Leads Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and the entire cast of Guild Hall’s All My Sons, which included 9-year-old Montauk resident Cashus Lee Muse, received a standing ovation after giving a stunning opening-night performance on Saturday. In the audience was Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, who gave birth to the couple’s second child this week. The show runs through June 28. Read the Dan’s Papers review of All My Sons.
Solange Knowles, sister of Hamptons regular Beyoncé, DJ’d at the Surf Lodge in Montauk on Saturday night. The performance was a part of the Surf Lodge’s summer concert series.
South Fork resident Hugh Jackman teed off in Southampton for a good cause last Monday. Tweeted the Wolverine star, “Playing for the ALS Association at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. What a privilege.”
Former New York Ranger Sean Avery and model Hilary Rhoda will get married in the Hamptons this fall. The couple has been together for five years and got engaged in November 2013. They plan to exchange vows at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. In the meantime, you might run into them at Sam’s in East Hampton. Even hard bodies cannot resist the pizza there.
The North Fork continues to bask in the media spotlight. Wine Enthusiast magazine recently cited must-do’s in Long Island Wine Country, including the North Fork Table and Inn in Southold, noah’s and The Frisky Oyster, both in Greenport, and the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company. The Wall Street Journal also did a piece on Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue, Long Island’s last remaining duck farm.
East Hampton’s Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, was featured on Fox News’ Daily Meal last week. The news site shared several little-known facts about the Food Network star. Fans learned that after meeting her longtime husband, Jeffrey, during a trip to Dartmouth College when Garten was 15, the couple married in 1968; and years later, after earning an MBA, the famous foodie served as a budget analyst for Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
Eothen, the famous Montauk estate once owned by Andy Warhol and currently owned by J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler, is on the market. The oceanfront property sold for $27 million in 2007, and is now listed for $85 million. It includes 30 acres, two barns built by famed developer Carl Fisher and several houses that have been restored by Drexler.
Hamptons regular Russell Simmons received the 2015 Visionary Award from the National Urban Technology Center during a fundraising gala at Gotham Hall in New York City this week. According to the organization’s website, Simmons was honored “for his visionary philanthropy and activism, which is just as robust as his entrepreneurial enterprise.” The organization strives to improve education and development in under-resourced areas.
Academy Award winner and Montauk resident Julianne Moore received the Creative Leadership Honoree Award from the Alzheimer’s Association last week. The New York City chapter bestowed the honor during its annual Forget-Me-Not Gala held at the Pierre Hotel on June 8. Moore was recognized for her Oscar-winning role in Still Alice, in which
she plays a professor suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Singer Cara Delevingne and East Hampton Law & Order actress Mariska Hargitay joined superstar Taylor Swift onstage during Swift’s Philadelphia concert last week. Hargitay, a Swift fan, also appears in the singer’s “Bad Blood” video. Swift posted a picture of the giddy threesome on Instagram, with the caption, “Couldn’t even contain my happiness because @caradelevingne and @therealmariskahargitay surprised the crowd tonight.”
Where they dine: Alan and Arlene Alda dined at Saaz in Southampton last Thursday. Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kelly Rohrbach, enjoyed another Hamptons getaway last week. The pair relaxed on a daybed at the Surf Lodge in Montauk while listening to a live performance by local rocker Nancy Atlas.
Jean Shafiroff and Patrick McMullan hosted their second annual “Save the Pit Bull” party last week. Shafiroff, who learned to love the breed after her daughter brought two pit bulls home, threw the party in honor of the Southampton Animal Shelter’s Unconditional Love Gala, to be held on July 18.
Ramona Singer, star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City, will reportedly keep her 7,000-square-foot Southampton mansion following the split from her soon-to-be ex-husband. Singer purchased the property 20 years ago.
A home by celebrated Hamptons architect Edmund Hollander is featured on the cover of the July issue of Architectural Digest.
The next event in the Artisan Trunk Show by East End Arts will take place on Saturday, June 20 in the East End Arts Gallery. The event will feature handmade glass jewelry artist Marjorie Oxman of Remsenburg, and a large selection of her handcrafted items will be available for sale.
Springs residents Pietro and Katherine Nivola will host the Thomas Moran Trust’s summer benefit cocktail party on Saturday, June 20 at their Springs home. “In the Artist’s Garden,” the theme of the fundraiser, pays homage to artists of the burgeoning summer colony. Proceeds will benefit the ongoing campaign to restore the Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio in East Hampton.
Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Fine Arts Center will host “A Night to Rock,” a musical performance featuring former SNL band leader GE Smith and members of the SNL band on Saturday, June 20.
Tripoli Patterson’s Tripoli Gallery will present a new exhibition entitled A Walk…, curated by Rob Teeters. The exhibition includes works by Yuji Agematsu, Quentin Curry, Lucy Dodd, Daniel Dewar, Grégory Gicquel, Ryan Estep, Bjarne Melgaard, Bruce M. Sherman, Michael E. Smith, Keith Sonnier, and Bill Walton. A Walk… will be on view at Tripoli Gallery East Hampton, 87 Newtown Lane, from Saturday, June 27 through Sunday, July 19 with an opening reception on Saturday, June 27. Todd Rome, a Hamptons resident and the president of Blue Star Jets, has announced his company’s launch of a first-ever mobile app—a global private jet app that will offer on-the-spot bookings with access to and from any airport in the world. The app is backed by live, 24-hour support and is ideal for booking helicopter and jet flights to and from the Hamptons.