Summertime came and went...what!??! We do enjoy each of the four seasons here AND we have AMAZING events coming your way all year long : ) Now the holidays are upon us and we're getting ready for A NEW YEAR + 2020! We share old memories like the ones you made here other summers in The Hamptons while heading into the festive holidays and a bright new year for those of us who stick around ; ) but now we'll bring you People + Parties of the Summer 2019 into the 2020 season for a sneak peek at some terrific galas! 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 clubs & 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. 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 encourage you to use Google Chrome as a desktop browser but IE/Microsoft Edge has rendered it just as fine these days as does Safari - either are a snap to makes everything look just right + still support flash - just enable it! Check out all the famous CELEBRITIES who said "Hi! to" for some 75+ awesome celebrity endorsements : ) #heckyeah

Memorial Day Weekend opened the season on a note of sunshine ushering in that good ole summertime feel! Ocean was warm enough for those who delight in 55+ temps but thankfully the air was almost summer like. So many bbqs and family gatherings not to mention the usual roster of opening weekend cocktail parties on the private circuit! On the charitable scale we weighed in at the 10th Annual ARF Designer Showhouse + Sale at their ARF Thrift + Treasure shop in Sagaponack which surely didn't disappoint this year courtesy of Honorary Chair Mary McDonald and Co-Chairs Gordon Hoppe, Summer Louchheim and Alex Papachristidis! Showhouse Designers include: Allison Babcock and Cristina Peffer, Babcock Peffer Design, Groundworks Landscaping, Patricia McGrath Design, Michael Murray, Rachael Ray Home, Tim Croneberger, Halcyon,Design LLC and Robin Theismann, Alex Papachristidis Interiors, Roller Rabbit, Laura Sanatore, LMS Design LLC and Anastasia Casale, Sag Harbor Florist. Over 200 guests from the principals of the design world and The Hamptons' social community attended the preview cocktail party. Guests will enjoy wine donated by Kontokosta Winery and aptly vegetarian hors d'oeuvres by Fig + Pig, as they mingle and shop among the themed rooms. A select group of ticket holders splurged on the VIP hour preceding it for a more intimate experience. The award-winning Southampton Inn invited locals and visitors from around The Hamptons to a celebration in the heart of Southampton by kicking off The Hamptons' summer season at the 21st Annual Memorial Day Weekend Barbeque. Guests celebrated the holiday al fresco on the pool patio surrounded by five acres of manicured lawns and private gardens, where they enjoyed a buffet of signature burgers, fresh salads and tasty treats prepared by the on-site eatery Claude's Restaurant. The pool patio bar boasted the sweetest margaritas and chilled refreshments for sipping in the sun. Notable attendees included: Philip Gotthelf, Dede Gotthelf, Paula Gotthelf, Bill Boggs, Jane Rothchild, Jean Shafiroff, Pamela Morgan, Ken and Maria Fishel, Leesa Rowland, Brendan Roth, Noreen Donovan-Roth, Suleina Arruda, Katlean De Monchy, Marilyn Neilson, Jane Scher, Arnold Rosenshein, Joe Pontarelli, Larry Wohl, Nancy Pearson, Neil Sadick, Amelia Doggwiler, Jim Ceravolo and Candice CMC. Dan's Papers held their Third Annual Rose Soiree at the Southampton Arts Center - another popular MD festivity.

June started right on the first day with a slew of benefits and so many popular ones all wrapped in the same night! The 10th Annual Southampton House Tour to benefit the Southampton History Museum celebrated a milestone Tenth Anniversary with the Insider's View House Tour offering a rare opportunity to pass beyond the hedges and through the doors of some of the most beautiful and historically significant homes in The Hamptons. Kick Off Toast was held at One Kings Lane on Jobs Lane before house tour culminating with a Champagne Reception at the Rogers Mansion. Then it was the 27th Annual Decorators-Designers-Dealers BIG cocktail party sale + auction to benefit The Fresh Air Home drawing eager guests from Manhattan, Connecticut, Palm Beach especially those already in the know as this famous rummage sale has been going on for almost two decades now and quite the deal : ) This highly anticipated event is the opening fundraising party of the summer season, and features famous live, silent and wine auctions and extraordinary home furnishings and antiques for sale. 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 with a wine auction featuring a selection of wines that could rival the best of any private collection. Another super popular annual is Parrish Art Museum's Landscape Pleasures Cocktail Party + Film + Tour which included a symposium, idylic garden tours capped off with a special invitation to an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the classic Southampton garden of Clelia and Tom Zacharias for those who selected to be sponsors. This year's emcee at the 24th Annual All Against Abuse Benefit Summer Benefit Gala for The Retreat was Don Lemon, CNN News Anchor + Host of CNN Tonight. Don has publicly shared his story of abuse as a child, and been an advocate for victims of sexual assault. The auctioneer for the live auction was CK Swett and all the Artists Against Abuse who contributed individually painted plates were again impressive and original. Some of the high powered celebs on the Honorary Committee included Maria Bacardi, Joy Behar, Lorraine Bracco, Lisa Fontes, PhD, Kiran Gandhi, Kelsey Grammer, Bonnie Grice, Mariska Hargitay, Ann Liguori, James Lipton, Don McPherson, Kaitlin Olsen, Faith Popcorn, Mercedes Ruehl, Gloria Steinem, Leslie Morgan Steiner and Beth Ostrosky Stern. The theme for Group for the East End's Swing into Summer Gala this year was A NIGHT IN PROVENCE! Held at the The Bridge Golf Club at the old Bridgehampton race track - it commands an astounding 360 degree view since at its peak. The spectacular sunset views of Peconic Bay and clubhouse by architect Roger Ferris made for the perfect backdrop. Hosts Stephane Samuel + Robert M. Rubin were on hand along with Co-chairs Katherine + Marco Birch, Graciela + Munir Dauhajre, Amelie + Simon Lonergan and Genevieve + Rob Lynch were the welcoming committee. Avid, environmentally-conciencious guests from our community and beyond come to soak up the beauty of both South + North Forks and fully pledged their support at $1000 apiece. Auctioneer for the gala was Lydia W. Fenet of Christie's who encouraged attendees to keep bidding higher for the noble cause and reminded everyone it is Group for the East End who for more than 45 years has been protecting the environment with their advocacy, conservation, and education efforts and recent achievements. After the cocktails and fresh local oysters and as the sun went down, guests were treated to a scrumptious dinner prepared by The Bridge followed by LIVE music by G.E. Smith & Taylor Barton and then DJ Biodynamic who got guests on their feet dancing under the stars. A big star who is a huge supporter of Group for the East End is Alec Baldwin who was on hand to meet and greet other guests.

