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ARF Bow Wow ad(2)

Saturday, August 20; Cocktails 6:30pm, Dinner/Dancing 8pm
ARF Adoption Center, 91 Daniels Hole Road, Wainscott

The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons (ARF) will host the Bow Wow Meow Ball, to honor filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein (Director, Absolute Wilson; Producer, HBO’s Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures) for her unwavering commitment to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and animal welfare. Katharina has long been a supporter of ARF as an adopter and supporter of its benefit events, but perhaps her greatest gift to ARF has been the gift of food to the ARF animals through an annual donation to underwrite the cost of food for the cats and dogs at the ARF Adoption Center while they await their forever homes.

The evening’s celebration of ARF’s life-saving work will take place on ARF’s 22-acre campus in Wainscott.

Guests will enjoy cocktails, followed by dinner catered by Glorious Food within an elegant setting created by David Monn and Alex Papachristidis. Afterwards, the party will continue with dancing to music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Over 400 high-profile guests from New York and the Hamptons are expected to attend the magical night. All proceeds will benefit ARF, a regional leader in New York.

The animals in ARF’s care come from animal control centers, puppy mill rescue efforts, and from people who can no longer care for their pets. In 2016, ARF will intake over 1,600 dogs and cats at its state-of-the-art Adoption Center. ARF provides full medical care—including spaying and neutering—to all its animals in addition to humane care for their basic needs. Once medically evaluated and socialized the dogs and cats are made available for adoption at its Adoption Center and through its mobile adoption van and offsite events held across the greater New York region. I adopted my dachshund Gretel from them. The thing I loved was that they set you up to be a great pet owner. They also allow you to bring your dog or cat back for shots and if your baby is sick. It is a wonderful thing because Gretel got an ear infection within the first few months of her adoption. I called a vet close to my house and they said that it was $75 for just the visit and that dachshunds are prone to ear infections so she would need drops that were made for dogs that have ear fungus and that was another $30! Guess what I paid at ARF? A $10 donation. So anytime they have a fundraiser I am there. Since its inception, ARF has rescued more than 22,000 cats and dogs and placed them with loving families.

Joining in the festivities this year will be a proud group of ARF cats and dogs available for adoption. The Bow Wow Meow Ball event is an important evening as it raises funds that are vital to the organization. The evening will also include a live auction with Auctioneer Benjamin Doller, a Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s, a silent auction and an online auction with charitybuzz.com. Experiences and packages include lunch for four with fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi; golf at the exclusive Maidstone Golf Club; VIP tickets to a Dr. Oz taping; and New York Knicks Game Experience which includes two tickets, gift bags, and meet and greet with Knicks Legends and a viewing of the “closed to the public” pre-game warm up on the court.

Bidders will have the chance to make offers online from August 10 – August 31 by visiting www.charitybuzz.com/support/arfhamptons.

For more info visit http://www.arfhamptons.org/


Fifty Shades of Pink


Fifty Shades of Pink Bachelor Auction and Brunch- Girls’ Day Out In the Hamptons Sunday, August 14, 2016, 11:30am-3pm. An event for Women by Women. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local food pantries dedicated to ending childhood hunger on Long Island. Advance Tickets $100- includes Brunch, Champagne Punch, DJ and Dancing. Come bid for a dance with your favorite bachelor.

Sunday, August 14 from 11:30 am to 3 pm
230 Elm in Southampton

For more info click here.


Taste of Shelter Island


Friday, July 29 from 6pm
Perlman Music Program, 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights

Toby and Itzhak Perlman invite you to celebrate

The Perlman Music Program
Annual Summer Benefit

at our waterfront home

73 Shore Road
Shelter Island Heights, NY

Friday, July 29, 2016

6 PM
Reception by the Beach
enjoy local wines, signature cocktails, and savory starters

7 PM
Celebration Concert
hear the future stars of classical music, conducted by Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Patrick Romano

8 PM
Tasting Dinner and Silent Auction
experience culinary highlights from Shelter Island’s finest restaurants

For more info visit https://perlmanmusicprogram.org/series/annual-summer-benefit


Sunshine Benefit


Thursday, May 5
Cipriani 42nd St

Join Project Sunshine for its Annual Benefit Celebration on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC!

