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Art-Southampton 2014

 
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Art-Southampton 2014 - Artist Giancarlo Impiglia poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Art-Southampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Slonem, an international art and society celebrity is renowned for his bunny art and this is the first published collection as he converses with Art Expert and Artist/CuratorBruce Helander (Author) of their collaboration of the book "Bunnies"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academy President David Kratz along with renowned artist, lecturer and critic John Alexander invited collectors and patrons to meet with featured Academy artists for cocktails and conversation and enjoy the exhibition of their work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton Director Nick Korniloff and New York Academy of Art Development Director Lisa Kirk pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philantrophist Jean Shafiroff poses for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 on Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philantrophist Jean Shafiroff and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 on Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barbara Blatt and Music Composer Lucia Hwong Gordon pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Ravell, Debra Rothberg and Teresa Steinberg pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Ravell, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Teresa Steinberg pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op in front of the Ferrari exhibited at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patrons, guests, art experts and Hamptonites attended Art-Southampton 2014.
 
the event was ponsored by GRAFF Diamonds, Ruinart Champagne, Maserati North America, Saunders & Associates, and Luxe Interiors + Design  On Thursday, the VIP Preview benefitted the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital was  a two-tiered evening, providing exclusive early access to the extraordinary works of over 660 artists from over 43 countries for Platinum VIP cardholders. The evening included informal modeling of GRAFF’s astonishing jewels, Ruinart Champagne, France’s oldest Champagne house and hors d'oeuvres in the Maserati VIP Lounge curated by Luxe Interiors + Design and designed by Mitchell Gold & Bob Williamson. The preview continued for all VIP cardholders from 7:30PM – 10PM.

 
Art Southampton took place in a spectacular 100,000-square-foot air-conditioned pavilion on the sprawling 18-acre estate behind the Southampton Elks Lodge adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club located directly off Route 27 A.

In the past the event has attracted over 4,200 collectors, art advisors, curators, museum professionals and designers thanks to their influential Host Committee and sponsors.  season.
 
 
For more information about Art-Southampton please visit
http://www.art-southampton.com/

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Pete Holmberg from Open Communications and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at St. Barths in the Hamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store Manager Min Romano from Brahmin Southampton poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President and CEO of Vera Moore Cosmetics Vera Moore poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at St. Barths in the Hamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Journalist Sara Fingerman and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at ST. Barths in The Hamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at ST. Barths in The Hamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
The French-isle inspired fete celebrated the American beauty’s July cover story of Brooke Shieldsin the luxury lifestyle publication, which will hit newsstands that same day.

The event took place at the Bridgehampton Historical Society on July 19, 2014, from 6 PM to 10 PM in a billowing white tent under the stars. the festive evening  featured exquisite hors d'oeuvres, the finest cocktails and champagnes, a Starbucks Coffee Bar, and an Exclusive Escada Lounge.

The event was sponsored by Escada, St. Barth Properties, St. Barth Tourism, Brahmin, Cezanne, Nest Seekers, Alex & Ani, Shannon Limeburner and Khari, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bridgehampton Historical Museum.

Host Brooke Shields came to support the event as well as being photographed as the Cover Story for Social Life Magazine.

Please visit www.stbarthhamptons.com for further details.

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Executive Director Ravi Tripptap at the Knights of Malta Cocktail Reception Charity Gala at the Southampton Historical Museum in Southampton, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bert Donley, George Kane, Amy Kane and Phillip Kassover pose for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at Rogers Mansion at the Southampton Historical Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daniel Gullo Ravi Tripptrap Joice Brazoto  pose for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at Rogers Mansion at the Southampton Historical Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Asia Dyrkacz  poses for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at Rogers Mansion at the Southampton Historical Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nancy Stone  and Enrique Lopez-Balboa pose for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at Rogers Mansion at the Southampton Historical Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Elizabeth Hagins and Rchard Mortimer pose for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at Rogers Mansion at the Southampton Historical Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mike Gibbons and Judy Gilbert pose for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at Rogers Mansion at the Southampton Historical Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steven Krawciw, Sarah Gurley and Brian Gurley pose for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at Rogers Mansion at the Southampton Historical Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jean Shafiroff  poses for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at Rogers Mansion at the Southampton Historical Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lucia Hwong Gordon and Jean Shafiroff pose for a photo-op at the sunset cocktail reception for the Knights of Malta to the sick and poor in Southampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Ed Callahan Public Relations at the Sunset Cocktail Reception for Knights of Malta in South Hampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at the Rogers Mansion in the Southampton Historical Museum in Southampton, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail Reception Celebrates Commitment of Knights of Malta to the Sick & Poor at the Rogers Mansion in the Southampton Historical Museum in Southampton, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Host Committee for the Sovereign Order of Malta's relief agency, Malteser International, held the inaugural Legacy of Hope Sunset Cocktail reception at the Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 11968 on Friday July 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