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of The Hamptons celebrated their 13th Annual GET WILD! Summer Gala at Joan and Bernard Carl's Little Orchard Garden on Coopers Neck Lane in Southampton. The event honored Scarlett Magda, DVM and Carl Safina, PHD, and welcomed distinguished guests to celebrate the united efforts to rehabilitate animals and successfully release them back into the wild across Long Island. Guests enjoyed live music along with cocktails and light fare, and a silent auction. The cocktail party featured appearances from some of the hawks and owls the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center has rehabilitated that are non-releasable and now reside at the Center. Notable attendees included Ginnie Frati, Shelley Berkoski, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Ramona Singer, Ellen & Chuck Scarborough, Linda Lambert, Jonathan McCann, Joan and Bernard Carl, Alexandra Campbell, Jill Rappaport, Robert Zimmerman, Jordan & Brianna Schultz, Leslie Alexander, Howard Lorber, Susan Bourdeau, Missy Hargraves, Debbie Bancroft, Carl Safina, Scarlett Magda, Andy Sabin, Maryann Marston, Ingrid Edelman, Renee Schlather, Brigid Fitzgerald, Michael Katz, Nancy Regula, Curtis Silwa, Mary and Michael Warren, Hillary Ross, Patricia Watt, Claudia and Bill Walters, Amy Molnar and Justin Molnar. Christie Brinkley hosted the third annual Polo Hamptons Match + Event where she celebrated her July 4th cover at The Maria + Kenneth Fishel Estate in Bridgehampton. The cover star arrived with her two of her children, Alexa Ray Joel, and Sailor Brinkley Cook, and posed for pictures with Social Life Publisher Justin Mitchell, Maria and Kenneth Fishel and celebrity caterer Andrea Correale. More than 600 guests enjoyed delectable hors d'oeuvres and specialized cocktails from New York and The Hamptons caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs as they watched the thrilling Polo match between Michael Borrico's Certified team, and 101 Polo Team, with Certified taking home the trophy. Attendees included Former Florida First Lady Carole Crist, Douglas Elliman CEO Dottie Herman, Jonathan Cheban, Jean Shafiroff, Andy Sabin, Janel Tanna, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Tatum Peacock, Abraham Merchant, Kelly Fisher, Roni Willett, Dr. Shawn Sadri, Janna Bullock, Jason Binn, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Rachel Heller, Zach Erdem, Christine Montanti, Dr. Andrew Jacono, and Sharon Bush.

Finally, it was a sunny and warm evening at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton ensuring that the American Heart Association's Hamptons Heart Ball was a huge success! It was attended by 500 people raising over $700,000 to benefit the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. This year, the Hamptons Heart Ball honored John M. Crean, MD, Nuclear Cardiology, East End Cardiology/NYU/Winthrop and Mark Saporita, MD, FACC, Cardiology and Internal Medicine, East End Cardiology/NYU/Winthrop with the Distinguished Service Award. Toby & Larry Milstein received the Humanitarians With Heart Award. The 2019 Hamptons Heart Ball was chaired by Meredith Cohen and Jason S. Chinitz, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, NY, Associate Professor of Cardiology, Sucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Entertaining the guests was Master of Ceremonies Baruch Shemtov from Good Day New York. The Hamptons Heart Ball is a fun and elegant event focused on raising funds for the mission of the American Heart Association. Friends and colleagues from NYC, Long Island and the Hamptons enjoyed the beautiful setting of the Hamptons while eating delicious heart healthy foods, drinking delightful local wines and having fun with the music and dancing. The evening featured live music by In The Groove, cocktail hour, a seated dinner catered by Elegant Affairs as well as a live & silent auction. Also in attendance were American Heart Association Regional Director, Barbara Poliwoda, Jean & Martin Shafiroff, Leticia Nevarez, Ana Stone, Scott Stone, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Randi Schatz, John & Terry Tortorella, Jill Kandell, Victor deSouza, Aleksandra Kardwell, Regina Kravitz, Wynne Nowland, Leticia Nevarez, Ana Stone and Scott Stone. The much anticipated Market Art + Design, the East End's leading modern and contemporary fine art and design fair, returned to the center of Bridgehampton for its ninth season opening with a VIP Preview Cocktail Party. Notable exhibitors including London's Sim Smith, Madrid's Galerie MPA, and New York City's David Benrimon Fine Art joined Richard Levy Gallery, Jan Kath Design, Muriel Gupin Gallery, UNIX Gallery, HAAS CONTEMPORARY, Sugarlift, Vellum Projects, and Michele Mariaud Gallery, as well as Chicago's Jean Albano Gallery and Los Angeles' Timothy Yarger Fine Art came to present the best in art and design alongside top local galleries including Roman Fine Art, Janet Lehr Fine Arts, Quogue Gallery, The White Room Gallery, VSOP Projects, ARDT Gallery, Chase Edwards Contemporary, and RJD Gallery. Built into a 50,000 square foot, museum-quality pavilion on Montauk Highway on the grounds of The Bridgehampton Museum, Market Art + Design 2019 worked alongside influential sponsors and partners including Beneficiary Partners The Parrish Art Museum + Guild Hall in tandem with lead media partner Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Artsy, The Wall Street Journal, and Aperol.