Since 2003, Project Sunshine has hosted this elegant and high–spirited event to celebrate the volunteers, young patients, and families of its organization. Over the last decade, guests have raised millions of dollars to support programs that provide joy, companionship, enrichment, and hope to more than 100,000 children and families facing medical challenges.

This year, the celebration will honor Susan DeVore, President and CEO of Premier Inc., for her outstanding leadership in improving the health of communities. In addition, Project Sunshine will present its Volunteer Appreciation Award to Kate Tylis, whose dedication to volunteerism and to the children and families of Project Sunshine is an inspiration.  Cindy Hsu, news reporter and anchor at WCBS, will serve as emcee of the celebration.  The evening´s program will include cocktails, dinner, auctions, and a special live musical performance by Jackie Evancho!

Honorary Committee members and past attendees, who have recognized the work of Project Sunshine´s 15,000 volunteers, include Abigail Breslin, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Clive Davis, Bar Refaeli, Estelle, Damaris Lewis, Matthew Settle, Joan Smalls, New York Giants Eli Manning and David Diehl, Tori Praver, Kelly Bensimon, Burt Bacharach, Diana Taylor, Khaliah Ali, Brett Gardner, Dionne Warwick, Cat Greenleaf, R.L. Stine, Nancy Spielberg, William P. Lauder, and Jane & Stuart Weitzman.

More info here


WBF Flocktail Party


Thursday May 5 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
The Carlton Hobbs Gallery, Birdie Vanderbilt Mansion

Wild BIrd Fund says:

Come and greet the magnificent animal ambassadors, partake in the silent auctions emceed by Joey (one of our many talented wildlife rehabilitators), and so much more.

The proceeds for this event go to support New York City’s ONLY wildlife hospital. We have never had to refuse a patient – please help us so that we don’t have to!

More info at http://www.wildbirdfund.org/event/wbfs-5th-annual-flocktail-party/


Spring Fling (ACC)


Friday, May 6 from 7 to 9 pm
National Arts Club

On Friday May 6th Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) will be hosting our Annual Spring Fling from 7-9pm at the National Arts Club. Join fellow animal lovers for an evening of cocktails, an extensive silent auction, live auction with Christie’s auctioneer, music provided by DJ Erik Rydju, and most importantly meet some adoptable dogs and cats on the red carpet and in our Mobile Adoption Center! Proceeds from the event will be used to ensure the loving care for thousands of cats, dogs and rabbits, and promote their adoption into loving homes.

More info at http://accn.convio.net/site/PageNavigator/SpringFling9_2016.html

Village Fete


Sunday, May 1: 5 pm cocktails, 6:30 pm dinner, 9 pm after party
159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Hosted by Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard, Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz, Kweku Mandela, Shirin Neshat, Usher IV & Grace Raymond, Lauren & Andres Santo Domingo, Liv Tyler and Diane Von Furstenberg

5:00 pm:
Cocktails, Performances, Silent Auction
Experience by Google
Magic by Doug McKenzie

6:30 pm:
Dinner Cooked by Silkstone
Live Auction Conducted by Alexander Gilkes

9:00 pm
After Party
Performances by Cibo Matto, Chances with Wolves, Javelin
Tiki Bar by Sunken Harbor Club
Live Televisual Mix by ESP TV

More info at http://pioneerworks.org/village-fete/


Wine On Wheels


Saturday, April 16th
City Winery NYC 155 Varick Street

Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting and Silent Auction featuring over 200 wines served by over 60 of New York City’s most esteemed sommeliers.

All-Inclusive Experience ticket includes all-day access to Wine on Wheels: A seat at the one-hour Discovery of Terroir Seminar hosted by Daniel Johnnes, the Meet & Greet Sommelier hour with premium wine tasting, every fast track Seminar, the silent auction and the Grand Tasting.
Admission $325
11am – 4pm

Meet & Greet Pass is a unique opportunity to get early access to the sommeliers in an intimate setting and to sample premium reserve wines for an hour. This ticket also Includes admission to every fast track Seminar, silent auction and the Grand Tasting.
Admission $150
12pm – 4pm

Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting is a chance to bid in our silent auction and taste over 200 wines from over 30 different wine regions poured by over 60 of New York City’s Top Sommelier community and access to every fast track seminar.
Admission In Advance: $95 At Event: $125
1pm – 4pm

Wine on Wheels also is proud to announce the return of our popular Fast Track Seminars. During our Grand Tasting and Silent Auction, top professionals will offer four 20-minute seminars covering exciting wine regions and major topics in the field.

