artie and Selma Rabin, Jonathan and Sheryl Sokoloff, Lester Cook (Pro), Jonathan Erlich (Pro), Murphy Jensen (Pro), Scott Lipsky (Pro), Andreas Siljestrom (Pro), Mitch Modell, Frank Luntz, Dr. Jonathan W. Simons (President & CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation), Dr. Francis Collins, Eric and Aerin Zinterhofer, Jim Coleman and Cynthia Ott, Dean and Roxanne Palin, Brent and Laura Nicklas, Bill Finneran, Lew and Rita Ranieri, Sally Quinn and Jackie Rogers. After a round of speeches by Founder of the Prostate Cancer Foundation Michael Milken, followed by Jan Haber, PCF's Vice President of Events, she introduced the evening's first performer to the stage, Grammy-award winning singer Dianne Reeves, who performed a few of her celebrated jazz songs to the delight of the audience. Michael Milken continued the evening with vital information regarding the foundation's critical progress towards a cure and then PCF's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jonathan W. Simons touched on gene research. To top off the evening, a much anticipated musical performance was held by superstar Billy Idol, who kicked off his performance with crowd favorite "Cradle of Love." The Weekend's Pro-Am Tennis Champions were: Ricky Sandler and Rick Leach, Alex Norcross and Alex Bogomolov Jr., Dick Merkin and Rohan Bopanna, Bill Finneran and Graydon Oliver. Finalists included: Mark Ein and Scott Lipsky, Marie Bernstein and Santiago Gonzalez, Ralph Finerman and Jonathan Erlich, Sammy Herzberg and Jonathan Schneider.

The 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show featured more than 200 classes of hunter, jumper and equitation classes for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. Athletes from nine nations competed in four FEI classes that culminated with a dazzling win by Ireland's Richie Moloney in the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix, presented by Longines. In one of the most exciting jump-off rounds in the Classic's 41-year history, Moloney blazed around the course on Carrabis Z, owned by Equinimity, LLC, to claim the top prize. Five horses out of the 29 starting entries made it to the jump-off by turning in clean rounds over the Alan Wade-designed course. In the jump-off, all five went clear, leaving it up to the Longines timers to determine the winner. First to go in the jump-off was the defending champion, Karen Polle (JPN) on With Wings, who set the mark to beat with a clean round in 41.54 seconds. Four-time Olympic medalist Beezie Madden (USA) was next on Quister de Guldenboom, owned by Abigail Wexner, finished second. Andrew Welles (USA) and Brindis Bogibo, owned by AEM Enterprises, LLC, took third place. One day prior, Mattias Tromp (USA) trumped the competition to win the $50,000 Longines Cup riding Avon, owned by Beyaert Farm, Inc. In the first competition for the four-time Olympic veteran since leading the US team to a silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games, McLain Ward edged out 17-year-old Lucy Deslauriers to win the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier, presented by Longines, for the second consecutive year. McLain Ward's win in the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier earned $16,100 for Caring Hearts for Canines as part of the Classic's new Jump for Charity program. Hats autographed by 10 Grand Prix riders, each of whom was paired with a charity, were sold with all proceeds going to the charity of the rider who placed highest in the Douglas Elliman Grand Prix. Leslie Howard raced to the top in $40,000 Sovaro Speed Stake - the first or four FEI-recognized competitions at the Classic. Georgina Bloomberg was the fastest of the nine clear rounds in the jump-off in the $10,000 Royalton Farms Open Jumper 1.45m class riding Crown 5, owned by Gotham Enterprizes, LLC. The New York City resident also won the $10,000 Open Jumper 1.40m class the day before with South Street, owned by Gotham Enterprizes. Local rider Katherine Strauss won the $25,000 Campbell Stables Show Jumping Derby In the $15,000 Merrill Lynch Speed Derby, presented by Sotheby's International Realty, the student surpassed the teacher when Adrienne Sternlicht beat McLain Ward's clear round timeby nearly a second to claim victory. In the Anne Aspinall ring, Stephanie Danhakl and Enough Said triumphed in the $10,000 Hermes Hunter Classic on the final day. Jordyn Rose Freedman won the prestigious Bright Side Farm Equitation Championship. ASPCA Adoption and Animal Welfare Day celebrated its sixth year at the Hampton Classic offering for adoption horses, dogs, cats and, for the first time this year, various breeds of rabbits that were rescued in a joint effort between the ASPCA and NYPD. Nine animal shelters participated and TV personality Jill Rappaport was joined by four riders who serve as ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassadors - Georgina Bloomberg, Hayley Barnhill, Brianne Goutal and Jessica Springsteen - in presenting the horses for adoption. The Hampton Classic was also once again the proud host of the Championship Finals for the Long Island Horse Show Series (LIHSSRD)for Riders with Disabilities, presented by Bridgehampton National Bank. For the 11th consecutive year, the top qualifiers in three divisions competed for year-end titles with Gary Duffy serving as judge. Lauren Reischer of New York, NY won the Grand Championship. Reischer earned the Grand Championship by winning every class in the LIHSSRD Independent Advanced Division. Katharine Page was named the outstanding boutique among the more than 80 boutiques at the Classic and Campbell Stables was honored as winner of the Classic's VIP Table Decor Contest as judged by Hamptons Cottages and Gardens. As always, this year's Hampton Classic featured its usual impressive line-up of celebrity attendees including Brooke Shields,former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Matt Lauer, Kyle MacLachlan, Brandon Marshall, Donna Karan, Kelly Klein, Christie Brinkley, Christy Turlington, Candace Bushnell, Kelly Bensimon, Joan Hamburg, James Lipton, Jill Rappaport, Chuck and Ellen Scarborough, Rosanna Scotto, Ramona Singer, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Erin Willett, Tom Wolfe, and Frederick Younet.

