CMEE Artist Invitational Photos

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Barry Shapiro as modern-day Atlas? All photos by Kimberly Goff.

I can’t be everywhere all the time, but thanks to wonderful people like Kimberly Goff it’s almost like I was. And you were too!

Please enjoy these photos from this past Saturday’s Artist Invitational at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. The show, which remains on view through September 5,  just happened to be curated by our Miss Goff. Well done!

 

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‘Class Mom: A Novel’ Book Bash Pix

Michael Gelman Celebrates The Launch Of CLASS MOM, A Novel By Laurie Gelman

Congrats to author Laurie Gelman, who recently celebrated the launch of her debut book, “Class Mom: A Novel,” with a whole bunch of famous Hamptons faces at Loi Estiatorio in NYC. Notable attendees at the book bash included: Laurie Gelman, Michael Gelman, Jamie Gelman, Misha Gelman, Kelly Ripa, Regis and Joy Philbin, Maria Loi, Dan Abrams, Rosanna Scotto, David Muir, Bryant Gumbel, Hilary Quinlan, Elizabeth Vargas, Peggy Siegel, David Mullen, Carol Cooper, Mark Simone and Richard Kind.

The book is a clever take on a year in the life of kindergarten class mom, Jen Dixon. Jen is not your typical Kansas City, Missouri kindergarten class mom―or a mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different men (probably musicians), and it is her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max―this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.

From recording parents’ response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of “special” brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen’s methods win approval from the other parents. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive “allergy mom,” a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for. Sounds juicy!

*Photos by Patrick McMullan.

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.