The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island, drew over 525 guests to its 30th Anniversary Annual Summer Gala Benefit for educational and environmental programming and initiatives at the museum. The event commemorated SOFO's growth from a small nature clubhouse founded in 1988 by SOFO Board President Andrew Sabin and a group of South Fork naturalists concerned about the future of the area's fragile ecosystems to an acclaimed state-of-the art museum highly regarded for its outstanding nature exhibits and over 270 annual educational programs focusing on environmental stewardship, climate change, sustainable energy, marine science, community outreach, and wellness. SOFO's VIP Cocktail Reception was a smashing success thanks to the delicious tasting menu created and presented by our acclaimed chefs from The Bell & Anchor * Bostwick's Clambakes & Catering * Calissa Hamptons * Canal Cafe * Centro * East Hampton Grill * Grace & Grit * Grand Banks * Restaurant * Montauk Shellfish Company * Page At 63 Main * Saaz Restaurant * Southampton Social Club. Their main reception included an Honoree Presentation, a buffet dinner catered by Elegant Affairs Catering, dessert that included cake bites from the renowned Lady M Cake Boutique in New York, coffee provided by the wonderful Hampton Coffee Company truck, live and silent auctions, and dancing with the spirited In the Groove Band. The SOFO live auction presented by Guest Auctioneers Dr. Gerry Curatola and Debra Halpert included once-in-a-lifetime trips to Belize and Madagascar organized and led by Honoree Dr. Demian Chapman, internationally recognized Shark Champion, and Honoree Russ Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer for Global Wildlife Conservation named "a hero for the planet" by TIME Magazine. Other live auction favorites were private dinners donated by our caterer, Elegant Affairs, an outing on a yacht provided by Charles Charters, a stay at the extraordinary Villa Bella Vita in Turks & Caicos, and a shark-tagging experience in Nantucket with the at-sea laboratory MV OCEARCH.  More than 300 guests attended the 15th Annual Hamptons Happening culinary charity event that raised more than $440,000 to support the groundbreaking research of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The SWCRF honored luminaries in cuisine, fashion, and business for their longtime support of cancer research. The honorees were celebrity chef and Emmy-Awarding Winning cooking show host Lidia Bastianich and generations of the Bastianich family; Ian Duke, legendary owner of five restaurants in Southampton and New York City; business honoree, Antonella Bertello, real estate entrepreneur and owner of the historic The Baker House 1650 boutique hotel in East Hampton; and iconic womenswear designer Nicole Miller as fashion honoree. Notable guests included Samuel and Marion Waxman, Spencer and Bettina Waxman, Michael and Elin Nierenberg, Lidia Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali and Corrado Manuali, Joe and Deanna Bastianich, Antonella Bertello and Patrick Blakslee, Ian and Dina Duke, Nicole Miller, Caly Bevier, Chris and Sarah Wragge, Kenneth and Maria Fishel, Lewis and Wendy Rubin, Dina Weiner and David Rozenholc, Chef Fortunato Nicotra, Chef William Gallahger, Chef Palak Patel, Chef Scott Kampf, Ann Liguori, Jean Shafiroff, Eames Yates, Pamela Taylor, Sharon Bush, William T. Sullivan, Marvin and Lori Scott, Michael Snell, Randy Zelin, Allen Salkin, Aaron Short, and Mentalist Kevin Nicholas. This year, the *Hamptons Happening* was reinvented to bring guests the flavors of the world to Bridgehampton for one night. Guests skipped a trip to the airport and instead enjoyed more than 25 food, wine and spirit tastings representing some of the favorite five-star culinary destinations around the world including Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Dessert stations sweetened the night with favorites such as Baked by Melissa hand-crafted mini cupcakes, Kurly Kurtosh chimney cake, and Nutella, which served its famous hazelnut cocoa spread over freshly baked banana bread and topped in hazelnuts. Delicious chocolate ganache was served by MarieBelle Chocolates. Chef Honoree Lidia Bastianich along with her children Tanya Bastianich Manuali and Joe Bastianich featured tastings from Lidia's acclaimed restaurants Del Posto, Becco and her flagship, Felidia. Joe Bastianich featured tastings from Otto Enoteca Pizzeria and Bastianich Winery.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation hosted their 10th Annual Unconditional Love Dinner Dance taking place under double white tents at Wickapogue and Old Town Roads in Southampton - starting with a cocktail hour, followed by a parade by staff of animals cared for by the Shelter, live auction, dinner and dancing. The Event Chair was Jean Shafiroff and the Honoree Aimee Sadler, Founder & CEO of Dogs Playing for Life. Gregory D'Elia emceed the event, The 2019 Gala's Host Committee included: Randi Schatz, Amy Cosman, Antonella Bertello, Missy Hargraves, and Sharon Kerr. The Junior Chair is Kate McEntee, and Junior Co-Chairs include: Kingsley Crawford, Jenny Dwork, and Merritt Piro. The 2019 Media Sponsor was Hamptons Magazine. Entertainment was provided by Elan Artists' Nation with dinner catered by Stone Creek Inn. Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Aimee Sadler, Gregory D'Elia, Amy Cosman, Randi Schatz, Antonella Bertello, Sharon Kerr, Missy Hargraves, Martin Shafiroff, Kim Renk, Greg Dryer, State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Clifton Knight and Raya Knight, Rory Diamond, Talen Hurd, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Mayor Jesse Warren, Ava Roosevelt, Candy Udell and Mark Udell, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Pamela O'Connor, Lisa and Philip Crawford, Lisa and Gregg Schenker, Danielle Naer, Katie McEntee, Kingsley Crawford, Jenny Dwork, Merritt Piro, singer Maxwell; models Jason Morgan, Peter Brant Jr. and Morgan O'Connor; Beau Hulse and Pat Hulse, Jerry Turco and Tracy Stern, Kenneth and Maria Fishel, Leesa Rowland, Dr. Marcy MacMillan, Dede and Terry Moan. The First Annual East Hampton TV Festival in East Hampton wrapped up two days of television and film premieres and award-winning art exhibitions in the historic Guild Hall's John Drew Theater and Green Room. Roberto Rizzo, the founder of the New York City International Film Festival and the New York City TV Festival was inspired to create the East Hampton Television Festival to showcase the best of television talent the rich cultural community of The Hamptons with screenings of TV shows and documentary films made for television from Canada, Germany, Austria, Spain, France and the United States. Michele Peacock and Lisa Rosenblum of Andreadis Talent Agency hosted a morning of television and documentary panels to explore pertinent topics in the industry. Guests were treated to some stellar musical entertainment from both luminaries and up-and-comers over the two evenings. International concert pianist Micah McLaurin performed in the Grand Auditorium on Monday and Tuesday and American Idol contestant, AmeliaRose Allen performed her new sets of music to the raptured audience. Actor Rebecca Knox ("Orange is the New Black") kicked off opening night with her film, "Cavity," a screenplay she wrote and stars in and was joined by various cast mates and producers.