The 24th Hamptons International Film Festival spread over Columbus Day weekend filled the gap between seasons with a tremendous schedule of films, programs, parties, special events and that wonderful buzz it always brings to our hamlets - from Southampton to East Hampton and Sag Harbor!! It's always a great time and we love the hustle bustle rhythm, all the new people, all the talent, all the stars and all the excitement it stirs in our community every autumn. Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro co-chaired taking the torch from Stuart Match Suna of Silvercup Studios and Anne Chaisson and David Nugent once again didn't disappoint us with their brilliant choices. Opening the festival and presented by Delta Air Lines + Altour International - LOVING screened at Guild Hall with the director, Jeff Nicholls, in attendance doing the honors afterwards with a warm Q & A. The film was impeccably cast and pretty sure everyone gave it an "excellent" - we did! Following the film, industry professionals and ticket holders and lucky Founders all met up at The Leo in East Hampton for the big opening party that had an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, comfy nooks and the night club's faves for music and dancing. Then of course there were the sprinkling of private soirees celebrating the Opening night for the big kohunas ; ) c/o Maidstone was once again headquarters for both festivities and press blocks in addition to boarding guests in sumptuous quarters! The Scandanavian hotel is so inviting and so cozy/chic that it is a perfect meeting place overlooking East Hampton's quintessential Town Pond. A Conversation With Aaron Eckhart initiated the festival series for that hugely popular signature program. The other big Opening Night was in Southampton screening Katherine Dieckmann's STRANGE WEATHER sponsored by Gibson Dunn with Holly Hunter in attendance as well as Director Katherine Dieckmann and Producer Jana Edelbaum. Union Cantina hosted the after party in the cozy, historical tavern section of the old part of former Bowden Square. New this season to The Hamptons, Union Cantina teamed up together with the owners of the Southampton Social Club - Ian Duke and David Hilty - and have collaborated with the club's award-winning Executive Chef, Scott Kampf, to create an innovative Mexican eatery.

