July 02, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
Jonathan Bricklin and Susan Sarandon
When Susan Sarandon last visited the town of East Hampton to play ping pong, her helicopter had "mechanical difficulties," requiring her to take a car from Westchester to the city to chopper out. "White woman problem," joked Sarandon's hirsute 35-year-old boyfriend, Jonathan Bricklin—also her business partner in SPiN, Manhattan's interactive ping pong nightclub—as she relayed the trauma of getting the car.
This writer instantly fell in love with the couple as they returned to East Hampton this past Sunday to launch the first-ever SPiN pop-up at c/o The Maidstone.
July 02, 2013
August 8, 1991
Billy Joel, Paul Simon, and Mick Jones performed at a two-day music festival at the Montauk Yacht Club to benefit The Nature Conservancy.
August 30, 1990
King of Soul Ray Charles performs at Paul Simon’s Back at the Ranch benefit at Montauk’s Deep Hollow Ranch. The concert raises almost $300,000 for The Nature Conservancy.
August 31, 1992
Crosby, Stills, & Nash close a 40-city tour with a benefit concert at Long Island University’s Southampton College. The precursor to the successful “All for the Sea” benefit concerts raises $60,000 for the school’s marine science scholarship fund.<
June 28, 2013
At the Benefit for the Bays.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
What: Since the inaugural event 16 years ago, the annual Heart of the Hamptons Ball has raised more than $2.5 million for the American Heart Association. Neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Woo cochairs this year’s “Heart of Gold”–themed affair that celebrates Dr. James Taylor of Stonybrook.
When: Saturday, June 29
Where: Hayground School, 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton
BENEFIT FOR THE BAYS
What: Enjoy cocktails by Xanté followed by a three-course meal by Michelin-starred chef Gustav Trägårdh and a live auction aboard the Mariner III in Sag Harbor. The dinner cruise will benefit Peconic Baykeeper and Waterkeeper Alliance, organizations dedicated to keeping Long Island’s waters clean.
When: Saturday, June 29
Where: Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
June 28, 2013 | by Bridgehampton national bank CEO Kevin O’Connor
Bridgehampton National Bank Team at the Healing Heart 5K.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is literally near to my heart, as my father died at a young age from heart disease. Because of that, in my own life I have chosen a different path. We are fortunate to live in the Hamptons—where fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available and the landscape invites us to take long walks or bike rides to stay healthy. None of us is immune to the threat of heart disease or stroke, so it is very important to encourage people, young and old, to minimize their risks by refraining from smoking, eating a healthy diet, staying active and minimizing stress. Often easier said than done, but we see every day the results of ignoring this important information.
June 26, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
|Katie Couric was spotted at Bostwick's Chowder House this past weekend|
Parasol creative director Fernanda Niven hosted a trunk show for the luxury resort brand at Aerin in Southampton on Saturday, June 22. “I started working with Parasol in January, but the business has been around two years now,” Niven told Hamptons. “We make sun protective clothing, SPF 50 for boys, girls, and women." A regular shirt, by the way, is only SPF 8.
Same day, Stadiumred recording studio founder Claude Zdanow hosted a Gentleman’s Brunch at the Stadiumred Estate. CYNFULFOOD chef Cynthia Sestito (former private chef to Jay-Z and Beyoncé) grilled organic steaks and burgers while revelers enjoyed Gentleman Jack Bourbon, Davidoff Cigars, fittings for Paul Stuart made-to-measure Phineas Cole suits, and haircuts by Mari de Monte and Erica of Fleischman (on Lex).
And Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria (and her beautiful baby bump) joined Patrick McMullan and c/o The Maidstone owner Jenny Ljungberg in the hotel's Swedish-style garden for the tenth anniversary celebration of McMullan's book, so80s: A Photographic Diary of A Decade. Also spotted Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Bob Colacello, and gallerist Eric Firestone, who curated photos from so80s for a new exhibition at c/o The Maidstone. (FYI, this scribe penned an essay in so80s.)