Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Luncheons, cocktails, and opening days ...

A little down time at the opening day of the 37th annual Hampton Classic.
This past Saturday in Bridgehampton, equestrienne Stephanie Riggio hosted an evening at her home for horse and animal lovers. The objective: to familiarize people with the HSUS Equine leadership council's efforts to preserve and protect America's horses. New Yorkers already know about this issue which is before us in the presence of the carriage horses used for visiting tourists in Central Park.
Georgina Bloomberg, Alison Boris, Susan Alcala, and Toni Condon
Cheri Rice, Kathleen Rice, Lisa McCarthy, and Beth Ostrosky
Elisa Bitton, Debra Siffert, Herbert Roberts, and Jennifer Faga
The Equine Council is composed of key supporters who are highly committed to the mission of The HSUS and to the protection of horses and burros, and who have made a substantial annual commitment of $15,000 or more in support of The HSUS's equine protection programs. The goal of the council is to provide our top advocates for equine protection with an opportunity for deeper engagement and more meaningful involvement in The HSUS and to develop a corps of ambassadors.
Leonard Riggio and Louise Riggio
Georgina Bloomberg and Jill Rappaport
Lauren Grafer and Andrew Schweibold
Lisa Nilsson Levin and Chris Lukas
Jennifer Faga, Julie Ratner, and Joan Kraisky
Lisa Simonson Phillips and Cassandra Seidenfeld
Stephanie Riggio, Michael Bulger, and Louise Riggio
Francis Hayward and Lionel Larner
Lisa McCarthy, Robert Lyster, and Cassandra Seidenfeld
Adriel Reboh and Christine Schott
Karen Duarte, Stephanie Riggio, and Keith Dane
Brian Simonson, Jenny Dunion, and Craig Reynolds
Louise Riggio and Sara Davison
Elisa Bitton, Joana Klausen, and Debra Siffert
Alexandra Titone and Lila Titone
Scot Evans and Linda Umla
Monte Albers DeLon and Michael Meltzer
Rob Jones, Todd Hutcheson, Calum Gair-Stephenson, and Alex Hamer
Stacy Engman
Walton Ward, Kassidy Babcock, Elliott Levenglick, and Benjamin Brey
Last Wednesday in Southampton Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos hosted a luncheon at her home to celebrate 10 years of Alber Elbaz at Lanvin. The luncheon included a sale of Elbaz' collection with a percentage of the sales benefiting Save Venice.
Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio, Barbara Hemmerle Gollust, Lisa Jackson, Ann Hasiotis, Margie Loeb, Charlotte Assaf
Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio, Barbara Hemmerle Gollust, Lisa Jackson, Ann Hasiotis, Margie Loeb, and Charlotte Assaf
Charlotte Assaf,  Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Madeline Hult Elghanayan
Charlotte Assaf, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, and Madeline Hult Elghanayan
Fiona Rudin, Michelle Bergeron, Michelle McMaster, Pamela Ludwick
Fiona Rudin, Michelle Bergeron, Michelle McMaster, and Pamela Ludwick
Lara Shiffman, Jackie Harris Hochberg
Lara Shiffman and Jackie Harris Hochberg
Kylie Cavaco Reck, Blair Voltz Clarke
Kylie Cavaco Reck and Blair Voltz Clarke
Michelle Bergeron, Phyllis Yoo
Michelle Bergeron and Phyllis Yoo
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Cecile Andrau
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Cecile Andrau