Sailor Brinkley Cook and Jack Brinkley Cook led more than 750 Participants at the fourth annual Race of Hope to Defeat Depression, helping to raise more than $275,000 for advanced depression research. The USA Track and Field sanctioned event will raise awareness and funds for advanced depression research, with every dollar raised going directly to research. HDRF's Founder Audrey Gruss led participants on a beautiful three-mile route around Lake Agawam in Southampton Village. This high-spirited event is always family-focused, inspiring and fun. All race participants received a commemorative long-sleeve quarter zip pullover shirt, short-sleeve moisture-wicking tech shirt, race hat, and huge finisher medal; and prizes were awarded for best time in different age categories as well as for the top individual fundraiser and top fundraising team. Audrey Gruss founded HDRF in April 2006 in memory of her mother Hope, who struggled with clinical depression. Today, HDRF is the leading nonprofit organization focused solely on depression research. The World Health Organization has declared depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide, but despite its prevalence, depression is still misunderstood, underfunded and under-researched. The mission of the HDRF is to fund innovative neuroscience research into the origins, medical diagnosis, new treatments, and prevention of depression and its related mood disorders - bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder and suicide. To date, HDRF has provided more than $30-million through over 125 grants for accelerated breakthrough depression research that promises to lead to new and better medications and treatments. BELLA magazine celebrated their 7th Annual Hamptons Cover Launch White Party at Southampton Social Club in Southampton hosted this year by E!'s Tyler Henry and Sports Illustrated cover model, Camille Kostek. Guests sipped on Prosecco DOC, Tito's Handmade Vodka and 1907water, while posing for photos in the Brussels Airlines photo booth and in-front of the Hometown Flower Co. truck. Dune Jewelry, High on Love, BTL Aesthetics, Erimish and Dr. Blaine presented their products for guests to enjoy. While Kendra Scott and Dermalogica had merchandise for partygoers to shop. Additional sponsors included Optyx/Nicole Miller, Roric Tobin Design's, and Kravit Jewelers/Beauty Bar. Guests included Courtenay Hall (BELLA Editor-in-Chief), Dan Hall (BELLA Chief Brand Strategist), Tyler Henry (Cover Star & Hollywood Medium), Camille Kostek (Cover Star & Sports Illustrated Model), Ian Duke (Owner of Southampton Social Club), Christy McGinity (Reality TV, Little Women LA), Renee Santos (NBC News Reporter), Alyssa Riley (Sports Illustrated Model), Carrie Berk (Author), Joe Pardavllia (Radio Personality), Haley Carling (Influencer), Logan's Run (DJ), Dr. Tabasum Mir (Bravo TV Personality), Andy Peeke (Actor), Ann Ligouri (Sports Radio), and Zach Erdem (Restaurateur).

Veterinarians International Presents One Health Benefit was held at the Bridgehampton Tennis + Surf Club honoring world-renowned wildlife veterinarian and global health expert Dr. William Karesh. In keeping with the theme for the evening, guests were promised a Walk Through Peru, Southeast Asia as well as a Liberian rainforest room to learn about VI's chimpanzee program while listening to live acoustics - pretty darn cool : ) With hosts Christine Evangelista and Dwayne Hill, the magical evening together included a sound bath led by Siri Rishi Kaur, a moving dinner performance by Biet Simkin, followed by a tribute video to VI's honoree, the world-renowned veterinarian and founder of One Health, Dr. William Karesh, and a transformative experience starring Siri Rishi Kaur and mezzo-soprano Anna Cley. Starting with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, Veterinarians International immersive experience included an animal adoption wall, healing herb + spice station, Liberian rainforest, portraits by Leslie Hassler, live auction with artwork by Steven Klein, Caswell Sculpture and Dr. Scarlett Magda, Founding President, was on hand of course too. DJ Angelica Morrow + drumming with Jay Schneiderman and friends, luxe bonfire on the beach! Through Farms and Fields returned to one of everyone's favorite locations, the Wesnofske farm fields and historic barn at Ocean View Farm in Bridgehampton. Hosts, the Wesnofskes, are long-time supporters of the Peconic Land Trust, and Ocean View Farm on Scuttlehole Road is the ideal place to celebrate our rich rural heritage. Through Farms and Fields celebrates the local bounty of the East End - from the amazing salad greens, vegetables, herbs and fruits from local farms, to the fresh fish from our shores and livestock raised on our fields, to the wonderful wines of our vineyards. Each year, Through Farms and Fields brings together a diverse community in support of conservation efforts. This year's benefit honored the conservation commitment of both Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. Music was provided byThe John Ludlow Trio and Supper by The Art of Eating. Art in the Barn: Plein Air Peconic Artists' special exhibition + sale of works featuring conserved properties on the East End started off along with the cocktail hour and each guest was given a pretty sky blue parasol for that strong evening summer sunshine! This year's committee included Carol Mulvihill Ahlers (Chair), Susan D'Alessio, Michael Daly, Hatsy Dresher, Nancy Goell, Patty Orben, Judy Saner, Rand Stoll, Geoffrey Wells, Jeri Woodhouse, and staff members, Amanda Abraham, Alison Delaney, Yvette DeBow-Salsedo, Kathy Kennedy, Bridget Micieliac Martinez and Autumn Rose Williams. Some familiar faces were Dave and Vivian Corwith, Bill and Louise Koral, President of Peconic Land Trust, John Halsey and plenty of other local supporters.

