Wednesday, August 15, 2012

GET WILD

Christopher and Joanie Fischer
Beth Ostrosky Stern
Chuck and Ellen Scarborough
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated the Hamptons summer season with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Dune Beach in Southampton. The event, chaired by Beth Ostrosky Stern, Christopher Obetz and Ellen Scarborough, celebrated the rehabilitation and successful release of Long Island's native wildlife. Guests in attendance included Beth Ostrosky Stern, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Ginnieand Augie Frati, Avis Richards, Leslie Alexander, Christopher and Joni Fischer, Josh Guberman, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Robert Albertson and Suzanne Murphy, Howard Lorber, Samantha Kleinfield, Ellen and Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S, Dr. Tara Allmen, M.D., and Paul Schindler.

Friends, family and supporters of The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons gathered for a seaside clambake and cocktails with musical entertainment by Jetty Four. Also in attendance were furry and feathered friends including, Blossom the opossum, Sonja the red tailed hawk, Kaylala the great horned owl and Cutie Pie the screech owl.

Executive Director and Founder of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, Ginnie Frati, thanked guests “for their generous support and contributions.” “With your donations we can better maintain our medical equipment, get the best veterinary care, and gather skills and training to increase our success rate. We are able to offer state-of-the-art care to our wild neighbors that so richly deserve it because they are usually injured by human activities,” said Frati.
Ginnie Frati and Rob Carmichael with Kalala the Owl
The event also included a silent auction featuring exclusive items such as such as a men’s bomber jacket by Perry Ellis; a ladies’ packable zip jacket from Laundry by Shelli Segal; a masterpiece oil painting portrait session by Kramer Portraits; a one night stay at Hyatt East End with tickets to the Long Island Aquarium; a limited edition snowy owl sculpture from Dianne Marxe; an original lithograph by local artist June Kluglein; a heavy cast bronze Chinese bell; a gift basket from LiV Vodka; season tickets for two for the fall season of the Hampton Theatre Company; a cashmere blanket from Christopher Fischer; a PearlinBrite® laser tooth whitening treatment; a Lorena Sarbu couture cocktail dress; dinner for two at Benjamin Steakhouse; a day of beauty at Angelo David Salon; lunch for four at Southampton Inn’s OSO Restaurant; two nights at The Enclave Inn with dinner for two at 75 Main; an original painting by artist Norbert Gonsalves; veterinary services from Dr. Cindy Bressler and five hours of grooming services from Hamptons Canine Concierge; two private dog training lessons with celebrity dog trainer Lisa Hartman; a day of pampering for your pooch at The Dog Store; a signature one hour psychic reading with psychic medium and clairvoyant Thomas John; a one hour private yoga session at Reflections Yoga; one session with celebrity eyebrow specialist Joey Healy; and six tickets to Mamma Mia! In addition, guests were also able to bid on a one hour photo session photographed by Howard Stern, which is being auctioned online until August 21, 2012.
Eric and Mary Raff with Joseph and Joann Vituli
Paul Schindler, Billy Walters, Leslie Alexander, and Howard Lorber
Guests received VIP gift bags with items from Christopher Fischer Cashmere, Hatherleigh Press, Jan Linhart, D.D.S., Martha Clara Vineyards, Ghost The Musical, The Weinstein Company, Mark Friedman of Halstead Property, Sister Act on Broadway, Angelo David Salon, Smashbox, L'Oreal, Dirty Blonde Cocktails, Hamptons Magazine, Cape Cod Potato Chips and Mangodrin™.

This year’s GET WILD Summer Gala sponsors included Birds Nest Foundation; Tara Allmen, M.D.; Cunningham Insurance; Hamptons Magazine; Equinoxe Graphiques; Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Linda and Benjamin Lambert; Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; Suzanne Murphy and Robert Albertson; Andy Sabin Family Foundation; Smartwater®, Brugal Rum and Martha Clara Vineyards.
Jett Four
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons is a nonprofit wildlife hospital dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned wild animals in order to return them to their natural habitat. The Center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by veterinarians, licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. The Center also provides educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools, and invites students from local colleges participate in cooperative education programs and internships. A grassroots organization, the Center has grown from a few concerned friends to a group of more than 1,000 members and supporters, and receives more than 10,000 requests for information or assistance each year. Located in a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem, the facility consists of salt and fresh water wetlands, pine barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. The hospital at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike veterinary hospitals, the space is free of any ambient noises or smells to stress the animals that are recovering within.

