Hamptons Hot Picks

Wouldn’t it be great if summer were a season that we could take off and solely do all the fun things that we associate with it. Beach time, cookouts, gatherings with friends, hikes and bike rides and getting and keeping in shape. And of course, all the benefits, concerts, events and parties. But alas, there’s even more work to be done and I am not ready for summer to be winding down quite yet. Noooooo!

Here’s are two of the many, many items on the agenda for today:

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The 69th annual Artists & Writers Softball Game will be played today at Herrick Park in East Hampton. Aside from being lots of fun, silly antics and sport, this terrific event benefits East End Hospice, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, Phoenix House and The Retreat.

And of course, there’s the annual Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons  Bow Wow Meow Ball. Held this year in honor of Nan Bush and Bruce Weber–both long-time ARF supporters who have incorporated their love for animals into their celebrated projects in film and photography over the course of their 45-year collaboration–to be held at the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott tonight starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Guests will enjoy cocktails, followed by dinner catered by Cloud Catering & Events featuring sustainable fish and vegan specialties within an elegant setting created by David Monn and Alex Papachristidis. Afterwards, the party will continue with dancing to music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Over 400 high-profile guests from New York and the Hamptons are expected to attend the magical night. All proceeds will benefit ARF, a regional leader in New York for the rescue and adoption of cats and dogs. I heart ARF!

 

Photos: Southampton Hospital Benefit

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So many events, so little time. First world problems for sure.  : )

Apologies for the delay.

I’ve got pix from the always fantastic Southampton Hospital — now Stony Brook Southampton Hospital — annual benefit on Saturday night, which raised more than $1.5 million for the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department and brought out 700 of our heaviest Hamptons hitters. Thanks Lisa Tamburini for getting so many good shots! Always appreciated. And (whisper) apologies for driving you and Lenny crazy that night.

 

 

Photos: Hamptons Paddle for Pink

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The Douglas Elliman paddlers were most definitely up for the challenge.

Torrential downpours absolutely won’t stop paddle board enthusiasts, no matter the day, but especially not when they are paddling for a cause as important as breast cancer research. Held this morning at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor, the seventh annual “Hamptons Paddle and Party for Pink” race, featuring pro surfer|paddle board inventor Laird Hamilton and pro volleyballer Gabrielle Reece, got off to a terrific, if soaking wet, start. All photos by Dawn Watson.

LongHouse Reserve Boom! Photos & Video

If you’re looking for more photos from LongHouse Reserve‘s annual summer fundraiser, “Boom! The Cosmic LongHouse Benefit 2017,” then you’re in luck. I’ve got them all here — mostly, but edited down just a tad — shot by the famed Patrick McMullan. Woohoo! Plus, I’ve got a couple of short videos I shot during the The Brooklyn Peaches and Mohsen Namjoo performances too. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

Watermill Center Photos

Art installation above the entrance

What better way to come back after my semi-sabbatical than to share pix from the wonderful, wacky (and oftentimes artfully naked) Watermill Center benefit. This year’s gala, Fly into the Sun, once again brought together the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture and fashion. Always a hot ticket, this year’s outrageous event did not disappoint. Thanks to Lisa Tamburini for capturing the scene for us here at Hamptons Party Girl.

Described as an “enchanted forest,” the 24th annual summer fundraiser included performances and installations by Daniel Monroy Cuevas, Rachel Frank, Regina José Galindo, Kate Gilmore, Somos Monstros (Raúl de Nieves and Erik Zajaceskowski), Storyboard P, and VVHY, alongside the work of The Center‘s International Summer Program participants. After dinner, the evening continued with a special performance and tribute to Lou Reed by Laurie Anderson. To close the night, guests enjoyed dessert, dancing and a live DJ set by Flat White aka Virgil Abloh.