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and her husband Martin Shafiroff were honored at the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's 61st Annual Summer Party under air-conditioned tents in the fields at Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road, Southampton. The Shafiroffs are longtime supporters of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, with Jean being on the Southampton Hospital Association Board. Jean chaired the Southampton Hospital Summer Party's in 2010, 2011 and 2013 when a total of $5.4million was raised for the Hospital. The event was an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events provided the ambiance and gourmet offerings, with music by Groove Society. Larry Scott's floral decor was inspired by Jean Shafiroff's elegant style and glamorous gowns. This year's party was emceed by lead news anchor at WNBC Chuck Scarborough. Some notable attendees included: Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Laura Lofaro Freeman, Caitlin Diebold O'Connell, Cindy Willis, Marigay Mckee, Fern Mallis, Mercedes Ruehl, Sachin & Babi Ankasa, Bill Ford, Audrey & Martin Gruss, Vanessa Gordon, Rolonda Watts, Bob Chaloner, Chuck Scarborough, Steve Bernstein and Debbie Bernstein, Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary Ross, Greg D'Elia, Rebecca Seawright, Jesse Warren, Susan Bordeaux and Howard Lorber, and Dede Moan and Terry Moan. The renowned Summer Party is one of the largest fundraising events in the Hamptons, and this year raised over $1.5 million through the generous support of its honorees, donors and guests. Over 700 benefactors attended in support of the Jenny + John Paulson Emergency Department which is the first Level III Trauma Center on the East End and services the community 24/7, year-round. In 2018, the ED had over 21,900 visitors, with almost half those visits occurring during Memorial Day through Labor Day. American singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel performed at Northwell Health's first Summer Hamptons Evening (SHE) benefitting Northwell's Katz Institute for Women's Health. The event was held in Water Mill at the residence of Victoria Moran-Furman, who hosted alongside presenting sponsors Iris and Saul Katz, the benefactors of the Katz Institute for Women's Health, and celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. More than 300 supporters attended, donating $575,000 to help Northwell pioneer solutions that address women's specific health needs through individualized, integrated care at locations across the metropolitan area from Manhattan to Montauk. The evening was emceed by Rosanna Scotto, co-host of Fox 5's Good Day New York. Northwell President and CEO Michael Dowling addressed guests and expressed the many ways that the Katz Institute has distinguished itself as a national leader in looking at women's health differently. Stacey Rosen, MD, senior vice president of women's health at Northwell, shared the uniqueness of women's health issues and the disparities women experience in their medical care.

Another favorite summer annual gala is the Bow Wow Meow Ball held at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott to benefit ARF! Hosted at ARF's 22-acre campus, 350 guests from New York and The Hamptons attended the evening to celebrate ARF's life-saving work and raise important funds for cats and dogs in need. It started with cocktails under a clear ceiling tent with yummy vegetarian only edibles around an enormous full bar smack in the middle! Dinner and dancing to the Peter Duchin Orchestra followed along with the silent and live auction all make for an evening to remember and honoring Isaac Mizrahi! as a champion for animals and helping support ARF's life-saving mission. Tickets started at $750 apiece which helped to raise a sizeable sum to keep the shelter afloat all year and continue to reach new goals for animals in need. Of course there was a mobile adoption center and volunteers who enticed would be saviours by appealing to their humane side walking adorable dogs throughout the event as guests mingled over cocktails. Notable guests and familiar supporters present were Chuck + Ellen Scarborough, Debby Bancroft, Ed + Barbara Borg, Honorary Chair Mary McDonald, Dave Granville, Jeff Pfeifle, Jane Gil, Sandra Powers, David Monn, Robert Wilson, Donna Karan, Mark + Candy Udell, Kathy Rayner, Scott Howe, Bruce Weber and Nan Bush, Kathleen Marder and Christopher Mason, Jean Shafiroff, Rebecca Seawright and SO many others! Edmiston Yachts and polo icon Nacho Figueras hosted the first annual Edmiston Charity Chukka, presented by luxury destination Amaala, at the Ashkenazy family estate in Water Mill. Supported by Feadship, NetJets, Hublot, de Grisogono, Overfinch, Berkeley Travel, Zang Toi, and other venerable partners, the event benefitted Stonybrook Southampton Hospital. Recalling the glorious days of polo in The Hamptons, Edmiston President, Robert Shepherd remarked that they were pleased to work with Nacho Figueras again to bring this kind of experience back to The Hamptons. Their goal was to create a curated day for the whole family, featuring a polo match, gourmet cuisine, sublime beverages, kid's activities, classic cars, cutting edge yachts, fashion, spa services and luxury lifestyle amenities. Inspired by the elegant polo events of the past, the Edmiston Charity Chukka rendered a luxurious and immersive lifestyle experience (+ YES we would say they hit their mark ; ) beyond the exciting polo match between the Edmiston and Amaala teams - including a mini Concours d'Elegance featuring Stuart Parr's rare vintage and exotic cars, a Petrossian caviar and Veuve Clicquot champagne reception before the match, followed the trophy presentation (the Amaala team, led by Nacho Figueras, won the cup) and for those taking a break in between chukkas, mini massages by Zeel. Polo enthusiasts and notables from the yachting, finance, art and fashion worlds including Nacho Figueras, Thom Browne's Rodrigo Bazan, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Whitney Fairchild, Delfina Blaquier Figueras, Libby and Terry Fitzgerald, Roberto De Guardiola, Bobby Genovese, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Tico Mugrabi, Shark Tank's Rohan Oza, Erica Pelosini, Lady Jane Rothschild, Andres and Lauren Santo Domingo, Susan Shin, Zang Toi, Gucci Westman and David Neville, and Rachel Zoe.

