Events in Hamptons

 

 

 

The Hampton Classic Opening Day

 August 23, 2009

 

 

 

The Hampton Classic Opening Day

 August 24, 2008

Exhibitors, spectators, and celebrities alike can look forward to the 33rd Hampton Classic Horse Show, the nationally renowned premier show jumping competition, when it returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 24-31.  The Classic hosts a week of world-class equestrian competition in this exciting Olympic year from junior levels up to the pinnacle of the sport, grand prix show jumping.  This year’s horse show is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best ever. 

The featured attraction of the Hampton Classic once again will be the $200,000 FTI Hampton Classic Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier one of the most highly anticipated show-jumping classes in the country.  This year, the Hampton Classic is offering an additional $50,000 in prize money over last year’s $150,000 class.  Sunday’s finale will also serve as a World Cup Qualifier, gaining valuable points for riders hoping to qualify for the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas.  In addition to the increased prize money, for the first time in Hampton Classic history, there will be no entry fee for the Grand Prix.  The class will instead be open to all horse/rider combinations that complete Friday’s $50,000 Grand Prix Qualifier successfully, although each rider will be limited to one horse in the Grand Prix.

Prize money has also been increased for Saturday’s $30,000 Sotheby’s International Realty Challenge and the horse show is initiating a $30,000 VOX Rider Challenge, sponsored by VOX Magazine, with the prize money being awarded to the top four riders in the horse show’s Open Jumper division.  Riders will have the chance to compete all week in the open jumper classes, with the top finish in each class, regardless of mount, being counted towards their final point totals.  This $30,000 incentive should increase the excitement of these open jumper classes during the week, as every ride could potentially take a rider one step closer to winning the Challenge.

            “We are very pleased to offer an increase in the prize money as well as being able to waive the entry fee for Sunday’s Grand Prix,” said Shanette Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic. “We value the commitment our riders make to the horse show and are thrilled to be able to do this for them.”

            The Hampton Classic Horse Show kicks off with Manhattan Mortgage Company’s Opening Day on Sunday, August 24. Opening Day features hundreds of Long Island competitors, and is highlighted by the popular Leadline competition in the Grand Prix ring, where 100 youngsters under the age of 8 hold center stage in the morning before giving way to the Opening Day Ceremony at noon.   At the ceremony, the winner of the second annual WLIU Radio National Anthem Singing Contest will sing the anthem prior to the fast-paced $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge, an open jumper competition that has been featured at the Classic since 2003.

            The Hampton Classic has been pleased to host the Finals of the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities since 2006.  The culmination of a summer-long series, the riders will vie for blue ribbons in walk-trot, walk-trot-canter, and figure-eight classes on Monday, August 25.  While there are no major jumping competitions on Monday, this is a great day for spectators to catch their favorite horses and riders practicing in schooling sessions, enjoy a day shopping in the Boutique Garden and Stable Row, or visit the Exhibition Tent. There is no admission charge on Monday.

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Hillary Dobbs Becomes Youngest Rider to Win

$200,000 FTI Grand Prix at Hampton Classic Horse Show

 

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Eleven-Year-Old Wins WLIU Singing Contest at Hampton Classic Horse Show

 

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Bridgehampton, NY-August 24, 2008-Lexxi Saal, a middle school student from Deer Park, won the WLIU 88.3 FM National Anthem Singing Contest at the 33rd Hampton Classic Horse Show.  The event, which was broadcast live on WLIU and on WVVH-TV, headlined the Manhattan Mortgage Company's Opening Day activities at the eight-day equestrian event.In the singing contest, Lexxi bested a field of six finalists-all but she adults-who competed in a live "sing-off" for the right to perform the national anthem in the Grand Prix Ring prior to the $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge, the day's feature jumping competition.

 

"Your career began today at the Hampton Classic," Christopher Robbins, one of the singing contest judges, told the sixth-grade winner.  A partner with Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs, the Official Caterer of the Hampton Classic, Robbins was joined by co-judges Jaylaan Llewellyn, president of bluhammock music, and Helen Rattray, Publisher of the East Hampton Star and member of the Board of Directors of the Choral Society of the Hamptons.  The panel remarked on Lexxi 's soulful delivery of the 1941 Etta James blues song "At Last" in the first round.

