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Parrish Museum Holiday Party Attracts Hamptons Social Elite

The Parrish Art Museum’s Hamptons Holiday Party + Market turned out to be quite a social affair over the weekend. The event on November 27 and 28 included shopping at exclusive vendors and a festive benefit cocktail party with live music, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and book signings by New York Times food critic Florence Fabricant, artist April Gornik, fashion industry expert Fern Mallis and artist Clifford Ross.

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Along with the featured guests, some of the Hamptons’ most notable socialites and celebs were on the scene shopping the gift market, viewing current exhibitions—Alexis Rockman: East End Field Drawings, and Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson: Seen and Unseen, as well as selections from the permanent collection—and bidding in the silent auction. Among them, the Hilton family, including Paris Hilton, Kathy Hilton, Barron Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild and James Rothschild attended, as did Cristina Greeven Cuomo and Christopher CuomoDeborah BancroftJonathan Capehart, Aerin LauderJo Carole LauderAndrea Greeven Douzet and Alexandre DouzetCharlene and James NederlanderLaura Lofaro Freeman and James FreemanSandy and Stephen PerlbinderDana HammondPeter Haveles, Christine and Stephen SchwarzmanStan HermanBarbara SlifkaAlexandra Stanton and Sam Natapoff.

Fern Mallis at the Parrish Art Museum Holiday Party + Market
Fern Mallis signs books, Photo: Lisa Tamburini

Gift market vendors included AERIN, Calypso St. Barth, The Golden Pear Café, Haverhill Fine Jewelry, Kinross Cashmere, LSC Designs Fine & Estate Jewelry, Naturopathica, and Stella & Ruby. And the the Museum’s online auction continues through December 17 on with one-of-a-kind experiences, including a table for eight at Rao’s, four tickets and a backstage tour of the New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, and tickets to the Broadway musical sensation, Hamilton.

Proceeds from the Friday evening benefit support the Parrish’s year-round programs.

Debbie Bancroft at the Parrish Art Museum Holiday Party + Market
Debbie Bancroft, Photo: Lisa Tamburini
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