The 44th Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday morning under breezy and cool conditions, welcoming horses and riders from near and far to this spectacular annual equestrian and social event - featuring more than 200 classes in six show rings, the Agneta Currety Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its world-class 60+ acre show grounds. The Hampton Classic is one of the world's most prestigious horse shows and features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions. After being treated to a wonderful media luncheon, the Official Opening Day Ceremonies followed in the afternoon with the introduction of officials and special guests before moving into the highlight of the afternoon - the $30,000 Land Rover Jumper Challenge Presented by Jaguar where Adrienne Sternlicht took top spot. Of the 29 starters in the field, just seven were able to deliver clean rounds over the impressive introductory course designed by Michel Vaillancourt of Aiken, SC. Then again Sternlicht was team gold medalist at the 2018 World Equestrian Games : ) She then went on to win the $10,000 Wolffer Estate Open Jumper too - she ruled at the HC this year. The beautiful Anne Aspinall main hunter ring took center stage for the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby, a two-round competition consisting of "Classic Style" and "Handy Hunter" components. With final combined scores being separated by just one point over two rounds, it was Cathy Zicherman's True Story piloted by Holly Orlando who finally emerged victorious with 91 points in total over Curo and Geoffrey Hesslink with 90 points. Then it was the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities + the 9th annual Animal Adoption Day where adoptable cats and dogs were in the kiddy area! In the Leader/Sidewalker divison, Champion was Isaiah Forte with My Fairy Tale Hero. Reserve Champion was Julia Glenz with 5thAvenue. In the Beginner Independent division, Kylie Long took Champion with Reade and Reserve Champion went to Sheridan Basso with Cup O" Joe. In the Advanced Independent division, Champion was Sophie Baghdassarian with The Devil Wears Prada. Reserve Champion went to Noah Capps riding My Fairy Tale Hero. Events in the Grand Prix Ring included the $10,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Welcome Stake, the $10,000 SHF Enterprises 7 & Under Jumpers Championship, and the $15,000 Speed Derby. The $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier set the jump order for Sunday's $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix CSI. Kids Day Presented by News 12 Long Island featured activities for the entire family and children under 12 were admitted free and received a free pony ride! Meanwhile the Grand Prix ring hosted the $10,000 Hampton Classic Equitation Championship presented by Palm Beach International Academy won by sixteen-year-old Ava Ellis of Annapolis, MD, and the $15,000 Carolex Junior/Amateur/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic which led up to the big event of the day - the $72,000 LONGINES! Brazil's Luiz Francisco de Azevedo and Collin rode in to win the $40,000 FEI Speed Stake CSI4 - interestingly enough FIVE YEARS AGO, Collin was bound for slaughter in Belgium - purchased for the price of meat - when Brazilian rider Luiz Francisco de Azevedo got a call to try and "do something with this crazy horse." Thursday at the Hampton Classic, de Azevedo put his trust in Collin and they came away with the win in the $40,000 FEI Speed Stake. Twenty-year-old sensation Lucy Deslauriers rode her longtime partner, Hester, to top honors in Friday's $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier CSI4* Presented by LONGINES at the Hampton Classic. Two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2018 WEG team gold medalist McLain Ward claimed victory in the $15,000 Speed Derby AND Bronte Gray-Rochon of Toronto, Canada, rode Williamstown Guidam to the win in the $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Show Jumping Derby Sunday morning at the Hampton Classic, on the final day of competition of this year's horse show. Stephanie Danhakl and Repeats Victory won the $10,000 Hermes Hunter Classic. The 44th edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show ended in spectacular fashion Grand Prix Sunday, with two-time Canadian Olympic veteran, Mario Deslauriers, capturing the $300,000. Shane Sweetnam secured another win, amassing 364 points to finish on top for an incredible third year. He received the $30,000 prize as well as a lovely new timepiece courtesy of LONGINES. Course Designer Michel Vaillancourt built a challenging course at the maximum height of 1.60m, including a triple combination which took the competitors nearly the entire length of the packed VIP tent. The tough course was a true test of ability, resulting in just three of 39 combinations progressing to a jump-off round.DOHA.INC Grand Prix on his mount Bardolina. Located near The Hamptons' famous beaches, nightclubs, restaurants, and boutiques, the Hampton Classic is a celebrity hot-spot. Among those who have attended in recent years are many A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Sofia Vergara, Mary-Kate Olsen, Julianne Moore and Michael Bloomberg.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Annual Gala in The Hamptons took place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY. The summer benefit supported the 15th Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and celebrated over $788 million raised in the past quarter-century for prostate cancer research. Founder Michael Milken and the gala in The Hamptons weekend hosts and sponsors welcomed guests to enjoy, engage and be entertained while helping to fund the next groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. Notable attendees included: Michael Milken, U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy, Stewart Rahr, Rob Citrone, Tom Lee, Roger and Roxann Taylor, Tom and Gretchen Jordan, Arthur Becker, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Artie Rabin, Leon and Leesa Wagner, Howard Lutnick, Cliff and Barbara Sobel, Michael and Margie Loeb, David and Sybil Yurman, Larry Leeds and Lauren Vernon, Jeff and Mei Sze Greene, Andrew and Monica Weinberg, Justin and Lauran Tuck, Tiffany Trump, Dr. Jonathan and Plum Simons, Chris and Renee Liddell, Christine Jones, Ted Virtue, John Lloyd, Nicki Rabin, David Rabin, James Coleman, Nouriel Roubini, Alison & Jay Bernstein, Glenn and Jenifer Myles, Peter Brant, Jr. and Harry Brant. Tennis professionals: sDenys Molchanov, Treat Huey, Scott Lipsky, Daniel Nestor, Alex Bogomolov, Jr., Cyril Saulnier, Robert Kendrick, Jared Palmer, Rick Leach, Amer Delic, Chris Haggard and Ashley Fisher. A half a million dollars was raised at Southampton Arts Center's 6th Annual SummerFest Benefit! In tandem with the Hampton Classic kicking off Labor Day celebrations it's the final major fundraising gala of The Hamptons' summer season. This year the Champion of the Arts Award went to Diane Tuft for her incredible contribution to the arts and the world around us. The event was sponsored by GRAFF along with Media Partner Purist. 