Stony Brook University held its 20th annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala on Wednesday, April 10, at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. The event honored alumna and Simons Foundation president Marilyn Hawrys Simons. This year’s Stony Brook Foundation benefit recognized Simons for her philanthropic leadership and contributions to improving educational opportunities for the underserved. The event raised $28.2 million.
BookHampton in East Hampton will have virtual events. Friday, May 29, at 3 PM is the weekly Sue Monk Kidd, “The Book of Longings” book club and discussion; and Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 AM is story time with Tracy Newman, author of “Itzhak: A Boy Who Loved the Violin.” Get the links at www.bookhampton.com.