 

 

Save Sag Harbor

August 31st 2008

 

Sag Harbor's Whaling Museum  on Main Street hosted a Benefit tonight to help  their hometown,  Money from this event will be used to Save Sag Harbors fight against development

Christie Brinkley and ex husband Billy Joel were cheering on there daughter Alexa Ray who performed at the event

 

Billy Joel

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley & daughter Alexia Ray

Alexia Ray

Alexia Ray Joe

 

 

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Sunflower Afterhours

August 9, 2008

Honrary Chairs Henry Buhl and Larry Leeds invite you to celebrate 16 years of helping homeless men and women help themselves. Enjoy cocktails, an elegant clambake, program featuring a live and silent auction of art and luxury items. Dance until midnight to the sounds of NY City Swing in a beautiful field especially planted with 20,000 sunflowers, adjacent to Mr. Buhl's home. Honorees: Brent R. Nicklas, Shelia Rosenblum and Debra Wasser.

   
   
   

 

 

Summer Gala in Bridgehampton

August 9, 2008

Featuring a preview performance of Richard Move’s new work Hostile Takeover Gala Chair Chad A. Leat hosted a special event celebrating MoveOpolis! (Richard Move, Artistic Director) at his private residence in Bridgehampton, NY,on August 9, 2008. The event will featured an exclusive preview performance of Move’s new work, Hostile Takeover, as well as a film screening of selected shorts by MoveOpolis! The evening included a cocktail party and dinner with the artists.  The event took place on at the home of Chad A. Leat. 
 

Actress Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond). Chad A. Leat, (Gala
Chair) and Kim Catrell (Sex and the City actress).

A Dancer

 

 

Patricia Field (clothing designer of Sex and the City) with actress Kim
Catrell.
Patricia Field (clothing designer of Sex and the City) with actress Kim
Catrell.
   
   

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Doris Roberts

Patricia Field and Kim Cantrell

Patrica Fields and Kim Cantrell

 Chad A. Leat, (Gala Chair)  &   Doris Roberts                                                        

                                        Dancer

 

 

 

 

 

ANDRE AGASSI HOSTS

A Night in the Hamptons

At the Ross School on August 16, 2008

ANDRE AGASSI HOSTS GRAMMY WINNING MUSICAL ARTIST ROB THOMAS FOR A SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE WITH CHEVY CHASE & KELSEY GRAMMER AS EVENING EMCEES   AT “A NIGHT IN THE HAMPTONS” PRESENTED BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
A Benefit For The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation

Special performance by Grammy award winner and multi-platinum artist Rob Thomas, along with emcees

 Chevy Chase and Kelsey Grammer. Expected guests include: Alonzo Mourning, Donna Karan, Rachael

 Ray and Lorraine Bracco Event Chairs include: Chevy and Jayni Chase, Gary Cohn and Lisa Pevaroff,

 Richard and Lisa Perry. Evening chairs include: Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Diana PassageCourtney

 Sale Ross and Jennie Saunders.

 

ANDRE AGASSI and Family

 
  Lorraine Bracco
 

ANDRE AGASSI

Chevy Chase

 

 

 

Blue Star Jets presents...

The Hampton Cup 2008

 

Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo Challenge

The Bridgehampton Polo Club along with Blue Star Jets and Katie Lee Joel, author of The Comfort Table, will host the Hampton Cup at the coveted Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge. This summer’s matches promise to be some of the most exciting in the sport of polo.Season partners include: Ralph Lauren, Piaget, St. Regis, Catherine M. Zadeh Fine Jewelry, Champagne Perrier-Jouët and Stolichnaya Vodka, Capricho Residences at Playa Mujeres, FIJI Water, Tag Heuer Eyewear and Gruen Eyes, T-Mobile Sidekick, Coca-Cola, Hpnotiq, Peroni Beer and Zino Platinum Cigars. The season commenced on Saturday, July 19th and will continue for six consecutive Saturdays, ending August 23rd. Teams that will compete this season include: White Birch, Black Watch, Pony Express, Equuleus, Jumeirah Culu Culu and Mansour. All proceeds from the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge will go to the South Fork Breast Health Coalition. The V.I.P. tent will host an invitation-only cocktail reception for exclusive guests each Saturday afternoon during the tournament. Catering will be provided by RCano Catering. About Blue Star Jets Blue Star Jets clients have access to over 4,000 aircraft--from helicopters to turboprops to jumbo jets. In-flight services include Jivamukti Yoga, massage from Jetset Bodyworks, and catering from Nobu. With freedom to choose the appropriate aircraft and amenity for every trip, it is no wonder that Blue Star Jets has been rated #1 among private jet brands by the Luxury Institute since 2005.

