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Alec Baldwin Host 2016 Long Island Hospitality Ball

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Long Island Country Singer Lisa Matassa poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Long Island Hospitality Ball








































Hospitality Ball Beauty Pageant Winner Dana Wachter Miss Hudson Valley 2016 poses for a photo-op at the 2016 Hospitality Ball











































Victoria Secret Model poses for photo with Christine Guarino at the Long Island Hospitality Ball






































Actor Alec Baldwin Host the Long Island Hospitality Ball















































Actor Singer/Songwriter Michael D'Amico poses for a photo-op withV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the Long Island Hospitality Ball




























































Gino Veneroso and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Long Island Hospitality Ball












































 Ciao! Filippo Lapides from VOGA Italia and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The Long Island Hospitality Ball































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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the Long Island Hospitality Ball







The 2016 Long Island Hospitality Ball benefits the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund and this year was hosted by Alec Baldwin.

The event took place on Monday, June 27th, 2016 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY from 7:00pm - 12:30am. Now in their 6th year, the Long Island Hospitality Ball has collectively raised over $1.5 million.

The gala was created by Keith Hart, a hospitality industry mainstay and cancer survivor, to raise funds for charity by showcasing offerings from the region’s top restaurants, wine and spirit brands, nightclubs and entertainers as well as hotels and catering halls.

Newsday’s Jim Bernstein and Erica Marcus called the inaugural event “one of the largest fundraising events in years to raise money to battle cancer” and “a food-industry showcase.” The night of sensory delights continues to raise important and much needed funds in the fight against cancer. Now in their 5th year, the Long Island Hospitality Ball has collectively raised over $1.1 million.

Continuing at the heart of the affair is Keith Hart, who is best known for his eponymous marketing agency on New York’s nightlife and entertainment scene. Hart’s private battle with thyroid cancer, now in remission, inspired him to go public with his mission, and rally the industry to join the fight against cancer, through an extraordinary evening of dining, dancing and donating.

The organization is proud to announce the 2016 Long Island Hospitality Ball honorees for their achievements in the Industry:

    Garrett McGuinness, Vice President/General Sales Manager, Spirits Division, Southern Wine & Spirits
    Sean Rose, President and CEO, Clare Rose, Inc.
    Chris D'Ambrosi, Owner, Mio Posto Restaurants

    Posthumous Honor - Jerry Cusack, Babylon Carriage House

The Long Island Hospitality Ball, reflecting the breadth and depth of the region’s now mature hospitality business, was modeled on the Bartenders’ Ball, an annual fundraiser, originating in 1978, that spread to Long Island and other major markets from Washington D.C., to aid local charities and pay tribute to leaders in the Industry.


they are grateful to their Executive Committee Members for all their tireless work in helping to make the Long Island Hospitality Ball a huge success.

Executive Committee Members:

    Keith Hart, Chairman
    Greg Bartolotta
    Richard Bedrosian
    Michael Esposito
    Larry Golus
    Jay Grossman
    Frank Minier
    Nick Paccione
    Dante Paganini
    Brian Rosenberg
    Richard Rubenstein
    George Voutsinas
    Billy Wolfe
    Thomas Wright

The Baldwin family firmly believes that the key to finding a cure for breast cancer can be found by providing the funding necessary to allow researchers to learn more about this disease.

To date, there have been many significant advances in the methods of detection and treatments for breast cancer, yet many women continue to loose their battle for life every year as they succumb to the devastating effects of this disease. Our mission is to find a cure – nothing less.

The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund FindACure.org is committed to battling breast cancer by supporting both new and established researchers. To date, the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund has awarded more than 72 research grants totaling in excess of $4 million to medical research.

For up to date news on charities and fundraisers in Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons please visit Cognac's Corner Magazine.


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20th Anniversary Heart Of The Hamptons Ball


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Humanitarian Heart Honoree Jean Shafiroff, Honoree Dr. Frank Specer and Barbara Poliwoda Regional Director, Hamptons Heart Ball, Healing 5k, Heart Ride pose for a photo-op at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball















































Barbara Poliwoda Regional Director, Hamptons Heart Ball, Healing 5k, Heart Ride and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball

























































Humanitarian with Heart Award Honoree Jean Shafiroff













































Humanitarian with Heart Award Honoree Jean Shafiroff and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball
















































Breck Costin and  Chair Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin pose for a photo -op at at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball












































Rosemary Ponzo, Edward Ankudavic pose for a photo -op at at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball















































Joy Marks  poses for a photo -op at at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball















































Joy and Alan Marks pose for a photo -op at at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball





































Victor de Souza and Dusin Lujan
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Jessica DiMeo Senior Regional Director, Communications and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a phot-op at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball
 












































Co-Chair Lori Snyder, Joy Marks and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball














































Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball







































Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the 20th Annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball.  Ms. Wellerlane's Fascinator designer by Millinery Designer Dora Marra of Headdress New York





This year guests gathered to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Heart of The Hamptons Ball.