 
The event  celebrated the legacy of the ancient order, the Knights of the Sovereign   Order of Malta and Malteser International’s commitment to providing relief and dignity to those caught up in natural disasters or man-made crises.
 
 
The Order of Malta, the world’s oldest Christian charity founded in Jerusalem over 900 years ago, opened the first American branch of its humanitarian relief agency Malteser International last November. In 2013, Malteser International helped around 10 million people in 26 countries, delivering over $60 million in aid. The agency has provided emergency relief and recovery aid for nearly 60 years worldwide, responding to major crises such as the 2004 Asian Tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and more recently, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the ongoing Syrian crisis. Malteser International helps the vulnerable and marginalized lead a healthy life with dignity, without distinction of religion, race or political persuasion.

 
Steven Krawciw, KM, of the Order of Malta's American Association and a resident of the Village of Southampton chaired the event with the assistance of a Host Committee comprised of prominent residents of The Hamptons, Long Island, New York City and Palm Beach. Committee member include Sherri & Joseph Abruzzes,  Cass Almendral, Maura Almy, Sandra Alvarado, Katherine & Gary Andreassen,  Angela Anton, Christopher Arnold, Eileen Duff Babcock, Kenneth Craig, KM, Ertel and Erin Dere,  Sara Herbert Galloway &  Barry Klarberg, Michael Gibbons, KM & Maureen Gibbons, DM, Lucia Hwong Gordon,  Constance Hunter, Ann & Vincent Madonia, Ms. Susan Madonia, Joanna Mincarelli, William Morosse, KM and Mar Morosse, DM,  Joyce Mullins - Jackson, Ann Rapp, Jean & Martin Shafiroff, Mark & Kim Standish,  Nancy Stone,  Father Michael Vetrano, Pastor, Basilica of Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary,  Dr. Frank and Myra Weiser and Daniela Zahradnikova.
 
The evening included a special exhibition of photos of various Malteser International's projects including its work in the Philippines following the devastating typhoon and closer to home their efforts to help Long Islanders post-Sandy. In addition, there was a display of rarely seen memorabilia from the Knights of Malta’s private archives including a replica of the 900-year-old Papal Bull authorizing the mission of the Knights of Malta. Delectable hors d'oeuvres from 230 Elm were served along with  ales & lagers courtesy of Southampton Publick House and superb wines. 

 
Highlights of the evening  also included a silent auction of luxury goods and one-of-a-kind experience such as a sumptuous tote bag from designer Berry Brown, luxury fashion from Space 16, a gift basket of bath items from Joanna Mincarelli's stylish emporium Erika's Place, VIP Passes to Art Southampton, the premier contemporary and modern art fair for acquiring investment quality art in the Hamptons, a glamorous white cashmere summer shawl from Christopher Fischer, precious jewels form the renowned Tamara Commolli and gift certificates to many of the area's finest dining establishments.
 
For more information about the vital work of Malteser International, please visit: www.malteser-international.org

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17th Annual Long Island International Film Expo

 
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Actor Robert Davi Poses for a photo-op Closing Night Party and Awards at the 17th International Long Island Film Expo in Bellmore, Long Island
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Bill-Lee Lanndis, Actress Sean Young and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the 17th International Long Island Film Expo in Bellmore, Long Island
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the 17th International Long Island Film Expo in Bellmore, Long Island
 
 
Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony for the Long Island International Film Expo took place on July 17 begining with a delicious buffet in the Filmmakers Lounge from 5:00 - 6:45 P.M..  Afterwards filmmakers and guests attended the Bellmore Movies for entertainment and awards ceremony from 7:00 - 10:00 P.M.