For further information about the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, please visit www.wildliferescuecenter.org.
Jill Brooke
Suzanne Murphy
Robert Albertson
Ava Watkins and Blance Williamson
Martino the Owl
Avis Richards and Beth Ostrosky Stern
Keri Millstein and Susan Sabin
Dr. Tara Allmen, Lawrence Kimmel, and Dr. Joann Vitulli
Nancy Seid and Jonathan Sabin
Donna and Dick Soloway
Debbie and Bill Gorin
Jean and Martin Shafiroff
The Shakespeare in the Park production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical INTO THE WOODS opened this past Thursday at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The show has been such an immediate success that the Public Theater’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis has announced that they will “spend an additional week in the woods with this amazing cast. Directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel, INTO THE WOODS, originally scheduled to close on Saturday, August 25 will run for one final week through Saturday, September 1.
Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham, Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham, Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine, and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
The Public Theater will offer a special family-friendly matinee of INTO THE WOODS on Wednesday, August 22 at 3 p.m. This matinee is designed to engage younger audiences and to serve families unable to attend evening performances. The 95-minute production will comprise act one only. There will still be an 8 p.m. evening performance on August 22.

Tickets to the special family-friendly matinee will be distributed for FREE primarily through the Virtual Ticketing lottery (www.shakespeareinthepark.org/matinee), with a limited number of tickets available through a stand-by line on the day of the performance. Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park are free and distributed the day of the performance. All performances are at  8 p.m. For ticket information and performance schedule, visit www.shakespeareinthepark.org or call 212-539-8750.
Sally Field
Sally Field
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
Chip Zien and Joanna Gleason
Chip Zien and Joanna Gleason
The cast of INTO THE WOODS features Amy Adams (Baker’s Wife); Jack Broderick (Narrator); Glenn Close (The Voice of the Giant); Gideon Glick (Jack); Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel’s Prince); Ellen Harvey (Cinderella’s Stepmother); Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella’s Prince, Wolf); Tina Johnson (Red Ridinghood’s Granny); Josh Lamon (Steward); Bethany Moore (Florinda); Jessie Mueller (Cinderella); Donna Murphy (The Witch); Denis O’Hare (The Baker); Jennifer Rias (Lucinda); Laura Shoop (Cinderella’s Mother); Tess Soltau (Rapunzel); Sarah Stiles (Little Red Ridinghood); Kristine Zbornik (Jack’s Mother); and Chip Zien (Mysterious Man). The non-Equity ensemble of INTO THE WOODSfeatures Victoria Cook, Johnny Newcomb, Noah Radcliffe, and Eric R. Williams.
Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
Rutina Wesley
Rutina Wesley
In INTO THE WOODS, a witch’s curse condemns the Baker and his Wife to a life without children. They embark on a quest to find the four items required to break the spell: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. Will they succeed?  And what happens after “happily ever after?” A Tony Award-winning masterpiece is a witty and irreverent reimagining of beloved classic fairytales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Cinderella.
Kim Catullo, Christine Quinn, State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, and guest
Kim Catullo, Christine Quinn, State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, and friend
Michael Greif, Maggie Lacey, Bill Heck and guest
Michael Greif, Maggie Lacey, Bill Heck, and friend
Jonathan Marc Sherman and Perry Granoff
Jonathan Marc Sherman and Perry Granoff
Mortimer Zuckerman and Camille Douglas
Mortimer Zuckerman and Camille Douglas
Barry Rosenstein and Sarah Kernochan
Sarah Kernochan and Barry Rosenstein
Denis O’Hare and Amy Adams
Denis O’Hare and Amy Adams
Ted Shen
Ted Shen
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Tom Tisch, and Billie Tisch
Oskar Eustis with Tom and Billie Tisch
Camryn Manheim and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
Camryn Manheim and Oskar Eustis
Bank of America’s New York City Market President Jeff Barker and wife Wendy Barker
Jeff and Wendy Barker
Frank Rich and wife Alex Witchel
Frank Rich and wife Alex Witchel
Literary luminaries and book-lovers came out in force to support the East Hampton Library's 8th Annual Authors Night benefit on Saturday, August 11th  at the Gardiner Farm in East Hampton.

Authors Night Founding Co-Chairs Alec Baldwin and Barbara Goldsmith, and Honorary Co-Chairs Ken Auletta, David Baldacci, Robert A. Caro, Dick Cavett, Lynn Sherr, and Dava Sobel were joined by more than 120 authors who signed their newest books for the enthusiastic throng of 1,500 event attendees.