The glamorous event took place on Saturday, June 25th from 6 to 11 p.m. at the grounds of the Hayground School. This year's theme was "An Evening Under The Stars" and the event was surely dazzling.

The Heart of the Hamptons Ball honored Dr. Frank Spencer, MD, Professor of Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, with the Distinguished Service Award, as well as Jean Shafiroff, Humanitarian and Philanthropist, with the Humanitarian with Heart Award.


"The funds the Hamptons Heart Ball raises goes towards the important lifesaving work of the American Heart Association," revealed Barbara Poliwoda, Regional Director for the Hamptons Heart Ball. "Some of the funds raised by the American Heart Association have helped to put defibrillators in schools, helped develop the artificial stent, pacemakers and cardiac stents. Funds have also helped to restricted smoking in public places, and provided information to the people in our community on healthy eating and signs of symptoms of a heart attack and stroke."

The event this year was chaired by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Nicole Noonan, Randi Schatz, and Tracy Stern.


Dr. Frank Spencer was born in Haskell County, Texas in a country farmhouse.  Seven miles from the nearest town of Haskell, there was no electricity or running water in many farmhouses.  Dr. Spencer learned to read, spell and do multiplication tables from his mother at a very young age which led to his being placed in the third grade at the age of six. The nearest school was a two room schoolhouse three miles from Dr. Spencer's home.  For five years he rode six miles every day on a horse purchased by his father so that he could go to school.  With the addition of graveled roads, students were finally able to take a bus to the high school in Haskell were Dr. Spencer graduated as valedictorian at the age of fifteen.

Thanks to the encouragement of his parents and a high school science teacher, Dr. Spencer was accepted to North Texas State. During his freshman year, the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred.  At the age of seventeen he was accepted in Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee which enabled him to attend medical school and accept a commission in the Navy as a lieutenant instead of enrolling in the draft.

Dr. Spencer's exceptional work allowed him to graduate as the top student in his medical school class in 1947 whereas he  went on to intern at Johns Hopkins.  He spent two years at UCLA followed by two years in military service.  Five years out of medical school is when Dr. Spencer made major advances in surgical techniques in the military.  Dr. Spencer was placed in a small hospital unit that was just barely behind battle lines. The official policy was to ligate injured arteries which resulted in amputation in about 50% of cases.  Dr. Spencer took a major risk with the support of his military advisor and implemented an experimental program to repair arteries.  With a team of four surgeon, 90 arteries were repaired over the course of several months which resulted in many less amputations.  His program was a success and was adopted in Korea within only a few months and subsequently in Vietnam.

Dr. Spencer was awarded the Legion of Merit Award and was honored in two different Presidential  Addresses for outstanding surgical advance in military surgery in both Korea and Vietnam.  He remained on the facility at John Hopkins for six years and helped launch open heart surgery there in 1955.  He went on to accept the Chairman of Surgery position at New York University where he introduced coronary bypass.  He was the Chairman at NYU Langone Medical Center for over 30 years; he remains on the faculty primarily working with patient safety.  Dr. Spencer has also been President of the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Spencer attributes his success to enormous dedication and in plain words "A Lot of Hard Work."

Congratulations Dr. Frank Spencer for you dedication and being honored as Distinguished Service Honoree

This year Humanitarian with Heart Honoree goes to the very elegant Jean Shafiroff.

Ms. Shafiroff is a philanthropist and activist.  She is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists.  Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge.  Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.

A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean's philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women's rights and well being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women's Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board and Southampton Bath & tennis Club's Charitable Foundation.  Jean has been widely recognized and featured in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, the New York times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine and the Huffington Post among others.

Jean works closely with the multiple causes she supports.  Each years she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations.  She is particularly well known for her leadership in raising money for many charities including the Southampton Hospital, New York City Mission Society, New York Women's Foundation and Southampton Animal Shelter.  Jean has been honored by several organizations including the New York City Mission Society, Youth Counseling League, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Surgeons of Hope, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle and Animal Zone International.

