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25th Annual Hamptons Tea Dance Draws A Big Crowd

Submitted by on July 16, 2017 – 10:15 amNo Comment

By Holly Buchanan

I’d love to hug you but I’m too sweaty” was a common refrain at The 25th Annual Hamptons Tea Dance yesterday.  The weather was actually spectacular.  It was less the heat than the dance floor gyrations that caused the “spritzing” of so many party goers.

 

Dawn Rowan, DJ Lady Bunny, Jared Friedland

Once again DJ Lady Bunny kept the dance floor packed from the first song to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.”

Gay, straight, young, old…everyone enjoyed the afternoon. I swear I even saw the horses in the field nodding their heads to Cher’s “Believe”

Do you believe in life after love…..

“Oh yeah,”  nodded the ponies.  “Sing it, girl.”

Robert Wuillamey and Marcello Marrero

The Hamptons Tea Dance benefits The LGBT Community Center, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center.

Karen Sauvigne, Wendy Stark, Lisa Padilla

Wendy Stark, Executive Director Callen-Lorde Community Health Center shared, “We’re thrilled to celebrate LGBT health and wellness in the Hamptons during this threatening moment.”  Indeed, LGBT groups are coming together and ready to take on continuing challenges ahead.

Edie Windsor and DJ Lady Bunny

Honorary Co-Chair Edie Windsor took time to talk with a long line of well-wishers thanking her for all she has done for the LGBT community.

Judith Kasen-Windsor was a one woman welcoming committee to her and Edie Windsor’s “living room” in the middle of the party.  Just for the record, every outdoor party should have a living room.   Seriously.

The other long line at the event was Tito’s Vodka’s “DYI bar” where you could add your own fresh fruit to create a tasty cool-you-off-after-dancing-for-2-hours-straight-because-yeah-you-got-some-serious-moves-uh-huh drink.

And, of course, a Hamptons Tea Dance wouldn’t be complete without meeting some new dance partners.   There’s nothing quite like a handsome man in pink pants twirling, dipping and tossing you like a salad, landing you perfectly on your feet, and moving on to the next partner before you can say, “Thank You pink pants man.”

See you all next year.

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