This year's event raised more than $200,000 for the East Hampton Library. East Hampton Library Director Dennis Fabiszak stated, “This year’s roster of participants featured more New York Times bestselling writers than ever before. More than 2,500 books were sold at the event, translating to a record-breaking $40,000 in book sales over last year’s $30,000 amount.
Authors waiting to sign and sell their books
Participating authors at the event included Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie (Catherine the Great), Ali Wentworth (Ali in Wonderland), Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Sexually Speaking), Ken Auletta (Googled), Martin Amis (Lionel Asbo: State of England), Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big to Fail), Robert Klein (The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue), Elizabeth Holtzman (Cheating Justice), Jeffrey Lyons (Stories My Father Told Me), Michael Shnayerson (Harry Belafonte: My Song), Philip Galanes (Social Q’s), Kati Marton (Paris: A Love Story), Peter Kaminsky (Culinary Intelligence), Christina Haag (Come to the Edge), Dr. Oz Garcia (Redesigning 50), Katie Lee (Groundswell), Edward Conard (Unintended Consequences), Bill Evans (Blackmail Earth), A.J. Jacobs (Drop Dead Healthy), Kelly Killoren Bensimon (I Can Make You Hot!), Andrea Kane (The Line Between Here and Gone), Jamee Gregory (New York Parties), Robert Lipsyte (An Accidental Sportswriter), Lucette Lagnado (The Arrogant Years), Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Luck and Circumstance) illustrator Hilary Knight (the Eloise books), Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (The Nanny Diaries), and Sam Talbot (The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries). Guests in attendance included journalist and political advisor George Stephanopoulos (who came to support wife Ali Wentworth), actress/playwright Tovah Feldshuh, actress Victoria Tennant, and Hilaria Baldwin (who arrived with new husband Alec Baldwin).
Co-chair, Ken Auletta
Tom Twomey, Chairman of the Library’s Board of Managers said, “This year’s event exceeded our expectations. We’re proud to report that the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night has now become one of the most successful annual celebrations of books and authors in America.  The funds raised at Authors Night will be used for essential programs and services at the Library throughout the next year.”

Authors night proceed benefit the East Hampton Library, a private not-for-private organization providing outstanding library services to the East Hampton Community.
Andy Siegel (Suzy's Case)
Ann Ligouri (A Passion For Golf )
Hilary Knight signing his book
Robert Caro
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Bonnie Comely, Stewart F. Lane and Leah Lane
Children's book author, Michael Paraskevas
Christina Haag (Come to the Edge)
Martha Rogers and Dick Cavett
Ali Wentworth (Ali in Wonderland)
Dorothy Frankel, Dr. Ruth, and George Stephanapolis
Dr. Ruth and Ali Wentworth
Dr. Ruth signing her books
Karyn Mannix and Lori Schultz showing their new purchase
Jamee Gregory (New York Parties - Private Views)
Jeffrey Lyons (Stories My Father Told Me)
Kelly Bensimon
Leah Lane and Katie Lee
Lisa Hartman
Lynn Sher (Swim)
Michael Paraskevas signing
Robert Klein (The Amorous Busboy of Decautur Avenue)
Sam Talbot (The Sweet Life)
Tovah Feldshuh and Dr. Ruth
Ward Morehouse III (Inside the Plaza)
Last weekend in the Hamptons they held a kick-off for the Amy Winehouse Foundation GALA. People trekked from the City so were in a fine mood to party, talk and listen to great music. And, that's what they got. Over 200 guests were at board member David Hryck's house in Southampton, under the stars and under a tent (just in case!), everyone mingled in fine form.  Amy's parents, Janis and Mitch Winehouse, and their respective spouses Richard and Jane, were visiting from England.  Board members Monte Lipman and Alan Serrins journeyed from the City along with Executive Director Julie Muraco.

