|This past Sunday, August 23rd, The 40th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton welcomed riders, spectators, and horses to its opening day. "The Classic" is one of the most prestigious horse shows in the nation and features competitors at every level from young children to Olympic veterans, culminating in the Classic's feature event, the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix.
The Hampton Classic this year, features six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer's Market, all on its 60-acre show grounds. With its top competition and pristine setting, The Hampton Classic is not just a place to see, it's also a place to be seen. In the past two years, Jerry Seinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Lauer, Kelly Ripa, Julianne Moore, Sofia Vergara and Mary-Kate Olsen have been spotted enjoying the competition from the sidelines.
|The Hampton Classic hosts more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. The Classic culminates on Sunday, August 30, "Grand Prix Sunday," with an impressive schedule of classes including three finals - the $30,000 7-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship Finals, the $25,000 Campbell Stables Show Jumping Derby, and the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Presented by LONGINES - in the Grand Prix Ring, as well as the $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic in the Anne Aspinall Ring. "The Classic" runs through August 30th.|
|The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala. The event was hosted by the Marder family at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and honored artists April Gornik & Eric Fischl, Amy Sullivan and Real Estate Broker Susan Penzner.
Guests enjoyed live music along with cocktails and light fare. A silent art auction, which was live on Paddle8 leading up to the event and available for guests on tablets set up around the event space. Items for auction include: Untitled by Ross Bleckner, an oil painting on canvas, valued at $10,000; April Gornik’s Reflected Sunset, valued at $7,000; Eric Fischl’s drawing Untitled (Showering Girl From Behind), Valued at $8,000 and Aurora Borealis, an oil and spray paint on canvas, by Adam Stennett to name a few.
|This year’s GET WILD Summer Gala sponsors included: Leslie Alexander; Tara Allmen, MD; Ingrid Arneberg & Will Marin; Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation; Nejma & Peter Beard; Albert Behler; Peter Benedek; Rosalie Brinton; Catherine Cahill & William Bernhard; Marty & Michele Cohen; Ron Delsener; Douglas Elliman, LLC; Susan Dusenberry; Pat Garrity & Corcoran; Gentry Construction; Hamptons Magazine; Harmlesss Harvest; Karen & Jeff Hughes; Hutchinson Landscape; Frances Jones & Keith Douglas; George & Mariana Kaufman; Hon Martin J. Kerins; King Kullen; Linda & Ben Lambert; Leslie Wine; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Marston; Howard Marton; Jay McInerney; Susan Mead; Nicole Miller; Jewel & Bob Morris; Margo & Jimmy Nederlander; Norman Peck; Katharine Rayner; Agena Rigdon, DKR Shores Inc.; Dayton Ritz & Osborne; Pierce Roberts & Jonathan Canno; Press News Group; Andrew Sabin Family Foundation; Sagaponack Charitable Trust; Ellen & Chuck Scarborough; Shinnecock Animal Hospital; Brian Slaga, East West Marine; Barbara & Randall Smith; Allison Stern; Roger & Karen Stevens; Ted Moudis Associates; Jerry Turco and Holly Whitmore.|
|The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat. It is a grass roots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over 1000 members and supporters. The center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Over 100 people have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.|
|The center is situated on a greenbelt of public land parcels totaling several thousand acres and stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. This is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and fresh water wetlands, Pine Barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. It is the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that are recovering within. The Wildlife Rescue Center receives over 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance with wild animal encounters.
For more information, visit: www.wildliferescuecenter.org
|On Wednesday, August 12th, 1,500 people gathered to support UJA-Federation of New York at the annual Summerfest Concert. Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty performed at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY.
Event chairs included Kym and Alan Chartash, Ilana and Matt Engel and Jennifer and Lior Rusinek. Proceeds from this event benefited UJA-Federation of New York's annual campaign.
|After a cocktail reception under a tent, and a program introducing the crowd to the work of UJA-Federation, the event recognized I David Pelton, of Roslyn, NY, with the prestigious Robert S. Boas Award for his philanthropic and community leadership.
Scott Smith, chair, together with his wife, Amy, of UJA-Federation's New Leadership Campaign, presented Mr. Pelton with the award. "David's commitment to the mission of UJA-Federation, his genuine interest in helping both his community and those less fortunate inspires us all."
Rob Thomas took the stage at 9:15 and brought the crowd to its feet. Towards the end of his 90 minute concert, he came down into the crowd to dance with Summerfest guests.
|On Thursday, August 13, Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, the authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, and Tennessee Hamilton and Price Latimer Agah hosted an after-party to celebrate the Los Angeles premiere of the new documentary, Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me To Be? at the Don’t Knock the Rock Film Festival in Los Angeles. Michael Des Barres and director J. Elvis Weinstein (Mystery Theater 3000 and Freaks and Geeks) participated in a question and answer session with McNeil following the screening of the film.
|The after party was attended by Rodney Bingenheimer, E. G. Daily, Frances Fisher, Lili Haydn, Steve Jones, John Kastner, Ann Magnuson, Judd Nelson, Lyndsey Parker, Cassandra “Elvira” Petterson, Linda Ramone, Allee Willis, Gail Zappa, and many more.
McCain and McNeil will host the screening of another documentary, Danny Says: The Life and Times of Danny Field, in New York City on September 22.
Photographs by Rob Rich & Lisa Tamburini (Hampton Classic); Rob Rich (Get Wild); Michael Priest (UJA); Jeff Fasano Photography (Michael Des Barres)