500 guests savored signature dishes from the most celebrated chefs on the East End, sipped artisanal cocktails (and Plain-T mock-tails), and enjoyed DJ and dancing under the stars on the historic grounds of 25 Jobs Lane. SAC's premiere annual event generates a vital source of revenue to help support 5-6 world-class exhibitions and 200-plus programs annually, many of which are free of charge.Culinary partners included Boa Thai, Calissa, Citarella, Clamman Seafood Market, Claude's, The Fudge Company, Golden Pear Cafe, Hampton Coffee Company, Hamptons Farms Social Eatery, Juice Press, Kalamazoo/Plessers, Le Charlot, The Milk Pail, Plain-T, Sant Ambroeus, Sip 'n Soda, South Fork Bakery, The Tackle Box, Thyme + Again, Tutto il Giorno, Union Burger Bar, Union Cantina, and event sponsor GRAFF hosted a special jewel-adorned lounge. Guests strolled through the galleries of the National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore and passed through the Studio @ SAC where Takeover: Artists in Residence alumni artists Scott Bluedorn, Kara Hoblin, and Ruby Jackson worked on marine sketches, a wildlife conservation-themed chalk art wall and a glitter glue creation where guests were invited by Jackson to participate in a collaborative community mobile. A kinda cool wow factor were the whimsical centerpieces for the tables created from marine plastics found on local shores by artist Cindy Pease Roe of UpSculpt - many of which were purchased at the end of the evening to benefit both the artist and the arts center. Lifeline organized, and Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine Of Serbia hosted the Annual Benefit Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan to aid children's hospitals in Serbia. Lifeline Humanitarian Organization is an international effort founded in 1993 as an urgent response to the tragic situation in the former Yugoslavia, which was afflicted by conflict and sanctions. The goal of Lifeline is to reduce and relieve the suffering of physically and mentally disabled children, orphans, the elderly as well as to improve medical facilities in the country. Prince Alexander began his humanitarian efforts for Serbia 26 years ago by providing medical equipment for the University Children Hospital in Belgrade. HRH Crown Princess Katherine then invited Dr. Harvey Karp, famous pediatrician and author of parenting book The Happiest Baby on the Block, to join her on the stage and continue the talk about the importance of helping children in Serbia. Humanitarian auction items were donated such as handmade clothing and footwear, paintings and portraits. Notable guests included: Patron HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia and Crown Prince Alexander, HE Ms. Olgica Vlacic, Consul at the Consulate of the General Republic of Serbia in New York and Mrs. Nevena Toaso, Team Leader of Communications, Innovation and Partnerships at the United Nations. Their Royal Highnesses were graced by the presence of His Grace the Right Reverend Irinej Bishop of Eastern America the Serbian Orthodox Church. Rushka Bergman, an artist, film director and contributing fashion editor for Vogue Italia, Katarina Radivojevic, famous Serbian actress, Tijana Ibrahimovic, TV personality, Kiki Kennedy, Katherine LeFrak and Harrison LeFrak, as well as the Lifeline New York Board members: Mr. David Hryck, Chairman, Mrs. Susan Gutfreund, Vice President, Mrs. Cheri Kaufman, Vice President, Mr. Slobodan Bekvalac, Mrs. Dragana Djuknic, Mr. Anthony Hayes, Mrs. Ann Conry, Mrs. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly, Mr. Peter Pizzino and representatives of Mr. Kyle Wool, Maria Fishel, and Sharon Bush.

Summer might have elapsed but that only meant that one of our BIGGEST events of the year COMES UP!! That would be the Hamptons International Film Festival which was celebrating its 27th year here in The Hamptons : ) Some of the talent attending the long weekend holiday festival along with HIFF team Alec Baldwin Randy Mastro (Co-Chairs, Board of Directors),Anne Chaisson (Executive Director) David Nugent (Artistic Director) included Waad al-Kateba, Hamza al-Kateab, Annabelle Attanasio, Bob Balaban, Christine Baranski, Noah Baumbach, Candice Bergen, Anke Blonde, Ebs Burnough, Ric Burns, Lesley Chilcott, Chinonye Chukwu, Brian De Palma, Tom Dolby, Mati Diop, Tracy Edwards, Jonathan Eirich, Alex Gibney, Lauren Greenfield, Tom Harper, Fred Hechinger, Aldis Hodge, Oren Jacoby, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Susan Lacy, Mark Landsman, Todd Leiberman, Tracy Letts, Alex Lewis, Marcus Lewis, Matthew Miele, Rob Morgan, Camila Morrone, Kathrine Narducci, Tim Blake Nelson, Lena Olin, Andrew Patterson, Ed Perkins, Tracy Pollan, Jonathan Pryce, Jane Rosenthal, Toni Ross, Ira Sachs, Brooke Shields, Trey Edward Shults, George Stephanopoulos, Jenno Topping, Lulu Wang, Edward Watts, James Waterston, Ali Wentworth, Alfre Woodard, Treva Wurmfeld and many more! The 2019 festival was dedicated to Michael Lynne, a HIFF Board Member for almost two decades, and Mark Urman a member of HIFF'S Advisory Board for eleven years, both of whom passed away earlier this year. Legendary director Brian De Palma was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by HIFF Co-Chairman Alec Baldwin at the festival, and artist and HIFF co-founder and founding Chairman of the Board Toni Ross was honored with the Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award on opening night by both HIFF Co-Chairs Alec Baldwin + Randy Mastro. The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced their new parent company HamptonsFilm to recognize its continued year-round programming. The non-profit, founded in 1992, has been offering year-round screenings, filmmmaking labs and educational programs and will not only present the festival each October but will continue to incorporate its other programs, including "Now Showing" screenings, the annual Screenwriters Lab in April, the seasonal SummerDocs series and free outdoor screenings, and year-round HIFF Jr. education initiatives, including summer film camps, in-school and after-school programs, and mentorships and scholarships. HIFF is the premiere film event on New York State's east end, and is an intimate showcase of some of the year's best offerings in contemporary cinema from around the world. Selections from all of our programs continue to play an important role during awards season. 2018 marked the 9th time in a row that a film in the Festival has become the eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars, making HIFF the only Festival in the world with such a distinction. We have been keeping track of all of that on our blog for you : ) The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted their 2019 New York Dinner at the Restaurant Daniel Manhattan. Dinner at Daniel was an exquisite culinary experience with a special guest performance by Academy Award Winning Artist Jamie Foxx to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and raised over $5 million. Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard performed mystifying tricks for the guests. Notable attendees included: Michael Milken, Jamie Foxx, Lior Suchard, David Geffen, Katharine McPhee, David Foster, John Paulson, Christine Jones, Dr. Jonathan and Plum Simons, Mitchell Modell, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Seth Bernstein, Ernesto Rivera, Larry Leeds, Anne Marie Alexander, Lynn Merritt, Jan Haber, David and Sybil Yurman, Ambassador Earle Mack, Steven Cohen, Michael and Iris Smith, Omeed Malik and Caroline Morgan. The evening started with a splendid cocktail hour before guests were escorted to the main dining room for the dinner and entertainment. Michael Milken welcomed guests and started the main portion of the evening with trivia questions. Milken spoke about a few topics including PCF's partnership with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the advances researchers and scientists have made so far. Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard performed several illusions that stunned the crowd. The evening ended with a stellar performance from Academy Award Winning Artist Jamie Foxx that had guests dancing on their chairs. The charitable organization founded by Michael Milken is dedicated to identifying and funding groundbreaking cancer research programs. The memorable evening welcomed leaders in medicine, top research scientists and distinguished New York City socialites to explore refined European cuisines, world-class wines and gracious hospitality at Restaurant Daniel.