Ms. Shafiroff holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She has worked both in public finance and private partnership on Wall Street.  Prior to that she was a physical therapist at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City.  Jean is married to Martin Shafiroff an investment advisor and together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth who share their mother's interest in charitable efforts.

In March 2016, Shafiroff authored her first book "Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give." The book is about Shafiroff's experiences as a philanthropist and how to get involved in charity work. It contains an introduction by Georgina Bloomberg


During my interview I asked "Jean what does this award mean to you, you must be so thrilled."

Jean:  Well first I want to speak about the American Heart Association and as you know heart problems are the number one killer in the United States and stroke is the fourth killer.  I am so honored to be part of this event and to be honored really means to give service.  I am delighted to give a little service to the American Heart Association.

Cognac:  I also understand that you recently wrote a wonderful book and it's on the Best Seller List.  Many people have bought the book in Manhattan and the Hamptons and people are talking about it all around the world.  What inspired you to write this book, "Successful Philanthropy?"


Jean:  Yes, I wrote the book "Successful Philanthropy  How to Make a Life By What You Give"....and I wrote it to encourage people to get involved in the giving process.  Now many, many millions of people are but there are others who have so much to offer and I would like to encourage people to give and to believe what they can give in terms of time, knowledge and resources is very valuable and they can truly make a difference.

Both Jean and her family reside in Manhattan and Southampton.

Congratulations Jean Shafiroff as this year's Humanitarian With Heart Honoree.


For more information please visit www.heart.org

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SoFo's 2nd Annual Climate Change Symposium

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PETER BOYD, Founder of The Time4Good Group speaks out at
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Sofo Climate Change Symposium - TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with STEVEN ENGLEBRIGHT New York State Assembly member for the 4th District






South Fork Natural History Museum hosted the SoFo's 2nd Annual Climate Change Symposium on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

The event took place on the grounds of the museum and and a group of panelists discussed how all of us can improve the quality of life, sustainable energy and adapt to climate change globally.

Panelists included:  PETER BOYD, Founder of The Time4Good Group, Senior Advisor and Climate Lead for the B Team; STEVEN ENGLEBRIGHT, New York State Assembly member for the 4th District, SoFo Board Trustee; BRIDGET M. FLEMING, 2nd District Suffolk County Legislator; MICHAEL B. GERRARD, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, New York State 1st District Assemblyman; and EDWINA VON GAL, Founder-President of Perfect Earth Project, Hamptons Landscape Designer.

The South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) & Nature Center is the only state-of-the-art natural history museum on the South Fork of Long Island. Founded in 1988 by a group of South Fork naturalists as The Nature Clubhouse in Amagansett, the museum opened at its permanent location in May, 2005 in eastern Suffolk County at 377 Bridgehampton / Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton, New York.

A place for children and adults of all ages to discover, explore, learn, and engage, the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center is open seven days a week, except on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is open until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for free admission.

Visitors can enjoy the museum’s scientifically accurate galleries, featuring live and recreated natural habitat exhibits, a Marine Touch Tank, terrariums and aquariums featuring local wildlife, a Nature Library, outstanding educational programs on and off-site, and a variety of outdoor nature walks and programs, all of which offer direct observation and hands-on experiences with expert nature educators about the rich natural heritage of the area. The museum is dedicated to teaching and inspiring families to become engaged and responsible caretakers of our planet now and for generations to come.

The mission of the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center – SoFo – is to stimulate interest in, advance knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment, with special emphasis on the unique natural history of Long Island’s South Fork.

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in red carpet events in Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons.

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Committee Members and Contributors Attend East End Hospice Shelter Island Cocktail Party at The Shelter Island Yacht Club

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East End Hospice Committee Member Kathy Zarzhin And Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-opat the East End Hospice Cocktail Party on Shelter Island



























East End Hospice Shelter Island Committee Member Mary Chobor and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-opat the East End Hospice Cocktail Party on Shelter Island

































































































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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses in front of the Shelter Island Yacht Club














































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses in front of the Shelter Island Yacht Club



Committee members and contributors soared into Summer at the biannual East End Cocktail Party on Shelter Island.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and participated in Taking Care of Their Island Cocktail Party & Auction and bid on fabulous silent auction items which included trips to Tuscany, Italy, Sugarbush, Vermont, NYC Ballet Tickets, Backyard Barbeque for 15 people with fixings, Paddleboard Party, plus many more fun and exciting prizes.