 

Beth Ostrosky

Katie Lee Joel                      Photographer Lisa Caryle Wagner

Katie Lee Joel  and Friend

Model holding the latest drink Hpnotiq

 

 

 

BridgeHampton Polo

  Mike Mike Lohan & his girlfriend   

Singer Samantha Cole
 

 

Mercedes-Benz Crowd

Tina Louweese

Little Baby Girl

Mother and Baby

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mane Event a benefit for Amaryllis Farm Equine Resume

On August 9th 2008

Madonna will serve as Honorary Chairperson for the Saturday, August 9, "Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue" benefit at Steven Klein’s West Kill Farm in Bridgehampton. Kelly Klein, Marcy Warren and Sale Johnson will serve as the event chairpersons for the event which will benefit five volunteer barns run Amaryllis. The benefit will run from 8 to 11 p.m. and will include a special dressage performance by Olympic Rider, Robert Dover,

If you are a horse lover and want to make a difference in these beautiful creatures lives, become a part of this magnificent fundraising effort. Since 2005, Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue has saved 72 horses, mules, and donkeys primarily from abusive slaughter. You can be a part of this great effort by joining the group at their benefit party to help keep the farm open that helps so many horses and brings great joy to horse lovers' hearts.
The Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Benefit Party and Auction will be held on Friday, April 18 at Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Any donations are welcome!


If you would like to donate items or services to auction at the fundraiser please call Ann Marie Horan at 631-764-0156. To find out more about this great cause visit
www.forrascal.com.

 

Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue Video

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ACTRESS AMANDA PEET CELEBRATES HER COVER ON
GOTHAM'S NEWEST ISSUE, AUGUST 5TH

AMANDA PEET JOINS NICHE MEDIA TO CELEBRATE HER COVER ON GOTHAM MAGAZINE'S "LIST ISSUE", TUESDAY, AUGUST 5T, AT THE PLAZA HOTEL. ENJOY COCKTAILS COURTESY OF DON JULIO WHILE CHECKING OUT THE LATEST AND GREATEST THAT NEW YORK CITY HAS TO OFFER AS LISTED IN THE NEW ISSUE. MEET THE NATIVE NEW YORKER AND X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE STAR, WHO ADMITSTHAT EVEN NOW, WHEN IT COMES TO AUDITIONS," I STILL FEEL REALLY COMPETITIVE AND AMBITIOUS-AND SAD-AND-HURT IF -SOMEONE DOESN'T LIKE ME."

     
     

 

 

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                            Amanda Pete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mama Mia Screening

in South Hampton

 July 13th 2008

A red-carpet special screening of Mama Mia! was held at the Southampton Theatre 

CBS News Anchor Katie Couric

Pierce Bronson star of MAMA MIA! with wife Keely.

Pierce Bronson

Photos by Iris Zimmerman

 

 

VH1 Save the Music Foundation

July 18th 2008

Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum singer and chart topping songwriter, NE-YO headlined performer along with singer-songwriter Solange at VH1 Save The Music Foundation on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 7:00pm at EMM Group's THE Estate, Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum's home in the Hamptons.Entertainment by world renowned DJ Sky Nellor.

In previous years, Event Chairs Morris & Jaci Reid, Toni Braxton, Ciara and Nicolette Sheridan have helped to raise over $150,000 to support The Foundation's efforts to restore and sustain instrumental music education programs. For this summer's highly anticipated summer event, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation is partnering with VH1 Soul with the goal of raising over $200,000.

    "For more than a decade, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has taken the lead in restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as a part of every child's complete education, says Paul Cothran, Foundation Executive Director/VP. Music making develops creativity, self-expression, discipline and focus, which carry over into other subjects. These skills are also crucial if our nation is to maintain its rich tradition of innovation."

