Nightlife Recap: A Hamptons Happening, Walk of Hope, The DL Turns 5…

13th Annual A Hamptons Happening Honors Diverse Industry Leaders 

Samuel Waxman and Helen Samuels and Chris Wragge photo by D.Gonzalez for Rob Rich/

Who: A Hamptons Happening and Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF)

What: A Hamptons Happening was hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge and honored the achievements and charitable contributions of high-profile professionals from a wide range of industries: Glenn Myles, Chairman and CEO of First Wall Street Capital; Bobbie Lloyd, Chief Baking Officer of Magnolia Bakery; Shep Gordon, Talent Manager, Hollywood Film Agent, Producer and Author; Gabriel Kreuther, Owner and Executive Chef of Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant, a Michelin Star recipient, and Relais & Chateaux restaurant; and Margaret Hayes, President and CEO of Fashion Group International.

The honorees delivered heartfelt acceptance remarks during the awards ceremony as they received awards of recognition from Dr. Waxman and SWCRF Executive Director William T. Sullivan. In other highlights, Mr. Sullivan acknowledged the event chairs, sponsors, event partners, volunteers and staff members who contributed to the fundraiser’s success.  He also presented a bouquet of flowers to Founding Chair Marion Waxman in recognition of her years of service to the SWCRF by spearheading the popular fundraiser.

When: Saturday, August 5

Where: Private Estate, Bridgehampton, NY

Bobbie Lloyd and Samuel Waxman and Marion Waxman Chef Gabriel Kreuther and Margaret Hayes photo by D.Gonzalez for Rob Rich/

Southampton Hospital’s 59th Annual Summer Party

Who: Benefit Chairs Bill Ford and Marigay McKee, Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer Robert Chaloner, and Southampton Hospital Foundation President Steve Bernstein.

What: Over 700 supporters stopped by the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 59th Annual Summer The night raised more than $1.5 million to provide support for the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department, the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually.

The festive evening was emceed by Fox 5 Good Day New York host Greg Kelly and brought out supporters including Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and wife Hilary Geary Ross, Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving and wife Ellen Irving, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Margo and John Catsimatidis, Julie Ratner, Douglas Elliman Real Estate Chairman Howard M. Lorber, who is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Foundation, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Association Chairman Kenneth Wright, and Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel Stanley.

The evening’s Honorary Chair was Georgina Bloomberg, and former event Chairs in attendance included Jean Fitzsimmons, Jean Shafiroff and husband Martin Shafiroff, and Audrey Gruss and husband Martin Gruss.

When: Saturday, August 5

Where: Southampton, NY

Walk of Hope 2017

Who: Paola Bacchini; John Barman; Elizabeth Belfer; Southampton Hospital’s Steve Bernstein; Janna Bullock; Cornelia Ercklentz; Somers Farkas; Lex Federbush; Jamee and Peter Gregory; Samantha Gregory and Roberto Benabib with their daughter, Carolina Gregory-Benabib; Martin Gruss; Susan Gutfreund; Mai Hallingby Harris; Lucia Hwong Gordon;Dr. Jonathan Javitch; Susan and Joseph Meyer; Campion Platt and his three children; Arnie Rosenshein; Nicholas Varney; Susan Warner; and Clelia and Tom Zacharias.

What: The rain didn’t slow philanthropist from running for a cause. Guests donned plastic ponchos and set out at 9AM to complete a beautiful 5K course around Lake Agawam. The USA Track and Field-sanctioned event raised over $140,000 for advanced depression research. Speaking from the steps of the Cultural Center just before the starting gun, HDRF Founder and Chair Audrey Gruss said “Depression is the number one cause of disability worldwide. All of you here today are helping to address a major global health issue.” Southampton Village Mayor Mark Irving also helped kick-off the event with Gruss. “The Walk of Hope has gathered the community to raise awareness that depression is a real medical condition,” he said. Gruss added that 50% of patients do not respond to existing medications, making brain research critical to finding new and better treatments for depression.

The Walk of Hope + 5K Run starts the lead-in to the 11th Annual Luncheon Seminar held in November 2017, which will honor Ashley Judd for speaking out about depression and salute the achievements of HDRF and its acclaimed Depression Task Force of world-renowned neuroscientists.

When: Saturday, August 5

Where: Southampton, NY

Melanie Hamrick and Jose Sebastian

The DL Celebrates 5 Years

Who: The DL

What: The popular nightclub and lounge, The DL, hosted a party to celebrate 5 years. Guests enjoyed specialty cocktails and light bites. The DL is a three-floor oasis. The first floor dubbed, Dinner on Ludlow, boasts a New American restaurant.  The second floor’s Red Room is a lounge, which hosts regular arts and entertainment events. The fabulous rooftop is a plant-filled garden oasis in the sky offers live music, cocktails, brunch parties and dancing weekly under one of the most impressive retractable rooftops in Manhattan. The Frosé is a must-have!

When: Wednesday, August 16

Where: The DL, 95 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002