See more at http://www.wineonwheels.org/


Savor the Spring


Thursday, April 7 from 7 to 11 pm
Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, New York

The FUNdraisers committee is thrilled to introduce the NYJL’s inaugural epicurean affair, Savor the Spring. Guests will taste signature cocktails and dishes by a host of celebrated New York chefs, while exploring a silent auction featuring a number of unique culinary-inspired and other fine items. VIP ticketholders will also enjoy a private lounge throughout the evening as well as a luxe gift bag. Proceeds will benefit the charitable activities of the New York Junior League, including signature projects such as Playground Improvement Project (P.I.P) and Cooking and Health Education for Families (C.H.E.F.).

In acknowledgment of the New York Junior League’s 115th year of volunteerism, ‘Savor the Spring’ will celebrate the history of the NYJL and the work of founder, Mary Harriman, and the first team of volunteers in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

For more information visit https://www.nyjl.org/savor-the-spring/


Party Pics: Vivarte

DSC_8675 Maria Eugenia Maury, Mercedes Hernandez, Maria Emma Mejia

VivArte participating organizations Caring for Colombia, First Step Big Step, and Primero Lo Primero hosted a cocktail reception and silent auction to celebrate Colombian contemporary art in support of Colombian early childhood programs on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at PHILLIPS.

VivArte is a joint philanthropic effort to empower and transform the lives of vulnerable children in Colombia, while giving international visibility to a select group of Colombian artists. This dual mission seeks to shape the social reality on the ground and broaden cultural perceptions of Colombia worldwide. Funds raised during the auctions will directly benefit early childhood programs in areas of extreme poverty in Colombia.

The silent and public auction showcased works by thirty-one Colombian artists in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, embroidery, photography and animation. 11 of the 14 VivArte works in the public auction sold for a total net profit of $242,912.50, which will directly benefit early childhood programs in Colombia. Records were set for six artists: Olga de Amaral ($449,000), Fanny Sanin ($50,000), Santiago Parra ($15,000), Johanna Calle ($10,000), Monika Bravo ($9,000) and Humberto Junca ($8,750) as well as setting an auction precedent for Ivan Argote ($9,375).

Highlights included works by recent award winning artists such as Carlos Motta, recipient of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014, awarded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation; Juan Fernando Herrán, recipient of the 2014 Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability; Fanny Sanin, whose work is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Museo Nacional in Bogotá; Monika Bravo and Carlos Castro Arias, whose work is now on view at the Venice Biennale and Bienal de Mercosur, respectively.

Guests included: Founders of VivArte, Mercedes Fernandez and Genevieve Maquinay Deseglise; donating artists Fanny Sanin, Monika Bravo, Santiago Parra and Adriana Echavarria; host committee members Tony Bechara, Julian Iragorri, Christophe Janet, Isabelle Kowal & François Odermatt, Laura Laurence, Javier Lumbreras, Violy McCausland, Beatriz de la Mora, María Isabel Nieto, Leon Tovar; Curators Liz Christensen, Julia Herzberg and Monica Espinel, and many more.

The participating Artists included Olga de Amaral, Ivan Argote, Natalia Arias, Monika Bravo, Johanna Calle, Natalia Castañeda, Jaime Castellanos, Carlos Castro Arias, Fernando Cruz, Adriana Echavarría, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Jaime Franco, Ana González Rojas, Manuel Hernández, Juan Fernando Herrán, Humberto Junca, Alberto Lezaca, Luz Angela Lizarazo, Adriana Marmorek, Carlos Motta, Jorge Mario Múnera Edgar Negret, Santiago Parra, Luis Fernando Peláez, Esteban Peña, Ruby Rumie, Luis Alejandro Saiz, Fanny Sanin, Gabriel Silva, Giovanni Vargas and Hugo Zapata.

The Event Sponsors included: ArtNexus, Aviatur, Bombay Sapphire, Citrico Inc., Diego Salazar Antique Frames, Dietl International, Horizon Asset Management, Martini Prosecco, Morgan Stanley, New York Life, Prodigy Network, Servex Colombia, Tata Harper Skincare and Tiffany & Co.