August 16, 2013
At the Parrish Art Museum
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
What: Join hundreds of guests in the Hamptons Offshore Invitational Fishing Tournament to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island. The closing awards dinner at Oakland’s Restaurant features trophies, a silent auction, raffles, and door prizes.
When: Friday, August 16–25
Where: Oakland’s Restaurant and Marina, 373 Dune Road, Hampton Bays
The Parrish Art Museum
What: Bring your sketch pad and dry materials for the museum’s first Sip and Sketch Social Club event. Instructor Barbara Thomas will guide participants in drawing with a live model and drinks from the café will keep the upbeat social vibes flowing. >>Read More
August 15, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
Alec Baldwin in front of a Chuck Close self-portrait at Guild Hall (photo: Adriel Reboh/patrickmcmullan.com)
At the Guild Hall Summer Gala celebrating Chuck Close's new exhibit, "Chuck Close: Recent Works," the artist wore a bright orange and yellow suit. Close rides in a special wheelchair that raises and lowers depending upon the height of the person chatting with him during cocktails.
Lou Reed posed for photos with Close and his black-and-white portrait of Reed, currently hanging at Guild Hall. Standing beside the giant work, Reed's head appeared the size of his eye in the portrait. And Hilaria and Alec Baldwin also mugged with Close. >>Read More
August 14, 2013 | by JEFFREY SLONIM
|Gwyneth Paltrow and family at Authors Night (photo: Scott Roth/gettyimages.com)|
To be fair, it isn’t Gwyneth Paltrow’s fault that she and her kids are so great looking that people lined up for an hour at the Gardiner Farm to have their copies of It's All Good, Paltrow's latest cookbook, signed by the author and Oscar-winning actress herself.
PHOTOS: Celebrities at 9th Annual Authors Night
Paltrow wore a short white dress and bright yellow sandals. Her hair was pulled back tight and parted in the middle. Apple wore purple shoes and a pink striped shirt. Moses had sharks printed on his shorts and longish blonde hair. The family was basically the show-stopper of the East Hampton Library's 9th Annual Authors Night. They were so darned cute together that it was heartbreaking.
Two sizable guards positioned me as I got to the front of the line at Paltrow's table. Apple and Moses quietly handed mom my book. She signed graciously. Though we have met many times over the years, I didn’t expect special treatment, but simply mentioned that my son likes to cook. “That is so sweet,” she said. Later, when I opened the book, I realized that she had penned a generous inscription to my son: "Finbarr, Keep cooking! Love, Gwyneth." She signed her name big and drew a giant heart.
Dispatches also got a signed copy of Clive Davis' book, The Soundtrack of My Life, for my other son, Declan, who loves music. I've attended a number of Davis' famous Grammy Awards dinners, and have even witnessed his now late pal Whitney Houston singing. When I handed Declan the book later, he noticed a picture of Davis with Houston and Rod Stewart and about 20 other major music talents that Davis had discovered. Declan asked if the shot was a composite. Nope.
August 09, 2013
At the Westhampton Performing Arts Center
What: A caravan of area food trucks is back for the second annual Great Food Truck Derby to benefit the Hayground School and Jeff’s Kitchen. Tickets are good for one serving at every food truck as well as free drinks.
When: Friday, August 9
Where: Hayground School, Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton
What: The 13th annual Hampton Designer Showhouse showcases top interior design talent, such as Kemble Interiors and diSalvo Interiors, to benefit the Southampton Hospital.
When: Through September 2
Where: 990 Brick Kiln Road, Bridgehampton
WESTHAMPTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
What: WHPAC ’s fourth annual Be Our Guest gala kicks off with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at a private home in Quogue. The Roaring Twenties–themed event continues with unique dinner menus prepared by varying hosts.
When: Friday, August 9
Where: Private homes in Quogue
WESTHAMPTON ROTARY CLUB
What: Come to the annual Bill Hautmann Memorial Flea Market for live music and refreshments, as well as rows and rows of shopping, rain or shine; all proceeds will benefit local charities.
When: Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11
Where: Corner of Main Street and Potunk Lane, Westhampton Beach
What: Tours of the center and six-acre property will take place throughout the Discover Watermill 2013 event. Stop by to meet international artists from over 30 counties participating in The Watermill Center’s International Summer Program.
When: Sunday, August 11
Where: 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill
August 09, 2013
Kelly Klein, then-wife of Calvin Klein, prepares to ride in the 1992 Hampton Classic horse show.
“We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne,” wrote Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher sometime in the second century AD. Horses, those fleet-footed, majestic creatures have roamed the earth for millions of years, serving alongside humans at work and at play, but always entrancing us at full gallop.
The uniquely intimate relationship between horse and rider is on display here, as Kelly Klein prepares to compete in 1992’s Hampton Classic Horse Show. Klein, then-wife of fashion designer Calvin Klein, is an established equestrienne; she owned the expansive 30-acre Wild Ocean Farm in Bridgehampton before selling it to Madonna three and a half years ago. Also the author of the coffee table tome, Horse (Rizzoli), Klein no longer rides in the Hampton Classic, but she sits on its Board of Directors and lends her famous face to the festivities.
For more than 30 years, the Classic has showcased the East End’s equestrian side on a deservedly grand stage; the glamorous multi-day event, held in Bridgehampton, benefits Southampton Hospital and the US Equestrian team, plus helps raise awareness for the ASPCA. Klein, along with 50,000 or so other riders and fans, should be in attendance for the Classic’s kick-off on Sunday, August 25. Seven days of competition will follow, and the finale—the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix & FEI World Cup Qualifier—will take place Labor Day weekend. Wild horses couldn’t drag us away.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIMBERLY BUTLER/TIME LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES