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attracted 1,000 people over two days to see top tier art and films. The festival showcased productions from Canada, Germany, Angel Zhang and Spain, Austria, France, Xiangdong Chen @ Guild Hall and the U.S. Winners included Orange is the New Black star Rebecca Knox’s  Cavity and Janel Tanna who won a Best Actress Award for her film  Intervention, about the Nicole Noonan and Conseulo Vanderbilt Costin opioid crisis. @Guild Hall Guests including Zoe, EuBest Actress Janel Tanna @ Guild Hall genia, and Janna Bullock; Libbie Mugrabi; Richie Rich; Concert Pianist Micah McLaurin, and and Lauren Huff  checked out the work Alvaro Delboy @ Guild Hall of the critically acclaimed painters. Marcus Jansen, whose film  Examine and Report: Marcus Jansen, about his life as a veteran and painter, won Best Art TV Pilot Documentary. marcusjansen.com Robert Cenedella showed new paintings and his documentary Art Bastard, which was produced by Chris Concannon, who was there to accept the award for Best Art Documentary. rcenedellagallery.com Also honored was the gallerist Angel Zhang, whose Upper East Side gallery, Stride Arts, presented paintings and porcelains by the Chinese artist Xiangdong Chen. stridearts. com Susan J. Barron’s art show Depicting the Invisible: A Portrait Series of Veterans Suffering from PTSD was shown alongside her film of the same name. susanjbarron.com CSI and Jessica Jones star Anthoula Susan J. Barron, Robert Cenedella Katsimatides was the night’s MC, and the @ Guild Hall host, Tatum Peacock, interviewed the artists on the red-carpet, including the concert pianist Mica McLaurin, who opened the festival with a recital. The singer/songwriter Rebecca Rose, who was on American Idol, also performed. Robert Rizzo, the founder of the festival, announced that the 11th NYC International Film Festival will be held from March 23 to 27, 2020. Submissions should go to the attention of the jury president, R. Couri Hay. ehtvf.com SocialLifeMagazine.com

Hamptons Tea Dance

I first met the LGBTQ icon Edie Windsor, whose Supreme Court case legalized gay marriage, when she was honored at the hoot and holler that is always the fun Hamptons Tea Dance at the Nova’s Ark Project. Although Edie has gone to heaven, her spirt was very much alive at the dance that benefits SAGE, which provides Jean Shafiroff and Congresswoman Rebecca Seawright supportive services and consumer re@ Hamptons Tea Dance sources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. This was the 27th anniversary of the tea and, as in previous years, the field was adorned with a 50-foot segment of the mile-long rainbow flag created by Gilbert Baker for Stonewall 25 in NY to mark the 25th anniversary of the gay civil rights movement. In 1994, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized the mile-long flag as the world’s largest flag. Inspiring! This summer’s tea was recognized as a World Pride Event. DJ Frankie Sharp kept Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright (NY), the  philanthropist  Jean Shafiroff,  and hundreds of others too colorful to mention on the dance floor. There was a wild and wonderful performance by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10’s Yuhua Hamasaki. The delicious drinks were curated by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Polaner, and Montauk Brewing Co. hamptonsteadance.org  

God’s Love We Deliver

Another Pride event was the Midsummer Night Drinks party at the Samuel Parrish house, in Southampton. The 19th edition of this benefit  raised money for God’s Love We Deliver, which prepares nutritious meals for people with HIV/ AIDS and other severe illnesses. In the mix were Margaret Russell, Vicente Wolf, Richard Mishaan, and the organization’s  David Ludwigson.  At the end of the party guests received a gift of Chuck’s famous brownies, baked by God’s Love We Deliver’s baker for over 28 years, Chuck the Baker; the night raised $300,000. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MAC’s John Dempsey will be honored at the organization’s not to be missed fall benefit, The Golden Heart Awards, on October 21, in NYC.  glwd.org Margaret Russell @ Midsummer Night Drinks

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Social Life - August 2019 - Sasha Pieterse  

Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 16 years of print. This issue features Sasha Pieterse.

Social Life - August 2019 - Sasha Pieterse  

Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 16 years of print. This issue features Sasha Pieterse.