East End Hospice provides care and comfort for all terminally ill patients, their families and loved ones living on the North and South Forks of Long Island, including Brookhaven Township. Health care professionals and volunteers offer pain and symptom control as well as palliative care and social, emotional and spiritual support to patients and their loved ones in a comfortable and caring environment.

East End Hospice also seeks to promote awareness of the benefits of hospice care in their communities through educational and informational presentations to civic, fraternal and religious groups, professional organizations and educational institutions.

No one is ever denied care by East End Hospice because of inability to pay.

East End Hospice brings hope to the dying and their families and friends. By affirming life, hospice helps people conclude life with comfort and dignity, offering pain alleviation and symptom control in a familiar and caring environment. Certified in 1991, East End Hospice, a 501(c)(3) not- for-profit corporation, has provided services to over 7,500 terminally ill patients and their families – primarily in patients’ homes under the direction of professionals—and with invaluable assistance from dedicated volunteers.

Their coordinated teams of seasoned health care professionals and volunteers are committed to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patients and families who come to them for care. Supporting families through grief and bereavement is an essential component of East End Hospice, including a comprehensive children’s bereavement program and Camp Good Grief—our highly acclaimed day camp for children aged 4-16 (Camp Good Grief opened in 2000.)


With over twenty years experience in managing end-of-life care, East End Hospice was acutely aware of the growing need for inpatient care. Not only are hospitals designed for short-term stays, they’re not home-like environments. This spurred East End Hospice President & CEO Priscilla Ruffin and the Board of Directors to campaign for an inpatient hospice care facility on the East End of Long Island to serve the needs of terminally ill patients. Ground was broken in July, 2014. The new facility will allow patients to live out their final days in a home-like setting close to home, here on the East End, with friends and relatives nearby. Learn more about our capital campaign and naming opportunities.

For more information please visit
https://www.eeh.org/


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Supporters Gathered at Hamptons.com Connections & Cocktails At Southampton Social Club

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Hamptons.com Publisher  Joseph M. Kazickas and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Connections & Cocktails At Southampton Social Club





















Hamptons.com Senior Contributing Editor Eileen Casey and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Connections & Cocktails At Southampton Social Club









































 Realtors Bonnie Bowden and RC Atlee pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Connections & Cocktails At Southampton Social Club














































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane posses for a photo-op at Connections & Cocktails At Southampton Social Club


Hello darlings, On June 10th  Bridgehampton National Bank hosted Cocktails & Connections at the Southampton Social Club in
Southampton, New York. 

Guests enjoyed open bar and an assortment of delicious appetizers while celebrating another year with Hamptons.com.

I was happy to chat with Senior Contributing Editor Eileen Casey and Publisher Joseph M. Kazickas about Hamptons.com has evolved throughout the years.

Hamptons.com is the first online Hamptons magazine to offer a look at the events, lifestyle and culture of the Hamptons, one of the most exquisite resort areas in the world. From East Hampton to Southampton and from Montauk to Sag Harbor including the North Fork and Shelter Island, Hamptons.com reaches the East End of New York as well as National and International audiences.

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Luxury Design Enthusiasts Flock To Opening Night Of The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair

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Cindy Lou Wakefield and Founder Rick Friedman poses for a photo-op on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair

























TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Founder Rick Friedman on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair




































Scott Howe President of Arf Hamptons poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Werlane on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair
















































Cindy Lou Wakefield and Founder Rick Friedman poses for a photo-op on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair










































Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host  Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op on Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair













































Architect and Interior Designer Glen Gissler poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair













































 Debra Rothberg, Designer Glen Gessler and Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair




















Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair



















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Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair























Opening Night Of  The Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair







The Opening Night Preview of the Hamptons Contemporary Design and Décor Fair proved a fabulous success as Hamptonites flocked the 160+ exhibitor pavilion to experience the latest in luxury design aesthetic from an international array of architects, designers, interior and exterior state-of-the-art manufacturers and one-of-a-kind artisans.


The Opening Night Preview was hosted by Architectural Digest (AD) and benefited the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF). The AD host committee included luminaries of the design world including Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan, Chesie Breen, Thom Filicia, who adopted a dog from ARF,  Alexa Hampton, Celerie Kemble, Scott Nelson, Ann & John Pyne, Elizabeth Pyne, and Vicente Wolf.