Celebrities that attended the star-studded event included Robert Davi, Sean Young, John Nolan, Brian O'Halloran and Tom Pelphrey.

This year Actor Robert Davi was awarded the Long Island Filmmaker Achievement Award and Actress Sean Young was awarded the Creative Acievement Award.

The Long Island Film/TV Foundation is established to stimulate and encourage film and TV production on Long Island. Since film and activities on the Island account for over $140 million dollars in revenues per year, the foundation hopes to invite future projects to our area by working closely with industry executives, financiers, film producers, TV/Cable operators and government officials.
 

The Mission of the Long Island Film/TV Foundation is to provide support and assistance to the individiuals, businesses and organizations that contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of Long Island through film, television and video.

For more information please visit ongislandfilmexpo.com

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The 23rd Annual Bay Street Theater Summer Gala

 
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The 23rd Annual Bay Street Theater Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Director of Marketing and Public Relations Tim Kofahl poses for a photo-op with the staff at 23rd Annual Summer Gala for the Bay Street Theater
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ron Kaplan and Toni Ross pose for a photo-op at the  23rd Annual Bay Street Theater Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scott Schwartz and Actress Kate Burton pose for a photo-op at The 23rd Annual Bay Street Theater Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Actor Richard Kind and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The 23rd Annual Bay Street Theater Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at The 23rd Annual Bay Street Theater Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hamptonites came to celebrate the new Bay Street Theater! The event honored Emmy and Tony- nominated actress Kate Burton, artist April Gornik and Tony-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick. Guest enjoyed performances by award-winning actresses Patina Miller & Tovah Feldshuh while dining on Celebrity Hamptons Chef Peter Ambrose's fine cuisine.  The event also featured dancing and live entertainment while others occupied their time on the silent auctions.
 
The event took place to benefit Bay Street’s educational and theatrical programs. Just added to the program are actor, author, producer and director Bob Balaban who introduced Honoree April Gorniick during the Honors ceremonyat the Pre-Gala VIP Cocktail Reception at The Theater. Balaban has a long history of theatrical and films which include “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Waiting for Guffman” and “Best in Show;” television including “Girls,” “The Good Wife,” and “Seinfeld;” and Broadway (“8”). He directed “Bernard and Doris” and “Georgia O’Keeffe,” among others, and he is the author of a series of children’s novels. Playwright, screenwriter and novelist Marsha Norman, who received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play “night, Mother,” presented a tribute to Honoree Sheldon Harnick. Norman is the author of book and lyrics for such Broadway musicals as “The Secret Garden,” for which she won a Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, the book for the musical “The Color Purple,” and thebook for the musical “The Bridges of Madison County.” She was honored at the 2011 William Inge Festival for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre.

Actres Kate Burton is an acclaimed Broadway, film & TV actress. Her film and theater experienxe include Broadway “Hedda Gabler”, film “The First Wives Club” and television “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Grimm”. She is the daughter of the late theatrical and Film Star Richard Burton, and the late Sybil Christopher, Bay Street’s co-founder with Emma Walton Hamilton & Stephen Hamilton.  Ms. Burton is also the stepdaughter of Movie Star Elizabeth Taylor after the long highly publicized affair and consequent marriage of the two stars know in the press as "Burton and Taylor."

Bay Street Theater is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. They serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists. Bay Street is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible according to IRS regulations.
 
