The 12th Annual A Hamptons Happening will mark the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation by noted oncologist and cancer researcher Samuel Waxman, MD. The benefit, which takes place on Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at the residence of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, will feature over 30 of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. The event will be hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge and will honor Sandra Lee, philanthropist, author, television personality and breast cancer survivor; Jayma Cardoso, Founder of the Surf Lodge in Montauk; and Deirdre Quinn, CEO of the luxury fashion company Lafayette 148 New York.
This year’s A Hamptons Happening is chaired by event Co-Founders Marion Waxman and Laurie Schaffran and Co-Chair Karen Amster-Young. Additional chairpersons include Erin Jennifer Woudsma as Auction Chair and Erica Linden-Fineberg as Journal Chair. LDV Hospitality is the featured restaurant group at the event. The Honorary Lead Chef Couple is Fernanda Capobianco, founder of Vegan Divas, journalist and cookbook author; and Francois Payard, pastry chef, restaurateur and author. The event will once again offer beautiful cabanas available for purchase and silent and live auctions. A highlight of the auctions is an exciting package for two to see the Tony Award-nominated hit show “Hamilton” that includes dinner with two cast members and more! Williams-Sonoma Bridgehampton, the retail partner of A Hamptons Happening, will feature in-store promotions on behalf of the SWCRF starting Memorial Day Weekend through July 9.
The annual A Hamptons Happening is among the most eagerly anticipated events of the Hamptons social calendar. Drawing on average 500 guests, the event is held under a 15,000-sq-ft. floored, carpeted and air-conditioned tent on the stunning 15-acre Bridgehampton property of Maria and Kenneth Fishel. The benefit is a scrumptious celebration of New York’s finest cuisine, personally presented by the top chefs of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. Guests indulge their appetites for the savory and the sweet, mix and mingle, bid on exciting auction items and dance to today’s hottest tunes, all the while collaborating to fund science’s quest for a cure for cancer.
The A Hamptons Happening Committee includes: Chris Arlotta and Mario Pecoraro, Tammy Caress, Diana Chudnoff, Becca Goldberg, Marcia Lavipour, Jessica Mackin, Pamela Morgan and Michael Trokel, Edward Sadovnik, Sarah Sarpolis, and Bettina and Spencer Waxman. Event production is by LBS Productions and music is by DJ Adam Katz.
Event Sponsors include: Art Hamptons, Champagne Taittinger, First Nationwide Title, Hamptons Magazine, Jaguar Land Rover Southampton, Palm Bay International and The Independent. A Hamptons Happening will have a presence at Art Hamptons from June 23 to 26. SWCRF founder and CEO Samuel Waxman, MD, and Marion Waxman are on the Art Hamptons host committee, which includes A Hamptons Happening hosts Maria and Kenneth Fishel as co-chairs.
Participating restaurants, chefs and spirits brands include: The Savory: 230 Elm and Back Bar Grille, Carol Ann Daly; 251 Lex, 273 Kitchen & 8 North Broadway, Constantine Kalandranis; Arlotta Food Studio, Mario Pecoraro and Chris Arlotta; Bareburger, Misha Levin; Hamptons Jam, Joe Cipro; Creative Edge Parties, Carla Ruben; Culinaria Group, Greg Grossman; Delicatessen, Michael Ferraro; The East Hampton Grill, Endless Summer Group, Peter Ambrose; Esca, Dave Pasternack; Hurricane Grill & Wings, Lobster Grille, Randy Reiss; My Sister’s Chef, Emily Costa; Noah’s, Noah Schwartz; Old Stove Pub, George Gounelas; Union League Club, Russell Rosenberg; Saaz Indian Restaurant, Sameer Mohan; Seafood Shop, Paul Labue; Surf Lodge, Chef Chris Rendell; Tully’s Seafood Market, Gary Lattanzio. The Sweet: Nounos Creamery, John Belesis and Steven Ioannou; Edible Encores, Alissa Cohen; Erica’s Rugelach, Erica Kalick. Potable: Champagne Taittinger, Chopin Vodka, Hampton Coffee Company, Liqsshot, Mezcal Dona Sarita, Montauk Brewery Co., Montauk Hard Label Whiskey, Muddling Memories, Palm Bay International, Plain T Boutique Tea Company, Saratoga Water, Shannon Stiggins, Stroh Rum and Ubons Bloody Mary Mix.