Fair founder Rick Friedman was joined by Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Scheiderman, ARF Board Member Alex Papachristidis, and Southampton School District Superintendent Dr. Nicolas Dyno for the ribbon cutting of the first luxury design fair ever held in the Hamptons. Other notables in attendance included Cindy Lou Wakefield, AD Publisher Giulio Capua, Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber, art dealer Arne Glimcher, designer Marshall Watson, HC&G power ladies Marianne Howatson and Pamela Eldridge, Dr. Lewis Feder, Rob Florio & Actress Tina Louise, Irma & Ken Herzog,, Dede & Shane  Gotthelf, Cheri Kaufman & Bill Schlight, Jesse Nash, Ilona & Jeff Roth, Roberta & Edgar von Schlossberg and Ziel & Helene Feldman among numerous.


Guests were entertained by the spins of DJ Marg and feted with delights by Cheffe Collette of the Inn Spot on the Bay. Along with cocktails and champagne, the evening featured Robert DiNero’s endorsed VDKA 6100 and Cheech Marin’s Tres Papalote Mezcal.


An extraordinary evening celebrating the bespoke luxury and design creativity that is pure Hamptons in support of ARF, who were onsite for the Opening Night Preview Party with over a dozen dogs and cats in their Mobile Adoption Center and one sweet pup found a home on opening night and there are adoption commitments for several others.

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

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Luxury Living Design Fair Hamptons Contemporary Debuts June 3–5, 2016 Architectural Digest to Host Opening-Night Benefit


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Art fair guru Rick Friedman will debut Hamptons Contemporary Design+Décor Fair at the Southampton Elks Fairgrounds (605 County Road 39) on June 3–5, 2016, bringing the first of its kind world-class international home and decor show to the Hamptons.

 

Nine years after creating the first and most successful art fair on the East End, ArtHamptons, Rick Friedman has turned his deft touch to design with Hamptons Contemporary. “After I sold the fine art fairs, I took inspiration from the landscape and luxury synonymous with Hamptons living to create a new experience. Art doesn’t have to be something that hangs on a wall—with Hamptons Contemporary, our canvas is the entire home and the paint is all of the elements that contribute to an artful environment. Visitors at this show will find it all at this new luxury fair,” said Friedman.

 

The 40,000-square-foot Hamptons Contemporary pavilion will showcase Friedman’s vision, as 160+ exhibitors 
(http://www.hamptonscontemporary.com/exhibitors)  have committed to Hamptons Contemporary. The fair will present luxury furniture and appliance manufacturers, one-of-a-kind artisan pieces, state-of-the-art pool and landscape design, home theater specialists, and more. Hamptons Contemporary will celebrate every aspect of luxury home decor and design, both interior and exterior.

 

The Friday, June 3 Opening-Night Preview, sponsored by Architectural Digest, will benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF). The special opening-night host committee will include industry luminaries and friends of Architectural Digest and ARF, including Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan, Chesie Breen, Thom Filicia, Alexa Hampton, Celerie Kemble, Scott Nelson, Ann & John Pyne, Elizabeth Pyne, and Vicente Wolf. The evening will include a silent auction, featuring a limited edition lithograph by James Rosenquist, along with other donations from select exhibitors, to benefit ARF.

 

The show and additional auction items including a limited edition screen-print by Larry Rivers will also benefit the Southampton Education Foundation, which provides third-party financial support for scholarships and other valuable programs for the students and educators in the Southampton community.

 

The Douglas Elliman Hamptons Brunch by Design, featuring beautiful summer table settings by Vista Alegre, occurs on Sunday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm in the American Society of Interior Designers NY (ASID) North Garden Lounge and is by invitation only. Guests will mingle with distinguished ASID members, esteemed architects from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the leading Douglas Elliman real-estate professionals on the East End. The breathtaking table settings by Vista Alegre will be on display throughout the fair.  

 

Sylvester & Co. will be partnering with Pointed Leaf Press to bring in world-renowned authors in design and architecture for special book signing events at their booth. Featured Spotlight Exhibits are 30-minute interactive sessions, scheduled periodically throughout the weekend, and geared to inform fair-goers on the current state of the industry. Tour Time, a series of guided tours led by Hamptons-savvy ASID members, will bring attendees to unique design solutions at the fair. During Shop Talk sessions, also led by the ASID, members will discuss stimulating interior design-oriented topics in a roundtable setting. From the psychology of color, to preparing for summer guests, ASID’s design professionals will advise and inspire. These 30-minute sessions will be filled with usable tips and take-away value.

