Bridgehampton Cars and Coffee is a social gathering uniting owners and enthusiasts of classic, vintage, exotic, and specialty cars, held from 9 am until noon. More than 100 classic cars are expected, and admission is free. The event is being launched by the organizers of the invite-onlynexhibition, “The Bridge,” which takes place the day before at the site of the former Bridgehampton Race Circuit. Smorgasburg & 39;s purveyors from New York City and across the region will be on-site offering food and drink, and there will be live entertainment. Enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their vehicles to
Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue closes the summer season with its “Grandscapes” exhibition. Presented are paintings by noted artist Adam Straus along with photographs by multidisciplinary artist Ennid Berger and international photographer David Magee. All works pay homage to beautiful distant lands. A luncheon gallery talk with the artists will be held Sunday, September 15, from noon to 2 PM. The show runs through September 29.
Artist Carol Gold presents a solo exhibition of oil paintings, including plants and animals in scenes from the East End and the Caribbean, at the Mattituck-Laurel Library. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 15, from 2 to 4:30 PM. The show runs through September 30.
East Hampton Library:
The East Hampton Library welcomes Alan Schnurman and Eric Feil on Sunday, September 15, from 2 to 3:30 PM. They will discuss their book “I Can, I Will, I Must: Buying the Hamptons, Building a Successful Future, Becoming the Best You Can Be.” Visit www.easthamptonlibrary.org.
Suffolk Theater in Riverhead will have Canned Heat play on Sunday, September 15, at 7:30 PM. For tickets, go to www.suffolktheater.com.
It was a night to celebrate the art of design. The LongHouse Reserve honored Belgian interior designer Axel Vervoordt at its New York City winter benefit on March 28.
LongHouse, in East Hampton, is a 16-acre reserve and sculpture garden. The property highlights work by Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, and William de Kooning, among many others. Founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, it exemplifies curated living, with art in all forms.
The benefit kicked off with a champagne cocktail reception at the Hearst building. A design presentation by Vervoordt followed, articulating his theories about art, light, and space.
“Axel Vervoordt is a non-conformist, which is dear to my heart,” declared Larsen. “He’s a modernist who embraces every period. He does not use his rooms for modern furniture, but for the best furnishings in the world, and, notably, the best art.”
Vervoordt recently designed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Hidden Hills home. He is known for his timeless, minimalist interiors. He has also worked with the likes of Calvin Klein, Bill Gates, and Robert De Niro. His Kasteel van ’s-Gravenwezel, a 12th-Century castle in Belgium, also exemplifies his design genius.
“I think we have to make jewels with what others throw away,” the designer said. He is skilled in making interior environments that look original.
Matko Tomicic, executive director of LongHouse, introduced board president Diane Benson, who said, “We are here tonight honoring a man who defies being defined by a single word.”
In accepting his award, which was presented by artist Kimsooja and designed by Marc Leuthold, Vervoordt thanked everyone for coming. “I don’t know if I deserve it, but I always do my best,” he said.
Following the presentation, a smaller group of 50 guests, which included Martha Stewart, headed to Adelaide de Menil’s Central Park South home for dinner, where each guest was presented with a signed copy of Vervoordt’s book, Stories and Reflections.