Adelina Wong Ettelson, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Adelina Wong Ettelson and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Beatrice Del Favero, Elisabeth Holder, Amanda Sheppard
Beatrice Del Favero, Elisabeth Holder, and Amanda Sheppard
Karla Harwich, Adelina Wong Ettelson, Clarita Fodor
Karla Harwich, Adelina Wong Ettelson, and Clarita Fodor
Melissa Biggs Bradley, Jamee Gregory, Mary Kathryn Navab
Melissa Biggs Bradley, Jamee Gregory, and Mary Kathryn Navab
Melissa Berkelhammer, Elizabeth Kurpis, Anne Huntington
Melissa Berkelhammer, Elizabeth Kurpis, and Anne Huntington
Cricket Burns, Melinda Hackett
Cricket Burns and Melinda Hackett
Wendy Frank, Michelle Bergeron
Wendy Frank and Michelle Bergeron
Stacey Pashcow, Alexandra Gardi, Dori Cooperman, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Clea Guerrand-Hermes
Stacey Pashcow, Alexandra Gardi, Dori Cooperman, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, and Clea Guerrand-Hermes
Dori Cooperman, Dana Hammond Stubgen, Bettina Zilkha, Barbara Hemmerle Gollust
Dori Cooperman, Dana Hammond Stubgen, Bettina Zilkha, and Barbara Hemmerle Gollust
 Kimberly Yeary, Nathalie Kaplan, Barbara Hemmerle Gollust
Kimberly Yeary, Nathalie Kaplan, Barbara Hemmerle Gollust
Nina Stuart
Nina Stuart
Donna Zilkha, Alexandra Lebenthal
Donna Zilkha and Alexandra Lebenthal
Kristopher Hegland, Nicolas Turko, Julia Erdman, Michael Tomei
Kristopher Hegland, Nicolas Turko, Julia Erdman, and Michael Tomei
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Jackie Greenberg, Bettina Zilkha
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Jackie Greenberg, and Bettina Zilkha
Maria Lowe, Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio
Maria Lowe and Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio
Clare McKeon, Nathalie Kaplan
Clare McKeon and Nathalie Kaplan
Caryn Zucker, Debbie Bancroft, Heather Mnuchin
Caryn Zucker, Debbie Bancroft, and Heather Mnuchin
Hannah McFarland, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Yesim Philip, Mary Snow
Hannah McFarland, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Yesim Philip, and Mary Snow
Adelina Wong Ettelson
Adelina Wong Ettelson
Cristina Greeven Cuomo
Cristina Greeven Cuomo
Laura Lofaro Freeman
Laura Lofaro Freeman
Danielle Ganek
Danielle Ganek
Phyllis Yoo, Charlie Ward, Grace Palmer
Phyllis Yoo, Charlie Ward, and Grace Palmer
Clea Guerrand-Hermes, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes
Clea and Valesca Guerrand-Hermes
Karla Harwich, Kimberly Yeary
Karla Harwich and Kimberly Yeary
Amanda Fraser Gajwani, Madeline Hult Elghanayan
Amanda Fraser Gajwani and Madeline Hult Elghanayan
Olivia Chantecaille, Julia Erdman
Olivia Chantecaille and Julia Erdman
BJ Blum, Lesley Schulhof
BJ Blum and Lesley Schulhof
Dana Hammond Stubgen, Simone Levinson
Dana Hammond Stubgen and Simone Levinson
Samantha Boardman Rosen
Samantha Boardman Rosen
Michelle Bergeron, Barbara Hemmerle Gollust
Michelle Bergeron and Barbara Hemmerle Gollust
Yesim Philip, Mary Kathryn Navab
Yesim Philip and Mary Kathryn Navab
Arts advocate Joyce Mullins-Jackson and her husband retired New York State Supreme Court Judge, the Honorable Bernard Jackson, opened their elegant, art filled Watermill aerie for a special cocktail reception — Celebrating the Arts — to introduce the work of the renowned Washington Performing Arts Society to their New York and Hamptons friends.