 

The show’s regional media sponsor is Hamptons Cottages & Gardens (HC&G) with additional media sponsors, including Hamptons, BeachLong Island PulseHamptons.comHamptons Beachouse25A Magazine, and the soon debuting Shelter–The Hamptons. Official sponsors includeDouglas Elliman Real EstateSub-Zero & WolfLynx GrillsCiuffo CabinetryCouture Outdoor, and Royal Botania. Participating sponsors include Health-Ade Kombucha Probiotic TeaAges EventsSylvester & Co., GunnStamford Tent & Event ServicesNEA Studio,Cambria, CallaheadBob’s BrandsThe Atlantic SouthamptonBarefoot Wine & BubblySag Harbor FloristHoney Bee Artisan Works,Southampton Social ClubDesigners & Builders Alliance of Long IslandSnack Factory Pretzel CrispsDragonfly Landscape Design,From Chef to Table, and Nicolock.  

 

Friday, June 3 | 5–8pm (Ticketed Opening VIP Preview to benefit ARF)
Saturday, June 4 | 10am–8pm
Sunday, June 5 | 10am–5pm

 

VIP PASS: $100 per couple, includes front-row parking or complimentary valet and exclusive invitation to the Opening-Night Preview party + reserved seating in the theater and early access to events.

 

DAY PASS: $20 per person

 

Please consider Hamptons Contemporary for pre-event coverage, events listings, and on your upcoming editorial assignment calendar. Rick Friedman is available for pre-fair and onsite interviews.

 

For Press Accreditation, Interview Inquires, and Press Fair Passes please contact:

John Wegorzewski 212-729-0834 / alchmyst@msn.com

Douglas MacKaye Harrington 631-375-1387 / ink.dmh@gmail.com

For more information, please contact: 
Tara Berkoski 
631-283-5505  ext.105 / email: Tara@show-hamptons.com

 

For more Hamptons Contemporary details, go to: www.hamptonscontemporary.com

 

Images Courtesy of Show-Hamptons

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Port Washington Residents in Long Island Enjoy Alan Cumming Singing Sappy Songs at The Landmark on Main


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Laura Mogul, Executive Director of the Landmark Theater poses for a photo-op with Cognac Wellerlane at the Landmark On Main































































Alan Cumming Singing Sappy Songs at The Landmark on Main





















Actor Alan Cumming and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane


















Actor Alan Cumming and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane posing for a selfie








The Dot & Ed Slade Concert Series proudly presented Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs on May 14, 2016 at the Landmark on Main Street Theater in Port Washington, New York.
Alan brought his hit concert to the historic Landmark theater along with his long-time musical director Lance Horne and cellist Eleanor Norton and performed for two hours with no intermission.  Not only did Mr. Cumming sing sappy songs, he also entertained, awed, engaged and revealed intimate humorous stories behind the history of the music he performed to a sold out audience. 


Alan Cumming is beyond eclectic. He was an award-winning Hamlet, and he had his own talk show. He was a tour de force solo Macbeth and he voiced a Smurf, twice. He shot a video portrait with Robert Wilson, and recorded a duet with Liza Minnelli. He made back to back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls. He appeared in a Jay Z video and he wrote a #1 New York Times best selling memoir. He had a photo exhibition named Alan Cumming Snaps! and an award-winning fragrance named Cumming. He has played Dionysus, the Devil, God, the Pope and was shot by Herb Ritts for Vanity Fair as Pan. He was on a stamp. He was a teleporting Superhero, a Lee Jeans model and hosted the Tony awards. He is a Tony and Olivier award winning theatre actor, and a multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG award nominated television actor. His portrait was hung in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in the spot previously occupied by the Queen, who made him an O.B.E. (Officer of the British Empire) in her 2009 Honours List for both his work and his commitment to the progression of LGBT rights in Britain and the United States of America. He switched on the lights of the Empire State Building. He is an Independent Spirit award-winning producer and National Board of Review winning director. He has sung at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium and the Sydney Opera House. He is a Doctor, of Arts, twice. He was named Icon of Scotland in 2005 and was a vociferous campaigner for Scottish Independence. He has designed wallpaper. Time Magazine called him one of the three most fun people in show business. The New York Times described him as a bawdy counter-cultural sprite.  He isn’t nearly done yet.


Alan Cumming trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. After leaving the Academy he quickly found himself celebrated in his homeland for both his television work (including the Scottish soap Take The High Road) and his stand-up comedy (the legendary Victor and Barry, which he wrote and performed with drama school pal Forbes Masson). But it was the theatre that gave him his biggest break when he appeared in Manfred Karge’s Conquest of the South Pole at the Traverse in Edinburgh. The play transferred to the Royal Court in London’s West End and Alan was nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer Olivier Award.


