Photos by David Allen
Photos by David Allen
The 13th Annual Hamptons Happening celebrated culinary excellence, philanthropy and science for a cancer cure, to benefit the research programs of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF). The event marked the announcement of two new SWCRF research grants and closed with exciting performances by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and recording artist Sophie Beem, a protégé of Beyoncé.
Donna Karan and Kelly Ripa hosted the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s (OCRF) 18th annual Super Saturday.Super Saturday NY is OCRF’s fun-filled, family-oriented daylong fundraiser, complete with a one-of-akind designer garage sale, kids’ carnival and activities, a luxury raffle and gourmet treats. Once dubbed “the Rolls-Royce of garage sales” by The New York Times, the most anticipated element of Super Saturday is the fashion garage sale, featuring discounted merchandise from nearly 150 prominent participants including: Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, Vince, Alexis Bittar, Bonpoint, Henri Bendel, Milly, Theory, Elie Tahari, alice + olivia, Scoop NYC, Vilebrequin, Kiehl’s Since 1851, L’AGENCE, Shoshanna and Zimmerman. For the eighth consecutive year, the “Designers A to Zoe” booth by Rachel Zoe will feature a compilation of pieces from her favorite luxury designers including DSQUARED2, Giambattista Valli, Prabal Gurung, Jenni Kayne, Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney Kids.“Through the generous support of our sponsors, vendors and attendees, we were able to raise over $3.4 million for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.”
The TODAY plaza was packed with exciting fans eager to see a Citi Concert performance by Grammy winner and country music superstar Shania Twain. She kicked things off with “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed,” a song from “Now,” her upcoming fifth studio album.
It may have been 15 years since Shania Twain released a new album, but the truth is that the best-selling female artist in the history of country music is still the one with all of her fans!
“I’m really feeling the love,” Twain told TODAY before going out to face her adoring, screaming fans. “I didn’t realize how appreciated I was.”
Alternative pop singer Halsey on the TODAY plaza for a live Citi Concert performance before an excited crowd. She kicked things off with “Now or Never,” the lead single from “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” her brand new album. Jauregui (Fifth Harmony) was right beside Halsey on stage for a performance of their hit collaboration “Strangers.” Halsey, wearing a wig in her signature blue, and Jauregui, dressed in a chic all-white ensemble, gave a passionate run through the somber hopeless fountain kingdom track.
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BookExpo culminates with BookCon, the event where storytelling and pop culture collide. Experience the origin of the story in all its forms by interacting with the authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see. BookCon is an immersive experience that features interactive, forward thinking content including Q&As with the hottest talent, autographing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows and so much more. BookCon is the ultimate celebration of books, where your favorite stories come to life.
IN PHOTOS BELOW: Denis Leary, Maria Shriver, Gabrielle Union, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Buch, Chris Jerico, Al Franken, Ed Asner, John Grisham. Leigh Bardugo, Michael Connelly, Neil Patrick Harris, James Patterson, Alan Alda, Chelsea Clinton, Bill Nye, Krysten Ritter, Jeff Kinney & Kwame Alexander.
The English singer-songwriter brought his biggest hits along for the show. His latest album, Divide, went straight to the top of the Billboard charts in March, and it packed a string of successful singles — including two tracks that debuted in the Top 10 in the same week (“Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”). That feat is a first for any artist.