A very special speaker was the Jackson's longtime friend and the evening's co-host, philanthropist Reginald Van Lee, Chairman of the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS), which for over four decades has been one of the leading presenting organizations in the nation. Van Lee spoke passionately about WPAS's vital role in creating profound opportunities for connecting the community to artists through education and performance. He also emphasized the diversity of the artists the Society presents from Classical to Gospel to Popular to Country and numerous dance concerts as well.

His words were echoed by guest Cora Masters Berry, former First Lady of the District of Columbia and the Chief Executive Officer of the Recreation Wish List Committee whose primary mission is to improve the quality of public recreation in the District of Columbia for children and teens.
Hostess Joyce Mullins Jackson welcomes Reggie Van Lee
Hostess Joyce Mullins Jackson welcomes Reginald Van Lee
Tony and Peabody Award winner Murray Horwitz, the Director of Development of WPAS also spoke glowingly about WPASand programming and its effects on the community which also includes a most important audience — Congress.

Listening raptly to the speakers were filmmaker Khephra Burns and his wife Essence Magazine Emerita Susan Taylor, Evidence Dance Company Associate Director Arcell Cabuag, and Bonnie Cannon, first African-American Trustee of Southampton, fashion designer Edward Wilkerson, sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp, painter Frank Wimberley, art consultant Peg Alston and Willis Burton, Bob Perry and Gail Monroe Perry, Cheryl Buck, Anna Eagle, Candace Dyal, Daren Thomas, Deborah Fox and Lamar Miller, Diane and Lex Cohen, Dianne Plummer, Edward Callaghan, John Wegorzewski, Errol and Paula Taylor, Gaby McDonald, Gini Booth, Jacques-Philippe Piverger, Judy and Bob Adams, Kees and Sharon Van Liempt, Lola C. West and Maymette Carter, Sharon Bowen and Larry Morse, Stephen Wald and Immeke Schmidt.
Reginald Van Lee, Daren Thomas, Omar Karriem
Reginald Van Lee, Daren Thomas, and Omar Karriem
Under clear skies, guest nibbled on delectable treats from Harlem's acclaimed 5 and Diamond Restaurant. Chef David Martinez satisfied all with a great selection of hors d'oeuvres that included chorizo wrapped in puff pastry with a Romesco dipping sauce, dates wrapped in bacon, addictive mini lobster rolls and their infamous Mac and cheese. The evening's signature cocktail was the Dark & Stormy — or bubbly Rose for those lovers of all things Provence.

For more information about the Washington Performing Arts Society, please visit www.wpas.org.
Stephen & Marlon Wald
Stephen and Marlon Wald
Anna Eagle & Khephra Burns
Anna Eagle and Khephra Burns
Cheryl Buck, Bonnie Cannon, Denise Moore
Cheryl Buck, Bonnie Cannon, and Denise Moore
Renowned sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp & Denise Moore
Renowned sculptor Hans Van de Bovenkamp and Denise Moore
Candace Dyal & Murray Horwitz
Candace Dyal and Murray Horwitz
Don Cornwell, Bob Adams & Corey White
Don Cornwell, Bob Adams, and Corey White
Former First Lady of D.C. Cora Masters Barry & Reginald Van Lee
Former First Lady of D.C. Cora Masters Barry and Reginald Van Lee
Tony & Peabody award winner Murray Horwitz & Edward Callaghan
Tony and Peabody award winner Murray Horwitz and Edward Callaghan
Dushy Roth, Joyce Mullins-Jackson, Roman Roth
Dushy Roth, Joyce Mullins-Jackson, and Roman Roth
Evidence Dance Company associate artistic director Arcell Cabuag
Evidence Dance Company associate artistic director Arcell Cabuag
Famed painter Frank Wimberley & sculptor Hans Van De Bovenkamp
Famed painter Frank Wimberley and sculptor Hans Van De Bovenkamp
Anna Eagle, Robert Kirk, Susan Taylor
Anna Eagle, Robert Kirk, and Susan Taylor
Bob & Judy Adams
Bob and Judy Adams
Fashion designer Edward Wilkerson
Fashion designer Edward Wilkerson
Bob Perry, Peg Alston, Willis Burton
Bob Perry, Peg Alston, and Willis Burton
Bob Perry, Peg Alston, Willis Burton
Constance Saunders, Robert Perry, and Gail Monroe Perry
Corey McCathern and Reginald Van Lee
The 37th annual Hampton Classic began on Sunday, August 26, and runs through September 2, for another year of exciting equestrian competition, luxurious shopping, and activities with something for every member of the family. Set amidst the splendor of Long Island's spectacular Hamptons, near some of the world's most beautiful beaches, the Hampton Classic is the culminating event of the Hamptons' summer season.

Masses of spectators, socialites and celebrities – and anyone looking for a top summer destination – return year after year to the eastern end of Long Island to see and be seen at New York's iconic end-of-summer event.

The Hampton Classic is one of the most prestigious horse shows in the nation and features the world's best horses and riders, including riders returning from the 2012 London Olympic Games, heading the list of entries in this years Classic.

Here are some scenes from Opening Day ...
James and Virginia Comley, Bonnie Comley, Stewart Lane, Leah Lane, and Claudette Darrell
Showering before showtime
Manicure before showtime
Ready to go
Up next ...
The competition begins
Round 1 ...
Getting a rubdown after competition
Sculpture Garden
Hunter Ring Entrance
Set for lunch ...
Lunching in the VIP tent
The bubbly is ready!
Hat ladies ...
Sofia D'Angelo, a 14-year-old rider who sang the National Anthem
Wolffer Estate Vineyard Ladies ready to serve....
Wolffer Estate Vineyards Lounge in the VIP tent
Saddles for sale
Saddle scene
What's all the fuss with the horses? Look at me!
Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com; Lisa Tamburini (Hampton Classic)