For more information please visit baystreet.org

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Little Shelter Animal Rescue Host Champagne Tasting with Laurent-Perrier at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on July 12, 2014

 
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Tito Colon at  Little Shelter Animal Rescue Event A Champagne Tasting with Laurent-Perrier at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on July 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Shelter Animal Rescue Host Champagne Tasting with Laurent-Perrier at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on July 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Director David  Ceely and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane  pose for a photo-op at Little Shelter Animal Rescue Champagne Tasting with Laurent-Perrier at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on July 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Shelter Animal Rescue Host Champagne Tasting with Laurent-Perrier at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on July 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Owner Dorothy Simons and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane  poses for a photo-op at Little Shelter Animal Rescue Host Champagne Tasting with Laurent-Perrier at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on July 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales Manager Sabine Latapie  from Laurent Perrier Champagne  and TV Host Cognac  Wellerlane  poses for a photo-op at Little Shelter Animal Rescue  Champagne Tasting with Laurent-Perrier at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on July 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tv Host Cognac Wellerlane And Director David Ceely pose for a photo-op at Little Shelter Animal Rescue Champagne Tasting with Laurent-Perrier at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on July 12, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animal lovers attended an afternoon event hosted by Little Shelter Animal Rescue for a champagne tasting with Laurent-Perrier at Dodds and Eder in Sag Harbor on July 12, 2014.
 
One of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters, is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy.  Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes.  Located in Huntington, NY. Little Shelter is also a part of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals.
 
Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter nestled on six wooded acres in Huntington, Long Island. Included on the grounds is Sheltervale Pet Cemetery, which has been the final resting place for companion animals for more than 80 years.
 
Suffolk County’s oldest humane organization, Little Shelter has been dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats and placing them into loving homes since 1927. Age, physical condition, and socialization issues are never criteria for rescuing a dog or cat whose life is in jeopardy. Most of our companion animals have been saved from kill shelters on Long Island, in New York City, and in several southern states. As a member of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Little Shelter is regularly called upon by the city’s municipal shelters to take their dogs and cats in need of rehabilitation. All Little Shelter pets receive the highest quality medical care and are spayed /neutered before adoption. Every potential adopter is interviewed and thoroughly screened to ensure the best quality homes.

For more information please visit http://littleshelter.com

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Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th

 
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Bruce T. Sloane pose for a photo-op at Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adam Levine , Chairman on the Board of Director poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leo Preziosi, Jr.Founder, Executive Director poses for a photo -op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joey Gonzalez. Chief Operating Officer form Barry's Bootcamp is one of the top Celebrity trainers in Los Angeles and NYC poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hal Rubenstein is the fashion director of InStyle magazine and one of its founding editors poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leo Preziosi, Jr.Founder, Executive Director poses for a photo -op at Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leo Preziosi, Jr.Founder, Executive Director poes for a photo -op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op in front of a Rolls Royce one of the Sponsors of Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Live Out Loud’s 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons Event – Saturday, July 5th
 
 
 
 
Guest and supporters enjoyed and elegant evening celebrating the 6th Annual Pride in the Hamptons event on July 5, 2014 during the Fourth of July weekend.  The evening benefited Live Out Loud’s programs that inspire, nurture, and empower LGBTQ youth by connecting them to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ community.
 
Live out Loud's vision is a world where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth live PROUD, live OUT, live FREE!
 
By providing youth with opportunities to interact with adults who understand the realities of living openly as a member of the LGBTQ community, Live Out Loud helps young people to achieve academic success, healthy relationships, rewarding careers, and a fulfilling life.
Live Out Loud forges these crucial connections through innovative, hands-on initiatives that include: bringing positive LGBTQ role models into classrooms and schools; bringing LGBTQ youth into workplaces to meet LGBTQ professionals from all walks of life; and providing financial and mentoring support to young scholars and leaders.
 
For more information please visit http://www.liveoutloud.info
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18th Annual Heart Of The Hamptons Ball

 
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Heart of the Hamptons Guests Sara Herbert Galloway, TV HostRita Cosby,  Honoree Arnie Rosenshein, Actor Tony Lo Bianco and Alyse Muldoon pose for a photo-op at the 18th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rita Cosby, Emmy-Winning TV and Radio Host and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at th 18th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball in Bridgehampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rafael Feldman, Singer/Songwriter Consuelo Costin, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Michael Wellbrock pose for a photo-op at th 18th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball in Bridgehampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sara Herbert Galloway and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the 18th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at th 18th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball in Bridgehampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Heart Association’s 18th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball took place on the grounds of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, NY on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
 