He went on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Royal National Theatre where he won an Olivier award for his performance in Dario Fo’s Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. For the National Theatre Studio he directed Michel Tremblay’s Bonjour La, Bonjour and played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. He was nominated for Olivier Awards for La Bête and Cabaret, and his sensational Hamlet at the Donmar Warehouse in London won him a TMA Best Actor award and a Shakespeare Globe nomination.


He made his feature film debut in Ian Sellar’s Prague opposite Bruno Ganz and Sandrine Bonnaire, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992. His introduction to American audiences came with Circle of Friends, followed shortly by Goldeneye and Emma. His first movie shot in Hollywood was Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, and since then he has alternated between blockbusters such as X2:X Men United, the Spy Kids Trilogy, and smaller independent films like Urbania, Titus (opposite Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange) and Sweet Land (which he also produced). With Jennifer Jason Leigh he wrote, produced, directed and acted in The Anniversary Party, which won them a National Board of Review award and two Independent Spirit nominations. Most recently he appeared in Travis Fine's Any Day Now, for which he won great acclaim and numerous Best Actor awards around the globe.


In 1998, Cabaret opened on Broadway and Alan was instantly embraced by New York City, and heralded for his stunning performance as the Master of Ceremonies. He won The Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle,  NY Press, Theater World, FANY and New York Public Advocate’s awards for his work, but for him the biggest prize was finding his new home.


He has continued to work on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera opposite Cyndi Lauper, and Noel Coward's Design For Living, Off Broadway in Jean Genet’s Elle (which he also adapted) and The Seagull, opposite Dianne Wiest. He returned to the British stage in 2006 with the West End production of Martin Sherman’s Bent, closely followed by the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Euripides’ The Bacchae, which opened the 2007 Edinburgh International Festival and toured Scotland, before transferring to London and New York. His next collaboration with the NTS and director John Tiffany was a radical reimagining of Macbeth, which premiered at the Tramway in Glasgow in 2012. The following year his tour de force performance stormed Broadway. Alan returned to Broadway, Studio 54 and Cabaret once more in 2014-15, recreating his now legendary performanceopposite the Sally Bowles of Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller.


His many television appearances include Sex and the City, Frasier, The L Word, Reefer Madness and Tin Man. He currently plays Eli Gold in the CBS series The Good Wife, for which he has received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG, Critic's Circle and Satellite Awards nominations. He is also the host of PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery. In Britain he wrote and starred in the cult sitcom The High Life as well as many other films for the BBC including Bernard and the Genie for which he won a British Comedy award.


Alan’s activism and passion for various civil rights and sex education causes has earned him many humanitarian awards from AMFAR, Human Rights Campaign, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, GLAAD and the Trevor Project, to name but a few.He lives in New York City with his husband, Grant Shaffer, and their two dogs, Jerry and Lala.


Landmark on Main Street is a not-for-profit community center that enhances the spirit and enriches the lives of the communities of Port Washington and surrounding regions. Their core value is to build the foundation for all that they do: Engagement, Community, Enrichment, Excellence, Welcoming.


The Landmark on Main Street welcomes everyone to their  community... engaging and enriching everyone's life by sharing excellence in the arts!


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Long Islanders Attend The Breast Of Everything At the Melville Mariott



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Founder of The WTFC.org Shari Goldsmith and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the 10Th Annual Breast of Everything Fundraiser at the Melville Marriott








































Breast of Everything Scrubzbody Founder and Owner Roberta Perry and TV Host Cognac Wellelane pose for a photo-op at the 10Th Annual Breast of Everything Fundraiser at the Melville Marriott



































Breast of Everything Scrubzbody C- Founder and Owner Michelle Tucker and TV Host Cognac Wellelane pose for a photo-op at the 10Th Annual Breast of Everything Fundraiser at the Melville Marriott























































































Long Islanders Attend The Breast Of Everything At the Melville Mariott























































































Founder of The WTFC.org Shari Goldsmith and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the 10Th Annual Breast of Everything Fundraiser at the Melville Marriott



























































TV Host Cognac Welerlane poses for a photo-op at the 10Th Annual Breast of Everything Fundraiser at the Melville Marriott








Long Islanders attended the The Breast Of Everything, the10th Anniversary Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research, Awareness & Education on Friday May 13, 2016 at their new venue, The Melville Marriott.  Supporters and guests experienced casino & shopping night, amazing vendors, door prizes, great raffle baskets and grand prizes.