Lots of premieres - US, World, East Coast - and plenty of award winners taking it from Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, and Toronto Film Festivals all the way to our local digs here in The Hamptons. This year's Spotlight Films include the U.S. Premiere of BURN YOUR MAPS and LION; East Coast Premiere of BLEED FOR THIS, CHRISTINE, LA LA LAND and UNA. The Spotlight Films will also feature JULIETA, MOONLIGHT, THE TICKET, and WAKEFIELD. Spotlight Films were presented by Fresh Direct. World Cinema Documentary titles this year included the World Premiere of DAVI'S WAY, SCORE: A MUSICAL DOCUMENTARY, SUPERGIRL, and HBO Documentary Films MARATHON: THE PATRIOTS DAY BOMBING; North American Premiere of FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION and SANTOALLA; U.S. Premiere of BUNKER77 and SOUR GRAPES; East Coast Premiere of INTO THE INFERNO; and New York Premiere of GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM. World Cinema Narrative films included the North American Premiere of ALL THE BEAUTY and THE TEACHER; U.S. P remiere of BLUE JAY, GOLDSTONE, ORIGINAL BLISS, and THE RED TURTLE; East Coast Premiere of DON'T CALL ME SON, FRANTZ, HALAL LOVE (AND SEX), THE HANDMAIDEN, LOST IN PARIS, and THE SALESMAN; and New York Premiere of LOVESONG. World Cinema Narrative films are presented by Delta Air Lines and Altour International. Nine programs of short films including Narrative and Documentary Short Film Competitions; New York Women In Film and Television: Women Calling The Shots; Away We Go! Shorts For All Ages; Student Short Films Showcase; Get Off My Cloud; Runs In The Family; Tilt & Shift; and Shorts Before Features also were featured again at this year's Hamptons International Film Festival. Director Fisher Stevens showed up for the screening of Before The Flood - Academy Award® winner Leonardo DiCaprio's passionate crusade to combat the increasingly harmful effects of climate change. As a United Nations Ambassador of Peace, the celebrated actor and longtime environmental advocate teams up with Academy Award®-winning documentarian Fisher Stevens (producer, THE COVE) to deliver a powerful call to action to prevent the demise and destruction our beautiful Earth. Together, they travel the world to raise conservation awareness and meet with scientific and political dignitaries (including Ban Ki-Moon, Barack Obama, and the Pope), all while reminding us of the fragility of our planet.

As part of the Views From Long Island section the festival premiered the first two episodes of A&E's brand new documentary series The Killing Season followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. Views From Long Island is Supported by Suffolk County Film Commission. HIFF presented for the first time a sidebar "Focus on Norwegian Film," showcasing films with a Norwegian tie. Films will include ALL THE BEAUTY, LATE SUMMER, MAGNUS and IT'S ALRIGHT - made possible by collaboration with the Norwegian Consulate General and the Norwegian Film Institute partnering with the festival. was lucky enough to grab interviews with the directors and producers at the Norwegian reception hosted at the lovely Huntting in East Hampton. A special screening of Ted Braun's BETTING ON ZERO, the film which won the 2016 SummerDocs Audience Award, was sponsored by Candescent Films. The festival also presented a special screening of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, in partnership with Southampton Arts Center. Saturday's Centerpiece Film sponsored by Blundstone was MANCHESTER BY THE SEA with Director/Writer Kenneth Lonergan and Sunday's Centerpiece Film 20TH CENTURY WOMEN with Director Mike Mills and actors Elle Fanning and Lucas Zumman grabbed a lot of attention and were super popular. Following the morning Awards Ceremony was brunch at Serafina capped off with Ewan McGregor's AMERICAN PASTORAL as Closing Film at Guild Hall with Dakota Fanning in attendance and the red carpet finale! HIFF'S Conflict & Resolution and Compassion dedicated to showcasing films that deal with the complex issues and societal effects of war and violence, and the attendant human dramas, in creative ways, was supported by the Brizzolara Family Foundation. Justice & Animal Rights programs also returned for a second consecutive year and is a program that provides a platform for filmmakers to share meaningful information, stories of inspiration, and tools for creating a safe and humane world for animals. HIFF launched Air, Land, & Sea - a brand new section of the festival that focuses on global issues of environmental conservation, clean water, and the integrity of our planet's natural resources, with an ocean-centric focus. Three-time Academy Award-nominated actor Edward Norton was honored with a Career Achievement Award at the Awards dinner. Norton is a prolific actor, director, producer and activist. Edward Norton was in attendance for Bunker 77 and a slew of other special events like A Converasation With, Chairman's Reception and the big Awards Dinner for starters! There was even a pre-festival contest for a Film, Surf & Party weekend with Edward Norton, Alec Baldwin & Takuji Masuda in The Hamptons {airfare to NY, 3 nights hotel, HIFF tickets + Awards Dinner and even hangin' with Edward, Takuji, Art Brewer, & C.R. Stecyk at the after party} - even Hurricane Matthew was pushing in some waves for a real swell time ; )