This year, the Heart Ball honored Dr. Leonard Girardi, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center with the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Leadership award will be presented to Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, President, Stony Brook University. Heart Heros Arnold Rosenshein and Cristina Civetta told their stories of survival during the Special Appeal that will be presented by NY Giant and Super Bowl XLVI Champion Mario Manningham. This year’s Event Co-Chairs were Dr. Karl & Krista Krieger and Rita Cosby, Emmy-Winning TV and Radio Host will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
 
The Heart of the Hamptons 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 enjoy 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 will feature live music by That 70’s Band, cocktail hour, buffet dinner, as well as a live & silent auction will also highlight the night.
 
The Ball took place from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  For more information please visit http://hamptonsheartball.heart.org
The American Heart Association would like to thank local media sponsors, Hamptons & Gotham Magazine, Hamptons.com and Dan’s Papers, WVVH-TV, Avenue Magazine, Scene Magazine and Long Island Pulse.
 
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Sayre Barn Grand Reopening On June 14, 2014

 
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Photography by Ulf Skogsbergh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photographer Ulf Skogsbergh poses for a photo-op in front of one his photographs that was exhibited at Sayre Barn Grand Reopening Saturday, June 14, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Museum Director Tom Edmonds and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Sayre Barn Grand Reopening on Saturday, June 14, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A mixture of Southamptonites mingled together to celebrate the grand opening of The Sayre Barn  on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  After many years of standing and weathering the elements
the dilapidated Sayre Barn needed a little assistance in getting back to its orignal state.
Concerned that the building, which is now owned by the Southampton Historical Museum, would continue to deteriorate until it was no longer standing, museum officials last year agreed to take action and restore it.
 
The Sayre Barn will be used for several historical museum events throughout the year, and it is opening was a grand success with a photography show by local photographer Ulf Skogsbergh, who has spent the past nine months documenting its restoration.
 
“What is great about Ulf’s project is that he documented all of the mess,” museum director Tom Edmonds reveal during our interview. “So we are going from a mess to a beautiful multipurpose space.”
 
The barn was built in 1825 by the Huntting family and sold to Isaac Sayre a year later. At that time, it was at the corner of Main Street and Hampton Road and used for livestock. According to the museum, it used to be known as the “billboard” barn because posters identifying wanted criminals and runaway slaves from the South, and also advertising help wanted and upcoming events, like the circus, were posted on the facade.
 
The barn was later owned by the Dimon family and became an antiques store in the 1930s, when most of the changes, like new windows, a loft and a staircase, were made.
After World War II, the family gave the barn to the Southampton Colonial Society, which later became the Historical Society, which is based at the museum. In 1952, the organization moved the barn onto its property on Meeting House Lane by rolling it, on logs, down Main Street. Soon thereafter, it became the museum’s dry goods store and a tourist attraction.
 
In the 1990s, a drunk driver crashed into it and in making repairs, new wood was used to replace the old. The structure was closed to the public in 2008 because it had deteriorated so badly.
 
For the renovation project, the historical museum used the services of Strada Baxter Design Build of Amagansett, a construction firm specializing in historic restoration, to deconstruct the building down to its skeleton, and then rebuild it using whatever original woodwork they could. Where necessary, the group utilized newer materials, melding the pieces together.
“They meticulously saved whatever they could,” Mr. Edmonds said. “It was a very expensive project and very laborious—they re-created it just he way it originally was, they did the right thing.”
 
Mr. Skogsbergh’s photographs, approximately 30 pictures ranging from standard size to 20 feet long, will be on display at the museum from June 14 through October 18. Admission to the museum costs $4.

“We needed to document this restoration,” Mr. Edmonds said. “To be a proper preservationist you have to document wear and tear, so this will show what these objects looked like in 2013 so that when we look at things again in 2020, we can see deterioration and changes and determine how to fix it. Ulf took the project and went to the moon with it—he took a museum procedure and turned it into fine art.”
 