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) 22nd Anniversary Collaborating for a Cure Gala RAISED A RECORD OF NEARLY $6 MILLION for innovative research studying cancer genetics and metastasis. The event sold out in advance. It drew nearly 1,000 guests who celebrated the SWCRF's research achievements and honorees Kobi Halperin, Valery Joseph, and Marc Taub, who received the SWCRF Collaborating for Cure awards. Guests at this year's gala were treated to a special performance by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, who just released their fifth studio album and will finish a tour opening for legendary bands such as The Rolling Stones and The Who. CBS 2's Chris Wragge emceed the event. Mr. Taub was honored for both his philanthropy and leadership as a member of the SWCRF Board of Directors. Notable attendees included: Dr. Samuel Waxman, Marion Waxman, Kobi Halperin, Valery Joseph, Marc Taub, Chris Wragge Elin Nierenberg, Michael Nierenberg, Jake Taub, Sandy Taub, William T. Sullivan, Donata Minelli Yirmiyahu, Craig B. Thompson, Steven Kolb, Nicholas Santoro, Spencer Waxman, Bettina Waxman, Diego Avanzato, Howard Shlafmitz, Deborah Shlafmitz, Riva Ariella Ritvo-Slifka, Frank Dato, Orital Karelic, Laurie Richter, Dena K. Weiner, Alyssa Greenberg, Cliff Greenberg, Maria Fishel, Bradley Fishel, Erica Fineberg, and Gary Jacob. The Waxman Gala set a record of nearly $6 million for the SWCRF and their cutting-edge research, which was the most raised in the event's history. After a delectable dinner, honorees Kobi Halperin and Marc D. Taub were each presented a special award for their continued support for the foundation. A kick-off Cocktail Party over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend welcomed in the highly anticipated East Hampton House &+ Garden Tour. This annual event now in its 35th year, was held at the historic Maidstone Club, ringing in the East End holiday season in style! The VIP preview Cocktail Party was well attended by history buffs, local dignitaries, architects, interior designers, home enthusiasts, and design aficionados. Distinguished guests included Media Sponsor HC&G's Kendell Cronstrom, Alejandro Saralegui, and Pamela Eldridge, Alan Patricof, Architect Nick Martin, Interior Designers Barbara Ostrom, Scott Sanders and Marshall Watson, Photographer Susan Wood Richardson, Curt and Angel Schade, and East Hampton Historical Society Board of Trustees members, including President Michael Clifford, Vice President Mary Busch, Arthur (Tiger) Graham, James Blauvelt, and Dale Ellen Leff. The following day, the East Hampton Historical Society hosted the 2019 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of architecture in the Hamptons. From Sea to Bay and South-of-the-Highway, this year's tour comprised of five noteworthy homes & gardens offered a one-time-only glimpse inside some of East Hampton's most storied residences. With over 600 attendees, the East Hampton House + Garden Tour enjoyed the biggest attendance in their 35 year history - and one of their most important fundraisers of the year.

Till next month we hope you enjoy scoop on People & Parties while we gather together more of this season's crop of galas + charitable events + and more great parties! We'll have the full scoop on all and in the meantime please look at our social calendar for all the wonderful upcoming winter events too!! We encourage you to buy tickets to these terrific fundraisers that support your favorite charities - this is their big chance to raise tons of money for those worthy causes so they put out their BEST for you. Enjoy YOUR holidays + ringing in the new will keep bringing you a whole lot more : ) You'll find all the great parties from previous seasons AND the season before and so on & so forth...and get an idea of what to look forward to for this season's events PLUS you just might see yourself in one of them. As per our copyright notice for this entire website, all content, photos & videos are copyrighted to If you would like a copy of any photo or video from any of these events, please get in touch with by emailing us at and THANK YOU for visiting : ) We will keep adding to this as we capture more great footage here & there...could by NYC or abroad as well as The Hamptons all year round! Autumn, Winter and Spring are very special here and that's why so many have lingered on and opted to become LOCALS!! Please come for a visit during each of those and find out why there is still so much to keep you here most all of the time. and @hamptonsmedia are invited to cover events here & there so keep us bookmarked and share w/your friends - please : ) We also now post fave fashion shots, fave recipes, fave places and a whole lot more #fave on so let us know if you want to pin on our boards!