Variety magazine published their annual list of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch - an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998. Featuring up-and-coming stars with "uncommonly bright futures." This year's honorees were feted in the October 4th issue of Variety, in conjunction with coverage of The Hamptons' International Film Festival. This marks the fifth year Variety has collaborated with the festival to present Actors to Watch. Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyongo, Michael Shannon and Melissa Leo. Here's that venerable list! Riz Ahmed, recently on screens in "Jason Bourne" and HBO'a acclaimed drama "The Night Of," soon to be seen in "Una" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." Mahershala Ali, soon to be seen in the films "Moonlight" and "Hidden Figures" and on the Netflix series "Luke Cage," Rachel Brosnahan, who will appear in Woody Allen's new Amazon series and in the 2016 films "Patriots Day" and "Boomtown." Ana de Armas, now on screens in "War Dogs," starring in "Hands of Stone," opening this week, and appearing in next year's "Blade Runner." Alden Erhenreich, recently named the new Han Solo, appearing in Warren Beatty's "Rules Don't Apply" and "The Yellow Birds" this year. Lucas Hedges, the breakout star of "Manchester By the Sea" and appearing next year in Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Aja Naomi King, a regular on ABC's hit "How To Get Away With Murder," soon to be seen in the Sundance sensation "The Birth of a Nation." Tavi Gevinson, founder of Rookie Magazine, recently seen on Broadway in "The Crucible" and returning to the stage appearing with Diane Lane in "The Cherry Orchard" this Fall. Films include "Enough Said" and the upcoming "Human People." Kara Hayward, previously seen in "Moonrise Kingdom," appearing in "Manchester By the Sea" and Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson" this year. John Legend, an Oscar-winning songwriter, making his big screen debut in "La La Land" opposite Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone this year.' Variety 10 Actors To Watch had a brunch and panel at Nick + Toni's with Riz Ahmed, Mahershala Ali, Ana de Armas, Aja Naomi King and Kara Hayward. Anthony Bourdain came to the UA theater in East Hampton for Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent white at East Hampton Middle School, Holly Hunter was the honored guest for the Conversation With signature series.

All in all, our local festivals lineup in The Hamptons showcased eight World Premieres, nine North American Premieres, 20 U.S. Premieres, 20 East Coast Premieresand 23 New York Premieres. Pretty darn cool is that Otto Bell - director of THE EAGLE HUNTRESS which received the Award for Best Documentary Feature at the festival - is donating ALL of the awarded prize money to Aisholpan, the subject of the documentary. "Aisholpan wants to become a doctor, so we're going to donate the prize money to the fund we're building for her education. She's been such an inspiration to me and our entire team. We are honored to be able to continue to contribute to her amazing journey." - Otto Bell, director of THE EAGLE HUNTRESS. WHAT an amazing film and magnificent cinematography!! Yes, lucky us *did get to go to a bunch of wonderful films like The Eagle Huntress, Burn Your Maps, Loving, Strange Weather and others that delivered real impact and made you walk away saying WOWWWW. Only wish we could have seen them all!! Still saying make this awesome festival longer ; ) Corporate sponsors, including Delta Air Lines, Altour International, BMW, Fresh Direct and WNBC New York helped make it possible in addition to Silvercup Studios and Gibson Dunn. Not only were we blessed to see some feature films from the amazing selection, we also had the opportunity to speak with some of the directors and producers. We hope it will give you a taste for what's in store for a spectacular 25th ANNIVERSARY of The Hamptons' International Film Festival next year!!

