Indy Scene: Still plenty of people to meet, dishes to eat

Half-Summertime Report




Can you believe we are at the mid-point of summer? As the old saying goes, time flies when you are having fun, especially on the East End. However, the season is far from over and there are still plenty of people to meet, events to attend, and dishes to eat. Here are some things to look forward to the second half of the summer.

People To Know

Allen Salkin. Independent/Stefano Giovannini

Allen Salkin, along with co-author Aaron Short, has released a new book, “The Method to The Madness: Donald Trump’s Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired — and Inaugurated.” Salkin and Short have written an objective, nonpartisan oral history devoid of anonymous sources. Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar hosted a literary star-studded party to celebrate the book’s release. Salkin has reported on media and culture for Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Post, and New York magazine. www.allensalkin.com

A man of many talents, Brent Feinberg is an integrative healer, reiki master, certified BodyTalk practitioner and yoga teacher, as well as best-selling author of “Freeing Freddie The Dreamweaver,” an inspirational book for children and adults endorsed by Deepak Chopra. With Love From Freddie uses his material and content as the tools for the work they do. These are all aimed at pinpointing a person’s fears so they can let go of them, live life with intention, and learn how to build their dream life, creating individual goals and uplifting others. www.withlovefromfreddie.com

Ann Liguori

Ann Liguori is a polymath. She’s a radio and television golf commentating phenomenon, president of Ann Liguori Productions, and owner of Sports Innerview Radio & Television, an archive collection of interviews Liguori did with sports legends and entertainment stars. She is the author of “A Passion for Golf: Celebrity Musings About the Game.” In addition, Liguori is a champion of charitable activity through her Ann Liguori Foundation, with the mission to raise funds and awareness for not-for-profits that work in the field of cancer research, prevention, and cancer care. Liguori is also a strong supporter of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. www.AnnLiguori.com

Peruvian-born philanthropist, activist and entrepreneur Lizzie Asher graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and earned a degree from Harvard Law School. She practiced law at a prestigious firm in Manhattan before launching a successful beverage company, Macchu Pisco, with her sister Melanie da Trindade-Asher. She has been keenly involved with social equality issues for women and is often featured in publications aiming to discuss women’s progress and equality. She also serves as one of the youngest board members of the non-profit Save Venice. Asher recently co-hosted the Parrish Art Museum’s annual Midsummer After Party. www.macchupisco.com

Events To Look Forward To

Larry Scott. Independent/udophotography.com

Southampton Hospital’s 61st Annual Summer Party: Saturday, August 3

Southampton Hospital’s 61st annual Summer Party is an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events will produce the event, providing the décor and cuisine. Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and her husband Martin will be this year’s honorees. www.southamptonhospital.org

Jon Bon Jovi. Apollo in the Hamptons 2016

Apollo In The Hamptons — A Night of Legends: Saturday, August 3

The 10th annual Apollo in the Hamptons will be held at the home of Ronald Perelman in East Hampton’s “The Creeks.” This upward of $15,000 event draws entertainment ranging from Chris Martin and Jon Bon Jovi to Jamie Foxx and Christina Aguilera. Guests such as Barbra Streisand, Jack Nicholson, and Paul McCartney have attended previous years. www.apollotheater.org/giving

Alexa Ray Joel for SHE event. Independent/Staten Arts Photography

Northwell Health’s Summer Hamptons Evening (SHE): Saturday, August 17

The first Summer Hamptons Evening (SHE) presented by Victoria Moran-Furman, and Iris & Saul Katz will benefit the Katz Institute for Women’s Health. The highly anticipated inaugural event will be produced by celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. There will be a special musical performance by Alexa Ray Joel. Rosanna Scotto of “Good Day New York” will emcee the evening. www.give.northwell.edu/SHE

Prostate Cancer Foundation’s (PCF) Annual Gala and Tennis Tournament: Saturday, August 24

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research globally. PCF will host its annual gala in support of the 14th annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament. The gala, to be held at the Parrish Art Museum, is a celebration featuring cocktails, dining, and special performances. Funds raised throughout the evening will go to supporting groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. Last year’s event included a special music performance by John Fogerty and raised over $4 million. www.pcf.org

Enticing Delicacies

Golden Pear

Founded by restaurateur Keith Davis, the Golden Pear Café is known for many specialties, especially its coffee. From its signature house blend to flavored cappuccinos like mocha, caramel, and hazelnut, the freshly brewed cups will indulge your senses. All are available iced or blended, and can be enjoyed at any of its four East End locations. www.goldenpearcafe.com

Silver’s offers a combination of European and American cuisine in a casual setting. Each meal is prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients available. Try the Silver BLT with grilled slices of Eli’s Tuscan Bread and layered generously with crisp, sweet-smoky bacon, ripe tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, and mayo. www.silversrestaurant.com

Hampton Coffee Company is a casual café and espresso bar, bakery, and juice bar with breakfast and lunch and served all day. Although they consider themselves a coffee company first, Hampton Coffee has become well-known for several fresh homemade dishes, including the delectable egg white sandwich. www.hamptoncoffeecompany.com

The summer season is also ice cream season, and Scoop Du Jour is a must for ice cream and sweet lovers alike. With several flavors and toppings to choose from, and generous portions, Scoop Du Jour is the perfect place to cool off during the last of these long, hot, summer days. www.scoopdujour.com