Aretha Franklin and fiancé Willie Wilkerson, jr. are Engaged to be married

R&B Singer NE-YO R&B Singer NE-YO

Russell Simmons and girlfriend Porshia

Solange Knowledge (Beyonce's younger sister)

Aretha Franklin

Ken Burns and wife Christie Turlington

 

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Hampton Magazine

 

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Hamptons Magazine Celebrated with Cover Star Kelly Ripa sponsored by Bacardi

Mojito at The Empire Hotel Rooftop, NYC on July 2, 2008
 

 Kelly Ripa and Alma

Singer Samantha Cole
   
   
 
   

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos  Joy and Regis Phelbin
   
   

Photos by Iris Zimmerman

   
   

 

Kelly Ripa

 
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos  

Photos by Gloria Cianelli

 

 

 

 

 

The Real Housewives of

NYC

June 28, 2008

The Real Housewives of NYC were filming an upcoming episode at the Denim and Diamonds benefit for the American Cancer Society in Watermill of the Hamptons, Saturday, June 28th.

The Real Housewives of NYC stars Bethenny Frankel, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Jill Zarin.

Weatherman Sam Champion.

  Kelsey (Frasier) Grammar and wife Camille

TV personality David Evangelista

 Photo and text by: Iris Zimmerman

 

 

 

 

Hampton Magazine's

1st Issue Party @ Jasons Binn's Home

Jason Binn opened his home in Southampton on Memorial Weekend to celebrate his first summer issue of the season with Kim Catrall on the cover

 

Publisher, Christina Greevan Cuomo, Kim Catrall, and

Jason Binn

Russell Simmons with girlfriend Porche

Desiree Gruber, Publicist,  and Kyle MacLaughlin

Marty Richards and Pierre

 Photo and text by: Iris Zimmerman

 

 

Hampton Hills Golf Classic benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation

 

Hamptons Golf Classic IV

 

The Annual Hamptons Golf Classic provides a venue in which Hamptons socialites, executives, and entertainment industry personalities can come together to support an important cause. This year’s Hamptons Golf Classic benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation which continues to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Designed to benefit a great cause and create a fun competition with the spirit of the Hampton’s, this charity event is entering its fourth year and has become one of the highlights of the summer season.

Hawaiian Tropic Girls

Stella Keitel, daughter of Lorraine Bracco and

Harvey Keitel and friends

 

pours fStella Keitel pours her mother's new bottled wine, Bracco Wines.

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The Retreat's Artist Against Abuse annual gala
Saturday, June 21 at the Ross School in East Hampton.
 
 
"Artists Against Abuse" fundraiser, where artists and supporters of "The Retreat," an East Hampton shelter for victims of domestic violence created and donated plates for a huge auction. Each year, many prominent artists and also some celebrities paint and donate plates.   NFL Quarterback Don McPherson was Master of Ceremonies.

 

 Photo and text by: Iris Zimmerman
 

 

Chef Katie Lee Joel, signs her book ,The Comfort Table in the Hamptons.

 
 

Katie Lee Joel, wife of Billy Joel, was on hand in the Hamptons for a book signing of her cookbook, The Comfort Table.  Katie's dress is designed by her good friend Yigal Azrouel's whose store opening was held for her book signing on Saturday, June 21st.
 
Photos and text by: Iris Zimmerman

 

June 14, 2008 - East Hampton Day Care Learning Center at the Ross School
A Tony and Tina's Wedding Reception. 
   
 
Alec Baldwin, a board member of the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center, was a host at the Ross School in East Hampton last night, Saturday, June 14th featuring Tony n" Tina's Wedding.  
Alec Baldwin hoofs it up with a Bridesmaid in which he became too touchy and she said don't touch too much.  He raised his hands to show he won't touch. 
Also with a drunk Tony and Tina during their reception holding their beer bottles.  Alec smitten with Tina.
 
Photos and text by:Iris Zimmerman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson Peconic East End benefit

 Saturday, May 31st,

 Renowned interior designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper opened their Woodhouse Park estate for the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic East End benefit (PPHP) in honor of the organiztions 75 years of keeping the community healthy and informed.

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Beth Ostrosky

IInterior designer Randy Kemper and guest

 

 

Caroline Hirsch (Caroline's Comedy Club) and Andy Fox

 Photos by Iris Zimmerman