The East Hampton Historical Society had their 2016 House + Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of historical and modern architecture in The Hamptons. A kick-off cocktail party welcomed in this year's highly anticipated House Tour. This annual event was held at the historical Maidstone Club, ringing in the East End holiday season in style! This year's tour - consisting of five unique houses - from Egypt Close to Lazy Point - celebrating 32 years of distinctive houses. The House Tour Committee specifically chose five houses from the Atlantic Ocean to Gardiner's Bay to express the unique spirit of living on the East End. The East Hampton Historical Society's annual house tour offers a one-time-only glimpse inside some of our town's most storied residences. Richard Barons, the Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society, orchestrated an impeccable tour to suit everyone's taste - the charm of a classic shingled cottage, a historical Greek Revival farmhouse, or the clean lines of contemporary architecture. The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its 19th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner + Auction, posthumously honoring footwear industry icon Vince Camuto and featuring a musical performance by the legendary Roger Daltrey of The Who at Cipriani Wall Street. The event marked the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) by noted oncologist Samuel Waxman, M.D. and introduced the SWCRF Vince Camuto Memorial Cancer Research Program in honor of Mr. Camuto, founder of Camuto Group, who passed away of prostate cancer in 2015. Louise Camuto, Chief Creative Officer of Camuto Group, accepted the honor in memory of her late husband. The evening was hosted by Chris Wragge, co-anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning, as master of ceremonies, and raised approximately $2.5 million for SWCRF cancer research programs. This year's event was attended by more than 750 corporate executives, board members and their guests. Some of the evening's exciting live auction was led by Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby's Auction House. Guests bid on exclusive items such as: a $10,000 shopping spree and lunch with John Varvatos which sold for $15,000; an America's Cup Yacht Race experience captained by former America's Cup team members, sold for $8,000; a Private Wine Tasting at Italy's most popular wineries for $16,000; an exclusive opportunity to meet Roger Daltrey and receive a guitar autographed by the famous singer, which sold to the highest bidder for $15,000. The highest bid of the night, $48,000, went to a Private Jet Experience for eight people which includes 10 hours of air travel on the state-of-the-art, luxurious Hawker 4000. After the auction, guests were treated to an exclusive concert by Roger Daltrey, who performed hits from his solo career and his legendary run as lead singer of The Who. Daltrey was joined on stage for a set by surprise guest performer Willie Nile to the audience's delight. In addition to the Waxman family and Board and last year's hosts - the Nierenbergs - some of the more notable attendees were Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist & Author) and John Varvatos (Fashion Designer), Joyce Varvatos (Art consultant & Advisor).

Over Thanksgiving weekend here in The Hamptons, The Parrish Art Museum held its annual Holiday Party + Market special soiree for savvy shoppers taking advantage of the great variety of vendors WHILE enjoying the festive benefit cocktail party! Holiday merchants offering up their goods were Grain Surfboards, Haverhill Fine Jewelry, India Hicks, JM Design Objects, LSC Designs Fine + Estate Jewelry, Merrichase, Rose Randolph Cookies, Slater Zorn, Tenzin's Scarves, and Utopia Bath, Ltd. The evening included live music, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and exclusive book signings by Erica Abeel, Alex Beard, Jon Gilman and April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, Susan Miesel, and Donald Sultan. Down SOUTH in Palm Beach, the Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament "Come Fly With Me" Gala was held at Alerion Aviation - Hangar G! Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), a nonprofit organization remains steadfast in its commitment to identify and fund groundbreaking cancer research programs to save the lives of millions. The event was hosted by Arik Kislin & Alerion Aviation and sponsored by Braman Motors and Whispering Angel Wine. The "cockpit" themed cocktail party was followed by dinner in the modern styled airplane hangar with such notable attendees as Arik & Olya Kislin, Joe & Ann Cipriano, Jerry & Adrienne Cohen, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Jeff & Mei Sze Greene, Sammy Herzberg, Larry Leeds, George Norcross, Joel Pashcow, Eric Sugrue and Steve & Lisa Tananbaum. Participating pros Included: Alex Bogomolov, Guillermo Canas, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Robby Ginepri, Don Johnson, Robert Kendrick, Rick Leach, John Lloyd, Bobby Reynolds, Cyril Saulnier and Vince Spadea. The night featured a gala dinner where guests enjoyed an evening of extraordinary planes and cars in the aim to relive an era when flying was glamorous and nightlife had a classic spin to it".

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