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Saturday July 17 – LongHouse Reserve presents EXcentricA

Submitted by on July 15, 2010 – 10:50 amNo Comment

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EXcentricA comes to the LongHouse Reserve for their annual gala which is truly a midsummer’s night dream.  This Saturday July 17 they will turn their 16 acre East Hampton sculpture garden into a magic forest to honor artist Laurie Anderson and arts patron Jan Cowles.  Click here for the special video invite by Laurie Anderson.

It’s a major who’s who event of artists and patrons of the arts with the Honorary Chairs including: Edward Albee, Dianne B, Dale Chihuly, Lisa de Kooning, Eric Fischl, RoseLee Goldberg, April Gornik, Angela Mariana Freyre, Michael Katz, Jack Larsen, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Fern Mallis, Maria Pessino, Lou Reed, Bobby Taylor, Edwina von Gal, Robert Wilson, Fern Tessler.

Guests will be treated to inovative food from around the world and specialty cocktails from Stoli Vodka, Frangelico Hazlenut Liquer, Hendrick’s Gin, and Milagro Tequila.  Laurie Anderson will do a special performance and guests will all get the chance to commemorate the evening with a one-of-a-kind digital portrait souvenir.  There’s also a chance to bid on great silent auction items.

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For the first time LongHouse Reserve will be offering a Dancing After Dark Ticket for $50 which will be available to young patrons (21 – 35) for $50 to enjoy cocktails and the contagious sounds of Brooklyn – based bilingual band Navegante.  If you haven’t been before this is your opportunity to see what the buzz is all about.  Insider tip:  Purchase your tickets in advance so you won’t have to wait on line for this rain or shine event.

Dress code is black and white.  Tickets start at $1,000 with a credit towards the silent auction.

6:00 kick off  7:30 awards presentation  9:45 Dancing After Dark

LongHouse Reserve, 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton www.longhouse.org, 631-329-3568

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