The museum plans to utilize the space more often, for example for small gatherings, dances, educational classes, or meetings. More information about the barn and photography exhibit can be found at Southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
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Russell Simmons Honored at Live @Club Starlight For The Ross School

 
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KC & the Sunshine Band performs for at Live @Club Starlight To Benefit The Ross School
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special Guest Russell Simmons with Ujjwala Raut at Eleventh Annual Live @Club Starlight  - photo Daniel Gonzalez
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ross School Founder Courtney Sale Ross Attends Eleventh Annual Live @Club Starlight- photo by  Daniel Gonzalez
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicole Ross, Russell Simmons, honoree Courtney Sale Ross pose for a photo-op at Live @Club Starlight For The  Ross School 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op  at Live @Club Starlight For The  Ross School
 
 
 
Guest boogied down to the music performed by 70's Disco group KC & the Sunshine Band at the Live @Club Starlight charity gala.  This is Ross School's largest fundraising benefit. This year's event featured  cocktails, silent auction, dinner and dancing.
 
The annual Live @Club Starlight benefit raises money for the Steven J. Ross Scholarship Fund, a program that granted financial assistance to 35 percent of Ross School students during the 2013-14 academic year. The evening will include a cocktail reception, live auction, silent auction, dinner and musical performances by KC and the Sunshine Band.
 
The event honored Special Guest Russell Simmons, co-founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation for his dedication and support to educating young people in the arts. The event  also honored Ross School’s teachers for their continued commitment to provide a challenging and interdisciplinary education to Ross School students.
 
Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney and Steven J. Ross and incorporates innovative models to prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  Mrs. Ross and her vision for Ross School attract many of the best scholars from around the world to embrace the challenge of designing a global, integrated curriculum that addresses the changing realities of the future. Over the last 22 years, Ross School has become a leading laboratory for educational excellence.
 
 The evening began with a cocktail hour, as well as a silent auction, followed by dinner. Dinner was prepared by the Ross School Café team, led by Chef de Cuisine Liz Dobbs. The dinner menu included:
 
·         Grilled Local Asparagus, Shaved Florence Fennel, Blood Orange Supremes;
·         Greek-style Baby Lamb Chop, Potato Skordalia, Salsa Verde;
·         Moroccan Chicken Bisteeya, Cucumber Leban;
·         Miso-Glazed Wild Salmon, Savoy Cabbage, and Shiitake Mushrooms;
·         Malaysian Coconut Green Curry Bean Curd with Vegetables
 
                     Dinner was followed by a live auction led by Christie’s Auctioneer, Jennifer Wright. Auction items include a seven-night stay at the Luxurious Villa Janus at Round Hill Resorts in Jamaica; a week at Villa in Chianti, Italy; VIP tickets to Rush Philanthropic Foundation’s 15th Annual Art for Life Benefit in the Hamptons on July 26, 2014; a spot at the 2014-15 New York Knicks Pre Game Ball Kid Experience; two tickets to Watch What Happens Live! With Andy Cohen; and cocktails and a garden tour with Ina Garten.
 
                     Bidding for many auction items continues online at http://www.silentauctionpro.com/bidonline.php?groupId=463 and http://www.charitybuzz.com/RossSchool until June 18.
 
 The event honored Ross School teachers, for their continued commitment to provide Ross School students with a world-class education, and Russell Simmons, co-founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, for his dedication to educating young people in the arts.
 
 Ross School alumni Alexandra Fairweather (’08) and Maximilin Eicke (’07) served as Masters of Ceremonies for the event, welcoming guests and discussing the importance of the Steven J. Ross Scholarship Fund. Ross School Founder Courtney Ross spoke about the faculty honorees for the evening, the Ross School Spiral Curriculum, and the School’s legacy of providing financial aid to hundreds of students through the Steven J. Ross Scholarship Fund. Jennifer Cross, dean of Visual Arts, spoke on behalf of the Ross School faculty about the Ross School experience and community; and Russell Simmons addressed the audience about the positive impact of an education in the arts.
 
 Starlight corporate sponsors included: Bridgehampton Florist; Bridgehampton National Bank; BWD Group; Christie’s; GF Capital; John Hummel Builders; The New York Knicks; Russian Standard Vodka; and TimeWarner Corporation.
 
 
For more information please visit http://www.ross.org
 
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