The Breast of Everything began as a simple fundraiser and has become a way to educate people about breast cancer research. Their 2014 event raised over $24K.  In 2015 it topped over $34,000 and this year they are hoping to surpass that

In 2006, The Breast of Everything℠ began as a simple fundraiser, in Roberta's house, because Roberta Perry and Michelle Tucker of ScrubzBody Natural Skin Care wanted to donate to breast cancer research. They created a scent called Breast of Everything, which donates 50% of all sales to The WTFC.

When Shari Goldsmith of The WTFC.Org joined the fund raising effort in 2010, the annual event moved to the The Hamlet of Old Oyster Bay, in Plainview and grew to over 300 in attendance. Incredible donations were raffled off and everyone shopped the wares of the 40+ vendors. 2011 and 2012 were also held at the Hamlet and were big success years for the event, as well. Over $20K was raised both years.

I sat down with all three women and discussed their journey with this very important cause.  The founder of The 501(c)(3)WTFC,  Shari Goldsmith revealed her special story.

http://www.thewtfc.org/ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization donating 100% of their proceeds to breast cancer research foundations.

To find out more information you can also visit http://www.breastofeverything.com/

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Longislanders Network at PinkTie.org Event

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Co-Founder Rich Cave poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the PinkTie.org Event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island
























































Co-Founder Rich Cave poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at the PinkTie.org Event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island - Photo by Lenny Stucker
 






















Magazine Publisher Paul Anthony and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at PinkTie.org Event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island



























News 12 Reporter Elisa DeStefano and Cognac pose for a photo-op on the Pink Carpet at The PinkTie.org Event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island



























Long Beach Film Festival Founder Ingrid Dodd and Cognac pose for a photo-op at the PinkTie.org Event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island















































Teresa Steinberg, Cognac Wellerlane and Jennifer Ravell pose for a photo-op at the PinkTie.org Event  at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island





















































































TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses on the Pink Carpet at the PinkTie.org Event at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Long Island

 








Almost three thousand Long Islanders attended the 4th Annual PinkTie.org Event at the Crest Hollow Country Club.  Pink Tie was founded on the idea of bringing sports, networking and charity together; creating an atmosphere of excitement where people can meet and do business all the while coming together for a great cause.


After the success of their  first two annual events, Pink Tie decided to launch a new initiative, PinkTie1000. PinkTie1000 is a 100% pass through organization, with the mission to compel 1,000 professionals to commit to contributing $100/quarter ($400 per year). In turn they will collectively cut a $100,000 check to local charities each quarter.

PinkTie1000’s core mission is to benefit local organizations, nationwide, in the communities that they serve.  Pinktie 1000 is  predominately volunteer with zero-to-minimal overhead expenses and administrative fees.


This  year's beneficiary is Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation.  The Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation has been recognized as the premier organization dedicated to research, education, fellowship and patient care in the fields of oncology and hematology in the Long Island/Tri-State area.  The Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation is committed to the ultimate goal of eradicating cancer through the research programs it supports. But we also recognize that cancer has a very human face. As a result, 40% of the Foundation's budget is dedicated to patient care at our four Don Monti Cancer Centers, including the Don Monti Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit at North Shore University Hospital.  For more information please visit http://www.donmontifoundation.org.


This year musical performance featured Michael DelGuidice & Big Shot – celebrating the Music of Billy Joel. Past PinkTie.org Events have included sports athletes  Jim Leyritz, Dwight "Doc" Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Walter “Clyde” Frazier, Otis “OJ” Anderson, Joe Klecko, Renaldo Snipes, Greg Buttle, Bobby Nystrom, Wesley Walker, Kevin Plawecki, Cecil Fielder, Jeff Beukeboom, Eric Anderson, Ed Kranepool, Buddy Harrelson, Erik Coleman, Brent Sopel and Gary Sheffield

During the event I was fortunate to speak to Co-founder Rich Cave of Pinktie.org

PinkTie.org has become the backbone of Long Island’s fastest-growing philanthropy movement – a collaborative “go-giving” effort uniting Long Island's socially conscious professionals to make a difference in their community. Last year’s Event raised $300,000 for the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation and hosted to over 2000 guests. This year attendance is expected to once again raise a monumental amount of funds for the Don Monti Foundation, the leader in cancer research on Long Island for over 40 years. - 100% of funds raised will go to the cancer cause!

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