Among the crowd of "faces" were Cheri Kaufman, Rod and Judy Gilbert, PR guru Catherine Saxton, financiers Patrick J. Harvey and Eric Goldberg, Fruzen Ice creator Hana Bisceglie, Trenton Harrison-Lewis, the irrepressible Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and famed pop singer Taja Sevelle, who has also co-founded URBAN FARMING, with the goal of creating 100 Million people to plant and register their gardens as a part of the "Urban Farming Global Food Chain.
Alan Cumming
Mitch Winehouse and Dominick Farinacci Quartet
Mitch Winehouse, performed favorite ballads with the Dominick Farinacci band, to the delight of the crowd.  "Hey, now I know where Amy got her voice," one of the guests noted.  As a special tribute to the iconic performer, the Thai ceremony of lighted balloons rose into the night sky.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation INSPIRATION AWARDS Gala takes place at the Waldorf Hotel on October 11th. The Gala will honor three music legends, Tony Bennett, who won the Grammy Award for his duet with Amy. Salaam Remi, hip hop producer and keyboard player as well as current favorite Nas, who recently released his latest chart topping album Life Is Good featuring Amy Winehouse.  
Alan Cumming
Trenton Harrison Lewis and Jessica Walsh
Alan Cumming
Rod and Judy Gilbert
Alan Cumming
Mitch and Janis Winehouse
Alan Cumming
Mitch Winehouse and Jane Winehouse
Alan Cumming
Monte Lipman and Mitch Winehouse
Alan Cumming
Dr. Ruth Westheimer and David Hryck
Alan Cumming
Mitch Winehouse and Judy Limon
Alan Cumming
Taja Sevelle and Mitch Winehouse
UJA-Federation of New York's Manhattan Women's Philanthropy held its seventh annual Hamptons Trunk Show on August 2nd at the Bridgehampton Historical Society with 600 people in attendance, and $450,000 worth of merchandise was sold. Twenty percent of the proceeds of all sales at the trunk show benefit UJA-Federation of New York.
Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham, Jeff Barker, Wendy Barker, and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
Event Chairs Jamie Mitchell, Sara Joyce Scharfer, Stacey Bronfman, Ramy Sharp, Harriet Croman, and Jennifer Gardner Trulson
The event showcased clothing for women, men, and children, as well as designer jewelry, swimwear, and home accessories from more than 70 designers. Participating designers included Lissa Jewelry, Shawn Warren Designs, Jennifer Miller, Scoop NYC, Ramy Brook, HIPCHICK, Pop St Barth, and many more. The Hamptons Trunk Show, a day filled with shopping, music, and refreshments in an elegantly tented outdoor space, has become a must-attend summer Hamptons event.
 
Under the leadership of event chair Ramy Sharp and vice chairs Jill Bikoff, Stacey Kaye Bronfman, Harriet Croman, Jamie Mitchell, Sara Pilot, Joyce Scharfer, and Jennifer Gardner Trulson, the Hamptons Trunk Show helps UJA-Federation continue doing what the organization does best: caring for people in need, inspiring a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthening Jewish communities.
Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham, Jeff Barker, Wendy Barker, and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
The event also included a signing by Dr. Neil Sadick of his book "The New Natural: Your Ultimate Guide to Cutting-Edge Age Reversal," and featured a $500 Lester's gift certificate as a door prize.
 
UJA-Federation of New York's Manhattan Women's Philanthropy will hold its Manhattan Holiday Trunk Show on November 6, 2012 at its headquarters at 130 East 59th Street in Manhattan from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham, Jeff Barker, Wendy Barker, and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
Ramy Sharp and Star Jones Elyse Newhouse
Public Theater Executive Director Patrick Willingham, Jeff Barker, Wendy Barker, and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
Karen Kastenbaum and Marcia Riklis: Karen Kastenbaum and Marcia Riklis
Author Harper Dimmerman, Tracy Stern and R. Couri Hay hosted a summer cocktail party and benefit for Harboring Hearts on Saturday, August 11th at Hamptons Players Club. Harboring Hearts co-founder Michelle Javian welcomed supporters including Craig Pravda, Fallon Rechnitz, Dmitry Seron, Jacqueline Markot and Anjali Arora over Pearl Vodka cocktails and light bites at the new East Hampton haunt. Guests bid on items such as a luxury package from Salon Tea and a 1 night stay at Jedediah Hawkins Inn.
Alan Cumming
Harboring Hearts is dedicated to providing housing and a support system for patients and caregivers hospitalized for heart-related diseases in the New York City area. For more information on Harboring Hearts, please visit the charity's newly re-launched website at www.harboringhearts.org.
Alan Cumming
Shayla Franden and Michelle Javian
Alan Cumming
Dmitry Seron and Fallon Rechnitz
Alan Cumming
Craig Pravda, Michelle Javian
Alan Cumming
Anjali Arora and Jacqueline Markot
Alan Cumming
Maria Barnett and Mikelle Kennedy
Alan Cumming
Harboring Hearts Supporters
Photographs by Rob Rich (Wildlife Rescue Center); Steve Shevett (Public Theater); Lisa Tamburini (Authors Night); Gail Tobias (UJA); Sunny Norton (Harboring Hearts)