The Hamptons were made for weekends like this. Sunny skies, 80-degree temperatures and cool, timely breezes swept through the East End as Hamptonites continued to savor summer. Jason Derulo took the stage at VH1’s Save the Music Hamptons Live Saturday night, and Alec and Hilaria Baldwin mingled at Authors Night to benefit East Hampton Library. Alec, the Honorary Founding Co-Chair of Authors Night, was joined by more than 2,000 people who came out to meet with 100 authors across all genres in a festive cocktail party atmosphere. Honorary Co-Chair Edward Burns, who showed off his new TNT Original Series Public Morals Monday in the Hamptons, was also in attendance, signing copies of his book Independent Ed. The “Premier Literary Event of the Hamptons,” which celebrated its 11th anniversary this year, began with an Authors Book Signing Cocktail Reception at 5pm where guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine and had the opportunity to meet their favorite authors, buy their books and have them personally inscribed. At 8pm, directly following the Authors Reception, more than 600 guests were hosted at 24 individual dinner parties at private area homes in honor of one (or more) of the guest authors.
Long Island Pulse Magazine hosted Docktails on a perfect Saturday afternoon at Montauk Yacht Club. Raphael poured dockside, and Celebrity Cruises provided a speciality cocktail for attendees, including top clients and VIP subscribers, to enjoy. Guests boarded Strong’s Marine luxury vessels for an exclusive first look and tour and went home with Ritz Carlton canvas bags full of goodies from Montauk Yacht Club, Strong’s Marine, GiGi NY, Store, Nevica Salon, Excel Aire, Raphael and Celebrity Cruises. View more photos on our Facebook page.
Right On! The Lennon Years, Photographs by Susan Wood 1968 – 1978 opened with a reception at the historic barn at Mulford Farm Saturday. Guests had an opportunity to meet with photographer Susan Wood and be among the first to view the new exhibition, presented by the East Hampton Historical Society. Among the attendees were Anne Chaisson (Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival), actress Celia Weston, authors Shiela Kohler, Jeffrey Banks & Doria DeLachapelle, Jeannie & David Stiles; artist Paul Davis, Nina Gillman, Roseanne & Richard Barons (Director of the East Hampton Historical Society), Mary Busch, Elana Prohaska Glinn, and PR mavens Susan Silver & Judy Twersky.
The competition was friendly but fierce at the Ram’s Head First Annual Summer Games. People played bocce, croquet, horseshoe and cornhole while listening to live music by Erich Collins Carey Constituency Band drinking and Wölffer cider and wines. The proceeds went to S.I. Emergency Medical Service/Ambulance Corp. Foundation.
CEO and Creative Director of Alice + Olivia Stacey Bendet hosted an evening of champagne and shopping in honor of Sunday’s 10th Annual Strides for Life race to benefit the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. Bendet, who posed on the red carpet, gave shoppers a 10 percent discount on all items in the store with a portion of the proceeds going to Lung Cancer Research Foundation.
On Sunday, more than 1,000 runners competed in the three-mile race. The signature event of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation raised more than $400,000 for the cause. Luis Ramirez, 24, was the top male finisher over 12 years old (15:24), and Barbara Gubbins, 55, was first among women over 12 years old in 19:02. Thomas Arnold, 11, clocked in at 21:06, and Danielle Paulson, 12, at 27:54 to win the 12 and under boys and girls groups, respectively. Southampton Major Mark Epley was the honorary chairperson.
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