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It was a stunning night in the Hamptons that honored nature in all of its glory.
In The Hamptons: Martin & Jean Shafiroff hosted the 2nd annual Southampton African American Museum Benefit
The second annual Southampton African American Museum Benefit took place at Blu Mar in Southampton, New York on Thursday, July 28th and was co-chaired by Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Aisha Christian and Michael Steifman.
On the scene we spotted Aisha Christian and Jean Shafiroff greeting early arrivals in the garden of Blu Mar Southampton including, Brenda Simmons, NYS Assembly Woman, Rebecca Seawright, Mar Morose, Bill Morose, Judith Kasen-Windsor, Anita Farrington and Noel Blackburn.
A museum tour preceding the benefit was led by executive director and co-founder Brenda Simmons and guests were able to see firsthand the vision of Simmons and the labor that it took to pay tribute to the contributions made by African Americans to The Hamptons…16 years to be exact.
In her remarks, Shafiroff she shared and highlighted the contributions of African-Americans made to the community of the Hamptons. “It is a privilege for me to be involved and the African-American community was instrumental to building the Hamptons to what it is today,” Shafiroff said.
The Southampton African American Museum is the first African American site to be historically designated in the Village of Southampton. Its mission is to promote an understanding and appreciation of African American culture by creating programs that will preserve the past, encourage learning, and enhance the life of the community and is definitely worth the visit.
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Last month, the enCourage Kids Foundation hosted Serving Up Smiles, a premier tasting event that included decadent plates from the hottest chefs and top named restaurants in New York City.
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers was the place to be seen as ABC Sports Anchor Ryan Field emceed the evening and Chef Ralph Scamardella (Chef & Partner TAO Group Hospitality) and served as Culinary Chair. DJ Chef spun the beats while cooking his favorite treats during VIP hour. In addtion, Live Wire Band kept guests dancing to the latest hits.
Participating restaurants and chefs include BAKEYOREY, BRYANT PARK GRILL (Anne-Marie Noonan), BUTTER (Michael Jenkins), CARDINALI BAKERY, KELLARI TAVERNA, LAMIA’S FISH MARKET, LAVO (Ralph Scamardella & Jimmie Rondon), ME CASA (Eddie Cotto, Jr.), MYKONOS BLEU, OMAR’S KITCHEN, SKORPIOS, SPICE CULTURE (Chetna Macwan) and SPYCE sauce.
Participating wines and spirits include AQUAFINA, BROOKLYN BREWERY, BUBLY, CHAMPAGNE PANNIER, DR. PERRICONE HYDROGEN WATER, FERVOR MEZCAL, HARLEM HOPS, LOS DOS TEQUILA, OWL’S BREW, PRESSED, REVEL SPIRITS, ROUTESTOCK -WILSON DANIELS, TEQUILA ARMERO, WHITLEY NEILL GIN and ZYR VODKA.
Sponsors included FEIL FAMILY FOUNDATION, ARK RESTAURANTS, BRYANT PARK GRILL, COUGAR CAPITAL, THE DONUT PUB, SIGNATURE BANK, LUCY and DAVID BALL, BUCHBINDER & WARREN LLC, SANDERS FAMILY, EMERSON AMUSEMENTS, and GO TAB.
In1985, enCourage Kids Foundation has helped humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the Child Life Community. Serving more than one million children annually, enCourage Kids is focused on making hospitals a better place to get better. Their programs offer relief from the constant burden of treatment, hospital stays, and doctor appointments, while also helping pediatric facilities to meet the unique needs of their patients. enCourage Kids Foundation envisions a world where every child–regardless of the difficulty of his or her medical journey—experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.
For more information please visit www.encourage-kids.org.
It’s just a slice of amazing.